Poll

What are your top five?

Grave of the Fireflies
5 (8.1%)
Cinema Paradiso
0 (0%)
Time of the Gypsies
3 (4.8%)
A Short Film About Love
1 (1.6%)
Die Hard
8 (12.9%)
My Neighbor Totoro
5 (8.1%)
Akira
3 (4.8%)
The Thin Blue Line
3 (4.8%)
A Short Film About Killing
0 (0%)
The Cold Summer of 1953
0 (0%)
Rain Man
1 (1.6%)
Salaam Bombay!
0 (0%)
Landscape in the Mist
0 (0%)
Assa
0 (0%)
Imagine: John Lennon
0 (0%)
Damnation
1 (1.6%)
Let's Get Lost
0 (0%)
Mississippi Burning
0 (0%)
The Vanishing
3 (4.8%)
Hôtel Terminus
0 (0%)
Cane Toads: An Unnatural History
0 (0%)
Camp de Thiaroye
0 (0%)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
4 (6.5%)
Dangerous Liaisons
2 (3.2%)
Running on Empty
1 (1.6%)
The Bear
0 (0%)
Torch Song Trilogy
0 (0%)
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
0 (0%)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
0 (0%)
A Fish Called Wanda
2 (3.2%)
The Last Temptation of Christ
3 (4.8%)
Midnight Run
2 (3.2%)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
1 (1.6%)
High Hopes
0 (0%)
Story of Women
0 (0%)
Ariel
0 (0%)
Beetlejuice
0 (0%)
U2: Rattle and Hum
0 (0%)
Distant Voices, Still Lives
0 (0%)
Ashik Kerib
0 (0%)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
0 (0%)
Another Woman
0 (0%)
Chocolat
0 (0%)
Big
0 (0%)
Heathers
0 (0%)
Willow
0 (0%)
They Live
0 (0%)
The Land Before Time
0 (0%)
Stand and Deliver
0 (0%)
Dead Ringers
1 (1.6%)
Eight Men Out
0 (0%)
Drowning by Numbers
1 (1.6%)
Camille Claudel
0 (0%)
Powaqqatsi
1 (1.6%)
On the Silver Globe
1 (1.6%)
Hanussen
0 (0%)
Days of Eclipse
0 (0%)
A Tale of the Wind
0 (0%)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
1 (1.6%)
The Legend of the Holy Drinker
0 (0%)
Jane B. for Agnes V.
0 (0%)
A Ay
1 (1.6%)
Bull Durham
1 (1.6%)
As Tears Go By
0 (0%)
Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté
0 (0%)
Little Vera
0 (0%)
The Big Blue [aka Le grand bleu]
0 (0%)
Coming to America
0 (0%)
Hairspray
1 (1.6%)
Scrooged
0 (0%)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
0 (0%)
Kung-fu master!
1 (1.6%)
Bloodsport
1 (1.6%)
Colors
1 (1.6%)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story [short]
3 (4.8%)
Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies [short]
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 13

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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #70 on: August 08, 2017, 09:51:05 AM »
Good year for anime.
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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #71 on: August 13, 2017, 06:00:11 AM »
  • Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears)
  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes)
  • Midnight Run (Martin Brest)
  • Miracle Mile (Steve De Jarnatt)
  • The Vanishing (George Sluizer)
  • No movie is in the Top 100
  • Kieslowski's two short films were released this year, but I have chosen to lump them together with The Decalogue
  • I'd like to see Drowning By Numbers
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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #72 on: August 13, 2017, 02:10:59 PM »
It is easy to see why A Short Film about Love and A Short Film about Killing are put into the Dekalog, but Keislowski filmed the tv show and the movie shorts with different cameras, he extended the two stories, and he released the two theatrically.  So I keep them separate, while reserving the right to claim that Dekalog, as a whole,  is one of the greatest films of all time.
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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #73 on: August 15, 2017, 04:41:25 PM »
Formally it obviously is the right way to handle the matter in such a way! Both the short films outmatch their corresponding parts in The Decalogue; I just wanted to keep things simple. In my view the sum of The Decalogue itself is considerably greater than the value of the episodes themselves.
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Re: Best Film of 1988
« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2018, 07:10:33 AM »
Can’t believe I’m the only one who selected Running on Empty.  That film is sublime.
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