Poll

What are your top five?

The Silence of the Lambs
4 (7.3%)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
5 (9.1%)
A Brighter Summer Day
1 (1.8%)
Raise the Red Lantern
2 (3.6%)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
1 (1.8%)
The Elementary School
0 (0%)
The Stranger
1 (1.8%)
Beauty and the Beast
5 (9.1%)
JFK
3 (5.5%)
Pappa ante Portas
0 (0%)
The Double Life of Veronique
6 (10.9%)
Boyz n the Hood
0 (0%)
Night on Earth
0 (0%)
La belle noiseuse
3 (5.5%)
Close to Eden
0 (0%)
Fried Green Tomatoes
0 (0%)
Barton Fink
5 (9.1%)
Delicatessen
1 (1.8%)
Only Yesterday
2 (3.6%)
Europa [aka Zentropa]
0 (0%)
Toto the Hero
0 (0%)
Center Stage [aka Actress]
0 (0%)
The Commitments
0 (0%)
The Fisher King
2 (3.6%)
The Lovers on the Bridge
4 (7.3%)
Tous les matins du monde
0 (0%)
A Scene at the Sea
0 (0%)
The Suspended Step of the Stork
0 (0%)
Jacquot de Nantes
1 (1.8%)
Children of Nature
0 (0%)
Dogfight
0 (0%)
The Five Heartbeats
0 (0%)
Mother
0 (0%)
La Frontera
0 (0%)
Thelma & Louise
0 (0%)
The Man in the Moon
0 (0%)
Once Upon a Time in China
0 (0%)
Mediterraneo
0 (0%)
Proof
0 (0%)
Enchanted April
0 (0%)
A Brief History of Time
0 (0%)
City of Hope
0 (0%)
Cape Fear
0 (0%)
Defending Your Life
0 (0%)
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor
0 (0%)
Flirting
0 (0%)
Rhapsody in August
0 (0%)
Van Gogh
1 (1.8%)
Let Him Have It
0 (0%)
Point Break
2 (3.6%)
The Doors
0 (0%)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
0 (0%)
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
0 (0%)
High Heels
0 (0%)
Germany Year 90 Nine Zero
0 (0%)
My Own Private Idaho
0 (0%)
Naked Lunch
2 (3.6%)
Slacker
0 (0%)
Black Robe
0 (0%)
Riff-Raff
0 (0%)
Life on a String
0 (0%)
J'entends plus la guitare
0 (0%)
Edward II
0 (0%)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1 (1.8%)
Prospero's Books
0 (0%)
High Strung
0 (0%)
Until the End of the World
0 (0%)
Three Days
1 (1.8%)
Hook
0 (0%)
City Slickers
0 (0%)
L.A. Story
0 (0%)
Jungle Fever
0 (0%)
Poison
1 (1.8%)
Musuko
1 (1.8%)
35 Up [tv]
0 (0%)
Sarah, Plain and Tall [tv]
0 (0%)
The Sandman [short]
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Author Topic: Best Film of 1991  (Read 8794 times)

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2008, 03:00:04 PM »
Again, I have lots of gaps, but I feel very comfortable voting for My Own Private Idaho.

The next few places are occupied by The Fisher King, LA Story and Pappa ante Portas. *double take* Pappa ante Portas??? Has anyone outside of Germany seen this? It is hilarious, but I can't imagine it translating at all.

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 03:06:37 PM »
Went Wenders over GVS, this might change though.

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 03:16:21 PM »
T2, and it's not even close.

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 03:44:34 PM »
T2 followed by Silence of the Lambs then a near tie and I'm not sure which I'd put ahead between Fried Green Tomatoes and Point Break.  God, I LOVE Point Break!
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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 03:52:07 PM »
My Own Private Idaho
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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 03:53:57 PM »
I guess I'm voting JFK over La Belle Noiseuse and Beauty and the Beast.

edit: Hmm, forgot about Truly, Madly, Deeply.  Love that movie.  Enough to have included it here.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2008, 04:01:43 PM »
Enough to have included it here.

Oh yeah, forgot about that thread.  I should check if my picks have been consistant with that list so far.

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2008, 04:16:29 PM »
A couple of good choices, but there are certain movies that just have a certain magic to them, and T2 is one of them.

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2008, 04:26:11 PM »
Everyone needs to go out and see A Brighter Summer Day. An absolute masterpiece of filmmaking.






Of course, I probably need to see at least 90% of the movies on the list. Including T2

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 04:40:18 PM »
When I was a kid, I wore out my VHS copy of T2.  I watched it everyday before school for a year.  It was awesome.
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