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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

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2008, 04:43:51 PM »
*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 #21 on: December 10, 2008, 04:51:23 PM »
Going down the list, I clicked T2 first and nothing came close to tempting me to clicking again.

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2008, 04:51:55 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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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2008, 05:12:50 PM »
Double Life of Veronique or A Brighter Summer Day or Les Amants du Pont-Neuf or... Boyz n da Hood

I'll be voting for whatever has a chance.

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2008, 06:14:34 PM »
Arguably one of my favorite years for film, and it's not because of T2 (which I kind of like, but...)

I went with Les Amants du Pont Neuf, which killed me because it meant I couldn't vote for Jungle Fever.
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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2008, 06:48:33 PM »
Out of that list, these are my fave (of the ones I've seen, of course):

 
5. JFK - It's funny, cuz, when I first viewed this flick, all those years anon, it almost made me believe that there was a conspiracy.
Almost.
However, as the years go on & I have come to be more knowledgeable about this particular event in history, Stone's creative liberties & licensing seems to become more glaring & blaring.
But as a "fictional" political-drama that seems to build & build up to an accumulative effect, it still works for me.

4. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalyspe - With events like rented military helicopters being called off during a scene of Apocalypse Now, so they can go engage in an actual combat for an actual war that was going on at the time & then Martin Sheen having a heart attack between shooting scenes, all happening during the filming of this movie, the true story of how this movie was made is almost as surreal & engaging as  the actual movie itself.

3. Fried Green Tomatos - I like mine with a touch of salt & a dash of tabasco sauce.

2. Silence of the Lambs - When it comes to silent lambs, I like mine with a touch of salt & a dash of tabasco sauce. No fava beans or chianti. That goes with something else.
 
1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day - One of those rare exceptions when a sequel is better than the original.
James Cameron, you are a god.
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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2008, 07:19:30 PM »
T2, and it's not even close.

The answer to every what's-the-best question ever.

Best action? T2, and it's not even close.
Best chase scene? T2, and it's not even close.
Goes best with spaghetti? T2, and it's not even close.

See what I mean  8)

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2008, 07:20:21 PM »
T2, and it's not even close.

The answer to every what's-the-best question ever.

Best action? T2, and it's not even close.
Best chase scene? T2, and it's not even close.
Goes best with spaghetti? T2, and it's not even close.

See what I mean  8)

Exactly. :)

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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2008, 07:59:56 PM »
1. LA Story
2. Slacker
3. The Double Life Of Veronique
4. Barton Fink
5. Les amants du Pont-Neuf
6. Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
7. Raise The Red Lantern
8. Night On Earth
9. JFK
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Re: Best Film of 1991
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2008, 08:02:32 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!

I agree Point Break is woefully underrated. It is one of the best action movies ever made.