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wilson1290

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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2008, 08:42:12 PM »
Oooh this is fun OK

Brokeback Mountain...because being stuck on a deserted island isnt depressing enough
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Its A Wonderful Life
The Color Purple
Eternal Sunshine
Moulin Rouge
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Mystic River/Gone Baby Gone (yeah its cheating so sue me...theyre both Denis Lehane adaptations)
There Will Be Blood
Sunset Boulevard
Finding Nemo
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
Titanic (Screw all the skeptics this movie still keeps me entertained despite coming on cable every Saturday, I think its safe to say its with stood the test of time)
Bad Education
Maria Full of Grace
Shortbus
Modern Times (If only to watch the mechanical feeding machine scene over and over)
Before Sunset
City of Men

Film I'd throw into the water even if it was the only movie on a deserted island: Tie Casablana & Citizen Kane

I also dont think its fair to say a film cant be considered a masterpiece just because its not old. For example, movies like Brokeback, Eternal Sunshine, and Maria Full of Grace ive watched multiple times even though they've only been out a couple years, and each time theyve had the same impact on me as before. I've also watched Eli Sunday's sermon in There Will Be Blood about a million times now and I still get chills down my spine. On the other hand I've seen Citizen Kane twice. The first time I fell asleep, the second time I stayed awake and have never been happier when a movie ends.
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2008, 12:01:58 PM »
It's tough, narrowing this down to 20, even when you have a list premade.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The 400 Blows (1959)
Annie Hall (1977)
Breathless (1960)
Vertigo (1958)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Casablanca (1942)
F for Fake (1974)
Chinatown (1974) 
Roman Holiday (1953)
8 ½ (1963)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
In the Mood For Love (2001)
A Woman is a Woman (1961)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Week End (1967)
L’Avventura (1960)
Seven Samurai (1954)

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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2008, 04:09:58 PM »
I've been reworking this list A LOT.  So let us see where it leads...

1.The Graduate
2.The Empire Strikes Back
3.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
4.Raiders of the Lost Ark
5.Back to the Future
6.Beautiful Girls
7.Dead Poet's Society
8.Pride & Prejudice
9.The Goonies
10.The Third Man
11.Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Stand By Me
Jaws
Network
The Princess Bride
Casablanca
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rear Window
Donnie Darko
Kes

This is REAL ROUGH.  I'm going to have to think on it a bit more, but that's twenty.
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2008, 08:29:17 PM »
I did a little tally so far because I was curious:



Of course there are MANY movies picked twice and once, I'm just narrowing it down for discussion sake. Also note anyone who had a starwars film in their list I simply classified it as a "Starwars" pick... and if anyone had two, three or even 4 starwars movies in their list I simply counted that as one overall pick... just to simplify things. Same goes for Lord of the Rings.

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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2008, 08:32:56 PM »
SO, is there anyone who hasn't yet seen something on that list?

I for one haven't seen Touch of Evil, Chungking Express, Once Upon A Time In The West , and Lost in Translation. I'll go add them to my netflix queue.  :D They've just gotta be good.

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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2008, 08:34:05 PM »
I'm glad Kes was mentioned!

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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2008, 08:39:08 PM »
good stuff, smirnoff!

SO, is there anyone who hasn't yet seen something on that list?

I for one haven't seen Touch of Evil, Chungking Express, Once Upon A Time In The West , and Lost in Translation. I'll go add them to my netflix queue.  :D They've just gotta be good.

I've seen all of those. Someone get working on a bigger Filmspotting checklist  ::)
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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2008, 09:00:06 PM »
Off the top of my head and in no particular order:

The Maltese Falcon
Breathless
Shoot the Piano Player
Chungking Express
Rear Window
Tokyo Story
The Thin Blue Line
Mean Streets
A Taste of Cherry
The Searchers
Rio Bravo
Sans Soleil
Citizen Kane
Army of Shadows
Pierrot le Fou
Dr. Strangelove
Double Indemnity
The Hustler
The Rules of the Game
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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2008, 12:21:17 AM »
all the president's men
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
rear window
magnolia
bottle rocket
children of men
a clockwork orange
my own private idaho
in the mood for love
princess mononoke
knife in the water
manhattan
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the count of monte cristo [2002]
the sixth sense
stripes
the treasure of the sierra madre
strangers on a train
pulp fiction
the emperor's new groove

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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2008, 02:14:06 AM »
The Emperor's New Groove is an excellent pick! I have only seen it once a couple of years ago, but I remember loving it a lot.

Now, in no particular order:

Cabaret
Sunshine: A Song of Two Humans
Amores Perros
Titus
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
A Fish called Wanda
In America
Sunset Boulevard
All about Eve
Grave of the Fireflies
The Seventh Seal
Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot
Before Sunrise
Mulholland Drive
The Matrix
The Sweet Hereafter
Sleepy Hollow
American Beauty
Mary Poppins
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