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Ferris' GooseEgg Marathon: 40 great films from this decade
« on: November 08, 2009, 10:55:39 PM »
In preparation for the Filmspotting Best of the Decade honors, I did a quick poll to get people's opinions on what I should catch up on.  

As a result I'm doing a BEST OF THE DECADE marathon.  At the end I'll do the "Goose Egg awards".  Hope people don't mind me documenting my adventures here.  

I hope some folks will join me in catching up with a few of these!  :)

Here are the selected films for the FIRST ROUND:












Reviews:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Pan's Labyrinth
Spirited Away
Children of Men
Mulholland Drive
High Fidelity
United 93
Brick
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
I'm Not There

**First Round Goose Egg Awards**



SECOND ROUND



Reviews:
Joyeux Nol
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Rivers and Tides: Art of Andy Goldsworthy
City of God
Yi Yi
The Science of Sleep
In the Bedroom
The Fountain
The Lives of Others
Apocolypto

**Second Round Goose Egg Awards**


THIRD ROUND



Before Sunrise
The Hurt Locker
Fantastic Mr Fox
Los Angeles Plays Itself
Y Tu Mama Tambien
25th Hour
A Prairie Home Companion
The Man Who Wasn't There
Capturing the Friedmans
Team America World Police



FOURTH ROUND


Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World
Requiem for a Dream
Grizzly Man
The Bourne Ultimatum
A History of Violence
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring
My Winnipeg
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
The Squid and the Whale
Before Sunset
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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 11:02:11 PM »
Excellent! Some really good movies in there, and the rest on my "you know you should really watch this, why haven't you?" list.

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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 11:06:37 PM »
Great line-up! (Except it should include In the Bedroom.  ;) )

Of those, I've not seen Jesse James or Mulholland Dr. - maybe I'll try to catch up on them with you. Is that the order in which you'll watching them?

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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 11:11:01 PM »
Nice. Seen them all (except I'm Not There), miracles of miracles, so I'll be keeping an eye on your reviews with actual FOREknowledge!

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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 11:18:08 PM »
The only one here I haven't seen is Spirited Away yet everything else is in the list for best films of the decade. 
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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 12:31:00 AM »
Great line-up! (Except it should include In the Bedroom.  ;) )

Of those, I've not seen Jesse James or Mulholland Dr. - maybe I'll try to catch up on them with you. Is that the order in which you'll watching them?

In the Bedroom looks like the type of film I would love.  Plus Tom Wilkenson can do no wrong in my eyes.

I'm watching Jesse tomorrow night and I'll try to follow the rest in order the best I can.  I fgure I'll only be able to fit in one per week on my current schedule - but we'll see.
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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 12:33:23 AM »
I'm only missing United 93 from that lineup. It'll be fun to relive these through you. You, on the other hand, can live vicariously through yourself.
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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 12:55:17 AM »
If you have time at the end, I strongly recommend adding the film that just missed the cut.  Requiem for a Dream is my 2nd favorite movie of the decade.

Maybe this poll will help persuade you.
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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 01:01:46 AM »
A bunch of great movies.  I only haven't seen Jesse James, but I'll put it higher on my queue.
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Re: Ferris' Goose Egg Marathon: Ten Great Films from this Decade (2000-2009)
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 02:44:16 AM »
Great line-up! (Except it should include In the Bedroom.  ;) )

Of those, I've not seen Jesse James or Mulholland Dr. - maybe I'll try to catch up on them with you. Is that the order in which you'll watching them?

In the Bedroom looks like the type of film I would love.  Plus Tom Wilkenson can do no wrong in my eyes.
I do think you would appreciate it, and Wilkinson is fantastic.

 

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