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Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« on: March 11, 2010, 04:55:36 PM »
Wherein I attempt to hunt down and watch every member's, who ever composed a Top Films list, #1 film of all time. If you do not see yourself on the list below, or have an update to your top film, PM me and I will gladly add it to the marathon!

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MemberFilm YearDirectorMy RatingYear Made #1
1SOThe Godfather1972Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2011, 2016
**The Day of the Jackal**1973Fred ZinnemannGreat2014
AAAutinFight Club1999David FincherVery Good2011
Adrienne (Mosca)**Un Coeur en Hiver**1992Claude SautetVery Good2010
**Pickup on South Street**1953Samuel FullerVery Good2010 Oct
AntaresSeven Samurai1954Akira KurosawaGreat2012
ArmenianScientist**Three Colors: Blue**1993Krzysztof KieslowskiVery Good2012
Basil**Out of Sight**1998Steven SoderberghVery Good2010
BeavermooseEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004Michel GondryGreat2010 - 2011
**Pas de Deux**1968Norman McLarenGreat2014
Big CThe Godfather1972Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2008
Bill ThompsonEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004Michel GondryGreat2009 Jan
The Shawshank Redemption1994Frank DarabntMasterpiece2009 Mar - 2011
BlueVoid**12 Angry Men**1957Sidney LumetMasterpiece2009, 2013
bobbybAnnie Hall1977Woody AllenMasterpiece2010
Bondo**12 Angry Men**1957Sidney LumetMasterpiece2010 - 2012
Jurassic Park1993Steven SpielbergMasterpiece2013
Children of Men2006Alfonso CuaronGreat2016
Chardy999V for Vendetta2005James McTeigueGreat2010, 2015
chesterfilms**Vertigo**1958Alfred HitchcockMasterpiece2008 - 2009
Chicago at NightLet the Right One In2008Tomas AlfredsonGreat2010
**The Exorcist**1973William FriedkinGreat2010
Clovis8Before Sunrise1995Richard LinklaterMasterpiece2009 Jun (Tie)
Before Sunset2004Richard LinklaterGreat2009 Jun (Tie) - 2010
CocoRear Window1954Alfred HitchcockMasterpiece2008
Col. George Taylor**First Blood**1982Ted KotcheffVery Good2011
colonel_mexicoThe Searchers1956John FordMasterpiece2013
ColumboHeat1995Michael MannVery Good2009
CorndogForrest Gump1994Robert ZemeckisPersonal #52009 - 2014
It's a Wonderful Life1946Frank CapraPersonal #12015
cotardelusionThe Godfather1972Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2009 (Tie)
The Godfather Part II1974Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2009 (Tie)
CSSCHNEIDER**The Graduate**1967Mike NicholsMasterpiece2008
DarkeningHumour**Ran**1985Akira KurosawaGood2016
DManThe Lord of the Rings Trilogy2001-2003Peter JacksonGreat2009
Dave the NecrobumperLife of Brian1979Terry JonesGreat2010 - 2011, 2014
The Deer HunterThe Insider1999Michael MannGreat2014
DevilJurassic Park1993Steven SpielbergMasterpiece2012
dominoparkerRushmore1998Wes AndersonGreat2010
Drew_HuntPunch-Drunk Love2002Paul Thomas AndersonGreat2011
duderSunrise: A Song of Two Humans1927F.W. MurnauGreat2010
edgar00From Russia With Love1963Terence YoungGreat2011
Emiliana**Cabaret**1972Bob FosseGreat2009 - 2010, 2012
enzobot24**A Clockwork Orange**1971Stanley KubrickVery Good2010
facedad**Last Year at Marienbad**1961Alain ResnaisGreat2009
fantastical**Vertigo**1958Alfred HitchcockMasterpiece2009 - 2010
FarfetchFilm**A Clockwork Orange**1971Stanley KubrickVery Good2010
ferris**Close Encounters of the Third Kind**1977Steven SpielbergMasterpiece2009 - 2011
FifthCityMuseCaramel2007Nadine LabakiVery Good2008
**A Brighter Summer Day**1991Edward YangGreat2009
Yi Yi2000Edward YangVery Good2010
**Daguerreotypes**1976Agnes VardaGood2011
filtytingGoodfellas1990Martin ScorseseVery Good2010
FlickerThe Godfather1972Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2011 - 2012
flieger**The Passion of Joan of Arc**1928Carl DreyerVery Good2009
**Meet Me in St. Louis**1944Vicente MinnelliVery Good2010
FLYmeatwadDr. Strangelove1964Stanley KubrickMasterpiece2009
**George Washington**2000David Gordon GreenGreat2009 (#3 compromise)
There Will Be Blood2007Paul Thomas AndersonMasterpiece2010 - 2012
friend055Casablanca1942Michael CurtizMasterpiece2012
FroHam X**Apocalypse Now**1979Francis Ford CoppolaGreat2008 - 2009
george96Some Like It Hot1959Billy WilderGreat2011 - 2012
givemebackTaxi Driver1976Martin ScorseseVery Good2009
GlemaudCria Cuervos1976Carlos SauraAverage2010
goodguyTime of the Gypsies1988Emir KusturicaVery Good2012, 2014
GothamCity151Citizen Kane1941Orson WellesMasterpiece2010 - 2012, 2014
Hal Warren**Magnolia**1999Paul Thomas AndersonMasterpiece2009
Harpo SpeaksJurassic Park1993Steven SpielbergMasterpiece2014
harveyzissouThe General1926Buster KeatonMasterpiece2011
Holly Harry**The Third Man**1949Carol ReedGreat2009
IndianaSoloRaiders of the Lost Ark1981Steven SpielbergMasterpiece2010
JakeIsntFakeThe Tree of Life2011Terrence MalickMasterpiece2014
Jared**The Third Man**1949Carol ReedGreat2009, 2011
**Playtime**1967Jacques TatiGreat2012 - 2013
jascookModern Times1936Charles ChaplinVery Good2013 - 2014
jbissellThe Apartment1960Billy WilderMasterpiece2008
Chungking Express1994Wong Kar-waiGreat2009 - 2010
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure1985Tim BurtonVery Good2011 - 2012, 2014
jdcBarton Fink1991Coen BrothersGood2014
Jeff SchroeckPunch-Drunk Love2002Paul Thomas AndersonMasterpiece2014
jororoThe Shawshank Redemption1994Frank DarabontMasterpiece2009
jswysinEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004Michel GondryGreat2011
Vertigo1958Alfred HitchcockMasterpiece2014
Junior**Magnolia**1999Paul Thomas AndersonMasterpiece2009, 2011 - 2012
There Will Be Blood2007Paul Thomas AndersonMasterpiece2010
**Fanny and Alexander**1982Ingmar BergmanGreat2013 - 2014, 2016
¡Keith!The Grand Illusion1937Jean RenoirGreat2002
The Godfather1972Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2009 - 2010, 2012, 2014
The KidToy Story 21999John LasseterMasterpiece2015
Knocked Out LoadedTrouble Every Day2001Claire DenisVery Good2015
LeosAxe**Rashoman**1950Akira KurosawaMasterpiece2010 - 2011
Leto_Atreides**Empire of the Sun**1987Steven SpielbergVery Good2010
lifeoffictionFight Club1999David FincherVery Good2011
LobbyLost in Translation2003Sophia CoppolaMasterpiece2011 - 2012
LukeRobotBrazil1985Terry GilliamFair2013
mañanaHannah and Her Sisters1986Woody AllenVery Good2009 - 2010
Dr. Strangelove1964Stanley KubrickMasterpiece2012
MandrakeDr. Strangelove1964Stanley KubrickMasterpiece2008 - 2009
MartinTeller**Revenge of a Kabuki Actor**1963Kon IchikawaGreat2010
**Scenes from a Marriage**1973Ingmar BergmanGreat2011 - 2012
**Fanny and Alexander**1982Ingmar BergmanGreat2013, 2015
maudlinharoldAmelie2001Jean-Pierre JeunetMasterpiece2011
MelvilSeven Samurai1954Akira KurosawaGreat2009
MercThe Apartment1960Billy WilderMasterpiece2017
michael x**8 1/2**1963Federico FelliniMasterpiece2010 - 2012
The Mighty CelestialThe Godfather1972Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2008 - 2009
mindgrapes**Cabaret**1972Bob FosseGreat2008
Moviebuff28Three Kings1999David O. RussellGreat2008
MP**The French Connection**1971William FriedkinVery Good2011 - 2012
Mr. HutchinsonDumb and Dumber1994Peter & Bobby FarrellyMasterpiece2009
munchinFargo1996Joel & Ethan CoenGreat2011
NedMeierSeven Samurai1954Akira KurosawaGreat2009 - 2017
NoddyRaiders of the Lost Ark1981Steven SpielbergMasterpiece2008
'Noke**Princess Mononoke**1997Hayao MiyazakiVery Good2009 - 2012
nudebuddhaGoodfellas1990Martin ScorseseVery Good2010
oldkidSpirited Away2001Hayao MiyazakiGreat2009 - 2016
OlympicArtichoke**Halloween**1978John CarpenterMasterpiece2010
oneaprildayIt's a Wonderful Life1946Frank CapraMasterpiece2009 - 2012
PeacefulAnarchy**Magnolia**1999Paul Thomas AndersonMasterpiece2012, 2014
philip918Spirited Away2001Hayao MiyazakiMasterpiece2015, 2017
PinkBadlands1973Terrence MalickGreat2010
pixote**The 400 Blows**1959François TruffautVery Good2008 - 2009, 2012
It's a Wonderful Life1946Frank CapraMasterpiece2014
Pratters**Greed**1924Erich von StroheimGreat2010
ProperCharlieWhere the Wild Things Are2009Spike JonzeVery Good2011
randomdot**A Clockwork Orange**1971Stanley KubrickVery Good2008
RazorRamonPersona1966Ingmar BergmanGreat2012
roujin**All About My Mother**1999Pedro AlmodovarGreat2008
Yi Yi2000Edward YangVery Good2009
**Only Angels Have Wings**1939Howard HawksGreat2010
**Los Angeles Plays Itself**2003Thom AndersenAverage2012
**Band Baaja Baaraat**2010Maneesh SharmaVery Good2013
Coeur Fidele1923Jean EpsteinGood2014
Sam the Cinema SnobDays of Heaven1978Terrence MalickMasterpiece2008 - 2011, 2014
**Intolerance**1916D.W. GriffithGreat2012
samfullerCitizen Kane1941Orson WellesMasterpiece2008
SandyPride & Prejudice2005Joe WrightGreat2011
Jane Eyre2011Cary Joji FukunagaGreat2012 - 2013
sdb_1970**Boogie Nights**1997Paul Thomas AndersonGreat2012 - 2016
sdedalusManhattan1979Woody AllenGreat1998
Seven Samurai1954Akira KurosawaGreat2008 - 2011
**Ordet**1955Carl DreyerGreat2012
Oki's Movie2010Hong Sang-sooAverage2014
SeanGatherEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004Michel GondryGreat2012
Senor JaviCitizen Kane1941Orson WellesMasterpiece2010, 2012
ses**To Kill a Mockingbird**1962Robert MulliganVery Good2008 - 2014
ShadrikAmelie2001Jean-Pierre JeunetMasterpiece2011
**Das Boot**1981Wolfgang PetersenGreat2012
Shaw13Sunset Blvd.1950Billy WilderMasterpiece2011
ShinuslawFight Club1999David FincherVery Good2014
Shorty06Requiem for a Dream2000Darren AronofskyVery Good2011
Skeptikalklown2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley KubrickMasterpiece2008 ("Greatest")
Star Wars1977George LucasMasterpiece2008 ("Favorite")
skjerva**Umberto D.**1952Vittorio De SicaVery Good2008 - 2009
smirnoffThe Sting1973George Roy HillGreat2008
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001Peter JacksonGreat2009 Apr
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991James CameronGreat2009 Jul - 2010
True Grit2010Joel & Ethan CoenGreat2011 - 2015
Solid BlakeWild Strawberries1957Ingmr BergmanGreat2008
spooncivicRLost in Translation2003Sophia CoppolaMasterpiece2008
StarCarly**High Fidelity**2000Stephen FrearsGreat2008 - 2009
Steven O. SelsnikCasablanca1942Michael CurtizMasterpiece2009 - 2010
StockaThe Good, The Bad, and The Ugly1966Sergio LeoneMasterpiece2008
Strong Opinions**Wet Hot American Summer**2001David WainVery Good2014
StudentOFilmThe Godfather Part II1974Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2010
Schindler's List1993Steven SpielbergGreat2011 - 2012
tamro-24Crocodile1996Kim Ki-duk2015
TeprocPulp Fiction1994Quentin TarantinoVery Good2016
THATguy**Singin' in the Rain**1952Stanley Donen & Gene KellyMasterpiece2009 - 2012
Thor**Unfaithfully Yours**1948Preston SturgesGreat2008
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley KubrickMasterpiece2009
Tim**The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover**1989Peter GreenawayVery Good2010
tinyholidays**My Fair Lady**1964Georg CukorGreat2010 - 2011
Charade1963Stanley DonenGreat2014
The Night of the Hunter1955Charles LaughtonGreat2016
tjwellsAnnie Hall1977Woody AllenMasterpiece2012
toro913Chungking Express1994Wong Kar-waiGreat2009 - 2011
Amdeus1984Milos FormanMasterpiece2010
**Playtime**1967Jacques TatiGreat2012
Totoro**Andrei Rublev**1966Andrey TarkovskyAverage2011
Star Wars1977George LucasMasterpiece2012
tyroneslothropSatantango1994Bela TarrAverage2015
ueno_station54Noriko's Dinner Table2005Sion SonoGood2014
verbALs**Network**1976Sidney LumetGreat2010 - 2011
North By Northwest1959Alfred HitchcockGreat2012
Verite**The Rules of the Game**1939Jean RenoirGood2009 Jun
**A Short Film About Killing**1988Krzysztof KieslowskiVery Good2009 Aug
**The Long Day Closes**1992Terence DaviesGood2011 - 2012
This Charming Girl2004Lee Yoon-ki2014
WilsonLost in Translation2003Sophia CoppolaMasterpiece2009
WindchaserOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975Milos FormanVery Good2012
Woodpecker from MarsThe Godfather1972Francis Ford CoppolaMasterpiece2009 Jul
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981Steven SpielbergMasterpiece2009 Aug
**8 1/2**1963Federico FelliniMasterpiece2010
work@workYi Yi2000Edward YangVery Good2009
**Charulata**1964Satyajit RayVery Good2010
Blissfully Yours2002Apichatpong WeerasethakulVery Good2012
zarodinu**Woman in the Dunes**1964Hiroshi TeshigaharaVery Good2009
Zhankfor**The Bridge on the River Kwai**1957David LeanGreat2010

**Seen for Marathon w/Review**

Masterpiece - ****
Great - ***1/2
Very Good - ***
Good - **1/2
Fair - **
Woof - *

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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 04:56:34 PM »
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Director's Cut) (Steven Spielberg, 1977)

An unreal, unique cinematic experience. Everything was an assault of the senses (though pretty much the eyes and ears, I can't recall smelling or tasting anything). Leave it to John Williams to score a film so perfectly, and leave it to Spielberg to master an idea such as this on film. Really the lighting and set designs are what sold this so hard for me. Just gorgeous imagry, and even though I was raised in an era where special effects are so realistic, and yes, I could tell how fake some of the effects were, but I totally dug them. Putting it in a time period and coupling them with the style and feel of the film, I would say the effects were perfect. And even the conventional, earthling scenes were beautiful.

I always like a Richard Dreyfuss, and I was surprised to see someone like Truffaut in this, and hold his own really with the character that he played. I thought he was just a director. The little kid, Barry, was just the most adorable little thing too. The last about 40 minutes almost blew my mind it was so good. The rest of it was really good, but nothing compared to that third act.

If I wasn't so conservative with my 4 star ratings, and I am sure if I had seen this in theaters, on the big screen, as opposed to my 26" HDTV Blu-ray viewing, then it would be a 4 in a heartbeat. Needless to say a great know what? Listening to the music and the short snippets on the menu have convinced me I need to be less snobbish with my 4 star ratings. I love Spielberg, I love Dreyfuss, I love this film. Oh, and did I watch the right cut? When the menu gave the choice between Original, Special Edition, and Director's Cut I didn't know what to do, so I just trusted Spielberg.

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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 05:02:26 PM »
Great idea. Got some good stuff on there. And some stuff I don't care for.
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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 05:07:50 PM »
Awesome idea! So much potential to make enemies. ;D Nah, it'll be fun. Good start, too!


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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 05:12:46 PM »
I hope you love Umberto D. because it kicks ass, a lot of ass.


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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 06:17:51 PM »
This is going to be gooood (well, it already is, actually)! Excellent idea, Corndog!


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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 06:54:39 PM »
I don't think Magnolia is my favorite anymore. I think it's There Will Be Blood, but if you've already seen that feel free to watch a new-old favorite of mine: Three Comrades. Or watch Magnolia because it is awesome.
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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 07:23:58 PM »
I don't think Magnolia is my favorite anymore. I think it's There Will Be Blood, but if you've already seen that feel free to watch a new-old favorite of mine: Three Comrades. Or watch Magnolia because it is awesome.

I've seen There Will Be Blood, so I will stick to Magnolia.
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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 07:32:06 PM »
Great idea Corndog. I can't wait to hear what you think of 12 Angry Men and Princess Mononoke.


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Re: Corndog Watches Your Favorite Film
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 07:34:20 PM »
Are you going through these in any particular order?