Author Topic: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread  (Read 15438 times)

zarodinu

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4532
  • What we've got here is failure to communicate
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2010, 09:05:05 PM »
My #1 movie of all time Woman in the Dunes (with sex scenes!)





Seriously? The sand would get everywhere. And when I say everywhere I mean everywhere.

Dude just go for it.
I’ve lied to men who wear belts. I’ve lied to men who wear suspenders. But I’d never be so stupid as to lie to a man who wears both a belt and suspenders.

mañana

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 20813
  • Check your public library
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2010, 09:44:19 PM »
Three selections from my 2009 list

Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, 1999)

There's been a lot of forum buzz about this film since last year. I feel that a campaign might actually get it on the list. Also, OAD and pix really like it too, and everybody likes them.

Gimme Shelter (David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, 1970)

This film really turns my crank. For further details see here.

Ted Baryluk's Grocery (John Paskievick & Mike Mirus, 1982)

There is no chance this film is going to crack the list. But it's really wonderful, short, and available here. So, just watch it.
There's no deceit in the cauliflower.

Bondo

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 19621
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2010, 09:50:04 PM »
Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, 1999)
There's been a lot of forum buzz about this film since last year. I feel that a campaign might actually get it on the list. Also, OAD and pix really like it too, and everybody likes them.

I don't know, I'm still a bit iffy on pix :P

Seriously though, I'm not sure Ratcatcher would make my top 1000 (I liked it a bit but have seen a lot of movies)...but I'll put it on my list if everyone promises not to put Morvern Callar on their list. ;)

Jared

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3463
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2010, 09:54:50 PM »
Please Please please vote for the works of Masaki Kobayashi:

Harakiri and The Human Condition specifically.


Also, keeping with the far east thing....The Bad Sleep Well is my second favorite Kurosawa, so check it out if you get the chance.

michael x

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1207
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2010, 10:13:34 PM »
Please Please please vote for the works of Masaki Kobayashi:

Harakiri and The Human Condition specifically.


Also, keeping with the far east thing....The Bad Sleep Well is my second favorite Kurosawa, so check it out if you get the chance.

Beat me to it. I was seriously just looking my old screenshots for Harakiri. Absolutely amazing film.






Junior

  • Bert Macklin, FBI
  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27097
  • What's the rumpus?
    • Benefits of a Classical Education
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2010, 10:21:45 PM »
Here's the thing. There are many great Frank Borzage films but the ability to watch them is somewhat hampered. With the resources of Netflix and TCM available we (the enlightened ones) have decided that your (those unenlightened and not fulfilled) efforts would be best concentrated towards watching Lucky Star (which is available on Netflix) and is a lovely story about a young woman with bad morals and a young man injured in WWI and how their love overcomes all obstacles and The Mortal Storm, which will be on TCM on August 16th at 8pm and is a story about a young couple (the superamazingbestpersonever Margaret Sullavan and Jimmy Stewart) and their attempts to avoid the Nazis in Austria.

Here's a clip of The Mortal Storm to whet your appetites:



And I'll let my evil twin convince you of Lucky Star's awesomeness:


Lucky Star Frank Borzage, 1929

Janet Gaynor is sublime in this film. It's not anything special, really, just her face. She just makes you feel the moments of happiness and the moments of sadness, and all she has to do is slightly alter her face. Something like that. She's this little dirty child at the beginning of the film and by the end she's this mature woman or something and the transformation and the moments of beauty (like when she just looks up with wonder at that one dress) really melted my heart. The film exists in this strange space where downtrodden individuals can see each other through broken windows and really, truly believe that they can love. It should not surprise then that the ending of the film is unbelievable. Love conquers logic and reality. You know what? CINECAST! logic and CINECAST! reality. Lucky Star is excellent.
Check out my blog of many topics

“I’m not a quitter, Kimmy! I watched Interstellar all the way to the end!”

StudentOFilm

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3666
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2010, 11:00:45 PM »
I'm always surprised at the number of people who haven't seen one of my all-time favorites- All That Jazz. A 1979 film written and directed by Bob Fosse and starring Roy Scheider in an incredible performance, it's one of the most brilliant stories about mortality that I've ever seen. Everyone I show it to usually re-evaluates their rankings of movies after they see it.
"Be yourself, unless you suck."- Joss Whedon

My Switchboard

mañana

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 20813
  • Check your public library
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2010, 11:57:33 PM »
All That Jazz is great. I've seen three Fosses and liked them all.
There's no deceit in the cauliflower.

Jared

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3463
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2010, 11:58:37 PM »
I'm always surprised at the number of people who haven't seen one of my all-time favorites- All That Jazz. A 1979 film written and directed by Bob Fosse and starring Roy Scheider in an incredible performance, it's one of the most brilliant stories about mortality that I've ever seen. Everyone I show it to usually re-evaluates their rankings of movies after they see it.

it only has one vote in last years, in the middle of someones top 100. Im 99% sure that was my vote. Itll be on my list again.


StudentOFilm

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3666
Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2010, 12:39:24 AM »
Good to hear guys.

So I just spent the last couple of hours working on my list (I'm making it from scratch and haven't been keeping track of movies I see)... I've been using wikipedia.org, filmsite.org, and boxofficemojo.com and going year by year. I've started to realize that the films on my list have all had a significant emotional impact on me. In other words I've walked away from the film feelling so different that I just couldn't put it into words. Some are more personal choices of films that I just saw at the right time of my life. I'm at 110 films and I have to shave 10 off. I was born in 1990 so obviously a majority of the films I've been exposed to have come from 1990-present. It is always a struggle I'm sure for all of us to find the time to be able to sit down and hit up every classic that exists when you have new great stuff coming out monthly. On my list- 46 are from before 1990, 25 are from 1990-2000, and 39 are from 2000-2010. Damn this is tough but fun. I believe the earliest I have on my list is The General (1925) and the most recent being Inglourious Basterds (2009). I'm constantly revising as I go.
"Be yourself, unless you suck."- Joss Whedon

My Switchboard

 

love