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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #170 on: August 13, 2010, 12:27:40 PM »

#386 on last years list. Let's remedy that.



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YES! I wonder if my vote was the only one last year - it's possible, as I had it as my #3 of all time. Again, a beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking love story.

After my second viewing it has earned a definite spot in the top 50, perhaps even top 30. Great romantic movie.

My better half, who usually has an appreciation of films that amounts to not falling asleep halfway through a film she likes, really loves Brief Encounter. When I ask her to explain why its such a good film it seems to boil down to the unrequited quality to the romance. She tells me it is special because in another life they would have been able to fulfill their feelings for each other, given a different set of circumstances. That to me seems to equate to an awful lot of frustration and wasted time, and I am sure that shows I am an unthinking unfeeling brute of a bloke, sorry. It reminds me of my feeling about In the Mood for Love. It never quite gets where its going.
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #171 on: August 13, 2010, 12:53:45 PM »

#386 on last years list. Let's remedy that.



(That's Brief Encounter for all those too lazy to click!)

YES! I wonder if my vote was the only one last year - it's possible, as I had it as my #3 of all time. Again, a beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking love story.

After my second viewing it has earned a definite spot in the top 50, perhaps even top 30. Great romantic movie.

My better half, who usually has an appreciation of films that amounts to not falling asleep halfway through a film she likes, really loves Brief Encounter. When I ask her to explain why its such a good film it seems to boil down to the unrequited quality to the romance. She tells me it is special because in another life they would have been able to fulfill their feelings for each other, given a different set of circumstances. That to me seems to equate to an awful lot of frustration and wasted time, and I am sure that shows I am an unthinking unfeeling brute of a bloke, sorry. It reminds me of my feeling about In the Mood for Love. It never quite gets where its going.


Funny, that "never gets where its going" feelings reminds me of Humpday. Brief Encounter captures the longing and anticipation of impossible love that everyone has felt. It's also very funny at times and I just love the performances.
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #172 on: August 15, 2010, 09:42:00 PM »
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


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« Reply #173 on: August 19, 2010, 10:42:29 PM »
Don't forget about Cleo from 5 to 7! I'd include a screencap if I had it on DVD, but instead, I'll make do with YouTube spam. One of the most emotionally stunning shots I've ever seen - notice how the moment builds, unbearably, but the camera refuses to cut away, as Cleo confronts the emptiness and loneliness of impending death.



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« Reply #174 on: August 20, 2010, 04:43:55 PM »
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.
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« Reply #175 on: August 20, 2010, 04:46:16 PM »
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #176 on: August 20, 2010, 04:56:38 PM »
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.

Martin Shaw plays Banquo in Polanski's Macbeth.

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« Reply #177 on: August 21, 2010, 12:51:06 AM »
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.

Martin Shaw plays Banquo in Polanski's Macbeth.

Thanks found it now (didn't think I'd drunk that much last night). That really is quite funny given what Shaw is known for in the UK. Don't suppose The Professionals ever made it overseas. It has Gordon Jackson (known for being in the Great Escape) acting all tough as the boss. One of the last of the seventies tough guy shows best represented by The Sweeney.
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #178 on: August 21, 2010, 12:58:02 AM »
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.

Martin Shaw plays Banquo in Polanski's Macbeth.

I'm a little tipsy, so I read this like Martin Starr played Banquo, and I was, like NO WAY HE'S TOO YOUNG. Lolol.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #179 on: August 21, 2010, 02:41:39 AM »
Hey everybody! Don't forget Roman Polanski's Macbeth like I almost did.


Very strange Polanski's MacBeth doesn't appear on imdb but I'm sure I have seen it. In fact we were taken to see it at school and it is extremely bloody as I remember. Is that Martin Shaw in that shot? If so he is better known for being in The Professionals which was like a UK version of Starsky and Hutch.

Martin Shaw plays Banquo in Polanski's Macbeth.

Thanks found it now (didn't think I'd drunk that much last night). That really is quite funny given what Shaw is known for in the UK. Don't suppose The Professionals ever made it overseas. It has Gordon Jackson (known for being in the Great Escape) acting all tough as the boss. One of the last of the seventies tough guy shows best represented by The Sweeney.

The Professionals made it here to Australia, I enjoyed watching it at the time, it is on again, but watching it now makes me realise just how fascist it was. Gordon Jackson was also in Whiskey Galore and Rockets Galore 2 very funny Ealing comedies. He was very young. I think many who are older than me may remember him from Upstairs, Downstairs. It is always a pleasure to see him in any role.

The Sweeney was an awesome show, better than The Professionals, I remember watching the first episode in media class at uni. Great stuff.