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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2018, 10:35:27 PM »
The Third Man

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2018, 02:18:02 AM »
The Third Man

Good.

Parenthetically, I find myself resisting a mild impulse to nominate [movies I consider perfect, but which do not enjoy a solid consensus of acclaim].
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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 02:19:10 AM »
The Conversation (FF Coppola). I think I mentioned this one on the "favorite directors" thread - it's a great example of a film where all the parts work together perfectly.

I do need to watch this one.
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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 07:24:24 AM »
8 1/2 is the best of the rare perfect-movies list.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2018, 02:35:44 PM »
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

Forgot to mention that one: there's love, hate, suspense and both visual & auditive beauty.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2018, 02:39:35 PM »
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

Forgot to mention that one: there's love, hate, suspense and both visual & auditive beauty.

And extreme grossness...you forgot to mention that  :D

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2018, 02:44:07 PM »
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

Forgot to mention that one: there's love, hate, suspense and both visual & auditive beauty.



Many times this has shown up on my top ten list of all time. A truly one of a kind movie. And a fabulous score from Michael Nyman.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 02:44:59 PM »
And extreme grossness...you forgot to mention that  :D

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 02:45:40 PM »
8 1/2 is the best of the rare perfect-movies list.

Probably my choice also. If not that then Tarkovsky's Mirror.

The Third Man is also a worthy contender.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 02:59:42 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/6EZCBSsBxko" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/6EZCBSsBxko</a>

at least its the most perfect orc / cop buddy flick
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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 03:19:12 PM »


Tidbit from Wikipedia
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Battleship Potemkin was named the greatest film of all time at the Brussels World's Fair in 1958.[1][2][3]
So apparently I am not alone in this.

Everyone knows about the Odessa Steps massacre sequence. In actual life, no such massacre occurred: the sequence was Eisenstein's invention.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 03:34:46 PM »
The Night of the Hunter.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 04:01:07 PM »
The Night of the Hunter.

Another excellent candidate!

Concerning The Cook, The Thief etc. I had to turn it off, when the soprano entered at the top of her register, because Mrs. Cato had endured enough. ;)  I should revisit it...when she is not around!  0:)
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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2018, 04:02:42 PM »
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Concerning The Cook, The Thief etc. I had to turn it off, when the soprano started entered at the top of her register, because Mrs. Cato had endured enough. ;)  I should revisit it...when she is not around!  0:)

:laugh:
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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2018, 05:03:22 PM »

Everyone knows about the Odessa Steps massacre sequence. In actual life, no such massacre occurred: the sequence was Eisenstein's invention.

That scene is cult.  But as a whole movie, Alexandre Nevsky is a greater movie.  The battle with the teutonic knights on the frozen lake is surpassed only today by, say, the Lord of the Ring.  And the music, the music, the music,.....

A woman voice glides like the wind
Of black, of damp, of night
And all it touches in this flight
Suddenly is over.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 05:17:50 PM »
To channel Brian: The Gold Rush.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he is warm for life.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2018, 03:42:05 AM »
I have not seen "The cook, the thief..." but a funnily macabre favorite that was not so well known internationally, I believe, was "Delicatessen" by Jeunet & Caro (far more convincing than their next one "La citè des enfants perdus" which is fun but disconnected and over the top). Would not call it perfect, though.
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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2018, 04:43:46 AM »
Curiously, I have yet to watch The Cook & al.

But, I admit I want to 8)
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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2018, 08:26:12 AM »
Curiously, I have yet to watch The Cook & al.

But, I admit I want to 8)

I have watched it (at least as much as I could justify to myself). I'd call it a candidate for the perfect turd.

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Re: Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?)
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2018, 08:37:51 AM »


I have watched it (at least as much as I could justify to myself). I'd call it a candidate for the perfect turd.

I appreciate the contrarian report.

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