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Six favourite films (Movies)
« on: April 10, 2008, 01:44:52 AM »
This is the last of my "six favourite" threads for the time being:

2001 A Space Odyssey

Dead of Night

The Name of the Rose

Excalibur

It's a Wonderful Life (corny, I know)

Goodbye Mr Chips (original version with Robert Donat)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 01:48:42 AM »
Mulholland Drive

Vertigo

Psycho

Ivan the Terrible

Lord of the Rings

Ben-Hur
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 02:03:23 AM »
"Il Vangello secondo Matteo" (Pasolini)

"Night of the hunter" (with Robert Mitchum)

"Ran"  (Akira Kurosawa)

"Modern Times"  (Chaplin)

"Picnic at Hanging Rock"  (Peter Weir)

"Mr. Klein"  (with Alain Delon)

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 02:14:46 AM »
"Il Vangello secondo Matteo" (Pasolini)

"Night of the hunter" (with Robert Mitchum)

"Ran"  (Akira Kurosawa)

"Modern Times"  (Chaplin)

"Picnic at Hanging Rock"  (Peter Weir)

"Mr. Klein"  (with Alain Delon)

Night of the Hunter is a terrific film. The only one directed by Charles Laughton. Robert Mitchum is truly sinister as the deranged priest.
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 02:17:50 AM »
Mulholland Drive

Vertigo

Psycho

Ivan the Terrible

Lord of the Rings

Ben-Hur

I don't know Mulholland Drive but the others could all be added to my favourites list, especially Ben Hur and Ivan the Terrible. Others that come to mind are The Seventh Seal, Casablanca, Double Indemnity.
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 02:27:33 AM »
I don't know Mulholland Drive but the others could all be added to my favourites list, especially Ben Hur and Ivan the Terrible. Others that come to mind are The Seventh Seal, Casablanca, Double Indemnity.

'Mulholland Drive' is by David Lynch - it's a very Hitchcockian film, sometimes frightening, always absorbing, with dazzling twists. It resembles a complex novel that you can interpret in many ways. I think it is a masterpiece.
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 02:57:44 AM »
'Mulholland Drive' is by David Lynch - it's a very Hitchcockian film, sometimes frightening, always absorbing, with dazzling twists. It resembles a complex novel that you can interpret in many ways. I think it is a masterpiece.

I just love Mulholland Drive, and basically most of what David Lynch has done. So here's my list (but this is a very difficult task):

1. Mulholland Drive (superb atmosphere and highly original)

2. Lord of the Rings (massive and the ultimate in film as entertainment)

3. Clockwork Orange (pure brilliance about ultra-violence)

4. Life is Beautiful (a combination of laughter and tears that is unique)

5. Godfather 2 (beautifully stylistic movie)

6. Schindler's List (I need one film related to the war on this list)

Many films are really close to these six!

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 04:23:51 AM »
Jaws

The Exorcist

2001:  A Space Odyssey

Apocalypse Now: Redux

A Clockwork Orange

The Shining

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008, 04:35:18 AM »
This is the last of my "six favourite" threads for the time being:
Too bad.  These seem more worthwhile than disputing the relative rankings of Elgar & Dittersdorf.  I learn more about whose general tastes are more sympathetic to my own--thus who's musical recommendations might carry more weight--and might pick up suggestions for interesting books, films, and...?

Six favorite films (not necessarily "most" favorite):

Casablanca
8 1/2
Walkabout
The Professional
Full Metal Jacket
The Shawshank Redemption
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2008, 05:06:19 AM »
Citizen Kane
2001
A Clockwork Orange
The Exorcist
Raising Arizona
Lord of the Rings

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2008, 05:11:02 AM »
Jaws

The Exorcist

2001:  A Space Odyssey

Apocalypse Now: Redux

A Clockwork Orange

The Shining

Six really isn't enough.  So many great films I love that haven't mentioned, and it just feels wrong not to list some of them:

The Pianist

Shawshank Redemption

Magnolia

Barry Lyndon

Good Fellas

American Beauty


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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2008, 05:25:44 AM »
There's been a thread like this, but it's time we had a new one for the members that have joined since.

Mine:

Blade Runner
Forbidden Games (Jeux Interdits)
L'argent
Ran
Spirit of the Beehive
Woman in the Dunes

Movies that may eventually be candidates but have yet to stand the test of time:

Umberto D.
Rififi
The Conformist
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2008, 05:37:01 AM »
Too bad. 

Six favorite films (not necessarily "most" favorite):

Casablanca
8 1/2
Walkabout
The Professional
Full Metal Jacket
The Shawshank Redemption

OK David, I shall reconsider! certainly I get a better response to these than my postings on Myaskovsky, Klauss Egge and Havergal Brian  ;D
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2008, 05:45:03 AM »
Six really isn't enough.  So many great films I love that haven't mentioned, and it just feels wrong not to list some of them:

The Pianist
Shawshank Redemption
Magnolia
Barry Lyndon
Good Fellas
American Beauty
Except for the last, those are all faves of mine, too! & love Blade Runner, Ran, & The Conformist.  (In fact, I love virtually everything by these three directors!)
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2008, 05:58:25 AM »
This is the last of my "six favourite" threads for the time being:

2001 A Space Odyssey

Dead of Night

The Name of the Rose

Excalibur

It's a Wonderful Life (corny, I know)

Goodbye Mr Chips (original version with Robert Donat)

Have you not been to the cinema since 'The Name of the Rose'?

Here's half a dozen Hollywood films for your delectation:

Boogie Nights;

I 'Heart' Huckabees;

The Bourne Ultimatum;

Fargo;

Happiness;

The Silence of the Lambs.


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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2008, 06:01:45 AM »
An easy one:

Tarkovsky, Offret (the Sacrifice)
Tarkovsky, Mirror
Tarkovsky, Nostalghia
Tarkovsky, Andrei Rublev
Tarkovsky, Stalker
Tarkovsky, Solaris
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2008, 06:03:38 AM »
Have you not been to the cinema since 'The Name of the Rose'?

Here's half a dozen Hollywood films for your delectation:

Boogie Nights;

I 'Heart' Huckabees;

The Bourne Ultimatum;

Fargo;

Happiness;

The Silence of the Lambs.



Oh yeah. The Silence of the Lambs.

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2008, 06:07:09 AM »
Impossible.  Partly because I don't tend to 'fasten' to films the way I am apt to with music;  partly because I do enjoy a great many, so that a half dozen do not really break ahead of the pack.

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2008, 06:08:35 AM »
Impossible.  Partly because I don't tend to 'fasten' to films the way I am apt to with music;  partly because I do enjoy a great many, so that a half dozen do not really break ahead of the pack.

Yeah, I chose randomly. I'm more interested in books and music.

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2008, 06:39:31 AM »
Here is my list:

The Godfather
Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
Casablanca
El Dorado
Pulp Fiction
Star Wars (original trilogy)

Honorable Mentions:

Monty Python and the Holly Grail
Reservoir Dogs
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