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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #360 on: August 13, 2017, 08:06:52 AM »
2001: A Space Odyssey
Koyaanisqatsi / Powaqqatsi
Birdman
Downfall
There will be Blood
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #361 on: August 13, 2017, 08:36:11 AM »
This thread reminds of some great films....
Lots of fantastic films indeed.  Among them, there are impressive films and directors (Tarkovsky, Bergman) who made mostly depressive films disconnected from reality.  No matter how great directors there are, I just could not keep them in my final cut.

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« Reply #362 on: August 13, 2017, 08:43:29 AM »
Lots of fantastic films indeed.  Among them, there are impressive films and directors (Tarkovsky, Bergman) who made mostly depressive films disconnected from reality.  No matter how great directors there are, I just could not keep them in my final cut.

Yes. I could have had Solaris in, a very disquieting film.

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #363 on: August 13, 2017, 08:49:14 AM »
Roma citta aperta (Rossellini)
Les yeux sans visage (Franju)
Pickpocket (Bresson)
Le Cercle Rouge (Melville)
Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
Hunger (McQueen)
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #364 on: August 13, 2017, 10:39:15 PM »
For various reasons I haven't seen many films over the last few years. One main reason is that my local cinemas specialise in Hollywood films aimed at brain-damaged teenagers (and I'm not in that demographic).

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #365 on: August 14, 2017, 12:45:21 AM »
Today's List:

2001: A Space Odyssey
It's a Wonderful Life
Double Indemnity
The Cruel Sea
Little Miss Sunshine
War and Peace (Bondarchuk)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #366 on: August 14, 2017, 01:48:00 AM »
Birdman is a fabulous film.
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« Reply #367 on: August 14, 2017, 10:51:16 AM »
Birdman is a fabulous film.

Knocked me out at the cinema and every time since.

Great drumming too!

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #368 on: August 17, 2017, 02:04:38 AM »
What do you think of Brazil?  :)

Love it.  It was, in fact, the first Gilliam (ex-Python) film I ever saw.
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #369 on: August 17, 2017, 09:43:37 PM »
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 #370 on: August 18, 2017, 01:59:50 AM »
Darn it, I forgot Cabaret, Schindler's List and The Matrix.

Now what are my favourite six?????

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« Reply #371 on: August 25, 2017, 08:37:23 AM »
They're actually all really great films in their own right! The Matrix sequels ruined the fun for me but the first was pretty great  :)

Good grief yes. By the end of the third one I wanted to kill myself just to put an end to it. Should have been disciplined and stuck to one; mega influential, bursting with ideas and a great basis for amateur philosophising. ☺️

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« Reply #372 on: August 25, 2017, 08:48:00 AM »
They're actually all really great films in their own right! The Matrix sequels ruined the fun for me but the first was pretty great  :)
Good grief yes. By the end of the third one I wanted to kill myself just to put an end to it. Should have been disciplined and stuck to one; mega influential, bursting with ideas and a great basis for amateur philosophising. ☺️


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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #373 on: August 25, 2017, 09:15:45 AM »
Perfect!

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #374 on: August 25, 2017, 09:32:38 AM »
Six fav war movies

All Quiet on the Western Front (70s version)
Beneath Hill 60
Come and See
Downfall
Letters from Iwo Jima
Stalingrad
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #375 on: August 25, 2017, 09:39:59 AM »
Six fav horror flicks

The Shining
The Witch
Legend of Hell House
Dawn of the Dead
Let the Right One In
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #376 on: August 31, 2017, 02:54:47 PM »
The Witch

Black Phillip was robbed of an Oscar nomination.

Also, if I made a list of my favorite films of the this decade, The Witch would definitely be included.

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #377 on: January 23, 2018, 08:04:19 AM »
Hoy, Sarge.  While I meant the following comment:

SIX WOODY ALLEN FILMS

Manhatten
Annie Hall
Hannah and Her Sisters
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Love & Death
Play It Again, Sam

Okay! I am giving Annie Hall a fresh chance!

. . . I did just now note:

SIX WAR FILMS:

Castle Keep
Gettysburg
Zulu
The Bridge at Remagen
Apocalypse Now Redux
A Bridge Too Far

Your having specifically mentioned Redux has me looking forward to it now.

Also, glad to find someone else who thinks so well of The Fifth Element.
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #378 on: January 23, 2018, 01:40:23 PM »
An easy one:

Tarkovsky, Offret (the Sacrifice)
Tarkovsky, Mirror
Tarkovsky, Nostalghia
Tarkovsky, Andrei Rublev
Tarkovsky, Stalker
Tarkovsky, Solaris
Nailed it.  ;D
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #379 on: January 26, 2018, 11:16:28 AM »
This thread just caught my eye, so:

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Airplane

The Sound of Music


I have other favorites, but if l had to choose six for that proverbial desert island, that's my list.  8)
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