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"-1/2 (8.5!) has been much bigger with directors than critics the last two polls. That's one film that goes right past me"

just watched it again (3rd time i think) a week ago.

even if you don't like it, you got to be at least impressed by Fellini's ability of controlling frame-space and mise en scene

Zeno, Sunday, 12 September 2010 19:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Ozu could fall victim to Buñuel syndrome (too much, too good, too similar).

Eric H., Sunday, 12 September 2010 19:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Difficult to say with these lists whether you're voting for your favourites or the most "important", i.e. someone else's favourites...anyway, these are probably the 10 films I like to watch the most

Carnival Of Souls
Kwaidan
The Seventh Seal
The Third Man
Spirited Away
Tetsuo : The Iron Man
A Canterbury Tale
This Is Spinal Tap
The Thing
2001 : A Space Odyssey

the same relation to machines as that which machines have to man (Matt #2), Sunday, 12 September 2010 19:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

clemenza tarantino had the proposal as one of his best movies for last year (and shame on me for watching it as a result).

balls, Sunday, 12 September 2010 19:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ugetsu Monogatari (Japan, 1953)
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (USA, 1954)
Psycho (USA, 1960)
Persona (Sweden, 1966)
Mouchette (France, 1967)
Out 1: Noli me tangere and Out 1: Spectre (France, 1971)
La Maman et la Putain (France, 1973)
Suspiria (Italy, 1976)
Dawn of the Dead (USA, 1978)
The Shining (USA, 1980)

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

really liked your list till i got to Suspiria, and started wtf'ing?

Zeno, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

Such bright people inexplicably fond of arty, dull horror.

alternate ballot for the crapped-on comedy:

the Chaplin Mutual shorts
You're Darn Tootin' (Laurel & Hardy)
Trouble in Paradise
Duck Soup (Marxes/McCarey)
The Bank Dick
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Son of Paleface
Playtime
Female Trouble
A Private Function (Mowbray/Bennett/Palin/Smith)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

ward fowler and dr morbius' main list are both v good

nakhchivan, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

well, they are dull.

Zeno, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

absolutely haven't seen enough films to do a list like this

acoleuthic, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

DUDE YOU ONLY NEED TO HAVE SEEN 10

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah i haven't seen that many films, my concentration levels are usually pretty bad. films i didn't bothering watching til the end even tho i actually liked in most instances could easily be an entrant here.

the godfather part II
funeral parade of roses
satantango
short cuts
pickup on south street
hiroshima mon amour
flowers of shanghai
the exterminating angel
f for fake
a canterbury tale

nakhchivan, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

for shame

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

ok fine but bear in mind my list in a year's time will be RADICALLY different

also I'm discounting films like Network and w/e because it's basically not one of the 10 greatest films ever, even if it is chemically-engineered to make me slaver

That Obscure Object Of Desire
La Ronde
Alphaville
Mulholland Dr
Rear Window
The Rules Of The Game
The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoise
The Exterminating Angel
The Conformist
Night Of The Hunter

^^^boring

Would watch movies with Zeno and balls tbh

oh lol @ nakh NOT FINISHING The Exterminating Angel

acoleuthic, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

also F for Fake is in my next 10 (as are Ugetsu Monogatari and Pierrot Le Fou of stuff already named)

acoleuthic, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

was more sad at him not finishing Canterbury Tale tbh

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

awful confession of my own: fell asleep during His Girl Friday

I was tired ok

acoleuthic, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

for shame

― Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:42 (40 seconds ago)

yeah but u probably grew up in the olden days when there were trams and tea clippers and patience was necessarily more ecouraged

also i can watch those films any time if i can actually pay attention

nakhchivan, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

I am interested in the beauty and therapeutic value of "boredom", this is true.

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

the godfather part II -- dude really?
funeral parade of roses -- had to google this
satantango -- not my kind of thing
short cuts -- it's ok
pickup on south street -- it's ok but not a big deal
hiroshima mon amour -- dude really?
flowers of shanghai -- yeah... not easy
the exterminating angel -- i like it well enough
f for fake -- (sheepish) not seen
a canterbury tale -- dude really?

The sulky expression from the hilarious "Aubrey Plaza" persona (history mayne), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah i mean i love a lot of rly long/boring films if i can actally concentrate, tho on another day i can't even finish a samuel fuller film (and i love samuel fuller films)

it's not like living in a provincial town in the 70s and waiting years for a mizoguchi retrospective, you can watch dvd/blurays whenever

nakhchivan, Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

pre-1930

Intolerance
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Navigator
Nosferatu
Greed
Easy Street
The Last Laugh
Safety Last
Mikael
Cops

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

hiroshima mon amour -- dude really?

no shame in that being in a top 10

a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

don't see how zeno's list is any more exciting than morbs' or ward f's

post below to show ur support for I love football separatism (cozen), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think the "dull" comment was in re: Morbs's snipe at horror flicks

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

ah I see, apols

post below to show ur support for I love football separatism (cozen), Sunday, 12 September 2010 20:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i forgot the sacred "xpost"

Zeno, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

no shame in that being in a top 10

totes -- i was dude-reallying his failure to stay awake through it

The sulky expression from the hilarious "Aubrey Plaza" persona (history mayne), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

or have i misunderstood

hmm

The sulky expression from the hilarious "Aubrey Plaza" persona (history mayne), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

didn't fall asleep just stopped watching (as w/ the others i listed)

i'm guesing the misreading was gukbe's not yrs

nakhchivan, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

id definitely include a resnais. not sure which.

The sulky expression from the hilarious "Aubrey Plaza" persona (history mayne), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, my misreading. thought you were saying that there were others you didn't make it through that could make the list, then i thought mayne was being all wtf

got it wrong. carry on, gentlemen.

a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

is this Pasolini's Caterbury Tale being listed?

jed_, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Powell and Pressburger.

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Pasolini's is in the plural iirc

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

also damn i shd probably have had Gospel According to St Matthew in my list going toe to toe with Simon

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'd normally come on here and give my...less than enthusiastic appraisal of F Is for Fake, but acoleuthic voted for it, so I'd better not open that door.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

dude your vendetta is fucking ludicrous and also I didn't put it in my top 10, learn to read

acoleuthic, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

also feel fucking free to say what you want to say, I'm not gonna bite your fucking head off

acoleuthic, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oops--it was someone else, not acoleuthic. So: I saw it last winter for the first time and thought it was sad. (Sorry.) Bad-sad, not good-sad. Except for a short passage where he got very Ambersons-like nostalgic, which was good-sad. I know it has a major following.

Charming as ever.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Considering a thread called "Surprise Beef" y/n?

Eejit Piaf (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

clemenza you should be honoured as nowadays you're the only ilxor of the many thousands who post to this site whom I'm compelled to speak to in anything like this fashion

acoleuthic, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

Duly honoured. And as a major Godfather fan, I love being involved in a vendetta!

clemenza, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah um don't take it too far, I have so many films to see before I die

acoleuthic, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Out 1: Noli me tangere"

Amazing, but Size does matter.

should get a tv screening. (along with a re-run of Berlin Alexanderplatz)

Zeno, Sunday, 12 September 2010 21:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm about an hour into Singin In The Rain and this is honestly one of the most joyous, purely entertaining films I've ever seen. Face is aching from grinning.

If ever a film deserved to have the 'see before you die' designation..

Davek (davek_00), Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

you millennials, with you posting mid-film!

The sulky expression from the hilarious "Aubrey Plaza" persona (history mayne), Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's good! it's even better if you stop reading the web btw.

xp lol

caek, Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's exceedingly cute and well-executed. Other MGM musicals are deeper.

xxxp

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:17 (4 years ago) Permalink


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