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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

Sorry I just had to take a little break to recover and take stock from how much I was enjoying it...

Davek (davek_00), Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

...and where better to spend it than an ILM film thread.

Davek (davek_00), Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

how is on the town viewed by critics? it's the only one that really connected with me beyond sort of cheerful admiration

caek, Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp Morbius which musicals would you say are 'deeper'?

Davek (davek_00), Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

As good but not great. xp

Meet Me in St Louis. The Band Wagon. The Wizard of Oz. An American in Paris. even Gigi!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

jean hagen's so awesome in that

balls, Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

i love those donen-kelly pics - big ups to it's always fair weather - but minelli really is another level

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

an american in paris sucks balls in hell imo

zvookster, Sunday, 12 September 2010 22:24 (4 years ago) Permalink


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