ILX All-Time Film and Morbsies Poll: RESULTS Thread for ILX's Favorite Movies, Films, Cinema, Flicks & Moving Pictures

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30. BARRY LYNDON (Stanley Kubrick, 1975, UK) [883.23 points; 13 votes; Morbs silver]
S&S: 39 | TSPDT: 48 | BOXD: 86

MORBS SEZ: "Barry Lyndon and The Long Goodbye are both masterworks … I've come to think Lyndon just might be greater than Nashville … It has wit. It is not a comedy … are ppl who call Lyndon dull judging it by wham-bam standards? There's quite a lot going on. Pirates of the Caribbean, now THAT'S boring."

Barry Lyndon is only watchable on percocet
― flappy bird, Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:31 PM

Eyes Wide Shut is pretty bad though, but Barry Lyndon is still more boring to me somehow.
― Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, January 19, 2005 5:28 PM

think Barry Lyndon is hilarious, but others may disagree
― d-_-b (mh), Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:22 PM

The compositions in it are pretty crazy. There probably isn't another movie that looks like it (except other Kubesies)
― turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:22 PM

Jaws, Nashville, Barry Lyndon are good films by great directors that I never want to rewatch.
― Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, June 21, 2009 9:18 AM

barry lyndon is a practically flawless film
― latebloomer: none of th movies make scence but they r good. (latebloomer), Sunday, November 5, 2006 10:47 PM

which doesn't make it great
― gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, November 5, 2006 10:52 PM

Apparently, "bad" movies from great directors are among my favorite movies ever. Great directors ought to make "bad" movies more often... instead of "good" ones
― Eric H. (Eric H.), Tuesday, October 21, 2003 12:16 AM

i think it's easily his best film.
― jed_ (jed), Friday, October 27, 2006 9:41 AM

a great film, Kubrick's best after his co-directing job on A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, and a movie I want to see again right now.
― Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:54 AM

considering we're surrounded with ppl who routinely rank Kid A over OK Computer, I'm betting Barry Lyndon will win this poll.
― Stevie D, Thursday, April 5, 2007 3:06 AM

Barry Lyndon is not Kubrick's Kid A though. 2001 may be his OK Computer however.
― DavidM, Thursday, April 5, 2007 3:12 AM

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 14:30 (two months ago) link

<3 duck soup
harpos funniest

nxd, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 14:31 (two months ago) link

Crap, that's a Morbs silver too.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 14:31 (two months ago) link

Absolute textbook gabbneb in those quotes lol

imago, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 14:32 (two months ago) link

This is the one Kubrick I'm happy to see place. mark s has pointed out that, while Kubrick in general is seen as cold and distant, this film is very sad.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 14:32 (two months ago) link

Barry Lyndon is pretty entertaining, Morbs is right, and Kubrick's fetish for composition maybe at its zenith. I know this is a boring complaint, but I do think Ryan O'Neal hurts it. He's OK, but a better actor could have turned that into a great performance.

It is more fun than Eyes Wide Shut.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 14:44 (two months ago) link

This is Kubrick's best film. Paths of Glory also good but no need for that or anything else of his to place. That is all.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 14:47 (two months ago) link

Patrick Magee is so good in this.

calzino, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 14:56 (two months ago) link

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29. THE GREEN RAY (Eric Rohmer, 1986, France) [900.88 points; 8 votes; Morbs silver]
S&S: 265 | TSPDT: 312 | BOXD: DNP

MORBS SEZ: "Summer (Le Rayon Vert) is transcendent, his best of the last 25 years … gabbneb gtfo"

Rohmer is life tbh
― hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:42 AM

I finally saw The Green Ray 💚
― flappy bird, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:09 PM

based on the evidence (Pauline on the Beach, Summer, Boyfriends and Girlfriends) the '80s were Rohmer's best decade.
― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, August 29, 2016 5:57 PM

would recommend THE GREEN RAY to sell anyone on Rohmer.
― Chris L, Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:41 AM

Le Rayon Vert has to be the Rohmer film I enjoyed watching the most the very first time. I watched it when trapped in my house for seven days during a freeze. The character seemed annoyingly neurotic to me when the film began but I quickly sympathized and understood her issues and came to like that character more and more.
― *tera, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:32 PM

"Le Rayon Vert" (Summer) is a bit sub-par IMHO and probably the weakest of the 'Comédies et Proverbes' cycle, my favorite of which is "L'ami de mon amie" (can't remember the English title, The Friend of my Friend?).
― Baaderonixx on a long black leash (Fabfunk), Wednesday, August 17, 2005 8:48 AM

'green ray' is hella dull
― henry miller, Monday, January 10, 2005 8:56 AM

Green Ray's wonderful. Love the story about how they had to wait a whole year to get the titular image on film because it didn't happen the year they were actually filming.
― a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:30 AM

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:07 (two months ago) link

Oh Henry miller where are you now

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:09 (two months ago) link

Dunno if it's one of the greatest films of all time but it's 100% got some of the greatest fits.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:09 (two months ago) link

Wow, I didn't expect this.

Basically my favourite film ever. It makes me so happy.

jmm, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:11 (two months ago) link

It's really good, and probably his best run of films.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:12 (two months ago) link

This had a nice ending, but basically I don't get Rohmer. I liked La Collectioneuse and the two historical films he did in the mid 70s best.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:12 (two months ago) link

Big, pleasant surprise. Well done.

Chris L, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:22 (two months ago) link

lettuce is a friend

devvvine, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:24 (two months ago) link

Rohmer is hit and miss for me. In fact I watched four adventures of reinette and mirabelle last night and it really didn't work apart from the first section, the blue hour, and that was quite similar to the green ray, which is among my 5 favourite films of all time, finding magic in transcending the quotidian

ignore the blue line (or something), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:27 (two months ago) link

Aww

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:28 (two months ago) link

more than the sum of it's parts doesn't do it justice, it's a work of pure conjuring. seems to restore me everytime i see it. the most gorgeous 16mm photography too.

devvvine, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:29 (two months ago) link

And I'll repeat: Rohmer really got going in the 1980s.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:31 (two months ago) link

Full Moon in Paris is fascinating for taking place when Paris itself was shifting into '80s mode.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:32 (two months ago) link

boyfriends and girlfriends is indeed a banger. moments where the whole film seems to exist for rohmer to play with colour blocking using clothing.

devvvine, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:33 (two months ago) link

Delphine is one of the most relatable characters in film to me - her reticence and indecisiveness, the way she shuts down or opens up depending on how she thinks she's perceived by the people around her, the hilarious awkwardness of the vegetarianism scene. Marie Rivière conveys it all perfectly.

The simplicity of scale is wonderful too, how much you can accomplish with such a basic setup.

jmm, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:34 (two months ago) link

Love Barry Lyndon, it and the shining were the only Kubrick I liked until I saw the early noirs recently

plax (ico), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:36 (two months ago) link

Rivière unafraid to be churlish too.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:36 (two months ago) link

In addition to everything else it's a very funny film about Ireland in quotes

plax (ico), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:37 (two months ago) link

I prefer Hong sangsoo to rohmer

plax (ico), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:38 (two months ago) link

i haven't seen the green ray. let's look up a description.

"A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation."

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adam t. (abanana), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:40 (two months ago) link

Noted.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:40 (two months ago) link

I prefer Hong sangsoo to rohmer

― plax (ico), Tuesday,

Interesting comparison. More goes on in a Hong film as they also chatter about nothing.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:41 (two months ago) link

It's funnier than that description makes it sound. Basically a series of aborted attempts to take a vacation when nowhere is good enough.

jmm, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:44 (two months ago) link

Judging by the list so far I definitely see how they could lose you at "woman."

Chris L, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:47 (two months ago) link

Why watch a film when you can read a description?

ignore the blue line (or something), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:48 (two months ago) link

There's action, too! She invents a green ray, which she uses to secure world domination as a super-villain.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:48 (two months ago) link

re hong / rohmer. rohmer is def his daddy, but i think main difference is where rohmer was exploring the way cinema could advance existing literary traditions of narrative, particularly a sort of 19th c philosophical novel, hong is wrapped up in new possibilities of narrative engagement that can only exist in the moving image, and having the philosophy embodied in the structure rather than content.

devvvine, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:49 (two months ago) link

I've been slow to check out Hong for the petty reason that so many of the protagonists seem to work in the film business, but I guess I should finally remedy that.

Chris L, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 15:55 (two months ago) link

he's great

plax (ico), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:00 (two months ago) link

devvvine’s comment about hong / rohmer seems otm to me

Dan S, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:07 (two months ago) link

<<"A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation."

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Judging by the list so far I definitely see how they could lose you at "woman.">>

Ha! Please let me know of the existence of any films that fit the description of nothing but "a lonely Parisian woman."

This reminds me of one of my favorite Simpsons exchanges.

Homer: You can always write a depressing Broadway play of some kind.
Lisa: You think so?
Marge: Sure! It could be a story about people coming to terms with things.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:18 (two months ago) link

more movies about lonely Parisian women plz

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:36 (two months ago) link

Sorry all, Zing is refusing my post of #28. Gonna be an hour before I get back in front of a desktop.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:37 (two months ago) link

is it 'Jobs'?

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:41 (two months ago) link

well since there's time to kill...

S tier: green ray, tree mayor and the mediatheque, l'amie de mon amie, marquis of o, aviators wife, last night at mauds, perceval
A tier: tale of autumn, reinette and mirabelle, love in the afternoon, claire's knee, suzannes career, pauline on the beach, astree & celadon
B tier: triple agent, tale of winter, tale of summer full moon in paris, rendezvous in paris
C tier: the lady and the duke, a good marriage, sign of leo, collectioneuse, tale of springtime, bakery girl

devvvine, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:45 (two months ago) link

and appearance as 'the balzacien' in out 1 is, of course, essential

devvvine, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:49 (two months ago) link

What does the S in S tier mean? I know it's good, but...

clemenza, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:51 (two months ago) link

^^^Same Question. Shay d'oovre?

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:52 (two months ago) link

star, i've always assumed. idk it's a video game thing

devvvine, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:53 (two months ago) link

Smasterpiece.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 2 November 2021 16:54 (two months ago) link


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