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Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:20 am
by Don Lope de Aguirre
Mine is between these 5:

Dead Man (Jarmusch)
The Godfather (Coppola)
Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
Chinatown (Polanski)
Once Upon a Time in America (Leone)

I'm leaning towards Dead Man, but those other four are hard to leave out.

Have yet to see a Cassavetes film.

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:10 am
by Anasazie
Directed by an American or mostly funded by Americans?

If it's the former then i'd punt for Faces.

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:53 am
by Don Lope de Aguirre
Directed by an American.

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:54 am
by Anasazie
After 10 mins of though, it'd probably be the same answer anyway.

Neither Leone nor Polanski are A-merican though.

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:02 am
by Don Lope de Aguirre
Ehhh, you're right. Both films are in English though, and I believe both were released in American theatres before any other country. Not too sure though.

Just, whatever you think is an American film, you can choose.

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:41 am
by Anasazie
Cool, still the same answer

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:44 am
by Don Lope de Aguirre
I'll have to watch Faces then.

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:43 pm
by wpqx
A Woman Under the Influence would get my vote for Cassavettes best (sorry if misspelled). As for your question, I'd go for the obvious Citizen Kane, which meets both your criteria.

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:15 pm
by Anasazie
Woman is generally the most highly regarded Cassavetes work, unfortunately again due to it being his most accessible.

Re: Favorite American film?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:35 am
by smurfrevolt
I'm partial to Rushmore.