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Since I'm bored, here's my top 20

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 3:41 pm
by HenryGinsberg
1. The Godfather+The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
2. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
3. Citizen Kane (Welles)
4. The Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
5. Star Wars trilogy (Lucas, Kershner, Maquand)
6. Jules et Jim (Truffaut)
7. Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
8. Dollars trilogy (Leone)
9. The Rules of the Game (Renoir)
10. Jean de Florette (Berri)
11. Schindler's List (Spielberg)
12. Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi)
13. 8 1/2 (Fellini)
14. Blade Runner (Scott)
15. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)
16. Goodfellas (Scorsese)
17. Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein)
18. The Exorcist (Freidkin)
19. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
20. Breathless (Godard)

Films which almost got into the top 20,

Vertigo (Hitchcock)
The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
L'age D'or (Bunuel)
2001 (Kubrick)
Rashomon (Kurosawa)
Once Upon A Time in America (Leone)

Re: Since I'm bored, here's my top 20

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 5:00 pm
by pre-tender
i m glad to know that i m not the only one who is bored and lemme give a bit good-film-to-see list here but i think more then 20 :)
in random order:
Schindler's List (Speilberg)
Saving Private Ryan (Speilberg)
Pi (Darren Aronofsky)
Amadeus (Milos Forman)
Fargo (Coen Bros.)
The Man Who Wasnt There (Coen Bros.)
Memento (Chirstopher Nolan)
Amelie (Jena-Pierre Jeunet)
Titanic (James cameron)
A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
The Others (Alejandro Amenabar)
Donus-The Return (Turkan Soray)
Selvi Boylum, Al Yazmalim-The Girl With Red Scarf (Atif Yilmaz)
Being John Malkowich (Spike Jonze)
Das Boot (Wolfgang Peterson)
Fight Club (David Fincher)
Game (David Fincher)
Gladiator (Ridley Scott)
The Piano (Jane Campion)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ( Ang Lee)
Matrix (Waschowsky Bros.)
Some Like it Hot (Wilder)
Truman Show (Peter Weir)

Re: Since I'm bored, here's my top 20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 9:17 am
by john-5
Have you come across YMDB? - you can list your top 20, and the 5 other users with closest affinity will be highlighted. As you have Sansho in your 20 (and other good ones, of course), Henry, please do enter! And everyone else here, too; the site there could do with some more decent lists, as it's overloaded with latest Hollywood. Surprise, surprise.

1.Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi)
2.Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
3.Paris Texas (Wenders)
4.Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi)
5.Sunrise (Murnau)
6.Mirror (Tarkovsky)
7.Alice in the Cities (Wenders)
8.Maborosi (Kore-eda)
9.The Green Ray/Summer (Rohmer)
10.North by North West (Hitchcock)
11.La Regle du Jeu (Renoir)
12.Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
13.Abraham Valley (Oliveira)
14.2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
15.Some Like it Hot (Wilder)
16.Late Spring (Ozu)
17.Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls)
18.Tales of the Taira Clan (Mizoguchi)
19.Celine and Julie go Boating (Rivette)
20.Vertigo (Hitchcock)

Re: Since I'm bored, here's my top 20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:16 pm
by somegreatmovies
I wasn't going to list mine again, but since john-5 did. and it's just plain fun. (In no order, and will change constantly, but interesting, nonetheless).
1. The Visitation (Nick Dorsky)
2. Nissan Arriana Window (Ken Jacobs)
3. The Man Who Invented Gold (MacLaine)
4. Anticipation of the Night (Brakhage)
5. LMNO (Breer)
6. Meshes of the Afternoon
7. The Back Steps (Pierce)
8. The General
9. God's Stepchildren
10. Band Wagon
11. Killer of Sheep
12. The Warriors
13. Rio Bravo
14. Shock Corridor
15. The Thin Red Line
16. Six O'Clock News
17. Where is the Friends Home?
18. Van Gogh
19. The Straight Story
20. In a Year of 13 Moons

Re: Since I'm bored, here's my top 20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:08 pm
by john-5
Very avant-garde! Some Brakhage and other avant-garde films, including Anticipation of the Night (which i've not seen), have finally become available on dvd/video in Britain, but my usual source are only selling not renting them. I'm tempted but it could be an expensive risk! I'll try some persuasion over rental, first.

The General; i presume it's the Keaton masterpiece on your list, (not the Boorman). Anyway, a good chance to plug it as Brecon film society (Wales)' next screening on 7th April. With live, specially composed musical accompaniment- promises to be a grand entertainment. Our resident composer gets to know these silent films very intimately (in fact better than anyone), as he's a perfectionist about timing the score to fit the images and mood- which certainly isn't the case with many others i've come across. All too often the music on video/dvd for silent films feels like it could have been written for any film. Lazy!

The Band Wagon just missd out on my 20, but it really is wonderful. The second half, the extended Girl Hunt sequence and the closing speech by Cyd Charisse (which always has me gulping- good old Fred) in particular. It just pips Singin in the Rain, imo.

Re: Since I'm bored, here's my top 20

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2003 5:11 am
by bigpoppa_2059
RIP Stan Brakhage. A true pioneer. Ask me a week ago I'd say different things. As of this second:

Story of the Late Chrysantheum (Mizoguchi)
Late Spring (Ozu)
Spirited Away (Miyazaki)
L'Atalante (Vigo)
ehhh...I can't get into it right now.

Anyone else watch Trading Spaces on TLC? I am addicted to this show and now I TiVO it like crazy. I am obsessed and even watch the BBC original, Changing Rooms. Am I gay or does anyone else here love this show?

Re: Since I'm bored, here's my top 20

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2003 4:57 pm
by Gaz
I can't believe Changing Rooms gets exported to America. Just goes to show your public is as bad as ours.

Re: Since I'm bored, here's my top 20

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 2:37 am
by wpqx
I'm sure I've done this before, but its always fun.
1. Citizen Kane (Welles)
2. The Godfather (Coppala)
3. All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
5. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
6. Star Wars Trilogy (Lucas)
7. 8 1/2 (Fellini)
8. Pulp Fiction (Tarrantino)
9. Apocalypse Now (Coppala)
10. Singin' in the Rain' (Donen and Kelly)
11. Ordinary People (Redford)
12. The Shining (Kubrick)
13. To Live (Yimou)
14. Schindler's List (Speilberg)
15. La Dolce Vita (Fellini)
16. Casablanca (Curtiz)
17. All that Jazz (Fosse)
18. On the Waterfront (Kazan)
19. Dances WIth Wolves (Costner)
20. Ben-Hur (Wyler)
Sorry for all the many American films. It has been a while since this list has been updated.