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Desert island movies

Postby jason » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:28 pm

Okay, let's assume you're going to be stuck on a desert island and can bring just 10 films with you. I had to think about this one a bit. The films need to stand up well to repeated viewings, obviously, plus cover enough genres for my various moods. Which films would you take?

Here's mine, in no particular order:
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988, Almodovar) - Had to include one Almodovar film... it was a tough call between this classic and Volver.
    Lost in Translation (2003, Coppola) - I lived in Tokyo for 10 years and choose this film to remember it by.
    Annie Hall (1977, Allen) - Need a good comedy to take along... vintage Woody.
    Halloween (1978, Carpenter) - Had to have at least one good horror film.
    Back to the Future (1985, Spielberg) - Just for fun. Who is old enough to remember Pepsi Free?
    Stolen Kisses (1968, Truffaut) - I had to sneak in one Antoine Doinel film.
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Capra) - My favorite film of all time, even if I watch it only once a year.
    The Godfather (1972, Coppola) - Many would choose the second film... but I'll take the first, with Brando.
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Leone, 1966) - What's a desert island list without a Western?
    Lord of the Rings (2001-2003, Jackson) - Okay, technically I suppose this should take up 3 of my choices... but who cares? One of the best films ever made, and doesn't get stale after repeat viewings. Although I will say I enjoy the scenes with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli much better than the scenes with Frodo and Sam. If I had to pick one I'd choose The Two Towers.
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Re: Desert island movies

Postby Michael McKay » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:48 am

Assuming I was on that desert island with a beautiful woman (if I was alone, I would take ten porn films), I would choose the following:

My favorite Mob Movie: GoodFellas
My favorite Sci-Fi Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey
My favorite films about Pornography: Boogie Nights
My favorite Musical: The Wizard of Oz
My favorite Comedy/Romance: City Lights
My favorite Samurai Film: The Seven Samuari
My favorite Horror Film: Psycho
My favorite Fantasty Film: The Lord of the Rings (the complete trilogy)
My favorite film about a Disturbed Youth: A Clockwork Orange
My favorite film about a Mad Conquistador: Aguirre: The Wrath of God
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Re: Desert island movies

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Re: Desert island movies

Postby kenji » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:53 pm

well, quite a lot i'd want with me!

Sansho the Bailiff
Alice in the Cities
Andrei Rublev
The Green Ray
North by Northwest
2001: A Space Odyssey
Rules of the Game
Paris Texas
Seven Samurai
Celine and Julie go Boating
Pather Panchali
Some Like it Hot
Abraham Valley
Mulholland Dr
Late Spring
The Band Wagon
Spirit of the Beehive
Tale of Tales
Eternity and a Day
Aniki Bobo
The Colour of Pomegranates
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Re: Desert island movies

Postby monopoly » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:44 pm

10 Desert island movies:
1. My Name is Nobody
2. Highway Patrolman
3. A Very Long Engagement
4. A Room With a View
5. Kontrol
6. The English Patient
7. Gorky Park
8. The Pink Panther
9. White
10. Hamlet (Zeffirelli)
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Re: Desert island movies

Postby gratefultiger » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:48 pm

My Desert island Set List
La Regle du Jeu
Sayat Nova
Tokyo Story
Nights Of Cabiria
Diary Of A Country Priest
La Grande Illusion
Sansho The Bailiff
Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors
The Wild Bunch
Duck Soup
The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith
Aguirre Wrath Of God
Dr Strange Love
The Grateful Dead Movie
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