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Posted: 2008-02-29, 21:27
by Hunef
Draven wrote:
Bjarn wrote:Braveheart? :lol:

Over the top :lol: I wish Mel Gibson were actually beheaded :?

And decapitated? :?

Posted: 2008-03-01, 0:50
by Bjarn
Hunef wrote:
Draven wrote:
Bjarn wrote:Braveheart? :lol:

Over the top :lol: I wish Mel Gibson were actually beheaded :?

And decapitated? :?


Well, since both mean the same thing...


Oh I hate Mel Gibson, I wish it were any but him who played William Wallace. :x
But I can't help but like Braveheart

Posted: 2008-03-04, 12:32
by Gormur
The Mirror (Зеркало)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072443/

Tarkovsky was a genius.

Posted: 2008-03-04, 15:35
by Narbleh
I'm tempted to say Eraserhead for the powerful imagery, directing, and music score, but then I realize that I don't know what the hell that movie was about (and neither does David Lynch) so I abstain :P

Posted: 2008-03-07, 18:32
by SamD
Chocolat

Amélie

The Bicycle Thief

This is a very difficult question for me because I am a serious movie addict. It's almost like asking a father to name his favorite child.

Posted: 2008-03-18, 17:15
by Anesthesia
Elling! Perfect :D

Posted: 2008-04-05, 19:33
by Alcadras
I'm not interested in Hollywood movies. That does not mean i dislike them at all. I just don't like today's films. That is why, my list consists of mostly European cinema.

Since the question asks "the best", it is hard to answer it but let me write the ones which are in my all times favorites and have special place in me.

1)Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996)
The one that i like MOST. I have watched all of his films. I try to analyze and write essays about his cinema. I am thinking of preparing a super-detailed research paper.
Blue and A Short Film About Love are my favorites.

2)Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)
Bergman is special for me with Kieslowski. Persona (1966), Skammen (1968) and Det Sjunde inseglet (1957) are my favorites.
Persona is different because i wasted my times on analyzing this film, reading Freud to explore this film further.


To sum up, if you really ask me to give my all times favorite film, i could say Persona.

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I want to add that Hitchcock is the biggest directors in Hollywood. The most important reason to this that there isn't any director neither before nor after him, who can process his ability of high tension to the films. He is still beyond reach.
I have been preparing a research paper about "Hitchcock and His Blondes", recently.

Posted: 2008-04-05, 21:36
by Hunef
Predator (1987) is one of my favourite movies.
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Great 80's action with innovative cgi effects. (As the cgi effects should have stayed. Jurassic Park (1993) destroyed it all.)

Posted: 2008-04-06, 3:04
by Tenebrarum
Hunef wrote:Predator (1987) is one of my favourite movies.)

Arny looks really good in it :yep:

Posted: 2008-04-06, 10:40
by sa wulfs
Jurassic Park was amazing, dood.

Posted: 2008-04-06, 15:17
by Nero
I always liked "Raiders of the Lost Ark", for some reason.

rah "chIllu'ta'bogh ngaSwI' nejwI'mey" vIparHa', meq noyHa'mo'.

Posted: 2008-04-06, 18:03
by Hunef
Nero wrote:I always liked "Raiders of the Lost Ark", for some reason.

Pre-cgi adventure movies are still the best.

Ironically, one of my old childhood friends has been seriously involved in the cgi business. (His homepage.) I remember Jurassic Park opened his eyes and triggered his interest for the subject. He was both very artistic and interested in computers, so since 15 years he's been improving his cgi skills. His first job in a big Hollywood movie project was Tomb Raider (2001), I think.

Posted: 2008-04-07, 0:07
by Makrasiroutioun
Heat with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer.

Best bank robbery movie, hands down.


Ararat too was really good.

Posted: 2008-04-16, 1:50
by Drake
My favorite movies include:

Braveheart
The Patriot
The Pianist
The Shawshank Redemption
American History x
The Notebook
Big Fish
American Beauty
Swat
Ghost Rider
Schindler's List

Usually I go for action movies.. Love Mel Gibson

Posted: 2008-04-16, 3:24
by Zorba
I loved Kenneth Branagh's Sleuth (2007) which I saw on the last transatlantic flight that I took. With only two actors, the setting confined to one house and most of the film in real-time, it risks being claustrophobic but I thought it was really thrilling and interesting psychologically. Michael Caine and Jude Law are superb, especially Caine. Most of the reviews seem to be negative (it only gets 37% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a middling 6.4 on IMDB but a few reviews, like me, have been very complimentary.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0857265/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmix3UgpAtM

Posted: 2008-04-26, 17:13
by Anesthesia
"La lengua de las mariposas". Very cute.

Posted: 2008-04-26, 20:22
by Dminor
Back to the Future. :boogi:

Posted: 2008-04-26, 21:19
by North
Life of Brian is probably my no. 1.. I always loved that sense of humour - the film refers to so many things, like critics of the English school (when Brian is forced to correct "Romanes eunt domus" to "Romani ite domum" with a sword to his throat), and of course it's about religious fanatism... and not to talk about the way it describes the many weird theories on Jesus' life - especially how he came to this world - that was around in the 70's (all the UFO-stories ect).

Another favourite is "Spinal Tap" - many of you probably don't know that movie, but everyone with interests in music and bands from the 70's should watch this.. it's a fictive documentary movie about how a band begins..ends..and reunites :lol: The ultimate cliché movie.

Posted: 2008-04-27, 3:06
by Tenebrarum
The Green Mile. I can watch that film over and over and over again without being bored.

Posted: 2008-04-27, 12:08
by Oleksij
Ronin...

The most ironic thing about that film is that you never find out what's in that case... :lol: