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Postby Hunef » 2008-02-29, 21:27

Draven wrote:
Bjarn wrote:Braveheart? :lol:

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

And decapitated? :?
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
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Postby Bjarn » 2008-03-01, 0:50

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
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Postby Gormur » 2008-03-04, 12:32

The Mirror (Зеркало)

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

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Postby Narbleh » 2008-03-04, 15:35

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
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Postby SamD » 2008-03-07, 18:32

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.

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Postby Anesthesia » 2008-03-18, 17:15

Elling! Perfect :D

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Postby Alcadras » 2008-04-05, 19:33

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.
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Postby Hunef » 2008-04-05, 21:36

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.)
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Postby Tenebrarum » 2008-04-06, 3:04

Hunef wrote:Predator (1987) is one of my favourite movies.)

Arny looks really good in it :yep:
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Postby sa wulfs » 2008-04-06, 10:40

Jurassic Park was amazing, dood.
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Postby Nero » 2008-04-06, 15:17

I always liked "Raiders of the Lost Ark", for some reason.

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Postby Hunef » 2008-04-06, 18:03

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.
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Postby Makrasiroutioun » 2008-04-07, 0:07

Heat with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer.

Best bank robbery movie, hands down.


Ararat too was really good.

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Postby Drake » 2008-04-16, 1:50

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

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Postby Zorba » 2008-04-16, 3:24

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

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Postby Anesthesia » 2008-04-26, 17:13

"La lengua de las mariposas". Very cute.

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Postby Dminor » 2008-04-26, 20:22

Back to the Future. :boogi:
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Postby North » 2008-04-26, 21:19

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.

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Postby Tenebrarum » 2008-04-27, 3:06

The Green Mile. I can watch that film over and over and over again without being bored.
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Postby Oleksij » 2008-04-27, 12:08

Ronin...

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