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1  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU Remake on: April 09, 2005, 02:16:14 AM

hmm... interesting terminology. Il Tramonto... are you homophobic?

Haha, no. It's just a term that us cool kids nowadays use to describe something that is bad or "sucks." My apologies to any homosexual members that had to read that.
2  General Information / General Discussion / Re: New OUATITW Book on: March 28, 2005, 11:43:55 AM
That's awesome. It's been a while since i've read anything, but i'll definitely be picking this up.
3  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU Remake on: March 28, 2005, 11:23:35 AM
I came up with an idea a long time ago where QT would direct a semi-remake with John Travolta as The Good, Steve Buscemi as The Ugly, and Harvey Keitel/Samuel L. Jackson as The Bad....and they find out about a briefcase with a shitload of cash in it and either go around from warehouse to warehouse in L.A. looking for it or go to some Caribbean Island somewhere or something retarded like that


but anything else would be gay
4  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Trailer on: November 24, 2004, 10:05:26 PM
anybody know if a trailer for this movie exists, or if there is anywhere that i can view it online?
5  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re:Bogdanovich on: October 20, 2004, 10:37:29 AM
So what parts of the film did Leone not direct? Anybody know?
6  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Best Opening Sequence ever? on: October 17, 2004, 11:27:50 PM
How about.....ENTER THE DRAGON!!!!! Roll Eyes

Yeah, that part with Bruce kicking Sammo Hung's ass was classic! And the main theme song is definetly badass also
7  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Leone's personal favourites on: October 17, 2004, 11:20:26 PM
He speaked about the music he loved in "Conversations with Sergio Leone".

can you order this book anywhere?
8  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Music in films on: October 16, 2004, 08:54:51 PM
Kitano and Hisaishi
9  General Information / General Discussion / Re:The genius of any film you like on: October 13, 2004, 09:02:35 AM


to Il Tramonto:
I do believe Hana-Bi is Kitano's masterpiece. It's far more esthetic than Sonatine, and has a better story in my humble opinion. Sonatine is funnier though...

Artistically I could see why people call Hana-Bi Kitano's best, but to me the whole film was like watching a painting in motion. That's not a bad thing, but I just felt like I couldn't really connect with the characters and that everything was being done more for "art" instead of some deep message. I do think Sonatine should have had the guys playing around on the island for maybe 10 more minutes or so, but this is probably the Kitano movie that's had a heaviest impact on me so far. Still haven't seen Dolls, Boiling Point, or Violent Cop though.
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Aguirre: Zorn des Gottes (Wrath of God) on: October 13, 2004, 12:15:13 AM
He's also going to be in the upcoming movie The Motorcycle Diaries, about a time in Che Guevera's life before he became a Revolutionary. And that looks very interesting. While I thought the 2nd and 3rd story in Amores Perros were pretty good, I absolutely loved the first part. I kinda wish that the whole movie would have just been that one story.
11  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Kill Bill Vol.2 on: October 13, 2004, 12:10:15 AM

Yes I thought of High Plains Drifter when I saw that, and Omar Sharif's first scene in Lawrence Of Arabia.

I was more reminded of the flashbacks with Henry Fonda's character walking through the desert in Once Upon a Time in the West.

And I think it's bullshit how people brush QT's fans as just being "idiot fanboys" because certain people enjoy his work and find his movies entertaining, and they don't. No I don't think QT is God; one of the main reasons I like him (as a person) so much is that he just seems like some normal guy that knows a whole lot about different genres of film and just loves to discuss movies in general. I'm a "fan" of his first three films, but I'm practically obsessed with Kill Bill. That and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly are tied for being my favorite film of all time. If you don't like QT and/or his films, fine. But don't condescend to those that actually do like him and his films just because you have a different opinion.
12  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Leone's personal favourites on: October 12, 2004, 11:15:52 PM
The opening carriage scene of Fistful of Dynamite was inspired by Luis Bunuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeouse. Anybody seen this film? It sounds very interesting.
13  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Leone's League on: October 12, 2004, 11:05:45 PM
Kubrick
Kurosawa
Hitchcock
Tarantino (in terms of entertainment value)
Takeshi Kitano
Bunuel
Polanski
14  General Information / General Discussion / Re:The genius of any film you like on: October 12, 2004, 10:59:17 PM
Well, nobody replied but I'm gonna do it anyway.

1. The Godfather (F.F. Coppola, 1972)
2. The Godfather Part II (F.F. Coppola, 1974)
3. Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)
4. Apocalypse Now (F.F. Coppola, 1979)
5. Shichinin no samurai (The Seven Samurai) (Kurosawa, 1954)
6. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
7. C'era una volta il West (Once Upon A Time In The West) (Leone, 1968)
8. Mononoke-Hime (Princess Mononoke) (Miyazaki, 1997)
9. Once Upon a Time in America (Leone, 1984)
10. Rashômon (Kurosawa, 1950)
11. On The Waterfront (Kazan, 1954)
12. Akahige (Red Beard) (Kurosawa, 1965)
13. Ying xiong (Hero) (Yimou, 2002)
14. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away) (Miyazaki, 2001)
15. Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992)
16. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love The Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
17. Hotaru no haka (Grave Of The Fireflies) (Takahata, 1988)
18. The Deer Hunter (Cimino, 1978)
19. The Blues Brothers (Landis, 1980)
20. Da hong deng long gao gao gua (Raise The Red Lantern) (Yimou, 1991)
21. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
22. Sling Blade (Thornton, 1996)
23. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) (Leone, 1966)
24. The Killing Fields (Joffé, 1984)
25. The Big Lebowski (Coen, 1998)
26. Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (Hill, 1969)
27. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Forman, 1975)
28. Lost In Translation (S. Coppola, 2003)
29. Hana-Bi (Kitano, 1997)
30. 2001: A Space Odyssey ((Kubrick, 1968)
31. Metoroporisu (Metropolis) (Rintaro, 2001)
32. American Beauty (Mendes, 1999)
33. Glory (Zwick, 1989)
34. The Straight Story (Lynch, 1999)
35. In The Heat Of The Night (Jewison, 1967)
36. Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (Laputa: Castle in the Sky) (Miyazaki, 1986)
37. Majo no takkyubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service) (Miyazaki, 1989)
38. Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro) (Miyazaki, 1988)
39. Kikujiro no natsu (Kitano, 1999)
40. La Haine (Kassovitz, 1995)
41. Wo Hu Cang Long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (Ang Lee, 2000)
42. Alien (R. Scott, 1979)
43. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
44. High Noon (Zinnemann, 1952)
45. Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)
46. Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (Jeunet, 2001)
47. Dog Day Afternoon (Lumet, 1975)
48. Die xue shuang xiong (The Killer) (Woo, 1989)
49. Per qualche dollaro in più (For A Few Dollars More) (Leone, 1965)
50. Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)
51. Sanjuro (Kurosawa, 1962)
52. Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars) (Leone, 1964)
53. Heisei Tanuki Gassen Pompoko (Pom Poko) (Takahata, 1994)
54. Network (Lumet, 1976)
55. Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
56. The Fisher King (Gilliam, 1991)
57. The Thin Red Line (Malick, 1998)
58. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
59. Kagemusha (Kurosawa, 1980)
60. Amadeus (Forman, 1984)
61. The Godfather Part III (F.F. Coppola, 1990)
62. Das Experiment (Hirschbiegel, 2001)
63. Heat (Mann, 1995)
64. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick,1971)
65. Kumonosu jô (Throne Of Blood) (Kurosawa, 1957)
66. Glengarry Glen Ross (Foley, 1992)
67. Rain Man (Levinson, 1988)
68. Serpico (Lumet, 1973)
69. Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
70. The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1942)
71. The Sting (Hill, 1973)
72. Magnolia (P.T. Anderson, 1999)
73. Jackie Brown (Tarantino, 1997)
74. Open Range (Costner, 2003)
75. Brazil (Gilliam, 1985)
76. Yume (Dreams) (Kurosawa, 1990)
77. Dogville (Von Trier, 2003)
78. The Dead Zone (Cronenberg, 1983)
79. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
80. The Big Sleep (Hawks, 1946)
81. Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)
82. Ghost World (Zwigoff, 2001)
83. The Searchers (Ford, 1956)
84. Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001)
85. Kidzu ritan (Kids Return) (Kitano, 1996)
86. Siunin Wong Fei-hung tsi titmalau (Iron Monkey) (Woo-ping, 1993)
87. Wong Fei-Hung (Once Upon A Time In China) (Hark, 1991)
88. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992)
89. Return Of The King (P. Jackson, 2003)
90. The Untouchables (De Palma, 1987)
91. Key Largo (Huston, 1948)
92. Fargo (Coen, 1996)
93. Big Fish (Burton, 2003)
94. Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
95. Dirty Harry (Siegel, 1971)
96. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)
97. The Shawshank Redemption (Darabont, 1992)
98. Dangerous Liaisons (Frears, 1988)
99. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001)
100. The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)


Kids Return, Empire Strikes Back, Donnie Darko, Iron Monkey, 2001. Nice. About 5 or so of the movies on your list are in my top 10 favorite movies. Takeshi Kitano is one of my new favorite directors, but I have to disagree with everybody that Hana-Bi is his masterpiece. I think Sonatine is his best film personally, but my favorite of his is (if not Sonatine), Brother or Kids Return.
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Tarantino on: October 12, 2004, 10:53:32 PM
Yeah, I know. All i'm saying is that I thought V2 would have more of a SW influence. That doesn't make it any less of a movie though, imo.
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