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« #30 : October 14, 2004, 02:59:24 PM »

...or hang out in Coffee Shops all day ;)
Or that there are fields of tulips everywhere, with mills by every side... ;D


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« #31 : October 14, 2004, 03:01:48 PM »

i dunno aaronson... i just can't see how anyone could have the godfather number 1... not to mention the godfather part 2 number 2... yet alot of people do... i just don't see it, and maybe it's because i'm not a fan of the genre.

as for the rest of the list... well done... i haven't seen a lot of them... but the ones i have seen are well placed... nice to see dr strangelove and the blues brothers getting some love.
If you see The Godfather just as a genre film, than, well I don't know what to say anymore...


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« #32 : October 14, 2004, 03:30:21 PM »

i'm trying to find an excuse for you to love, what i believe to be a bad film. i don't really believe that there are genre films... there are plenty of movies that rise above and are enjoyed by both fans and haters of that genre... OUATIA is one of those... i hate the gangster genre... but i love ouatia, i'm just sorry that godfather can't do the same thing.

« : October 14, 2004, 03:32:28 PM grandpa_chum »

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« #33 : October 14, 2004, 03:38:43 PM »

since you asked... heres what i have on my list so far... bash away... no hard feelings aaronson... btw, this is just movies that scored at least a 60 that i've seen since september 1st 2004... so niether godfather films have been seen since then so wouldn't be on here.... doesn't translate from excel spreadsheet too well, but you can get the point.... i just copied and pasted



1   98   Once Upon A Time In The West   Sergio Leone   1968
2   98   Once Upon A Time In America   Sergio Leone   1984
3   98   Apocalypse Now   Francis Ford Coppola   1979
4   97   The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly   Sergio Leone   1966
5   97   Dr. Strangelove   Stanley Kubrick   1964
6   97   Once Upon A Time... The Revolution   Sergio Leone   1971
7   95   Rudy   David Anspaugh   1993
8   94   The Quiet Man   John Ford   1952
9   94   Shawshank Redemption   Frank Darabont   1994
10   94   Fistful Of Dollars   Sergio Leone   1964
11   93   Psycho   Alfred Hitchcock   1960
12   90   Keoma   Enzo Castellari   1976
13   88   Punch Drunk Love   Paul Thomas Anderson   2002
14   88   The Searchers   John Ford   1956
15   88   High Noon   Fred Zinnemann   1952
16   88   3:10 To Yuma   Delmer Daves   1957
17   86   Bull Durham   Ron Shelton   1988
18   85   Pulp Fiction   Quentin Tarantino   1994
19   84   ┬┐Quien Sabe?   Damiano Damiani   1967
20   83   Rope!   Alfred Hitchcock   1948
21   82   Kansas City Confidential   Phil Karlson   1952
22   81   Stagecoach   John Ford   1939
23   81   Jaws   Steven Speilberg   1975
24   81   Traffic   Steven Soderbergh   2000
25   81   Vertigo   Alfred Hitchcock   1958
26   81   The Royal Tenenbaums   Wes Anderson   2001
27   81   Blues Brothers   John Landis   1980
28   81   The Man Who Knew Too Much   Alfred Hitchcock   1956
29   80   Casablanca   Michael Curtiz   1942
30   80   Rocky   John G. Avildsen   1976
31   80   Big   Penny Marshall   1988
32   80   Bottle Rocket   Wes Anderson   1994
33   79   Full Metal Jacket   Stanley Kubrick   1987
34   78   The Trouble With Harry   Alfred Hitchcock   1955
35   78   Vision Quest   Harold Becker   1985
36   77   Parenthood   Ron Howard   1989
37   77   Magnolia   Paul Thomas Anderson   1999
38   75   Adventure   Victor Fleming   1945
39   75   Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind   Michel Gondry   2004
40   75   Deliverance   John Boorman   1972
41   72   The Commancheros   Michael Curtiz & John Wayne   1961
42   71   Firecreek   Vincent McEveety   1968
43   71   Urban Cowboy   James Bridges   1980
44   66   Fight Club   David Fincher   1999
45   66   Topaz   Alfred Hitchcock   1969
46   65   Hoosiers   David Anspaugh   1986
47   60   True Grit   Henry Hathaway   1969
48   60   Tootsie   SIdney Pollack   1982



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« #34 : October 15, 2004, 08:13:53 AM »

i'm trying to find an excuse for you to love, what i believe to be a bad film. i don't really believe that there are genre films... there are plenty of movies that rise above and are enjoyed by both fans and haters of that genre... OUATIA is one of those... i hate the gangster genre... but i love ouatia, i'm just sorry that godfather can't do the same thing.
Masterful storytelling, some of the greatest actors the US has ever known giving one of their finest performances (Brando, Pacino and the underrated Cazale for example), great art direction, beautiful cinematography, what's not to love?


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« #35 : October 15, 2004, 10:30:04 AM »

Grandpa_Chum: I can't believe this!! Is there really no room in your list for "The Wild Bunch"??? Not even as number 50 instead of "Tootsie"???

This really puzzles me: nobody mentioned "The Wild Bunch", yet Peckinpah always admitted that he was inspired by Leone and that without seeing Leone's movies, he couldn't have shot "The Wild Bunch"!!
C'mon guys, don't tell me I'm the only one who loves this movie (after Leone's of course): I'm sure it was just a massive oversight, right????
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P.S. What about "Big Wednesday"? Nothing to do with Leone, yet in my humble opinion a very good movie.
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« #36 : October 15, 2004, 01:51:54 PM »

David Aaronson, i have to admit i didnt get The Godfather's huge reputation straight away. i knew it was good but after the second viewing it hit me. I still dont think its as good as OUATIA, but then im biased.

As for The Wild Bunch, overrated. Good, but overrated. Another one's Unforgiven. Sure its good, but nowhere near the greatness of Leone. And people who say its Eastwood's greatest western cant have seen the Dollars Trilogy.


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« #37 : October 15, 2004, 02:38:02 PM »

Grandpa_Chum: I can't believe this!! Is there really no room in your list for "The Wild Bunch"??? Not even as number 50 instead of "Tootsie"???

This really puzzles me: nobody mentioned "The Wild Bunch", yet Peckinpah always admitted that he was inspired by Leone and that without seeing Leone's movies, he couldn't have shot "The Wild Bunch"!!
C'mon guys, don't tell me I'm the only one who loves this movie (after Leone's of course): I'm sure it was just a massive oversight, right????
 ;)
P.S. What about "Big Wednesday"? Nothing to do with Leone, yet in my humble opinion a very good movie.
Grandpa, tell me what you think!


see the thing is i didn't just make a list off of the top of my head... the only movies on the list are the ones i've seen since i started making the list... i'm sure the wild bunch will be up there in the top 100 and i'm sure tootsie will be bumped out eventually or at least out of the top 150, i hope in about a year or so to be at 300... trying to make it about a new movie every day or so


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« #38 : October 15, 2004, 04:00:47 PM »

As for The Wild Bunch, overrated. Good, but overrated. Another one's Unforgiven. Sure its good, but nowhere near the greatness of Leone. And people who say its Eastwood's greatest western cant have seen the Dollars Trilogy.

Good points. I think our expectations of films plays a big part in how much we actually like them. A friend of mine who has almost identical taste in film bought the Wild Bunch on video, expecting it to be a little-above-average revisionist western, then started raving to me how it was his favourite non-spaghetti and almost a rival to Leone. He lent me the vid, and I watched it expecting it to be almost a rival to Leone and found it to be... a little-above-average revisionist western.


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« #39 : May 15, 2005, 12:06:24 PM »

Fellas, fellas, just 2 movies by person!!!
Here are mine:

- Blade Runner
- Aguirre (Werner Herzog)


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