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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 8:43 am    Post subject: new guy Reply with quote

Hi, I'm sixteen and I'm new to this forum. I was wondering if you guys would recommend some movies to me. I've just started to watch different kinds of movies and I'm interested in film. Any suggestions would be great. thanks
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The Third M?n
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 15. I'm sure that I, as well as the other members in this forum, will be able to help you.

I say, welcome. Have fun and post often.
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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello good sir! Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy yourself here.

There are so many recommendations to make, a list of hundreds is possible. Are you looking for anything in particular?
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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i was just looking for anything you think i absolutely need to watch
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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are some of your favorites
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Egad! Favorites. That list practically changes every week. These are my absolute favorite films, the ones that have stayed at the top of the list permanently:

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Third Man

Top Hat & Swing Time

The Bicycle Thief

Napoleon (the Abel Gance version)

Mon Oncle

City Lights

The General

The Kid Brother

Nosferatu (1922)

Le Samourai

Children of Paradise

Throne of Blood

8 1/2

The Grapes of Wrath

Rear Window

Double Indemnity

Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, The Lady Eve

Dude, I know I'm forgetting tons.
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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, i've only seen 2001, which was great. i'll definitely try to see some of those
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The Third M?n
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PostPosted: 02.28.2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my all time favourites are these:

I'll give you my [however rough as though it may be] Top 30 for now, actually.

01. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)

02. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

03. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)

04. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)

05. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)

06. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)

07. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)

08. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

09. The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 2001-2003)

10. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

11. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)

12. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2001)

13. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)

14. L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

15. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

16. Sleuth (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1972)

17. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)

18. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofski, 2000)

19. The Bicycle Thief (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)

20. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)

21. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)

22. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly,1952)

23. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)

24. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)

25. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)

26. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)

27. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)

28. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)

29. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

30. Les Diaboliques (1954, Henri-Georges Clouzot)

31. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)

32. The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)

33. The Elephant Man (1980, David Lynch)

34. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)

35. A Man For All Seasons (1966, Fred Zinnemann)
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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen quite a bit of those before, but i'll try to rent some of the others
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beltmann
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where do we begin? Matt's and Lime's lists are good places to start. I'll only add a link to something I wrote a few years back: The Best Films of the Century.

Eric
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A belated welcome, Al. Here's my stock top ten list:

Alien (Scott, 1979)

Blade Runner (Scott, 1994)

Raising Arizona (Coen Brothers, 1987)

Eraserhead (Lynch, 1977)

Dead Ringers (Cronenberg, 1988)

The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991)

Princess Mononoke (Myazaki, 1997)

Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)

The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941)

Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my top ten. These aren't set in stone, and they'll probably change the next time someone asks me. All of them however are well worth seeking out, in my humble opinion.

1. Battle Royale (dir. Kinji Fukasaku, 2001)

2. Cemetery Man (dir. Michele Soavi, 1994)

3. The Experiment (dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2001)

4. The Beyond (dir. Lucio Fulci, 1981)

5. Run Lola Run (dir. Tom Tykwer, 1998)

6. Day of the Dead (dir. George Romero, 1985)

7. Donnie Darko (dir. Richard Kelly, 2001)

8. Tenebre (dir. Dario Argento, 1982)

9. The Thing (dir. John Carpenter, 1982)

10. Uzumaki (dir. Higuchinsky, 2000)
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The Third M?n
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim Harper wrote:
Here's my top ten.


I take it that you're a big fan of horror and science fiction.
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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow I didnt think that many would reply. Thanks for all of your suggestions. I also love horror and science fiction Jim Harper.
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