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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:25 am

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Bumping this thread with my top 10 favourite World War II films, in reverse order.

Funnily enough, I've really been wanting to make this list myself, recently. Everytime I think about it though I think of the ones I havent seen, or whether to sort out combat from non-combat, because my favourite 2 WW2 films are unquestionably A TOWN LIKE ALICE and THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES.

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You can keep your Where Eagles Dare's and Guns Of Navaronne's

Oh I will. They'll feature highly. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:50 am

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TOP 10 WORST FILMS I'VE HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF SEEING:

8. Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003)


whats so terrible about this one?
as redundant sequels go it was pretty good IMO

meanwhile, in no particular order

Top 10 worst films I've seen lately

1. Death To Smoochy
2. Wiseguys
3. Deadfall (with Nick Cage)
4. Men At Work
5. Giant
6. Spiderman 3
7. Inglorious Basturds
8. Smokin' Aces
9. The Dead Pool
10. 3:10 To Yuma (Rascal Crow version)
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:03 pm

Consulted my lists scouring for WW2 films - came up with a grand list of about 80. Made the painful decision to cull post-war pics like THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES and BRIGHT VICTORY, and came up with a top 10 of my own...



10. A Matter Of Life and Death 1946, Dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Like a lot of films on the big list, I've seen this only once and I dont remember the whole ting, but I do remember being greatly wowed. Loved the performances of Niven, Hunter and Livesey, the malevolence of Goring, the amazing photographic effects concerning the stopping of time, as well as the beautiful technicolour print. Got in ahead of BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI probably because I saw it more recently.



9. Edge of Darkness 1943, Dir. Lewis Milestone

Is this the best war-film Hollywood made during the war? There's plenty of quality stuff there (and more I'm wanting to see), but so far, it is. Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston and Judith Anderson lead the uprising of a small Norwegian town against their Nazi oppressors (led by Helmut Dantine) in a bloody battle that ends in spectacularly violent fashion.



8. The Train 1964, Dir. John Frankenheimer

Its 1944, and the Germans are on the run. German officer Paul Scofield fills a train with French art treasures to take home to Germany. Will he make it? Not if Burt Lancaster can help it. A stunningly thrilling action film. 8)



7. Mister Roberts 1955, Dir. John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy

Its about a supply ship in the Pacific thats populated by Henry Fonda as Mister Roberts, supply sergeant who's a hero to all the crew, Jack Lemmon as Ensign Pulver, the laziest officer around, James Cagney as the domineering captain and William Powell as the ship's doctor. What more do you need? Throw in plenty of laughs, spectacular scope photography, some of those Ford stock crew guys (like Harry Carey Jr) and a sad ending. Terrific.



6. From Here To Eternity 1953, Dir. Fred Zinnemann

One of the classic American dramas, an epic story of Pearl just pre-Pearl that features Burt in a legend making-role, Monty Clift in the performance of a lifetime, icy babe Deborah Kerr, Oscar winners Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed, plus plenty of other recognizable faces like Ernest Borgnine and Jack Warden. How can you resist?



5. A Time To Love and A Time To Die 1958, Dir. Douglas Sirk

A beautiful story of doomed young love set amongst the background of a crumbling Germany. John Gavin returns home from the Russian front on furlough to find his town bombed out, his parents missing. What he does find is old school firend Lilo Pulver and what grows is one of the cinema's sweetest and most tragic love stories.



4. The Guns of Navarone 1961, Dir. J. Lee Thompson

Simply one of the greatest action flicks of all time.



3. Where Eagles Dare 1968, Dir. Brian G. Hutton

Would be the greatest action flick of all time, if not for...



2. The Great Escape 1963, Dir. John Sturges

Can't be beaten.



1. A Town Like Alice 1956, Dir. Jack Lee

My favourite. Both an incredible tale of survival and a touching love story, propelled by the phenomenal performance of Virginia McKenna, and also Peter Finch. Can't beat a story about an Australian.

And G - I've seen 5 on your list, and enjoyed them all. Including ESCAPE TO VICTORY. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:55 pm

Seve wrote:
G section wrote:
TOP 10 WORST FILMS I'VE HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF SEEING:

8. Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003)


whats so terrible about this one?
as redundant sequels go it was pretty good IMO)

Ehh. It sucked the life out of a quality science fiction series, featuring some dreadful acting from Nick Stahl. (Hell, he makes Schwarzenegger look like Olivier at times). Awful dialogue. And it bored me senseless. Hate it with a passion.



And Colly, classy list. Some more films added to my want-to-watch list. 8)
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:41 pm

I'm with Seve ... I quite like T3.

Salvation's the one that bored the ass off me, personally.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:59 pm

My top 10 non-Bond films (though this is really interchangeable).
1. A Streetcar Named Desire
2. Casablanca
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. Gone With The Wind
5. Atonement
6. The BIg Sleep
7. Dial M For Murder
8. La Vie En Rose
9. Godfather II
10. All About Eve

Top 10 Moo-vies 4 da fully sik teenagers.
1. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen - cos like, deres explosions and stuff. And Megan Fox is hawt!
2. Fast and Furious 5 - dey go fast...it's cool.
3. Inception - it's a mind fuck! I'm like... fuck!
4. Transformers - not as good as the other one
5. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift - dis 1s deep. His parents are divorced and stuff.
6. The Hangover - Insperational. Fuck man!
7. Paranormal Activity - Some scary shit!

These are da best ones. Nothing else comes close.

Top 10 Children's Films:
1. The Lion King
2. Toy Story
3. Toy Story 3
4. Beauty And The Beast
5. Toy Story 2
6. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
7. Aladdin
8. The Little Mermaid
9. Shrek
10. Rio
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:41 pm

In alphabetical order my desert island films would be...my apologies I do need 12!

The 39 Steps (1935)
Batman Begins
The Big Sleep (1946)
Blade Runner
Duck Soup
Key Largo
The Matrix
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Quatermass and the Pit
Sleepy Hollow
The Thin Man (1934)
V for Vendetta


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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:07 am

FieldsMan wrote:

Top 10 Moo-vies 4 da fully sik teenagers.
1. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen - cos like, deres explosions and stuff. And Megan Fox is hawt!
2. Fast and Furious 5 - dey go fast...it's cool.
3. Inception - it's a mind fuck! I'm like... fuck!
4. Transformers - not as good as the other one
5. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift - dis 1s deep. His parents are divorced and stuff.
6. The Hangover - Insperational. Fuck man!
7. Paranormal Activity - Some scary shit!

These are da best ones. Nothing else comes close.

For someone who uses words like ´absquatulated' and `fecunidìty'... blow it out your ass, FM. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:52 am

colly wrote:
FieldsMan wrote:

Top 10 Moo-vies 4 da fully sik teenagers.
1. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen - cos like, deres explosions and stuff. And Megan Fox is hawt!
2. Fast and Furious 5 - dey go fast...it's cool.
3. Inception - it's a mind fuck! I'm like... fuck!
4. Transformers - not as good as the other one
5. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift - dis 1s deep. His parents are divorced and stuff.
6. The Hangover - Insperational. Fuck man!
7. Paranormal Activity - Some scary shit!

These are da best ones. Nothing else comes close.

For someone who uses words like ´absquatulated' and `fecunidìty'... blow it out your ass, FM. ;)
laugh

These people make me laugh at school.

And it's 'fecundity' tongue

Top 10 Actors
Marlon Brando
Humphrey Bogart
Sean Connery
Daniel Day Lewis
Anthony Hopkins
Geoffrey Rush
Christophe Waltz
Ralph Fiennes
Michael Fassbender
Cary Grant

Top 10 Actresses
Vivien Leigh
Keira Knightley
Bette Davis
Cate Blanchett
Marion Cotillard
Carey Mulligan
Charlotte Rampling
Judi Dench
Gemma Arterton
Maggie Smith
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:07 pm

I don't think Inception is a 'dumb teens' movie at all and I thought The Hangover was pretty funny ... but pretty much agree on the rest of the list. Dreadful films.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:34 pm

I easily take the FAST AND FURIOUS flick over banal shit like INCEPTION and HANGOVER.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:41 pm

I'd easily take 2 Fast 2 Furious over The Fast and the Furious. At least Singleton's film knew it was inane.

It's an important distinction to be made.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:44 pm

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS was ruined by a God awful David Arnold score. At least the other films had some conviction.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:53 pm

"God awful David Arnold score" is a bit Department of Redundancy Department-ish. Like "PIN number".

Nevertheless, Singleton at least amplified that universe to some gaudy level and allowed it to just be the trash it is without pretending that there was something worthwhile to be salvaged. Cohen's original is a bad remake of Point Break. Tokyo Drift is so dead and lifeless that I was actually asking "Where's Paul Walker?" Lucas Black is truly a living, breathing Enos Fry.

To be fair, Fast & Furious is a laugh riot. And now I hear that something in the newest one retroactively turns that fourth film into a revenge film in which something that didn't actually happen actually inspires Vin Diesel's quest for retribution (which, by the way, is retribution by way of car chases through CGI tunnels).

It's a rich cinematic tapestry.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:15 pm

Sharky wrote:
I easily take the FAST AND FURIOUS flick over banal shit like INCEPTION and HANGOVER.

Funny sort of hiatus you're having, Sharky old bean. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:28 am

Blunt Instrument wrote:
I don't think Inception is a 'dumb teens' movie at all and I thought The Hangover was pretty funny ... but pretty much agree on the rest of the list. Dreadful films.

With Inception, I meant that they didn't understand it, and it's popular so it must be a brilliant film. Hence the "mind fuck" ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Well, here's my current TOP 10:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. Casablanca (1942)
3. The Godfather (1972)
4. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
5. Star Wars (1977)
6. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
8. Once Upon A Time in The West (1968)
9. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
10. The Great Dictator (1940)

Had in mind to put photos and s**t, but I'm little too tired right now so I'll leave it for the next time.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:12 pm

In no particular order and only according to my mood today:

Lawrence of Arabia
The Incredible Journey
Pandora & the Flying Dutchman
Top Gun
Star Wars (IV, V & VI - yes, I can count all three as one. It's not cheating)
Brief Encounter
The Usual Suspects
Foul Play
In the Mood for Love
Gone with the Wind
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:26 pm

Don't have a Top 10 yet, but I think I may have struck RIO BRAVO from The List. Not sure yet. It needs a rewatch soon. Haven't seen it in maybe a year and a half.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:48 am

The White Tuxedo wrote:
Don't have a Top 10 yet, but I think I may have struck RIO BRAVO from The List. Not sure yet. It needs a rewatch soon. Haven't seen it in maybe a year and a half.

Is that so El Dorado gets a look in ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:14 am

lachesis wrote:
The White Tuxedo wrote:
Don't have a Top 10 yet, but I think I may have struck RIO BRAVO from The List. Not sure yet. It needs a rewatch soon. Haven't seen it in maybe a year and a half.

Is that so El Dorado gets a look in ^^

I've seen EL DORADO. Quite liked it, especially Michele Carey.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:37 am

The White Tuxedo wrote:
lachesis wrote:
The White Tuxedo wrote:
Don't have a Top 10 yet, but I think I may have struck RIO BRAVO from The List. Not sure yet. It needs a rewatch soon. Haven't seen it in maybe a year and a half.

Is that so El Dorado gets a look in ^^

I've seen EL DORADO. Quite liked it, especially Michele Carey.

It and Rio are so similar beat for beat, you can't really like one and not the other. In fact imo Robert Mitchum & James Caan >> Dean Martin & other dood..... but Rio has a younger Wayne, Walter Brennan and Angie Dickenson's legs ^^ so it does just about manage to eek a lead on the remake.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:44 am

Erica's 10 faves for Real Men

Best Seller
Charley Varrick
The Day of the Jackal
Dirty Harry
Get Carter
The Killers (Siegel)
Kiss Me Deadly
Manhunter
Point Blank
The Wages of Fear

Amuses me that The Jackal had difficulty playing in America because the central character was regarded as effeminate - strikes me as about the most terrifying killing machine I've seen. Nice plummy accent and dress sense though...
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:51 am

Not a single Peckinpah (I'd nominate STAR DOGS)? Despite that though, great list. Especially heartened to see see JACKAL and POINT BLANK there.

Re - Le Chacal, you're right. What makes him so terrifying is Fox's cool swagger and the dandy look. The smiling damned villain.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10   Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:34 am

Yeah, Peckinpah. Would have to be 'Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.'
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