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  • Another all-time best movies list

    http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/0 ... an-movies/

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    I was a little shocked to look up the author's age, so rooted does he seem to be in the '50s and '60s... I would have expected him to be 10 years older.

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    • #3
      Not sure about American made but....

      Cool Hand Luke
      The Roadwarrior
      Roadhouse
      Casablanca
      King Kong (1933)
      On The Waterfront
      Gone With The Wind
      Citizen Kane
      The Birth Of A Nation
      Intolerance

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      • #4
        Re: Another all-time best movies list

        Originally posted by tandfman
        http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/the-10-best-american-movies/
        Hard to argue against any of those being 'great' movies (though few are near the top of my all-time list), but it was very gratifying to see Groundhog Day up there among the classics. The deal-breaker, however, is that Apocalypse Now isn't there. :evil:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Texas
          Not sure about American made but....

          Cool Hand Luke
          The Roadwarrior
          Roadhouse
          Casablanca
          King Kong (1933)
          On The Waterfront
          Gone With The Wind
          Citizen Kane
          The Birth Of A Nation
          Intolerance
          " Roadhouse"... the ultimate "B" movie. But that lady Doc in one hot lady.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dukehjsteve
            Originally posted by Texas
            Not sure about American made but....

            Cool Hand Luke
            The Roadwarrior
            Roadhouse
            Casablanca
            King Kong (1933)
            On The Waterfront
            Gone With The Wind
            Citizen Kane
            The Birth Of A Nation
            Intolerance
            " Roadhouse"... the ultimate "B" movie. But that lady Doc in one hot lady.
            Whatever happened to her?

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            • #7
              My top twelve:

              Ben Hur
              Bridge On the River Kwai
              Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
              Dick
              Dirty Harry
              Ferris Bueller's Day Off
              Godfather
              Hard Day’s Night
              Little Big Man
              Patton
              Planet of the Apes
              Pulp Fiction

              (In alpha order. Pulp Fiction is my favorite, but I cannot numerically order the rest.)

              And put me down as indicating that Citizen Cane is one of the most overrated movies of all time. I've seen it a number of times and have read books about the movie. It was good but unworthy of the almost universal 'best movie of all time' stuff it receives.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Texas
                Originally posted by dukehjsteve
                Originally posted by Texas
                Not sure about American made but....



                Roadhouse





                " Roadhouse"... the ultimate "B" movie. But that lady Doc in one hot lady.
                Whatever happened to her?

                I just googled it... name is Kelly Lynch. Been in a million B movies, none which I have ever heard of.

                My other favorite guy in that movie was Sam Elliott.... I have always admired his looks in a totally hetero way... jealousy !

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                • #9
                  The experts always miss the greatest of all movies:

                  "Used Cars"

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                  • #10
                    Somehow I screwed up and left "The Big Lebowski" off my list . . .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bad hammy
                      And put me down as indicating that Citizen Cane is one of the most overrated movies of all time. I've seen it a number of times and have read books about the movie. It was good but unworthy of the almost universal 'best movie of all time' stuff it receives.
                      Its perception as the GOAT has very little to do with story-telling and everything to do with execution. Orson Welles was the Boy Genius who reinvented film-making as a high-art form with this picture. I have taught it many times in my Film Analysis class and even today's teenagers 'get' why it's the best (although I do think it was surpassed by AN). I agree that the plot, acting, and 'action' have lost their punch today, but the actual composition of the scenes is virtually unrivaled.

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                      • #12
                        You guys do know there is no best or worst 50, 25, 10 or 1 movie, right?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lonewolf
                          You guys do know there is no best or worst 50, 25, 10 or 1 movie, right?
                          Are you INSANE??!! :twisted:

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Marlow
                            Originally posted by lonewolf
                            You guys do know there is no best or worst 50, 25, 10 or 1 movie, right?
                            Are you INSANE??!! :twisted:
                            Frequently accused but not yet convicted.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Marlow
                              Originally posted by bad hammy
                              And put me down as indicating that Citizen Cane is one of the most overrated movies of all time. I've seen it a number of times and have read books about the movie. It was good but unworthy of the almost universal 'best movie of all time' stuff it receives.
                              I have taught it many times in my Film Analysis class and even today's teenagers 'get' why it's the best .....
                              Am I reading this correctly? You're saying that bad hammy has less of a clue about what makes a good movie than today's teenagers?

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