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Darkness_Fish wrote:Strange to see The Conversation in the list, I had no idea that film was generally highly regarded or particularly well-known (considering the director). I liked it a lot, one of Gene Hackman's greatest performances.


I found it very flat and boring.

Many would say that of Barry Lyndon, though, and I voted for that one...
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Postby Goat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 10:47

The Conversation is fucking great!

I liked Barry Lyndon but I don't think it's top drawer Kubrick
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Postby R. Swipe » 13 Jul 2017, 10:54

it's as boring as a weekend in Barnsley
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Postby Goat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 11:17

I wouldn't say it's boring and it is beautiful to look at.

I'm surprised it's that high though
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 14:24

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Darkness_Fish wrote:Strange to see The Conversation in the list, I had no idea that film was generally highly regarded or particularly well-known (considering the director). I liked it a lot, one of Gene Hackman's greatest performances.


I found it very flat and boring.

Many would say that of Barry Lyndon, though, and I voted for that one...


I voted for both. I love the slower pace. I appreciate art that isn't rushing me to the exit.
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Goat Boy wrote:I liked Barry Lyndon but I don't think it's top drawer Kubrick


I do. My second favorite, after 2001.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Jul 2017, 15:46

It's a good list so far, but it pretty much looks like any other greatest films of all-time poll/list. Some interesting choices but not many. You guys are arguing over Groundhog Day, but not The Blues Brothers? That makes no sense to me.

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 16:29

Groundhog Day made the last list, which speaks to a kind of inclusion in the canon. The Blues Brothers just looks like a fluke addition.

As for the list looking like a standard great films list...that's part and parcel of the 50 films limitation. Hard to put too many off-the-beaten-path choices over The Godfather or Vertigo.
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Postby The Modernist » 13 Jul 2017, 16:40

Matt Wilson wrote:It's a good list so far, but it pretty much looks like any other greatest films of all-time poll/list. Some interesting choices but not many. You guys are arguing over Groundhog Day, but not The Blues Brothers? That makes no sense to me.


Well that's a similar argument to Hard Days Night, I guess as a music board, cult music films are going to do a little better than normal in a poll like this. I expect Spinal Tap to come in pretty high too.

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Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Jul 2017, 18:56

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Groundhog Day made the last list, which speaks to a kind of inclusion in the canon. The Blues Brothers just looks like a fluke addition.

As for the list looking like a standard great films list...that's part and parcel of the 50 films limitation. Hard to put too many off-the-beaten-path choices over The Godfather or Vertigo.


It's 100 films in the end though.

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jul 2017, 20:05

Matt Wilson wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Groundhog Day made the last list, which speaks to a kind of inclusion in the canon. The Blues Brothers just looks like a fluke addition.

As for the list looking like a standard great films list...that's part and parcel of the 50 films limitation. Hard to put too many off-the-beaten-path choices over The Godfather or Vertigo.


It's 100 films in the end though.


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Postby never/ever » 14 Jul 2017, 01:29

It is easier to find consensus with a few other people on some of these commercial titles rather than on any of the more underground, offbeat ones. I included Subway Riders on my list and I would be very surprised if anyone else did too.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Jul 2017, 09:12

I found it was difficult splitting my votes between all the Friday 13th films and all The Police Academy movies. I've got a good feeling about the next few chart positions #FingersCrossedForMissionToMoscow.
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I'm still hopeful Porkys will appear
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Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
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Darkness_Fish wrote:Strange to see The Conversation in the list, I had no idea that film was generally highly regarded or particularly well-known (considering the director). I liked it a lot, one of Gene Hackman's greatest performances.


I found it very flat and boring.

Many would say that of Barry Lyndon, though, and I voted for that one...


I voted for both. I love the slower pace. I appreciate art that isn't rushing me to the exit.


So do I; my list was full of B&W Eastern European things where nothing much happens.

I just thought that The Conversation was boring.
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Speaking of not much happening...
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Postby joels344 » 15 Jul 2017, 14:59

PENK wrote:Speaking of not much happening...


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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 15 Jul 2017, 15:23

I didn't vote so my comments can obviously be taken with a piece of salt...

...but I'm glad to see The Conversation here - wonderful, paranoia-drenched and disconcerting.

At the other end of the scale, are people still taken in by Shawshank, which took Stephen King's clever little novella and dipped it in syrup? Almost as overrated as Pulp Fiction.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 15 Jul 2017, 15:29

I haven't read the whole thread so I don't know if it's been mentioned but the poster for Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is actually for Ride the High Country, another Peckinpah film.

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 16 Jul 2017, 20:54

K wrote:At the other end of the scale, are people still taken in by Shawshank, which took Stephen King's clever little novella and dipped it in syrup? Almost as overrated as Pulp Fiction.

I think Shawshank is a fine example of mainstream cinema that relies on solid acting and believable characters. Part of its appeal for me is the way it harks back to an earlier style of film, purposefully paced with no reliance on special effects or action set-pieces. I haven't read the source novella, but I think it stands on its own as a very fine film.
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