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Re: rank this lot!

Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 24 Feb 2018, 18:01

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What did you like about it?


The tone, somehow. I like films that establish a strong mood - they tend to stay with you longer. And the performances were excellent.
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Re: rank this lot!

Postby Pansy Puff » 24 Feb 2018, 18:07

The Modernist wrote:
Super-Jank wrote:

not keen

The Man Who Fell To Earth
The Long Good Friday
Psycho


Oh for goodness sake John!

That's the polite way of putting it. What have you been doing with your life, John?
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Re: rank this lot!

Postby toomanyhatz » 24 Feb 2018, 18:13

In order within categories:

Brilliant, classic, for the ages, etc.

Brief Encounter

Really quite good - a favorite

A Night At The Opera
Psycho
Radio Days
The Man Who Fell To Earth
Repo Man

I like it - enjoyable but not important to me

Napoleon Dynamite
Forrest Gump
Night of the Living Dead
Clerks
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

I guess I get why it's so acclaimed, but it's not that important in my personal pantheon

Eraserhead
Gone With The Wind

OK, I guess - saw it once and haven't really thought about it since

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Never seen

Naked
Hellzapoppin'
Sexy Beast
Dazed and Confused
Carry On Camping
The Long Good Friday
Serpico
Zabriskie Point
Drive
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Re: rank this lot!

Postby Darkness_Fish » 24 Feb 2018, 20:10

Not Seen
Naked
Napoleon Dynamite
Brief Encounter
Radio Days
Hellzapoppin'
Gone With The Wind
Sexy Beast
Dazed and Confused
Zabriskie Point

Don't like
Eraserhead
Carry On Camping
The Man Who Fell To Earth

Watchable
Repo Man
Forrest Gump
Drive
Four Weddings and a Funeral

Jolly good indeed
Clerks
A Night At The Opera
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Long Good Friday
Psycho
Night of the Living Dead
Serpico
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Postby Pansy Puff » 24 Feb 2018, 20:19

I think Psycho is a work of genius, but my favourite film from the list is the utterly relentless Night of the Living Dead.
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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 25 Feb 2018, 12:08

K wrote:That's the polite way of putting it. What have you been doing with your life, John?


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Re: rank this lot!

Postby Dayodead » 25 Feb 2018, 13:36

Night of the Living Dead 10/10
Psycho 9/10
Dazed and Confused 9/10
Clerks 8.5/10
Sexy Beast 8.5/10
A Night At The Opera 8.5/10
Serpico 8/10
Radio Days 8/10
Repo Man 7.5/10
The Long Good Friday 7.5/10
Four Weddings and a Funeral 7.5/10
Naked (1993) 7/10
Eraserhead 7/10  (But not something you are going to want to watch several times)
Gone With The Wind 7/10
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 7/10
Drive 7/10
Napoleon Dynamite 6.5/10
The Man Who Fell To Earth 6.5/10
Zabriskie Point 6/10 (If only for it's cinematography)
Forrest Gump 6/10


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Brief Encounter
Hellzapoppin'
Carry On Camping

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Postby Quaco » 27 Feb 2018, 04:20

Goat Boy wrote:Not seen:

Zabriskie Point

You really should.
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Postby Rayge » 27 Feb 2018, 14:26

Quaco wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Not seen:

Zabriskie Point

You really should.


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Postby Goat Boy » 27 Feb 2018, 14:42

I'm not a fan of Antonioni. If it wasn't for Monica Vitti I wouldn't bother
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Postby Quaco » 27 Feb 2018, 16:25

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Postby watts » 28 Feb 2018, 12:51

Stuff I love:
1. A Night At The Opera - Brilliant. 5 stars.
2. Naked - Definitely one of my favorites. 5 stars and one of Mike Leigh's best.
3. Psycho - A classic of course. 5 stars.
4. The Man Who Fell To Earth - I love it. But I love ANYTHING with Bowie.
5. Brief Encounter - It's a fine film, great even, but I have no compelling desire to watch it again.
6. Repo Man - Great flick. An acquired taste to be sure but the life of a repo man is always intense.
7. Serpico - I really like it. I find Pacino annoying in almost everything after Dog Day Afternoon, but he's great in this.

Stuff I rate and like:
8. Night of the Living Dead - Romero's best work and a classic.
9. Eraserhead - Yeah, Lynch is nuts. I've seen it four times which really is twice more than I needed cult classic or no. But I like it anyway.
10. Sexy Beast - I enjoyed it when I saw it, bought the DVD, and never watched it again. It was fine though.
11. Clerks - I rewatched this recently and I still enjoy it but it is definitely dated.
12. The Long Good Friday - Pretty good actually. Haskins is great in it.

Stuff I'm indifferent to:
13. Zabriskie Point - Not my favorite Antonioni to be sure...but totally watchable.
14. Gone With The Wind - Watching it once was fine for me.
15. Hellzapoppin' - Never seen it.
16. Drive - Haven't seen it. Not because I'm avoiding it, I just haven't encountered it on streaming and when it came out we were watching things like Harry Potter, Hugo and The Adventures of Tintin with a 7 year old instead.
17. Napoleon Dynamite - Meh. I liked it when I saw it I think -- I must have as I bought the DVD but I have zero interest in rewatching it.
18. Four Weddings and a Funeral - Drek.
19. Radio Days - It was okay.
20. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Thanks to my class with Carol Clover at Berkeley I don't HATE this but I'm not going to watch it again by choice.

Stuff I don't rate:
21. Carry On Camping - Never seen it.
22. Forrest Gump - No. Just no. Bluergh.
23. Dazed and Confused - I have successfully managed to avoid this for decades, I see no reason to stop now.
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Postby Quaco » 28 Feb 2018, 16:58

GREAT
A Night At The Opera
Zabriskie Point
Night of the Living Dead
The Man Who Fell To Earth

NOT SEEN (would like to rectify in the case of some of these, given in roughly the order they interest me)
Brief Encounter
Serpico
Clerks
Hellzapoppin'
The Long Good Friday
Naked
Sexy Beast
Carry On Camping
Drive

GOOD AS I REMEMBER
Repo Man
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Dazed and Confused
Psycho
Eraserhead
Gone With The Wind
Radio Days

INTERESTING THOUGH CHALLENGING
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

OVER IT
Napoleon Dynamite

VOMIT
Forrest Gump
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