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Desert Island Game.

Postby Moleskin » 08 Apr 2018, 20:38

Shamelessly stolen from elsewhere. Rather like desert island discs, but we want the ten (10) films you would take to the island with you...

Have at it!
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby The Modernist » 09 Apr 2018, 16:07

Vertigo
Performance
The Third Man
The Night of the Hunter
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
The Godfather
Don't Look Now
Withnail and I
The Bicycle Thieves

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Postby Jeemo » 09 Apr 2018, 16:12

Casablanca
Heat
A Matter of Life and Death
Citizen Kane
Doctor Zhivago
The Lavender Hill Mob
The Godfather ll
Once Upon a Time in America
White Heat
Walkabout
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby pcqgod » 09 Apr 2018, 16:27

2001
Mad Max
A Day at the Races
Delicatessen
The Wizard of Oz
War of the Worlds (53)
The Blob (58)
Lone Star
This is Spinal Tap
Repo Man
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Apr 2018, 17:47

Gone with the wind
Casablanca
The third man.
The godfather
Pulp fiction
The last picture show
Big
Some like it hot
Close encounters of the third kind
West side story

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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Quaco » 09 Apr 2018, 17:59

2001
Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Magical Mystery Tour
King Kong
Grand Illusion
The Passenger
Mr. Hulot's Holiday
Performance
High and Low
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Jeemo » 09 Apr 2018, 18:16

K wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Casablanca
Heat
A Matter of Life and Death
Citizen Kane
Doctor Zhivago
The Lavender Hill Mob
The Godfather ll
Once Upon a Time in America
White Heat
Walkabout

That's another great list.


then thinks of all the ones I forgot to include.
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Apr 2018, 18:38

Not my ten favourite films per se but I’ve gone for diversity and entertainment overall

Lawrence of Arabia
Once Upon A Time In The West
Persona
The Conformist
Aliens
Evil Dead 2
Airplane
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
The Last Detail
Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Moleskin » 09 Apr 2018, 19:06

Goat Boy wrote:Not my ten favourite films per se but I’ve gone for diversity and entertainment


That was the substance of discussion at home about this. I've got to a list of about 12. Which I'll need to find before I post. :D
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby The Modernist » 09 Apr 2018, 19:10

K wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Vertigo
Performance
The Third Man
The Night of the Hunter
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
The Godfather
Don't Look Now
Withnail and I
The Bicycle Thieves

Christ, that's a bloody brilliant list.


Thanks. It feels a little set in stone though, which is why I was able to fire it off without much thought. It would be nice if one or two things came along in the next few years to force themselves into my personal pantheon.

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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Apr 2018, 19:15

Have you seen Avengers Assemble, G?
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Postby Earl E. Eel » 09 Apr 2018, 19:19

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Postby The Modernist » 09 Apr 2018, 19:38

Goat Boy wrote:Have you seen Avengers Assemble, G?


That was my no 11

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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Apr 2018, 09:28

Miller's Crossing
The Exorcist
The Innocents
Thirst
Sympathy for Mr Vengeance
Shadow of a Doubt
It's a Wonderful Life
Cool Hand Luke
In Bruges
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Postby martha » 10 Apr 2018, 10:21

Harold and Maude
Wings of Desire
My Dinner With Andre
Mystery Train
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Brazil
Young Frankenstein
Cool Hand Luke
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
North by Northwest
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Apr 2018, 15:52

I’ll make a few lists. Here’s a list of “ten great films I could watch over and over” - similar to all of the other lists here:

Badlands
Pat Garret and Billy the Kid
In a Lonely Place
Horse Feathers
Citizen Kane
Tokyo Story
The Night of the Hunter
The Godfather 1 & 2
Jules & Jim
Vertigo

Here’s a more idiosyncratic list, geared more towards actually being alone with 10 movies forever and having endless time to watch them:

One Eyed Jacks - I could chew on this one forever. It’s unfinished enough that I could spend days at a time finishing it in my head.

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World - Comfort food.

Heaven’s Gate - Having endless hours alone going to make me want long, slow films with beautiful visuals that I can hang onto.

Barry Lyndon - See comment above.

The New World - Ditto

Deep Throat - Not even interested in porn generally. But hey...I’m alone on an island. What else is there to do? Plus this film has a lot of youthful memories attached (long strange story).

Marjorie Morningstar - Not really a “good film” - but more comfort food, w a little bit of epic sweep to it.

Pat Garret & Billy the Kid - A holdover from the list above, as it fits my “long, slow, beautiful) criteria.

Godfather 1& 2 - see comment above.

The Beatles Anthology - I toyed with Hard Days Night...but this is better for endless revisiting.


Finally - here’s a list of films that I either haven’t seen (but have always meant to), or have seen at some point (but don’t feel like I “got” and need to revisit). As with the last list - it is weighted towards the long, slow and beautiful for maximum desert island effect:

The Dekalog
1900
The Leopard
Prince of the City
The Apu Trilogy
Stalker
Dr Zhivago
Andre Rublev
Fanny & Alexander
Tess
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Rayge » 10 Apr 2018, 16:10

Wanted to avoid ones I can more or less recite shot for shot, which knocked out Kane, Airplane! and the Marx Brothers, among others, and sticking to one per director/star/genre for no reason other than to cut down the list, and in no order

Rear window
Bringing Up Baby
Hellzapoppin
Sons of the Desert
Cries and Whispers
Monterey Pop
Godzilla vs The Thing
Singing in the Rain
The Wild Bunch
Touch of Evil


or maybe hang the rest, just the complete talkie shorts of Laurel and Hardy
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Earl E. Eel » 10 Apr 2018, 18:31

Monterey Pop bored the pants off me, I'm sorry to say.
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Postby Rayge » 10 Apr 2018, 18:42

Weston Drury, Jnr. wrote:Monterey Pop bored the pants off me, I'm sorry to say.


It wasn't great, no. It was just that I thought, in the spirit of the thread, that I had to have a music/concert one, and I went for that rather than Woodstock for well, reasons. I liked the featured bands more. Janis, for one. I suppose, come to think of it, I could have gone for The TAMI show, because Jan and Dean are in it, but I'd have to fast forward through James Brown's panto act.
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Earl E. Eel » 10 Apr 2018, 18:47

I can imagine!

It's a very good list anyway - apart from MP.

I'd love to watch all those L&H shorts again. You never see them in any UK cinemas - no special retro/festival/remaster thing or whatever. A shame.
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