Desert Island Game.

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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 Eddie Shah environment » 10 Apr 2018, 18:31

Monterey Pop bored the pants off me, I'm sorry to say.
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Re: Desert Island Game.

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 Eddie Shah environment » 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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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Insouciant Western People » 11 Apr 2018, 09:09

Cabaret
Apocalypse Now
The Battle of Algiers
Das Boot
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Rear Window
The Cross of Iron
Metropolis
Heat
Goodfellas
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Pansy Puff » 19 Apr 2018, 18:45

Just came across All the President's Men on TCM and came here in a panic hoping I'd put it in my list.

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Jaws
Taxi Driver
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
The General

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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby Nikki Gradual » 22 Apr 2018, 13:50

The Hustler
Cool Hand Luke
Alfie
Le Mépris
Night of the Hunter
The Telephone Box
Election
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Pitch Perfect
Harold & Maude
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Re: Desert Island Game.

Postby borofan » 22 Apr 2018, 16:43

Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare wrote: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.

They do show them on Talking Pictures TV on your UKTV freeview tellybox. The channel is also available on other platforms.
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