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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:20:14 PM   
TheManWithNoShame


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The placing of The Shawshank Redemption makes me want to punch someone. I can't for the life of me see why this sentimental, superficial, middle of the road, made for-TV film gets such a high placing in these polls.

Good to see Sunrise getting a place, I think thats the first time it has. Apart from that, I think its business as usual. However, only two of those pesky foreign films in the top 50?

Well done to clowny and his team for doing the poll though - great job with the presentation especially.


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:22:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: TheManWithNoShame

The placing of The Shawshank Redemption makes me want to punch someone. I can't for the life of me see why this sentimental, superficial, middle of the road, made for-TV film gets such a high placing in these polls.

Good to see Sunrise getting a place, I think thats the first time it has. Apart from that, I think its business as usual. However, only two of those pesky foreign films in the top 50?

Well done to clowny and his team for doing the poll though - great job with the presentation especially.



What about Badlands?

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:24:49 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: TheManWithNoShame

The placing of The Shawshank Redemption makes me want to punch someone. I can't for the life of me see why this sentimental, superficial, middle of the road, made for-TV film gets such a high placing in these polls.

Good to see Sunrise getting a place, I think thats the first time it has. Apart from that, I think its business as usual. However, only two of those pesky foreign films in the top 50?

Well done to clowny and his team for doing the poll though - great job with the presentation especially.



What about Badlands?


Never seen it. Any good?


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:26:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: TheManWithNoShame

quote:

ORIGINAL: Manchurian candidate


quote:

ORIGINAL: TheManWithNoShame

The placing of The Shawshank Redemption makes me want to punch someone. I can't for the life of me see why this sentimental, superficial, middle of the road, made for-TV film gets such a high placing in these polls.

Good to see Sunrise getting a place, I think thats the first time it has. Apart from that, I think its business as usual. However, only two of those pesky foreign films in the top 50?

Well done to clowny and his team for doing the poll though - great job with the presentation especially.



What about Badlands?


Never seen it. Any good?



Yes.

It wasn't featured. Even with all my pimping. It wasn't featured. Practically nothing on my list made it. Not even Badlands.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:27:35 PM   
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What the hell is that dire piece of dreck Goodfellas doing at number two?

Shaun of the Dead at #35 makes me nostalgic for times when Evil Dead II reached such heights.  Do people really hold this film closer to their hearts than the Romero films it pillages?  How the hell did this jump fifteen places and Lawrence of Freakin' Arabia drop completely from the list?  Sorry for the forthcoming generalisation but it seems a large majority of the people who voted are males who have not yet grown up, filling the list with crass gangster movies and "bloke's night in with beer" movies.  To be fair though this is little different from many other Internet lists, ie IMDb and YMDb (and this list is certainly better than the latter).

But there are some nice surprise inclusions too such as the City Ligts, Rocky, Titanic and Sunrise.  I would wager that the bottom fifty is better than the top fifty but I haven't done the maths yet.


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:28:04 PM   
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quote:

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What about Badlands?


Badlands came in at around 125.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:29:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: TheManWithNoShame

quote:

ORIGINAL: Manchurian candidate


quote:

ORIGINAL: TheManWithNoShame

The placing of The Shawshank Redemption makes me want to punch someone. I can't for the life of me see why this sentimental, superficial, middle of the road, made for-TV film gets such a high placing in these polls.

Good to see Sunrise getting a place, I think thats the first time it has. Apart from that, I think its business as usual. However, only two of those pesky foreign films in the top 50?

Well done to clowny and his team for doing the poll though - great job with the presentation especially.



What about Badlands?


Never seen it. Any good?



Isn't that the space movie with Sean Connery?

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:29:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: deniseA

quote:

ORIGINAL: Manchurian candidate

What about Badlands?


Badlands came in at around 125.



Oh.


To those who didn't have Badlands on their lists, I blame you. It's on your conscience.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:31:22 PM   
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Oh and speaking of Sean Connery thankfully that ridiculously overrated stinkfest Casino Royale (2006) didn't make the list.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:38:47 PM   
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It wasn't featured. Even with all my pimping. It wasn't featured. Practically nothing on my list made it. Not even Badlands.


The art of persuasion - pimp a film that people are likely to care about which features a chainsaw and flying eyeballs = winner. You have alot to learn my friend...



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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:49:29 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: clownfoot

quote:

ORIGINAL: Manchurian candidate

It wasn't featured. Even with all my pimping. It wasn't featured. Practically nothing on my list made it. Not even Badlands.


The art of persuasion - pimp a film that people are likely to care about which features a chainsaw and flying eyeballs = winner. You have alot to learn my friend...




Need I mention Evil Dead 2 slid down about 20 places?

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 4:53:19 PM   
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Evil Dead 2 - 48?????

Otherwise, good list. Great job on the pictures! Some interesting choices in there, and nice to see Shawshank in top spot.



Still woulda picked ED2, though...




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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 5:12:15 PM   
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Spielberg doesn't play any aspects when it comes to the horror aspects

Whoops. That should say "pull punches".

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 5:30:14 PM   
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I'm pretty amazed by how remarkably few pictures there are in there that I don't like. Barely a handful, in fact. And it fits the criteria I tried to use - favourite, rather than great. Although I'm sure many would appear on both.

Re the blurbs - in truth I think a hell of a low of them work with the comments left (I particularly like the one for Sunrise). But for The Apartment - you could copy/paste my Hall of Fame nomination for it if that would help.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 6:14:33 PM   
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Great work Clowny!! Well done.

Anyway

  • It's sad to see Brazil slipping so much.
  • Rocky entering the list
  • The Godfather still in the Top 10, kick that out!!!!
  • Amelie, City of God and ED 2 slipping so much.
  • Goodfellas higher than The Godfather, finally the world is coming to it's senses.
  • Alien The Thing moved nowhere in the list, great.
  • Blade Runner in the Top 10
  • THE GODFATHER STILL IN THIS LIST!!!!!
  • A Clockwork Orange exiting the list.
  • Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now- Why so low in the list and why the slip????   *rhethorical question*
  • Pan's Labyrinth coming in the list, and so high.
  • A silent in the list, Sunrise!!!!!!
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Take The Godfather off the list, it doesn't deserve more love.
  • Where, for the love of God, is Dead Man's Shoes?


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 7:05:23 PM   
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It's kind of embarassing seeing my blurb still there for American Beauty, that was written a few years ago when i just started writing about films and was overdosing on adjectives....

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 7:56:58 PM   
TRM


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

Great work Clowny!! Well done.

Anyway
  • It's sad to see Brazil slipping so much.
  • Rocky entering the list
  • The Godfather still in the Top 10, kick that out!!!!
  • Amelie, City of God and ED 2 slipping so much.
  • Goodfellas higher than The Godfather, finally the world is coming to it's senses.
  • Alien The Thing moved nowhere in the list, great.
  • Blade Runner in the Top 10
  • THE GODFATHER STILL IN THIS LIST!!!!!
  • A Clockwork Orange exiting the list.
  • Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now- Why so low in the list and why the slip????   *rhethorical question*
  • Pan's Labyrinth coming in the list, and so high.
  • A silent in the list, Sunrise!!!!!!
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Take The Godfather off the list, it doesn't deserve more love.
  • Where, for the love of God, is Dead Man's Shoes?




why do you dislike the godfather so much?

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 9:35:16 PM   
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What about Badlands?


Without wanting to get into queries on every film mentioned - Badlands and Dead Man Shoes were both relatively close - within the Top 130 or so. 

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 9:37:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: TRM

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

Great work Clowny!! Well done.

Anyway
  • It's sad to see Brazil slipping so much.
  • Rocky entering the list
  • The Godfather still in the Top 10, kick that out!!!!
  • Amelie, City of God and ED 2 slipping so much.
  • Goodfellas higher than The Godfather, finally the world is coming to it's senses.
  • Alien The Thing moved nowhere in the list, great.
  • Blade Runner in the Top 10
  • THE GODFATHER STILL IN THIS LIST!!!!!
  • A Clockwork Orange exiting the list.
  • Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now- Why so low in the list and why the slip????   *rhethorical question*
  • Pan's Labyrinth coming in the list, and so high.
  • A silent in the list, Sunrise!!!!!!
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Take The Godfather off the list, it doesn't deserve more love.
  • Where, for the love of God, is Dead Man's Shoes?




why do you dislike the godfather so much?


I'd guess that he watched it and didn't like it.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 11:02:30 PM   
TRM


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Manchurian candidate


quote:

ORIGINAL: TRM

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

Great work Clowny!! Well done.

Anyway
  • It's sad to see Brazil slipping so much.
  • Rocky entering the list
  • The Godfather still in the Top 10, kick that out!!!!
  • Amelie, City of God and ED 2 slipping so much.
  • Goodfellas higher than The Godfather, finally the world is coming to it's senses.
  • Alien The Thing moved nowhere in the list, great.
  • Blade Runner in the Top 10
  • THE GODFATHER STILL IN THIS LIST!!!!!
  • A Clockwork Orange exiting the list.
  • Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now- Why so low in the list and why the slip????   *rhethorical question*
  • Pan's Labyrinth coming in the list, and so high.
  • A silent in the list, Sunrise!!!!!!
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Take The Godfather off the list, it doesn't deserve more love.
  • Where, for the love of God, is Dead Man's Shoes?





why do you dislike the godfather so much?


I'd guess that he watched it and didn't like it.


Yeah but surely when you watch a film which you dont like, you know what elements of the film you didnt like.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 11:19:02 PM   
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ahh finally we are graced with the apperance of theis list. and a great one it is at that :).
The blurbs for Once Upon A Time in the West will be up whenever clowny is next on.
I am shocked to hear that you will no longer be continuing this list clowny, I hope it doesnt disappear from now on. I'm not sure about running it (we'll see how my most hated film poll turns out) but i'd defo get involved next time. we'll continue it in your memory clowny :P
as for the list i'm thinking it's looking pretty good (nice one Piles for the pics!!). I'll post more specific observations later, been too busy today to really read through it, but i'm about the multiple Coen brothers films, Pan's getting some good recognition and Fight Club, Usual Suspects (which i might do a blurb for clowny, didnt realise you needed it...) both making it very high.
excellent job to all involved : )

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 11:30:43 PM   
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The placing of The Shawshank Redemption makes me want to punch someone. I can't for the life of me see why this sentimental, superficial, middle of the road, made for-TV film gets such a high placing in these polls.


Darabont's latest, The Mist, is actually better than Shawshank and is probably the best thing he's done.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 11:55:58 PM   
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Not a bad list - The Shawshank Redemption at No. 1 is ridiculous but it is a decent film and I can see why it appeals to all. My main quibble is this:

WHERE THE HELL IS WOODY ALLEN?!?!?!?!?


Surely Manhattan or Annie Hall should have made it onto the list?! Are you seriously telling me that Serenity is better than Annie Hall?

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/4/2008 11:59:50 PM   
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A few more statistics:
There are 62 different director/director partnerships on the list.

Steven Spielberg is the most prolific director with 7 entries (Raiders of the Ark, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Jaws, Close Encounters, ET and Jurassic Park).

The others with multiple credits:

4
Martin Scorsese
James Cameron
Alfred Hitchcock


3
Francis Ford Coppola
Sir Ridley Scott
Peter Jackson
Akira Kurosawa
The Coens
Stanley Kubrick
Sergio Leone
Billy Wilder

2
David Fincher
Quentin Tarantino
Robert Zemeckis
John McTiernan
John Carpenter
Christopher Nolan
Rob Reiner
Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam (one credit and one shared credit each)

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 5/4/2008 12:03:59 AM   
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quote:

so
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ORIGINAL: TRM

quote:

ORIGINAL: Manchurian candidate


quote:

ORIGINAL: TRM

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

Great work Clowny!! Well done.

Anyway
  • It's sad to see Brazil slipping so much.
  • Rocky entering the list
  • The Godfather still in the Top 10, kick that out!!!!
  • Amelie, City of God and ED 2 slipping so much.
  • Goodfellas higher than The Godfather, finally the world is coming to it's senses.
  • Alien The Thing moved nowhere in the list, great.
  • Blade Runner in the Top 10
  • THE GODFATHER STILL IN THIS LIST!!!!!
  • A Clockwork Orange exiting the list.
  • Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now- Why so low in the list and why the slip????   *rhethorical question*
  • Pan's Labyrinth coming in the list, and so high.
  • A silent in the list, Sunrise!!!!!!
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Take The Godfather off the list, it doesn't deserve more love.
  • Where, for the love of God, is Dead Man's Shoes?






why do you dislike the godfather so much?


I'd guess that he watched it and didn't like it.


Yeah but surely when you watch a film which you dont like, you know what elements of the film you didnt like.


It's a very stupid reason, I never got the Greatest Film Ever praise. I saw it, thought it was good, and everything worked well, but simply it left me unsatisfied, it can be a powerful film(but for the Sonny death scene, it seemed to rip off Bonnie and Clyde, and not as powerful, but simply, I didn't involve me. IT IS A GOOD FILM, but it seemed proplounged, not that good, not THAT groundbreakingly good, and never really felt engaged. For the exception of Marlon Brando performance, I don't remember much of the film. It felt too long. There are some great scenes(the Baptism scene), but from most of it left me cold. I liked it, but felt very disappointed. It failed to capture my interest, and watching it so high annoys me. It's a character film in which I couldn't care for the characters.



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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 5/4/2008 1:21:53 AM   
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Well done and congratulations to all on the compilation of the list - a very enjoyable read by all accounts.
Nice to see 11 of my 20 picks make the top 100, which is not a bad batting average. Just a few points to add:

1. No love for Dances with Wolves, Dumb and Dumber, Manhunter or An American Werewolf in London
2. Movies added to my list of 'gotta see that one' because of an appearance on this list now include Downfall and City Lights
3. Jaws not in the top ten

I await with interest to see if any more recent movies make the list next year (if there is one). I would like to see Zodiac and The Assassination of Jesse James get onto the list or close to it next year.

Once again thanks for the list. Top marks all round except I've never heard of a director called 'Fichner'  

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 5/4/2008 4:43:29 AM   
TRM


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

quote:

so
quote:

ORIGINAL: TRM

quote:

ORIGINAL: Manchurian candidate


quote:

ORIGINAL: TRM

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

Great work Clowny!! Well done.

Anyway
  • It's sad to see Brazil slipping so much.
  • Rocky entering the list
  • The Godfather still in the Top 10, kick that out!!!!
  • Amelie, City of God and ED 2 slipping so much.
  • Goodfellas higher than The Godfather, finally the world is coming to it's senses.
  • Alien The Thing moved nowhere in the list, great.
  • Blade Runner in the Top 10
  • THE GODFATHER STILL IN THIS LIST!!!!!
  • A Clockwork Orange exiting the list.
  • Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now- Why so low in the list and why the slip????   *rhethorical question*
  • Pan's Labyrinth coming in the list, and so high.
  • A silent in the list, Sunrise!!!!!!
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Take The Godfather off the list, it doesn't deserve more love.
  • Where, for the love of God, is Dead Man's Shoes?







why do you dislike the godfather so much?


I'd guess that he watched it and didn't like it.


Yeah but surely when you watch a film which you dont like, you know what elements of the film you didnt like.


It's a very stupid reason, I never got the Greatest Film Ever praise. I saw it, thought it was good, and everything worked well, but simply it left me unsatisfied, it can be a powerful film(but for the Sonny death scene, it seemed to rip off Bonnie and Clyde, and not as powerful, but simply, I didn't involve me. IT IS A GOOD FILM, but it seemed proplounged, not that good, not THAT groundbreakingly good, and never really felt engaged. For the exception of Marlon Brando performance, I don't remember much of the film. It felt too long. There are some great scenes(the Baptism scene), but from most of it left me cold. I liked it, but felt very disappointed. It failed to capture my interest, and watching it so high annoys me. It's a character film in which I couldn't care for the characters.




Cheers for the reply Deviation. I do agree that when i watched the film, although i though it was good i just couldnt connect with the characters and felt that it was probably praised a little too highly. That said i still thinking the performance by Brando is astonishing and although it is a very slow pace it does have some incredible moments. I did actually find that i also couldnt instantly remember that much of the film except for a few key points and as such i do mean to rewatch it. Did this film then put you off watching the second film? The second i felt was amuch more satisfying experience as the film was not as slow paced and the performances as a whole were better IMO.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 5/4/2008 9:40:49 AM   
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Not a bad list - The Shawshank Redemption at No. 1 is ridiculous but it is a decent film and I can see why it appeals to all. My main quibble is this:

WHERE THE HELL IS WOODY ALLEN?!?!?!?!?


Surely Manhattan or Annie Hall should have made it onto the list?! Are you seriously telling me that Serenity is better than Annie Hall?


I'm probably going to turn out to be one of the most hated people on this forum... I loved Serenity, Heat AND Donnie Darko  and i believe I voted for all 3 (my list has changed so much since then I can't much remember...)

I've never seen Annie Hall though... so it could be better.
however I will say that I think there are a few modern films that are undeservedly high; Batman Begins and Shaun Of The Dead, much as I love both of those films, that high??? If i had seen all 100 of these films i'm pretty sure they'd be way lower.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 5/4/2008 10:02:17 AM   
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ORIGINAL: richCie

quote:

ORIGINAL: Spider

Not a bad list - The Shawshank Redemption at No. 1 is ridiculous but it is a decent film and I can see why it appeals to all. My main quibble is this:

WHERE THE HELL IS WOODY ALLEN?!?!?!?!?


Surely Manhattan or Annie Hall should have made it onto the list?! Are you seriously telling me that Serenity is better than Annie Hall?


I'm probably going to turn out to be one of the most hated people on this forum... I loved Serenity, Heat AND Donnie Darko  and i believe I voted for all 3 (my list has changed so much since then I can't much remember...)

I've never seen Annie Hall though... so it could be better.
however I will say that I think there are a few modern films that are undeservedly high; Batman Begins and Shaun Of The Dead, much as I love both of those films, that high??? If i had seen all 100 of these films i'm pretty sure they'd be way lower.


I've seen Annie Hall - and utterly loathe it. So perhaps other voters feel the same as me? People who love Allen really really love him - but those who just like some of his films don't like them enough to include them in a top 20.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 5/4/2008 11:04:31 AM   
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Superb work on the list Clowny and cohorts. A big thumbs up for Piles for the really nice graphics.

Two points that I noticed - Great to see Blade Runner in the top ten. Did that rise or fall from last year?
Also, where the hell is Kieslowski?!


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