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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 20/4/2008 12:36:29 PM   
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ahh thats alright as long as you've got them...
glad to hear the stag party was a success :P

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 25/4/2008 3:18:30 PM   
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Overall a really good list. Glad to see the 2 movies I'm absolutely obsessive about, Aliens and Fight Club, maintaining their high positions.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 25/4/2008 3:32:02 PM   
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No "Gone With The Wind" or  Where Eagles Dare" ?????????..............Fucking bunch of peasants....

(and Donnie Fucking Darko still there???)

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 29/4/2008 3:09:27 PM   
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guys the poll looks the nuts, like the images to accompany each write up! awesome. The normal films made it in. Alot I haven't seen will definately be seeking out Seven Samurai!

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 30/4/2008 7:34:23 PM   
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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 5/5/2008 7:07:42 PM   
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I thought this Top 100 list was, overall, fantastic, with the top 10 in particular easy to agree with. However, the problems arrived when I got down to number fifty-one. Amelie? Better than Apocalypse Now? And better than Saving Private Ryan? I believe that Amelie is a good film, yet is it really better than the classic Apocalypse Now? Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg should be upset at their lowly places for two of the best films they have produced.
Also, the powerful Schindler's list at number 73, and no Tim Burton? Where was Burton's work - Sleepy Hollow, The Nightmare Before Christmas (161), Edward Scissorhands was recognised, but at (158). That's a Crime against Film!
I noticed three massive voids in this Top 100:
  1. Ben Hur
  2. Lawrence of Arabia
  3. King Kong (either version)

 

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 14/5/2008 10:44:34 AM   
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The thing with King Kong is that if you ignore every shit effect, what you're left with are just shit actors and inane dialogue. It's practically the same with Lawrence of Arabia. Ignore the sand, you're left with nothing.  

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 20/5/2008 7:49:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Barraluke

Amelie is a good film, yet is it really better than the classic Apocalypse Now? Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg should be upset at their lowly places for two of the best films they have produced. 



Yeah, they probably think the've been robbed until they remember they are multi-millionaires, sipping Pina coladas in Hawaii, while reading said article and think "I wont let it bother me because my Ferrari is brand new and I Just bought a new mansion in the Hamptons".



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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 22/6/2008 10:36:54 PM   
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my blurb for Once Upon A Time In The West is still not up.
*cries*

So here it is:

“I've got a feeling when he stops whittlin'... Somethin's gonna happen.”
 
From the beautifully shot vistas of the American west, to Ennio Morricone’s sweeping score, this is truly a cinematic masterwork. The tale of Charles Bronson’s Harmonica is a gripping from start to finish. The now almost legendary opening is growing tension writ large. The dripping water; the buzzing fly, the weary anger of the gunmen and the slowly building crescendo of the approaching train, leads to a short, but climatic gun fight. The introduction of Harmonica is one of the cinema’s greatest opening scenes. The film tracks the progress of Harmonica as he unravels the truth behind Frank, Cheyenne and the killing of the McBain family. It all builds to the epic final confrontation between Cheyenne and Harmonica. Once Upon A Time in the West is a glorious example of the successes of the western, and it remains a breathtaking film to this day.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 6/7/2008 7:15:10 PM   
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Glad you had Halloween, The Thing, Pan's Labyrinth and many more some of them I wouldn't of considered to be great which I'm not going to name lol....for when you redo your top 100 list it would be good to at least see Juno and Cloverfield in there and perhaps Rambo cause there three of the best new films released this year plus there some of my best films

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 7/7/2008 3:08:30 PM   
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Bit late with my reaction, but why is Silence of the Lambs not there, it is deifinitely better than Seven (with a 'v' please, the whole se7en crap started way after the release, it makes me cry) and started a whole genre. Not too mention all the Oscars it receiced (okay, bad reason, Braveheart, I'm looking at you).
But generally speaking, nice list!

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 29/7/2008 4:22:04 PM   
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Having now had a more thorough look over the list I must thank everyone involved. As usual lots of work has gone into the list and also as usual it's the highlight of the forum year. Well done.  

Firstly, I must say Im disappointed by the lack of foreign films included, I counted only 15 films made outside of America, 6 of those British (I also think there should be more British entries, next year I shall be pushing Powell and Pressburger's classic A Matter of Life and Death and Shane Meadows brilliant Dead Man's Shoes). But I suppose its to be expected with the general fanbase surrounding America and the current climate of film viewers being swayed to all things English language based. 

Despite this there's still room for errors within the walls of genres: How Shaun of the Dead can deserve a place when there's none for Airplane is also beyond me. Its also extremely disappointing to see genuinely brilliant films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Badlands, Spirited Away and Annie Hall replaced by films which, in my opinion aren't in the same league such as The Departed, Serenity, Stand By Me and especially Heat. I really really hope people catch on to how average it is.

However there are many positives in a list, that despite being made up of films from mostly one country can still boast Kurosawa, Leone and a silent. Though not the one I would have picked (Hotchcock's Backmail) Sunrise is definately the most welcome addition in this years list.

While its not the best film ever, and I doubt it topped many peoples lists Shawshank completes the double as its currently the magazines number 1 film since issue 201. Though im disappointed to see the Godfather replaced its a welcome change in many ways too. The 90s complete their superiority over the 70s as the dominant decade and the forum finally completes its transformation into imdb. Odds on the Dark Knight making the top 3 next year must be supremely short.

Unfortunately popular culture is finally rearing its head above quality as Goodfellas beats both Godfathers and City of God in the battle of the crime epics. While let it never be said that we don't know our thrillers, Fight Club, Seven and The Usual Suspects deserve their place on any list. Popularity wise is their a chance that next year we may have an original Star Wars Film outside of the Top 100, Return Of The Jedi is on the brink.

All in all a list that, while not overly suprising or diverse has provided enough scandal and suprises to keep me thoroughally entertained. Well done Clowny, if possible you should be elected as some kind of president. Though I dont think its possible, so dont get your hopes up.  Excellent.


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 29/7/2008 4:26:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jasper

The thing with King Kong is that if you ignore every shit effect, what you're left with are just shit actors and inane dialogue. It's practically the same with Lawrence of Arabia. Ignore the sand, you're left with nothing.  


You there! Explain yourself..   Lawrence of Arabia is action packed, huge on scale and contains some of the largest and best battles ever filmed. Its also basically the blueprint for every epic film since (except Epic Movie), which to be fair is like hammering nails into your own eyes.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/8/2008 11:46:06 AM   
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Titanic, Serenity, Donnie Darko & Lost In Translation higher on the list than Return of The Jedi, Downfall & Children of Men??!!

Also, no Gone With The Wind, no Spirited Away, no Eraserhead, no original The Wicker Man, no The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, what the hell happened??!!

I'll certainly say that the list is mostly made up of brilliant films, but I would argue that there are some horrendous omissions, and in places it's been put in the wrong order.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/8/2008 1:13:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Miso_Jace

I'll certainly say that the list is mostly made up of brilliant films, but I would argue that there are some horrendous omissions, and in places it's been put in the wrong order.


I think you'll find that because there were four people adding up the votes for the poll that the films of the Top 100 are in fact in the correct order...  

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 4/8/2008 1:17:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: clownfoot

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miso_Jace

I'll certainly say that the list is mostly made up of brilliant films, but I would argue that there are some horrendous omissions, and in places it's been put in the wrong order.


I think you'll find that because there were four people adding up the votes for the poll that the films of the Top 100 are in fact in the correct order...  


Hardeharharhar. I know what I meant, Lost In Translation was dreadful, just because people voted for it doesn't make it right hehehe.


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 24/8/2008 6:30:54 PM   
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some great films in there. Donnie darko should have been further up though

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 27/8/2008 8:56:30 PM   
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aint got many arguments with the list but i have got a couple.
a couple o films are in the top ten and while not many ppl will agree they are absolute tosh.
they are fight club and pulp fiction.they are wot oasis are to music.poop
now i'm no movie expert and frankly don't care for bein one but these films are total crap.
quentin tarantino has probably done 1 maybe 2 great films.the 1 for me is from dusk til dawn.kill bill was ok.
all his other stuff has been crap.sorry but it has.
and as for fight club wot a totally boring piece o junk.nothing happened in fact when i 1st watched it on dvd i fell asleep.
now don't go giving me shit about not understanding these films cos i did,they were and are crap.


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 27/8/2008 9:36:49 PM   
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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 28/8/2008 1:27:37 PM   
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quote:

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aint got many arguments with the list but i have got a couple.
a couple o films are in the top ten and while not many ppl will agree they are absolute tosh.
they are fight club and pulp fiction.they are wot oasis are to music.poop
now i'm no movie expert and frankly don't care for bein one but these films are total crap.
quentin tarantino has probably done 1 maybe 2 great films.the 1 for me is from dusk til dawn.kill bill was ok.
all his other stuff has been crap.sorry but it has.
and as for fight club wot a totally boring piece o junk.nothing happened in fact when i 1st watched it on dvd i fell asleep.
now don't go giving me shit about not understanding these films cos i did,they were and are crap.



Hmm...

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 28/8/2008 7:31:51 PM   
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so you a movie expert are ya clownfoot.
more like a fucking clown.
if you'd read the next 7 words after the ones ya highlighted then you'd realise i'm admitting i aint.
go get te drinks
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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 28/8/2008 7:37:38 PM   
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quote:

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so you a movie expert are ya clownfoot.
more like a fucking clown.
if you'd read the next 7 words after the ones ya highlighted then you'd realise i'm admitting i aint.
go get te drinks
aussies,bred for barwork


Not a film expert and not too bright either. It says Austria...


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 28/8/2008 7:43:36 PM   
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quote:

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so you a movie expert are ya clownfoot.
more like a fucking clown.
if you'd read the next 7 words after the ones ya highlighted then you'd realise i'm admitting i aint.
go get te drinks
aussies,bred for barwork


Yay.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 28/8/2008 7:50:50 PM   
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ok clown
austrians,bred for FUCK ALL.


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 28/8/2008 8:14:32 PM   
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Crikey, are you ok?

This is a list of films, voted by members of the forum. Some you'll think are good, some you won't.

Clownfoot isn't from Austria or Australia.

Swearing at moderators isn't big or clever. Usually.

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 28/8/2008 10:36:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: leesith

ok clown
austrians,bred for FUCK ALL.



Good thing I'm from Essex then, you goof...


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 29/8/2008 6:22:53 AM   
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oh yeah clown how good at your job are you if ppl can't express an opinion without bein harassed


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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 29/8/2008 9:26:10 AM   
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quote:

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oh yeah clown how good at your job are you if ppl can't express an opinion without bein harassed



Well, you're not exactly being harrassed. It's quite amusing how a simple "hmm" has you disparing about being oppressed, but on the other foot it's quite okay for you to be abusive in return. People can express an opinion, but if you're going to make contradictory sentiments and go down the route of expressing a film is shit without actually reasoning why this is the case, then people will rightly pick you up on it.

And you do realise From Dusk Till Dawn is a Robert Rodriguez movie, not a Tarantino one? 

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 30/8/2008 8:33:20 AM   
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well as i said i'm no movie expert.
gotta say i like ya little ash.
evil dead 2 is one of my fave films

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RE: The Forums Top 100 Favourite Films 2008! - 9/9/2008 12:05:41 AM   
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Well i think thats you off the hook then. Clowny has been known to propose at such news.. 

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