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Homer's Top 100 - FINISHED! - 12/5/2008 11:58:46 PM   
homersimpson_esq


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Thought I'd get this thread in now, just to commit myself to doing it. End of next week, once my exams are out of the way, I will be starting this. I'm starting right after the exams because, like Piles, I fully intend to finish this list. It has changed quite a bit since I did a 130 rushed list last year as I've watched a fair few films since then. While the #1 slot will be no surprise to anyone who has read, well, any of my posts really, I hope the journey from #100 to #2 will be interesting. I'll tell you now that there is a predominance of 80s and 90s films. These are the films I enjoyed at what is generally called the formative years, and their impact has remained with me at a level of enjoyment and of appreciation. There are a few surprises in there, and a few more obvious choices.

After each ten films, I'll be doing a countdown of the top 25 films of the last five years. The reason is because I don't include films from the last five years so I can get perspective on them over time. Some of the films in this mini-list of 25 will, I am sure, move to my top 100 over time. These will be shorter reviews than the main list, but will provide some variety, I hope.

Finally, I want to say that this is simply a list of my favourite 100 films. I don't claim dominance of these films over any other choice of film. There are some in here that I know are not as technically adept as some that are placed lower. Nevertheless, the place they hold in my heart earns them their place on the list. I hope you all enjoy the list.




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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 12:03:00 AM   
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I'm really looking forward to this. Throughout all the other lists you've shown that you have a very good opinion on films in general so I hope you live up to the expectations

Make sure you get it completed though. There's few things worse than a half-finished top 100 list...

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 12:05:11 AM   
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Nice to see your doing a list Homer. Now just to work out how to waste the next 2 weeks until the list starts... Good luck with the exams.

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 12:07:05 AM   
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Ah geez, there are expectations now? 

Oh, and I fully intend to get it completed. Once I finish my exams, I have the rest of May, June, July and August, during which I have a part-time evening job, and looking after my daughter in the afternoons. I'm sure I can fit it in, along with home improvement and other stuff

I already have the list mapped out - have had so for the last few months, and I've been tweaking it a bit here or there. Adding a film here that I suddenly remember, and dropping a few off that I felt didn't cut the mustard, so to speak. It's just a case of writing the reviews and (where possible) rewatching the films.


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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 12:16:25 AM   
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I'm really looking forward to this. Throughout all the other lists you've shown that you have a very good opinion on films in general so I hope you live up to the expectations

Make sure you get it completed though. There's few things worse than a half-finished top 100 list...


A half completed top 50 list perhaps?

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 4:29:27 AM   
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Another list to keep an eye on!

I'm certainly looking forward to this, you always write excellent reviews and we seem to, at times anyway, share similar tastes.

Not sure about the 5 year exclusion clause though. As you seem to indicate, there will be films in this list that you have seen relatively recently, perhaps a great deal more recently than films that won't be listed. Should not a film you saw last year for the first time that was made 50 years ago fall under the same rules as a film made last year?  The only difference is that one has stood (or perhaps not, depending on the choice) the test of time, but this shouldn't really be a factor anyway in a personal list.

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 8:02:59 AM   
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Excluding newer films has been a source of contention elsewhere (see the hall of fame, for instance!) but whether a film can stand the test of time is part of its appeal. I can see what you mean about older films more recently watched coming under the same exclusion, but I dunno, it just seems different to me. There's a caché attached to older films that, whether I like it or not, I can't extricate from the viewing experience. That being said, just because a film is old and an undisputed classic, doesn't mean I am automatically predisposed to like it. For instance, just look at The Searchers!  There are, I admit, a couple of recent films for which I would make a possible exception, but I get to write about them by doing a modern classics mini-list.

The other more prosaic reason for limiting the brand spanking new films is simply because there is already a heavy leaning towards much newer films, and as well as being a top 100, I want it to be representative of the eclectic nature of my film tastes. There is, naturally, an element of selection in the process. While the top 20 to 30 is pretty much set, the rest could change (and probably will) depending on my mood. Nevertheless, once I start it, I'll stick to the list as is until it's finished.

Glad there's interest anyway!


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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 10:32:34 AM   
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In the couple of months i've been on the forum i've noticed you're very knowledgable on all things filmic, i'm looking forward to this.


oh,and good luck with the exams

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 11:28:35 AM   
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There's a strong possibility I'll have an empty summer (unconfirmed as of yet) so I will look forward to each post cause I'll have nothing else to do (I may even do one myself). I'm hoping I'll have seen a lot more of the films you put in this time, as I'm now a bit more knowledgable, and I'm about to get into some Kurosawa. So I look forward to the list.

What about There Will Be Blood, and other films from the last five years. The impression I get is that it is an instant classic, and really is a masterpiece. Would that not then deserve a place in the list, amongst other new films with similar accolades.

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 12:14:47 PM   
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Will have to keep an eye on this. And your modern classic list sounds like an excellent plan... I kind of wish I'd have thought of it .

Good luck with your exams, too, Homer!

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 1:42:50 PM   
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What about There Will Be Blood, and other films from the last five years. The impression I get is that it is an instant classic, and really is a masterpiece. Would that not then deserve a place in the list, amongst other new films with similar accolades.


Yeah, homer, I'd expect you to have TWBB in your top 100, seeing how much you have praised it.

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 2:07:15 PM   
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I'm really excited about this Homer, I'm also doin my top 100 once exams get put of the way, and I've written about ten of my reviews so far, it's a great way to take a revision break!  I like your idea of not doing recent films, but I like them too much to do that.  Ah well.  I can't wait, make sure you finish it!

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 2:20:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dantes Inferno


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What about There Will Be Blood, and other films from the last five years. The impression I get is that it is an instant classic, and really is a masterpiece. Would that not then deserve a place in the list, amongst other new films with similar accolades.


Yeah, homer, I'd expect you to have TWBB in your top 100, seeing how much you have praised it.


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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq
There are, I admit, a couple of recent films for which I would make a possible exception, but I get to write about them by doing a modern classics mini-list.


I'll admit now that There Will Be Blood is one of the ones I'd consider making an exception, but it's simply because of my absolute praise for it that I want to leave it, and put it somewhere in the mini-list. My initial reaction can vary quite a lot with new films - Fight Club, for instance, I disliked the first couple of times I watched it, but over time has grown on me. Even with some of the older films I watched recently it wasn't a case of them immediately going into the top 100 after I'd watched them. Over a period of consideration they gradually crept up in my estimation.

Anyway, I'm not going to mention any other films or you'll all know what's in the lists before I post them! This gives me something specific to look forward to after my exams anyway. Y'know, other than the completion of the exams, and therefore, of my degree! Woohoo!

Edit: And thanks for the messages of good luck!


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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 2:47:05 PM   
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Good luck Homer. From looking at your posts, you seem to know your stuff. I eagarly await your list

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 3:01:41 PM   
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I cant wait Homer always look forward to a new list this should be great!

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 13/5/2008 4:59:01 PM   
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looks like once this exam period os over we're going to have an influx of new lists...can't wait :)
your idea of the modern classics list is a nice one, and it also serves to break up your main list nicely.
and i'm gonna wish good luck to everyone sitting exams :)

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 18/5/2008 9:27:38 PM   
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I will very much look forward to this, love lists like these. Commendation must be given to you for a fine introduction, good luck!

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 18/5/2008 9:29:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

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What about There Will Be Blood, and other films from the last five years. The impression I get is that it is an instant classic, and really is a masterpiece. Would that not then deserve a place in the list, amongst other new films with similar accolades.


Yeah, homer, I'd expect you to have TWBB in your top 100, seeing how much you have praised it.


quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq
There are, I admit, a couple of recent films for which I would make a possible exception, but I get to write about them by doing a modern classics mini-list.


I'll admit now that There Will Be Blood is one of the ones I'd consider making an exception, but it's simply because of my absolute praise for it that I want to leave it, and put it somewhere in the mini-list. My initial reaction can vary quite a lot with new films - Fight Club, for instance, I disliked the first couple of times I watched it, but over time has grown on me. Even with some of the older films I watched recently it wasn't a case of them immediately going into the top 100 after I'd watched them. Over a period of consideration they gradually crept up in my estimation.

Anyway, I'm not going to mention any other films or you'll all know what's in the lists before I post them! This gives me something specific to look forward to after my exams anyway. Y'know, other than the completion of the exams, and therefore, of my degree! Woohoo!

Edit: And thanks for the messages of good luck!



You've probably mentioned already, but what degree are you working towards!

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 18/5/2008 9:32:06 PM   
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Ohhhhhhhhh, I can't wait for this, this is bound to be a great list. I expect Beowulf and Speed Racer to be in the Top 10 right?

Ishould do one, but I know no one will care........................... Damn it, I'm doing one!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 18/5/2008 11:20:42 PM   
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Ohhhhhhhhh, I can't wait for this, this is bound to be a great list. I expect Beowulf and Speed Racer to be in the Top 10 right?

Ishould do one, but I know no one will care........................... Damn it, I'm doing one!!!!!!!!!


OMG! Like, totally! How the hell did you know?!

(Mind you I'm glad my scathing reviews are memorable! )

Adam, it's an English degree. Four exams and I'm finished!


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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 18/5/2008 11:29:42 PM   
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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 8:12:54 AM   
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This is getting freaky now. How do you people know my top films?!




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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 12:32:21 PM   
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And don't forget Matrix Revolutions, a while you said Blade Runner sucks compared to it.......................Oh, and whjat possibility is there for Blade Runner to make the list, very little I say..............

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 1:03:16 PM   
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I'm guessing Bullseye is at number two.

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 2:04:46 PM   
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The way this threads going we'll be on the 2nd page before Homer's even STARTED his list

Would that be a first ?

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 5:12:01 PM   
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I wold write my list after exams as well, but to be quite honest, most of my top films of the noughties would appear in the list anyway, so it'd be pretty pointless. I'm gonna wait till after summer I think, when I won't have homework.

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 5:14:45 PM   
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I'll post my list here:

1- Badlands.


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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 6:15:01 PM   
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That's a mighty fine list there, MC, but it's a bit predictable. Only a little, tho.

And, Gene, to answer your question, I'm sure there was a list last year that was on page 2 before it started. Only a few days (and 6 hours of exams) left to go!

I know what you mean Swords - I won't do a 'top films of the 90s' for similar reasons! I'm also getting a little hesitant including films on your Alphabet list as it's giving away films in my top 100! (Although I'll say now that I don't have a film for every letter of the alphabet in my top 100!)

What I will say is that it's a list that isn't necessarily what I level-headedly think are 'the best', but they're the ones that have made the biggest impact on me in some way, at some time in my life.

Oh, and after some thought, to answer an earlier query - old films viewed recently haven't, on the whole, made it on to the list - with a few significant exceptions where they have made a massive impact.


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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 6:29:11 PM   
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quote:

I know what you mean Swords - I won't do a 'top films of the 90s' for similar reasons! I'm also getting a little hesitant including films on your Alphabet list as it's giving away films in my top 100! (Although I'll say now that I don't have a film for every letter of the alphabet in my top 100!)


Keep it up, it won't give too much away. Unless of course you vote for Blade Runner over Back to the Future, which would of course, be ludicrous!.

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RE: Homer's Top 100 Films - COMING SOON! - 19/5/2008 11:34:57 PM   
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I'll post my list here:

1- Badlands.



That's a great list. It lacks Brazil though.

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