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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 5:53:20 PM   
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No particular order and there's probably some I've missed out of my top 20 but these are the ones that instantly come to mind:

Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Serpico
Dog Day Afternoon
The Graduate
The Godfather
The Godfater II
Goodfellas
Mean Streets
The Deer Hunter
Midnight Cowboy
The King of Comedy
After Hours
Scarface
The Third Man
A Clockwork Orange
All The President's Men
Rocky
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 6:13:29 PM   
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Since you're a New Hollywood enthusiast: The Last Picture Show is as good as it gets.

For De Niro: Midnight Run and Once Upon a Time in America, if you haven't already seen them, which I doubt.

Since you liked Reservoir Dogs, check out a couple of its key influences: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (that'll be the original) and Ringo Lam's City on Fire. Neither are quite as good as Tarantino's film IMO, mind.

The inclusion of The Third Man suggests you might be partial to a bit of noir. And noir doesn't get any better - or more noirish - than Out of the Past (aka Build My Gallows High). You could catch Dick Powell's definitive Marlowe in Murder, My Sweet as well.


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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 6:14:26 PM   
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Also, Quick Change has a lot in common with After Hours, though I do prefer the Scorsese film.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 6:19:04 PM   
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I have seen Once Upon A Time America and can't believe I forgot to include it. I'll definitely watch those other recommendations though, thanks a lot

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 6:26:18 PM   
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Pleasure. Happy watching.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 6:26:28 PM   
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Since you're a New Hollywood enthusiast: The Last Picture Show is as good as it gets.

For De Niro: Midnight Run and Once Upon a Time in America, if you haven't already seen them, which I doubt.

Since you liked Reservoir Dogs, check out a couple of its key influences: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (that'll be the original) and Ringo Lam's City on Fire. Neither are quite as good as Tarantino's film IMO, mind.

The inclusion of The Third Man suggests you might be partial to a bit of noir. And noir doesn't get any better - or more noirish - than Out of the Past (aka Build My Gallows High). You could catch Dick Powell's definitive Marlowe in Murder, My Sweet as well.



Elab's going to see this post and spit fire about three times.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 6:31:45 PM   
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Awesome.  Pelham, naturally. But what else? Does she think George Sanders is the definitive Marlowe?

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 6:33:25 PM   
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Out of the Past? And The Third Man's not really a noir, or something. Am I right? Am I close? Austrian?

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 6:39:03 PM   
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I'd say recommending Once Upon a Time in America would be one,  Out of the Past is another, and saying Dogs is better than Pelham will cause her to go into kill mode. 

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 14/3/2011 7:58:29 PM   
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Give the boy 3 coconuts. 

In truth, it's not the best set of films for me to recommend from - it's that follow through type of list - if you like x then you'll also like y.

So why not go completely off-piste. Absolutely nothing foreign in there - try Park's Oldboy (ignore Rick's soon to arrive comment!), a Bittersweet Life, Battle Royale, and Audiard's A Prophet. I'd also recommend Il Divo to see real class in the operatic/grandeur/mafia side of things.

You could try some home country fare as well - how about Get Carter, Night and the City, Brighton Rock.


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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 12:46:12 AM   
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I've seen Oldboy and A Prophet, not amongst my favourites but both are brilliant. I'll have to watch the other ones, I've always wanted to watch Brighton Rock just to observe the young Richard Attenborough, I've always seen him in films where he's old and jolly, so seeing him as a gangster should be fun.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 6:07:23 AM   
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try Park's Oldboy, (ignore Rick's soon to arrive comment!),


I've already experienced it first hand

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 8:31:42 AM   
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My other half is the same - he'll acknowledge it's a superb piece of filmmaking, but he won't forgive me for making him watch it and never wants to see it again.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 12:03:51 PM   
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I love how this thread keeps popping back up.

Great list harry!

I would definitely back up rick's recommendation of Out of the Past and I'd also recommend Kiss Me Deadly a hugely influential film noir with one hell of an ending.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 2:19:44 PM   
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I would definitely back up rick's recommendation of Out of the Past and I'd also recommend Kiss Me Deadly a hugely influential film noir with one hell of an ending.


 If there was a contest to pick two of my least favourites noirs you just won.

If it's elements of nihilism that draw you to Third Man Harry, you might want to try noirs like Double Indemnity or The Killers. Maybe Ace in the Hole and Sweet Smell of Success. If it's the mix of humour, action, intelligent scripts and performance you can't go much better than Rick's recommendation above - Murder my Sweet (Farewell My Lovely). Except maybe for Cry Danger.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 3:07:12 PM   
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I haven't done this yet, here's a list in order-ish. (it's mostly made up of what came to mind first, so I've probably forgotten loads. I'm sure I'll remember them when they're recommended, or something.)
  1. A Matter Of Life And Death (1946, Powell/Pressburger)
  2. Evil Dead II (1987, Raimi)
  3. Tokyo Story (1953, Ozu)
  4. Brazil (1985, Gilliam)
  5. Stalker (1979, Tarkovsky)
  6. Blade Runner (1982, Scott)
  7. Taxi Driver (1976, Scorsese)
  8. Herostratus (1967, Levy)
  9. Eraserhead (1976, Lynch)
  10. Le Doulos (1962, Melville)
  11. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, Carpenter)
  12. Delicatessen (1991, Caro/Jeunet)
  13. The Road Warrior (1981, Miller)
  14. Hard Boiled (1992, Woo)
  15. A Scanner Darkly (2006, Linklater)
  16. Hail The Conquering Hero (1944, Sturges)
  17. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004, McKay)
  18. Meeting People Is Easy (1998, Gee)
  19. Harold & Maude (1971, Ashby)
  20. District 9 (2009, Blomkamp)


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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 3:11:32 PM   
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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 3:13:03 PM   
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Have you seen The Last Detail?

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 3:13:15 PM   
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Hot Rod.


Seen it. tis amazing though.

EDIT I've had The Last Detail to watch for ages. I'll have to get around to it soon, now.


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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 3:30:53 PM   
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Olaf How about....

eXisitenZ
Dark City
Gattaca
Silent Running
Cube
Primer
Cypher
Pi
Falling Down
The Road
A Boy And His Dog
Return Of The Living Dead
Re-Animator
Drive

anything by Wes Anderson or Jim Jarmusch

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 3:35:50 PM   
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For P&P, check out The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. It's totally the second best film ever.

Le doulos - have you seen much Melville? That's my favourite, but Le samourai, Le cercle rouge and Army in the Shadows are all great.

If you liked Stalker, might I recommend watching some paint dry?

I imagine you've seen John Carpenter's other career highlights, but if not, get on The Thing and Escape to New York. Or dig out the Hawks film that inspired it: Rio Bravo. Or else his own semi-remake, El Dorado.

That's my favourite Sturges too, but all his films are amazing. If you've watched his directorial stuff, how about the ones he only wrote: Easy Living, Remember the Night and Never Say Die?

For Ashby - have you seen Being There?

Sorry, I got carried away and did too many again.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 4:26:08 PM   
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Herostratus (1967, Levy)


Oh dear - the proud last place in my viewed list for the year

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure.

Have you seen Il Divo? There's a brio to it that I think fits into your list.

Style, visuals, story and a certain theatrical quality - Ichikawa's An Actor's Revenge. And Paprika.

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 4:28:47 PM   
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?

Also, is there any list that won't cause you to recommend Il Divo? I should see it, really, shouldn't it?

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 4:32:23 PM   
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Genuine recommendations - Harry because of the tendency towards the Godfather etc - the operatic mafia US stuffand Il divo fits perfectly into that.

For Olaf there is a strong confident visual style running through his list. I think it's perfect.

If I was doing it randomly I'd be suggesting Consequences of Love which is my favourite from Sorrentino. which you should also watch

Edit - I'd actually forgotten I'd just recommended it earlier anyway

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 4:33:31 PM   
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Ah - I initially missed why the engine turned up too

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 4:41:01 PM   
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I haven't seen Cypher/A Boy And His Dog/Return of the Living Dead (received it for Christmas though I believe), Easy Living/Never Say Die/Being There, or Cure (though I think I have a copy lying around somewhere unwatched)/Paprika. Cheers lady/gents.

I'm shocked that someone could dislike Herostratus so much though. It's admittedly one of the more "what comes to mind" entries in that list but I do love it so. EDIT Il Divo is indeed incredible though.


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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 4:42:22 PM   
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It's OK, I was just teasing in my own special, slightly irritating way.

I have seen Consequences of Love. I thought it was pretty good. I liked the stuff about his best friend and also the climax, though the heroin thing was a bit much. Unless there was some special meaning I missed, other than, "He's taking heroin once a month and he's like totally matter of fact about it and it doesn't even affect him, that is AWESOME *high five*." You're going to tell me I missed something, aren't you?

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 4:44:42 PM   
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A tad little bit maybe  Although everyone would have their own take.

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  I'm shocked that someone could dislike Herostratus so much though.


If it helps Rawlinson was very rude about my review too

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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 5:03:58 PM   
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I thought of another one Olaf - Eureka (Aoyama, 2000). If you want to see reviews it was in the top 10 of both my and Rawlinson's 2000 lists.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: MOVIE GENERATOR: 5 Personalised Recommendations - 15/3/2011 5:04:47 PM   
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  I'm shocked that someone could dislike Herostratus so much though.


If it helps Rawlinson was very rude about my review too


Did I call you an idiot? Because I should have.

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