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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 21/7/2010 12:06:46 AM   
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I've really been enjoying these ElephantBoy but never get around to commenting for some reason. Just wanted to say keep up the good work!

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 21/7/2010 12:44:49 AM   
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Thank-you, very kind of you.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 21/7/2010 4:52:19 AM   
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It's been so long since the last list, I was beginning to think you'd forgotten.
Looking forward to the next one.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 21/7/2010 12:25:01 PM   
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I had sort of

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 24/7/2010 9:08:18 PM   
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La Dolce Vita enters at number four on my D's list, it is quite possibley one of the greatest films I have ever seen, although not quite the greatest Fellini.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 19/8/2010 5:00:52 PM   
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Finally, Finally, Finally!! got to see Wilder's masterpiece the Apartment, and now after just one viewing consider it one of the greatest films ever made.  It is just one of the funiest, yet profound life changing movie experiences, with perfect performances, script, music and direction.  I actually found it a very sad films in places, but always funny and touching.  Most importantly it keeps you guessing on how it is all going to turn out right to the end.  And what a line to close!

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 19/8/2010 5:14:17 PM   
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Finally, Finally, Finally!! got to see Wilder's masterpiece the Apartment, and now after just one viewing consider it one of the greatest films ever made.  It is just one of the funiest, yet profound life changing movie experiences, with perfect performances, script, music and direction.  I actually found it a very sad films in places, but always funny and touching.  Most importantly it keeps you guessing on how it is all going to turn out right to the end.  And what a line to close!


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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 19/8/2010 5:15:55 PM   
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It is rather good.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 19/8/2010 9:30:49 PM   
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Not my favourite Wilder, but I agree a very fine film in so many respects.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 20/8/2010 12:22:31 PM   
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Which is your favorite. I also would rate Sunset Bvd. very highly too.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 28/8/2010 6:03:00 AM   
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Double Indemnity, with Some Like It Hot a very close second.
One of his which tends to be overlooked, and which I'd recommend you to get hold of, is Five Graves To Cairo.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 28/8/2010 11:46:06 AM   
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Need to see DE again, just was not that engaged with it first time around.  Will have to respectively disagree with you on The Apartment as it is for me just as good as filmmaking gets.  In fact it had such a impact than it is now maybe in my top three films ever.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 11/1/2011 1:19:22 PM   
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Just one or two more films to see on the Q list, and then finally my list should be up, maybe as early as next week, just don't quote me on that

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 26/1/2011 12:59:03 AM   
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Top Ten Films starting with the letter Q
1. Quiz Show [Robert Redford,1994,US,132 Mins] 9/10
2. Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] [Francois Truffaut,1959,Fr,101 Mins] 8.5/10
3. Que la Bete Meure [Killer!] [Claude Chabrol,1969,Fr,110 Mins] 8/10
4. Quills [Philip Kaufman,2000,US/Ger,124 Mins] 8/10
5. Quo Vadis [Mervyn Leroy,1951,US,171 Mins] 7.5/10
6. Quai des Orfevres [Henri-Georges Clouzot,1947,Fr,105 Mins] 7.5/10
7. Q - The Winged Serpent [Larry Cohen,1982,US,93 Mins] 7/10
8. Quiet City [Aaron Katz,2007,US,78 Mins] 7/10
9. The Quick and the Dead [Sam Raimi,1995,US,108 Mins] 7/10
10. Q and A [Sidney Lumet,1990,US,132 Mins] 7/10

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 26/1/2011 11:19:46 AM   
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Interesting list, you know what, I've only seen Quo Vadis, Quick And The Dead and Q The Winged Serpent from that list, but enjoyed them all.  Q is a little hard though isn't it?

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 26/1/2011 11:39:31 AM   
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Top Ten Films starting with the letter Q
1. Quiz Show [Robert Redford,1994,US,132 Mins] 9/10
2. Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] [Francois Truffaut,1959,Fr,101 Mins] 8.5/10
3. Que la Bete Meure [Killer!] [Claude Chabrol,1969,Fr,110 Mins] 8/10
4. Quills [Philip Kaufman,2000,US/Ger,124 Mins] 8/10
5. Quo Vadis [Mervyn Leroy,1951,US,171 Mins] 7.5/10
6. Quai des Orfevres [Henri-Georges Clouzot,1947,Fr,105 Mins] 7.5/10
7. Q - The Winged Serpent [Larry Cohen,1982,US,93 Mins] 7/10
8. Quiet City [Aaron Katz,2007,US,78 Mins] 7/10
9. The Quick and the Dead [Sam Raimi,1995,US,108 Mins] 7/10
10. Q and A [Sidney Lumet,1990,US,132 Mins] 7/10


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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 26/1/2011 11:50:48 AM   
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Off the top of my head I'm missing the Queen of Spades. Although I guess I still have a habit of judging Quatermass harshly against the TV originals.

Edit - aargh! Quick Change - how could I forget Quick Change!

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 26/1/2011 12:28:10 PM   
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How about The Quiet Earth, I think that's a superb film.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 26/1/2011 12:37:04 PM   
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Also Quai des Brumes.

I was trying to check this but IMDB have really made some godawful mess of the names of films on the site - foreign ones are completely random and bear no relation to original or accepted title (I noticed they've now even messed up the Danish Oscar entry - everyone calls it In a Better World - they really need to quit letting people change them if it isn't them that are doing it), and it's impossible to order by the original title. Heck, they've even got a lot of English language film titles randomly changed to something no-one ever actually calls them.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 27/1/2011 1:35:30 PM   
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Top Ten Films starting with the letter Q
1. Quiz Show [Robert Redford,1994,US,132 Mins] 9/10
2. Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] [Francois Truffaut,1959,Fr,101 Mins] 8.5/10
3. Que la Bete Meure [Killer!] [Claude Chabrol,1969,Fr,110 Mins] 8/10
4. Quills [Philip Kaufman,2000,US/Ger,124 Mins] 8/10
5. Quo Vadis [Mervyn Leroy,1951,US,171 Mins] 7.5/10
6. Quai des Orfevres [Henri-Georges Clouzot,1947,Fr,105 Mins] 7.5/10
7. Q - The Winged Serpent [Larry Cohen,1982,US,93 Mins] 7/10
8. Quiet City [Aaron Katz,2007,US,78 Mins] 7/10
9. The Quick and the Dead [Sam Raimi,1995,US,108 Mins] 7/10
10. Q and A [Sidney Lumet,1990,US,132 Mins] 7/10


Woot!

Now is that supposed to be a positive or nagitive reaction to my number one choice

Yeah I have not seen The Queen of Spades or Quick Change, but will stand by my list as a dervise selection filled with belting films

R Will be up soon.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 27/1/2011 4:18:38 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy


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ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

Top Ten Films starting with the letter Q
1. Quiz Show [Robert Redford,1994,US,132 Mins] 9/10
2. Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] [Francois Truffaut,1959,Fr,101 Mins] 8.5/10
3. Que la Bete Meure [Killer!] [Claude Chabrol,1969,Fr,110 Mins] 8/10
4. Quills [Philip Kaufman,2000,US/Ger,124 Mins] 8/10
5. Quo Vadis [Mervyn Leroy,1951,US,171 Mins] 7.5/10
6. Quai des Orfevres [Henri-Georges Clouzot,1947,Fr,105 Mins] 7.5/10
7. Q - The Winged Serpent [Larry Cohen,1982,US,93 Mins] 7/10
8. Quiet City [Aaron Katz,2007,US,78 Mins] 7/10
9. The Quick and the Dead [Sam Raimi,1995,US,108 Mins] 7/10
10. Q and A [Sidney Lumet,1990,US,132 Mins] 7/10


Woot!

Now is that supposed to be a positive or nagitive reaction to my number one choice

Yeah I have not seen The Queen of Spades or Quick Change, but will stand by my list as a dervise selection filled with belting films

R Will be up soon.


It's a massive positive, Quiz Show is one of my all time favourite films, I love it.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 27/1/2011 7:13:39 PM   
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Oh good, you are a very fine person indeed then

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 11/4/2011 4:53:22 PM   
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The Top Ten Films Starting with the letter R

1. Regle du Jeau [The Rules of the Game] [Jean Renoir,1939,Fr,110 Mins] 10/10
2. Ran [Akira Kurosawa,1985,Jap,160 Mins] 10/10
3. The Red Shoes [Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger,1948,GB,133 Mins] 10/10
4. Rear Window [Alfred Hitchcock,1954,US,112 Mins] 10/10
5. Rashomon [Akira Kurosawa,1951,Jap,88 Mins] 9/10
6. The Red Squirrel [La Ardilla Roja] [Julio Medem,1993,Sp,104 Mins] 9/10
7. Raging Bull [Martin Scorsese,1980,US,129 Mins] 9/10
8. Ring [Hideo Nakata,1998,Jap,95 Mins] 9/10
9. Rules of Engagement [William Friedkin,2000,US/Ger,127 Mins] 9/10
10. Revolutionary Road [Sam Mendes,2008,US,129 Mins] 8.5/10

Just missing out, Raiders of the Last Ark, Read My Lips [Sur Mes levres], Re-Animator, Rebecca, Red Lights [Feux rouges], Repoman, Repulsion, Requiem, Reservoir Dogs, Robocop, Romancing the Stone, Romance [1998] and Rushmore.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 4/8/2011 8:40:18 PM   
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The Top Ten Films Starting with the Letter S
1. Seven Samurai [Shichinin no Samurai] [Akira Kurosawa,1954,Jap,200 Mins] 10/10
2. Sunset Blvd [Billy Wilder,1950,US,111 Mins] 10/10
3. Spirited Away [Sen to Chihiro No Kamikakushi] [Hayao Miyazaki,2001,Jap,125 Mins] 10/10
4. Suspiria [Dario Argento,1976,It,97 Mins] 9/10
5. Some Like it Hot [Billy Wilder,1959,US,121 Mins] 9/10
6. A Short Film About Love [Krotki Film o Milosci] [Krzysztof Kieslowski,1988,Pol,87 Mins] 9/10
7. Sommaren Med Monika [Summer with Monika] [Ingmar Bergman,1952,Swe,97 Mins] 9/10
8. The Seventh Seal [Det Sjunde inseglet] [Ingmar Bergman,1956,Swe,95 Mins] 9/10
9. Secretary [Steven Shainberg,2002,US,104 Mins] 9/10
- The Spirit of the Beehive [El Espiritu de la Colmena] [Victor Erice,1973,Sp,96 Mins] 9/10
10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [David Hand,1937,US,83 Mins] 9/10

Just missing out, Sebastianne, Scanners, Scream, Sense and Sensibility, Seven [Se7en], sex, lies and videotape, Still Life [San Xia Hao Ren] and Straw Dogs.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 11/8/2011 1:01:56 AM   
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Missed your last few posts, so will comment briefly on your Q R and S lists:

Delighted to see Que La Bete Meure so high on your Q list - one of Chabrol's finest films.
I'm a huge fan of Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Quai Des Orfevres is, in my opinion, the finest police procedural I've seen.
Can't agree with The Quick And The Dead; it would probably make my list of the worst Westerns I've seen. I think the Washington Post review sums it up rather well..............."about as compelling as a 30 second fragrance commercial."
As for Quo Vadis - pious pap, and about an hour too long.

The first 5 films in your R list are spot on, but I would have replaced any of the bottom 5 with Rebecca. And no Rififi? Or Rio Bravo? Or Red River? Or The Red Balloon?

Seven Samurai would certainly top my S list, but I'm disappointed that Jean-Pierre Melville's stunning Le Samourai is not there. Perhaps you've not seen it? If so, you MUST.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 11/8/2011 3:23:24 PM   
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La Samourai was one I tried to see, but appentaly it has not been released on DVD yet in this country, so unless it pops up on TV, or is reissued at the pictures I might have to wait on that one.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 11/8/2011 9:23:52 PM   
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Le Samourai is available from Criterion, and even though their discs tend to be a little more expensive, they are always of superb quality, and in this case I promise you it's worth the extra money.

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 11/8/2011 9:55:31 PM   
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La Samourai was one I tried to see, but appentaly it has not been released on DVD yet in this country, so unless it pops up on TV, or is reissued at the pictures I might have to wait on that one.


The whole film is on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/vagabond19854u#g/c/22720241EC8CB20B

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 14/8/2011 1:13:51 AM   
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Thanks for that JAF, think I might check it out on there, and then if I consider it worthy will add it to my list

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RE: Elephant Boy's best Films Alphabetically - 22/8/2011 12:58:35 PM   
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Missed your last few posts, so will comment briefly on your Q R and S lists:

Delighted to see Que La Bete Meure so high on your Q list - one of Chabrol's finest films.
I'm a huge fan of Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Quai Des Orfevres is, in my opinion, the finest police procedural I've seen.
Can't agree with The Quick And The Dead; it would probably make my list of the worst Westerns I've seen. I think the Washington Post review sums it up rather well..............."about as compelling as a 30 second fragrance commercial."As for Quo Vadis - pious pap, and about an hour too long.

The first 5 films in your R list are spot on, but I would have replaced any of the bottom 5 with Rebecca. And no Rififi? Or Rio Bravo? Or Red River? Or The Red Balloon?

Seven Samurai would certainly top my S list, but I'm disappointed that Jean-Pierre Melville's stunning Le Samourai is not there. Perhaps you've not seen it? If so, you MUST.

Have to say you and the Washington post missed the point of TQATD, as it is a meant to be a spoof, so surely it is not setting out to be compelling. For me Hackman is just as great as always, Stone gives one of her best ever performances, and it is a really entertaining and fun ride

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