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RE: My Top 650 Films - 14/5/2012 1:46:32 PM   
rawlinson

 

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A distinct lack of action and adventure films here Rawls.


What kind of stuff are you thinking of? Because there's a few action films, it's just in general I prefer 70s style action. Did you make the 5%, btw?

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 14/5/2012 2:42:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

quote:

A distinct lack of action and adventure films here Rawls.


What kind of stuff are you thinking of? Because there's a few action films, it's just in general I prefer 70s style action. Did you make the 5%, btw?


Yeah fair enough. I've probably not seen those ones. but you have Ghostbusters and LORT which is pretty the epitome of adventure. 

Seen 34 of the so I made the target. Woohoo!
Plus I've added a few films to my lists that I want to see now. You finally got me to sit my arse down and watch a Malick film too so well done.

2. Taxi Driver 1976; Martin Scorsese
21. Apocalypse Now 1979; Francis Ford Coppola
24. Groundhog Day 1993; Harold Ramis
25. Some Like It Hot 1959; Billy Wilder
27. Vertigo 1958; Alfred Hitchcock
45. The Snowman 1982; Dianne Jackson
55. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004; Michael Gondry
60. Mulholland Drive 2001; David Lynch
66. The Apartment 1960; Billy Wilder
79. 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968; Stanley Kubrick
82. The Thing 1982; John Carpenter
87. The Evil Dead Trilogy 1981 - 1993; Sam Raimi
119. Wall-E 2008; Andrew Stanton/Burn-E 2008; Angus MacLane
132. Wallace & Gromit 1989 - 2008; Nick Park
145. The Proposition 2005; John Hillcoat
148. Psycho 1960; Alfred Hitchcock
158. Hunting Trilogy 1951 - 1953; Chuck Jones
175. Young Frankenstein 1974; Mel Brooks
187. Badlands 1973; Terrence Malick
214. Goodfellas 1990; Martin Scorsese
223. Stand by Me 1986; Rob Reiner
254. When the Wind Blows 1986; Jimmy T. Murakami
403. Singin' in the Rain 1952; Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
409. Ghost Busters 1984; Ivan Reitman
436. Scott Pilgrim vs the World 2010; Edgar Wright
439. Drive 2011; Nicolas Winding Refn
446. Pan's Labyrinth 2006; Guillermo Del Toro
453. Project A 1983; Jackie Chan
466. The French Connection 1971; William Friedkin
518. Black Swan 2010; Darren Aronofsky
525. Lord of the Rings Trilogy 2001 - 2003; Peter Jackson
551. Hugo 2011; Martin Scorsese
570. Batman: The Movie 1966; Leslie Martinson
578. The Producers 1968; Mel Brooks


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RE: My Top 650 Films - 14/5/2012 3:02:21 PM   
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I've seen 238. I think. Lots more to see - and lots more reviews to read, as I kept going AWOL. The Intruder is brilliant and, like so many of these movies, never gets a mention on best-ever lists.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 14/5/2012 4:51:43 PM   
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Updated...

Seen:
2. Taxi Driver 1976; Martin Scorsese
4. Ikiru 1952; Akira Kurosawa
6. My Winnipeg 2007; Guy Maddin
7. Ugetsu Monogatari 1953; Kenji Mizoguchi
13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974; Sam Peckinpah
15. My Neighbour Totoro 1988; Hayao Miyazaki
16. Rear Window 1954; Alfred Hitchcock
17. Once Upon a Time in America 1984; Sergio Leone
18. Raging Bull 1980; Martin Scorsese
19. Naked 1993; Mike Leigh
20. Blue Velvet 1986; David Lynch
21. Apocalypse Now 1979; Francis Ford Coppola
24. Groundhog Day 1993; Harold Ramis
25. Some Like It Hot 1959; Billy Wilder
27. Vertigo 1958; Alfred Hitchcock
29. Bringing Up Baby 1938; Howard Hawks
30. Mean Streets 1973; Martin Scorsese
32. Ran 1985; Akira Kurosawa
34. Sons of the Desert 1933; William A. Seiter
35. Come and See 1985; Elem Klimov
41. The Innocents 1961; Jack Clayton
43. Wild Strawberries 1957; Ingmar Bergman
45. The Snowman 1982; Dianne Jackson
46. Spirited Away 2001; Hayao Miyazaki
49. Where the Wild Things Are 2009; Spike Jonze
51. Grave of the Fireflies 1988; Isao Takahata
54. Duck Amuck 1953; Chuck Jones
55. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004; Michael Gondry
57. Only Yesterday 1991; Isao Takahata
60. Mulholland Drive 2001; David Lynch
63. Seven Samurai 1954; Akira Kurosawa
64. Peppermint Candy 1999; Lee Chang-dong
66. The Apartment 1960; Billy Wilder
78. Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972; Werner Herzog
79. 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968; Stanley Kubrick
82. The Thing 1982; John Carpenter
87. The Evil Dead Trilogy 1981 - 1993; Sam Raimi
95. Eraserhead 1976; David Lynch
106. Inland Empire 2006; David Lynch
118. A Bout de Souffle 1960; Jean-Luc Godard
119. Wall-E 2008; Andrew Stanton/Burn-E 2008; Angus MacLane
120. Don't Look Now 1973; Nicolas Roeg
126. The General 1926; Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
129. A Clockwork Orange 1971; Stanley Kubrick
132. Wallace & Gromit 1989 - 2008; Nick Park
134. Duck Soup 1933; Leo McCarey
136. Session 9 2001; Brad Anderson
140. Chinatown 1974; Roman Polanski
142. F for Fake 1974; Orson Welles
143. A Scene at the Sea 1991; Takeshi Kitano
145. The Proposition 2005; John Hillcoat
146. Dead Trilogy 1968 - 1985; George A. Romero
148. Psycho 1960; Alfred Hitchcock
152. Whisper of the Heart 1995; Yoshifumi Kondo
159. Sansho the Bailiff 1954; Kenji Mizoguchi
165. What's Opera, Doc? 1957; Chuck Jones
175. Young Frankenstein 1974; Mel Brooks
176. The Fantastic Planet 1973; Rene Laloux
185. Crumb 1994; Terry Zwigoff
187. Badlands 1973; Terrence Malick
197. Kiki's Delivery Service 1989; Hayao Miyazaki
214. Goodfellas 1990; Martin Scorsese
223. Stand by Me 1986; Rob Reiner
224. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 1974; Werner Herzog
247. Solaris 1972; Andrei Tarkovsky
251. The Ladykillers 1955; Alexander Mackendrick
254. When the Wind Blows 1986; Jimmy T. Murakami
260. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert 1979; Jeff Margolis
263. The 400 Blows 1959; Francois Truffaut
268. Tokyo Drifter 1966; Seijun Suzuki
271. The Seventh Seal 1957; Ingmar Bergman
273. Onibaba 1964; Kaneto Shindo
275. Rope 1948; Alfred Hitchcock
280. The Red Circle 1970; Jean-Pierre Melville
299. Fitzcarraldo 1982; Werner Herzog
302. Shock Corridor 1963; Sam Fuller
303. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring 2003; Kim Ki-duk
306. Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein 1931 - 1935; James Whale
309. The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976; Nic Roeg
326. Oldboy 2003; Chan-Wook Park
336. My Own Private Idaho 1991; Gus Van Sant
344. Suspiria 1977; Dario Argento
345. Kwaidan 1964; Masaki Kobayashi
360. A Christmas Carol 1971; Richard Williams
364. Scrooge 1951; Brian Desmond-Hurst
365. King-Size Canary 1947; Tex Avery
387. Silent Running 1972; Douglas Trumbull
388. In the Mood for Love 2000; Wong Kar Wai
402. The Kid 1921; Charles Chaplin
403. Singin' in the Rain 1952; Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
409. Ghost Busters 1984; Ivan Reitman
421. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992; David Lynch
424. Halloween 1978; John Carpenter
436. Scott Pilgrim vs the World 2010; Edgar Wright
446. Pan's Labyrinth 2006; Guillermo Del Toro
447. Titicut Follies 1967; Frederick Wiseman
448. Black Narcissus 1947; Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
450. Theatre of Blood 1973; Douglas Hickox
453. Project A 1983; Jackie Chan
454. Ashes of Time 1994; Wong Kar Wai
462. Dog Day Afternoon 1975; Sidney Lumet
466. The French Connection 1971; William Friedkin
467. On the Run 1988; Alfred Cheung
468. The Odd Couple 1968; Gene Saks
469. Dead Man's Shoes 2004; Shane Meadows
476. The Conversation 1974; Francis Ford Coppola
477. Let the Right One in 2008; Tomas Alfredson
484. Assault on Precinct 13 1976; John Carpenter
498. Oasis 2002; Lee Chang-dong
501. Boiling Point 1990; Takeshi Kitano
502. Re-Animator 1985; Stuart Gordon
518. Black Swan 2010; Darren Aronofsky
523. The Straight Story 1999; David Lynch
525. Lord of the Rings Trilogy 2001 - 2003; Peter Jackson
535. The Warriors 1979; Walter Hill
537. Ponyo 2008; Hayao Miyazaki
545. The Jerk 1979; Carl Reiner
547. Barton Fink 1991; Joel Coen
551. Hugo 2011; Martin Scorsese
570. Batman: The Movie 1966; Leslie Martinson
573. After-Life 1998; Hirokazu Kore-eda

Seen part:
56. The King of Comedy 1983; Martin Scorsese - seen bits several times. Will catch it all eventually!
135. If... 1968 ; Lindsay Anderson - missed beginning.
141. The Lady Vanishes 1938; Alfred Hitchcock - Mrs 123 has lots of Hitch. Saw part. Will watch eventually.
150. Porco Rosso 1992; Hayao Miyazaki - missed the beginning
210. The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985; Woody Allen - cos I don't like Woody Allen.
420. Manhattan 1979; Woody Allen - Ditto. Yeah, I know, I should probably watch this one.
431. Man with a Movie Camera 1929; Dziga Vertov - cos I have The Cinematic Orchestra's DVD
528. Gohatto 1999; Nagisa Oshima - cos I missed the beginning
578. The Producers 1968; Mel Brooks - cos I didn't really like it


Probably seen, but memory is #!:
156. Once Upon a Time in the West 1968; Sergio Leone
205. Quatermass and the Pit 1967; Roy Ward Baker
237. Witchfinder General 1968; Michael Reeves
291. The Fog 1980; John Carpenter
314. Modern Times 1936; Charles Chaplin
317. Monkey Business 1952; Howard Hawks
374. Horse Feathers 1932; Norman Z. Mcleod
375. The Masque of the Red Death 1964; Roger Corman
401. The Devil Rides Out 1968; Terence Fisher
433. Robin Hood Daffy 1958; Chuck Jones
458. Sleeper 1973; Woody Allen
516. Cops 1922; Buster Keaton
517. Magical Maestro 1952; Tex Avery

Own (or the missus does), but haven't got round to watching yet:
3. The Human Condition Trilogy 1959 - 1961; Masaki Kobayashi
9. The Holy Mountain 1973; Alejandro Jodorowsky
31. Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980; Rainer Werner Fassbinder
48. The Philadelphia Story 1940; George Cukor
67. Secret Sunshine 2007; Lee Chang-dong
74. The Wicker Man 1973; Robin Hardy
127. Repulsion 1965; Roman Polanski
133. Freaks 1932; Tod Browning
160. Shadow of a Doubt 1943; Alfred Hitchcock
182. Le Samourai 1967; Jean-Pierre Melville
228. North By Northwest 1959; Alfred Hitchcock
236. The Tenant 1976; Roman Polanski
265. Arsenic and Old Lace 1944; Frank Capra
270. Mind Game 2004; Masaaki Yuasa
319. I Saw the Devil 2010; Kim Ji-woon
342. Down by Law 1986; Jim Jarmusch
353. High and Low 1963; Akira Kurosawa
426. A Chinese Odyssey 1994; Jeffrey Lau
521. Submarine 2010; Richard Ayoad
526. Faust 1994; Jan Svankmajer
532. Howl's Moving Castle 2004; Hayao Miyazaki
541. Winter's Bone 2010; Debra Granik
580. Kill List 2011; Ben Wheatley


So 121 seen + 9 partials and 13 possiblys.
And 23 that are hanging round my gaff waiting to be watched.


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RE: My Top 650 Films - 14/5/2012 5:34:45 PM   
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Cheers Rawls, I'll work out how many are still to see later. I looked at my Excel to see if I could do what elab recommended, but it's only the starter system so doesn't look all that advanced.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 15/5/2012 11:48:18 AM   
rawlinson

 

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ORIGINAL: shool

Plus I've added a few films to my lists that I want to see now.


And probably a few that have given you nightmares just from the plot description.

quote:

You finally got me to sit my arse down and watch a Malick film too so well done.


I'm glad.

quote:

I've seen 238. I think. Lots more to see - and lots more reviews to read, as I kept going AWOL. The Intruder is brilliant and, like so many of these movies, never gets a mention on best-ever lists.


And that's what makes me a hipster.

I'm surprised you didn't bump the likes of Secret Sunshine and I Saw the Devil to the top of your viewing list, Gram.

quote:

Cheers Rawls, I'll work out how many are still to see later.


No probs.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 12:14:45 PM   
Gram123

 

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I'm surprised you didn't bump the likes of Secret Sunshine and I Saw the Devil to the top of your viewing list, Gram.

Aye, me too.
And The Human Condition Trilogy and Howl's Moving Castle, for that matter, and I have about 40 unwatched E. Asian films that didn't make your list...

Problem is I'm snowed under with ents at present, and limited time to watch. If I do get the opportunity to watch something with the missus, it's either a TV show (currently incl. The Killing S2, The Walking Dead S2, Once Upon a Time (sticking with it for now), The Apprentice, HIGNFY, 8 Out of 10 Cats) or occasionally, when we judge that there's enough time to watch a film, it's been an English-lang rental or a borrow offa my brüd. The only thing to buck that trend of late has been Confessions, but we both flaked during (i.e. we misjudged!), so I need to rewatch the last half hour or so, this time with my eyes open!
Plus she's been watching those horrendous overlong talent comps The Voice and BGT lately, so I've sat through some of that shite or made myself scarce when it's on.

If I watch something sans missus, it's tending to be shows she's not arsed about or isn't really aware of - Tim & Eric, Archer, Game of Thrones, WILTY, plus Nathan Barley recently, BSG before that. I notice series 1-3 of Misfits is also on 4oD, I have seasons 4+ of ATHF to watch, plus some other [adult swim] stuff, plus I intend on re-watching Time Trumpet, all of which will be solo watches...

Not enough hrs in the day.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 1:58:36 PM   
rawlinson

 

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I was going to ask what you thought of Nathan Barley, then I had the bright idea to check the other thread for a review. I thought it was ok, just probably the weakest thing CM has done to date. The reception among a lot of Chris Morris fans was pure hatred, I remember the thread on C&B at the time tore it to shreds every week.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 2:11:40 PM   
Gram123

 

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ORIGINAL: rawlinson
I remember the thread on C&B at the time tore it to shreds every week.

Really? Wonder if they changed their tune later. I used to be a member over at C&B many years back, our kid still is. It's through there that I heard and read a load of the other Morris stuff including the old radio shows, Geefe columns etc.
Really ought to go back and check the archives / forums.


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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 2:15:46 PM   
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A lot of the regulars who were the most vocal in hating it (The Sotcaa bunch) moved on from the forum (and there was at least one very public meltdown), so I think the people who loved it might have more of a voice now. I still don't think it's held in very high regard though.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 7:38:26 PM   
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108. Touch of Evil 1958; Orson Welles

199. Cutter's Way 1981; Ivan Passer


Sooo...just for the record this IS your preference?

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 7:40:03 PM   
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Ah - but it's not 'best film' strictly but best noir - that might be quite different.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 7:43:43 PM   
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And it was also the way I ranked them a couple of months ago when I made the list, rewatches can shift positions.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 7:47:13 PM   
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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 7:51:44 PM   
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If it's any help, I think it's between you and TRM for the win, and I really don't want him to get another win.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:02:50 PM   
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If Touch of Evil beats Double Indemnity I'm going to temp ban Matty and delete all Gimli's posts.

Just saying....

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:03:04 PM   
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I made my selection based on the assumption everyone else was going to be a whore. But I really have no shame if I win on those terms.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:08:06 PM   
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If Touch of Evil beats Double Indemnity I'm going to temp ban Matty and delete all Gimli's posts.

Just saying....


Do you know what they were going to vote for if they took part?

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:09:02 PM   
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Elab, did you see what BFI have got coming out over the next few months?

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The BFI is to make the complete series of the BBC's classic Ghost Stories finally available on DVD this year.

These much-loved tales terrified BBC TV audiences at Christmas throughout the 1970s. Most of the instalments were directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and based on M.R. James's celebrated supernatural stories.

With only three of the twelve BBC Ghost Stories previously released on DVD (by the BFI in 2002), the films in this brilliant series have been high on many film and TV fans' 'most wanted' DVD lists.

The films are a key influence on recent British ghost and horror films, including The Woman in Black, and have inspired many screenwriters and filmmakers including Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock).

The first two volumes will be released in August 2012 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of M.R. James's birth. Two more volumes will follow in September, while the fifth and final volume, as well as a complete Ghost Stories for Christmas box set, will follow in October.

Volume One includes two versions of the chilling Whistle And I'll Come To You: Jonathan Miller's 1968 adaptation, starring Michael Hordern, and the 2010 re-imagining, starring John Hurt.

Volume Two includes The Stalls of Barchester (1971), starring Robin Hardy, and A Warning to the Curious (1972), starring Peter Vaughan, as well as Christopher Lee's Ghost Stories for Christmas: The Stalls of Barchester (2000).

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:09:38 PM   
rawlinson

 

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ORIGINAL: chris_scott01


quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

If Touch of Evil beats Double Indemnity I'm going to temp ban Matty and delete all Gimli's posts.

Just saying....


Do you know what they were going to vote for if they took part?


They're the counters, the only two who get to see the votes.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:13:33 PM   
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Elab, did you see what BFI have got coming out over the next few months?

quote:

The BFI is to make the complete series of the BBC's classic Ghost Stories finally available on DVD this year.

These much-loved tales terrified BBC TV audiences at Christmas throughout the 1970s. Most of the instalments were directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and based on M.R. James's celebrated supernatural stories.

With only three of the twelve BBC Ghost Stories previously released on DVD (by the BFI in 2002), the films in this brilliant series have been high on many film and TV fans' 'most wanted' DVD lists.

The films are a key influence on recent British ghost and horror films, including The Woman in Black, and have inspired many screenwriters and filmmakers including Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock).

The first two volumes will be released in August 2012 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of M.R. James's birth. Two more volumes will follow in September, while the fifth and final volume, as well as a complete Ghost Stories for Christmas box set, will follow in October.

Volume One includes two versions of the chilling Whistle And I'll Come To You: Jonathan Miller's 1968 adaptation, starring Michael Hordern, and the 2010 re-imagining, starring John Hurt.

Volume Two includes The Stalls of Barchester (1971), starring Robin Hardy, and A Warning to the Curious (1972), starring Peter Vaughan, as well as Christopher Lee's Ghost Stories for Christmas: The Stalls of Barchester (2000).





I'd seen something about those out of print titles coming back but nothing as well put together as this. How utterly fabulous! Ta for the heads up

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:14:03 PM   
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ORIGINAL: rawlinson


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ORIGINAL: chris_scott01


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ORIGINAL: elab49

If Touch of Evil beats Double Indemnity I'm going to temp ban Matty and delete all Gimli's posts.

Just saying....


Do you know what they were going to vote for if they took part?


They're the counters, the only two who get to see the votes.



Indeed. This.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:15:56 PM   
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ORIGINAL: rawlinson


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ORIGINAL: chris_scott01


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ORIGINAL: elab49

If Touch of Evil beats Double Indemnity I'm going to temp ban Matty and delete all Gimli's posts.

Just saying....


Do you know what they were going to vote for if they took part?


They're the counters, the only two who get to see the votes.



I see. So if I brown nose Gimli for a few weeks with a bit of Van Helsing and Ron Howard praising, I can expect a little favour in return?

...and no sig quotes from that please.


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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:17:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

Elab, did you see what BFI have got coming out over the next few months?

quote:

The BFI is to make the complete series of the BBC's classic Ghost Stories finally available on DVD this year.

These much-loved tales terrified BBC TV audiences at Christmas throughout the 1970s. Most of the instalments were directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and based on M.R. James's celebrated supernatural stories.

With only three of the twelve BBC Ghost Stories previously released on DVD (by the BFI in 2002), the films in this brilliant series have been high on many film and TV fans' 'most wanted' DVD lists.

The films are a key influence on recent British ghost and horror films, including The Woman in Black, and have inspired many screenwriters and filmmakers including Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock).

The first two volumes will be released in August 2012 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of M.R. James's birth. Two more volumes will follow in September, while the fifth and final volume, as well as a complete Ghost Stories for Christmas box set, will follow in October.

Volume One includes two versions of the chilling Whistle And I'll Come To You: Jonathan Miller's 1968 adaptation, starring Michael Hordern, and the 2010 re-imagining, starring John Hurt.

Volume Two includes The Stalls of Barchester (1971), starring Robin Hardy, and A Warning to the Curious (1972), starring Peter Vaughan, as well as Christopher Lee's Ghost Stories for Christmas: The Stalls of Barchester (2000).





I'd seen something about those out of print titles coming back but nothing as well put together as this. How utterly fabulous! Ta for the heads up


They're also going to start releasing the Children's Film Foundation stuff. The first volume is going to be called London Tales.

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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:17:03 PM   
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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:18:28 PM   
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Elab, did you see what BFI have got coming out over the next few months?

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The BFI is to make the complete series of the BBC's classic Ghost Stories finally available on DVD this year.

These much-loved tales terrified BBC TV audiences at Christmas throughout the 1970s. Most of the instalments were directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and based on M.R. James's celebrated supernatural stories.

With only three of the twelve BBC Ghost Stories previously released on DVD (by the BFI in 2002), the films in this brilliant series have been high on many film and TV fans' 'most wanted' DVD lists.

The films are a key influence on recent British ghost and horror films, including The Woman in Black, and have inspired many screenwriters and filmmakers including Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock).

The first two volumes will be released in August 2012 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of M.R. James's birth. Two more volumes will follow in September, while the fifth and final volume, as well as a complete Ghost Stories for Christmas box set, will follow in October.

Volume One includes two versions of the chilling Whistle And I'll Come To You: Jonathan Miller's 1968 adaptation, starring Michael Hordern, and the 2010 re-imagining, starring John Hurt.

Volume Two includes The Stalls of Barchester (1971), starring Robin Hardy, and A Warning to the Curious (1972), starring Peter Vaughan, as well as Christopher Lee's Ghost Stories for Christmas: The Stalls of Barchester (2000).





I'd seen something about those out of print titles coming back but nothing as well put together as this. How utterly fabulous! Ta for the heads up


They're also going to start releasing the Children's Film Foundation stuff. The first volume is going to be called London Tales.



I might try and rent these - I've got a horrible feeling I'm going to dimly recall far more of those than I currently think I will!


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RE: My Top 650 Films - 16/5/2012 8:21:56 PM   
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Yeah - 'cause that'll help more than a threat of the ban hammer


But isn't there a mod for the mods? Tyranny can only bring your own downfall and you know this.


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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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It would be a short lived glory.

I won't deny, though, that the world would be a worse place without Gimli's posts. You can be a dirty fighter when you want to be can't you?

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Don't know what you mean.

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