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The 100 Best British Films Ever - 7/10/2011 5:02:20 PM   
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RE: Unknown movie at NO1?That's dissapointing. - 7/10/2011 8:09:08 PM   
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So let e get tis straight, Monsters is on the list but Get Carter & Harry Brown arent????

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RE: Unknown movie at NO1?That's dissapointing. - 7/10/2011 8:37:01 PM   
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An interesting list to compare to the one run within the forum. Apart from that though I wanted to say thank you to whoever has reformatted the lists in the main site - this was so much better than having to slog through single page after single page. Thank you - much better layout 

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RE: Unknown movie at NO1?That's dissapointing. - 7/10/2011 9:00:12 PM   
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Ridiculous that the british film at NO1 is a total unknown.And why isn't "Mr Bean's holiday" on the list?I loved that movie.


Seriously ? On both those points. Has to be a joke.
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RE: Unknown movie at NO1?That's dissapointing. - 7/10/2011 9:07:30 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Dalekbuster523

Ridiculous that the british film at NO1 is a total unknown.And why isn't "Mr Bean's holiday" on the list?I loved that movie.


I'm all for people having their own opinions but Lawrence of Arabia a total unknown? I'm not sure a film forum is the best place for you.

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RE: The 100 Best British Films Ever - 7/10/2011 9:59:47 PM   
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Actually it's set in Northern Ireland - which is part of the United Kingdom. With British creative talent and money behind it.

Since the 50s film funding has been incredibly muddled with particularly the US taking UK bases and UK tax advantages. So I'd assume when looking at a list of this sort that common sense would be used as there is very little 'purity' to rely upon.




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RE: The 100 Best British Films Ever - 7/10/2011 10:26:11 PM   
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Part of the UK, but not Britain. I just meant it doesn't really fit with the rest of the movies here
From the looks of this list the idea of 'Britishness' seems to have been interpreted as Englishness (with the exception of only 5 films; Gregory's Girl, My name is Joe, Sweet Sixteen, Shallow Grave and Trainspotting)

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RE: The 100 Best British Films Ever - 8/10/2011 9:16:27 AM   
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Dear Empire, Just glancing over your 100 Best British Films Ever - an imaginative and comprehensive list. I was just checking if any of my movies were in there and lo and behold at No. 82 is Mr. Hitchcock's classic "The Lady Vanishes". But I am afraid you have made an error - my part was played by the excellent character actor Basil Radford not Basil rathbone whom if you remember was the achetypal Sherlock Holmes and a very hissable Guy of Gisborne. Anyhow, carry on with the good work - you are all doing very well!

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RE: The 100 Best British Films Ever - 8/10/2011 10:08:55 PM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

With British creative talent and money behind it



If that's why Hunger is included, then surely so should In Bruges?

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RE: dctuck - 10/10/2011 12:18:19 PM   
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I wasn't complaining about people commenting, just the people who sounded like they were leaving Empire just because Empire posted a list different to what they would have expected. Debate's always a good thing! I disagree with some (quite a bit) of the list, but I'm not leaving to go to Total Film just because of this list...
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RE: - 10/10/2011 7:56:51 PM   
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93. Brazil
77. Deathly Hallows

I mean really? Wow.


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RE: The 100 Best British Films Ever - 12/10/2011 1:44:26 PM   
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Terrible list.

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RE: Get Carter... on the lst - 13/10/2011 10:46:35 AM   
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Lets face it Empire FUCKED THIS LIST UP ROYALY!
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Truly terrible list - sucking up to Simon Pegg! - 14/10/2011 11:01:00 AM   
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Casino Royale - a joke surely.

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Will Hay - 14/10/2011 9:09:24 PM   
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Have you ever seen a Will Hay film?

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What about ... - 15/10/2011 1:49:40 PM   
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Scum?

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A masterpiece like Kes - 15/10/2011 3:58:51 PM   
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"ranking" only 29th????

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Oh my - 15/10/2011 4:15:55 PM   
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Brazil, The Remains of the Day, A Room With a View, BLOW-UP (!!!) at the bottom places. And A Clockwork Orange just eleventh.
Ok, I'm over.

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About Antonioni: it's Notte, not Notta! (La Notte= The ... - 15/10/2011 4:33:40 PM   
debora.milano

 

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We're in digital times and you just can not copy and paste two simple, easy words correctly?
Add this to the Middle Age-like overdose of capital letters in late 2011 English and I get how such a crap of a "list" comes out.

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RE: Dracula at "90" surely not so low - 16/10/2011 6:08:05 PM   
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It only revolutionised horror cinema and brought about a renaissance of British horror.

And no American Werewolf in London, Masque of the Red Death or the Shining. This is a poor list Empire. I mean, there's some real populist shit in there.

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Where is - 16/10/2011 6:25:57 PM   
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Gosford Park?

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Where is... - 16/10/2011 8:20:59 PM   
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...Kidulthood??

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Seriously? - 17/10/2011 6:06:35 AM   
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Is this list in order of excellence? Cause if it is Empire needs to shut down this web site immediately and stop publication......cause that list is pure shite.

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Where is... - 17/10/2011 3:06:06 PM   
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A Taste of Honey
The League of Gentlemen
Ice Cold In Alex
Whisky Galore
In The Name of the Father

crap crap crappity list....

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Basil Radford - 17/10/2011 3:06:42 PM   
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Btw, Basil Radford is in the Lady Vanishes and not Basil Rathbone. Although, confusion is understood as Basil Radford does remind me of Nigel Bruce who was Watson to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock.

Talking about Basil Radford, hoping that I've still got Dead of Night to see on this list ...

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You missed somethng - 18/10/2011 3:48:18 PM   
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How the hell is Oliver! not in there? I love a bit of 60s New wave realism as much as the next man but surely, one jaunty, fantastically scored musical wouldn't go amiss in this list. It's not as though Britain makes many. Also, Lean's Oliver Twist is better than Great Expectations.

Pleased to have guessed 12 of the top 15 (omission of the two olivers hurt me obviously).

List was ok, though would have expected:

The importance of being earnest ('48)
In which we serve
Dead of Night
and even a bit of Bridget Jones.

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RE: You missed somethng - 18/10/2011 10:24:56 PM   
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Hmm...Empire should have perhaps just labelled this '100 Great British Films' and left off the 'Ever' bit. Even then there would have been cries of 'What?!' and 'Where?!' but less justified.

As it is there are a fair few glaring omissions or strange placings (as with any list) but I have one major beef.

TIME BANDITS?

Tsk. Any list that contains TWO Harry Potter films but not Gilliam's truly delightful fantasy film for the family (if just the Harry Potter films could have had some of the same feel) is a list I cannot respect.

JEDI BOBSTER

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Not bad for a small island. - 20/10/2011 10:28:18 AM   
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People always moan when you get 'best' or 'greatest' lists (I used to) but there really is no need to take them seriously, they chop and change like the wind!
No other nation could top a chart with names like Brian and Lawrence and for that alone we should be commended.

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- 20/10/2011 10:58:15 AM   
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Please use this format for future "best" lists, as I found it so much easier to navigate, and didn't get bored by clicking the next button continously.

Also, you're never going to please everyone with lists. There are films I love that weren't added to this list, but I'm not going to stop reading empire because of it. Sure, I'll be a bit pissed, but I'll let it pass, as it isn't that important.

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RE: The 100 Best British Films Ever - 20/10/2011 2:04:45 PM   
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Surely one of these Will Hay classics deserve to make any Great British list, especially when said list here contains A Fish Called Wanda and Four Weddings & A Funeral. FFS.

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