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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 8:04:24 PM   
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I think it's a decent watch with a couple of sublime moments, mainly with Peter o'Toole. 

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 8:06:40 PM   
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2nd tier Pixar for me but still very good.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 8:08:05 PM   
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I agree that O'Toole's moments are the best

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 9:39:14 PM   
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93. The African Queen (1951)

Director: John Huston



Females in 1940’s film were often femme fatales to be feared. According to male anxiety/feminist film critics the root of this was their independence gained while men were away fighting in the war.
This early fifties romance is the complete opposite. Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn star as Charlie and Rose in this lovely John Huston film where man and woman truly work together in unison. During the fixing of the boat scene Rose is firing out advice like nobodies business.

Crocodiles, rapids and German’s are just some of the fiends this mismatched duo/unlikely couple has to face and the fact that this film was shot on location is an added bonus and very rare for its time.
Bogart is on top form as the drunkard Charlie who calls Rose a ‘skinny old maid.’ Only an actor of Bogart’s caliber could play such a lazy slob yet have a touch of charm about him and Hepburn is fantastic as the uptight and insistent Rose.

The African Queen may not be the most visually stunning or multi layered film, but it is well-intentioned, good fun and perfect for a Sunday night’s entertainment.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 9:55:47 PM   
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Ratatouille is lovely - it always makes me want to cook. The flashback scene is one of Pixar's finest.

The African Queen - I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Its the kind of Bank Holiday film which is comfortable to watch. Not the greatest film in the world, but enjoyable on a rainy day with a cup of tea and biscuits.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 9:58:17 PM   
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Ratatouille is lovely - it always makes me want to cook. The flashback scene is one of Pixar's finest.

The African Queen - I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Its the kind of Bank Holiday film which is comfortable to watch. Not the greatest film in the world, but enjoyable on a rainy day with a cup of tea and biscuits.


Yeah definitely. I think The African Queen holds a sentimental value for me as its my parents favourite film and when you watch a film with two people who are really into it and laughing at all the jokes you just enjoy it that extra bit more.
That and I love Bogart's singing.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 10:08:26 PM   
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Ratatouille really disappointed me, it's the worst Pixar film I've seen (Though I've not seen either Cars).

African Queen is great fun, perfect bank holiday viewing.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 10:13:40 PM   
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My least favourites are Cars and The Incredibles. Thought A Bug's Life was pretty average too.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 6/3/2012 11:17:37 PM   
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The Incredibles and Bugs Life are some of their lesser efforts, but both are still great movies. Ratatouille was just average to bad, with two great moments surrounded by a sea of nothing.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 12:23:38 AM   
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HOW DARE YOU!! SPEAK ILL OF ME IF YOU MUST, BUT RATATOUILLE? NEVER

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 12:39:22 AM   
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Is this your highest Pixar, or are there more to come?

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the in your face sappiness of, say Monsters Inc


There's no way I'd accuse Monsters Inc of in-your-face sappiness, for one thing the ending was the most moving Pixar moment for ages, only eclipsed by the opening of Up and the last 20 minutes of Toy Story 3. Plus the emotions felt by the characters-especially Sully-felt genuinely real and not just phoned in.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 2:12:41 AM   
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Still haven't seen Ratatouille and I don't know why

I haven't seen The African Queen in so long but it was great from what I remembered

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 6:11:02 AM   
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Ratatouille is perfection. Nice to see it get the love it deserves.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 8:26:47 AM   
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the in your face sappiness of, say Monsters Inc


There's no way I'd accuse Monsters Inc of in-your-face sappiness, for one thing the ending was the most moving Pixar moment for ages, only eclipsed by the opening of Up and the last 20 minutes of Toy Story 3. Plus the emotions felt by the characters-especially Sully-felt genuinely real and not just phoned in.



Completely agree - the ending of Monsters Inc isn't sappy at all, it's by far one of the most emotional Pixar moments.

In-your-face sappiness in Pixar - I may get flamed for this, but Jessie's song in Toy Story 2. Yes, it's incredibly moving, but it's more in-your-face than most of their other emotional scenes. It's still a good scene though.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 8:44:58 AM   
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In-your-face sappiness in Pixar - I may get flamed for this, but Jessie's song in Toy Story 2. Yes, it's incredibly moving, but it's more in-your-face than most of their other emotional scenes. It's still a good scene though.



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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 9:27:34 AM   
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Agreed that Jessie's song in Toy Story 2 is a poor moment.
I found Monsters Inc really sappy. That is not to say I didn't enjoy the film though.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 10:02:33 AM   
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92. Fist Of Fury (1972)

Director: Lo Wei



As far as I’m concerned Fist Of Fury is the greatest martial arts film of all time. Legendary Bruce Lee stars as protagonist Chen Zhen whose master has been murdered and following taunts from Japanese students, embarks on a quest of revenge. The most infamous scene highlights Chen’s arrival at the Japanese dojo where he kicks some serious ass. This is widely considered to be the greatest scene within a martial arts film.
It is a serious and lethal revenge Chen carries out, as evil as the students of the Japanese dojo are Chen goes very far in his attempt to punish them even hanging a couple of villains from a lamp post.

Martial arts functions as a platform in which Chinese/Japanese politics and animosities are exposed. More specifically the film relates to Japan’s barbaric treatment of its Asian neighbours throughout history. Every time Chen gets the upper hand, the Japanese strike back with force (attacking his school in retaliation.) Chen subsequently causes further harm than good and ultimately becomes a murderer.

Regrettably, upon mention of the name Bruce Lee most audiences think of either ‘Enter the Dragon’ or ‘Way of the Dragon.’ The latter because Chuck Norris is in it and we all know he has become somewhat of a cult icon and Internet sensation. Let me just say that fight sequence between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris is overrated so if you want to watch a fantastic martial arts film with just enough substance to satisfy those theoretical cravings (yes I’m talking to you film students) go with Fist of Fury!


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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 11:09:57 AM   
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91. In Bruges (2008)

Director: Martin McDonagh



"Number One, why aren't you in when I fucking told you to be in? Number Two, why doesn't this hotel have phones with fucking voicemail and not have to leave messages with the fucking receptionist? Number Three, you better fucking be in tomorrow night when I fucking call again or there'll be fucking hell to pay. I'm fucking telling you - Harry."

Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are two hitmen sent to the picturesque Belgium city of Bruges to carry out a hit. This goes terribly wrong resulting in Ray killing a little boy, so until things are smoothed out the pair are stuck in Bruges, which is like being stuck in limbo.
For Ray the guilt is inescapable for he is stuck in the city in which he has committed the terrible crime and he tries to take his mind off this through seeing a woman.
Ken is the perfect juxtaposition to Ray as his interest lies in the historical nature of the city and the audience receives somewhat of a tour guide through Bruges but the film (and number of quoteable lines) truly pick(s) up when Harry (Ralph Fiennes) arrives as the film turns into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. One hilarious scene springs to mind in which Harry taunts wannabee thug Eirik.

If you have any interest in dwarves, cocaine, prostitutes, canals, fat tourists, pale lager, swearing or just Bruges then this film comes highly recommended.


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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 11:29:35 AM   
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Okay so first ten have been cracked out.

91. In Bruges (2008)
92. Fist of Fury (1972)
93. The African Queen (1951)
94. Ratatouille (2007)
95. Being There (1979)
96. Nights Of Cabiria (1957)
97. Princess Mononoke (1997)
98. The Browning Version (1951)
99. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
100. Infernal Affairs (2002)

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 1:10:36 PM   
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In Bruges is fantastic (but only at 91?! The other 90 better be good).


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If you have any interest in dwarves, cocaine, prostitutes, canals, fat tourists, pale lager, swearing or just Bruges then this film comes highly recommended.





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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 1:13:57 PM   
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In Bruges is fantastic (but only at 91?! The other 90 better be good).


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If you have any interest in dwarves, cocaine, prostitutes, canals, fat tourists, pale lager, swearing or just Bruges then this film comes highly recommended.





Agreed. That is an excellent pay-off. Superb film. Usually bouncing around the lower echelons of my Top 100 too.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 1:19:24 PM   
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All In Bruges fans have read The Pillowman, yeah? You bloody should have, I mention it every time the film comes up.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 1:26:44 PM   
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He really does.
 
In Bruges is great and I'm always pleased to see critical praise for Ralph Fiennes.


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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 1:28:47 PM   
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I just think it's such a brilliant piece of writing and I want everyone to read it.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 1:59:01 PM   
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I just think it's such a brilliant piece of writing and I want everyone to read it.


 

You should start a forum book club.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 1:59:20 PM   
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In Bruges is fantastic, and Ralph Fiennes is great. YOU'RE A FUCKING INANIMATE OBJECT and the subsequent apology is one of my favourite parts of the film.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 2:02:04 PM   
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I just think it's such a brilliant piece of writing and I want everyone to read it.


 

You should start a forum book club.


Wasn't there talk of a books HoF at one point? I'd love it if Moby Dick, Finnegans Wake, War and Peace and Gravity's Rainbow all turned up in the same round.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 2:18:50 PM   
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I just think it's such a brilliant piece of writing and I want everyone to read it.


 

You should start a forum book club.


Wasn't there talk of a books HoF at one point? I'd love it if Moby Dick, Finnegans Wake, War and Peace and Gravity's Rainbow all turned up in the same round.



  Throw in In Search of Lost Time and I think we’d lose some forumites.  

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 2:22:57 PM   
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It should happen though. Then Gimli can nominate Mr. Bump and everyone will vote for him out of sheer gratitude.

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RE: Chambanzi's Favourite 100 Films - 7/3/2012 2:46:30 PM   
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Should do a novel HOF, my vote would go for Lord of the Flies... love that book.

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