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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 5:48:44 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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This is going to be your fixation, isn't it?


You know it. Veronique shoudn't be above Muppets either!

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 7:34:35 AM   
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I agree with Gimli - Muppets should be higher. The Big Lebowski is great too.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 8:29:31 AM   
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Impy, what was your paper about?


Some bollocks about the decline of Communism, the rise of Capitalism, a bit of nonsense about James Bondís own school reunion, a fair amount about the use of music especially the use of Live and Let Die and diegetic/non diegetic sound.


Muppets is superb itís one of my Hovis moment memories, running to the local shop (which at the time was selling VHS) and getting myself an early Birthday present.

I really donít love Lebowski itís fine butÖeh.

Short Cuts is amazing and Iím beginning to suspect that Dead Man was one of the final times I had time for Mr Depp.

The Double Life of Veronique is one of the finest films ever.


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 8:35:10 AM   
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Muppets is awesome
Big Lebowski is awesomer
Veronique is...eh...I don't think I'm much of a Kieslowski fan, to be honest

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 9:34:44 AM   
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Muppets - great.

The Big Lebowski - fantastic.




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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 10:07:30 AM   
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Iím beginning to suspect that Dead Man was one of the final times I had time for Mr Depp.



I was going to disagree, but then I double checked his filmography. You're right, only a handful of good films after it.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 10:13:53 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Iím beginning to suspect that Dead Man was one of the final times I had time for Mr Depp.



I was going to disagree, but then I double checked his filmography. You're right, only a handful of good films after it.



You have 20 fingers on each hand?



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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 12:42:28 PM   
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Lebowski is great.

muppets should be LOWER

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 1:11:49 PM   
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Iím beginning to suspect that Dead Man was one of the final times I had time for Mr Depp.



I was going to disagree, but then I double checked his filmography. You're right, only a handful of good films after it.



I count Donnie Brasco, Fear and Loathing and The Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusÖobviously this is merely my personal view.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 17/9/2012 11:42:47 PM   
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muppets should be LOWER



Why, Shool? Why?


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 18/9/2012 3:52:08 AM   
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Iím beginning to suspect that Dead Man was one of the final times I had time for Mr Depp.



I was going to disagree, but then I double checked his filmography. You're right, only a handful of good films after it.



I count Donnie Brasco, Fear and Loathing and The Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusÖobviously this is merely my personal view.


Fear and Loathing is good, but I prefer Where the Buffalo Roam, and the audio version of the story. Parnassus is great. Not a fan of Donnie Brasco. I do have a lot of time for The Ninth Gate though.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 18/9/2012 7:55:40 AM   
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ORIGINAL: rawlinson


quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen

Iím beginning to suspect that Dead Man was one of the final times I had time for Mr Depp.



I was going to disagree, but then I double checked his filmography. You're right, only a handful of good films after it.



I count Donnie Brasco, Fear and Loathing and The Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusÖobviously this is merely my personal view.


Fear and Loathing is good, but I prefer Where the Buffalo Roam, and the audio version of the story. Parnassus is great. Not a fan of Donnie Brasco. I do have a lot of time for The Ninth Gate though.


Murray is superb in Where the Buffalo Roam. I went for Brasco because it is a film I remember fondly for Al Pacino; admittedly Iíve not seen it in about seven / eight years. Iíve only seen the Ninth Gate once and I was underwhelmed. Itís good to see some love for Parnassus I get the feeling itís not much liked.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 18/9/2012 8:07:21 AM   
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I can understand why some feel it's a little rough around the edges, but there's so much great stuff in there that I can overlook the understandable flaws.

Have you heard Donald Glover's stand-up album?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 18/9/2012 10:22:44 AM   
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I can understand why some feel it's a little rough around the edges, but there's so much great stuff in there that I can overlook the understandable flaws.

Have you heard Donald Glover's stand-up album?


No, is it any good? I've heard less than flattering things.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 18/9/2012 10:33:11 AM   
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I liked it. Some parts are pretty brilliant, some not so much. It's definitely given me my new insult of choice. I think part of the problem with the album is that Glover splits his time between so many different things that the material isn't really honed from night after night in clubs learning what works and what doesn't. So it feels a little rough at times. But it's definitely funny, with a lot of really good material, and I think with more time devoted to it he could be a really strong stand-up.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 18/9/2012 11:37:29 AM   
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Cheers for the info, I'll track down some.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 18/9/2012 1:14:36 PM   
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muppets should be LOWER



Why, Shool? Why?



I just dont think they are as great as the rest of the forum.
Alright, but not amazing.

Plus I have no soul.


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 21/9/2012 12:41:25 AM   
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quote:

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This is going to be your fixation, isn't it?


You know it. Veronique shoudn't be above Muppets either!

Sorry and I love the Muppets, but Veronique is a masterpiece easily in the top ten films of that decade!

However that always seem to be one of rawls selections which I have a bone to pick with, and here its the Ninth Gate, its a terrible, terrible film, possbily Polanski's worse which I have seen anyway.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 5:41:03 AM   
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50. Sonatine



Director: Takeshi Kitano
Year: 1993

The film that brought Kitano to my attention (A career high for him, no doubt) thanks to it being included in the BBC's Cinema 100 season. Sonatine is the kind of film people tend to most associate with the director, a melancholy gangster film. Kitano plays a Yakuza sent to intervene in a gang war, when things go wrong he flees to a beach house and waits for news. Kitano strips the glamour from the gangster genre and instead gives us character pieces, portraits of men whose lives have forever been changed by violence, but he puts the focus as much on their small interactions as the big violent moments. A stark and beautiful film.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 6:05:41 AM   
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49. L.A. Confidential



Director: Curtis Hanson
Year: 1997

Curtis Hanson's career hadn't exactly been inspiring up until this point, his work usually filled with silly scripts, casting disasters and a lack of directorial flair. So it's not just surprising that he could take Ellroy's brilliant but complex novel and turn it into a cinema masterpiece, it's a near miracle. Ellroy doesn't easily adapt to film, look at De Palma's hideous Black Dahlia for an example of how to do it wrong. Hanson seems like he was born to make this kind of intelligent, dark cinema, perfectly understanding Ellroy's novel as both a look at crime, politics and corruption and a love-letter to the darker alleyways of L.A. Kim Basinger took home the Oscar, and while it's easy to dismiss that victory as an example of the Academy looking to award the film anywhere it could, in a year where Titanic (a film fully deserving of the title disaster movie) was set to sweep, but it's neglecting the fact that she's actually really good here. But the film belongs to the men, with Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce all doing sensational work and James Cromwell stealing the show from all of them. An elaborate masterpiece that's also a top notch bit of entertainment.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 6:43:32 AM   
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48. The Blair Witch Project



Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
Year: 1999

Three students go into the woods looking to record a documentary about the fabled Blair Witch, then they disappear. It's really that simple. But many of the best ghost stories are. Odd as it may seem to those who weren't swept up in the hype, The Blair Witch Project was a genuine cultural phenomenon. It was also one of the most divisive films of its era, with the film attracting a lot of outright hatred. But those of us who loved the film did so because we were shaken by the small moments and eerie imagery, then utterly destroyed but that oppressive final sequence. I've never felt so claustrophobic in a cinema in my life. I saw it in a small Cardiff cinema on opening night, when I got out of the screening people were already lining up for the next showing. I've never had a film induce a panic attack in me before Blair Witch. It's easy to see the influences on the film. Found footage films like Cannibal Holocaust inspired its look, and the story was clearly influenced by Karl Edward Wagner's masterful short, Sticks (especially those creepy bundles), but it's mostly an urban legend, just one with an amazing pr department pushing its story.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 6:44:30 AM   
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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 6:58:11 AM   
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Which one?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 7:28:05 AM   
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Blair Witch. LA's alright.


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 7:35:38 AM   
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Only alright?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 7:36:38 AM   
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47. Hoop Dreams



Director: Steve James
Year: 1994

Other than Rugby, I'm not a sports fan. I can play and enjoy most sports, I just hate watching them. I don't care about who got how far in the World Cup, if a British player beats someone else at Tennis and frankly I'm glad I was out of the country during the Olympics. So for a sports film to work for me, it has to be something really special. Hoop Dreams is such a film. A documentary about two teenage African-American boys who are also potential young basketball stars. Of course it's not really about basketball, basketball could be replaced by any other passion or ambition. Hoop Dreams are really just like pipe dreams, the dream that a sport can lift someone out of the ghetto. James uses his film not just to look at how sport can be a life saver to poor kids, but also about how important (and heart-breaking) dreams can be, it also looks at American society and manages to pack in some devastating moments. It's not about basketball, it's about life.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 9:31:50 AM   
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L.A Confidential's great.

Blair Witch is still the best found footage film I've seen by a considerable distance.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 10:04:23 AM   
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LA Confidential - one of only two films to gain 10 out of 10 in Rinc's Prestigious and Totally Fair Scoring System.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 10:09:59 AM   
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Only alright?




Well it came 45 in my films from last year, so alright's probably a but harsh but it's not a film I really, really love.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 10:22:05 AM   
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The Blair Witch Project - I firmly believe that this is one of the great horror films of all-time. Often imitated, but never bettered.

LA Confidential - I lost all faith in humanity when Titanic trounced this at the Oscars. Magnificent film, and the first one I ever bought on DVD.

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