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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 10:26:24 PM   
Professor Moriarty

 

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Rawl forgot to mention that if too many people (ie greater than 12) want to take part in the round, the short term ears go into a draw. if your name is Miles it will never get drawn

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 11:03:45 PM   
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Thanks, Rawl. Your explanation was clearer and more concise than the posted rules. Now I just hope that I'm lucky enough to be able to participate in this round.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 24/10/2012 11:20:04 PM   
siegfried


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THE 1950'S (Part Two)


40. The African Queen - Director: John Huston
(Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn)

39. Tokyo Story - Director: Yasujiro Ozu
(Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura)

38. North By Northwest - Director: Alfred Hitchcock
(Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau)

37. Man Of The West - Director: Anthony Mann
(Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell, Jack Lord)

36. Pickup On South Street - Director: Samuel Fuller
(Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley)

35. Lola Montes - Director: Max Ophuls
(Peter Ustinov, Martine Carol, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol)

34. Bad Day At Black Rock - Director: John Sturges
(Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Walter Brennan, Anne Francis, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin)

33. East Of Eden - Director: Elia Kazan
(Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Jo Van Fleet, Burl Ives)

32. The Golden Coach - Director: Jean Renoir
(Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Duncan Lamont)

31. Jour de Fete - Director: Jacques Tati
(Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli)





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"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 25/10/2012 8:04:44 AM   
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The African Queen and Bad Day At Black Rock are both brilliant.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 25/10/2012 10:26:03 AM   
Professor Moriarty

 

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This confirms my suspicion that my knowledge of 50s films is ropey. The majority of those I've not seen.

The ones I've had range from good but really not as great as I'd hoped (The African Queen) to timelessly stylishly brilliant (NbyNW) to very good (Pickup) to almost perfect (Bad Day at Black Rock).

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 25/10/2012 10:39:36 PM   
siegfried


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THE 1950'S (Part Three)


30. Wild Strawberries - Director: Ingmar Bergman
(Victor Sjostrom, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand)

29. The Ladykillers - Director: Alexander Mackendrick
(Alec Guinness, Katy Johnson, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers)

28. Odds Against Tomorrow - Director: Robert Wise
(Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame)

27. The Bridge On The River Kwai - Director: David Lean
(Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa)

26. Madame De........ - Director: Max Ophuls
(Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica)

25. Shane - Director: George Stevens
(Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance)

24. Strangers On A Train - Director: Alfred Hitchcock
(Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Patricia Hitchcock, Leo G. Carroll)

23. All About Eve - Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Thelma Ritter)

22. The Lavender Hill Mob - Director: Charles Crichton
(Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James, Alfie Bass)

21. Vertigo - Director: Alfred Hitchcock
(James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore)





_____________________________

"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 26/10/2012 4:05:13 PM   
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African Queen, Bad Day at Black Rock, Lavender hill and Strangers On A Train are all superb. River Kwai, North by Northwest and The Ladykillers wold all make my top 10 films.

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Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 27/10/2012 12:45:21 AM   
siegfried


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THE 1950'S (Part Four)


20. Some Like It Hot - Director: Billy Wilder
(Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Joe E. Brown, George Raft)

19. Les Diaboliques - Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
(Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel)

18. Le Plaisir - Director: Max Ophuls
(Jean Gabin, Claude Dauphin, Danielle Darrieux, Madeleine Renaud, Daniel Gelin, Simone Simon)

17. Winchester 73 - Director: Anthony Mann
(James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally)

16. Gigi - Director: Vincente Minnelli
(Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold)

15. The Cranes Are Flying - Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
(Tatiana Samoilova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasili Merkuryev, Aleksandr Shvorin)

14. M. Hulot's Holiday - Director: Jacques Tati
(Jacques Tati, Louis Perrault, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla)

13. Singin" In The Rain - Director: Stanley Donen / Gene Kelly
(Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell)

12. Rio Bravo - Director: Howard Hawks
(John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickenson)

11. The Searchers - Director: John Ford
(John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood)






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"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 27/10/2012 7:18:55 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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I like Some Like It Hot and Winchester a great deal. Singin' In The Rain is superb, as is Rio Bravo. The latter's the only John Wayne film I love and one of just two Ford films I really like.

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 27/10/2012 11:47:00 PM   
siegfried


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THE 1950'S (Part Five)


10. Smiles Of A Summer Night - Director: Ingmar Bergman
(Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Jarl Kulle, Harriet Andersson)

9. The Band Wagon - Director: Vincente Minnelli
(Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Jack Buchanan, Oscar Levant, Nannette Fabray)

8. The 400 Blows - Director: Francois Truffaut
(Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy, Patrick Auffay, Guy Decomble)

7. Anatomy Of A Murder - Director: Otto Preminger
(James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, Arthur O'Connell)

6. Rear Window - Director: Alfred Hitchcock
(James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr)

5. Touch Of Evil - Director: Orson Welles
(Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Charlton Heston, Joseph Calleia, Marlene Dietrich)

4. Forbidden Games - Director: Rene Clement
(Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amedee, Laurence Badie)

3. Seven Samurai - Director: Akira Kurosawa
(Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Daisuke Kato, Yukiko Shimazaki)

2. Ballad Of A Soldier - Director: Grigori Chukrai
(Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nicolai Kryuchkov)

1. La Ronde - Director: Max Ophuls
(Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Simone Simon, Daniel Gelin, Danielle Darrieux, Odette Joyeux, Jean-Louis Barrault, Isa Miranda, Gerard Philippe)





_____________________________

"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 28/10/2012 4:46:54 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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I've only seen 5 of the top 10. I hate The 400 Blows but Rear Window is one of the greatest films in history.



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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 12:10:30 AM   
siegfried


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Your dislike of The 400 Blows saddens me. I've always considered it one of the great classics of French Cinema.

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"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 12:28:31 AM   
siegfried


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THE 1960'S (Part One)


50. Dr. No - Director: Terence Young
(Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee)

49. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? - Director: Robert Aldrich
(Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono)

48. Ride The High Country - Director: Sam Peckinpah
(Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr)

47. The Exterminating Angel - Director: Luis Bunuel
(Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook)

46. Bullitt - Director: Peter Yates
(Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon, Simon Oakland)

45. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid - Director: George Roy Hill
(Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross)

44. Hud - Director: Martin Ritt
(Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas, Brandon De Wilde)

43. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Director: John Ford
(John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin)

42. Goldfinger - Director: Guy Hamilton
(Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe, Shirley Eaton)

41. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - Director: Sydney Pollack
(Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons)





_____________________________

"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

(in reply to siegfried)
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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 12:31:09 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

Your dislike of The 400 Blows saddens me. I've always considered it one of the great classics of French Cinema.


I've yet to see a New Wave film that I like.

Butch Cassidy, Hud and the two Bonds are great, Liberty Valance is superb.

_____________________________

So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

(in reply to siegfried)
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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 1:38:38 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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Dr. No and Goldfinger are both great and Butch Cassidy is brilliant.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 8:59:19 AM   
siegfried


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

Your dislike of The 400 Blows saddens me. I've always considered it one of the great classics of French Cinema.


I've yet to see a New Wave film that I like.


I wouldn't say that I'm a Nouvelle Vague fan as such - I loathe every film of Godard's that I've seen - but I do admire Truffaut's work, in particular the Antoine Doinel series.
I also greatly admire the work of Claude Chabrol and Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg I consider to be one of the finest musicals ever made - not only visually stunning, but absolutely heartbreaking).

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"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 9:40:52 PM   
Professor Moriarty

 

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Just to single two out from the 60s.

Bullitt is one of the biggest let downs of any film I've seen. I guess from the famous car chase I was expecting a big action thriller. IMO a very average story, told in a plodding manner, with the only note of interest being McQueen's phenomenal onscreen presence.

Liberty Valance is one of my favourite films of all time. Way too low imo

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 9:46:07 PM   
siegfried


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Professor Moriarty

Liberty Valance is one of my favourite films of all time. Way too low imo

Certainly one of the greatest westerns of all time, and it had to be in the list, but there are just so many other films which outrank it for me.

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"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 10:02:11 PM   
Professor Moriarty

 

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We shall see when the remainder of the list is published. I find it bigger than a western and I've a soft spot as Stewart and Marvin would be two of my favourite actors.

Is it possible for you to shed further light on what makes a great film in your opinion. I've been enjoying the list and there are clear holes in what I've seen when I look at your top 10s. So I'm considering trying to work through some of them and more detail on what appeals to you would be interesting.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 10:03:39 PM   
siegfried


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THE 1960'S (Part Two)


40. Long Day's Journey Into Night - Director: Sidney Lumet
(Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell)

39. Z - Director: Costa-Gavras
(Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin)

38. Viridiana - Director: Luis Bunuel
(Silvia Pinal, Francesco Rabal, Fernando Rey, Jose Calvo)

37. The Bad Sleep Well - Director: Akira Kurosawa
(Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyoko Kagawa)

36. Spartacus - Director: Stanley Kubrick
(Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton)

35. Tom Jones - Director: Tony Richardson
(Albert Finney, Susannah York, Diane Cilento, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, David Warner)

34. The Graduate - Director: Mike Nichols
(Anne Bankroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels)

33. La Dolce Vita - Director: Federico Fellini
(Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Alain Cuny, Anouk Aimee, Yvonne Furneaux)

32. Midnight Cowboy - John Schlesinger
(Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver)

31. Targets - Director: Peter Bogdanovich
(Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly)





_____________________________

"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 11:19:50 PM   
siegfried


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Professor Moriarty

We shall see when the remainder of the list is published. I find it bigger than a western and I've a soft spot as Stewart and Marvin would be two of my favourite actors.

Is it possible for you to shed further light on what makes a great film in your opinion. I've been enjoying the list and there are clear holes in what I've seen when I look at your top 10s. So I'm considering trying to work through some of them and more detail on what appeals to you would be interesting.

What makes a great film in my opinion? Tough question to answer briefly, but off the top of my head -

Obviously it's got to be something that I don't come away from feeling that my intelligence has been insulted. So yes, at the risk of sounding pretentious, it needs to engage me on an intellectual level.
It needs to have a degree of originality and not, as is so often the case, have the feeling that it has just been churned out to cash in on a previously successful formula.
It needs to achieve a high standard technically, and even to be innovative in terms of editing, use of music, etc.
It needs to have characters with whom I can empathise.
It needs to engage me on an emotional level; to inspire laughter (Some Like It Hot, Way Out West, His Girl Friday), tears (Ballad Of A Soldier, Forbidden Games, The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg), fear (Rosemary's Baby, Les Diaboliques).
I like to be able to feel that the cast are so immersed in thier roles that I can believe that they really are the characters they are playing. One of the best recent examples of this was Ryan Gosling's and Michelle Williams' stunning performances in Blue Valentine.
Above all, the film needs to leave me with the feeling that I can return to it again and again and never tire of it.
Hope I haven't come across as too much of a pretentious twat.

< Message edited by siegfried -- 29/10/2012 11:21:02 PM >


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"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 29/10/2012 11:56:20 PM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

quote:

ORIGINAL: Professor Moriarty

We shall see when the remainder of the list is published. I find it bigger than a western and I've a soft spot as Stewart and Marvin would be two of my favourite actors.

Is it possible for you to shed further light on what makes a great film in your opinion. I've been enjoying the list and there are clear holes in what I've seen when I look at your top 10s. So I'm considering trying to work through some of them and more detail on what appeals to you would be interesting.

What makes a great film in my opinion? Tough question to answer briefly, but off the top of my head -

Obviously it's got to be something that I don't come away from feeling that my intelligence has been insulted. So yes, at the risk of sounding pretentious, it needs to engage me on an intellectual level.
It needs to have a degree of originality and not, as is so often the case, have the feeling that it has just been churned out to cash in on a previously successful formula.
It needs to achieve a high standard technically, and even to be innovative in terms of editing, use of music, etc.
It needs to have characters with whom I can empathise.
It needs to engage me on an emotional level; to inspire laughter (Some Like It Hot, Way Out West, His Girl Friday), tears (Ballad Of A Soldier, Forbidden Games, The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg), fear (Rosemary's Baby, Les Diaboliques).
I like to be able to feel that the cast are so immersed in thier roles that I can believe that they really are the characters they are playing. One of the best recent examples of this was Ryan Gosling's and Michelle Williams' stunning performances in Blue Valentine.
Above all, the film needs to leave me with the feeling that I can return to it again and again and never tire of it.
Hope I haven't come across as too much of a pretentious twat.


That's some brilliant reasoning seig and also to the praise for Gosling and Williams in Blue Valentine.

Anyway, I like Spartacus but it wouldn't make my Top 5 Kubrick, The Graduate is quite good and Midnight Cowboy is great but the performances in it outshine the film itself.

< Message edited by scarface666brooksy!! -- 29/10/2012 11:57:06 PM >


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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 1:20:26 AM   
siegfried


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quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Anyway, I like Spartacus but it wouldn't make my Top 5 Kubrick, The Graduate is quite good and Midnight Cowboy is great but the performances in it outshine the film itself.

It's the only film of Kubrick's that I have any time for, and thus the only one to make any of the lists.

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"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 1:36:40 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried


quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Anyway, I like Spartacus but it wouldn't make my Top 5 Kubrick, The Graduate is quite good and Midnight Cowboy is great but the performances in it outshine the film itself.


It's the only film of Kubrick's that I have any time for, and thus the only one to make any of the lists.


Even Paths of Glory?


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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 1:38:22 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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The Graduate is amazingly good, but the rest I haven't seen or really don't care for. Tom Jones in my least favourite best Picture Winner and La Dolce Vita's three hours feel more like three weeks.



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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 1:48:04 AM   
siegfried


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quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!


quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried


quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Anyway, I like Spartacus but it wouldn't make my Top 5 Kubrick, The Graduate is quite good and Midnight Cowboy is great but the performances in it outshine the film itself.


It's the only film of Kubrick's that I have any time for, and thus the only one to make any of the lists.


Even Paths of Glory?


Even Paths Of Glory.
It's all a bit obvious and manipulative for my taste. Plus Kirk Douglas makes a spectacularly unconvincing French colonel.


_____________________________

"Premeditated murder is one thing, but I will not have lying in this house."

Marriage is one of those things that is best gotten over with in youth - like chicken pox.

Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 1:58:52 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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Anyway, I like Spartacus but it wouldn't make my Top 5 Kubrick, The Graduate is quite good and Midnight Cowboy is great but the performances in it outshine the film itself.


It's the only film of Kubrick's that I have any time for, and thus the only one to make any of the lists.


Even Paths of Glory?


Even Paths Of Glory.
It's all a bit obvious and manipulative for my taste. Plus Kirk Douglas makes a spectacularly unconvincing French colonel.



I've heard the French colonel argument before and it is a fair criticism And fair enough I suppose, I was pretty moved by Paths Of Glory but I guess it's not for everyone.


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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 8:04:59 AM   
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The African Queen is great till they fall in love, then all the banter and fun dries up
North By Northwest is my favourite Hitchcock
Wild Strawberries is amazing
Bridge On The River Kwai has a great first half, an irritating second half and an amazing finish
Strangers On A Train is another of my favourite Hitchcocks
All About Eve is cracking, George Sanders is god
Vertigo I never understood all the love for, but it's pretty good
Some Like It Hot is great
Les Diaboliques is also great
Singin' In The Rain is my favourite "old school Hollywood" musical
Rio Bravo is a lot of fun
The Searchers was alright, I guess, but I'd take every other Ford western I've seen over it
Rear Window is my second-favourite Hitchcock
Touch of Evil has a steller Welles performance and some really tense bits undone by Charlton Heston
Seven Samurai is amazing

60s
Dr. No is great
Butch Cassidy I really enjoyed
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is my favourite Western
Goldfinger's the weakest of the initial Connery run for me, I never understood the love for it
La Dolce Vita's not bad, but it's way too fucking long

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 9:05:01 AM   
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Goldfinger's the weakest of the initial Connery run for me, I never understood the love for it


Interesting. I've always found it to be the most quintessential Bond:
- Most people's favourite Bond
- The most iconic car
- A great henchman
- The megalomaniac villain
- A classy girl
- The countdown on the bomb
- Big theme tune

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 9:10:14 AM   
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Goldfinger's the weakest of the initial Connery run for me, I never understood the love for it


Interesting. I've always found it to be the most quintessential Bond:
- Most people's favourite Bond
- The most iconic car
- A great henchman
- The megalomaniac villain
- A classy girl
- The countdown on the bomb
- Big theme tune


It's certainly my favourite of the Connery Bonds.


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