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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 10:01:34 AM   
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My problem with Goldfinger is that Bond, the world's greatest superspy, achieves precisely fuck all apart from killing Oddjob. Oh, he does also get two sisters killed due to him being an ass. It might have all the quintessential Bond elements, but so did Moonraker (Except the car).

I'd rank the Connerys:
-From Russia With Love
-You Only Live Twice
-Dr. No
-Thunderball
-Goldfinger







-Diamonds Are Forever

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 10:21:46 AM   
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Diamonds Are Forever is ace


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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 11:02:46 AM   
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Time to start catching up again, the rest of the 40s

Man in the White Suit - Good, but I always think of it as second-tier Ealing
Miracle in Milan - Not bad
Odd Man Out - Masterpiece
Green for Danger - I like Sim more than the film
A Matter of Life and Death - Superb
Adam's Rib - Probably my fave of their pairings
Shadow of a Doubt - It's a tribute to how great Hitchcock was that I think this film is both a masterpiece and not in his top three.
The Magnificent Ambersons - See my comments on Hitchcock
The Red Shoes - Just amazing
The Grapes of Wrath - Not as good as the book, but still one of the greats.
Ossessione - I still think this is Visconti at his best.
The Maltese Falcon - I always tend to overlook some of these Bogart noirs because they're so familiar. Which is really unfair of me because it's an amazing film. Definitely one of the best of the decade.
Whisky Galore - Just lovely
The Spiral Staircase - Superb choice
Unfaithfully Yours - One of my favourite Sturges' films.
The Shop Around the Corner - One of the great romantic comedies
The Thief of Baghdad - One of the great fantasies
Sullivan's Travels - I like it a lot, but there's a lot of Sturges I prefer
The Big Sleep - See The Maltese Falcon
The Palm Beach Story - My favourite Preston Sturges film.
Black Narcissus - Masterpiece
Red River - A film I think I need to revisit at some point
His Girl Friday - Too low
Night Train to Munich - I didn't like it as much as I was hoping I would. But still good.
The Philadelphia Story - Wonderful
The Killers - A film I like, but don't love
Bicycle Thieves - Excellent
Notorious - Always good to see love for Notorious
Colonel Blimp - Probably my second favourite P&P
Kind Hearts - One of the greatest films ever made, Ealing's finest.
Meet Me in St. Louis - One of my favourite musicals
Casablanca - I like it a lot, I just don't have the same love for it others do.
The Lady Eve - My second favourite Sturges
Rebecca - Very atmospheric, not one of my favourite Hitchcock films though
To Be Or Not To Be - One of the great comedies
The Third Man - Perfect
Laura - Singapore Sling is better.
Le Corbeau - Wonderful choice
Double Indemnity - One of the best films ever made
Les Enfants - Wouldn't be that high for me, but still wonderful.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 11:54:27 AM   
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50s

High Noon - It's ok, it just never really made me care about any of the characters
The Big Heat - I think I may have forgotten to vote for this on my 50s list.
Ashes and Diamonds - Amazing, but not my favourite of the War trilogy
Harvey - Just adorable
The Asphalt Jungle - Fantastic little noir
A Night to Remember - Better than Titanic
Orpheus - Magical
Ikiru - Should have been higher
Night of the Hunter - One of cinema's great nightmare fairy-tales
The Wages of Fear - Gripping
The African Queen - I've tried several times, but could never see why it's so highly acclaimed
Tokyo Story - Amazing
North by Northwest - See above
Man of the West - One of Mann's finest.
Pickup - I love Fuller, not my favourite of his, but a great film.
Lola Montes - Not sure if I've seen
Bad Day at Black Rock - Excellent, saw it when I was very young and it's always stuck with me
East of Eden - Never used to care for it, but a rewatch a year or two back saw it shoot up in my estimation
The Golden Coach - Needs a rewatch
Jour de Fete - Excellent film, but wrong decade.
Wild Strawberries - My favourite Bergman
The Ladykillers - My second favourite Ealing
Odds Against Tomorrow - That should be in my rewatch pile
Bridge on the River Kwai - Always liked Guinness more than the film, and I can only ever see the film in Count Arthur Strong terms these days.
Madame De... - Great choice
Shane - Not a huge fan, and the Bill Hicks riff on it tends to come to mind more than the film itself
Strangers on a Train - Tense little thriller
All About Eve - Was actually thinking last night of dragging it out for a rewatch when Halloween is over
The Lavender Hill Mob - One of the first films I can remember seeing
Vertigo - Hitchcock's second greatest
Some Like It Hot - One of the funniest films I've ever seen
Les Diaboliques - Superb
Le Plaisir - Again, don't think I've seen.
Winchester - Mann and Stewart together are always worth watching
Gigi - Not a fan
The Cranes Are Flying - Excellent
M. Hulot's Holiday - Charming
Singin in the Rain - Possibly the finest musical ever. Up there with The Band Wagon.
Rio Bravo - One of Wayne's best.
The Searchers - A rewatch for it did wonders.
Smiles of a Summer Night - Never a Bergman I rated that highly, maybe needs another go.
The Band Wagon - Yep, love it.
The 400 Blows - How can anyone dislike this film? Oh hi, Gimli.
Anatomy of a Murder - Just missed on my 50s list, stunning film though.
Rear Window - Hitchcock's finest
Touch of Evil - One of Welles' greatest
Forbidden Games - I like, but never saw it as the classic of cinema most seem to.
Seven Samurai - Not my favourite Kurosawa, but always floating around my top 50 films ever.
Ballad of a Soldier - Stunning
La Ronde - Not seen in some time, needs a rewatch.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 12:20:01 PM   
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60s

Dr. No - I'm not a big fan of Bond, but I do like this one.
Baby Jane - So grotesque. Fun though.
Ride the High Country - A very good film, although I tend to put it towards the bottom when it comes to Peckinpah
The Exterminating Angel - I love this film.
Bullit - Was never a huge fan
Butch Cassidy - This is how you make a buddy film.
Hud - Some of the finest acting of the decade.
Liberty Valance - I think this is one of the few Wayne films even Dev' could tolerate.
Goldfinger - Again, I like, but I'm guessing from your comment elsewhere in the thread that my favourite Bond won't be in the list.
They Shoot Horses - Again, some magnificent performances
Long Day's Journey - Very good, gives me hope we might see an even greater Eugene O'Neill/Jason Robards 60s film in the list. (Well, tele-film)
Z - Excellent
Viridiana - Lots of Bunuel I like more, but still excellent.
The Bad Sleep Well - Excellent choice
Spartacus - My least favourite Kubrick by some distance
Tom Jones - It's ok, it's a huge come-down from the film Richardson made a year earlier though, and his entire career to that point.
The Graduate - One of those films that you think should feel like a time-capsule, but it's still full of life.
La Dolce Vita - I only ever liked a handful of Fellini films, but I tried a few rewatches recently of some of the ones that didn't work for me in the past, and I'm liking them a lot more. Haven't got to this yet.
Midnight Cowboy - Good in parts
Targets - Excellent choice, thrilled to see this here.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 7:15:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

50s
Jour de Fete - Excellent film, but wrong decade.


Consider me mortified.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 11:05:40 PM   
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I do it all the time, I had both Orpheus and Rocking Horse Winner in the wrong decade on my own lists. And films seem to jump between years a lot if you use something like IMDB as a guide. It's a nightmare keeping things in the right year.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 30/10/2012 11:27:42 PM   
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THE 1960'S (Part Three)


30. The Firemens' Ball - Director: Milos Foreman
(Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebanek, Josef Valnoha)

29. Lawrence Of Arabia - Director: David Lean
(Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins)

28. To Kill A Mockingbird - Director: Robert Mulligan
(Gregory Peck, Phillip Alford, Mary Badham, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall)

27. Yojimbo - Director: Akira Kurosawa
(Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasi, Isuzu Yamada)

26. Repulsion - Director: Roman Polanski
(Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Wymark)

25. The Innocents - Director: Jack Clayton
(Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin)

24. Cool Hand Luke - Director: Stuart Rosenberg
(Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J. D. Cannon, Lou Antonio)

23. Seduced And Abandoned - Director: Pietro Germi
(Stefania Sandrelli, Saro Urzi, Aldo Puglisi, Lando Buzzanca)

22. The Sicilian Clan - Director: Henri Verneuil
(Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick)

21. Zazie Dans Le Metro - Director: Louis Malle
(Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret, Hubert Deschamps, Carlo Marlier)





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

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 31/10/2012 5:32:47 AM   
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The Innocents is fantastic. Very few films manage to be that creepy.

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Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 31/10/2012 10:27:21 PM   
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THE 1960'S (Part Four)


20. A Man For All Seasons - Director: Fred Zinnemann
(Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York)

19. Rosemary's Baby - Director: Roman Polanski
(Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans)

18. The Hustler - Director: Robert Rossen
(Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott)

17. The Apartment - Director: Billy Wilder
(Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston)

16. The Battle Of Algiers - Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
(Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi)

15. Jules And Jim - Director: Francois Truffaut
(Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre)

14. Andrei Rublev - Director: Andrey Tarkovsky
(Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev)

13. Bonnie And Clyde - Director: Arthur Penn
(Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman)

12. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? - Director: Mike Nichols
(Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis)

11. Divorce Italian Style - Director: Pietro Germi
(Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste)





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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 - 31/10/2012 11:41:41 PM   
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The Apartment is brilliant and I wasn't as big a fan of Jules and Jim and Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf as I thought I'd be. The more I thought about them after I'd seen them the less I liked them for some reason.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 1/11/2012 12:13:54 AM   
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The Apartment is superb, as is The Hustler and I love A man For All Seasons.

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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 - 1/11/2012 10:47:30 PM   
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THE 1960'S (Part Five)


10. Le Doulos - Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
(Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, Rene Lefevre)

9. Eyes Without A Face - Director: Georges Franju
(Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob)

8. The Manchurian Candidate - Director: John Frankenheimer
(Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury)

7. The Young Girls Of Rochefort - Director: Jacques Demy
(Catherine Deneuve, Francoise Dorleac, Jacqes Perrin, Danielle Darrieux, Gene Kelly)

6. Belle De Jour - Director: Luis Bunuel
(Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Genevieve Page)

5. Plein Soleil - Director: Rene Clement
(Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforet, Erno Crisa)

4. Rocco And His Brothers - Director: Luchino Visconti
(Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Katina Paxinou, Claudia Cardinale)

3. The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg - Director: Jacques Demy
(Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon)

2. The Leopard - Director: Luchino Visconti
(Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli)

1. Le Samourai - Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
(Alain Delon, Francois Perrier, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier)





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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 2/11/2012 12:42:23 AM   
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I've only seen Belle De Jour out of this Top 10 and I liked it a lot. I do have copies of Rocco and His Brothers and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg somewhere though..

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 4/11/2012 12:26:28 AM   
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THE 1970'S (Part One)


50. Dirty Harry - Director: Don Siegel
(Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon, Reni Santori, Harry Guardino)

49. Assault On Precinct 13 - Director: John Carpenter
(Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West)

48. Badlands - Terrence Malick
(Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri)

47. Carrie - Director: Brian De Palma
(Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, John Travolta)

46. The Wicker Man - Director: Robin Hardy
(Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt)

45. Sunday Too Far Away - Director: Ken Hannam
(Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas)

44. Sunday, Bloody Sunday - Director: John Schlesinger
(Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft)

43. The Man Who Would Be King - Director: John Huston
(Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey)

42. A Woman Under The Influence - Director: John Cassavetes
(Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper)

41. Marathon Man - Director: John Schlesinger
(Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, Marthe Keller, William Devane)





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

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 4/11/2012 6:12:43 AM   
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From the 60s top 10 I've only seen Eyes Without A face and The Manchurian Candidate. Both great.



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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 - 6/11/2012 6:35:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!


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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.



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.



I've kind of got a vested interest in standing up for Paths of Glory. But anyway.... and spoilers ahoy for anyone who cares

I'd take issue with the "its a bit obvious". How can I put this... I think you are slightly more culturally enriched than most people and therefore your angle of viewing things may be slightly different to many, but I find almost the complete opposite to be the case. There is a scene when I think pretty much everyone watching the film thinks that justice will prevail. That the true story has been unearthed and this will be listened to and a reprieve will follow. The fact that it does not I find pretty jaw dropping. I just think that Hollywood makes that film you get one direction, Kubrick makes an antiwar film you get another. Even the ending is beautifully balanced. Where there is peace and harmony there is also persecution and (I can't think of a better word so bear with me) slavery.

The Kirk Douglas argument I have more time for. I was never a fan of his, and spent a long time thinking that he could not act at all. Then I watched Ace in the Hole and he won me right over. And I followed that up with Detective Story and Out of the Past. I started to see an actor as well as a Hollywood bigshot. And I do think that if you can look beyond it being Kirk Douglas he does a good job in Paths of Glory. I'll still hold my hand up that I'd prefer someone else in the role, but I suspect the film would never have been made if Douglas hadn't have signed on.

Finally is it manipulative. Yes it is. But I think there is a bigger manipulation than the one you mean. For me its one of the great pieces of cinematography. You've got the constant right to left movement of men in the trenches, which is quite unnerving in a culture where we are used to progress presented as left to right. You've got the beautiful overhead shot of Dax in the chateau on the black and white tiles, looking like a chess piece. So I think there is a lot of subtle manipulation of the viewer via the shots that for me is actually quite deep and dark. And the more obvious manipulation. Well it gets me mad as hell and sad as hell at the same time. These are two pretty big and not perfectly aligned emotions, so I think that the criticism that its manipulative is actually a compliment that it manipulates so well.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 7/11/2012 5:00:55 AM   
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Prof - as always, you present some very intelligent and well thought through arguments, but I'm afraid you haven't won me over. I've seen the film three times, and each time it has left me feeling that had it opted for a more subtle approach, rather than ramming its message home like a sledgehammer - as Spielberg is so often guilty of - it would have moved me far more than it does, and would have been a far more effective anti war message.
As far as anti war films are concerned, both A Very Long Engagement - which deals in part with a similar situation - and the beautiful, heartbreaking Ballad Of A Soldier have far more impact.
Kirk Douglas is an actor I have always admired, however I stick by my comment that he was miscast, although you are probsbly absolutely correct in saying that the film probably wouldn't have got off the ground without his participation.
Finally, thanks for the very flattering compliment. Not sure that I deserve it, but I'm grateful nonetheless.

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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 - 7/11/2012 5:22:28 AM   
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THE 1970'S (Part Two)


40. Solaris - Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
(Natalya Bonarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Juri Jarvet)

39. The Butcher - Director: Claude Chabrol
(Stephane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia)

38. The Sting - Director: George Roy Hill
(Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning)

37. M*A*S*H - Director: Robert Altman
(Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman)

36. Cria Cuervos - Director: Carlos Saura
(Geraldine Chaplin, Monica Randall, Florinda Chico, Ana Torrent)

35. The Go-Between - Director: Joseph Losey
(Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave, Dominic Guard)

34. The Travelling Players - Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
(Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan)

33. The Marriage Of Maria Braun - Director: Raner Werner Fassbinder
(Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Lowitsch, Ivan Desny)

32. The Emigrants - Director: Jan Troell
(Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Aina Alfredsson)

31. That Obscure Object Of Desire - Director: Luis Bunuel
(Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina, Julien Bertheau)





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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 - 7/11/2012 6:18:06 AM   
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Only seen thee of those. Solaris, which is all a bit dreary, MASH, which led to a much better TV show and The Sting, which is ace.

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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 - 7/11/2012 9:24:47 AM   
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Far too many that I've not seen again.

Badlands would be my pick so far. I'm not the biggest fan of Malick, I find that his films look beautiful, but I find it hard to engage with some of his characters. Ironically, this is probably the biggest benefit of Badlands. From what I know of the real pair the film is based on, he was completely detached from his killings. The result is a very different film to killers on the run films that have gone before like Gun Crazy and Bonnie and Clyde where you get much more tied up in the protagonists.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 8/11/2012 12:58:39 AM   
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Like you, I'm not the biggest fan of Malick. As you say, his films are always good to look at, but in most cases fail in three of the criteria which for me make a film a worthwhile experience. Firstly, I find his films to be rather cold, so they fail in the main to engage me emotionally; the exceptions being Badlands and The Thin Red Line, parts of which I find intensely moving. Secondly, again with the exception of The Thin Red Line, I find it difficult to empathise with any of his characters. And finally, the two films mentioned are the only ones of his that I would ever care to revisit.
Sorry that you've seen so few of the films in the 70's list so far. In putting it together and reviewing it I was a little worried that it could be seen as somewhat elitist, due to the fact that so much of it tends to fall into the category of Art House Cinema. However, I can assure you that there are considerably more mainstream films included higher up the list.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 8/11/2012 3:23:13 AM   
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THE 1970'S (Part Three)


30. Day For Night - Director: Francois Truffaut
(Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierre Aumont)

29. Dog Day Afternoon - Director: Sidney Lumet
(Al Pacino, John Cazale, James Broderick, Charles Durning)

28. Lacombe Lucien - Director: Louis Malle
(Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clement, Therese Ghiese)

27. Three Days Of The Condor - Director: Sidney Pollack
(Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max Von Sydow)

26. The Last Picture Show - Director: Peter Bogdanovich
(Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn)

25. Tristana - Director: Luis Bunuel
(Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Lola Gaos, Antonio Casas)

24. Cabaret - Director: Bob Fosse
(Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Helmut Griem)

23. The Conversation - Director: Francis Ford Coppola
(Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Williams)

22. The Godfather - Director: Francis Ford Coppola
(Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Richard Conte)

21. The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Director: Jim Sharman
(Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Peter Hinwood)





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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 8/11/2012 6:57:45 AM   
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I should love Rocky Horror but I never really cared for it apart from some of the songs. I need to watch it again. Dog Day Afternoon and Three Days Of The Condor are both excellent.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 8/11/2012 7:32:22 AM   
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The Godfather is superb but I prefer Part 2 a lot more. The Conversation and Dog Day are also excellent.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 8/11/2012 8:02:40 AM   
siegfried


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quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

The Godfather is superb but I prefer Part 2 a lot more. The Conversation and Dog Day are also excellent.

I agree, which is why Part 2 is much higher in the list.

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 8/11/2012 8:48:09 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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The lack of Brando automatically makes Part 2 better!

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 8/11/2012 10:24:03 AM   
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I think the Godfather is brilliant, it would be my number 1. But moving on...

... The Conversation is a really, really good piece. I think Gene Hackman tends to be a tad under rated. Quite rightly the current HoF is lauding a brilliant performance in The Royal Tenenbaums. For my money his Little Bill in Unforgiven is his best role, but I really like the work he does in The Conversation.

I'm afraid I found Dog Day Afternoon one of the biggest let downs of my movie viewing times. I just didn't get it.

Speaking of Hackman and Pacino, have you seen The Scarecrow?

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RE: My Top 50 Favourite Films Per Decade - 9/11/2012 12:00:35 AM   
siegfried


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THE 1970'S (Part Four)


20. Jaws - Director: Steven Spielberg
(Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton)

19. Blazing Saddles - Director: Mel Brooks
(Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman)

18. Monty Python And The Holy Grail - Director: Terry Jones / Terry Gilliam
(Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin)

17. Manhattan - Director: Woody Allen
(Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep)

16. The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgoisie - Director: Luis Bunuel
(Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier)

15. Allegro Non Troppo - Director: Bruno Bozzetto
(Marialuisa Giovannini, Nestor Garay, Maurizio Micheli)

14. All The President's Men - Director: Alan Pakula
(Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam)

13. Young Frankenstein - Director: Mel Brooks
(Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn)

12. Monty Python's Life Of Brian - Director: Terry Jones
(Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam)

11. Nashville - Director: Robert Altman
(David Arkin, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Geraldine Chaplin, Keith Carradine, Barbara Harris)





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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 - 9/11/2012 12:32:19 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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Life Of Brian is brilliant but I prefer Holy Grail. I love Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, Jaws I haven't seen in about 6 years so I can't really comment and Manhattan is my favourite Allen film.

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