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    #24026589 - 01/20/17 09:21 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I'm not a film critic, so I don't know what the best movies are. But here are my favorites, listed roughly in my order of rank:


Dr. Strangelove
2001: A Space Odyssey
Apocalypse Now
Citizen Kane
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Godfather
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Shining
Taxi Driver 
Eraserhead
Chinatown
The Silence of the Lambs
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
No Country for Old Men
The Exorcist


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum] * 2
    #24026623 - 01/20/17 09:41 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

^Very, very solid list.

The Fountain
Wayne's World (unlike the others, but probably my favorite film of all time for memory's sake)
Enter the Void
Her

... other than that, I'm not really sure. I literally haven't watched film in the last couple of years, so it's hard for me to remember.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24052059 - 01/30/17 05:29 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Some favorites from stuff I've watched recently:

The Curse of the Cat People
The Thin Red Line
This Sporting Life
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Love Actually


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    #24052129 - 01/30/17 05:58 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Nice. What a synchronicity -- I have been planning to watch The Thin Red Line tomorrow. I bought the dvd back in '98 or whenever it came out, and I got it out after all this time because I intend to do a little Terrence Malick run (including Knight of Cups and the Tree of Life). Haven't seen it since the nineties, but I remember it being amazing -- way better than Saving Private Ryan, which if memory serves came out around the same time. Malick is a very fine director.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24052241 - 01/30/17 06:38 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Indeed, I've only seen his first three, but both Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line are really great. SPR came out the same year as TRL and won a bunch of oscars while TRL got nothing. I haven't seen SPR, but based on Spielberg's other stuff, there's no way it deserved to win over TRL.


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    #24052494 - 01/30/17 08:17 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah SPR was extremely well produced, but the story was neat and conventional, and it was quite trite when there were close ups of the flag. It's worth a watch for its realistic battle sequences, but it's not as sweeping and surreal and interesting as TRL, as I recall.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24053540 - 01/31/17 06:20 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I recently saw Knight of Cups and To The Wonder. I was pretty into Terrence Malick and didn't know he made any more after Tree of Life. I liked the cinemetography and poetic stream of conscious style of those last two, for sure. It is like the light is always glancing through his shots. Malick is Awesome. 

Also, it's kind of cool he translated Heidegger's "The Essence of Truth".

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Where Heidegger talks about “world” he will often appear to be talking about a pervasive interpretation or point of view which we bring to the things of the world. This, in any case, has been the view of many commentators. But there is little sense in speaking of “a point of view” here since precisely what Heidegger wants to indicate with the concept is that none other is possible. And there is no more sense in speaking of an interpretation when, instead of an interpretation, the “world” is meant to be that which can keep us from seeing, or force us to see, that what we have is one.






As for a favorites they must come and hold that place for a bit. Those recent Malick one's weren't exactly my favorite movies, because they weren't really stories exactly. I saw Hayao Miyisaki's The Wind Rises (2013) recently, and I know some people might have liked to see another Spirited Away and have one more trip, but I am glad and appreciate his message and, that he didn't leave everyone hanging. So it is a favorite, but man, kind of a sad note though...


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: Kurt]
    #24053546 - 01/31/17 06:31 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Forgot to post the source for the quote. It was his intro to the Heidegger essay, apparently. I have tried to find the full essay itself online before but never had any luck.

http://aphelis.net/terrence-malick-introduction-essence-reason-heidegger/


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    #24053624 - 01/31/17 08:54 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

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way better than Saving Private Ryan





I wouldn't say way better, both films view WWII in a different way, with Private Ryan being more raw and unforgiving, and TRL being more about the ruminations the soldiers had while exposed to such a hellacious environment.  There's a reason WWII vets say SPR is THE WWII film.

Also, if you like WWII stuff, check out Band Of Brothers/The Pacific, both are great.


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    #24053879 - 01/31/17 11:19 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Oh, don't get me wrong, it's a good and quite possibly great movie. Maybe I exaggerated when I said "way better," but as an artistic piece exploring the ambiguities and surrealism of war, I think TRL is superior. No, SPR is one of the best produced movies I've ever seen, and it's intensely realistic, amazingly so. I think the D-Day storming of Omaha beach is what the veterans appreciate so much -- one of the best war sequences probably ever. But the story is rather conventional and predictable, and I gotta say, those close-ups of the American flag at the end are a real turn-off for me.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #24053922 - 01/31/17 11:34 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

DividedQuantum said:
But the story is rather conventional and predictable, and I gotta say, those close-ups of the American flag at the end are a real turn-off for me.




This is really what matters. We're talking about a fictional movie, not a documentary. Unless the war scenes are so unrealistic as to distract, varying levels of realism in that regard are really secondary.


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    #24053943 - 01/31/17 11:40 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I agree.


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    #24055078 - 01/31/17 06:48 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Now that I have seen both TRL (today) and SPR (about four months ago) recently, I can say for sure that TRL is quite a bit better, imho. The Thin Red Line is all about the essence of reality, the eternal touching the temporary, good to be found among horror, the psychological intensity of battle, and promise in death. Very nuanced, subtle, beautiful and yet true to the narrative of the war, which was ambiguous for everyone involved. Also the directing is phenomenal; it's simply a great movie. Spielberg definitely does not have the same touch or the artistic skill that Malick does here, and other than the D-Day sequence which was extraordinary, I feel that the war effects in TRL measure up just fine to the bulk of those in SPR.


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Re: Favorite Movies [Re: DividedQuantum] * 3
    #24061231 - 02/02/17 10:39 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN :cool:


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    #24070073 - 02/06/17 04:58 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I am a huge movie fan. My list of favorites is pretty extensive so I will just name a handful, in no particular order:

True Romance
Jackie Brown
Bound (1996)
House of Flying Daggers
Running Scared (2006)
Akira
Haute Tension
Mulholland Drive
The Fifth Element
Maverick (1994)
Battle Royale


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    #24070201 - 02/06/17 05:59 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Nice list. :thumbup:


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    #24074162 - 02/08/17 06:28 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Nice list.

Heres most of mine:

Avatar :heart:
Back to the Future (series) :heart:
Star Wars (series)
Star Trek (the new ones)
Apocolopyse Now
Legends of the Guardians: Owls of Ga'hole
Momento
Promethus
The Matrix (series) :heart:
Half Baked
Beerfest
Super Troopers
Starship Troopers
Gamer
Doom
7 Psychopaths
Matchstick Men
Cowboys vs. Aliens
Jurasic Park
The Lost World
Jurasic World
Speed Racer
Transformers (series)
The Hobbit (series)
Lord of the Rings (series)
The Avengers
Enders Game
The Fifth Element
Iron Man (series) :heart:
Thor (series)
Independence Day
Oblivion
Men In Black (series)
Wall-E :lol:
The House at the End of the World
Guardians of the Galaxy
Dr. Strange
Behind Enemy Lines
Saving Private Ryan
Windtalkers :heart:
007: Goldeneye
007: The World is Not Enough
007: Tomorrow's Another Day
Man of the House
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Fast and the Furious (series)
Tron
Tron: Legacy
Land of the Lost
Blow
Ice Age (series)
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
The Girl Next Door
White Chicks
The Time Machine
Talladega Nights: Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Go!
Joe Dirt
Theres Something About Mary
Charlie's Angels
Scary Movie (series)
Airplane!
Galaxy Quest
Lost in Space! sci fi adventure with the talking robot: "Danger Mr. Robertson!"
Oz
Your Highness :lol:
Divergent
Insurgent
The Hunger Games
Kung Fu Panda
Ghost in the Shell (2017) weird ending thou. Still awesome.
King Kong: Skull Island (2017) so artistic and a lil cheesy. But just a little.
Life of Pi - just watched it Summer 2017. Wow, the surrealism, the intense feelz. So good.
Planet of the Apes (the newer one)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (so good. Had a little of everything).
Edge of Tomorrow - Whoa.
This Is The End

And others i cant remember at the moment...


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    #24083050 - 02/11/17 09:31 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

Just to name a few...

2001:  A Space Odyssey
The Shining
Drive
The Big Lebowski
Inception
The Royal Tennenbaums
The Godfather 1 & 2
The Terminator 1 & 2
Predator
Wayne's World
Hoosiers
Die Hard
Big Trouble In Little China
The Departed
Shawshank Redemption
Fight Club
Goodfellas
Slumdog Millionaire
Pulp Fiction


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    #24085427 - 02/12/17 06:29 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
American Beauty
True Romance
Love and a 45
Avatar
KPax
Half Baked
The Matrix
Star Wars
The Fifth Element
Down to Earth
The Professional
Taxi Driver
Practical Magic
How to Train Your Dragon
Forest Gump
Beetlejuice
The Crow
Ender's Game
The Abyss
The Neverending Story
Up in Smoke
Edward Scissorhands
And so many more..


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    #24087160 - 02/13/17 02:20 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

I would add to my list:

The Conversation
The Lady from Shanghai
The Thin Red Line
The Searchers


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