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Re: LISTS

Postby JackFavell » September 10th, 2012, 7:10 pm

Favorites of the 1990's in order of preference

Lone Star
L.A. Confidential
Barton Fink
Babe
The Player
Simple Men
The Hudsucker Proxy
Toy Story
Delicatessen
Three Kings
Life Is Beautiful
Four Weddings and a Funeral
True Romance
Shakespeare in Love
Slacker
Heavenly Creatures
The Wedding Banquet
American Beauty

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Re: LISTS

Postby RedRiver » September 10th, 2012, 8:04 pm

I knew somebody who called LONE STAR her favorite movie of all time. Period. Wow!

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Re: LISTS

Postby JackFavell » September 10th, 2012, 8:53 pm

It's so good, red!

Rey, my faves on your 1970's list are

All the President's Men
Dog Day Afternoon
The Man Who Would Be King
Breaking Away
1776
The Wind and the Lion
Nashville
Days of Heaven
Blazing Saddles
The 3 and 4 Musketeers
Silent Running
The Last Picture Show

and add

Harold and Maude

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Re: LISTS

Postby fxreyman » September 10th, 2012, 9:06 pm

RedRiver wrote:I notice one of my favorite 80's films is not coming up. I like RAIN MAN!


Unfortunately I am NOT a big fan of Rain Man. Sorry. Hoffman's performance was to me very over the top, and I have never been a big fan of Cruise. If I remember correctly Gene Hackman was up for the Oscar for Best Actor that year for Mississippi Burning, which to me was more absorbing of a performance and film than Rain Man. When Hoffman went up to accept the award for Best Actor I think I remember him stopping by Hackman and saying a few words to him. I think I read somewhere that the two of them roomed together back in the 60's before they both hit the big time.

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Re: LISTS

Postby fxreyman » September 10th, 2012, 9:07 pm

charliechaplinfan wrote:I like very few movies from the eighties, the decade I grew up. Apart from learning a great deal about growing up from Richard Gere. A British eighties film I'd really recommend to American audeinces is Rita, Sue and Bob too, it's a little like My Beautiful Launderette crossed with Shameless.


To an extent I would agree with you. However if you really did deep you can find some really well made films from the eighties. I have listed a few. Please check them out!

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Re: LISTS

Postby ChiO » September 11th, 2012, 9:23 am

Fifteen Favorite JD Movies (chronological order)

Angels with Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz 1938)
Pinocchio (1940)
Los Olivados (Luis Bunuel 1950)
Blackboard Jungle (Richard Brooks 1955)
Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray 1955)
Crime in the Streets (Don Siegel 1956)
The Violent Years (William Morgan 1956)
Dino (Thomas Carr 1957)
High School Confidential (Jack Arnold 1958)
The Delinquents (Robert Altman 1958)
The Cool and the Crazy (William Witney 1958)
Juvenile Jungle (William Witney 1958)
West Side Story (Robert Wise 1961)
The Warriors (Walter Hill 1979)
The Outsiders (Francis Ford Coppola 1983)
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Re: LISTS

Postby RedRiver » September 11th, 2012, 11:17 am

While I like everything about RAIN MAN, it's Tom Cruise's character that carries the story. The humor is not at the expense of the impaired, but at the people who get so frustrated with them! Cruise plays it with his usual high energy level, fitting right in with the character's self serving personality.

It goes without saying that ANNIE HALL is my favorite film of the 1970's. It's one of my Top ten, period!

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Re: LISTS

Postby JackFavell » September 11th, 2012, 11:32 am

ChiO -

have you seen the JD movie Ring of Fire with David Janssen? Your list would still look the same even if you had. It's AWFUL. :D

And it doesn't even have the Johnny Cash song.

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Re: LISTS

Postby kingrat » September 11th, 2012, 12:33 pm

1958: the year of Vertigo--or was it?

Because the latest Sight & Sound poll of greatest films had Vertigo in first place, I decided to look back at the Oscar nominees and some of my favorites for that year. For Oscar, 1958 was the year of Gigi. Four of the five Best Picture nominees had been plays: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which had won the Pulitzer and the NY Drama Critics prize; Separate Tables; Auntie Mame; and Gigi, which had appeared on Broadway as a non-musical play based on the novel by Colette. Only The Defiant Ones had not begun on stage. Although I'd give thumbs up rather than thumbs down to all these, here are some more films from 1958:

Vertigo
Bonjour Tristesse
The Key
Touch of Evil
The Horse's Mouth
The Tarnished Angels
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
The Big Country
Orders to Kill


Undoubtedly I've missed some others that belong here. It's been too long since I've seen Gigi and Auntie Mame to choose a favorite among the Oscar five--not Cat (good actors and characters, but the story has not aged well) or Separate Tables, but the choice between Vertigo and Bonjour Tristesse as best of the year is agonizing for me, and others would certainly say Touch of Evil. 1958 looks like one of classic Hollywood's better years, doesn't it?

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Re: LISTS

Postby ChiO » September 11th, 2012, 1:10 pm

Some of my favorites from 1958 (not mentioned by KingRat):

The Curse of the Demon
The Fearmakers
Man of the West
Mon oncle
Murder by Contract
A Time to Love and a Time to Die
The Lineup
Party Girl
Lonelyhearts
The Hidden Fortress


Touch of Evil, of course, sits atop them all.
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Re: LISTS

Postby kingrat » September 11th, 2012, 2:41 pm

Man of the West belongs on my list, too. One of the Mann of the West's very best. A Time to Love and a Time to Die is on my must-see list.

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Re: LISTS

Postby ChiO » September 11th, 2012, 3:51 pm

KingRat wrote:
1958 looks like one of classic Hollywood's better years, doesn't it?

That's a game I've liked to play ever since Michael Wilmington, former film critic for the Chicago Tribune, made a case for 1962 as "the single greatest year in movies. Ever." in a 2002 article.

Although I've never taken the time to go year-by-year, lately I've become partial to 1955. Here are 30 of my favorites:

All That Heaven Allows
Bad Day at Black Rock
The Big Combo
The Big Knife
Blackboard Jungle
East of Eden
The Female Jungle
Fingerman
Hold Back Tomorrow
House of Bamboo
Killer's Kiss
Kiss Me Deadly
The Ladykillers
Lola Montes
The Man from Laramie
The Man with the Golden Arm
Mr. Arkadin
New York Confidential
Night and Fog
The Night of the Hunter
Ordet
Pather Panchali
The Phenix City Story
Rebel Without a Cause
The Seven Year Itch
Shack Out on 101
Umberto D.
Violent Saturday
Wages of Fear
Wichita
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Re: LISTS

Postby kingrat » September 11th, 2012, 5:21 pm

I could probably agree that 1962 was the best year for classic Hollywood, not to mention what was happening abroad. You've included some good ones, and in the case of The Wages of Fear and Umberto D. at the very least, some great ones for 1955. Question: how many of ChiO's American-made faves were Oscar-nominated?

Answer: zero. The Oscar went to the best of the five choices, Marty. The others were Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing and three hit Broadway plays: The Rose Tattoo, Picnic, and Mister Roberts. Sounds like the noms for 1958. This is an important theme in the history of official taste in the 1950s. Broadway was successful and prestigious, for some actors a viable alternative to Hollywood, and people were eager to see the hits they'd heard about.

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Re: LISTS

Postby ChiO » September 11th, 2012, 5:29 pm

The Oscar went to the best of the five choices, Marty.

Nice year for Mr. Borgnine. MARTY is a fine movie. I prefer BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK and VIOLENT SATURDAY (A schlub butcher? Piece o' cake. Amish killer? Now that's acting.).
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Postby ChiO » September 11th, 2012, 6:06 pm

Hey! Wait a minute!

Broadway was successful and prestigious, for some actors a viable alternative to Hollywood, and people were eager to see the hits they'd heard about.

True, perhaps, as a general proposition. On the other hand, MARTY was...God forbid!...originally a TV production. The medium for the riff-raff. So that prestige thing does not rule the roost.

Question: how many of ChiO's American-made faves were Oscar-nominated?

Answer: zero.

But to show just how mainstream I can be (albeit inadvertently), 3 of the movies had an Oscar-nomination for Actor, 1 for Supporting Actor, 1 for Supporting Actress, 2 for B&W Art Direction, 1 for B&W Cinematography, 2 for Director, 1 for Film Editing, 1 for Original Dramatic Score, and 3 for Screenplay.

Granted, that's for only about 5 of the movies (and FEMALE JUNGLE was not among them.). Generalizations become so difficult.
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I love movies. But don't get me wrong. I hate Hollywood. -- Orson Welles
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