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Old 23-04-2003, 19:45:14   #1
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CG Top Ten Movies of all time - qualifying round

Let's see if we can figure the top ten movies of all time!

First we all post onto this thread ALL the movies we can think of that are potential Top Ten material for a week.

Then we get Darkcloud to collate this list into alphabetical order, post a new thread and then we vote from THAT list!

Darkcloud then tots up the scores and as if by magic, Bob's your uncle...

(I'm sure DC won't mind... )

OK here are some random great movies - I have zeroed in on some golden oldies as I fear they won't be mentioned if I don't...


Ben Hur
African Queen
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
7 Samurai
Psycho
Dr. Strangelove
Planet of the Apes
Life of Brian
Battleship Potemkin
Spartacus
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Great Dictator
Metropolis
The Shining
Apocalypse Now
Rear Window
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Silent Running
Deep Blue Sea

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Old 23-04-2003, 19:50:16   #2
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Pulp Fiction
Hannah and her Sisters
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Solaris (1972)
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The Godfather
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Old 23-04-2003, 19:51:28   #3
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Old 23-04-2003, 19:55:52   #6
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Old 23-04-2003, 19:57:49   #7
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Ahem, this is a movie thread after all...
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Old 23-04-2003, 19:58:44   #8
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Old 23-04-2003, 20:04:40   #9
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The Sweet Hereafter
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Old 23-04-2003, 22:10:45   #11
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Old 23-04-2003, 23:02:44   #12
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singin in the rain
dr. strangelove
nightmare before christmas
the fugitive
willow
the usual suspects
memento
LOTR series (shut up!!!!)
rear window (the one with jimmy stewart)
silence of the lambs
the big sleep
dogma
the matrix
braveheart
forest gump
army of darkness *wink wink*
tootsie
butch cassidy and the sundance kid
young frankenstein
lone star (written and directed by john sayles)
schindler's list
rain man
edward scissorhands
shawshank redemption
the piano
the crying game
magnolia


and apparently Citizen Kane because my film professor said so...but i haven't seen it yet...
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Old 23-04-2003, 23:12:19   #13
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Cannibal: The Musical
Evil Dead II
Jack Frost (the killer snowman movie, not the atrocious Michael Keaton movie)
Spirited Away
The Meaning of Life
Kentucky Fried Movie
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Princess Mononoke
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Old 23-04-2003, 23:39:37   #15
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Only I Am Not Jon Miller even came close to a real list.

Got to add some damn Star Wars though.
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Old 23-04-2003, 23:43:03   #16
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I Am Not Jon Miller included three I would have. Well, I might not have chosen The Exorcist, but…oh crap, The Wicker Man! Add that to the list.
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Old 24-04-2003, 00:48:30   #19
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Old 24-04-2003, 01:57:07   #21
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Aliens
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Debbie does... Oh, nevermind, wrong type of film.
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If I didn't know you were an Australlian, I would have guessed it by your movie list.
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i'd like to ditto 7 Samurai and Apocalypse Now (my personal favourite film of all time)
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John Candy was brilliant in that, and those Jamaicans were just hilarious.
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Old 24-04-2003, 12:06:31   #30
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Casino,
I'm sorry, but Casino is just a crap version of Goodfellas with a less interesting plot, less interesting characters and Sharon Stone. The camera work isn't a patch on Goodfellas, the soundtrack of Goodfellas is at least a squillion times better and Joe Pesci is just going through the motions compared to the oscar winning performance in Goodfellas.

In short, Goodfellas shits all over Casino.


Oh and i'd like to add The Hustler. Absolutely brilliant.
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The first half of Casino is great, but I admit that the second half does drag, and Sharon Stone is shit. The camera work is great, particularly the opening shot (In a single shot lasting (i think) about 2 and a half minutes , and starting off high over Vegas, the camers swoops down the strip, moves into a casio, pans around for a bit, and ends up focused in on 2 dice that have just been rolled).

It's a different film to Goodfellas, comparable only in that they are both gangster films staring Joe Pesci. I prefer Casio.

Has anyone mentioned Taxi Driver yet?
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The first half of Casino is great, but I admit that the second half does drag, and Sharon Stone is shit. The camera work is great, particularly the opening shot (In a single shot lasting (i think) about 2 and a half minutes , and starting off high over Vegas, the camers swoops down the strip, moves into a casio, pans around for a bit, and ends up focused in on 2 dice that have just been rolled).
yes that is a nice shot. But goodfellas also has many nice shots such as the scene where the camera follows ray liotta as he takes his future wife through the restaurant.

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It's a different film to Goodfellas, comparable only in that they are both gangster films staring Joe Pesci.
errr...and directed by scorcese and starring robert de niro and the entire supporting cast of goodfellas as the other gangsters

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Talking about that opening shot in Casino was what made me show Debaser the opening shot in The Player which shits all over it.
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Old 24-04-2003, 14:54:43   #42
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I liked several movies already named. Will just try to give additions:

It's a Wonderful Life
Gone With the Wind
Patton
The Great Escape
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Prisoner of Zenda
Star Wars
Bladerunner
High Noon
On the Waterfront
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I only saw 3/4's of it the other day, but Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was quite cool so i'll add that, as well as Dirty Harry and True Romance.
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Really?! I’d better vote for Ghost World then, as that is a better film with Thora Birch.
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My favourite films fall into two categories: those I can watch over and over again, and those I'll never watch again because I'm afraid a reprise will spoil the magic.

Watchable a million times:
Casablanca
Total Recall
The Fifth Element
Lawrence of Arabia
The Bridge on the River Kwai (That's Kwai with a K, by the way. )
Added in edit ... Ran, The Seven Samurai, or pretty much anything by Kurosawa.

Won't re-watch:
Alien
The Go-between
Straw Dogs
Goodfellas
The Long Good Friday
MPatHG

And then there's 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' which falls in the limbo in between, because when I watched it for a second time, it was the 'Special Edition', where 'Special' was obviously used in the same way that people trying to be PC call handicapped/dysfunctional people 'Special'.
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And then there's my third list, which are my favourites in a whole different way ...

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OK, another batch that I think haven't been mentioned...

Cyrano de Bergerac (Avec Depardieu)
Delicatessen
Amores Perros
L.A. Confidential
Sixth Sense
Fargo
The Wild Bunch
The Princess Bride
Roseanna's Grave (or For Roseanna for the Americans )
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