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OK I' ll say Resurrect Dead (2011, Jon Foy) a documentary that plays like a mystery film,
Experiment In Terror (1962, Blake Edwards)
and Contempt (1963 Jean Luc Godard) with a very hot Brigitte Bardot.


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So Mr. Peng, how are you going to score the films? Each movie on a scale of 1-10, and the best overall score wins? Inquiring minds want to know. I know I'm going to win, but am interested in how. ;)


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So Mr. Peng, how are you going to score the films? Each movie on a scale of 1-10, and the best overall score wins? Inquiring minds want to know. I know I'm going to win, but am interested in how. ;)


Awful cocky today, MunchenMann!

You're going up against the very best. You're going up against mothafuckin Z, mothafucka. So you better be prepared for a fight!

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Z is indeed formidable, but you area going up against Alec Guinness x 8! And that's just in one movie!


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Z is indeed formidable, but you area going up against Alec Guinness x 8! And that's just in one movie!


Holy fucking shit you're right

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Haha. I may type more about this when I get back, but it would definitely be on a 1-10 scale, based arbitrarily on how it entertains and/or enlightens me. And just maybe in some categories (at the very least the hottie one), how much it satisfies the category may be a factor. ;)


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Love in the Afternoon(1957) (Billy Wilder, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn)
The Best Years of Our Lives(1946)
The Collector (1965) (William Wyler, Terence Stamp)
Bend of the River(1952) (Anthony Mann, James Stewart)
The Getaway(1972) (Sam Peckinpah, Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw)
Goodbye Mr. Chips(1939)


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A bunch of older films I have always wanted to check out, although I've seen The Best Years of Our Lives.


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replace Best Years of Our Lives with Waterloo Bridge(1940) (Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor)


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Sounds like fun, I hope I'm not too late to join in. I picked movies, which I really like, so I hjope you'll have a lot of fun watching them.

1. Fitzcarraldo (1982, Werner Herzog) - imdb score 8.1
2. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957, Jack Arnold) - pre 1970
3. Amarcord (1973,Federico Fellini) - #4 on the TSPDT top directors list
4. In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicolas Ray) - Humphrey Bogart topping the AFI top actors list, this is one of his best performances
5. Belle de Jour (1967, Luis Bunuel) - for Catherine Denueve's eroticism
6. Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam) - because it's great

If you need a substitute for #1, #2 or #3, I nominate 'Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens' (1922, F.W. Murnau). If you've seen that one already, replace 'Fitzcarraldo' with 'The Day of the Jackal' (1973, Fred Zinnemann) - imdb rating 7.8, 'The Incredible Shrinking Man' with 'The Fortune Cookie' (1966, Billy Wilder) and 'Amarcord' with '8 1/2' (1963, Federico Fellini). If you've seen 'In a Lonely Place', watch Bogart/Bacall vehicle 'Dark Passage' (1947 Delmer Daves) instead. As a replacement for 'Belle de Jour', I suggest watching 'The Hunger' (1983, Tony Scott), which also stars Catherine Deneuve ( in a sapphic love scene with Susan Sarandon no less). Finally, if you've seen 'Brazil', replace it with 'Wild at Heart' (1991 David Lynch), because you stated that you haven't seen many movies by David Lynch.


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Top Actor/Actress: Shoot to Kill (1988, Sidney Poitier)


Great to see this movie mentioned. I normally don't like buddy cop movies, but for whatever reason, I really enjoyed this one.


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Top Actor/Actress: Shoot to Kill (1988, Sidney Poitier)


Great to see this movie mentioned. I normally don't like buddy cop movies, but for whatever reason, I really enjoyed this one.


It's a pretty good film that I've enjoyed since I was a teen. I've always been a sucker for outdoor films, but this really had a lot of great moments and performances from Poitier, Berenger, and Clancy Brown. It does lose some steam once they hit the city, but I still think it's well above the average action/buddy-cop film.

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Not too late yet, since I probably would close the nominations after I come back from this Europe trip. Some time during Friday (by US time) I think.

I have seen Brazil so I would substitute that with the David Lynch; otherwise you're good.


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MunichMan wrote:
So Mr. Peng, how are you going to score the films? Each movie on a scale of 1-10, and the best overall score wins? Inquiring minds want to know. I know I'm going to win, but am interested in how. ;)


Awful cocky today, MunchenMann!

You're going up against the very best. You're going up against mothafuckin Z, mothafucka. So you better be prepared for a fight!

Well, I'm not banking on 'winning,' given that I deliberately picked a lot of fairly lesser known (and idiosyncratic) films, but, depending on peng's tastes, I suppose I could be a dark horse. :|


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Good to go on all, including MunichMan. Mulholland Drive is going to be my second Lynch after Elephant Man, and my first real dose of the weird from him.

Be sure to read Lynch's "10 clues" about the film. You'll get a lot more from it. http://www.mulholland-drive.net/studies/10clues.htm
Mulholland Drive is absolutely top tier Lynch.


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I don't know who's going to "win," but I have to say that this contest is going to be a pleasure for Mr. Peng. There are some incredible films on these lists. Enjoy!


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Mulholland Drive is absolutely top tier Lynch.

Indeed. It's still my favorite film of the 21st century so far. 8-)


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
nitrium wrote:
Mulholland Drive is absolutely top tier Lynch.

Indeed. It's still my favorite film of the 21st century so far. 8-)


It's definitely at the top of the Lynch pyramid, with Blue Velvet (one of my top 10 of all-time) being the only one I'd rank ahead of it.

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Ok I'm back. Nomination done. Let's get on with it!

To recap, there are 10 participants: Vexer, Syd Henderson, JamesKunz, Jeff Wilder, Thief12, H.I. McDonough, MunichMan, montparnasse, calvero, and Unke.

And here turns randomization wheel, first round:

1) Flirting (JamesKunz)
2) Marathon Man (Jeff Wilder)
3) One, Two, Three (MunichMan)
4) Witness For The Prosecution (montparnasse)
5) Charlies Angels (Vexer)
6) Love in the Afternoon (calvero)
7) Belle de Jour (Unke)
8) Whale Rider (Syd Henderson)
9) Heavenly Creatures (Thief12)
10) Little Murders (H.I. McDonough)

Hmm, I think that happens to be all the Billy Wilders in one go too. Stay tuned..


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Ok I'm back. Nomination done. Let's get on with it!

To recap, there are 10 participants: Vexer, Syd Henderson, JamesKunz, Jeff Wilder, Thief12, H.I. McDonough, MunichMan, montparnasse, calvero, and Unke.

And here turns randomization wheel, first round:

1) Flirting (JamesKunz)
2) Marathon Man (Jeff Wilder)
3) One, Two, Three (MunichMan)
4) Witness For The Prosecution (montparnasse)
5) Charlies Angels (Vexer)
6) Love in the Afternoon (calvero)
7) Belle de Jour (Unke)
8) Whale Rider (Syd Henderson)
9) Heavenly Creatures (Thief12)
10) Little Murders (H.I. McDonough)

Hmm, I think that happens to be all the Billy Wilders in one go too. Stay tuned..


I'm curious how long this will take you. Even in a good year, 60 movies would take me 3 months

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