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Excellent list Ed, and I'm glad you like the idea. I used to use it when in boring college classes away from a computer. It was something I could get into ("If I use Eastwood for L than I can't use him for Unforgiven so I better use Lost in Translation for L...) and I like seeing other people's lists.

Is Lagaan worth the 4 hour investment? I caught some of it on TV a couple years ago and was intrigued, but balked at the running length


Pardon my rudeness at not responding to this earlier. I somehow overlooked it. It happens.

I approached Lagaan with much trepidation. We get about one Bollywood movie per month here and I've hated every single one I've seen (which is admittedly not that many). Bollywood is just like Hollywood, only worse. The actors are hired for their looks, not acting skill and every movie seems to follow a loose template. Besides, I tend to hate musicals, so random choreographed singing and dancing isn't what I'm looking for in a film.

That said, I liked Lagaan a lot. However, that may have something to do with the fact that I'm a big cricket fan. The singing and dancing is still irritating, but at least it isn't totally at random. For instance, they break into song when it finally starts to rain after a long drought. I can excuse something like that. An added bonus is that the movie ended up being pretty funny.


Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:54 am
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Ace in the Hole (Wilder)
Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)
Conversation (Coppola)
Das Boot (Petersen)
Exorcist (Friedkin)
Fanny and Alexander (Bergman)
General (Keaton)
Hoop Dreams (James)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (LeRoy)
Jaws (Spielberg)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Hamer)
La Dolce Vita (Fellini)
M (Lang)
Nashville (Altman)
Out of the Past (Tourneur)
Pan's Labyrinth (del Toro)
Quantum of Solace (Forster)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang)
Searchers (Ford)
Talk to Her (Almodovar)
Unforgiven (Eastwood)
Vertigo (Hitchcock)
Wings of Desire (Wenders)
X-Men (Singer)
Yojimbo (Kurosawa)
Z (Costa-Gravas)


Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:22 pm
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Across the Universe
Bladerunner
Cars
Donnie Darko
Equilibrium
Fugitive, The
Go
Hurt Locker, The
Into the Wild
Jindabyne
King Kong
Lives of Others, The
Music and Lyrics
North By Northwest
Orphanage
Patriot Games
Quantum of Solace
Romeo/Juliet
Serenity
Top Gun
United 93
Vertigo
Walk The Line
X-Files: Fight The Future
Young Frankenstein
Zodiac

1984
2001: A Space Odyssey
300
40-Year Old Virgin
50 First Dates
6 X
Se7en
88 Minutes
9 (9)


Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:57 am
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So... Hour of the Wolf. What'd you think?


I liked it, although it's probably my least favorite of the 8 Bergman's I've seen. For one thing, it's, to my mind, the second most frigid of all his films, with only The Silence besting it, and no other film I can think of has gotten more out of chilliness than that one. I also think it suffers a little from being known as "INGMAR BERGMAN'S ONLY HORROR MOVIE!!1!!!1!!", since if we're calling this a horror movie we might as well go ahead and call his entire Through a Glass Darkly through Cries and Whispers output horror too (Although I haven't yet seen Shame, The Passion of Anna or any of his TV work from that period). Sure, there's a heck of a lot more surrealism in Hour of the Wolf, but excluding
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the scene where he kills the little kid on the rocks
nothing immediately smacks of the horrific and occult more than anything in Persona, Cries and Whispers or even the more emotional horror of Through a Glass Darkly does. I think even the scenes that did feel frightening seem more so imagining them now (the scene at the mansion near the end comes to mind) than they actually felt experiencing. I imagine that's because the whole picture has an overwhelming feeling of being in a world that is just a little off, and nothing in it really sticks out than that subtle feeling. That's not a bad thing, but as I said all his work from that period seems to have that feeling, but most of those films take that feeling and run with it in a completely unexpected direction, while Hour of the Wold felt like the only one to be going specifically for it. Maybe it was just a victim of inappropriate expectations, but I still came out feeling distant from the film, instead of amazed like I did the others. I'd give it a 7 on the 10 scale, which makes it my first Bergman not to get at least a 9. It's probably more of an 8, but I hold that man to a higher standard goddammit.



To avoid a thread hijacking of the first order, I'll keep my reply short. I'm more or less of the same mind with Hour of the Wolf. It's a big comedown from Persona and feels almost conventional compared to his earlier work. Earlier good work, not earlier terrible stuff. I like it for the detached, got-a-seam-running-through-it kind of feel but wouldn't recommend the movie to anyone other than those interested in surreal, David Lynch-y narratives. Agreed on the distant -- I'd say it out-chillies The Silence by a wide margin in my world. Plus, not my favorite Max von Sydow performance. Still a good movie.


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Thread resurrection time.

Aliens-James Cameron
Blue Velvet-David Lynch
The Conversation-Francis Coppola
Dogma-Kevin Smith
Evil Dead-Sam Raimi
Friday-F Gary Gray
Ghostbusters-Ivan Reitman
Halloween-John Carpenter
Inglorious Basterds-Quentin Tarantino
JFK-Oliver Stone
Kick Ass-Matthew Vaughn
Lethal Weapon-Richard Donner
Malcolm X-Spike Lee
Night Moves-Arthur Penn
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest-Milos Forman
Precious-Lee Daniels
Q&A-Sidney Lumet
Raging Bull-Martin Scorsese
Short Cuts-Robert Altman
Touch Of Evil-Orson Welles
Up In The Air-Jason Reitman
Virgin Suicides-Sofia Coppola
Waking Life-Richard Linklater
X2-Bryan Singer
Young Frankenstein-Mel Brooks
Zodiac-David Fincher

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Great idea for a list

Almost Famous
Before Sunrise
Chungking Express
Dr. Stranglove
Eternal Sunsine of the Spotless Mind
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Graduate
Hustler
In the Mood For Love
Jackie Brown
Kill Bill
Lost in Translation
Miller's Crossing
No Country for Old Men
Out of Sight
Princess Bride
Quiz Show
Reservoir Dogs
Shaun of the Dead
Toy Story
Under Siege
Visitor
When Harry Met Sally
X-Men
Yi Yi
Zodiac


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Oh wow it's been 2 years since I made this -- this was one of the first threads I ever made on this forum.

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My apologies to Robert Redford, whose film doesn't belong here, but neither do any of the other three films I've seen that begin with Q. Also to Elizabeth Banks, who was actually very good in the last film, which is more than can be said about anyone else in it.

Art School Confidential (Terry Zwigoff)
BloodRayne (Uwe Boll)
Children of the Corn (Fritz Kiersch)
Dylan Dog: The Dead of Night (Kevin Munroe)
The Eyes of Laura Mars (Irvin Kershner)
Forbidden Zone (Richard Elfman)
Godmonster of Indian Flats (Frederic Hobbs)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Donald Petrie)
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (Herbert L. Strock)
Just Visiting (Jean-Marie Poiré)
King Arthur (Antoine Fuqua)
Lipstick (Lamont Johnson)
Moving Violations (Neal Israel)
Nuts (Martin Ritt)
Orgy of the Dead (Stephen C. Apostolof)
Please Don’t Eat My Mother (Carl Monson)
Quiz Show (Robert Redford)
The Room (Tommy Wiseau)
Skullduggery (1970, Gordon Douglas)
The Terror of Tiny Town (Sam Newfield)
U-Turn (Oliver Stone)
The Vagabond Lover (Marshall Neilan)
The Wicker Man (Neil LaBute)
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (Joan Chen)
Your Highness (David Gordon Green)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Kevin Smith)

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Au Revoir, Les Enfants (Malle, 1987)
Breathless (Godard, 1960)
Come and See (Klimov, 1985)
Dark City (Proyas, 1998)
Enter the Void (Noe, 2009)
Femme Fatale (De Palma, 2002)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Foley, 1992)
High Tension (Aja, 2003)
In the Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)
Jeanne Dielman (Akerman, 1975)
Kids Are All Right (Cholodenko, 2010)
Last Temptation of Christ (Scorsese, 1988)
Man Who Would Be King (Huston, 1975)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (Anno, 1997)
Office Space (Judge, 1999)
Pinocchio (Sharpsteen/Luske, 1940)
Quills (Kaufman, 2000)
Russian Ark (Sokurov, 2002)
Strange Circus (Sono, 2005)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Pollack, 1969)
Un Chien Andalou (Bunuel, 1929)
Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
Wages of Fear (Clouzot, 1952)
X-Files: Fight the Future (Bowman, 1998)
Yi Yi (Yang, 2000) - I haven't seen this yet but I own it and can't find any other films that start with Y
Zodiac (Fincher, 2007)

Shout outs to Amadeus (Forman, 1984), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (Lynch, 1992) and Caligula (believe it).


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JJoshay wrote:
Yi Yi (Yang, 2000) - I haven't seen this yet but I own it and can't find any other films that start with Y


Dahhhling you MUST try Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films:_X%E2%80%93Z

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JamesKunz wrote:
JJoshay wrote:
Yi Yi (Yang, 2000) - I haven't seen this yet but I own it and can't find any other films that start with Y


Dahhhling you MUST try Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films:_X%E2%80%93Z


Well, I refuse to put up You Don't Mess with the Zohan so I guess I'm just gonna have to watch Yi Yi here soon.


Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:16 pm
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JJoshay wrote:
JamesKunz wrote:
JJoshay wrote:
Yi Yi (Yang, 2000) - I haven't seen this yet but I own it and can't find any other films that start with Y


Dahhhling you MUST try Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films:_X%E2%80%93Z


Well, I refuse to put up You Don't Mess with the Zohan so I guess I'm just gonna have to watch Yi Yi here soon.



I went with Yi Yi here because I loved it but it was a tough choice between it and one of my fave comedies....Young Frankenstein


Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:22 pm
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I completed my first self-imposed alphabetic movie challenge in November of 2006. Here's what I saw to pull it off...

# - 1941
A - Anatomy
B - Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
C - Casino Royale (2006)
D - Dark Harvest 3: Scarecrow
E - Elevator to the Gallows
F - Flushed Away
G - A Good Year
H - Happy Feet
I - Invisible Invaders
J - Journey to the Seventh Planet
K - Keeping Up with the Steins
L - The Lost Weekend
M - Mad City
N - The Night of the Hunter
O - Oscar
P - The Passion of Joan of Arc
Q - Quicksilver Highway
R - The Roost
S - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
T - Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
U - Ugetsu
V - Vagabond
W - Wordplay
X - Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl
Y - Yojimbo
Z - Zus & Zo


Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:11 am
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J - Journey to the Seventh Planet

Are you sure this was a movie, and not just a journey to ur anus?


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Ones I own unless otherwise noted; some recorded off TCM
A: All or Nothing, Amelie, American History X, American Splendor, Atlantic City
B: Baadasssss!, The Bad and the Beautiful, Beautiful Boxer, Bombshell, Born into Brothels
C: Capote, Castle in the Sky, The Center of the World, Chicago, The Criminal Code
D: Definitely, Maybe; The Departed, The Desert Song (1929), Drunken Master, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920)
E: East is East, Eat Drink Man Woman, Emma (1932), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Excalibur
F: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Five Star Final, The Forbidden Kingdom, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Frisco Jenny
G: Ghost Town, Ghost World, Girl on the Bridge, Girlfight, Go
H: Hamlet (Gibson), Harakiri, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, Hell's Angels, Hero
I: Ikuru, In America, The Incredibles, Iron and Silk, The Iron Giant
J: J'Accuse, Joe vs. the Volcano,Ju Dou, Just Imagine, Just One of the Guys
K: Kind Hearts and Coronets, Kill!, King of Jazz, Kiki's Delivery Service, Kwaidan
L: Lady Vengeance, The Ladykillers (1950s), The Lavender Hill Mob, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Lost in Translation
M: Madam Satan, Millions, Moon, Million Dollar Baby, Mullholland Dr., Murder by Numbers
N: Naked, Naked Kiss, Naughty Marietta, Nosferatu (1920s), New Moon (1940s)
O: Oliver Twist, Other People's Money, Our Hospitality [Not owned: Othello (1995), the Ox-Bow Incident
P: Paprika, Persepolis, Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, Pump Up the Volume
Q: None owned. seen Queen Christina, The Queen, The Quiet Man, The Quiz Show
R: Red Cliff (pts I and II), Repo: The Genetic Opera, Riding Giants, Roxanne, Running on Empty
S: School of Rock; Spirited Away, The Station Agent, Street Angel, Sunrise
T: Tabu, Titanic, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Tunes of Glory, Twelfth Night
U: Under Siege, Up in Arms, Uptown Saturday Night [not owned: Unforgiven, Up.]
V: Vice Versa [Not owned: Vanilla Sky, Vera Drake, Vertigo, the Visitor]
W: Whale Rider, What Happened to Rosa?, Winged Migration, The Wizard of Speed and Time, Wonder Boys
X: [Not owned, X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand; X-Men: First Class; Xiu Xiu the Sent-down Girl; Thank you Marvel.]
Y: Yankee Doodle Dandy, Yojimbo, You Can Count on Me, Young Einstein, Young Sherlock Holmes
Z: Zelig [Not owned: Z, Zatioichi: The Blind Swordsman, Zodiac, Zombieland.]

I need to watch my copy of "Queen Kelly."

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Syd Henderson wrote:
Ones I own unless otherwise noted; some recorded off TCM
A: All or Nothing, Amelie, American History X, American Splendor, Atlantic City
B: Baadasssss!, The Bad and the Beautiful, Beautiful Boxer, Bombshell, Born into Brothels
C: Capote, Castle in the Sky, The Center of the World, Chicago, The Criminal Code
D: Definitely, Maybe; The Departed, The Desert Song (1929), Drunken Master, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920)
E: East is East, Eat Drink Man Woman, Emma (1932), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Excalibur
F: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Five Star Final, The Forbidden Kingdom, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Frisco Jenny
G: Ghost Town, Ghost World, Girl on the Bridge, Girlfight, Go
H: Hamlet (Gibson), Harakiri, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, Hell's Angels, Hero
I: Ikuru, In America, The Incredibles, Iron and Silk, The Iron Giant
J: J'Accuse, Joe vs. the Volcano,Ju Dou, Just Imagine, Just One of the Guys
K: Kind Hearts and Coronets, Kill!, King of Jazz, Kiki's Delivery Service, Kwaidan
L: Lady Vengeance, The Ladykillers (1950s), The Lavender Hill Mob, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Lost in Translation
M: Madam Satan, Millions, Moon, Million Dollar Baby, Mullholland Dr., Murder by Numbers
N: Naked, Naked Kiss, Naughty Marietta, Nosferatu (1920s), New Moon (1940s)
O: Oliver Twist, Other People's Money, Our Hospitality [Not owned: Othello (1995), the Ox-Bow Incident
P: Paprika, Persepolis, Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, Pump Up the Volume
Q: None owned. seen Queen Christina, The Queen, The Quiet Man, The Quiz Show
R: Red Cliff (pts I and II), Repo: The Genetic Opera, Riding Giants, Roxanne, Running on Empty
S: School of Rock; Spirited Away, The Station Agent, Street Angel, Sunrise
T: Tabu, Titanic, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Tunes of Glory, Twelfth Night
U: Under Siege, Up in Arms, Uptown Saturday Night [not owned: Unforgiven, Up.]
V: Vice Versa [Not owned: Vanilla Sky, Vera Drake, Vertigo, the Visitor]
W: Whale Rider, What Happened to Rosa?, Winged Migration, The Wizard of Speed and Time, Wonder Boys
X: [Not owned, X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand; X-Men: First Class; Xiu Xiu the Sent-down Girl; Thank you Marvel.]
Y: Yankee Doodle Dandy, Yojimbo, You Can Count on Me, Young Einstein, Young Sherlock Holmes
Z: Zelig [Not owned: Z, Zatioichi: The Blind Swordsman, Zodiac, Zombieland.]

I need to watch my copy of "Queen Kelly."


You don't own Z? Jeez I thought I had fully converted everyone on this forum, but I guess not. GO WATCH Z....AND THEN PURCHASE Z. Costa-Gavras needs money I'm sure

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I've seen "Z" several times. I just don't own it.

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I've seen "Z" several times. I just don't own it.


Well if you don't have room you could always remove the Mel Gibson version of Hamlet and then there'll be a nice space for Z!

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