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Define your film taste in 10 films or less.... 
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Films that are "Must See" for me:
Pulp Fiction - Tarantino's seminal work as a filmmaker, it's influence on popular culture can be seen in the number of rip-offs and similiarly-themed films that it spawned.
The Dark Knight - The best film based on a comic book character ever made (so far), it does a brilliant job of highlighting the consequences that heroes must face in order to fulfill their role to society.
Blade Runner - For me, this is easily the best film that Scott's done as a director and sadly underappreciated in its time.
Ran - This is for me the best adaptation of Shakespeare to film ever, and not just another great Kurosawa film.
Henry V - For me, this is the best film Branagh's done as a director, and it's the 2nd best adaptation of Shakespeare to film for me.

Films that I like:
Hot Fuzz - Pegg and Wright do a send-off on action flicks in a "quiet" rural English setting. Great stuff.
Pan's Labyrinth - This film is within a hair's breadth of making the list above.
Iron Man - This is the 2nd best comic book adaptation I've seen yet.
Platoon - For me, this is easily Stone's best flick, and one of the best war movies ever made.
Grave of the Fireflies - I feel this is Studio Ghibli's best animated film ever, but the subject matter is unlikely to ever make it appeal to a large audience, unfortunately.


Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:29 pm
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Grave of the Fireflies - I feel this is Studio Ghibli's best animated film ever, but the subject matter is unlikely to ever make it appeal to a large audience, unfortunately.
And for the people who aren't turned off by the content, the form--animation, foreign, subtitled--presents further barriers. It's a damn shame, because it deserves to be seen.


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...ahead of Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and every other film ever? I mean I know you're a dude between the ages of 13-27 and thus you think that the film's message of "RAWRG MEN MUST SMASH THINGS" is really deep, but come on Patrick
If you think the message of Fight Club is "RAWRG MEN MUST SMASH THINGS," perhaps you're missing something.


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Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:41 pm
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Five everyone must see:
Taxi Driver
The Godfather
Double Indemnity
12 Angry Men
Citizen Kane

Five I want everyone to see and love as much as I do:
Gettysburg
In the Heat of the Night
The Crow
Dark City
Serenity


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Five everyone must see:
Taxi Driver
The Godfather
Double Indemnity
12 Angry Men
Citizen Kane

Five I want everyone to see and love as much as I do:
Gettysburg
In the Heat of the Night
The Crow
Dark City
Serenity


Great (and inspired) picks for In The Heat Of The Night and Serenity


Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:14 pm
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corpen11 wrote:
mkratzer21 wrote:
Five everyone must see:
Taxi Driver
The Godfather
Double Indemnity
12 Angry Men
Citizen Kane

Five I want everyone to see and love as much as I do:
Gettysburg
In the Heat of the Night
The Crow
Dark City
Serenity


Great (and inspired) picks for In The Heat Of The Night and Serenity

I totally agree with Serenity- it still angers me that Firefly was cancelled before it finished even one season.


Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:17 pm
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There was a really cool blog post by author Patrick Rothfuss about how addictive Joss Whedon is, it's a pretty good read, check it out.

http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/blog/201 ... on-or.html


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Post Re: Define your film taste in 10 films or less....
corpen11 wrote:
mkratzer21 wrote:
Five everyone must see:
Taxi Driver
The Godfather
Double Indemnity
12 Angry Men
Citizen Kane

Five I want everyone to see and love as much as I do:
Gettysburg
In the Heat of the Night
The Crow
Dark City
Serenity


Great (and inspired) picks for In The Heat Of The Night and Serenity


Loved Serenity, even though I only watched Firefly once or twice. The opening sequence, with it's trip through the ship. Awesome.


Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:43 pm
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mkratzer21 wrote:
Five everyone must see:
Taxi Driver
The Godfather
Double Indemnity
12 Angry Men
Citizen Kane

Five I want everyone to see and love as much as I do:
Gettysburg
In the Heat of the Night
The Crow
Dark City
Serenity


...and i'm kicking myself for forgetting the Crow
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Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:33 am
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FIVE everyone must see--
1. Dr. Strangelove
2. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
3. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Before Sunrise
5. Groundhog Day

FIVE that I want others to see and love like I do--
1. High Fidelity
2. Almost Famous
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
4. The Prestige
5. The Triplets Of Belleville


Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:04 am
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Must See:

Pulp Fiction
The Lord of the Rings
A Clockwork Orange
City Lights
The Wizard of Oz

Love as much as I do:

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (I'm going to start stalking Blonde Almond)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
The New World
The Iron Giant
Gattaca


Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:19 am
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:) Nice! A fellow O Brother, Where Art Thou? fan! Always been ridiculously underrated in terms of the Coens' overall work, in my opinion.


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:) Nice! A fellow O Brother, Where Art Thou? fan! Always been ridiculously underrated in terms of the Coens' overall work, in my opinion.


I think part of the problem with that film (which, incidentally, I own and love) is that it gets better with each viewing. If you only see that movie once, it might seem idiosyncratic and dumb instead of hilarious and offbeat

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Blonde Almond wrote:
I think part of the problem with that film (which, incidentally, I own and love) is that it gets better with each viewing. If you only see that movie once, it might seem idiosyncratic and dumb instead of hilarious and offbeat


Definitely. I've lost count of how many times I've watched it. It's my dad's all-time favorite movie, and we can basically recite the whole thing from memory.


Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:35 pm
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One thing that constantly gets overlooked from O' Brother is how good the Soundtrack is. Also, there is a very interesting Special Feature on the DVD I have about how the Coen Bros got the film to look like it does. Great stuff, it almost made my 5, but didn't quite make the cut. Exceptional film though.


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One thing that constantly gets overlooked from O' Brother is how good the Soundtrack is.


It's kinda weird you say it's "overlooked" considering the soundtrack outsold the film, but yeah it's an awesome collection of songs

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Good call on The Iron Giant; as of today, the best performances on film by Jennifer Aniston and Vin Deisel. Love this movie.


Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:52 pm
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JamesKunz wrote:
Blonde Almond wrote:
:) Nice! A fellow O Brother, Where Art Thou? fan! Always been ridiculously underrated in terms of the Coens' overall work, in my opinion.


I think part of the problem with that film (which, incidentally, I own and love) is that it gets better with each viewing. If you only see that movie once, it might seem idiosyncratic and dumb instead of hilarious and offbeat


x100

I think the key is that you keep spotting little things every time. And yeah, that soundtrack is hella-awesome.

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Good call on The Iron Giant; as of today, the best performances on film by Jennifer Aniston and Vin Deisel. Love this movie.


I was so not prepared for the end the first time I saw this. Cried like a little girl @ "Superman".


Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:44 am
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FIVE everyone must see--

1. Schindler's List
2. The Godfather
3. Citizen Kane
4. 8½
5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

FIVE that I want others to see and love like I do--
1. La dolce vita
2. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
3. The Lives of Others
4. Good Night, and Good Luck
5. Sex Traffic (2004) (TV)


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FIVE that I want others to see and love like I do--
2. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4. Good Night, and Good Luck


Very good choices, especially The Diving Bell. Like Ed with The Iron Giant, I started crying (just a little damnit) when the main character tried "talking" to his father (Max Van Sydow) and the anguish and frustration dad felt when it didn't go well. Great stuff.


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