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Marccampbell
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 11:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bitter Moon is one of Polanski's best. Underrated.
As is The Tenant.
2loucheltrec
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 11:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

sorry it was playing earlier... couldn't quite get it to leave my brain...
2loucheltrec
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

hey marc-c, remember the first and second rule of fight club...
Tortainglese
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

included in the tribute must be:

Rosemary's Baby
Midnight Cowboy
Cabaret
The Thief, the cook, his wife and her lover
Orlando
Trainspotting
Young Frankenstein

did anyone see Polanski's "Bitter Moon"? I love the part when the girl pees on the television set.
Not sure it makes the cut as an Immortal Classic though.
Gettingsane
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

SO LINEANS

LEGENDS
HIGHLANDER
COOL HAND
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
ANY MONTY PYTHON
CASABLANCA
SHAWSHANK
CUCKOOS
STRANGEBREW
FAST TIMES

MUY PELIGROSO
Sicboy13
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Watching films with new and exciting self-proposed soudtracks IS a good idea.

I watched Fantasia, volume down.

I played Skinny Puppy's album "Rabies" in it's entirety in the background.

That was years ago and I'm just starting to regain the ability to see Mickey Mouse as a loveable character instead of a pulsing, mop-weilding blob.
Tlautrec
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Speaking of Beauty and the Beast, Philip Glass did a score to the movie a few years ago. Play the movie with the TV sound off, but with the Glass music instead. Ravishing, hypnotic, gorgeous.
Louched_Liver
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Beauty and the Beast!
The steaming hands, and what it represented. Fuckin' lovely!
Marccampbell
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 10:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

lautrec,

yes Strangelove and Chinatown are masterpieces.
Marccampbell
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 10:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

1. PSYCHO
2. DON'T LOOK NOW
3. THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE (DIR. JEAN EUSTACHE)
4. LAST TANGO IN PARIS
5. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST
6. FIGHT CLUB
7. BLUE VELVET
8. EASY RIDER
9. COCTEAU'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
10. SUNRISE (FW MURNAU)
Tlautrec
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

IMHO, the movies of the last ten or fifteen years simply don't compare to the classics of the '30s through the mid-'60s. I find it strange that so many favorite movie lists are so tilted toward the films of the last couple of years. Amelie was admittedly a nice film, but heck, it just doesn't compare to the great films of Truffaut, Godard, Louis Malle, and the greatest French filmmaker of them all, Jean Renoir. My admittedly biased and old-fashioned Top Ten list only includes 2 films made since 1965. Go see the old stuff, kids!

(1) Casablanca
(2) La Regle du Jeu
(3) Citizen Kane
(4) Chinatown
(5) Red
(6) Der Letzte Mann (silent)
(7) The Big Sleep
(8) Dr. Strangelove
(9) Sunset Boulevard
(10)Rashomon
Robertsmith
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Enjoy fear and loathing! Beware of Ether!
Robertsmith
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Run Marc Run
2loucheltrec
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

i'm on my way outta here for the night... my glass is being filled ... the dvd is fired up and ready to go ... here's to yet another viewing of "fear and loathing in las vegas" ... see you guys later...
Louched_Liver
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

2ly,

Of course! I almost went out and bought a blackboard.
2loucheltrec
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

don't neglect "the usual suspects"... louchie
Louched_Liver
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Who gives a fuck? Not me! Liked 'em both. Point well made Bobby Jones.
Robertsmith
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

By the way, I think every film premise can be misconstrued as a gimmick. I suppose The Usual Suspects is gimmicky too, eh? The fact is that both Run Lola Run and Memento are just really damn good at following their own rules, which is a lot better than most films can say. Just because it's simple doesn't mean it's not good, and it is very very far from technically simple. Part of brilliant filmmaking is creating an imaginary imbalanced world which operates on it's own skewed sort of rules, which I think both Memento and Lola do extroardinarily well, so yeah, maybe it is a gimmick, but who gives a fuck, really?
Louched_Liver
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Marc,

If need be, e-mail me your address, and a copy of my beloved Lola Rennt will be on your doorstep in days to appreciate in depth.
Louched_Liver
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

HP,

Lola, Even Dwarves Started Small, Forrest Hump, Yuengling, the Kempton, and the one true god-Shane MacGowan.

I've lain the world itself at your feet.
Louched_Liver
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Marc,
Yer wrongo Pal. The driving idea of Lola runs deep. Needs repeated rewatchings, plus the input of the director for full appreciation. My boy Head caught a connection I'd missed in many viewings.
Robertsmith
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

current top 10 (which changes daily):
1. Donnie Darko
2. The Man Who Wasn't There (I'm in the credits, shameless self promotion...)
3. The Elephant Man
4. Amelie
5. Mulholland Drive
6. Leaving Las Vegas
7. Apocaplypse Now
8. The Big Night
9. Requiem for a Dream
10. It Happened One Night
2loucheltrec
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

what about "planet of the apes" (the original not the recent remake), you damn dirty apes!!!!
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you, Louched.

(the gift of Lola was lovely)
Marccampbell
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Run Lola Run, like Memento, is a gimmick in search of a movie.

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