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Joalco
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 9:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Robertsmith ~

9 times out of ten, Argento's soundtracks get a bit repetitive, but they all have moments of pure Velveeta brilliance. I can forgive.

As far as Battle Royale, they showed a midnight show here (complete with a bar and kitchen!) at the Alamo Drafthouse theatre. Days later I tracked down a DVD copy. Who knew killing kids could be so much fun?
Amnesiac
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 8:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oh shit- yeah- I gotta give props to Twelve Monkey's too. Damn good movie. Damn good.
Amnesiac
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 8:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

My favorite movies: (some of them are pure cheese, but that's what makes 'em favorites!)

HACKERS
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
TRAINSPOTTING
SPYGAME
FIGHT CLUB
RESERVOIR DOGS
OCEAN'S ELEVEN (new version)
MADE
HAPPINESS
AMERICAN HISTORY X (imagine how much better it could've been, had the director been able to see his vision realized!)
PRINCESS MONONOKE
WHERE THE BOYS AREN'T #7 (porn rocks! lesbian porn rocks even harder!)(heheheh...)
BLADE (Stephen Dorff was a bad ass)
KYLIE MINOGUE (oops. I forgot this was a movie list. Thought it was a 'hot chick' list.)

There. Make of it what you will. Those are some of my favorites and I'm stickin' to 'em!!!
Mvario
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 4:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

and some I enjoy (too pedestrian for this place, but I like `em anyway)

Heathers
MASH
O Brother Where Art Thou
Clerks
Outlaw Josie Wales
Grosse Pointe Blank
16 Candles
El Mariachi
Buckaroo Banzai
Slap Shot
Stripes
Kelly's Heroes
Animal House
Blue
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 1:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Barsnake -- perfect list. I scream, you scream, we all like to watch.
Marccampbell
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 12:19 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Nostalgia"
is my favorite Tarkovsky. The ending is a real mindfucker.

Another great Russian film is Kirov's "Come And See". One of the greatest war films ever made.
Louched_Liver
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Brothers Quay IS their dreams.
Blue
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 12:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

RS -- Yes, Solaris should remain untouched, but some of Tarkovsky is interminable. I think it's Stalker that has the two or three minute overhead pans of garbage in the street. Come on.

And if you're showing Brothers Quay to your kids, I'd like to see their dreams.
Robertsmith
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

And lets not overlook these masterpieces:
Babe Pig in the city
The Dark Crystal
Labyrinth
The Secret of Nimh
Watership Down
Snow White
Mary Poppins
Transformers the movie
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and last but not least anything by the Brothers Quay

any film buff who forgets the wonder of twisted childrens films has no soul...
Robertsmith
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Aion,
Brilliant you listed Solaris. Tragically, fucking Steven Soderbergh (King Midas) is remaking it! Makes me want to barf. How can one remake Tarkovsky?
Joalco,
you get kudos for listing Suspiria, but don't you think the ultra repetetive use of the goblin's music becomes grating? Great film though..
Where did you see Battle royale? That played in NYC for 2 days and I missed it. I love seeing kids kill each other

The Absinthe made me do it....
Louched_Liver
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 9:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Rimmerino,

Cozy up to Isabella and flip her an invite to Fairy Fest. Tell her I'll be the one in the closet.

Lue Lelvet
Rimbaud
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

As far as Lynch goes, I have enjoyed in one way or another, everything he's ever done. BUT...Blue Velvet is (IMHO) his absolute masterpiece. It is probably my favorite film of all time, period. By the way, for those in the NYC area, there will be a showing of Blue Velvet on the big screen at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Sunday, May 5th at 6:40PM with a Q&A w/Isabella Rosellini immediately following the screening...
Rimbaud
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Peter Sellers' performance in "Being There" was his last and one of his finest. A beautiful film.
Joalco
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Marc -

I'm partial to quite a bit of Argento. Tenebre follows quickly behind Suspiria (the shot where the camera moves in, out, and through the house is just amazing).

Another recent favorite is Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale.
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 9:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is a story for you film buffs, whether is's true or not I don't know.

A reporter was interviewing Dustin Hoffman and Lawrence Olivier over "Marathon man".

He asked Dustin Hoffman how did he prepare for the role. Hoffman explained that he had let his beard grow some, he had stopped eating, he had runned, etc.

When he finished, Lawrence Olivier looked at him and asked: "Wouldn't it have been easier just to...act?"
Barsnake
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 9:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

oboy a list

Being There
A Clockwork Orange
Something wild
Down By Law
Apocalypse Now
Nascentvirion
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 6:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes ! A psychotic cop who kills to Beethoven That movie was great. I think he played Sid Vicious better than Sid could've played himself. Did everyone know Oldman was the bandage guy in Hannibal ? Still have yet to see that movie.
Absinthedrinker
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 6:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ah, Leon, a superb film, Oldman at his over the top best. Who can forget Stansfield's (Oldman's) face after he clips Mathildes's mother and sister: "We said noon." [tapping his wristwatch] "I've got one minute past."

[You don't like Beethoven. You don't know what you're missing. Overtures like that get my.. juices flowing. So powerful. But after his openings, to be honest, he does tend to get a little fucking boring.]
Nascentvirion
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 5:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

My top 10 would have to be in no particular order
1. Gladiator
2. The Last Temptation of Christ
3. Night of the Living Dead
4. Fight Club
5. The Empire Strikes Back
6. Immortal Beloved
7. Sid & Nancy
8. Heat
9. The Terminator
10. Enter the Dragon

Gary Oldman is the man. The Professional was a really really good movie.
Pablo
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 2:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I WAS ALSO PARTIAL TO "BUTTMAN IN PARIS, PART 3".
Aion
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 1:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

BRAZIL was great,
and I also loved
TWELFE MONKEYS
Marccampbell
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 1:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

joalco,

Suspiria almost made my list.
Joalco
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 1:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dammit, I'm a sucker for a good list...

Momentary (perhaps this one only) top ten, in no specific order.

Here goes:

Donnie Darko
The Seventh Seal
Dawn of the Dead
anything by David Lynch, save Dune or Wild at Heart
Suspiria
Dead Ringers
Element of Crime
Brazil
Fight Club
Bound

*subject to change without warning, void where prohibited.
Pablo
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 1:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I AM PABLO'S SENSE OF SELF WORTH.

FAVORITES: (NOT NECESSARILY IN THIS ORDER)
1-SEVEN SAMURI
2-THE BIG KAHUNA
3-REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (LIKE WATCHING A TRAIN WRECK. MY EX ALMOST BROKE UP WITH ME AFTER WATCHING THIS. SHE DIDNT LIKE IT NEARLY AS MUCH AS I DID. SO FUCK HER!)
4-APOCALYPSE NOW
5-SHIRI (KOREAN MOVIE ABOUT SABATUERS IN SOUTH KOREA. VERY GOOD)
6-THE USUAL SUSPECTS (MY FRIEND KAISER SOZAY DIDNT LIKE IT TOO MUCH THOUGH)

AION, GOOD CHIOCES. ALSO ON MY LIST:
7-BLADE RUNNER
8-MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
(AFRICAN QUEEN WAS A GREAT MOVIE, BUT DIDNT MAKE MY TOP TEN)
9-THE BIG LEBOWSKI
10-FIGHT CLUB
Aion
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 12:22 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Here some of my favs:

1- BLADERUNNER
2- STRANGE DAYS
3- ALIEN I
4- HELLRAISER I
5- DUNE (Lynch)
6- GOTHIC
7- WILD PALMS
8- MATRIX
9- DEATH CALM
10- SOLARIS
11- MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
12- AFRICAN QUEEN

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