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bartist
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:07 pm Reply with quote
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(edited out, until I watch EEAAO again)

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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:42 am Reply with quote
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So, I followed a link to 3rd Eye I had saved quite some time ago, which goes to the 2007 3rd Eye Top 50 Films of all time.

The final list of 3rd Eye favorites is rather standard and safe, as I guess amalgamated lists necessarily converge upon. But the individual lists are interesting.

I think I'll slowly post some in Couch for discussion.

Here's the overall 3rd Eye Top 50, based on 15 lists:

Rank -- Title -- Votes
Rank -- Title -- Votes

1. Citizen Kane 271
2. Godfather, The 268
3. Singin' in the Rain 249
4. Third Man The 248
5. Wizard of Oz, The 202
6. Casablanca 191
7. Pulp Fiction 189
8. Maltese Falcon, The 177
9. Mulholland Dr. 174
10. Dr. Strangelove 170

11. Goodfellas 165
12. Taxi Driver 156
---- Vertigo 156
14. Sunset Blvd. 153
15. Beauty and the Beast 150
16. Schindlerís List 148
17. Fargo 146
18. Dekalog 141
19. Lawrence of Arabia 140
20. Treasure of the Sierra Madre 138

21. Boogie Nights 130
22. Annie Hall 127
23. Godfather Part 2, The 124
24. Dog Day Afternoon 122
25. Rear Window 121
26. 8Ĺ - 119
---- L. A. Confidential 119
28. North by Northwest 118
29. Young Frankenstein 116
30. Apartment, The 111

31. Raging Bull 108
32. Strangers on a Train 107
33. Some Like it Hot 104
34. City Lights 98
35. Psycho 96
36. Blue Velvet 95
37. Leaving Las Vegas 92
38. Grifters, The 91
39. All the Presidentís Men 88
40. Bicycle Thief The 88
---- Metropolis 88

42. To Kill a Mockingbird 86
43. Chinatown 84
44. Brokeback Mountain 83
---- Last Tango in Paris 83
---- Sunrise (Murnau) 83
47. Moulin Rouge 81
---- Pinocchio 81
---- Woman Under the Influence A 81
50. 2001: A Space Odyssey 80
---- Shoot the Piano Player 80
---- Virgin Spring, The 80

53. Clťo from 5 to 7 78
---- Unforgiven 78
55. Fish Called Wanda, A 76
56. Babel 75
57. M 73
58. Sexy Beast 72
59. Chicago 71
60. Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La 70
61. Bonnie and Clyde 69
---- Hard Dayís Night A 69
---- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 69
64. Blade Runner 68
---- High Noon 68
---- Jaws 68
67. On The Waterfront 67
68. Do The Right Thing 66
---- Manhattan 66
70. Duck Soup 65
71. 400 Blows, The 64
---- Ninotchka 64
73. Crying Game The 62
---- Nights of Cabiria, Le 62
---- Shakespeare in Love 62
76. Wild Bunch The 61
77. Breathless 58
---- Once Upon a Time in America 58
79. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 57
---- Leopard The 57
---- Manchurian Candidate, The (original) 57
82. Doctor Zhivago 56
---- Nashville 56
84. Silence of the Lambs, The 55
85. Blow Up 54
86. Finding Nemo 53
---- Hamlet 53
---- Hannah and Her Sisters 53
---- Itís a Gift 53
---- Modern Times 53
---- Red Shoes The 53
92. Crumb 52
93. Panís Labyrinth 51
94. Duellists The 50
---- Last Picture Show, The 50
---- Leonard Cohen: Iím Your Man 50
---- Place In The Sun, A 50
---- Rules of the Game, The 50
---- Searchers, The 50
100. Brazil 49
---- Hiroshima, Mon Amour 49
---- Rififi 49
---- Whatís Eating Gilbert Grape 49

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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:14 pm Reply with quote
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Battleship Potemkin?

Seven Samurai?

In the Mood for Love?

Monty Python atHG?

The General (1926)

Au Hasard Balthazar?

Tokyo Story?

Fanny and Alexander?

Wild Strawberries?

Spirited Away?

L'Aventurra?

Rashimon?

M?

City Lights?

Night of the Hunter?


(just making the observation that this first list is problematic, if Gilbert Grape (or a couple other of the were-trendy-in-early-oughts) pushes out the above I mentioned)

(the first scan of that list my eyes missed Annie Hall, which was fairly unsettling until I looked again -- lists are hard to read for me single spaced, so I have to look twice)

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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:08 pm Reply with quote
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The films I don't like in the 3rd Eye Top 104 Films:

19. Lawrence of Arabia 140
30. Apartment, The 111
33. Some Like it Hot 104
37. Leaving Las Vegas 92
44. Last Tango in Paris 83
58. Sexy Beast 72
100. Hiroshima, Mon Amour 49

Some others I'm indifferent to.

And these I haven't seen:

47. Moulin Rouge 81
59. Chicago 71
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 69
---- Itís a Gift 53
---- Leonard Cohen: Iím Your Man 50

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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:58 pm Reply with quote
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Moved to current film, except to note that Michelle Williams in "The Fabelmans" is this year's equivalent of Patricia Arquette in "Boyhood." In other words, brilliant.


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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:09 am Reply with quote
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Not sure any one will see this in time.
But WKCR is having a Philip Glass birthday broadcast all day Tuesday. So 15 hours left.
https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/#

I'm watching a replay of the KC v Cincy football playoff game. And decided to kill the announcers and just have Glass as the game score. Not much of an NFL or Glass guy, but the combo is weirdly intriguing.

I can see why Glass music would work well for film scores. Moody repetitive classical creates an atmosphere. It's fine, but I think I'd prefer Glass used as a film score ...

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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:19 pm Reply with quote
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I like his minimalist music in Koyaanisqatsi. It was such a big hit that Glass toured the world with his ensemble performing the soundtrack. Not something that usually happens with film soundtracks. I want to see 'Qatsi again, but not sure about availability. Huh, just checked, it's free on the Roku channel and Tubi. Did not expect that. Guy's still going strong at 86 AFAICT. Fathered a child at age 66.

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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:16 pm Reply with quote
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Here's Syd's Top 50 list from 2007.
He had The Third Man at #51, so you know his Top 50 must be great ...

1 Dekalog 1989
2 Maltese Falcon, The 1941
3 Singin' in the Rain 1951
4 All About Eve 1950
5 Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The 1948
6 Passion of Joan of Arc, The 1928
7 Citizen Kane 1941
8 Sunrise 1927
9 Schindler's List 1993
10 High and Low 1963

11 Modern Times 1936
12 Fiddler on the Roof 1971
13 City Lights 1931
14 Samurai Rebellion 1967
15 Young Frankenstein 1974
16 Pinocchio 1940
17 Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979
18 Apartment, The 1960
19 Conversation, The 1974
20 Wizard of Oz, The 1939

21 It Happened One Night 1934
22 Secrets and Lies 1996
23 Fish Called Wanda, A 1988
24 Court Jester, The 1956
25 Glory 1989
26 Gold Rush, The 1925
27 8 1/2 1963
28 Minority Report 2002
29 Whale Rider 2003
30 Macbeth 1971

31 Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) 1997
32 Rules of the Game, The 1939
33 Sweet Hereafter, The 1997
34 Little Big Man 1970
35 Yi Yi 2000
36 Bound 1996
37 Crying Game, The 1992
38 Hero 2002
39 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939
40 My Man Godfrey 1936

41 Mutiny on the Bounty 1935
42 Music Man, The 1962
43 Patton 1970
44 Red River 1948
45 Strangers on a Train 1951
46 Crumb 1995
47 Spirited Away 2001
48 Seppuku (Harakiri) 1962
49 Right Stuff, The 1983
50 Princess Bride, The 1987

Looks like a good deal of comedies -- Chaplin, Monty Python folks (but not Holy Grail), Young Frankenstein et al, and MacBeth always gets laughs from me ...

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Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:43 am Reply with quote
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Good list, ranging widely oer the film landscape. Haven't seen Court Jester or My Manx Godfrey, but the rest I could see again easily. The Conversation is one too often overlooked.

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Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:47 am Reply with quote
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gromit wrote:

and MacBeth always gets laughs from me ...


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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2023 5:27 am Reply with quote
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Syd's list is probably more balanced by decade than anyone else's. Maybe he compiled it from his best of decade lists(?)
Crumb is an interesting addition.

I assume I don't have enough Chaplin on my list. We'll see. Modern Times and Gold Rush at the least. I really like A Woman in Paris, though not Top 50. I probably shortchanged the silent era. Though for features it's not a long era.

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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2023 12:03 am Reply with quote
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Billy's waxung ludicrous of Facebook, calling Biden one of our greatest presidents, which he earlier did for Obama even before Obama became President. Billy is a partisan Democrat and no more objective than Trump supporters. Biden has a D next to his name and that's it.

I don't think that we've had a great president since Franklin Roosevelt, who led us through the Great Depression and World War II. Johnson did some great things but squandered it on the Vietnam War. Obama did give us healthcare. What exactly has Biden accomplished that would put him in the same league as Washington, Lincoln, the two Roosevelts or even Thomas Jefferson? Rutherford B. Hayes or Grover Cleveland are more like it.

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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2023 9:21 am Reply with quote
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Biden came into the office with a lot of mess to handle - corona, then a war accompanied by global economic disruption and inflation, plus the piles of shit TFG left behind. So I figured the first two years would be cleanup and damage control. He's done that pretty well and managed to push through a clean energy investment bill against the headwinds of culture war and Trumpism and "democrats" like Joe Manchin. Not too shabby, but I agree he's not showing Mt Rushmore greatness. Nor has he been the champion of Labor that he used to be, which was due to the need to beat Trump and therefore pull to the center in order to win Independent votes. He's a pragmatic guy, not a statesman for the ages.

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2023 10:08 pm Reply with quote
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I'm fearing "Everyone Everywhere All At Once" will win Best Picture, but it's nice to see Sarah Polley win an Oscar, and I'm pleasantly surprised the Best Song winner was the best song. Also the best Oscar telecast in many years.

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Alas! The best Actor winner was somewhat of a surprise because I wouldn't have predicted it a year ago, but apparently he deserves it (with help from the makeup department). The Best Song was, amazingly, the Best Song. And an astonishing production number to re-enforce it. Wow.

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