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lshap
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:51 am Reply with quote
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Here are the rules:

- All members are eligible to nominate their TOP 50 all-time films.

- There are no restrictions on type, language or nationality of a film. If you genuinely love it and you've seen it on a screen - include it on your list.

- POST YOUR PRELIMINARY LISTS! Yes, we like preliminary lists, half-baked lists, off-the-top-of-your-head lists, boats that list and any music composed by Liszt. The idea is to get as many film titles out there and to jog as many dormant memories as possible. With so many great movies from over a century of great movies, we need to see what's out there. Post whatever lists you want for now; we're not casting any official nominations until later on. Looking at everyone else's ideas will help our own, so that when it's time to post our Top 50 Nominees we won't have to say, "Damn! I forgot about...". So this forum begins as a resource to help gather ideas for our TOP 50 to come.

- Nominations begin in 10 days. We will begin posting our official TOP 50 lists on Wednesday, August 8, the day in 1876 when Thomas Edison patented the Mimeograph.

- Nominations 1 through 50 will be given points from 50 to 1. A first-place vote counts for 50 points, a second-place vote gets 49, film number 50 gets 1 point, etc.

- All titles in your official list should be typed as a numerical list, without commentary and with proper formatting ("Maltese Falcon, The"). This is to facilitate the job of tabulating the whole mess. Save all comments for subsequent posts.

- Any volunteers wishing to count titles and add points should contact me.

- Third Eye's TOP 100 Films will be announced...whenever enough people have voted and once the counting's done.
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marantzo
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:04 am Reply with quote
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billyweeds
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:38 am Reply with quote
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Thanks for making Offical List Day conform to my birthday. Mimeograph? Didn't have a clue.
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lshap
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:08 am Reply with quote
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billyweeds wrote:
Thanks for making Offical List Day conform to my birthday. Mimeograph? Didn't have a clue.


Surprising. I assumed someone would've bought you one as a birthday present when they first came out.
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Syd
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:45 am Reply with quote
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Musicals: Iím only including films which are mostly music, as opposed to The Court Jester or Corpse Bride, which have some songs but which I donít usually think of as musicals.

1) Singiní in the Rain
2) Fiddler on the Roof
3) Pinocchio
4) The Wizard of Oz
5) Chicago
6) The Music Man
7) Show Boat (1936)
8 ) Aladdin
9) Swing Time
10) Gigi
11) Moulin Rouge!
12) The Little Mermaid
13) Mary Poppins
14) Dumbo
15) Little Shop of Horrors
16) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
17) Shall We Dance?
18 ) Top Hat
19) Hairspray
20) My Fair Lady
21) Allegro Non Troppo
22) Pennies from Heaven
23) Saturday Night Fever
24) On the Town
25) Fame
26) A Royal Wedding
27) West Side Story
28 ) 42nd Street
29) South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
30) Fantasia
31) Beauty & The Beast
32) Cinderella
33) Roberta

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Syd
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:48 am Reply with quote
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If My Fair Lady had starred Julie Andrews, it would rank much higher on the list. I much prefer Janet Gaynor's A Star Is Born to either of the musical remakes. I don't care for The Sound of Music.


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Syd
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:49 am Reply with quote
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Samurai Films:
1) Samurai Rebellion
2) Yojimbo
3) Kagemusha
4) Ran
5) The Seven Samurai
6) Harakiri
7) The Hidden Fortress
8 ) Zatoichi (2003)
9) Rashomon
10) Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

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mo_flixx
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:10 am Reply with quote
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lshap wrote:
billyweeds wrote:
Thanks for making Offical List Day conform to my birthday. Mimeograph? Didn't have a clue.


Surprising. I assumed someone would've bought you one as a birthday present when they first came out.


For billy??

No way. I see him as a formerly blank leather-bound notebook and fountain pen kind of guy.
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gromit
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:20 am Reply with quote
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Well here's a proto-Top 50 list (52 really), which only goes up to 1970.
Roughly ten per decade (with silents counting as one unit).
The order is subject to vary. But I'd assume that the Top 5 from each decade will make the final list.

Silent Era
1. Metropolis (Lang)
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Weine)
3. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
4. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (Lang)
5. Sherlock, Jr. (Keaton)
6. The Last Laugh (Murnau)
7. The Adventures of Prince Achmed

1930ís

1. M (Lang)
2. Zero for Conduct (Vigo)
3. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Renoir)
4. L'Atalante (Vigo)
5. Modern Times (Chaplin)
6. Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Lang)
7. Port of Shadows (Carne)

1940ís

1. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica, 1948)
2. Stray Dog (Kurosawa, 1949)
3. The Third Man (Reed, 1949)
4. Sullivan's Travels (Sturges, 1941)
5. The Lady from Shanghai (Welles, 1947)
6. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
7. There Was a Father (Ozu, 1942)
8. Nightmare Alley (Goulding, 1947)
9. The Southerner (Renoir, 1949)
10. Quai des Ofevres (Clouzot, 1947)
11. Shoeshine (DeSica)
12. Out of the Past (Tourneur, 1947)

1950ís
1. Umberto D (De Sica, 1952)
2. Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)
3. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
4. Night of the Hunter (Laughton, 1955)
5. Los Olvidados (Bunuel, 1950)
6. A Face in the Crowd (Kazan, 1957)
7. In a Lonely Place (Ray, 1950)
8. Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock, 1951)
9. Vitelloni, I (1953)
10. Kiss Me Deadly (Aldrich, 1955)
11. Little Fugitive (1953)
12. The Killing (Kubrick, 1956)
13. Asphalt Jungle (Huston, 1950)

1960ís
1. 8Ĺ (Fellini, 1963)
2. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964)
3. Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, 1966)
4. Two Women (1961)
5. The Battle Of Algiers (Pontecorvo, 1965)
6. Woman in the Dunes (Teshigahara, 1964)
7. Clťo from 5 to 7 (Varda, 1962)
8. La Jetee (Marker, 1962)
9. Belle de Jour (Luis Bunuel, 1967)
10. Alphaville (Godard, 1965)
11. Harakiri (1964)
12. Mamma Roma (1962)
13. Shop on Main Street, The (1966)

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gromit
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:25 am Reply with quote
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und 1970's to Present
I haven't worked up any ordered lists, but these will make the final cut:
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Annie Hall
The Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr, 2000)

And some which will get heavy consideration (in no special order):
Veronika Voss (Fassbinder, 1982)
Being John Malkovich
Three Kings
Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (Park, 1993)
The Saddest Music in the World (Maddin, 2003)
Memento (Nolan, 2000)
Raising Arizona
Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)
Repo Man (Cox, 1984)
Life of Brian (Jones, 1979)
Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou, 1991)
Dog Day Afternoon (Lumet, 1975)
The Great Santini
And Justice For All
The Last Picture Show (Bogdanovich, 1971)
In a Year of 13 Moons (Fassbinder, 1978)
A Woman Under the Influence (Cassavetes, 1974)

Yikes, I've already listed 72 titles, without even digging too deeply. And I'm sure I'm forgetting a few important films.

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Syd
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:41 am Reply with quote
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Animated Films. It's very easy to come up with 50 even without short subjects. Ranked here by their success as animated films, so this may not agree with the order in the musical list. In other words, South Park gets docked.
1) Pinocchio
2) Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke)
3) Spirited Away
4) Aladdin
5) Toy Story 2
6) Toy Story
7) The Little Mermaid
8 ) The Adventures of Prince Achmed
9) The Incredibles
10) Dumbo
11) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
12) Tarzan (1999)
13) Akira
14) Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
15) My Neighbor Totoro
16) Chicken Run
17) Nausicaš of the Valley of Wind
18 ) Allegro Non Troppo
19) The Triplets of Belleville
20) Fantasia
21) Beauty & The Beast (1991)
22) The Prince of Egypt
23) Corpse Bride
24) Monster House
25) Song of the South
26) Lilo and Stitch
27) The Lion King
28 ) Lady & the Tramp
29) Ratatouille
30) A Bugís Life
31) The Emperorís New Groove
32) Laputa: Castle in the Sky
33) Surfs Up
34) The Sword in the Stone
35) Cinderella (1950)
36) Mary Poppins (docked because it doesnít have much animation)
37) Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
38 ) Monsters, Inc.
39) Finding Nemo
40) The Fox and the Hound
41) Shrek
42) Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
43) One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
44) South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
45) Fantasia 2000
46) Shrek 2
47) Looney Tunes: Back in Action
48 ) Grave of the Fireflies
49) The Iron Giant
50) Flushed Away
51) Tokyo Godfathers
52) Treasure Planet
53) Over the Hedge
54) The Nightmare Before Christmas
55) Millennium Actress
56) Robots
57) Kikiís Delivery Service
58 ) The Great Mouse Detective
59) American Pop
60) Antz
61) Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
62) The Jungle Book (1967)
63) The Last Unicorn
64) Yellow Submarine
65) Happy Feet
66) Cars

Corrected to add in Finding Nemo and Yellow Submarine (but not Bambi, which I don't care for.)


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Syd
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:49 pm Reply with quote
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Silent Films: Still have a lot to see. Shorts not included.
1) The Passion of Joan of Arc
2) Sunrise
3) Modern Times
4) City Lights
5) Greed
6) The Thief of Bagdad
7) The Gold Rush
8 ) The Battleship Potemkin
9) Our Hospitality
10) Wings
11) Napolťon
12) The Big Parade
13) The Navigator
14) Intolerance
15) The Last Command
16) The Eagle
17) Ben-Hur
18 ) The Adventures of Prince Achmed
19) Why Worry?
20) Steamboat Bill, Jr.
21) The Son of the Sheik
22) The General
23) Girl Shy
24) Safety Last!
25) Spite Marriage
26) Silent Movie
27) Sherlock, Jr.
28 ) Birth of A Nation
29) The Wind
30) Seven Chances
31) Cobra
32) The Lost World (1925)
33) Monsieur Beaucaire (Valentino)
34) College
35) The Extra Girl
36) Go West
37) Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920, with John Barrymore)
38 ) The Freshman
39) The Call of Cthulhu
40) Mickey

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Syd
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:56 pm Reply with quote
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Note: Although I think Buster Keaton was a better director than Chaplin, I also think Chaplin's three best films are better than Keaton's best. None of Keaton's silents are really bad (although The Cameraman, The Three Ages and The Saphead come close), and Keaton's shorts are all worth seeing, while many of Chaplin's are not. And I'm quite serious that I think Spite Marriage and Steamboat Bill, Jr. are better films than Sherlock, Jr. despite the last's special effects.


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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:01 pm Reply with quote
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some of my Top 50 For Now (which shifts as I see new films. These are selected based on emotional impact as well as artistic greatness) :

PSYCHO
EL TOPO
EASY RIDER
HAROLD AND MAUDE
BLUE VELVET
COCTEAU'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
THE CONFORMIST
MEAN STREETS
TAXI DRIVER
ROAD WARRIOR
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
BYE BYE BIRDIE
PINK FLAMINGOS
NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
HARDBOILED
LAST TANGO IN PARIS
DON'T LOOK NOW
DR. STRANGELOVE
NAKED
SUNRISE
CHILDREN OF MEN
OLD BOY
SPRING SUMMER WINTER FALL AND SPRING
KEN PARK
BABEL
EYES WIDE SHUT
SECRETS AND LIES
APOCALYPSE NOW
AMERICAN GRAFFITI
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
THE THING (JOHN CARPENTER)
PERFORMANCE
WEEKEND
THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE
HUSBANDS
A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
KING OF NEW YORK
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Marc
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more:

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
PULP FICTION
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
FIGHT CLUB
CHINATOWN
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
ALIEN
BLADERUNNER
THE WILD BUNCH
APOCALYPTO
LIFE IS SWEET
CASSHERN
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