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Re: What are your favorite films (not including Lynch)?

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:50 am
by snoghumangerm
Harold and Maude
The Loved One
A Charlie Brown Xmas
There are many more...just can't think of them right now

Re: What are your favorite films (not including Lynch)?

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:22 pm
by BOB1
I am one big sucker for any lists so I'll probably post some of mine as well as reading LostInTheMovies's list soon. But first to comment on what has been written here, especially in the opening post (a great one, too!):

David Locke wrote:Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Kubrick) -- the most haunting film I've ever seen. Also probably the most visually beautiful.

Never seen it :oops: Btw, it's a good idea for a topic: a list of most important films that one has never seen!

The Passenger (1975, Antonioni) -- has some of the most lush colors and amazing and original camera-work ever (no, i'm not just talking about the famous penultimate shot). An existentially profound and profoundly moving film.

Isn't it called "Proffession: Reporter"? From what you've written about THE shot I'm guessing it is the same? I absolutely loved it after watching for the first time. It used to be in my top five, I remember, but that wasmany years ago ;) But the next watching was not so satisfactory, don't know why...

Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Resnais)

On the other hand, this one has always worked for me!

Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)

One of the Lynch-fan favourites, isn't it? I watched it rather late and I liked it, but not as much as I expected. Too much hyped perhaps?

Klute (1971, Pakula) -- needs more appreciation. Gordon Willis does his best work here (which is saying a LOT), as do Sutherland and Fonda. wonderful in every way, the archetypal neo-noir.

That one I saw only once and it was around the time I watched Twin Peaks for the first time, too (deeep history!). I liked it a lot but don't remember much.

Bad Lieutenant (1992, Ferrara) -- masterful meditation on redemption

Oh yes!!!!!!

Blowup (1966, Antonioni) -- where all those "wind blowing through trees" shots in TP come from...

Interesting association. You think so? Anyway, one of my favourite films, no doubt.

Carlito's Way (1993, De Palma) -- unfairly criticized. De Palma's best, and much better than Scarface.

Criticized, really? I think in Poland it was very appreciated. For me far better than Scarface, too.

Three Colors: Red (1994, Kieslowski)

I like this one , too, very much (as opposed to Blue, which is terribly boring), although I preferred Double Life of Veronique.

Don't Look Now (1973, Roeg)

Stunning. Thrilling.

Maddy wrote:I'm a BIG fan of the following:

House Of Flying Daggers.
Memoirs of A Geisha.
Raise The Red Lantern.
Enter The Dragon.

China girl, are you, Maddy? :)

The top of my list would be:

1. Fiddler on the Roof
2. 8 1/2
3. Platoon

Sort of eclectic, innit? ;)
But my experience with lists says that the most representative of one's taste is not the top 10 but the second 10. Because there are usually some very personal aspects of your very favourite things and only those almost-favourites reveal what one really likes.

Re: What are your favorite films (not including Lynch)?

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:43 pm
by Rebel
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Re: What are your favorite films (not including Lynch)?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:54 pm
by the woods
wow i like reading lists and there are some fantastic lists to read here!
i like making them too but i'll try to keep it to just 15 or so for now, but it''s really hard to do so.

spider baby 1964. jack hill
matinee 1993 joe dante
repo man. 1984. alex cox
badlands. 1973. terrence malick
sherlock jr. 1924. buster keaton
frankenhooker. 1990 frank henenlotter
curse of the cat people. 1944. robert wise
deadbeat at dawn 1988. jim van bebber
the virgin spring. 1960. ingmar bergman
submit to me. 1986. richard kern
ritual in transfigured time. 1946. maya deren
pippi on the run. 1970. olle hellbom
elephant 2003. gus van sant
tess. 1979. roman polanski
americana. 1981. david carradine

Re: What are your favorite films (not including Lynch)?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:27 pm
by Soolsma
Waking Life
Fight Club
Spirited Away
The Shining
Relatos salvajes

Probably a whole bunch I forgot

Re: What are your favorite films (not including Lynch)?

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:34 pm
by Dead Dog
Barry Lyndon
The Crying Game
No Country For Old Men
Breaking The Waves
The Shining

My favorites list seems less interesting when Mulholland Dr and Blue Velvet are missing.

Re: What are your favorite films (not including Lynch)?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:26 am
by Here Comes That Bob
There's probably a bunch of others that I forgot, but here'sa couple of flicks I particularly enjoyed.

Le Samourai
One Flew Over The Cockoo's Nest
8 1/2
Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli
Cat on a hot tin Roof
The Ghost and Mrs Moir
Pit and the Pendulum
House of Usher
Dog Day Afternoon
12 Angry Men
The Discreet Charme of the Bourgeoisie
Simon of the Desert
Out of the Past
Umberto D.
The Army of Shadows
The Night of the Hunter
The Seventh Seal
Roman Holiday