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13 Nov 2009 05:37

"roller maidens from outer space" phillip austin
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13 Nov 2009 05:41

forgot Aki Kaurismäki
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14 Nov 2009 07:12

Hi.
Gerat Movie I am enjoy this Movie thanks for share with us..
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15 Nov 2009 19:40

Echoes wrote:British films:

Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (Lean)
Oliver Twist (Lean)

The 39 Steps (Hitchcock)
The Lodger (Hitchcock)
The Lady Vanishes (Hitchcock)
Young & Innocent (Hitchcock)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock - 1st version)
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im curious as to who you Brits considor to be your countries greatest director.
Hitchcock clearly has a larger catalog of great movies, but David Lean directed two of the best of all-time in Lawrence of Arabia and expecially Dr. Zhivago plus several other classics.
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15 Nov 2009 23:24

Cracked Again wrote:im curious as to who you Brits considor to be your countries greatest director.
Hitchcock clearly has a larger catalog of great movies, but David Lean directed two of the best of all-time in Lawrence of Arabia and expecially Dr. Zhivago plus several other classics.


Ken Loach .
"Hitler … didn't even sink to using chemical weapons."
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15 Nov 2009 23:27

My favurite movie is "harry pothead and the chamber of secrets"
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15 Nov 2009 23:54

Shawshank left perhaps a greater impression on me than any other film. I can see why it's at the top of the IMDB list.

Many masterpieces on this thread. I think perhaps one often has to look at films that were not only great, but changed cinema when thinking in these "best ever" terms. Films like Citizen Kane, 2001, Apocalypse Now, even Star Wars (though Empire was a better film).

In my opinion the 1970's were the best decade ever for quality filmmaking. Godfather, Sting, Deerhunter, Apocalypse Now, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Taxi Driver, Network, Jaws, Star Wars, Rocky, Annie Hall, American Grafitti, Badlands, Chinatown, Unmarried Woman, Alien, Deliverance, Halloween, Last Picture Show, Outlaw Josie Wales, Nashville, MASH, Alice Doesn't Live here Anymore, Exorcist, Juggernaut, Days of Heaven, etc. etc. etc.
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16 Nov 2009 05:55

Graeme said last month he would be passing on the hour record attempt this year because the bike wasn't meeting his expectations for this ride, and life, family, age were getting in the way. He didn't seem to have any regrets from what I recall. Just that it was time to move on.
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18 Nov 2009 16:58

I was just going to simply post that

Withnail and I

is the funniest movie ever. After reading the other post there are some other great ones i kind of forgot about like Raising Arizona and many of the others.

On reflection, Withnail and I is still my favourite comedy.
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18 Nov 2009 17:04

Raising Arizona has one of the best chase scenes, especially when they stop to pick up the Pampers.

Blues Brothers has a great chase scene, too. In fact, all of that movie is fantastic.

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18 Nov 2009 17:27

First 2 Godfathers

Recently: The boat that rocked

About cycling: Le Vélo. Good french/Belgian comedy. (With Benoit Poelvoorde)
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19 Nov 2009 00:31

Susan Westemeyer wrote:Raising Arizona has one of the best chase scenes, especially when they stop to pick up the Pampers.

Blues Brothers has a great chase scene, too. In fact, all of that movie is fantastic.

Susan


huggies...:)
not pampers:D
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19 Nov 2009 01:11

Anything by Guy Ritchie:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005363/

Pulp Fiction is good as well...the Wolf was great!
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20 Nov 2009 06:03

Watched The Green Mile (again) on TV last night. Absolutely fantastic, with numerous outstanding performances.

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16 Dec 2009 00:51

Jeremiah Johnson, a true classic
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16 Dec 2009 14:02

Lina Wertmüller's "Pasqualino settebellezze" - aka "Seven Beauties" is THE movie of all time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXHn7Fn97Ss
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17 Dec 2009 14:03

I can't beleive no one has mentioned "HOWARD THE DUCK"
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17 Dec 2009 20:00

I wouldn't say it's the greatest film ever made, but I just so love The Commitments.
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18 Dec 2009 12:52

My personal favourite is Jackie Brown.
Love dialogue films and the scene between Jackson and Tucker is top shelf.

Best
Gangsta: Millers Crossing
War: Where Eagles Dare
Western: The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Road Movie: Sideways
Comedy: Yes Man
Suspense: The Game
Foreign:The Motorcycle Diaries
Horror: Event Horizon
Cop: Serpico
Chick Flick: None ( Maybe Serendipity if a gun was pointed at my head )
Action: Terminator
Doco: The Devil at Your Heels
Off Chops: Cube

Have a copy of Glengary Glenn Ross in my DVD collection. Underated Film.
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18 Dec 2009 13:18

Hotbrakes wrote:My personal favourite is Jackie Brown.
Love dialogue films and the scene between Jackson and Tucker is top shelf.

Have a copy of Glengary Glenn Ross in my DVD collection. Underated Film.


Cool list.
Mine would be:

Best
Gangsta: Menace 2 society, Gangster: Goodfellas :)
War: Deer Hunter / Men Behind The Sun
Western: Once Upon A Time In The West
Road Movie: The Straight Story (maybe the best acting i've ever seen)
Comedy: Zoolander / Life of Brian
Suspense: Silence of the Lambs (does that count as suspense?)
Foreign: Festen
Horror: The Shining
Cop: Heat
Chick Flick: Dunno, maybe The Sweetest Thing (edit: or is Amelie a chick flick?)
Action: Terminator 2, Rambo
Doco: Capturing the Friedmans
Off Chops: Salo, or the 120 days of Sodom
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