- Jul 23, 2010
The Italian Job with Michael Caine
Does anyone else find it ironic that someone who (claims to) work in films wrote this post?nowhereman said:I work in the film industry, and have for over 35 years. And this is one of the most inappropriately named threads I've ever seen in this forum. And at the same time one of the most senseless discussions, because it throws art into a competition. Maybe because we think of the Academy Awards as a competition, or because many of use like to watch or take part in bicycling competitions, we easily lend ourselves to the insanely absurd question of: "Best Film(movie) ever made?"
I tell you what. Why don't we have a competition(thread) for the best Statue/Sculpture ever made? Or the Best Painting ever painted? Or the Best song ever sung?
Don't we realize that all of the above subjects are too open to the most subjective of opinions in all of us? And that this subjectivity, makes this a totally futile exercise.
Bad enough that the title implies that there could be a best film(movie) ever made. There are too many genres to consider, and that's not even remotely mentioned!
Some people don't like animated features, some don't like films with any violence in them at all, no matter the films overall value. Some don't like comedies. Some love horror films. Not to mention some people are just too dim to get the point/message of some incredibly profound films. Given all these variables in peoples tastes alone, how could we ever come close to agreeing on the best film(movie) ever made?
Simply put: There is NO "best film(Movie) ever made"!
Many fine films have been named in this thread, and many absolutely idiotic films have been entered into consideration in this thread, for God knows what reason. The fact is, Art stimulates us, and in it's best form, it inspires us. But as we are all so very different, while some of us might agree with someone else's pick for a good/great film. There never was, and never will be, a Best film(movie) ever made.
I guess he's not a voting member of the Academy or ever asked himself how much the industry profits by these sorts of competitions...alberto.legstrong said:
Hi Slick! Why would I "claim" to work in the industry, if I didn't? There's no Irony in what I wrote. It's just simple fact. Too many genre's, and subjective likes and dislikes for there to be ONE Best film ever made. But if you want to play with that concept, keep playing. Have fun.alberto.legstrong said:
Yeah, and here I thought we were just a bunch of cycling fans discussing movies and other non-cycling topics on the side, not Siskel and the fat guy.alberto.legstrong said:
On the topic of miniseries, Band of Brothers and Generation Kill are probably the two best things I have ever seen on a television screen.Thoughtforfood said:While not a movie, I just watched "Collision" and have to say that it was fantastic. I fully expected to come away disliking Hitchens more than I already did, but came away loving the guy. I disagree completely with him, but what an amazingly insightful and funny man. I would suggest that regardless of where you fall on the issue of deity, it is a fascinating display of rhetoric and debate.
You poor soul. You have not seen the Wire, the Shield or OZ.ericthesportsman6 said:
Homer Simpson after Bart is caught stealing:Steel4Ever said:'Police Academy 7' anyone?
BoB is truly beautiful, just got the blu-ray in the mail myself, and I'm watching it again myself, really good transfer to blu-ray. Well worth the money, even if you got it on dvdericthesportsman6 said: