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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  11:43:44  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Alright, so I know that everyone waivers when it comes to choosing their all time favorite movies or songs, so I have a new idea. List some of the selections you would definitly put into your top 20 favorite movies or songs. This should be eaiser than giving your 5 favorite and can always be added to if you forget something...

THE LIST IS FOR YOUR FAVORITES, NOT THE MOST TECHNICALLY SUPERIOR PEICE OF ART...

Here's my movies, off the top of my head...

Dr. Strangelove
The Blues Brothers
The Kentucky Fried Movie
Trading Places
Office Space
The Princess Bride
The Player
Network
Godfather1/2
Paths of Glory
Full Metal Jacket
Rambo
Independence Day
Scream
Starship Troopers
Lord of The Rings 1
Zardoz
Alien
Breakfast Club
Damn its hard to limit it to 20...

Songs
YYZ-Rush
Sweet Jane(electric) -Lou Reed
Baoba -Claudia
Que Nega E Essa -Trio Mocoto
Ram It Down - Judas Priest
Baba O'Riely -The Who
Concerto for four violins -Vivaldi
Boogie Oogie Oogie -A Taste of Honey
Get On The Good Foot -James Brown
Grazing In The Grass -Hugh Masekela
Louder Than A Bomb -Public Enemy
Blessed Blackness -The JBs
Running Rude -Up, Bustle and Out
The Dump -Soul Vibrations
A Whiter Shade Of Pale -Procol Harum
Signed, Sealed, Delivered -Stevie Wonder
Frankenstein -Edgar Winter Group
...




"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini

Siberia
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  12:52:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eh, hard... (in no particular order, btw. I'm just numbering for practicity's sake.)

Movies
1. The Matrix trilogy. Seriously.
2. Blade Runner - Director's Cut (it's the only I've seen, anyway)
3. Equilibrium
see the trend yet?
4. Lord of the Rings trilogy
5. 2001 - Space Odissey
6. Pride & Prejudice (yes... believe it)
7. Ghost in the Shell - how could I forget?
8. The Last Unicorn (I'm a girl, sue me)
9. Star Wars - all of them
10. Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies) - man, it was hard to find this one, as I didn't remember the name. By Isao Takahata.
11.

Wow. It's hard going beyond this point. I'll have to think.

Music
1. all things Queen.
2. Stairway to Heaven.
3. Ravel's Bolero.
4. anything Tchaikovsky.
5. anything Beethoven.
6. anything Rammstein.
7. Stillborn Universe - The Kovenant.
8. Neon - The Kovenant.
9. The Cirque de Soleil soundtracks.
10. anything Enya
(see the contradiction yet?)
11. Hotel California - The Eagles.
12. Dust in the Wind - how could I forget? The first song to make me cry... (ok, so I was feeling emotional)
13. The opening song of the Last Unicorn - by America (I think)
14. Industrial Twilight - The Kovenant.
15. Krwlng - Linkin Park (it's a revamping of their all-too-popular Crawling - better than the original)
16.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
Edited by - Siberia on 07/19/2007 10:04:46
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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  13:35:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In no particular order, and doubtless forgetting some of my favorites:

Citizen Kane
Raising Arizona
Wizard of Oz
Zardoz
Fantasia
Pulp Fiction
The Godfather
Rocky
2001: A Space Odyssey
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Doctor Strangelove
Gladiator
The Shining (1980)
Little Big Man



Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Original_Intent
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  14:51:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Original_Intent a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm....

Lord of The Rings
Patton
Raising Arizona
Seven
A Christmas Story
Gettysberg
Princess Bride
Joe Dirt
Bull Durham
Stand By Me
Cold Mountain

Music:
My Own Prison - Creed
Blue Buildings - Counting Crows
Misery - Soul Asylum
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Longfellow Serenade - Neil Diamond
Promises - Eric Clapton
Cain - Patty Griffin
Simple Man - Lynrd Skynrd
Winds of Change - Scorpions
Kodacrome - Paul SImon
Call Me Al - Paul SImon
Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Thats a start....
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Chippewa
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  15:35:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
20 Movies:

Citizen Kane
Duck Soup
Forbidden Planet
The Haunting (1963 version directed by Robert Wise)
Night of the Iguana
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Dam Busters
Sons of the Desert
The Thing (Both versions, 1951 and 1982, are good for different reasons)
Mr. Hulot's Holiday
The Wizard of Oz
War and Peace (1968 Russian version directed by Sergei Bondarchuk)
The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit
Das Boat (The shorter, original release, not the director's cut)
The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T
The Man in the White Suit
Les Diaboliques (1955 version)
Touch of Evil (Restored original Orson Welles version)
Star Wars (Original 1977 version only – not the sequels or director's cut)
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne*

*(A Czech film made entirely in live-action-animation-with-19th Century-woodcut-drawings, all combined ! Very rare and wonderful. Done before computers!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGRj0nV-ZVE

20 Pieces of Music: (I stuck to classical this time, though I like a lot of other music as well.)

Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps
Matinu: Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B Flat Major D. 960
Tcherepnin: Le royaume enchanté Op. 39
Stravinsky: Ragtime for 11 Instruments
Schuman (William): Symphony no. 3
Debussy: La Mer
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra
Janácek: Sinfonietta
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Zelenka: Six Trio Sonatas for 2 Oboes, Bassoon and Basso Continuo
Fiser: 15 Pages after Durer's Apocalypse
Kabelác: The Mystery of Time, Op. 31
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Des Préz: Déploration sur la mort de Ockeghem

(Edited to correct spelling.)
Edited by - Chippewa on 07/18/2007 17:46:16
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marfknox
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USA
3739 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2007 :  15:38:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Um... BigPapaSmurf, Zardoz?


"Too much certainty and clarity could lead to cruel intolerance" -Karen Armstrong

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marfknox
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  16:26:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Movies:

Ikiru (directed by Kurosawa - in English translates to "To Live")
Xizao ("Shower")
Baraka
The Big Night
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Lost in Translation
The Princess Bride (this seems pretty popular)
Dr. Strangelove
Jibeuro ("The Way Home")
Xingfu shiguang ("Happy Times")
He ni zai yi qi ("Together")
Rang-e khoda ("The Color of Paradise")
Toys
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Duck Soup
A Night at the Opera
Modern Times
Love Affair (the original 1939 version with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer)
The Producers (the original with Gene Wilder)
Ninotchka

Songs:

The Volga Boatman song when done by an all male Russian choir
Just about anything sung by Johnny Cash
Just about anything by Yoko Ono
"No Woman No Cry" by Bob Marley
"King Without a Crown" by Matisyahu
"Saeglopur" by Sigur Ros
"Guantanamera" by Wyclef Jean
"They" by Jem
"Hide and Seek" by Imogene Heap
"Solitary Man" by Neil Diamond
"Ms. Jackson" by OutKast
"Kitty Come Home" by Kate and Anna McGariggle
"Let the Mystery Be" by Iris Dement
"Ya Rayah" by Rachid Taha
"Queen Bee" by Taj Mahal/Toumani Diabate
"I Met A Man" by Toni Childs
"Handsome Johnny" by Richie Havens
"Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie
"The Telling Takes Me Home" by Utah Phillips
Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2 in C minor

"Too much certainty and clarity could lead to cruel intolerance" -Karen Armstrong

Check out my art store: http://www.marfknox.etsy.com

Edited by - marfknox on 07/18/2007 16:28:25
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Siberia
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  16:29:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

Um... BigPapaSmurf, Zardoz?



That's what I was thinking...

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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Orwellingly Yurz
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USA
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  17:46:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Orwellingly Yurz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
YO: Listing great old movies with ones having been released just recently is tough. I write film reviews for a web site. Here
are My Top Ten for 2006:

1. Babel
2. The Queen
3. Children of Men
4. Little Miss Sunshine
5. Little Children
6. The Painted Veil
7. Letters from Iwo Jima
8. Borat (There's something in this film other than just goofballs being rude and gross.)
9. The Good Shepherd
10. Notes on a Scandal

Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth

Honorable mention movie is "The Sweet Land," which was actually released in 2005. But not shown until someone got guts enough to release it in the US.

OY Sez, actually a shot of Connery in his "Zardoz" "costume" (some might call it a colorized jockstrap)is more becoming with Charlotte Rampling in his arms. She did even more exposure in that wild, wacky and wonderful film of John Boorman's. I've always wondered what John and his cast were smoking when they did that movie.

When I get back from a screening this evening, I'll work on my list of vintage flicks that are worth talking about. Skeptics who've already joined this thread have put up some good ones.

OY, Yippy.


"The modern conservative...is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy. That is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
--John Kenneth Galbraith

If dogs run free
Then what must be,
Must be...
And that is all
--Bob Dylan

The neo-cons have gotten welfare for themselves down to a fine art.
--me

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights."
--J. Paul Getty

"The great thing about Art isn't what it give us, but what we become through it."
--Oscar Wilde

"We have Art in order not to die of life."
--Albert Camus

"I cling like a miser to the freedom I lose when surrounded by an abundance of things."
--Albert Camus

"Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes."
--Oscar Wilde
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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  18:45:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

Um... BigPapaSmurf, Zardoz?




Zardoz, marf.

It is good to be Gamma.


Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

Brother Cutlass of Reasoned Discussion
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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  19:14:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

12 Angry Men

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Stripes

A New Hope

Reservoir Dogs

Casablanca

The Usual Suspects

Lawrence of Arabia

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Patton

Cool Hand Luke

The Hustler

The Big Sleep

Amadeus

Raging Bull

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Primal Fear


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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moakley
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  19:14:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1. Radar Love - Golden Earring
2. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
3. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
4. Question - Moody Blues
5. Rehab - Amy Winhouse (can't get that song out of my head)
6. Born to Run - Bruce Sprinsteen
7. Turn the Page - Bob Seger
8. Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
9. American Pie - DonMcLean (My apologies for this one, but I can't tell you the number of times I have sung along)
10. To One In Paradise - The Alan Parsons Project (almost everything by The Alan Parsons Project)
11. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
12. Crazy - Patsy Cline
13. Blues Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
14. What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
15. Almost everything by Enya
16. Almost everything by Pink Floyd
17. Emperor Concerto - Ludwig van Beethoven
18. The Four Seasons - Antonio Vivaldi

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  21:09:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A few more:

Alexander Nevsky
Roshomon
Virgin Spring
The Magnificent Seven
Seven Samurai

BTW, I read long ago that John Boorman had been involved in one of the failed early efforts to film The Lord of the Rings, and that he'd used some of the special effects he'd developed for that project in Zardoz. What most impressed me about Zardoz was that it revolved around a strong argument that eternal life might become meaningless.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 07/18/2007 21:35:29
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Trish
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  21:29:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Trish a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Movies:

1. Highlander

2. Excalibur

3. Ladyhawk

4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy

5. Harry Potter (all of them)

6. Hamburger Hill

7. Platoon

8. Blade Runner

9. Monty Python Life of Brian

10. Young Frankenstein

11. The Jackal

12. Silence of the Lambs

13. Blackhawk Down

14. Shrek

15. Spaceballs


Music

1. Orgasmatron by Motorhead

2. Walking After Midnight by Patsy Cline

3. Poor Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard

4. Dragula by Rob Zombie

5. Into the Never by Metallica

6. Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

7. Hell is for Children by Pat Benatar

8. Barracuda by Heart

9. I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett

10. B.Y.O.B. by System of a Down

11. Throw Yourself Away by Nickleback

Thats all I can think of right now.

ed 'cause I can't spell

...no one has ever found a 4.5 billion year old stone artifact (at the right geological stratum) with the words "Made by God."
No Sense of Obligation by Matt Young

"Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith. I consider the capacity for it terrifying and vile!"
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

They (Women Marines) don't have a nickname, and they don't need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines.
LtGen Thomas Holcomb, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps, 1943
Edited by - Trish on 07/18/2007 21:31:18
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2007 :  21:38:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How could I forget this near perfect movie?:

Spider-Man


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Orwellingly Yurz
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USA
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Posted - 07/18/2007 :  21:51:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Orwellingly Yurz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
YO: Interesting lists are appearing. I mentioned earlier in this thread my faves for 2006 (above) and now am back after seeing a film that will open in early August. It's called: "Charlie Bartlett" with Robert Downey, Jr. and Hope Davis, with a young Russian fellow in the title role named Anton Yelchin. A young lady called Kat Dennings is also quite good in it. I'm glad I saw this movie because it took me back to a picture that I might've overlooked in listing my all time faves: "Harold & Maude!" Yes, "H & M" for me, is one of my very favorite films. Another is an unsung movie I recommend to all skeptics, fur shur: "They Might Be Giants." It starred George C. Scott as a liberal judge who has become a classic paranoid who thinks he's Sherlock Holmes. Joanne Woodward plays a dowdy psychologist who tries to help him. Her name is Dr. Watson. Well, you take it from there. It's a great film that has so much shit going on it, you won't believe it; written by James Goldman, who wrote "The Lion in Winter." So, in no special order, let's see:

They Might Be Giants
Harold & Maude
Dr. Strangelove
Modern Times
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles (You're welcome, Mel.)
Paths of Glory
2001: A Space Odessey (You're welcome, Stanley.)
American Beauty
Shane
To Kill A Mockingbird
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Inherit the Wind
The English Patient
L.A. Confidential
Schindler's List
Pulp Fiction
Midnight Cowboy
The Last Picture Show
Annie Hall

I know there are more, but that's the first 20 I could come up with.

Orwellingly Film








"The modern conservative...is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy. That is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
--John Kenneth Galbraith

If dogs run free
Then what must be,
Must be...
And that is all
--Bob Dylan

The neo-cons have gotten welfare for themselves down to a fine art.
--me

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights."
--J. Paul Getty

"The great thing about Art isn't what it give us, but what we become through it."
--Oscar Wilde

"We have Art in order not to die of life."
--Albert Camus

"I cling like a miser to the freedom I lose when surrounded by an abundance of things."
--Albert Camus

"Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes."
--Oscar Wilde
Edited by - Orwellingly Yurz on 07/19/2007 11:44:16
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