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Re: Your 20 Desert-Island Movies?

Postby MadcapLaughs » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:27 pm

I'd probably just with my top 20 to be honest.

Chungking Express
The Red Shoes
Last Year at Marienbad
Scenes from a Marriage
The Green Ray
Enter the Void
Eureka (2000, Shinji Aoyama)
The Mirror (Tarkovsky)
Paris, Texas
Pather Panchali
L'atalante
The New World
Spirited Away
Werckmeister Harmonies
Wings of Desire
Days of Heaven
Satantango
Persona
Sunrise
Vertigo

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Re: Your 20 Desert-Island Movies?

Postby djross » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:46 pm

Yes, the temptation to pick my top 20 is very strong, because they are all films I would hate to have to give up. Nevertheless, it is possible to imagine that other considerations may come into play in such a hypothetical situation.
Are we presuming that our island contains a well-equipped big screen cinema? If so, the following selection is one I think I would be very happy with. If they are being watched on an iPod, a different bunch of movies may be preferable.

2001: A Space Odyssey
Badlands
Blue Velvet
Breaking the Waves
The Century of the Self
Contempt
Days of Heaven
Duck Soup
Fanny and Alexander
His Girl Friday
Hitler – ein Film aus Deutschland
Husbands and Wives
Koyaanisqatsi
Murmur of the Heart
The New World
Scenes from a Marriage
Seven Beauties
The Thin Red Line
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
West Side Story


Note that it contains 11 of my top 20 movies. It also contains Malick's entire oeuvre.

Some movies that, depending on mood, could also enter the list: Umberto D., The Mirror, Irreversible, Top Hat, Gigi.
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Re: Your 20 Desert-Island Movies?

Postby ShogunRua » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:08 pm

I don't know about 20, but there are several films which I have seen upwards of 50 times, and surprise surprise, they are all in the action genre;

"Conan the Barbarian"
"Bloodsport"
"The Quest"

Only the first is anywhere near my top. Most of the really amazing films I have watched are ones that I never to intend to see again, as it would spoil the incredible emotional effect of the first viewing.

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Nice to see someone mention the amazing Seven Beauties, though.

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Re: Your 20 Desert-Island Movies?

Postby djross » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:31 pm

ShogunRua wrote:Nice to see someone mention the amazing Seven Beauties, though.


Yes, certain moments in that movie never fail to cause me to feel some enigmatic but powerful feelings, for reasons I don't fully understand.

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Re: Your 20 Desert-Island Movies?

Postby TheDenizen » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:26 am

This would definitely be a significantly different list from my Top 20. That list includes lots of heavy stuff that is brilliant, but doesn't really fit the bill for repeated viewing/maximum enjoyment (7 of my Top 10 could accurately be described as tragedies). My Desert Island 20 would include some of my Top 20, but also a bunch of action stuff for kicks.

In no particular order:

The Professionals (1966)
8 Diagram Pole Fighter
Aliens
Knockabout
The Wild Bunch
Legend of Drunken Master
Outlaw Josey Wales
Once Upon a Time in the West
This is Spinal Tap
Heathers
Pulp Fiction
Leon
Fantasia
The Godfather
Conan the Barbarian
RoboCop
Fist of Legend
Dr Strangelove
Excalibur
The Good the Bad and the Ugly

I've seen all of these multiple times and would be happy to watch any of them many more times. 8-)


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Re: Your 20 Desert-Island Movies?

Postby TheDenizen » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:27 pm

it was a tossup for me between Knockabout and Magnificent Butcher, but I ultimately had to go with Knockabout for the Yuen Biao factor. Magnificent Butcher is so awesome, though.

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Re: Your 20 Desert-Island Movies?

Postby paulofilmo » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:24 pm

14:
Onibaba (1964)
The Circus (1928)
Vampyr (1932)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
This Happy Breed (1944)
Follow the Fleet (1936)
October (1928)
The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003)
L' Homme qui plantait des arbres (1987)
The Kidnappers (1953)
Borderline (1930)
Only Yesterday (1991)
The Snowman (1982)
Stellet licht (2007)

Cuts:
The Virgin Spring (1960)
A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit (1989)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
5 Centimeters per Second (2007)
Aliens (1986)
O Lucky Man! (1973)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Whale Rider (2002)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
The Open Road (1926)
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
Local Hero (1983)
The Terminal (2004)
Babette's Feast (1987)
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
Baraka (1992)
2046
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Waking Life (2001)
Before Sunrise (1995)
My Brother Tom (2001)
Ratcatcher (1999)

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Re: Your 20 Desert-Island Movies?

Postby frederic_g54 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:32 pm

Hopscotch wrote:I stole this topic idea from jewellrunner... unless there's already a thread and I missed it. It was way harder to pick than I'd thought it would be.


http://www.criticker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1198 ;)

Is there not enough room in the plane's storage compartments to bring more than 20 ? (though this outshines the 5 I had in mind)


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