Author Topic: Must see films.  (Read 7501 times)

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #25 on: 19 November, 2023, 03:15:43 pm »
In addition to many of those above

Catch 22
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
Reservoir Dogs
The Godfather
Alien
The Terminator
Attack on Precinct 13
Robocop
Audition

And no doubt many more
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #26 on: 19 November, 2023, 03:23:00 pm »
In addition to many of those above

Catch 22
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
Reservoir Dogs
The Godfather
Alien
The Terminator
Attack on Precinct 13
Robocop
Audition

And no doubt many more
Assault on Precinct 13. ITYM. The first version.
Formidable work from John Carpenter.

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #27 on: 19 November, 2023, 03:49:50 pm »
You are of course correct, and yes, the original version.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #28 on: 19 November, 2023, 04:25:49 pm »
You are of course correct, and yes, the original version.
I'm advised that it was made on a stupidly low budget .

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #29 on: 19 November, 2023, 04:27:15 pm »
Vanishing Point.

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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #30 on: 19 November, 2023, 07:34:55 pm »
You are of course correct, and yes, the original version.
I'm advised that it was made on a stupidly low budget .
John Carpenter? Low budget?

Dark Star.
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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #31 on: 19 November, 2023, 08:27:48 pm »
Should add Patton to the list.  Epic is an understatement.  Also, seven Oscars (would have been eight, but George C. Scott refused his).
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #32 on: 19 November, 2023, 09:22:56 pm »
Robh's mention of The Seven Samurai prompts me to add another Kurosawa film:-

Dersu Uzala

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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #33 on: 19 November, 2023, 09:56:33 pm »
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, even if it’s only for the soundtrack.
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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #34 on: 19 November, 2023, 10:14:44 pm »
Off the top of my head, Important Cultural References™ from the days before subtitles that I've made barakta watch over the years...

The Right Stuff
Airplane!
Spaceballs The Movie
The Great Escape
The Italian Job
Tremors
Die Hard
Towering Inferno
Ferris Bueller's Day Off


Works in progress:

Blazing Saddles
Full Metal Jacket[1]
Gremlins
Rififi
Every Which Way But Loose
The Poseidon Adventure


[1] It wouldn't be on the list, except that thanks to her ex her only knowledge of the film is the woman-offering-a-blowjob scene, which gives completely the wrong impression and therefore needs correcting.

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #35 on: 20 November, 2023, 12:11:32 am »

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #36 on: 20 November, 2023, 12:48:10 am »
Gun Crazy (1950)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Train (1964)

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #37 on: 20 November, 2023, 07:05:29 am »
The Princess Bride
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rogerzilla

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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #38 on: 20 November, 2023, 07:34:58 am »
Quote
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, even if it’s only for the soundtrack kitten.

Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #39 on: 20 November, 2023, 07:46:36 am »
Once Upon a Time in the West.

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #40 on: 20 November, 2023, 12:40:25 pm »
The opening scene is terrific - I hope Jack Elam and Woody Strode were paid well for their all-too-short roles!  Charles Bronson has no idea how a harmonica works, though, although maybe he didn't know what tune was going on the soundtrack when they shot the scene.

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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #41 on: 20 November, 2023, 01:04:41 pm »
Diva
Tampopo
Eraserhead
Great Expectations
The English Patient
Whiplash
Pen Pusher

T42

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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #42 on: 20 November, 2023, 02:21:41 pm »
Rogerzilla nominated 2001 A Space Oddyssey.
I saw the Cinerama version, which was spectacular with a capital F. I've tried to watch it in other formats, but they were disappointing.
Are there any Cinerama cinems left?

Yeah, that's how I saw it too. Best bit was basking in the wonderful all-enveloping Blue Danube as the shuttle from Earth waltzed with the space station.

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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #43 on: 20 November, 2023, 02:38:32 pm »
Once Upon a Time in the West.

Has to be between West and America for Leone's best film.

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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #44 on: 20 November, 2023, 03:47:14 pm »
Rochelle, Rochelle
Sack Lunch
Prognosis Negative
CheckMate
Chunnel
Brown-Eyed Girl
Firestorm
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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #45 on: 20 November, 2023, 05:58:50 pm »
Battleship Potemkin
Citizen Kane
The Ladykillers (original)
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Pulp fiction
Stand by me
Dog day afternoon
This is Spinal Tap
Mystery train
The long Good Friday
The big Lebowski
Easy rider
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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #46 on: 20 November, 2023, 08:49:47 pm »
Anything by Powell and Pressburger with special mention for:
 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
 Red Shoes
 Black Narcissus
 A Matter of Life and Death

Ice Cold in Alex
Lawrence of Arabia
Apocalypses Now
Alien
Aliens
An American in Paris
Doctor Zhivago
The Jungle Book (the animated Disney one)
The Death of Stalin
The Battle of Britain - just for the amazing flying sequences and especially the fantastic "Battle in the Air" sequence which has no sounds of battle just William Walton's music
In Bruges


I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Must see films.
« Reply #47 on: 20 November, 2023, 09:52:21 pm »
Pretty much all the Coen Bros stuff:
Blood Simple
Raising Arizona
Miller's Crossing
Barton Fink
Fargo
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Man Who Wasn't There
No Country for Old Men
Burn After Reading
True Grit
A Serious Man
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Mark Jenkin:
Bait
Enys Men

Jeremy Saulnier:
Blue Ruin
Green Room

Robert Eggers:
The Witch
The Lighthouse

Billy Wilder:
Double Indemnity
Sunset Boulevard
Some Like It Hot



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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #48 on: 20 November, 2023, 10:44:03 pm »
Rogerzilla nominated 2001 A Space Oddyssey.
I saw the Cinerama version, which was spectacular with a capital F. I've tried to watch it in other formats, but they were disappointing.
Are there any Cinerama cinems left?
Bradford: https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/cinema

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"Made on a stupidly low budget" mention upthread reminds me:
Clerks
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Re: Must see films.
« Reply #49 on: 20 November, 2023, 10:48:34 pm »
I like Pcolbeck's mention of Powell and Pressburger (up there with Carol Reed).  i especially like Roger Livesey (Blimp and Life and Death)  Always thought he would have made a good Hannay.