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« on: August 02, 2012, 07:33:29 PM »

according to the latest Sight & Sound poll.

The new #1? VERTIGO.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 07:52:28 PM »

SUCKER PUNCH was better than either of them.  So was the original STAR WARS.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 08:37:17 PM »

No way! But The Maltese Falcon maybe...
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 09:58:34 PM »

2001 is, although I am very impressed by all the innovations Citizen Kane gave to the business of making movies.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 03:41:56 AM »

Once again they ignored my vote for Hamburger: The Motion Picture.

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 10:23:20 AM »

I never thought CITIZEN KANE was the greatest movie ever made.  However, it was surely one of the most innovative.  THE GODFATHER and GODFATHER, PART II are my favorite movies, but I don't think either of them is the greatest movie ever made, either.  I think the greatest western ever made is ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST.  But, again, not the greatest movie.  This is a really tough call to make.  VERTIGO is a worthy choice, but it wouldn't be my selection for greatest ever.  CASABLANCA?  THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?  GREASE 2?  Who knows . . .

 
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 10:35:31 AM »

hardly heard of any films in that list. surprised to see Mullholland Drive in there, probably need to see that again...

funnily enough I was pondering this question yesterday and settled on GOODFELLAS
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 12:51:03 PM »

I've never really liked Citizen Kane much myself. However,I was pleased and surprised to see "The Searchers" as #7 on the list....one of John Wayne's best westerns. As for greatest films,under the comedy genre I'd have added "Harvey".....classic James Stewart.

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 01:52:55 PM »

Yeah, Citizen Kane is visually amazing and ridiculously innovative, but I don't think it's the BEST film (in fact, looking at my IMDB rating, I only gave it an 8/10 - probably because I found parts kind of boring).  Then again, I guess "greatest" is different and an even more subjective term.  In terms of influence on the film world, you actually COULD argue it's the greatest film ever, along with something like Birth of a Nation.

My personal favorite of the top ten is Sunrise, which is a 10/10 in my book.  But I think the best film I've seen is the Godfather.

I've also only seen 23 films on that list.  Guess I should get cracking on it?
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 03:24:11 PM »

Well, I'm relived.  I expected to open up this topic and see somthing like such and such website/news team/whoever did a recent survey of people and came to the conclusion that ... oh let's say Dark Knight ... is the greatest movie ever made. 

I can live with Vertigo.  Don't agree, but it's not a horrible choice. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 04:33:31 PM »

Obviously they never saw BRIDE OF THE MONSTER.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 04:48:41 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2012, 08:24:46 AM »

a film's reputation can work against it, I expected to come away from CITIZEN  KANE having had my entire concept of cinema blown apart by a stunning masterpiece of moviemaking, and that wasn't quite the case... in fact I've had no desire to watch it again since I saw it in about 1998-99...

and yet I've already watched Joe Spinell's trashy horror spoof THE LAST HORROR FILM 3 times in the month or so since I got it... it's all a matter of taste (or lack thereof  TeddyR)

I notice one of the films in that list is a 9 hour documentary about holocaust survivors ..... deep subject matter no doubt, but seems like a weird choice for inclusion?
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 08:08:45 AM »

Obviously they never saw BRIDE OF THE MONSTER.
They're loss-poor deluded fools.  Bluesad

They will never know the joys of watching an inanimate octopus kill people.

I was hoping for Bucky Larson to be on that list, Bob: no luck, unfortunately.  Bluesad Wink
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 09:59:21 AM »

Phew now I can finally throw my dvd away! 

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