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Tobe Romero
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:27 pm  Reply with quote



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as opposed to after you die ...

http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=17431935&method=full&siteid=64736&headline=50-films-to-see-before-you-die--name_page.html

APOCALYPSE NOW has been named the No1 film to see before you die.

Experts put Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War classic - starring Marlon Brando - top of their 50 must-see movies.

The list was compiled to mark digital channel Film4 goin free-to-air today.

Few of the entries in the rundown are big screen blockbusters.

2 The Apartment 3 City of God 4 Chinatown 5 Sexy Beast 6 2001: A Space Odyssey 7 North by Northwest 8 A Bout de Souffle 9 Donnie Darko 10 Manhattan 11 Alien 12 Lost in Translation 13 The Shawshank Redemption 14 Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India 15 Pulp Fiction 16 Touch of Evil 17 Walkabout 18 Black Narcissus 19 Boyzn the Hood 20 The Player 21 Come and See 22 Heavenly Creatures 23 A Night at the Opera 2 4 Erin Brockovich 25 Trainspotting 26 The Breakfast Club 27 Hero 28 Fanny and Alexander 29 Pink Flamingos 30 All About Eve 31 Scarface 32 Terminator 2 33 Three Colours: Blue 34 The Royal Tenen-baums 35 The Ladykillers 36 Fight Club 37 The Searchers 38 Mulholland Drive 39 The Ipcress File 40 The King of Comedy 41 Manhunter 42 Dawn of the Dead 43 Princess Mononoke 44 Raising Arizona 45 Cabaret 46 This Sporting Life 47 Brazil 48 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 49 Secrets and Lies 50 Badlands.
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brainee
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:59 pm  Reply with quote



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A pretty good list, the whole "seeing before you die" thing notwithstanding. Not too snobby, or too mainstream ... just a solid list of good movies across a variety of genres. I haven't seen:

A Bout de Souffle
Black Narcissus
All About Eve
The Searchers
The Ipcress File
This Sporting Life

And if they mean the 1932 Scarface (not the Pacino one) I haven't seen that one either. No rush though -- as long as I don't see these, I can't die ... right?
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Tristan Sinns
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:09 pm  Reply with quote
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Some good movies there but...wtf...no Kurosawa? Confused
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I'd agree with about half of them. But wtf, no LOTR????
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The Woman In Black wrote:
I'd agree with about half of them. But wtf, no LOTR????


The movies about walking you mean?
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Yeah, walking and killing a lot of monsters. Those are the ones. Laughing
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Bambi
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Pink Flamingos? Eh, I'll pass on that one.
I also don't really get why Erin Brockovich and The Ladykillers is on there.
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The Buz
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Uh...Bullit, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, True Grit...just to name a few.
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Sam Hell
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Tristan Sinns wrote:
Some good movies there but...wtf...no Kurosawa? Confused


Indeed. If you don't see a Kurosawa film before you die, consider your life wasted. Neutral
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Tristan Sinns
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They should have one quality adult film in the top 50 as well. I mean, as we're talking about, "before you die" and everything...

So to sum the thread so far, the list needs...

Kurosawa
LotR
Classic western (e.g., The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly)
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Tobe Romero wrote:

APOCALYPSE NOW has been named the No1 film to see before you die.

What?!! That's silly. I loved that movie, but the last 15 minutes or so slightly ruined it all for me, or at least would prevent me from adding it on a "50 movies to see before you die" list. Platoon would have been a better choice.


I haven't seen some of the movies off the list yet, but I do know these really shouldn't be on the list at all:
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5 Sexy Beast 12 Lost in Translation 19 Boyzn the Hood 22 Heavenly Creatures 24 Erin Brockovich 29 Pink Flamingos


Here, I'll add some in place of those. How about:
Akira, Dr. Strangelove, Bladerunner, Office Space, The Matrix, Goodfellas
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Walter Paisley
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I agree on the lack of Leone and Kurosawa.

I'm really surprised to not see LAWRENCE OF ARABIA on there, or DR. ZHIVAGO.

I also think ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, PATHS OF GLORY, and MARATHON MAN are must see.
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Desdinova
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I was surprised to see that Blade Runner didn't make the list.

And, yeah, Kurosawa: Why no Kurosawa ?
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Kryten Syxx
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I was so glad Brazil was on that list. However, I could certainly pass on Princess Mononoke. I'd replace it with either Galaxy Express 999 or A Mouse and his Child.
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