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boring thread because im bored.
but really it's probably The Goonies or Wayne's World.
Bonnie & Clyde - because Faye Dunaway is hot, Warren Beatty is cool, and it was one of the first gritty, almost ultra violent films to appear. It's realism was unique at the time.
Rear Window - because it has my favourite ever actor in it (Jimmy Stewart), it's Hitchcock at his best (which is pretty darned tootin' good, and it's very cleverly shot.
Wayne's World - because it's the funniest film I've ever seen and has influenced me and my friends, and the way we talk to each other, more than any other filum. shwing!
The Goonies - because it's the Goonies! And it has the line "Aaandy...you goooonieeee!"...which makes me happy.
(am I doning it right?)
but I am deeply touched by your efforts
Coz it's really really good. With the fighting and the mud and the Kikuchiyo and the love story and the nobility and the black and the white and the SWORDS! And the rain.
It's probably not my favourite film ever, ever. But at the same time, it's probably the most astounding thing I own.
To such an extent that I get angry when people start talking about the Magnificent Seven. Which is a bit irrational of me.
what a great morning
Because I'm probably a child-like figure who shouldn't be allowed to interact with upstanding members of society who see film and literature as art forms rather than mindless escapist entertainment.
it's on for like 2 and a half hours, and it has a beginning, middle and end, so of course it's a film!
the period 10 - 12:30 today?
What is a female sheep
Assuming 'slang' means murdered. Does it?
I watch Waynes World 1&2 over and over, I love Almost Famous, but I'd probably say Singin' in the Rain.
because Paddy Considine puts in a staggeringly amazing performance.
2nd = Commando
3rd = Running man.
cos its funny
It's great, but it's just a rollicking action movie. Alien is a haunted-house sci-fi. Which is altogether a better genre.
Aliens is better.
But sometimes yes
Guest House Paradiso. Best. Film. Ever.
"FEEEB!!! ONE BOILED EGG!"
Don't know why but for one part of my life I was obsessed with the film.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
There's no way in three hours time that I'd give the same answer though.
It'll always be one of:
- Cinema Paradiso
- North By Northwest
- The Edukators
- Before Sunset
- Central Station
probably Back to the Future.
because lifes like a box of chocolates, ya never know what ya gonna get
that tell what you're gonna get
but I'm easy?
I'm just repeating what I've been told
who have you been talking to?
seems a lot of people know you, or know ABOUT you?
or am I!
Dazed and Confused is in my top 3 fo' so'!
"That's what I love about these college chicks man - I get older, they stay the same age!"
a Bamos as regards films (i love watching them), i very rarely buy them and don't really have a 'favourite'.
Fight Club or The End Of Evangelion probably runs closest, although I haven't watched either in well over a year.
Not sure why though - I think I'd rather not know given the themes involved
because it will annoy thewarn
But it's not japanese!
something like Karate Kid, Dude Where's My Car, Wayne's World, Robocop, Dazed and Confused or Spinal Tap because I have watched them the most and depending on the company are the most enjoyable and fill me with happy memories
In terms of what I think are the best:
Possibly American Movie, Happiness, or Mysterious Skin or Commando.
'I'm a green beret motherfucker'
excuse my friend, he's dead tired
that bit where he jumps off the wheel, it zooms out massively and then there is a close up of him landing in a shallow pool of water
kissing the deer
so my favourite film tends to be the last really good one I saw, which at the moment is The Lives of Others. Such a great film - surprisingly moving, almost humorous in parts, really well plotted and very relevant. The ending was a bit cheesy though.
That said, a lot of the time I'm tempted to just say Airplane. Because it's really funny.
so my 'favourite film ever' is pretty vague. Questions like this make me go "arrrgh" because I wanna spiel on about all the gems I adore.
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope has always been 'number 1' since I was about 3 years old - but as I've got older, I cannot categorically say that I don't favour anything else over it.
Top 10, of no order:
Star Wars Epsiode 4: A New Hope
Dazed and Confused
That Thing You Do!
Disney's Robin Hood
La Dolce Vita
The Unbelievable Truth
The Slums of Beverley Hills
it's probably the only film i've ever seen in double figures. for me it's a genuinely original piece of film-making and it was unlike anything i'd ever seen before up until the time i watched it many years ago (especially given i'd been raised on a diet of crap HK films).
other close contenders would be in the mood for love, 2046, valentin, and forty shades of blue.
I hope you're not referring to John Woo and Ringo Lam etc! I love HK action movies.
they all just melt into one big blob of excessive ultra-violence to me.
This is much tougher than I thought.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Downfall, Lost In Translation, Jurassic Park, Naked Gun, Star Wars (Return of the Jedi), Spirited Away, A Bug's Life, Life Less Ordinary, American Beauty, Trading Places, Station Agent.
Any of those, for a multitude of reasons. The main one being I love watching them.
It has never been bettered
Running Man, then Monster Squad
The Puffy Chair
Withnail and I
There are probably others i can;t think of right now
because I love period dramas and Tom Hulce (the guy who plays Mozart) is my hero. It sad, crazy and the imagery is amazing. Plus Mozart!
because it's sweet, and funny, and sad, and unusual, and takes the piss out of similar films, and has loads of memorable lines, and a great cast, and a great soundtrack, and because Max Fischer kind of reminds me of me in an odd way.
in my top 5 Bill Murray films. What about Ghostbusters?!
he's in almost all of my favourite films.
murrays wilderness years are full of such jems
i got the image of a montage of murray and an elephant walking past landmarks whilst the 'something inside so strong' song played over the top
don't really have a big nose.
nerd in a red beret aspect!
>:( stupid friends birthdays
because it's 'well good innit'. or a matter of life and death for how it looks.
Two of my favourite weepies.
as more of a Beaches man myself.
All 3 in one. Watching them at the cinema for the first time was breathtaking. Its like watching an amazing massive gig. Storyline with twists and stuff to back up the huge spec fx.
it's like saying 'what's your favourite song'
i have favourite films for different moods and different times.
HOWEVER - among my top films are....
10 Things I hate about you
close encounters of the third kind
jaws - all of them
dazed and confused
pretty in pink
house of 1000 corpses
howls moving castle
and so many more
haha i mean come on - christopher lambert doing a 'scottish' accent?
He's the only person I've come across that actually says "heh" when he laughs. That ain't normal.
My friends watched 'House of 1000 Corpses' and apparently its hilariously poor.
Also: Resident Evil :'(
Also: Close Encountzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
they all amuse me highly in various different ways, hence i love them. i don't claim that they're amazing films, they just make me laugh or entertain me greatly.
anyone who only has pretentious films as their favourite films are clearly wankers.
do you like cheese?
because it is the absolute tits.
It's amazing, I watch it every few months.
It's consistantly hilarious, all the jokes still make me laugh 'Jew eat yet?' and I always forget Christopher Walken is in it so his scene always comes as a pleasant surprise.
It's just a really honest potrayal of a relationship from start to finish.
I couldn't choose though.
I love that and Manhattan roughly the same amount.
I'm not sentimental and I can rarely ever watch any film more than twice, even if I really like it. Like somebody said, my favourite thing is generally the last thing I watched that was good.
but touch of evil, metropolis, memento and the matric would all figure in a top 10
It's definitely top 5, though I'm never sure whether its because of the film itself or because of what I read into it.
because it's like a fantastic dream.
because I watched it not long ago and it's fairly fresh in my mind.
American Splendor. Like...how?
The Draughtsman's Contract
Because it's awesome.
rather disturbingly makes no distinction between where the real world leaves off and where hallucination begins...riddled with paranoia...an inside into the trappings of a mad woman...The Repulsion by Roman Polanski is proberly one of my all time favourite films.