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or Braveheart or Top Gun
or a James Bond film
everyone's seen a James Bond film.
terminator, die hard
(although I've not seen Braveheart, either).
this is craven boastfulness disguised as angst
than from actually seeing them and going 'oh i guess you had to be there'
BUT you won't really be allowed to have much of an opinion on films
I watched the first one on new year's day. I think it's my new favourite film. Seriously not laughed like that at a film in a long time
my excuse is that i got guilt-tripped into going to each one with someone. standing by that. they're awful.
and I've only seen 9 of them. NINE! Everyone else is like 'ooh i've seen 53' 'i've seen 61' Not me. 9.
The list is here if you wanna rub it in how cool you are
but this is a good idea. I might do it as well, but not write a blog about it.
Kind of jealous of people when they haven't seen some things. Would love to be able to have that 'first watch' of a lot of films again.
There are so many brilliant films out there that I haven't seen. This is just my way of getting to the best/classic ones.
1-2 a week is pretty doable as well.
that's a good list apart from all the Star Wars (bloody Empire magazine). I've seen 40 but I'd like to see all the rest!
Lord of the rings x 3
The Big Lebowski
Back to the Future
The Dark Knight
^ thats it. Shocking really, but i guess I've just missed most of it!
Yeah, I've never seen Star Wars. I'm not sure what I'd make of it as not really into the whole sci-fi thing.
it's so good and sweet.
Star Wars is rubbish unless you're under 14 or you originally watched it then.
(Sorry film nerds.)
but probably because you know the ending from general popular culture spoilers, and we're so used to the amazing pioneering camera techniques now. It's *important* but not unmissable.
A lot of great things about it but, like you say, not sure it has much impact now.
Also, if they're going to put in as many Rob Reiner films as possible I'd say The Princess Bride edges out When Harry Met Sally.
Citizen Kane is still as important today as it was then
I had to do a 4,000 word close reading of it while doing a film studies course. It is important, but not for the actual story or film itself.
Touch of Evil is cracking and opens with that wonderful long take. Which you can see discussed and homaged in The Player - another one worth a watch.
I think those are the two on the list that I've 'seen' but didn't actually think were particularly special, although I'm not really sure what Return of the Jedi, American Beauty or Edward Scissorhands are doing in a list of 100 best films ever. All three have their moments but, really? Top 100?
I HATED American Beauty though.
But I can see why people will rate it. Edward Scissorhands is a good film but I'd say it falls short of Burton's Batman or Sleepy Hollow, both of which I think achieve his quirky style and ideas far better.
ed wood is probably his best film
but that could just be because i love ed wood (the person not the film)
But I don't think it's as strongly full of his wacky schtick, which is probably why it's so strong.
but that's a pretty good list, you definitely need to see more than 9 of those films.
I'm doing this one: http://blog.vodkaster.com/2009/06/25/the-top-250-best-movies-of-all-time-map/
or con air
i just can't take it seriously without con air
for more than a minute. Even when they dropped the plane on the village, started to watch it, saw the old bloke with the moustache had survived, turned over annoyed.
Have seen a whole epiosode of Hollyoaks ages ago. Uuurgh.
For what it's worth, I've never seen Alien or Titanic.
(bar a snippet of the first one which had Liam Neeson as a Samurai so I turned it over)
Never listened to Dark Side Of The Moon
Never been to Coventry
Memento, maybe? That film is great.
I HAVE been to Covers (is that what people call Coventry for short??)
first time for ages where I had been in a cinema and taken frequent breaks to get over how nonsensical and Shit the plot was
Michael Caine doesn't follow me,and I've never been to Spain.
critically acclaimed American and Nordic TV shows
The Killing, Wallander, all those
Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, who has time enough hours in a week to watch all that?
so that's 80 % of office banter (not bitching about work/colleagues category), I'm excluded from.
and I've never bought an Elbow album, why don't people just leave me alone?