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Author Topic: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread  (Read 913 times)

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Re: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2016, 02:31:51 pm »

Well, I'm up for it now. Name your film.

I just put High Noon at the top of my Netflix queue, so it should arrive within a few days. That said... I have a few ideas for what you should watch, but in terms of what I think you'd like best, let's go with The Bridge on the River Kwai (keeping with the 50s theme). 9/10 film right there.

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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2016, 02:43:40 pm »
Ashamed to say I've ah only seen 37 of these.

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Re: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2016, 01:34:47 am »
Spartacus: 8/10. Another film off the list.

Unsurprisingly, this movie shares very little in common with the rest of Kubrick's oeuvre. Still one of the best movies of its ilk. The music was kinda shitty, but Kirk Douglas gave a solid performance and the ending more than made up for the lagging second act.

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Re: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2016, 04:35:43 am »
Also, Neville, I watched High Noon. I liked it... but it's hard for me to really fall in love with these kinds of westerns having already seen The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It all seems rather quaint nowadays. And I know that's not "objective" (oh lord, there's that word again) analysis, but the moral black-and-white of this movie is pretty simplistic. Still, it tells a good story in a very concise way. I'm leaning towards a 7/10.

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Re: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2016, 04:25:39 pm »
Also, Neville, I watched High Noon. I liked it... but it's hard for me to really fall in love with these kinds of westerns having already seen The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It all seems rather quaint nowadays. And I know that's not "objective" (oh lord, there's that word again) analysis, but the moral black-and-white of this movie is pretty simplistic. Still, it tells a good story in a very concise way. I'm leaning towards a 7/10.

How the hell haven't you seen Chinato-

Forget it, Cutler.  It's Chinatown.

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Re: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2016, 04:27:15 pm »
Also, Neville, I watched High Noon. I liked it... but it's hard for me to really fall in love with these kinds of westerns having already seen The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It all seems rather quaint nowadays. And I know that's not "objective" (oh lord, there's that word again) analysis, but the moral black-and-white of this movie is pretty simplistic. Still, it tells a good story in a very concise way. I'm leaning towards a 7/10.

How the hell haven't you seen Chinato-

Forget it, Cutler.  It's Chinatown.

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« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2016, 04:31:21 pm »
Also, Neville, I watched High Noon. I liked it... but it's hard for me to really fall in love with these kinds of westerns having already seen The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It all seems rather quaint nowadays. And I know that's not "objective" (oh lord, there's that word again) analysis, but the moral black-and-white of this movie is pretty simplistic. Still, it tells a good story in a very concise way. I'm leaning towards a 7/10.

How the hell haven't you seen Chinato-

Forget it, Cutler.  It's Chinatown.

Movie trade?

Sure.  What you want?  I was watching Enter the Dragon for the upteenth time but I'll stop just for this.  You cannot go on living without watching Chinatown.  Whether you like it or not, it's a landmark piece of filmmaking.  Although, I'd much rather you see Polanski's Repulsion instead.  Or even better... Spider Baby!

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« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2016, 06:53:46 pm »
Also, Neville, I watched High Noon. I liked it... but it's hard for me to really fall in love with these kinds of westerns having already seen The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It all seems rather quaint nowadays. And I know that's not "objective" (oh lord, there's that word again) analysis, but the moral black-and-white of this movie is pretty simplistic. Still, it tells a good story in a very concise way. I'm leaning towards a 7/10.

How the hell haven't you seen Chinato-

Forget it, Cutler.  It's Chinatown.

Movie trade?

Sure.  What you want?  I was watching Enter the Dragon for the upteenth time but I'll stop just for this.  You cannot go on living without watching Chinatown.  Whether you like it or not, it's a landmark piece of filmmaking.  Although, I'd much rather you see Polanski's Repulsion instead.  Or even better... Spider Baby!

Well, I'd been meaning to watch it for a while, but then Netflix took it off their instant-view list. Do you want me to give you a film off the AFI 100 list?

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Re: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2016, 08:27:48 pm »
Also, Neville, I watched High Noon. I liked it... but it's hard for me to really fall in love with these kinds of westerns having already seen The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It all seems rather quaint nowadays. And I know that's not "objective" (oh lord, there's that word again) analysis, but the moral black-and-white of this movie is pretty simplistic. Still, it tells a good story in a very concise way. I'm leaning towards a 7/10.

How the hell haven't you seen Chinato-

Forget it, Cutler.  It's Chinatown.

Movie trade?

Sure.  What you want?  I was watching Enter the Dragon for the upteenth time but I'll stop just for this.  You cannot go on living without watching Chinatown.  Whether you like it or not, it's a landmark piece of filmmaking.  Although, I'd much rather you see Polanski's Repulsion instead.  Or even better... Spider Baby!

Well, I'd been meaning to watch it for a while, but then Netflix took it off their instant-view list. Do you want me to give you a film off the AFI 100 list?

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Re: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2016, 01:31:07 am »
Unforgiven: 9/10

The ending made this one for me. Still not as good as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly... but certainly more cerebral. Clint Eastwood intelligently deconstructs western mythology with tense dialogue, heartfelt performances, and a heartbreaking character arc. Works as both a standalone film and as a sort of conclusion to the Man With No Name character, or at least Eastwood's badass cowboy persona. "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it."

I was afraid this would be a more sterile version of TGTBTU that AFI included on their top 100 list to compensate for the fact that they can't include any spaghetti westerns. Turns out it was nothing of the sort. What Unforgiven lacks in spectacle, it makes up for in its emotion and its commentary on violence.
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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2016, 01:47:03 am »
Unforgiven: 9/10

The ending made this one for me. Still not as good as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly... but certainly more cerebral. Clint Eastwood intelligently deconstructs western mythology with tense dialogue, heartfelt performances, and a heartbreaking character arc. Works as both a standalone film and as a sort of conclusion to the Man With No Name character, or at least Eastwood's badass cowboy persona. "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it."

I was afraid this would be a more sterile version of TGTBTU that AFI included on their top 100 list to compensate for the fact that they can't include any spaghetti westerns. Turns out it was nothing of the sort. What Unforgiven lacks in spectacle, it makes up for in its emotion and its commentary on violence.

Hell of a screenplay too. Had a blast reading that before watching the film for class. The ending really is superb and the film itself is the perfect antithesis to the cowboy phenomenon.
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« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2016, 02:25:03 am »
Unforgiven: 9/10

The ending made this one for me. Still not as good as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly... but certainly more cerebral. Clint Eastwood intelligently deconstructs western mythology with tense dialogue, heartfelt performances, and a heartbreaking character arc. Works as both a standalone film and as a sort of conclusion to the Man With No Name character, or at least Eastwood's badass cowboy persona. "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it."

I was afraid this would be a more sterile version of TGTBTU that AFI included on their top 100 list to compensate for the fact that they can't include any spaghetti westerns. Turns out it was nothing of the sort. What Unforgiven lacks in spectacle, it makes up for in its emotion and its commentary on violence.

Hell of a screenplay too. Had a blast reading that before watching the film for class. The ending really is superb and the film itself is the perfect antithesis to the cowboy phenomenon.

It reminded me of Breaking Bad in a way. For eleven years, Eastwood's character had tried to be good, but in the span of one night he undid all of that. It was just too easy for him to be the "bad" guy. I half expected him to say to the kid "I liked it. I was good at it."

You're right about the screenplay. As soon as he repeats that line about how his wife changed him, you just know he's lying to himself and to everyone else in the movie. It's clear what's coming... but damn. That doesn't make it any less powerful.

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Re: The AFI Top 100 Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2016, 06:17:13 pm »
These are the only ones on this list I've seen. There are some not listed here I have seen, but it was too long ago to properly rate them.

The Godfather: 9/10
Lawrence of Arabia: 10/10
Vertigo: 7/10
The Wizard of Oz: 5/10
Star Wars: 10/10
Psycho: 10/10
2001: A Space Odyssey: 4/10
The Graduate: 9/10
Chinatown: 9/10
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 6/10
To Kill a Mockingbird: 10/10
Apocalypse Now: 10/10
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 10/10
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: 8/10
King Kong: 10/10
Bonnie & Clyde: 8/10
Rear Window: 10/10
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: 10/10
Taxi Driver: 10/10
North by Northwest: 10/10
Jaws: 10/10
Network: 8/10
A Clockwork Orange: 10/10
Saving Private Ryan: 9/10
The Shawshank Redemption: 8/10
The Silence of the Lambs: 10/10
Titanic: 5/10
The Sixth Sense: 9/10
Goodfellas: 10/10
Pulp Fiction: 10/10
Blade Runner: 10/10
Toy Story: 7/10
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« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2017, 06:56:37 pm »
I watched a couple more films off of this list in the past couple weeks. The first was Bonnie and Clyde, which, I must say, I did not enjoy nearly as much as I thought I would. Faye Dunaway's acting style really irritates me; she comes across as very affected in a way that doesn't seem appropriate in the context of the movie. Warren Beatty is... okay. Perhaps my opinion of him was tainted with Rules Don't Apply, but many of his scenes, especially the ones concerning his "romance" with Bonnie, were very clunky. Most importantly, I didn't find the movie's arc to be all that well-put-together. The progression of their criminal career was constantly interrupted, and as a result the film lost whatever momentum it may have had. Not a fan, sorry to say.

However, I did finally see Network (also featuring Faye Dunaway), which was an absolutely wonderful film. It did get a bit heavy-handed with its message towards the end, but I think it's one of the most prescient films ever made. The juxtaposition of a mad, passionate prophet with the level-headed, passionless corporate world of television was compelling from beginning to end. And the acting was strong throughout as well. It might end up being one of my favorite films. I'll have to think about it more.

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« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2017, 07:04:15 pm »
However, I did finally see Network (also featuring Faye Dunaway), which was an absolutely wonderful film. It did get a bit heavy-handed with its message towards the end, but I think it's one of the most prescient films ever made. The juxtaposition of a mad, passionate prophet with the level-headed, passionless corporate world of television was compelling from beginning to end. And the acting was strong throughout as well. It might end up being one of my favorite films. I'll have to think about it more.
Is this on the streaming Netflix? I probably should watch another Lumet film; 12 Angry Men is the only one of his I've seen.

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« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2017, 07:29:05 pm »
However, I did finally see Network (also featuring Faye Dunaway), which was an absolutely wonderful film. It did get a bit heavy-handed with its message towards the end, but I think it's one of the most prescient films ever made. The juxtaposition of a mad, passionate prophet with the level-headed, passionless corporate world of television was compelling from beginning to end. And the acting was strong throughout as well. It might end up being one of my favorite films. I'll have to think about it more.
Is this on the streaming Netflix? I probably should watch another Lumet film; 12 Angry Men is the only one of his I've seen.

Don't think so. I ordered it from Netflix on DVD.

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« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2017, 12:57:34 am »
1. Citizen Kane: 8/10 (unless you're factoring its influence in...then 10/10)
2. The Godfather: 9/10
3. Casablanca: 10/10
4. Raging Bull: 7/10
5. Singin' in the Rain: 9/10
6. Gone with the Wind: 9/10
7. Lawrence of Arabia: 6/10
8. Schindler's List: 9/10
9. Vertigo: 10/10
10. The Wizard of Oz: 8/10
11. City Lights: 4/10
12. The Searchers: N/A
13. Star Wars: 7/10
14. Psycho: 10/10
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey: 10/10
16. Sunset Boulevard: 10/10
17. The Graduate: 8/10
18. The General: N/A
19. On the Waterfront: 7/10
20. It's a Wonderful Life: 9/10
21. Chinatown: 8/10
22. Some Like It Hot: 8/10
23. The Grapes of Wrath: 6/10
24. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 5/10
25. To Kill a Mockingbird: 7/10
26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 9/10
27. High Noon: N/A
28. All About Eve: 10/10
29. Double Indemnity: 8/10
30. Apocalypse Now: 9/10
31. The Maltese Falcon: 8/10
32. The Godfather, Part II: 9/10
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 9/10
34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: 6/10
35. Annie Hall: 10/10
36. The Bridge on the River Kwai: N/A
37. The Best Years of Our Lives: 8/10
38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: 7/10
39. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: 9/10
40. The Sound of Music: 8/10
41. King Kong: 7/10
42. Bonnie & Clyde: 6/10
43. Midnight Cowboy: N/A
44. The Philadelphia Story: 7/10
45. Shane: N/A
46. It Happened One Night: 9/10
47. A Streetcar Named Desire: 8/10
48. Rear Window: 10/10
49. Intolerance: N/A (Saw the first half, found it Intolerable)
50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: 7/10
51. West Side Story: 7/10
52. Taxi Driver: 10/10
53. The Deer Hunter: 10/10
54. M*A*S*H: 8/10
55. North by Northwest: 9/10
56. Jaws: 8/10
57. Rocky: 6/10
58. The Gold Rush: N/A
59. Nashville: 8/10
60. Duck Soup: 3/10
61. Sullivan's Travels: 8/10
62. American Graffiti: 7/10
63. Cabaret: 8/10
64. Network: 9/10
65. The African Queen: 7/10
66. Raiders of the Lost Ark: 8/10
67. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: 8/10
68. Unforgiven: N/A
69. Tootsie: N/A
70. A Clockwork Orange: 10/10
71. Saving Private Ryan: 7/10
72. The Shawshank Redemption: 6/10
73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: 6/10
74. The Silence of the Lambs: 9/10
75. In the Heat of the Night: 7/10
76. Forrest Gump: 6/10
77. All the President's Men: N/A
78. Modern Times: 2/10
79. The Wild Bunch: 7/10
80. The Apartment: 9/10
81. Spartacus: 8/10
82. Sunrise: N/A
83. Titanic: 7/10
84. Easy Rider: 8/10
85. A Night at the Opera: 5/10
86. Platoon: 8/10
87. 12 Angry Men: 10/10
88. Bringing Up Baby: 8/10
89. The Sixth Sense: 8/10
90. Swing Time: N/A
91. Sophie's Choice: 9/10
92. Goodfellas: 9/10
93. The French Connection: 7/10
94. Pulp Fiction: 10/10
95. The Last Picture Show: 7/10
96. Do the Right Thing: 5/10
97. Blade Runner: 10/10
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy: N/A
99. Toy Story: 7/10
100. Ben-Hur: 7/10


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« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2017, 01:10:41 am »
^Shit yo, that man's seen some films...
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« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2017, 01:18:47 am »
^Shit yo, that man's seen some films...

Too bad the 6/10 for Lawrence of Arabia invalidates the entire list.

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« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2017, 02:16:43 am »
^Shit yo, that man's seen some films...

Too bad the 6/10 for Lawrence of Arabia invalidates the entire list.
That particular rating is unfortunate, but there's still plenty of agreeable scores given; namely for some of the sci-fi films and Apocalypse Now.

 

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