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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #120 on: August 13, 2016, 10:33:08 PM »

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Great choices given by fellow CB's!

My list is here and is about the writers:

Chinatown (Mrs. Mulray despondent "She's my daughter..." Gittes slaps her again...Mrs. Mulray "She's my sister...")

Casablanca (in real life, actor Viedt who played nazi Major Strasser, escaped the nazis and eventually emigrated to the US)

Wizard of Oz (Flying monkeys still scare the bejeezus out of me)

Men in Black (Tommy Lee Jones went to school in your neighborhood...Harvard)
The Fugitive (Kimble holds  Gerard at gunpoint..."I didn't kill my wife!")

Lawrence of Arabia (Oscar for Richard Bolt...definition of Messianic complex)

Animal House (..."Shot by his own troops...")
The French Connection (Roy Scheider as detective Russo in reply to Popeye's offer to go to a bar..."drink dis!...").

Twelve Angry Men (Fonda found the script and co produced..."Hi, this is Henry Fonda, I'm making a you want to be in it?" the top actors of the era said "yes")

The Gladiator (opening battle scene...)
Godfather I (Sonny...Hey, listen, I want somebody good - and I mean very good - to plant that gun. I don't want my brother coming out of that toilet with just his d**k in his hands, alright?)

Shawshank Redemption (he moves the rock and...there is the box)
City Lights ( to tell a story without dialogue)

The Verdict(cross examination..."you mean doctor, she threw up into her mask...")
The Magnificent Seven (remake of "Seven Samurai")

Hoosiers (1954 - Butler Field house, Milan HS (161 students) beats 4 time state champ Muncie Central for Indiana title..where you gonna get that?)

These aren't on the top 15, but, I couldn't help it:

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (comedy ensemble of some of the greatest vaudeville stars ever)
A Man for All Seasons (Richard Bolt, writer)
The Shining (Duvall was the perfect wife for Jack)
Silence of the Lambs (Jodie Foster rips the front door open and...)
Toy Story (Tommy Hanks is such a good actor, his voice can act)
It's a Wonderful Life (Life isn't "Wonderful" it is brutal...ask Jimmy Stewart)
Usual Suspects ("the greatest trick the devil ever pulled...")
Pulp Fiction (Uma Thurman...[dang]!)
Alien (Who else is going to have Weaver in her shorts blowing away the toughest monster ever)
Something About Mary ("We got a a bleeder!")

The Russians are Coming the Russians Are Coming (Newton boy, Nat Benchley nominated for authoring this one and his son, Peter wrote...
Jaws (We're gonna need a bigger boat")

Patton (married a girl from Beverly Farms, Mass)
Witness (Oscar for Screenplay)
Citizen Kane
The Sting (Johnny looks up's her! She's walking towards him...(gunshot))
Dr. Zhivago (Julie Christie...OMG)
Fargo ("and I guess that's your accomplice in the wood chipper...?")
The Fifth Element (

Nice list and nice trivia

I love Patton and Casablanca too

btw don't you think that seven samurai > magnificent seven?

Also, yes Jovovich walking around half naked..  8)
Ha, ha, nor even close. Seven Samurai was a brilliantly directed film with a great story. The American version was just another western, very forgettable.
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #121 on: August 14, 2016, 12:51:57 AM »

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I'm kinda an indie film type, so there's not many conventional classics on my list.

Girl, Interrupted
Requiem for a Dream
Black Swan
The Virgin Suicides
American History X
Ex Machina
Donnie Darko
Stake Land
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
12 Years A Slave
Celeste and Jesse Forever

TP to the OP for making me think about this list.
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #122 on: August 14, 2016, 04:02:18 AM »

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BTW.....All the Batman movies have been terrible....The basic reason: They only care about the Villains...Not Enough actual BATMAN in the freaking Batman Movies. Awful.
I think that's accurate.  I always felt "Batman Begins" was a better Batman movie than "The Dark Knight".  But in terms of pure entertainment, "The Dark Knight" has to get the nod, because Ledger's Joker carries it. 

I haven't seen "Dark Knight Rises" since it came out and though it had a renewed focus on the character of Batman, my memory of it is that it's the best Rocky movie of the Batman movies. 

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #123 on: August 14, 2016, 08:37:14 AM »

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I'm not big on watching movies multiple times -- thus have never purchaed a movie (other than years ago for the kids).  So here are movies that I can't help stopp ok ng on (at least for a few minutes) if I'm flipping through channels:

Godfather 1 and 2 (3 is just awful)
The Killing Fields
Pulp Fiction
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Midnight Express
The Jerk
Princess Bride
Good Will Hunting
Mary Poppins
Young Frankenstein
The Onion Field
In Cold Blood
A River Runs Through It
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid