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Old 13-09-2005, 19:16   #61
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Would like to add my all-time favorite: 8 1/2 by Fellini
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Old 14-09-2005, 17:12   #62
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My list pre-1980 would have to be:

Star Wars IV:ANH
The Godfather I & II
A Fistful Of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
A Fistful Of Dynamite
The Hustler
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
The Italian Job (1969)
Get Carter (1971)
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Monty Python - Life Of Brian
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
Live And Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
The Graduate
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Old 15-09-2005, 00:59   #63
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My (not halliwells) list of must see films pre-1980...

Don't Look Now
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Rear Window
2001: A Space Oddysey
Strangers on a Train
North by Northwest
Rosemary's Baby
The Graduate
Star Wars
The Exorcist
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Mean Streets
Taxi Driver
The Godfather
The Godfather Part 2
The Omen
From Russia With Love

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Old 17-09-2005, 13:16   #64
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Originally Posted by Mike
Heretical as it may sound, "2001" is well worth watching on a small screen because the ideas are brought much more clearly into focus. I find it quite hypnotically beautiful to watch myself but its also intellectually provocative. Ironically, when Arthur C. Clarke spelt it all out in the book I thought he managed to miss the point by becoming far too literal.

I'm not a particular fan of Kubrick but by god, the man knew how to make films.
It's funny you should say that, but 2001 was one of the 3 films that cemented my early love of movies (the other two being Superman:The Movie & O Lucky Man!)...I first watched it when I was about 11, on my black & white portable, on BBC2 in proper letterbox widescreen!

Needless to say, I've been a movie fan, and an avowed Kubrick fan, since. I would go as far as to say that A Clockwork Orange meets Mike's criteria of a perfect film. The pacing, consistency of tone, stunning McDowell performance, allied to cinematography/shot selection that is frame perfect, an exceptional soundtrack, well for me it's as close to perfection as I've yet seen. OK, I'd admit if pushed that Patrick Magee perhaps hams it just a little bit too much as the mad writer, but then again he is meant to be a metaphorical Ludwig Van Beethoven, so it is fitting (Beethoven some years later being brilliantly chanelled by Christopher Lloyd in his manic performance of the, quite possibly mad scientist Doc Brown in Back to the Future).

It's absolutely a must-see film. I still get a shiver of anticipation before viewing it for the upteenth time...
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Annie Hall, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Dr Strangelove, Frankenstein, Mean Streets, Metropolis, My Darling Clementine, North by Northwest, Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, Point Blank, Rear Window, SHANE, Sunrise, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Asphalt Jungle, The Gold Rush, The Ladykillers, The Maltese Falcon, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, The Seven Samurai, The Wild Bunch, Top Hat, Vertigo

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