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Postby hans mertens » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:49 pm

When it comes to the greatest movie ever , I would think at "Gone with the wind". But than again I think or was it "The English patient"?
No it most be the three parts " Lords of the ring".

Again wrong: "To kill a mocking bird"was the best ever
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Postby Carson Collins » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:44 pm

Citizen Kane, Orson Welles, 1941, is almost universally agreed upon by professional film critics to be the best movie ever made.

My personal favorites are Lost Horizon, Frank Capra, 1937 and The Day The Earth Stood Still, Robert Wise, 1951

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Postby DrayeArt » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:04 pm

The greatest movie ever made, is usually a personal decision. Screw the critics, they thought Ghandi was good. Lawrence of Arabia is my fav, with the Wild Bunch a close 2nd.
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Postby Carson Collins » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:19 pm

Gandhi was better than "good", it was excellent. Just not my choice for the best film ever made.

The Wild Bunch? Wow. I guess it just goes to show that a person's favorite movie will depend in part on what they consider to be important in this life.

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Postby DrayeArt » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:28 pm

I think I know what you're driving at. If Bunch was just about a train robbery, no, it would be a trivial movie. What WB was about, to me, was honor, and true friendship, even to the death. And defiance to the bitter end. And how the world can pass you by as you age.

As far as Ghandi, the man was more interesting than the movie. And his life was much shorter than the movie, too.
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Postby Carson Collins » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:59 pm

OK, I'll have to watch WB again. It's been at least 20 years since I've last seen it. More money for NetFlix. Although I've got to tell you, Sam "Bloodbath" Peckinpah is not exactly my favorite director.

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Postby DrayeArt » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:06 pm

hamlet279 wrote:OK, I'll have to watch WB again. It's been at least 20 years since I've last seen it. More money for NetFlix. Although I've got to tell you, Sam "Bloodbath" Peckinpah is not exactly my favorite director.

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Nor mine, but he did create a piece of poetry in this one. And by the standards of today's gratuitous violence, his films seem pretty tame now. Watch Grindhouse to see what I mean. Money spent on an old good movie is better than money wasted on 10 new crappy movies.
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Postby Carson Collins » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:18 pm

Tell you the truth, I wouldn't watch "Grindhouse" on a bet; it's not my cup of tea. I'll give "Saw" I, II, III, and IV a pass as well.

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Postby Gary Dee » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:20 pm

"On the Beach" here. :roll:
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Postby Carson Collins » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:27 pm

On The Beach! That's my third choice! Talk about a movie with a message... plus, Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, and Fred Astaire (in a rare dramatic role) all give flawless performances.

The one thing that I could have done without was the tiresome iteration of "Waltzing Matilda".

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