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Post by sebby » February 8th, 2012, 1:11 am

Cranes Are Flying is my current favorite. Others that come to mind are Hoop Dreams and Groundhog Day.

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Post by niesl2 » February 9th, 2012, 9:04 pm

My two all time favorites are Jurassic Park and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Jurassic Park has been carved in my mind since the first time I saw those dinosaurs running across the screen and hear Williams' brilliant score as a little kid.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is one of my favourite books of one of my favourite writers, and this adaption captures the vibe pretty well in my opinion.

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Post by SeanMX12 » February 9th, 2012, 10:05 pm

Lost in Translation has been my favorite for as long as I can remember. I've seen it hundreds of time and twice already this year. Pierrot le fou, Chungking Express, The Seven Samurai, and Aguirre are films that could take the top spot with a few more viewings. I've seen each of those only twice.

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Post by Lilarcor » February 9th, 2012, 10:10 pm

Seven Samurai for me, even though I've only seen it once so far.

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Post by Zeppo » February 10th, 2012, 3:37 am

To be honest, I'm quite surprised how well known most the favorites mentioned have been so far.

As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!

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Post by mightysparks » February 10th, 2012, 8:25 am

Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:To be honest, I'm quite surprised how well known most the favorites mentioned have been so far.

As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
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Post by tourdesb » February 10th, 2012, 8:33 am

Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:To be honest, I'm quite surprised how well known most the favorites mentioned have been so far.

As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
I thought your favourite was the well known L'année dernière à Marienbad (1961), as you answered a few days ago ?
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Post by AdamH » February 10th, 2012, 11:59 am

Toast_and_Butter on Feb 5 2012, 03:04:42 PM wrote:Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:To be honest, I'm quite surprised how well known most the favorites mentioned have been so far.

As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
It always pays to check your previous posts on a thread before making a post that completely contradicts yourself. I suppose there is the possibility that your views changed dramatically in a short space of time but that seems unusual. Have you decided which of the two are your favourite yet?

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Post by Zeppo » February 10th, 2012, 2:24 pm

Ha, completely forgot I posted earlier on in this thread. But to be honest it changes on a daily basis, hard to choose just one. The original point I was trying to emphasize still stands, that I have a film with only 224 votes on IMDb that I easily could consider my favourite of all time.

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Post by Gorro » February 10th, 2012, 2:35 pm

La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » February 10th, 2012, 7:49 pm

I'd be lying if I said this was my favourite movie, that spot is held by mainstream trash like Magnolia and Persona, but Now (1965) is in my top 50 and on a good day could be my favourite short. It only has 188 votes on imdb and is pretty anti-US, I hope that gets me a prize.

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Post by bal3x » February 10th, 2012, 7:52 pm

PeacefulAnarchy on Feb 10 2012, 12:49:17 PM wrote:I'd be lying if I said this was my favourite movie, that spot is held by mainstream trash like Magnolia and Persona, but Now (1965) is in my top 50 and on a good day could be my favourite short. It only has 188 votes on imdb and is pretty anti-US, I hope that gets me a prize.
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Post by St. Gloede » February 10th, 2012, 8:34 pm

Toast_and_Butter on Feb 10 2012, 07:24:43 AM wrote:Ha, completely forgot I posted earlier on in this thread. But to be honest it changes on a daily basis, hard to choose just one. The original point I was trying to emphasize still stands, that I have a film with only 224 votes on IMDb that I easily could consider my favourite of all time.
And the point is?

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Post by burneyfan » February 10th, 2012, 8:47 pm

I thought I already answered this question, but apparently not on this thread. Most days, my favorite is Ugetsu.

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Post by St. Gloede » February 10th, 2012, 9:19 pm

I usually say it's The Panic in Needle Park, but there's about 30 or so other films I could just as easily have chosen. Needle Park has managed to get to a very special place in my heart though, so it seems to have something the others might not.

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Post by monty » February 10th, 2012, 9:36 pm

Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
Ha, that's nothing to brag about. My taste is even more exclusive (and therefore inherently better). One of my all time favs has less than 200 votes @IMDB , while yet another has just 69 votes. Consider yourself annihilated. Now shut up and give me my prize. :lol:
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Post by St. Gloede » February 10th, 2012, 9:48 pm

monty on Feb 10 2012, 02:36:46 PM wrote:
Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
Ha, that's nothing to brag about. My taste is even more exclusive (and therefore inherently better). One of my all time favs has less than 200 votes @IMDB , while yet another has just 69 votes. Consider yourself annihilated. Now shut up and give me my prize. :lol:
Oh no you don't. That price belongs to me, mister! I got this sweet thing in my top 50, and it only has 47 votes. I think the inclusion of this movie proves I'm better than everyone else in this thread and you should obviously all acknowledge this and bow at my feet.

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Post by niesl2 » February 10th, 2012, 9:50 pm

Toast_and_Butter on Feb 10 2012, 07:24:43 AM wrote:Ha, completely forgot I posted earlier on in this thread. But to be honest it changes on a daily basis, hard to choose just one. The original point I was trying to emphasize still stands, that I have a film with only 224 votes on IMDb that I easily could consider my favourite of all time.
Does it really matter how many votes a film has or how well known it is? I (and I think a lot of people with me) like my favourite films based on personal preferences and observations, like the awesomeness of the characters or the amount of pleasure I derive from viewing it, not the number of people who do or do not know about the existence of this movie (and maybe gave it a rating on a movie website)...

But to add to the discussion, the movie with the least votes/checks on my fav. list is probably 'Ex Drummer' (2007), a Belgian movie about three handcapped people who start a band with some writer dude. :)

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Post by lampadatriste » February 10th, 2012, 10:07 pm

Toast_and_Butter, be sure to come back later this month in time to see your other favorite film according to your ICM profile—2001: Space Odyssey—be elected the greatest of all time by the forum members.

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Post by burneyfan » February 10th, 2012, 10:40 pm

niesl2 on Feb 10 2012, 02:50:46 PM wrote:Does it really matter how many votes a film has or how well known it is? I (and I think a lot of people with me) like my favourite films based on personal preferences and observations, like the awesomeness of the characters or the amount of pleasure I derive from viewing it, not the number of people who do or do not know about the existence of this movie (and maybe gave it a rating on a movie website)...
I judge as you do, niesl, though once in a while, it is fun to feel like I've stumbled on to some wonderful treasure that only a few other people and I have "discovered" (even if that's not really the case -- certainly not the case of my favorite film Ugetsu, which is well-known among cinephiles). I also sometimes factor in wonderful memories of viewing or talking about a film with others, as well -- some films in my favorites list are not ones I find remarkable in terms of the script, performances, cinematography, etc., but in terms of the memories I have associated with them (A Big Hand for the Little Lady would be a perfect example, in my case).

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Post by mjf314 » February 10th, 2012, 10:58 pm

Crinderman on Feb 10 2012, 02:48:35 PM wrote:
monty on Feb 10 2012, 02:36:46 PM wrote:
Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
Ha, that's nothing to brag about. My taste is even more exclusive (and therefore inherently better). One of my all time favs has less than 200 votes @IMDB , while yet another has just 69 votes. Consider yourself annihilated. Now shut up and give me my prize. :lol:
Oh no you don't. That price belongs to me, mister! I got this sweet thing in my top 50, and it only has 47 votes. I think the inclusion of this movie proves I'm better than everyone else in this thread and you should obviously all acknowledge this and bow at my feet.
One of my favorite animated shorts is The Cowboy's Flute with only 9 votes on IMDb (and I'm the one who submitted it to IMDb). Do I get a prize?
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Post by SeanMX12 » February 10th, 2012, 11:02 pm

Toast_and_Butter is a douchebag and i'll bet that he'll banned within a month. Honestly, I prefer Jimbo. At least he was entertaining.

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Post by allisoncm » February 10th, 2012, 11:14 pm

Jimbo is usually harmless when he's not calling people names. And not talking about Greek cinema. ;)

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Post by George Bailey » February 11th, 2012, 1:29 am

PeacefulAnarchy on Feb 10 2012, 12:49:17 PM wrote:I'd be lying if I said this was my favourite movie, that spot is held by mainstream trash like Magnolia and Persona, but Now (1965) is in my top 50 and on a good day could be my favourite short. It only has 188 votes on imdb and is pretty anti-US, I hope that gets me a prize.
Why is Persona mainstream trash? :(

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Post by George Bailey » February 11th, 2012, 1:35 am

Crinderman on Feb 10 2012, 02:48:35 PM wrote:
monty on Feb 10 2012, 02:36:46 PM wrote:
Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
Ha, that's nothing to brag about. My taste is even more exclusive (and therefore inherently better). One of my all time favs has less than 200 votes @IMDB , while yet another has just 69 votes. Consider yourself annihilated. Now shut up and give me my prize. :lol:
Oh no you don't. That price belongs to me, mister! I got this sweet thing in my top 50, and it only has 47 votes. I think the inclusion of this movie proves I'm better than everyone else in this thread and you should obviously all acknowledge this and bow at my feet.
I can't join you guys if it's about top 50, but there are two films on my top 300, where one of them has less than 47 votes..Well, here's the link :) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189524/
Then there's Le Mura Di Malapaga (156 votes)

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » February 11th, 2012, 1:40 am

George Bailey on Feb 10 2012, 06:29:21 PM wrote:
PeacefulAnarchy on Feb 10 2012, 12:49:17 PM wrote:I'd be lying if I said this was my favourite movie, that spot is held by mainstream trash like Magnolia and Persona, but Now (1965) is in my top 50 and on a good day could be my favourite short. It only has 188 votes on imdb and is pretty anti-US, I hope that gets me a prize.
Why is Persona mainstream trash? :(
Because it has 23,934 votes on imdb. Any film with more than 1000 votes is mainstream trash. It's even in the imdb Top 250, and we all know that's just a list for fanboys and poseurs. No real art film could make it. Persona is still one of my top five films, sometimes even my favourite depending on the mood I'm in.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » February 11th, 2012, 1:46 am

Hoop Dreams. Never been more into a film so far. Werckmeister Harmonies comes pretty close though.
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Post by tourdesb » February 11th, 2012, 3:35 am

Crinderman on Feb 10 2012, 02:48:35 PM wrote:
monty on Feb 10 2012, 02:36:46 PM wrote:
Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
Ha, that's nothing to brag about. My taste is even more exclusive (and therefore inherently better). One of my all time favs has less than 200 votes @IMDB , while yet another has just 69 votes. Consider yourself annihilated. Now shut up and give me my prize. :lol:
Oh no you don't. That price belongs to me, mister! I got this sweet thing in my top 50, and it only has 47 votes. I think the inclusion of this movie proves I'm better than everyone else in this thread and you should obviously all acknowledge this and bow at my feet.
Hey this prize should be mine!

3 movies in my top 250 have less than 100 votes.
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » February 11th, 2012, 3:43 am

I have 2 films on my greatest films list with less than 100 votes (85 and 99), but compared to the last post I feel like they're too mainstream.
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Post by George Bailey » February 11th, 2012, 2:45 pm

PeacefulAnarchy on Feb 10 2012, 06:40:32 PM wrote:
George Bailey on Feb 10 2012, 06:29:21 PM wrote:
PeacefulAnarchy on Feb 10 2012, 12:49:17 PM wrote:I'd be lying if I said this was my favourite movie, that spot is held by mainstream trash like Magnolia and Persona, but Now (1965) is in my top 50 and on a good day could be my favourite short. It only has 188 votes on imdb and is pretty anti-US, I hope that gets me a prize.
Why is Persona mainstream trash? :(
Because it has 23,934 votes on imdb. Any film with more than 1000 votes is mainstream trash. It's even in the imdb Top 250, and we all know that's just a list for fanboys and poseurs. No real art film could make it. Persona is still one of my top five films, sometimes even my favourite depending on the mood I'm in.
Hope you're kidding...Am I really living in a world where Fellini, Bergman and Kurosawa suddenly have become mainstream? :O

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Post by St. Gloede » February 11th, 2012, 5:35 pm

George Bailey on Feb 11 2012, 07:45:47 AM wrote:
PeacefulAnarchy on Feb 10 2012, 06:40:32 PM wrote:
George Bailey on Feb 10 2012, 06:29:21 PM wrote:Why is Persona mainstream trash? :(
Because it has 23,934 votes on imdb. Any film with more than 1000 votes is mainstream trash. It's even in the imdb Top 250, and we all know that's just a list for fanboys and poseurs. No real art film could make it. Persona is still one of my top five films, sometimes even my favourite depending on the mood I'm in.
Hope you're kidding...Am I really living in a world where Fellini, Bergman and Kurosawa suddenly have become mainstream? :O
Yes! You are. You really, really are.

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Post by ormazd » February 11th, 2012, 6:00 pm

I only have 4 favorites with less than 70 IMDB votes.

so ashamed...

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Post by lampadatriste » February 11th, 2012, 7:20 pm

I win, with a total of 4 movies in my top 10 15 under 100 imdb votes. :sweat: It helps not living in an english-speaking country.
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Post by George Bailey » February 11th, 2012, 7:39 pm

Oooooh.... I finally realized that you guys are just trolling:D
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Post by George Bailey » February 11th, 2012, 7:42 pm

lampadatriste on Feb 11 2012, 12:20:47 PM wrote:I win, with a total of 4 movies in my top 10 15 under 100 imdb votes. :sweat: It helps not living in an english-speaking country.
Where are you from?

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Post by VincentPrice » February 11th, 2012, 7:42 pm

I've said this quite a few times and I'm saying it again, my favorite movie of all time is Dead Alive. Nothing will ever top it in terms of everything a movie should be and it is a movie that any and all criticisms against are stupid and dumb and if you hate it, you are worse than Hitler.

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Post by St. Gloede » February 11th, 2012, 7:43 pm

George Bailey on Feb 11 2012, 12:39:12 PM wrote:Oooooh.... I finally realized that you guys are just trolling:D
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

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Post by George Bailey » February 11th, 2012, 7:47 pm

Crinderman on Feb 11 2012, 12:43:02 PM wrote:
George Bailey on Feb 11 2012, 12:39:12 PM wrote:Oooooh.... I finally realized that you guys are just trolling:D
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Shut up!...:D

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Post by Knaldskalle » February 11th, 2012, 8:04 pm

George Bailey on Feb 11 2012, 12:47:27 PM wrote:
Crinderman on Feb 11 2012, 12:43:02 PM wrote:
George Bailey on Feb 11 2012, 12:39:12 PM wrote:Oooooh.... I finally realized that you guys are just trolling:D
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Shut up!...:D
Come on, guys, lay off Jon a little. Anyone can have a slow decade.
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Post by George Bailey » February 11th, 2012, 8:56 pm

Knaldskalle on Feb 11 2012, 01:04:13 PM wrote:
George Bailey on Feb 11 2012, 12:47:27 PM wrote:
Crinderman on Feb 11 2012, 12:43:02 PM wrote: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Shut up!...:D
Come on, guys, lay of Jon a little. Anyone can have a slow decade.
Shut up too :D People aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer here!

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