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Top 5 films you haven't seen according to ICM

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Top 5 films you haven't seen according to ICM

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I'm going by top list entries.

1. The Sound of Music; 1965 - I'm not looking forward to it either.
2. The Leopard; 1963 - I haven't seen a single Luchino Visconti yet.
3. A Woman Under the Influence; 1974 - Netflix Instant so i'll watch it soon.
4. My Fair Lady; 1964 - It's in the same boat as The Sound of Music.
5. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; 1966 - I have it recorded.
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Greed - Will probably love it but it's a bit long
Yi Yi - Haven't seen any Yang movies yet, should probably start with something shorter
The Birth of a Nation - Yeah, I'm not that interested. But I will see it eventually
Top Hat - At one point
Rocco e i suoi fratelli - A bit lenghty but will get to it as well. Looks great.
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Fantasia - Not in a big hurry to see this, I have a feeling I'll find it pretty dull.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - I love The Archers, just haven't gotten around to this yet.

Three Colors: Red - Another one I just haven't gotten around to yet, I've only seen one of the trilogy anyway.

Rome: Open City - Laziness as usual

L'avventura - Foreign plus over 2 hours make me think I'm gonna end up being bored with it
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Ouch, this is going to provoke you all. I will get around to watching these, but I'm working my way through the 1001 list chronologically, so it may take a while before I get around to them.

Here goes:
Raging Bull.
Andrei Rublyov
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Solyaris
Stalker


I have in fact seen a chunk of Andrei Rublyov, but got bored with it. I think I just wasn't in the right mood and I will watch it some day. My wife loves it.
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The Quiet Man
Hiroshima mon amour
Senso
Five Easy Pieces
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Laagan
This Sporting Life
Room at the Top
The Longest Day
Yip Man
Werckmeister Harmonies
Twelve O'Clock High
La grande guerra
Tropa de elite 2
Departures
Waltz with Bashir
Knife in the Water

I had to put the other ones because they are on equal footing with 5 entries each.

Knaldskalle you are so lucky to have the opportunity to see Aguire and Raging Bull for the first time.
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VincentPrice on May 9 2011, 11:41 PM wrote: Three Colors: Red - Another one I just haven't gotten around to yet, I've only seen one of the trilogy anyway.
White for me.
I've seen both Blue and Red, but since neither didn't really do anything for me, I've been reluctant to check it out.
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White is my favorite and has quite a different feel than the other two. Warmer.
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1. Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot
2. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
3. L'avventura
4. Play Time
5. Yi Yi

And yes, White is the best! I didn't like the other two either.
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(1) Senso - I've seen this, but haven't checked it for various reasons.
1. War Game (1965)
2. Voskhozhdeniye (The Accent)
3. Show Peope
4. Songs from the Second Floor
5. Manon des sources

I'm only excited about songs...should I be excited about the others?
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Show People and Songs from the Second Floor are great.

@Mightysparks: If you like Tati you will love Play Time and Hulot.
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I haven't seen any Tati yet.
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Hum, given your mysterious taste, I have no idea if you will like him or not.
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Mysterious :(
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Kasparius on May 10 2011, 01:26 AM wrote:Knaldskalle you are so lucky to have the opportunity to see Aguire and Raging Bull for the first time.
I'm really looking forward to seeing Raging Bull, but I'm not the biggest fan of Herzog (based on what I've seen of him so far), so I might postpone Aguirre for some time.
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FWIW, I absolutely love Tati, but I know people who think he's too intellectual. Mon Oncle is my favorite, closely followed by Play Time.
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Aguire is in my top 100 greatest films, ever.

@Mightysparks: I just meant that it's hard to tell what you are going to like or not.
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Lol, I know. I never know myself. I generally assume I'll hate everything :(. To go along with this, Aguirre is in my bottom 10 of all time. Absolutely hated it (obviously) :P Could possibly be moved out of there when I finish the Bottom 100.

My title should really be "The Hater" :(
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man, what?

you'll need to explain that.
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Spirited Away
Saving Private Ryan
Ben-Hur
Gone With the Wind
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

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Dances with wolves
Tokyo monogatari
La dolce vita
Il gattopardo
My fair lady
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Siegfried's Death
Shutter Island
I Know Where I'm Going!
The Killer
Underground
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Seven Samurai
Ben-Hur
Gone With The Wind
LOTR: Return Of The King
The Best Years Of Our Lives
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Serenity
Wings
W.R. - Mysteries of the Organism
Berlin Alexanderplatz (15 hours long)
Lagaan (nearly 4 hours long)
Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik (16.5 hours long)
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Singin in the Rain (1952)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Rsshomon(Into the Woods) (1950)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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mightysparks on May 9 2011, 08:53 PM wrote:And yes, White is the best! I didn't like the other two either.
Wait, what? White being the best is one of those idiosyncrasies I can live with because it is still a great film, but to say you don't like either Red or Blue is crazy talk.

As for the topic:

A Man for All Seasons
La haine
The Mother and the Whore
Hamlet (1948)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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I really hated Blue. I loved the cinematography, but the most important thing for me is to enjoy the story and the characters, neither of which I did. It was cold (not in a good way), I couldn't care less about anything that happened and it just felt pointless.

Red, I actually didn't mind. Compared to my feelings about White, it seemed easier to just say that I didn't like either. I still didn't particularly like the story, but I can still appreciate it enough.

Note: this is probably one of my least controversial opinions, haha. I changed my title to reflect my general opinion :)
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mightysparks on May 10 2011, 10:39 PM wrote: I really hated Blue. I loved the cinematography, but the most important thing for me is to enjoy the story and the characters, neither of which I did. It was cold (not in a good way), I couldn't care less about anything that happened and it just felt pointless.

Red, I actually didn't mind. Compared to my feelings about White, it seemed easier to just say that I didn't like either. I still didn't particularly like the story, but I can still appreciate it enough.

Note: this is probably one of my least controversial opinions, haha. I changed my title to reflect my general opinion :)
Controversy is fun. It's interesting to learn about the tastes of people at a new forum. I would claim that Kieslowski had the best run of any director ever from Dekalog to his death.*

*This claim hasn't been thought through to see if it is true.
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2001: A Space Odyssey
Apocalypse Now
Vertigo
The Bridge on the River Kwai
12 Angry Men
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OK mine are as follows, I am listing top 10 as it is useful to me and all mine are fairly easily available one is new and will be on DVD soon!:

1 LAGAAN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA
on Youtube so will try to see this


2 IRREVERSIBLE
will see it some time

3 DARK VICTORY


4 THE SEVENTH VICTIM


5 TAMPOPO
I have this recorded so plan to watch soon


6 THE FIGHTER
A new film, will watch on DVD release

7 YIP MAN
On top of my DVD rental list as is now on IMDB Top 250

8 MAR ARDENTRO the Sea Inside
Will try to see soon

9 THE HOURS

10 EL NORTE
Started to watch on Youtube did not finish, will try again!
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Kaspar, of yours the ones I have seen I like Knife in the Water, Waltz with Bashir and The Longest day best, watch out for a young Sean Connery in that.
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Irreversible is in my top 100 of all times. But it is not for everybody.
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Cippenham on May 11 2011, 03:53 PM wrote: Kaspar, of yours the ones I have seen I like Knife in the Water, Waltz with Bashir and The Longest day best, watch out for a young Sean Connery in that.
Thanks Cippenham, I will check those out first then.
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1. Fanny and Alexander
2. Solyaris
3. Stalker
4. A Woman Under the Influence
5. Come and See

I'm not intentionally avoiding Tarkosvky per se but, due to watching movies chronologically, Griffith comes before Keaton who comes before Hawks who comes before Rossellini who comes before Fellini who comes before Godard who comes before Tarkovsky.... So I've seen only My Name is Ivan and Andrei Rublev and one of the student films.
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The Bridge on the River Kwai: Really looking forward to this one. Should get around to watch it this weekend or something.

The Third Man: Looks good and looks like a nice cast.

Chinatown: I'll probably like this one. It's Polanski and looks great.

Ben-Hur: Really long film. Hope it's not boring, I loved Lawrence of Arabia so we'll see if it's as epic.

Gone with the Wind: This one is even longer and I'm pretty sure it's not my cup of tea, but we'll see.
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ARUCARD on May 13 2011, 12:54 AM wrote: The Bridge on the River Kwai: Really looking forward to this one. Should get around to watch it this weekend or something.

The Third Man: Looks good and looks like a nice cast.

Chinatown: I'll probably like this one. It's Polanski and looks great.

Ben-Hur: Really long film. Hope it's not boring, I loved Lawrence of Arabia so we'll see if it's as epic.

Gone with the Wind: This one is even longer and I'm pretty sure it's not my cup of tea, but we'll see.

Bridge on the River Kwai is awesome. Best one in there. Third Man has its moments, but only the Orson Welles bits did anything for me. I HATED Chinatown. But then, I hate Polanski. :-)

Ben-Hur I actually like much more than Lawrence of Arabia. Not nearly as boring....but if you loved Larry I'm interested to see what you think.

I thought Gone with the Wind would be boring, but I loved it. But hey, I'm a girl.
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Oh and mine are:

Andrey Rublyov
La Grande Illusion
Ikiru
Battleship Potemkin
Oldboy

(and tied with Oldboy):

La Belle et La Bete
Battle of Algiers
Fanny & Alexander
The Searchers
Dances With Wolves
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1. La grande guerra
2. The Elite Squad 2- I'll never see this. The first one sucked.
3. Companeros
4. Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
5. Watch Out for the Automobile
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Mine are:

1. Il Gattopardo
2. The Crowd
3. Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage
4. El ángel exterminador
5. Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

I have been putting the leopard off for ages after I watched the first 30mins and sent it back. I don't think I was in the mood for it at the time. However I will attempt it again at some point.
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Rich on May 13 2011, 01:43 AM wrote: 1. La grande guerra
2. The Elite Squad 2- I'll never see this. The first one sucked.
3. Companeros
4. Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
5. Watch Out for the Automobile
Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (Flåklypa Grand Prix) is one of my favorite children's movies. It's simply delightful.
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