You just need to type a lot Rumple. You need to know your way around a keyboard.
Rumple, you’ll just learn eventually if you try to look at the screen instead of the keyboard when typing every now and then.
It’s getting harder and harder to try to come up with new thread ideas :o(
By the way I think Citizen Kane is tremendous. I don’t mind it being the top of the heap in the polls. I get something new from it every time I see it.
Josh, The thing for me that makes Kane so great is exactly the opposite of what you just said. Sure it was revolutionary and its important, but what makes me love it so much is how timeless the story is. Its a great film due to its story, writing, acting, etc. The Jazz Singer was revolutionary but no one cares about it now. That’s because from what I’ve heard it does not hold up as a movie. In my opinion Kane does.
I guess since I began my neo-cinephillia I’m just more into films like Stalker and Syndromes and a Century than a more traditional narrative like Kane. Probably having known the central spoiler for my entire life before I saw the film didn’t help.
Obviously its fine if it isn’t your thing. Just personally I think what separates it from the other revolutionary films is that it is a great movie in itself forgetting what it did for cinema (similar to 2001, different to The Jazz Singer).
JR that sucks! I had the pleasure of not knowing :P Citizen Kane is awesome
Anyway, me and my 100% arrogant self (as agreed on by our very own Josh) are going to bed. Good night one and all.
Gomorrah…. for the 4th time in 3 days…
I saw Chimes at Midnight same way as Drew did. Need to see it again.
wow I just looked at my ‘favorite films’ lists from last year…so much has changed 0_o
Only 2 films from my favorite films list 4 months ago are on my current one.
leme see your fav list Robley, im trying to make one but its tough
This was my top 50 I posted a year ago…
2. Taxi Driver
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. The Godfather I and II
6. Citizen Kane
8. The Searchers
9. A Clockwork Orange
10. 8 ½
11. Apocalypse Now
12. Annie Hall
13. On the Waterfront
15. Touch of Evil
16. Raging Bull
17. Barry Lyndon
19. Dr. Strangelove
20. Midnight Cowboy
21. The Apartment
22. Seven Samurai
23. The 400 Blows
25. Sunset Blvd.
26. City Lights
27. The Seventh Seal
28. Some Like It Hot
29. La Strada
31. Rear Window
32. Eyes Wide Shut
37. La Dolce Vita
38. East of Eden
39. Modern Times
41. My Darling Clementine
42. Paths of Glory
44. The Conformist
45. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
47. Grand Illusion
48. Belle de jour
49. Children of Paradise.
50. The Leopard
Drew: I presume you still like/love many of those films, oui?
It’s on my profile. I made it a few hours ago.
Drew, would your top 10 be completely different now?
great list Robley but you forgot Kurosawa ;)
Seven Samurai would be 26th.
ok but Ran is better :P
Ran is 9th on my queue!
nice! Seven Samurai is great but Kurosawa has multiple masterpieces in my opinion :)
I need a great recommendation for a film to show to someone who is just being introduced to the art of cinema.
S, Yes I do. The one that has fallen farthest is The Grand Illusion. I mean I still like it, but I’m not crazy about it (it found its way onto that list, because I made the list the day after watching it).
Sekzee, No not completely different. The order has greatly changed, but some have really held up. Four of my current top 10 are in that list’s top ten.
Drew: It’s a bitch to try and keep your faves organized, isn’t it? ;)
Thanks, now I’ve got an itch to see Grand Illusion again. :P
Robs: 71 Fragments from a Chronology of Chance
Not an option JR.
Crobley: Well, anything in particular?
English-language, subtitled, black & white, color, drama, comedy,…….? :\
S, Really? Me saying that its faded over time has gotten you excited about it? :)
I think its pretty cool how many films remain on my top 38, and how many new films there are. I wonder in another year which films will remain and which ones will be new.
Just nothing too tough for a newbie to handle. ;)
And 71 Frags isn’t an option because it will be tonight, and though I have a wide range of choices, 71 Frags isn’t one of them. And now that I think of it, probably shouldn’t show him anything too depressing.