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Hello. Movies are one of my obsessions, and I just thought it'd be interesting to see what all of your favorites are!

Mine is Strictly Ballroom, directed by Baz Luhrman. *points to avatar icon-thingy* It's an Austrailian movie that was made about ten years ago and recently got released on DVD. I strongly recommend you watch it.


My other favorite movies include Chicago, Moulin Rouge (directed by Baz), Romeo and Juliet (also by Baz), and Grease.

Allright, well enough babbling on my part.

Jamie
 

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Hmmmm, Dr. Strangelove wins first place in my book followed by (almost) everything else Kubric has ever done. Harold and Maude is a classic old favorite but more recently...I thought Magnolia was pretty outstanding even though most people I know kind of hated it
 

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Strangelove is brilliant. Magnolia is merely really good. I know a lot of people don't like it, but I think that's because they don't get it.

Good call on Strangelove. I never get tired of that movie, either. It's just as appropriate today. Sad to see that the U.S. hasn't changed all that much, even though the Cold War is over.
 

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I'd have to say some of my favorites are:

  • The Deer Hunter
  • Deliverance
  • Goodfellas
  • Pulp Fiction (I still think Sam Jackson deserved an Oscar for that role).
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Midway
There's more, but those are definitely some of my favorites.
 

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Strangelove is brilliant. Magnolia is merely really good. I know a lot of people don't like it, but I think that's because they don't get it.

Good call on Strangelove. I never get tired of that movie, either. It's just as appropriate today. Sad to see that the U.S. hasn't changed all that much, even though the Cold War is over.
Thanks Epskii - glad to know someone else really loves this film too. I just saw it again about a month ago and didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Every viewing seems to become more relevant than the last - unforunately.

I know Magnolia can't graze shoulders with the likes of Strangelove but I did love the intricacies of the interwoven story line - rather unusual for a Hollywood flick. I don't really catch many HW flicks anymore. I did go see The Pianist and Bowling for Columbine last year and loved them both but for everything else - there's HBO.
 

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Thanks Epskii - glad to know someone else really loves this film too. I just saw it again about a month ago and didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Every viewing seems to become more relevant than the last - unforunately.

I know Magnolia can't graze shoulders with the likes of Strangelove but I did love the intricacies of the interwoven story line - rather unusual for a Hollywood flick. I don't really catch many HW flicks anymore. I did go see The Pianist and Bowling for Columbine last year and loved them both but for everything else - there's HBO.
The Pianist is an excellent film. You have great taste.
 

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Fave comedy: Princess Bride or Dazed and Confused.

Fave satire: Josie and the Pussycats or Brazil.

Fave action/sci-fi: Empire Strikes Back, or Matrix.

Fave drug flick: Requim for a Dream or American Pop.

Fave drama: Goodfellas, Memento.

Fave historical/biographical: Ms. Parker and the Vicious Circle or Pollock.

Fave of all time: City of Lost Children or Ms. Parker and the Vicious Circle.
 

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I am a big Magnolia fan. I like the "interweaving story line" genre. Shortcuts and Happiness are two other examples of this. I like how Roger Altman sneaks Lyle Lovette into so many of his movies. It's like, OK, "where is Lyle?" and there he is, as the post man or something. In one, he is an insane baker. I thought that was funny.

The director of Happiness also did Welcome to the Dollhouse which was so dark and raw and wonderful.

The Color Purple will always be my favorite, though. Let's see. Woody Allen is a good standby for me, as well as Coen bros film. Just my kind of humor I guess. I started watching Alfred Hitch**** films a while back. Have to say I really enjoyed North by Northwest.

Memento. Slingblade. Bob Roberts, Dead Man Walking. And Moonstruck is a film I watch over and over. Something about it I really like.

ETA- I really disliked Monster's Ball.

ETA (again) how could I forget- the Graduate!
 

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film talk


Fave comedy: Princess Bride or Dazed and Confused.

Fave satire: Josie and the Pussycats or Brazil.

Fave action/sci-fi: Empire Strikes Back, or Matrix.

Fave drug flick: Requim for a Dream or American Pop.

Fave drama: Goodfellas, Memento.

Fave historical/biographical: Ms. Parker and the Vicious Circle or Pollock.

Fave of all time: City of Lost Children or Ms. Parker and the Vicious Circle.
Love "Princess Bride" and "The Matrix." "Goodfellas" is great, as is "Memento." Just got done watching a couple of Bonus features on my Criterion "Brazil" DVD. I love that film. Gilliam rules. Have you seen "Lost in La Mancha?"
 

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I didn't care for Magnolia, I'm afraid. It just didn't do it for me.

Ceryna's List:

Best Sci-Fi Movie: The Matrix

Best Fantasy Movie: A tie between the LOTR trilogy and the Harry Potter movies.

Best Animated Film: Mulan

Best Musical Film: Moulin Rouge

Movie That Made Me Laugh Out Loud The Most: Another tie, this time between Super Troopers and Office Space.

Scariest Movie: It used to be Event Horizon, but that has now been replaced by Dreamcatcher.

Movie That Makes Me Cry The Most: Titanic

Movie That Made My Brain Hurt: Mulholland Drive
 
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