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    Favourite Film Evar!

    Not sure whether this type of thread has already been done, but what the hell. What is your personal favourite film (or films), of all-time?

    Personally for me it's stuck between; Donnie Darko, Control (the Joy Division film) or Batman Begins.
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    1. Brazil
    2. Old Boy
    3. Millers Crossing
    4. Blade Runner
    5. Big Lebowski
    6. fight club
    7. once upon a time the west
    8.memento
    9. A bitter sweet life
    10. Airplane

    Big Joy Division fan but didn't feel the film really give a sense of who Curtis was.
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    Gladiator. I know, I know, but I just love the theme of overcoming impossible odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticKnight View Post
    Gladiator. I know, I know, but I just love the theme of overcoming impossible odds.
    Plus you're in it. Or, well, you used to be in it.

    For me it's a tie between Goodfellas, Terminator 2, and the LOTR series

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    I can watch Shaun of the Dead any time and always enjoy it.

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    To state the obvious;
    The Shawshank Redemption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    Plus you're in it. Or, well, you used to be in it.
    He was in it?! Bloody hell, that's pretty impressive, did he say what role he played? (Extra, stunt-double, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by J Wilson View Post
    I can watch Shaun of the Dead any time and always enjoy it.
    Yeah Shaun is brilliant, their previous project Spaced is my favourite Sitcom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    Plus you're in it. Or, well, you used to be in it.

    For me it's a tie between Goodfellas, Terminator 2, and the LOTR series
    lol.

    Between any movie by Akira Kurosawa and Blade Runner

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomwaits4noman View Post
    1. Brazil
    2. Old Boy
    3. Millers Crossing
    4. Blade Runner
    5. Big Lebowski

    Big Joy Division fan but didn't feel the film really give a sense of who Curtis was.
    Brazil's ending just creeps the hell out of me, still brilliant film. Really solid list of films. (By the way wasn't Old Boy, based off a Manga?)

    I like to think it was more of a film about Deborah, and how relationships unevitably come to an end through one way or another.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikazebob View Post

    Between any movie by Akira Kurosawa and Blade Runner
    I have Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai", which was way ahead of it's time. (And his 1980 film, is an obvious influence on my profile name.)
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    Hmmm... I guess I'd say "Stalker", "Revolver", or "The Darjeeling Limited" (possibly tied with "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou").
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    Quote Originally Posted by kagemusha22 View Post
    He was in it?! Bloody hell, that's pretty impressive, did he say what role he played? (Extra, stunt-double, etc.)
    His avatar used to be russel crowe, with his custom title saying "chaoticknight is russle crowe"

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    Aliens
    The Thing
    Blade Runner
    Wall-E
    No Country for Old Men
    The Godfather

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    Pulp Fiction
    But I also like:
    Reservoir Dogs
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    Fight Club
    and many more......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    His avatar used to be russel crowe, with his custom title saying "chaoticknight is russle crowe"
    Ah, now I get you. Damn I hate being a n00b on sites...

    Quote Originally Posted by D.C. View Post
    Pulp Fiction
    But I also like:
    Reservoir Dogs
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    Fight Club
    and many more......
    "Once Upon A Time In The West", is definitely Sergio Leone's best western. It's so much more subtle, and has greater depths than what he'd achieved before. (I also heard that A Fistful of Dollars, was a remake of a Akira Kurosawa film, which was in turn an adaptation of an American novel...I think)

    Quote Originally Posted by ninjacat11 View Post
    Aliens
    The Thing
    Blade Runner
    Wall-E
    No Country for Old Men
    The Godfather
    Yeah "No Country for Old Men", was really good. Loved how the Coens managed to make the Cat and Mouse chase so tight, whilst the characters raced across the South of the US, and cover the range of themes that it did.
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    Casino Royale
    Ocean's Eleven (the remake, although the original was good too)
    The Matrix

    Those are the first ones that come to mind, although there are probably some slightly more obscure ones that I can't come up with at the moment.

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    I wish I'd worked on Gladiator. The entire movie is like the epitome of what I want my illustrations to be. Dark, epic themes, Blues and Golds everywhere, awesome armor, massive freakin buildings, and cool music playing in the background.
    Yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticKnight View Post
    I wish I'd worked on Gladiator. The entire movie is like the epitome of what I want my illustrations to be. Dark, epic themes, Blues and Golds everywhere, awesome armor, massive freakin buildings, and cool music playing in the background.
    Yeah.
    I don't know if your illustrations could ever have that last part.... but who knows what the future will bring, hear-o-vision could be just around the corner

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    and i think they do have "hear-o-vision" now.
    your speakers are off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Kobrin View Post
    El Laberinto del Fauno
    Pan's Labyrinth is great too, I was thinking of adding that to my list, but I've only seen it once.
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    Damn, this is hard. I have many movies I liked, but very few to call my favorites.

    Battle Royale
    Seven Samurai
    Mortal Kombat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamike View Post
    Fight Club
    I really need to read the original novel of that.
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    (missing from image: lost in translation, princess mononoke. Kingdom of heaven, spirited away, and pan's labyrinth are also rather good.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kagemusha22 View Post
    Pan's Labyrinth is great too, I was thinking of adding that to my list, but I've only seen it once.
    They're the same film... only one has English subtitles.

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    Not really in any order (the top ten is the top ten though and so on)

    1. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
    2. High And Low (Kurosawa, 1963)
    3. Rebecca (Hitchcock, 1940)
    4. The 39 Steps (Hitchcock, 1935)
    5. Laputa: Castle In The Sky (Miyazaki, 1986)
    6. Gone With The Wind (Cukor/Fleming, 1939)
    7. After The Thin Man (Van Dyke, 1936)
    8. Some Like It Hot (Wilder, 1959)
    9. Porco Rosso (Miyazaki, 1992)
    10. 50 First Dates (Segal, 2004)
    11. Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (Miyazaki, 1984)
    12. Pleasantville (Ross, 1998)
    13. The Birds (Hitchcock, 1963)
    14. My Man Godfrey (La Cava, 1936)
    15. The Thin Man (Van Dyke, 1934)
    16. All About Eve (Mankiewicz, 1950)
    17. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, 2003)
    18. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, 2004)
    19. Lifeboat (Hitchcock, 1944)
    20. The Lady Vanishes (Hitchcock, 1938)



    Honourables:

    The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941)
    The Big Sleep (Hawks, 1946)
    The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (Powell/Pressburger, 1943)
    Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)
    The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (Wiene, 1920)
    Children Of Men (Cuaron, 2006)
    The Lady Eve (Sturges, 1941)
    Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
    Shaun Of The Dead (Wright, 2004)
    Ratatouille (Bird, 2006)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Kobrin View Post
    They're the same film... only one has English subtitles.
    Haha, I know. I was just showing off that I knew the spanish title. (Which is pretty useless when I can't speak Spanish...)

    Quote Originally Posted by seba_boi View Post
    Not really in any order (the top ten is the top ten though and so on)

    Laputa: Castle In The Sky (Miyazaki, 1986)

    Porco Rosso (Miyazaki, 1992)

    Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (Miyazaki, 1984)


    Shaun Of The Dead (Wright, 2004)
    Noticing more mentions of Miyazaki films, my personal favourite is Princess Mononoke. (It's a great film in either dub) Though the first film of his I saw, was Spirited Away.

    Finally someone who knows who directs Shaun, rather than everyone crediting the genius with Simon Pegg. (Peggs a good writer, but it's Wright's direction that really brings out Pegg and Nick Frost's comic potential.) Supposedly Edgar Wright, is currently preparing to make a adaptation of Ant-Man.
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