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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #155630

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Lion in Winter
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Sunset Boulevard

    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

    What are YOURS????

     

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    manakamana
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    Pulp Fiction
    Ratatouille
    Secrets & Lies
    A Separation
    12 Angry Men 

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    Zayner
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    Little Miss Sunshine
    Truman Show
    Juno
    Ghost World
    Her 

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    KT
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    I take serious points away from Lion in Winter’s screenplay because the adaptation is not cinematic at all.  It plays like a drama production rather than a film.  Where’s Shakespeare in Love??  Thought you loved that one.

    Here are some of my favorites (*=my 5 fav):

    Original
    Annie Hall
    *Chinatown
    Citizen Kane
    The Crying Game
    Dr. Strangelove
    On the Waterfront
    Network
    Pulp Fiction
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (wasn’t nominated)
    *Shakespeare in Love
    Sunset Boulevard
    Tootsie

    Foreign
    400 Blows
    8 1/2
    Cinema Paradiso (not nominated)
    *Rashomon (not nominated)
    Wild Strawberries

    Adapted
    Adaptation
    Casablanca
    Double Indemnity
    *Fellowship of the Ring
    Godfather
    Jaws
    JFK
    *Lawrence of Arabia
    Silence of the Lambs
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Traffic

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    Tom O’Neil
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    I take serious points away from Lion in Winter’s screenplay because the adaptation is not cinematic at all.  It plays like a drama production rather than a film.  Where’s Shakespeare in Love??  Thought you loved that one.

    I’m not as hot on Shakespeare in Love as I used to be. Just re-watched it recently. It’s a terrific film, but not as great as I once believed. Strange — isn’t it? — how our evaluations change over time?

    Lion in Winter and Virginia Woolf both suffer from the problem you mention, yes, but I don’t care. they’re brilliant. I promise I will NEVER change my mind about those masterpieces.

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    Tye-Grr
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    ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘The Social Network’, ‘Ratatouille’, and ‘Gone With The Wind’.

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    KT
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    Ah Shakespeare is such a unique film for me. Its screenplay is like nothing else really. So much snark and love and humor and industry inside laughs. I should give props to Taxi Driver (a masterpiece of characterization and episodic storytelling) and All the President’s Men (reportage done right), which I forgot—both are amazing screenplays. 1976 was certainly the year of the writer.

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    Malick
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    Network
    Badlands
    Adaptation
    Blade Runner
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Hm. Fellowship of the Ring

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    FilmGuy619
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    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Network
    Almost Famous
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Rear Window

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Best Original Screenplay

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Back to the Future
    Citizen Kane
    Star Wars
    Toy Story

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    The Godfather
    Gone With the Wind
    Mary Poppins
    Slumdog Millionaire
    To Kill a Mockingbird 

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    Laactingnyc
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    In no particular order…..

    Gone with the Wind – 1939
    The Master – 2012
    Dancer in the Dark – 2000
    All About Eve – 1950
    The Hours  – 2002

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    babypook
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    Five??

    I’ll mention these as imo they represent those rare times when the films are more accessible or better rendered than the books:

    The Godfather

    Lord of the Rings

    Hunger Games

    Favorite five-ish:

    Cloud Atlas

    The Matrix

    Back to The Future

    Citizen Kane

    Dr Strangelove

    The Right Stuff

    Rashomon

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    Anonymous
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    Network
    The Silence of The Lambs
    Sunset Boulevard
    Chinatown
    Black Swan

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    Intestacy
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    Back to the Future
    It’s a Wonderful Life 
    Reservoir Dogs 
    The Sixth Sense
    12 Angry Men (even though the boy is plainly guilty) 

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    benbraddock
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    ORIGINAL
    1. ALL ABOUT EVE
    2. NETWORK
    3. THE PRODUCERS

    ADAPTED
    1. WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
    2. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
    3. THE GODFATHER

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