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    #547459

    Thoughts?

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    babypook
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    I love all of these movies.

    I went with Gone With the Wind. That film is too panoramic, ground breaking, controversial, grand in scope and legendary, and brought North America the amazing Vivien Leigh

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    Baby Clyde
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    ‘Gone With The Wind’.

    The epitome of a Hollywood classic.

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    KT
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    I’m partial to Lawrence.  It’s the movie I most wish I had made out of all the BP winners.  So many moments of the film are extraordinary, as is the overall product.  For a film that is 220+ minutes long, there really isn’t fat that needed trimming.  One of my favorite all-time performances.  Stunning cinematography.  Great music.  A compelling biography of an enigmatic man, heralded by a director at the peak of his powers.

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    Hate to be so predictable, but I gotta go with The Godfather.

    Then (from what’s on the list):

    Lawrence of Arabia
    Schindler’s List
    It Happened One Night
    Casablanca
    Annie Hall
    The Apartment
    On the Waterfront
    Gone With the Wind
    One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Great list, but I’m surprised All About Eve didn’t make it (not that it would top of my list).

    Also, I’m probably in the minority in that I actually think a good amount of the greatest BP winners of all time have come out in the past 11 years.

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    Also, I’m probably in the minority in that I actually think a good amount of the greatest BP winners of all time have come out in the past 11 years.

    Yeah, I don’t get this opinion.

    I have to step out of the listed flicks for this one

    1. The Godfather
    2. On the Waterfront
    3. Lawrence of Arabia
    4. Annie Hall
    5. Gone with the Wind
    6. The French Connection
    7. Titanic
    8. Patton
    9. It Happened One Night
    10. The Silence of the Lambs
    11. All About Eve
    12. Platoon
    13. The Bridge over River Kwai
    14. Unforgiven
    15. Casablanca
    16. The Apartment 
    17. The Last Emperor
    18. Rebecca 

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    The Best Years of Our Lives is an excellent winner.  It’s one that often gets overlooked.  Coppola ranks it on his top 10 greatest films list.

    I loved Rebecca, though Scorsese says it’s a Hitchcock film that doesn’t interest him very much outside of one or two scenes.  I don’t agree with him on that—I think of North by Northwest, for instance, one of the elevated Hitchcock films, and wonder how its reputation is better.  That’s a pretty good list, Icky.  Patton is great—is there a film that demonstrates military tactics as well?  I still need to see All Quiet on the Western Front.  I’m surprised Godfather II isn’t on there; it’s usually up there on the standard lists. 

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    [quote=”rrekydoc”]
    Also, I’m probably in the minority in that I actually think a good amount of the greatest BP winners of all time have come out in the past 11 years.

    Yeah, I don’t get this opinion.

    I have to step out of the listed flicks for this one

    1. The Godfather
    2. On the Waterfront
    3. Lawrence of Arabia
    4. Annie Hall
    5. Gone with the Wind
    6. The French Connection
    7. Titanic
    8. Patton
    9. It Happened One Night
    10. The Silence of the Lambs
    11. All About Eve
    12. Platoon
    13. The Bridge of River Kwai
    14. Unforgiven
    15. Casablanca
    16. The Apartment 
    17. The Last Emperor
    18. Rebecca [/quote]

    Ick, you’re full of surprises. So glad you placed them on your list.

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    Gone with the Wind. The Godfather is good but over rated 

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    babypook
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    Gone with the Wind. The Godfather is good but over rated 

     

    It’s on more #1 and “greatest” lists than any other film, particularly American ones.

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    Icky
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    I obviously like GWTW, but it fits more easily into the “good but overrated” slot than The Godfather. While ‘Gone’s first hour and a half is near perfect its latter half is overly episodic, and the melodramatic romance just gets too heated for its own good. 

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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film about a certain event/time better directed and depicted as Schindler’s List. It is a heartbreakingly beautiful piece of art.

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    For place/time you should check out Best Years of Our Lives.  It’s an extremely realistic and painful depiction of the American home front at the end of the war.  (Also Brief Encounter, which received a best director nomination)

    But out of all historical event pictures I’ve seen, Battle of Algiers takes the cake.  I don’t think there’s as realistic a revolution put to screen as in that film.  Film realism at its best.  Many directors have called Algiers extraordinary, stressing that no documentary/television footage was used of the real event.  For me, this film gives 2001: A Space Odyssey a run for its money for the best film of 1968.

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