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  • RobertPius
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    Network is brilliantly written. It is almost like literature. Just Beatrice Straight’s part alone is stunning. “So she gets the emeritus years and I get the dotage? I am you wife and if you can’t work up a winter passion for me the least I excpect is respect and allegiance.”

    Not sure if I got the quote totally correct but wow. That is intelligent writing.

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    Jake
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    I’m shocked so many people can’t look past the most recent years when they are asked to pick the best of all times.

    1940s-1950s
    1. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
    2. On the Waterfront (1954)
    3. Citizen Kane (1941)

    1960s (so many amazing screenplays that didn’t win)
    1. Darling (1965)
    2. The Apartment (1960)
    3. The Producers (1968)

    1970s (the strongest decade for the category!)
    1. Network (1976)
    2. Chinatown (1974)
    3. Annie Hall (1977)

    1980s
    1. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
    … (no other winner in that decade deserve to be in contention for the greatest, again stunning nominees that didn’t win)

    1990s
    1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    2. Thelma & Louise (1991)
    3. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

    2000s
    1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    2. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    3. Talk to Her (2002)

    2010s (so far)
    1. Her (2013)
    2. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
    3. Get Out (2018)

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    If I’ll try to mix them:
    1. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
    2. Network (1976)
    3. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    4. Chinatown (1974)
    5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    6. On the Waterfront (1954)
    7. Annie Hall (1977)
    8. Citizen Kane (1941)
    9. Her (2013)
    10. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

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    Seven
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    All time fav

    1. Pulp Fiction

    2. Network

    3. Little Miss Sunshine

    4. Thelma & Louise

    5. Sunset Boulevard

    6. Get Out

    7. Annie Hall

    8. Django Unchained

    9. On The Waterfront

    10. The Defiant Ones

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    Dennis El Mar
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    I’ll join the bandwagon and say that Network is far and away my favorite to take this prize. The fact that three actors had parts that were compelling enough to win 3/4 acting prizes that night without even appearing in a single scene with one another is a testament to the genius of that script. They were so effortlessly able to craft a world rich with interconnected characters that felt so real even if it was satire.

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    RobertPius
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    I’ll join the bandwagon and say that Network is far and away my favorite to take this prize. The fact that three actors had parts that were compelling enough to win 3/4 acting prizes that night without even appearing in a single scene with one another is a testament to the genius of that script. They were so effortlessly able to craft a world rich with interconnected characters that felt so real even if it was satire.

    Yes! It won three Oscars for acting and there were still more award worthy performances. William Holden and Ned Beatty were nominated but Robert Duvall and Marlene Warfield as Lauren Hobbs, the spokesperson for the terrorist group are also brilliant and could have been nominated. When do you get a film with 7 great roles. Hardly ever.

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    BamaEd
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    I’m shocked so many people can’t look past the most recent years when they are asked to pick the best of all times.

    THANK YOU!

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    Problemchild
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    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Network
    3. Sunset Boulevard
    4. Django Unchained
    5. The Apartment

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    Here’s what I settled on for my 10 favorites:
    American Beauty
    Birdman
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Her
    Manchester By the Sea
    Network
    On the Waterfront
    Pulp Fiction
    Sunset Boulevard
    The Usual Suspects

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    ospencer
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Little Miss Sunshine 

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    Blanche
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    I’ll pick my faves since the 50s

    50s: Sunset Boulevard
    RU: On The Waterfront

    60s: The Apartment
    RU: Guesd Who’s Coming To Dinner

    70s: Annie Hall
    RU: Network

    80s: Hannah and Her Sisters
    RU: Moonstruck

    90s: American Beauty
    RU: Pulp Fiction (Sorry Thelma & Louise)

    00s: Milk

    10s: Django Unchained
    RU: Spotlight

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