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alright i have officialy completed the imdb top 250 !!!!!!! :D (until tomorrow a new movie enters their realms ^^ )

so i am gonna update/revise my turds/hidden gems list a bit (everything not on this list i approve of or i think the quality is publicly well understood):


17. Casablanca (1942)

28. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

51. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

53. Double Indemnity (1944)

66. The Third Man (1949)

85. All About Eve (1950)

92. The Apartment (1960)

101. The King's Speech (2010) <---- OH SNAP !

103. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

104. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

105. On the Waterfront (1954)

107. Rebecca (1940)

114. Det sjunde inseglet (1957)

126. Touch of Evil (1958)

130. Smultronstället wild strawberries (1957)

140. It Happened One Night (1934)

141. High Noon (1952) <--- the build up is actually pretty thrilling and involving but the conclusion devalidates the entire rest of the movie

149. Notorious (1946) <--- utterly forgettable i saw it only 2 weeks ago and couldn't tell you anything about what happened in it !

152. Gone with the Wind (1939)

160. The Big Sleep (1946) <--- once more: utterly forgettable i saw it only 2 weeks ago and couldn't tell you anything about what happened in it !

170. Ikiru (1952)

171. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

188. 8½ (1963)

189. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

195. Les quatre cents coups (1959)

196. La strada (1954)

201. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

206. Persona (1966)

208. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

210. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

211. La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928)

221. Barry Lyndon (1975)

214. Fanny and Alexander (1982) <--- painfull and 5 hours long D:

232. Nights of Cabiria (1957) <--- the ending was pretty powerful but doesnt redeem how boring the rest of the movie is.

237. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

238. The Philadelphia Story (1940) <--- hinging the entire tension and drama of a movie on weather or not an unlikeable spoiled bitch gets married or not is not how you rope in the audience ! PURE HATE !

245. In the Mood for Love (2000) <--- even more boring than 2046 ... its basically the same movie really !


71. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

77. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

88. Ladri di biciclette (1948)

98. The Sting (1973)

129. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

137. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

146. Into the Wild (2007)

147. There Will Be Blood (2007)

156. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

164. Amores perros (2000)

172. Le salaire de la peur (1953) <--- THRILLING ! its like speed except slow !

182. Les diaboliques (1955)

183. Gandhi (1982)

187. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

193. The Hustler (1961)

194. The Killing (1956) <--- HEAT in the 1950s :D

197. Network (1976)

198. La battaglia di Algeri (1966) <---- with its topic and pacing this movie could have been released today ! way ahead of its time.

216. Låt den rätte komma in (2008)

249. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring (2003) <---- just simple and beautiful

???. Le samouraï <---- this one dropped out of the top 250 recently i guess ! highly recommended though if you like crime-cover-up/police-evasion storys like "very bad things", chinamoon or dexter.

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i just dont like humphry bogart i guess ...

there is this podcast i used to listen to: "the creative screen writing magazine podcast "

one of the screen writers they had as a guest (cant remember who anymore) was telling this hilarious story about how he met some stone old producer hollywood legend dude that worked on casablanca and he asked him:

how did it feel during production (of casablanca) knowing that you are working on something special something important and influential that people will remember forever ?

his respond: i dont remember the production at all we made like 50 movies that year. its like throwing spaghetti at the wall some stuff will stick and others wont.

and thats exactly how i feel about that movie its popularity is purely "chance".

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Obviously not everybody appreciates film as an art form but if you do go for it and enjoy watching them.

I understand what you mean, but that comes off a bit arrogant/dickish. Everyone has different taste in art, and there is no right or wrong - if you appreciate Biodome more than Casablanca, there isn't a thing wrong with that, and there is nothing to say either one is "more art" than the other - other than popular opinion. IMO, popular opinion is only good as a decision-making tool to what movies you should spend your time watching, not to what is "good art" and "bad art". Both are an attempt to invoke an emotional response from the viewer, the very definition of art, and if Biodome invokes more of the desired response in a person, well I'd say Biodome is more successful than Casablanca as an art piece for that particular person.

For example, I dislike 2001: A Space Odyssey (and I love Kubrick!); I can appreciate the beauty of the shots, but in the end it just creates almost no emotional response from me. Clearly I am in the minority, but I'm okay with that!

/soapbox :yoshi:

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Just finished 24 Season 7... almost at the finish line.

Yeap, one more to go. Season 8 is pretty good, you'll enjoy it! :)

I can't wait for the movie now, since Season 9 was canceled to give place to a movie.

If they were going to do a Season 9 or a movie then why is 8 called "The Final season"? Everything I've been led to understand is that Season 8 wraps everything up.. guess I'll find out.

I watched "Knowing" yesterday... the film was ok up until that shitfuck ending... aliens and the garden of Eden..? What the FUCK?!

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