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  • 10 most respected members of listology(not in order)   14 years 16 weeks ago

    Wow, thank you very very much, I am truly honored.

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    Right on all accounts lbangs. I guess I'll try one more round of toughies on ya. I will have to go to research on that.

  • GAME0001: Name The Cinematographer   14 years 16 weeks ago

    Sadly enough, I used to know number 1. It's one of those, "He did that?" type of trivia, but I can't remember just who he is yet. I'll keep thinking...

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    If Floating Weeds ain't Kurasawa, I'm guessing Ozu. I am pretty sure it is Japaneses.

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    A few I know, a few I'm guessing at...

    96 - Another Antonioni
    97 - Felini
    98 - Wermiller (or however you spell it)
    99 - I can't remember yet, and I know I should...
    100 - Ya just keep trying to slip a Griffith by me, don't ya?

  • GAME0001: Name The Cinematographer   14 years 16 weeks ago

    C'Mon, nobody?! Here is a hint...

    001, 003 and 004 have all directed their own films. 002 is the only Cinematographer to win back to back Oscars.

  • the 5 greatest novels of all time   14 years 16 weeks ago

    That could be a good idea. I would want some suggestions that would fit in with these elite novels. Help?

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    And I think Floating Weeds might be Robert Bresson.

  • The Funniest Sitcoms of Recent Times   14 years 16 weeks ago

    Yes, AYBS? was pretty good. A bit down-market maybe, a bit 'CarryOnish' maybe, but none the worse for that. Unfortunately I missed about a third of the episodes. What did you think of the sequel, GRACE AND FAVOUR?

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    You get Carnal Knowledge dgeiser1 but bangsy beat you to the other ones.

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    OK, let's see....

    86. Intolerance - D.W. Griffith
    89. Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin
    91. Orpheus - Jean Cocteau
    93. Carnal Knowledge - Mike Nichols
    94. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Stanley Donen
    95. Blowup - Michaelangelo Antonioni

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    You got all those but 92 and 93. you know your shit. i will continue to try to stump your ass..Hopefully with better success bro'.

  • Films: Watched in 2001   14 years 16 weeks ago

    Chicken Run is actually much better than most of the films up for awards.

    I knew Requiem was probably too dark for the academy (henceforth demoted to lowercase). The shocker for me is that the film was overlooked for the Editing Oscar! C'mon, it has aroud 4 times the edits that most films have, and it was a powerhouse. Requiem should have won that Oscar by default, and yet it is not even nominated, while the sloppy editing of Gladiator is! Nominations are largely (not always) bought with sheetbombing advertising, and that's too bad.

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • Films: Watched in 2001   14 years 16 weeks ago

    Oh, Requiem is definitely in my top tier for 2000.
    I gave it 9 stars on IMDB. Of what I've seen from 2000 my 9 star movies are...

    Almost Famous (2000)
    Before Night Falls (2000)
    Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    Traffic (2000)
    Wo hu zang long (2000)
    You Can Count on Me (2000)

    I am so pissed at the Academy right now. It's not so much that the films themselves won't win anything but getting Oscar notariety is a chance for a film to get noticed. Since they're not getting noticed these films might not get nearly the audience they deserve.

    Like Gladiator and Erin Brockovich needed any more notice. Chocolat is another which I don't think is one of the 5 best films of the year. Hell I'd put Chicken Run up there before I'd out Chocolat.

  • Z. GAME0002: Name The Director   14 years 16 weeks ago

    I can't remember the director of Grey Owl, but I do remember that it is a good British director with quite a history who was very upset that the film could not get distributed in America. You'd think if I could remember that, I could remember which director it was, but sadly, my brain doesn't always work like that.

    I'd guess Boorman, only I'm pretty sure it ain't him...

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • Films With Incredible Casts   14 years 16 weeks ago

    That second Arkin was supposed to be Kevin Spacey. Sorry; my mind, sadly, does not think nearly as fast as my finger can type!

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • Films With Incredible Casts   14 years 16 weeks ago

    I'm really surprised not to find Glengarry Glen Ross on here - Pacino, Lemmon, Harris, Arkin, Pryce, and Arkin, not to mention Alec Baldwin's best scene ever.

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • Films: Watched in 2001   14 years 16 weeks ago

    So, how would Requiem for a Dream fare against the other 2000 films, in your book? I think it is a visionary, powerful, and frankly, brilliant film that will be acknowledged one day as a masterpiece on par with Taxi Driver and other difficult films. The 2000s have their first masterpiece. Of course, that's just my opinion...

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • The Best Kubrick Films   14 years 16 weeks ago

    I agree about his films being almost interchangeable because of the sheer consistency; I neglected The Killing and Paths of Glory because I haven't been able to see them yet. I'm sure they could very well displace some of the other films here.

    Johnny Waco

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    I'm not sure on all of these...

    84 - Lubitsch (who else could have directed this?)
    85 - Flaherty
    86 - Griffith
    87 - Meles (sic)
    88 - Porter
    89 - Chaplin
    90 - Vigo
    91 - Coctau
    92 - Kurosawa ?
    93 - Roeg
    94 - Edwards
    95 - Antonioni

    Did I mention I LOVE silent films? Early French films too...

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • Z. GAME0002: Name The Director   14 years 16 weeks ago

    Oh, Alan Smithee was directed, of course, by Alan Smithee, I believe...

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • DIRECTOR GAME ripped off from the wacky AAA   14 years 16 weeks ago

    ok bangsy, its time to get real nasty.

  • Z. GAME0002: Name The Director   14 years 16 weeks ago

    Well, how did I miss this page?

    A good number of the ones I know have already been tagged... Sniff..

    What Planet - Mike Nichols
    Gloria - Lumet (sadly)
    Mirror Has 2 - Streisand (surprised this lasted so long...)

    That's all, for now.

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • Z. GAME0002: Name The Director   14 years 16 weeks ago

    ok, i'd say there's at least another 5 or 6 on this list which you guys should get without my dropping any hints. most likely I'll post another by that same director as my hint.

  • the 5 greatest novels of all time   14 years 16 weeks ago

    You should turn this into a poll