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0010: Alfred Hitchcock's Ten Best Films

Extremely stellar list, didn't want a Hitchcock list to seem unnoticed. The only slight surprise is Rope, but I recall you discussing that movie in the past and saying how much you liked it.

7/24/2000 View
0011: Steven Spielberg's Ten Best Films

I know that the cut off is 10 on your list, and it is very hard to choose, but I was wondering if Empire of the Sun and Sugaland Express were omitted due to the already strong list of titles or have you not seen them yet?

7/24/2000 View
Favorite Movies with a Disability Focus/Storyline

I hope that I haven't offended anyone with this assertion. I merely wanted to point out that all of the other movies have realistic elements while Forrest Gump is 100% pure fiction.

7/19/2000 View
Favorite Movies with a Disability Focus/Storyline

I have a hard time accepting Forrest Gump as handicapped. Damn, he makes me feel handicapped, and I'm not. Forrest's achievements: ran around the country, All-American football player, world ping pong champ, war hero, multi-millionaire, and twice went to the White House. Those accomplishments seem unattainable by anyone who is truly handicapped in some aspect. I know the movie is fictitious, but the filmmakers definitely disregarded any potentially existing handicap of Forrest. Therefore, if the filmmaker is not going to present a physical handicap as an obstacle, then neither should the viewers.

7/19/2000 View
0007: My Ten Favorite 2000 Films

Darn, I missed American Psycho. Did you see Gladiator and The Patriot? Those are my 2 favorite so far. I also really enjoyed U-571 and Final Destination (considering horror films typically suck and this one was pretty intense).

7/19/2000 View
0008: Harrison Ford's Ten Best Films

What about Clear and Present Danger? I thought it was a very well done action thriller. Far superior than Patriot Games, its predecessor.

7/19/2000 View
0009: Cary Grant's Ten Best Films

See Awful Truth again and I believe you will move it up this list, even though this list is packed with great titles.

7/19/2000 View
0012: My Favorite Romantic Comedies (in chronological order)

I agree with Nadine that The Awful Truth is definitely missing. We often agree on movies and since you seem to really like the Screwball movies, BuB and HGF, I'm sure you'll love Awful Truth again. Nadine and I both have stated that Grant and Dunne had amazing chemistry together. Another must is at least one Preston Sturges romantic comedy: The Lady Eve (my personal favorite of his), Sullivan's Travels, Miracle of Morgan's Creek, or perhaps Palm Beach Story (personally not one of my favorites). Three others that I love are The More the Merrier (Jean Arthur is the goddess of classic comedy), You Can't Take It With You (madcap Capra with some romance and Jean Arthur), and My Favorite Wife (Grant and Dunne again). Other possibilities : Ball of Fire, Born Yesterday, Breakfast at Tiffany's, City Lights, Easy Living, The Graduate, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and The Shop Around the Corner. Lastly, would you consider Some Like It Hot for this list, everyone falls in love at the end?

7/19/2000 View
Greatest Supporting Actors

I did not intend it to be a personal attack. I hope it didn't came out that way. Actually, I was shocked that some of the other contributors who have seen a ton of movies did not point out the exclusion of classic actors.

7/13/2000 View
Greatest Supporting Actors

How can you have this list without listing some of the greatest classic supporting actors. Take a look at these resumes:
Claude Rains - Casablanca, Notorious, Lawrence of Arabia, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Now Voyager, Mr. Skeffington, Angel on My Shoulder, and Passgae to Marseilles.

Lionel Barrymore - It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take It With You, Key Largo, A Guy Named Joe, Since You Went Away, Camille, Dinner at Eight, Grand Hotel, and Duel in the Sun.

Walter Brennan - Meet John Doe, To Have and Have Not, My Darling Clementine, Sergeant York, Pride of the Yankees, How the West Was Won, Bad Day at Black Rock, Red River, and Rio Bravo.

Robert Shaw - Jaws, From Russia With Love, The Deep, The Sting, Man for All Seasons, Battle of the Bulge, Lavendar Hill Mob, Black Sunday, and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.

Shelley Winters - A Place in the Sun, Night of the Hunter, Diary of Anne Frank, Lolita, Alfie, A Patch of Blue, The Poseidon Adventure, and The Tenant.

7/13/2000 View
CC00007: Ridley Scott

I love the top 3 as well, and I would have figured Alien and Thelma flip-flopped too. Personally, Alien is probably my favorite, barely over Blade Runner.

7/7/2000 View
CC00006: Stanley Kubrick

Six scores of 10 and 2 scores of 9.5 are no surprise by the master. I gather there is not enough info to include the recent Eyes Wide Shut and its average score. Personally I love all of the top six, and I would score Lolita ahead of The Shining. I've yet to see Barry Lyndon and Killer's Kiss. The one 10 rarely talked about is The Killing; a must-see movie for people who like heist movies. Actually, I think Tarantino must have idolized this movie when you consider Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

7/7/2000 View
CC00005: Billy Wilder

Yes, I can't believe that potentially the second best prisoner-of-war film (Bridge on the River Kwai, #1) received only an 8.5 average. Also, Witness should be a 10 as well; grand performances with one of the greatest cinematic twisting plots of all time. Those 2 movies and the top 3 on the list are easily on my top 100 of all time, perhaps even top 50. I don't actually have a list, so I can't say for sure. The other surprise is the low score of Irma La Douce. I have not seen it, but most people I have spoken to speak highly of it.

7/7/2000 View
Favorite Movies with a Disability Focus/Storyline

I would also add Coming Home with Fonda and Voight, The Men with Brando, and Best Years of our Lives although the handicapped character is a subplot.

7/3/2000 View
0006. Favorite Films 1995-1999

I love both Lock Stock and Before Sunrise; totally agree with your sentiments on both. Pi disturbed, annoyed, frustrated, bored, and pissed me off. Worst of all, my friend would not let me fall asleep in the theater. Lost Children and English Patient are both excellent, and Emma is very good. I have not seen Fireworks, and I had to walk out of Casino, time constraints and annoying patrons, but I typically love Scorsese besides Bringing Out the Dead, yuk. I thought the first half of Malkovich was great, and the second half lost a lot of momentum for me. However, tons of people love Malkovich and Life is Beautiful which is a complete mockery of Holocaust concentration camps. Therefore, I find it unwatchable despite it being one of the best movies to showcase a father's love for his child. Nevertheless, I still think Benigni is a great filmmaker and performer, Monster and Johnny Steccino are wonderful.

7/3/2000 View