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« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2003, 09:50:21 PM »
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Discussion, please. This is what happens when an annoying guy with little to say but ego to drive it miles beyond can do when people start to take it serious. Opinions are fine, but no real discussion is actually coming from any of this.

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« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2003, 09:50:55 PM »
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Hey, themodernage02, you're right, the AA are full of crap. I'll be holding my breath with you waiting for J Lo to get that best actress nomination for Gigli....BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. OOOHHH! I touched a nerve! You guys can't accept that anything is better than Magnolia. I'm gonna watch it again. I must have missed something that I DIDN'T miss in American Beauty.


i never said you had to like magnolia.  i could care less if you watch it again and like it or not.  but, saying that a movie is better than another just because it won an academy award is utter bullshit.  as we've already brought up on other threads...

DIRECTORS WHO NEVER WON AN OSCAR
-Alfred Hitchcock
-Stanley Kubrick
-Martin Scorsese
-Robert Altman
-Orson Welles
-Howard Hawks

DIRECTORS WHO HAVE WON OSCARS
-Kevin Costner
-Mel Gibson
-Robert Redford
-Ron Howard

not that oscars dont mean anything.  sometimes they do.  but, time usually seperates the movies that won best picture and shouldnt have, from the movies that people still care about.  look at the best picture history and look at the AFI top 100.  tons of movies never won an oscar but have ended up being ones that people still care about years later.

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Discussion, please.


really.  please say something if you have a reason. or you have something you want to talk about.  but dont just say MAGNOLIA isnt any good, just look at the oscars!  and close discussion.


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I'll be holding my breath with you waiting for J Lo to get that best actress nomination for Gigli....BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. OOOHHH!


what the hell does that even mean?  i refuse to believe you are 33 years old.
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« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2003, 11:53:20 PM »
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American Beauty was a better movie. Spacey was great. I see that Magnolia was nominated for alot of awards, hmmmm. American Beauty WON alot of awards. Academy awards that is, not Ponchos second annual best crap, but the BEST!!

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« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2003, 02:19:46 AM »
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I agree that there have been bad calls by the AA. Look at how long it took Pacino to win best actor. Hitchcock and Kubrick never won? That's insane.
Harrison Ford deserved it for Witness. Michael Caine, Sean Connery and H Ford can't win best actor, but Tom Hanks wins two? Then again many times they get it right. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Silence Of The Lambs, Unforgiven,  American Beauty are a few of the very best made in the last thirty years. They were honored by the academy and have stood the test of time. Tell me you haven't seen one of these.

Hey Trumpetboy, what point would you like to "discuss" first? You choose and we'll discuss it. I have much to say on a number of different subjects, but being that we are talking about films here, I'll stick to that.

I didn't say that Magnolia wasn't any good. I am a big Kevin Spacey fan and American Beauty knocked me out. It was very impressive. It just so happens that the industry also agreed that it was the best movie of 1999.
How does that make me sound stupid? I believe AB was and is better. Why? Because I cared more about the characters in AB. I think the cast did a better job in AB. I think the story was better in AB. Spacey and Benning were perfect. I wouldn't have changed a thing. I have not seen a better movie since AB.

I have nothing against PTA. His stuff just hasn't really clicked for me.  I can hear you all laughing now when I say this, but I think Eastwood is a great director. The outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven are both fantastic films. FFC is also a fav of mine Godfather 2 and Apocalyps Now are cinematic treasures.

What's wrong with Gladiator? Ridley Scott is cool. It's not the best movie ever, but I enjoyed it.

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« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2003, 08:10:04 AM »
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I didn't say that Magnolia wasn't any good. I am a big Kevin Spacey fan and American Beauty knocked me out. It was very impressive. It just so happens that the industry also agreed that it was the best movie of 1999.
How does that make me sound stupid? I believe AB was and is better. Why? Because I cared more about the characters in AB. I think the cast did a better job in AB. I think the story was better in AB. Spacey and Benning were perfect. I wouldn't have changed a thing. I have not seen a better movie since AB.



it doesn't make you sound stupid when you put it like that, but the way you posted before made you sound like an asshole.  i totally respect your opinion, i agree that AB is great.  i loved it as well.  end of story.
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« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2003, 09:14:03 AM »
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I'm gonna do this now:

Paul Thomas Anderson - Punch Drunk Love :(

Wes Anderson - Bottle Rocket

The Coen Brothers - Big Lebowski/Barton Fink

Cameron Crowe - Who? :(

David Fincher - Seven

Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey

David Lynch - The Elephant Man

Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver/Mean Streets/Goodfellas

Steven Soderbergh - Um

Steven Spielberg - Raiders/Hook/Jurassic Park (I'm serious :()

Quentin Tarantino - Jackie Brown

Others:

Tim Burton - Ed Wood

Akira Kurosawa - Rashomon/Seven Samurai/High and Low

Robert Zemeckis - Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Terry Gilliam - Brazil

Frances Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now

Alfred Hitchcock - Psycho/Rope

Segio Leone - The Good. The Bad, and the Ugly
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« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2003, 10:13:12 AM »
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Paul Thomas Anderson - BOOGIE NIGHTS

The energy is there from the beginning and it never ever stops. Even in the more somber scenes, it is intense. This film is probably the one that changed not only my outlook on film, but my life overall. It made me want to become a filmmaker. I never had seen so many characters juggled so flawlessly in one film. I had also never seen such subject matter potrayed in a humane way that felt so real and heartbreaking. Porn was always a joke to me before I saw it (I was 13). It's a perfect movie.

Wes Anderson - undecided

The Coen Brothers - undecided

Cameron Crowe - SAY ANYTHING

This isn't set in stone as I am in love with Almost Famous too. I won't say too much with this one. It's charm is just intoxicating, Cusack has never been better. Crowe perfectly captured the awkwardness of teen life and the feel of it. I can vouche for that. The phone scenes are some of the best scenes ever filmed. There's so much more that's just great to watch over and over again. All The Real Girls is the only other movie I can think of right now that captured young people as they really are.

David Fincher - N/A

Not a big Fincher fan at all.

Stanley Kubrick - A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Again, like Boogie Nights, I never imagined the subject matter that Kubrick deals with here as something I could stomach or even sit through much less empathize with a character that was in the center of it all. It blows my mind and I really don't know how he did it. I've never read the book so maybe that's where the secret lies...who knows? It's Kubrick after all, he's the master...who could ever figure him out? Who wants to? His mystique kills me. He's a god and this might be his masterpiece. But who am I to say? He had multiple masterpieces.

David Lynch - THE ELEPHANT MAN

Ok, this is one of those movies that I can't watch or even talk about a whole lot...it's one of the most powerful movies I've ever seen plain and simple...if not the most powerful. It is Lynch's masterpiece, Anthony Hopkin's best preformance, and still the only John Hurt preformance I have had the pleasure of seeing to this day. I've always said that, along with Edward Scissorhands, it's probably the most heartbreaking movie I've ever seen and it's never sappy. If you notice, Hopkins never does lie to John, he doesn't tell him he can cure him, he doesn't hug him, he doesn't do any of that. He does take care of him though. The beauty of their relationship offsets all of the darkness and sadness in the movie. Like the offbeat humor and the fairy-tale elements of Edward does. I love Lynch for maintaining his style while never ignoring the subject matter and the message and the humane quality of the movie he was trying to make.

Martin Scorsese - undecided

Steven Soderbergh - OUT OF SIGHT

Just a cool little movie. Jlo is fucking hot as always and actually really good for once. Clooney is a great actor. Steve Zahn is funny. Don Cheadle is just smooth. This is a fun movie. The MTV/Rushmore parody of it made me like it even more.

Steven Spielberg - undecided

Quentin Tarantino - PULP FICTION

That's right...it's probably a cliche to choose this one but I'm not going to lie. What can I say that hasn't been said? It's cool as hell, it's fun, it's tastefully violent, it's a realistic genre movie, it's sexy, it's energetic, it's perfect.

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« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2003, 01:22:02 PM »
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PTA - Boogie Nights.  The opening is the best since Touch of Evil.

Wes Anderson - Rushmore.

Demme - Melvin & Howard.

Godard - Weekend/My Life To Live.  2 films that show his stylistic range.

Kubrick - Barry Lyndon.  Mesmerizing, not slow.

Scorsese - Mean Streets (Taxi Driver a close 2nd).

Altman - McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Soderbergh - Traffic.  Stylistically cool, and every performance is great.

Eastwood - Unforgiven.  Each time I see it, it gets better and better.  One of the greatest Westerns ever.

Spielberg - Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Fincher - Seven.

Tarantino - Pulp Fiction (Reservoir Dogs is a masterpiece, too).

Malick - Days of Heaven
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« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2003, 02:09:38 PM »
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Paul Thomas Anderson - Magnolia
Wes Anderson - Royal Tenenbaums
The Coen Brothers - Fargo
Cameron Crowe - Almost Famous
David Fincher - Seven
Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey
David Lynch - Mulholland Dr.
Martin Scorsese - Raging Bull
Steven Soderbergh - Traffic
Steven Spielberg - E.T.
Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction

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Akira Kurosawa - Rashomon
Federico Fellini - 8 1/2
Francis Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now
Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo
David Lean - Lawrence of Arabia
Buster Keaton - The General
Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times
Robert Altman - Nashville
Billy Wilder - Sunset Boulevard
Charles Laughton - Night of the Hunter

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« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2003, 02:28:10 PM »
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Coen Brothers - The Man Who Wasn't There - I really love this movie. The black and white makes it eerie and fun to watch

Cameron Crowe - Jerry McGuire - A great movie when your feeling blue. Lots of memorable scenes.

Wes Anderson - The Royal Tenenbaums - The best dysfuctional family

Kubrick - The Shining - first film to actually creep me out

Scorsese - Gangs of New York - A really great epic. (haven't seen a lot of his films)

Altman - Gosford Park - Clive Owen ruled the screen. Good mystery/timepiece

Soderbergh - Ocean's Eleven - such a fun movie to watch over and over

Spielberg - ET - Classic movie that gets better with each viewing

Lynch - I've only seen Mullholland Drive.

Tarantino - Pulp Fiction - Brilliant dialogue and use of great actors

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« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2003, 02:33:47 PM »
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Where's PTA?

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« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2003, 02:49:35 PM »
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Where's PTA?


Umm.....



i havent seen any of his movies yet  :oops:

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« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2003, 03:02:24 PM »
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great picks, shanghai. you have some great ones too, soixante (barry lyndon as your favorite kubrick? thats fantastic)

pta - pdl
coens - fargo
fincher - fight club
kubrick - clockwork orange
lynch - lost highway
scorsese - taxi driver
soderbergh - sex lies
spielberg - close encounters of the 3rd kind
tarantino - reservoir dogs

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« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2003, 03:23:22 PM »
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Wasn't that his only film? I love it too, I'm just checking for myself.

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« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2003, 04:40:57 PM »
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Where's PTA?


Umm.....



i havent seen any of his movies yet  :oops:


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