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    Line's Top 100 Films of All Time

    Hawks, 1946

    As complex and fascinating as noir films get, The Big Sleep shows little care for the intellectually complacent and instead insists on reveling in its own astute detaility that only heightens the viewers interest. For the sake of saving time and space, I will forgo going into major plot points as the film features as many twists as one can recall though many serve interesting purposes outside of feeding the narrative composition. The picture is incredibly risque and transcends the standards of its time in terms of sexually charged dialogue and its portrayal of unequivocal violence. Bogart offers one of my favorite performances of his illustrious career as Detective Philip Marlowe, an intuitively strong character who slowly bends his convictions in order to protect those he feels eschew purity despite their involvement in questionable affairs.

    Hawks expertly showcases the grayness of the human condition by not acknowledging such standard labels as "good" and "evil" but instead by promoting the importance of choices made during periods of moral ambiguity. Many times the weight of an action's appropriateness is dictated through passionate means, be it sensual or vengeful. In either case, and plenty examples exist of both, justification and explanation are present as to not fall into the territory of the aforementioned easy labeling. Truly, this is a film that rightfully examines the full gamut of indecent action and moral manipulation while remaining wildly entertaining and well-crafted simultaneously. This hard-edged, well explored presentation is what the genre and its manipulators should strive for.


     



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    Well-written reviews, Line. Fun to read and a good incentive to broaden my scope. I know I don't post here often, but I never miss your write-ups.

    Question: Will any Japanese films make your list?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lifterdead View Post
    Question: Will any Japanese films make your list?
    Yes. Two.


     


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    what about Australian films? :keke:

    dude The Big Sleep is awesome im soo glad it made the list.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Line View Post
    Line's Top 100 Films of All Time

    Hawks, 1946

    As complex and fascinating as noir films get, The Big Sleep shows little care for the intellectually complacent and instead insists on reveling in its own astute detaility that only heightens the viewers interest. For the sake of saving time and space, I will forgo going into major plot points as the film features as many twists as one can recall though many serve interesting purposes outside of feeding the narrative composition. The picture is incredibly risque and transcends the standards of its time in terms of sexually charged dialogue and its portrayal of unequivocal violence. Bogart offers one of my favorite performances of his illustrious career as Detective Philip Marlowe, an intuitively strong character who slowly bends his convictions in order to protect those he feels eschew purity despite their involvement in questionable affairs.

    Hawks expertly showcases the grayness of the human condition by not acknowledging such standard labels as "good" and "evil" but instead by promoting the importance of choices made during periods of moral ambiguity. Many times the weight of an action's appropriateness is dictated through passionate means, be it sensual or vengeful. In either case, and plenty examples exist of both, justification and explanation are present as to not fall into the territory of the aforementioned easy labeling. Truly, this is a film that rightfully examines the full gamut of indecent action and moral manipulation while remaining wildly entertaining and well-crafted simultaneously. This hard-edged, well explored presentation is what the genre and its manipulators should strive for.
    I'd completely forgotten this film. It was the second Bogart film I saw and was part of a series they had on TV (spaced marathon over a few weeks).

    Take a look at some of the Aussie films like The Hard Word, Two Hands, actually look through Brian Brown's, Guy Pierce's and David Whenham's filmography for some classic Aussie flicks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    Take a look at some of the Aussie films like The Hard Word, Two Hands, actually look through Brian Brown's, Guy Pierce's and David Whenham's filmography for some classic Aussie flicks.
    David Wenham was awesome in Gettin' Square. Also check out The Bank and The Boys.

    Others: Lantana, Bad Boy Bubby, Breaker Morant, The Idiot Box, Gallipoli, Romper Stomper, Kenny, The Proposition, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Freako View Post
    David Wenham was awesome in Gettin' Square. Also check out The Bank and The Boys.

    Others: Lantana, Bad Boy Bubby, Breaker Morant, The Idiot Box, Gallipoli, Romper Stomper, Kenny, The Proposition, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Shine.

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    The Bank and Getting Square were brilliant.

    Haven't seen Lantana (not a fan of Anthony LaPaglia), Rabbit Proof Fence or Bad Boy Bubby.

    Didn't like Kenny, Shine or The Proposition.

    The Hard Word and Dirty Deeds were good too.


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    The Bank and Getting Square were brilliant.

    Haven't seen Lantana (not a fan of Anthony LaPaglia), Rabbit Proof Fence or Bad Boy Bubby.

    Watch Bad Boy Bubby, you'll never be the same again .

    Didn't like Kenny, Shine or The Proposition.

    Hand in your citizenship and get the fuck out! :angrydude:

    The Hard Word and Dirty Deeds were good too.
    You didn't like Kenny or The Proposition? Seriously? :dunnodude:


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Freako View Post
    You didn't like Kenny or The Proposition? Seriously? :dunnodude:
    I saw Kenny on the plane after watching Beer Fest. Beer Fest was better, that says alot!

    The Proposition was being talked about as being great, but I knew that Nick Cave had written it so it could be hit or miss. It was a huge miss for me with the only stand out being Ray Winstone (who I first admired in Sexy Beast).


     


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    hahaha Beerfest kicked arse... it had GUNTER in it HAHA he made that movie...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic View Post
    hahaha Beerfest kicked arse... it had GUNTER in it HAHA he made that movie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic View Post
    hahaha Beerfest kicked arse... it had GUNTER in it HAHA he made that movie...
    The best part of that movie was the guy who hosted the beergames in that green jacket who looked like he had had 1000 hits of exastacy.

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    Well, bad news, sorta. I'm abandoning this thread, or at least this list rather. It's taken too long to complete and to write my reviews for Box Office Magazine and also do write ups for this list is just too time consuming. More to the point though is that my taste has changed considerably since I've formed this list and many of these films would no longer be on it or in a different position entirely. Below is the entire list. I'd be happy to talk about any inclusions or answer any questions. As of now I plan on reorganizing my top 50 or so films, maybe 25, and those I'll post eventually as they'll be a much more concrete listing.

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    01. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    02. Citizen Kane
    03. The Rules of the Game
    04. Casablanca
    05. The Godfather Part II
    06. The Seventh Seal
    07. Stalker
    08. Apocalypse Now
    09. A Clockwork Orange
    10. The Godfather
    11. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    12. The Graduate
    13. Jules et Jim
    14. Bicycle Thieves
    15. Vertigo
    16. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    17. The Passion of Joan of Arc
    18. 8 1/2
    19. Brazil
    20. Annie Hall
    21. Pulp Fiction
    22. Straw Dogs
    23. Raging Bull
    24. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
    25. Andrei Rublev
    26. A.I.
    27. Amadeus
    28. Notorious
    29. Gone With the Wind
    30. Blue Velvet
    31. Magnolia
    32. Ikiru
    33. Once Upon a Time in the West
    34. North by Northwest
    35. Army of Shadows
    36. Paths of Glory
    37. Adaptation.
    38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    39. M
    40. The Grand Illusion
    41. Lost in Translation
    42. In the Company of Men
    43. Ran
    44. Fanny och Alexander (theatrical)
    45. Its a Wonderful Life
    46. Fight Club
    47. Dogville
    48. Touch of Evil
    49. The Battle of Algiers
    50. The Philadelphia Story
    51. Battleship Potemkin
    52. Solyaris
    53. The Manchurian Candidate
    54. Dancer in the Dark
    55. Psycho
    56. Videodrome
    57. Aquirre, the Wrath of God
    58. Persona
    59. Being John Malkovich
    60. The Virgin Suicides
    61. Fargo
    62. Kill Bill
    63. Unforgiven
    64. Jaws
    65. Rear Window
    66. Lost Highway
    67. Memento
    68. Breathless
    69. Rushmore
    70. The 400 Blows
    71. Goodfellas
    72. Traffic
    73. The Big Sleep
    74. The Apartment
    75. The Sandlot
    76. The Elephant Man
    77. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    78. Millers Crossing
    79. Barry Lyndon
    80. Toy Story
    81. Stroszek
    82. Boogie Nights
    83. The Maltese Falcon
    84. In the Mood for Love
    85. American Psycho
    86. The Lady Vanishes
    87. The Royal Tenenbaums
    88. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
    89. Robin Hood
    90. This is Spinal Tap
    91. Charade
    92. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    93. Playtime
    94. Glengarry Glen Ross
    95. Requiem for a Dream
    96. His Girl Friday
    97. Key Largo
    98. Eraserhead
    99. Band of Outsiders
    100. Kicking and Screaming


     


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    The only question I really have is: Why did you list The Godfather Pt. 2 higher than the first one?


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefcake View Post
    The only question I really have is: Why did you list The Godfather Pt. 2 higher than the first one?
    I find it to be a bit bolder in terms of its narrative efforts and scope but these are two films I could switch the place of regularly. The Godfather is a decidedly linear film, taking movements from Hollywood classicism and turning the film into a sum greater than the parts. Most don't realize that, outside its cultural implications, there lies a rich thematic tapestry that parallels American capitalism. I believe I appreciate this because, on the surface, the movie looks to be far from this insightful.

    In The Godfather Part II we almost turn to an anti-Hollywood narrative, opting for countering scenes of Michael (Pacino) and Vito (DeNiro) at the same time in their life. We see Vito's slow struggle and how he came up from nothing and, more importantly, how long it took him to get to where he did. It paints an incredible picture of immigrational ambition through a mesh of American cultural development and societal rankings. In order to do so, Coppola had to have a better understanding of our governing systems than he did in the first, and in a shadowy historical period to boot. These scenes of Vito's rise to power and eventual abandonment of moral are juxtaposed against Michael's fall from grace and abandonment of moral in order to show that the power and crassness are indeed mutually exclusive. It also harps greatly on the passion of young immigrants to the US and how out of said passion great things can be born. Vito's success was almost accidental and people, as a whole, loved him. In contrast, Michael, who was overzealous and his initial responsibilities as godfather, is now more or less fleeing from the seeds his father has sewn. His privilege as a youth is a reason for his shortcomings, a bold strike for Coppola against a generational condition. I just find the societal parallels that exist between the two stories to be endlessly fascinating, and an incredible step away from turning The Godfather series into a set of overtly Hollywood films.


     


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    There are a couple of them in the top 25 i haven't ever watched, i'll fix that as soon as i can considering that i mostly agree with much of that list.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm View Post
    There are a couple of them in the top 25 i haven't ever watched, i'll fix that as soon as i can considering that i mostly agree with much of that list.
    Nice, which haven't you seen?


     


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    Im "buying" 2001: A Space Odyssey as we speak. Is it a Star trek like movie?


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