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(I love you M.E. Kay) #3721

Merry Christmas to all and have a great Lemmy birthday!


(scherpschutter) #3722

I would (try) if I only I knew what a lemmy birthday was.


(JonathanCorbett) #3723

This year too I wish you all a very happy Christmas!


(I love you M.E. Kay) #3724

Like last.caress mentioned; the 24th is Lemmy’s (from Motörhead) birthday, an occasion for celebration! ;D


(John Welles) #3725

Couldn’t really think where to post this, so what the hell…

Ten Best Films Seen for the First Time This Year (don’t you just love new ways to list films?):

  1. Heaven’s Gate
  2. The Deer Hunter
  3. Betty Blue
  4. The Big Gundown
  5. Runaway Train
  6. The Secret in Their Eyes
  7. Casino
  8. Tenebrae
  9. In Harm’s Way
  10. West Side Story

(scherpschutter) #3726

To you it was a good year, film wise


(John Welles) #3727

Yes, it has been… The big surprise was how good Preminger’s In Harm’s Way was, which doesn’t usually get rated very high in the overall context of his filmography. Have you seen/what did you think of Betty Blue?


(Farmer_J) #3728

Just found this petition for releasing of several westerns from MGM. Anyone else interested?


(Jonny Powers) #3729

Nice effort, I’ll sign, but I don’t think it’ll get very far, considering the lack of professionalism and quality of the petition. I also don’t believe petitions do very much in the way of getting things released, only guaranteed profits do that :stuck_out_tongue:


(titoli) #3730

[quote=“John Welles, post:3725, topic:370”]Couldn’t really think where to post this, so what the hell…

Ten Best Films Seen for the First Time This Year (don’t you just love new ways to list films?):

  1. Heaven’s Gate
  2. The Deer Hunter
  3. Betty Blue
  4. The Big Gundown
  5. Runaway Train
  6. The Secret in Their Eyes
  7. Casino
  8. Tenebrae
  9. In Harm’s Way
  10. West Side Story[/quote]

This is actually one of the more interesting lists, maybe it deserves its own topic.

But for now here is Ten Best Films Seen for the First Time This Year (and not from this year) aka don’t you just love new ways to list films?, in no particular order:

  • Ride Lonesome (1959)
  • Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
  • The Innocents (1961)
  • Quadrophenia (1979)
  • The Wild Angels (1966)
  • Wake in Fright (1971)
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
  • Svanuće (1964)
  • Amores Perros (2000)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)

Top 3 would be Paths, Quadro and Svanuće. You probably haven’t heard of the later (27 user ratings on imdb), I haven’t either until I caught it on TV as a part of Forgotten Croatian Cinema cycle. It is a movie from Nikola Tanhofer, rescpected author from golden age of Croatian cinema (that would be the 50s), most famous for H8…
Svanuće is part love-triangle psychological drama, part thriller, part action movie, that uses experimental narrative and that amazed me like very few of Croatian movies from any period. I highly recommend that you seek it to more ambitious among you movie buffs…

@John: which Runaway train are you referring to?


(chuck connors brother) #3731
Just found this petition for releasing of several westerns from MGM. Anyone else interested? http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/spag9mgm/?e

They all seem to have had good releases apart from The Silent Stranger and Los Amigos


(John Welles) #3732

[quote=“titoli, post:3730, topic:370”]Top 3 would be Paths, Quadro and Svanuće. You probably haven’t heard of the later (27 user ratings on imdb), I haven’t either until I caught it on TV as a part of Forgotten Croatian Cinema cycle. It is a movie from Nikola Tanhofer, rescpected author from golden age of Croatian cinema (that would be the 50s), most famous for H8…
Svanuće is part love-triangle psychological drama, part thriller, part action movie, that uses experimental narrative and that amazed me like very few of Croatian movies from any period. I highly recommend that you seek it to more ambitious among you movie buffs…

@John: which Runaway train are you referring to?[/quote]
It would be the 1985 Andrei Konchalovsky film, which genuinely blew me away. Jon Voight and Eric Roberts are fantastic in it and I think it’s the kind of film people on this forum would enjoy. Not familiar with Eastern European cinema, but I can endorse both Ride Lonesome and Paths of Glory, the latter of which is the finest WWI film ever made.


(Stanton) #3733

I re-watched Runaway Train last year. it was disappointing. It wasn’t good in the cinema, it isn’t good now. 5/10


(I love you M.E. Kay) #3734

8.5/10
:wink:


(El Topo) #3735

The sacrífices we do for our Kids

Spendig Money on a Violetta Gig, yeah. But the girl was happy and that’s all it matters.


(Phil H) #3736

Just booked our flights for Almeria in April. Last time I went it was with a few desperadoes from around these parts. This time I’m taking the wife. She’s a lucky woman.


(Reverend Danite) #3737

Indeed she is!
I’m pleased to see you’re finally over the trauma of seeing Tigger go nekkid on ‘Blindman Beach’ and feel ready for a revisit… have a great time :slight_smile:


(Phil H) #3738

Nothing will get me over that trauma.
Except maybe another drink…I’ll give it a try


(Mickey13) #3739

I’ve just returned from Morricone’s concert in Krakow… great night, great composer… :slight_smile:


(ENNIOO) #3740

Great cast to a western that will probably be never made: