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Date: 24 Dec 2008 06:05:05
From: Irish Mike
Subject: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thread
regarding movie reviews. I saw a special on TV last year called the "100
Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by AFI (which I think is the American
Film Institute). Any way, I listed and numbered them. As you will note, I
screwed up the count at number 5 so they're off by one number but you get
the idea. I agree with most of the list and have probably seen about 70 of
the 100 films. They don't include TV series like Lonesome Dove, Rome or The
Sopranos, which would always make my collection of favorites, but it's an
interesting list for film buffs:


1. Citizen Kane

2. Godfather

3. Casablanca

4. Raging Bull

6. Singin' In The Rain

7. Gone With The Wind

8. Lawrence Of Arabia

9. Schindler's List

10. Vertigo

11. Wizard Of Oz

12. City Lights (1931)

13. Searchers

14. Starwars

15. Psycho

16. A Space Odyssey

17. Sunset Blvd.

18. The Graduate

19. The General (1927)

20. On The Waterfront

21. It's A Wonderful Life

22. Chinatown

23. Some Like It Hot

24. The Grapes Of Wrath

25. E.T. The Extraterrestrial

26. To Kill A Mockingbird

27. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

28. High Noon

29. All About Eve

30. Double Indemnity

31. Apocalypse Now

32. The Maltese Falcon

33. Godfather Part II

34. One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest

35. White And The Seven Dwarfs

36. Hall

37. Bridge On The River Kwai

38. Best Years Of Our Lives

39. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre

40. Strangelove

41. Sound Of Music

42. Kong (1933)

43. Bonnie and Clyde

44. Midnight Cowboy

45. The Philadelphia Story

46. Shane

47. It Happened One Night

48. Street Car Named Desire

49. Rear Window

50. Intolerance (1916)

51. Lord Of The Rings

52. West Side Story

53. Taxi Driver

54. The Deer Hunter

55. M*A*S*H

56. North By Northwest

57. Jaws

58. Rocky

59. The Gold Rush (1925)

60. Nashville (1975)

61. Duck Soup

62. Sullivan's Travels

63. American Graffiti

64. Cabaret

65. Network

66. African Queen

67. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

68. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe

69. Unforgiven

70. Tootsie

71. A Clockwork Orange

72. Saving Private Ryan

73. Shawshank Redemption

74. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

75. Silence Of The Lambs

76. In The Heat Of The Night

77. Forrest Gump

78. All The President's Men

79. Modern Times

80. The Wild Bunch

81. The Apartment

82. Spartacus

83. Sunrise (1927)

84. Titanic

85. Easy Rider

86. A Night At The Opera

87. Platoon

88. 12 Angry Men

89. Bringing Up Baby

90. The Sixth Sense

91. Swing Time

92. Sophie's Choice

93. Goodfellas

94. The French Connection

95. Pulp Fiction

96. The Last Picture Show

97. Do The Right Thing

98. Blade Runner

99.Yankee Doodle Dandy

100. Toy Story

101. Ben Hur



Irish Mike







 
Date: 31 Dec 2008 01:17:47
From: Old Wolf
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 25, 12:05=A0am, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 1. =A0 Citizen Kane

This movie is shallow crap. "Critics" wank all over it
just for social one-upmanship with each other. A good
sign that someone can actually watch a movie and
evaluate it for themself -- as opposed to parroting
someone else's opinion -- is that they don't fall over
themself praising Citizen Kane.



  
Date: 03 Jan 2009 02:00:55
From: Travel
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
Das Boot was a great one and qualifies as a foreign language movie. But
does it beat-out Platoon, Patton, The Bridge On The River Kwai,
Apocalypse Now, The Great Escape, and Gallipoli etc., on a 100 greatest
movie list of all movies; and not just, specifically, the 100 greatest
war movies?

How may war movies could objectively make a 100 greatest movie list in
the first place?

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Date: 30 Dec 2008 06:52:55
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
You know a good 'foreign' film? I was watching Starz a few weeks back
(flipping through the stations) and got a glimpse of a tall blond beauty
speaking French so naturally I stopped the channel surfing for a few
seconds to check it out. I didn't end up changing the channel.

It was called Angel A

A play on Angela and angel. She was an angel in the movie or was she?
Check it out.

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 20:36:17
From: Martin D
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

If I had to imagine a list of Greatest Films assembled by a group of
white American males under the age of 40, this list would be it.


 
Date: 29 Dec 2008 08:30:53
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
> 1. Citizen Kane

Never saw it.

> 2. Godfather

Never saw it.

> 3. Casablanca

Never saw it.

> 4. Raging Bull

Never saw it.

> 6. Singin' In The Rain

Never saw it.

> 7. Gone With The Wind

Never saw it.

> 8. Lawrence Of Arabia

Never saw it.

> 9. Schindler's List

What a depressing fucking movie. Worse than ANY zombie/scary movie I have
EVER seen.

> 10. Vertigo

Never saw it.

> 11. Wizard Of Oz

Top 10 movie IMO.

> 12. City Lights (1931)

Never saw it.

> 13. Searchers

Never saw it.

> 14. Starwars

I love Star Wars. Top 10 movie though? It gives me the warm and fuzzies
inside because it reminds me of childhood, but top 10 movie ever?

> 15. Psycho

Guy dresses like mom and is skitzo <yawn > big deal.

> 16. A Space Odyssey

Never saw it.

> 17. Sunset Blvd.

Never saw it.

> 18. The Graduate

Never saw it.

> 19. The General (1927)

Never saw it.

> 20. On The Waterfront

Never saw it.

> 21. It's A Wonderful Life

Complete opposite of Schindlers list.

> 22. Chinatown

Never saw it.

> 23. Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe is sweet.

> 24. The Grapes Of Wrath

Never saw it.

> 25. E.T. The Extraterrestrial

Before there was a 'formula' to releasing a movie to theaters and then
going to tape/dvd I went and saw this movie at the theater everytime they
re released it with my mother. Very good movie.

> 26. To Kill A Mockingbird

Never saw it.

> 27. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Never saw it.

> 28. High Noon

Never saw it.

> 29. All About Eve

Never saw it.

> 30. Double Indemnity

Never saw it.

> 31. Apocalypse Now

Good movie in the morning.

> 51. Lord Of The Rings

Underrated. Good story, good acting, good everything.

> 54. The Deer Hunter

Good movie, but the hype over it confuses me.

> 57. Jaws

The boat scene when Quint describes his Navy years is chilling.

> 58. Rocky

Underdog.

> 67. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Good movie.

> 72. Saving Private Ryan

Opening scene anyone? The whole movie was very well done.

> 73. Shawshank Redemption

What a classic. I had NO IDEA about the ending, but I loved it.

> 75. Silence Of The Lambs

Good acting.

> 77. Forrest Gump

Good movie.

> 84. Titanic

I liked it. I don't care if I already knew the ending or it was a chick
flick.

> 88. 12 Angry Men

WHAT a movie THIS was. Talk about a good old school movie. How can you
not be captivated by this movie?

> 93. Goodfellas

Gotta love it. I hate that he got mixed up in coke though.

> 95. Pulp Fiction

meh. Good movie, but top 100?

There are SOOOO many that got missed, but I will through an old school,
not as popular or obvious choice and say The Great Escape (Steve McQueen)

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 16:21:28
From: funky cold medina
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29, 11:56=A0am, Peg Smith <pegsmith...@aol.com > wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:36:32 -0800, "Raider Fan"

>
> Read the book, it's wonderful. I hate the movie (although I'll still
> watch bits and pieces of it now and then in reruns just because Clark
> Gable is so nice to look at). I don't like the movie because so much
> had to be left out of the book that I thought was important (such as
> her other children, the details of the war and the deprivations it
> caused the South, details about the other characters, etc), and
> because much of Scarlett's niceness was ignored in order to exaggerate
> her rottenness. Yeah, she was hard and insensitive, but there was much
> about her that I liked that wasn't shown in the movie.
>
> Peg

My girlfriend is a fanatic for the book. FANATIC. I never read it,
and was so-so on the film...

But I like the author's personal story. A lot. Margaret Mitchell
wrote the book in secret when she was 36 and layed up in a tiny
apartment with a broken ankle. She was bored and kept the work hidden
from her friends. Many of the characters are loosely based on people
she knew -- her first husband's name was Red and he was a bootlegger,
his last words spoken to her...? "I don't give a damn."

:)


   
Date: 30 Dec 2008 06:59:52
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
> :)

Nadia's cousin came over last night. She is in town from New York for the
holidays. We talked about a bunch of different things and somehow movies
came up. They got all gaga over the thornbirds. I remember how it came
up. Anyone seen those commercials of those stupid blanket/coat couch
throw that lets your hands be free to use the remote and shit? She
laughed and said the guy with the maroon one on looked like the guy from
the Thornbirds.

Anyway they started talking about it and it sounds like a chick flick, but
I figured what the hell so i went on Amazon and ordered it (along with a
few new books).

Anyone seen it? Is it some kind of classic like they were making it sound?

I did find out the leading man is the same guy from the Allan Quartermain
movies which is pretty cool. Quartermain would kick the hell out of
Indiana Jones.

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 11:36:32
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29 2008 10:30 AM, John_Brian_K wrote:

> > 1. Citizen Kane
>
> Never saw it.

See it.

>
> > 2. Godfather
>
> Never saw it.
>

OMG! See it tonight! Get Godfather 2 while you're at it.

> > 3. Casablanca
>
> Never saw it.
>

See it.

> > 4. Raging Bull
>
> Never saw it.
>

See it soon.

> > 6. Singin' In The Rain
>
> Never saw it.
>

See it with the fiance.

> > 7. Gone With The Wind
>
> Never saw it.
>

OMG! See it tomorrow night with the fiance.

>
> > 18. The Graduate
>
> Never saw it.
>

See it.

> > 22. Chinatown
>
> Never saw it.
>

See it.

>
> > 26. To Kill A Mockingbird
>
> Never saw it.
>

See it.


JBK, if anybody ever needed a membership to Blockbuster or Netflix, it's
you. I don't have the energy to go through the whole list, but based on
your history here, I know without a doubt that you would enjoy all the
movies I recommend here.

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 12:23:43
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
> JBK, if anybody ever needed a membership to Blockbuster or Netflix, it's
> you. I don't have the energy to go through the whole list, but based on
> your history here, I know without a doubt that you would enjoy all the
> movies I recommend here.

Yeah I was actually surprised when I looked at the list and kept thinking
'I never saw that'.

The funny thing is I consider myself a movie buff. I have about 100 DVD's
and I grew up in a house where my dad was at the cutting edge of
technology and had 2 VCR's and recorded every movie we ever rented. We
had thousands of movies.

The fiance does not get into movies though. I got her to sit through The
Dark Knight yesterday, but just barely. She kept falling asleep and I had
to wake her up.

We go to the movies once a month or so, but I could go to the movie
theater 2-3 times a week easy.

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 13:56:25
From: Peg Smith
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:36:32 -0800, "Raider Fan"
<raidersgotscrewed1@hotmail.com > wrote:

>> > 7. Gone With The Wind
>>
>> Never saw it.
>>
>
>OMG! See it tomorrow night with the fiance.

Read the book, it's wonderful. I hate the movie (although I'll still
watch bits and pieces of it now and then in reruns just because Clark
Gable is so nice to look at). I don't like the movie because so much
had to be left out of the book that I thought was important (such as
her other children, the details of the war and the deprivations it
caused the South, details about the other characters, etc), and
because much of Scarlett's niceness was ignored in order to exaggerate
her rottenness. Yeah, she was hard and insensitive, but there was much
about her that I liked that wasn't shown in the movie.

It just couldn't be done well in four hours. Of course, the miniseries
hadn't been invented then, but it would have served the story very
well.

Peg


    
Date: 29 Dec 2008 13:12:53
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
> It just couldn't be done well in four hours. Of course, the miniseries
> hadn't been invented then, but it would have served the story very
> well.
>
> Peg

As usual the movie is nowhere near as good as the book. It makes me
wonder why I ALWAYS want a movie adaptation of a good book I have read.

One of the first novels I ever read (recreationally) was Misery-Stephen
King. I actually read it with my mother. I lived at home at the time and
I would have my place marker and she had hers. We would talk about the
book as we were reading it. She was way ahead of me in the book and I
think she was going very slow for her as well.

The book was REALLY good though, and while the movie is better than some
book adaptations it still missed the mark.

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 12:54:44
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29 2008 1:56 PM, Peg Smith wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:36:32 -0800, "Raider Fan"
> <raidersgotscrewed1@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> > 7. Gone With The Wind
> >>
> >> Never saw it.
> >>
> >
> >OMG! See it tomorrow night with the fiance.
>
> Read the book, it's wonderful. I hate the movie (although I'll still
> watch bits and pieces of it now and then in reruns just because Clark
> Gable is so nice to look at). I don't like the movie because so much
> had to be left out of the book that I thought was important (such as
> her other children, the details of the war and the deprivations it
> caused the South, details about the other characters, etc), and
> because much of Scarlett's niceness was ignored in order to exaggerate
> her rottenness. Yeah, she was hard and insensitive, but there was much
> about her that I liked that wasn't shown in the movie.
>
> It just couldn't be done well in four hours. Of course, the miniseries
> hadn't been invented then, but it would have served the story very
> well.
>
> Peg

As usual, I agree with all of this. The book was amazing. I haven't read
it in over 20 years, so I may take that on soon. It's still a great movie
though.

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 05:02:02
From: pausem
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On 24 Dec, 11:05, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
> I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting threa=
d
> regarding movie reviews. =A0I saw a special on TV last year called the "1=
00
> Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by AFI (which I think is the Americ=
an
> Film Institute). =A0Any way, I listed and numbered them. =A0As you will n=
ote, I
> screwed up the count at number 5 so they're off by one number but you get
> the idea. =A0I agree with most of the list and have probably seen about 7=
0 of
> the 100 films. =A0They don't include TV series like Lonesome Dove, Rome o=
r The
> Sopranos, which would always make my collection of favorites, but it's an
> interesting list for film buffs:
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 1. =A0 Citizen Kane
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 2. =A0 Godfather
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 3. =A0 Casablanca
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 4. =A0 Raging Bull
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 6. =A0 Singin' In The Rain
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 7. =A0 Gone With The Wind
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 8. =A0 Lawrence Of Arabia
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 9. =A0 Schindler's List
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 10. Vertigo
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 11. Wizard Of Oz
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 12. City Lights (1931)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 13. Searchers
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 14. Starwars
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 15. Psycho
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 16. A Space Odyssey
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 17. Sunset Blvd.
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 18. The Graduate
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 19. The General (1927)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 20. On The Waterfront
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 21. It's A Wonderful Life
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 22. Chinatown
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 23. Some Like It Hot
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 24. The Grapes Of Wrath
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 25. E.T. The Extraterrestrial
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 26. To Kill A Mockingbird
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 27. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 28. High Noon
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 29. All About Eve
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 30. Double Indemnity
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 31. Apocalypse Now
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 32. The Maltese Falcon
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 33. Godfather Part II
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 34. One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 35. =A0White And The Seven Dwarfs
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 36. =A0Hall
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 37. Bridge On The River Kwai
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 38. Best Years Of Our Lives
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 39. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 40. Strangelove
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 41. Sound Of Music
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 42. =A0Kong (1933)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 43. Bonnie and Clyde
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 44. Midnight Cowboy
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 45. The Philadelphia Story
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 46. Shane
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 47. It Happened One Night
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 48. Street Car Named Desire
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 49. Rear Window
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 50. Intolerance (1916)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 51. Lord Of The Rings
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 52. West Side Story
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 53. Taxi Driver
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 54. The Deer Hunter
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 55. M*A*S*H
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 56. North By Northwest
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 57. Jaws
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 58. Rocky
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 59. The Gold Rush (1925)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 60. Nashville (1975)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 61. Duck Soup
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 62. Sullivan's Travels
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 63. American Graffiti
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 64. Cabaret
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 65. Network
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 66. African Queen
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 67. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 68. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 69. Unforgiven
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 70. Tootsie
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 71. A Clockwork Orange
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 72. Saving Private Ryan
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 73. Shawshank Redemption
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 74. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 75. Silence Of The Lambs
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 76. In The Heat Of The Night
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 77. Forrest Gump
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 78. All The President's Men
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 79. Modern Times
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 80. The Wild Bunch
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 81. The Apartment
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 82. Spartacus
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 83. Sunrise (1927)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 84. Titanic
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 85. Easy Rider
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 86. A Night At The Opera
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 87. Platoon
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 88. 12 Angry Men
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 89. Bringing Up Baby
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 90. The Sixth Sense
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 91. Swing Time
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 92. Sophie's Choice
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 93. Goodfellas
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 94. The French Connection
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 95. Pulp Fiction
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 96. The Last Picture Show
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 97. Do The Right Thing
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 98. Blade Runner
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 99.Yankee Doodle Dandy
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 100. Toy Story
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 101. Ben Hur
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 Irish Mike

Not one foreign language film on the list.

Says a lot about Americans.


  
Date: 30 Dec 2008 18:14:30
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 30, 7:57=A0pm, Gareth Erskine-Jones <g...@uberdog.net > wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:01:46 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER...@net.com>
> wrote:
>

>
> >> Gareth after a famous rugby player,
>


But wasn't he Welsh ?? That may explain the disparaging
comments ... :-)




   
Date: 01 Jan 2009 16:51:08
From: Gareth Erskine-Jones
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 18:14:30 -0800 (PST), number6 <snumber6@aol.com >
wrote:

>On Dec 30, 7:57 pm, Gareth Erskine-Jones <g...@uberdog.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:01:46 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER...@net.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>
>>
>> >> Gareth after a famous rugby player,
>>
>
>
>But wasn't he Welsh ?? That may explain the disparaging
>comments ... :-)

Yes he was, and as my original surname suggests, my family is of Welsh
(three quarters, the other quarter being Irish) ancestry (although I
did once employ a South African who was also named Gareth by his rugby
crazy father).

As for the disparaging comments, well, people can put it down to a
lack of humour if they like, but humour based on people's supposed
nationality or sexuality (e.g. using "gay" as an insult") isn't as
popular as it once was in the UK. Otherwise I'd be having a field day
with "Irish Mike" on the grounds that "Irish" used to be a pretty
common insult meaning stupid or retarded.

GEJ


    
Date: 01 Jan 2009 12:06:46
From: A Man Beaten by Jacks
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 16:51:08 +0000, Gareth Erskine-Jones
<gej@uberdog.net > wrote:

>As for the disparaging comments, well, people can put it down to a
>lack of humour if they like, but humour based on people's supposed
>nationality or sexuality (e.g. using "gay" as an insult") isn't as
>popular as it once was in the UK. Otherwise I'd be having a field day
>with "Irish Mike" on the grounds that "Irish" used to be a pretty
>common insult meaning stupid or retarded.

Well, it still is on this newsgroup, though it only applies to IM
personally.


  
Date: 30 Dec 2008 06:37:23
From: pausem
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On 30 Dec, 02:53, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> Some idiot says the AFI list missing foreign films says something about
> foreign movie makers, I call him an idiot, and you now say there was
> something wrong with that characterization?
>
> idiot..
>
> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:60d25b61-8dfa-4f58-bb49-d62e629c9585@z1g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
> On Dec 29, 2:40 pm, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net> wrote:> >"number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b->c7fd3546c__BEGIN_MASK_n#9g02mG7!__...__END_MASK_i?a63jfAD$__BEGIN_MASK_n#9g02mG7!__...__END_MASK_i?a63jfAD$z__@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > >On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > >> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> > >> Says a lot about Americans.
> > >Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>
> > Idiot
>
> Well maybe I am an IDIOT ... but it was the AFI list for American
> films ...
> Pssst ... do you know what the A in AFI stands for ...
> No not asshole like you are ... no not anal like you are ...
>
> Imagine that ... no foreign language movies on the AFI list of
> American films ...
> Foreign Language movie makers DON'T MAKE AMERICAN MOVIES ...
>
> Imagine that ... and one who contests that calls another an idiot ...
>
> laughable ... pathetic ...

The OP states it was "100 Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by
AFI" not the "100 Greatest American Movies of All Time"
as rated by AFI" nor the "100 Greatest Movies of All Time in English
" as rated by AFI"

Seems to be a few films in the his list which other countries might
claim as well.




   
Date: 30 Dec 2008 07:04:03
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
> Seems to be a few films in the his list which other countries might
> claim as well.

No offense buddy but we only give a fuck about American stuff!
lol
:)

These lists are all the same they generalize. IMO there would be NOWAY to
REALLY come up with the greatest this or that of all time from everywhere.
WAAAY too many variables.

I can give you MY personal list and you could share YOUR personal list,
but to say either is better is an exercise in futility. It is all
subjective and personal.

BRAVEHEART is my favorite

Swingers
The Hunt for Red October
Princess Bride
Crossroads (the old one without Brittney)
etc etc etc

Is my list 'wrong'? Nope it is my opinion.

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Date: 30 Dec 2008 10:23:46
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"John_Brian_K" <a7ecb57@webnntp.invalid > wrote in message
news:3spp26xsjm.ln2@recgroups.com...
>> Seems to be a few films in the his list which other countries might
>> claim as well.
>
> No offense buddy but we only give a fuck about American stuff!
> lol
> :)
>
> These lists are all the same they generalize. IMO there would be NOWAY to
> REALLY come up with the greatest this or that of all time from everywhere.
> WAAAY too many variables.
>
> I can give you MY personal list and you could share YOUR personal list,
> but to say either is better is an exercise in futility. It is all
> subjective and personal.
>
> BRAVEHEART is my favorite

I've watched Braveheart all the way through once. I've watched the first
half four times. Love to see those English bastards get their asses kicked.
BTW, I was at Edinburgh Castle and they have a statue of William Wallace by
the entrance. The tour guide pointed it out and said, "That's a statue of
the man who has done more to help Scotish tourism than any one. That's
right folks, it's Mel Gibson."

Irish Mike





     
Date: 30 Dec 2008 07:46:19
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
> I've watched Braveheart all the way through once.

All the way through multiple times.

> I've watched the first
> half four times.

I bought this on tape many years ago and watched the first tape (it came
in 2 tapes) many more times. I have watched the first 40 minutes or so
well over 300 times.

> BTW, I was at Edinburgh Castle and they have a statue of William Wallace by
> the entrance. The tour guide pointed it out and said, "That's a statue of
> the man who has done more to help Scotish tourism than any one. That's
> right folks, it's Mel Gibson."
>
> Irish Mike

lol

I am sure he was being facetious. To be honest it IS Mel Gibson who would
be responsible for the influx of tourism. Without the success of that
film many would not know the name William Wallace.

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nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
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Date: 30 Dec 2008 21:57:29
From: Steam
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 30 2008 7:46 AM, John_Brian_K wrote:


>
> lol
>
> I am sure he was being facetious. To be honest it IS Mel Gibson who would
> be responsible for the influx of tourism. Without the success of that
> film many would not know the name William Wallace.
>
>
Some of us would, but that film certainly made him famous world wide.

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Date: 30 Dec 2008 11:48:56
From: Travel
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
pausem Usenet Poster
paulsemple@gmail.com Post #61 of 67 (3 views) Copy Shortcut Dec 30,
2008, 9:29 AM
Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time Reply

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On 29 Dec, 18:58, Travel <nine...@webtv.net > wrote:
> pausem Usenet Poster
> paulsem...@gmail.com Post #29 of 36 (1 views) Copy Shortcut Dec 29,

> 2008, 8:02 AM
>
> "Not one foreign language film on the list."
>
.......................................................................

> ...............................
>
> Name one. Name a foreign language film that should be on the list.
>
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.......................................................................
........

I've seen it and it was good. Can't say it rises to the level of an
all-time top 100 list.

My question about naming a foreign language film that should be on the
list was a serious question. Convince people that your assertions are
true.

I've seen plenty of foreign language films, I just can't think of one
that would qualify without doubt. The very best of the foreign language
movies, for the most part, are available for American audiences. If
there were truely a number of foreign language movies that should/could
make the list, it seems that it would be apparent.

British-made movies are technically foreign, in that, they're not
American movies, although they can be funded to some point, distributed
and promoted by American movie companies . In other words, foreign
language movies have to compete with decades of movies from the two
superpowers of movie making.

It seems that the "nominees" for the list, taken from the abundance of
quality movies from British studios combined with American movies would
easily push other foreign country movies off a "Top 100 Movies" list.
Unless you can think of just one -all-time outstanding- foreign
language movie.

The thing is, if one movie is taken off the list because it's not
really one of the top 100 movies, there are other American or British
movies in line to take its place.

The odds just aren't that great for a foreign language movie to make
the list. You have, what, France and Germany, and then a handful of
notable movies from all the other countries, combined, that make
foreign language movies. The "talent pool" is small and at a
disadvantage.

And don't forget the English speaking Australian movies. There have
been quite a few decent Australian movies made over the years.

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Date: 30 Dec 2008 06:29:47
From: pausem
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On 29 Dec, 18:58, Travel <nine...@webtv.net > wrote:
> pausem =A0 Usenet Poster
> paulsem...@gmail.com =A0Post #29 of 36 (1 views) Copy Shortcut =A0Dec 29,
> 2008, 8:02 AM =A0
>
> "Not one foreign language film on the list."
> .......................................................................
> ...............................
>
> Name one. Name a foreign language film that should be on the list.
>
> _________________________________________________________
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> Visitwww.pokermagazine.com

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 20:41:36
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29, 10:28=A0pm, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:eb143fc6-2cfd-41b8-acac-5abc6a63856d@v15g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
> On Dec 29, 9:53 pm, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> > Some idiot says the AFI list missing foreign films says something about
> > foreign movie makers, I call him an idiot, and you now say there was
> > something wrong with that characterization?
>
> > idiot..
>
> "And now you're not only an idiot but a top posting idiot ... Take your
> hand out of your ass and your foot out of your mouth ...
>
> You fucked up ... and don't even have the courtesy to admit it ... You
> are a real piece of work ... Calling me an idiot because I dared to
> mention Foreign Language filmmakers were not included in the AFI
> list ."..
>
> The comment "says something about foreign film makers" had one > and my
> response none, so obviously I responded to THAT idiot.
>
> An explicitly American-only list cannot say anything about foreign film
> makers and certainly not that they are inferior.

When Pausem said that there were no foreign language films on the
list ... He said it says a lot about Americans ... I countered it says
a lot more about Foreign Language film makers ... Because of that you
called me an idiot ...

You failed to understand even with my capitalizing F and L in Foreign
Language ... that it was impossible for a Foreign Language film to be
included in the list ... and hopped on pausem's idiotic anti American
comment ... The idiots are pausem and you for not realizing that
Foreign Language films were not included due to it being an American
list ... and not because of stupid uncultured Americans as was implied
by both of you ...

You can take your Eurocentric Chauvinistic "We're Better Than You" Air
and shove it ...



  
Date: 29 Dec 2008 19:50:47
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29, 9:53=A0pm, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> Some idiot says the AFI list missing foreign films says something about
> foreign movie makers, I call him an idiot, and you now say there was
> something wrong with that characterization?
>
> idiot..
>

And now you're not only an idiot but a top posting idiot ... Take your
hand out of your ass and your foot out of your mouth ...

You fucked up ... and don't even have the courtesy to admit it ... You
are a real piece of work ... Calling me an idiot because I dared to
mention Foreign Language filmmakers were not included in the AFI
list ...
You are not only an idiot ... but an arrogant asshole ... can't see
the writing in front of you ... and spin your answers ... how the hell
did we ever let a limey idiot like you into the US ... ??? I thought
English was required to be understood ... Like the American Film
Institute ... means no Foreign Language films ... kinda simple I would
think ... but not to an arrogant piece of shit ...
Spin away asshole ... insert your foot deeper into your mouth ... you
have ZERO credibility ... none ... just a lying bastard ...



   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 23:19:26
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"number6" <snumber6@aol.com > wrote in message
news:eb143fc6-2cfd-41b8-acac-5abc6a63856d@v15g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
On Dec 29, 9:53 pm, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> Some idiot says the AFI list missing foreign films says something about
> foreign movie makers, I call him an idiot, and you now say there was
> something wrong with that characterization?
>
> idiot..
>

And now you're not only an idiot but a top posting idiot ... Take your
hand out of your ass and your foot out of your mouth ...

You fucked up ... and don't even have the courtesy to admit it ... You
are a real piece of work ... Calling me an idiot because I dared to
mention Foreign Language filmmakers were not included in the AFI
list ...
You are not only an idiot ... but an arrogant asshole ... can't see
the writing in front of you ... and spin your answers ... how the hell
did we ever let a limey idiot like you into the US ... ??? I thought
English was required to be understood ... Like the American Film
Institute ... means no Foreign Language films ... kinda simple I would
think ... but not to an arrogant piece of shit ...
Spin away asshole ... insert your foot deeper into your mouth ... you
have ZERO credibility ... none ... just a lying bastard ...


Now this is what I like about RGP! Post a list of AFI's top 100 movies on
any other newsgroup and you'd get some bland, polite discussion of film
genre, director creativity and the talents of various actors. Interesting
but a little dull. Well not with RGP! No sir! We get profanity, insults
and personal attacks - all the stuff that keeps a conversation lively. Hell
boys, we might even see some mud rasslin' before this thing ends! Yee haw!

Irish Mike




   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 21:28:33
From: eleaticus
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"number6" <snumber6@aol.com > wrote in message
news:eb143fc6-2cfd-41b8-acac-5abc6a63856d@v15g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
On Dec 29, 9:53 pm, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> Some idiot says the AFI list missing foreign films says something about
> foreign movie makers, I call him an idiot, and you now say there was
> something wrong with that characterization?
>
> idiot..
>

"And now you're not only an idiot but a top posting idiot ... Take your
hand out of your ass and your foot out of your mouth ...

You fucked up ... and don't even have the courtesy to admit it ... You
are a real piece of work ... Calling me an idiot because I dared to
mention Foreign Language filmmakers were not included in the AFI
list ."..


The comment "says something about foreign film makers" had one > and my
response none, so obviously I responded to THAT idiot.

An explicitly American-only list cannot say anything about foreign film
makers and certainly not that they are inferior.




  
Date: 29 Dec 2008 12:26:10
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29, 2:40=A0pm, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> >"number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b->c7fd3546c__BEGIN_MASK_n#9g02mG7!__...__END_=
MASK_i?a63jfAD$z__@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>
> >On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> >> Says a lot about Americans.
> >Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>
> Idiot

Well maybe I am an IDIOT ... but it was the AFI list for American
films ...
Pssst ... do you know what the A in AFI stands for ...
No not asshole like you are ... no not anal like you are ...

Imagine that ... no foreign language movies on the AFI list of
American films ...
Foreign Language movie makers DON'T MAKE AMERICAN MOVIES ...

Imagine that ... and one who contests that calls another an idiot ...

laughable ... pathetic ...




   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 20:53:12
From: eleaticus
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
Some idiot says the AFI list missing foreign films says something about
foreign movie makers, I call him an idiot, and you now say there was
something wrong with that characterization?

idiot..

"number6" <snumber6@aol.com > wrote in message
news:60d25b61-8dfa-4f58-bb49-d62e629c9585@z1g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
On Dec 29, 2:40 pm, "eleaticus" <eleati...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> >"number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
>
news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b- >c7fd3546c__BEGIN_MASK_n#9g02mG7!__...__END_MASK_i?a63jfAD$z__@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>
> >On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> >> Says a lot about Americans.
> >Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>
> Idiot

Well maybe I am an IDIOT ... but it was the AFI list for American
films ...
Pssst ... do you know what the A in AFI stands for ...
No not asshole like you are ... no not anal like you are ...

Imagine that ... no foreign language movies on the AFI list of
American films ...
Foreign Language movie makers DON'T MAKE AMERICAN MOVIES ...

Imagine that ... and one who contests that calls another an idiot ...

laughable ... pathetic ...





  
Date: 29 Dec 2008 11:48:35
From: funky cold medina
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29, 5:02=A0am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On 24 Dec, 11:05, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net> wrote:
>
> > I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thr=
ead
> > regarding movie reviews.
>
> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> Says a lot about Americans.

Appreciate somebody taking time to put that list here.

But, FYI - though the thread says 'Greatest Movies,' the AFI posts a
list of the 'Greatest American Movies' -- every year. It's not
snobbery, the AFI specifically targets American Cinema.

I don't keep a list of my favorite films, it changes too damn often.
But off the top of my head and looking at what I've got at home -
these rank among the best in my book:

- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
- Oldboy (Korean)
- Goodfellas
- On the Waterfront
- Shawshank Redemption
- The Great Escape
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
- Die Hard
- Donnie Darko
- The Big Lebowski
- The Magnificent Seven
- Trainspotting
- The Third Man (way better than citizen Kane)
- Dazed and Confused
- No country for Old Men
- LA Confidential


   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 19:09:45
From: Bill Hartwick
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
That's a good list too, but I'm kinda dismayed that The Usual Suspects
hasn't been mentioned at all.

funky cold medina wrote:
> On Dec 29, 5:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>On 24 Dec, 11:05, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thread
>>>regarding movie reviews.
>>
>>Not one foreign language film on the list.
>>
>>Says a lot about Americans.
>
>
> Appreciate somebody taking time to put that list here.
>
> But, FYI - though the thread says 'Greatest Movies,' the AFI posts a
> list of the 'Greatest American Movies' -- every year. It's not
> snobbery, the AFI specifically targets American Cinema.
>
> I don't keep a list of my favorite films, it changes too damn often.
> But off the top of my head and looking at what I've got at home -
> these rank among the best in my book:
>
> - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
> - Oldboy (Korean)
> - Goodfellas
> - On the Waterfront
> - Shawshank Redemption
> - The Great Escape
> - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
> - Die Hard
> - Donnie Darko
> - The Big Lebowski
> - The Magnificent Seven
> - Trainspotting
> - The Third Man (way better than citizen Kane)
> - Dazed and Confused
> - No country for Old Men
> - LA Confidential



   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 12:07:24
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29 2008 1:48 PM, funky cold medina wrote:

>
> I don't keep a list of my favorite films, it changes too damn often.
> But off the top of my head and looking at what I've got at home -
> these rank among the best in my book:
>
> - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
> - Oldboy (Korean)
> - Goodfellas
> - On the Waterfront
> - Shawshank Redemption
> - The Great Escape
> - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
> - Die Hard
> - Donnie Darko
> - The Big Lebowski
> - The Magnificent Seven
> - Trainspotting
> - The Third Man (way better than citizen Kane)
> - Dazed and Confused
> - No country for Old Men
> - LA Confidential

Not bad, but you left the drive-in classic:

Bid Bad Mama.

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 12:58:58
From: Travel
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
pausem Usenet Poster
paulsemple@gmail.com Post #29 of 36 (1 views) Copy Shortcut Dec 29,
2008, 8:02 AM


"Not one foreign language film on the list."
.......................................................................
...............................

Name one. Name a foreign language film that should be on the list.

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Date: 29 Dec 2008 08:43:59
From: Tim Norfolk
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29, 9:21=EF=BF=BDam, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> > Says a lot about Americans.
>
> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>
> Right you are bucko! =EF=BF=BDIf them foreign bastards want to sell their=
movies to
> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! =EF=BF=BDSubtitles are for pu=
ssies.
>
> Irish Mike

Hey - I was born British, and am now American. After 30 years here,
still don't speak the language.


   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 13:41:59
From: eleaticus
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"Tim Norfolk" <timsn274@aol.com > wrote in message
news:6c636273-0fde-4a60-9fbf-8e180bcf1cbf@q26g2000prq.googlegroups.com...
On Dec 29, 9:21?am, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> > Says a lot about Americans.
>
> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>
> Right you are bucko! ?If them foreign bastards want to sell their movies
to
> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! ?Subtitles are for pussies.
>
> Irish Mike

Hey - I was born British, and am now American. After 30 years here,
still don't speak the language.


"In America, they haven't spoken it for years." (English)




  
Date: 29 Dec 2008 07:05:43
From: pausem
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On 29 Dec, 14:21, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> > Says a lot about Americans.
>
> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>
> Right you are bucko! =A0If them foreign bastards want to sell their movie=
s to
> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! =A0Subtitles are for pussies.
>
> Irish Mike

Not my fault if you can't read subtitles.

I'll stick to ordering from the full menu, you keep away from those
nasty foreign dishes.


   
Date: 01 Jan 2009 10:19:07
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Jan 1, 11:51=A0am, Gareth Erskine-Jones <g...@uberdog.net > wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 18:14:30 -0800 (PST), number6 <snumb...@aol.com>
> wrote:
>
> >On Dec 30, 7:57=A0pm, Gareth Erskine-Jones <g...@uberdog.net> wrote:
> >> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:01:46 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER...@net.com>
> >> wrote:
>
> >> >> Gareth after a famous rugby player,
>
> >But wasn't he Welsh ?? That may explain the disparaging
> >comments ... :-)
>
> Yes he was, and as my original surname suggests, my family is of Welsh
> (three quarters, the other quarter being Irish) =A0ancestry (although I
> did once employ a South African who was also named Gareth by his rugby
> crazy father).
>
> As for the disparaging comments, well, people can put it down to a
> lack of humour if they like, but humour based on people's supposed
> nationality or sexuality (e.g. using "gay" as an insult") isn't as
> popular as it once was in the UK. Otherwise I'd be having a field day
> with "Irish Mike" on the grounds that "Irish" used to be a pretty
> common insult meaning stupid or retarded.
>

I'm not from the UK ... but have many friends who are ... and amongst
them when a really bad screw up occurred ... one would say to the
other something like ... and he's not even Welsh ...

Seemed like the Welsh were treated like the poor sisters in the UK ...
and least among some snobby Brits ...

I only know of Portmerion as one may have guessed ... and some
interest in Rugby from 30 or so years ago ... meeting and becoming
friends with a Scottish immigrant who had several caps for Scotland's
Rugby team ... Although I met him painfully trying to play soccer ...




    
Date: 01 Jan 2009 19:16:54
From: Gareth Erskine-Jones
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Thu, 1 Jan 2009 10:19:07 -0800 (PST), number6 <snumber6@aol.com >
wrote:

>On Jan 1, 11:51 am, Gareth Erskine-Jones <g...@uberdog.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 18:14:30 -0800 (PST), number6 <snumb...@aol.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >On Dec 30, 7:57 pm, Gareth Erskine-Jones <g...@uberdog.net> wrote:
>> >> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:01:46 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER...@net.com>
>> >> wrote:
>>
>> >> >> Gareth after a famous rugby player,
>>
>> >But wasn't he Welsh ?? That may explain the disparaging
>> >comments ... :-)
>>
>> Yes he was, and as my original surname suggests, my family is of Welsh
>> (three quarters, the other quarter being Irish)  ancestry (although I
>> did once employ a South African who was also named Gareth by his rugby
>> crazy father).
>>
>> As for the disparaging comments, well, people can put it down to a
>> lack of humour if they like, but humour based on people's supposed
>> nationality or sexuality (e.g. using "gay" as an insult") isn't as
>> popular as it once was in the UK. Otherwise I'd be having a field day
>> with "Irish Mike" on the grounds that "Irish" used to be a pretty
>> common insult meaning stupid or retarded.
>>
>
>I'm not from the UK ... but have many friends who are ... and amongst
>them when a really bad screw up occurred ... one would say to the
>other something like ... and he's not even Welsh ...

That's pretty rare, although as you say, Wales doesn't have a great
profile (although that's changing, at least in the cities in the
south).

Mostly the Brits are more parochial in their regional insults. I'm
from Lancashire originally - and the rivalry between Lancashire and
Yorkshire is legendary. But still, I guess it's political correctness,
but the use of nationality / ethnicity as the basis of insults has
simply gone out of fashion - you only tend to hear it from the older
people (by which I mean the over 50s).

The use of "gay" as an insult is more complex - certainly most younger
people don't have the hangups about homosexuality that, for example,
my parents' generation would have, and so don't call people "queers"
as an insult. There is a tendency to use the word "gay" as an insult -
but in those cases it isn't really being used in a sexual sense - it's
being used in a much older sense, meaning something like "twee".

GEJ


     
Date: 01 Jan 2009 12:27:34
From: Travel A
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time


Das Boot was a great one and qualifies as a foreign language movie. But
does it beat-out Platoon, Patton, The Bridge On The River Kwai,
Apocalypse Now, The Great Escape, and Gallipoli etc., on a 100 greatest
movie list of all movies; and not just, specifically, the 100 greatest
war movies?

How may war movies could objectively make a 100 greatest movie list in
the first place?



   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 11:14:00
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"pausem" <paulsemple@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:9d948e8d-3a41-4073-80cf-ab391398481b@e1g2000pra.googlegroups.com...
On 29 Dec, 14:21, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> > Says a lot about Americans.
>
> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>
> Right you are bucko! If them foreign bastards want to sell their movies to
> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! Subtitles are for pussies.
>
> Irish Mike

Not my fault if you can't read subtitles.

I'll stick to ordering from the full menu, you keep away from those
nasty foreign dishes.

See if you can order a sense of humor while you're at it.

Irish Mike




   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 10:52:22
From: NG-USER-777
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
pausem wrote:
> On 29 Dec, 14:21, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net> wrote:
>> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>>
>> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>>> Says a lot about Americans.
>> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>>
>> Right you are bucko! If them foreign bastards want to sell their movies to
>> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! Subtitles are for pussies.
>>
>> Irish Mike
>
> Not my fault if you can't read subtitles.
>
> I'll stick to ordering from the full menu, you keep away from those
> nasty foreign dishes.

Who the fuck wants to read when watching a movie!


    
Date: 30 Dec 2008 02:00:27
From: Gareth Erskine-Jones
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:52:22 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER777@net.com >
wrote:

>pausem wrote:
>> On 29 Dec, 14:21, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net> wrote:
>>> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>>>
>>> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>>> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>>>> Says a lot about Americans.
>>> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>>>
>>> Right you are bucko! If them foreign bastards want to sell their movies to
>>> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! Subtitles are for pussies.
>>>
>>> Irish Mike
>>
>> Not my fault if you can't read subtitles.
>>
>> I'll stick to ordering from the full menu, you keep away from those
>> nasty foreign dishes.
>
>Who the fuck wants to read when watching a movie!

Anyone who wants to watch a terrific Almodovar movie without having to
cope with appalling dubbing.

GEJ


     
Date: 30 Dec 2008 21:07:53
From: Kenneth Sloan
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
Gareth Erskine-Jones wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:52:22 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER777@net.com>
> wrote:
>
>> pausem wrote:
>>> On 29 Dec, 14:21, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net> wrote:
>>>> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>>>>
>>>> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>>>> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>>>>> Says a lot about Americans.
>>>> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>>>>
>>>> Right you are bucko! If them foreign bastards want to sell their movies to
>>>> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! Subtitles are for pussies.
>>>>
>>>> Irish Mike
>>> Not my fault if you can't read subtitles.
>>>
>>> I'll stick to ordering from the full menu, you keep away from those
>>> nasty foreign dishes.
>> Who the fuck wants to read when watching a movie!
>
> Anyone who wants to watch a terrific Almodovar movie without having to
> cope with appalling dubbing.
>
> GEJ

there *is* a third alternative...

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Date: 01 Jan 2009 16:54:02
From: Gareth Erskine-Jones
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:07:53 -0600, Kenneth Sloan
<KennethRSloan@gmail.com > wrote:

>Gareth Erskine-Jones wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:52:22 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER777@net.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> pausem wrote:
>>>> On 29 Dec, 14:21, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net> wrote:
>>>>> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>>>>>
>>>>> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>>>>> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>>>>>> Says a lot about Americans.
>>>>> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>>>>>
>>>>> Right you are bucko! If them foreign bastards want to sell their movies to
>>>>> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! Subtitles are for pussies.
>>>>>
>>>>> Irish Mike
>>>> Not my fault if you can't read subtitles.
>>>>
>>>> I'll stick to ordering from the full menu, you keep away from those
>>>> nasty foreign dishes.
>>> Who the fuck wants to read when watching a movie!
>>
>> Anyone who wants to watch a terrific Almodovar movie without having to
>> cope with appalling dubbing.
>>
>> GEJ
>
>there *is* a third alternative...

Yes, but I don't speak Spanish, and in the last few days I've watched
Japanese films, a couple of French ones, and one in Mongolian. It
would take a hell of a lot of language study for the third option to
be viable for me....


GEJ


     
Date: 29 Dec 2008 21:53:17
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"Gareth Erskine-Jones" <gej@uberdog.net > wrote in message
news:t10jl4hqc4tcp87pdpaaesls05eq5rg2k6@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:52:22 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER777@net.com>
> wrote:
>
>>pausem wrote:
>>> On 29 Dec, 14:21, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net> wrote:
>>>> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
>>>>
>>>> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>>>> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>>>>> Says a lot about Americans.
>>>> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
>>>>
>>>> Right you are bucko! If them foreign bastards want to sell their
>>>> movies to
>>>> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! Subtitles are for pussies.
>>>>
>>>> Irish Mike
>>>
>>> Not my fault if you can't read subtitles.
>>>
>>> I'll stick to ordering from the full menu, you keep away from those
>>> nasty foreign dishes.
>>
>>Who the fuck wants to read when watching a movie!
>
> Anyone who wants to watch a terrific Almodovar movie without having to
> cope with appalling dubbing.
>
> GEJ

First, you have a stupid, wimpy sounding name. Second, who the fuck did
this Ala-mode guy play for and why ain't I seen him on ESPN? Third, I think
you wear perfume and drive a Volvo with a rainbow flag bumper sticker.

Irish Mike

P.S. subtitles are still for pussies.




      
Date: 30 Dec 2008 13:47:39
From: garycarson
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29 2008 9:53 PM, Irish Mike wrote:

> "Gareth Erskine-Jones" <gej@uberdog.net> wrote in message
> news:t10jl4hqc4tcp87pdpaaesls05eq5rg2k6@4ax.com...
> > On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:52:22 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER777@net.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>pausem wrote:
> >>> On 29 Dec, 14:21, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net> wrote:
> >>>> "number6" <snumb...@aol.com> wrote in message
> >>>>
> >>>> news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
> >>>> On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Not one foreign language film on the list.
> >>>>> Says a lot about Americans.
> >>>> Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...
> >>>>
> >>>> Right you are bucko! If them foreign bastards want to sell their
> >>>> movies to
> >>>> Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! Subtitles are for pussies.
> >>>>
> >>>> Irish Mike
> >>>
> >>> Not my fault if you can't read subtitles.
> >>>
> >>> I'll stick to ordering from the full menu, you keep away from those
> >>> nasty foreign dishes.
> >>
> >>Who the fuck wants to read when watching a movie!
> >
> > Anyone who wants to watch a terrific Almodovar movie without having to
> > cope with appalling dubbing.
> >
> > GEJ
>
> First, you have a stupid, wimpy sounding name. Second, who the fuck did
> this Ala-mode guy play for and why ain't I seen him on ESPN? Third, I think
> you wear perfume and drive a Volvo with a rainbow flag bumper sticker.
>
> Irish Mike
>
> P.S. subtitles are still for pussies.

Maybe.

But Das Boot is a foreign language film that was dubbed into English and
is also the best war movie ever made.

No war vet (other than wanna be posers) would leave Das Boot off of a top
100 movies list.

I've always susptected that Irish Mick was just a poser.

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Date: 31 Dec 2008 06:56:19
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
> But Das Boot is a foreign language film that was dubbed into English and
> is also the best war movie ever made.

Negative.

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Date: 30 Dec 2008 12:27:58
From: Gareth Erskine-Jones
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:53:17 -0500, "Irish Mike"
<mjostar@ameritech.net > wrote:

>> Anyone who wants to watch a terrific Almodovar movie without having to
>> cope with appalling dubbing.
>>
>> GEJ
>
>First, you have a stupid, wimpy sounding name.

Yup. I wish I was called "Irish Mike", because people would really
think I was incredibly cool, and I wouldn't have to spend my life
fretting because some idiot on usenet doesn't like my name. How I'll
live with that I don't know.

My name, btw, was Gareth Jones. Gareth after a famous rugby player,
Jones, because it was my family name, I tend to work in fairly large
companies though, and "Gareth Jones" is a pretty common name. I got
fed up of getting calls that were for other people, so I adopted my
wife's maiden name also my wife's family has a practice of passing the
Erskine name down because all of the male Erskines in the family were
killed in WWII. I don't think that's particularly wimpy.

>Second, who the fuck did
>this Ala-mode guy play for and why ain't I seen him on ESPN?

You haven't seen him on ESPN because he's a great film director, not a
muscle bound idiot who moves balls around for a living. I haven't seen
him on ESPN because I don't watch it.

>Third, I think
>you wear perfume and drive a Volvo with a rainbow flag bumper sticker.

Do you really? Well that is facinating. You sound like the kind of guy
it would be really interesting to hang out with.

>P.S. subtitles are still for pussies.

I suppose if you think anyone who wants to watch a film that isn't
entirely in your own language (or languages you understand - and I'm
going to hazzard a guess here.... that's just one, and a simplified
version of it at best) is a pussy then I suppose I am. Personally, I
have seen films where the dialogue wasn't in english, and I've enjoyed
them. I find them hard to understand if I can't figure out what
they're saying, so the subtitles help. Dubbed films suck, but you
can't read and watch a movie at the same time, I guess you would have
a problem with subtitles, and if that makes you feel illiterate or
inferior, then insulting those who can do it might make you feel a bit
better - that's often the case with people who have inferiority
complexes.

Have you seen Kill Bill? Did you enjoy the bits where the dialogue was
in Japanese? How did you cope with that? Did you put masking tape on
the screen to hide the subtitles, and then just wait for the witty
conversation to end and the sword fights to start again?

GEJ


       
Date: 30 Dec 2008 13:27:54
From: Mark B [Diputsur]
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"Gareth Erskine-Jones" <gej@uberdog.net > wrote in message
news:k14kl4pdvokoq17p1prs1kq5hss07gaauq@4ax.com...

> ... I tend to work in fairly large companies though, and "Gareth Jones"
> is a pretty common name. I got fed up of getting calls that were for
> other people, so I adopted my wife's maiden name

BULLSHIT!!!

> also my wife's family has a practice of passing the Erskine name
> down because all of the male Erskines in the family were
> killed in WWII. I don't think that's particularly wimpy.

It sure as hell is! LOL You didn't have a choice!
We all know who wears the pants in that family!!!
HER DADDY! LOL




       
Date: 30 Dec 2008 08:54:44
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"Gareth Erskine-Jones" <gej@uberdog.net > wrote in message
news:k14kl4pdvokoq17p1prs1kq5hss07gaauq@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:53:17 -0500, "Irish Mike"
> <mjostar@ameritech.net> wrote:
>
>>> Anyone who wants to watch a terrific Almodovar movie without having to
>>> cope with appalling dubbing.
>>>
>>> GEJ
>>
>>First, you have a stupid, wimpy sounding name.
>
> Yup. I wish I was called "Irish Mike", because people would really
> think I was incredibly cool, and I wouldn't have to spend my life
> fretting because some idiot on usenet doesn't like my name. How I'll
> live with that I don't know.
>
> My name, btw, was Gareth Jones. Gareth after a famous rugby player,
> Jones, because it was my family name, I tend to work in fairly large
> companies though, and "Gareth Jones" is a pretty common name. I got
> fed up of getting calls that were for other people, so I adopted my
> wife's maiden name also my wife's family has a practice of passing the
> Erskine name down because all of the male Erskines in the family were
> killed in WWII. I don't think that's particularly wimpy.
>
>>Second, who the fuck did
>>this Ala-mode guy play for and why ain't I seen him on ESPN?
>
> You haven't seen him on ESPN because he's a great film director, not a
> muscle bound idiot who moves balls around for a living. I haven't seen
> him on ESPN because I don't watch it.
>
>>Third, I think
>>you wear perfume and drive a Volvo with a rainbow flag bumper sticker.
>
> Do you really? Well that is facinating. You sound like the kind of guy
> it would be really interesting to hang out with.
>
>>P.S. subtitles are still for pussies.
>
> I suppose if you think anyone who wants to watch a film that isn't
> entirely in your own language (or languages you understand - and I'm
> going to hazzard a guess here.... that's just one, and a simplified
> version of it at best) is a pussy then I suppose I am. Personally, I
> have seen films where the dialogue wasn't in english, and I've enjoyed
> them. I find them hard to understand if I can't figure out what
> they're saying, so the subtitles help. Dubbed films suck, but you
> can't read and watch a movie at the same time, I guess you would have
> a problem with subtitles, and if that makes you feel illiterate or
> inferior, then insulting those who can do it might make you feel a bit
> better - that's often the case with people who have inferiority
> complexes.
>
> Have you seen Kill Bill? Did you enjoy the bits where the dialogue was
> in Japanese? How did you cope with that? Did you put masking tape on
> the screen to hide the subtitles, and then just wait for the witty
> conversation to end and the sword fights to start again?
>
> GEJ

In certain parts of the U.S., when mocking an especially uptight,
self-centered, over-blown pompous twit with absolutely no sense of humor,
they say "That boy's definitely got a cob up his ass". Well bucko, you are,
without question, the cob-up-his-ass poster boy. Not to mention being a
premier drama queen. Now run along and see if you can find a Pee Wee Herman
movie with subtitles. :)

Irish Mike




       
Date: 30 Dec 2008 08:01:46
From: NG-USER-777
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
Gareth Erskine-Jones wrote:

> My name, btw, was Gareth Jones.

Gay

> Gareth after a famous rugby player,

Gayer

> I adopted my wife's maiden name

Gayest


        
Date: 31 Dec 2008 00:57:17
From: Gareth Erskine-Jones
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:01:46 -0500, NG-USER-777 <NGUSER777@net.com >
wrote:

>Gareth Erskine-Jones wrote:
>
>> My name, btw, was Gareth Jones.
>
>Gay
>
>> Gareth after a famous rugby player,
>
>Gayer
>
>> I adopted my wife's maiden name
>
>Gayest

Got to say - the standard of debate here is superb. I presume it'll
improve once the school holidays are over.


GEJ


         
Date: 31 Dec 2008 05:16:51
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 30 2008 6:57 PM, Gareth Erskine-Jones wrote:

>
> Got to say - the standard of debate here is superb. I presume it'll
> improve once the school holidays are over.
>

I wouldn't count on that.

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Date: 30 Dec 2008 13:33:22
From: Mark B [Diputsur]
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"NG-USER-777" <NGUSER777@net.com > wrote in message
news:0Zo6l.115$%54.104@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com...
> Gareth Erskine-Jones wrote:
>
>> My name, btw, was Gareth Jones.
>
> Gay
>
>> Gareth after a famous rugby player,
>
> Gayer
>
>> I adopted my wife's maiden name
>
> Gayest

+1




  
Date: 29 Dec 2008 05:56:19
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 29, 8:02=A0am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com > wrote:

>
> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> Says a lot about Americans.

Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...



   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 13:40:41
From: eleaticus
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

>"number6" <snumber6@aol.com> wrote in message
news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b- >c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
>On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
>> Says a lot about Americans.

>Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...

Idiot




   
Date: 29 Dec 2008 09:21:07
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"number6" <snumber6@aol.com > wrote in message
news:013436f2-d849-41a6-9f4b-c7fd3546c0f5@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
On Dec 29, 8:02 am, pausem <paulsem...@gmail.com > wrote:

>
> Not one foreign language film on the list.
>
> Says a lot about Americans.

Says more about Foreign Language movie makers ...


Right you are bucko! If them foreign bastards want to sell their movies to
Americans, let 'em learn to speak American! Subtitles are for pussies.

Irish Mike






 
Date: 24 Dec 2008 13:10:38
From:
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
The reason "It's a wonderful Life" is a classic' is because it lost
it's copyright cause it initially failed so badly it wasn't worth
renewing. So any TV station that had a copy could air it for free.
because of this we saw it so many times it has became a classic.

the order of a top list isn't important as we all have personal
tastes. the fact we agree or not if a film makes the list is what's
important.

looking at the list I see mostly films that reflect how something was
presented (done) for the first time, is just a really good story, or
is a comment on something.

Any story that has a end plot twist like "The Day The Earth Stood
still" 1951, Sixth Sense and Matrix which beside having a good story
says something about mankind or human nature are way under rated.

I'd rather rewatch some Low budget films like City of Angels, You Got
Mail, or "History of the World part 1" then a 3rd of the classic top
100. I never understood why a film like Waterworld failed so badly.

Eating well is life's revenge.
AJ


  
Date: 24 Dec 2008 16:20:33
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

<AJ@Texas.net > wrote in message
news:vi05l4hqvgaj46fnlt2gtcd2r47ghj6evi@4ax.com...
> The reason "It's a wonderful Life" is a classic' is because it lost
> it's copyright cause it initially failed so badly it wasn't worth
> renewing. So any TV station that had a copy could air it for free.
> because of this we saw it so many times it has became a classic.
>
> the order of a top list isn't important as we all have personal
> tastes. the fact we agree or not if a film makes the list is what's
> important.
>
> looking at the list I see mostly films that reflect how something was
> presented (done) for the first time, is just a really good story, or
> is a comment on something.
>
> Any story that has a end plot twist like "The Day The Earth Stood
> still" 1951, Sixth Sense and Matrix which beside having a good story
> says something about mankind or human nature are way under rated.
>
> I'd rather rewatch some Low budget films like City of Angels, You Got
> Mail, or "History of the World part 1" then a 3rd of the classic top
> 100. I never understood why a film like Waterworld failed so badly.
>
> Eating well is life's revenge.
> AJ

Have to agree with you on a couple of points bucko. I liked "You've got
Mail" and have watched it twice. Hey, I'm a sensitive guy and I'll put a
boot up the ass of any bastard that says I ain't! I also liked "Waterworld"
although what's-his-name (the villain) was a little over the top. I know
his name and will think of it as soon as I hit the send key.

Irish Mike




   
Date: 25 Dec 2008 07:39:07
From: Travel
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
I thought Waterworld was underrated, also. It was worth watching just
for that super cool catamaran, alone.

Dennis Hopper and his lame Wave Runners did bring the movie down,
though. It should have been all catamarans and catamaran chases;
showing impressive sailing skills, that sort of thing.
.......
It seems pretty much impossible to make a top 100 movie list,
considering it has to be based mostly on opinion. Take the movie that's
been recently discussed in another thread: "Seven Pounds". On
RottenTomatoes.com the critics gave it 28% and the regular viewers gave
it a 79%.

How about "A man For All Seasons" or "The Hustler"? There are a ton of
movies that could easily replace movies on the list, above. It depends
on who's making the list.

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Date: 24 Dec 2008 09:49:07
From: jimmypic
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
How did The Big Lebowski not make the list? Rigged.



On Dec 24 2008 7:05 AM, Irish Mike wrote:

> I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thread
> regarding movie reviews. I saw a special on TV last year called the "100
> Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by AFI (which I think is the American
> Film Institute). Any way, I listed and numbered them. As you will note, I
> screwed up the count at number 5 so they're off by one number but you get
> the idea. I agree with most of the list and have probably seen about 70 of
> the 100 films. They don't include TV series like Lonesome Dove, Rome or The
> Sopranos, which would always make my collection of favorites, but it's an
> interesting list for film buffs:
>
>
> 1. Citizen Kane
>
> 2. Godfather
>
> 3. Casablanca
>
> 4. Raging Bull
>
> 6. Singin' In The Rain
>
> 7. Gone With The Wind
>
> 8. Lawrence Of Arabia
>
> 9. Schindler's List
>
> 10. Vertigo
>
> 11. Wizard Of Oz
>
> 12. City Lights (1931)
>
> 13. Searchers
>
> 14. Starwars
>
> 15. Psycho
>
> 16. A Space Odyssey
>
> 17. Sunset Blvd.
>
> 18. The Graduate
>
> 19. The General (1927)
>
> 20. On The Waterfront
>
> 21. It's A Wonderful Life
>
> 22. Chinatown
>
> 23. Some Like It Hot
>
> 24. The Grapes Of Wrath
>
> 25. E.T. The Extraterrestrial
>
> 26. To Kill A Mockingbird
>
> 27. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
>
> 28. High Noon
>
> 29. All About Eve
>
> 30. Double Indemnity
>
> 31. Apocalypse Now
>
> 32. The Maltese Falcon
>
> 33. Godfather Part II
>
> 34. One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest
>
> 35. White And The Seven Dwarfs
>
> 36. Hall
>
> 37. Bridge On The River Kwai
>
> 38. Best Years Of Our Lives
>
> 39. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
>
> 40. Strangelove
>
> 41. Sound Of Music
>
> 42. Kong (1933)
>
> 43. Bonnie and Clyde
>
> 44. Midnight Cowboy
>
> 45. The Philadelphia Story
>
> 46. Shane
>
> 47. It Happened One Night
>
> 48. Street Car Named Desire
>
> 49. Rear Window
>
> 50. Intolerance (1916)
>
> 51. Lord Of The Rings
>
> 52. West Side Story
>
> 53. Taxi Driver
>
> 54. The Deer Hunter
>
> 55. M*A*S*H
>
> 56. North By Northwest
>
> 57. Jaws
>
> 58. Rocky
>
> 59. The Gold Rush (1925)
>
> 60. Nashville (1975)
>
> 61. Duck Soup
>
> 62. Sullivan's Travels
>
> 63. American Graffiti
>
> 64. Cabaret
>
> 65. Network
>
> 66. African Queen
>
> 67. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
>
> 68. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe
>
> 69. Unforgiven
>
> 70. Tootsie
>
> 71. A Clockwork Orange
>
> 72. Saving Private Ryan
>
> 73. Shawshank Redemption
>
> 74. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
>
> 75. Silence Of The Lambs
>
> 76. In The Heat Of The Night
>
> 77. Forrest Gump
>
> 78. All The President's Men
>
> 79. Modern Times
>
> 80. The Wild Bunch
>
> 81. The Apartment
>
> 82. Spartacus
>
> 83. Sunrise (1927)
>
> 84. Titanic
>
> 85. Easy Rider
>
> 86. A Night At The Opera
>
> 87. Platoon
>
> 88. 12 Angry Men
>
> 89. Bringing Up Baby
>
> 90. The Sixth Sense
>
> 91. Swing Time
>
> 92. Sophie's Choice
>
> 93. Goodfellas
>
> 94. The French Connection
>
> 95. Pulp Fiction
>
> 96. The Last Picture Show
>
> 97. Do The Right Thing
>
> 98. Blade Runner
>
> 99.Yankee Doodle Dandy
>
> 100. Toy Story
>
> 101. Ben Hur
>
>
>
> Irish Mike

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Date: 24 Dec 2008 09:24:00
From:
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

Any such list that does not have The Man Who Would be King on it is
crap.

(Also, Hudson Hawk, but that may just be me. ;))






  
Date: 27 Dec 2008 12:45:35
From:
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 24, 4:14=A0pm, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
> <johnnycoconuts...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> news:d0eb7a0a-8e2d-40fc-b70e-ac93c0ea73b6@l39g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > Any such list that does not have The Man Who Would be King on it is
> > crap.
>
> > (Also, Hudson Hawk, but that may just be me. ;))
>
> I have to agree about "The Man Who Would Be King". =A0Great movie and gre=
at
> acting. =A0But then I have always been a Rudyard Kipling fan. =A0BTW, Kip=
ling
> wrote that story when he was working for "The Northern Star" newspaper in
> India.
>
> But "Hudson Hawk"? =A0Seriously bucko, this one was a dog - with fleas.
>
> Irish Mike


Had to whip out the DVD and watch it again after posting this. It was
just so good.

"You tell him that Peachy and me don't do anywhere without the army
goes with us."

Classic.



  
Date: 24 Dec 2008 16:14:05
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

<johnnycoconutsftp@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:d0eb7a0a-8e2d-40fc-b70e-ac93c0ea73b6@l39g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
>
> Any such list that does not have The Man Who Would be King on it is
> crap.
>
> (Also, Hudson Hawk, but that may just be me. ;))

I have to agree about "The Man Who Would Be King". Great movie and great
acting. But then I have always been a Rudyard Kipling fan. BTW, Kipling
wrote that story when he was working for "The Northern Star" newspaper in
India.

But "Hudson Hawk"? Seriously bucko, this one was a dog - with fleas.

Irish Mike





  
Date: 24 Dec 2008 09:30:19
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 24, 12:24=A0pm, johnnycoconuts...@yahoo.com wrote:
> Any such list that does not have The Man Who Would be King on it is
> crap.
>
> (Also, Hudson Hawk, but that may just be me. ;))

Yeah ... that is just you I believe ... Bruce Willis movies are
terrific ... very watchable and exciting ... always entertaining ...
but then you have Hudson Hawk ... the exception to prove the rule ...
Like Stallone's Oscar ... Though he had several more ...



 
Date: 24 Dec 2008 07:07:26
From: Arlo-Payne
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 24 2008 4:05 AM, Irish Mike wrote:

> I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thread
> regarding movie reviews. I saw a special on TV last year called the "100
> Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by AFI (which I think is the American
> Film Institute). Any way, I listed and numbered them. As you will note, I
> screwed up the count at number 5 so they're off by one number but you get
> the idea. I agree with most of the list and have probably seen about 70 of
> the 100 films. They don't include TV series like Lonesome Dove, Rome or The
> Sopranos, which would always make my collection of favorites, but it's an
> interesting list for film buffs:
>
>
> 1. Citizen Kane
>
> 2. Godfather
>
> 3. Casablanca
>
> 4. Raging Bull
>
> 6. Singin' In The Rain
>
> 7. Gone With The Wind
>
> 8. Lawrence Of Arabia

All of the above movies hav e always been very overrated.


> 24. The Grapes Of Wrath


Without question the most right on the target movie ever made.

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Date: 27 Dec 2008 10:56:25
From: Tim Norfolk
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 27, 9:46=EF=BF=BDam, "Jerry Sturdivant" <jerr...@cox.net > wrote:
> Another way to rate a movie is whether a remake was ever attempted. I see
> they never tired a remake of Casablanca. Who would dare/
>
> Jerry 'n Vegas

Does anyone remember that awful Casablanca TV series? I believe it was
with David Soul.


  
Date: 27 Dec 2008 06:57:16
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 27, 9:46=A0am, "Jerry Sturdivant" <jerr...@cox.net > wrote:
> Another way to rate a movie is whether a remake was ever attempted. I see
> they never tired a remake of Casablanca. Who would dare/


You never know ... some idiot tried a remake of Psycho ... I hope
someone castrated him ... there's a gene pool that shouldn't be
allowed to be passed on ...




   
Date: 27 Dec 2008 08:21:23
From: Jerry Sturdivant
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

"number6" <snumber6@aol.com > wrote




>> Another way to rate a movie is whether a
>> remake was ever attempted. I see
>> they never tired a remake of Casablanca.
>> Who would dare

> You never know ... some idiot tried a remake of Psycho
> ... I hope someone castrated him ... there's a gene pool
> that shouldn't be allowed to be passed on ...

Ouch! Let's just take away his pen..


Jerry 'n Vegas







  
Date: 27 Dec 2008 05:52:01
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 27, 3:06=A0am, Pepe Papon <hitmeis...@mindspring.dot.com.invalid >
wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 11:15:27 -0600, FL Turbo <noem...@notime.com>
> wrote:
>
> >>> =A0 =A0 =A0 1. =A0 Citizen Kane
>
> >>> =A0 =A0 =A0 2. =A0 Godfather
>
> >>> =A0 =A0 =A0 3. =A0 Casablanca
>
> >>> =A0 =A0 =A0 4. =A0 Raging Bull
>
> >>> =A0 =A0 =A0 6. =A0 Singin' In The Rain
>
> >>> =A0 =A0 =A0 7. =A0 Gone With The Wind
>
> >>> =A0 =A0 =A0 8. =A0 Lawrence Of Arabia
>
> >>All of the above movies hav e always been very overrated.
>
> "Gone With the Wind" overrated? =A0I don't think so. =A0

People don't realize the pressure under which that movie was made ...
It was a very successful book that was published and widely read ...
Something that people don't relate to these days ... Think of it as
the 4th Star Wars anticipation ...
As a result that movie was under a microscope from the day they
decided to make it ... Every time an actor was cast and even before
there was pro and con discussion ... Everytime something leaked out
about the filming it made headlines ... And when it was
released ...you had thousands of critics looking to nit pick it
down ... Yet they couldn't ... It was an instant success in all
phases ... and remained as such even to today ...

and to say Godfather is over rated is almost even worse ...
The others ... make a case and I'll listen ... in fact I'd even make a
case for being over rated on some ...


   
Date: 27 Dec 2008 17:12:27
From: Pepe Papon
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 05:52:01 -0800 (PST), number6 <snumber6@aol.com >
wrote:

>On Dec 27, 3:06 am, Pepe Papon <hitmeis...@mindspring.dot.com.invalid>
>wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 11:15:27 -0600, FL Turbo <noem...@notime.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >>>       1.   Citizen Kane
>>
>> >>>       2.   Godfather
>>
>> >>>       3.   Casablanca
>>
>> >>>       4.   Raging Bull
>>
>> >>>       6.   Singin' In The Rain
>>
>> >>>       7.   Gone With The Wind
>>
>> >>>       8.   Lawrence Of Arabia
>>
>> >>All of the above movies hav e always been very overrated.
>>
>> "Gone With the Wind" overrated?  I don't think so.  
>
>People don't realize the pressure under which that movie was made ...
>It was a very successful book that was published and widely read ...
>Something that people don't relate to these days ... Think of it as
>the 4th Star Wars anticipation ...
>As a result that movie was under a microscope from the day they
>decided to make it ... Every time an actor was cast and even before
>there was pro and con discussion ... Everytime something leaked out
>about the filming it made headlines ... And when it was
>released ...you had thousands of critics looking to nit pick it
>down ... Yet they couldn't ... It was an instant success in all
>phases ... and remained as such even to today ...

Because we were fighting Japan in WW2, "Gone With the Wind" was not
available there until after the war. When the movie was finally
released there, the response of the Japanese people was something to
the effect of, "OMG! No wonder we lost the war! We had no idea we
were fighting a country capable of making such a film. If we'd known
they were this advanced, we never would have attacked them!"


   
Date: 27 Dec 2008 06:46:42
From: Jerry Sturdivant
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time




Another way to rate a movie is whether a remake was ever attempted. I see
they never tired a remake of Casablanca. Who would dare/





Jerry 'n Vegas








  
Date: 26 Dec 2008 11:15:27
From: FL Turbo
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 07:07:26 -0800, "Arlo-Payne"
<arlo_payne@hotmail.com > wrote:

>On Dec 24 2008 4:05 AM, Irish Mike wrote:
>
>> I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thread
>> regarding movie reviews. I saw a special on TV last year called the "100
>> Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by AFI (which I think is the American
>> Film Institute). Any way, I listed and numbered them. As you will note, I
>> screwed up the count at number 5 so they're off by one number but you get
>> the idea. I agree with most of the list and have probably seen about 70 of
>> the 100 films. They don't include TV series like Lonesome Dove, Rome or The
>> Sopranos, which would always make my collection of favorites, but it's an
>> interesting list for film buffs:
>>
>>
>> 1. Citizen Kane
>>
>> 2. Godfather
>>
>> 3. Casablanca
>>
>> 4. Raging Bull
>>
>> 6. Singin' In The Rain
>>
>> 7. Gone With The Wind
>>
>> 8. Lawrence Of Arabia
>
>All of the above movies hav e always been very overrated.
>
>
>> 24. The Grapes Of Wrath
>
>
>Without question the most right on the target movie ever made.
>

The story goes that Uncle Joe Stalin distributed that movie throughout
Russia to show how badly the Capitalist society mistreated workers.

The obstinate Russkies refused to learn the lesson.

Instead, they noticed that in America even the poorest people owned
trucks.

I can't verify the story, but I like it and plan to repeat it whenever
I can.


   
Date: 27 Dec 2008 00:06:07
From: Pepe Papon
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 11:15:27 -0600, FL Turbo <noemail@notime.com >
wrote:

>>> 1. Citizen Kane
>>>
>>> 2. Godfather
>>>
>>> 3. Casablanca
>>>
>>> 4. Raging Bull
>>>
>>> 6. Singin' In The Rain
>>>
>>> 7. Gone With The Wind
>>>
>>> 8. Lawrence Of Arabia
>>
>>All of the above movies hav e always been very overrated.

"Gone With the Wind" overrated? I don't think so.


 
Date: 24 Dec 2008 05:52:22
From: CincinnatiKid
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
Shawshank is easily top 5. Same goes for GF 2. This list is a bit
pretentious.

Check out the Top 100 at www.imdb.com

That list is made up of real people's opinion....not stuffy critics.



On Dec 24 2008 6:05 AM, Irish Mike wrote:

> I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thread
> regarding movie reviews. I saw a special on TV last year called the "100
> Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by AFI (which I think is the American
> Film Institute). Any way, I listed and numbered them. As you will note, I
> screwed up the count at number 5 so they're off by one number but you get
> the idea. I agree with most of the list and have probably seen about 70 of
> the 100 films. They don't include TV series like Lonesome Dove, Rome or The
> Sopranos, which would always make my collection of favorites, but it's an
> interesting list for film buffs:
>
>
> 1. Citizen Kane
>
> 2. Godfather
>
> 3. Casablanca
>
> 4. Raging Bull
>
> 6. Singin' In The Rain
>
> 7. Gone With The Wind
>
> 8. Lawrence Of Arabia
>
> 9. Schindler's List
>
> 10. Vertigo
>
> 11. Wizard Of Oz
>
> 12. City Lights (1931)
>
> 13. Searchers
>
> 14. Starwars
>
> 15. Psycho
>
> 16. A Space Odyssey
>
> 17. Sunset Blvd.
>
> 18. The Graduate
>
> 19. The General (1927)
>
> 20. On The Waterfront
>
> 21. It's A Wonderful Life
>
> 22. Chinatown
>
> 23. Some Like It Hot
>
> 24. The Grapes Of Wrath
>
> 25. E.T. The Extraterrestrial
>
> 26. To Kill A Mockingbird
>
> 27. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
>
> 28. High Noon
>
> 29. All About Eve
>
> 30. Double Indemnity
>
> 31. Apocalypse Now
>
> 32. The Maltese Falcon
>
> 33. Godfather Part II
>
> 34. One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest
>
> 35. White And The Seven Dwarfs
>
> 36. Hall
>
> 37. Bridge On The River Kwai
>
> 38. Best Years Of Our Lives
>
> 39. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
>
> 40. Strangelove
>
> 41. Sound Of Music
>
> 42. Kong (1933)
>
> 43. Bonnie and Clyde
>
> 44. Midnight Cowboy
>
> 45. The Philadelphia Story
>
> 46. Shane
>
> 47. It Happened One Night
>
> 48. Street Car Named Desire
>
> 49. Rear Window
>
> 50. Intolerance (1916)
>
> 51. Lord Of The Rings
>
> 52. West Side Story
>
> 53. Taxi Driver
>
> 54. The Deer Hunter
>
> 55. M*A*S*H
>
> 56. North By Northwest
>
> 57. Jaws
>
> 58. Rocky
>
> 59. The Gold Rush (1925)
>
> 60. Nashville (1975)
>
> 61. Duck Soup
>
> 62. Sullivan's Travels
>
> 63. American Graffiti
>
> 64. Cabaret
>
> 65. Network
>
> 66. African Queen
>
> 67. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
>
> 68. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe
>
> 69. Unforgiven
>
> 70. Tootsie
>
> 71. A Clockwork Orange
>
> 72. Saving Private Ryan
>
> 73. Shawshank Redemption
>
> 74. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
>
> 75. Silence Of The Lambs
>
> 76. In The Heat Of The Night
>
> 77. Forrest Gump
>
> 78. All The President's Men
>
> 79. Modern Times
>
> 80. The Wild Bunch
>
> 81. The Apartment
>
> 82. Spartacus
>
> 83. Sunrise (1927)
>
> 84. Titanic
>
> 85. Easy Rider
>
> 86. A Night At The Opera
>
> 87. Platoon
>
> 88. 12 Angry Men
>
> 89. Bringing Up Baby
>
> 90. The Sixth Sense
>
> 91. Swing Time
>
> 92. Sophie's Choice
>
> 93. Goodfellas
>
> 94. The French Connection
>
> 95. Pulp Fiction
>
> 96. The Last Picture Show
>
> 97. Do The Right Thing
>
> 98. Blade Runner
>
> 99.Yankee Doodle Dandy
>
> 100. Toy Story
>
> 101. Ben Hur
>
>
>
> Irish Mike

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Date: 25 Dec 2008 21:28:20
From: RazzO
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
Return to Gillgan's Island, hands down.



On Dec 24 2008 5:52 AM, CincinnatiKid wrote:

> Who ever wrote this list ia a fucking IDIOT!
> >
> >
> > 1. Citizen Kane
> >
> > 2. Godfather
> >
> > 3. Casablanca
> >
> > 4. Raging Bull
> >
> > 6. Singin' In The Rain
> >
> > 7. Gone With The Wind
> >
> > 8. Lawrence Of Arabia
> >
> > 9. Schindler's List
> >
> > 10. Vertigo
> >
> > 11. Wizard Of Oz
> >
> > 12. City Lights (1931)
> >
> > 13. Searchers
> >
> > 14. Starwars
> >
> > 15. Psycho
> >
> > 16. A Space Odyssey
> >
> > 17. Sunset Blvd.
> >
> > 18. The Graduate
> >
> > 19. The General (1927)
> >
> > 20. On The Waterfront
> >
> > 21. It's A Wonderful Life
> >
> > 22. Chinatown
> >
> > 23. Some Like It Hot
> >
> > 24. The Grapes Of Wrath
> >
> > 25. E.T. The Extraterrestrial
> >
> > 26. To Kill A Mockingbird
> >
> > 27. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
> >
> > 28. High Noon
> >
> > 29. All About Eve
> >
> > 30. Double Indemnity
> >
> > 31. Apocalypse Now
> >
> > 32. The Maltese Falcon
> >
> > 33. Godfather Part II
> >
> > 34. One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest
> >
> > 35. White And The Seven Dwarfs
> >
> > 36. Hall
> >
> > 37. Bridge On The River Kwai
> >
> > 38. Best Years Of Our Lives
> >
> > 39. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
> >
> > 40. Strangelove
> >
> > 41. Sound Of Music
> >
> > 42. Kong (1933)
> >
> > 43. Bonnie and Clyde
> >
> > 44. Midnight Cowboy
> >
> > 45. The Philadelphia Story
> >
> > 46. Shane
> >
> > 47. It Happened One Night
> >
> > 48. Street Car Named Desire
> >
> > 49. Rear Window
> >
> > 50. Intolerance (1916)
> >
> > 51. Lord Of The Rings
> >
> > 52. West Side Story
> >
> > 53. Taxi Driver
> >
> > 54. The Deer Hunter
> >
> > 55. M*A*S*H
> >
> > 56. North By Northwest
> >
> > 57. Jaws
> >
> > 58. Rocky
> >
> > 59. The Gold Rush (1925)
> >
> > 60. Nashville (1975)
> >
> > 61. Duck Soup
> >
> > 62. Sullivan's Travels
> >
> > 63. American Graffiti
> >
> > 64. Cabaret
> >
> > 65. Network
> >
> > 66. African Queen
> >
> > 67. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
> >
> > 68. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe
> >
> > 69. Unforgiven
> >
> > 70. Tootsie
> >
> > 71. A Clockwork Orange
> >
> > 72. Saving Private Ryan
> >
> > 73. Shawshank Redemption
> >
> > 74. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
> >
> > 75. Silence Of The Lambs
> >
> > 76. In The Heat Of The Night
> >
> > 77. Forrest Gump
> >
> > 78. All The President's Men
> >
> > 79. Modern Times
> >
> > 80. The Wild Bunch
> >
> > 81. The Apartment
> >
> > 82. Spartacus
> >
> > 83. Sunrise (1927)
> >
> > 84. Titanic
> >
> > 85. Easy Rider
> >
> > 86. A Night At The Opera
> >
> > 87. Platoon
> >
> > 88. 12 Angry Men
> >
> > 89. Bringing Up Baby
> >
> > 90. The Sixth Sense
> >
> > 91. Swing Time
> >
> > 92. Sophie's Choice
> >
> > 93. Goodfellas
> >
> > 94. The French Connection
> >
> > 95. Pulp Fiction
> >
> > 96. The Last Picture Show
> >
> > 97. Do The Right Thing
> >
> > 98. Blade Runner
> >
> > 99.Yankee Doodle Dandy
> >
> > 100. Toy Story
> >
> > 101. Ben Hur
> >
> >
> >
> > Irish Mike


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Date: 24 Dec 2008 09:01:58
From: Senator Millionaire
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
You should add this movie to your list. It will playing at a theater
near you very soon. Check it!

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Oh yeah..it's a comedy with a twist of Disney. Enjoy!


  
Date: 24 Dec 2008 07:38:16
From: brewmaster
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 24 2008 5:52 AM, CincinnatiKid wrote:

> Shawshank is easily top 5. Same goes for GF 2. This list is a bit
> pretentious.

GF2 is widely considered to be better than GF1. Why it is so much further
down the list baffles me.

>
> Check out the Top 100 at www.imdb.com
>
> That list is made up of real people's opinion....not stuffy critics.
>
>
>
> On Dec 24 2008 6:05 AM, Irish Mike wrote:
>
> > I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thread
> > regarding movie reviews. I saw a special on TV last year called the "100
> > Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by AFI (which I think is the
American
> > Film Institute). Any way, I listed and numbered them. As you will note,
I
> > screwed up the count at number 5 so they're off by one number but you get
> > the idea. I agree with most of the list and have probably seen about 70
of
> > the 100 films. They don't include TV series like Lonesome Dove, Rome or
The
> > Sopranos, which would always make my collection of favorites, but it's an
> > interesting list for film buffs:
> >
> >
> > 1. Citizen Kane
> >
> > 2. Godfather
> >
> > 3. Casablanca
> >
> > 4. Raging Bull
> >
> > 6. Singin' In The Rain
> >
> > 7. Gone With The Wind
> >
> > 8. Lawrence Of Arabia
> >
> > 9. Schindler's List
> >
> > 10. Vertigo
> >
> > 11. Wizard Of Oz
> >
> > 12. City Lights (1931)
> >
> > 13. Searchers
> >
> > 14. Starwars
> >
> > 15. Psycho
> >
> > 16. A Space Odyssey
> >
> > 17. Sunset Blvd.
> >
> > 18. The Graduate
> >
> > 19. The General (1927)
> >
> > 20. On The Waterfront
> >
> > 21. It's A Wonderful Life
> >
> > 22. Chinatown
> >
> > 23. Some Like It Hot
> >
> > 24. The Grapes Of Wrath
> >
> > 25. E.T. The Extraterrestrial
> >
> > 26. To Kill A Mockingbird
> >
> > 27. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
> >
> > 28. High Noon
> >
> > 29. All About Eve
> >
> > 30. Double Indemnity
> >
> > 31. Apocalypse Now
> >
> > 32. The Maltese Falcon
> >
> > 33. Godfather Part II
> >
> > 34. One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest
> >
> > 35. White And The Seven Dwarfs
> >
> > 36. Hall
> >
> > 37. Bridge On The River Kwai
> >
> > 38. Best Years Of Our Lives
> >
> > 39. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
> >
> > 40. Strangelove
> >
> > 41. Sound Of Music
> >
> > 42. Kong (1933)
> >
> > 43. Bonnie and Clyde
> >
> > 44. Midnight Cowboy
> >
> > 45. The Philadelphia Story
> >
> > 46. Shane
> >
> > 47. It Happened One Night
> >
> > 48. Street Car Named Desire
> >
> > 49. Rear Window
> >
> > 50. Intolerance (1916)
> >
> > 51. Lord Of The Rings
> >
> > 52. West Side Story
> >
> > 53. Taxi Driver
> >
> > 54. The Deer Hunter
> >
> > 55. M*A*S*H
> >
> > 56. North By Northwest
> >
> > 57. Jaws
> >
> > 58. Rocky
> >
> > 59. The Gold Rush (1925)
> >
> > 60. Nashville (1975)
> >
> > 61. Duck Soup
> >
> > 62. Sullivan's Travels
> >
> > 63. American Graffiti
> >
> > 64. Cabaret
> >
> > 65. Network
> >
> > 66. African Queen
> >
> > 67. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
> >
> > 68. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe
> >
> > 69. Unforgiven
> >
> > 70. Tootsie
> >
> > 71. A Clockwork Orange
> >
> > 72. Saving Private Ryan
> >
> > 73. Shawshank Redemption
> >
> > 74. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
> >
> > 75. Silence Of The Lambs
> >
> > 76. In The Heat Of The Night
> >
> > 77. Forrest Gump
> >
> > 78. All The President's Men
> >
> > 79. Modern Times
> >
> > 80. The Wild Bunch
> >
> > 81. The Apartment
> >
> > 82. Spartacus
> >
> > 83. Sunrise (1927)
> >
> > 84. Titanic
> >
> > 85. Easy Rider
> >
> > 86. A Night At The Opera
> >
> > 87. Platoon
> >
> > 88. 12 Angry Men
> >
> > 89. Bringing Up Baby
> >
> > 90. The Sixth Sense
> >
> > 91. Swing Time
> >
> > 92. Sophie's Choice
> >
> > 93. Goodfellas
> >
> > 94. The French Connection
> >
> > 95. Pulp Fiction
> >
> > 96. The Last Picture Show
> >
> > 97. Do The Right Thing
> >
> > 98. Blade Runner
> >
> > 99.Yankee Doodle Dandy
> >
> > 100. Toy Story
> >
> > 101. Ben Hur
> >
> >
> >
> > Irish Mike


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Date: 24 Dec 2008 05:43:56
From: number6
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 24, 6:05=A0am, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:

>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 1. =A0 Citizen Kane

If not for the veiled references to Hearst ... this belongs no where
near the top ... as a film the scene progression is choppy ... the
acting is overdone ... William Shatner as the title character in a
sequel would be fitting ... THe most over rated movie ever ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 2. =A0 Godfather

Easily number one ... one has to really nit pick to find any fault in
any criteria in what makes a good movie ... superb on all levels even
to extras ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 3. =A0 Casablanca

A classic ... but a period piece that loses a lot today
unfortunately ... Bogart was great ... his acting as his character did
in the movie equalled his acting as the character ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 4. =A0 Raging Bull

Lot's of good stuff ... interesting filming ... fell in love with it's
artsiness a little too much ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 6. =A0 Singin' In The Rain

I do not like the genre ... but there are many others I've enjoyed
more than this one ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 7. =A0 Gone With The Wind

The first modern epic ... Well acted, filmed and produced ... The
novel was such a hit that the movie had to achieve greatness just to
not disappoint ... it surpassed it ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 8. =A0 Lawrence Of Arabia

Caught in a Catch 22 (where is that classic rated ??) ... to reflect
the pain and endurance needed ... long periods of sun and sand were
needed to be shown but also gave the audience some pain and taxed
their endurance ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 9. =A0 Schindler's List

Top flight ... Some say Spielberg did this just to prove he could make
a serious movie ... I didn't think he needed it ... but he proved he
could do it easily ..
.
> =A0 =A0 =A0 10. Vertigo

My 3rd favorite Hitchcock is rated here ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 11. Wizard Of Oz

Any movie 70 years old that I still enjoy watching has to be rated
highly ... When I first saw this as a kid ... those flying monkeys
scared the crap out of me ... more than Frankenstein, Dracula or any
other supposed horror flick of the times ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 12. City Lights (1931)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 13. Searchers
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 14. Starwars

Move this up near the top ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 15. Psycho

my favorite Hitchcock ... having sequels didn't bother me ... but the
remake brought terrorist thoughts ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 16. A Space Odyssey

Top notch - the opening sequence very firmly set a theme in motion ...
It did need a little more story telling as the movie progressed ...

> =A0 =A0 =A0 17. Sunset Blvd.
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 18. The Graduate
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 19. The General (1927)
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 20. On The Waterfront
>
> =A0 =A0 =A0 21. It's A Wonderful Life
>

So many movies below that belong here ... somehow rating Ben Hur 74
places below Sunset Blvd. seems strange ... It won a gazillion
Oscars ... made tons of money at the box office ... and is still shown
and watched today ...
Critically acclaimed, popular and enduring ... Sunset Blvd. is found
in the 1.99 DVD bin at the local drugstore ...



 
Date: 24 Dec 2008 05:10:38
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
On Dec 24 2008 5:05 AM, Irish Mike wrote:

> I really enjoy good movies and recently there's been an interesting thread
> regarding movie reviews. I saw a special on TV last year called the "100
> Greatest Movies of All Time" as rated by AFI (which I think is the American
> Film Institute).

To Kill a Mockingbird should be in the Top 10. It needs to trade places
with Singin' In The Rain.

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Date: 24 Dec 2008 04:48:54
From: Bob T.
Subject: Re: 10 Greatest Messiahs of All Time
1) Jesus
10) Obama

Binary "10".

- Bob T.