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The Best Movies... Ever!

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  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Nonononono.

    That was sampled in GNR's song. It was originally from the greatest movie ever, "Cool Hand Luke". Go out and rent it..... TONIGHT!!! Without further delay.

    Why are you still reading this? Get out there and get it done. I'm ashamed you didn't know this! :blush:

    -Moo
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,563
    It was originally from the greatest movie ever, "Cool Hand Luke".

    When did they change the title from "Citizen Kane" to "Cool Hand Luke"?

    There are three types of people in this world. Those who are good at math and those who are not.

  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Woah! According to AFI, 400 years running, "Citizen Kane" is the greatest movie ever. However, I watched it and decided that it was shite. Neat camera angles and all, but is a movie noone really understands, a great movie?

    Take the Academy Awards, from 1970-2000, it seems that ever movie that wins an academy award is the most depressing film ever made.

    I digress. "Cool Hand Luke" is the greatest movie ever based on my esteemed opinion.

    -Moo
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,563
    Neat camera angles and all, but is a movie noone really understands

    Its actually very easy to understand once you realize what "rosebud" is and how it affects the whole movie. As far as cinimintography goes it is a masterpiece that will never be equaled.

    There are three types of people in this world. Those who are good at math and those who are not.

  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Snake, although this is horribly off topic, I shall continue.

    You're agreeing with AFI? "Citizen Kane" is the greatest movie of ALL time? That's like saying vinyl is the greatest recording tool of all time. Yes, it was innovative in its time, but does it apply now? Aren't there much better things out there now?

    C'mon, with all due respect, there are many much better movies out there that are MUCH more applicable to the masses. That's like saying T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland" is the greatest poetry ever produced. Maybe to like .0001% of the population that can understand it. To me, it's a garbled piece of nonsense. In order for something to be great, in my opinion, it must have at least some broad appeal. If you're only reaching .0001% of the population, the "opus" is just a self-masturbatory indulgence.

    And that folks, is my opinion on indecipherable pieces of film, writing and artwork.

    -Moo
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,563
    C'mon, with all due respect, there are many much better movies out there that are MUCH more applicable to the masses.

    If being applicable to the masses was the determination of greatness then McDonalds would have the best food.

    Yes, it was innovative in its time, but does it apply now?

    I defy you to produce any current movie that has the cinematic quality that "Citizen Kane" has. The story line is classic and does apply to today (maybe even more so today).

    There are three types of people in this world. Those who are good at math and those who are not.

  • joel0622joel0622 Posts: 3,302
    I defy you to produce any current movie that has the cinematic quality that "Citizen Kane" has

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  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    That's like saying vinyl is the greatest recording tool of all time. Yes, it was innovative in its time, but does it apply now? Aren't there much better things out there now?

    Actually with the right equipment and an unmarred vinyl record it is the best sounding medium. A high quality vinyl on a very good turntable with the best speakers sounds better then a CD as long as you stay away from the seven channel surround sound stuff.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 6,896
    Best car movie?

    Two come to mind. The first, of course, Bullit. The 2nd, a little more obscure....Ronin (with DiNiro, no less).

    BR...I know someone who has about $20K invested in a two channel stereo system. With the right vinyl, and if you're sitting in the exact right position (sweet spot) for listening, it does indeed sound glorious. However, with vinyl, it will never sound better than the very first time you play the record. Because of dirt, needle wear, etc, the sound will deteriorate from that point forward.

    Before I get wrist slapped by tidester, one of my neighbors just bought his 16 year old a new Prius. He got it at a pretty hefty discount, according to him. I thought these hybrids were hotter than July 4th firecrackers?

    His 16 year old wanted a Mustang. First, I don't think any 16 year old should get a new car. Lots of very good reasons why not, but this is not the place to get into that.

    I thought the 16 year old's response was classic when I asked him what he thought of "his" Prius. He said, "it's crap". Clearly, he doesn't understand the performance nuances that the Prius brings to the table...... :) :P
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Could you move Snake's and my posts about movies to some special forum. I am by no means done with this conversation. Hopefully, we'll be able to get to the bottom of this mystery in another forum.

    Thanks,

    Moo
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    BR...I know someone who has about $20K invested in a two channel stereo system. With the right vinyl, and if you're sitting in the exact right position (sweet spot) for listening, it does indeed sound glorious. However, with vinyl, it will never sound better than the very first time you play the record. Because of dirt, needle wear, etc, the sound will deteriorate from that point forward.

    Yup it is kind of like very high quality wine. The best taste is the first one you have right after the bottle is opened. After that the flavors diminish.

    One of my clients has been featured in one of the big audiophile magazines a couple of times. I am not sure how much money he has invested in his sound room but I know one of his turntables cost 30,000 dollars when he imported it from Germany.

    He is a big collector though so it is just another hobby for him. He collects cars of course but also collects old steam engines/turbines and old telescopes. I think his oldest telescopes are from the 18th century.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Here's where you want to go for off topic chatter: OTC - Discussion Suggestions

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  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Ok, Snake. I've created a forum for "Best Movies Ever" discussion. Let's continue our diatribe over there. I'm not sure how to link it, but check my recent posts or search for "Best Movies Ever".

    See you there! Gird yourself for battle!

    -Moo

    Edit: Whoops, delete my other forum then. You guys beat me to the punch. Thanks!!!
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    I think my last post about suckers got deleted. But if you have seen the movie then you know it is definatley a movie from the Front lines. It seems like everytime i watch it i always sell two cars the next day.

    "Is that your name?" " Than you are a owner" What's the question?"
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    If being applicable to the masses was the determination of greatness then McDonalds would have the best food.

    I think you're missing my point, but you tell me. I'm not saying that majority rules. But if there are only a handful of people that can appreciate a movie, then what is the point? To me, that is self indulgent and cannot possibly apply as the "BEST MOVIE EVER". I would like you to ask around and see what some film buffs think is the best movie ever. Will "CK" really come up that much?

    I brought up the Academy Awards because I think this is another situation where some folks who aren't connected with the real world vote on a best movie. They always come up with the most depressing movie available. Why is that?

    The T.S. Eliot comment, doesn't that make sense? Why produce something if you can't help or edify or impress other folks with it? Why even bother publishing it if the only people who will appreciate it are the .0001% of the population that either THINK they get it or do.

    I defy you to produce any current movie that has the cinematic quality that "Citizen Kane" has. The story line is classic and does apply to today (maybe even more so today).

    I'm sure there are numerous movies out there that have taken his innovation and run with it. Was it a great movie for its time? I'm sure it was. But I don't see anything that screams "Best Ever".

    The movies that impressed me? There a number of them that pop out in my mind. And these aren't best ever, but just movies that I thought were cool.

    Reservoir Dogs
    Pulp Fiction
    Cool Hand Luke
    Being John Malkovich
    Magnolia
    Heat
    Minority Report
    Shrek (pretty much anything animated by Pixar is awesome)
    Stand By Me
    Dead Poet's Society
    Full Metal Jacket
    Gallipoli

    That's a small sampling.

    Now you go!

    -Moo
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Thanks, Kirstie.

    Sometimes you just gotta talk something other than cars. And if you want a discussion? Snake is the one to talk with you. Hopefully, he'll have fun with me and we'll get to the bottom of this age old question.

    -Moo
  • Shawshank Redemption
    Godfather (but not III)
    Goodfellas
    The Untouchables
    Scarface

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  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Ok, there were parts that were funny in that movie. All the guys at work think it's awesome, but except for notable parts like the taking his desk outside.... that movie kinda blew.

    I'm assuming you like it because of the funny stuff and not the ridiculous plot?

    -Moo
  • madmanmoomadmanmoo Posts: 2,039
    Agreed. I loved everyone of those movies. The only one that didn't hold the test of time for me was "The Untouchables". I recently watched that movie and it just wasn't as good as it was when I first watched it.

    Every other one is awesome then and now.

    -Moo
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    Yeah I thought the plot gave the business a bad name. I do think the plot was possible though.

    But I treid watching it with people who didn't work in the business nad they didn't think it was as funny as I did. I just liked car business side of it. The blonde stealing the car in the beginning, the Saturday morning meetings, The car stuff.

    Raiders of the lost ark... all of them
    Star wars... the first three
    the outsiders... Do it for johnny
    National Lampoons vacations
    Boon Doc saints
    Heat
    Casino
    Scarface
    the Game.... Might have the wrong name starring Michael Douglass and Sean Penn

    Fast times at Ridgemont high
    Independance Day
    Mystic River

    and many more
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