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Old 01-18-14, 01:06 PM   #51
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Re: The "Perfect" movie ...what's yours?

I don't think I have a perfect movie... and I don't think such a thing exists.

No matter what film - even if I love it and it ranks among my favourites - there's always something that I would change... even if it's a tiny thing.
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Old 01-18-14, 01:22 PM   #52
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I will have to echo Raiders of the Lost Ark. The concepts are great, the pacing works, the mash-up of old school storytelling / new school technique, the plot is engaging, the music is inspiring, the acting is fun, and the chase scenes are excellent. I'm a sucker for a great chase scene. I love, love, love chase scenes.
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Old 01-18-14, 02:14 PM   #53
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Old 01-18-14, 02:31 PM   #54
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Old 01-18-14, 02:43 PM   #55
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Old 01-18-14, 02:45 PM   #56
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Old 01-18-14, 02:46 PM   #57
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Old 01-18-14, 02:53 PM   #58
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I didn't see that.
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Old 01-18-14, 05:11 PM   #59
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Old 01-18-14, 05:41 PM   #60
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I was thinking the end of Excalibur


Boorman pretty much duplicated that shot for Excalibur.
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Old 01-18-14, 10:10 PM   #61
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Nicely put - pretty much exactly how I feel too.
To me, it's a film that pretty much truly has it all-the adventurous feeling of a great action film and the intelligence of an art house movie. And you could hang frame of it in art museums, if it's not the most visually beautiful movie ever made, it's in the top ten.

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The only thing I'd add is that there are no women in Lawrence, which might count against it from some viewers (certainly my wife is disinclined to watch it because of this).
It's funny, I never thought about that until someone pointed it out to me. Given the length of the film and its size, that actually is quite unusual.

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Agree on CASABLANCA
That's a pretty hard choice to dispute, few films can claim to have the cultural longevity it does. Half of the people who've never even seen it probably know dialogue from it. I had a chance to see it on the big screen, but had to work, couldn't call in or I'd lose my holiday pay.

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You don't have to kill anyone. Just travel to Texas. (just) Last month in a thread entitled Movies you have to watch at least once a year? trespoochies posted that his was Lawrence in 70mm(!)



It's roughly 1150 miles from Livonia, Michigan to Austin.
Given my cosmic directional ineptitude, the need to get time off of work, and my total status as the most naive person on on Earth owing to having spent my entire life in the suburbs, I'm worried I'd be eaten alive even if I managed to get there . In all seriousness, it's certainly something I should look into. There are countless films I'd love to see projected, but if I had to make a dying man-type of wishlist, it'd be Lawrence of Arabia and 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm and a 35mm print of Ran. There are countless others too, of course. Ah, to dream....

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The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood has a 70mm print showing on Friday, January 31.
Don't know if I could even afford a motel room out there, but that theater seems to show an amazing amount of cool stuff. Some 35mm, some DCP, but all kind of things. They seem to try to show 35mm when the can, difficult as it is apparently getting. I suppose that TV and the home video market completely killed the revival houses.

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That's one of the first movies I ever remember seeing where more than just absorbing or enjoying the movie, I began to become conscious of the sheer power of the filmmaking. Although interestingly, I saw that film on Lifetime once too. What it was doing there remains a great mystery to me.

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Yeah the AFI Silver in Maryland had it for about a week last Summer. I went twice. Second time I was late, and rested for a bit, but I just had to be in the theater. Then a few months later they had the DCP, which I returned for.
I saw it at a local theater, I assume it was a DCP, the credits which ran listed the restoration for 2012. Hopefully unlike their sister cinema across the street, they weren't simply projecting the Blu-Ray, though if they were, their projectionist had the sense to turn it off before the menu started running unlike across the way. It's still a hell of a sight on a big screen.

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James Bernadelli points that out in his review at reelviews.com, which I read years before I saw that episode. As he says, it's probably part of the conceit of the film, all of Indy's Herculean efforts in the end amount to nothing as a sort of dark joke. I'd watch Raiders again if the specter of the still unrestored Star Wars movies didn't linger in the background of my mind whenever I saw Indiana Jones onscreen. Alas George, you have damaged my fanboy psyche .
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Old 01-18-14, 10:28 PM   #62
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Old 01-18-14, 10:51 PM   #63
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Pulp Fiction. I have never been bored for one minute for the hundredth time that I have watch this.
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Old 01-19-14, 12:32 AM   #64
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Second to Raiders and Pulp Fiction.

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Old 01-21-14, 04:03 PM   #65
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Old 01-21-14, 07:03 PM   #66
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Boogie Nights.

Great music, direction, story, writing, everythin. Just flawless.

And that cast! William H Macy, Julianne Moore, Luiz Guzman, John C. Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Don Cheadle, Burt Reynolds, Alfred Molina, Thomas Jane and Phillip Baker Hall. Oh yeah, and Whalberg is very underrated in this film and I see so many parallels with Whalberg the person the Dirk Diggler character. Just never get tired of this film.
except for the part where William H. Macy said: my wife's got an ass up her cock.
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Old 01-21-14, 11:39 PM   #67
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Old 01-22-14, 02:05 AM   #68
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Toy Story is so perfect, that the remake didn't even come from Hollywood!
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Old 01-25-14, 05:45 AM   #69
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BTTF, Twelve Angry Men and Gremlins 2.

To me a perfect film is a film that may have been on and you've missed the 1st 20 minutes but it doesn't matter.
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Old 01-25-14, 07:02 AM   #70
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Old 01-25-14, 10:34 AM   #71
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Not enough mention of Jaws in this thred. To me it has the perfect mix of action, adventure, horror, and humor.
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Old 01-26-14, 12:35 PM   #72
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Old 01-26-14, 02:41 PM   #73
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I'm a very picky film buff, so there is no such thing as the perfect movie...but Tremors comes pretty damn close
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Old 01-26-14, 03:54 PM   #74
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Old 01-27-14, 07:07 AM   #75
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Four movies comes to mind right off the bat.

1. Fight Club
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Goodfellas
4. Blade Runner

And i would be willing to add in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Dr. Zhivago."
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