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View Poll Results: What was the best film of 1998?
The Big Lebowski
16.81%
Buffalo '66
2.52%
Fallen Angels
0
0%
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
5.88%
Rushmore
10.08%
Saving Private Ryan
33.61%
Shakespeare in Love
3.36%
The Truman Show
5.88%
The Thin Red Line
5.04%
Other...please state
16.81%
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Best Film of 1998

Old 07-08-08, 12:25 AM
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Best Film of 1998

These polls are becoming addictive...

The Big Lebowski
Buffalo '66
Fallen Angels
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Rushmore
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line
Truman Show

Other

Apologies to Velvet Goldmine, Monument Ave, The Butcher Boy, Happiness, Dark City, The Apostle, Out of Sight and Flowers of Shanghai.

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Dark City.
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No poll?
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Dark City. Seems like a weak year for me.
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There's Something About Mary.

Comedies count right....?
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The Thin Red Line
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Apologize to Run Lola Run and Elizabeth!

I have to go artsy on this pick and say I would probably pick Show Me Love or as it's known in it's native tongue Fucking Amal!
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SPR was robbed.
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I voted Dark City. No love for Elizabeth though?
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SPR for me as well. Still in shock that it lost to Shakespeare. To this day I remember the look on Harrison Ford's face as he read the winner. It's the face I make when someone serves me brussel sprouts. Best Oscar campaign in history -- Harvey bought himself a Best Picture Oscar.

Having said that, I just watched Rushmore last night (Criterion of course). It was better than I remembered it; I was really impressed. It's aged very well and is far superior and less self-aware than anything Wes Anderson has done since.
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The Big Lebowski
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Originally Posted by abe55
The Big Lebowski
Here's a film I just don't get. It's kind of funny in a laid-back stoner sort of way. And it takes place in a bowling alley, which is a little humorous, I suppose. Still, it feels as slight to me as Raising Arizona (in fact I consider it inferior to that film) and there's no great cult of Raising Arizona worshipers.

The Cohen Bros have made some very special films. I consider Fargo to be an all-time classic and No Country For Old Men has that potential as well. Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink are remarkable films. Even O Brother Where Art Thou is an enjoyable romp. Can someone please tell me how Lebowski is superior to those films because I've sat through it twice and really don't understand the love for it at all. Is it just stoner humor that makes it a hugely popular release after-the-fact (much like Harold & Kumar or Half-Baked are as well)?
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Dark City.

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Originally Posted by Decker
Here's a film I just don't get. It's kind of funny in a laid-back stoner sort of way. And it takes place in a bowling alley, which is a little humorous, I suppose. Still, it feels as slight to me as Raising Arizona (in fact I consider it inferior to that film) and there's no great cult of Raising Arizona worshipers.

The Cohen Bros have made some very special films. I consider Fargo to be an all-time classic and No Country For Old Men has that potential as well. Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink are remarkable films. Even O Brother Where Art Thou is an enjoyable romp. Can someone please tell me how Lebowski is superior to those films because I've sat through it twice and really don't understand the love for it at all. Is it just stoner humor that makes it a hugely popular release after-the-fact (much like Harold & Kumar or Half-Baked are as well)?
It is vastly overrated as far as I'm concerned. O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country For Old Men are considerably better. Hell, even The Hudsucker Proxy is better.

While I like/love a lot of these movies, such as Rushmore, Buffalo '66, Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, Dark City, and even Shakespeare In Love, I had to go with Saving Private Ryan. It was the first war movie I actually felt emotionally invested in. And it most certainly was robbed, although Spielberg did get his due.

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Either Out of Sight, Rushmore, or The Truman Show. For the sake of picking one, though, I'll pick Out of Sight.
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Not sure why it isn't on the list of choices, but clearly Dark City.
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This is an easy one - SPR by a mile.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
This is an easy one - SPR by a mile.
Never heard of it.
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Out Of Sight has aged very well for me. I'd put that right up there. Saving Private Ryan was a million times better than Shakespeare In Love.
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I was a big fan of the Apostle.
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Tough choice. There are many movies from 1998 I like a lot depending on my mood but SPR might have to be the best of them.
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Originally Posted by Ginwen
Either Out of Sight, Rushmore, or The Truman Show. For the sake of picking one, though, I'll pick Out of Sight.
We can't vote for the Max Fischer Players' versions of Out of Sight, The Truman Show and Armageddon?

I love Out of Sight; I just watched it again recently. It does everything right (caper, action, comedy), and this movie is probably the only reason I could never get into Soderbergh-Clooney's Oceans movies - they just pale in comparison.

I guess I'm torn between Rushmore and Out of Sight.

BTW, I'm also puzzled by Raising Arizona's lack of a cult following, a la Lebowski.

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