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Wall Street
6
13.33%
Salt
2
4.44%
Alice in Wonderland
1
2.22%
Perfume: Story of a Murderer
2
4.44%
Falling Down
9
20.00%
Food, Inc
1
2.22%
Black Snake Moan
6
13.33%
The Secret Life of Bees
1
2.22%
Kontroll
0
0%
I Love You Phillip Morris
3
6.67%
Anatomy of a Murder
2
4.44%
Man on Wire
7
15.56%
Dune
3
6.67%
Tristana
2
4.44%
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
0
0%
Gray Matter
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Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Old 07-30-10, 09:59 AM
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Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

So I am about to watch my 3,000 movie ever. I am pretty excited about it, but want to watch something worthwhile or memorable in some way. I have no idea what my 1,000th or 2,000th movie was, so I hope my 3,000th is better.

I have been keeping up with my list of every movie I have ever seen since I was about 9 years old. Every movie I see I add to it where it is leading up that I am up to my 3,000th one. So I am seeking out help in picking out what my movie should be. I am going to include some options of movies I haven't seen yet, but have been wanting to for a while, and haven't gotten around to it for some reason. You guys pick the movie for me. Thanks.

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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

How do you know that this is #3000 but you don't recall #1000 or #2000 despite keeping track of them?
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Mr. 3000 starring the late Bernie Mac sounds fitting. Here is a fantastic and accurate write-up on the film: http://www.nypress.com/article-10157...k-natural.html






Yeah I have no idea, I'd say Perfume just for the sheer trippiness of it all.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

I keep the movies in the list in alphabetical order and they are numbered as they are entered manually. So they are in order by A - Z and added up as entered wherever in the alphabet they belong. Simple Microsoft Word numbers them for me as entered.

I am sure there is a scientific formula spread sheet somewhere I could have converted to by now, but this list started on notebook paper in a trapper keeper probably and then a journal notebook, Microsoft word, excel, etc. So it hasn't been the most detailed list ever, but every now and then it has jumped in evolutionary stages.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

I'm just curious does this list only mean movies you've sat down and watched uninterrupted from beginning to end or movies that you catch a little here and a little there when they come on tv or something?

Also, does the list include movies on tv that were edited in any way?

Although I would never do it, I actually think that keeping a list is pretty cool. We all say we've seen a million movies or a thousand movies or whatever, but it would be cool to say that "I've seen exactly 3,278 movies" or whatever.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Oh yes, I get asked those kinds of questions a lot when people find out I actually keep a list of the movies I have seen and know the number of how many I have seen.

I am pretty strict about my criteria also. I have to have seen the movie from beginning to end (usually uninterrupted), pausing is fine with dvds, etc. If it is an edited version for tv or not in the original aspect ratio I don't count it. I count ones I have never seen before. I have of course seen multiple movies many many times, but nowadays in my quest to see more and more movies I rarely see something more than once. If I am going to a movie in the theater I cannot walk in after it has already started. I won't watch a movie on Youtube in those annoying 10 minute increments, etc. I am sure there are more, but I don't want to sound to insane about it all. Needless to say I watch a lot of movies and really enjoy lists about movies and listmaking.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

There is a song by Styx going through my head for some reason...

But I would say Black Snake Moan just because its Sam MU$%A F#%king Jackson Man!!
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

You miscounted.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

From the ones I seen I would go either "Falling Down" or "Man on Wire" but since its your 3000 mark I would chose "Man on Wire" because is more inspiring in a non-cheesy way. Its about a man with just one mission to give a performance of a lifetime.
Hey thinking about it "Falling Down" follows the same plot line a man with just one mission to get to his daughter's birthday party.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

From your list, I went with Man on Wire

I assume you've already seen Good Burger?
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

I assume you've already seen Good Burger?
Haha, yes, sadly or fortunately, however you want to look at it. I have seen Good Burger, I even saw it at a drive-in back in the day. It was a double feature with Spawn and played first or I wouldn't have seen it.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Interesting list of options. I'd say Perfume as my first choice, Kontroll as my second.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Either Salt because that would mean you saw the milestone movie at the theater, or Man On Wire because it is so good and unusual.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

The more I think of it, Man on Wire seems really appropriate, as it celebrates an achievement, so it may be a choice that honors your milestone.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Originally Posted by Davie50
I have been keeping up with my list of every movie I have ever seen since I was about 9 years old.
You are my hero.

Oh, and I chose Falling Down.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Watch 300 ten times.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Originally Posted by Cellar Door
Watch 300 ten times.


Certainly the aspect ratio requirement is fairly new.

Originally Posted by Davie50
Mom, is this really the correct aspect ratio of Big Trouble in Little China? No!? Not on the list!
I also put my vote in for Man on Wire.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

I voted for Black Snake Moan but didn't notice Tristana was on the list, so I'm switching my recommendation to that.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

I voted for Perfume due to its being such a weird movie (so pretty memorable) but Man on Wire would be a pretty good one to watch too.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

Originally Posted by Davie50
I have been keeping up with my list of every movie I have ever seen since I was about 9 years old.
And what's remarkable is that he's only 12!

*joking*
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

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Luis Bunuel's Tristana is the best of the bunch you've listed.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

I recommend a movie where the protagonist has OCD.
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Re: Milestone Event: What should I watch for my 3,000th movie?

See the documentary Cinemania. It's about people who go to movies constantly, and they even shun video.
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/\ That's a good pick, too!

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