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Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Old 01-28-11, 08:09 PM
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Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Vote and discuss on which you think is the better film.

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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Raging Bull
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

......why the fuck would you compare two totally different films? Also...is it ok to call Schindler's List a classic? Maybe Raging Bull..I've never thought about it but...still...maybe too young?
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

I'd say 20 years is old enough to call something a classic. Schindler's List came out in '93. Close enough. I mean, I would consider Silence of the Lambs ('91) a classic as well.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Raging Bull

No contest.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Raging Bull

No contest.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Either way..in term of Quality? well..it's Marty fucking Scorsese...

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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Raging Bull, without question.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Raging Bull

No contest.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Scorsese, Schrader & DeNiro at the top of their game.
Raging Bull by KO!
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Neither. The correct answer is The King of Comedy.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

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......why the fuck would you compare two totally different films? Also...is it ok to call Schindler's List a classic? Maybe Raging Bull..I've never thought about it but...still...maybe too young?
Why the fuck are you making such a big deal? Chill out its juts an internet forum page. Any 2 movies has the right to be compared.

And who says we all need to follow by what you think is classic? To me older than 2000 is classic.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

When is your homework due?


Raging Bull is better, though it's hard to compare the films. Yes, they are both biographies, but one film skips around over a lifetime while the other focuses on a set few years. Liam Neeson is more restrained while Robert De Niro creates a much bigger character, even though Schindler was much less of a public or known figure than LaMotta. Both are black and white for stylistic reasons, though I think Bull's use of color 8mm home movie footage works nicer than Spielberg's hand-holding "girl in the red coat". Though one movie's hero saves hundreds of lives while the other can't even save himself, great and important deeds do not mean the film is great or important by association; Spielberg's film is a fine and well-made piece of cinema, while Scorsese's film is nothing short of a masterpiece, fueled by the electric, engrossing performance of De Niro.

Also, films have to do substantially more than age ten years to become a "classic".
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Or alternatively Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or Gladiator?
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

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Also, films have to do substantially more than age ten years to become a "classic".
That's very untrue. Some people even consider The Dark Knight to be classic. Ever heard of the term 'Modern Classics'?
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

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That's very untrue. Some people even consider The Dark Knight to be classic. Ever heard of the term 'Modern Classics'?
You didn't understand my statement, and I don't appreciate the belligerent tone you're taking. When asking for help you could stand to be nicer.

Simply aging is not a good barometer of what makes a "classic". If that were the case, everything that aged would eventually qualify, which cheapens the word. Classics are works that exemplify their medium, and stand the test of time. You could safely say The Dark Knight or Schindler's List are classics; their quality is easily defensible, and their influence is still palpable. You could even say Transformers is a classic as long as you backed the statement up. But simply saying something is a classic because it's more than ten years old is just ridiculous.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Raging Bull is the better movie, but I would rather watch Schindler's List again.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Voted Raging Bull
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Mod Note: BlazeDragon, many of your comments are not in the spirit of discussion here at DVD Talk. If you cannot converse civilly, then you should rethink your involvement here.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Raging Bull (1980)
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

I'm still not sure if I like Oranges or Apples best. Probably Oranges...
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Wait, what? These movies have no resemblance or common theme. Okay, I'll pick one, Schindler's List. Beautiful photography (albeit horrible subject matter), epic story, uplifting finale. Raging Bull, by contrast is ugly, nihilistic, and features an irredeemably shallow and miserable person who has all the freedom and opportunity in the world and squanders it with his nonsense. I love Scorsese, but I've only managed to get through R.B. once or twice and find it very unpleasant.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

One is one of the darkest comedies ever made, and the other is one of the most overrated films ever made. I'll let you guys decide which is which.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

Actually I think both of these are equally overrated.

But in a pinch, I'd pick Schindler.
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Re: Which classic movie is better: Schindler's List or Raging Bull?

I don't consider Schindler's List a classic. Raging Bull certainly.

Raging Bull is better though.

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