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View Poll Results: Favorite Gus Van Sant film
Drugstore Cowboy
16.18%
My Own Private Idaho
11.76%
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
0
0%
To Die For
10.29%
Good Will Hunting
39.71%
Finding Forrester
2.94%
Gerry
2.94%
Elephant
4.41%
Last Days
0
0%
Paranoid Park
4.41%
Milk
7.35%
Restless
0
0%
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Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Old 09-05-11, 11:35 PM
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Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

I'm going to have to choose Paranoid Park. It was a really hard decision, as I think most everything he's done is wonderful (save for a few mid-late 90s films, and i'm not including Good Will Hunting).

This really isn't what you think is his best, or most accomplished film, but your personal favorite.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Drugstore Cowboy wins. Great flick and it shows us a very real life of an addict.

Good Will Hunting is so aesthetically pleasing and well crafted, that I could watch it any time.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

What, no Psycho option?

Good Will Hunting for me. I'm not much of a fan of the stuff he's done the last decade.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

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What, no Psycho option?

Good Will Hunting for me. I'm not much of a fan of the stuff he's done the last decade.

I really meant to include all his films, somehow, Psycho escaped me.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Easily My Own Private Idaho.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

He's made quite a few great films, but my favorite is probably "Paranoid Park." "Gerry" and "Drugstore Cowboy" are other all-time favorites.

On the other hand, "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" is one of my least favorite movies, ever.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

The only movies of his I don't care for are Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Finding Forrester. I haven't seen Restless.

I voted for My Own Private Idaho.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Good Will Hunting. I love Elephant and Drugstore Cowboy though.
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I will say Milk, because it is so important, it has the power of change... through humanizing gay people. Yet also as a film it is full of style and great cinematography, and a legendary Penn role.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

01. To Die For
02. My Own Private Idaho
03. Good Will Hunting

I don't love his latest output much either, but at least he does these 'small' films a lot better than, say, Soderbergh. Something like Gerry or Elephant totally trump films like Full Frontal and Girlfriend Experience.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Not one of my favorite directors...I picked Drugstore Cowboy.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

1. Mala Noche
2. Drugstore Cowboy
3. My Own Private Idaho
4. To Die For
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Good Will Hunting. Not too crazy about the other ones except for Elephant & Finding Forrester
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Went with Good Will Hunting with Drugstore Cowboy a close second.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Drugstore Cowboy
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

I've only seen Good Will Hunting, Psycho (in theaters!), and Elephant. I liked GWH the most, although it was a close call with Elephant.

I went to see Psycho because I went through a period where I liked to be able to claim I saw infamous movies in the theaters. After seeing Battlefield Earth, that kind of killed it.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Good Will Hunting, by a wide mahgin.

See what I did there?

Elephant was also excellent, but the subject matter is too distasteful for repeat viewings.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Anybody like his Psycho remake?

Yeah....didn't think so.

As a huge fan of the original.....I thought GVS's odd shot-by-shot take was a bold endeavor with a top notch cast. Though in retrospect, VV in the Perkins role, considering his career path, seems almost surreal.

Van Sant is, if nothing else, always interesting.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Whichever one didn't have gay sex shoehorned in.

I don't think any of his films are remarkable, but I think off that list I remember enjoying To Die For when I was younger, for obvious reasons.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

I'm not a Gus fan but I did love Good Will Hunting.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

I've seen 7 out of the 12. I actually think Gus does a greater job with the simplistic, straightforward work (Good Will Hunting,Milk) Voted for GWH as my favorite.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

OP forgot to put Psycho in the poll.

....I've only seen 1 GVS film...and it was Milk. Sooooo I can't vote. I need to see more GVS.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Like a lot of his stuff but I have to vote Elephant.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

I can't believe anyone voted for Milk. What an absolute borefest.
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Re: Favorite Gus Van Sant Film

Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
I can't believe anyone voted for Milk. What an absolute borefest.
Believe it, because I did.

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