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As some may know, years ago around 2003, I began a list of Movies to See Before I Die, because when I would go to rent movies my mind would blank out, and I would forget all the important ones I'd been recommended and meaning to catch up to watch, and end up going home with Hitch or some shit.

Since I started the list has only grown with suggestions and by new curiosities.
Around this time each year I groom it;


~All About My Mother (foreign drama) ***** hard to watch, but worth it. cry cry cry
~Airwolf - wut? i can't remember who suggested it but i'm not watching this shit.
~Apocalypse Now (war drama)***** everyone is very sweaty & intense in this movie & needs a moist towlette.
~Being There (comedy) ** they did a remake of this called Forrest Gump
~Blues Brothers (comedy)**** the scene with John getting the holy spirit is a sight to behold.
~Boxing Helena (drama) * crappy softcore porn, could not finish
~Cabaret (drama) **** see it. pretty stuff everywhere. 4 Liza's makeup alone!
~Casablanca (war drama)*** notable; Ingrid you hooker
~City of Lost Children (fairy tale) ***** YES. All Time Favorite! a magnificent cast & fresh fable.
~Corpse Bride **** charming. story of mah life.
~Days of Wine and Roses (drug addiction drama) *** sad times. oh the greenhouse scene, nooooo!
~Delicatessen (comedy/drama) **** charming, as Jean Pierre Jeunet's work always is.
~The Deer Hunter (war drama) **** Who knew Walken was once so endearing, innocent & broken.
~Disco Pigs (drama)*** Cillian makes bad decisions here. weirdness. creepiness.
~Elizabeth (historical/biographical drama)**** right up my skivvy clad castle lovin' alley
~Four Rooms (comedy) *** Tim Roth was too twitchy. irritated me.
~Freaks (?)
~Gladiator (historical drama) ** like billiards, but with heads.
~Godfather (mafia drama) **** "This is the last time you will be allowed to ask about my personal affairs"...oooooodissss
~Gone With the Goddamned Wind (I really don't care to see this, but feel like I have to. societal preshar!)
~Hair (musical) *** this is definitely an interesting movie to see now for how it addressed war, sexism & racism.
~Happiness (drama? oh, wait black comedy)** gave me the creeps.
i just don't have the humor for it.
~Harold and Maude (?) ** I thought it was pretty gross. sorry.
~A Hatful of Rain (drug addiction drama) can’t find! :( ((((((((((((
~Hedwig & the Angry Inch (musical) **** love it like Rocky Horror. esp when he has a fit over the bra in the dryer all Joan Crawford n shit
~I Shot Andy Warhol (biographical drama) **** grl crush on Lili Taylor frm Dogfight. her rusty voice is perfection.
~It’s a Wonderful Life (drama) *** see Mr. Potter 4 classic villainry.
~Jacob's Ladder *** will never see Tim Robbins the same way again. huge tense bummer of a film.
~Kung-Fu Hustle (action/comedy kind of) **** YES
~Lady Sings the Blues (biographical drama)**** Dianna Ross & Richard Pryor were superb.
~The Last Temptation of Christ (religious drama)* psssht
~Noises Off (comedy) **** amazing physical comedy, line memorization, team work, awesome casting
~One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (drama) ***** LOVED Nicholson here more than ever. So triumphant in some places & lead me to research.
~On the Town (classic) *** see it. 4 Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra's tight sailor panted asses.
~Orlando
~Palindromes
~Panic in Needle Park (drug addiction drama- Al Pacino) *** bad recording may not've done it justice.
~Philadelphia (drama) **** back when cell-phones were bigger than bananas
~Raising Arizona (comedy) ***** everyone was perfect in this movie. genius casting.
~Reuben and Ed (comedy) I cannot find this GD movie! pirated - FUNNY, but i am fascinated by Crispin Glover. WHY J-LO MOVIES ON DVD/NOT THIS?
~Rocky (if only to prove I am not a terrorist)*** not bad, though I can only see Stalone punching the keyboard w his fists as he writes the screenplay.
~Rosemary's Baby (drama) **** this is TOTALLY a comedy. someone lied to me.
~Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (comedy) **** interesting! Don't drink wine while watching this or you'll have to keep rewinding.
~Serpent and the Rainbow (horror) **** saw it alone. Screamed a little, maybe. Voodoo references too close to the bone for this Creole grl.
~The Sting ***** see it. young Paul Newman. period.
~Surviving Picasso (biographical drama) can't find
~Sunset Blvd. (showbiz drama)**** chilling, almost hilarious but kind of really not
~Times Square (drama) *** very Legend of Billy Jean. Good punk soundtrack
~Valley Girl (comedy) * what was i thinking?
~Valley of the Dolls (showbiz drama) **** Sharon Tate & awesome Patty Duke 1-liners.
~Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (drama) **** Bette Davis is a dream haunting genius. WHERE are female actors like her nowadays.
~Wild @ Heart (drama, black comedy) OMG Crispin! ***** I can't believe I missed this movie all my life.
~Winter Passing (drama) ** could not finish. too much staring. too many long pauses. the grl was pretty.
~Withnail & I (comedy) *** over-hyped. though now I know where the line "Even a stopped clock keeps the right time twice a day" comes from.
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In Addition:
~Adam's Rib
~After life (Japanese movie)
~Alice (Czech)
~Alien *** SHIVER.
~All About Eve drama **** i love you Bette
~American Astronaut
~Basquiat
~The Birdcage
~Blazing Saddles (this BETTER be funny so help me GOD)
~Brazil
~Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid **** young Paul Newman. I was born too late. This is why I am alone today. He was supposed to be my husband.
~Bull Durham * could not watch past first 20 minutes. Susan Sarandon's gonna teach T Robbins sex-ed? Not on my time.
~Capote ** i don't know, i really like PS Hoffman. i think he's daring. his character had me conflicted, but that may've been the intention
~Children of Heaven **** yaaaah. this movie KILLED me in the heart. and then my boyfriend called and i cried all up in his face about it.
~City Lights
~Citizen Kane (drama) **** Orsen Welles' voice is awesome and bellowy like my grandather's
~Cleo from 5 to 7
~Colors * gather round everyone, two heroic white cops are gonna try bring some justice to the ghetto.
~Conan the Barbarian (whatever) can't remember who suggested
~Dr. Strangelove (satire) **** it was ok. I didn't bust a nut r anything. i want a war room.
~The Diving Bell & the Butterfly could not finish. boring and obvious. man overcomes obstacle of one working eyeball. YAWN.
~The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
~Donzoko
~Eat Drink, Man Woman (Korean)
~The Elementary School (Czech)
~Everything is Illuminated (READ BOOK FIRST)
~The Fall
~Fatal Attraction ** why in the FACK is any woman attracted to Kirk Douglas? he looks like ASS.
~Finding Forrester
~Fitzcarraldo
~Flight of Dragons
~Godfather II
~Goodfellas
~Groundhog Day - who suggested this?! i can't believe Bill "rubber lips" Murray is on my n-flix
~The Graduate (drama/comedy at the end) *** the end was HILARE
~the Great Debaters
~Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (drama) **** interesting for its time. Sidney Poitier is a fine assed man.
~Home for the Holidays
~Hud *** not my favorite of Newman's but educational to me about cattle farming.
~Hudsucker Proxy ** saw Jacob's Ladder right before this, and so was still kind of scared of T. Robbins, waiting for people to go all spastic and turn into demons. cute/charming movie, but not important to me.
~In the Mood for Love
~Jump Tomorrow
~Laputa
~Little Otik
~Loners (Czech)
~Maltese Falcon
~Micky & Nicky (But see Wings of Desire first, for maximum Falk-heartbreak) shit, i still haven't seen Wings of Desire. this was moving tho. i got kind of irritated in places where it dragged on.
~Moonstruck
~My Life Without Me
~My Neighbor Totoro (animation) ** could not watch. Hated the voices. the kids liked it tho.
~Nightwatch (Russian)
~The Orphanage (Spanish movie) *** for some reason ghosts do not affect me. What Lies Beneath was the only ghost movie i was really impressed w. and i hate Harrison Ford, so go figure.
~The Others
~Philadelphia Story (drama)
~Pan's Labyrinth ** meh. I prefer City of Lost Children. somany things annoyed me about this movie. the violence, the sped up ending, the wartime fallback, and the girl was not too bright in some situations
~Picnic at Hanging Rock
~Pink Floyd's the Wall *** could not finish. alone in home. gas chamber scene too scary.
~Plague Dogs
~Poltergeist
~The Red Violin
~Return of the Idiot (Czech)
~Ring of Bright Water
~Road to Morocco
~Rock n Roll High School
~Safe
~Seven Year Itch
~Sleuth
~Sofie's Choice
~Some Like it Hot **** this was the 1st MM movie i've ever seen, and damn, she is enchanting. her curves are much more scandalous in motion.
~Something Wicked This Way Comes
~Still Walking
~Stir Crazy
~Story of the Weeping Camel
~The Stunt Man
~The Sweet Hereafter
~This is Spinal Tap
~Treasure of Sierra Madre
~Waiting for Guffman (comedy?)
~Welcome to the Dollhouse
~the White Diamond
~Wings of Desire


Feel free to add on or discuss or build upon your own list. I try to rate what I see and give a quick twittery review. Some things I hate that everyone loves. Some things have no desire to ever see (Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Beverly Hills Chihuahua). But I always welcome suggestions.
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Date: 2010-01-14 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crashing-buses.livejournal.com
I've never seen Back To The Future. This Saturday night is the night!

Date: 2010-01-14 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
i'm excited for you!

&hearts Crispin Glover &hearts

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Date: 2010-01-14 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tuckova.livejournal.com
I will recommend some Czech movies for you!

Obecná škola (The Elementary School) - this is a movie about an elementary school teacher who is a great hero or a great liar.

Navrat Idiota (Return of the Idiot) - this is a sort of sad, slice of life thing about a guy who is good so people think he's stupid. Good for Dostoevsky fans.

Alice or Little Otik (directed Jan Svankmejer) - either or both of these - Alice in Wonderland or a Czech fairy tale - are creepy and interesting. The director did Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer; if you like that, you'll probably like both of these.

Samotari (Loners) - I may have been in A Place when this came out, but I remember just being so fascinated by how real some of the characters seemed to me. Great music, too.

Date: 2010-01-14 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
thank you for expanding my sights!
added. and i love yr descriptions.

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Date: 2010-01-14 05:26 am (UTC)
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~Gladiator (historical drama) ** like billiards, but with heads.

HAHAHAHAHA I love you.

Date: 2010-01-14 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
i will say it was interesting to find that gladiators were actually slaves, as i'd never known, but wow, heads UP!

Awesome list!

Date: 2010-01-14 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-thundering.livejournal.com
The Story of the Weeping Camel. Seriously beautiful, sweet, and enlightening. Kids can watch it too, no problem.

And let me just say I love you're not bothering with Wizard of OZ. (You also really don't need to see Gone With the Wind.) You rock my socks. Also, whoever recommended Wings of Desire to you is also all kinds of bad ass -- that's a lovely film.

I'd recommend Sophie's Choice, but I've heard from fellow mums-of-two that it's way way way too scary. Instead may I suggest Life is Beautiful?

Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't include a classic recommendation. City Lights, definitely.

Best of luck with the viewings!

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Date: 2010-01-14 05:37 am (UTC)
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all except for Life is Beautiful. when i first saw Bennini make his acceptance speech and jump all over the seats, i was irked and thought he was ridiculous, but after seeing the movie i felt like a fool. SUCH a wonderful film to me. i can barely re-imagine it without crying. very powerful.

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Date: 2010-01-14 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-quackenbush.livejournal.com
you have to let me know when you get around to Donzoko.

Also you should add "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" "The Road to Morocco" and "the maltese falcon"

Date: 2010-01-14 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
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i tried to watch the big sleep a few months ago and could barely STAND h.bogart (i am prepared for everyone to hate me about that). he was so STIFF and had such a monotone voice, see. and no range, see.
maybe his hype jaded me? but i will give him one more chance for joo!

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Date: 2010-01-14 05:35 am (UTC)
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several in the Bs and Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest = the six fingered man = same people who did This is Spinal Tap). I feel it is my obligation to make sure that you see these movies.

do not, do not, do not see Everything is Illuminated before you read the book. they did a fantastic job, but there's enough material that they did not cover to make an entirely separate movie. without it being confusing.

on second thought, see the movie. it is made of awesome. so is the book, but I don't want it to negatively influence your opinion of the movie. but I so want to go out for coffee with you after you read the book.

to add to the list (you may have seen these already, this is more just to put on the list):
Basquiat
Finding Forrester
Wonder Boys
Ring of Bright Water (also a very good book)
Flight of Dragons (you can get the full thing by just googling it and it's done by the same people who did The Last Unicorn.)

Date: 2010-01-14 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
added.
oh oh, i am esp. excited about flight of the dragons! thank yoooou.

ps. let's go have lunch or somethin soon.

Date: 2010-01-14 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vogdoid.livejournal.com
trying to improvise suggestions from your ratings...
1. In the Mood for Love
2. have you watched any Miyazaki movies? Kiki's Delivery Service, Laputa, Spirited Away, etc. They're all wonderful.
3. Cleo From 5 to 7, or pretty much anything from Agnes Varda (Stacey S. will back me up on this)
4. After Life is ok but the same director's most recent film, Still Walking, is much better (and that in itself is basically an update of Yasujiro Ozu's films...Early Summer, Tokyo Story, etc.)
5. Have you seen any Herzog? You should at least check out Fitzcarraldo.

Date: 2010-01-14 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
looove miyazaki. recently saw princess mononoke, but my favorite so far is howl's moving castle, spirited away second. his imagination astounds me.
i've added yr suggestions, and was looking forward to what you had to offer.
thanks!
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Date: 2010-01-14 06:02 am (UTC)
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Your reviews crack me up. I wish you had a Facebook please don't hurt me

Just curious: have you seen or do you have any desire to see Avatar? I think it looks fucking stupid but the hype is intriguing me.

Also, do not ever watch Children Underground. Documentary about tiny homeless children who live on the street. It is the most depressing thing ever.

Date: 2010-01-14 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
i have been reading that avatar is basically metaphoric dances w wolves/last of mohicans white guy hangin w the "savages" and learns to help them/lead them to salvation or whatever. so i'm disheartened, (like you know how i hate cliched movies about idiot savants) though i hear the colors and scenes are beautiful?

no children underground - CHECK.

facebook will never have me! nevaaaah! i'm too much of a stubborn toot. and YOU'RE here so why do i need to go anywheres?

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Date: 2010-01-14 06:07 am (UTC)
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A couple more to add:

- Jump Tomorrow (odd, charming romantic comedy)
- The Stunt Man (lots of meta- in this movie about movie-making, P. O'Toole especially good)
- The Sweet Hereafter (powerful drama about the aftermath of a bus accident in a small Canadian town. Ian Holm [especially] and Sarah polley are wonderful)

I was born on Groundhog Day

Date: 2010-01-14 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twitchywrote.livejournal.com
And I still kinda like that movie.

Uhm...you don't seem like the DUH HUR action type (which I can be, depending on where and how), so I'll sidestep that.

Uh...have you ever seen The Apartment? Or Local Hero? The Iron Giant?

Those're three of my all-time favorites.

you are, who you CHOOSE to be

Date: 2010-01-14 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
iron giant - my son and i loooove.

the rest i shall add. sankyou!

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Hoof

Date: 2010-01-14 07:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twitchywrote.livejournal.com
Corpse Bride makes me deliriously unhappy.

i like how not ideal it is.

Date: 2010-01-14 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
why? you won't hurt my feelins. please expound because I AM THE CORPSE BRIDE.

The songs are lazy

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Date: 2010-01-14 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alarmo.livejournal.com
The Sting is also one of my all-time favorite movies, and I'm not a big fan of watching movies (usually I have trouble just sitting still and watching something for a couple of hours). I learned recently that Chris has never seen that movie, and bought the DVD to remedy that. Sooooon.

I really like Jacob's Ladder, too, though - but in general I like movies that mess with your head.

Also, Everything is Illuminated is a good movie, but it was like untangling one strand of spaghetti out of a twisted noodle-bowl of a book and putting it up on screen by itself - good for what it is, but no way it couldn't feel like a Lite version. Totally read the book first.

Date: 2010-01-14 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
normally i don't care for dudes and their big dude problem movies, but the sting was badass. they better NEVER do a remake of it.

will definitely read everything is illuminated first. thank you for reiterating!

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Date: 2010-01-14 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sealwhiskers.livejournal.com
hmm, I'm pretty sure I recommended After Life, Orlando, Eat, drink, man woman and Kung fu Hustle (although I might not be the only one), but I might have recommended Conan as well, I friggin LOVE that movie (the barbarian, NOT the destoryer), haha...

It seems like you don't need many new recommendations..but have you seen Brotherhood of the wolf? It's a French movie, the action is okay, but mostly it's gorgeously filmed, which sticks in my mind.

Date: 2010-01-14 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
have not seen brotherhood of the wolf and like pretty movies. thank you!

Date: 2010-01-14 09:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] softanimal.livejournal.com
if you don't mind a little lesbo drama i would add Fire (can't recall the director at the moment - horrible, i know - it's an Indian film). i hear Earth and Water from the same director are also gorgeous, though i've yet to see them.

also, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

your list is tops.

:)

Date: 2010-01-14 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chocolatebark.livejournal.com
Deepa Mehta's the director - she does awesome things with a camera!

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Ooh!

Date: 2010-01-14 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twitchywrote.livejournal.com
Waking Ned Devine! That's a good one.

Also, The Serpent & the Rainbow is one of the 4 movies that genuinely terrified me.

The first Alien

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Date: 2010-01-14 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowboyjesus.livejournal.com
If you like Crispin Glover "The River's Edge" is conspicuously missing.
One of my buddies in college looked and sounded a lot like him.

I just saw "The Good Earth" with Paul Muni. It was funny because my parents were watching it too, and my mother started laughing at the main character because it reminded her of my dad working so hard all the time.

I wanna watch something new. I don't know what. I heard that Terry Gilliam movie is supposed to be good. It has Tom Waits playing the devil.

I loved the opening scene of "Sea Biscuit" in the theater where Chris Cooper was chasing some wild mustangs on this majestic open range. That alone made my heart stir. Made me homesick, and I was only twenty miles away from it. The rest of the movie sucked! Still, I think I'd pay 9 bucks just to see that opening scene again. (Please tell me movies are still only $9 at the theater.)

Jerimiah Johnson is an oldie but a goodie. Probably one of Robert Redford's best movies, but it's heartbreaking to watch. But then again you have Paul Newman in "Slapshot", which is a funny hockey movie on the opposite end.

Date: 2010-01-14 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com

River's Edge is missing cuz i seen it and it's one of my favorite movies of all time.

thank you for the suggestions!

Slapshot was...ok. It's SO hard for me to like sports movies. i'm trying to think of ONE i could say i loved.

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best sports movie evar

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Date: 2010-01-14 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chocolatebark.livejournal.com
It's a shame how much stuff didn't get released to DVD

Date: 2010-01-14 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
RIGHT, esp compared to the shit that gets released every stupid DAY.

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all & all I'm just another blockhead in the wall

Date: 2010-01-14 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clsisold.livejournal.com
When Jennifer was 12 she wanted to see Gremlins but her father said NO, it was far too violent and full of anti-American propaganda. He, of course, had not seen the movie but formed his opinion of it from the fringe element-right-wing radio stations he so dearly loved. So, instead he took her to the midnight running of Pink Floyd's: The Wall and I went with them. I had never seen the movie before but figured that even the animation was going to be graphic. Trying to anticipate each scene by the corresponding song lyric, I sat beside Jennifer, telling her to shut her eyes or telling her it was ok to look. When the scene for One of My Turns started with Roger Water's singing 'run into the bedroom in the suitcase on the left you'll find my favorite axe' I asked Jennifer to shut her eyes and keep her head down. I wasn't even sure I wanted to watch that scene. Four minutes later I realized that axe was just another name for guitar. My intensions were good.

Over the last couple of years I've developed a fondness for the movie The Station Agent, it doesn't really have any social import, not a movie with undercurrents or esoteric meaning, just filled with a sweet camaraderie.
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
wow, way to go dad!

eep! i hit send too fast. there was just sooo much blood in that movie and no one was ever happy! the gas chamber scene where the little him finds the older him huddled in the corner was the last straw! i flipped it off so fast. i mean i KNOW he had a bad childhood, but damn, let's run that right into the ground.

will add station agent. gracie, miss!
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Date: 2010-01-14 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamezm.livejournal.com
I think you'll like Tampopo.

Also, The Third Man, if you like Orson Welles.

I'm guessing you should also check out:

- The Night of the Hunter
- L' Atalante

You must have seen Heathers, right?

Date: 2010-01-14 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
oh i am excited about night of the hunter. [livejournal.com profile] inertiacrept recently saw it and was impressed, and he's a toot about movies.

have definitely seen Heathers, yes. but soooo long ago. i should revisit.

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Date: 2010-01-14 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lowhumcrush.livejournal.com
* Taxi Driver

* Lars and The Real Girl

* Delicatessen

* Let the Right One In

* Five Easy Pieces

* Frozen River

* Sherry Baby

* Gummo

* La Vie En Rose

* Psycho

* Dogville

* Wild at Heart

* The Ice Storm

* The Shining

* 21 Grams

* Secretary

* Some Like It Hot

* A Streetcar Named Desire (Brando version)

* Best in Show

* Paper Moon

I'm sure more will come to me.



Date: 2010-01-14 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lowhumcrush.livejournal.com
Can't believe I forgot about "In America." The first movie I saw in NYC that made me understand the second reason I was so eager to move away from my hometown. It deals with death and the art of letting go so beautifully. I know you will love it.

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Date: 2010-01-14 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wretchmuffin.livejournal.com
I'm weirdly jealous that you haven't seen The Philadelphia Story yet--I wish I could watch it again for the first time.

Double Indemnity
Rio Bravo (It's a John Wayne western. Ricky Nelson is in it and he sings a song. But Dean Martin! Is wonderful! If you do not like westerns, you also won't like this, but I find Martin's performance sort of mesmerizing and also I like westerns)
Yojimbo
Seconding x 1000 the above commenter's recommendation of Delicatessen and Best in Show.
Tatie Danielle
Have you seen Ginger Snaps?

Gold Diggers of 1933, not because of the compelling narrative (there isn't one), but because of the musical number "Pettin' in the Park." Whooooo, sexy girls!
Night of the Hunter

Date: 2010-01-14 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
delicatessen was sooo good.
i like the movies that get seconded. it makes me even more excited to see them. thank you vera much!

Should probably watch for

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OH anticipation

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Date: 2010-01-14 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hotlavamonster.livejournal.com
I need to go home and consult mah LIST. I actually just watched Capote the other night & found it real interesting, but unforch I think you have to read In Cold Blood for it all to make sense. That is probably a flaw in the movie but w/e.

Date: 2010-01-14 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
there were moments in that movie he was downright evil. but then he acted like he cared so much for the prisoners. i got confused. but i liked it. i'm still processing it even.

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Date: 2010-01-14 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apresminuit.livejournal.com
children of heaven is A+++++++++INFINITY.

Date: 2010-01-14 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
the scene where he's getting his picture taken oh i SOBBED. good recommendation. those DAMN ADORABLE KIDS.

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SA \ AA / SA

Date: 2010-01-14 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] odobenidae.livejournal.com
Have not read entire post and its comments, though I shall today, hopefully. A quick CTRL+F tells me that The Hairdresser's Husband isn't on your list. Have you seen that yet? It's one of my all-time favorites, but I'll tell you, it'll jerk with your emotions.

Beautiful, heartbreaking, understated performances, lovely cinematography, worth watching every one of its 82 minutes. I know you better than you know me, but I think you'd like it.

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Date: 2010-01-14 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
ctrl+f is brilliant.
i have not seen hairdresser's husband. and i don't mind my emotions gettin jerked. thanks mister!

Date: 2010-01-14 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lost-coyote.livejournal.com
if you have not seen it...
Give 'Immortal Beloved' a shot.
Coyote digs that movie.

Date: 2010-01-14 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flightviolation.livejournal.com
i've seen that one! very very good. i love gary o.
have you seen amadeus? also very interesting, heartrending.
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