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18 July 2010 @ 08:32 pm
Top 5 films you're ashamed to admit you've never seen
cut_dead on July 19th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
seriously/never took film 101 as an elective
Seven Samurai
Touch of Evil
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The 400 Blows
Rules of the Game
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cut_dead on July 19th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
soft spot for coming of age stories
The 400 Blows looks like a film I have a good chance of liking. I don't think I've watched any Truffaut since sitting through Jules & Jim, one of the few ivory tower films I reserve major disdain for.
r命: Bill Hicksanimate on July 19th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
2nding the first three
And 400 Blows is real good in that perverse sort of way. Made my (still in progress) top film moments list.

But srsly, u no seen 7 Sam?
cut_dead on July 19th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Re: 2nding the first three
Really. The only Kurosawa samurai films I've seen are Rashomon & Yojimbo.
running to a constellationdystempted on July 19th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Re: seriously/never took film 101 as an elective
Touch of Evil is one of my favorite films. And so is the trailer for it.
kneadforspeedkneadforspeed on August 11th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'm JUST starting to learn 101 about film
I loved Rules of The Game, but thought La Grande Illusion was better. Haven't FINISHED seven samurai...and honestly didn't see the big deal about Touch of Evil
dark arfs: Gallytwitchywrote on July 19th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
what an odd thing to be ashamed of
Movies I feel like I probably should see:

To Kill a Mockingbird
A Zed and Two Noughts
Cape Fear
East of Eden
Dirty Harry
cut_dead on July 19th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re: what an odd thing to be ashamed of
You wouldn't like A Zed & Two Noughts.
dark arfstwitchywrote on July 19th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, now that I read about it, it seems kind of silly.
vogdoidvogdoid on July 19th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
there are plenty of beloved films I've never seen (Godfather & 2, Taxi Driver, most war films) but I'm not really *ashamed* of those.

Metropolis (these two come to mind because they recently played here)
Fistful of Dollars trilogy
Holy Mountain (which I own)
Barry Lyndon
cut_dead on July 19th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
There are an awful lot of old Hollywood musicals (almost all), screwball comedies, westerns (almost all as well), & war stuff that I've never seen.

I always liked Breathless an awful lot, but almost every single person I know/have known irl who has seen the movie hates the shit out of it & I don't know why.

I've actually never seen a single Leone movie. I own Once Upon a Time in the West (I found it for $5), but still need to watch it (maybe this week?). I'm more interested now in watching some spaghetti westerns after seeing The Great Silence.

I'd like to watch Barry Lyndon someday.
Never Angelinetinyfolk on July 20th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Once Upon a Time in the West is the only one I've seen and I really liked it a lot. I guess I should watch more Leone films.
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Andrewpumpkinescoba33 on July 19th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
Right there with you on Godfather, Part II. That has always been a blind spot for me.
Andrewpumpkinescoba33 on July 19th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
12 Angry Men
Cinema Paradiso
Groundhog Day
Atelier Tovarmyglock_yrface on July 19th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
taken a little differently:
All Alain Robbe-Grillet films (huge fan of his books, really want to see films, can't find some of them w/ subs easily.)
Satantango (v. long, 'nough said.)
Greenaway's Th Falls (again, just haven't got round to seeing, as it is quite long.)
Oshima's Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (looks AMAZING, love Oshima, but Criterion will release it later this year so I'm waiting patiently.)
Zulawski's Th Devil (from th stills I've seen, this could be a favourite OAT contender, but I don't want to see th shitty bootleg version.)
cut_dead on July 19th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: taken a little differently:
The only Robbe-Grillet I've seen is La Belle Captive, which I thought was decent. I still need to see Trans Europ Express, despite the fact that it's up on Google video.

Satantango & The Falls I'm certain you'll love whenever you get aronud to watching them. The former being split up over 3 discs, I watched it both times over 3 nights.

I'm really looking forward to seeing Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. I saw it on VHS earlier this year & was kind of upset that I passed up buying it until I found out Criterion was releasing it.

Isn't Mondo putting out The Devil soon?
vogdoidvogdoid on July 20th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
at the top of my to-see/can't-see list is Antonioni's China documentary.