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Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Leco reis, Jan 11, 2005.
What are the 5 best movies of TB forum?
Add your five If you have time for movies.
As far as I know, the TB forum has never produced a feature film.
There were those shorts that we did for a few European festivals a couple of year's ago, but they are only availavle bootleg these days.
Impossible question, but "The Godfather" would be very near the top.
I can't pick 5 Best Anything, but....I finally saw "Mystic River" last week, and I liked it very much.
I also loved "Sling Blade"
Not only do I love films, but I teach film classes at a university. I'd say an example of a 'perfect' film is "The Graduate" with Dustin Hoffman. An international film organization (I can't remember the name of it) put out a list of the best 100 films and #1 was "Citizen Kane." "The Godfather" was high on the list, too.
Some of my favorites are "Holy Smoke," "Bamboozled," "Frankenstein," "In the Cut," and "Being There."
I'd have to say 'Napoleon Dynamite' ranks as a modern movie that many folks appear to love, (myself included), that has no overt sex or language... It can be done!
I also saw 'Mystic River' last night and liked it... Sean Penn is way under-rated IMO...
Mine, in no particular order...
'To Kill A Mockingbird' - Great story... Who wouldn't want Atticus as a father?
'The Grapes of Wrath' - I will never be able to read this book again without seeing and hearing Henry Fonda as Tom Joad...
'Singin' In The Rain'/'Guys and Dolls' - I do love the musicals..
I am more of a story rather than cinematography/special effects guy...
Two more that I can't keep my eyes off of when they show up on cable...."Pulp Fiction" and "Fargo". Also, I remember really loving "Mockingbird" and "The Flight Of The Phoenix" when I was a kid. Anything with Fred Astaire dancing gets my attention, especially if Cyd Charisse is up there with him.
Now you got me started.
how about some sci-fi? I know most of them kind of suck, but "The Cube", "exiztence", "the matrix", "minority report" are some good ones.
I also like " The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind"
Man I love movies, I have tons of it, new and old, I can watch movies non-stop.
For me right now it would have to be Napoleon Dynamite. That movie is frickin' sweet. It was so pointless it was great. The soundtrack isn't bad either. As for the other 4 I don't know. Sorry for asking and I mean no disrespect so please don't take it bad, but BlueMonk, how do you teach film? I would think that movies are more from person to person than a formula or am I totally missing the boat? What do you teach? If I get to watch movies all day then maybe I will think about changing my major.
How do you teach film? Pretty much the same way that people teach literature, music or art. I hold an advanced degree in popular culture. I took classes in detective fiction, american noir, blues, and rock and roll. Just imagine my homework load!
As for films, it's kind of interesting to see if there are any favorite film trends among the upright bassists of this forum. Glad to see Being There listed. I just revisited that one last weekend and it's aging a bit but still holds up. Surprised no one has mentioned Casablanca. I'll always nominate Brazil for any short list as well.
I like "Round Midnight", Dexter is so great in every aspect in that movie.
Yeah, like Boombloom (hello!) said, the way you study any other art form. Then there are the emphases: like Boombloom emphasized studying film as popular culture, then there's film history, film as an art form (focusing on editing, cinematography, lighting, etc.), analysis of film as a commodity (critical analysis), etc. I majored in Film and Photography for my Bachelor's (many moons ago) and loved it. It's terrific major and has grown a lot since the 70's when I was a major. Skills you need for the major: good writing skills, good analysis skills, an open mind.
As Chas said - none of those mentioned above, are films of the TB DB forum - I'm confused.... where are these films??!!
I'd love to see them, then maybe I could rank them in order and find the best 5?
My top. Perhaps we can expand on the list.
5. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Nicky Lloyd, Nicky Lloyd
4. Oh Luthier Where Art Thou?
3. Pulp Fuqua
2. Get a Teacher - The Movie
1. The Warburton Chronicles
Too funny, Chas. I larfed three times!
There are waaaay too many good movies. Going with the seldom-mentioned theme, I'll say I'm a big fan of "The Big Lebowski". In the last decade it's the only non-kids movie I've seen half a dozen times and enjoy every single time.
Others that didn't make the list:
Durryl and Durryler
From Here to Obscurity: I should have stuck with saxophone
The Italian Job: A Luthier's Lament
And my personal fav:
Been Her (But now I'm Him): Confessions of a confused pianist
Top five? That is a tough one. In no particular order:
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (especially the extended editions)
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Eye
- The Boondock Saints
Don't forget, "Behind the Green Doorburton", a bass porno documentary about what happens when PULL takes bass pics into the W.C.
As far as non TBDB movies go, I'm damn fond of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being". Aside from being a great movie, it also starts Julliette Binoche, the mere sight of whom causes uncontrollable trembling in my knees and sets my poor heart all aflutter. Other flicks that I've enjoyed watching over and over include "To Have and Have Not", "The Usual Suspects", and "The Princess Bride".