.. maybe I should update the list. The top 100 changes. I may be watching movies that are not on teh list. I think I’ll update it everytime a movie on my list gets bumped of the current one….. as soon as I can get my printer working….
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FINALLY saw Shawshank Redemption. I liked it, but I can’t say it’s the best movie ever made. I think it’s a little over rated.
Lawrence of Arabia – One of the best biopics I’ve seen. I barely new anything about this man prior to watching the movie, but I was engrossed. I found the Middle Eastern theme to be somewhat timely, and very educational.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – A fantastic concept, that I think they didn’t fully deliver on. Slightly over rated as well.
The Manchurian Candidate – The Frank Sinatra film I was worried about. It was actually very good. A thriller with an excellent and original idea. Very entertaining.
High Noon – The Western I was woried about watching. Also immensley entertaining. This may have been one of the deepest movies I’ve seen. About a man who gets abondoned by the town he once saved. It makes you think about society and you’re place in it. A movie that makes you think on a different level is a great movie in my book.
Annie Hall – Not a big Woddy Allen fan. He’s funny at times, but I usually find his movies a little dull. Overall not a bad movie though. I did laugh out loud once or twice.
Overall I’ve now seen 60 out of 100!! I have 3 or 4 more on my Tivo, City of God (Cidade de Deus) – a foreign film I never even heard, North by Northwest – would’ve been my third Hancock film in a month, but my cable screwed up Vertigo and Rear Window about halfway through., American History X – my middle brother (who has horrible taste in movies) told me this was a great movie. So of course I never watched it., TReeasure of the Sierra Madre – Bogie. Can’t wait to see this one, Mr Smith Goes to Washingotn – I love Jimmy Stewart. This is one of the few big movies e starred in that I haven’t sen. I like the rest of them, I have high hopes for thois one as well.
Das Boot, a 1981 submarine movie about a German WWII U-boat and it’s inhabitants. I though it was a little long, and slow at parts, but the scene where they absorb a depth charge barrage and the surprise ending will be with me for awhile. I don’t think I coould put in my top 100 though. This one’s for die-hard Sub flick fans only.
However Touch of Evil was a little different. I found that Orson Wells crime drama riveting with and excellent perfomance from Wells himself. The only drawback I had was observing old school Hollywood racism first hand as the oh so white Charlton Heston was cast as the heroic Mexican (with unbelievable make-up to make him look Latino). He didn’t even bother with an accent. While all the bad guy Mexican roles were apparantly filled by the real enchilada. An excellent film none the less and I highly recommend it for everyone.
Now, when I can find time, I’ll be on to the best films ever made. Right now I have six in there. Das Boot, Touch of Evil, High Noon, Annie Hall, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Manchurian Candidate. I can’t belive I’m going to watch a western, and a movie with Frank Sinatra in it. They better be good!!
Now, I’ll have to go over it and cross off all the omes I’ve seen. Then, when I have to record a movie on Tivo, I’ll use this list to search them out.
What a great idea! I’m going to imdb right now and printing up the list to see what I can cross off. It’ll be interesting to see how many I’ve seen. I’m guessing 50-75.
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