Forgot to mention Herzog earlier when discussing recurring directors... he's going to have at least two (Fitzcarraldo, Aguire) on my list and potentially four in total (Stroszek and maybe a documentary because I feel docs are going to be underrepresented in my list).
Post by youngdeadmen on Jul 8, 2017 18:32:20 GMT -5
I've really been enjoying watching my favorites and rounding down the list. There's also been several that I thought would be on my list that upon rewatching years later I now realize are terrible... looking at you Cocktail (always knew it was objectively terrible, but liked the dark bits)
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.
I've only received suburbrocker's list thus far...
Yeah, unlike the top albums list, this isn't something that I can just kind of throw together and still be pretty firm with months later when I look back. This is something I need to go back and watch a good number of movies I haven't seen in over ten years in some cases. Pretty much all of the albums on my list were things I'd listened to within the last couple of years at the longest.
For instance, Polanski's "Knife In The Water"... a movie that ten years ago, I would have certainly put in my top 100 films list. Now, while I highly doubt it would be in my top 100 (there are at least four other Polanski films I'd put in front of it), I feel that I need to give it a fair shake since I haven't seen it in ages. Plenty of examples like this, and since this is a list I've wanted to put together for years but never was motivated to actually do so, I want it to be something I can hold as a point of reference for myself in the future.
Post by NothingButWednesday on Jul 13, 2017 16:11:32 GMT -5
I have a preliminary list that I'm sure I've left a ton of stuff off of. I made a list before that had like 200 movies on it, and then I lost that list, and now this list only has like 130 or something. I'm planning on limiting my final list to 100, but I'd really like to know what those 70 movies I originally thought were contenders are. Anyway, I'm trying to start thinking about ranking, and it's hard. Some of the things that are currently right next to each other seem hilariously wrong, but I am going with almost total subjectivity, so I guess I'm just not going to worry about people judging me.
All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.
Seventh Seal has been on my 'to watch' list for a while, I should probably try to knock a few of those off before getting too invested in this, but I also feel like trying to game the list by adding movies that people expect to see isn't a good representation of Favorite. Like if I see a movie tomorrow, what are the odds it jumps into my top 10, 20, 50?
You should watch Seventh Seal primarily because it's amazing. List what's actually your favorites. People might learn some new stuff. The best thing this project can do is turn people on to new stuff.
The Seventh Seal is a good place to start with Bergman. I'd recommend watching that and Wild Strawberries before moving on to the more heavy stuff from the 60s. Everything Bishop listed is suburb.
Since you like The Leftovers I think you'd really enjoy The Faith Trilogy(Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light and The Silence). But I'd save those until you know if you like his work or not. Here
Seventh Seal is playing at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston mid September, pretty stoked!
5.5/tycho 5.25/mumford & sons 5.26-28/boston calling 6.6/chance the rapper 7.7/the avett brothers (red rocks) 7.15/lupe fiasco 7.22/hans zimmer 8.9/roger waters 9.17/arcade fire 9.30/two door cinema club 10.18/kaleo 10.28/shpongle 11.4/flying lotus 11.16/dead & company 11.28/st. vincent
Awww. I'm excited to see how this all turns out. Mine will be somewhat strange but there's not a lot of totally weird picks so far. At least not as many as some might suspect. Limiting myself to one movie per director has opened up some room but not as much as I thought. Just a matter of placement and whittling things down. Some of my picks for directors will be controversial but I'm trying to go by favorite not by what I think is their best work. Still, I find my opinion lines up with convention a good bit.
I'll probably use this list to check out areas I'm ignorant in. Animation is one for sure. Crime/Noir type stuff as well.