10/24/02 Laura (SZE, Man Hung, Stephen) submitted the following:
Kubrick: Barry Lyndon Luchino Visconti: The Leopard Yilmaz Gueney: The Herd Max
Ophuls: Lola Montez
10/23/02 blake (n/a) submitted the following:
come it does not give an email address or way to reply to the lists of the publics
top 100 movies. its great to see how movies stack among several people who know
what they're talkin about however you dont give and email address for them. why
problem Blake....I will now begin posting e-mail addresses on the top 100 movie
lists that are contributed by the public. (AC 12/6/02)
10/20/02 Luke (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
who says that Lawrence of Arabia is a bad film does not understand what makes
a movie great. I can understand someone not liking it, but completely missing
the beauty and grandness of it just shows that you do not know films as well as
you would like to think. David Lean made in addition to Lawrence an epic (long)
film known as Doctor Zhivago. This film was quite unenjoyable all in all in my
point of view, but I did at least grasp and admire the greatness of certain aspects.
Long does not equal good. Good equals good. Furthermore, what is with this about
The Fellowship of the Ring not having a decent ending? Do you not realize that
first of all, the books were written as ONE book and the publisher split them
up, and also that the films were made as one. The movie ends were the book ends,
just as it should. Nonetheless, I think the movie has a great ending. Why should
it have to end like The Godfather or Star Wars? Why not do something new and more
fitting to the film? Again, some people need to learn about film before trying
to logically complaining about them.
agree Luke. (AC 12/6/02)
10/18/02 Laura (email@example.com) submitted the following:
THE STRUCTURE OF THE MOVIE JACOB'S LADDER
most important way to begin understanding Jacob's Ladder ("in terms of what is
presented on the screen")is to remember that Jacob dies on the operating table
of a Vietnam camp. Jacob dies in Vietnam. That's the clincher! He is not a war
veteran like so many people seem to believe.
if we accept this, then the rest of the movie is a dream...an hallucination...that
takes place while Jacob lies in coma on this operating table. The movie is Jacob's
state of mind in coma. This explains the phantasmic, sometimes illogical nature
of the movie: the ghoulish masks and the way Jacob skips from scenes with his
lover to scenes with his wife in an *almost* senseless montage of events.
the question is, why does Jacob have this dream...this hallucination...to begin
with?? Why doesn't he just die? At the end of the movie, even the doctors are
curious as to why Jacob held on to life so tenaciously.
the reason Jacob hangs on, we soon discover, is that he is overwrought with guilt.
Jacob is a man trying to come to terms with his deamons, with the atrocious fact
that he killed so many of his own fellow soldiers in combat: soldiers who were
not the enemy. This dream or hallucination, then, is the way Jacob's brain...his
conscience...tries to logically make sense of the deaths he propogated. Jacob's
dream is his brain working frantically to redeem him of the crimes he has committed.
HOW could I have killed my own men?? He asks. Until Jacob can satisfactorily answer
this question for himself, he will never achieve peace:
only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life:
your memories, your attachments. You burn them all away. They're not punishing
you...they're freeing your soul"
mind, his conscience, finally answers his question for him. The motive for his
acts of violence and hate are a result of a drug that was administered to him
by the army. This drug is what provoked the violence and rage in Jacob that led
him to kill his men. But, the interesting thing about the movie is that because
it takes place in Jacob's dream his motive for having killed the other soldiers
becomes questionable. Is the drug story merely a fabrication of his imagination?
Is it the mind's way of healing itself...of fashioning logic out of chaos? Or,
did the drug really exist? Afterall, the army denies any use of such a drug. The
movie, therefore, doesn't take sides. It is left to the viewer to decide if the
drug really existed or not.
my opinion, this movie is genius.
well stated Laura...great contribution. Click here to
go to the Jacobs Ladder page. (AC 12/6/02)
10/13/02 Mike McDonough (Leperchaun4267) submitted the following:
have very good lists but you didn't have the Original STAR WARS trigoly. THat
should be one and Indian JOnes TRiogy should By Two also Band of Brothers siries
would be third
10/12/02 Patrick Metzger (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
is my Top 10 list of OVERRATED films. I've seen these films on many "favorites"
and "greatest" lists and what's great about them is beyond my comprehension. 1)
Lawrence of Arabia - over 3 1/2 hours and you feel every second of it 2) The Graduate
- I even like Simon and Garfunkel and I ccan't stand how often they play "Sounds
of Silence" 3) The Grapes of Wrath - Oh gosh, somebody shoot me. Nothing entertaining
about this movie what-so-ever. 4) Close Encounters - Goes on too long and the
wait isn't worth the payoff. 5) Gladiator - I liked it better the first time I
saw it when it was called "The Ten Commandments". 6) Lord of the Rings - I know
it's a trilogy but for heaven's sake, have some kind of decent ending. Each movie
should be able to stand alone without the others (ie. Star Wars Trilogy, Godfather
Trilogy) 7) The Patriot - Too long and too predictable. You know it's a bad movie
when they pull the "the bad guy is dead, wait a second, no he's not" crap. 8)
Royal Tenenbaums - Was this movie supposed to be funny??? 9) Grosse Pointe Blank
- I just don't get the Pointe. 10) Fight Club - I'm not buyin' the ending. Sixth
Sense I buy totally, but this is nonsense and it ruined the movie for me. You
couldn't pay me to sit through any of these again.
when was the patriot rated? My top 5 of overrated films 1.godfather 2.star wars
3.pulp fiction 4.heat 5.r. dogs 6.casino 7.any jackie chan movie 8.citizen cain
9.police acedemy 10. pat's top 10 (joke). (MC 10/15/02)
10/11/02 erin (email@example.com) submitted the following:
and Stitch Walk to Remember Enough Mulan Prince of egypt
10/11/02 n/a (n/a) submitted the following:
your list - Close encounters links to Dead Man Walking's page. I think that's
believe this is now corrected. (Close Encounters...)
10/10/02 Natalie Harris (Hannibalhound01@yahoo.com) submitted the following:
The Silence of the Lambs 2. Gone With the Wind 3. The Lord of the Rings pt.1 4.
The Godfather pt.1 5. Schindler's List 6. A Nightmare on Elm Street pt. 1 7. The
Exorcist 8. The Omen 9. Interview With a Vampire 10. Queen of the Damned
10/9/02 Pat Cline (Patsy.Cline@juno.com) submitted the following:
site: I could not get the sound clips to play and some of them sent me directly
to Yahoo, saying that the page wasn't available.
should work now. (Tombstone) (AC 12/6/02)
10/09/02 Colleen Jeffries (CllJef@aol.com) submitted the following:
Downy Jr. as Charlie Chaplin
10/08/02 Patrick Metzger (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
of Arabia could have easily been trimmed to 2 hours and been a much better film.
I know you will say that it had to be that long to feel the vastness of the desert
and explore the depth of the charachters. Hogwash. If I have 3 and 1/2 hours to
kill I'd much rather spend it on one of the Godfather's, Schindler's List or Gone
With the Wind. When are people going to realize that long does not always equal
long? The attention span of the modern american is only 2 hours. That is sad.
To cure your aliments you should try to watch the restored version of Greed. "With
patients comes understanding" Daniel Son. (MC 10/9/02)
10/07/02 yeiker (email@example.com) submitted the following:
09/29/02 eXodus (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
wondering if you ever rented king of new york...Let me know if ya ever decide
to, i really think you'll like it...thanks...
have not, but when I do I'll email you my thoughts on it. Take care. (AC 12/6/02)
09/27/02 Lamarr Fleming (Lamarr89@bellatlantic.net) submitted the following:
will Annie Get Your Gun Be Shown On TV Again? Cannot find on TNT or TCM.
the following website: http://www.tvguide.com
09/25/02 Jenny (email@example.com) submitted the following:
favourite film is Sleepers. The haunting performances by the child actors teamed
with performances from Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro broke my heart.
09/24/02 Reginald Beery (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
The Joy of Living 2. Escape from Witch Mountain 3. Dinner at Eight 4. Planet of
the Apes(1968) 5. The Quiet Man 6. Attack of the Clones 7. The Godfather 8. Inspector
Gadget 9. The Flying Nun 10. Not Another Teen Movie 11. The Old Dark House 12.
The Exorcist II 13. Fame 14. Taxi Driver 15. The Horn Blows At Midnight 16. I
Remember Mama 17. Ishtar 18. The Godfather II 19. Hudson Hawk 20. A Streetcar
Named Desire 21. The Muppets Take Manhatton 22. George Washington Slept Here 23.
1776 24. It's a Wonderful Life 25. The Exorcist 26. Breakin' 2;Electric Boogaloo
27. Animal House 28. House Party 29. Sneakers 30. Freaky Friday 31. M.A.S.H. 32.
The Terror 33. Remember the Titans 34. Clash of the Titans 35. A Night to Remember
36. An Affair to Remember 37. PT-109 38. The Godfather III 39. Dracula 40. White
Zombie 41. A Christmas Story 42. Shit 43. La Plume 44. The Elephant Man 45. Debbie
Does Dallas 46. Young Einstein 47. Inner Space 48. The Blob 49. King Kong 50.
The French Connection 51. The Great Escape
list Reginald... From "A Streetcar Named Desire" to "Debbie Does
Dallas". (AC 10/02/02)
09/23/02 john (email@example.com) submitted the following:
you can help? There is at least one poem of Millay's in the movie, but there is
a scene where the father is reading in his study and Norman steps into the room
and recites with his father. What is this poem, and who wrote it? Is it Millay?
John...I am not sure. (AC 10/02/02)
09/22/02 The Profit (Profit_of_Zahd@corporatedirtbag.com) submitted the following:
you crazy? Okay, so some of the list makes a bit a' sense but the Rocky block?
I can't believe you even put Rocky 4 & 5 on the list on the first place. And ABOVE
SHAWSHANK. What crack were you smokin and why don't you share? 1. Casablanca 2.
American Beauty 3. Donnie Darko 4. Star Wars 5. Citizen Kane 6. The Thing (1980)
7. Life of Brian (Monty Python, duh!) 8. The Nightmare Before Christmas 9. Clockwork
Orange 10. Evil Dead 2
your sure as hell not talking about my list (or my brothers). I was unfamiliar
your pick at #3- Donnie Darko. The following is the plot line (courtesy of IMDB.com):
Donnie is plagued by visions of a giant evil rabbit who orders him to commit acts
of violence and predicts the impending end of the world.
09/21/02 Tyler Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
Beauty, Forest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Pleasantville, Gladiator, and The
09/20/02 PETER (PKAROUL@HOTMAIL.COM) submitted the following:
IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME , NO DOUBT IN MY MIND
09/20/02 carabushu (email@example.com) submitted the following:
facut rost de final fantasy the spirit within shi nu am subtitrare...naspa....
am dat google insa am ramas ku okii-n soare,,,daca potzi shi "binevoiesti":)))sa
imi pui la casutza postala subtit ti-as fi recunoscatoare.... shi daca ai nevoie
de ceva sa imi spui...nu orice:P hihi... paap
anyone translate Carabushu's feedback? He's probably telling me how shitty this
site is! Just kidding... (AC
09/17/02 Scott Bayley (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
done guys! A great site. Intersting and thoughtfully compiled.
for the kind words. (AC 10/2/02)
09/16/02 Andrew Cunningham (email@example.com) submitted the following:
50 MOVIES EVER LAST UPDATED 9.15.02 1. THE GODFATHER 2. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
3. APOCALYPSE NOW: REDUX 4. PULP FICTION 5. MEMENTO 6. MINORITY REPORT 7. THE
USUAL SUSPECTS 8. FIGHT CLUB 9. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 10. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 11.
SCHINDLER’S LIST 12. CITIZEN KANE 13. THE GODFATHER , PART II 14. A BEAUTIFUL
MIND 15. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 16. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
17. AMERICAN BEAUTY 18. TRAFFIC 19. THE INSIDER 20. GOODFELLAS 21. SAVING PRIVATE
RYAN 22. FARGO 23. JFK 24. GLADIATOR 25. RESERVOIR DOGS 26. DR. STRANGELOVE 27.
BLACK HAWK DOWN 28. THE MATRIX 29. SIGNS 30. FORREST GUMP 31. FACE/OFF 32. SPIDER-MAN
33. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 34. JURASSIC PARK 35. STAR WARS 36. SE7EN 37. THE
EXORCIST 38. THE SIXTH SENSE 39. APOLLO 13 40. THE FRENCH CONNECTION 41. BLADE
RUNNER 42. AMERICAN HISTORY X 43. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 44. SNATCH 45. THE
SHINING 46. ALIEN 47. ROAD TO PERDITION 48. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 49. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
50. TRAINING DAY
09/14/02 Pete Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
09/14/02 Julianne (email@example.com) submitted the following:
The Wizard of Oz 2. Edward Scissorhands 3. Beetlejuice 4. Spider-Man 5. Forrest
Gump 6. Almost Famous 7. Signs 8. Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone 9.
Psycho (old version) 10. Alice In Wonderland (Disney)
09/13/02 Antonio Crespo (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
there ever a movie titled PERCY (about 30 years ago). What about LADY AND THE
HAWK- about same age..
have included a plot summary of the fucked-up movie known as "Percy"
Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer.
Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse
to tell him the full story of the organ's origin. So Edwin begins a search which
takes him to the philanderer's wife - and also to his many, many girlfriends...
was unable to find a film by the name of "Lady and the Hawk". (AC 9/26/02)
09/13/02 Kevin (email@example.com) submitted the following:
cant access your sound bite on full metal jacket Every time I try I get sent to
Kevin...Geoshities dumped one of our accounts without warning. I will try to get
these sound bites up and running soon. Their classic! (AC 9/26/02)
09/10/02 Ron (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
you can help? I watch the end of a move and did not get the name and there was
a native american chant or song. I think the old indian man in the move was the
singer if you no the name of the man or move please let me no i would like to
get the album.THANKS email@example.com
indian man?....Ron, that narrows the list of possible films down to little over
09/10/02 bob bobbby (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
09/9/02 Joe Loring (JLoring47@ku.edu) submitted the following:
would you ever put Gladiator in a top 100 list of movies, did you run out of movies
you have actually seen? I can think of a few Olson Twins movies that should go
on there instead.
the film nominated for 12 Academy Awards including winner of Best Picture? Here
is a link to all of the nominations and awards it recieved in 2000: http://us.imdb.com/Tawards?0172495.
09/9/02 Jaselyn (email@example.com) submitted the following:
8 1/2 2. Taxi Driver 3. 2001: A space Odessey 4. Thin Red Line 5. The Man Who
Wasn't There 6. U-Turn 7. Amarcord 8. Mean Streets 9. Casino 10. Wallstreet
09/9/02 paul (paul machnicki) submitted the following:
highly recommend watching "withnail and I", with Richard E Grant and Paul McGann
I noticed it wasn't on any of your lists, but seeing as it is a low budget british
film, i understand why you may not have seen it. It is one of the funniest films
i have ever seen, and definately the most quotable
09/7/02 adam ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
now redux 2.raging bull 3.the godfather part 2
09/6/02 joe (email@example.com) submitted the following:
have alarge sum of money in a bet concerning thie movie seven. Did the sound track
contain a song called something like "Aries" DE suity by JS Bache. If you could
reply....it would be much appreciated. Kind regardsand nospam please. Love Joe
reading some of the reviews on Amazon.com, it appears alot of the good songs from
the film were not included in the soundtrack. Song #5- Suite No. 3 in D Major,
BWV 1068 "Air". (AC 9/26/02)
09/5/02 albert (n/a) submitted the following:
guys have shitty taste
profoundly put albert. (MC 9/6/02)
09/4/02 n/a (Talon_Draven_93@yahoo.com) submitted the following:
you alert me if and/or when you ever post anything on a certain film made in 1993
called "The Crow" Please??? I mean aything that anyone see;s at all.
09/4/02 Katy (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
month's trivia #3 is wrong. It is not Braveheart. Braveheart is a movie starring
Mel Gibson as a scottish patriot named Wallace. Obviously in the picture it is
Russel Crowe in ROMAN ARMOR. This movie (#3) is the Academy Award Winning The
Gladiator. It's okay everyone has a tendency to be wrong occationally. Thank you
for your time Katy
know....I was too lazy to change it. (AC 9/5/02)
09/2/02 Ralf Allar (email@example.com) submitted the following:
List. One comment: the name's Petersen not Peterson. (was: Director of das Boot)...
for the correction. (AC 9/5/02)
09/2/02 brittany lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
a tremendous movie lover and critic. i'm very fond of your list and agree with
most...but where the heck is boogie nights, pulp fiction, goodfellas, casino,
resevior dogs? apparently you don't appreciate quentin tarrentino's phenominal
movies and many more. i would really appreciate if youd write back to me and give
me an understanding to why you don't enjoy these movies.
ask why I don't like these movies....who said I didn't like some of them? I can't
include every movie I like on a top 100 list. Scorsese has three films (Taxi
Driver, Raging Bull, The
Last Temptation of Christ)on my list which I believe are far better than the
two you listed. Boogie Nights is good, but I preferred Magnolia.
Tarrentino's films attempt to be so "hip" it's basically ridiculous.
09/1/02 susie hile (email@example.com) submitted the following:
studying the 7 deadly sins trying to get research information from the movie could
you e mail me some names of literature to research i would appreciate it thankyou
this 7 deadly sins website: http://deadlysins.com/books.html
08/31/02 Doug Bartenfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
Help! I have exhausted all resources in trying to find the title of a movie I
saw on cable about a year ago. It is about a music promoter trying to get his
favorite 1960's R&B group back together. If you can help , it would be greatly
Doug...I found a web site (http://www.vgg.com/tp/fakeband_c.html)
that may be helpful in your search. It is a listing of all the fake bands from
television and film. Sort of interesting. (AC 9/5/02)
08/30/02 Al (email@example.com) submitted the following:
July's Movie Stills Trivia game, #3 looks an awful lot like a scene from Gladiator,
08/30/02 TracySt.Pierre (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
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In its second year Scream Fest has grown into a four day festival with highlights
that include opening night screenings of the 'Exorcist and 'Evil Dead', an independent
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on censorship with guests such as Wes Craven. For more information on the fest
check out their website www.screamfestla.com. Be a part of the festival! For more
information e-mail me at TracyLynn@pennerpr.com or phone me at (323)654-6124.
Talk to you soon! Tracy St.Pierre Penner PR (323)652-6124
08/29/02 Willy Lin (Mr.Big731@aol.com) submitted the following:
it Willy? (AC 9/5/02)
08/29/02 Wek (email@example.com) submitted the following:
still number 3 in July is Gladiator not Braveheart.
08/29/02 athuq (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
can you send me some info on the movie Life is Beautiful. Thankyou very much
is probably your best bet..it's a great resource. (AC 9/5/02)
08/26/02 Matthijs Bockting (email@example.com) submitted the following:
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) 2. The Lord of the Rings: The
Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) 3. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
4. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) 5. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
6. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) 7. The Matrix (Andy & Larry Wachowski,
1999) 8. Fucking Åmål (Luukas Moodysson, 1998) 9. Shrek (Andrew Adamson, 2001)
10. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000) 11. A Clockwork Aronge (Stanley
Kubrick, 1974) 12. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999) 13. The Godfather Part II
(Francis Ford Coppola , 1974) 14. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999) 15. The Usual
Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995) 16. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000) 17. Snatch
(Guy Ritchie, 2000) 18. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) 19. The Boondock
Saints (Troy Duffy, 1999) 20. Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994) 21. The
Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999) 22. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) 23.
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Guy Ritchie, 1998) 24. Trainspotting (Danny
Boyle, 1998) 25. Braveheart (Mel Gibson, 1995)
film titled Fucking Amal....for
obvious reasons caught my attention. For those who are interested click
here. (AC 9/5/02)
08/23/02 elena (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
there a special reason that movie still #3 from the july '02 trivia contest is
mislabeled? That is clearly a still from 'Gladiator', not 'Braveheart'
reason"..? You've got me...It was done so I could receive annoying feedback
from folks like yourself. (AC 9/5/02)
08/22/02 Adam (email@example.com) submitted the following:
can't find american werewolf in paris in KaZaA
offense, but why would you want to locate this film? Is KaZaA the next Napster?
08/21/02 Jonathan Hernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
- Hoop Dreams 9 - The Godfather 8 - Raginng Bull 7 - 2001: A Space Odyssey 6 -
Pulp Fiction 5 - M 4 - Apocalypse Now 3 - The Exorcist 2 - Star Wars 1 - Saving
08/21/02 Rebecca Lawton (email@example.com) submitted the following:
flipping through, and noticed #3 still from july is from Gladiator, not Braveheart
08/19/02 Robert (Geogod1234@aol.com) submitted the following:
you movie still trivia section in last weeks results you have Still #3 as Braveheart
really that is from Gladiator
08/19/02 n/a (n/a) submitted the following:
am currently looking for the following Shelley Winters movies...... (1) Two Smart
People 1946 (2) Frenchie 1950 (3) The Raging Tide 1951 (4) Untamed Frontier 1952
(6) Play Girl 1954 (7) To Dorothy A Son/ Cash On Delivery 1954 (13) Wipe-out (1963)
(TV) (15) Arthur! Arthur! (1969) (18) Death of Innocence, A (1971) (TV) (20) Big
Rose: Double Trouble (1974) (TV) (21) Sex Symbol, The (1974) (TV) (22) Dahlia
scarlatta, La (1976) (23) Mimì Bluette ... fiore del mio giardino (1977) (24)
"French Atlantic Affair, The" (1979) (mini) TV Series (26) Marlon Brando: The
Wild One (1996) (TV) (27) Bomba, La (1999)
08/19/02 orlando ruiz (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
2.STAR WARS 3.CITIZEN KANE 4.THE GODFATHER 5.SHINDLER'S LIST 6.THE MALTESE FALCON
7.PSYCHO 8.RAGING BULL 9.IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 10.ROCKY 11.TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD
12.BRAVE HEART 13.CASABLANCA 14.ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST 15.12 ANGRY MEN
16.WE WERE SOLDIERS 17.DOUBLE INDEMNITY 18.SCARFACE 19.A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 20.SAVING
PRIVATE RYAN 21.DOCTOR ZHIVAGO 22.THE PUBLIC ENEMY 23.PLATOON 23.THE SHAWSHANK
REDEMPTION 24.ON THE WATERFRONT 25.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 26.GOODFELLAS 27.REBEL
WITHOUT A CAUSE 28.THE PRODUCERS 29.BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY 30.THE LOST WEEKENED
was interested in your choice of "The Lost Weekend" . I haven't seen
it, but it will be my next rental. The following is the plot summary courtesy
of IMDB. (AC 9/29/02)
Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been "on the wagon" for ten days and seems to
be over the worst; but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country
weekend planned by his brother Wick and girlfriend Helen, he begins a four-day
bender. In flashbacks we see past events, all gone wrong because of the bottle.
But this bout looks like being his last...one way or the other.
08/19/02 chris (email@example.com) submitted the following:
im sending you this email regarding july's movie still trivia #3. Your answer
says that shot is from braveheart. If im not mistaken that is wrong and the shot
id from gladiator. PS i think this site is really good although i think the godfather
should be a little higher on both aaron and marks list.
08/17/02 Carebears (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
about the quote: "God damn-it Neil, my name's Nawanda!" It's the best line of
08/17/02 Bob (email@example.com) submitted the following:
is up with the Bear giving the man a Blow Job.
assume your speaking of that scene from The Shining. Here is the info I pulled
from another source (http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/faq/index.html#slot3).
"bear scene" is a brief moment in The Shining when Wendy, beginning to see the
same "1920's Party" events that Jack's been seeing, is wandering through the halls
of the hotel. As she looks around a corner, she sees two shapes huddled over the
edge of a bed. As she looks, they are revealed to be two men, possibly engaged
in oral sex. One is wearing what looks to be a bear (1) costume. The scene is
taken directly from Stephen King's novel. In one of the novel's scenes set in
the 1920's party, Jack is dancing with a beautiful woman. He notices that at one
table, there is a young man behaving like a pet dog for the amusement of others,
including a tall, bald man. The bald man is Horace Derwent, a Howard Hughes-like
figure who poured millions into restoring the Overlook Hotel in the 1920's. (Jack
has learned this by reading a mysterious scrapbook earlier in the novel.) The
younger man has a romantic crush on the bisexual Derwent, and Derwent has said
that 'maybe', if the man dresses like a nice doggy, and acts like a nice doggy,
he 'may' be willing to sleep with him. Later on, in the novel, as Wendy is warily
navigating the corridors of the Overlook, she begins to see the visions of the
1920's party. And at one point, peering around a corner, she sees the two men
on a bed, one in a doggy costume. The two men are Derwent and his extremely dependent
lover. It's difficult to say why this second scene remains in the film; as it's
somewhat confounding without all of the set-up that King provides in his book.
Perhaps its jarring incongruity is reason enough for its inclusion, illustrating
as it does Wendy's extreme disorientation at that point in the film. Another explanation
is that the background on Derwent may have been scripted and filmed, (2) but excised
in the final cut.
08/15/02 paul binfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
can i by the film on DVD in G.B
film are we talking about...? (AC 9/16/02)
08/11/02 chris (n/a) submitted the following:
usual suspects pulp fiction
08/10/02 Tancredi (email@example.com) submitted the following:
you can, i need a complete list of films voted (with votes) by Sight and Sound
critics poll, from 1952 to 1992. Thank you.
08/10/02 nathan p. smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
the barbarian wizard of oz fellini's amarcord amelie road warrior dark crystal
2001;a space oddessy
metropolis[1926 and anime version] last temptation of christ dumbo bride of frankenstein
08/9/02 James Fucich (email@example.com) submitted the following:
Still #3 from last week is NOT Braveheart. It is Gladiator!
08/7/02 Zoey Arnold (ArnoldJET@yahoo.com) submitted the following:
French Kiss 2) Sleepless in seattle 3) Harry Potter
08/6/02 Lorraine (lthirz) submitted the following:
were the actors and actresses who played in the movie "The Bridge on the River
Lorraine...rather than list them all here.... I've provided a link: http://us.imdb.com/Credits?0050212
08/6/02 Eli (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
your Elephant Man Review. Thought you might like to check out my Elephant Man
trailer I just put up on my site. If you have a fast connection, check it out
Eli....My connection is too slow to view your trailer. I am actually getting high-speed
internet in two weeks, and will definatly check it out. (AC 10/02/02)
08/6/02 Danny Birchall (email@example.com) submitted the following:
I've noticed that you've made reference to the British Film Institute's Sight
and Sound Top Ten Poll, on your site, Top 100 Movie Lists at:
might be interested to know that the 2002 poll has now been completed, and the
results will be released on the British Film Institute's website this Friday,
9th August. Not only will you be able to read the critics' top ten and the directors'
top ten, you'll also be able to browse the votes in their entirety, not only seeing
individual critics' and directors' top tens, but also seeing which critics and
directors voted for individual films.
find all this on Friday at: http://www.bfi.org.uk/topten
welcome to reproduce the lists and keep your site up to date. All we ask in return
is two things: 1) That you declare copyright in the list, which is: (c) Copyright
British Film Institute/Sight & Sound 2002 2) That you link to the Sight and Sound
Top Ten website at the above address: this is a stable link which will remain
on the bfi's site. If you have any questions about the list, please don't hesitate
to get in touch with me.
cool Danny...Thanks for the info. (AC 10/02/02)
08/5/02 Chris (Randy@hotmail.com) submitted the following:
The Exorcist 2. The Godfather 3. Citizen Kane 4. The Shawshank Redemption 5. Schindler's
List 6. Casablanca 7. Kes 8. Goodfellas 9. The Silence of the Lambs 10.Jaws
was unfamiliar with the 1969 film "Kes". The following is the plot line
courtesty of IMDB.com (AC 10/02/02):
Casper comes from the poorest end of town (Barnsley, England), he can't concentrate
at school and does very badly. He is beaten up regularly by his elder brother
and disregarded by everyone. Then one day he sees a wild Kestrel and this leads
to a whole new side of his character being discovered. He is as surprised as everyone
else by what he discovers but a tragic end is in store.
08/3/02 xander (n/a) submitted the following:
favorite movies are:1.Lord of the rings, 2.Gladiator, 3.The good,the bad and the
07/27/02 MIchelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
anyone teell me the ORIGINAL name of the movie called "The People vs Larry Flynt"
I know I originally saw it under another name and can't for the life of me remember
it I got to this site trying to look up the info Thanks
07/26/02 Andrew Bailey (Skybailey23@aol.com) submitted the following:
Redemption, 2.Ocean's Eleven, 3. Fast & Furious
07/26/02 vijayan (Bob_Man_U@hotmail.com) submitted the following:
india if the movie is in english let the movie was show in english,this because
when we change the language of the movie from english to tamil its not so nice,
just leave it with the own language.let our people to learn.This is only my feedback...That
07/25/02 Rosie Little (email@example.com) submitted the following:
2)Shawshank 3)The Emporers New Groove
07/23/02 dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
like your site. Just a thought... on your movie still trivia page, you can right
click on the image and under properties see how you've named the image file. In
many cases, the title of the movie is right there in the file name. Just thought
you should know.
aware of this, but I'm too lazy to change the names. (AC 9/116/02)
07/22/02 James Gowen (email@example.com) submitted the following:
the Shining is an okay movie actually: a classic when it comes to horror, but
I wouldn't exactly put it as the best movie ever made although. I've made a 100
movies list, but it's not on the internet yet although. But I'll name the top
ten on mine. Okay, here we go: 1. Schindler's List-Directed by Steven Spielberg-Liam
Neeson, Ben Kingesley, Ralph Fiennes 2. Citizen Kane-Directed by Orson Welles
3. Casablanca-Directed by Michael Curtiz 4. The Godfather-Al Pacino 5. The Manchurian
Candidate-Directed by John Frankenheimer-Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet
Leigh, Angela Lansbury 6. Gone With The Wind-Directed by Victor Fleming 7. Saving
Private Ryan-Directed by Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore,
Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Damon, Dennis Farina, Ted Danson,
Harrison Young 8. Minority Report-Directed by Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise, Colin
Ferrell 9. Jaws-Directed By Steven Spielberg-Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard
Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Carl Gottleib 10. The Wizard of Oz-Directed By Victor
Fleming-Judy Garland LATER: and if you want the entire list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I might make one for ya! TTYL!!!
07/20/02 lauren (email@example.com) submitted the following:
deer hunter 2. apocolypse now 3. blade runner
07/17/02 James Marsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
Rushmore 2. American Werewolf in London 3. Aliens 4. Fight Club 5. Apocalypse
Now 6. Jaws 7. Withnail & I 8. Chasing Amy 9. Goodfellas 10. Night of the Living
07/13/02 Brandon (email@example.com) submitted the following:
just wanted to laugh at Kevin Cannino for putting Godzilla! on his list, come
on. Hey Kevin you mean to tell me Liar Liar is better then Schindlers List, well,
I guess if you really like comedies. Ok, where is the Godfarther part one, I see
II but not I. And in a review of these movies you mention, Arron, that you think
these charchters in these mafia movies are despicable. Do you think that Francis
Coppola and Mario Puzo wanted America to like these charachters? No! Well, if
you are the kind of guy who likes these charachters, sure, but they also had in
mind that some people would hate these charachters. It's when you don't care for
them at all, that is when something is wrong. Appreciate some feedback on the
absence of Godfather I. Scarface rules!!!
I obliviously have no problems with despicable characters in films...but you know
as well as I do that the majority of the people watching these mafia characters
do in fact admire them. Let me be clear that I am not knocking the movies based
on this ( I and II are masterpieces), but simply fed up with the blind acceptance
of anything mafia by film fans. The genre is tapped out. (AC 9/16/02)
07/13/02 regha (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
life is beautiful
07/13/02 David Craigie (email@example.com) submitted the following:
composer for "A River Runs Through It," Mark Isham was also nominated for an Academy
Award. My Columbia LaserDisc has Isham correctly listed onthe credits, however,
on the Columbia DVD, the composer is credited to Elmer Bernstein. Anyhone know
how this could come about?
far as I know the original music was created by Mark Isham. (AC 9/16/02)
07/9/02 brittaney (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
Hal 2.under cover brother 3.Scooby Doo 4.Austin Powers 2 (the spy who shagged
me) 5. Austin powers 1 6.The Animal 7.jaws 8.jaws2 9.jaws3 10.the return of jaws
11.ree willy 3 12.ree willy 2 13.castaway 14.a night at a roxbury 15.harry potter
and th pholsipher stone 16.oceans 11 17.spiderman 18.crossroads 19.on the line
20.thirteen ghosts 21.the others 22.the glass house 23.chickhen run 24.perfect
storm 25.riding incars with boys 26.eveloution 27.bring it on 28.winning london
29.leagelly blond 30.me myself and irean 31.lilo and stich 32.the crocidile hunter
33.like mike 34.enough 35.starwars2:attack of the clones 36.the family man 37.titanic
38.the black stallion 39.angel eyes 40.coyote ugly 41.the princess diaries 42.shriek
43.snow dogs 44.superstar 45.miss congiallity 46.josie and the pussiecats 47.traning
day 48.head over heals 49.brave heart 50.ali
07/9/02 Big Red Elmo (Cashmoneybo00@aol.com) submitted the following:
Favorite Films 1. Dumb and Dumber 2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail 3. Happy
Gilmore 4. Caddyshack 5. Spaceballs 6. Meet the Parents 7. Big Daddy 8. Billy
Madison 9. Dirty Work 10. Dude Wheres My Car? 11. Braveheart 12. Mystery Men 13.
Castaway 14. Matrix 15. Forrest Gump 16. Finding Forrester 17. O Brother Where
Art Thou? 18. Ace Ventura 2 19. Planet of the Apes 20. Indiana Jones
07/7/02 brandon bushey (email@example.com) submitted the following:
Club 2.American History X 3.A Clockwork Orange 4.Taxi Driver 5.Resivior Dogs 6.I
Spit on your Grave 7.Faces of Death 8.Showgirls 9.Pulp Fiction 10.Vanilla Sky
07/7/02 Tim Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
once again! Just wanted to give 2 more movies for consideration: * Sexy Beast
* American History X Thanks, and keep those reviews goin'! They're great! Thanks
once again, Tim
07/7/02 Tim Jung (email@example.com) submitted the following:
again, I also want to recommend "Ronin" for the top 100 list. I think this film
is just flat out amazing, smart, intelligent, and just so well done (casting,
acting, directing, etc. etc. etc.). Thanks for reading again, Tim
07/7/02 Tim Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
Aaron and Mark, have you guys ever seen "The Thin Red Line?" If you have, I highly
recommend watching it again...I think it deserves to be on the top 100 list!
07/4/02 john manzo (email@example.com) submitted the following:
Saving Private Ryan 2.) Apocalypse Now 3.) The Professional 4.) The Godfather
07/3/02 fred nanson (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
I've done a site where users can enter their favorite top 20 movies: http://www.ymdb.com
Based on those lists, a general ranking is created. You can leave comments on
other users lists, on movies, ... Please have a look and let me know what you
think. ps. Don't be afraid by the amount of french messages: the site is only
2 months old and most users are currently French speaking. But there is an English
version of course! My list: http://www.ymdb.com/user_top20_view.asp?usersid=1
07/2/02 kevin cannino (email@example.com) submitted the following:
Untouchables.3.Shawshank redemtion.4.The Godfather.5.Rockey.6.Silence of the lambs.7.Cast
away.8.Saving private ryan.9.L.A.Confidential.10.kingpin.11.the Green mile.12.O
brother where art thou.13.Escape from Alcatraz.14.Predator.15.Braveheart.16.Seven.17.South
Park.18.E.T.19.Forest Gump.20.Planet of the Apes.21.Back to the Future.22.The
Matrix.23.Casino.24.Goodfellas.25.The Patriot.26.Independence Day.27.Half Baked.28.Face
Off.29.Liar Liar.30.Halloween.31.American Pie.32.Moulin Rouge.33.Gladiator.34.Jurassic
Park.35.Titanic.36.The wedding Singer.37.Joe Dirt.38.Con Air.39.Austin Powers.40.The
Birds.41.The Lion King.42.Porkeys.43.Apollo 13.44.Who Framed Roger Rabbit.45.Godzilla.46.Private
06/30/02 Ralch (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
particular order: Platoon (1986, U.S.) 8 ½ (1963, Italy) Persona (1966, Sweden)
Sans Soleil (1982, France) The Clock (1945, U.S.) Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972,
G.F.R.) Sur (1988, Argentina) Tokyo Story (1953, Japan) Fanny and Alexander (1983,
Sweden) Modern Times (1936, U.S.)
06/30/02 Mia (email@example.com) submitted the following:
page is great, but.....where are the WORST movies ever made lists????
have no interest in what movies suck....the WORST lists would be infinite. (AC
06/30/02 Lain (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted the following:
Mark's list, many of the links do not work, mainly the ones that are not also
on Aaron's. As for your list, I have unfortunately not seen nearly as many of
the movies as I ought, which is being remedied. A suggestion (though I do not
presume to tell you to immediately put it on your list): Big Blue, directed by
Luc Besson. Bravo for the courage to place movies in defined ranks; I would most
likely drive myself insane attempting to categorize movies thus.
Lain...as a fan of Luc Besson, I am very interested in your suggestion "Blue".
The following is a plot summary from Foreignfilms.com:
"A rescue diver returns to the Mediterranean to participate
in a deep sea dive competition where he meets a beautiful reporter. An old rivalry
is rekindled when he must, once again, compete with a friend from childhood who
is the current champion and holds the record for the deepest dive. " (AC