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    DalbozDalboz Resident Puppy Eater Right behind you...Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I don't think they're going for the 1001 best movies, but simply movies you must see because 1) they really are good, 2) they had some kind of influence on movies or other media that came after that, or 3) they left a mark in some form. Which is why I'm surprised that movies like "Plan 9 From Outer Space" was not on the list. I would also say that "The Phantom of the Paradise," "Ed Wood," and "Pleasantville" should all be on the list.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    elkatas wrote: »
    Where is my favorite movie!1!

    Yeah, it is obvious that everybody would replace something from that list, and is good to see that this thread caused what I wanted, which was discussion about movies. :)

    In his case he's asking why a bunch of really bad movies aren't on the list.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Pleasantville would've been a good one.

    I'm glad Top Hat is on there, Kind Hearts and Coronets is on there, Good Bye Lenin! is on there, and Being John Malkovich is on there, in particular.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Walrus wrote: »
    Un Chien Andalou is not very good at all, I wouldn't bother.
    Come on.

    Besides, it's only like 16 minutes long, and you can legally download it. There are links from its Wikipedia article.

    His later stuff is better. Discrete charm of the Bougesuies was hilarious.

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    flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I agree with whoever said that Eternal Sunshine should be on there.

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    MosanaMosana Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    80 films

    I am such a Philistine
    The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
    The Battleship Potemkin (1925)
    Metropolis (1927)
    Napoléon (1927)
    All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    King Kong (1933)
    Triumph of the Will (1934)
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Pinocchio (1940)
    Dumbo (1941)
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    Animal Farm (1954)
    Some Like It Hot (1959)
    Ben-Hur (1959)
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    Goldfinger (1964)
    Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Patton (1970)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    The Godfather (1972)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    Barry Lyndon (1975)
    Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
    Jaws (1975)
    Star Wars (1977)
    The Deer Hunter (1978)
    Grease (1978)
    Alien (1979)
    Life of Brian (1979)
    Apocalypse Now (1979)
    Airplane! (1980)
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Das Boot (1981)
    E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Return of the Jedi (1983)
    Scarface (1983)
    The Terminator (1984)
    Ghostbusters (1984)
    A Passage to India (1984)
    Back to the Future (1985)
    Platoon (1986)
    Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    The Untouchables (1987)
    Die Hard (1988)
    Batman (1989)
    Goodfellas (1990)
    Delicatessen (1991)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    Jurassic Park (1993)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    The Lion King (1994)
    Babe (1995)
    Braveheart (1995)
    Toy Story (1995)
    Clueless (1995)
    Independence Day (1996)
    The English Patient (1996)
    Titanic (1997)
    Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    Lola Rennt (1998)
    The Matrix (1999)
    Gladiator (2000)
    Meet the Parents (2000)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    Moulin Rouge (2001)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    The Pianist (2002)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
    Lost in Translation (2003)
    Der Untergang (2004)
    Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
    Brokeback Mountain (2005)

    Also, I am surprised my favourite film, Voyna I Mir, isn't there.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyna_i_mir
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    an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'd say that I've seen very few movies especially compared to my friends, but I did find about 140 on the list. I may only have had 4 channels growing up, but two of them played two movies every night.

    My biggest complaint is that I see Micheal Moore docuganda on that list.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Moore is important like it or not. His documcrap style is a perfect example of just about everything wrong with media and sensationalism in the last decade.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I've seen 242, and I don't think it's a particularly good list except for maybe in the pre-1970s stuff.

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    DalbozDalboz Resident Puppy Eater Right behind you...Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Time to start checking TCM for when the ones I haven't seen are going to be on.

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    Mom2KatMom2Kat Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dalboz wrote: »
    I don't think they're going for the 1001 best movies, but simply movies you must see because 1) they really are good, 2) they had some kind of influence on movies or other media that came after that, or 3) they left a mark in some form. Which is why I'm surprised that movies like "Plan 9 From Outer Space" was not on the list. I would also say that "The Phantom of the Paradise," "Ed Wood," and "Pleasantville" should all be on the list.

    I thought I was the only one, besides my parents, who introduced me to it, who had seen Plan 9. It was such a horrible horrible movie. I am sure they made us watch it a punishment for some horrendous crime.

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    frandelgearslipfrandelgearslip 457670Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I have 158 movies from the list. Nice comprehensive list.
    The General (1927)
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Gone With the Wind (1939)
    Fantasia (1940)
    The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    Pinocchio (1940)
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    Dumbo (1941)
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    The Quiet Man (1952)
    Shane (1953)
    The Seven Samurai (1954)
    The Ten Commandments (1956)
    Ben-Hur (1959)
    Psycho (1960)
    Spartacus (1960)
    Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    The Birds (1963)
    The Great Escape (1963)
    Goldfinger (1964)
    Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    The Graduate (1967)
    Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    The Jungle Book (1967)
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    Patton (1970)
    M*A*S*H (1970)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    Dirty Harry (1971)
    The Godfather (1972)
    Serpico (1973)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    Blazing Saddles (1974)
    The Godfather Part II (1974)
    Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    Jaws (1975)
    Carrie (1976)
    Rocky (1976)
    Taxi Driver (1976)
    Star Wars (1977)
    Grease (1978)
    Apocalypse Now (1979)
    The Jerk (1979)
    The Muppet Movie (1979)
    The Shining (1980)
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Airplane! (1980)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
    E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    The Thing (1982)
    Poltergeist (1982)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Gandhi (1982)
    A Christmas Story (1983)
    Return of the Jedi (1983)
    Scarface (1983)
    The Terminator (1984)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
    Ghostbusters (1984)
    The Natural (1984)
    The Breakfast Club (1985)
    Back to the Future (1985)
    Stand By Me (1986)
    The Fly (1986)
    Aliens (1986)
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    Platoon (1986)
    Top Gun (1986)
    Raising Arizona (1987)
    Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    The Untouchables (1987)
    Fatal Attraction (1987)
    Bull Durham (1988)
    Akira (1988)
    The Naked Gun (1988)
    Big (1988)
    Die Hard (1988)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    Rain Man (1988)
    Batman (1989)
    Do the Right Thing (1989)
    Glory (1989)
    Say Anything (1989)
    Goodfellas (1990)
    Dances with Wolves (1990)
    Pretty Woman (1990)
    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Total Recall (1990)
    Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
    Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    JFK (1991)
    Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    Unforgiven (1992)
    Groundhog Day (1993)
    Philadelphia (1993)
    The Puppetmaster (1993)
    Jurassic Park (1993)
    Hoop Dreams (1994)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    Clerks (1994)
    The Last Seduction (1994)
    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    Braveheart (1995)
    Toy Story (1995)
    Casino (1995)
    Heat (1995)
    Clueless (1995)
    Se7en (1995)
    The Usual Suspects (1995)
    Fargo (1996)
    Independence Day (1996)
    Scream (1996)
    Princess Mononoke (1997)
    L.A. Confidential (1997)
    The Ice Storm (1997)
    Boogie Nights (1997)
    Titanic (1997)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)
    Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    Rushmore (1998)
    Pi (1998)
    The Thin Red Line (1998)
    There's Something About Mary (1998)
    The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    Three Kings (1999)
    Fight Club (1999)
    Being John Malkovich (1999)
    American Beauty (1999)
    The Matrix (1999)
    The Sixth Sense (1999)
    Gladiator (2000)
    Meet the Parents (2000)
    Traffic (2000)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    Sideways (2004)

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Walrus wrote: »
    Un Chien Andalou is not very good at all, I wouldn't bother.
    Come on.

    Besides, it's only like 16 minutes long, and you can legally download it. There are links from its Wikipedia article.

    His later stuff is better. Discrete charm of the Bougesuies was hilarious.
    Yeah I've been meaning to see that. But what's not to like about Un Chien Andalou? And again, I'd be hard pressed recommending against seeing any very famous movie that is less than 16 minutes long and can be legally downloaded.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    Elephant's Dream?

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    flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Elephant's Dream?

    I dunno, it's not really important as a film itself, only as an example of open source technology.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    Elephant's Dream?

    I dunno, it's not really important as a film itself, only as an example of open source technology.

    Well, it's nifty, and it makes a pretty decent HD test for new displays.

    Wouldn't deserver to be on the list, though.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Well the list lacks Woo, no A better tomorrow, no Hardboiled, The killer was on there, which is one of his best but tomorrow had more plot and really helped change chinese cinema.

    Also where is Dark city? No Phonebooth, or Falling Down? I'd mention big trouble in little china, but since that's more of a cult film I could see it missing inclusion.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    The Killer's more iconic. I liked ABT more than The Killer, especially for Chow Yun-Fat's performance, but I would say that The Killer's got a higher... status, maybe?

    Hard Boiled's my favorite though.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    If they went by iconic they should have picked Hard Boiled. I have to admit that The Killer is my personal fave of his work, but Boiled had the hospital shootout and the continuous take, try that in a modern action movie!

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    SamiSami Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    That list doesn't have A Goofy Movie, it fails miserably.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Sami wrote: »
    That list doesn't have A Goofy Movie, it fails miserably.
    Sami don't embarrass yourself.

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    The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    Sami wrote: »
    That list doesn't have A Goofy Movie, it fails miserably.
    Sami don't embarrass yourself.

    That movie was surprisingly good.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    And here I am believing myself crazy because I thought the exact same thing.

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Uh so why is oldboy on there? I mean I know people talk about it and stuff but really I couldn't get past the "This shit is FUCKED" attitude.

    Also, I've been watching a lot of movies lately (mostly bad one's because thats how I roll) and I'm suprised not to see Donnie Darko on there.

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    ProtoProto Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
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    The Great Train Robbery (1903)
    The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
    The Battleship Potemkin (1925)
    The Jazz Singer (1927)
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    Casablanca (1942)
    Double Indemnity (1944)
    The Bicycle Thief (1948)
    Rope (1948)
    The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
    Strangers on a Train (1951)
    Roman Holiday (1953)
    On the Waterfront (1954)
    Rear Window (1954)
    The Seven Samurai (1954)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    Vertigo (1958)
    North by Northwest (1959)
    Some Like It Hot (1959)
    Psycho (1960)
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    The Birds (1963)
    The Great Escape (1963)
    Goldfinger (1964)
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    Le Samouraï (1967)
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    The French Connection (1971)
    Enter the Dragon (1973)
    The Long Goodbye (1973)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    Jaws (1975)
    Rocky (1976)
    Taxi Driver (1976)
    Star Wars (1977)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    Alien (1979)
    Life of Brian (1979)
    Apocalypse Now (1979)
    The Jerk (1979)
    The Muppet Movie (1979)
    Mad Max (1979)
    The Shining (1980)
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Airplane! (1980)
    Raging Bull (1980)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
    E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    The Evil Dead (1982)
    A Christmas Story (1983)
    Return of the Jedi (1983)
    Scarface (1983)
    The Terminator (1984)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
    Ghostbusters (1984)
    The Breakfast Club (1985)
    Back to the Future (1985)
    Brazil (1985)
    Manhunter (1986)
    Stand By Me (1986)
    The Fly (1986)
    Aliens (1986)
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    Platoon (1986)
    Top Gun (1986)
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    The Naked Gun (1988)
    Big (1988)
    Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    Die Hard (1988)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    Rain Man (1988)
    Batman (1989)
    Roger & Me (1989)
    Glory (1989)
    Say Anything (1989)
    Goodfellas (1990)
    Pretty Woman (1990)
    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Total Recall (1990)
    Thelma & Louise (1991)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    Unforgiven (1992)
    Groundhog Day (1993)
    Thirty Two Films about Glenn Gould (1993)
    Jurassic Park (1993)
    Hoop Dreams (1994)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    The Lion King (1994)
    Clerks (1994)
    Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    Babe (1995)
    Braveheart (1995)
    Toy Story (1995)
    Casino (1995)
    Heat (1995)
    Clueless (1995)
    Se7en (1995)
    The Usual Suspects (1995)
    Fargo (1996)
    Independence Day (1996)
    Trainspotting (1996)
    Scream (1996)
    Princess Mononoke (1997)
    L.A. Confidential (1997)
    The Ice Storm (1997)
    Boogie Nights (1997)
    Titanic (1997)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)
    Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    Rushmore (1998)
    Magnolia (1999)
    The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    Three Kings (1999)
    Fight Club (1999)
    American Beauty (1999)
    The Matrix (1999)
    The Sixth Sense (1999)
    Gladiator (2000)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    Traffic (2000)
    Memento (2000)
    Spirited Away (2001)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
    Lost in Translation (2003)
    A Very Long Engagement (2004)
    Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
    Sideways (2004)
    Tsotsi (2005)
    The Constant Gardener (2005)

    kind of a random list. Clueless but no City of God? No Leon? Dark City?

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    ProtoProto Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Moore is important like it or not. His documcrap style is a perfect example of just about everything wrong with media and sensationalism in the last decade.

    Roger and Me deserves to be there. 9/11? Probably not.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Uh so why is oldboy on there? I mean I know people talk about it and stuff but really I couldn't get past the "This shit is FUCKED" attitude.

    Also, I've been watching a lot of movies lately (mostly bad one's because thats how I roll) and I'm suprised not to see Donnie Darko on there.

    I'm probably fairly alone in this, but I thought Donnie Darko was absolutely unspecial in every way possible. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either.

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Uh so why is oldboy on there? I mean I know people talk about it and stuff but really I couldn't get past the "This shit is FUCKED" attitude.

    Also, I've been watching a lot of movies lately (mostly bad one's because thats how I roll) and I'm suprised not to see Donnie Darko on there.

    I'm probably fairly alone in this, but I thought Donnie Darko was absolutely unspecial in every way possible. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either.

    I've heard mixed views from best ever to piece of shit.

    For me it was just way better than I expected.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Who else thinks Bowling for Columbine should be on there instead of Fahrenheit 9/11? I just thought it was a much more objective and informative documentary. It seemed to have less of a personal agenda than LOL BUSH.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    You jsut like columbine because he all but gets down on his knees and gives canada a big sloppy blowjob

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Yeah just like your mom! Oh ho


    Please don't shoot me.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dangerous wrote: »
    Who else thinks Bowling for Columbine should be on there instead of Fahrenheit 9/11? I just thought it was a much more objective and informative documentary.

    If by "objective" you mean "didn't give full facts and deliberately edited interviews and recorded speeches to make people appear to say entirely different things than what they actually did", then yes.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Most of his statistics were horribly manipulated too.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Most of his statistics were horribly manipulated too.

    Well, you know the saying about statistics.


    If a Moore film has to be on the list, put "Roger and Me".

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    If a Moore film has to be on the list, put "Roger and Me".
    That one really is easily his best film for a whole wide range of reasons.

    I think they put Fahrenheit 9/11 just because it was the first documentary to gross over $100M, which is a pretty weak qualification if you ask me.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Most of his statistics were horribly manipulated too.

    Well, you know the saying about statistics.


    If a Moore film has to be on the list, put "Roger and Me".

    if you use the wrong numbers you can prove anything?

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    EclecticGrooveEclecticGroove Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    That list didn't have the Goonies on it... that makes me sad.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    If a Moore film has to be on the list, put "Roger and Me".
    That one really is easily his best film for a whole wide range of reasons.

    I think they put Fahrenheit 9/11 just because it was the first documentary to gross over $100M, which is a pretty weak qualification if you ask me.

    That's not really weak. It's a pretty big milestone, considering the role of documentaries in American film history prior. Since then, we've got major release documentaries like SiCKO, Supersize Me, An Inconvenient Truth, and to an extent, Planet Earth and Blue Planet bringing in tons of money and attention.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    If a Moore film has to be on the list, put "Roger and Me".
    That one really is easily his best film for a whole wide range of reasons.

    I think they put Fahrenheit 9/11 just because it was the first documentary to gross over $100M, which is a pretty weak qualification if you ask me.

    That's not really weak. It's a pretty big milestone, considering the role of documentaries in American film history prior. Since then, we've got major release documentaries like SiCKO, Supersize Me, An Inconvenient Truth, and to an extent, Planet Earth and Blue Planet bringing in tons of money and attention.
    Man Titanic broke a whole shit-ton of box office records as well, sure as shit doesn't mean anyone needs to see it before they die.

    If you want a glimpse of Michael Moore's filmmaking oeuvre, Roger and Me is the best one if you ask me.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
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    I've seen it, but I understand why they put 9/11 on there over Roger and Me.

    Comparing it to Titanic is a bit disingenuous, though. It's a major feat to depose ET, sure, but it had to happen eventually. Moore broke a sort of stigma against documentaries that the general public may have had. I mean, yeah, it's basically a training film on how to lie to people to make them sympathetic for your cause, but it was a part of a major dissent against the president that made an impact from an entertainment venue.

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