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« on: August 26, 2012, 04:59:29 PM »

Every time a list of the all-time greatest films is released it garners plenty of attention and discussion. For instance, the Sight & Sound poll, which that magazine runs every ten years. We discussed the latest one here.

So we thought we'd have our own little poll here on the Board.

Here's how it works:

Post your all-time top ten greatest films (Clint Eastwood films are allowed, but not required). We would suggest following the same guidelines as those supplied by Sight & Sound:

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As a qualification of what ‘greatest’ means, our invitation letter stated, “We leave that open to your interpretation. You might choose the ten films you feel are most important to film history, or the ten that represent the aesthetic pinnacles of achievement, or indeed the ten films that have had the biggest impact on your own view of cinema.”

Each film on your list will be worth one point in the poll, so it doesn't matter what order your list is in.

At the end of September, I'll compile the results to see what are the top ten films among those we've voted for. After September, if other/new members wish to post their top ten, we'll revise the list every so often to keep it up to date.

That's it. Pretty simple. :)

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 04:59:48 PM »

This was tough and took a couple of days to cut it down to ten.


Casablanca (1942)

Duck Soup (1933)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The Odd Couple (1968)

One, Two, Three (1961)

The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

Star Wars Episode IV; A New Hope (1977)

The Treasure Of Sierra Madre (1948)

Unforgiven (1992)
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 06:06:15 AM »

Okay, I'll play.

Metropolis (1927)
City Lights (1931)
Casablanca (1942)
Rear Window (1954)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The Godfather (1972)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Unforgiven (1992)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 08:51:03 PM »

Magnolia (1999)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Sting (1974)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Amadeus (1984)
Ikiru (1962)
The Pillow Book (1996)
The Way We Were (1973)
M*A*S*H (1970)
King Kong (1933)
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 01:59:15 AM »

Hey Chessie, Great to see you on the board again, it has been a long time.  :)

I will post my list soon, I keep changing it.  This looks like it is going to be an eclectic mix of movies. So far only 1 movie has been repeated!  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 02:59:21 AM »

So far only 1 movie has been repeated!  ;)

2 actually. :)
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 05:01:04 AM »

Bridges of Madison County

The Big Lebowski

Elephant Man

Beauty and The Beast (1946)

The Deer Hunter

The Kid (1921)

One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest

Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Back

Days Of Heaven

The Good The Bad And The Ugly
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 02:44:08 PM »

this is tough.. but this is my list this week...

The Music Box
Of Mice and Men  (Lon  Channey jr)
On the Waterfront
Night of the Hunter
Breathless
Wages of Fear
Psycho
Elephant Man
Raging Bull
Unforgiven
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 12:10:35 AM »

Yea, as Gant says this is mine "for the week":


Unforgiven
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Airplane!
Come and See
Miller's Crossing
Ran
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Conan the Barbarian
The Great Escape
Time Bandits

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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 12:57:43 AM »

The poll won't close until the end of September so if you feel like changing your lists before then, it isn't a problem. Just delete your original post. :)
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 06:42:45 AM »

The poll won't close until the end of September so if you feel like changing your lists before then, it isn't a problem. Just delete your original post. :)

Or edit your original post, might work out better. :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 03:04:51 PM »

Unless there is a flood of responses in the next six days, this will remain open until the end of October.

I was hoping to get at least 15 people to participate. :)
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012, 05:16:59 PM »

Not one list in the last six days so it doesn't look like this is going to work out.

I'll leave it open till the end of October then make a decision whether to scrap the whole idea or continue.
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 05:25:38 PM »

I did intend to get a list in. Will try to in the next few days.

It's a pity this hasn't gotten a larger response. I know some of our past members who no longer post would have been happy to participate ... Holden Pike, wherever you are, I am thinking of you!
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2012, 06:53:37 PM »

I'm sorry this didn't get the kind of response you were hoping for, man. As someone who has posted many interesting topics which got little to no response on this board, I know how that feels. I honestly don't have a very high degree of movie literacy, so I don't feel comfortable making a Top Ten Films of All Time list, but I do think that this is an interesting thread, and I hope it gets the responses it deserves from some of our more film literate members.
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2012, 10:59:57 PM »

C'mon AKA23... post a list, I'd be interested to see your top 10  :)
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2012, 11:33:34 PM »

Yeah, don't be shy ... they should be YOUR top ten, not necessarily the world's.
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2012, 11:38:22 PM »

i wonder how may Scorsese ilms Holden would've listed in his top 10...

It was a tough call leaving Firefox out... but I stand by my list
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2012, 03:28:44 AM »

i wonder how may Scorsese ilms Holden would've listed in his top 10...

It was a tough call leaving Firefox out... but I stand by my list

I've seen Holden's top ten list.  I don't remember all the films he put on it, but I know Goodfellas was the only Scorsese movie.  I think he has Chinatown at number one.

You made a good list.  I've never seen Wages of Fear, but it looks like something worth checking out.  I just broke my list down my decade, it was the only way to narrow it down.
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2012, 05:21:05 AM »

Thanks Doug... It was very tough for me leaving out Josey Wales, King of Comedy, any Cassavettes movies,
Touch of Evil, Rear Window,  Don't Look Now.. the list is endless but in the end these were the films that had the greatest impact on me as Ive seen them
over the years... films that have stayed with me, some even since childhood...
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