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@Kiku-E
I skimmed through the list by year and saw that there are 46 movies from the 60s on it, from the 50s there were only 38. And many of these films, from both decades, belong to the Japanese New Wave.
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Looks like a really fascinating film critic. We have many favorites in common, including many otherwise ignored films so I'll definitely use this list for recommendations.

Btw, is this list unfinished? The introduction suggests that his lists go all the way back to 1977, but this list currently stops in 1990.
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Can't recall last time I watched anything this horrendously stupid. The worst Spielberg I've seen - by far. It's like he's parodying himself.
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@Knuggi:

""""""""You do understand that these movie ranks are based on time they made them? in 1920 you could make some great movie and give it 5 stars. Does it mean it would deserve same 5 stars 2010? """""""

Oh my, where did you come across this information, pray tell? I hope you realize upon reflection that this very notion is quite ridiculous. Sure, context is important, but that goes both ways.

IMO some 30s movies would get slightly lower ratings if released today and some would get slightly higher averages. This is due to expectations bound by context. For example, it was essentially unheard of that bad guys got away before the 60s, so if this happens in earlier films it's quite shocking. We also need to take originality into account.

Do I do rate all movies on the same basis, so I will enjoy I movie I rated 8 in one decade just as much as one rated 8 from another decade - and I hope everyone else does the same.

"""""I mean why the hell some shit movies like king kong 1930 doing in #10 list could you explain to me?"""""

Because most people who voted thinks of KK as a timeless classics. It finds legions of new fans in every generation. Though I like it well enough I'm not that fond of it myself, so I'm not the best one to ask for reasons why it's so great - but there's enough about that on the net.

""""""even though I don't think any horror movies are scary, they still got their suspension and story line. So I just wonder why the fuck is king kong better than all horror movies made in 1990+ makes no fucking sense. """"""

Well, IMO, horror was particularly weak in the 80s so most of what I've seen has been weaker than King Kong. I think the best time for horror was the 60s and the 70s. I'm not that big of classic horror either but I love the first two Frankenstein movies and am quite fond of the rest of that series as well, same goes for the Dracula films as well(though House of Dracula was quite bad IMO).

As for what I think is the key problem: Cinema is always under development and is ever changing, when you're used to something being a certain way you might not appreciate different takes - but I can assure you it's well worth getting used different aesthetics. Personally I was sucked in from the day I first encountered classics, a bit too much at first in fact, but many needs to see a few to get used to the change. I these cases I'd suggest gradually moving back, having an open mind and to try movies of all kinds within all eras. You might just have watched the wrong movies for you.
9 years 12 months ago
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I find the notion that this big special effects blockbuster and crowd pleaser is being called elitist quite absurd. This is probably one of the most "accessible" film from this era for younger generations as it's ludicrously fast paced, a bit too fast for my taste, and essentially shares the tradition that people like Roland Emmerich are now taking part of. Though the latter statement might offend the most hardcore fan ;)
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@Duke of omnium - I have no knowledge of these missing films, but I'm well aware of many films that has not found their way into IMDb's database, which is what ICM's database is based on. The film pages are imported from IMDb. The reasons can be many and diverse. When it comes to South Korea perhaps not too many South Koreans are on IMDb, and adding movies is a really hard and lenghty process it seems, I know many people who have tried and tried to add films without success. I guess it's possible that they are lost, but to be honest I doubt it.

And though I haven't seen a single film on this list I too will echo it's importance. Certainly one of the most interesting looking lists on the site. Most of the titles seem hard to get by, but I'll try to source some out. Already got my eyes on Hanyo.
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I think it's really, really hard to dislike The Human Condition trilogy. Unless you have a broader problem like a distate for war films, films in b/w or Japanese cinema I'd say there's a 99% chance you're going to like/love it.
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Though this list might not so it too well I think the 80s was a relatively poor time for American blockbusters/action movies, while more "serious" cinema still was more than solid, particularly outside the US.

As for everyone that has a question about "where" some film is, check their IMDb ratings / number of votes.

@Zeltaebar - There aren't really any objectively bad films out there. There's just not a lot of room for objectivity when there comes to art.
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I can't say the direction was too skillful. It certainly has it's masterly done scenes, but it also had the incredible awkward out of place Harry Potter owl scene, and the out of place and odd attempt at comedy with the insect in the car. It also seemed a bit choppy, lacking any real direction for most of the film, just floating in a mass. It was good enough though, won't claim otherwise.
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It's frequently screened in New York, which is also the place most/all of the critics responsible for it's inclusion saw it. I believe it also toured Europe at some point, but I'm not sure.

The 16mm print can be rented from Canyon Cinema for 600 dollars, or you can buy it for the small sum of 21,250.00 dollars: http://canyoncinema.com/catalog/film/?i=3861

As I assume you can't rent it to Norway, you'll probably have to buy it. And you'll obviously need the equipment to be able to play it as well. Good luck with that ;)

The cheapest option would be to buy a plane ticket to New York next time there's a screening.
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@Life as Fiction - True, most film related books, perhaps all if you think about it, would fit in the critic tab. And it's not a really crowded tab either.
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@Thorkell - I have so much respect for Kino. They are restoring and distributing films there's an incredibly small market for. Particularly in regard to silents, many of which we might not have had in any form if it wasn't for them. Books is an excellent tab idea as well. But the most needed tab is the country tab, as it's really hard to remember where each list is located, and hopefully we'll be getting even more official country related lists soon.

For simplicity I would love to have the progress block back on our dashboard. But I am ok with the extra click. But it was a lot easier when everything that mattered was on the dashboard.
10 years ago
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Great job guys, 2.0 is getting better and better!

@Thorkell - I'd definitely love to see more official lists as well. A suggestion to for a new progress tad would be "Collections", i.e. Criterion, Masters of Cinema, Eclipse and particularly Kino, which truly deserves more credit. Are a few other very respectable ones as well, but I don't have them all in my head right now.
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Nightmare Castle on 2? How ... what ... huh ...?
10 years ago
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It has some great sequences, but the story is rather daft. Still managed to deliver most of the things you expect from Fukasaku, but as Monty said, it's far from his best.
10 years ago
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Seen 89/100. With the exception of The Kremlin Letter and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt - both among the weakest work of the amazing directors who are behind them this is a fabulous list! Would like to see it be made official.
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