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@Seenthemostmovies - Are you being purposefully obtuse, or ...?

For future reference every list that does contain Stalker is lame. This includes The 100 Most Significant German Films, Times' 100 Best French Films, Kinema Jumpo Top 100 Japanese Moviers, as well as the awards for best Spanish, Norwegian and Swedish films. Not to forget the Top 100 Animated Features of All Time. Seriously, that list doesn't have a single Tarkovsky, Bergman or Kubrick film on it. What a disgrace!
10 years 1 month ago
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I'd still call Cars 1.0 the weakest Pixar movie. Sure this is far from their best work too but it was a whole lot of fun and Mater was a much more interesting lead than McQueen. Formulistic and stereotypical, but that's mostly part of the charm. Probably won't surprise you in any way, but chances are you'll be entertained.
10 years 1 month ago
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@Pickman - This could prove very interesting! Remember where you read that?
10 years 1 month ago
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One of the most entertaining fantasy/adventure films of the classic era.
10 years 1 month ago
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Anyone involved with this production should have undergone a forced IQ test to see if it was safe to let them drive a car or perform other day to day tasks.
10 years 2 months ago
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Respect to Criterion for finally making Welt am Draht an official check!
10 years 2 months ago
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If you're a fan of expressionism, or camp, both, or just weird shit in general this is basically the perfect movie for you!
10 years 2 months ago
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First of all I never banned you from the forum. The first time you got "banned for good" I took the responsibility to PM you the ultimatum as you were insulting everyone, constantly swearing off opinions, telling people they should suck cocks, etc. You simply had no idea how to behave on a forum, and with the amount of complaints we got, and how terrible you made the atmosphere you had to be removed. If you ever understand and it was your behavior and language and not your opinions that got you kicked, and decide to be nice to everyone I'm sure we'll let you back in.

Your behavior as jamesjoyce was quite good, and I actually did not know you had been kicked again - of course you had been kicked for good so signing up with a different account shouldn't really change that, but I was certainly open to keeping you on as long as you behaved despite this.

It might please you to know that I'm one of the people who defended your right to stay the most internally, and I'm the reason why you even got an ultimatum in the first place rather than just being banned without getting to say anything to defend yourself.

P.S. I actually agree with you on everything about distribution of foreign cinema, except that people are dumb, prejudiced and illiteral for not seeking out films they have absolutely no way of knowing a thing about. It's the counties/artists own fault for not getting their product out there! Now anyone would give their time to make subtitles for films that were previously without them are heroes in my eyes, and I do believe that everything should be widely available. It would also be wonderful to get lists for basically every country on ICM.
10 years 2 months ago
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Really underrated Dreyer! Too bad it's so incomplete, but what's there is great.
10 years 2 months ago
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I came here to see how many lists it was on, very surprised to find it's not on a single one :'(
10 years 2 months ago
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Seeing how my grandmother didn't go hunting with Mayer in 1923-1924, I gave this an 9 ;)
10 years 2 months ago
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I certainly dislike numerous titles on this list, but why would that make it flawed? It's simply the personal opinion of Jonathan Rosenbaum. That's all any list is, though often it's created by a combination of more opinions. The inclusion/exclusion of certain films are of no issue, as long as it's the creator(s) honest opinion. Of course if this had been a genre/movement list we could have discussed wether or not certain films fit the criteria, but this is not the case here. If these are the 1000+ films Jonathan Rosenbaum want to present to the world the list is flawless.
10 years 2 months ago
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I find the psychology in Lewton's films simpleminded and thin, same goes for the plots. What I can credit them for is having a much higher visual quality than most of their contemporaries in this genre, and they deserve respect for that - but these were still low budget films - with most of the problems that brings along. Granted I was way too harsh in my language, I actually really like Cat People, far more than plenty of the films on this list, and I only dislike a few - most of them (to me) are just middle of the road films just above the mediocrity line.
10 years 2 months ago
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@Kinokima - Indeed, and even if these were based on critics there's no films that "has" to be on it. Everything is personal opinion. And seeing how there are only 50 spots it's incredibly easy to find favorites that are missing.
10 years 2 months ago
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I'm curious as to how you come to the conclusion that people are prejudiced, when you yourself state that there aren't many lists from these nations. How are people to know of these films?
10 years 2 months ago
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The reason why the order is so weird is that people weren't grading these films but rather voting wether said film deserved a position in the top list or not.

Besides, this is a list created by people I suspect have different sensibilities than most of us. I have been a semi-regular on this horror board from time to time and most of them seem to watch very little else. This is obviously not a complaint on them, but rather a clarification for the people who might not understand vwhy the list is the way it is. If it looks so absurd to you, it's most likely because the majority of these people look for something different in cinema than you do.
10 years 2 months ago
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Even the AFI lists should include Stalker, the fact that they do not is lame!
10 years 2 months ago
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http://www.nfb.ca/film/special_delivery/
10 years 2 months ago
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One of the greatest shorts I've ever seen!
10 years 2 months ago
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Save some moments of silly christian propaganda, and some slow periods this was a really funny film. Certainly recommended for fans of silent comedy.
10 years 2 months ago
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I'd disagree. Far from his best, but still great, and quite unique to boot.
10 years 2 months ago
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You know what, I liked this. Lots of cheap stuff, but entertaining and very creative. 6/10
10 years 2 months ago
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One of Fassbinder's best!
10 years 2 months ago
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" No, 'artsy' is used by people to describe movies that primarily focus on artistic quality rather than entertainment. "

That's not exactly I see it. I think artsy / artistic films are creations that try to be more out of the box and unique than the average film. All film is, or at least should only be focused on one think entertainment. What's the point of making a film if you don't want people to get captivated by it? Several people are actually entertained by being intellectually stimilating or seeing something that challenges the norm.

I've also grown to love the term "artsy". It just sits right on the tongue somehow. And I have to tell you; Artsy cinema is the best of cinema ;D
10 years 2 months ago
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Jimbo - I find it odd though that countries like Iran, which is probably the country that's on the worst terms with the west is such a popular movie country, and has several films on this list, when you claim that people only run to their comfort zones. I'm perfectly willing to believe that there's tons of great cinema from the countries you mention, but for some reason they haven't caught the world's eye. The problem is therefor not that people are being prejudice against these countries, but rather that too few people have seen their good stuff.

If you know of great professional lists from/of these regions please make the people running TSP aware of these so the list can grow.
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