Lists by BarryFromOmaha
This new format is a HUGE time saver...
http://www.talkradioone.com/shows/the-film-fustians-show/ My list is as full of *beep* as this topic
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As for the TOP & BOTTOM Films of 2014, with my schedule I only got to 16 so here they are from worst to best...
The Eighties was a difficult decade for a lot of people and this stupid topic isn't helping anyone...
Top What? The Ensemble, The Big Film or the Favorite Film?
I know Justin would simply choose the best, but like Alice, Justin doesn't live here anymore...
I am inclined to call out those which corralled a stable of youthful talent such that a tragedy on the set would likely have altered a future Hollywood,
So as this rudderless shows navigates the fiords of filmic chaos, I will...
*beep* I got to wrap this up
Great timing, there is an article in the Reporter right now, sharing the Academy's concern in a lack of female performances for this year's show
I know Max is going to list that Pretty Woman, you had better not as she is not... anyway, you'll need room for the little boy from Juno.
I suspect Harold Hill is going to pull a Jessica Rabbit out of his hat, have you seen Kathleen Turner lately?
And I am certain JMS will try to sneak in the bookshop owner from YOU'VE GOT MAIL, don't!
Sadly the best comedic female performances tend to be bit and character roles and hence will not be recognized by this list.
I am watching you Fustians and I don't want you incorrectly classifying any performances.
Why do I feel like this list is from the mind of that Heart Talk Radio Chick? What are we supposed to do with this, there are at least a dozen sub-genres...
You *beep* sons of bitches, finally a decent topic, but due to my demanding schedule I have nary a minute to prepare my own list...
What the *beep*? The week of Halloween and you are doing a Michael Keaton list? I am looking forward to the Christmas week Top 6 Clooney Films.
I thought his first film was 1984s BACHELOR PARTY but I was wrong, in fact 1983s MR. MOM was only his second following 1982s NIGHT SHIFT
We have discussed Ray Nicolette from 1997s JACKIE BROWN and then again in 1998s OUT OF SIGHT
Strange no one called out 1986s GUNG HO for that troubled Zeitgeist list a couple of weeks ago.
Wow, I don’t even have time to complete my introductory remarks to the list this week.
This list is MORE *beep* than most. Gratuitous would suggest the sex was excessive and/or unnecessary, neither of these conditions could ever be true, especially in a horror film.
I know Justin hates hates hates this list, for reasons other than mine, but he would likely choose 1981s AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON primarily due to that Jenny Agutter...
I worry that Max is hung up on Dr Pepper waking up a little later in that same film, nude in the zoo... reconcile that with Patrick Swayze's ass in DIRTY DANCING.
I suspect Michael will call out 2009s SPLICE as smoking hottie Delphine Chanéac's wings likely took him back to happy place in Middle Earth.
I have no idea where to go with this I Heart Talk Radio Chick, but I am sure Max will enjoy her selection.
In deference to Halloween, I have prepared a list of Unexpected Sex Scenes in Horror Films...
At the end of the historic 2 Year Anniversary Show, Justin promulgated these titles in this order...
Look these twins are killing my schedule, if I don’t have time to see a film this week, how the hell am I expected to prepare a list?
Obviously this list the the pet project of a specific Fustian and further for a specific purpose of that Fustian.
Is this list intended to identity films which are best consumed in a candle lit tub with a glass of Chardonnay?
While almost NO ONE listening gets that kink, the heart wants what the heart wants...
By the way, *beep* 1998s YOU'VE GOT MAIL... and now the list...
What the *beep*? Don't we all expect more from a Justin List?
Max will be inclined to include 2013s THE WAY WAY BACK, let's save that for the TOP 6 Films Set in a Water Park.
Tom Hanks has spent a bit of time in both of these situations, good for him.
Obviously 1975s JAWS does not qualify, despite its denouement, it is primarily a water adjacent film.
Sadly 1991s SAGA OF THE USS INDIANAPOLIS is a TV Movie and excluded from this list, which is doubly ironic as Quint from the previously excluded Jaws claims to have survived this incident.
I might have considered 1997s TITANIC, but I haven't seen it; regardless I suspect 1958s A NIGHT TO REMEMBER is a better film, neither are on my list.
I do not find 1989s the Abyss interesting.
I do find interesting a preponderance of these films are the result of a military action... so here is the list
Okay, *beep* these list... is this a list of successful criminals OR good films featuring criminal?
H.I McDunnough was a watchable criminal, but ultimately landed in jail, not not a good criminal...
John Rambo is a criminal but does that definition apply to this list?
I am going to apply Max's technique to this list and just rattle them off the top of my head... so expect a very pedestrian experience...
Going rouge with this one
Really? This list is complete *beep* this has nary to do with the correct opinion on film... who is booking the show, Max?
Please note, this list is currently in Previews and NOT final
A couple of questions, is this a list of the best films with bad cops OR the best bad cops regardless of the film? Isn't the best bad cop simply the worst cop?
Films like Justin’s precious LA CONFIDENTAIL feature cops doing things one might consider bad but ultimately are for the greater good. Are they really bad cops? Or are the do-gooder cops the good cops?
While I am a fan of 1981s MANIAC COP, I will be excluding supernatural law enforcement situations.
So, whatever, it is going to be another one of these lists…
While a pioneer with voice work in the Cartoon industry, Cartoons are not films, so they will not be mentioned here...
I suspect Max has 1998s PATCH ADAMS covered, likely a contributor to the "suicide"...
Not sure who has 1995s JUMANJI... Justin?
And I hope Michael remembers Mel from 1997s DECONSTRUCTING HARRY.
I am a bit in the Lance camp as I too found that Happy Days spin off unwatchable...
Here are a few choices which should wash the rainbow suspenders right out of your hair...
Sadly or Luckily, out sick this week
Ah the Disaster Film, a genre singlehandedly birthed by the great Irwin Allen. Max, he was a film producer.
This is a tough category, while an effective Disaster Film by nature is speculative, it must not cross into science fantasy fiction… While 2011s MELANCHOLIA and 1956s GODZILLA are entertaining and sufficiently speculative they are highly unlikely and barred from inclusion.
1995s APOLLO 13 and 2012s THE IMPOSSIBLE are fine films about disaster, but sadly these are bio pics, and hence bypass this delicate category. All the Titanic movies all suffer from this classification.
I remember Max crying like a little girl when Tea Leoni and her dad were on the beach waiting for the end in 1998s DEEP IMPACT, but did not impress me enough for inclusion here.
Lastly, all proper Disaster films need a THINK layer of cheese, here are my “Classic” Choices…
This list is a work in progress until show day, 07/29/14
Great, now the lists are combining Titles & Characters?
I assume this is PSTD as a result of military service and not expected to drum up a Jodie Foster - Ashley Judd situation.
I should probably include 1984s BIRDY, but I haven't seen it.
I suspect this is a serious topic, so comedies such as 1970s CATCH 22 will be excluded.
I know you have all the films which have been made since it was safe to deal with this topic, so here are a few from a time when you had to be a bad ass to fall apart... none of which I suspect Max has not seen..
What's it been a week and already we are back onto one of these poorly defined lists?
Are these characters who behave in a racist manner?
Are these characters who are portrayed in a racist manner?
Wouldn’t be a Top 6 without ambiguity, I’ll do both types…
I am shocked that this list is a product of Justin.
Didn't we just just do this list... I mean like last week?
Are these films we didn’t like but had our minds changed after subsequent views, the implication being we missed something the first time, or as I call it, last week’s list…
Are these film we couldn’t appreciate due to age, but with age came wisdom?
Are these films we appreciated initially but then liked more and more on subsequent viewings?
As you can imagine with my schedule I have little time to ponder such convoluted premises and hence I will latch on to my last interrogative hypotheses and submit the following flawed masterpiece...
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This saddens me especially in light of tonight’s list to which you doubtless surmise, I have a tremendous amount of material to contribute. In celebration of the list, I introduced the kids to 1971s MIDNIGHT COWBOY and was reminded of an impression I was left with on my initial screening so many years ago, how could Joe Buck possibly smell clean enough for ANYONE to have sex with, he wore the same outfit and boots throughout the entire picture.
Okay *beep* it, my TOP 6 NC-17 or X Rate Films of All Time
To qualify for this list, the film must have actually made its theatrical with an MPAA issued X or NC-17.
Having been initially awarded the rating, but editing for an R does not qualify
Following an Art-House run with a re-editing “R” does not qualify
Also, per Justin, 1977s Oriental Baby Sitter does not qualify
Releasing an “Un-rated” does not qualify, this only means the distributor did not want to pay for the rating OR use the “Un-rated” as a sales gimmick
A film theatrically released “R” but going out on DVD as Un-rated does not qualify, again a marketing gimmick, with no artistic intent or commitment.
Finally, as with the “G” rated list, the film must have been released after the MPAA had established the modern rating system.
I know Max will list 1972s LAST TANGO IN PARIS, I will not, it is over rated
This list is a result of a production meeting which occurred via Skype on May 28th at 8PM.
The MPAA is a lobbying organization founded in 1922 by the Studio System. It has battled the Hays Code - the government run at censorship, in a Supreme Court Case, "The Paramount Consent Decree" - Antitrust legislation preventing Studios from owning theaters and ultimately, the modern Self Imposed Rating System.
Currently owned by the major studios; Disney, Sony, Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros; films released by Members of the MPAA are Required to be rated, but for the Art House track, most non-member films are also submitted to the MPAA to receive a theatrical distribution.
As of late, the MPAA appears to be a corrupt piece of crap, for more on that, take a look at the 2006 documentary THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED. OR Remind me to tell you about the ratings process for the South Park Movie.
G – General Audiences All ages admitted. This movie contains little or no content that would offend parents for viewing by children.
Based on the fact I was in this list's origin story, no complaints, but I must note, the rating system was adopted in 1968 but had a slow roll out until 1971...
Many films currently identified as "G" were not originally rated thusly and without the ability to confirm that rating, films like 1968s PLANET OF THE APES or 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY are out.
I will only include films based on the initial rating, so films like 1968s MIDNIGHT COWBOY originally rated "X" but likely "G" under a current rerate is out.
Further, every film under the HAYS CODE would be considered "G", but they are not eligible for consideration: which excludes a lot of titles including all of 1939.
And for no reason other than spite, I am not getting into any of these G'damn Carroll Ballard films
Also, Cartoons are not films... so all that stuff is out.
Lastly, I am concerned this may look very much like our Disney Banner List, but here we go... Even *beep* SHREK is PG....
Seriously, I am not sure how much more I am able to endure...
As long as you are working them, might as well not break the format, Hackman easily has a bottom three… did you miss him as Major General Sosabowski in 1977s A BRIDGE TOO FAR, what was up with that *beep* accent?
Low hanging fruit like 1967s BONNIE & CLYDE is out as he was only in a Supporting Role.
Don’t turn to 1986s HOOSIERS as this is merely a reboot of the Gabe Kaplan classic in 1979s FAST BREAK.
As watchable as Hackman is on screen, he is seemingly a character actor cast into leading roles, with only two flavors, the Reluctant Hero or the Overly Confident Leader. Max will recognize these from 1998s ENEMY OF THE STATE and 1995s THE CRIMSON TIDE, respectively. These were of course developed years earlier in 1971s THE FRENCH CONNECTION and 1972s PRIME CUT.
When he tried to break the Hackman format, he landed in powerful, however supporting roles, like Avery Tolar in 1993s THE FIRM.
Anyway, you should know the list, but here is is…
You know how I feel about these lists, while I enjoy the conversation, the listing is utter *beep* and eventually I will be unable to participate.
As for the Steve Martin Situation, he is one of my favorite talents. Apart from SHOPGIRL, I am not sure where he has been for the last 10 years…
Remind me to tell you about a confrontation I had with Mr Martin and a license plate.
I know he is a fan of the French Farce which I use to explain a LOT of his choices…
For this list, I am only considering Steve movies so smaller but interesting performances such as 1991s GRAND CANYON will not be considered. This will also exclude ensemble films like 1986s THREE AMIGOS and 1989s PARENTHOOD and 1997s THE SPANISH PRISONER
1979s THE JERK was a showcase of Martin’s standup talent so consideration for this list would be in appropriate.
While 1984s ALL OF ME was a tremendous performance on physicality alone, sadly Lily Tomlin reminds me of Geena Davis, so it is out.
Goldie Hawn peaked in 1978s FOUL PLAY so all of their pairings are out…
Remarkably, he has been directed by Carl Reiner 4 times including the interesting 1984s DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID and Frank Oz 5 times the best effort being 1999s BOWFINGER
1987s PLANES TARINS AND AUTOMOBILES
1991s LA STORY
2003s BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE
1996s SGT BILKO
2006s THE PINK PANTHER
This list tracks films which have been seen by Baby A and/or Baby B and not Fustian Max.
For the avoidance of doubt, this is a competition!
WON'T SOMEONE STOP THE MADNESS!
You can't leave these Fustians alone of too many episodes or they'll take your back yard.
So, by my count there are 28 films directed by Sir Steven...
Don't try to slip in that MOW with McCloud, this is not the TV Fustians...
I shall not even bother to explain why this list is preposterous.
So just take it…
Now Harold Hill is doing weekly summer preview segments, what the *beep* is the point of this list?
And, when the *beep* does summer begin anyway?
In light of the fact this may be the worst *beep* summer in filmic history, it occurs to me a more useful list would be films I do not want to see this summer.
Listening closely to the description, sounds like the actual title of this list is Summer Films Max is Looking Forward To (sic), so how the *beep* are we are supposed to know what Max wants to see?
But, it's your *beep* list, so here are my 2014 Big Summer Films...
As for this week’s list, Max will likely call out 1984s INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, but remember this is a list of forgotten films not awful films… Justin will have something to say about 1984s MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN and sadly for Michael, 1984 was not a big year for cartoons, 1984s FRANKENWEENIE.
Mine have appeared on previous list
God Damn these *beep* lists! You just couldn't help yourself. What the hell are you after… the most forgotten films are not the best as they would have been remembered, simultaneously they are also not the worst as those films are remembered… so you are looking for the most mediocre films which hopefully are also the most dis-remembered…
My question is, why the *beep* would anyone want to see those movies?
Alright, I will settle down and pull something together.
SO we have talked 1971s The French Clockwork Picture Show Diamonds Klute Willard Shaft Dogs Misty Connection to death, so….
You will recall from my retrospective of Auteur Joe Sarno, he had a big year in 1971 with three films, 1971s Anne & Sven, 1971s The Young, Erotic Fanny Hill and 1971s The Seduction of Inga, none of which is his best work.
Whatever, here are a few less obvious choices but solid in their genre, put them in whatever order you fancy...
I don't feel good about traffic caused by people fleeing catastrophic events, feels artificial; hence Alien Invasions and Weather Events would exclude Independence Day, War of the Worlds, Day After Tomorrow, Deep Impact and Armageddon.
There are also films with deceptive titles like 1996's FREEWAY which is unsatifiyingly light on traffic congestion.
Finally, the congestion on my list does not need be all consuming, only sufficient, as Inglewood Mike elequtly states,
in the least, advance the plot..
The Fustians have already done this list which make I work far easier...
To save us all a lot of time, click here
If you care to press on...
At least this is an actual topic
Despite its many problems, at least this week’s list isn’t complete *beep* We can freely, openly and accurately discuss the top from this distinct group of films…
I suspect Max will go for 2013s SAVING MR BANKS, and perhaps a runner of with 1979s THE BLACKHOLE
Michael’s head will likely explode from the plethora cartoon choices,
And, Justin will go safe with HOMEWARD BOUND
I will offer, 1980s A WATCHER IN THE WOODS scared Mrs from Omaha when she was a little kid...
At this point
I should consider TRON and POPEYE but as Disney is all about the kids, my list will draw from my childhood mostly as the second film from the way back of a station wagon at the drive-in….
I was expecting more from a show featuring Justin, but sadly here it is... complete and utter *beep*
There is no such thing as an actor I have grown to love.
Justin will doubtless identify the likes of Timothy Carey, a fine choice...
I will call out some less obvious but extremely important actors...
Justin, please repost the Fustian Mission Statement
So I am getting reluctant to participate in these listing due to the volatility of their inclusion during the broadcast,
So if you are going to make this list, the DUO must be the reason for the failure,
So films like 1997 BATMAN & ROBIN doesn't count as Arnold contributed immensely to the problem
So which out much else in terms of guidance, here it is in that order…
Okay, this list is complete *beep* I began composing it from the show description while listening to the rest of last week’s podcast. It wasn’t until the VERY end of the podcast when the famous Max change-up was introduced… the top and bottom? WTF… I am not redoing the list…
This list is a study of directors who had thoroughly fleshed out ONE great story but hadn't thought much beyond that.
Often the hallmark of a one hit wonder, but even with my own list, occasionally, they are able to re-set and get it their career figured out.
As these are fairly common I expect a master Fustian List no larger than 10, unless some joker reaches and tries to include Kevin Smith. I will caution before anyone does, be sure to revisit 1995s MALLRATS. Or that Michael Lehmann directed 1990s MEET THE APPLEGATES between 1991s HUSDON HAWK and his remaining of 1976s MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH in 1988 HEATHERS.
As with the WORST list, there is a requirement that to be included on this list, the films must have been viewed in 2013; hence as with the WORST list, the title of this list is *beep*
As with the WORST list, Max is doubtless the only Fustian who actually saw all 290 feature Films released this year.
And hence, the correct title of this list is, "The Best Films I Saw In 2013" which is hardly a complete survey...
As you doubtless imagine with my extremely limited time, I endeavor only see films destined for this very list and hence my submission likely woefully incomplete and of little use to the movie goer...
I saw a paltry 34 of those 290 films... so in a thoughtful and calculated order…
As there is a requirement that to be included on this list, the films must have been viewed in 2013; hence the title of this list is *beep* Max is doubtless the only Fustian who actually saw all 290 feature Films released this year.
And hence, the correct title of this list is, "The Worst Films I Saw In 2013" which is hardly a complete survey...
As you doubtless imagine with my extremely limited time, I endeavor to avoid films destined for this very list and hence my submission likely woefully incomplete and of little use to the movie goer...
I saw a paltry 34 of those 290 films... so in a thoughtful and calculated order...
It's not my list, why the *beep* do I need to describe it...
And what is with Harold Hill's repeated attempts to include Chris Tucker on Fustian Lists... Ruby Rhod is again denied listage...
There are a few Wes Anderson characters I would like to include, however he produces subtle controlled over the top performances.
Are the characters fictional or portraying actual outrageous people? As is the case with Powers Booth as Jim Jones.
Also, the out of control over the topness must be organic and almost unintentional, hence Cameron Diaz's boyfriend from 1994s THE MASK is out.
By the way, did you realize Richard Jeni is dead?
Also, the Out of Controlness must be sustained throughout the film, eliminating Clark Griswold who is prone to hilarious outbursts.
I am looking forward to the new year and hopeful the Fustians will gain some composure and get back to their roots.
So on with my notables...
It didn't take long for these guys to fall apart... like, the next show...
Likely one might expect a *beep* list topic to elicit a ridiculous response...
You will understand, prevailing economic conditions have forced me to out source some of the lesser lists....
Fortunately Michael was an English major and will be able to explain to Max the notion of a prurient list...
Recall the 2007 restriction is based on the US Theatrical release date.
Now in a very particular order, not necessarily mine*, but extremely decent...
As for the list, Jesus Christ, I am off the line for like 30 seconds and the whole show goes tits up… Costume Drama? As you know, most of us in the Fustian Community did not attend your dandy lad Fame high school…
First, the quickening of the listing process is total *beep* these are two list.
As the Fustians continue to lose their way, are we talking about the best films which happen to be Costume centric or the best examples of said centricity?
I may actually need to report this list to Justin…
Please note… I am not biting on the obvious 1935, 1948, 1987, 1997 or 2000s ANNA KARENINA…
Nor will I include the Winona Ryder/Marty Scorsese darling in 1993s AGE OF INNOCENCE, which will also let out 1988s DANGEROUS LIAISONS… anyway, Max preferred 1999s CRUEL INTENTIONS .
Alright, this list is not my idea, but here is my list of films exploiting elaborate costumes and sets to capture the ambience of a particular era….
First, I would like to complement the Fustians on ending their dought and prenesnting an interesting list.
However, that in its self does not relieve them from following a few rules.
If a tree falls in the woods, it doesn't make a sound; if a moive releases and no one sees it, it fdoesn't exist, so 2008s LAKEVIEW TERRACE is off the list.
The entiely of the film must relefc the neighbor situation so 2011s overrated DRIVE is off the list sadly also excludeing 1991s BARTON FINK.
Also, films where I only saw the trailer are excluded, so 1999s ARLINGTON ROAD is off my list.
And, good choices, but recently discussed films lie afoul of the Leah Elton Rule, hence 1992s CONSENTING ADULTS and 1989s BOYZ IN THE HOOD are off my list
What the *beep*? Characters that annoyed me or characters whose annoyance was germane to the story?
Someone might mistakenly include LEO GETZ but he was only annoying to Riggs and Murtaugh and actually quite funny, he is off my list.
James Bond had a few in Joe Don Baker’s JACK WADE and Clifton James’ SHERIFF PEPPER, but they were hilarious...
And don’t even reach out to Chris Tucker in 1997s THE FIFTH ELEMENT as it wasn’t the character that was annoying, it was Chris Tucker… the same rule would apply to any film starring Adam Sandler or Michael Cera, it’s them not the character…
I really want to throw Tommy Hyatt from 1974s ALICE DOESN”T LIVE HERE ANYMORE and Jar Jar Binks from the ridiculous Agricultural Space Melodrama under the Fustian Bus, but those are equally terrible films…
To qualify for my list, the character annoyance must have detracted from the enjoyment of the film, I only wish I had had more time to pull this together,
Please keep in mind, these are the best TAG Lines and not necessarily the best FILMS.
I have complied an awesome sound clip, of the television ads touting the tag line from my list, however, as you can imagine, with my various commitments, there is nary enough time.
I also want to preannounce with out those clips, I am dubious this list reads fairly pedestrian.
As always you Fustians have offer a *beep* list.
For most of the directors you will likely name, you will not be referring their actual debut, unless you are fishing out all the unseen THX-1138s.
Even Sir Steven’s first film was a TV Movie
So to qualify for my list, the debut had to be great, but also needed to lead to a successful career, hence 1991s BOYS N THE HOOD John Singleton is out.
Also, let’s not confuse overrated debuts which led to successful careers, hence Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE is out. Note, he also fails as a pretentious *beep* as that title places a comma between “lies” and “and”.
Finally, not to the exclusion of the auteur but these films must contain a consistent “feeling” the director instilled in his work throughout his career.
This feels like an end run to get Cartoons into the Fustian World...
It would be easy for me to lead with Geena Davis but there are too many choices and would likely offend the other non-human characters on my list.
I expect Harold will pick up ET, Max will pass on Gizmo to fawn over Jar Jar Binks and Justin likely calling out Carol Ballard's Black Stallion...
I would like to get a Michael Meyers or Jason Voorhes in here, although inhuman, they are decidedly not Non Human... likewise, Zombies are excluded
Also representations of humans such as The Terminator, A.I. or Replicants are intended to be human and hence not Non Human
The Fustains have done an animal list so as fascinating as they are… Benji, Beethoven and the Shark from JAWS are out...
So here are some thoughts...
Would it be too cliched to express how much i hate this topic?
The Worst Movie Titles? The Fustians need to be extremely careful when using terms like worst or awful... it quite easily may turn on you...
No one understands better than I the need to take a break from doing a thorough job delivering the correct opinion on film in blowing off a little steam on a *beep* list, but guys... you are killing us...
Does this category even exist? Have the Fustians already cover the Top 6 Color Corrections?
I suspect you will chase down the usual suspects… 1964s The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? Or 1964s Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title… but these clearly pre-date Max’s experience…
As I am working on this list, every title I find which is compliant with the topic end up themselves being the problem. I suspect I will have an objection to each and every choice by you people this week…
The only opportunity for this list to succeed, perhaps, is to go for the sub-title, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNK: THE SQUEAKQUEL, but sadly, that is not the list we are preparing…
In most cases, as with 1966s BILLY THE KID vs DRACULA, the bad title was appropriate and supportive of the silly idea...
Even films of dubious value like Terence Malick’s 2013 TO THE WONDER are properly named…
Titles should be succinct, mini log lines if you will, but all the while conveying the point of the film,
You may be tempted to include 2007s THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSIE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, but it does cover the bases…
THE DAY AFTER is ominous, but it was dwarfed by 2004s SIDEWAYS fictional novel, THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW…
So screw you all for proposing this list… here is all you get...
I find incredulous we wait all week for a fresh Fustian Situation and this *beep* list is the best you have to offer…
Now you will be tempted to lump bad movies into this list, I will caution against that.
Films on this list must in the least be of the “I didn’t mind it” quality, after all you’ll agree that it is quite likely a bad film will sport a bad ending….
So films like 2012s PROMETHUS, which in fact had a *beep* ending, was also a sh#tty film and hence ineligible for inclusion on this list.
Here is a list scaled to accommodate the aforementioned modification of the Dan Cole Rule…
Really? I am so looking forward to next week's list, TOP 6 AVERAGE FILM ENDINGS.
Presumably this list is not simply the best denouements, but the last few pages which constitute the ending.
I suspect Max will choose 2013s STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Harold likely 1978s GREASE and 1973s THE WICKER MAN might slide onto Justin’s list… not mine.
These films cannot be cutesy bullsh#t tricks like Lieutenant Garber detecting Mr. Green’s cold in 1974s THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE…
These films cannot rely on gimmicky crap, like the final showdown in Michael Mann’s opus 1995s HEAT.
What’s up with SporkySpig sh#tting on 1974s Chinatown?
I am omitting the obvious choices like 1942s CASABLANCA, 1967s BONNIE AND CLYDE, 1972s THE GODFATHER and 1941s CITIZEN KANE
So here they are in an appropriate order known only to me…
Great - nothing could go wrong with this list
Actually, the Fustians are crafty, after 1979s MORE AMERICAN GRAFFITI, Max will likely choose 1992s WAYNES WORLD. And while the use of Gary Wright's DREAM WEAVER and Queen's BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY were clever (god knows the Los Angeles Kings played the *beep* out of that video); the remainder of the music is performed, hence denied inclusion here…
A broader rule applies to Musicals, drop kicking crap like 2012s ROCK OF AGES, Baz Luhrmann and just about everything Elvis, Frankie & Annette appeared in to the curb….
The Bond Films are out... as a single song does not constitute a soundtrack.
In fact the use of pop music in lieu of instrumental soundtracks didn’t get rolling until the 1960, and wasn’t done well until the seventies (sorry 1969s EASY RIDER, take a look at 1980s WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM to learn how to integrate it correctly)
Finally, to be clear, I am listing soundtracks as they appeared in the film, not on the album... as rights are not always available and the CDs are often short a few tracks, or worse, sorry Max, "Music inspired by the film"...
So following are films I have chosen to identify...
This topic may be the last straw...
In volleyball, the set you receive will only be as good as the pass you made, so is with this list...
The premise of this list is preposterous as there are no great singers turned great actors...
There is not a SINGLE SINGER TURNED ACTOR on the JUSTIN 75, (the Monkeys are not singers and the Beatles are not Actors, JT will be a negotiation) http://www.imdb.com/list/xmW0QAb7SoA/
Julie London married that Jack Webb and became Dixie McCall, not a film actress (she dump Jack for Dr Joe Early, I know, the guy from M*A*S*H)
Cher shook her old lady ass in that video and has earned her way off the list...
Only really really old people understand the appeal of Dolly, Babs & Bette, I am not there and they will not be here...
I am not a fan of this list... nor are most of these people making great films...
So, it’s has finally happened, The Fustians go television…
The center of 2011s THE HUNGER GAMES is a television show, but as this is merely an unaccredited reboot of 2000s BATTLE ROYALE and heavily influenced by 1998s THE TRUMAN SHOW, itself a rip-off of 1968s THE SECRET CINEMA, it will not be considered.
I won’t even mention 1999s EDtv…
Another headliner is the 2013 TV Movie SHARKNADO; although these list are horribly defined, I suspect one of those Fustians will push back on the TV Movie concept, although the last time I thought the Fustians were following the rules, two of my disqualified choices appeared in their number one slots...
I think we all agreed to sideline 1976s NETWORK, great ideas and themes popular at the time, as with 1975s ROLLERBALL; but also saddled with A LOT of 70s schmaltz, on par with 1974s THE TOWERING INFENO.
I would also like to give a shout out to 1979s CHINA SYNDROME, but sadly a fictional story.
Curiously, my list has evolved around real life news & events…
I appreciate that the list is precluded from clarification by excessive punctuation, however... unfortunately begs the question, what is it about?
Is this movie theaters or legit theaters?
Likely not the latter as this is not the Broadway Fustians.
Films like 1984s BACHELOR PARTY and 1974s BLAZING SADDLES and 1958s THE BLOB all had great scenes in theaters, but depicting life?
A great choice might be 2008s SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK or 1979s ALL THAT JAZZ, but isn't that the wrong flavor of theater.
Actually a list of movies in theaters is not a bad idea, but since Max & Harold went to that FAME High School, I think we all know 'what' kind of theater they meant...
I suspect Max to choose 1998s SHAKESPEA IN LOVE, remember Max, this is a "Top" list or in my case an interesting, SIL satisfies neither...
Technically, all films are about the art of film-making; you need only look closely...
Intersting choice for a list, generally these are not commercially received...
While I have no doubt Max is thinking of 2012s LIZ AND DICK, I will try a little harder
Justin, I know you weasel this on to almost all lists but don't EVEN try to include 1997s LA CONFIDENTIAL, that was television and only tangential to the theme...
Most of Woody's are pulling the curtain back on film or television, not here...
Carl Denham was out to make a film, but "art" of film making, I don't think so...
Documentaries about making a film seem only to be a glamorized commentary track, so 1991s HEART OF DARKNESS is out...
As is my want, I like to include less obvious films like 1986s SWEET LIBERTY, but Alan Alda is the male Geena Davis
1988s CINEMA PARADISO always felt pretentious, I don't do pretentious...
Finally to eliminate the obvious choices, 1992s THE PLAYER, likely the best example, will be omitted to make room for my instructional approach to listing.
So here is my list by department... curiously Grip & Electric not represented
This list was suggested by Justin a couple of weeks ago, shortly before he pulled the infamous Summer Time List re-trade. Well... he's done it again.
At this juncture I will introduce The Justin Rule #2, which prohibits punctuation in top six lists, no commas, no semi colons and not parentheses.
Too bad directors are excluded; I have a short list of PAs who caught an overnight dismissal but a sweet last paycheck.
My questions had been...
Must they have played a couple in the film or merely been in it?
As we know, all relationships end, do these couples still need to be together?
Should the coupling be government sanctioned?
Sounds like a Bogey/Bacall, Taylor/Burton Hepburn/Tracey
Unfortunately for time shifting listeners, including the Arizona commuters, a perfectly good list had been prepared and here it is....
As with Superheroes, the genesis story is usually the best and so is the case with real life couples... And if they are in a preexisting relationship, even better...
Here in a special order are a few of the better films, which are also based on the essence of the unpunctuated list...
Another *beep* horrible list... I am glad Justin is back tonight and hopefully getting this hot mess back on track.
Now then, product placement exists when a production company receives cash or goods or services in exchange for being prominently featured in the film...
There are specialty firms who act as agents for these products, bigger deals are handled by traditional ten percenters; lest anyone think GM was an artistic choice by Michael Bay in 2007s TRANSFORMERS.
There is subtle placement when commerce and the artistic converge, like sunglasses, which does little more than ensure some asshat in the studio's Placement Department gets a fee box of them, but does not significantly underwrite or promote a film and I would consider commercial placement.
Sometimes a a producer chooses to use a product because it is appropriate for the story but does not receive compensation, hence the non manufacturer specific magnum gets a pass in 1971s DIRTY HARRY.
Also 1995s TOY STORY is a cartoon, hence not a film, hence not eligible to be considered here...
Lastly, almost every modern film contains placement, it's a line item on the budget, so I am not sure what this whole list is after... but I would like to think Sir Steven didn't have to pay for all those FedEx Boxes Larry Crown thoughtlessly strewn about the South Pacific.
And as Justin is in the studio tonight, it is appropriate to ask the question, is this a list of the best product placement OR the best film with product placement?
Regardless, hopefully these will be interesting...
FROM the mind of Max and approved by Justin,
So films like 1978s AMERICAN GRAFFITI and it's reboot 1993s DAZED AND CONFUSED actually occur during the school year and cannot be considered summer.
This list also forces us to deal with a complex sub-genre, the Summer Camp film.
FIlms like 1978s GREASE and 1997s I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER are more of a flashback of summer but clearly occur within the school year.
Also, 1975s JAWS is on everyone list...
Despite being clearly set in summer, 1985s BEFORE SUNRISE is more
And don't even try to slide 2005s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN in as it is merely the gay rebot of 1978s SAME TIME NEXT YEAR which wasn't very good...
Now then, for your consideration, a list of primarily less consider films....
I know Kramer v Kramer got someone a bit weepy but is the topic of this list a measured response?
I suppose it would be easy enough to call out Dr. Carlisle Cullen for selfishly created a family of vampires, but the films on this list should focus on the theme of fatherhood...
None of the Dad’s on my list hold annual passes to amusement parks.
Also, Dad's who earnestly tried but failed get a BY… so 2009s A SERIOUS MAN is safe..
And, Dad's who thought they were doing the right thing no matter how misguided will not be considered, so 2011s TAKE SHELTER's Mike Shannon is out…
Darth Vader would be a good choice, but out of respect for the doomed franchise, I’ll wait until he is redefined by JJ Abrams..
So here is my list, this week featuring 6 Titles, and arranged as follows...
This topic is complete *beep* and I refuse to participate.
I stand with noted musician Nigel Tufnel in his thinking “there is nothing wrong with being sexy”
Having said that... I wouldn't mind seeing a UHF era Fran Drescher in a dog collar smelling a glove...
Okay, "f" it… but if I am doing this list, there must be parameters…
It is paramount to exclude films which exploit women because of their sexuality; while Russ Meyer’s films could be considered sexist by some, they are not appropriate here as there is no sexism within the context of the film.
Also, the sexism must be genuine, that is, characters must be treated poorly because of their sex. The treatment of Kathleen Turner in 1984s CRIME OF PASSION is because she is a prostitute and not based on her sexuality, hence quite appropriate.
And, films I am struggling to define will be excluded, including 1993s BOXING HELENA.
So here is a list...
First, I need to remind Max... Adam Sandler will not appear on anyone’s lists.
Also, I know Max is anxious to include 1986s CLUB PARADISE, but it was underrated for a reason. Imagine a beach comedy with no actors anyone would want to see in bathing apparel.
Further, he is likely to include 1985s SPIES LIKE US, just don’t.
While I have no doubt Max preferred 1989s GHOSTBUSTERS 2 to the original, sequels of successful films do not qualify.
1995 was a big year for hookers in film, Mira Sorvino, Merryl Streep, Sharon Stone and Elisabeth Shue were all nominated for Oscars... so I will exclude them here…
Also, films merely containing a character who is a hooker but where hooking is not a theme of the film excludes 1983s TRADING PLACES and 2000s REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
Although I am extremely fond of Marisa Tomei in 2008s THE WRESTLER and ELIZABETH BERKELY in 1995s SHOWGIRLS, they were dancers not hookers.
And a shout out to Leah Elton for 1957s NIGHTS OF CABRIA, sorry but it’s still on the shelf.
Due to my remote situation this week, I lack solid access to figures and hence cannot crunch the numbers between production cost, marketing and domestic box office, so my list will be a primarily emotional response to the topic...
Films like 2006s IDIOCRACY fall into the Ebert trap of reviewing a film for its intention or potential rather than what's on the screen. This is a great concept, but not a great film.
I want to thank Harold for codifying the Barry Rule last week which for this list is a Herculean effort,
Having said that, my list is not the Star Wars nobody saw, but good sold films almost no one saw during it's initial theatrical release....
With love Barry from, this week Anguilla
A coincidence Carroll Ballard & Escape from LA are in this year?
Staying true to Max’s guidance, I didn’t over think this list; which actually was a big year for emerging new directors and likely the crest of the Spike, Mike, Slacker & Dyke Generation.
Again, this list is complied based on the impact of the film in 1996 NOT how history has perceived them...
God damn you Fustians and these preposterous topics, I may actually have to come down to the studio and straighten this mess out.
Are these the best films of 1981 as seen in 1981 or the best films from 1981 as viewed in 2013?
Clearly are palettes and sensibilities have evolved over the last 22 years so for purposes of this situation, I am listing films that were most impactful in 1981.
Also, films like the EVIL DEAD are not included as they were not seen by me until a later year. I was actually invited to a special screening with Sam Raimi, but due to a disagreement with my parents, my car was on hiatus.
I would like to include REDS, but as Justin's shotgun has previously indicated, I haven't seen it. I didn't get Chariots then and Golden Pond was better as a porno title than this Lifetime Channel movie of the week and Lancaster enjoyed Janet Weiss's boobs on the boardwalk more than me, and one other that eludes me...
Lastly, I have begun noting the theaters where I saw the films, but due to security concerns they have been redacted from this list.
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... And I get a hard time discussing he Traffic Congestion Genre?
I suppose to qualify, film must contain a murder and someone trying to solve it...
A recent example is 1986s CLUE, but unfortuanly this is a terrible film. Not even as a satire of 1976s MURDER BY DEATH which in its self is an comedic homage to the genre.
CLUE was, however, the first entry in the genre of Board Games adapted to the big screen. At this juncture, I would like to suggest a TOP 6 LIST OF FILMS BASED ON BOARD GAMES....
Now then, the solution of the crime should be as unknown to the audience as the protagonist, hence the mystery...
While Sherlock Holmes, The Thin Man and Charlie Chan were the granddads of the modern procerdurals, their pulp serial nature excludes their inclusion here...
At the conclusion of this odyssey, I will have viewed and provide an opinion on films from each of the great auteur Joseph W Sarno's periods: Times Square, European and Long Island.
This is a work in progress...
Come on, this is stupid. A list like this doesn't even make sense...
Are we talking technical execution like Mel Gibson?
Financial success like Robert Zemeckis at $1.9billion?
An Asshat like Sir Steven?
Critical success like John Cassavetes?
Time hasn't been kind to the early masters like John Ford, Billy Wilder, William Wyler and DW Griffith, do I need to?
I suppose a director on this list needs a body of work I consistently enjoy AND at least one of those films should be seminal in popular culture AND there should be at a minimum a hint of scandal at some point his career.
My approach was to not over think the topic. I have simply listed the directors who first came to mind. I will say I have noticed they all share a hint of that auteur...
So as preposterous as the endeavor of the title of this list suggests, here is mine...
What the What? This will become known as the absolute worst topic yet...
I hate hate hate this assignment...
First of all, is this suffering? Perhaps through the lens of society's harsh judgment, but the charters are for the most part enjoying their lives.
In composing my list, I am struggling to draw the line between Childlike and Simplistic, as with Lester Burnham reverting to his teenage years to take a break, does this quality, suppose not...
There is a line between childlike and mentally ill, so I am excluding Rupert Pupkin and 1951s Marty. I am also letting Steinbeck's Lennie off the hook.
Richard Masur and Gordon Jump both played noted pedophiles, but that was television...
Further, charters who experience a transformative event and loose their childlike sensibilities will not qualify, hence Ishmael from 1996s KINGPIN is out.
Now, here is a list of which I am not proud in a consummate order...
Although the topic was suggested by TRO Program Director Mark Germain, that doesn't make it an clearer.
First each member of the couple must be dysfunctional, hence a wacky partner isn't enough, excluding 1970s THE OUT OF TOWNERS or 1980s THE SHINING.
Also, I would not consider individuals who society might brand as probelmatic but operate well together as includible, eliminating 1967s BONNIE & CLYDE or 1992s GUN CRAZY.
And, couples must be real to be dysfunctional, so Barbara Hershey and her ghoslty boyfriend in 1982s THE ENTITY are out.
I didn't see 2012s CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER so maybe Max will comment, in it's place I will add 1989s WAR OF THE ROSES, as a non-qualifier as the couple is legally separated.
1999s AMERICAN BEAUTY is a perfect example, but over referenced in these list. As I prefer to introduce listeners to new material... it is disqualified.
And now my list in it's dystopian sequence...
I begin each of these list with anger and resentment, why do I carry this burden? To Justin’s chagrin, I suspect Max’s list will likely lead with 1999s MAGNOLIA and close on 2012's THE MASTER,
Harold its all about you tonight….
Films like 10CC (that’s Daily Variety speak for the Ten Commandments) are over acted and boring…
Also, as there is an Exorcist II, I am guess that the god thing didn’t clear in the first film, costing 1974s Exorcist a place on this list.
Although my retrospective is in full swing, I sadly have not identified a Sarno film appropriate for this list…
To include a film which offers spiritual relief could be appropriate, but these change over time and will void the task of the universal correct opinion.
And although I am dubious some cat is hanging out in the clouds keeping an eye on things, films on this list must acknowledge the existence or quest for a higher power.
I suspect this list should include films which drive an appetite, not necessarily mine, but bear a central theme of consumption.
It wouldn't be fair to include 2004s SIDEWAYs as that is a beverage centric film, despite one or two meals.
While 1954s SABRINA was sent to cooking school in Paris, only tangental to the primary theme.
The actual menu was irrelevant in 1981s MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.
And despite the hilarity of Mr Creosote's self imposed explosion, is only a vignette in 1983s MEANING OF LIFE.
So here is my list in the usual order...
So there needs to be a road, a car and a pair of buddies
I wanted to include a female duo, Gina Davis factor disqualifies Thelma & Louise
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To avoid the consternation, ire of Justin and remove the guess work, I have aggregated a dozen lists from IMDB to the BFI, these are Society's choices of the Best Films of All Time.
note, I have restricted this list to American cinema, apologies to the French New Wave and Italian Neo-Realism....
While I love a great end of the world yarn, I need to restrict by struggle between MAN and Nature, so epic battles between society and nature exclude 1974s EARTHQUAKE and all the volcano movies from 1997.
Also, Alien's have not yet been show to exist in Nature, ID4 and War Of the Worlds, sit down.
as we have previously covered Animals, I will try to stick with larger themes of Nature.
Curiously, a lot of Water Themed Films in the Top 6...
This list is more difficult than it appears.
Television programming is frequently based on other material, so does a film derived from a non-original work qualify?
Also there is a plethora of comedic updated police situations, Naked Gun, Starsky & Hutch, Dragnet, 21 Jump Street.
Then there are the Saturday Night Live skits... Coneheads, Blues Brothers, Wayne's World and of course, 1994's It's Pat
Also, there are a variety of Cartoon reinvented as a live action film, sorry to the Flintstones, Ninja Turtles and GI Joe.
Here are the correct 6 followed by others....
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I am starring at this empty box titled, describe your list. Although this will be my list, the subject is all Harold Hill and I have no idea where to go... The Fustian's have been dancing in this Underration - Overration funk for a few weeks now...
This list is especially difficult, as Fustians wouldn't underrate a film, so this entire exercise is subjunctive… as always, in no particular order...
Time tends to correct Overration and hence my choices will likely to be more recent.
Also, to ensure a consensus I have an eye toward that de jure overation and hence my list will likely be award winners.
The good news, that supposition let’s Klaus Kinski in Herzog’s doomed river trip in 1972s AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD and Brando’s Paris Tango from the same year off the hook…
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This may be the clearest list yet.
First, films are generally overlooked or forgotten because they are bad, and hence a performance could appear better than it actually was... So I have take precautions to include films which have been obscured for other reasons
Literally pull from Max's derrier, live! Unfortunately, that has not made this list any clearer...
I suppose Bonnie Parker would be excluded as she was part of a gang,
Also, there is a chance these women could be incrcerated, hence a prison film, a list onto itself, should be represented....
And great films like 1944s DOUBLE INDEMNITY would be excluded as Barbara Stanwyck was never accused
And always, I am striving to provided a solid list of films listeners may not have considered
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One day, the list will be clearly defined. With the holidays on the horizon, I suppose the implication is this is to a be a list of failed family gatherings. This is all conjecture, of course, so once again I am left to sort out exactly what this is all about...
Regardless where this shakes out on the whole Holiday situation, the films on this list must ostensibly be about the family, not only a film which happens to contain a dysfunctional family.
Please note, the Fockers & Lyndons have been specifically excluded.
Yet another ill defined category.
Are we to consider Charlize Theron's portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in 2003's MONSTER?
Albeit 1975's JAWS was a savage beast, this was merely a piece of nature.
Also, monsters should be from earth, lest they land on a Top Alien list.. sorry 1979's ALIEN and 1956 & 1978's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
A transformative event (medical or atomic) could create a monster, alas the presence of Gina Davis forces exclusion of 1986's THE FLY.
Further, in the case of Monster Franchises, only the first instance of the Monster may be considered. As was the case with Jason Vorhees, unimaginative writers inexplicably converted him from a madman to some sort of immortal.
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What? as with the big fail in doing the Biography List ahead of the release of ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE KILLER, I am concerned that SKYFALL will be the best London showcase Bond film to date... UPDATE, as the show was pushed due to extensive election coverage, SKYFALL will be considered.
Also of note, England is merely a portion of Great Britain and as such the outliers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are not considered.
And, extraordinarily overrated films will be set aside, sorry BARRY LYNDON, maybe EYES WIDE SHUT will make the cut...
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Harold Hill's suggested list, unlike most other Top 6, this is fairly straight forward, although I of course have identified a gray area. If stories are woven or linked, does the Anthology Purist exclude the film?
Despite the vignettes and that Tarantino style, 1994's PULP FICTION is clearly a narrative film... whereas 1972's TALES FROM THE CRYPT has the central cast but visits unique story's which are not collectively additive to the plot...
Finally, save one, none of the film's I identified were particularly exceptional...
I am so unclear of the task. Is this a list of best dreams in a film or best films which contain a dream? Sorry REQUIEM, I will proceed with a list of films which are primarily comprised of a dream...
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Generally I do no care for children in cinema, either in the auditorium or on the screen.
Spielberg has used them to prop up his struggling career, he uses their irrational behavior in lieu of plot points
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I realize there will be a temptation to choose movies about stoners, ie CHEECH & CHONG, PINAPLE EXPRESS, HAROLD & KUMAR, BIG LEBOWSKI however this will be incorrect.
The films best viewed while high often have little to do with being high, but either enhance the high or contribute to it; as such my top six cannot be ranked among each other
Excluded are Animated titles because cartoons are not films.
Films featuring horses are numerous and as boring as the subject matter, so don't look for 1944s NATIONAL VELVET, 2003s SEABISCUT 1949 FRANCIS or 2011's WARHORSE.
Also, films featuring US Presidents were not considered, sorry 1951 BONZO.
Finally, only known animals are permitted, hence 1933s KING KONG is out.
As always, my egalitarian approach to cinema seeks to include all species and hopeful some titles you may not have considered.
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Too often filmmakers take the short cut of being OVERLY influenced by other material...
I will exclude all of Tarantino's films as they are famously greatest hits, also excluded is Brian "Hitchcock" DePalma (Max, he is an American Filmmaker)
and finally I will exempt Woody "Woody Allen" Allen who has remade just about all of his own films...
and now I will point out a few... in the order in which they occurred to me...
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I have a bad feeling that Max’s list may have contained the film which tells the story of Rudy Baylor’s lawsuit against Great Benefits or the one that was perpetually check out of his fathers shop, 1982’s YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE
Also, I know you have previously touched on AWAKENINGS, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’s NEST, MASH and PATCH ADAMS and I believe there is a no repeat rule in place.
And finally, while I would like to include possible lesser known mini masterpieces like 1971’s HOSPITAL, with George C Scott and James Bond’s wife, BUT I would be remiss in acknowledging the run up to Halloween.
Unfortunately, prior weeks programs excluded great choices like DEAD RINGERS, COMA (still in my Netflix cue) and RE-ANIMATOR (still a top Max’s shelf).
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This is a list of the films mentioned in the documentary, most are worth checking out...
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Once again, this is a complicated list to define. I would exclude films such as 1946's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, as this is a fantasy film and strays too far from the reality of time travel.
I am also inclined to exclude films where the time travel is a gimmick in the film as in 1980's SUPERMAN (don't get me started on his other film 1980s SOMEWHERE IN TIME)
Also excluded are films with ~SPOILER ALERT~ a surprise ending as in 1968's PLANET OF THE APES, by the way, thank you Rod Serling.
To appear on my list, the time travel must be present and pervasive through out the film, curiously here is my list in the usual order...
I will exclude Tarantino's films which tend to be greatest hits, Brian "Hitchcock" DePalma and Woody "Woody Allen" Woody Allen
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My list is based on the quality of the film, regardless of the source material’s respectability, hence excluding WANTED, WATCHMAN and ROAD TO PEDITION, also I am not considering serials, a la FLASH GORDON
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While these made not be the greatest films, they are the most improved sequels over the original. Further, I have limited this list to the first sequel, hence NATIONAL LAMPOONS CHRISTMAS VACATION would not be considered in relation to the initial VACATION film.
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Nicolas Cage's acting has been praised by influential film critic Roger Ebert who writes, in his "Great Movies" essay about the film Adaptation, that: "There are often lists of the great living male movie stars: De Niro, Nicholson and Pacino, usually. How often do you see the name of Nicolas Cage? He should always be up there. He's daring and fearless in his choice of roles, and unafraid to crawl out on a limb, saw it off and remain suspended in air. No one else can project inner trembling so effectively.... He always seems so earnest. However improbable his character, he never winks at the audience. He is committed to the character with every atom and plays him as if he were him." WIKIPEDIA
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This week the Fustians take a look at all the films of summer, inclduing these