Lists by Remnant_Of_The_Abyss
UPDATED: June 24, 2011
✓ Easter Eggs (free stuff): (7)
Recent Movies Included: (-)
Recent Updated Reviews/Ranking: (1) Golden Door
90% of the films on this list are rated (7's) & (8's) by IMDb...
...painstakingly prepared to include (mostly) approachable, exemplary films. More than a few of these 'gems' are rarely found on other lists.
I've watched ALL of these movies and have included brief reviews (with hidden spoilers) for my favorites (rated 7 and higher). Also included is a quick view of the films popularity (while in list-view; see Comments section for details).
Special Feature: For your enjoyment, I've included links to trailers and preview clips for all movies.
The list is in descending order. The majority here have a very high 'replay-ability factor', where you can watch them over and over.
See Comments for additional films, my rank 5 and below.
Watching subtitled films becomes second nature with minimal practice.
NOTE: "Under the Tuscan Sun" is not a FLF but deserves honorable mention, especially for the ladies. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328589/
I welcome your comments.
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I had the privilege of hearing him conduct an outdoor concert in Rome on New Years Eve 2006, just up the street from the Trevi Fountain. When he played the Italian National Anthem there were tears flowing from everyone.
The gift of Ennio Morricone is one that captures "Italian passion" within his incredibly moving scores. He is truly blessed.
NOTE: This list includes awards. TV movies not included
"He is widely acknowledged as one of the most prolific and influential composers of his era, particularly recognized for his film scores. He has composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and TV productions and is well-known for his long-term collaborations with internationally acclaimed directors such as Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, and Giuseppe Tornatore.
Morricone has received two Grammy Awards (one in 2008 for Best Rock Instrumental, performed by Bruce Springsteen), two Golden Globes, five BAFTAs in 1979–1992, seven David di Donatello, eight Nastro d'Argento, and the Polar Music Prize in 2010. In 2007, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music". The composer also has been nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Original Score during 1979–2001."
Born: November 10, 1928 (1928-11-10) (age 82) Rome, Italy
The following is a list of all the films that Ennio Morricone has written the musical scores or composed music for.
Documentaries and TV movies/episodes omitted (there's too many to list).
This is the first list of it's kind on IMDb. Do we really need another?
While I find the titles distasteful and offensive, I abhor 'Political Correctness' even more. Read about it's origins, and why it is UN-AMERICAN:
SPECIAL NOTE: This list has just 86 titles listed for a reason. Only a few redundant titles have been omitted. This link has a fascinating discussion on why the number 86 is meaningful:
I suppose some of these shows helped shape me, in who I am today. I've probably watched every show from every title, multiple times.
Titles are listed by watched/liked the most, in order, to the best of my recollection. Making this list has been a trip down memory lane and it was a lot of fun to create. It's been years since I've thought about many of these shows. Thanks to IMDb for having a great database that I could search from!
Feel free to leave comments, and cheers to the great sitcoms of the 1960's!
There's also a link to watch the infamous banned episode showing Mohammed. Oh no!
If I've left any off the list please let me know.
You may be interested in my other list '86 Politically Incorrect Titled Films':
An art film (also known as art movie, specialty film, art house film, or in the collective sense as art cinema) is typically a serious, independently made film aimed at a niche audience rather than a mass audience. Film critics and film studies scholars typically define an "art film" using a "...canon of films and those formal qualities that mark them as different from mainstream Hollywood films", which includes, among other elements: a social realism style; an emphasis on the authorial expressivity of the director; and a focus on the thoughts and dreams of characters, rather than presenting a clear, goal-driven story. Film scholar David Bordwell claims that "art cinema itself is a [film] genre, with its own distinct conventions."
(Above is from Wikipedia)
Here's a list of recommended movies, in descending order of ratings, for you young ladies. Women of the 18-29 demographic have awarded each of these films the average of 8.1 or higher.
Q: Why this list?
A: It promotes foreign language film (FLF) overall.
Note: I've seen all these great films, and they are a subset of my "Top Foreign Language Films" list:
There is no doubt that a lot of great entertainment has been left off; there are omitted categories and even countries. But that's what happens when the goal is to keep the list to 13 no matter what.
To really complicate the issue, "Foreign Language Films" have been included as well. Why leave them off the list when they are in fact better than other domestic considerations?
Have some masterpieces been omitted? Yes, but only because I believe that every title listed here are more deserving, even if slightly so.
Finally, after formulating The Lucky 13, I somehow had to come up with a way to rank this diverse group. I concluded that the only way to accomplish this is to assess them on the basis of my personal "respect and admiration" for each.
Mature and respectful comments welcome.