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I love movies... any type of, any category, from A grade to C grade movies..

rt now I was watching "Lawrence of Arabia". I never heard this movie name. But for sure its worth watching movie.

I found similarities in this movie and "The Last Samurai" and "Catch me if you can".

What were the similarities, is a different topic altogether like libral and conservative clothes ?

I like the movie. I think that movie is old movie, but for sure i have watched a good movie after a long time.

And, yes, I love blue eyes and black skin, and Hero had blus syes.

"The ring" part-1 is not horror movie at all. It did not threaten me ... :-(
 
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Here are the other 250 top movies to consider. "Lawrence of Arabia" is #26 on the list.
 
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Time All-time 100 movies.
 
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I think the problem with most of these top 100 lists is that they have truly great movies from the long past and then a bunch of so-so movies from the recent past. Does anyone really think that "The Matrix" belongs on the same list as "Citizen Kane" and "Lawrence of Arabia"? Even the Time magazine list has a couple of movies that I wouldn't put in my top 1,000 list.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
I think the problem with most of these top 100 lists is that they have truly great movies from the long past and then a bunch of so-so movies from the recent past. Does anyone really think that "The Matrix" belongs on the same list as "Citizen Kane" and "Lawrence of Arabia"? Even the Time magazine list has a couple of movies that I wouldn't put in my top 1,000 list.



If the list is top 20, Matrix may not belong there. If the list is top 100, I bet 8 out of 10 people will agree to put it in the list.

Personally, I like 'Citizen kane' and 'Lawrence...'; but all the young generation folks feel 'Matrix' as relavant compared to the other 2 classics mentioned by you. 'Matix' also has certain cult following in the teenagers aswell.
 
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Originally posted by Jesse Torres:
Time All-time 100 movies.



I disagree with one Indian entry in this Time list. I would not consider 'Nayakan' as a original(it has taken lot of stuff frm Godfather).

Irrespective of Kamal Hasan's great performance and Mani Ratnam's taking prowess; I would consider many other Indian movies as classic(example: 'Mughal-e-azam', 'Pakeezah', 'Mother India').
 
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:


If the list is top 20, Matrix may not belong there. If the list is top 100, I bet 8 out of 10 people will agree to put it in the list.

Personally, I like 'Citizen kane' and 'Lawrence...'; but all the young generation folks feel 'Matrix' as relavant compared to the other 2 classics mentioned by you. 'Matix' also has certain cult following in the teenagers aswell.




If you want to make a list of the top 100 "cult" movies of all time we can do that. The matrix does not belong in the top 100 movies of all time and I am fairly certain that 8 out of 10 people would not put the matrix in the top 100 list. Perhaps 8 out of 100 people might but a movie with a lame plot and some of the most inane dialog ever put on film hardly rates as being one of the top 100 movies of all time. Yes, it is mindlessly entertaining but it is hardly of the quality of a top 100 film. By the way, how many Oscars did the matrix win outside of the technical areas?
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:



If you want to make a list of the top 100 "cult" movies of all time we can do that. The matrix does not belong in the top 100 movies of all time and I am fairly certain that 8 out of 10 people would not put the matrix in the top 100 list. Perhaps 8 out of 100 people might but a movie with a lame plot and some of the most inane dialog ever put on film hardly rates as being one of the top 100 movies of all time. Yes, it is mindlessly entertaining but it is hardly of the quality of a top 100 film. By the way, how many Oscars did the matrix win outside of the technical areas?



Let us not pull the Oscar thing here. It has its own merit as a discussion with the title like 'How Oscar lost its charm'.

BTW for the present generation technical wizardy is almost as important as performances(we can hardly get any good performances from Hollywood movies lately anyways).

If we show one of the classics like 'The great escape' to the young generation(BTW they are the most populous in the world); they may not like or enjoy it.
 
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BTW for the present generation technical wizardy is almost as important as performances

Actually, it is fairly certain that technical wizardry is much more important than the quality of performances to the younger generation. And having muppets in them is even more important to 6 year olds.

But that has nothing to do with which movies are the best of all time.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
BTW for the present generation technical wizardy is almost as important as performances

Actually, it is fairly certain that technical wizardry is much more important than the quality of performances to the younger generation. And having muppets in them is even more important to 6 year olds.

But that has nothing to do with which movies are the best of all time.



I totally agree with your opinion.

But I want to reiterate is, what we believe as all time great today may not stand 10 years down the road(since people of different demographic or gen x,y,z) will start talking about 'All time great' from their perspective.

They may start considering 'Finding Nemo' and 'Shrek' as alltime greats for heavens sake
 
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I agree with both of you guys, even though they sound like competing arguments, they both have strong merit. It is all dependant on the viewer for them to make up their own 100.

It is next to impossible to come up with the exact top 100 because of these view points.

It might be possible to say, which movies 100 or so, that made such an impact on society and/or movie making, then you can have an argument for both Citizen Kane and The Matrix (The first one only).

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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:

They may start considering 'Finding Nemo' and 'Shrek' as alltime greats for heavens sake



WHAT!!!
Are you saying that Shrek is NOT an all time great!!!

 
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Can anyone point out how Shrek is inferior to maybe Lawrence of Arabia ?
and why it should not be in the elite group??
 
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Which one is better King Kong(1933) or Godzilla(late 90s) ??

Though I have seen only clippings of Kingkong .. but I think my vote would go Godzilla .. (considering them to be same type of movie ...)

I think no movie is all etime movie if it has any special effect apart from the story...

Matrix is different story... story demanded special effect...
 
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But I want to reiterate is, what we believe as all time great today may not stand 10 years down the road(since people of different demographic or gen x,y,z) will start talking about 'All time great' from their perspective.

I think it actually goes the other way. Recent movies that are considered great fall off the chart as they age poorly. Movies like Citizen Kane have stood the test of time. The movie is 60 years old and is still considered one of the greatest films of all time.
 
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Though I have seen only clippings of Kingkong .. but I think my vote would go Godzilla .. (considering them to be same type of movie ...)

You need to see King Kong in full to appreciate it. It isn't simply a monster movie like Godzilla.
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Though I have seen only clippings of Kingkong .. but I think my vote would go Godzilla .. (considering them to be same type of movie ...)

You need to see King Kong in full to appreciate it. It isn't simply a monster movie like Godzilla.



I hope it to be ..

Once I watched (10 yrs back) a dracula movie(at that time it was new, I think) it was not normal dracula movie. Dracula was still in love with his wife even after 3-400 yrs.

It was good movie... (I can say, it was a love story or romantic movie).
 
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R.K. i have never seen u questioning/replying any1 in the technical forumns
 
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Originally posted by Nischal Tanna:
R.K. i have never seen u questioning/replying any1 in the technical forumns



You know about MD after only 114 postings and I did not know about MD till my more than 300 posts
 
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