All-TIME 100 Movies [Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Movies]

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  1. Arman

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  3. Seth--L

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    Yawn. These lists are getting so tiresome. I respect the fact that some critics try to mix things up, pick films which aren't normally picked, but The Purple Rose of Cairo is the only Woody Allen film to make the list? Great film, but Annie Hall, Manhattan, Crimes and Misdemeanors , and Bullets Over Broadway are all much more worthy choices for greatest 100 from Woody Allen.
     
  4. Bill McA

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    I'm stunned to see that Leolo is on a best 100 list.

    I'm not complaining, I LOVE that movie...it's about time that someone else noticed this amazing film! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm also thrilled to see The Singing Detective there, that's another fav of mine that never gets listed...though that's probably because it's a TV mini-series rather than a film.

    Another [​IMG] [​IMG] from me.
     
  5. Sean Moon

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    Where the hell is Seven Samurai?
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    There's no such thing as a perfect top 100 list, but this one, although it has many great films on it, is pretty pathetic, in what's missing:

    The Apartment
    Rear Window
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    North By Northwest
    Vertigo
    2001

    etc.

    I mean c'mon. What's with the lack of love for Hitchcock. [​IMG]

    Barry Lyndon, but no 2001?!?

    The Fly (1986) but no Jaws?!?

    Smiles of a Summer Night but no Seventh Seal?!?

    That fact that there are some great films on their list, doesn't make it a good list. I usually take these types of lists, and look for films I haven't seen and add them to my to watch list. But given the nature of this list, I think I'll pass.
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I just read their choices for the top films of each decade.

    Dodsworth the best film of the 30's?!?!?!?

    I'm hard pressed to think of anything I've read about film that I disagree more with. The 30's. A decade with films like:

    Bringing Up Baby
    The Thin Man
    Frankenstein
    The Bride of Frankenstein
    The Lady Vanishes
    The 39 Steps
    Gone with the Wind
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    City Lights
    Modern Times
    It Happened One Night
    My Man Godfrey
    Alexander Nevsky
    Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
    The Wizard of Oz
    Trouble in Paradise
    You Can't Take it With You
    The Awful Truth
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    Duck Soup
    M
    Gunga Din
    Twentieth Century
    The Blue Angel
    Little Caeser
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    A Nous La Liberte
    The Public Enemy
    I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
    Top Hat
    It's A Gift
    Holiday
    Ninotchka
    The Prisoner of Zenda
    Scarface
    King Kong
    Captain Blood
    The Grand Illusion
    Angels with Dirty Faces
    Stagecoach
    Only Angels Have Wings
    The Rules of the Game

    and tons more, and you give the best film of the decade to Dodsworth?

    Now that's pathetic.
     
  8. Jay E

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    An interesting list but this should be called "Richard Schickel and Richard Corliss's 100 FAVORITE films"
     
  9. Eric Peterson

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    I certainly appreciate the effort in selecting non-mainstream films, but then this list should have a different title, like Jonathan Rosenbaum's alternate top 100 American films.

    I tend to agree with George about the missing titles, and especially about the inclusion of Dodsworth. I've watched approximately 140 films from the 1930s in the past 3 years, and Dodsworth won't even make my top 100 from that decade let alone Top 100 of all time.

    ...and the lack of "Wizard of Oz" & "Sunset Boulevard" is absolutely alarming.
     
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    Whoa the biggest surprise considering how snooty this list is, is the non-appearance of 2001-A Space Odyssey, Seven Samurai and Vertigo. Jackie Chan's Drunken Master II takes the place of Seven Samurai, there's a first, and why not? I shouldn't complain my personal 100 greatest movies list would have been a lot worse than this, where's Lynch's Dune for chrissakes? It would have been in my 100. [​IMG]
     
  11. Lew Crippen

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    I quite liked Dodsworth, but it would not make my top 100 or the best film of the 30s.

    All-in-all, not really that bad a list, even though there is plenty with which to take issue. On the plus side, there is representation from the 20s to current films, there is a wide representation of film styles and genres (though no documentaries or westerns) and the list contains a selection of well-known and not so recognized films from a wide selection of directors.

    To disagree with Steve just a bit, I actually consider this an anti-snooty list: for me at least, a common theme is the watchability of all of these movies, The Man with a Camera being the only entry that I find less than enjoyable to just watch (of course I recognize that films like The World of Apu don't appeal to everyone, but for me, still very watchable).
     
  12. Joe Karlosi

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    I'll go along with RAIDERS and 2001....
     
  13. Ray Chuang

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    Seth--L,

    I'd like to know why the Time editors didn't include Woody Allen's better-known works such as Annie Hall and Sleeper, both of which was superior to Time's choice.

    Mind you, that list has (in my opinion!) a lot of New York City 'elitist' mentality, and that often doesn't match what most Americans like.
     
  14. Joe D

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    If you look at the initial time reviews a lot of the movies received poor reviews, such as:

    Taxi Driver
    Raging Bull
    Once Upon a Time in the West

    I thought that was neat how they included the initial reviews, regardless of whether the movie was reviewed well.
     
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    I'm happy that BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN made it onto the list. But I'm equally disappointed that THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD didn't.[​IMG]
     
  16. Bill McA

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    Agreed!
    I think it's a pretty good list also...I choose to focus on what's on the list rather than what's not on it.

    Most of my favorites are missing too, so what...it isn't my list!
     
  17. Lew Crippen

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    I´m another fan of The Singing Detective and I too was surprised and pleased to note its inclusion.
     
  18. DavidBC

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    The Purple Rose of Cairo is in my own top 20, so I'm thrilled to see it here, it's a movie that seems to creep a little higher up the list every time I watch it. The Fly is also in my top 100, it's nice to see it get some respect in a mainstream magazine. Also, any list that has The Bride of Frankenstein, my personal #1, is going to seem OK to me.
     
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    Wow, 'Blade Runner' made the list. Who would've thought of that!
     
  20. SteveGon

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    No The Third Man?

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