I Confess.......(I have not seen these films):

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  1. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are Cinematographer

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    I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the moving pictures, but over the years, a surprising number of very significant films have gone unseen by me. Among them:

    Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones
    All of the Alien movies
    Caddyshack
    Rebel without a Cause
    All of the Austin Powers movies
    The Matrix
    North by Northwest
    Doctor Zhivago
    Any Charlie Chaplin movie

    Anyone else care to confess?
    Or steer me towards which of these I must see to satisfy my penance?

    Jon
     
  2. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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    Jon,

    Thanks for sharing. Hey that's a great start (of your penance [​IMG]) if you will plan watching them (especially any Chaplin film) very soon.

    I'm not really trying to burst you bubble (or overwhelm you) but I think you accidentally (committed a sin of omission [​IMG]) missed some more other significant not to be missed films. You did not mention any very popular or much acclaimed foreign film (I know, maybe they are not your cup of tea).

    You mentioned not seeing

    a. Hitchcock's North by Northwest. Have you seen his other must see & not to be missed films (and are all beloved by the majority of film lovers) like Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, Lady Vanishes, Strangers on A Train, The 39 Steps & Rebecca (& personally, I would add Spellbound & Rope).
    b. Lean's Doctor Zhivago - If you already saw Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago is indeed a good film to watch in paying tribute to David Lean. But then don't also forget to watch his other films that are even better than DZ like Brief Encounter, Great Expectations & Bridge on The River Kwai.

    Unless you are planning to watch The Matrix Reloaded, don't worry too much about not seeing the other films in your list.

    This year 2003, only 5 months have passed but I would say this is by far my most prolific movie watching year ever. I've already seen more than 300 films (from silent classic to newly release films in videos and/or theaters) in the last 5 months. But still like most everyone here (maybe with the exception of Pascal), I still need to do a lot of catching up (i.e, Hollywood or World Cinema watching).

    I have not even seen everyone's favorite (to bash [​IMG]) Freddy Got Fingered and any Marnau's masterpiece (It's a common knowledge though here that I have not seen half of the films listed in the 2002 Sight & Sound greatest films of all-time list).

    In the famous words of Lew Crippen, "So many movies, so little time" ... something like that. [​IMG]

    Cheers!
     
  3. Joshua_Y

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  4. DanaA

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    North by Northwest is, imo, a must see.

    City Lights is my favorite Chaplin movie and includes one of the most touchingly romantic scenes I've ever experienced.

    I'm personally not a fan of Caddyshack or SW's Episode Two.

    In my opinion the second Austin Powers is the best so far (Elvis Costello is in it Jon).

    The rest are all more than worthy of a viewing.

    Trying to think of what I haven't seen and the two that come most to mind that I really want to see are

    Tokyo Story
    Decalog (Sorry, if I misspelled it)

    But Decalog should now be out on DVD, unless there's been a hangup, so maybe I'll order it today.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Sean Campbell

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    I suppose I better confess too...

    I haven't seen:

    Silence of the Lambs
    Pulp Fiction
    Resevoir Dogs
    The Usual Suspects
    Mary Poppins
    The Wizard of Oz ( it's on tv every Christmas since I was a kid yet I still haven't seen it )
    The Godfather trilogy ( feel free to kill me )
    Once Upon A Time in America ( I intend to rectify this as soon as the DVD is released )

    and...

    Citizen Kane!!! ( I've promised myself that I'll get the R2 DVD next month )
     
  6. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    I have not seen any movies directed by Billy Wilder, Federico Fellini, François Truffau, or Akira Kurosawa.

    I'm so ashamed (and I even own Hidden Fortress)
     
  7. ColeKR

    ColeKR Stunt Coordinator

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    I have not seen

    Any of the Bond films
    Any of the Godfather films(I have the box set)
    Gladiator
    There's actually alot i haven't seen.
     
  8. Holadem

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    Not having watched Fellini, Truffaut or Kurosawa is not that big a deal, even North by Northwest, Usual Suspect, Citizen Kane etc... these aren't movies everyone has seen.

    However, it seems that you really have to go out of your way to avoid watching Bond, the Godfather, Star Wars, Alien, the Matrix, Terminator and a few others that everyone has watched.

    I am guilty of the following:
    It's a Wonderful Life - a huge TV favorite to boot. Go figure.

    Most horror classics: Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre etc... they will probvably remain unwatched, not my cup of tea at all.

    --
    Holadem
     
  9. Mike Broadman

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    I've never seen Fast Times at Richmont High. I plan on remedying this soon.
     
  10. Galen_V

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    -The Godfather Parts II and III-I guess I like the first one so much I don't want my little perfect world ruined in any way 6/6-Saw Part II yesterday and really liked it, I'm currently debating whether to risk 3 hours of my life and see Part III
    -Forrest Gump-I will have to get around to seeing this very soon because people reference it all the time
    -Citizen Kane-I know I should
    -The Usual Suspects-Because someone ruined the movie for me [​IMG]
    -Pulp Fiction-I've seen the beginning, didn't do much for me. One day I will get around to seeing the rest.
    -Rocky-I hate boxing
    -Any Hitchcock Movie-At Disney there was this Hitchcock thing that I went on when I was little and it freaked me out, so that sort of turned me off of him, up until now. But I have a strong urge to rent them all and watch them now.
    -The Exorcist-We'll see...
    -2001-Whenver I go to rent it, it is always out
    -American Beauty-I don't really like pretentious films

    One weekend this summer I will bunker down and rent a ton of these movies, but until then...
     
  11. Dan Rudolph

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    I've never seen any Bond film, any of The Godfather series, Basic Instinct, any Hitchcock movie (though I did see the Rear Window remake), the Usual Suspects, any Nightmare on Elm Street Movie, Rebel Without a Cause, Gone With the Wind or Fargo. I hadn't ever seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest until 2 days ago.
     
  12. Mike Graham

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    Citizen Kane
    Titanic
    Godfather III
    Any movie made before the 40s
     
  13. Tim RH

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    To the best of my knowledge I have never seen a Shirley Temple movie before. Anyone else?
     
  14. Ches Campbell

    Ches Campbell Stunt Coordinator

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    I haven't seen:
    Citizen Cane
    Psycho
    Vertigo
    Godfather III
    Heat
    Scarface
    Raging Bull
    X-Men or X2
    Terminator 1 or 2
    Gone with the Wind
    Casablanca
    and many many others.

    I have the crappiest video stores, and I dont have the money to buy them all. Oh well, maybe one day.
     
  15. Mike Broadman

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    Ches, you need to join Netflix. [​IMG]
     
  16. Scott Ware

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    I have not seen:

    Any Bond film
    Terminator 1 and 2
    Any Hitchcock film aside from The Birds
    The Godfather, parts I, II, and III
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Any Kubrick film aside from A Clockwork Orange
    Gone with the Wind
    Casablanca
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Any of the "Alien" movies
    Also, I too have never seen a Shirley Temple film.
     
  17. Rob P S

    Rob P S Cinematographer

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    Real Name:
    rob
    I haven't seen:

    Godfather I-III
    The Matrix
    Austin Powers 1-3
    Braveheart
    The Usual Suspects
    GoodFellas
    Schindler's List
    Platoon
    Wild Things
    Birdy
    Men in Black
     
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  19. Brook K

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    I think DVD producers were waiting for restored film elements to become available. This is finally happening this year. Criterion will be releasing 3-4 in 2003-04 and Tokyo Story will likely be among them. Producers in other regions will be issuing more Ozu films as well.

    Trying to think of something popular and well-thought of I haven't seen:

    Field Of Dreams
    Once Upon A Time In America
    Reds
    Roman Holiday
     
  20. Chris

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    Join Netflix. I may hold a long grudge, but since DiVX, I still will not support Circuit City.
     

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