The Vatican's "Best Movies" list (worth a read!)

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    http://cinepad.com/vatican.htm
    Among choices like Ben-Hur, there's some excellent choices. Some surprises include Murnou's Nosferatu, Fellini's 8 1/2, and even Citizen Kane.
    To keep this thread open, please refrain from insults and thread farts. This is a SERIOUS post, not meant for humor reasons (unlike parts of the AFI lists).
     
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    no last temptation of christ? well i never.
     
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    More surprising than the lack of The Last Temptation of Christ is the insertion of 2001: A Space Odyssey. I think someone in the Vatican missed the boat on that one.
     
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    If anybody touches on any religious issues in this thread then this thread will be closed before you can say "Goodnight Irene".
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    Where's The Godfather Part 3? [​IMG]
     
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    What about Stigmata, Lolita, and Hudson Hawk? [​IMG]
    Actually, it is a pretty good list with many, many great films. [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
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    Well I guess The Exorcist never had a chance, huh?
     
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    For my money this list is an order of magnitude better than the AFI’s peculiar attempt.
     
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    An excellent list.

    A side-issue: reading through the Pauline Kael's comments on the linked site made me realise what a mean-spirited harpy that woman was.
     
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    2001 is included under the category of cinematic art, along with "La Strada", "Citizen Kane", "8-1/2", "Nosferatu", and other films having nothing to do with religious themes. It just so happens that 2001 encompasses all of human experience, including the religious experience ultimately reuniting man with his creator.

    It's a fantastic list and quite obviously assembled with a keen understanding of the cinematic art. Far, far better than such advertising/rental schemes as the various AFI lists.
     
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    Good list, not a stinker in the bunch.
     
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    No Booty Call?
     
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    They got Schindler's List and Au Revoir Les Enfants and Citizen Kane, three of my favorite movies.
     
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    What Mr. Malloy said. As usual.

    And please remember Crawdaddy's admonition, folks.
     
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    This isn't a religious issue, just a question...who reviews this movies and speaks for the Pope? Did the Pope see all of these movies and give the big papal thumb up? A group of Cardinals? Just curious. And who, beyond movie geeks like us, would read such a list?


    Phil
     
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    Phil, from what I know, Pope John Paul II is quite an admirer of the Humanities; he even writes poetry. He has also travelled internationally even before his ascension to the papacy, so it's not as though he has lead a cloistered life. I was always under the impression that the films on this list really did come from the Pope himself.
     

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