04 October 2005

films, films, and more films....

ok, so here's how the Time list breaks down (i'm going to watch the entire time list on the assumption that they're all in the NY Times list as well, then start on that one. it makes it seem more manageable)

I've definitely, without a doubt, seen 32 of them already: Barry Lyndon, Bonnie and Clyde, Brazil, Casablanca, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, City of God, The Decalogue (i'm thrilled this is on there), Double Indemnity, Dr. Strangelove, E.T., 8 1/2, The 400 Blows, Finding Nemo, The Godfather, Goodfellas, A Hard Day's Night, His Girl Friday, It's a Wonderful Life, LOTR, The Manchurian Candidate, Notorious, On the Waterfront, Pinocchio, Pulp Fiction, Raging Bull, Some Like It Hot, Star Wars, A Streetcar Named Desire, Talk to Her, Taxi Driver, Unforgiven

There are 13 that, for some reason, I can't be sure I've seen all the way through: Blade Runner, Charade, Drunken Master II, Farewell My Concubine, The Fly, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Lawrence of Arabia, Miller's Crossing, Psycho (i've seen the remake, but can't be sure i've seen the original, which seems odd considering how many Hitchcock films i've seen), The Purple Rose of Cairo, Schindler's List (i know, i know), Singin' in the Rain, Umberto D.

that leaves 55 I haven't seen at all.

i've seen 191 of the NY Times list

9 comments:

johanna said...

i'm with you on the 55 if you like.

mickrect said...

Has anyone seen "Primer" yet? While mildly entertaining and fresh (especially dialogue), I just can't figure this thing out. Sure, I get that they made a time machine (by accident), but there's a whole crisis that comes with this that I'm perplexed about (who dies, what are their doubles doing when they're time traveling? help!)

lucas said...

i haven't seen 'primer', but i hear it's...uh...weird

lucas said...

i haven't seen 'primer', but i hear it's...uh...weird

johanna said...

hm. the "uh" no longer bothers me.
you know, you're kind of funny.

johanna said...

in light of lucas' sweet fixation, i guess i'll field this one:

does anyone die, or is it a mental war that is just something to be endured, like when someone makes someone fall in love with him, just to see if he can?

i've narrowed this down to two options:

1) since genius is measured by how much people can understand it, i could just stick to things i can understand and find interesting and scrap the rest

(um ok)

2) i can suffer eternally alone

(um no thanks)

mattreed said...

I've seen 40 of them. But I say it is better to start over from the beginning.

lucas said...

i'm not sure. some of them i've seen numerous times already. what would be the point?

mattreed said...

exceptions that prove the rule

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