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Post by IPKI$$ on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:08 pm

So, I've had this idea for awhile now and I wanted to get some other opinions on it. I want to make a Time Capsule of 100 (or so) films that should be required viewing for any movie fan. This isn't exactly the same as 'classic', or what have you. But, I want to eventually go out and actually obtain a copy of 100 essential films and put them in a time capsule to be unearthed by a later generation.

Let me explain what I consider essential. Any film that has had an indelible impact on not only cinema but also society. They don't necessarily have to be considered good or bad by the majority of people, they just have to have had a lasting effect on modern movies and culture.
For example, I hate The Shawshank Redemption, BUT I do recognize and appreciate it as an important story of friendship and loyalty that should be watched even if only once by anyone who's never seen it.
On the other side, I love Anchorman and saw it 3 times in theatres the week it came out, but by no means do I think anyone's life is incomplete for not having seen it.

So, what I'm proposing is that at least 10 interested participants, including myself, weigh in with their lists of 100 films that should be considered required for anyone, and the most frequent films will be purchased by me and entered in said time capsule.

2 stipulations though.

1. They shouldn't be TOO obscure as I'm going to have to track them down.
2. They should be as universally accessible as possible. If you need too much background information to understand a film, it loses it's magic.

Let me know what you guys think!

Also, any trilogies or series or whatever should be included altogether and not individually. Unless, there are certain notable entries. Examples- Casino Royale, not James Bond Movies & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, not Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by Buscemi on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:13 pm

I am very interested. When do I create my list?

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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by IPKI$$ on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:14 pm

Anyone interested PM me your lists as soon as you make it. No, deadlines or anything, but I will post the final list when I've got it all worked out.
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Post by geezer9687 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:30 pm

I will definitely do it. Great idea Ipkiss.

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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by IPKI$$ on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:41 pm

Glad to hear some enthusiasm. Just to reiterate, this won't be a ranking system or anything just an assortment of movies.
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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by Donte77 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:46 pm

Well shit with how important I think my opinion is, you know I am interested. LOL

I will start thinking now. Man this will be so different from my top 100 list it will be odd. I will start thinking on it now.
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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by IPKI$$ on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:55 pm

Donte77 wrote:Man this will be so different from my top 100 list it will be odd.

That's kinda the point. I'm almost done my list and I found myself saying, "man I hate that movie!" quite a few times. I think we'll get a really good list that way.
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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by geezer9687 on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:20 am

My list is actually quite similar to my top 100. I'd say at least half the movies I picked are on there, though I'm not counting the actual number on both lists. Also, there are several movies on here I haven't seen, and a couple I don't like, but had to include. Here you go Ipkiss.

Time Capsule Movies:

The Dark Knight
Terminator 1 and 2
Saving Private Ryan
The Original Star Wars Trilogy
Fight Club
The Matrix
Pulp Fiction
The Goonies
Rocky 1-4 (but especially the first one)
Jaws
The Big Lebowski
American History X
The Shawshank Redemption
Field of Dreams
Independence Day
Office Space
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Die Hard
Back to the Future
No Country for Old Men
The Lion King
Jurassic Park
Full Metal Jacket
Reservoir Dogs
Forrest Gump
The Silence of the Lambs
Schindler’s List
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Good Will Hunting
Gladiator
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Animal House
Shrek
Rear Window
Psycho
A Christmas Story
Se7en
Apocalypse Now
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Raging Bull
Braveheart
Raiders of the Lost Arc
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Wizard of Oz
Citizen Kane
Beauty and the Beast
Aladdin
The Graduate
Casablanca
Scarface
Caddyshack
The Blues Brothers
Toy Story
The Exorcist
Ratatouille
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Apollo 13
Armageddon
Titanic
The Bad News Bears (original)
The Boondock Saints
Borat
The Departed
Dumb and Dumber
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Happy Gilmore
Home Alone
Training Day
Ocean’s 11 (remake)
Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
First Blood
The Sandlot
Saw
V for Vendetta
The Sixth Sense
Sin City
The Wrestler
Stand By Me
Mrs. Doubtfire
Wayne’s World
The Bourne Trilogy
Billy Madison
Remember the Titans
The Godfather
The Usual suspects
Dr. Strangelove
The Shining
Hotel Rwanda
Blade Runner
The Green Mile
City of God
Oldboy
The Seven Samurai
Rashoman
Ben-Hur
Platoon
Monty Python and he Quest for the Holy Grail
Taxi Driver

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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by IPKI$$ on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:52 am

Sweet, I'll compare it with mine as soon as I'm done tweaking it slightly.
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Post by transformers2 on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:57 am

i will gladly do it i just need a couple of days to compile a list.
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Post by IPKI$$ on Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:06 am

take your time Tranny...no rush.
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Post by IPKI$$ on Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:28 am

Nice list, Geez. You and I have 37 movies in common on our lists, seeing as I haven't seen a few on yours.

Here's mine to keep it moving:

12 Angry Men
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Alien
American Beauty
American History X
American Psycho
Apocalypse Now
Babel
Beauty and the Beast
Big Fish
Brokeback Mountain
Casablanca
Chaplin
Children of Men
Cinderella Man
Cinema Paradiso
Citizen Kane
A Clockwork Orange
Cold Mountain
The Constant Gardener
Contact
Dead Man
Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Edward Scissorhands
Elephant
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Exorcist
Eyes Wide Shut
Finding Neverland
Funny Games
Gladiator
The Godfather
Goodfellas
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Good Will Hunting
The Graduate
The Green Mile
Half Nelson
The Happening
High Noon
The Hurricane
I Heart Huckabee's
Into the Wild
It's a Wonderful Life
The Karate Kid
Kill Bill
King Kong
The Last Crusade
Leaving Las Vegas
The Lion King
Little Children
Lost in Translation
Magnolia
The Majestic
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
The Matrix Trilogy
Memento
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Motorcycle Diaries
Munich
Network
No Country for Old Men
Oldboy
On the Waterfront
One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest
Pan's Labyrinth
The Pianist
Pleasantville
The Professional
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rashomon
The Reader
Rear Window
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Road to Perdition
Rocky
The Royal Tenenbaums
Saving Private Ryan
Scent of a Woman
Se7en
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shining
The Sixth Sense
Southland Tales
Stand by Me
Star Wars Episodes 1-6
Sunset Boulevard
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Taxi Driver
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Toy Story
The Truman Show
The Usual Suspects
The Village
Wall Street
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Wrestler

It pains me that I have TWO John G. Avildsen films on my list and only ONE Cohen Bros. movie. As much as I would love to put The Big Lebowski on there, it just really is a bit too american in my eyes.
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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by BarcaRulz on Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:35 am

I'll get one is as well. Not right now though, over the weekend maybe, is that OK?

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Post by IPKI$$ on Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:40 am

sure, whenever you finish it...no big deal.
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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by Buscemi on Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:19 am

This is my list (in order by year released):

Safety Last
Metropolis
The General
Frankenstein
City Lights
King Kong
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
Gone With The Wind
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
The Wizard Of Oz
Citizen Kane
Dumbo
Casablanca
Bambi
Bicycle Thieves (The Bicycle Thief)
Rashomon
High Noon
House Of Wax
Rear Window
Lady and The Tramp
8 1/2
The Hidden Fortress
Ben-Hur
Some Like It Hot
The 400 Blows
Psycho
Lawrence Of Arabia
To Kill A Mockingbird
Goldfinger
A Hard Day's Night
Dr. Strangelove
The Sound Of Music
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Graduate
2001: A Space Odyssey
Planet Of The Apes
Midnight Cowboy
A Clockwork Orange
Dirty Harry
The Godfather Trilogy
The Exorcist
Young Frankenstein
Jaws
Taxi Driver
Star Wars Trilogy
Grease
Superman
Dawn Of The Dead
Apocalypse Now
Alien
Airplane!
Raging Bull
Indiana Jones Trilogy
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Blade Runner
Scarface
Once Upon A Time In America
Beverly Hills Cop
Back To The Future Trilogy
Brazil
Ran
Aliens
Platoon
Blue Velvet
Batman
The Adventures Of Milo and Otis
Goodfellas
Home Alone
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Silence Of The Lambs
Beauty and The Beast
Jurassic Park
Schindler's List
The Lion King
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Braveheart
Babe
Toy Story
The Usual Suspects
Fargo
Hamlet (1996)
Titanic
L.A. Confidential
The Big Lebowski
Saving Private Ryan
American Beauty
Fight Club
Requiem For A Dream
Memento
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
Amelie
Shrek
Spider-Man
Finding Nemo
The Passion Of The Christ
Million Dollar Baby
Brokeback Mountain
Wall-E
The Dark Knight

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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by becs on Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:44 pm

You only need one movie on this list!



HACKERS of course.


But no really, it should be in there somewhere, I need to get around to doing my own personal top 100 since my old one was lost forever on the old fantaverse, so I'll try to do both together.
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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by IPKI$$ on Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:07 pm

Buscemi wrote:
The Adventures Of Milo and Otis

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Re: Film Time Capsule

Post by Donte77 on Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:17 pm

I have my list in the 70's. I even have certain genres separated for use of use for me. Westerns, horror, comedy, etc.
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