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|Top 10 best films of all time|
My top 10 best films ever. Ranked. Yes, 1 is 1.
Gates Of Tythorin
The Ninth Configuration
Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane. To me, this is the best film in existence. Nothing comes close to this brilliant take on the shortcomings within an asylum while dealing with sacrifice and faith. It is the true sequel to The Exorcist and it was William Peter Blatty's first feature film. There are scenes in the film that are very long-winded and grueling. At times, it seems like there are moments of panic and absurdity, but it all calms in the end. I also believe this film has the first known "howie scream". Such a great display of pure and raw acting and still to this day, there has never been a more devastating scene. The best slow burn in the history of cinema.
Reinventing The Past
2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick is a genius. This obviously goes without saying, but I really do not think a lot of people understand the patience this man had while making this masterpiece. I read once he used over 50 rolls of film during the Dawn Of Man scene, specifically the part where the lens he was using caught a great capture of the leopard making its eyes glow. The use of Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30" not only made its mark on the opening sequence of the film, but has since become a cosmically necessity when referring to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Also, the match cut scene is brilliant displaying the bone in the air = once a tool, now a weapon...then spacecraft. Rinse and repeat. Remarkable film.
The Sound Of Music
Julie Andrews killed this roll. Although, I believe Audrey Hepburn auditioned but didn't get the role. The opening scene is one of the best openers of all time in any movie. As the fly-by captures some of the best aerials, you suddenly see Julie dancing and twirling in the greens. One of the most iconic moments ever captured on film. This is a great film in every sense and it teaches moral with a slight hint of frantic mid-war drama.
The Good, The Bad, And The Fed Up
Robert DeNiro is one of the greatest actors of all time. This film right here is where he got his fame from. Lonely, depressed and slightly suicidal, he gets a job as a Taxi Cab Driver. He meets a girl he likes quite a bit but has trouble finding his words. One of the best moments ever is when he shoots the hand. If you've seen this, you know what I'm talking about. I also think Jodie Foster was 12 as she portrayed the role of a hooker in this film. Martin Scorsese brought this in with a grand slam finale, and many films copy this same style today.
Speaking of Jodie Foster, no I'm not John Hinckley Jr., she killed this role on this amazing film based on the book written by Carl Sagan. I first watched this on a VHS tape recorded by my Mom. I put the blank VHS in the VCR and all I saw was James Woods looking at a swastika. This film has a bad reputation because mostly due to the fact a lot of the viewers can't comprehend what a black hole is. Noted, there is no mention of a black hole in this film, but I suggest it is possible provided the ending.
"Who's that chick with all that shit on her face?" Rosanna Arquette nailed that role and without it the film just wouldn't be the same. She killed that role. This is a stone cold classic and there are so many memorable moments it's hard to choose just even a few. But, my all time favorite moment is when Bruce Willis saves Wallace in the pawn shop basement. The dialogue afterwards is gold. "Oh....that what now..." Easily one of the best films of all time regardless of the hype. It deserves every ounce of it.
...And Then There Was X
American History X
There were a lot of deleted scenes from this after it came out due to intensity and graphic violence pertaining to racism specifically. This is a great movie, also call-back to Stacey Keach from #1. Great actor and kills every role he plays. This film is a parable. It teaches a good thing, albeit the film carries on but with extreme character development and one epic outro. Great movie and lesson learned.
Mel Gibson legitimately captured all of this film in Ireland, when the script, as well as lore, say it is set in Scotland. I like it. I don't really know why he took that direction but the backdrops are gorgeous. This film has some of the best war choreography ever and still to this day, it is untouched. Freedom!
|9||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Tom Hulce ripped this role so hard he was practically naked towards the end. This is a fantastic film, filled with joy, music passion, a somewhat close interpretation of what Mozart was trying to do with his works, and one cosmically genuine character playing as he. This came out in 1984 and it is one of the best films ever to date. Top tier film.
|10||Quest for Fire|
Quest for Fire
Quest For Fire
Last but certainly not least, is Quest For Fire. This film is spectacular. Ron Perlman plays a prehistoric caveman and legit pulls it off, mainly due to his facial structure. I actually believe it was his first film? I could be wrong, all I know is this is how he got popping off in the acting roles to date. This film teaches to embrace a sacred flame with a side dish of squander. As long as the flame is lit, everyone is happy. Once it is extinguished, the search starts and with a magnificenst outcome. Easily in the top 10 of all time and has a tremendous amount of replay value.
|lack of road house disappoints me|
|American History X, man|
|2 and 7 are my faves from this list.|
|Engh very film school but props for 9|
|You accidentally left out Monty Python and the Holy Grail.|
|Master of Disguise will always be #1 for me|
|Top 10 best films of all time|
|Contact is so good. |
|Pulp Fiction's on mine too. Needs some Jaaaaaws though.|
|Needs Shawshank redemption |
|Contact is da bomb |