TravisSMcClain's User Profile

TravisSMcClain

1/11/2010 joined Flickchart

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169891 rankings / 1883 movies / 3998 comments

126 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes spent watching movies

TravisSMcClain's Favorite Movies

Batman Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country The Transformers: The Movie The Wizard of Oz Lawrence of Arabia Schindler's List Jurassic Park Casablanca It's a Wonderful Life Frankenstein

TravisSMcClain's Recently Added Movies

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Comments (25)

 
MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/20/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, you're not a fan of A Christmas Story at all. May I ask you why?

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 1/24/2013 Reply  · 

I can't even say why, per se. I just hated everything about it. It was like being around extended family who makes you feel uncomfortable and you just want to leave their house but your parents are being polite and you hate them for a week for even dragging you along and not leaving sooner.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/3/2013 Reply  · 

You have an awesome variety in your top ten Travis. I'm glad it features the best Transformers movie.

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 2/18/2013 Reply  · 

Ha! I'm sure there are plenty of Flickcharters more eclectic than me. I dig what I dig and I let Flickchart sort it out. :P

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shane24

shane24 on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

I'm sure there is, but take the compliment Travis. :) you've got a Bogie movie, in with Transformers, in with Oz, in with batman! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 5/21/2013 Reply  · 

Plus there's "Lawrence of Arabia", which I maintain is The Greatest Motion Picture of All Time.

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shane24

shane24 on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

Of course, Travis! That's awesome as well. Your whole top ten is great. :)

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 5/27/2013 Reply  · 

I just realized that I've seen at least nine of my top ten in a theater. The only one I'm not entirely sure of is "Dumbo", though I feel very strongly that I did see it as a child in a theater. Oddly enough, I've seen five of the ten in a theater for the first time just since last spring!

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shane24

shane24 on 5/27/2013 Reply  · 

That's pretty cool, Travis. :)

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 5/30/2013 Reply  · 

It is kinda neat. I'm grateful that there have been so many theaters screening older movies these days. In the Louisville area, we have one theater that shows cult faves/classics every other Saturday at midnight (weekly through summer and in October). We also have a local theater with an annual classic movie series, a city park that offers free screenings in the summer of classic movies and we have a Cinemark theater that participates in their classic series. That's four different summertime classic series, and I'm happy to get in on 'em!

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

That all sounds awesome, Travis. You're very lucky. I have to drive four hours to see a movie in the cinema, and none of them show older movies.

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

You wouldn't guess Louisville, KY would be all that happening a place for being into movies but it's been pretty kind to me - particularly in recent years!

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JeffHammer

JeffHammer on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

I agree on Christmas Story, I don't dig it. Hey I see you comment a lot. I have a facebook group that discusses film, but I need more people interested in discussion.

I would like you to check it out if you're on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/emporiumofentertainment/

Just so you know, I'm active here as well, I'm not just spamming or anything.

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 5/21/2013 Reply  · 

I just now saw your comment and invitation. I'll check it out, but I'm not sure how much time I'll be able to commit to anything on a regular basis.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 8/15/2013 Reply  · 

Really good list. A very interesting mishmash of films. :-)

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 8/15/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks. My Flickchart is in a constant state of flux, so that mishmash is subject to change on any given day!

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shane24

shane24 on 10/5/2013 Reply  · 

Did you love Two-Lane Blacktop? I have it recorded and hope to watch it soon.

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

I don't know that I'd say I "love" it, but I did enjoy it. I'm still processing it, and I actually plan on writing a more considered piece about it soon, but here's what I wrote when I saw it last month:

http://letterboxd.com/travissmcclain/film/two-lane-blacktop/

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 3/25/2014 Reply  · 

I really reccomend your list of shame but good list!

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Stefanus

Stefanus on 7/24/2014 Reply  · 

Really interesting Top 20 list. Don't agree with a few of them but still pretty cool!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for accepting the invite. Love that you have Casablanca in your top 10!!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man, I'm conducting somewhat of a survey with what I perceive to be the diehard movie fans on this site.. How long has your #1 movie been your absolute favorite? And do you think it will ever change? How loyal and/or biased are you to that movie? Also, the same questions apply for your top 5 as well as your top 10. Are they pretty much edged in stone on your chart or have your top 5 and/or top 10 changed over the past few years?

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on 3/16/2015 Reply  · 

"Batman" has been my #1 for several years now, and that is unlikely to ever change because of how personal a connection I have to that film. It was making myself stop to watch it one last time that kept me from committing suicide on the night of 5 October 2011, so you can honestly say that "Batman" literally saved my life.

Beyond that, my Flickchart is always in flux. I coined the term "Fluid Flickcharting", recognizing that different aspects of different films resonate with me at different times.

My Flickchart is purely a representation of how I felt about the most recent matches I drew; I pay little attention to where anything lands after I make a choice. I focus only on the match before me, and let the chart generate itself.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on Aug 30 Reply  · 

That's really, really dark man. Poetic justice that Batman came to your rescue when things had become so dark. I may not know you but I would still urge you to not go down that dark path again.

Awesome list, btw.

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TravisSMcClain

TravisSMcClain on Sep 6 Reply  · 

Thanks for the kind words! :)

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