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joshua528491

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joshua528491's Favorite Movies

2001: A Space Odyssey Vertigo Castle in the Sky Princess Mononoke Spirited Away The Elephant Man The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Grave of the Fireflies Saving Private Ryan Fantasia

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It's a Wonderful Life Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Gravity Grave of the Fireflies Guardians of the Galaxy

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Comments (123)

 
Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/7/2013 Reply  · 

I think I finally found someone on here that appreciates Vertigo "almost" as much as I do. LOL. Also, we rank the LOTR trilogy in the exact same order: ROTK, FOTR, then TTT. Oh, and I finally have someone who loves 2001 as much as I do as well! Thanks for the invite.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 10/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey there! That's the main reason why I added you as a friend because of our similar tastes in film. I got to admit, watching "Vertigo" a 2nd time recently, I loved it quite a bit more (even though I still loved it the 1st time). I realised what a fantastic film it is. It's definitely my favourite Hitchcock film. Yeah, "2001" is an incredible film, and it's my all-time favourite as you could tell. It's interesting that the LotR is in the same order! Your No. 1 is interesting. I really enjoyed watching "Casablanca" again recently. Maybe I might consider putting it in my top 20 favourite films list, if I feel like I will enjoy it enough with repeated viewings. Thanks for accepting my request!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 10/9/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched Vertigo again for the 3rd time and it's climbed up the ranks a little bit! It's now at No. 7. I will have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" again soon because chances are, I think I might prefer "Vertigo" over it.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/26/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah man, when I first discovered Vertigo, I watched it about 10 times in the span of one month. No kidding. Just gets better and better with repeat viewings.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/26/2013 Reply  · 

I've had Casablanca as my #1 since being on this site. For me, I care about the characters Rick and Ilsa as much if not more than any two characters in any movie I've ever seen. That's how much it draws me in. So many unforgettably classic scenes. Probably the most immortal dialogue in American cinema history. The movie just means so much to me. It's hard to definitively say, but Bogart is probably my favorite actor of all time. Honestly though, after seeing Vertigo and falling in love with it, I actually find myself fighting off the urge to make it my number one favorite of all time. Between Casablanca, Vertigo, and 2001, it's really difficult to clearly determine which is my favorite of all time. If I rank them by repeat viewings, it'd be Vertigo, 2001, then Casablanca. So stay tuned. I actually hate tampering with the pecking order of my top 10, but things could change in the future. Since I haven't seen Casablanca in a little while now, I'm trying to hold off with allowing it to lose its number one spot on my list before I get a chance to watch it again.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 11/2/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, "Casablanca" is a great film. I really enjoyed watching it for the 2nd time not too long ago. It might climb into my top 20 favourites with repeated viewings. I got to say, after watching "Vertigo" for about the 5th time now, I now prefer it over "It's a Wonderful Life." It is an amazing film. I think "2001" will forever be my favourite film though! It'll be interesting to see how your list changes over time. I'm looking forward to seeing the result.

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julinona

julinona on 10/8/2013 Reply  · 

2001 is your #1. High Five! This is probably the greatest movie in history.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 10/9/2013 Reply  · 

I definitely agree!

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 11/1/2013 Reply  · 

Awesome! I love your inclusion of Brazil, too.

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Danielod

Danielod on 11/7/2013 Reply  · 

I never really got how so many people loved Brazil, it's definitely not one of my favorites :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 11/7/2013 Reply  · 

We all have our tastes. It doesn't concern me that you don't like it. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 11/8/2013 Reply  · 

I couldn't agree more :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you for accepting my friend request!I'm glad to see that someone love's 2001:A Space Odyssey as much as l do,when l showed it to my friend's,most of them just said that it was the most boring movie they've ever seen,so l'm glad to see that other people are fan's of it like l am.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

On your film list it say's you've seen 2010.I'm a little interested to see it,just because l love 2001.Would you recommend it,or did it make 2001 a little less special?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

2010 is a good addition to 2001. It's a good film but not a great one. It lacks the brilliance and especially the tone and atmosphere of the previous film. It feels more hollywood-esque in its nature and it has much more dialogue too. It is good though as it has Keir Dullea as Dave and Douglas Rain's voice as HAL 9000 once again, which is a good treat. It does explain some of the things that took place in 2001, which is interesting, but I think the brilliance of 2001 is its ambiguity and mystery, which admittedly is somewhat lacking in 2010 as it attempts to explain certain things; although I've heard it's faithful to the book adaptation from Arthur C. Clark, so that's understandable. I see 2001 as a stand-alone film personally, as Kubrick's approach seems slightly different from Arthur C. Clark, because I've heard the book for 2001 goes further in explaining certain things, but 2010 is nonetheless an interesting one to check out, so I recommend it. If you want to know my ratings for the two, here it is:

2001: A Space Odyssey: 10/10
2010: The Year We Make Contact: 7/10

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for replying! I was also was wondering,what do think is the importance of the scene in 2001 where Dr. Floyd call's his daughter to wish her a happy birthday?I'm not exactly sure what to make of it.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

I think this scene (and the one where Frank's parents were wishing him a happy birthday) was simply establishing man's progress with technology, namely the fact that mankind has advanced so far that not only can we travel through vast distances in space, but that we can also communicate with our loved ones as well over these incredible distances. The fact that Dr. Floyd can speak with his daughter through video footage as a live feed also demonstrates this sense of progress. We now have Skype, so Kubrick was pretty close in his predictions! That's what I make of it anyway. I don't think Kubrick was going for anything really philosophical here, but that's my opinion anyway. :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

I just read something about this after l asked you,there are 5 birthdays in the film(in order):The Dawn of Man(man's first birthday),Dr. Floyd's daughter,Astronaut Frank,HAL's operational birthday and the Starchild's birth.So man goes from Ape,to Child,to Man,to Machine,to God.i'm not sure if Kubrick meant to do this but it's really cool.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, I never picked up on that before! An interesting observation I must say. Thanks for that. It's one of those films that evokes a lot of discussion and I love films that really make the audience think. Inception did a great job of that, but considering the fact that it was done back in 1968 I think is pretty awesome. No wonder the film was so mixed when it was released because it just didn't make much sense to many people. Once everybody realised it was meant to be open for interpretation, people started to see the brilliance of 2001.

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kanedryhurst25

kanedryhurst25 on 12/24/2013 Reply  · 

You have a very good taste in movies, Brazil isn't usually a film I'd find high on someone's Flickchart. I love it too, not as much as you do though. Doesn't beat 2001, though. He he.

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LordMaxykins

LordMaxykins on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friends request. I'm glad to see 2001 as your No. 1 favourite film too.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

I see Fantasia made it into your top 3.Would you recommend it?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

Indeed it has! I watched it again yesterday night and I realised just how amazing this film is. It is essentially an art film, combining both music and visuals, thus creating visual poetry. It has some amazing animation. Probably the most visually striking animated film I've ever seen and considering it was made back in 1940, I think that's incredible! Just like 2001, it is an experience film that immerses you in the world and atmosphere it creates. As a child, I can remember I found this film boring and I couldn't really get into it. Now that I'm older, I can appreciate it so much more for the art and experience the film creates. I think it might take a while for you to get into it, but once the film grabs you, it really is amazing to watch. For me, my favourite segments are the Toccata and Fugue (beginning segment) and the Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria (ending segment). The last 6 minutes of this film is beyond amazing. It's easily the most visually striking and emotionally powerful thing I've ever seen in an animated film. Overall, I do recommend it. Just keep an open mind to it!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/20/2014 Reply  · 

I'm in my mid-teen's.I hope you will understand that I don't want to give my exact age for privacy reason's. By the way,are you on youtube?I might have found your channel on accident :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/20/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, no worries! That's interesting to know. I'm 20 years old myself. It's great to know you have a great taste in film for your age. :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/20/2014 Reply  · 

I am on YouTube. I'm curious to know how you found me, if it is me. :P

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/21/2014 Reply  · 

I was watching some video of someone talking about their top 10,in the the comment's someone with the same profile picture listed their top 10,and it was just about identical to your's!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/22/2014 Reply  · 

Hmm, interesting! Would you mind telling me what that video is called?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/23/2014 Reply  · 

I think it just some video called ''My top 10 favorite movie's'',and it was just someone talking about their top 10 favorite movie's.:)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/23/2014 Reply  · 

Oh,and I'm sorry if it sounded really creepy that I was looking at YouTube comment's and immediately recognized yours.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/23/2014 Reply  · 

Haha, it's okay! :) Yeah, that's probably me.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/26/2014 Reply  · 

Hey,I have a few question's for you!

What do you think of Psycho?

What do you think of The Tree of Life?

Have you ever seen Lawrence of Arabia?

I know those are pretty random but I'd like to hear you're answer's :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/29/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late response! I only just checked my Flickchart!

I've seen Psycho (I'm a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock, I've seen 20 of his films so far) and I think it is a great film. Not my personal favourite Hitchcock film like it is for a lot of people (that would go to Vertigo), but it's still a very good film!

I've seen The Tree of Life and while I do really like it, I think it is a very flawed film.

I've seen Lawrence of Arabia and while I enjoyed the film, it felt a little bit bloated at times (particularly in the 1st half), but I've been thinking of re-watching that one since I now have it on Blu-Ray, so I can lie down and watch the film properly. I should enjoy it more hopefully!

I don't mind at all! I hope I answered your questions fine. :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/29/2014 Reply  · 

Psycho is great,but I'm sure on my next viewing,Vertigo will become my favorite Hitchcock film.

I thought The Tree of Life was great.The cinematography was just stunning.I know it's compared to 2001 quite a bit,and while l think 2001 is a better film,in some ways,like the human emotion,it's better!

I had the exact same feeling after watching Lawrence for the first time.The second time l watched it,l loved it!Give it another try and tell me what you think :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/29/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, hopefully it will become your favourite of Hitchcock!

Yeah, The Tree of Life is easily one of the most stunning looking films I've ever seen! The cosmic beginnings segment is incredible in my opinion. The first time I watched the film, I loved it, but the more I watched it, I saw some flaws with the film. I think the film is a little bit too abstract for it's own good at times and structurally, it could have been done better in my opinion. There is a certain tightness to 2001 that The Tree of Life somewhat lacks for me, but I do love the artist feel of the film. I would give it an 8/10.

I'm glad I am not the only one who felt that way about Lawrence of Arabia. One of my friends had the same problem as well actually. Yeah, whenever I watch it again, I will let you know! :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/29/2014 Reply  · 

That would be awesome!

Have you ever seen any of Billy Wilder's film's?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't but I've heard great things about his films!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/30/2014 Reply  · 

Check him out immediately!Some Like it Hot,Double Indemnity and Sunset Blvd are all in my top 20!

I was looking at your list,do you have anything against Westerns?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

Cool! To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan when it comes to Westerns I'm afraid.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

Have you ever seen The Good,The Bad and The Ugly or The Searchers?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't seen either. I've heard great things about The Good, The Bad and The Ugly though.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/2/2014 Reply  · 

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!You haven't seen either?!

Go watch The Good,the Bad and the Ugly right now!!!:) That is probably the most entertaining,enjoyable experience l have ever had watching a movie.EVER.

The Searchers,it's almost like the Vertigo of Westerns.Every time you watch it you catch on to something you didn't notice before,and every time you watch it,it's almost like it adds another layer of depth to the movie.It's also easily one of the most beautifully shot films ever made.

You have to watch both of those and then tell me you're not a big western fan. :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/3/2014 Reply  · 

Yep,Vertigo just gets better and better every time you watch it.I'm almost afraid to watch it again because it might dethrone 2001 as my favorite film of all time!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/3/2014 Reply  · 

Lol, I know exactly what you mean! In fact, the last time I watched it, it was so good to me that a part of me was like "What if I like this more than 2001?!" Haha. I think though 2001 will still be my favourite because I've seen it a total of 18 times (so it has a lot of rewatch value for me, even though Vertigo does too) and also, it gave me an out-of-body experience that no other film has given me the first time I watched it.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/17/2014 Reply  · 

I also know what you mean Saddler. Casablanca has long been my favorite film ever, but I saw Vertigo for the first time last year. I've watched it a dozen times since... literally. Vertigo took my chart by storm!!! It's pretty much settled in at #2. I contemplated making it my #1 because I love showing my friends and family that movie more than I do Casablanca. Well, I refused to allow Vertigo to dethrone Casablanca without at least giving Casablanca another watch. I watched Casablanca again last month and all the memories came flooding back in as to why I made it my #1 movie long before I ever discovered this site. Tough decision, but my top three are 1. Casablanca 2. Vertigo 3. 2001: A Space Odyssey. I'm content with that order for now, but I definitely know what you mean with Vertigo.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/4/2014 Reply  · 

Have you ever read this?
www.filmsite.org/vert.html
It's an in-depth analysis and dissection of Vertigo. :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/7/2014 Reply  · 

No I haven't actually. Is it good?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/8/2014 Reply  · 

Check it out and see what you think,it blew my mind!

I feel kind of bad about telling you you HAVE TO SEE The Good,the Bad and the Ugly and The Searchers when there are a lot of great films I haven't seen either!But I'm sure you would absolutely love both of them.In fact,I'd be shocked if The Good,the Bad and the Ugly didn't make your top 10! :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

I might get around to seeing them. We'll see. :)

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

Great list!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/12/2014 Reply  · 

Any movies you plan on watching soon?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/12/2014 Reply  · 

I'll be seeing more Charlie Chaplin films soon. I've seen The Great Dictator and City Lights (which I love), so the other two will be Modern Times and The Gold Rush. Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre amongst some others I might get around to. How about you?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/14/2014 Reply  · 

I've got a list of 50 films I'm going to try and watch this year,but soon I'll be watching Patton,Raising Arizona,There Will be Blood and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? very soon.

On my list of 50 films I'm going to watch soon,I included Fantasia, The Elephant Man and City Lights because you like them and we seem to have similar tastes. :)

Let me know what you think of Sunset Blvd. and Double Indemnity when you see them!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Patton is really good! George C. Scott is awesome in the lead role. I'm glad you're going to be seeing those films I love. The Elephant Man is fantastic! Incredibly underrated film in my opinion.

Yeah, sure thing. :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

I'm kind of afraid that when I watch Patton and see George C. Scott,all I'll see is General Buck Turgidson from Dr. Strangelove!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Haha, I know what you mean! I think he does sort of do his own thing in Patton though, so there's no need to be afraid really.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Great Question!

There aren't to many movies that I LOVE that everyone else hates but here are some that I think are underrated:

Batman Forever
The Thing From Another World
Superman 2
Batman:Mask of the Phantasm
A Hard Days Night(I don't know what it is about that movie but l just can't get enough of it!)

Here are some that I'm not to crazy about that most people like:

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Strangers on a Train
X-Men:First Class
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Despicable Me
The 39 Steps

Have you ever seen Blade Runner?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Hmm, that's interesting. I can remember I really liked Superman 2 when I was younger. I actually really enjoy First Class, Strangers on a Train (my 2nd favourite Hitchcock film believe it or not!) and The 39 Steps. I like Temple of Doom as well. Film is a fascinating subject because it can be so subjective.

No, I haven't seen Blade Runner believe it or not.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

No worries. :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/16/2014 Reply  · 

I guess I don't hate Strangers on a Train,I like it,but I was expecting a masterpiece,so I was let down because of the high standard I set for it.

Did you ever get around to reading that analysis of Vertigo I gave you?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/20/2014 Reply  · 

I read a bit of it. Sounds quite interesting.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 2/23/2014 Reply  · 

Have you ever seen any of Alfred Hitchcock's old TV show?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 3/2/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for the long reply! No, but I've heard good things about it.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 3/3/2014 Reply  · 

You should check it out!It's kinda like The Twilight Zone,if you've ever seen that show,bot there's never anything supernatural in it.I think you can watch some of the episodes on youtube. :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 3/5/2014 Reply  · 

I love The Twilight Zone! I own all 5 seasons on Blu-Ray actually. Fantastic show! Even though there were a few episodes here and there that weren't that great, most of them hit the bullseye for me.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 3/23/2014 Reply  · 

That's awesome!I'm sure after you see it in theatre's,it will become beyond your favorite film of all time!

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/2/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for accepting my friend request ;)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 4/3/2014 Reply  · 

No problem! :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/20/2014 Reply  · 

Hey!How's it been?Seen any good movies lately?What was the last great film you saw?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 6/21/2014 Reply  · 

Hello again. It's been a while! I'm good thanks. How are you?

I've seen quite a few great films lately. I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past last month, which I thought was incredible. It's in my top 20 favourite films believe it or not. Another superhero film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out recently and that too was immense.

I've also been checking out some Anime from a company called Studio Ghibli, especially from Director Hayao Miyazaki, who are both responsible for Spirited Away, which you might have heard of. I'm not a huge fan of Anime, but their films are fantastic. My personal favourite so far is Laputa: Castle in the Sky, which is almost in my top 10 favourite films. I absolutely adore it. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbour Totoro and Whisper of the Heart are all brilliant too.

I saw Saving Private Ryan two months ago and I thought that was incredible. That's in my top ten now.

Gone With the Wind amazed the heck out of me as I really didn't expect to love it as much as I did.

As you can see, there are some films recently that I've enjoyed immensely.

How about you?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/22/2014 Reply  · 

I've been great also!

I haven't seen a lot of movies that have come out recently,but some great films I've seen lately are No Country For Old Men and Gran Torino.

No Country is in my Top 15,it's an amazing thriller with a lot of philisophical undertones.Plus it has what is easily the scariest villian I've ever seen. Have you seen it?It's by The Coen Bro's,do you like them?

Gran Torino is in my Top 5,that movie knocked my socks off,Clint Eastwood is just too cool for school.Have you seen it? It actually reminded me of Up,believe it or not :)

What do you have planned to watch soon?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 6/22/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't seen those films actually, or any of the Coen Brothers films. It's interesting to see 2001 is no longer in your top 5 favourite films.

Tokyo Story is a film I plan on seeing as that has received a lot of critical acclaim and one of my friends suggested it to me.

There are some films that are coming out this year that I'm looking forward to, such as Edge of Tomorrow, which I've heard is great along with many others.

How about you?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/22/2014 Reply  · 

You'll like Tokyo Story.I still love 2001,and think it's the greatest movie ever made,but it's not the type of movie I could watch over and over like the other movies in my Top 5.

I'm gonna watch some of the movies off of AFI's Top 100 Films List,any movies on there you would recommend?

Would you take any recommendations,or do you already have planned what you're gonna watch?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 6/22/2014 Reply  · 

That's fair enough.

I recommend Gone With the Wind, even though it is very long, it's worth it in my opinion. That was the highest on the list that stood out for me.

Well, I plan on watching Edge of Tomorrow, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Interstellar. Those are the main ones anyway.

In terms of recommendations I can make, I highly recommend you check out those films from Studio Ghibli that I mentioned, especially Castle in the Sky. That company, along with Hayao Miyazaki really know how to make great stories, characters, animation and music. They're just brilliant in my opinion.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/22/2014 Reply  · 

I've actually seen Gone With the Wind,I really liked it but thought it dragged on a little towards the end.

Saving Private Ryan is on that list,I might check that out.I really wanna see Goodfellas,Taxi Driver and Apocalypse Now,any thoughts on any of these films?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 6/23/2014 Reply  · 

I can understand why you think that it dragged on because it is a very long film, but I was engaged throughout the film, so I didn't have that problem. I haven't seen those films, so I can't say.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/24/2014 Reply  · 

Could I give you some recommendations of films I think you should watch?Or don't you need any?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 6/24/2014 Reply  · 

Nah, I'm okay thanks. :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/24/2014 Reply  · 

OK :)

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saddler16 on 7/2/2014 Reply  · 

How would you respond to someone who said they had trouble watching 2001 because they couldn't figure out what all the HAL stuff had to do with the ending?

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joshua528491 on 7/3/2014 Reply  · 

Well, I think the HAL segment is a way of introducing conflict in the third act to make the story interesting. While 2001 is fantastic as an experience, if it was just watching the Discovery One Station floating in space the entire time, it would probably get old after a while, so Kubrick probably decided to add some more meat to the narrative. Because of that, the film never feels too repetitive or boring, even though some people obviously find it boring, but it works for me.

Also, saying that the HAL story is unrelated to the rest of the plot is understandable for a first time viewer. I think it requires some thinking afterwards to recognise how it fits in. The apes invent technology by starting using the bones as tools, and soon the tools are used for hurting others. Thousands of years later we see a much higher technology who even has its on mind, that also ends up hurting others.

Those are two ways of looking at it, but if you are looking at it from a superficial level without too much interpretation, I think giving the narrative some meat is probably why the HAL story is there. He wants to keep the audience engaged and to see where everything is going because the film is so unpredictable the first time you see it.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/2/2014 Reply  · 

Would you recommend Princess Mononoke?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 7/3/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, I would. It's one of the best animated films of all time. If you want a film that takes its audience seriously and has a dark and edgy tone to it, then I recommend it. Just don't expect anything like Disney as it's definitely more violent than anything they have made.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/7/2014 Reply  · 

Will do!

Do you have any favorite Directors working today?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 7/7/2014 Reply  · 

To be honest, I don't really pay too much attention to directors that are working today. It's mainly the older directors. Christopher Nolan is really good though. How about you?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/7/2014 Reply  · 

I agree,Nolan would be my favorite Director today :)

Who are some of your favorite older Directors? I'm gonna guess you're a fan of Hitchcock and Kubrick? :D

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joshua528491 on 7/7/2014 Reply  · 

Those two stick out definitely.

Having said that, Hayao Miyazaki is the one director of recent days that I love. He's finished his career off though with The Wind Rises, which I saw recently in cinemas. He's made 11 films and I've seen 10 of them (Howl's Moving Castle is the one I've yet to see) and I've enjoyed all of them a lot. Even my least favourite, Porco Rosso, I still think is really good. I'm not even a huge Anime fan, but the stories, characters, animation and music scores in his films are fantastic. The character designs are much better than modern Anime; they feel more realistic and natural to me. My three favourites from him are Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Here's a great tribute to his work. Perhaps they might peak your interest in seeing more of his films:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhUWUPpPk_k

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/8/2014 Reply  · 

Haha didn't you say Spirited Away was a movie didn't like but everyone else did? :)

Sorry if this sounds snobbish,I don't mean to be,but have you really only seen 84 movies?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 7/9/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, I did actually, but after watching it again for the 2nd time recently, I ended up loving it! A 2nd viewing can do that sometimes. Haha, yeah. I've seen more films than that, it's just I can't be bothered to put all the films I've seen on flickchart. I'm surprised that some people on here have the patience to put over a 1,000 films on their flickchart. Haha!

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/8/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Joshua! I noticed that you really loved Brazil. I'm very curious as to why you love it as much as you do? I was very disappointed by it, but I would like to hear your thoughts.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 7/9/2014 Reply  · 

Don't worry! We all have films that we find to be overrated or disappointing. It happens to us all! For me, I love Brazil for many reasons. One of them is just the overall creativity and imagination that goes into the imagery and the set designs in this film. It's really quite something that all of it, or probably at least most of it, came from Terry Gilliam's mind.

Another reason is just the overall atmosphere and feeling that the film gives me. It's very other-worldly and surreal to me. A film is always a plus in my mind if it can immerse you into the world that it creates.

Also, the film is very bizarre and unusual and if a film has the right balance of that, it's a very intriguing and fascinating film to me.

Some of the implied and visual humour in the film also sticks out for me and I think is quite effective.

There might be another reason or two, but those are the main reasons for me.

You can also check out Doug Walker's (The Nostalgia Critic's) top 20 favourite films to see what he thinks of the film, so maybe you can get a better idea. It's at 22:56 onwards:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dxs1vw5kkY

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

How do you decide which movies you add and which movies you don't?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

What do you mean?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

Well,lets say you've seen a movie,and you don't add it,why not? Have you just added the movies you've seen since you joined flickchart?

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joshua528491 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

I try to add in my top 50 favourite films. Sometimes other films get added when I get involved in a discussion on what film I prefer between the two so that it gets added in to my chart. The process of adding in films to my flickchart and putting them in some kind of order takes a while so I don't bother doing it with every film I see.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/10/2014 Reply  · 

Any movies you're going to watch in the near future?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 7/11/2014 Reply  · 

There's a few. How about you?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late reply! I wanna see Goodfellas,Fargo and maybe The Shining.

Have you seen any films from these Directors?
The Coen Brothers?
Quentin Tarantino?
Martin Scorsese?
Clint Eastwood?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of Guardians of the Galaxy?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

No worries. No, I haven't actually.

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joshua528491 on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

I personally loved it. It was a very nice surprise. I was blown away by how much I laughed in the film. I thought it was hilarious in quite a few scenes. The action was really cool, but it was the characters and their interactions that did it for me.

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saddler16 on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

I completely agree with you about Guardians.The trailers left me a bit skeptical,but it turned out to be really great! My favorite Marvel film after The Avengers.

Have you seen any films from...

Billy Wilder?
John Ford?
Sergio Leone?
Francis Ford Coppola?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 8/25/2014 Reply  · 

Honestly, I like it more than the Avengers, even though the latter is still great! Although I will say that the action is a little bit more satisfying in The Avengers compared to Guardians I think.

No, I haven't actually. I have been thinking of checking out some of Billy Wilder's work.

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saddler16 on 8/27/2014 Reply  · 

I know you're not really looking for suggestions, but I really think you should check out some of these Filmmakers.You really have a great taste in film and I think you would be doing yourself a big favor if you checked out some of these films.Haha Sorry if I sound mean,I just think you would really appreciate these films :)

Is that Grave of the Fireflies in your top 10? The really depressing one? How is it?

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joshua528491 on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry for the long response! It's okay. Thanks for the suggestions. :)

Yes. That is the really sad one. My goodness. This is a very powerful animated film. Probably the saddest animated film ever made; no exaggeration. It's depressing, but it's so true to life. It's amazing.

It's from Studio Ghibli. They've done so many great films. Three of them are in my top 10 favourite films, so that shows you how great they are. I know I've suggested them to you before, but you really need to check out Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies, Spirited Away and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind since those are the 5 best from the company in my opinion. So many excellent storylines, animation, characters, music scores, etc. I love them!

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joshua528491 on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

Also, this link will give you the HD 1080p definition of Castle in the Sky without having to register or any of that nonsense. If you want to see how great an action/adventure film can get, this is the film to go for. It's the most exhilarating animated film I have ever seen:

http://kissanime.com/Anime/Laputa-Castle-in-the-Sky-Dub/Movie?id=48014

So many people are missing out on these wonderful films. I really hope you enjoy it if you get around to it.

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kanedryofficial

kanedryofficial on 9/3/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah! Castle in the Sky FTW!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

I love it so much! It's my favourite animated film of all time. It amazes me every time I watch it. It's my favourite film by Miyazaki and I've seen all 11 of his films.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

Amazing taste in movies

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

I applaud your top 10 for being full of amazing movies. I love all of the animes included and am extremely happy to see an avid fan of my personal favourite animated film of all time, too: Castle in the Sky.

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joshua528491 on 10/20/2014 Reply  · 

I'm so glad I am not the only one who has Castle in the Sky as their favourite animated film. It's such an amazing adventure film.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

I can't imagine how someone can't be completely immersed in the film when they're watching it. It is a majestic film.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

I see that 2001 is your #1 movie of all time. Do you personally speculate into the hidden meanings of the film yourself? Or do you get insight off of the internet? I would highly recommended Rob Ager's YouTube channel: Collative Learning. He interprets many films and the commentary's of the movies are extremely interesting, I would highly recommended you check him out.

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joshua528491 on 10/20/2014 Reply  · 

Well, it's half and half. I get some understanding of what I saw on screen for the first time, while listening to insight online helped me understand it more. To be honest, the reason it's my favourite film of all time is not only because the visual story-telling was fascinating to me and some of the ideas, but also the experience element which was mind-blowing to me. No lie, I felt like I had an out-of-body experience during the final act. It was an incredible feeling. The first time a film has ever given me that feeling.

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AverageMovieBuff on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

I know what you mean, I was paralysed and just completely dazed. I was just thinking how I'd never seen anything like it during the final act too. It really is a life changing film to me, it opened my eyes to the world of cinema and that's why I'm an avid movie fan today.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't seen any of those films. Am I missing out?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 10/23/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, I believe you are. I honestly like Studio Ghibli more than Disney and even Pixar if I'm being honest. Just the amount of depth that goes into their films in terms of the stories, characters, music scores and animation always amazes me. My personal favourite is Castle in the Sky. If you want to see how exciting, beautiful and exhilarating an animated film can get, I urge you to check that out. You can watch it in full 1080p quality too.

http://kissanime.com/Anime/Laputa-Castle-in-the-Sky-Dub/Movie?id=48014

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

I also love Princess Mononoke. It used to be my favorite Ghibli film but after rewatching Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky I saw greater animated beauty. Princess Mononoke is probably my third favourite and I just love it so much. Grave of the Fireflies is probably the BEST anime film I've seen but it is too grim to be one of my favourites.

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joshua528491 on 10/23/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I totally understand where you're coming from with Grave of the Fireflies. It's one of my favourites simply based on how much it moves me. Same with The Elephant Man, but as far as rewatchability goes, I understand what you mean.

In my opinion, those three films are Miyazaki's best. Castle in the Sky is my favourite because of how exciting the adventure aspect is, the characters and especially the animation and the music score which amazes me every time. For me, it's the perfect action/adventure film. It just does everything an adventure film should do.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, I just finished rewatching Nausicaa of the valley of the wind about 10 minutes ago... And I really do have to say that my opinion on it has changed DRASTICALLY. I mean, I hated and now I really love it. I was wondering about your personal opinions on Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. What do you think of it?

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joshua528491 on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

I love it! :) It's my 3rd favourite Miyazaki film behind Mononoke and Laputa. It used to be 4th favourite and whilst I do still love Spirited Away, it's no longer in my top 5 from Miyazaki because I do go for the more adventurous, action-packed and grand Miyazaki films, which is why all the films in my top 5 in one way or another fall under those categories:

1. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
2. Princess Mononoke
3. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
4. The Castle of Cagliostro
5. Porco Rosso

I recently re-watched Porco Rosso the other day and I loved it even more, which is strange because it used to be my least favourite from Miyazaki, even though I still enjoyed it the first time. It has grown on me a lot since I've watched it quite a few times. The animation of the landscapes, sunsets and sky scenes are simply breath-taking, especially on Blu-Ray.

Here's my letterboxd account of my top 20 favourite films so you can see what it looks like:

http://letterboxd.com/twizone/list/my-top-20-favourite-films-of-all-time/

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 5/8/2015 Reply  · 

I know that you like animation so I recommend a film called 'It's Such A Beautiful Day' by Don Hertzfeldt. It's more artsy than what you're into but it is definitely one of the best films I've seen, very poignant.

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