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DarkBrain

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DarkBrain's Favorite Movies

Rear Window The Silence of the Lambs The Truman Show Reservoir Dogs Psycho Young Frankenstein V for Vendetta The Usual Suspects Se7en The Crow

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/17/2015 Reply  · 

Hey man, thanks for the invite! Very solid list you have there. Of your top 10, I absolutely love Rear Window, Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, and The Usual Suspects.

I like The Shining, and Se7en as well, but I think I respect them more than I love them. You have two very popular titles in your top ten that just never really resonated with me: Reservoir Dogs and Fight Club. They seem to be cult classics that have niche audiences and require somewhat of an acquired taste.

Never seen Young Frankenstein nor V for Vendetta. As for Young Frankenstein, I want to see it and others, but I've made a commitment not to see any of them before see all of the original Frankenstein from start to finish. Still haven't got a copy of it yet. I actually own a copy of Bride of Frankenstein but refuse to watch it before the first one. Does it really matter or am I making too big a deal of it?

Also, I see you've seen Rear Window, Psycho, and The Birds. It seems like you're a potential Hitchcock fan. If you haven't seen Vertigo, just drop everything you're doing, find a good digitally re-mastered version of it, and watch it pronto! For me, it's Hitchcock's best work of his illustrious career. I've never seen a film that pulled me in like Vertigo did. And do yourself a favor by not reading a lot plot summaries and reviews as they may contain spoilers. With a film like Vertigo, the less you know going in... the better!!!

Hit me back on page with a reply. Nice to make your acquaintance.

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DarkBrain

DarkBrain on 2/19/2015 Reply  · 

Hello! Thanks for your friendship! First thing: I apologize because my english is not perfect, so excuse me for every grammatical error I'll probably make.

Now, let's talk 'bout films.

I can see a lot of great classic movies in your chart, and unfortunately I haven't seen many of them, but Casablanca is not among them and I very appreciated it. Same goes for The good the bad and the ugly: the best movie from my favorite western director.

I'm very pleased seeing Memento in your top five, even if I prefer The prestige, but I think they are the two best movies by Nolan and they are both masterpieces.

2001 and Charade are in my "must-see-list" from a lot of time and I hope to find them soon. I bought Vertigo just 3 days ago and I wanna see it as soon as possible!

I love every movie in my top ten, maybe they're not the best of all time, but everyone of them
has lefted something to me: for example V for vendetta is not an absolute masterpiece but since the first time I've seen it, the story and the characters entered into my heart and into my mind, and every time I see the film, when I arrive to the end, I could restart the vision of the whole movie without any boredom. I suggest you to take a look at the movie and THEN to read the graphic novel.

Young Frankenstein is probably the most funny movie I've ever seen, and the suggestion I have for you is the same you had for me about Vertigo. No matter if you haven't seen the old Frankenstein films, just take it, push play and get ready for a lot of laughs.

Regarding Reservoir Dogs, it was the first Tarantino movie I've seen and I'm very fond of it. Maybe not the absolute best by Tarantino but whe I think 'bout his movies, the first scene that pops into my head is the torture in Reservoir dogs. Furthermore is the first film by Tarantino and he created his style with this movie.

Se7en and The shining are simply my favorite movies by their respective directors. I really love Fincher, and is thanks to him that thriller is my favorite genre.

For now it's all, I hope we'll have soon some good talking about cinema.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/19/2015 Reply  · 

Your English is very good considering it's not your primary language.

Casablanca has been my favorite film of all time for 15 years. I watched Vertigo about two years ago and was instantly hooked. I immediately watched it again. In fact, I watched it more than ten times in a span of one month! It's currently #2 on my chart, but I've been tempted to put it ahead of Casablanca as my #1 favorite film of all time. Oh, and you definitely need to watch it again! There is so much more that you will see the second time around. In fact, the first five times I watched Vertigo, it got better and better because I discovered something new every time I watched it. There's a saying about Vertigo that suggests you haven't really seen it until you've seen it at least twice. I'm thrilled that you watched it and enjoyed it, but I implore you to watch it again and be amazed even more!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is easily my favorite western of all time. In fact, I wasn't much of a western fan before Good, Bad, Ugly. But after seeing it, I started watching more westerns.

For me, Memento is the best movie of the past 15 years. It's Nolan's best work in my opinion. I love The Prestige, but here's how I rank Nolan's work: Memento > Inception > TDK > TDKR > Prestige > Following > Insomnia. I'm a huge Nolan fan! I haven't seen Interstellar yet.

Charade is a film that I STRONGLY recommend. It's humorous, witty, charming, and mysterious all at the same time. And the musical score is absolutely wonderful! And the less you know, the better. I'm quite confident that Charade will leave a lasting smile on your face.

Wonder and amazement are the words that come to mind when I think of 2001: A Space Odyssey. No film has made me ponder life like 2001 has. It's the most deeply profound film I've ever seen. The score and cinematography are equally beautiful! The ending is simply jaw-dropping!!! I must warn you though: this film isn't for everyone. It's slowly paced and there isn't a whole lot of dialogue either. It's just not that kind of film. Most people I know that have seen 2001 either love it or hate it. I personally love it because it impacted me probably more than any film I've ever seen.

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HorrorHistorian5

HorrorHistorian5 on 4/21/2015 Reply  · 

Hello I'm doing a survey-what bad film or not so great one do you love or rank really high cause : A- either for nostalgia or B- you just really love watching it or maybe you love the film for no good reason

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DarkBrain

DarkBrain on 4/23/2015 Reply  · 

Hello! Very interesting theme here! Well, I have a movie for both your categories: the first movie that springs to my mind is The Boondock saints by Troy Duffy. I think is not a bad movie, but I appreciate it more than it deserves, and I don't know why. Maybe because Willem Dafoe performs an iconic character, maybe because the film style reminds me just a little the Tarantino movies.

The second movie is Blackbeard's ghost. I used to watch it when I was a child and it made me laugh very much. I loved this movie and now I keep on having fun watching it, although I know is not a masterpiece.

That's it, if these choices are not bad enough, tell me and I will search in my collection and in my rank for other guilty pleasures...XD

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