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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2012, 10:10:03 PM »
Though it didn't make my list I liked Say Anything and thought it would rank higher.

Surprised and delighted that Crimes and Misdemeanors made it (though yeah, only made 2 lists so it's not a huge force of nature. lol). I find it brilliantly scripted and structured, and thought provoking. I've never made a top 10 for Allen flicks, but if I did this would slot easily in the top half of the list.

I have to watch Whithnail and I... It keeps popping up and getting mentioned in places I've visted around this web of late. I can't beleive that one has slipped past me all these years.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2012, 01:09:19 AM »
I seem to be in the minority for thinking The Great Muppet Caper is the best of the Muppet films, but oh well. I enjoy them all, of course (even the really uneven Muppets From Space), but Caper seemed to be the absolute best mix of craziness and a tight story, with fantastic humor throughout.

Also, it gave the world Sam the Eagle's best moment (which is applicable just about anywhere in modern web life):
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2012, 05:38:27 AM »
Lots of great movies I haven't seen yet.  Really got to get around to Withnail and I.  Glad Labyrinth made it.  A lot of people say it doesn't hold up but rewatching it recently, I was surprised how well it does.  Better than Henson's other fantasy epic.  There's no denying that both films look amazing.  Despite the fact that I get sick of people complaining about the overuse of CGI, there no denying Henson's movies (along with a horror classic which I'm sure will be along shortly), make a strong case for the power of practical effects.  Personally, I just think that CGI needs to be used with more subtlety.  I could be wrong, but I think David Lynch uses some in the final episode of Twin Peaks to make Laura Palmer's mouth slightly bigger than normal and therefore more horrifying.

Speaking of Lynch, I also really love the Elephant Man.  Frankly, I'm surprised it made it as high as it did on my list, but I think it's because it had a lot of hauntingly beautiful moments and such an endearing and tragic main character.  Shame Dune scared Lynch off from continuing with more mainstream films (not that I dislike his other films, but I'll always wonder what it would be like if he were more prolific), though I guess he did do the Straight Story in 1999.

Also, because I found it funny, there was an episode of Louie in which Lynch trains Louie to be a talk show host.

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2012, 05:48:57 AM »
I have to watch Whithnail and I... It keeps popping up and getting mentioned in places I've visted around this web of late. I can't beleive that one has slipped past me all these years.
Given your namesake, I'd say it would be something you'd definitely have to see. :)


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #64 on: November 23, 2012, 06:24:37 AM »
Surprised and delighted that Crimes and Misdemeanors made it (though yeah, only made 2 lists so it's not a huge force of nature. lol). I find it brilliantly scripted and structured, and thought provoking. I've never made a top 10 for Allen flicks, but if I did this would slot easily in the top half of the list.

I had it at #9, and it's definitely on my top-ten list of his movies. This is the period where I think he was really hitting on all cylinders for a good stretch of films. I'm hoping to see my other Woody pick show up on this list somewhere, too.


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Had it at #17. I just think it's a great movie, and I don't even really like Hurt or Hunter all that much. The Albert Brooks meltdown scene alone is worth the price of admission.

What have we learned?
 This movie seems to have a plot title tailor made for a porn spoof.

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2012, 06:49:37 AM »
Time Bandits

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The Great Muppet Caper
Ugh, for some reason there's no original trailer for this film.  Here's the home video one.

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Labyrinth

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Broadcast News

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Crimes and Misdemeanors

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The Elephant Man

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Say Anything

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Stand By Me

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #66 on: November 23, 2012, 07:09:15 AM »
Some more great movie moments.

Time Bandits

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Johnny Unusual

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #67 on: November 23, 2012, 07:25:17 AM »
The Great Muppet Caper

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #68 on: November 23, 2012, 09:33:09 AM »
Labyrinth

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/FmgmXgoBZFo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/FmgmXgoBZFo</a>

I would totally give up my virginity to Bowie.  That's what this is about, right?


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #69 on: November 23, 2012, 10:13:10 AM »
Broadcast News

I wish the internet had longer scenes from this movie.
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #70 on: November 23, 2012, 11:01:08 AM »
A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #71 on: November 23, 2012, 03:10:33 PM »
Crimes and Misdemeanors

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #72 on: November 23, 2012, 03:33:45 PM »
The Elephant Man

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #73 on: November 23, 2012, 04:32:13 PM »
Say Anything

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #74 on: November 23, 2012, 06:21:56 PM »
Stand By Me

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