"1. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Brilliant piece of writing by Tom Stoppard. Gary Oldman IS the movie.
2. Brick - A fabulous spin on Noir genre set in a modern high school.
3. Blade Runner - Cuz, well, it's Blade Runner. And version…"
"I would never promote racism but history should not be censored. Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will is also both historically and cinematically important. As heinous and evil as these film are they should be known and critically studied…"
"I have way too many movies, but I will throw one in there that should have been on the 100 movies list on the blog. Sideways with Paul Giamatti and Thomas Hayden Church is a personal favorite of mine. Giamatti plays a wine enthusiast who's life…"
"I haven't seen a lot of the classics of film history (Citizen Kane, The Shining, Psycho, etc.), so my scope is limited. But I will give you what are for now my top ten films to not miss. In no particular order...
1. The Lord of the Rings…"
"Way, way back in the 1960's the one local "Independent" TV stationin my are ran many, many films. (Sometimes they ran the same film many, many times.)
So, I can claim to have actually seen Paths of Glory on television!
OK, I was too…"
"Movies that really impacted me/must see:
3. Shawshank Redemtion
4. It's a Wonderful Life
5. To Dance with the White Dog ( A Hallmark movie with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn)
7. Field of Dreams
8. We Were…"
"I'd go with these ones; I realize there's no new ones, but they just didn't come to me right now.
1. The man who shot Liberty Valance
2. It's a wonderful life
3. Mr Deeds goes to town
4. Sergeant York
5. Abraham Lincoln
"Citizen Cane (1941), true happiness cannot be bought and sold, in the end it is always the simple joys that play on our minds
Brazil (1985)- The search for meaning in the midst of cogs, man getting eaten by the machine. Seek to be free, to soar, to…"
Thanks for that great post! I want people to flesh out more fuller answers so I keep posting hypothetical questions up. Please start discussions. I have fun reading responses, but I'm the only one starting em. Funny you should mention friends who haven't been saved longer than two years. I was saved a year ago in March or April. Look forward to more of your comments.
"History fails so many people because it is packaged and sold as this collection of facts. We tell our children that it is important that you get this date perfect and we test on the exact order of the line of kings. It becomes a list of useless…"
"I'm so old I don't remember history classes.
For me history is a part of knowing my world; how can I understand and appreciate something if I don't know how it got there?
I'm not one for world history all that much; aside from…"
"Scamper down to your local university's Career Services. Do NOT use them to work on a resume or other such specific activities. You need to do some SELF-exploration with them. You need to determine such nuances as what work environment you…"
"While I think women absolutely deserve the same opportunities to play, I have a hard time accepting men and women competing together in contact sports. I'm a big MMA fan, but there is no way I could watch a man hit a woman in the cage."