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Thought it would have a natural English bias but pretty stock standard really (except for Whiskey Galore and sensibly Withnail). You can't argue that they haven't got a funny bone, Blazing Saddles and Spinal Tap make the cut. They should have put ST in at 11 for effect. Citizen Kane is quite a casualty but Touch of Evil is one awesome movie that doesn't date one bit. Hearing the big O talking about the making of it in a doco on him was engrossing. He only got to direct it because Heston stood up to the studio. Well done Chuck.

Haven't seen There Will Be Blood. #2 with a bullet. Wonder if its more a Dark Side Of The Moon stayer or Best Of The Sylistics one week at the top?

That dialogue on Leaping Larry's site? Phew. Someone should have commented at the end "The Warriors, good movie."

"How well does a movie achieve what it's trying to do?"

Well what does that say for a fillum classic such as Dude, Where's My Car? Does it achieve it's aim? Sure does. But was this trip really necessary? Well if you name a movie Dude, Where's My Car?, and have two guys searching for a car (thats about the depth of the storyline) then mission accomplished. If a critic used the method from Leapster, theres not much doubt that its an unqualified success.

Pfft, critics base a movie on their mood at the time and preconceived ideas they have about its content - nothing more, nothing less.

I'm a shitty blogger so I won't follow the link.
This week I have seen and enjoyed Wah Wah, Withnail and I, and Desk Set.
Over at SorrowAtSillsBend, Lucy Tartan is pondering submissions for essays on bad film-making.
I suggested all those mid 70's UK 'Confessions Of A Window Cleaner/CabDriver' films.
Were any of those in The Times list?
Casablanca No 1? Round up the usual suspects, the lives of film reviewers ain't worth a hill o' beans in this world, so just put on your little red raincoat and get on the bloody plane to Venezia.

I assume all these favourites of mine were in that 100 -
Water, Scr: Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais.
Double Indemnity, Scr: Charles Brackett, Raymond Chandler.
The Ruling Class - Peter O'Toole plays Jesus.
Judge Roy Bean - another set of blue eyes on Paul Newman this time.
The Ballad Of Cable Hogue - David Warner on a motorcycle.
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia - Warren Oates with the car windows down.
Robert Altman's Nashville ...
and Renee Zellweger deserved an Oscar for Nurse Betty.

Many people claim that the septics cannot make 'small films' the way the Brits do - but Albert Brooks made Mother and it was great, but no Nominations.

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