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Old 07-13-2009, 07:30 PM   #706
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Modest Mouse is another excellent band, and another of my friend's favorites.
They are. The concert was some small event, about 400 people were there with the band right above us. One of the best concerts I've been to.
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Racauntuers are decent as well

Chinbx you iwll love green day 21 guns

Cobra your a lot younger than i though you was
Let's have a listen, GPat...

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Cobra your a lot younger than i though you was
For some reason I'm able to be articulate while typing, much more so than in real life. That's probably why.
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Here's one for the Liverpudlians, or is it, "Scousers"?

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amazing song, love the first verse.

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For some reason I'm able to be articulate while typing, much more so than in real life. That's probably why.
i kinda talk how i speak and occasionally do soem fancy stuff.
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heres jamie Ts song

i can relate to it alot i was basically like the guys there describing

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GPat, I was pretty much like the guys they're describing, as well...

Guess things don't change that much after all...

Hang in, gotta get some work done ...
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its a good song as well, some stuff never changes
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:43 PM   #713
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This thread is for random stuff yeah? Well here is a list of what I consider the best films in the last two decades. The order is somewhat random, I could shift them dramatically if I look at the lists for 10 minutes.


2000’s
  • American Psycho – Mary Harron (2000)
  • The Fountain - Darren Aronofsky (2006)
  • Almost Famous – Cameron Crowe (2000)
  • Mulholland Drive – David Lynch (2001)
  • Memento – Christopher Nolan (2000)
  • City of God – Katia Lund (2002)
  • Werckmeister Harmonies – Bela Tarr (2000)
  • Sideways – Alexander Payne (2004)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Ang Lee (2000)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence – Steven Spielberg (2001)
  • Waking Life – Richard Linklater (2001)
  • Requiem for a Dream –Darren Aronofsky (2000)
  • Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Mind – Michael Gondry (2004)
  • Adaptation –Spike Jonze (2002)
  • Donnie Darko – Richard Kelly (2001)
  • Vanilla Sky – Cameron Crowe (2001)
  • No Country for Old Men – Coen Bros (2007)
  • Matchpoint – Woody Allen (2005)
  • Insomnia – Christopher Nolan (2002)
  • Solaris – Steven Soderbergh (2002)
  • A Beautiful Mind – Ron Howard (2001)
  • Gladiator – Ridley Scott (2000)
  • Chopper – Andrew Dominik (2000)
  • Dark Knight – Christopher Nolan (2008 )
  • The Departed – Martin Scorsese (2006)
  • Disgrace – Steve Jacobs (2008 )
  • Two Lovers – James Gray (2008 )
  • Jindabyne – Ray Lawrence (2006)
  • The Aviator – Martin Scorsese (2004)
  • The Lives of Others – F.H. von Donnersmarck (2006)


1990’s

  • Fight Club – David Fincher (1999)
  • Magnolia – Paul Thomas Anderson (1999)
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Terry Gilliam(1998 )
  • Suspended Step of the Stork – Theo Angelopoulos (1991)
  • Life is Beautiful – Roberto Benigni (1997)
  • Ulysses’ Gaze –Theo Angelopoulos (1995)
  • Underground – Emir Kusturica (1995)
  • Lost Highway – David Lynch (1997)
  • The Apostle - Robert Duvall (1997)
  • Schindler’s List – Steven Spielberg (1993)
  • Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarantino (1994)
  • Hurly Burly – Anthony Drazan (1998 )
  • Short Cuts – Robert Altman (1993)
  • The Big Kahuna – John Swanbeck (1999)
  • Head On – Anna Kokkinos (1998 )
  • American Beauty – Sam Mendes (1999)
  • Good Will Hunting – Gus Van Sant (1997)
  • Eyes Wide Shut – Stanley Kubrick (1999 )
  • Boogie Nights – Paul Thomas Anderson (1997)
  • The Sixth Sense – M. Night Shyamalan (1999)
  • Breaking the Waves – Lars Von Trier (1996)
  • Being John Malkovich – Spike Jonze (1999)
  • As Good as it Gets - James L Brooks (1997)
  • Shine – Scott Hicks (1996)
  • Awakenings – Penny Marshall (1990)
  • Saving Private Ryan – Steven Spielberg (1998 )
  • Eternity and a Day – Theo Angelopoulos (1998 )
  • Breakfast of Champions - Alan Rudolph (1999)
  • Satantango – Bela Tarr (1994)
  • L.A. Confidential – Curtis Hanson(1997)

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Requiem for a Dream* –Darren Aronofsky (2000)
Donnie Darko – Richard Kelly (2001)
I've been wanting to see these two for a long time now, I don't know why I haven't gotten to them yet. Have you seen There Will be Blood?
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There Will Be Blood was more style over substance IMO, though still very good.
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I've been wanting to see these two for a long time now, I don't know why I haven't gotten to them yet. Have you seen There Will be Blood?
I have mate. Some people love it and some people hate it. Unfortunately I fell in the later camp. It's a well made film, great cinematography, the main character is definitely interesting, but somehow I didn't feel we saw his depths despite it concentrating on him for near on three hours. I would have liked some more focus on what actually contributed to turning him into such a megalomaniac. We learn next to nothing about his childhood or influences early in his life and he walks the film like an enigma. Perhaps some would say there is no such explanation for such a force of nature, and the lure of wealth corrupts the heart it well and truly ensnares. Perhaps....

Have you seen the film mate? Don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't. Give it a watch and see what you think.

If you want to see what I consider are some better films dealing with megalomania, try films like 'Aguirre: Wrath of God' and 'Fitzcarraldo' by the director Werner Herzog or Scorsese's 'The Aviator'.

Requiem for a Dream is not for the squirm-ish. Pretty interesting film about addiction though. Donnie Darko is an odd-ball film, again, some get it and some don't.
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There Will Be Blood was more style over substance IMO, though still very good.
I'd rate it as one of the top films of the decade though.

I saw Memento for the first time 2 days ago, and with Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and Insomnia, Nolan's become my favorite director to come along in a while. The Prestige is another one I have to see.
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I have mate. Some people love it and some people hate it. Unfortunately I fell in the later camp. It's a well made film, great cinematography, the main character is definitely interesting, but somehow I didn't feel we saw his depths despite it concentrating on him for near on three hours. I would have liked some more focus on what actually contributed to turning him into such a megalomaniac. We learn next to nothing about his childhood or influences early in his life and he walks the film like an enigma. Perhaps some would say there is no such explanation for such a force of nature, and the lure of wealth corrupts the heart it well and truly ensnares. Perhaps....

Have you seen the film mate? Don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't. Give it a watch and see what you think.
I haven't seen it in months, but I got the feeling watching it that we were supposed to be kept at a certain distance from the characters. Observe them, see how they operate, how the two competing forces - Plainview and Eli - exist together. While it certainly was a character study, it went well beyond that IMO. Enitre concepts of greed, ambition, faith, etc, and what those things mean to someone, not just for the main character, but for people in general, was the focal point from my view. Excellent symbolism throughout as well - the baby's baptism in oil, the last name Plainview pertaining to his view that he only has to look at people to get them, and that he won't look beyond that, etc. I don't think it has a straight-ahead message, it worked on layers for me, and different people will see different things, which is the case with a lot of movies, but is really true in this one I think. It's a film I like to talk about, more so than most other movies in recent times. The whole feel of the movie, from the cinematography and the music, and of course the performance from Day Lewis, made it stand out for me.

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If you want to see what I consider are some better films dealing with megalomania, try films like 'Aguirre: Wrath of God' and 'Fitzcarraldo' by the director Werner Herzog or Scorsese's 'The Aviator'.
I haven't seen any of these, and only heard of The Aviator. Will check them all out.

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Requiem for a Dream is not for the squirm-ish. Pretty interesting film about addiction though. Donnie Darko is an odd-ball film, again, some get it and some don't.
My friends who have seen the two tell me about them often, and they really sound like movies I'd like.
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I'd rate it as one of the top films of the decade though.

I saw Memento for the first time 2 days ago, and with Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and Insomnia, Nolan's become my favorite director to come along in a while. The Prestige is another one I have to see.
Nolan's the goods, I wish he would tackle a few more off-beat projects though rather than stay with the main stream blockbuster stuff. Memento remains my favourite film of his. Insomnia is a great film too though.
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I haven't seen it in months, but I got the feeling watching it that we were supposed to be kept at a certain distance from the characters. Observe them, see how they operate, how the two competing forces - Plainview and Eli - exist together. While it certainly was a character study, it went well beyond that IMO. Enitre concepts of greed, ambition, faith, etc, and what those things mean to someone, not just for the main character, but for people in general, was the focal point from my view. Excellent symbolism throughout as well - the baby's baptism in oil, the last name Plainview pertaining to his view that he only has to look at people to get them, and that he won't look beyond that, etc. I don't think it has a straight-ahead message, it worked on layers for me, and different people will see different things, which is the case with a lot of movies, but is really true in this one I think. It's a film I like to talk about, more so than most other movies in recent times. The whole feel of the movie, from the cinematography and the music, and of course the performance from Day Lewis, made it stand out for me.
Fair enough, films sometimes speak to us and sometimes they don't. I sort of read it straight up as a study of megalomania, with Plainview using Oil to conquer and control the world, and Eli using religion to do so. I did question after the film was over whether I really understood it and perhaps there is a lot more to it than struck me.

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My friends who have seen the two tell me about them often, and they really sound like movies I'd like.
I had a mate who wanted to kill me for making him watch Requiem for a Dream. He saw it as kind of gratuitous but it struck him very viscerally at the same time.
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