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Round 4: Klipsch X10

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Objective:
Name the greatest movie of all time (your most favorite movie) and an explination as to why

Rules:
1 Post per person only. Can be public or a PM, but i perfer public.
Movie must be accompanied by an explination to why its the greatest movie of all time, in your opinion
you must have been a head-fi user for atleast 10 days with atleast 10 posts.


Winner : Cassadian w/ shawshank

second place goes to: poolk w/ chinatown
Edited by Evilcalyptic - 4/12/12 at 6:57am
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post #2 of 72

For me, one of the greatest movies ever made is Dazed and Confused. It's about a group of teenagers on the last day of school in Austin in 1976. While on the surface, it's a stoner comedy-type movie, it's really about kids being on the cusp of something else and desperately trying to establish themselves and fit in. It's about the transitions in life, recognizing them, and trying to grab the brass ring. The movie follows a few different groups who are split up by age and social status, though all of them mix throughout the day/night and make or break important connections that will have an effect on their lives for years to come. What the movie does right is capture that floating sensation of being a teenager and being pulled in all directions, experiencing highs and lows within a very short time period, and not being sure what you are looking for. 

 

ALSO, it has a great 70's soundtrack that works perfectly with the movie...

post #3 of 72
For what it's worth, The Lord of the Rings.
You don't have to be a fantasy fan to appreciate the sheer cinematography and dedication Peter Jackson and co put into the film. Out of all the movies I've ever watched based on a novel, this one took the cake for most accurate and most poignant. I've even spent hours watching the making and background research individuals put into the effort. Killer soundtrack as well.
This is something you watch years later, appreciating and remembering, rather than exclaiming how old it looks or how it's unrealistic compared to today's movies.
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I don't even want the phones, just wanted to chip in to say that what you are doing is awesome Zach smily_headphones1.gif
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Simple, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle. Reason? Have you seen neil patrick harris? 

 

Also, thanks for doing this, really generous of you, especially since you don't have any need to do so. 

post #6 of 72
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 

  • The story is a heist film involving a self-confident young card sharp who loses £500,000 to a powerful crime lord in a rigged game of three card brag. In order to pay off his debts, he and his friends decide to rob a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
     
  • Lock, Stock is fun, in a slapdash way; it has an exuberance, and in a time when movies follow formulas like zombies, it's alive.
post #7 of 72

Space Odyssey 2001 

 

Because its more than a movie. Its art.

post #8 of 72

A Clockwork Orange

 

Because it's one of the few movies that I can watch again and again. There's so many layers to this film and I've spend hours and hours debating it with friends. Heck, I even did a massive report on it back in college (psychology class). Kubrick did an amazing job not ruining the atmosphere of the original book and the character of Alex feels so real. A perfect portrayal of violence, evil, boredom and the flawed attempts to combat these carried out by society as well as a brilliant discussion and caricature of behaviourism..

 

Kudos to Zach for doing this by the way. wink.gif

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Pulp Fiction

The script/dialogue

 

J-I'm sorry, did I break your concentration? I didn't mean to do that. Please, continue, you were saying something about best intentions. What's the matter? Oh, you were finished! Well, allow me to retort. What does Marsellus Wallace look like?

 

B-What?

 

J-What country are you from?

 

B-What? What? Wh - ?

 

J-"What" ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in What?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Z-Bring out the Gimp.

M-Gimp's sleeping.

Z-Well, I guess you're gonna have to go wake him up now, won't you?

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Originally Posted by Staal View Post

A Clockwork Orange

Because it's one of the few movies that I can watch again and again. There's so many layers to this film and I've spend hours and hours debating it with friends. Heck, I even did a massive report on it back in college (psychology class). Kubrick did an amazing job not ruining the atmosphere of the original book and the character of Alex feels so real. A perfect portrayal of violence, evil, boredom and the flawed attempts to combat these carried out by society as well as a brilliant discussion and caricature of behaviourism..

Kudos to Zach for doing this by the way. wink.gif

Or you can argue it's a direct result of society why the "Alex" of the world exists in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post

Space Odyssey 2001 

 

Because its more than a movie. Its art.


^ Great perspective.

 

The movie I tell people is art is Requiem for a Dream.  While not my favorite movie, it's one of the films I admire the most because I thought it was perfect.  The scenes are shot with a pace and quality that is frenetic like a high and languid like a comedown.  The scoring and soundtrack were wonderfully visceral (and surreal when needed), and that was in stereo.  I've read that it's a trip in 5.1 surround.

 

The story works up, plateaus, gets tense, then crashes.  Hard.  It is a trip.  To liken it to a roller coaster would be accurate, but cliched, and not as fitting as to liken it to a messed up drug experience.  The whole plot is two trains starting at rest and accelerating toward their meeting point.  The denouement was complete and final.  That much I feel I have to understate for those who haven't seen it.  And even those who have... what else can you say about it, right?  Whether you enjoy schadenfreude, train wrecks, or however else you can describe such a film, I don't know if someone can even argue the storytelling in this work.  I don't think Trainspotting or Basketball Diaries comes close, but perhaps that's just me.  It's up there with the Vengeance trilogy by Park Chan Wook.*

 

Granted, I saw it once when it came out on DVD and haven't viewed it since.  It's possible it wasn't as good as I remember.  But what I remember... wow.

 

(* = another wow)

 

I've won something from Evilcalyptic already, so no big deal if I get passed up.  I don't often get to talk about movies I like, and to be honest I don't even know if my perspective is based on a good mindful viewing (much like listening sessions... some are more ideal than others, clearly), but I find it to be lots of fun to share what moves me and get the opinions of others' favorite works too.

 

post #12 of 72

My favorite movie of all time is Rocky(1976). I love this movie as I think it is one of the best action movies of all-time and Stallone did a really good job in the movie. In order to make it become my No.1 movie, the soundtrack is the thing. The soundtrack, which is performed by Bill Conti, was really good to test earphones.

post #13 of 72

John Carpenter's 1982 version of "The Thing."

 

It's the only movie that freaked me out as a kid. Not because of the visceral practical effects, but because of fear of the unknown, and the extreme isolation of the Antarctic. Knowing that the alien is disguised among you and having no way of escaping it due to harsh environmental factors, to me, represents one of the ultimate forms of psychological torture.

 

The movie is well paced, Carpenter doesn't throw too many scares at you all at once. They're all planned and executed methodically. Each one having it's own sort of horror "charm." **POSSIBLE SPOILERS** Even at the end of the movie, when you think you have it all figured out, Carpenter leaves it open to interpretation that you still have no idea who is infected even right up to the end (if there is anyone infected at all).

 

The film's music is an ambient synth collection that reflects the isolated and dreary atmosphere. Since you likely have some decent audio gear, have a listen. ;)

 

Now, there are other films with similar "enemy disguised among us" plots and there's even another remake of The Thing that came out a couple of years ago, but these movies fail to capture the raw anxiety that the 1982 version did so well at capturing. The characters in these other movies are boring, the scares are cheap, they over do it with the action. Sometimes, especially with horror movies, "less" is "more."

 

Also, I greatly dislike computer effects. I think they are often over used. What Carpenter did with practical effects, models, and stop motion amazed me. It still amazes me.

 

 

 

 

post #14 of 72

I love old movies but my favorite one is a 2005 production: Brokeback Mountain.

 

This is my favorite movie for two reasons.

 

Personally, I like to think that I am following Ang Lee’s footsteps. Yes, I am a Chinese stuck in New York who is hoping for the eventual breakthrough (otherwise, how am I going to justify my stay lol).

 

Professionally, I am a social psychologist (doctorial student really…) who studies man–society conflict, and Brokeback Mountain is about such conflicts. Well, it’s true that man–society conflict is the theme of all Lee’s movies, but before you watch the most popular Lee’s film (Hulk), you should check out Brokeback Mountain since it is the best. I mean… you will see that narratively it’s simple but complex at the same time. On the one hand, within the first hour or so, you will think that nothing much is going on (it’s mostly just two idle Marlboro men plus sheep in the mountain). On the other hand, there are actually three relationships in the film. And, if you watch the film carefully enough, you will see that all three relationships (Ennis with Jack, with Alma, and with Alma Jr.) are of the same pattern—that Ennis Del Mar is an axxhole! Well, only after you realize this point you will see that it’s actually not “man–society conflict” (that I just said I liked) that separated Ennis from Jack… lol…


Edited by ulogin - 4/11/12 at 2:38pm
post #15 of 72

The Shawshank Redemption.

 

I don't think I've seen a movie that has moved me as much as Shawshank.  I remember lounging in the front room with my dad when he said "you have to watch this film", which instantly made me suspect I was about to witness a colossal turd of a movie......the old man went up in my estimations from that day on.

 

It's everything many modern movies are not; well casted, plot/dialogue driven, and not reliant on CG.  Just a great tale of the human spirit and how it can prevail against the darkest times.

 

I use the word 'institutionalised' quite a lot biggrin.gif


Edited by NuckinFutz - 4/11/12 at 3:01pm
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