Perfect film?

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    Nov 28, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    Just watching Kill Bill and wondering... Does anyone think they've ever seen a totally faultless film? I don't think I have, I'm too pedantic about these things. But what are your best movies?
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    Good choices, I like that you specified the first Pirates film. It was so much better than the other, three? four? How many are there now? :S
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    Omg, The Devil Wears Prada. . . even though it was nothing like the book >.<

    No, but seriously. . .I'm hoping the upcoming 'Hobbit' film will be flawless
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, if you take them as a single film would be pretty near perfect.
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidI will always find something wrong with a movie.


    Ah, the life of a cynic is a joyless one, indeed xD
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    JoeC90 saidGood choices, I like that you specified the first Pirates film. It was so much better than the other, three? four? How many are there now? :S

    there are four now. yeah ,the fist one is so Original, but I still like jack sparrow's character in the other sequels icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:22 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what would qualify as a perfect movie, but there are a few movies that I think cannot have been made better.

    Here are some examples:

    1) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2) Schindler's List

    3) Spirited Away

    4) Oldboy
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    JoeC90 said
    Trollileo saidI will always find something wrong with a movie.


    Ah, the life of a cynic is a joyless one, indeed xD


    I was a film critic for about 5 years... and I had to give it up because constantly looking for something wrong sucked the joy out of going to the movies.

    Anyways, "perfect" is subjective.
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidThe only movie I've ever seen that I thought completely flawless was "Cabaret".

    Although, come to think of it, "Nashville" too.

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    Nov 28, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidThe only movie I've ever seen that I thought completely flawless was "Cabaret".

    Also flawless, but more comedic, with the same actor playing in a boyish gay role who has sex with everyone (and with Angela Lansbury thrown in as well), directed by the guy who directed Cabaret on Broadway, Something for Everyone. Used to be shown a lot on a double bill with Cabaret.
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    Nov 28, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    Network (1976)

    Best screenplay ever written, with some of the best dialogue I have ever seen on screen.

    Some of the best performances, one of which (Beatrice Straight), had a total of less than 5 minutes of screen time which won her an Academy Award (and deservingly so).

    Amazing direction, cinematography and editing.

    I always try to throw on the movie while I am writing just for some background noise, and then I get distracted because, "oh, this scene is so good," and then the next scene, "oh this one is great," and then "oh I love this part," and then the movie is over and I was glued the whole time.



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    Nov 28, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    Suetonius said
    jpBITCHva saidThe only movie I've ever seen that I thought completely flawless was "Cabaret".

    Also flawless, but more comedic, with the same actor playing in a boyish gay role who has sex with everyone (and with Angela Lansbury thrown in as well), directed by the guy who directed Cabaret on Broadway, Something for Everyone. Used to be shown a lot on a double bill with Cabaret.

    I've always wanted to see that movie....reportedly Harold Prince's only foray into directing.....but never had the opportunity.

    Prince also directed A Little Night Music, both the film, and on Broadway. More of the Cabaret genre, and not like a pure comedy, Something for Everyone.
    I really like old comedies - not many made today are very funny. My favorite comedy of all time is The Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe. Thank god for Netflicks.
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    Nov 28, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Oh, and I just have to add, one of my favourite comedies ever since I was a wee lad is, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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    Nov 28, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    Cabaret is a flawless film,

    Same with the Orphanage. Not many films strike fear into my very core like the Orphanage did...
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    Nov 28, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
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    MeOhMy saidNetwork (1976)
    Best screenplay ever written, with some of the best dialogue I have ever seen on screen.
    Some of the best performances, one of which (Beatrice Straight), had a total of less than 5 minutes of screen time which won her an Academy Award (and deservingly so).
    Amazing direction, cinematography and editing.
    I always try to throw on the movie while I am writing just for some background noise, and then I get distracted because, "oh, this scene is so good," and then the next scene, "oh this one is great," and then "oh I love this part," and then the movie is over and I was glued the whole time.

    Network is one of my top-ten of all time films.
    Sadly, the predictions within this film, 37 years ago, have largely come true.


    Yes, so unbelievably ahead of its time. Ned Beatty's speech still gives me chills, and the conversation in the opening scene between Finch and Holden where he predicts the entire development of reality TV is something to behold in just a passing moment.

    Also, this movie has my favourite moment where two characters meet: Diana Christenson meeting Lorriane Hobbs:

    Diana: Hello, I'm Diana Christenson, a racist lackey of the imperialist ruling circles.

    Lorraine: I'm Lorraine Hobbs, a bad-ass commie nigger.

    Diana: Sounds like the beginnings of a firm friendship.
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    Nov 28, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    The Curiosity of Chance. Low budget but really good narrative and the actors were decent, and hot. icon_smile.gif

    There are more I just can't remember them. Let me think.
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    Nov 28, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    LOL Andrew---I'm old enough to remember when people seriously talked like that.


    I was probably meant for that time.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 29, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    This is a little subjective but

    Movies that were perfect in my mind were

    Amadues


    La Vie en Rose


    and Tom Ford's A Single Man
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    Nov 29, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidI will always find something wrong with a movie.
    I get paid quite well for that!
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    Nov 29, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    I don't think I'll ever see a perfectly faultless film, but I don't think I'll notice either. In order to find a flawless film, I'd have to analyze it to such a degree that it would take the fun out of watching movies. Some of my favorite movies are mindless action movies. I just like the escapism.

    My opinion of a movie is often inversely proportional to my expectations of the movie. Movies that are hyped often disappoint. I'm sometimes surprised by movies I expected to be total duds.
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    Nov 29, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    I only tend to analyze movies that I've read the book for, and so avoid seeing the movie altogether. There's nothing worse than ruining my own fantasy by infringement of another's.

    Otherwise, I'm generally pretty forgiving.
  • okologische

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    Nov 29, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    yes! Citizen Kane was and is flawless!
  • free_mind12

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    Nov 29, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    GQjock saidThis is a little subjective but

    Movies that were perfect in my mind were

    Amadues


    Definitely one of my favorite seens
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Nov 29, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    Violent films are not my Cuppa as there is enough violence in this world without watching it in Movies!