Sunday, January 28, 2007

10 Superior Movies

1. Apocalypse Now
2. La Dolce Vita
3. The Third Man
4. Bottle Rocket
5. The Last Picture Show
6. Mean Streets
7. Brazil
8. Adaptation
9. Sex, Lies, and Videotape
10. The Wild Bunch


Little Earl said...

Excellent list, sir. I hope you didn't feel compelled to rank them numerically. I'm also wondering if you've purposely excluded any movies that were already on my list (maybe we both have some crossover in reality). Personally, Apocalypse Now, The Third Man and Adaptation could have just as easily made my list on a different day. I am slightly surprised (though not at all bothered) by your choices of The Last Picture Show, Mean Streets, Sex, Lies and Videotape and The Wild Bunch.

yoggoth said...

Yes, I was trying to bait you.

By 'Superior Movies' I meant superior to your list. I didn't really need the numbers but then you put in the directors and dates so I thought a direct approach might make you appear , how do you say it,...cold and distant?

Although those 4 movies might not be on a list I made another night, I don't find them out of place at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Although I enjoy your bitting wit, yaggoth, I have to comment that making top ten lists are completely pointless, especially when it comes to the art of film production.
You guys (especially you LE because I know you like to start trouble) are simply naming movies that you think make you sound like everyone else would be an uneducated twit if they didn't agree with you.
I, however, could not even begin to compile a favorite movies list without first narrowing it down to a specific genre, and even then I would probably need to narrow that down to a certain decade. After that was all said and done, we would have to visit the idea of foreign or domestic. I could go on more, but I think you get the idea.
Long story a little longer, I liked all the movies on both of your lists immensely, but favorite movies of the day should contain at least one movie made in this decade.

Little Earl said...

Hey, hey, HEY there horsie. I actually LIKE all the movies I named. And I didn't name movies because I thought they'd make me look cool (The Music Man anybody?). If ya don't like top ten lists then don't make 'em. Of COURSE they are essentially stupid and meaningless, but maybe they're useful now and then in helping you evaluate someone else's taste. As far as the absence of more recent films - think about the length of film history, and look at it mathematically. If they've been making great films since (for me at least) the birth of sound, then logically speaking they would be rather spread out. Besides, Pulp Fiction is pretty much "this decade."