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(Huffington Post)   Finally, it's socially acceptable to admit Citizen Kane is not, in fact, the best movie ever made   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 294
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2012-08-01 11:06:08 PM  
Really, "Vertigo" ? I will gladly accede that "Citizen Kane" is not all that and a bag of nuts. But "A face in the crowd" and "Meet John Doe" are far better films.
 
2012-08-01 11:07:56 PM  
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2012-08-01 11:15:59 PM  
Apparently it's still socially unacceptable to enjoy a movie made in the last 50 years though.

/painting peaked during the Aurignacian period
 
2012-08-01 11:18:41 PM  
It can't be the best, I haven't seen it.

Duh.
 
2012-08-01 11:18:57 PM  

SJKebab: Apparently it's still socially unacceptable to enjoy a movie made in the last 50 years though.

/painting peaked during the Aurignacian period


Architecture peaked during the Roman Empire, and Plato defined all future philosophies.
 
2012-08-01 11:20:42 PM  

Ambivalence: It can't be the best, I haven't seen it.

Duh.


Mel Brooks did it better in "High Anxiety".
 
2012-08-01 11:32:50 PM  
No film past 1968 is in the top 10.

I guess these guys never heard of a little movie called The Empire Strikes Back?

Hogwash.
 
2012-08-01 11:37:18 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: No film past 1968 is in the top 10.

I guess these guys never heard of a little movie called The Empire Strikes Back?

Hogwash.


Ah, C'mon. It's not that great a film. I'd put "Dr. Strangelove" above it.
 
2012-08-01 11:47:46 PM  
The magazine -- published by the British Film Institute --

Yeah, well, I only listen to the American Film Institute, which still lists Kane at the top.

Thankfully, at least one institution still resists Obama's tyranny.
 
2012-08-01 11:51:03 PM  

simplicimus: ourbigdumbmouth: No film past 1968 is in the top 10.

I guess these guys never heard of a little movie called The Empire Strikes Back?

Hogwash.

Ah, C'mon. It's not that great a film. I'd put "Dr. Strangelove" above it.


Ok agreed, not a great film. But fun.
I was bring silly.

I think Goodfellas is great. And Strange Brew
 
2012-08-01 11:54:44 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: simplicimus: ourbigdumbmouth: No film past 1968 is in the top 10.

I guess these guys never heard of a little movie called The Empire Strikes Back?

Hogwash.

Ah, C'mon. It's not that great a film. I'd put "Dr. Strangelove" above it.

Ok agreed, not a great film. But fun.
I was bring silly.

I think Goodfellas is great. And Strange Brew


Goodfellas is great. Liotta breaking the fourth wall is great acting, as well as good screenwriting.
 
2012-08-02 12:25:09 AM  
What. A. Rip. Are you seriously gonna look me in the face and tell me Vertigo is a better film than Toxic Avenger 3: The Last Temptation of Toxie?
 
2012-08-02 12:34:22 AM  
 
2012-08-02 12:38:04 AM  
All Quiet On The Western Front deserves consideration somewhere.
 
2012-08-02 12:42:23 AM  
Still a great film though...

I know kiddies, it's shockingly bereft of car chases, explosions, lasers and scantily-clad 19 year-old babes, but it's a good film nonetheless. Maybe someday you'll understand.

simplicimus: ourbigdumbmouth: No film past 1968 is in the top 10.

I guess these guys never heard of a little movie called The Empire Strikes Back?

Hogwash.

Ah, C'mon. It's not that great a film. I'd put "Dr. Strangelove" above it.


I like the cut of your jib
 
2012-08-02 12:46:47 AM  

SJKebab: Apparently it's still socially unacceptable to enjoy a movie made in the last 50 years though.

/painting peaked during the Aurignacian period


If it's recent, it sucks. This has been the position of "critics" since shortly after the dawn of civilization.
 
2012-08-02 12:54:01 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: There can be only one.


Good, but no "They Live".
 
2012-08-02 12:56:17 AM  
Only one John Ford movie? I'm ok with this.

/Howard Hawks was the better director
 
2012-08-02 01:05:25 AM  
Goodfellas is awesome, but Casino is MEGA AWESOME.
 
2012-08-02 01:08:12 AM  
Eh, Citizen Kane suffers from two things... it's been #1 for years, and it's no longer the hipster critic darling the way it was when it was first made #1, back when the film was relegated to TV airings and was still considered to be a failure because it didn't do too well at the box office upon its initial release.
 
2012-08-02 01:10:19 AM  

The_Sponge: Goodfellas is awesome, but Casino is MEGA AWESOME.


Well, there are baseball bats, so there's that. Casino is awesome, but Pesci makes that film.
 
2012-08-02 01:13:21 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Eh, Citizen Kane suffers from two things... it's been #1 for years, and it's no longer the hipster critic darling the way it was when it was first made #1, back when the film was relegated to TV airings and was still considered to be a failure because it didn't do too well at the box office upon its initial release.


It also suffers because the sublities of B&W film escapes modern viewers.
 
2012-08-02 01:23:49 AM  
Nah, it's The Road Warrior. By a mile.
 
2012-08-02 01:23:54 AM  
I've never seen it. I may someday, but I really don't like the way lines were dlivered in that era.
 
2012-08-02 01:26:08 AM  
Why can't there be two classes of lists a Hayes Code List and a Post Hayes Code list? Y'know to give things made after the 50's a chance.
 
2012-08-02 01:27:36 AM  

DeltaPunch: What. A. Rip. Are you seriously gonna look me in the face and tell me Vertigo is a better film than Toxic Avenger 3: The Last Temptation of Toxie?


That was by far the weakest of the series. Had you gone with Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV you might have had some semblance of a point.
 
2012-08-02 01:27:52 AM  
So according to that article, the top 10 greatest movies ever made all came out before 1968.

Bullshiat!
 
2012-08-02 01:33:08 AM  
Is "Freddy got Fingered" number 3? It must be number 3. Should be number 1.
 
2012-08-02 01:34:45 AM  
After all these years I feel vindicated in my love of Vertigo!

/Citizen Kane is the greatest film in history
//Rear Window is also an excellent film
 
2012-08-02 01:35:32 AM  
Why did the writer of that article go out of his way to post the spoiler about Rosebud?
 
2012-08-02 01:36:29 AM  
If it weren't for the last scene, I'd consider this film for consideration.

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Though viscerally satisfying, it turns a great film into a good film.
 
2012-08-02 01:36:35 AM  
Seems clear to me that it's "The Godfather."
 
2012-08-02 01:36:57 AM  
No mention of "The Erotic Adventures of Helen Keller: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire?'"

You people know nothing about movies.
 
2012-08-02 01:37:57 AM  
Of course it isn't.

Zoolander is.
 
2012-08-02 01:38:02 AM  

simplicimus: ourbigdumbmouth: No film past 1968 is in the top 10.

I guess these guys never heard of a little movie called The Empire Strikes Back?

Hogwash.

Ah, C'mon. It's not that great a film. I'd put "Dr. Strangelove" above it.


I'd put Empire up there with Pulp Fiction. I mean, yes, it had cheesy lines and the acting was hit or miss but the organic flow from scene to scene never made it feel forced. That's not something easily achieved in cinema.
 
2012-08-02 01:38:30 AM  

walrusonion: Why can't there be two classes of lists a Hayes Code List and a Post Hayes Code list? Y'know to give things made after the 50's a chance.


The Maltese Falcon would have been a much better movie if they could have said I want to fark you instead of I love you. No way they loved each other. They just wanted to be having serious banging boning all over the place.

But you couldn't say fark that back then, so they had to say love.
 
2012-08-02 01:39:58 AM  

GentlemanJ: Seems clear to me that it's "The Godfather."


It insists upon itself.
 
2012-08-02 01:40:35 AM  
I'm not hipster but i do think Citizen Kane should still be in the conversation for best ever. Will now read the article.

/personally, i think Goodfellas is pretty flawless.
 
2012-08-02 01:41:49 AM  
It's Casablanca. Everybody knows it's Casablanca. No one ever says "Hey, let's watch Citizen Kane again tonight."

That list was a pretentious pile of crap. Sunrise: a Song for Two Humans? Blow me.
 
2012-08-02 01:42:35 AM  

underwhere: Why did the writer of that article go out of his way to post the spoiler about Rosebud?


Rosebud was calling from inside the house.
 
2012-08-02 01:43:29 AM  

Solid Muldoon: The Maltese Falcon


No Star Wars sequels belong in the list, please.
 
2012-08-02 01:44:26 AM  

Teufelaffe: underwhere: Why did the writer of that article go out of his way to post the spoiler about Rosebud?

Rosebud was calling from inside the house.


Rosebud killed Dumbledore.
 
2012-08-02 01:45:00 AM  

stoli n coke: No mention of "The Erotic Adventures of Helen Keller: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire?'"

You people know nothing about movies.


No No No, the correct title is Tyler Perry Presents : Fifty Shades of Grey, The Erotic Adventures of Helen Keller: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire. Play Adaptation by Tyler Perry.
 
2012-08-02 01:45:56 AM  

simplicimus: Ambivalence: It can't be the best, I haven't seen it.

Duh.

Mel Brooks did it better in "High Anxiety".


Faith No More did it pretty well.
 
2012-08-02 01:46:36 AM  

Dr.Zom: It's Casablanca. Everybody knows it's Casablanca. No one ever says "Hey, let's watch Citizen Kane again tonight."

That list was a pretentious pile of crap. Sunrise: a Song for Two Humans? Blow me.


Casablanca is just insanely great. A bunch of contract actors and a B level script turned out to be so much more.
 
2012-08-02 01:48:15 AM  

Dr.Zom: Teufelaffe: underwhere: Why did the writer of that article go out of his way to post the spoiler about Rosebud?

Rosebud was calling from inside the house.

Rosebud killed Dumbledore.


Rosebud was a MAN.
 
2012-08-02 01:49:30 AM  

Dr.Zom: Teufelaffe: underwhere: Why did the writer of that article go out of his way to post the spoiler about Rosebud?

Rosebud was calling from inside the house.

Rosebud killed Dumbledore.


Rosebud is actually Keyser Soze.
 
2012-08-02 01:49:32 AM  

Teufelaffe: underwhere: Why did the writer of that article go out of his way to post the spoiler about Rosebud?

Rosebud was calling from inside the house.


I thought it was that Rosebud had a dick.
 
2012-08-02 01:51:29 AM  

simplicimus: Dr.Zom: It's Casablanca. Everybody knows it's Casablanca. No one ever says "Hey, let's watch Citizen Kane again tonight."

That list was a pretentious pile of crap. Sunrise: a Song for Two Humans? Blow me.

Casablanca is just insanely great. A bunch of contract actors and a B level script turned out to be so much more.


And Claude Rains with all the best lines!
 
2012-08-02 01:54:03 AM  
As a liberal, if Bush was doing this sort of thing I would be very concerned.

Because Bush was incompetent.
 
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