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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 31
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2012-08-02 01:49:30 AM  
4 votes:

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.
2012-08-01 11:07:56 PM  
4 votes:
i218.photobucket.com
2012-08-02 05:53:33 AM  
3 votes:
content9.flixster.com


Ricky Bobby: Wow. I feel like I'm Highlander!
Jean Girard: [Jean chuckles, confused] What is the Highlander?
Ricky Bobby: It's a movie. It won the Academy Award.
Jean Girard: Oh for what?
Ricky Bobby: Best movie ever made.
2012-08-02 01:45:00 AM  
3 votes:

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 01:44:26 AM  
3 votes:

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 01:42:35 AM  
3 votes:

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 01:36:57 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:43:07 AM  
2 votes:
i.ytimg.com

No, that's not it.
2012-08-02 09:45:23 AM  
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-08-02 08:53:34 AM  
2 votes:
i.ytimg.com

It's his sled. It was a sled from when he was a kid. There. I just saved you two long, boobless hours.
zez
2012-08-02 02:58:01 AM  
2 votes:

loooongview1: I'd argue Welles is probably more of a Roger Maris type, two unbelievable years/films but a middling career when you take that away. And yeah, I know I'm mixing my eras, but still.


That's mostly because Wells was demoted to the Negro Leagues.

www.cinemanews.gr
2012-08-02 01:43:29 AM  
2 votes:

Solid Muldoon: The Maltese Falcon


No Star Wars sequels belong in the list, please.
2012-08-02 01:41:49 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-08-01 11:20:42 PM  
2 votes:

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

Duh.


Mel Brooks did it better in "High Anxiety".
2012-08-02 11:29:54 AM  
1 votes:
simplicimus
It also suffers because the sublities of B&W film escapes modern viewers.

It didn't have sublities. It was filmed in English.
2012-08-02 10:24:12 AM  
1 votes:
It insists upon itself.
2012-08-02 09:15:18 AM  
1 votes:

Allansfirebird: For me, Citizen Kane and Vertigo are more important for their craftsmanship as opposed to their status as "great films." I'm big on cinematography, particularly in widescreen ratios, so I dearly love Welles, Hitchcock, David Lean, Ford, & Kubrick.

Here's my top 20:

Casablanca (1941)
Rear Window (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
The Searchers (1956)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Cleopatra (1963)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Back to the Future (1985)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Clerks II (2006)
The Departed (2006)
Hot Fuzz (2006)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)

So, my list stretches over multiple decades. I will admit that I have a bias for pre-1970 films, as my favorite era of film is the post-Studio System era (1950-1967).


wat
2012-08-02 08:33:00 AM  
1 votes:

mikemoto: I finally saw Vertigo a few months back and not only would I not place it number one, I wouldn't even say it'shiatchcock's best. North by Northwest and Psycho are far superior movies.


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"That is what you get for talking trash, my good man."
2012-08-02 08:12:43 AM  
1 votes:
List fails without "Meatballs 4"
2012-08-02 06:56:42 AM  
1 votes:
No mention of Megaforce?
2012-08-02 05:04:31 AM  
1 votes:
www.empireonline.com
2012-08-02 02:20:37 AM  
1 votes:
Also fans of Citizen Kane:

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2012-08-02 01:58:37 AM  
1 votes:
Vertigo is a very beautifully filmed movie. It's also as boring as a Teletubbie marathon.
2012-08-02 01:51:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:49:32 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:48:15 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:39:58 AM  
1 votes:

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


It insists upon itself.
2012-08-02 01:38:30 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:54:01 AM  
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: There can be only one.


Good, but no "They Live".
2012-08-02 12:25:09 AM  
1 votes:
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?
2012-08-01 11:47:46 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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