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2012-10-14 10:06:23 PM
good list
i hated bowfinger though...
 
2012-10-14 10:19:14 PM
8 1/2!!!
 
2012-10-14 11:50:51 PM
No?

www.jonathanrosenbaum.com

List FAIL.
 
2012-10-14 11:52:53 PM
I mean, COME ON, the list of cameos alone should require its inclusion:

Steve Allen
Richard Anderson
Rene Auberjonois
Harry Belafonte
Shari Belafonte
Karen Black
Michael Bowen
Gary Busey
Robert Carradine
Charles Champlin
Cher
James Coburn
Cathy Lee Crosby
John Cusack
Brad Davis
Paul Dooley
Peter Falk
Felicia Farr
Katarzyna Figura
Louise Fletcher
Dennis Franz
Teri Garr
Leeza Gibbons
Scott Glenn
Jeff Goldblum
Elliott Gould
Joel Grey
David Alan Grier
Buck Henry
Anjelica Huston
Kathy Ireland
Steve James
Sally Kellerman
Sally Kirkland
Jack Lemmon
Marlee Matlin
Andie MacDowell
Malcolm McDowell
Jayne Meadows
Martin Mull
Nick Nolte
Alexandra Powers
Bert Remsen
Burt Reynolds
Jack Riley
Julia Roberts
Mimi Rogers
Annie Ross
Alan Rudolph
Scott Shaw
Jill St. John
Susan Sarandon
Adam Simon
Rod Steiger
Patrick Swayze
Joan Tewkesbury
Brian Tochi
Lily Tomlin
Robert Wagner
Ray Walston
Bruce Willis
Marvin Young
 
2012-10-14 11:56:28 PM
I might just watch "The Artist" now...maybe there's something there.
 
2012-10-15 12:23:24 AM
ok, so besides the obvious omission of The Player, I would've also accepted:

Barton Fink
Hugo
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Be Kind, Rewind
American Movie
Adaptation
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Seven Psychopaths

and I'll also allow Synecdoche, New York
 
2012-10-15 12:24:18 AM
Stardust Memories
Whatever happened to Baby Jane?

Or for the short memory:

Hugo
 
2012-10-15 12:24:52 AM
but kudos for including Living in Oblivion

check it out if you haven't already
 
2012-10-15 12:49:06 AM

fusillade762: No?

[www.jonathanrosenbaum.com image 508x755]

List FAIL.


Oh, MEGA list fail. The Player was a GREAT movie. And after a few brushes with Hollywood, chillingly accurate.
 
2012-10-15 01:46:32 AM
Pretty good list (the author of TFA and I may be the only people on Earth who actually liked Bowfinger), but I definitely agree with fusillade762 that The Player should be on that list.
 
2012-10-15 01:48:57 AM
How the fark this list was allowed to happen without "The Player" and "8+1/2" is just beyond me...
 
2012-10-15 01:50:54 AM
I can't believe they left off The Player, the film which just happens to have one of the longest tracking shots in movie history. From IMDB: "The opening tracking shot (8 minutes) includes people talking about famous long tracking shots in other movies. The scene was rehearsed for a day, shot for half a day. Fifteen takes were done, five were printed, and the third one was used in the film. The entire sequence was unscripted, and all the dialogue is improvised. "
 
2012-10-15 01:51:47 AM
Blair Witch? ಠ_ಠ
 
2012-10-15 01:52:48 AM
 
2012-10-15 01:54:01 AM
The Truman Show wasn't about a movie, I guess
 
2012-10-15 01:58:29 AM
The Stuntman. Peter O'Toole. Nuff said.
 
2012-10-15 02:04:26 AM
Unfortunately, in a list of 20 movies, they can include only 20 movies. But I, also, was surprised The Player wasn't included, especially when they listed lesser fare like Silent Movie and The Blair Witch Project. American Movie would have been a reasonable inclusion, though technically it's a documentary and it looks like they went more for fiction or at least fictionalized accounts of movies.
 
2012-10-15 02:09:03 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

/better than blair, anyway
 
2012-10-15 02:18:08 AM
Also, they included a weak film connection like The Blair Witch, but left off Cinema Paradiso?
 
2012-10-15 02:18:30 AM
What's next, a list of the 20 best 20 best lists?
 
2012-10-15 02:19:09 AM
Terror Firmer?
 
2012-10-15 02:22:14 AM
And the genius of Wes Craven's New Nightmare remains unheralded. :(
 
2012-10-15 02:24:08 AM

calbert: ok, so besides the obvious omission of The Player, I would've also accepted:

Barton Fink
Hugo
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Be Kind, Rewind
American Movie
Adaptation
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Seven Psychopaths

and I'll also allow Synecdoche, New York


'Barton Fink' is one of the most under-rated films of which I know. What a wonderful and amusing ride. John Turturro does not know how to put in a poor performance. I love that man.
 
2012-10-15 02:25:52 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-15 02:42:21 AM

Teufelaffe: Pretty good list (the author of TFA and I may be the only people on Earth who actually liked Bowfinger), but I definitely agree with fusillade762 that The Player should be on that list.


My mom and brother loved it, but they love everything Steve Martin does. I've never seen it (just pieces, maybe a total of 5 minutes), but they think I should. Is it worth it? I wasn't really drawn in by the tiny bit I did see.
 
2012-10-15 02:45:09 AM

KrispyKritter: 'Barton Fink' is one of the most under-rated films of which I know. What a wonderful and amusing ride. John Turturro does not know how to put in a poor performance. I love that man.


Tony Shalhoub's part in that is pretty great, too. I think that's the first thing I ever saw him in.
 
2012-10-15 02:46:05 AM
Swimming With Sharks and Orgasmo (and maybe Chaplin?)
 
2012-10-15 02:48:02 AM
No "This Film is Not Yet Rated"?

Or does that not count because it's a movie amount the rating of movies?
 
2012-10-15 02:48:50 AM

Summoner101: No "This Film is Not Yet Rated"?

Or does that not count because it's a movie about the rating of movies?


FTFM
 
2012-10-15 02:56:41 AM

Teufelaffe: Pretty good list (the author of TFA and I may be the only people on Earth who actually liked Bowfinger), but I definitely agree with fusillade762 that The Player should be on that list.


I loved Bowfinger. The scene in the parking garage had me giggling like a little girl.
 
2012-10-15 03:05:17 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

For this scene alone:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-15 03:37:14 AM
Bowfinger was the first movie I thought of when I read the headline. I think it's one of the greatest send-ups of Hollywood ever made.

You might not get the main joke, though, if you don't realize that Mindhead (which Steve wanted to call Mindfark) represents Scientology, which means Eddie Murphy's character is Cruise/Travolta.
 
2012-10-15 03:39:30 AM

slepygryhnd: 8 1/2!!!


THIS
THIS
A THOUSAND BILLION TIMES THIS!!!

/Also, Hugo was pretty great
 
2012-10-15 03:42:07 AM
I haven't seen Gods and Monsters, but I know it belongs there more than Blair Witch or Bowfinger.
 
2012-10-15 03:42:50 AM
The Stuntman, The Player, and unless the list qualifies with 100% fictional, The Kid Stays In the Picture, Hearts of Darkness, and Lost in LaMancha.
 
2012-10-15 03:58:18 AM
How in the FARK was this omitted?

i759.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-15 04:04:39 AM
List should also include 'American Movie.'
 
2012-10-15 04:22:40 AM

skinink: Cinema Paradiso?


THANK YOU.
I was about to stir up some shiat.
 
2012-10-15 04:26:25 AM
Missed S.O.B.

"Felix, for the last 40 years I've lived a life of dedicated debauchery. I've consumed enough booze to destroy a dozen healthy livers. I've filled my lungs with enough nicotine to poison the entire population of Orange County. I've engaged in sexual excesses that make Caligula look like a celibate monk. I have, in fact, conscientiously, day in and day out, for more years than you've been in this best of all possible worlds, tried to kill myself and I've never felt better in my life. So, if you're really going to end it all, I can show you at least a half-dozen better ways to do it."

And The Stunt Man

"Do you not know that King Kong the first was just three foot six inches tall? He only came up to Faye Wray's belly button! If God could do the tricks that we can do he'd be a happy man!"
 
2012-10-15 04:35:19 AM

Znuh: The Stuntman. Peter O'Toole. Nuff said.


Oh, hell yes.

And as someone else mention, "S.O.B.'. (Bonus: Julie Andrews exposes her ta-tas).
 
2012-10-15 04:43:13 AM

wildcardjack: What's next, a list of the 20 best 20 best lists?


Check out the Cracked website... I'm sure there's one there somewhere.
 
2012-10-15 06:10:17 AM
Anyone that mentioned S.O.B and The Stunt Man...I think I love you.
 
2012-10-15 06:16:44 AM

abbeyroad909: Anyone that mentioned S.O.B and The Stunt Man...I think I love you.


IMHO, "The Stunt Man" is not only an awesome movie, but has a great soundtrack too.
 
2012-10-15 06:39:21 AM
Sorry, but any list without The Player is an instant FAIL. You can debate the merits of The Last Tycoon, Gods and Monsters or Matinee, but you must have The Player.

And what's that piece of crap Woody Allen film doing in there instead of his own Stardust Memories. Or what about Hugo?

Oh and a recent, personal choice (probably because I have a lot in common with the protagonists) and reasonably obscure: Son of Rambow.
 
2012-10-15 06:49:59 AM

jaylectricity: I might just watch "The Artist" now...maybe there's something there.


The Artist is pretty good. It's not the best film of last year (I'd have given the Oscar to Hugo), but it's good.
 
2012-10-15 06:59:09 AM
*clicks link*

Slideshow, I knew it. Oh, well, let's see.

Saw Sullivan's Travels listed, leaving satisfied.

I first saw that movie as a teenager, and have had a thing for Constance Frances Marie Ockelman ever since.

/lawn, etc.
 
2012-10-15 07:05:33 AM

abbeyroad909: Anyone that mentioned S.O.B and The Stunt Man...I think I love you.


One of my all-time favorite films. I actually own one of these:

www.joblo.com

It's a really amazing poster.
 
2012-10-15 07:07:01 AM
8mm
 
2012-10-15 07:10:02 AM

Mugato: 8mm


Hooper
 
2012-10-15 07:27:23 AM
As mentioned, the absences of The Player and are glaring.
 
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