Post by stefancrosscoe on May 19, 2017 16:21:12 GMT
01. Manhunter 02. Aliens 03. Blue Velvet 04. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Color of Money would have easily gotten in on a top 5 Lucas I have not seen, but I always wanted to.
For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."
LOL. I have only seen one out of your whole list, Blue Velvet. Watched it recently for the first time since 1986 and appreciated it more because I picked up on the social satire aspect I missed first time around.
I have seen enough chunks of some of the others to discourage me from acquiring them.
Some films I did like that year were: -- The Assault (Fons Rademakers) -- Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen) - some say Woody's best film -- Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources (Claude Berry) -- Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan) -- Something Wild (Jonathan Demme) - my favorite Demme film
I must confess to liking Crocodile Dundee (Peter Faiman) a lot when it appeared, but it is not good enough to have survived all the memes and feeble sequels. It has got real old.
After that, I had to go down to 6/10 movies Lucas and Manhunter.
Haven't seen Color of Money.
There are some others on the list I've seen that I have no idea why anyone would like. Namely Ferris Bueller and Stand By Me. They just seem to be celebrations of people so egotistical that it's impossible to care about the movies.
The Voyage Home was a snoozefest that failed where V succeeded so well in characters. It looked like everyone involved saw where IV went wrong, and proceeded to make a better film next out. As usual, the even number sequels are the weakest, the odd ones strongest.
drystyx There are some others on the list I've seen that I have no idea why anyone would like. Namely Ferris Bueller and Stand By Me. They just seem to be celebrations of people so egotistical that it's impossible to care about the movies.
I can get what you mean about Ferris being mega-egotistical but who does that describe in Stand By Me ?
Fwiw, I never saw either as "celebrations of people" but just as pretty good stories with friendships / relationships explored.
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