These days most people would go 'huh?', but the One Step to the Left shift of IBM, into HAL... well it was great in its day...
These days who cares about folding, spindling, or mutilating punch cards...
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08-19-2012 10:24 PM
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10-26-2012 11:25 AM
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Well for me, the first would have to be Citizen Kane. I mean, I just found it so boring that the only time I was excited was when it finally ended. Second, I recently just watched Casablanca and I really did not understand all the acclaim it received :/
10-26-2012 11:45 AM
I just don't understand how a filmmakers could not enjoy Citizen Kane or Touch of Evil. I could understand if my mother would be bored however.
10-26-2012 03:07 PM
10-29-2012 07:24 PM
First, I want to say I've watched MANY of the classic films and ENJOYED them. I didn't see an Alfred Hitchcock film until I read a biography on him. Pretty much have seen all his work and now I am a fan.
I am not a fan of Kubrick.
Never saw the "Godfather" series (not sure why, just never got around to it).
Never saw "Gone With the Wind" (not sure why...).
Never saw "Taxi Driver" (not sure why...).
I tried to watch "Citizen Kane" because of its importance in American Film History. I turned that movie off after 10 minutes! Oh, good Lord I was bored to ever-loving tears. I totally DISLIKED that movie.
Too many movies I like but I'll name a few classics:
1. Stage Door
2. Thin Man (all of 'em)
3. Roman Holiday
4. Sisters (think that's what it was called)
@Postmaster - Have you seen these French films:
1. Entre Nous
2. My Mother's Castle
3. My Father's Glory
4. Au Revoir Les Enfants (freakin'g cried on this one)
5. My Other Husband (funny, love Miou-Miou)
I do like "Shamshawk Redemption" and "Die Hard" and "Terminator II" and so and so on.
We like what we like, we don't what we don't. No institution is going to TELL US that just because that movie is the BEST movie on their 100 list that we SHOULD like it too.
Did I mention I really, really didn't like "Citizen Kane?""Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
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10-30-2012 04:44 PM
Just flicked through this French film: Le mépris 
It is considered a "milestone" and Raoul Coutard - the DP - is considered a "legend".
Well that milestone bored me to death - no story, just a bunch of people arguing the whole time.
The DP's work also failed to impress me - most TV series show more sophisticated camera work.
Nobody was ever able to tell me, why exactly that would be such a milestone and what
exactly Raoul Coutard did there to make him a "legend".
10-30-2012 05:01 PM
10-30-2012 05:47 PM
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Fortunately, the 'french' prof, was very much taken with Scorsese ("Raging Bull"(1980) 'recent' at the time...), and apparently didn't have much of 'un certain regard' for his own countrymen's efforts, other than some pillars... which I had already seen in the local art house years before... "Alphaville"(1965) was one.
So seeing "Raging Bull" or the 'almost Scorsese' film, "Honeymoon Killers"... was not really a problem.
There was this french porn film that one scene included a strategically placed stick of dynamite... but I can't recall the name...