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« on: September 19, 2011, 01:19:24 AM »
Whenever I tell people how many movies I have in my DVD collection, no one ever believes me that I have seen them all. Well, I have. And just to show a further commitment to that, I will watch all of them again. That way there can be no disputing it. It is quite the extensive list of titles, but they are as follows.

-12 Angry Men (1957)
-21 Grams (2003)
-2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
-3:10 To Yuma (2007)
-The 400 Blows (1959)
-(500) Days Of Summer (2009)
-8½ (1963)
-Adam’s Rib (1949)
-Adaptation. (2002)
-Adventureland (2009)
-The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)
-An Affair To Remember (1957)
-The African Queen (1951)
-Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1972)
-Airplane! (1980)
-The Alamo (1960)
-Alice In Wonderland (1951)
-All About Eve (1950)
-All The President’s Men (1976)
-Amadeus (1984)
-Amélie (2001)
-American History X (1998)
-An American In Paris (1951)
-American Psycho (2000)
-An American Werewolf In London (1981)
-Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)
-Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
-Anchors Aweigh (1945)
-Animal Crackers (1930)
-Annie Hall (1977)
-The Apartment (1960)
-Apocalypse Now (1979)
-Apocalypse Now: Redux (2001)
-Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991)
-The Assassination Of Jesse James By The
Coward Robert Ford (2007)
-Atonement (2007)
-The Aviator (2004)
-Back To The Future (1985)
-Back To The Future Part II (1989)
-Back To The Future Part III (1990)
-Bad Education (2004)
-Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans (2009)
-Bambi (1942)
-Barton Fink (1991)
-Batman: The Movie (1966)
-Batman (1989)
-Batman Returns (1992)
-Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
-Batman Forever (1995)
-Batman And Robin (1997)
-Batman Begins (2005)
-The Dark Knight (2008)
-Battle Of Britain (1969)
-Beauty And The Beast (1991)
-Beetlejuice (1988)
-Before Sunrise (1995)
-Before Sunset (2004)
-Being John Malkovich (1998)
-Best In Show (2000)
-Big Fish (2003)
-The Big Lebowski (1998)
-The Big Sleep (1946)
-Bigger Than Life (1956)
-The Birdcage (1996)
-Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962)
-The Birds (1963)
-Black Narcissus (1947)
-Black Orpheus (1959)
-Black Swan (2010)
-Blade Runner: Original Workprint Version (1982)
-Blade Runner (1982)
-Blade Runner: International Cut (1982)
-Blade Runner: Director’s Cut (1992)
-Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)
-Blazing Saddles (1974)
-Blue Velvet (1986)
-Blood Diamond (2006)
-Blood Simple (1984)
-Blow (2001)
-The Blues Brothers (1980)
-Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
-Boogie Nights (1997)
-Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit
Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
-The Bourne Identity (2002)
-Bowling For Columbine (2002)
-Brazil (1985)
-The Breakfast Club (1985)
-Breathless (1960)
-Brick (2005)
-The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
-A Bridge Too Far (1977)
-Bringing Up Baby (1938)
-Brokeback Mountain (2005)
-Broken Embraces (2009)
-Bronson (2009)
-Bug (2006)
-Burn After Reading (2008)
-Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
-Capote (2004)
-Casablanca (1942)
-Cast Away (2000)
-Catch Me If You Can (2002)
-Changeling (2008)
-Chaplin (1992)
-Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
-Charade (1963)
-Chicago (2002)
-Children Of Men (2006)
-Chinatown (1974)
-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
-Citizen Kane (1941)
-The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1988)
-RKO 281 (1999)
-A Clockwork Orange (1971)
-Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
-Clue (1985)
-Cobra Verde (1987)
-The Cocoanuts (1929)
-Collateral (2004)
-Commando (1985)
-Crank (2006)
-Crank: High Voltage (2009)
-Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
-The Crucible (1996)
-The Damned United (2009)
-The Dark Crystal (1982)
-A Day At The Races (1937)
-The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
-Days Of Heaven (1978)
-Dead Poets Society (1989)
-Death Proof (2007)
-Deliverance (1972)
-The Departed (2006)
-Dial M For Murder (1954)
-Die Hard (1988)
-Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
-Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995)
-Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)
-Dirty Harry (1971)
-Magnum Force (1973)
-The Enforcer (1976)
-Sudden Impact (1983)
-The Dead Pool (1988)
-District 9 (2009)
-The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (2007)
-Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
-Dogville (2003)
-Double Indemnity (1944)
-Doubt (2008)
-Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop
Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
-Drag Me To Hell (2009)
-Drive, He Said (1971)
-The Duchess (2008)
-Duck Soup (1933)
-Dumb and Dumber (1994)
-Eastern Promises (2007)
-Easy A (2010)
-Easy Rider (1969)
-Ed Wood (1995)
-An Education (2009)
-Edward Scissorhands (1990)
-Elegy (2008)
-Enchanted (2007)
-The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
-Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
-Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
-The Evil Dead (1981)
-Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987)
-Army Of Darkness (1992)
-The Exorcist: The Version You’ve Never Seen (1973)
-Eyes Wide Shut (1998)
-F For Fake (1973)
-Fantasia (1940)
-Fantasia 2000 (1999)
-Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
-Fargo (1996)
-Fata Morgana (1971)
-Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
-Fiddler On The Roof (1971)
-Fight Club (1999)
-Finding Nemo (2003)
-Finding Neverland (2004)
-A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
-A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)
-The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (1967)
-Fitzcarraldo (1982)
-Five Easy Pieces (1970)
-Following (1998)
-For Your Consideration (2006)
-Forrest Gump (1994)
-The French Connection (1971)
-Frost/Nixon (2008)
-Full Metal Jacket (1986)
-Funny Games (2008)
-Gangs Of New York (2002)
-Get Carter (1971)
-Ghost Busters (1984)
-Giant (1956)
-Gimme Shelter (1970)
-The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2010)
-Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
-The Godfather (1972)
-The Godfather, Part II (1974)
-The Godfather, Part III (1990)
-Gone Baby Gone (2007)
-Gone With The Wind (1939)
-GoodFellas (1990)
-Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)
-Gosford Park (2001)
-The Graduate (1967)
-Gran Torino (2008)
-The Great Dictator (1940)
-The Great Escape (1963)
-The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
-The Green Mile (1999)
-Hamlet (1996)
-Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)
-Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
-Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002)
-Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004)
-Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2005)
-Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)
-Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009)
-Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010)
-Harvey (1950)
-Head (1968)
-Heart Of Glass (1976)
-Heathers (1988)
-Hercules (1997)
-High Anxiety (1977)
-High Noon (1952)
-His Girl Friday (1940)
-History Of The World - Part I (1980)
-A History Of Violence (2005)
-Holiday (1938)
-Hoosiers (1986)
-Horse Feathers (1932)
-Hot Fuzz (2007)
-Hotel Rwanda (2004)
-Howard The Duck (1986)
-The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)
-Hunger (2008)
-The Hurt Locker (2009)
-The Hustler (1961)
-If... (1968)
-I’m Not There (2007)
-In Bruges (2008)
-In The Loop (2009)
-Inception (2010)
-Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
-Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)
-Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)
-Inglourious Basterds (2009)
-Inside Man (2006)
-The Insider (1999)
-Insomnia (2002)
-Iron Man (2008)
-It Happened One Night (1934)
-Jackie Brown (1997)
-Dr. No (1962)
-From Russia With Love (1963)
-Goldfinger (1964)
-Thunderball (1965)
-You Only Live Twice (1967)
-On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
-Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
-Live And Let Die (1973)
-The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
-The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
-Moonraker (1979)
-For Your Eyes Only (1981)
-Octopussy (1983)
-A View To A Kill (1985)
-The Living Daylights (1987)
-License To Kill (1989)
-GoldenEye (1995)
-Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
-The World Is Not Enough (1999)
-Die Another Day (2002)
-Casino Royale (2006)
-Jaws (1975)
-Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)
-Julia (2009)
-Junebug (2005)
-Kick-Ass (2010)
-Kill Bill, Volume 1 (2003)
-Kill Bill, Volume 2 (2004)
-Killer's Kiss (1955)
-The Killing (1956)
-Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
-King Arthur (2004)
-The King Of Marvin Gardens (1971)
-Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
-Kung Fu Panda (2008)
-L.A. Confidential (1997)
-La Vie En Rose (2007)
-The Lady Eve (1941)
-The Last Detail (1973)
-The Last Metro (1980)
-The Last Picture Show (1971)
-Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
-Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
-Le Samouraï (1967)
-Léon: The Professional (1994)

-Lessons Of Darkness (1992)
-Liar Liar (1997)
-Little Children (2006)
-Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1998)
-The Lion King (1994)
-Lolita (1962)
-Lost In Translation (2004)
-M (1931)
-The Machinist (2004)
-The Magician (58)
-The Magnificent Seven (1960)
-Magnolia (1999)
-The Maltese Falcon (1941)
-Malcolm X (1992)
-The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
-The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
-Marty (1955)
-The Mask (1994)
-McCabe And Mrs. Miller (1971)
-Memento (2000)
-Michael Clayton (2007)
-Midnight Cowboy (1969)
-A Mighty Wind (2003)
-Miller’s Crossing (1990)
-Mission: Impossible (1996)
-Mission: Impossible II (2000)
-Mission: Impossible III (2006)
-Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)
-The Mist (2007)
-Modern Times (1936)
-Monkey Business (1931)
-Monsters, Inc. (2001)
-Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
-Monty Python’s Life Of Brian (1979)
-Moon (2009)
-Moulin Rouge! (2001)
-Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
-Mulholland Dr. (2001)
-The Muppet Movie (1979)
-My Best Fiend (1999)
-My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)
-Mystic River (2003)
-The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
-The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell Of Fear (1991)
-The Naked Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
-Network (1976)
-Never Let Me Go (2010)
-A Night At The Opera (1935)
-The Night Of The Hunter (1955)
-Nine (2009)
-North By Northwest (1959)
-Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)
-Notorious (1946)
-O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
-Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
-On The Waterfront (1954)
-Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
-Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
-One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
-Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
-Paris, Texas (1984)
-Paths Of Glory (1957)
-Patton (1970)
-Peter Pan (1953)
-The Philadelphia Story (1940)
-The Pink Panther (1963)
-Pinocchio (1940)
-Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of
The Black Pearl (2003)
-Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
-Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
-Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
-Planet Of The Apes (1968)
-Planet Terror (2007)
-The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
-The Prestige (2006)
-Pride And Prejudice (2005)
-The Princess Bride (1987)
-The Producers (2005)
-Pulp Fiction (1994)
-The Punisher (2004)
-Raging Bull (1980)
-Rain Man (1988)
-Raising Arizona (1987)
-The Reader (2008)
-Rear Window (1954)
-Rebecca (1940)
-The Red Shoes (1948)
-Reds (1981)
-Reign Over Me (2007)
-Repulsion (1965)
-Requiem For A Dream (2000)
-Rescue Dawn (2007)
-Reservoir Dogs (1992)
-Revolutionary Road (2008)
-Rififi (1955)
-Road To Perdition (2002)
-Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)
-RocknRolla (2008)
-Rocky (1976)
-The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-Roman Holiday (1953)
-The Room (2003)
-Rope (1948)
-A Safe Place (1971)
-Sanjuro (1962)
-Saving Private Ryan (1998)
-Schindler’s List (1993)
-A Serious Man (2009)
-The Seventh Seal (1957)
-Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
-The Shawshank Redemption (1995)
-Shine A Light (2008)
-The Shining (1980)
-The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
-Silent Movie (1976)
-The Simpsons Movie (2007)
-Sin City (2005)
-Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
-Sleeper (1973)
-Sleeping Beauty (1959)
-Sleepy Hollow (1999)
-Sleuth (1972)
-Snatch. (2001)
-Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
-The Social Network (2010)
-Solaris (1972)
-Some Like It Hot (1959)
-South Park: Bigger, Longer, And Uncut (1999)
-Spaceballs (1987)
-Stagecoach (1939)
-Strangers On A Train (1951)
-A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
-Stroszek (1977)
-Summer Hours (2008)
-Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)
-Taken (2009)
-Talk To Her (2002)
-Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)
-Taxi Driver (1976)
-Team America: World Police (2004)
-Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
-There Will Be Blood (2007)
-The Thin Red Line (1998)
-This Is Spın̈al Tap (1984)
-The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
-To Catch A Thief (1955)
-To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
-Tombstone (1993)
-Touch Of Evil: Restored Version (1958)
-Toy Story (1995)
-Toy Story 2 (1999)
-Toy Story 3 (2010)
-Traffic (2000)
-Trainspotting (1996)
-The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
-The Triplets Of Belleville (2003)
-Troll 2 (1990)
-Tropic Thunder (2008)
-True Grit (2010)
-True Romance (1993)
-Unforgiven (1992)
-The Untouchables (1987)
-Up (2009)
-Up In The Air (2009)
-The Usual Suspects (1995)
-V For Vendetta (2006)
-Vertigo (1958)
-Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
-Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
-Volver (2006)
-W. (2008)
-Waiting For Guffman (1997)
-Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
-WALL•E (2008)
-Wanted (2008)
-West Side Story (1961)
-Where The Wild Things Are (2009)
-White Heat (1949)
-Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
-Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf? (1966)
-The Wicker Man (1973)
-The Wild Bunch (1969)
-Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971)
-Winter’s Bone (2010)
-The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
-Woman Of The Year (1942)
-Woyzeck (1979)
-The Wrestler (2008)
-X-Men (2000)
-X2: X-Men United (2003)
-X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
-Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
-Yojimbo (1961)
-Young Frankenstein (1974)
-Zodiac (2007)
Zombieland (2009)
Zoolander (2001)

After two previous marathons not panning out, I give you my word that this one will be followed through on. I had stuff going on in my life that led me away from those two, but I have no such problems now. I am all about movie watching. Plus, I have no trouble getting my hands on the films, as I have them all. I hope you enjoy what I have to say about the 501 movies listed above.
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Re: GothamCity151 And His DVD Collection
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 04:47:30 AM »
This is crazy and awesome and crazy awesome. Cannot wait.
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

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Re: GothamCity151 And His DVD Collection
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 05:57:01 AM »
This is crazy and awesome and crazy awesome. Cannot wait.

No kidding! Great list of films!   Good luck!  this should be fun.   And I like your optimism: "...I had stuff going on in my life...but I have no such problems now..."  Wow if you manage to keep life stable and problem-free for this entire marathon I want to change lives!
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Re: GothamCity151 And His DVD Collection
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 09:30:53 AM »
That's about how many I have in my collection too (I think last time I checked it was like 547 movies).  But wow, that's a big endeavor.  Are you going to watch all the different cuts of Blade Runner?

I've been thinking of doing something like this, but just the ones I haven't watched in the past 5 years.

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 09:44:45 AM »
I've only got 100 and I look at it and go "ooh, I should watch some of these again some time" but then I wonder who's got the time with all those films I haven't seen yet.
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Re: GothamCity151 And His DVD Collection
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 10:27:37 AM »
Are you going to watch all the different cuts of Blade Runner?

Of course. I have them. If I have them, I'll watch them.

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GothamCity151 And His DVD Collection #1: 12 Angry Men (1957)
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2011, 05:41:06 PM »
12 Angry Men (1957)
The past two years in doing my top 100 this film has been ranked #102. For whatever reason, it slips through the cracks. It had probably been about five or six years since I had last seen it, so it just never got that extra push forward. Well, that push comes just a couple of weeks too late. This is a fantastic film. It is a movie that is all talking and acting, which is certainly the type of film I usually enjoy. The film is done in mostly long, unbroken takes which seriously milk the tension, the heat, and the anger in the room. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, and company are all at the top of their games. Everyone plays their parts to the 9s (or 12s hahaha). Sidney Lumet is one of the great American directors of all time. I cannot believe that this was his first film. He has total control over the atmosphere and mood. Everything is so precisely made without ever feeling bombarded by style, which is clearly there. The tracking shots are subtle and beautifully done. The script is airtight and is never boring in the slightest. The dialogue is consistently interesting. They give you the feeling as though you are a thirteenth juror and really make you come to your own decision on the case. I like when a film makes you participate actively in what you are watching. The questions that arise make you think. In the end, this is a great film, and one that unfairly got the short end of the stick when making my top 100. Next time around, there will be certain adjustments made to fit this in. This top 100 is getting awfully crowded. Go out and see this if you haven't.

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Re: GothamCity151 And His DVD Collection #1: 12 Angry Men (1957)
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 06:07:38 PM »
One down, 494 to go!  I'm very interested in re-examination of a film and am looking forward to this marathon. I like this quite a lot too:

They give you the feeling as though you are a thirteenth juror and really make you come to your own decision on the case. I like when a film makes you participate actively in what you are watching.
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2011, 06:12:43 PM »
This is also the film that leads off my DVD collection (and my top-100 for that matter). I find it so endlessly rewatchable; critical of humanity and optimistic at the same time.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 06:42:08 PM »
You're reviewing a lot of my Top 100 GC, so if you don't mind, I might take this opportunity to present some of the negatives I had when revisiting these great films. That way you'll have something to sound off of and this won't develop into an undebated lave fest.

12 Angry Men is my #60 of All Time.

Disappointingly, there are key moments where the dramatics trip up the excellence. So much is perfect that when it's not, it sticks out badly. I'm referring to the story Martin Balsam tells Fonda as the rain starts to pour about his being an assistant coach. That break in the action along with Jack Warden playing with the fan go absolutely nowhere. Then there's Robert Webber describing his work as an ad man. It's long-winded and done in a grandstanding manner that turns his character into a bit of a ham. But the biggest slip is with Lee J. Cobb, and if you have not seen 12 Angry Men DON'T READ THE NEXT PARAGRAPH.

Towards the beginning Cobb talks about the father hitting his son to make a man out of him. He then draws a parallel to his own kid, producing a picture of the two of them together. You sense this is going somewhere and it's hammered home when the camera follows Cobb as he walks away from the conversation. I'm very fond of moments when the camera watches a character reflecting on his feelings during a certain point, but now you know something is coming. The son is set like a bomb under the table and you wonder when it will go off. Because of the foreshadowing, we know exactly where the climax is headed. Cobb does everything he can, but he can't overcome the fact that his break was tipped off to us already. The fall of the last man loses its dramatic power.
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