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Subject: Turner's 14 Greatest Films Ever
Date: Saturday, September 01, 2012
Time: 11:28:52 PM
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Sight And Sound just released their famous poll. Vertigo is supposedly the greatest film ever made. It's not. They should have asked me for the Top Ten. I need help editing 4 films out of this list. Turner drinks, Turner posts about movies. In chronological order:
1. The Wizard Of Oz (1939) by Victor Fleming - Some Brit rag once called The Black Crowes "The most rock n' roll rock n' roll band in the world." Dig it. But The Wizard Of Oz is the most movie movie ever made. It represents the most basic function of film: To instill a sense of wonder. The Wizard Of Oz instantly makes us all kids again when we see it. The greatest fantasy film ever made, it's also a technical marvel.
2. Casablanca (1942) by Michael Curtiz
3. The Third Man (1949) by Carol Reed
4. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971) by Mel Stuart - The greatest children's film ever. If I were giving out an Academy Award for Best Actor In A Lead Role EVER Gene Wilder would lose only to Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II.
5. The Godfather (1972) by Francis Coppola - This film is so completely fucking outdone by Part II that it should probably be cut. Photographed by Gordon Willis.
6. Chinatown (1974) by Roman Polanski - I can't lie, I don't really love this movie. But I can see it's brilliance and I think Roman Polanski is the second greatest filmmaker ever and he must have a spot on this list and Chinatown is his undisputed masterpiece. However, to the general (non-Stanley-obsessed) film lover 2001 is Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece. It's not. So maybe, though I doubt it, Roman made a greater film. His Macbeth (1971) is pretty much the greatest Skakespeare film ever, maybe that should be on my list instead.
7. The Godfather Part II (1974) by Francis Coppola - The 2nd Greatest Film Ever Made. Greatest Performance By A Lead Actor (Al Pacino) EVER. Photographed by Gordon Willis.
8. Manhattan (1979) by Woody Allen - Paradoxically not the greatest Woody Allen film ever (Deconstructing Harry) but the only Woody Allen film that can go on this list. A remake of 2001. Photographed by Gordon Willis.
9. Apocalypse Now (1979) by Francs Coppola - The 1970's is the greatest decade for American film, and no director (not even Stanley) so completely dominated this decade as Francis Coppola. An insanely brilliant updating of Heart Of Darkness, an even more brilliant commentary on the insanity of war and arguably the most beautifully photographed film ever, it's not a film about Vietnam and it's got a shit ending because Kurtz is a fat Marlon Brando. Such is life.
10. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) by Irvin Kershner (and, to be fair, George Lucas)
11. The Shining (1980) by Stanley Kubrick - The Greatest Film Ever Made. Photographed by John Alcott and Stanley Kubrick.
12. An American Werewolf In London (1981) by John Landis - A mystical film. The only Non-Stanley film ever made that I'd swear was a Stanley film. I know Stanley liked it.
13. Full Metal Jacket (1987) by Stanley Kubrick - Stanley's 2nd greatest. In reality 2 short films. It takes a while to connect them, and even longer to appreciate the Vietnam sequence more than the (flashier) Paris Island sequence. Photographed by Stanley Kubrick.
14. Goodfellas (1990) by Martin Scorsese - Martin Scorsese is easily the most overrated American filmmaker ever, but this flick kills.
15. Pulp Fiction (1994) by Quentin Tarantino
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