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Postby invisible Pole » Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:31 pm

All credit for this one should go to stormwarning, who came up with the idea a couple of months ago but never brought it to life.

Same rules as with Tower of Song and we are limited to five entries each.
The Tower ends January 23rd, 10 p.m. GMT.

Ok, here we go :

Young Frankenstein :lol: - dir. Mel Brooks
Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski
The Player - Robert Altman
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
Reservoir Dogs - Quentin Tarantino
Hannah And Her Sisters - Woody Allen
Toy Story - John Lasseter
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
Scarecrow - Jerry Schatzberg
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:49 pm

Sorry, never seen Scarecrow, so I'll boot that one off and replace it with Truffaut:

Young Frankenstein - dir. Mel Brooks
Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski
The Player - Robert Altman
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
Reservoir Dogs - Quentin Tarantino
Hannah And Her Sisters - Woody Allen
Toy Story - John Lasseter
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
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Postby Tim(e) » Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:52 pm

All great films, but I'm afraid something is going to have to make way for possibly the greatest film of all time, The Seven Samurai and that will have to be Young Frankenstein (a nice enough comedy, but hardly great).

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski
The Player - Robert Altman
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
Reservoir Dogs - Quentin Tarantino
Hannah And Her Sisters - Woody Allen
Toy Story - John Lasseter
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:06 pm

Out: Reservoir Dogs - Quentin Tarantino
In: A Shot In The Dark - Blake Edwards

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski
The Player - Robert Altman
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
A Shot In The Dark - Blake Edwards
Hannah And Her Sisters - Woody Allen
Toy Story - John Lasseter
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
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Postby pophead2k » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:14 pm

I'll replace one Woody with another:

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski
The Player - Robert Altman
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
A Shot In The Dark - Blake Edwards
Toy Story - John Lasseter
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen

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Postby El Vez » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:20 pm

OUT: The Player (I love Altman but I was lukewarm to this one)
IN: A great piece of Americana by a seriously underrated director.

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski
Hud - Martin Ritt
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
A Shot In The Dark - Blake Edwards
Toy Story - John Lasseter
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen

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Postby oily slick » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:25 pm

out: toy story
in: to kill a mockingbird


Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski
Hud - Martin Ritt
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
A Shot In The Dark - Blake Edwards
To Kill a Mockingbird--Robert Mulligan
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:17 pm

WSS wrote

Sorry, never seen Scarecrow,


Hackman and Pacino, you should check it out.

This list is pretty good, but I'll swap one Polanski for another -

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Chinatown - Roman Polanski
Hud - Martin Ritt
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
A Shot In The Dark - Blake Edwards
To Kill a Mockingbird--Robert Mulligan
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
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Postby bobster » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:18 pm

At last!

Blake E. has done a lot better IMO, "A Shot in the Dark" leaves and this list is weighted way too much towards the color era, so....

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Chinatown - Roman Polanski
Hud - Martin Ritt
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
To Kill a Mockingbird--Robert Mulligan
Blue Velvet - David Lynch
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings -- Howard Hawks
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Postby Mr. Average » Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:12 pm

Blue Velvet gets a nod for many reasons, but in this company it gets a shove for : The Usual Suspects. Directed by Bryan Singer, written by Christopher McQuarrie

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Chinatown - Roman Polanski
Hud - Martin Ritt
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
To Kill a Mockingbird--Robert Mulligan
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings -- Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects -- Bryan Singer
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Postby VonOfterdingen » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:16 am

this art-house list (well almost) needs light entertainment but in a perfect way.
out: Chinatown (still the most overrated classic to me.)
in: Get Shorty

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Get Shorty - Barry Sonnenfeld
Hud - Martin Ritt
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
To Kill a Mockingbird--Robert Mulligan
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings -- Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects -- Bryan Singer
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Postby alexv » Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:01 pm

Out: To Kill a Mockingbird
In: Some Like it Hot--Billy Wilder

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Get Shorty - Barry Sonnenfeld
Hud - Martin Ritt
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
Some Like it Hot- Billy Wilder
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings -- Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects -- Bryan Singer

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Postby RedShoes » Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:55 pm

Out: Get Shorty
In: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Seven Samurai - dir. Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
Hud - Martin Ritt
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
Some Like it Hot- Billy Wilder
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings -- Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects -- Bryan Singer[/quote]

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Postby ice nine » Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:51 pm

Can I take two out and put two of my own in at one time?
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Postby bobster » Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:14 am

On that road, lay madness.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:47 am

Apologies to El Vez, but I don't know Hud. Out it goes, in goes 'Respect the cock!'

Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
Magnolia - Paul Thomas Anderson
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
Some Like it Hot - Billy Wilder
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings - Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer
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Postby bambooneedle » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:13 am

I like Marilyn Monroe as much as any hot blooded man here, but I have to look at her rather than look at the mere name of a movie that reminds me that I'm not.

So that void will be filled by A Streetcar Named Desire.

Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
Magnolia - Paul Thomas Anderson
Amarcord - Federico Fellini
A Streetcar Named Desire - Elia Kazan
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings - Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:29 am

I missed this Peter Niven selection over Christmas....always loved it.
bye bye to Fellini's film (never seen it)

Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
Magnolia - Paul Thomas Anderson
Stairway to Heaven - Michael Powell
A Streetcar Named Desire - Elia Kazan
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings - Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer
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Postby bambooneedle » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:50 am

...mere name of a movie thought highly of.

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Postby ice nine » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:55 am

Out: Magnolia - Paul Thomas Anderson
In: Dog Day Afternoon - Sidney Lumet

Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
Dog Day Afternoon - Sidney Lumet
Stairway to Heaven - Michael Powell
A Streetcar Named Desire - Elia Kazan
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Crimes and Misdemeanors - Woody Allen
Only Angels Have Wings - Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer
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Postby El Vez » Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:15 pm

OUT: The Woodsman
IN: Bunuel

Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
Dog Day Afternoon - Sidney Lumet
Stairway to Heaven - Michael Powell
A Streetcar Named Desire - Elia Kazan
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Only Angels Have Wings - Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer
Simon of The Desert - Luis Bunuel

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Postby alexv » Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:55 pm

Out: Dog Day Afternoon
In: The Searchers


Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
The Searchers- John Ford
Stairway to Heaven - Michael Powell
A Streetcar Named Desire - Elia Kazan
Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Only Angels Have Wings - Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer
Simon of The Desert - Luis Bunuel

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Postby selfmademug » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:24 pm

This list needs some music in it. I'm swapping Scorseses...

The Last Waltz - Martin Scorsese
Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
The Searchers- John Ford
Stairway to Heaven - Michael Powell
A Streetcar Named Desire - Elia Kazan
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Only Angels Have Wings - Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer
Simon of The Desert - Luis Bunuel

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Postby selfmademug » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:25 pm

El Vez wrote:OUT: The Woodsman
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Ha! Funny...

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Postby BlueChair » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:08 pm

Out: Stairway to Heaven - Michael Powell
In: Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock

The Last Waltz - Martin Scorsese
Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
The Searchers- John Ford
Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock
A Streetcar Named Desire - Elia Kazan
The 400 Blows - François Truffaut
Only Angels Have Wings - Howard Hawks
The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer
Simon of The Desert - Luis Bunuel
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