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Wed, Oct 23, 2019 2:08 PM

Suggestions needed: IMDB Members as Film Professors

If you were teaching a short course on cinema, and only had time to show and discuss five movies, which would you choose?
List:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097763112/

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Champion

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10 months ago

riverotter, I believe your list is not public. 

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Children of Men (2006)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Clue (1985)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Citizen Kane (1941)

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10 months ago

Nice idea! The list is not working, so I can't read the question with this poll.
Maybe the question could be something like; which class would you go to?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Joker (2019)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
The Warriors (1979)
The Machinist (2004)

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10 months ago

Great idea!!!

With no hesitation:

The Birth of a Nation
Rashomon
Citizen Kane
Seventh Seal
Battle of Algiers

If I could add at least 3: Breathless, La Dolce Vita and Pulp Fiction


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10 months ago

Rear Window (1954)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Star Wars (1977)
Brazil (1985)

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10 months ago

Cool!  I would LOVE to do a course about...

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Last Action Hero
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Piglet's Big Movie
Spider-Man 3 

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Oops, please omit Piglet's Big Movie and change it to Spider-Man 3 (the best superhero movie to date, in my humble opinion).

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We can choose five films. You have five without omitting Piglet's Big Movie.

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Haha, I looked at it wrong!  I'd finally edited it to perfection last night and tried to re-post, but it wouldn't let me.  I'd typed it so many times, I got confused.  Please omit PBM, and replace it with Big Bad (2016).  :)  Thanks, mihailo and river otter.

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Yes, that's one of the reasons I'd want to do a class on it.  Kinda like one of the reasons for Last Action Hero - just because some people think it's junk, that doesn't mean everyone thinks so, and that doesn't mean that's what it is!  :)

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10 months ago


I love history, so my course would go to the first years of cinema:

Roundhay Garden Scene
La sortie de l'usine Lumière à Lyon
Voyage dans la Lune
Das cabinet des dr. Caligari
The Jazz Singer

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10 months ago

I could talk hours about them and have a class about these movies would be the maximum:

City Lights(1931)

Taxi Driver(1976)

The Seventh Seal(1957)

The Tree of Life(2011)

Elephant(2003)

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10 months ago

1_-The Last Temptation of Christ
2_Seven Samurais
3_Spirited Away
4_Wall E
5_A Prophet

Champion

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10 months ago

1. Titanic - For grand movie setup
2. The Usual Suspect - For breathtaking twist ending
3. Perfume - For innovative original idea (making perfume from women's body fragrance)
4. Baraka - For non narrative documentary
5. The Schindler's List - For making a film which viewers can see with their ears. Where background score describes the scenes.

Suggestion: Please try to add the short notes that I have written for each film.