What Makes A Perfect Film?

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  • Posts: 2,081
    @bondjames - Well, I don't see a problem as long as it's not the only or the main criteria. ;) Movies are primarily visual, and if beautiful cinematography, sets and so on can be appreciated then why not beautiful people, too. I'm sure you didn't mean everyone in a great movie should be beautiful, or that a great movie would have to have at least some beautiful people in it, or that acting skills don't matter. :)

    The whole concept of eye candy is actually interesting and rather complex. At least I don't think that pretty people are automatically eye candy. I started to think about it when you mentioned it and would be at a loss to explain what I would consider eye candy when it comes to actors and how much it matters. I'll need to think about it some more.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Eye candy:


    And still, the music is great regardless of the eye candy. Same for films, no need to be sorry.
  • edited May 2015 Posts: 2,081
    Thundy, nobody was suggesting eye candy makes something that is good worse somehow. The question was rather if and how it makes something that is good better. Besides, music is for ears, film is primarily for eyes, so they are not exactly comparable anyway. One can enjoy music just as well if one is blind or doesn't know who the heck the performer is or how they look like. Enjoying film if one is blind, though, gotta be kinda difficult.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (Fleming 1939)
    9. METROPOLIS (Lang 1926)
    10. THE MALTESE FALCON (Huston 1941)
    21. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
    23. PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
    These are acceptable.
    But you left out
    Sanjuro
    Blade Runner
    Charade

  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    There are at least seven Kurosawa films that I prefer to SANJURO.
    Name them!
    :-??
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    edited May 2015 Posts: 38,232
    Here are some more that popped up in my head:

    'Blade Runner'
    'The Thing (1982)'
    'Halloween'
    '12 Angry Men'
    'Casino Royale'
    'Mad Max: Fury Road'
    'Munich' (obviously...)
    'Hard Boiled'
    'Alien/Aliens'
    'American Psycho'
    'Seven'
    'Die Hard'
    'Jaws'
    'The Raid 2'
    'Saving Private Ryan'
  • edited May 2015 Posts: 1,310
    This is a great topic, and one that constantly makes me think. When I think about it, there are only five movies that I would give a perfect 10/10. These are films that make me feel like no others can. In alphabetical order they are...

    Casino Royale (2006)
    Jurassic Park (1993)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Toy Story (1995)


    Looking at that list, I realize all of them are somehow connected to a younger self - one who wasn't as cynical when watching films. For example, if really examined, Jurassic Park is probably more of an 8/10. But I could never even think of giving JP anything less than a perfect score.

    This might make me look incredibly picky and cinematically uneducated, but I must stress that I've liked, adored and loved many more films. It's just that the perfect 10s are reserved for the life-changers --- the ones I CONSTANTLY playback in my head, and the ones that will be connected to me as long as I have memory. I have plenty of 9s and 9.5s that have affected me greatly as well (Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Schinder's List etc etc).
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    Oh, I forgot to add Casablanca. Now, that, I believe, is the greatest piece of cinema. Both theatrical and very auteur, at the same time.
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