Thread: The single most impressive film?

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    Shawshank Redemption, for me, was perfect.

    The perfect film.

    You'd have to go a long way to show me a film that stands up to this work of art. If you haven't already seen it, make sure you do soon.
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      For me, it has to be Sophie Lang Goes West . I recommend you check it out.
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        i'll throw pulp fiction in there. one of the best movies i've ever seen
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          Raiders of the Lost Ark
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            Fight Club, what better way to end the 90s?
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              Koyaanisqatsi

              Here's a link to the wikipedia entry on it:
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koyaanisqatsi

              For me, I looked at the world differently after watching this movie.
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                This one continues to impress even the most coldhearted critic

                http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274518/
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                  Quote by MattNash
                  Raiders of the Lost Ark


                  Ditto, or at the very least, its the perfect action film.
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                    this one ! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024807/
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                      It might be cliche, but I think Citizen Kane is the most impressive movie. I'm glued to the screen whenever it comes on TV.
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                        I don't get what's so great about it. If he was so driven and powerful, why couldn't he get an exact replica of his god damn sled made?

                        Did you know that character was based on Howard Hughes?
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                          Same answer I gave for best video-game-to-movie.......

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                            Quote by Ilikethepixies
                            I don't get what's so great about it. If he was so driven and powerful, why couldn't he get an exact replica of his god damn sled made?

                            Did you know that character was based on Howard Hughes?


                            You do realize that the sled is supposed to be symbolic, right? I always took it to symbolize the love and joy from his childhood he missed out on after he'd been taken away from his family, but I'm sure you could find one or two random film student's theses arguing it means something else.

                            It doesn't surprise me that Howard Hughes was the basis for that character-- they're both millionaire prodigies who snapped. However, I suspect Orson Welles was too dignified to wear tissue boxes on his feet or letting his fingernails grow to grotesque lengths, so they just had him build Xanadu instead.
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                              I think you're wrong about the interpretation.

                              All he really wanted was the sled.
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                                It was the sled? Fuck it, guess I shouldn't have gotten so high while watching that crap.
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                                  Alright, fine. Instead of watching Citizen Kane, go watch John Waters' Pink Flamingos. Any movie where a drag queen eats dog poop is an impressive movie.
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                                    The drag queen in that movie wanted a sled too.
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                                      They always just want something.
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                                        I love Somewhere in Time
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                                          2001: A Space Odyssey. It's impressive whether you're stoned or just high.
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