Thread: Greatest Movie EVER

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    Citizen Kane?




    Every moviesite I visit claims that Citizen Kane is the best American movie of all time. While I disagree, I pick 2001: A Space Odyssey, I'm more interested in reading your picks for:
    The Greatest Movie EVER.

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    I'm going to be watching that later today. I've never seen the whole thing. I'll let you know.
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    it has to be godfather (1972) hands up or hands down... !




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    actually one flew over the cuckoo's nest is a really nice movie aswell!
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    Quote by cheva
    it has to be godfather (1972) hands up or hands down... !




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    actually one flew over the cuckoo's nest is a really nice movie aswell!

    *Raises hand.*
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    Over the past 100 years, there have been many movies that have been called "The greatest movie". These movies include: Star Wars; The Godfather; and The Wizard of Oz.

    The point I'm trying to make is that it's impossible to determine what the greatest movie of all time is.
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    I vote for Citizen Kane too, just because of it's perspective on humanity. It has something to teach us about ourselves.

    Sometimes we have a tendency to forget where we came from (Rosebud.)

    Not to mention Orson Wells was superior to any director of his time when it came to photography. Check out The Third Man, the cinematography is some of the best and most creative I have ever seen. Orson just knows how to tell a story with the camera and to paint a picture of it that lasts in our minds.

    I think that all films, including The Godfather wouldn't be as great without Citizen Kane. Citizen Kane was a landmark film like Birth of a Nation (except without the blatant racism.)
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    Godfather - hands down. It's just one of those movies that people say they like because everybody else seems to like it and they want to be like everybody else. Same goes for Scarface and Citizen Kane. Greatest movie ever ? Has to be either Dracula or Ten Commandments.
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    Quote by thecrow174
    The point I'm trying to make is that it's impossible to determine what the greatest movie of all time is.


    I have to agree... is a matter of taste even if it's determine from the best critics. Some will agree... some don't.

    Citzen Kane is just one of the many that can be point out.
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    Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
    Quote by thecrow174
    The point I'm trying to make is that it's impossible to determine what the greatest movie of all time is.


    I have to agree... is a matter of taste even if it's determine from the best critics. Some will agree... some don't.

    Citzen Kane is just one of the many that can be point out.

    To each his own, I always say.
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    Vivid's Pirates. That's like the Citizen Kane of porn.
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    The Dark Knight is the best movie ever!
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    Team America World Police, first full length feature film with a puppet sex scene that had to be edited or face an X rating. Groundbreaking!
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    Quote by vkimo
    For me, the "Greatest" movie of all time wouldn't necessarily be my favorite. Citizen Kane is an old movie, so in another 20 years I'm sure it's reign will be over. And not even by a recent movie I bet, as the generation that saw that movie passes on, a new generation will adopt its favorite.

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    I think this generation considers Flubber to be the best. Right?
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    Big Trouble in Little China is the best movie ever.
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    Quote by Felixthecat34213
    I vote for Citizen Kane too, just because of it's perspective on humanity. It has something to teach us about ourselves.

    Sometimes we have a tendency to forget where we came from (Rosebud.)

    Not to mention Orson Wells was superior to any director of his time when it came to photography. Check out The Third Man, the cinematography is some of the best and most creative I have ever seen. Orson just knows how to tell a story with the camera and to paint a picture of it that lasts in our minds.

    I think that all films, including The Godfather wouldn't be as great without Citizen Kane. Citizen Kane was a landmark film like Birth of a Nation (except without the blatant racism.)


    Kudos to you Felixthecat34213 for listing "The Third Man", now there's a film that made my jaw drop!

    Good point Dyzfunk7ional, each generation will pick it's own "Greatest" and as the state of the art progresses I'll bet ya the time any film ranks on top will continue to be shorter and shorter.
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    I had mention this topic while I was working at the airport and a passengers walked by and said it's very hard to say what's the best movie of all time because you would be naming off didn't movie. It would be better if we said what's the best action movie of all time or drama, or scary movie because the question is hard to answer.
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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    I'd also like to make an honorable mention to The Battleship Potemkin (1925) that epic Odessa Step sequence is the precursor to every action sequence ever made, including The Godfather 1, 2 and 3.

    If you watch the restored version with the new music score...it's probably the most fantastic piece of cinema to ever grace the film industry. It's just so...eerie..
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