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Mehmber
(08-12-2007, 07:23 AM)
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Just watched this again, and it floored me...again. I always considered Clint to be a competent filmmaker, but this movie is so far beyond what he should be capable of making. And he hasn't come close to it since (although I still haven't seen Letters from Iwo Jima). The acting, direction, cinematography, and score are just on another level entirely. Not to mention that David Webb Peoples' screenplay is just about the most perfect ever written.

I remember when I was in high school and this movie first came out. I just didn't get it. I watched it twice and didn't see what was so incredible about it. At face value, the storyline is really simple and obvious. The pacing is plodding. It takes forever to say something that seemed at the time to be pretty rote.

But now it really means something. And it's one of those movies that, like say Vertigo, gets better as both you and it age.
QVT
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(08-12-2007, 07:26 AM)
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Yes, impawards.com is fucking brilliant.
Desperado
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(08-12-2007, 07:26 AM)
hotlinking FTL
Odrion
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(08-12-2007, 07:26 AM)
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Host your images!
evlcookie
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(08-12-2007, 07:29 AM)
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We neeeeed a name !
Evlar
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(08-12-2007, 07:30 AM)

Originally Posted by evlcookie

We neeeeed a name !

My psychic powers whisper "Unforgiven".
QVT
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(08-12-2007, 07:32 AM)
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I didn't care for it, really. Wasn't up to par with fistful of dollars.

But obviously it's better than stuff we get these days.
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Mehmber
(08-12-2007, 07:33 AM)
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This was a test, and The Sphinx passed.

Fixed!
rollingstart
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(08-12-2007, 07:36 AM)
to answer the title, yes.
BelligerentOC
(08-12-2007, 07:41 AM)
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Maybe The Departed, Goodfellas, or Training Day.... No they dont, Unforgiven blew me away the first time I saw it, pure godliness.... Clint is the man
Kevtones
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(08-12-2007, 07:41 AM)
Totally agree with everything you say about the film, except that its the best of the past 20 years. I'm not sure what my favorite is.
BlackMage
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(08-12-2007, 07:42 AM)
Tombstone > Unforgiven
ToxicAdam
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(08-12-2007, 07:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by SlackMage

Tombstone > Unforgiven

^^


Unforgiven was great to watch once. But I could watch Tombstone over and over again.
Clevinger
(08-12-2007, 07:43 AM)
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I loved it as well. Easily the best western next to Deadwood.
DontStopTheTatakai
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(08-12-2007, 07:54 AM)
With a cast like that, it's hard to be beaten.
tokkun
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(08-12-2007, 07:54 AM)
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I'd have to say Memento is the best movie of the past 20 years.
DeathbyVolcano
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(08-12-2007, 07:59 AM)
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I'm quite a fan of Eternal Sunshine. Yeah I know, not comparable, blah blah. But it is my favorite of the past 20 years, I'd say.
rollingstart
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(08-12-2007, 08:00 AM)
I actually cant think of my favorite movie in the past 20 years.

but im gonna say Gattaca, because that keeps popping in my head.
Barnolde
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(08-12-2007, 08:01 AM)


/thread
Evlar
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(08-12-2007, 08:04 AM)
Unforgiven is great. If I were to take a stab at "Best film of the last 20 years" I'd probably start with Pulp Fiction and try to demonstrate if anything could top it. So far nothing comes to mind.
QVT
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(08-12-2007, 08:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by BrandNew

I'm quite a fan of Eternal Sunshine. Yeah I know, not comparable, blah blah. But it is my favorite of the past 20 years, I'd say.

This is probably true. This or Shawshank. Or that stupid french one I like that would be pointless to post.
White Man
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(08-12-2007, 08:11 AM)
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Tarazet
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(08-12-2007, 08:13 AM)
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I don't see many movies, so I'm really thinking best movie of 1987-2000. And for me, that would be Schindler's List.
msdstc
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(08-12-2007, 08:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Barnolde

/thread

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PhoenixDark
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(08-12-2007, 08:17 AM)
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Yes

Manmademan
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(08-12-2007, 08:18 AM)
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your taste in movies needs work
White Man
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(08-12-2007, 08:18 AM)
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Man, PD, that movie would have been so fucking awesome. If only it had Robin Williams in it. Or Fatsuit-era Eddie Murphy.
Evlar
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(08-12-2007, 08:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Manmademan

your taste in movies needs work

That's embarrassing.
SCULLIBUNDO
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(08-12-2007, 08:21 AM)
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Manmademan
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(08-12-2007, 08:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Sphinx

That's embarrassing.

That movie is god. anyone who disagrees is flat out wrong, and I pray for your soul
PhoenixDark
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(08-12-2007, 08:23 AM)
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Goodfellas>Unforgiven
Pulp Fiction>Unforgiven
Shawshank Redemption>Unforgiven
The Usual Suspects>Unforgiven
Silence of the Lambs>Unforgiven
Beauty and the Beast>Unforgiven
Gladiator>Unforgiven
A Beautiful Mind>Unforgiven

That's just a few movies. Seems like Goodfellas or Pulp Fiction should be noted as the best films of the 90s, or at least higher on the list than Unforgiven
RumFore
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(08-12-2007, 08:25 AM)

Originally Posted by Manmademan



your taste in movies needs work

What a overrated movie. The most exciting part was seeing the shit part.
White Man
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(08-12-2007, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by PhoenixDark

That's just a few movies. Seems like Goodfellas or Pulp Fiction should be noted as the best films of the 90s, or at least higher on the list than Unforgiven

Best American films.
Manmademan
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(08-12-2007, 08:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by RumpledForeskin

What a overrated movie. The most exciting part was seeing the shit part.

I disagree. I find the part where Renton finds the motivation and the means to clean himself up and leave the life of addiction behind quite inspiring. That guy could be anyone, even the quiet dude in the cubicle next to you. you never know...
PhoenixDark
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(08-12-2007, 08:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

Best American films.

The only film that matters!
White Man
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(08-12-2007, 08:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by PhoenixDark

The only film that matters!

Much like any other field that matters today, Americans aren't the best!
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Mehmber
(08-12-2007, 08:40 AM)
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To be honest, I'm not sure if Unforgiven is my favorite movie of the last twenty years, but it's up there. I should have just called it an appreciation thread. Now I'm gonna have to read about a hundred "Goodfellas says hello!" posts.

In the Mood for Love is awesome, but I guess I'm thinking along the lines of more mainstream fare.

Oh, and Unforgiven kicks the shit out of entertaining yet soulless exercises in style like Trainspotting and Pulp Fiction.
PhoenixDark
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(08-12-2007, 08:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

Much like any other field that matters today, Americans aren't the best!

America is #1 in my heart and thats all that matters :(
Oblivion
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(08-12-2007, 08:42 AM)
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Huh. I thought this thread was about Mortal Kombat. :(
bathhouseterror
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(08-12-2007, 08:43 AM)
oh my gosh, today i was just thinking about how great unforgiven is.

kudos to you

and pulp fiction is and always will be overrated. but, i won't deny it's great.
White Man
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(08-12-2007, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mifune

In the Mood for Love is awesome, but I guess I'm thinking along the lines of more mainstream fare.

In that case, I present:

Substance
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(08-12-2007, 08:47 AM)
LA Confidential has to be up there.
evlcookie
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(08-12-2007, 08:54 AM)
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And i love shawshank. Is the book it's based on better than the film?
Sorry for the OT question :D
msdstc
Incredibly Naive
(08-12-2007, 08:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by evlcookie



And i love shawshank. Is the book it's based on better than the film?
Sorry for the OT question :D

you ever read eberts review? It actually does kind of ruin this movie.
Olivier
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(08-12-2007, 08:59 AM)

Originally Posted by Manmademan

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h127/Manmademan/trainspottingfront_jpg.jpg

your taste in movies needs work

Fact: DVD subtitles were invented for this movie.
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Mehmber
(08-12-2007, 09:00 AM)
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It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.
msdstc
Incredibly Naive
(08-12-2007, 09:02 AM)
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bah there's so many better movies.



people lack appreciation for this amazing movie.
J2 Cool
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(08-12-2007, 09:17 AM)
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Unforgiven is overrated. Maybe it's just because I watch Leone's films so often but Unforgiven doesn't even hang with them. Anyway, I'm partial to Goodfellas, T2, Hoop Dreams, Pulp Fiction, Big Lebowski, Iron Giant, Eternal Sunshine, Spirited Away, Lost in Translation, Before Sunset, and Batman Begins.
demon
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(08-12-2007, 09:23 AM)
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evlcookie
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(08-12-2007, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by msdstc

you ever read eberts review? It actually does kind of ruin this movie.

His review of the usual suspects? Yea i did. And i loved it for the ride it gave, the twist.
Each to their own of course.

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