Thursday, September 16, 2010

Best and Favorite Movies

OK, now that Michael has released his John Ford fetish, it's time to seriously talk movies. I have to agree with Michael that Ford's collaborations with John Wayne in Stagecoach, The Searchers and the marvelous The Quiet Man resulted in true classics. Recently, Michael and I listed the Best Movies Ever and our Favorite Movies. We limited the selections to 10 each and used whatever criteria we felt was relevant. My Best Movies List was based on the full motion picture experience: acting, directing, cinematography, score, editing, social relevance, ground breaking content and/or techniques or anything else that made a particular movie stand out above the crowd. As for Favorite Movies, the criteria was simpler. I had to really like the movie and be able to watch it over and over without tiring of it. So here are my picks:

Best Movies Ever
1.)           The Godfather Parts 1 and 2
2.)           Saving Private Ryan
3.)           Pulp Fiction
4.)           Alien/Aliens
5.)           LA Confidential
6.)           Unforgiven
7.)           Patton
8.)           Lord of the Rings Trilogy
9.)           To Kill a Mockingbird
10.)        Once Upon a Time in the West
Favorite Movies
1.)           The Right Stuff
2.)           Saving Private Ryan
3.)           Pulp Fiction
4.)           The Shawshank Redemption
5.)           Love, Actually
6.)           Seven
7.)           Aliens
8.)           Excalibur
9.)           Out of Sight
10.)        Star Wars: A New Hope

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