Aug. 10th, 2007

omorka: (Be Excellent)
So [livejournal.com profile] princejvstin asked the Hollywood question:

"A great movie is a movie I cannot bear the thought of never seeing again"

Roger Ebert uses this in his review of Stardust and attributes it to Derek Malcolm. I think its a fairly good succinct definition, and it can be an individualistic one. What you consider a great movie by this definition can be my dreck. And it allows for liking a movie and thinking it good, but drawing a distinct line between good and great.

. . .

So, what movies can you not bear the thought of never seeing again?



Here's my list behind the cut )

At this point, I should point out that my philosophy is something closer to "Anything worth watching is worth watching again," although there are some very good films that I only needed to see once (The City of Lost Children, for example), and there are a number of films that are better in quality than many of the ones I have listed here that I could stand, albeit uncomfortably, to never see again (like Amelie).

(Edited because I suck at HTML)
omorka: (Be Excellent)
So [livejournal.com profile] princejvstin asked the Hollywood question:

"A great movie is a movie I cannot bear the thought of never seeing again"

Roger Ebert uses this in his review of Stardust and attributes it to Derek Malcolm. I think its a fairly good succinct definition, and it can be an individualistic one. What you consider a great movie by this definition can be my dreck. And it allows for liking a movie and thinking it good, but drawing a distinct line between good and great.

. . .

So, what movies can you not bear the thought of never seeing again?



Here's my list behind the cut )

At this point, I should point out that my philosophy is something closer to "Anything worth watching is worth watching again," although there are some very good films that I only needed to see once (The City of Lost Children, for example), and there are a number of films that are better in quality than many of the ones I have listed here that I could stand, albeit uncomfortably, to never see again (like Amelie).

(Edited because I suck at HTML)

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