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on 9 Jul 2011 07:04

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Few things the giraffe loves about cinema

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1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Tarantino's writing and direction and love of cinema


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People who added this item 178  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
2. Animal Crackers (1930)
The Marx Bros. doing what they do best
Harpo and his harp

Chico and his piano (plus some general Marx Bros. chaos)

Groucho's wit
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3. Brazil (1985)
Terry Gilliam's odes to imagination (and his refusal to compromise his vision to suit others)


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4. Beetlejuice (1988)
Tim Burton's dark humor


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People who added this item 575  Average listal rating (332 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
5. The Muppet Movie (1979)
Jim Henson's muppets


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People who added this item 208  Average listal rating (111 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.5 
6. Maniac (1980)
Tom Savini's special effects


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7. Life of Brian (1979)
The Pythons...then and now


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8. Fight Club (1999)
Grevious bodily harm to Jared Leto



Thanks to drugs for the inspiration
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Generally speaking

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9. Borat (2006)
Laughing (especially when it brings tears)


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10. Big Fish (2003)
Great stories


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People who added this item 505  Average listal rating (336 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
11. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
Original ideas


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12. Grindhouse (2007)
Having fun


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People who added this item 100  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.7 
13. Six-String Samurai (1998)
Finding a movie that few people know about & sharing it with others



(See also: Great underappreciated films)
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14. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Dialogue that sticks in my head forever

(I could easily perform ALL of the dialogue with the film running on mute.)


(Coens' dialogue is always awesome)
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15. Frankenstein (1931)
Horror in all its forms


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16. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Zombies


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17. King Kong (1933)
Giant monsters


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18. Pandorum (2009)
Space madness

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19. Before Sunrise (1995)
Being left to make my own conclusions about what I watched



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20. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
Realistic romances




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21. Toy Story 3 (2010)
Animation with soul


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22. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Realizing that strangers aren't as strange as they seem

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23. Hudson Hawk (1991)
Movies that refuse to take themselves seriously


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24. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Finding joy in tragedy

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25. Stardust (2007)
Adaptations that are as good or better than the source material

(Much better than the book IMO.)

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26. Seven Samurai (1954)
Epic films that don't feel as long as they are


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27. No Country for Old Men (2007)
When the bad guys win

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28. Young Frankenstein (1974)
A great spoof

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29. The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Framed narratives


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30. V for Vendetta (2005)
Dystopian goodness


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31. MirrorMask (2005)
Seeing new worlds


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32. Duck Amuck (1953)
Breaking the 4th wall


(For more examples, see Breaking The 4th Wall list by C!pH3r)
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33. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Arterial blood sprays

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34. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Actors disappearing into their characters


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35. The Goonies (1985)
Making my inner child happy


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36. Mystery Science Theater 3000 I Accuse My Par... (1993)
Mocking a bad film (at home, not in theatres)
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37. Dial M for Murder (1954)
Great suspense/twists/turns


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38. Payback (1999)
Seeing good and evil in the same character


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39. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A great soundtrack


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40. Wanted (2008)
Expectations being surpassed

(I expected to HATE Wanted & hadn't even planned on seeing it. Glad I did.)

(I typically hate sports movies)

(Rare that I like musicals too)
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41. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
The feeling I get when I've just watched something Great




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Like many of us I enjoyed eleonora's Few things I love about cinema list so much I had to create my own. Be sure to check out all other versions of this list too!

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 13 17:34
LOVE IT! :) I agree with most of these, even though they aren't mentioned in my list. I also have a thing for the arterial blood sprays too.
Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed Moulin Rouge ;)
But hey awesome job dude!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 13 20:54
Beautiful!!!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 13 22:41
I too love this list.
You were right - we have some in common & I can't believe I missed some of these on mine! The "Seeing New Worlds" choice (I intended to have that on my list, I have a feeling I didn't put it on.. *will be rushing back to check & possibly edit in a second lol*). "Jim Henson's.." (I love Labyrinth). "Realizing that strangers aren't as strange as they seem" - a great choice also =D
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 13 23:56
Good addition! & yeah I was so caught up in commenting I forgot to vote lol (- I have now).
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 3:54
Owwww marvelous list, makes me think about so many things. Thank you
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 8:38
I just watched The Muppet Movie last weekend
"Prepare the standard rich and famous contract"
Can't believe Orson Welles was in the Muppet Movie - LOL
The Pythons rock - in the 3 Python movies as well as
in Time Bandits and A Fish Called Wanda.
Great scene from It's A Mad, Mad World -
Nothing beats laughing until you cry - Terrific list :)
Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 9:13
Wow! This thing is racking up the votes-- and for good reason! Fantastic list man! You covered a ton of ground here. Some really great/original ideas and sources of "love".
Also in a sense there was a lot of stuff here that was of no surprise to me at all, which I think is cool, cuz it just goes to show how well I've gotten to know your tastes on this site. Hmmm, don't see how I could top this one. Great job!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 13:24
fantastic list
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 14:46
Love it!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 17:30
it would have been nice to see movie titles/movie dialogues etc for 2nd third images but nonetheless very nice list :)
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 17 18:56
Fabulous list! Far and away one of my favorites so far. I loved Magnolia and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, too. And there are so many other things on this list that made me smile, laugh, or nod in agreement -- too many to list.
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Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 18 14:56
Hey Paul!!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 18 16:10
I almost cried.
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 4 4:45
Got my vote..
Fantastic list!
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 7 9:00
Wonderful list and wonderful way to feel cinema itself.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 10 18:40
This was awesome. This is a perfect list in so many ways.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 23:57
What's the movie with the bloodied-up Jared Leto?
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 13 13:55
Brilliant, pal ! Haha Jared Leto :'D
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 1 14:01
great list - we should have a button for that!
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 22 6:54
Agree on so many levels about Jared Leto.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 6 17:55
Awesome list!

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