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PEE Poll: Best Film period
1910 - 1920   -0 (0%)
1920 - 1930   -0 (0%)
1930 - 1940   -0 (0%)
1940 - 1950   -1 (5.3%)
1950 - 1960   -0 (0%)
1960 - 1970   -1 (5.3%)
1970 -1980   -3 (15.8%)
1980 -1990   -10 (52.6%)
1990 - 2000   -4 (21.1%)
2000 - present day   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 19

Coilette

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« on: 03-22-2004 06:47 »

As a major film fanatic I have a favourite period of which I believe films were made then were brilliant.

A particularly strong period of film-making in my opinion was the 1940's - 1950's. With Orson Welles, Hitchcock, Capra and film Noir. Is there a specific director or Genre you like?

Please post your thoughts, if this topic has already been thought of then apologies.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #1 on: 03-22-2004 08:33 »

I'm going for the 80's , most of my favorite films come from that era.
But there are still some good films made in the 70's and the last two decades as well.
bankrupt

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« Reply #2 on: 03-22-2004 12:49 »

The 80's - 90's period holds the most memorable movies for me.  I haven't seen much of anything made before the 70's, so I can't really evaluate those eras.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 03-22-2004 13:23 »

I went with the 90's, because my fave two movies came from that period; T2 and The Matrix. Many other cloolsome movies came out during the 90's too, like the first fully computer animated film; Toy Story, and other classics such as Jurassic Park. However, the 80's follow close behind because it has Aleins, and the Back to the Future trilogy  smile...
DrThunder88

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« Reply #4 on: 03-22-2004 13:34 »

I agree with Otis on this one.  The art of moviemaking was fundamentally changed with Jurassic Park in 1993.  The ability to create a living being on film using CGI was a leap past using it to create water tentacles and poly-mimetic alloys (which were cool as hell, but largely science-fictiony).
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #5 on: 03-22-2004 13:35 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2004 13:35 »

Lets see...
I enjoy Charile Chaplin from the 1900,but 1930's gave us good crime movies.
The 70's did give us the first Star Wars movie,Arnold Swarzanager's first movie and the good cop movies.!980's gave us back to the future,Gremlins,Ghostbusters and Teminator.The 1990's gave us Matricks,Gremlins 2,Termatator 2 and Jurrasic Park.2000-Today did give us Finding Nemo,Matricks Reloded,Starckey & Hutch and Freddy v.s Jason.

It's hard to make a choice.....
nerdlingus

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« Reply #6 on: 03-22-2004 13:41 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
I agree with Otis on this one.  The art of moviemaking was fundamentally changed with Jurassic Park in 1993.  The ability to create a living being on film using CGI was a leap past using it to create water tentacles and poly-mimetic alloys (which were cool as hell, but largely science-fictiony).

But with the exception of Starship Troopers, most CGI looks crap and changing the subject slightly, I prefer model spaceships/craft etc in SciFi movies than CGI because it looks horrible and false.

Jamesbondcja

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 03-22-2004 14:10 »

I will vote for 90-2000. Alot of great stuff Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma, Matrix, T-2, Reserviour Dogs, X-Men, Mystery Men, Waynes World, Waynes World 2 and many more....though the 80's and modern day are close followers.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #8 on: 03-22-2004 14:39 »

The 80's gave us...

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Back to the Future
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
  • Aliens
  • Terminator

So I'm going with the 80s. The 90s comes very close, though.

And I think CGI is over-used nowadays (and I'm a Computer Science student, go figure). Often it seems pasted in there to make up for the lack of talent (not the case in Jurassic Park or the Toy Storys, though).
Impossible

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« Reply #9 on: 03-22-2004 14:42 »

My favourite film period is definately the 1980s. I have to agree with CyberKnight - I too think that CGI is over-used in films now.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #10 on: 03-22-2004 15:27 »

What about Taxi Man and One Flew over The Cuckoo's Next? Or The French Connection? Or Midnight Cowboy?

Go Seventies!
neonluvchixn

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« Reply #11 on: 03-22-2004 21:05 »

Although some of the few best movies came from the 70's (Blazing Saddles, French Connection) I voted for the 80's, i felt that most of the movies then were good. Some of them dealt with teens. But mainly it was kinda a break through for visual effects (I know that their were good VE in previous decades, but I felt they improved well into what we are seeing now)
Y_L_B

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« Reply #12 on: 03-22-2004 21:11 »

The 80's brought us the "Back to the Future" trilogy, only the best movies ever, so I went with that.
canned eggs

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« Reply #13 on: 03-22-2004 22:09 »

The two best years for kung fu films were 1978 and 1993. 
nerdlingus

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 03-23-2004 04:08 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Nurdbot:
What about Taxi Man


I'm sure its Taxi driver - the Robert deniro one?

Either way, all excellent films in your post nurd.

Nurdbot

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« Reply #15 on: 03-23-2004 07:33 »

I do have taste, and don't forget The Monty Python movies.
Coilette

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« Reply #16 on: 03-23-2004 07:55 »

I was suprised to see some old Buster Keaton movies on a Digital Channel. I never realised just how risky the stunts that he performed were.
I think I need to watch 'Safety Last' with Harold Loyd now.
Gocad

Space Pope
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« Reply #17 on: 03-23-2004 09:04 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 09:04 »

    Quote
    Originally posted by CyberKnight:
    And I think CGI is over-used nowadays.

    amen. god bless hand-made fx.

    but the 70s gave us:

    • jaws
    • apocalypse now
    • taxi driver
    • the godfather
    • star wars
    • alien
    • star trek - tmp
    and many more...
    [/list]

    therefore i claim that the 70s were the best period.
    Gorky

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    « Reply #18 on: 03-24-2004 18:40 »

    1980-1990. Most of my favorite films are from that decade.
    Nurdbot

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    « Reply #19 on: 03-25-2004 02:12 »

    Today, most films are shit. I'm going to punch someone when another Romantic Comedy with Hugh Grant/J-Lo pops up.

    But Shaun of the Dead looks brilliant. I'd watch that.
    Blackadder11

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    « Reply #20 on: 03-25-2004 02:23 »
    « Last Edit on: 03-25-2004 02:23 »

    There is one simple reason why the seventies were the best, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, although a slew of other classic movies helped as well
    eggsandwich

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    « Reply #21 on: 03-25-2004 02:48 »
    « Last Edit on: 03-25-2004 02:48 »

    70's to mid 80's - without a doubt.
    Otis P Jivefunk

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    « Reply #22 on: 03-25-2004 13:23 »

    Another 90's film I love is Aladdin.
    El Scorcho

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    « Reply #23 on: 03-25-2004 14:42 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Gocad:
     ...apocalypse now

    Well this film outshines the rest of them, so its got to be the 70's

    Let's build quiet armies friends, let's march on their glass towers, let's build fallen cathedrals, and make impractical plans
    Arteta

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    « Reply #24 on: 03-26-2004 18:51 »

    Best films of all time are
    1.Scarface
    2.All tarintino's film's
    3Lord of the rings trilogy
    4.goodfellas
    5.Rocky 3 and 4
    6.enemy at the gates
    7.Vanilla sky
    8.About a boy
    9.True romance
    10.Trainspotting/acid house
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