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PEE Poll: Best Steven Speilberg Film
Minority Report   -0 (0%)
Catch Me If You Can   -0 (0%)
Jaws   -2 (7.4%)
Saving Private Ryan   -2 (7.4%)
The Indiana Jones Trilogy   -12 (44.4%)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial     -0 (0%)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind   -1 (3.7%)
Schindler's List   -4 (14.8%)
Jurassic Park I and II   -6 (22.2%)
other   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 27

fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 06-26-2004 01:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2004 00:00 »

Okay this is my last Best move poll for today, because I can't think of another movie poll right now.  And even if I could think of another one, I know four is too much.

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« Reply #1 on: 06-26-2004 05:41 »

So many classics, Jaws and the Indina Jones trilogy rule. My personal fave is Jurassic Park. I love that movie, and the second one's not bad either, so I went with them...
Tweek

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« Reply #2 on: 06-26-2004 06:08 »

Jaws, is my favourite, still makes me jump at times  smile
fromage

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« Reply #3 on: 06-26-2004 06:45 »

I have to say Schindler's List, brilliant movie.
M Jackson
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« Reply #4 on: 06-26-2004 09:31 »

Spielberg is so consistantly brillaint that almost every film he's ever made is a 5 ***** classic. The subjects and styles are also so varied it's almost impossible to compare. How can I choose between Jurassic Park and Schindlers List!? Both are outstanding films, but in different ways.
Jurassic Park is THE film that defined my childhood though. I remember being TOTALLY BLOW AWAY by seeing it for the first time on the big screen when I was just 8 years old!

I was equally moved more recently by (the largelly mis-understood) AI: Artificial Intelligence. Words cannot describe how brilliant this film is!
Spielberg is my favourite director of all time, and I really think he's the best too. With the exeption of 1941 and Always (what do you mean you don't remember them?) ALL his films are equally GREAT.

But I particullarly love Jurassic Park, AI, Schindlers List, and Jaws (I still can't swim in deep water because of this film!). Out of those 4 i'll pick...................Jurass ic Park.
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« Reply #5 on: 06-26-2004 10:37 »

I'm going with the Indiana Jones movies. Some of the best action films of all time, and the story behind them isn't absoultly brainless either (unlike most action movies).
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« Reply #6 on: 06-26-2004 10:58 »

I will go with the Indiana Jones series, followed by Jaws and Catch Me if you can. Nevermind the other exellent films up there....
leelaholic

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« Reply #7 on: 06-26-2004 11:59 »

Probably Jurassic Park...
Just Chris

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« Reply #8 on: 06-26-2004 13:11 »

Jurassic Park was amazing. It was a real great cinematic experience.
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« Reply #9 on: 06-26-2004 13:30 »

Schindlers list is one of the few films that get my emotions flowing.  cry

But I like all his stuff, he's like some hotshot movie director guy.... or something!  big grin
Klumsy Kitty

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« Reply #10 on: 06-26-2004 14:24 »

Hmmm, looking at that list makes me realize just how good that guy really is, amazing. Although I have to admit I actually like 1941... I voted for the Indiana Jones Trilogy, The first one in paraticular was exceptional.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #11 on: 06-26-2004 17:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2004 17:23 »

Little fact, Jaws is the first ever blockbuster.

First film ever to gross $100 million at the box office.  And because this was the first movie to have people line up for blocks, it coined the term, Summer Blockbuster for movies to come.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-26-2004 18:27 »

What the hell is with all these threads? I think we should just have one best (celebrity) movie thread, where you can say you're favorite director, actor, whatever, and your favorite movie of theirs, or something to that effect. These threads are crowding out everything else.
Juliet

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« Reply #13 on: 06-26-2004 19:49 »

Can you please stop with this best “whoever” film! Enough is enough.

I vote for AI: Artificial Intelligence

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #14 on: 06-26-2004 19:53 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2004 19:53 »

Yes, my plan worked. Believe it or not, I don't care much for these best "whoever" films either. However, with there being best of Tim Burton, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Movie villains, bond villains out there, I felt to proof a point on how tiresome this threads are. I hope it worked and sorry if it did make people mad.

Let's face it, if I didn't do this threads, someone else eventually would have.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #15 on: 07-04-2004 02:38 »

Steven Speilberg and Tom Cruise are working together again.  After their hit, Minority Report, they in developing a remake of "The War of Worlds" set to come out in 2007. "War of the Worlds" on course is from the classic HG Wells novel.

Speilberg is a genius when it comes to aliens.  Directing both ET and Close Encounters, and he was Executive Producer of the Emmy Winning, Sci-Fi Channel Mini-series "Taken"


Read more about "War of the Worlds". http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hp&cf=prev&id=1808406485
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #16 on: 07-04-2004 04:15 »

I don't really like Spielberg too much but I think his best work is Schindler's List.
Gocad

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« Reply #17 on: 07-04-2004 06:00 »

To be honest, I didn't like most Spielberg's recent movies...they are way too pathetic.
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #18 on: 07-04-2004 08:16 »

Jurassic Park is my favorite movie... even the last two letters in my e-mail address stand for Jurassic Park, I made it when I was 6, when the movie first came out.
Saving Pvt. Ryan came close though, that is a great movie. Good way to get a couple of french to respect America, and thank us they're not speaking German right now.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #19 on: 07-04-2004 11:00 »
« Last Edit on: 07-04-2004 11:00 »

I still don't respect America.   tongue And it annoys me how it seems that SPR has this nasty habit of only showing American soldiers getting the smeg blown out of them in a grahpic and horrible way. If I were a cynical bastard, I'd say that it almost seems like the Movie believed that it couldn't connect with an American audience if it didn't show only the horrors of war as they related directly to Americans. Like what happened to the soldiers of other nations didn't matter.

Good thing I'm not a cynic, eh?

Eh, I'll go with Jurassic Park. Just big fun.   smile
Klumsy Kitty

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« Reply #20 on: 07-04-2004 12:57 »

I don't know SJM, they did show U.S. soldiers blowing the 'smeg' out of those Germans who were trying to surrender, no? Anyway a film about squad level combat will often look like that; you only rarely get to actually see the enemy, it makes them more frightening that way. I am preety sure real combat is that way too, most soldiers don't stand around and chat with the guys they are shooting at.
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #21 on: 07-05-2004 00:34 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
I'd say that it almost seems like the Movie believed that it couldn't connect with an American audience if it didn't show only the horrors of war as they related directly to Americans.

Well, since Americans were assigned to Omaha beach, and the Ryan family was American, and the whole movie was about finding this American soldier, and of the other 4 beaches, Omaha was the worst one to rush... I'd have to say the movie was played out well.
 
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Like what happened to the soldiers of other nations didn't matter.
Well for the Soviets in the east, Enemy at the Gates displayed that well.
Besides, if a filming crew wanted to capture Gold, Juno, or Sword beach, I'm sure they could... nothing is stoping them.

When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all.
evan

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« Reply #22 on: 07-05-2004 00:56 »

Oh my god, you mean that an American film has the audacity to show what it was like for an American soldier in World War II, and direct said film toward an American audience!  Damn those bastard Americans, for only marketing their films toward themselves!  I demand more French and Canadian representation in all American films!  Because there are French and Canadians out there, too! They need to be represented!
[/sarcasm off]

No, seriously, SJM, that was the stupidest post I've read all night, and that includes some of the Brits posting about Independence Day.  Now, I don't have the facts in front of me, but I remember that the American forces rushed the two deadly beaches, lost the most soldiers, had the most men in combat that day, and supplied a good portion of the equipment necessary for the D-Day Invasion.  You don't see us Americans whining because there was no American soldier in Tripoli, do you?
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« Reply #23 on: 07-05-2004 04:41 »

shut it you stupid yank.

anyway, i can't believe there is no goonies in the poll. THEY ROOL!!!111
M0le

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« Reply #24 on: 07-05-2004 04:59 »

evan, I think you'll find the above post is slightly more stupid than SJM's post.  tongue
Anyway, my favourite Steven Spielberg movie would probably be Saving Private Ryan, it gives off an important message that everybody needs to remember: Never try.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #25 on: 07-05-2004 08:04 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2004 08:04 »

Er, my problem was the de-humanisation of the enemy for that scene, not the lack of other allied troops. If that had been my view, you people would have every right to kick me in the kneecaps. I guess I could have made that clearer, but oh well...   hmpf I hope we can all feel silly together.

Klumsy Kitty makes a good point, but I feel that there is a trend in some American films to make it seem as though they can only feel sorry for the unfortunate people on screen because they are Americans, not because they are people. Yes, they're writing for an American audience, but such insular views popping up in all aspects of a culture sadden me. (Not that I'm saying my, or any country is any better in that respect, mind. But a truly remarkable film would have had pathos for characters beyond their nationality, and the fact that they're superficially 'just like me').

If you want a film that shows how shit war is for everyone, I recommend that y'all go see Stalingrad
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #26 on: 07-05-2004 13:34 »

I dislike Saving Private Ryan a lot. I don't hate it and I don't think it's bad but I just don't like it. 

 
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Originally posted by zapperdan:

anyway, i can't believe there is no goonies in the poll. THEY ROOL!!!111

Dude, I'm with you here, I also can't believe that!!! Also, where's Gremlins?!! That's like Speelberg's best movie, seriously.
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #27 on: 07-05-2004 13:49 »

Hmmm, let me think ... "Minority Report" was good and true science fiction; "Catch Me If You Can" was funny (beside of that one sad moment near the end ...); "Jaws" is totally clichée about white shark ... as if they would be really interested to "kill" humans in a most "cruel" way ...; "Saving Private Ryan" was very good and touching; "The Indiana Jones Trilogy" was very good and funny, ecspecially that movie with Sean Connery; "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is a classic movie which I really should see once; "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is a classic movie as well I don't have seen yet; "Schindler's List" is very true, touching and one of the best - even if bitter - movies I've ever seen; "Jurassic Park I and II" are ... kind of okay ... the first one was even a bit funny at the start, but then it turned into a blood & kill movie ... not to mention part 2.

All those movies are so much different that it is not easy to find a favourite.

Anyway, I've decided to vote for Schindler's Liste.
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« Reply #28 on: 07-05-2004 14:12 »

Batteries Not Included.
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #29 on: 07-05-2004 14:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Batteries Not Included.
Is that a movie I don't know or a comment to my posting I don't get?
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #30 on: 07-05-2004 15:09 »

i gotta go with Indiana Jones.

I heard rumors aboot another. Is it true?
Farnsworth38

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« Reply #31 on: 07-05-2004 15:16 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLesbianLeela:
Is that a movie I don't know or a comment to my posting I don't get?
Yes, it is a movie: but I only saw about 5 minutes of it, so I can’t really comment.

What, no votes for Close Encounters yet? The film that gave us some hope that in the extremely unlikely event of another race of sentient beings paying us a visit, those in charge wouldn’t just blow them to pieces before they could finish uttering ‘Take me to your leader’?  confused
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #32 on: 07-05-2004 15:21 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2004 15:21 »

@ Nasty Pasty:

Indiana Jones 4?
Yep, I've heard so as well that there will be a movie like this.
Probably the  "Internet Movie Database" knows a bit more already?
David A

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« Reply #33 on: 07-05-2004 15:39 »

Daniela, Batteries Not Included is a movie about tiny little robots from outer space who save an apartment building from being torn down by an evil businessman.

It rocks.
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« Reply #34 on: 07-05-2004 15:44 »

Indie stands just below the Starwars trilogy as some of my all time favourite films. After that, i thought that Schindler's list was touching and excellently directed, Saving Private Ryan is also a classic.
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« Reply #35 on: 07-05-2004 16:58 »

Only ever seen the Jurassic Parks 1 and 2 out of them options. I'll go with that then. Although I like the first one a hell of a lot more than the 2nd  smile
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #36 on: 07-05-2004 17:11 »

@ Farnsworth38 & David A: Thanks for the information.  smile

 
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Daniela, Batteries Not Included is a movie about tiny little robots from outer space who save an apartment building from being torn down by an evil businessman.

It rocks.
Nice  smile
... hmmm, somehow the story remembers me a bit a MTV movie with insects "who save an apartment building from being torn down by an evil businessman" or something like that.

I don't remember the title.
M Jackson
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« Reply #37 on: 07-05-2004 18:54 »
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Originally posted by Mr. Potter:
I dislike Saving Private Ryan a lot. I don't hate it and I don't think it's bad but I just don't like it. 

 Dude, I'm with you here, I also can't believe that!!! Also, where's Gremlins?!! That's like Speelberg's best movie, seriously.


I think it's important to point out that Gremlins & The Goonies are NOT Spielberg films! The same goes for Back to the Future, Poltergiest, Batteries Not Included, Men in Black, the awful Jaws sequels....and many other films which are often mistaken for Spielberg films. He produced or executive produced them, but he was NOT the director and not responsible for the outcome good (Back to the Future trilogy) or bad (Jaws 2,3and4. infact I don't think he had ANYTHING to do with these at all)

Spielberg has so-far directed these films...

Duel
The Sugarland Express
Jaws
CLose Encounters (OT3K)
1941 (everybody makes mistakes OK)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
ET
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom
The Colour Purple
Empire of the Sun
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Always
Hook
JURASSIC PARK (The Ultimate blockbuster adventure)
Schindlers List
The Lost World Jurassic Park
Amistad
Saving Private Ryan
AI: Artificial Intelligence
Minority Report
Catch Me If You Can
The Terminal


An amazing list of consistantly outstanding films! Ranging from blockbusters to smaller thoughtful films. Do not confuse the films he has produced as "Spielberg films".
David A

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« Reply #38 on: 07-05-2004 18:57 »

I think that you might mean Joe's Apartment, Daniela.  I haven't seen Joe's Apartment, but I don't think that the two movies are very similar.
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #39 on: 07-05-2004 19:26 »

 
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I think that you might mean Joe's Apartment, Daniela.  I haven't seen Joe's Apartment, but I don't think that the two movies are very similar.
Yes, it was that movie, David.
I haven't seen both movies so I don't know how similar or not-similar they are.

*adds both movies to her list of things to do at a free and boring weekend*
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