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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Favorite Trailers From Hell (Vol. 3)

Continuing my series of summary posts containing bunches of my favorites from the commendable Trailers From Hell site, here is my 3rd installment. Check out Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 as well! There's an endless supply of wonderful films(many of them are not spoken of nearly enough) on the site and I just can't get enough of what TFH is shelling out.
(as with my other volumes, click on the title of the film to view the TFH entry)

3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR - Guru'd By Don Coscarelli.

8 1/2 - Guru'd By Allan Arkush.

AMARCORD - Guru'd By Bernard Rose.

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK - Guru'd By Dan Ireland.

BANANAS - Guru'd By Adam Rifkin.

CHILDREN OF PARADISE - Guru'd By Michael Peyser.

CHINATOWN - Guru'd By Ernest Dickerson.

THE CHINESE CONNECTION - Guru'd By Larry Karaszewski.

COCKFIGHTER - Guru'd By Jon Davison.

FREEBIE AND THE BEAN - Guru'd By Josh Olson.

FRENZY - Guru'd By Josh Olson.


FROM HELL IT CAME - Guru'd By Joe Dante.

GASLIGHT - Guru'd By George Hickenlooper.


THE LATE SHOW - Guru'd By Josh Olson.

THE LOVED ONE - Guru'd By Larry Karaszewski.

THE MAN FROM HONG KONG - Guru'd By Brian Trenchard-Smith.

MARNIE - Guru'd By Larry Cohen.

MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER - Guru'd By Josh Olson.

MIGHTY PEKING MAN - Guru'd By Brian Trenchard-Smith.

NIGHTMARE ALLEY - Guru'd By Stuart Gordon.

QUADROPHENIA - Guru'd By Josh Olson.

SECONDS - Guru'd By Michael Lehmann.

STUNT ROCK - Guru'd By Brian Trenchard-Smith.

TAXI DRIVER - Guru'd By Rod Lurie.

TRUCK TURNER - Guru'd By Ernest Dickerson.

VANISHING POINT - Guru'd By George Hickenlooper.

THE WANDERERS - Guru'd By Josh Olson.

WHITE LINE FEVER - Guru'd By Jonathan Kaplan.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Top 50 Films of All-Time (at the present)

I did a list like this a few years back, but as lists like this are want to do, it has shifted a bit. I may continue to publish a new list every few years I think. At some point there may be some drastic changes, especially in the lower half. I encourage everyone to do a top 50 films right now! (it's quite challenging). I also did a top 100 favorite films by decade which is in need of updating too at some point.

1. THE THING(1982; John Carpenter)

2. RIO BRAVO(1959; Howard Hawks)

3. IT'S A GIFT(1934; Norman Z. McLeod)

4. THE APARTMENT(1960; Billy Wilder)

5. THE LONG GOODBYE(1973; Robert Altman)

6. DUCK SOUP(1933; Leo McCarey)

7. THE CONVERSATION(1974; Francis Ford Coppola)

8. THE KING OF COMEDY(1983; Martin Scorsese)

9. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP(1943; Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)

10. THE MALTESE FALCON(1941; John Huston)

11. THE KILLING(1956; Stanley Kubrick)

12. THE LADY EVE(1941; Preston Sturges)

13. HALLOWEEN(1978; John Carpenter)

14. AFTER HOURS(1985; Martin Scorsese)

15. REAR WINDOW(1954; Alfred Hitchcock)

16. OUT OF THE PAST(1947; Jacques Tourneur)

17. JAWS(1975; Steven Spielberg)

18. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA(1986; John Carpenter)

19. BACK TO THE FUTURE(1985; Robert Zemeckis)

20. PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE(1985; Tim Burton)

21. NIGHT MOVES(1975; Arthur Penn)

22. BREAKING AWAY(1979; Peter Yates)

23. TAXI DRIVER(1976; Martin Scorsese)

24.TWO-LANE BLACKTOP(1971; Monte Hellman)

25. ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL(1979; Allan Arkush)

26. MANHATTAN(1979; Woody Allen)

27. STRAIGHT TIME(1978; Ulu Grosbard)

28. GOING IN STYLE(1979; Martin Brest)

29. CALIFORNIA SPLIT(1974; Robert Altman)

30. HORSE FEATHERS(1932; Norman Z. McLeod)

31. CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER(1979; Joan Micklin Silver)

32. CUTTER'S WAY(1981; Ivan Passer)

33. THEM!(1954; Gordon Douglas)

34. FORBIDDEN PLANET(1956; Fred M. Wilcox)

35. TARGETS(1968; Peter Bogdanovich)

36. THE NUTTY PROFESSOR(1963; Jerry Lewis)

37. BRINGING UP BABY(1938; Howard Hawks)

38. LAURA(1944; Otto Preminger)

39. MODERN ROMANCE(1981; Albert Brooks)

40. THE LAST DETAIL(1973; Hal Ashby)

41. MY BODYGUARD(1980; Tony Bill)

42. VALLEY GIRL(1983; Martha Coolidge)

43. ISLAND OF LOST SOULS(1932; Erle C. Kenton)

44. THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS(1972; Bob Rafelson)

45. ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ(1979; Don Siegel)

46. THREE O'CLOCK HIGH(1987; Phil Joanou)

47. MIRACLE MILE(1988; Steve De Jarnatt)

48. ONE WAY PASSAGE(1932; Tay Garnett)

49. MIDNIGHT MADNESS(1980; Michael Nankin, David Wechter)

50. CLOAK & DAGGER(1984; Richard Franklin)