Film poll: it’s a four horse race!

Thanks to those who have taken part in my film poll. Currently, it is looking like a four way split between Apocalypse Now, Chinatown, Some Like it Hot and the Seven Samurai. Keep them coming folks!

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  1. I always think that Apocalypse Now might be a bit like Ulysses (the book) in that more people list it as their favourite than have actually seen it. I found it pretty unwatchable and usually give up halfway through. Much prefer the book or the Hearts of Darkness documentary.

  2. Apocalypse now: Good, but takes a while to get to the point. I’ve not read Ulysses, so I can’t make that comparison.

    Some like it hot: Charming. Monroe is good. Funny in places but nowhere near, say, Monte Python.

    Chinatown: Archetypal private detective movie, probably better than the rest.

    Nah, I’ll stick with Seven Samurai.

  3. I chose “Apocalypse Now”, too – my favourite all-time film. But seriously, if you haven’t seen “On the Waterfront”, “Chinatown” or “Some Like It Hot”, you really should. They are all excellent movies.

  4. I have watched Apocalypse Now several times and particularly like the Redux version.

    It’s not my favourite film but would certainly be in my top twenty.

    It does take a while to get going but that’s the point, isn’t it?

    Beautifully filmed though and a great soundtrack too.

    I wouldn’t even attempt to read Ulysses!

  5. I do wish people would stop urging me to watch the Redux. As it happens (although I have never got around to watching it), I bought the original version ONE MONTH BEFORE the Redux was released. Now I’m going to have to buy it again. Sheesh! 🙂

  6. Honestly? Because my film watching is so sporadic and spur-of-the-moment that I’m not convinced a postal service would be either cost effective or useful.

    Maybe I should just get myself more organised. But it seems odd to arrange everything around my DVD watching.

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