Thursday, March 16, 2006

#1: (drumroll) The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)


Because I'll cut the crap. It makes me feel glad to be alive.

9 comments:

David Shultz said...

Yes.

Yes yes yes yes yes!

Again, I love you. This is indeed the greatest film ever made.

Y Kant Goran Rite said...

I don't know that this is the greatest film of all time but it's as strong a candidate as just about any other picture. I approve. ;)
As far as my rankings go, I think this would be somewhere in the Top 20.

(By the way you'd love my Film and Philosophy subject, we're covering half of your Top 10 in 12 weeks, including Thin Red Line.)

Mylo said...

Right on target. I watched it again last night in anticipation that it would be topping your list. Might watch it again today.
'Are you loved by all? Know that I was, too'
Did you get my hints as to what would be your top 2 in the persona comments? I do have insider knowledge though I guess.

tim r said...

Thanks Mylo, who people may have worked out is my brother. The caption to this final choice suddenly got a bit poignant in an unasked-for way, as I found out a few minutes ago that our grandpa's died. I'm going home for a few days, and probably won't be posting or commenting much till after the weekend. Take care everyone.

Dr. S said...

Oh, Tim, I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. Hope you and your family are at peace.

Y Kant Goran Rite said...

Sorry to hear that, Tim. You have my sincere condolences.

FilmFan said...

I'm very sorry to hear that, Tim. Condolences to you and your family. I lost my grandfather earlier this year too and I miss his frequent raptures about how great a dancer Jimmy Cagney was.

Chas G said...

Definitely in my top five, Tim. It's the first ten minutes that hooked me. Let's not concern ourselves with what Jim Caviezel did next. At the time, we were innocent, it was poetry, and it was golden.

tim r said...

Hey Chas! Welcome! And thanks, everyone, for your kind comments. I'll be back up and blogging in no time.