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What is your favorite movie from each ? I knew if I did a poll I would leave out movies that people would want to vote for .

 

For me its

 

Goodfellas

The 6th Sense

Jaws

History of the world I

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What is your favorite movie from each ? I knew if I did a poll I would leave out movies that people would want to vote for .

 

For me its

 

Goodfellas

The 6th Sense

Jaws

History of the world I

 

 

I agree with your choices. Although Shamalan's The Village had me baffled until the end, it doesn't compare to The 6th Sense.

 

Got to through in Spaceballs too.

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Mel Brooks - Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles

Spielberg - Close Encounters

Scorsese - Taxi Driver

Shyamalan - Sixth Sense

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Scorsese - Either Taxi Driver or Casino

Shamalan - who cares, everything except 6th Sense is dreck

Spielberg - Shindler's List in a WALK

Mel Brooks - Blazing Saddles

 

However, the Shiekette and I watched The Producers a few days ago, and the opening night scene is still one of the funniest things ever put on a movie screen. . . "we're marching to a faster pace, look out here comes the master race!" OMG!!

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Mel Brooks - Young Frankenstein

Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan

Scorsese - The Last Waltz

Shyamalan - Unbreakable

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Brooks - Blazing Saddles - He harpooned EVERYONE

Spielberg - Schindler's List - This is the only serious work he's ever done. Everything else was schlocky for lack of a better term. Even Ryan.

Scorsese - Taxi Driver - Not a wasted shot in this movie. A travesty it didn't win the Oscar

Shyamalan - Signs - A real creep fest and you don't even see the alien until almost an hour in. Just amazingly well done.

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Brooks - Spaceballs

Scorcese - Goodfellas

Shamalan - Signs

Speilberg - Saving Pvt. Ryan

 

honorable mention:

 

Gibson - Braveheart

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Mel Brooks - Blazing Saddles

Spielberg - Close Encounters/Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/Jurassic Park

Scorsese - Goodfellas

Shyamalan - Sixth Sense

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Mel Brooks - Spaceballs

Spielberg - Raiders of the Lost Ark (honorable mention: The Goonies)

Scorsese - Goodfellas

Shyamalan - edit... actually, I like all of his directed movies (minus his first two, which I've never seen) about the same... I guess Sixth Sense would be tops if I had to pick

Edited by darin3

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Shamalayan's inclusion on this list is somewhat baffling. Like comparing Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, and Stephen Davis.

 

That said: my favorites:

 

Brooks: Young Frankenstein

Spielberg: Minority Report

Scorsese: After Hours

Edited by godtomsatan

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SHamalayan's inclusion on this list is somewhat baffling. Like comparing Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, and Stephen Davis.

 

 

Just pick a movie and stop busting my balls

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Brooks - Blazing Saddles - He harpooned EVERYONE

Spielberg - Schindler's List - This is the only serious work he's ever done. Everything else was schlocky for lack of a better term. Even Ryan.

Scorsese - Taxi Driver - Not a wasted shot in this movie. A travesty it didn't win the Oscar

Shyamalan - Signs - A real creep fest and you don't even see the alien until almost an hour in. Just amazingly well done.

yah i think i go with these also

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Mel Brooks - Blazing Saddles

Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan

Scorsese - Goodfellas

Shyamalan - Sixth Sense

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After watching Shamalan's first two films (The 6th Sense, Unbreakable) he looked like he was headed in the direction of being included with these other great directors... not so much any more. That's said, here's my list:

 

Scorsese: Goodfellas (honorable mention: The Departed)

Shamalan: The 6th Sense

Spielberg: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Honorable Mention: Schindler's List, Minority Report-- Spielberg's most underrated film by the fans)

Mel Brooks: History of the World (Honorable Mention: Spaceballs)

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Spielberg - Schindler's List - This is the only serious work he's ever done. Everything else was schlocky for lack of a better term. Even Ryan.

Um, MUNICH?

 

I really, really like Catch Me If You Can, though. Though Schindler's List is pretty inarguably his best work (and of course, has at least one schlocky moment in Schindler's farewell speech), CMIYC is a breezy, confident, light, but not trivial blast of good fun.

 

Scorcese - again, as great as Goodfellas is, I'd go with Gangs of New York if for no other reason than Daniel Day-Lewis is f*cking FANTASTIC in it, as always.

 

Brooks - Young Frankenstein - Brooks at his pinnacle, and it doesn't quite lose narrative steam the way that Blazing Saddles does.

 

Shymalan is pretty clearly out of his league here, but Signs had me wrapped around its finger up to its preposterous climax.

 

I'll pimp for Robert Altman's Short Cuts once again, to throw a director who can hang with Scorcese and the Beard up into the mix.

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Scorsese - Either Taxi Driver or Casino

Shamalan - who cares, everything except 6th Sense is dreck

Spielberg - Shindler's List in a WALK

Mel Brooks - Blazing Saddles

 

However, the Shiekette and I watched The Producers a few days ago, and the opening night scene is still one of the funniest things ever put on a movie screen. . . "we're marching to a faster pace, look out here comes the master race!" OMG!!

No need to read this thread any further, Sheik has nailed it except it's Gangs of New York for Scorsese.

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