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The MoFo Top 100 Sci-Fi Films: Countdown

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Saw Fantastic planet for the animation tournament as well as for this countdown. It had an interesting concept, original animation and was quite a good film. Unfortunately for it, it was up against Perfect Blue I believe, so no dice. Haven't ever heard of World on a wire, but it seems to have a following here, so might check it out sometime.

Seen: 17/28
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I've been intrigued with Fantastic Planet since I was kid but never saw it. Have never heard of World on a Wire. So, didn't vote for either.
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The first from my list to make the cut! I had World on a Wire at #8.
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Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

I didn't vote for it, but World on a Wire is Rainer Werner Fassbinder's super-cool four-hour virtual reality epic mini-series which was not only the first film of its kind that I know of, but also one of the most-realistic with basically no reliance on F/X. It has many veterans from other Fassbinder films, but Klaus Löwitsch really shines as a sort of Bogart character who has to track down what's going on with all the mysterious deaths and disappearances occurring as the world and he, himself, seem to go crazy. Fassbinder's meticulous direction keeps the image full of mirrors, TV screens and doppelgangers and other clues and misdirects at every turn. It certainly improves with each viewing. It's on TCM occasionally and Criterion. Fantastic Planet is a trip but another I didn't vote for.

My List
3. The Incredibles (#98)
13. Altered States (#95)
14. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (#79)

Seen: 28/28
OFCS's Top 100 Sci-Fi Films (2010 edition): 10/28
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very glad to see Fantastic Planet make it - did not make mine though
and World on a Wire definitely seems to be a hidden gem. Especially with Lime and MarkF talking about it.


My List: 2/25
#7 Strange Days (#81)
#11 Silent Running (#76)

Watched: 19/28
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SCREW FANTASTIC PLANET!!! WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP
Better than No Country for Old Men, Casablanca, Magnolia, The Tree of Life, Kill Bill vol. 2, Children of Men, Inside Llewyn Davis, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Before Midnight, and The Dark Knight...

COMBINED!



Better than No Country for Old Men, Casablanca, Magnolia, The Tree of Life, Kill Bill vol. 2, Children of Men, Inside Llewyn Davis, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Before Midnight, and The Dark Knight...

COMBINED!
Hey I dug Fantastic Planet, but let's not go crazy.

Tree of Life is absolute crap though.