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Siddon 04-21-20 03:41 PM

1. Braveheart
2. Unforgiven
3. Platoon
4. American Beauty
5. The Departed
6. The Kings Speech
7. Gandhi


Everytime I see Braveheart I enjoy it more and more. The top five were so close for me. I would have nominated any one of the top three so I was really happy to see them finish that way.

Wyldesyde19 04-21-20 03:47 PM

Originally Posted by rauldc14 (Post 2084716)
This was a lot of fun guys. Sorry it took me so long. Glad to see Siddon nominate Unforgiven and get one of my favorite films ever a win.
Thank you for hosting, good sir.

rauldc14 04-21-20 03:53 PM

Re: Best Picture Hall of Fame Part 2
 
My list

1. Unforgiven
2. Braveheart
3. The Departed
4. American Beauty
5. Platoon
6. King's Speech
7. Gandhi

The top 3 are all in my top 100, with the top 2 in the top 25.

Citizen Rules 04-21-20 08:49 PM

Re: Best Picture Hall of Fame Part 2
 
This was a fun HoF...Great idea Raul:up: I'm glad you decided to do this again. I think this one even had better movies than the 1st Best Pic HoF. Good nom choices everyone!

edarsenal 04-21-20 09:42 PM

Re: Best Picture Hall of Fame Part 2
 
definitely some powerhouse films in regards to entertainment

rauldc14 04-21-20 09:48 PM

Re: Best Picture Hall of Fame Part 2
 
Top to bottom this one was more quality I would agree

edarsenal 04-21-20 11:26 PM

https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/...n-gandhi-c.jpg


Gandhi

Gandhi: Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.

Here's what I know about Gandhi - in its compete, unabridged, uncensored. . . um, nugget.

A holy man that fasted for peace in India in the first half of the twentieth century.
I had, not an iota of actual, historical, or, and this was the delight for me, to be introduced to this: delightful, witty, wise beyond. . . well, it's definitely running an ongoing race with having a bull's tenacious stubbornness, very holy, beautiful, utterly [email protected] adorable man who just wants everyone to be as peaceful as he is, home spinning.

So, while, yes, as all agree, Kingsley is truly masterfully as Gandhi, I, was enchanted by the man he portrayed. And, oh my lord, his wonderful wife, Kasturba. The counted "steps" and their meanings as he instructed an English writer (Martin Sheen) was wonderful to see. And when she informs the arresting British officer that, since they are arresting her husband, then she'd be reading for him -- yeah, girl!

For all this and for what occurred throughout his adult life in India, witnessing the historical. Being introduced to this wonderous little man is why I ranked the highest (3rd).
In fact, I had a very severe wish to follow Bapu's way and put him in first place above two war films. But, well, I gots history with both of them starting from the several viewings at the cinema when they were released. So, it would be more for show than for blow and, if American Beauty has not taught us anything about that little scenario, well. . . I guess ya missed the boat when it came to Gandhi too, huh?
Ya silly, effin, fanny,

THANK YOU @Citizen Rules!!! I loved it!


In fact,

BRAVO SIR :);)

Citizen Rules 04-21-20 11:37 PM

Re: Best Picture Hall of Fame Part 2
 
I kinda thought that you of all the members might warm up to Gandhi.

rauldc14 04-22-20 08:30 AM

Re: Best Picture Hall of Fame Part 2
 
Wish I liked it more. Maybe next time

edarsenal 04-22-20 10:34 PM

Originally Posted by Citizen Rules (Post 2084789)
I kinda thought that you of all the members might warm up to Gandhi.
very much so -- THANKS for nominating it!!

Citizen Rules 04-23-20 12:06 AM

Originally Posted by edarsenal (Post 2085081)
very much so -- THANKS for nominating it!!
I've said this before, but if one person loves my nom in an HoF, then to me that's a success. I feel like I now know more about Gandhi and the life he lead.

edarsenal 04-23-20 07:15 PM

Originally Posted by Citizen Rules (Post 2085096)
I've said this before, but if one person loves my nom in an HoF, then to me that's a success. I feel like I now know more about Gandhi and the life he lead.
totally agree, on BOTH points. Especially the second since I knew ZERO about the man both historically and intimately.

Sarge 04-24-20 04:43 AM

Good stuff!


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