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Truffaut agreed that 451 was a failure, but that fact is one of the things I love about it (granted the novel was better--but I saw the movie first and got started on reading Bradbury after that).
As you probably know, one of the things that frustrated Truffaut was his actor, Oskar Werner. In the movie "The Green Room"--Truffaut's character has a picture of Werner as one of his dead--even though Werner was alive at the time. When Truffaut died, Werner died within two days of him.
I'm tempted to come up with a top 5, but I know I'll just end up changing it over and over upon reflection.
Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...
Off the top of my head and in no particular order:
1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
2. The Fifth Element (a film I *hated* the first time I saw it!)
3. Planet of the Apes (original)
5. Galaxy Quest
I summon the fantastic five!
EDIT: On second thought, #2 and #5 aren't really "classic". Substitute The Day The Earth Stood Still (original) and The War of the Worlds (1950s George Pal version), respectively.
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2. Blade Runner
5. Alien Nation - loved this ever since i first saw it in the 80's. havnt seen it for a while. probably not very good but i still like it.
all pretty obvious choices.
Honourable mentions: Face/Off, Fifth Element, Star Wars, Sunshine (great more recent movie!)
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1) Metropolis (1927)
2) Forbidden Planet (1956)
3) Blade Runner (1982)
4) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
5) Moon (2009)
That last one is an amazing film, self-standing, yet chock-full of casual easter eggs for experienced science fiction film watchers. It raises tremendous bioethical questions. If anyone's concerned that Moon is too recent to be "classic," just put Godzilla (1954) in its place and I'll be fine.
which decade was best for sci-fi films? for "pop-sci-fi" id have to say the 80's. i suppose more hardcore sci-fi fans might disagree.
1. 2001 (not debatable for me)
2. Blade Runner
4. When Worlds Collide
5. (And I am surpized nobody has listed it) Star Wars
Just a few I didn't see mentioned:
Godzilla -the most sequels of anf SF Franchise
The World,The Flesh and the Devil-I love last man on earth movies,especially in Manhattan
Gorgo-a very clever ending
The Giant Behemoth-I probably watched this at least 20 times on TV as a child
Failsafe-what Doctor Strangelove parodied
In my opinion,classic SF movies are pre-Star Wars
In no particular order
Planet of the Apes (1968)
King Kong (1933 ?)
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