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    The Top 10

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bluemouth, Dec 11, 2007.

    Dare I create a thread that probably won't survive? Yes. :)

    Feel free to post your Top 10 list of movies, songs or books.

    Movies

    1. American Beauty
    2. Contact
    3. Casino
    4. Jurassic Park
    5. Forrest Gump
    6. The Hills Have Eyes
    7. American Psycho
    8. 8MM
    9. The Birdcage
    10. Hard Candy

    Pretty grim list. :redface:

    Music (ever-changing)

    1. 'For Real' - Okkervil River
    2. 'This is Where We Are' - Ravens & Chimes
    3. 'The Latest Toughs' - Okkervil River
    4. 'Disarm' - Smashing Pumpkins
    5. 'An End Has A Start' - Editors
    6. 'The Racing Rats' - Editors
    7. 'Forever Young' - Alphaville
    8. 'Veteran of the Psychic Wars' - Blue Öyster Cult
    9. 'Young Folks' - Peter Bjorn and John
    10. 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' - U2
    11. 'Road to Nowhere' - Editors (live cover version [not available anywhere I had to rip it off youtube]; still better than Talking Heads, Ozzy Osbourne and, strangely enough, the recorded Editors version of it)

    * I also want to fit Radiohead's 'Creep' and 'Fake Plastic Trees' in there.

    Yes, I cheated. Now post up your lists if you can!
     
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    Top ten movies to date.....



    L.A. Confidential
    Batman
    The Abyss
    The Dirty Dozen
    Blade Runner
    Transformers the Movie (Gen One Cartoon)
    Flyboys
    Black Hawk Down
    Gone In 60 Seconds
    Serenity

    And My top Ten Songs.
    The Songs aren't in any order and can change from month to month. But Fantastic Place has remained a favourite of mine for a long time now.


    Fantastic Place - Marillion
    Heaven Knows - The Mission
    Human Touch - Bruce Springsteen
    Touched By Jesus - All About Eve
    Tumble Down The Years - Marillion
    Cover My Eyes - Marillion
    Butterfly On A Wheel - The Mission
    Forgotten Sons - Marillion (Fish Era)
    Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
    The Big Wheel - Rush
     
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    Music

    1. Heaven Forbid - The Fray
    2. Starlight - Muse
    3. Sense of a Spark - Finger Eleven
    4. Build God, Then We'll Talk - Panic! At The Disco
    5. Love And Memories - O.A.R.
    6. Pictures of You - The Last Goodnight
    7. Somebody Told Me - The Killers
    8. Wheel Of Fortune - Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Soundtrack
    9. Snake Devil - Scary Kids Scaring Kids
    10. Then The Morning Comes - Smash Mouth
     
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    Books: This is a very eclectic bunch of recently read books.

    Deception Point By Dan Brown
    The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown
    Digital Fortress By Dan Brown
    Hidden Star By Nora Roberts
    Captive Star BY Nora Roberts
    Dante's Divine Comedy: The Inferno
    When The Wind Blows By James Patterson
    Through Violet Eyes By Stephen Woodworth
    Salem Falls By Jodi Picoult
    The Tenth Circle By Jodi Picoult

    Sorry about making that two posts.
     
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    Ooh, how fun!-

    Movies

    1. My Best Friend's Wedding
    2. Sin City
    3. Four Weddings and a Funeral
    4. The Holiday
    5. Bridget Jones
    6. LOTR, the Two Towers
    7. Under the Tuscan Sun
    8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    9. Miss Congeniality
    10. X-Men
    11. The Godfather

    Music (also ever-changing)

    1. Missing, Evanescence
    2. Taking Over Me, Evanescence
    3. My Last Breath, Evanescence
    4. Into the Night, Santana
    5. Feeling Good, Michael Buble
    6. Together We Will Live Forever, Clint Mansell
    7. Send Out a Little Love, Katie Noonan
    8. Taking Chances, Celine Dion (I am a huge Celine fan and get picked on for it endlessly :) )
    9. September, Earth, Wind & Fire
    10. Makes Me Wonder, Maroon 5

    Authors-

    1. Terry Pratchett
    2. Adelin Yen Mah
    3. Janet Evanovich
    4. Tami Hoag
    5. James Patterson
    6. J.K Rowling
    7. Thomas Harris
    8. Helen Fielding
     
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    Movies:

    1. V For Vendetta
    2. We Were Soldiers
    3. Casino Royale
    4. Smoking Aces
    5. Slayer Reign In Blood DVD
    6. Black Hawk Down
    7. The Matrix (1)
    8. The Kingdom (i really enjoyed what shouldve been relatively mediocre)
    9. Transformers
    10. Saw IV

    Music

    1. Dance Of Death - Iron Maiden
    2. Angel Of Death - Slayer
    3. Battery - Metallica
    4. Cry Of The Blackbirds - Amon Amarth
    5. Afraid To Shoot Strangers - Iron Maiden
    6. In Mist She Was Standing - Opeth
    7. Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater
    8. 6.00 - Dream Theater
    9. The Start Of Something Beautiful - Porcupine Tree
    10. Over The Wall - Testament
     
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    Movies:
    1.) Secretary
    2.) Gone With the Wind
    3.) The Boondock Saints
    4.) Sleeping Beauty
    5.) Cabin Fever
    6.) The Princess Bride
    7.) The Little Mermaid
    8.) 28 Days Later
    9.) Little Miss Sunshine
    10.) Orgazmo

    Music:
    1.) "Sweetness" by Jimmy Eat World
    2.) "Vanity Fair" by Mr. Bungle
    3.) "L'Via L'Viaquez" by The Mars Volta
    4.) "This Guy's In Love With You" by Burt Bacharach (f/ Herb Alpert)
    5.) "Dream On" by Aerosmith
    6.) "Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson
    7.) "Take on Me" cover by Reel Big Fish
    8.) "Savory" by Jawbox
    9.) "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls
    10.) "As the Worm Turns" by Faith No More (Mike Patton Version)

    Books:
    1.) The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    2.) Lamb (or The Gospel According to Biff, Jesus' Childhood Pal) by Christopher Moore
    3.) His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
    4.) Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
    5.) Wicked by Gregory Maguire
    6.) Misery by Stephen King
    7.) The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
    8.) Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
    9.) The Potter's Wheel by Norma Johnston
    10.) The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
     
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    In no real order (that's just too difficult)

    Movies

    1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. Braveheart
    6. Se7en
    7. Spiderman
    8. The Ring
    9. Wolf Creek
    10. Leaving this one blank because there's just so many

    Music

    1. Grand National - The John Butler Trio
    2. Sundirtwater - The Waifs
    3. 3 - The John Butler Trio
    4. 5150 - Van Halen
    5. A Delicate Sound of Thunder - Pink Floyd
    6. Hysteria - Def Leppard
    7. Anything by Led Zepplin
    8. Dream Days at the Hotel Existance - Powderfinger
    9. Live from Mars - Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
    10. Simialrly leaving this one blank because there's just so many
     
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    My top ten Books

    Malleus - Dan Abnett
    Chapter War - Ben Counter
    Brothers Of The Snake - Dan Abnett
    Horus Heresy: Horus Rising - Dan Abnett
    Horus Heresy: False Gods - Graham McNiel
    Horus Heresy: Galaxy In Flames - Ben Counter
    Horus Heresy: Flight Of The Eisenstien - James Swallow
    Horus Heresy: Fulgrim - Graham McNiel
    Horus Heresy: Descent Of Angels - Micheal Scanlon
    Ashes Of Eden - William Shatner
     
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    1. Horses - Patti Smith
    2. Sea Change - Beck
    3. Incesticide - Nirvana
    4. Aqualung - Jethro Tull
    5. L. A. Women - The Doors
    6. Sheik Yerbouti - Frank Zappa
    7. Greendale - Neil Young
    8. Dire Straits - Dire Straits
    9. Ritual de lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction
    10. High Winds White Sky - Bruce Cockburn
    Movies:
    1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    2. The Breakfast Club
    3. Rebel Without a Cause
    4. American History X
    5. Lars and the Real Girl
    6. Fargo
    7. The Elephant Man
    8. Into the Wild
    9. Scarecrow
    10. Traffic
    Books:
    1. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
    2. Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
    3. The Overcoat - Nikolai Gogol
    4. Animal Farm - George Orwell
    5. The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
    6. The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing
    7. Travels with My Aunt - Graham Greene
    8. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Mordecai Richler
    9. Why Shoot the Teacher? - Max Braithwaite
    10. The Stone Angel - Margaret Lawrence
     
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    Top Ten Movies (in no particular order):

    Rent
    The Princess Bride
    Sin City
    The Matrix
    Star Wars
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Forrest Gump
    Slaughterhouse Five
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    History of the World, Part 1

    Top Ten Songs (in no particular order):

    My Immortal - Evanescence
    Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence
    Seasons of Love - Rent soundtrack
    Space Oddity - David Bowie
    The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss
    What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
    Take The "A" Train - Duke Ellington
    Heaven Knows - Squeeze
    Across The Universe - Fiona Apple / The Beatles (tie)
    Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith

    and three (of countless) honorable mention songs:

    Family Portrait - Pink
    Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
    Kokomo - The Beach Boys

    This list is subject to change at any moment.
     
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    Top Ten Movies

    1. Superbad
    2. Good Luck Chuck
    3. The Butterfly Effect
    4. American Wedding
    5. Clerks 2
    6. Borat
    7. Knocked Up
    8. The 40 Year Old Virgin
    9. Grandma's Boy
    10. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
     
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    TOP TEN MOVIES:
    (They're not in any order)

    The Goonies
    Star Wars
    Wayne's World
    Gohatto
    The Princess Bride
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Pretty in Pink
    The Breakfast Club

    TOP TEN MUSIC:
    (again in no order)

    Mr. Brightside - The Killers
    Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
    I'm Kissing You - Des'ree
    Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
    The Reason - Hoobastank
    Cassis - The GazettE
    Love so Sweet - Arashi
    Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
    Juneau - Funeral for a Friend
    If it Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow
     
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    Movies

    1. Bella
    2. A Beautiful Mind
    3. Mean Girls
    4. Talledega Nights (more commonly reffered to as Ricky Bobby)
    5. Forrest Gump
    6. Bourne series
    7. John Tucker Must Die
    8. Just Friends
    9. Pirates of the Caribbean series
    10. Matrix series

    Music

    1. "Smart in a Stupid Way" -Steven Strait
    2. "Twilight" -Elliott Smith
    3. "A Little Piece of Heaven" -Avenged Sevenfold
    4. "Fer Sure Maybe" -The Medic Droid
    5. "Lacrymosa" -Evanescence
    6. "4Ever" -The Veronicas
    7. "Hands Clean" -Alanis Morissette
    8. "Burn One Down" -Ben Harper
    9. "Jack the Ripper" -Morrissey
    10. "Promises" -Adema

    Books
    1. The Bible
    2. Skinny Bitch -Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
    3. Twilight series -Stephenie Meyer
    4. The Secret Window -Stephen King
    5. All Poems by Edgar Allen Poe
    6. Burned -Ellen Hopkins
    7. Harry Potter series -J.K. Rowling (I had to do it! :p )
    8. Fat Kid Rules the World -Going
    9. The Outsiders -S.E. Hinton
    10. Maximum Ride series -James Patterson
     
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    Movies
    Titanic
    Of Mice and Men
    Shawshank Redeption
    Bram Stokers Dracula
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    The Labyrinth
    Lost in Translation
    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
    Hanibal
    Silence of the Lambs

    Music
    Norah Jones - wake me up
    Norah Jones - Not too late
    Johhny Cash - Hurt
    Johhny Cash - Hung my Head
    Alicia Keys - No one
    Kickleback - Rockstar
    Kate Nash - Merry Happy
    Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
    Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
    Hi Tack - Lets Dance

    Books
    Hanibal - Thomas Harris
    The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris
    Stravaganza City of Stars - Mary Hoffman
    Stravaganza City of Masks - Mary Hoffman
    Stravaganza City of Flowers - Mary Hoffman
    Harry Potter Books (they class as one :p) - JKRowling
    The Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
    So this is Heaven - Inesse
    Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
     
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    Not a Red Dragon fan, Heather? It's my favourite of the series.
     
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    Nah, I didn't like that one even half as much. I am a Hanibal fan and you didn't see enough of him in that one. :p
     
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    I'm the same as Heather. Much preferred Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, Red Dragon was too off track from the Hannibal story for me. Plus, it was very weird.
     
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    Aye. Red Dragon was actually wrote first and he then decided afterwards that he would write more about Hanibal. However they made The Silence of the Lambs into a movie first. Has anyone seen the new film, Hanibal Rising. I didn't like the book so much, was my least favourite of the series.
     
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    Hannibal Rising was a rush-job for money. It was pathetic. I haven't seen the movie, though.

    To me, Silence of the Lambs is one of the most overrated films of all-time.

    While I like both the book and movie versions of Hannibal, Lecter is used far too much - he loses his scariness and thus what makes him so enjoyable, to some extent.

    But Red Dragon has the character of Dolarhyde, and that guy is really interesting in a disturbing way. Also, Lecter's scenes are excellent in both the book and film.
     
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    Totally agree, Bluemouth. Hannibal Rising was so disappointing, I was expecting it to be much better.

    Don't agree about Silence, though, I love that movie. Seen it far too many times, but Anthony Hopkins' performance never fails to impress me.
     
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    He is a master of the craft. The fava beans quote is classic and the baton murder is classy.
     
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    He is, he's absolutely incredible. I'm in total awe of his talent, it always shocks me when I watch those movies.
     
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    I just like Lecter to be honest with you, in the book and played by Anthony Hopkins, he is excellent and everytime I watch the film and he says "hello clarise" I get shivers. Excellent film and books I think.

    And I have not seen the film Hanibal Rising but the book wasn't too good. Although, I read that first, before seeing any of the films or the other books, so I would like to go back and see what I think now.
     

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