The Best Movie of 2000 : LUSENET : like sands : One Thread

I vote for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" What do you think?

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001


Jesus, don't any of you people ever leave the house?!?

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

"Drinking and Whoring"

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

Oh, the new Coen Brothers, of course! Followed by...hmmmm..."Quills"...

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

Jen- I've only seen maybe two movies this year, so i don't feel qualified to answer the question. But I wanted to say that I love your new domain name, and that pic is pretty hot!


-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

I haven't seen any movies (I see most of them) that I would qualify as best. Ain't that sad? Although I haven't seen the "O Brother" one. I think that only truly enlightened californian, new york and big city types would understan' it anyways. Us dum ol' necks ain't got no clue bout plots and screenplayin' an such. Guess I'll catch it if'n it comes out on beta. Poor dum ol' non-dilettante me.

And I too would like to take this oppurtunity to accede Sara A's comments. Im my current disconsolated state over the inimical movie fodder of 2000, it is heartening to come upon an old standby favorite that gets better and better with each passing year.


-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

I can't recollect any 2000-made movies I've seen. Anyway, your new domain name is cool ! However, I hope you loosen up in your reading on science -- to look at different sides of a debate ( I'm referring to the rather lengthy GM foods debate :-) martes

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

While campus cinema in the '80's and early '90's was one of my greatest pleasures, I did not view a single movie in all of 2000. The last movie I truly enjoyed was the Czech film, "Kolya" (c. 1998?).

The photo on the index page, however, is truly, truly hot. Together with the new title, its sexy in a Thomas Dolbyesque kind of way.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

I'd have to disagree with the Coen Brothers film choice -- I found it to be one of their more mediocre films, though it was relatively enjoyable. I especially thought George Clooney did a poor job in it. Since I haven't read "the Odyssey", I really can't judge how much of the plot was drawn from it, but I kind of found the plot and characters to be pretty haphazard. It was the kind of film that worked better as individual scenes than a single coherent piece of film-making. One thing I did wonder about, later, was the possibility that it was an inversion of "blackface" films, i.e. all the white people were buffoons and cartoons, and the black people were generally dignified but marginal to the show.

Did Klan gatherings actually involve dancing around like that?

I wouldn't put "Crouching Tiger" up there, either -- it's beautifully filmed, and has excellent fight choreography, but I saw it twice and it had already gotten a little stale on second viewing. The thing that I was hoping for was that Ang Lee would take the wuxia films and add plot and dimension -- there were hints of that, but not as much as I was hoping for. I guess my problem with that was that he was trying to gussy up what was essentially a pretty flat tale.

My vote for "film that left the greatest impression" (judging a "best movie" is kind of hard, at least for me) is probably "Requiem for a Dream", which was beautifully shot, concise (those drug taking montages were straight out of Mamet's "On Directing Film") and what a great bunch of performances from the actors. I really thought it was great, though after telling my friend about it after, he mentioned that he felt it was like a rehash of "Pi" (at least in the style, which as a film student, he seemed to care more about), which I haven't seen. Did anyone think the last scene was too over-the-top? I thought it worked, but my friend said that a lot of people in his screening laughed as it crescendoed, but maybe that was from horror rather than amusement.

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2001

I loved O Brother, it's in my top ten, but I think that the best movie of the year was probably Traffic, and my favourite movie of the year was Gladiator. Duh.

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2001

i enjoyed gladiator but i'd go for sweet & lowdown, which was a woody allen.

very funny and wouldn't suffer from being seen on a tv screen either.

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2001

Am I the onliest one that thought Gladiator sucked? All I can think of when I remeberize it is those damb unrealistic stupid tigers. I'm not joking. That movie was just a notch above Xena. No. No it wasn't. I kinda like the warrior princess. If you hafta pick a best movie with overrated Russell Crowe why not the tobacco company one? Or was that last year? I don't know. I'm getting old. More and more time seems to run together. But, anyway, Gladiator sucked and I maybe would watch it again on a Staurday if it came on tv as the afternoon movie. Of course, I wouldn't watch it if Xena, or the WWF for that matter, was on.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

I liked the "Legend of Bagger Vance", it was soothing and very pretty to watch. It's not the greatest movie of all time or anything, but I enjoyed it.

And even though I'm a Republican, I don't play golf. I just like Redford's movies. I liked "The Patriot" because it made the liberal mad ;) .

The best art film I've seen this year is "The Croupier", it was good except for too much smoking.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

The KKK rally dancing stuff in 'Oh Brother' was a take-off on the Busby Berkely style, which is why it was so hilarious. They also saluted ol' Bus in The Big Lebowski, which is my favorite movie of all time right now. Well, favorite comedy anyway. The best thing I saw that was released this year was "Dancer In The Dark". People complain about its ludicrous plot, but ludicrous plots are a staple of all narrative art ain't the meat, it's the motion. So to speak.

The best movie is saw in general this year was Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" at the Rafael. Like most of his stuff, it's sweet, sentimental, and funny.

Another highlight was "Kiss Me Kate" in 3-D at the Castro. Thank God for the Castro.

-- Anonymous, January 11, 2001

Two words: Billy Elliot.

-- Anonymous, January 15, 2001

OK, GLADIATOR and TRAFFIC are excellent movies, but they can't even come close to 2000's two masterpieces, both original, brave and brilliant enoug,it makes them instant classics. THESE ARE: REQUIEM FOR A DREAM and DANCER IN THE DARK Agree? Then give me your answer ( ) By the way, I am from Bosnia,so...

-- Anonymous, May 09, 2002

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