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  1. My top 3 favorite Spielberg films, in the order of release: Jaws (1975) - A nice seafaring adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - A perfect action-adventure film ... My favorite Spielberg film Schindler's List (1993) - In terms of both quality and touching subject matter, his best work
  2. Time to switch on the vacation mode soon therefore unless something interesting comes up, probably my last thread of 2021 on this forum to share an interesting story about the symbol of German division and reunification - The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin: I am not sure how India takes care of its precious historical monuments, which are found all over the region. But I hope they are taken care off too to some degree (Not subjected to the lack of funds and so many mouths to feed line). Feel free to use this thread to discuss important monuments in India as wel
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    Criterion Channel

    I watched 3 so far -> Persona, The 7th Seal, and the Magician. Persona held up well, in fact I probably liked it more this time. The other two went down a bit relative to the impression that I had when I watched those years ago.
  4. Nothing to see here ... The mouse has roared since 1990s on tailored pitches:
  5. The good thing about Axar is that he is exposing other spinners' records in India ... Difficult to take a spinner's record at face value in India
  6. From the current ones, SDP Overall, probably Pataudi
  7. Jayant 4-er Indian spinners
  8. Appears as if there is nothing much to talk about Ray other than some inconsequential concept that his rare fanboys have to go to random threads to attack famous/popular directors who have made tons of films on variety of topics/genres
  9. There is no issue here apart from one being "created" for no reason ... If Ray had a similar concept and if he had made such a film, I am not even sure if many would have watched it relatively speaking. Many folks would not be too interested in watching say a poor hungry boy in ragged clothes running around with a superior alien in a dilapidated village. Kurosawa has made some of my favorite films!
  10. For a discussion to begin on "stain" people have to show a) Spielberg used any copyrighted material (and when many Indian filmmakers blatantly rip films off including inserting clips from Hollywood films), and b) Ray could have made a better film (his film was shelved). Note that Kurosawa's films such as Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo, and Ikuru (based on novella - The Death of Ivan Ilyich) inspired/influenced many films including Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars, Django, Star Wars, Sholay, Anand (Ikuru, which is based on the novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  11. “I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for a living.” – Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg’s 20 favourite movies, in the order of release (Far Out Magazine Nov 2021): Captains Courageous – Victor Fleming (1937) Fantasia - Walt Disney (1940) Citizen Kane – Orson Welles (1941) Dumbo – Walt Disney (1941) A Guy Named Joe – Victor Fleming (1943) The Best Years of Our Lives – William Wyler (1946) It’s a Wonderful Life – Frank Capra (1946) War of the Worlds – Byron Haskin (1953) Seven Samurai – Akira Kurosawa (19
  12. In a school match (probably my first match), opening the batting, I came down the wkt to hit the ball but the ball hit my pads and then the stumps. I went to the scorers to inquire - “Is it possible to mark me as self out or something like that?”. Of course, the answer was no.
  13. recently “watched” versus recently “released”
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