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Friday, October 17, 2014

The Brad Pitt and War Movies Lists

With FURY blasting its way into cinemas this weekend, we couldn't decide between doing The Brad Pitt Lists or The War Movie Lists. So we doubled up and did both! Here are our quick thoughts and links on the stellar career of one of Hollywood's most beloved actors and one of its richest genres . . .

               The Brad Pitt and War Movies Lists

Dan's Lists

Brad Pitt

4. Moneyball- Aaron Sorkin is just awesome. Will watch anything he writes.
3. Spy Game- So underrated. The training montage and the score? Super dope.
1. Snatch- Mickey doesn't lose. Ever.

Honorable Mention:
Fight Club, Seven, The Ocean's Series and Burn After Reading

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War Movies
5. The Last Of The Mohicans- The French and Indian War just got awesome.
4. Apocalypse Now- I enjoy the "making of" stories as much as the actual film. 
2. The Deer Hunter- Mao!
1. Saving Private Ryan- I hate you Upham!

Honorable Mention:
The Bridge On The River Kwai, Black Hawk Down and The Guns Of Navarone

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Chris's Lists

Brad Pitt

5 - Twelve Monkeys - La Jetee. That''s all I'm sayingLa Jetée.
4 - Ocean's Eleven - Just such a fun movie. You can't not like Clooney, Pitt, & Co.
3 - Seven - Covered in our David Fincher list a few weeks back. Just a great, grimy, and stylish noir.
2 - Inglourious Basterds - "I am the di-rect descendant of the mountain man Jim Bridger, which means I've got a 'lil injun in me..."
1 - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - No contest. My favorite film.

Honorable Mention: 
True Romance, Moneyball, and the highly underrated Killing Them Softly 

War Movies

5 - Platoon - Back when Stone was great. Such a killer '80s cast. Ham-fisted at times, but great.
4 - MASH - So funny and completely surprising. Altman's amazingly unique style on full display.
3 - Apocalypse Now - Masterful editing. Poetic imagery. Copolla, Brando, Duvall, and Sheen.
2 - Paths of Glory - Kirk Douglas. Early Kubrick. One of the very few great WWI films.
1 - Saving Private Ryan - The opening scene, the brotherhood, the stories they shared. All great.

Honorable Mention:
The Thin Red Line. Black Hawk Down, The Dirty Dozen, Kelly's Heroes, and the satire Starship Troopers

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