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The film that defines this era

It has to be the Dark Knight. For those who disagree, name one film that beats this one. Bet you couldn't.

It's defines this era, the mood, the atmosphere. The concept that all not bad guys are hideous beasts are also introduced.

I watch, rewatch parts of this film. It is truly astounding. Especially the performance by Heath Ledger. He was legendary.

by Anonymousreply 5801/27/2013

Even though it's set in the future, V for Vendetta.

by Anonymousreply 101/26/2013

I agree OP

by Anonymousreply 201/26/2013

Stop it. No, he wasn't OP

by Anonymousreply 301/26/2013

R1 I saw it; it pales in comparison to the dk. R2 thanks sweetie :) R3 yes he was.

by Anonymousreply 401/26/2013

Les Miserables. When people look back thirty years from now, that will be the film that defines us as we are today. The perfect film.

by Anonymousreply 501/26/2013

only a gayling would use some hyperbole like "defines an era" in a fey attempt to sound improtant and erudite and have everyone laugh behind his back at how randomly inappropriate and transparent his community college education is.

by Anonymousreply 601/26/2013

This Heath Ledger troll has to be stopped somehow. FF it I think. Sick of HL threads.

by Anonymousreply 701/26/2013

Are you the same guy who's obsessed with Heath Ledger and the Joker?

Look, if you won't get help, at least find a Batman forum to post on. Or have the courtesey to use serial threads, instead of posting new ones every day.

by Anonymousreply 801/26/2013

If Dark Knight defines this era, then we're in heap big trouble. Christopher Nolan has to be a psychopath to inflict something that tedious, violent, and ugly on the public.

by Anonymousreply 901/26/2013

LOL. Good one, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1001/26/2013

I don't know about defining, but I think "Zodiac" was the movie I enjoyed the most of the last 10 years.

by Anonymousreply 1101/26/2013

What era, OP? It's from 2008. That was in a different decade than the one we're in now.

I still want to what this era shit is about.

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by Anonymousreply 1501/26/2013

Well R6, at least he didn't say it was "iconic."

by Anonymousreply 1601/26/2013

I agree, R11.

Though my favorite Fincher film (and the one that defined the mid 90s for me) is "The Game."

Can't think of a movie that similarly defines the era now.

by Anonymousreply 1701/26/2013

Take Shelter

by Anonymousreply 1801/26/2013

Sex and the City 2.

[b]thread closed.

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by Anonymousreply 2001/26/2013

It is so embarrassing when comic book dorks try to convince everyone else that their little hobby is culturally superior to anything at all.

by Anonymousreply 2101/26/2013

Margaret is supposed to be really good. I still need to see it.

by Anonymousreply 2201/26/2013

There is a poster obsessed with Heath Ledger.

by Anonymousreply 2301/26/2013

Are we considering all films from the post-9/11 era or does OP's era go back to include the last century?

I think I'll have to go with "Grease" or "Days of Thunder."

by Anonymousreply 2401/26/2013

Wouldn't know. Never saw "Dark Knight". Ledger was a mediocre actor.

by Anonymousreply 2501/26/2013

Highlander 2: The Quickening. It has everything: Global warming, The Earth-like planet, Zeist; and evil corporations

by Anonymousreply 2601/26/2013

Ultimate flyover thread. I pray the moron who called Les Miz "perfect" was joking.

by Anonymousreply 2701/26/2013

Zoolander defined this era about 10 years before it happened.

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by Anonymousreply 2901/26/2013

Nothing is better than Dead Poets Society. I mean THAT was legendary.

by Anonymousreply 3001/26/2013

Would've been better with Meg Ryan, R30.

by Anonymousreply 3101/26/2013

OP you 're nuts.

by Anonymousreply 3201/26/2013

Zero Dark Thirty

by Anonymousreply 3301/26/2013

r17, I'm not a Fincher fan, but I think Fight Club was his best work as far as capturing the zeitgeist.

I was disappointed in Zodiac, but I am also a true crime buff. I could see how someone not aware of the case would appreciate it more than me.

(I did think the casting/acting sucked regardless, though.)

by Anonymousreply 3401/26/2013

None. None this past decade. There has never been a film that encapsulates the era of the Bush Presidency. It was a dark decade and I can't think of one film that captures all the hell this country went through.

In the '70s, at least the people got MASH and Network to define an era wrought by war, corruption, and financial meltdown.

by Anonymousreply 3501/26/2013

radioactive soap scum

by Anonymousreply 3601/26/2013

r19 nailed it!

by Anonymousreply 3701/26/2013

'Up In The Air' and 'Margin Call' would make an informative double-bill.

by Anonymousreply 3801/27/2013

Inclined to agree with the poster who mentioned "Margaret". Then again, it only provides a slice of a certain privileged set of people, for the most part. But the self-dramatizing thing that is more popular now is fully evident in Margaret.

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[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 4101/27/2013

You're not the only one. TDK trilogies made me fall asleep. Took itself way too seriously. Boring.

But Inception was good. It mirrors what is happening in social media now. What is real and what is an illusion.

by Anonymousreply 4201/27/2013

Another vote for the social network.

Truly defines this internet generation we are currently living in.

by Anonymousreply 4301/27/2013

Yes to "The Social Network"

Bigelow's last two movies are also strong contenders for the title.

by Anonymousreply 4401/27/2013

Another Heath Ledger thread? ENOUGH

by Anonymousreply 4501/27/2013

I'd go with The Devil Wears Prada, for its depiction of how phony and shallow we tend to be.

by Anonymousreply 4601/27/2013

[quote] The film that defines this era. It has to be the Dark Knight.

So you're saying that this era is highly overrated?

by Anonymousreply 4701/27/2013

Dark Knight may define this era. It's a terrible movie. But it is also a terrible era.

by Anonymousreply 4801/27/2013

It's a personal choice between a movie that resonates with the here and now and with which one has a personal connection. And it helps if it's at least a decent movie.

For me, it's Melancholia. I'm sure it doesn't define the era for a great many people. But it does for me.

by Anonymousreply 4901/27/2013

Who is this sad sack Heath Ledger troll? And how can we be rid of him?

by Anonymousreply 5001/27/2013

Snakes on a Plane

by Anonymousreply 5101/27/2013

I don't see why anyone is demonizing the Heath Ledger troll. He's no worse than the people who keep bumping the same Matt Bomer, Harry Styles, and Keanu Reeves threads.

As for The Dark Knight, that's a pretty good answer. And even though Sex and the City 2 was suggested as a joke, it's actually not that bad a choice. It's all about obnoxious Americans, refusal to age gracefully, and obsessive materialism.

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I think "The Help" was spot on in how it portrayed America in 2012, even though it was set in the 1960s. It perfectly represented the entire 2012 election cycle of White Republican America vs. everyone else. Ann Romney reminded me of all the entitled white women in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 5501/27/2013

We have all had our "Crash" moments.

by Anonymousreply 5601/27/2013

I am not even going to look at the other posts - but I am assuming you means " defines an era in America" coz we are not feeling it out here!

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