20 October 2009

Skandies: Best Films of the Decade, #6



The New World (2005, Terrence Malick)
originally placed: #2, 2005.

10 comments:

futurefree said...

I was watching this in my office with the sound off, and at first I mistook it for Revanche and thought "Well, that came out of nowhere."

md'a said...

Oh, if only. I'm concerned about Revanche making the top 20 for 2009.

Ryan said...

I'm concerned about Revanche making the top 20 for 2009.

I got your back on that one. As for #6, to quote the great philosopher Kanye West, don't tell me I never told ya.

Nictate said...

I was watching this in my office with the sound off, and at first I mistook it for Revanche and thought "Well, that came out of nowhere."

Same here, only replace Revanche with Silent Light.

I got your back on that one.

Ditto.

md'a said...

Revanche I understand, but there are no pools of water in the opening shot of Silent Light, which begins in the stars.

Nictate said...

Ah, yes. I was interrupted in my viewing, so had to pause mid-water shot. By the time I got back to my desk, I'd forgotten it was the opening shot.

But I *did* think to myself, "I don't remember the water being that filled with flotsam in Silent Light."

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Jason said...

Good job other voters. I'm glad to see this placed so high. I wonder if The Thin Red Line would make the cut in a 90s Decade Skandie Redux poll?

Michael said...

Here are my predictions:

1. The Departed
2. A Beautiful Mind
3. Slumdog Millionaire
4. Crash
5. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Paris Nicholls said...

It's probably far too late for this thread to be active, but I'm wondering what your thoughts are you the extended vs theatrical cuts?