Yes we lost a great talent, as I say not really my kind of movie....but I really was glad I went outside my comfort zone.
I was so un-nerved by the character he played.....(not in a bad way).If there is such a thing?*#@! lol
There is a difference between my favourite movie, and the best one I've seen. While 'The X-Files: Fight The Future' is probably my favourite, I know it is not the best out there. I think the best movie is one that is innovative, thought provoking, went beyond what was expected at the time it was made, and struck a chord with me personally. At the moment I have several nominees, all of which are Disney: Fantasia, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story. I chose these based on concept, story, musical prowess, and technical skill.
I would say Resevoir Dogs (compact and near perfect), Usual Suspects (the first time you see it), and as an also ran, I think the opening scene of Inglorious Bastards is probably the best bit of cinema this century (with Waltz and the French actor in the farm House - the rest of the film, while I like it, is not as perfect). Oh, and A Pure Formality - just brilliant.
'Ben-Hur', of course! It deservedly won ELEVEN Academy Awards, including TWO for Acting.....Best Actor/ Charlton Heston......Best Supporting Actor/Hugh Griffith.
That Chariot Race! THE most exciting action sequence ever filmed!
IF you've NEVER seen it, rent it out & watch!
The other film I think is magnificent in every way was 'Lawrence of Arabia'. What scenery! What music! What acting!