Respectfully, Drkblue and Obrienmundy, I think what I object to is this being cast as an "Essential"movie. I agree that it has a place in the broad panorama of even 'very good' movies. Even watching the two hosts talking of the movie, they never moved beyond the fact that they liked the story. "Essential" to me entails there being at least three cinematic elements INCLUDING the story(perhaps,as one element) along with, say locations, casting, direction, costumes, editing, etc. that sets it far above others as an example to be emulated as a cinematic statement as a whole.