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You, your lounge and your all time favourite movies

Postby big mac » Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:57 pm

Seeing as we can't take Movie DVDs on the desert island :? ....

Due to global warming and a .55C temperature increase on the sea surface in the last 30 years, a massive natural disaster keeps you locked in your home for a day. You have no cable TV or internet (Tafnut needs to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a rare withdrawl symptom called deforuminitis athleticus) so all you can really do is watch a few movies you bought before the storm.

So.. what are your 5 favourite movies of all time that you'd like to watch while pandemonium breaks out?

I'll go with:

Braveheart
Monty Pythons Quest for the Holy grail
Cheech and Chong- Up in smoke
The Patriot
LOTR set or Rainman or The Graduate
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Postby tafnut » Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:16 pm

I have been teaching a 'Film Analysis' class for the last four years and have seen these films over and over and over and still think they're the best:

1. Apocaypse Now
2. Lord of the Rings trilogy (a little cheat)
3. Blade Runner
4. Goldfinger
5. When Harry Met Sally

Just missed: Memento, Fight Club

pending the Test of Time: Zorro (w/ Banderas, I'm seeing the sequel tomorrow), Mission Impossible II, Batman Begins, Spiderman 2

Of course, all this can/will change in a week.
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Postby big mac » Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:30 pm

Spiderman 2 I didn't think highly of to be honest.

Batman begins was a great film.

Taf, When Harry met Sally, what age people we talking about? Cause I don't think your average 15 year old would manage to keep a straight face watching that!
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Postby tafnut » Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:53 pm

big mac wrote:Cause I don't think your average 15 year old would manage to keep a straight face watching that!


Um . . . you do know it's a comedy, right? The class is for 16-18 year-olds, and the parents have to sign a consent form, cuz some of the flix are 'R' (Fight Club!) The Big O scene in WHMS is one of the funniest in Hollywood history, and we 'analyze' it as such.
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Postby big mac » Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:58 pm

I know, its just maybe the kids in USA are a bit more mature than I'm used to.

We did films like Billy Elliot and Witness at school. Witness I really enjoyed actually.
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Postby mojo » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:35 pm

The English Patient


Tootsie


Witness


Ordinary People


Rain Man

But my all time fav is the Pride and Prejudice mini series (BBC production) starring Colin Firth.
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Postby big mac » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:55 pm

How could I forget "One flew over the Cuckoo's nest", great movie
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Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:56 pm

Chariots of Fire
Breaking Away
Godfather
Pulp Fiction
Dr. Strangelove
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Postby bad hammy » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:57 pm

Pulp Fiction (easily my favorite movie)
A Hard Day's Night (easily my second favorite movie)
Godfather I
Godfather II
Patton
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Postby mojo » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:18 pm

big mac wrote:How could I forget "One flew over the Cuckoo's nest", great movie


I knew this would happen-that's one of my fav's too. And Chariots of Fire.

There are not enough words to describe how much I loathed Pulp Fiction....but I am a minority of one on that one. :oops:
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Postby gm » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:49 pm

5 copies of Caddyshack... :)

OK...

Caddyshack
Fletch
Old School
Office Space
Eurotrip

what the heck is "Pulp Fiction"?

and if I was intent on killing myself during said calamity? Terms of Endearment... WORST EVER!
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Postby Jnathletics » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:55 pm

Do I have to separate the Star War Trilogies or can they count as one each?

Empire Strikes Back
Attack of the Clones
Jericho Mile
Bean
Searching for Bobby Fischer
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Postby big mac » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:03 pm

mojo wrote:
big mac wrote:How could I forget "One flew over the Cuckoo's nest", great movie


I knew this would happen-that's one of my fav's too. And Chariots of Fire.

There are not enough words to describe how much I loathed Pulp Fiction....but I am a minority of one on that one. :oops:


I quite liked some of it, but overall, NAH. The gay rape and excessive swearing put me right off.
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Postby lonewolf49 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:10 pm

There are very few movies that I care to watch twice.
Five exceptions:

Dr Zhivago
Schindlers List
Dances With Wolves
Gone With The Wind
Saving Private Ryan
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Postby mojo » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:20 pm

gm wrote:5

and if I was intent on killing myself during said calamity? Terms of Endearment... WORST EVER!


Oh no the worst move ever is "Beloved" with Oprah Winfrey. Terms of wasn't that bad.

Pulp Fition was violent, profane and just plain disgusting. And it is a fav of many people I know.
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Postby bad hammy » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:34 pm

mojo wrote:Pulp Fition was violent, profane and just plain disgusting.

And the problem is??

After seeing this movie about 100 times I didn't even notice the profanity. Then I watched it one time with my mother. THEN I recognized just how much profanity is in that flick.

Still love it though. Each scene is a classic unto itself. If I had to pick one, it is the scene where Vince gives ODing Mia a shot of adrenalin. This just barely beats out the scene where Jules and Vince hide their car with the dead body at Jimmy’s and then have to clean it up. Oh, and the scene were Captain Koons explains the meaning of the watch to a young Butch – priceless.
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Postby mojo » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:45 pm

It wasn't the language per se- just the whole thing-I just hated it.
But to each his/her own.

We agree on which is the best sport in the world right? :wink: :)
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Postby bad hammy » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:47 pm

mojo wrote:We agree on which is the best sport in the world right? :wink: :)

Soccer?? :lol:
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Postby Vern » Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:57 pm

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
The Right Stuff
Rear Window
The Godfather (I & II)
Everybody Loves Mary (nice to go out with a laugh and Ms Diaz...)
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Postby Jon » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:42 am

My top five (in no particular order):
Scent of a Woman
Serial Mom
Fight Club
Memento
Leon

Back-up choices (in case Blockbusters have run out of any of the above):
Very Bad Things
The Shining
The Village
Rain man
Monster
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:38 am

Pulp Fiction, like Kill Bill I & II, is trash. Quentin Tarantino is by far the most overrated director in history.

Cuckoo's Nest definitely is up there as one of the best ever. Jericho Mile - best made-for-TV movie ever.

Other Worst Movies lately (besides anything by QT): Lost in Translation, Catwoman, Sound of Thunder.
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:48 am

tafnut wrote:Pulp Fiction, like Kill Bill I & II, is trash. Quentin Tarantino is by far the most overrated director in history.

Dude, don't hold back . . .
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Postby dukehjsteve » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:00 am

[quote="tafnut"][i]Pulp Fiction[/i], like [i]Kill Bill I & II[/i], is trash. Quentin Tarantino is by far the most overrated director in history.

IMO you are right about that Kill Bill JUNK, but Pulp Fiction's conversations are truly an Art Form.
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Postby utkvol80 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:10 am

Not necessarily in order:

1. A River Runs Through It
2. Woodstock (Director's Cut)
3. Where Eagles Dare
4. The Quiet American
5. The Great Escape
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Postby Honusonthesound » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:42 am

By definition the list refers to movies I'd wanna see more'n once. I had to dig back into history a bit, as it seems that fer the last several years, most/all movies're either chick flicks or aimed at the teenage demographic. Yuck!!

But even the better ones don't much interest me in seein' 'em twice. Here's a list of exceptions ...

1. 2001 - A Space Odyssey
2. Quest for Fire
3. Kindergarten Cop
4. Dearly Beloved
5. Sleeper

I'd much prefer a bunch of DVDs of the TV shows "The Kumars at No. 42" and "Red Green". Heck, Red even made a movie - "Duct Tape Forever". Not on my list, however ...
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Postby mojo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:05 am

Leon sounds intriguing .

DH wants to rent it this weekend. :)
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Postby Jon » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:11 am

mojo wrote:Leon sounds intriguing Jon.

DH wants to rent it this weekend. :)


Go for it – it's a gudden!
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Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:18 am

larry of arabia

open range

abbott and costelo meet frankenstein

day at the races

jaws

just picked some off the top of my head that no one else had . impossible for me to name top 5. maybe top 50!

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Postby Andrea_T » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:26 am

1. Alien (absolute classic, picked as my thriller)
2. Man Bites Dog (black, black humour, to provide me with some laughter)
3. Paper Moon (tears, laughter, joy, pain all in one)
4. E.T (arw! To give me some childhood escapism)
5. One of my favourite porno's...
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Postby skyin' brian » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:14 am

come on guys, at least include one movie you have never seen for something novel.
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Postby wineturtle » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:07 am

Trapeze
Man of a Thousand Faces
M*A*S*H
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Contact-#

Almost made it------------Night of the Living Dead
Portfolio-- Because Fire Chief Tony is in it......his daughter too :wink:

#the movie may get on the list because of the book...I read the book in one night and turned back to page one and started it again....read thru till dawn.
I wonder of Dreamworks (or another of the SiFi-F/Xers)has gotten good enough to do "Stranger in a Strange Land'
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Postby kuha » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:17 am

bad hammy wrote:
mojo wrote:Pulp Fition was violent, profane and just plain disgusting.

And the problem is??

After seeing this movie about 100 times I didn't even notice the profanity. Then I watched it one time with my mother. THEN I recognized just how much profanity is in that flick.

Still love it though. Each scene is a classic unto itself. If I had to pick one, it is the scene where Vince gives ODing Mia a shot of adrenalin. This just barely beats out the scene where Jules and Vince hide their car with the dead body at Jimmy’s and then have to clean it up. Oh, and the scene were Captain Koons explains the meaning of the watch to a young Butch – priceless.


PLUS, it features "Miserlou" by the great DD!!!
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Postby gh » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:49 pm

All those who owned Miserlou in 1963 raise your hands! (where's the emoticon for that)
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Postby gh » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:50 pm

The new Oz DVD is supposed to be whack

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/movies/24 ... deo25.html
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:30 pm

gh wrote:All those who owned Miserlou in 1963 raise your hands! (where's the emoticon for that)

Now see, there is another reason that Pulp Fiction was such a good flick - it gave Miserlou to a whole generation who were not around in 1963, or in my case, had musical tastes in 1963 that ran towards 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'.

Writing about PF yesterday got me ready for another go around. Watched from beginning to end tonight (at this point a rarity - I usually just kill time picking up one or two scenes at a time). Still the best . . .
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Postby big mac » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:47 am

I quite liked this bit of PF

Jules Winnfield: Ezekiel 25:17. 'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyrannies of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepards the weak through the valley of darkness. For he is truly his brothers' keeper and finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.' Now I've been saying that s*** for years, and if you've ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never gave much thought to what it meant, I just thought it was a cold blooded thing to say to a mother f***er before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some s*** this morning that made me think twice. Now I'm thinking it could mean you're the evil man, and I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here is the shepherd, protecting my righteous ass. Or maybe it means that you're the righteous man, and I'm the shepherd, and it's the world that's evil and selfish. Now I'd like that, but you see that s*** ain't the truth. The truth is, YOU'RE the weak, and I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard to be the shepherd.
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Postby cullman » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:52 pm

My list in no particular order and subject to change at any moment.

The Thin Man
Snatch
Godfather
Pat & Mike
Captain Blood

honorable mention goes to:
Return To Savage Beach
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Beach Blanket Bingo (musical guests included Stevie Wonder and Dick Dale)

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Postby Daisy » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:09 pm

gh wrote:All those who owned Miserlou in 1963 raise your hands! (where's the emoticon for that)


try these

Image Image Image Image
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Postby tlb747 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:04 pm

1. Friday
2. Dumb and Dumber
3. The Mask (with Jim Carrey)
4. Billy Madison
5. Jurassic Park
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Postby Cooter Brown » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:40 pm

Andrea_T wrote:1. Alien (absolute classic, picked as my thriller)
2. Man Bites Dog (black, black humour, to provide me with some laughter)
3. Paper Moon (tears, laughter, joy, pain all in one)
4. E.T (arw! To give me some childhood escapism)
5. One of my favourite porno's...


You beat me to Man Bites Dog! Great film. I'll add a back up instead...

Out of Sight
Romper Stomper
Election
The Big Lebowski
Dark City
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