You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex


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You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby sluhtaf » Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:52 pm

In response to the threads that basically took Desert Island Discs and put them on the TFN boards, I have decided to start a third thread. Here is the question:
Suppose you were marooned on a desert island, and there was a 6-cinema multiplex on the island. What 6 films would you put in the theater?
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby tafnut » Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:08 pm

"Suppose you were marooned on a desert island, and there was a>6-cinema multiplex on the island. What 6 films would you put in the theater?"

Man, I gonna be one busy mofo, riding the bike to generate the electricity to run the projector that I'm manning, while I make the popcorn and take my own ticket!
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby sluhtaf » Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:13 pm

Hey, you'll lose weight powering the generator.

Here's my 6 choices:
Gallipoli
Best in Show
Waiting for Guffman
Kill Bill (double features are allowed with movies that have sequels)
Pulp Fiction
This Is Spinal Tap
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby wineturtle » Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:14 pm

Just un plug your DVD and plug in the corn popper.
BTW is popcorn required at the movies these days?
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby tafnut » Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:31 pm

>>BTW is popcorn required at>the movies these days?<<

that is a very unAmerican question! Without the popcorn sales, the theater chain goes bankrupt, the entire ecomomy is dragged down, and suddenly we're in the midst of a world-wide depression that exceeds even the 1930s! Do YOU want to be responsible for global financial ruin?
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby sluhtaf » Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:01 pm

Yes, popcorn sales are what keeps the movie theaters in business, just as print cartridges is what makes HP profitable.

But let's try to stay on-topic: what 6 films would you put in your dream multiplex?
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby tafnut » Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:01 pm

Apocalypse Now (best movie ever made)
Lord of the Rings trilogy (so sue me for cheating - the third one if I only get one - it's the second best movie ever made)
Blade Runner (best sci-fi)
Zorro (Banderas version - best action/adventure)
Matrix (first one - best special effects)
Star Wars (best story)
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby Per Andersen » Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:46 pm

Dr Strangelove
Chinatown
Clockwork Orange
The Wild Bunch
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
High Sierra
Double Indemnity
Vertigo
Catch 22
Husbands (John Cassavetes)
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby dukehjsteve » Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:58 am

Breaking Away
Chariots of Fire
Marathon Man
Gone With The Wind
Last Train From Gun Hill
Grand Prix
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby MJD » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:07 am

There are two I don't have to think about, the rest I do:

The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby racewalker » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:40 am

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Star Wars (all 6 parts)
Amadeus
Man on the Flying Trapeeze
A Night at the Opera
Being There
Special Bonus Matinee: African Queen
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby SQUACKEE » Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:30 am

i would prefer one 70mm screen with killer surround sound. and watch all six on that if thats ok? i hate multiplex's!

1.Rear Window
2.Alien
3.Larry of Arabia
4.Jaws
5.Saving private Ryan
6.Blazing Saddles
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby trackcrazy » Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:58 am

Here goes:

BenHur
The Godfather
Amadeus
Casablanca
Doctor Zhivago
Woodstock
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby No Name » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:11 am

Oh, definitely those two movies about Pre. They were so good!!!!
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby gh » Sat May 28, 2005 9:12 am

floor is now open for someone to nominate all 6 Star Wars films
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby tafnut » Sat May 28, 2005 9:14 am

not before the Lord of the Rings trilogy and virtually any three James Bond flicks (exc the last, which was an abomination)
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby MJD » Sat May 28, 2005 9:18 am

House Of Games and probably anything by Mamet.
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Re: You, A Desert Island and A Multiplex

Postby bambam » Sat May 28, 2005 1:28 pm

Patton
Animal House
Caddyshack
Deer Hunter
On Golden Pond
A River Runs Through It

Might add a few true-Bond (Connery that is) films if allowed more choices.
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Postby gh » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:10 am

Did anybody change their votes when they did this again on the new thread?
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:21 am

Top 4 are the same - then I digress - I THOUGHT we had done this before!
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:01 pm

I didn't play the first time around - I don't do multiplexes. But if I get an extra choice (6 vs. 5) and combine the two Godfathers like others have, I'll add:

Dr. Strangelove
Ben Hur
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Postby gh » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:59 pm

Top 4 movies as just picked by a group of UK film experts ("experts"?)

1. 'Goodfellas'
2. 'Vertigo'
3. 'Jaws'
4. 'Fight Club'

http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/movies/artic ... 5809990021
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:42 pm

I found a site that listed the top 10 in the UK survey (in reverse order, I'm too lazy to re-order them):

10. His Girl Friday
9. The Lord Of The Rings
8. The Empire Strikes Back
7. Tokyo Story
6. Citizen Kane
5. The Godfather Part II
4. Fight Club
3. Jaws
2. Vertigo
1. GoodFellas

While I think that we can probably agree that most of these are fine, if not great films, the list seems a bit whack. I haven't even seen three of these films (His Girl Friday, Tokyo Story, and get ready geeks - Lord of the Rings - couldn't care less). Of the rest, only two deserve to be on the Greatest Movies of All Time list. Fight Club - fine film (being a Pulp Fiction fan, you gotta figure I'd like this film) but fourth best movie of all time?? :roll:
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Postby gh » Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:50 pm

Probably not even Brad Pitt's fourth best movie ever.
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