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15 movies you hope are on your next flight from Heathrow

Postby big mac » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:41 pm

Heres mine, I couldn;t get a legit top 10 without leaving out some favourites.

Braveheart
The Patriot
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Gladiator
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest
Cheech and chong- still smokin
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Zoolander
LOTR trilogy
Nap Dyn
Anchorman
Walk the Line
Princess Diaries (nah not really )
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:51 pm

I'm sure we have been down this road before, but I enjoy it.

Pulp Fiction
Hard Days Night
Dirty Harry
The Godfather I & II
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ben Hur
Dick
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Dr. Stragelove
Taxi Driver
Major League
The Big Lebowski
Patton
Tokyo Olympiad
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
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Postby bambam » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:53 pm

Patton
The Day of the Jackal
The Deer Hunter
Animal House
Caddyshack
There's Something About Mary
Kelly's Heroes
A River Runs Through It
A Few Good Men (only for the last 10 minutes)
Trading Places

I'll stop at 10
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:05 pm

So far it looks like bambam and I will get together and watch Patton. Other than that, not much overlap . . .
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Postby dukehjsteve » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:17 pm

Pulp Fiction
Animal House
Breaking Away
Grand Prix
Godfather
Godfather II
Last Train From Gun Hill
High Noon
Doctor Strangelove
Chariots of Fire
The Sting

That's 11 off the top of my head, not in preferential order.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:10 pm

I love movie so much i cant go to the the anymore because im afraid the whole time someone might talk and its my church. But anyway i was thinking about the movies that touched me the most, not so much my favorite flicks, but the ones the changed my life for ever. Here they are-


Wizard of OZ- At 5 years old it was there first terror film i ever saw.

SUMMER OF 42-a young boy falls in love with a beautiful Jennifer O' neil. It took me years to get over her.

The Day The Earth Stood Still[/size]- the first sci-fi with a brain and a heart.

Jaws- [/size]never seen anything like it before and neither had anyone else!

Aliens[/size]-never seen anything like it ect.ect.

The Deer Hunter[/size]- brillant and bitter.

Patton[/size]- so horribley real.

Close encounters of the third kind[/size]- the first movie about aliens that made me think-maybe?

Raging Bull-[/size] a perfect movie-landmark

Clockwork Orange-[/size] seeing this at 16 years old was quite an eye opener. My older brother, the artist insisted we see it.

Monty Python and the holy Grail-[/size] i didnt know movies this silly could be made.

Silence of the Lambs[/size]- still cant watch it again- i cant go back there ever.

Lawrence of Arabia-[/size] classic, beautiful. My fav. actor gives his first and maybe best preformance.

Open Range[/size]- A cowboy movie that is so real and exciting but nobody saw it.

Saving Private Ryan[/size]- again so very real and a must watch to honor those who gave their life.
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Postby tafnut » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:28 pm

Yes, we have done this before and we all put different ones every time. Here's my current T10. I have taught a Film Analysis class in high school and college, and I've shown all of these at one time or another as examples of movie-making at its very best.

Apocalypse Now - my favorite
Batman Begins - best fantasy
Blade Runner - best sci-fi
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - best buddy flick
Goldfinger - essential Bond
Lord of the Rings – Return of the King - best made picture, surpassing Citizen Kane
Memento - best mind-blower
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - best actor ever
Raiders of the Lost Ark - best story
Seabiscuit - works on FOUR different levels!

[edited for egregious 'typo']
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Postby Jay Peterman » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:51 am

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Das Boot
The Birds
Kingpin
Trainspotting
When We Were Kings
Get Carter
Being John Malkovich
Blowup
The Usual Suspects
Sideways
Fargo
The Last Seduction

I'll stop now - could stretch to 50....
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Postby tlb747 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:11 am

1. Friday
2. Dumb and Dumber
3. The Mask (Jim Carrey)
4. Billy Madison
5. Jurassic Park
6. American History X
7. Rush Hour
8. Sandlot
9. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
10. Glory Road
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Postby DrJay » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:56 am

In some sort of rough order:

Dr. Strangelove
In the Heat of the Night
Breaking Away
Saving Private Ryan
American Graffiti
The Godfather
M*A*S*H
Das Boot
Animal House
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Anyone planning to tally up the votes for a TAFNEWS Message Board Top Ten?
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Postby gh » Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:38 am

At the risk of parsing words too closely, the subject line is too broad.

Is one asking what we think are the BEST movies of all time (in the sense of doing a critique), or the ones we'd want the most to watch again (and again, as in the desert island scenario). My two lists wouldn't be remotely similar.
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Postby gh » Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:39 am

Here's "you a desert island & a multiplex"

http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/discus ... ght=island
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Postby Mighty Favog » Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:50 am

gh, that definition is up to the individual. My favorites, in no particular order:

La Vita E Bella (Life is Beautiful)
Casablanca
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Sting
Clerks
The Muppet Movie
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
On The Waterfront
The Princess Bride
Back to the Future
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Postby Pego » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:15 pm

Following tafnut's concept

The best ever - La Grand Illusion
Fantasy/Sci-fi - Star Wars
Megafilm - War and Peace (Bondarchuks)
Action - Die Hard
Ultimate mindless entertainment - Dumb and dumber
Being thrown back to college - Animal House
Gangster satire - Pulp fiction
Animated for children - Monsters, Inc.
Blowing your mind - Usual suspects
Ugliest - Caligula
Acrobatic old - Harold Lloyd
Acrobatic new - Jackie Chan
Sport - Rocky (original)
Artistic - La Strada
Fairy tale - Princess Bride
Best background music - Amadeus
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Postby countryclubber » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:34 pm

The Magnificent 7
Duel (first movie of Spielberg)
Rollerball (first one)
The Graduate
Cool Hand Luke
The Hustler
In the Heat of the Night
Pretty Woman
The Godfather
Dr. Strangelove
Bullitt Great chase
The Money Pit (doesn't this apply to all of us) When will it get done? 2 weeks!


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Postby big mac » Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:49 am

I must say, 3 films I could add to my list are...

The Graduate (loved the soundtrack)
Rainman (great acting)
Shawshank Redemption (watched it 5 times for school, still like it!)
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Postby SQUACKEE » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:15 am

big mac wrote:I must say, two films I could add to my list are...

The Graduate (loved the soundtrack)
Rainman (great acting)
Shawshank Redemption (watched it 5 times for school, still like it!)


Great choices big mac!
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Postby fieldguy » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:22 am

dr. strangelove; high noon; pulp fiction; patton; casablanca; schindler's list; kind hearts and coronets; dirty harry; gone witht he wind (guilty pleasure); jaws.
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Postby KDFINE » Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:54 am

Rashomon
Dr. Strangelove
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Producers (the original w/ Zero Mostel)
The Silent World (Jacques Cousteau's)
Citizen Kane
Goodfellows
Downfall
Harakiri
The Ladykillers (w/ Alec Guinness)

Someone should start a list of the 25 best or favorite films so that we could all add. How do you limit yourself to only 10. This is more of an off-season exercise anyway.
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Postby Dietmar239 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:55 am

Hmm, let's see.

Star Wars I
Star Wars II
Star Wars III (my favorite)
Star Wars IV
Star Wars V
Star Wars VI
Monty Python: Quest for the Holy Grail
Bourne Supremacy
X-Men 3
Ocean's 11
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Postby bad hammy » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:59 am

Dietmar239 wrote:Hmm, let's see.

Star Wars I
Star Wars II
Star Wars III (my favorite)
Star Wars IV
Star Wars V
Star Wars VI

Oh, man, you need to get out more!
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Postby paulthefan » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:47 pm

Im amazed at how many movies other listed were on my favorite list... I would add Terminator I to the list ... and I would also add Ben Hur as a great Classic. ... I just watched the Truman Show and it was great...
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Postby bad hammy » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:51 pm

paulthefan wrote:... and I would also add Ben Hur as a great Classic. ...

You didn't read my list?? I'm crushed! And here I was going to invite you over to watched it on the big screen!
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Postby Dietmar239 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:31 pm

bad hammy wrote:
Dietmar239 wrote:Hmm, let's see.

Star Wars I
Star Wars II
Star Wars III (my favorite)
Star Wars IV
Star Wars V
Star Wars VI

Oh, man, you need to get out more!


Do you recommend taking a trip to London? C'mon the trilogy is awesome. I don't watch them non-stop, but you can't go wrong with some of the most lucrative films in history.
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Postby KDFINE » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:02 am

Since the original posting was for the 10 to 15, and since 5 minutes after I posted yesterday I realized to my dismay that I'd left off Paths of Glory, I'll add 5 more to my list to get to 15.
Paths of Glory
Z
Annapurna
Attack!
The Seven Samurai
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Postby paulthefan » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:59 pm

bad hammy wrote:
paulthefan wrote:... and I would also add Ben Hur as a great Classic. ...

You didn't read my list?? I'm crushed! And here I was going to invite you over to watched it on the big screen!



Ill go back and read your list... confession of a bad habit, I tend to fire off a post before reading all the threads... Next time I am on the west coast Im going to take you up on that offer and Ill bring the steaks and beer.!.. Thanks Badhammy you're the best.. also The Big Lebowski was a riot..
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Postby Pego » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:03 pm

paulthefan wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
paulthefan wrote:... and I would also add Ben Hur as a great Classic. ...

You didn't read my list?? I'm crushed! And here I was going to invite you over to watched it on the big screen!



Ill go back and read your list... confession: Bad habit, I tend to fire off a post before reading all the threads... Next time I am on the west coast Im going to take you up on that offer and Ill bring the steaks and beer.!.. Thanks Badhammy you're the best!


Bad Hammy is moving up in the world. First he established a fan club of Pulp Fiction, now you two have one for Ben Hur. WOW :-).
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Postby bad hammy » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:43 pm

Pego wrote:
paulthefan wrote:Ill go back and read your list... confession: Bad habit, I tend to fire off a post before reading all the threads... Next time I am on the west coast Im going to take you up on that offer and Ill bring the steaks and beer.!.. Thanks Badhammy you're the best! also The Big Lebowski was a riot..

Bad Hammy is moving up in the world. First he established a fan club of Pulp Fiction, now you two have one for Ben Hur. WOW :-).

And The Big Lebowski. Next up, Dirty Harry . . . and everyone is invited over to watch all four on the Big Kahuna . . . paulthefan has the beer and steaks . . . I have the BBQ and spirits . . . anyone else??
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Postby Pego » Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:25 pm

bad hammy wrote:
Pego wrote:
paulthefan wrote:Ill go back and read your list... confession: Bad habit, I tend to fire off a post before reading all the threads... Next time I am on the west coast Im going to take you up on that offer and Ill bring the steaks and beer.!.. Thanks Badhammy you're the best! also The Big Lebowski was a riot..

Bad Hammy is moving up in the world. First he established a fan club of Pulp Fiction, now you two have one for Ben Hur. WOW :-).

And The Big Lebowski. Next up, Dirty Harry . . . and everyone is invited over to watch all four on the Big Kahuna . . . paulthefan has the beer and steaks . . . I have the BBQ and spirits . . . anyone else??


With all four essential food groups covered, how can anybody not accept such an invitation. Just throw Dumb and dumber in the mix.
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Postby gh » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:24 am

Allow me to suggest the subject line of this thread be modified slightly: 10-15 movies you hope they'll have on the plane the next time you fly transatlantic to Heathrow!
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Postby tandfman » Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:02 pm

A few of my all-time faves that I'd love to see again and that I don't think have previously been mentioned.

He Who Must Die (Dassin)
King of Hearts (de Broca)
The Maltese Falcon
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Horse's Mouth
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Postby Pego » Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:37 am

tandfman wrote:A few of my all-time faves that I'd love to see again and that I don't think have previously been mentioned.

He Who Must Die (Dassin)
King of Hearts (de Broca)
The Maltese Falcon
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Horse's Mouth


He Who Must Die ia a Kazantzakis' masterpiece, perhaps even more artistic than Zorba the Greek.
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Postby mike renfro » Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:27 pm

And "King of Hearts" is a really wonderful film. I saw it in a theater, years ago, probably at the New Varsity in Palo Alto. In the last year, I found that the library had a copy (can't remember video or DVD). The movie has legs. I was thinking about my list (did the title of the thread change?), but got sidetracked with EC and AC results. I'll think about it. At one time, my two favorite movies were single letter jobs, Z and M. A couple years ago, I rewatched Z. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. It was not nearly so gripping as when I saw it in the early '70s. About half way through, I realized that whoever put out the DVD had dubbed the damn thing. The original, with subtitles worked better for me.

As for going to Heathrow, I'm not sure I am ever going to fly again. It's not the fear of terrorism, it's that air travel quality has just gotten worse, and worse and I really have to steel myself to get on a plane. I've just about decided to bag Osaka, cause I just don't want to spend that much time on a plane, with no amenities. Maybe things will be better for Berlin '08. Doubt that the flight will, but it will be shorter.
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Postby dukehjsteve » Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:33 pm

[quote="Pego"][quote="tandfman"]A few of my all-time faves that I'd love to see again and that I don't think have previously been mentioned.

The Maltese Falcon


Best line:

" This is coin of the realm. One dollar of it is worth ten dollars of talk. "
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Postby tandfman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:51 am

Pego wrote:
tandfman wrote:A few of my all-time faves that I'd love to see again and that I don't think have previously been mentioned.

He Who Must Die (Dassin)
King of Hearts (de Broca)
The Maltese Falcon
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Horse's Mouth


He Who Must Die ia a Kazantzakis' masterpiece, perhaps even more artistic than Zorba the Greek.

Jules Dassin has died at the age of 96.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/01/movie ... obituaries
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Postby tlb747 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:56 am

Friday, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask (Jim Carrey), Billy Madison, Jurassic Park, American History X, Sandlot, Rush hour, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Happy Feet, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch who stole Christmas (Jim Carrey), The Mighty Ducks, Happy Gilmore, Shanghai Noon, and Dr. Dolittle (Eddie Murphy).
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Postby racewalker » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:48 am

In no order:
1) Man on the Flying Trapeeze (W.C. Fields)
2) The Producers (w/ Zero Mostel)
3) Drunken Master/Legend of Drunken Master (Jackie Chan at his best)
4) Goodfellas
5) LOTR trilogy
6) Night of the Living Dead
7) Casablanca
8 ) The Haunting (1963 version)
9) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
10) Scarface

Guilty pleasure: Napolean Dynamite
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Postby tandfman » Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:37 am

I must say, at this point, the only thing that I really hope is on my next flight from Heathrow is my luggage. :)
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Postby EPelle » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:45 am

tandfman wrote:I must say, at this point, the only thing that I really hope is on my next flight from Heathrow is my luggage. :)


Quite serious! Kate Moss had six bags of eight not show up in LA about a week ago. Charge to T5: £10.000.

Heathrow T5 is a fantastic terminal with all the essentials -- seats -- if you:ve not yet had the pleasure of going through there. Even has a Starbucks.
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Postby tandfman » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:48 am

I know someone who flew through T5 the day it opened and still doesn't have his luggage.
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