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audra trower williams
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posted 16 July 2001 03:03 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I keep thinking that if I watch Slingblade over and over, it will cease to affect me. So far, that hasn't worked.
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DrConway
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posted 16 July 2001 06:03 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speaking of other fave movies, Twelve Angry Men is an absolute classic.
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Dawna Matrix
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posted 16 July 2001 07:13 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Twelve Monkeys?
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tiger999
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posted 16 July 2001 07:29 PM      Profile for tiger999     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, Twelve Monkeys rules. Watch it first from Bruce Willis' point of view, then from Madelaine Stowe's point of view, then from Brad Pitt's, and by the time you get to the third bum from the left in the Philly street scene, you will understand the whole movie. Amazing how it layers.


Alphaville. Fight Club. The Great Escape. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. West Side Story. Dr. Strangelove. When Night is Falling. Jesus of Montreal. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. The Day the Earth Stood Still. Robin and Marian.


That's twelve plus the one you've never heard of, so I won't bother. Good enough.


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Jared
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posted 16 July 2001 08:08 PM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Speaking of other fave movies, Twelve Angry Men is an absolute classic

IMHO, Twelve Angry Men is the great courtroom drama. It was a travesty when they remade it for TV a while back...it looked far better in black and white. They're even making a movie for "On The Road" now; doesn't Hollywood know when to leave well enough alone ? Plus there's the matter of Henry Fonda's cool factor in the original; it's fruitless to try imitating the inimitable. I liked it when the jurors were asked for their guilty/non-guilty votes and it always did an extreme close-up on the little old man's face. *giggle*

Dr Strangelove really is cool - it's about time that people these days finally seem to be giving the film it's due. Perhaps the best compliment that I can give it is that whenever I read a book that features a bullying military figure, I can't get the image of George C. Scott out of my brain. Wonka's great too - a root cause of many childhood mindfuck dreams (by the way, they're remaking that too, but at least it's Tim Burton).

If anyone hasn't seen "Being John Malcovich"(sp?), it's wonderful. Spike Lee is very hit-and-miss, but "Do The Right Thing" is an all-time favourite. Avoid "Son Of Sam" like the plague...

There was a film from a few years back based on a white-supremacy group called "American History X", which for whatever reason has been somewhat maligned. It was a little pulpy and Hollywoodish in parts, but it certainly knocked the complacency right out of me. Edward Norton deserved an Oscar for his role as the protagonist - he wuz robbed. On a related topic, a book worth checking out on Canadian supremecists is called "Web Of Hate", by Liberal advisor/prop comedian Warren Kinsella of all people.

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LEX
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posted 16 July 2001 08:23 PM      Profile for LEX     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wages of Fear.
Easy Rider.
Lord of the Flies
Bitter Rice
Grapes of Wrath
Death of a Salesman

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posted 17 July 2001 03:40 AM      Profile for carlo_in_stereo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
woo, I just saw Ghost World the other night. I don't think its actually out yet, but it played at the Fantasia film fest this year here in Montréal. I urge everyone to go see this film when it comes out because it will simply amaze you. if it doesn't, then yr just odd. but I'm sure everyone will be amazed. Its one of the best films out this year for sure.

Ghost World is an Adaptation of the comic entitled Ghost World by Daniel Clowes. I'm sure some of you know who that is. If you don't, well, you'll be running to find out after you see the movie. the film was directed by Terry Zwigoff, who was the mastermind behind the documentary about the cartoonist Robert Crumb, which was called Crumb. excellent soundtrack as well. so go now. find out if its playing near you. go.


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 17 July 2001 11:33 AM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll have to differ with Jared on the 'Being John Malkovich' call. I found it utterly boring, repetitive, and more of a comedy based on some real meaning than containing any real meaning in itself. YAWN>
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meades
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posted 17 July 2001 11:41 AM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought the recent comedy "Saving Grace" was pretty funny. I think the humour would ware off if you watched it more than twice though.
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Debra
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posted 17 July 2001 11:56 AM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Rob Roy
Braveheart
Simon Birch

and almost any Jim Carrey movie.


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Dawna Matrix
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Jim Carrey is the sexiest guy in Hollywood. He is the only star, other than Harrison Ford, that I think would be a great guy outside of the movie as well. I love the out-takes on the end of Liar Liar. He's sooo funny. Best quality in a man.
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NP
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posted 17 July 2001 12:31 PM      Profile for NP   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Big Lebowski
Red, White and Blue Trilogy (Kieslowski)
The Kingdom and any other Lars Von Trier film
Slap Shot (putting on the foil gets me every time)
Doctor Zhivago
Dr. Strangelove

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