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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby greatwhitezulu » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:57 pm

Cardinal Biggles wrote:I though the Smiley movies great when I was a kid...



I will admit that so did I. I still know the poem about "The dogs all had a meeting, they came from near and far......"
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
But still THE Greatwhitezulu
The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby starkadder » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:31 pm

Smiley was made in Cobbity not far from my old home.

Useless trivia.


I don't know about favourite films although Paths of Glory occurs to me but I have a new least favourite.

I've just been forced to watch Alien versus Predator: Requiem.

You know that bright green bile they vomit regularly through films like this turkey? What they don't tell you is that they collect it from moviegoers who have seen their previous efforts.

I thought I was going to fluoresce the whole loungeroom with my luminous effluvia.

Gad but it's an awful film. Makes Mel Gibson look like an actor.
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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby greatwhitezulu » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:38 pm

I agree, A -v- P is a bad movie. Still better than some of the SciFi channel rubbish, like Basilisk and Boa v Python
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
But still THE Greatwhitezulu
The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
Siiii-Giiii-Diiii

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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:43 pm

ot Ghosts of Mars, what a shocker

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Postby Plynkes » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:20 am

Last night L.A. Confidential was on the telly, starring everyone's favourite lovable thug and rugby club mogul, Russell Crowe, oh, and that bloke out of Neighbours. Hadn't seen it in a long time and had forgotten just how good it was, and how good Crowe and Pearce are in it. I would have to say it is one of my favourite films.

Mr. Crowe is also in what has to be one of my other all time fave pictures: Master and Commander. I love that one. Lots of fans of the O'Brian books hate it. I'm a fan of the books, but I'm not precious about them, and think the film version is a corker.

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Postby starkadder » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:30 am

Both fine choices, Master Plynkes.

One of my favourite films of recent years is Yoji Yamada's The Twilight Samurai, a truly wonderful film about a minor samurai and his love for his family.

No explosions, no Aliens, a couple of terrific pieces of swordplay but, at heart, a really affecting story.

Make the effort and hunt it out. You will not be disappointed.

Unless you have the heart of a stone in which case you'll lurv Alien vs Predator: Battle of the Blow-up Dolls.
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Postby Cardinal Biggles » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:51 am

a very bit slow this morning..stayed up and watched Strangelove...

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Postby chrism » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:51 am

Russian version of War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir) ....long movie but excellent.
Cross of Iron .....by Sam Peckinpah, featuring James Coburn
Saving Private Ryan (1998) ......Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Tom Hanks
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)......Directed by John Sturges. With Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall

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Postby craigjwoodfield » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:42 pm

Nice topic.

Trainspotting, Apocalypse Now, The Thin Red Line, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, Gettysburg. LotR x 3...

Anything by Kurosawa, particularly Kagemusha, what a classic that is.

Just about anything by Ridley Scott, particularly Bladerunner.

Most things by the Coen Bothers, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Peter Weir, Michael Mann...

TV - Deadwood, by several country miles.

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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby craigjwoodfield » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:44 pm

starkadder wrote:One of my favourite films of recent years is Yoji Yamada's The Twilight Samurai, a truly wonderful film about a minor samurai and his love for his family.


Bravo. An absolute gem.

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Postby Cardinal Biggles » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:56 pm

ah yes... Blade Runner, Seven Samurai..Throne of Blood, Witness, Bridge on the River Kwai and a great favourite.. Alec Guiness ,John Mills , Dennis Price and Gordon Jackson in Tunes of Glory...and one of my favourite Sci fi films THX 1138 and that classic The Wicker Man

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Postby Cardinal Biggles » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:56 pm

and The Duelists

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Postby Cardinal Biggles » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:01 pm

oh it is all happening the Maltese Falcon, the inestimably brilliant Key Largo andHunchback of Notre Dame, with Charles Laughton

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Postby starkadder » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:32 pm

Great heavens, Bard.

You've been watching over my shoulder.

Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man and the wonderful Little Big Man, still for me the definitive treatment of the Custer myth.
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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby craigjwoodfield » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:39 pm

Yes, that was me outside your window.

Dead Man - how could I forget that? Neil Young's soundtrack...mmmmmm

Good old George Armstrong Custer. Or as Swearengen described him "That long-haired blow-hard".

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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby frostydog » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:02 pm

Some great movies. recently watched The Third Man again plus Gods and Generals still not sure on that one.
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Postby starkadder » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:07 pm

Another not too common classic is The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, The Younger-James Gang with Cliff Robertson as Cole and Robert Duvall as a full-blown psychotic delusional Jesse.

"They say baseball 's going to be America's national sport"

-Ball is hit into air, Cole sweeps his rifle upwards and shoots it.

"No sir, shooting's America's national sport."


And The Grey Fox with the great Richard Farnsworth as Bill Miner, the man credited with the phrase "stick 'em up".

Too many films, so little time...
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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby Greywolf » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:22 pm

High Plains Drifter an early Clint film,All Kurosawa,s films,Last Man Standing based on Yojimbo,Get Carter not the horrible remake,the first 3 Star Wars films ,episode IV etc,anything with Conrad Veidt, Dog Soldiers,The Big Sleep and I fancy Emma Thompson in anything :D :D :D

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Re: Favourite Movies...

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:30 pm

Maggie Gylenhall...yummmm


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