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Postby OracleOfQuantico » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:22 am

Evil Dead
Coming to America
Ferris Bueller's day off
Goonies
When Harry Met Sally
Napoleon Dynamite
Notting Hill
Gran Turino
Spirited Away
The Blind Side
Pride and Prejudice

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 2:16 pm

Pretty Woman - bit of a chick flick but Julia Roberts in a Lotus, come on thats what wet dreams are made for :-)

Hangover - the flim had me laughing out loud but the credits at the end tipped me off my chair!

Hangover II - difficult to top the original film but I still liked it 'Bangkok has him now' hahaha

One flew over the cuckoo's nest - Jack at his best

Midnight Express - left a lasting impression on me, dark, sinister, scary in the old fashioned way

All of the Lord of the Rings films. I have read the book many times and I think they did justice to it when they put it on the big screen

Borat - nothing else to say really, or nothing that could be printed here. Roll into this the Dictator, I loved that too

Dukes of Hazzard - just because I loved the old series when I was young and the film brought back memories

Four weddings and a funeral - quaint british humour

I know there are more, they are in my DVD collection at home. Just can't bring them to mind now.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:15 pm

Oh gawd, JR8, a 2-year old thread?

Anyway I saw that Tigerslayer's choice of Inception got shot down (I know it was 2 years ago) but I must say that it is a very complex movie to understand and appreciate. Chris Nolan's art. And I loved it (shame that my ex slept throughout the entire movie).

Another movie to stomach, Source Code. For those who like to play with ideas of quantum leap theory.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:53 am

the lynx wrote:Oh gawd, JR8, a 2-year old thread?


Don't know how that happened, as I only pick up active topics via the 'View posts since last visit' button.

I think I must have replied to something, that that poster subsequently deleted? Oh well... who knows :)

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Oct 2015 2:41 am

JR8 wrote:Apocalypse Now
A story within a story within a story.
In fact my missus calls it 'my war film'. Er, I do watch it quite often. But that completely misses that it is pornographically anti-war. An exploration of might and right, hypocracy, good and evil.
Anyone who considers it simply a war film has only scratched the 1st of 20 layers.
(The Spectator in a poll last year voted it the 2nd greatest film ever made. Quite a surprise for such a high-brow mag (it took some flak for that!!). But then again.... maybe not, and I'm just in good company :))


And here a few years later.... a really interesting analysis.
Apocalypse Now | ANALYSIS (Part One)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r23wOiCHK5E
[Part 2 - in the sidebar]

Fascinating, looking at it (the cinematic interpretation) a coldly technical literary/analytical way. The roots of the story go back about 130 years (Joseph Conrad). Read Conrad's Heart of Darkness to have a hope of understanding the film... watch the film.... several times, to have a hope of understanding the book.

30+ years on I'm still caught in this loop.
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

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Re: Favourite Films

Postby JR8 » Sun, 18 Oct 2015 3:03 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4nY2J1gRzg
Apocalypse Now - Interview with John Milius [The writer]
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard


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