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Mary Hinge
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« on: March 18, 2006 »

I would love to know what sort of films that the readers like...

A few of my favourites....

Things to do in Denver when you're dead
True Romance
Nil By Mouth

A natural theme of violence and very good acting. There are hundreds more. Incidentally my favourite scene of any movie is the Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper scene in True Romance. I just love the very intimidating tone running through it.

What is your favourite film/scene and why?

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006 »

went through three faves in a DVD fest last night(not to mention 4 litres of Strongbow),Anchorman,withnail and I and Spinal Tap.As such I will not speak to anyone today due to quotable line fever.Since i must remain housebound to accomplish this I will subject my daughter to Harold and Maude,Ferris Buellers day off and Stand by me,i may cry at the end.again.When the GLW gets home i will subject her to Goodfellas,Heathers and Glengary glen ross.i am not a despotic control freak,i only control the podger at weekend,hence my midweek omniprescence on here.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006 »

One of my favourite all-time films has to be An Officer and a Gentleman - just loved Richard Gere in that one! I also love The Commitments, Veronica Guerin and In the Name of the Father. I'm not a big movie fan though, I have to admit.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006 »

How long have you got? Films I love:

Angel Heart (all of it-every frame, plus pre-surgery Micky Rourke *drool*)
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Darko
Stand by me
Blazing Saddles
Fight Club
Battle Royal
Shawshank Redemption
Withnail and I (there must and will be asprin, or I'm going to die on this bloody hillside right now...*oops sorry*)
The Producers
That'll be the Day\Stardust (crush on David Essex when I was 12)
Resovoir Dogs
Amadaeus

.....and that's just today!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006 »

Films I hate:
Anything described as delightful or heartwarming..yucky love girly flick stuff..American gung ho military...American 'blockbusters' ...ugh.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006 »

Aha - So we do have something in common, to go with our basic sock incompatability! Liked Gilbert Grape, forgot Bowling for Columbine and haven't seen Green Mile (Tom Hanks does nothing for me) - though I loved the books and bought each chapter religiously month by month when Mr. King was in his Dickens phase - great way to release a book!
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2006 »

That'll be the Day - did that film have the late Billy Fury in it?
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2006 »

It did indeed Jayne - as Billy Storm, if memory serves.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2006 »

Rock Chich I shall ignore the *slap* remark on a different thread!

I agree with Helena UK about all your choices in films (especially Donnie Darko)and also agree about The Green Mile.

BTW Helena did you used to go on Virgin.net chat by any chance?
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2006 »

My favourites are
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill 1&2
Close Encounters of the third kind
Poltergeist
The Exorcist
Ring 1 & 2 (the Japanese versions )
Anything with De Niro
Anything by Adam Sandler (mainly for the hidden "risque" jokes.)

I have 2 favourite scenes:- the dance scene in Pulp Fiction with Uma Thurman and Travolta. That scene was the very essence of "sex,drugs and rock&roll.
 The animated scene in Kill Bill, imagine trying to portray that level of violence with live actors.
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2006 »

It did indeed Jayne - as Billy Storm, if memory serves.

Ah, thought it did! He was my crush for a few years...
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2006 »

Favourite film ever, without question, has to be Raging Bull, the De Niro, Scorcese collaboration. It transcends its genre and achieves a kind of operatic grandeur. The acting is flawless, the story compelling and the score truly inspired. The camerawork of the bloody fight scenes is worth the  admission fee alone.The brutality of it can disturb you and Jake La Motta's fall from grace is poignant and moving. Remarkably, such is the strength of the narrative that, despite the wife beating, thuggish, petulant nature of La Motta, you can still feel sympathy for him.
Wonderful movie.
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2006 »

Donnie Darko, The butterfly effect, Shaun of the Dead, The Descent.

I went to see 'The hills have eyes' at the weekend, its very, very good, but incredibly disturbing. I do highly recommend it if you dont mind the sick and twisted.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2006 »

There are few films that I can watch repeatedly but those I can are...

Manhunter ( the original Hannibal Lector film, and the sound track is spot on, probably the film that really got me into crime, the scene with the forensics on the letter still makes the hairs rise on my arms) )
All the Presidents Men
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Company of Wolves
Labyrinth
Con Air ( in fact pretty much anything with Nicholas Cage)
Breakfast Club


more as I think of them
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2006 »

Loved the Breakfast Club when I was younger but, watched it the other day and I confess to finding it a bit boring.

I obvioulsy lead such an interesting life now!

I thought of a few more faves... Scent of a woman, [The main plot idea of] When a Stranger calls. Last of the Mohicansand I really loved Minority Report with liitle Tommy Cruise.
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