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Guina
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Favourite Movies
Aug 2nd, 2010 at 8:14pm
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Hi all,

how about naming some favourite or most influencing movies?

  
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Reply #1 - Aug 2nd, 2010 at 8:40pm
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Sooo, here are some of my favs (not in order of most liked):

Le Samourai (with Alain Delon)
Harlequin (with Robert Powell)
Blow Up (with David Hemmings)
The Hairdresser's Husband (with Jean Rochefort)
Sense and Sensibility (with Alan Rickman)
Kissed (with Molly Parker)
Snow Cake (with Sigourney Weaver)
Chocolat (with Juliette Binoche)
The Wicker Man (with Christopher Lee)
Secretary (with James Spader)
Le Boucher (with Stephane Audran)
Dracula (with Frank Langella)
The Shawshank Redemption (with Tim Robbins)
Blade Runner (with Harrison Ford)
Peeping Tom (with Karl-Heinz Boehm)
Blue Velvet (with Isabella Rosselini)
The Servant (with Dirk Bogarde)
The Name of the Rose (with Sean Connery)
Der Totmacher (with Goetz George)

                                                                     
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 2nd, 2010 at 9:29pm
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I'm not sure I can do this:

Nosferatu (Max Shreck)
Van Helsing (Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, David something or other)
Hammer's Draculas (Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing)
Hammer's Frankensteins (Peter Cushing)
Godzilla, Gidera, Mothra, et al (To Ho pictures)
Godzilla 1998
Lord of the Rings - Ralph Bakshi
Lord of the Rings - Peter Jackson
King Kong 1933, 2005 (I have yet to not cry over the ending of the 2005 version)
Fantastic Planet
The Mummy (Boris Karloff)
The Mummy, The Mummy Returns (Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr)
(Ok, Brendan Frasier, Arnold Vosloo and Oded Fehr all on screen at once .... flat line dragon's brain.)
Storm Riders (Ekin Chang, Sonny Chiba)
Enter the Dragon (Bruce Lee)
Tons of Historical Kung Fu flicks
Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone)
Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
Prince of Thieves (Alan Rickman)
The Court Jester, Merry Andrew, The secret Life of Walter Mitty (Danny Kaye)
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Pimpernel Smith (Leslie Howard)
Dracula (Bela Lugosi)
Dracula (Jack Palance
Interview with a Vampire
Legend of the Eight Samurai
The Seven Samurai
The Three Musketeers (Michael York, et al)
The Three Musketeers (Gene Kelly)
The Three Musketeers (Disney)
The General (Buster Keaton)
Teahouse of the August Moon
Night of the Iguana
Boom
Lawrence of Arabia
POTC Uno, Dos and Tres. (Captain Jack Sparrow)

I quit. Unfortunately, I probably have five thousand favorite movies and they really are favorites because something in each of them grabbed me. Like I've only seen Curtis' Dracula with Jack Palance once, but the ending scene is still with me as is the unabashed power of the character. I wanta write like that. But I also want to write the Court Jester "get it, got it, good" ...  Grin

so many movies, so little time and I didn't even touch on the anime ones that I love like Captain Harlock who lives in very, very forgiving space.

Definitely not in order

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Re: Favourite Movies
Reply #3 - Aug 2nd, 2010 at 9:56pm
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Matt’s favorite movies:

I’m all over the map here, and this is by no means complete!

Star Wars (all of them)
Jaws
The Spy who loved me.
Thunderball
The Wrath of Khan
The Search for Spock
The Voyage Home
First Contact
Insurrection
Nemesis
20,000 Leagues under the Sea
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Contact
Armageddon
South Pacific
Midway
Battle of the Bulge
Patton
The Last Starfighter
Crimson Tide
The Hunt for Red October
Run Silent Run Deep
Dirty Dancing (Hey I liked it, what can I say)
Wargames

And oh yes Star Trek 10 (The new one)

  

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Reply #4 - Aug 2nd, 2010 at 10:23pm
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Ok, no particular order:

Bicentennial Man
Thunderbirds are Go
Doppelganger (aka Journey to the Far Side of the Sun)
K19 The Widowmaker
Thirteen Days
Enigma
The War of the Worlds (1953)
The Time Machine (1960)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original with Michael Rennie)
North By Northwest
2001: A Space Odyssey
Up
Battle Of Britain
The Dam Busters
A Bridge Too Far (although it was spoiled by using German Leopard Tanks to double for Tigers and Panthers)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
School For Scoundrels
  
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Reply #5 - Aug 3rd, 2010 at 1:30am
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Okay.  I have to divide my faves into two categories because I'm anal like that.

Classics
Casablanca (Bogie)
The Maltese Falcon (Bogie)
Key Largo (Bogie)
Laura (Alan Ladd)
Forbidden Planet (Leslie Nielsen)
Born Yesterday (William Holden)
The Thin Man movie series (William Powell)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
Angel and the Bad Man (John Wayne)
The Uninvited (Ray Milland)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Leslie Howard)
Brigadoon (Gene Kelly)

Contemporary
Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron)
Conspiracy Theory (Mel Gibson)
Contact (Jodie Foster)
The Thirteenth Floor (Craig Bierko)
Somewhere in Time (Christopher Reeves)
Ghost (Demi Moore)
Aliens [director's cut] (Sigourney Weaver)
The Matrix (Keanu Reeves)
Solaris (George Clooney)
Ever After (Drew Barrymore)

If you're at all interested in why I can't stop watching these movies over and over, go to this website:
http://www.wix.com/Neesierie/Denises-World
and click on the green sidebar tab labeled 'Stuff.'  Once that mini page loads, click on 'Movies' and it'll take you right to my list.  Cool
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 4th, 2010 at 8:22pm
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Fav Movies?
2001
LOTR (all of them)
POTC ( seen seven times in two weeks! -- sad eh? )
Star Trek - Latest
ST Wrath of Khan
Sergeant York (B&W.. Gregory Peck?)
Anythng with Richard Widmark
Batman BEgins
How the West was Won
Phone Booth
Abyss
Gladiator
Arthur
Armaggedon
Apollo 13

Independence day... yes, I'm sad but it was pure escapist fun!

Actaully... any films with music by Zimmer, Shore, etc...!

Probably loads more, but as sitting  hotel room at teh moment, can't remember all of them!

Apollo 13 probably oneof the greatest.. first CD soundtrack I got as well!
  

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Reply #7 - Aug 4th, 2010 at 9:25pm
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Oh, my!  My list is incomplete!  Okay, Louise.  This is all your fault!

Added to Contemporary:
The Abyss (Ed Harris)
Star Trek (2010)
Independence Day (Will Smith)
LOTR (Elves, Aragorn, romance? That's a no brainer!)
POTC (but with reservations. Loved Jack, hated Keira!)
Shoot 'Em Up (Clive Owen.  I know.  I'm sick.  But it was just so damned funny!)
The Blind Side (Sandra Bullock)
Avatar (Sigourney Weaver.  Awesome love story!)

I can see I'm going to have to update my movie page soon.  Grin
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 4th, 2010 at 10:41pm
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Oh, shoot, I forgot the Duke: Anything with John Wayne.
Also a Toshiro Mifune fan
Throne of Blood (Japanese McBeth)
Historical Japanese
Fantasy Japanese Ninja/Samurai movies
Ok, I'm deranged.
And the rest of you named a lot of things I didn't think about. Just about anything I watch adds to my lore store.
  
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Reply #9 - Aug 5th, 2010 at 2:38am
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Okay I have to add

Apollo 13
The Abyss
Independence Day
Forbidden Planet
Ghost
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Bedford Incident
Back to the Future
The Golden Child
Aliens
The Battle of Britain
The Thing from Outer Space (orig)
The Thing (new)
Smokey and the Bandit
Cadyshack
  

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Reply #10 - Aug 9th, 2010 at 8:00pm
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Favorite movies. >.> Si~nce I'm not so much a fanfic writer but one who gives the dragon strange ideas. =w=

Circle of Iron(David Carradine)
Silverado(All the actors)
Lightening Swords of Death
Shogun Assassin
Lone Wolf and Cub(Which is the actual series? that Shogun assassin was loosely a mash up of. =w= )
Split Second (Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan >W< )
Gen X Cops (>W<)
Legend(Tom Cruise and Tim Curry)
Rocky Horror Picture Show(Tim Curry)
The Shadow
Silent Hill
Pandorum
Thirteenth Ghost
Curse of the Golden Flower
The Crow
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Flying Guillotine

Also, there would be a lot of repeats as dragon and I have the same taste in films most times. -w-

And because I feel their plots are on par with any movie (also I don't play these games I watch them. =w= ):
Star Craft 1 and 2
XenoSaga 1,2,3 (The cut scenes are movie epic.)
  

I often wonder how anyone over the age of 50 can revert into being a petty, self-centered, megalomaniacal 5 year old, then I remember: Not everyone can function as a real person.
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Reply #11 - Aug 9th, 2010 at 8:03pm
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Oh Lord I feel old.
  the only one I recognise is


Who Framed Roger Rabbit!

I'm melting..... I'm melting!
  

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Reply #12 - Aug 9th, 2010 at 9:00pm
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Louise: part of the problem is not age, it's esoterica.

Circle of Iron is early 1980's David Carradine kung fu fairy tale. (has Christopher Lee in it)

Most of these movies are 1980's 1990's.

Oh heavens, I forgot about the flying guillotine! Very bloody historical kung fu movie.

Oh, heavens, buti, buti whipping torture ... now you've done it!!!!

shoot.

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Reply #13 - Aug 9th, 2010 at 10:05pm
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=w= Yes yes we all know now who the youngster is. >w> But they're good movies, at least I think so. =w= But then i'm a wee bit odd.

nehehehehe...reminders of odd nights spent up with a 7 year old right dragon?
  

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Reply #14 - Aug 9th, 2010 at 10:37pm
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And watching samurai movies with the sound almost off while being serenaded by a three year old with the infamous song "you". LOL.

OK, so, dragon is responsible for Rini's movie issues ... Laughter.
  
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