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Your Classic Films

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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:10 AM
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Each of us have films in our lives that have touched us. These films we watch over and over again and with each viewing of these classics we appreciate them more and more.

They make you laugh, they make you cry, they make you feel something inside you that makes it so that you can watch that film even when it comes on network TV.

Do you have these films yourself? Can you name them? And will you share with us?

The Name of the Rose



Moulin Rouge



What Dreams May Come



What are your favorites?




posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 05:17 AM
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Remember the Titans - I think it's under-rated.

Shawshank Redemption - never get tired of it



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 07:17 AM
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Arsenic and Old Lace, hilarous. I can watch it a 100 times and never get bored of it. I love that it is in black and white. It is one of my classics along with the Quiet Man.



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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What Dreams May Come is probably the best idea that I can think of to match my own ideas of existence....but I don't think I could watch it very many times...

For me...

Star Wars (all of them). What can I say, these movies redefined the entire movie-going experience.

Indiana Jones (again, all of them).

The Princess Bride.

Airplane! (both).

Star Trek II and IV.

Ghostbusters.

I'm sure there are many, many others, but these are the first to spring to mind.



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 09:55 AM
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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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reply to post by TheComte
 


I agree with you on Remember the Titans, good movie, and I don't like sports films.

And Shawshank Redemption is a true classic.

reply to post by IrishLass
 


I haven't seen Arsenic and Old Lace or Quiet man yet, I might have to check them out.

reply to post by Gazrok
 


I simply love your taste in movies Gazrok, each of those films are awesome.

reply to post by whaaa
 


What the hell is that? I haven't seen many Ingmar Bergman films, I certainly haven't seen that one.



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 10:21 AM
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What, "The Virgin Spring" is the first film presented in filmmaking101. A classic work of filmmaking ART. This movie made a huge emotional impact me.

as did "Hud" my second choice.

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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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I remember Hud, I saw the film once, a long time ago. Good film, it reminds me of teenage rebellion.



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno
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I remember Hud, I saw the film once, a long time ago. Good film, it reminds me of teenage rebellion.


Very perceptive WKN! Very much inline with this film. Another classic.

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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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Plan 9 From Outer Space!



The BEST worst film of all time!



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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A great film about Ed Wood the guy that made "Plan 9" is this one.

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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:30 PM
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Casablanca

The Maltese Falcon

Blazing Saddles

Young Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

S.O.B.

A Shot in the Dark

Double Indemnity

North By Northwest

Citizen Kane

The Wizard of Oz

Vertigo

The above are among my favorite classics.



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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only one..
Lonesome Dove...
I love it unbelievably.



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:46 PM
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Yep, pretty much anything by Mel Brooks I can watch over and over again. Blazing Saddles is one of the best comedies ever written.

(not exact quotes, but close)

"What crimes have you commited?"
"Stampeding cattle"
"That's not too terrible"
"Through the Vatican?"
"Kinky...you're hired!"


"What crimes have you commited?"
"Murder, rape, arson, and rape"
"You said rape twice"
"I like rape..."
"Splendid"



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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"Throw out your hands, stick out your tush, hands on your hip, give it a push.
"You'll be surprised your doing the French Mistake!"



posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 05:55 PM
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A couple of my classics:

Top of the Food Chain aka Invasion - I caught the last bit of this film on tv one day and had to track down the dvd. Now I watch it every time it's on and have my own copy for when it's too long between airings.





The Lion in Winter - more of a traditional classic with Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn (won best actress Oscar for this role), Anthony Hopkins (second film role) and Timothy Dalton's screen debut as Phillip, King of France. It's one of those films where you catch something you missed previously every time you watch it.




posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 02:36 AM
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My classics are:

1. Gone With The Wind

2. Terminator 1 & 2

3. Deathproof

4.Crouching Tiger - Hidden Dragon



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by sc2099
My classics are:

1. Gone With The Wind

2. Terminator 1 & 2

3. Deathproof

4.Crouching Tiger - Hidden Dragon






I just saw Death Proof the other night for the first time and was blown away. The subtleties are unbelievable and not a lot of people “get it”. Nice job.

When I think of great movies I think of great performances as well. A film can have a great story but if the performances are bad, I just cannot invest. Another thing that annoys me is; movies shouldn’t always have happy endings. This bugs me. Life doesn’t always work out all peachy, nor should movies.

Requiem for a Dream (2000): Ellen Burstyn’s performance in that film was Oscar caliber and it’s an absolute shame that she is not more recognized for her brilliance.

The Village (2004): Great story, exceptional acting from all involved.

Fight Club (1999) Great movie, layers and layers of social commentary. A lot of people just see what’s on the surface in that film. It is very deep.

I thought Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was stellar as well. I want to mention so many more but I’ll refrain for now.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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Classic stuff!!

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 01:57 PM
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Do you mean just "Deathproof" or the entire movie "Grindhouse"? I saw the movie "Grindhouse" and would not want to see the movie cut into two. The idea is the audience is seeing a double feature at a sleazy third rate inner city theater. The coming attractions are the best parts of the film. While not the best film Quentin Tarantino has made, it is a lot of fun in a cheap grade Z way.




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