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Old 02-14-2008, 12:03 AM   #41
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some of my all time faves:

mr smith goes to washington
rudy
rocky (da-dada-da-dada-DA-dadada)
my sassy girlfiend (reminds me of an old flame that I let go)
wuthering heights with Laurence Olivier & Merle Oberon
cinema paradiso
gladiator - huge russell crowe fan
lawrence of arabia (saw it at the zeigfeld in NYC, totally blew me away)
the english patient

loved Tampopo too....some great movies posted earlier.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:36 AM   #42
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Vanishing Point. When you haven't been in a car in 6 months it's great. The music works too! Also a fine film to see in a drive-in. Leaving same as all the cars spin their tires in the gravel is ... fun.
Oh yeah great movie,Add The original 'Gone in 60 Seconds" a few beers and you got the makings of a great movie watching evening.
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Casablanca and other bogie films
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And Fireup, did you really put down Flashdance? Really?
Yup I'm ok with the fact I was an 80's teeny bopper! (Hey, I did become a welder in the Navy...maybe the two are related??) She symbolizes all the people who do something that brings $$$ in - despite passion for something else. Sound familiar? And the 80's music in the flick - always gets me movin'!! Cheezy, absolutely!
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You know, Fireup, I remember swearing that I would not, not, not become nostalgic for the music of the 80s when I got older. But, damn, they play some Violent Femmes and I'm right there, dancing like an idiot. And I'm liking not just the passably cool stuff from the 80s, like Love Shack by the B-52s, but stuff like Poison's Nothing But a Good Time and the other Hair band faves!
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Can't believe no one has listed Apollo 13. Totally formulaic, but it's a great story well told, & I always get sucked in even though I know the ending!

I am partial to small, slightly quirky movies. Two faves:

Local Hero, with Peter Riegert & Burt Lancaster & a bunch of eccentrics in a small Scottish village (also a great sound track by Mark Knopfler). Many fine moments.

Fitzcarraldo, with Klaus Kinski & Claudia Cardinale, about a fanatic visionary who wants to bring opera to a remote mining town in the jungle of Peru. This is totally great.
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The Lion in Winter

Jaws

American Graffiti

Road Warrior

Escape from New York

Vanishing Point

The Shootist
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What I find interesting is that some of these movies are also in the Awful Movie thread.
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Oh, I forgot one. Cannibal! The Musical is one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Braveheart
Elizabeth
Schindler's List
Magnolia
The Usual Suspects
Rudy
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The Great Escape
Uncle Buck
Ben Hur
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Young Frankenstein --my DW would be surprised to see others also enjoyed this one.
All the Indiana Jones movies
Ive never heard of Tampopo, I'll have to rent that one.
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Yup I'm ok with the fact I was an 80's teeny bopper! (Hey, I did become a welder in the Navy...maybe the two are related??) She symbolizes all the people who do something that brings $$$ in - despite passion for something else. Sound familiar? And the 80's music in the flick - always gets me movin'!! Cheezy, absolutely!
When my submarine finally scored Flashdance in the Navy movie lotto, the crew watched it about ten times in a row. Those were the days -- a big olive green metal box with three reels of 16mm film. You could watch the same reel twice in a row if you liked.
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I'd add:
Little Big Man
Unforgiven
Forrest Gump
Deliverance
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My favorites:

Casablanca
Citizen Kane
From Here to Eternity
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Das Boot
Schindler's List
Blade Runner
La Vita e Bella
Sabrina (the original with Audrey Hepburn)
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The Color Purple
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Here's one that I think the guys who have a lot of miles on their odometers might like. I loved it. Not a great movie, but personal and real.

The Last Good Time

The Last Good Time - Movie Reviews, Trailers, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes

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The 1955 Alec Guiness/Peter Sellers film: The Ladykillers. Mrs. Wilberforce/Lopsided. Far superior to the later version.

The Duke and Maureen O'hara in The Quiet Man. Totally sexist. totally fine.

Vanishing Point. When you haven't been in a car in 6 months it's great. The music works too! Also a fine film to see in a drive-in. Leaving same as all the cars spin their tires in the gravel is ... fun.

It just dawned on me that Herbert Lom, who acted in The Ladykillers with Peter Sellers, was also Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus with Sellers in the Pink Panther movies. Hunh. England really does only have 9 actors. They're good ones though...

No one has mentioned Blazing Saddles?
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Calmloki reminds me of another

Being There -- an incredible acting performance by Peter Sellers. One inch further and it would have been over the top. But he never went that inch. It was perfect.


And one more that slipped my mind earlier -- Body Heat
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