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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2008, 10:01:53 AM »
Mulholland Drive

**Although I have trouble grasping David Lynch movies, I did find Mulholland Drive rather interesting.

And oh man........some awesome lesbian sex scenes.  ;D

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« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2008, 10:06:23 AM »
**Although I have trouble grasping David Lynch movies...

I guess that is the point, they are not meant to be grasped but experienced.

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2008, 10:17:10 AM »
**Although I have trouble grasping David Lynch movies, I did find Mulholland Drive rather interesting.

And oh man........some awesome lesbian sex scenes.  ;D

Very tastefully done and only near the end.  0:)
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2008, 10:33:55 AM »
Have you not been to the cinema since 'The Name of the Rose'?

Here's half a dozen Hollywood films for your delectation:

Boogie Nights;

I 'Heart' Huckabees;

The Bourne Ultimatum;

Fargo;

Happiness;

The Silence of the Lambs.



 ;D As a History teacher I live in the past.

But I agree with you about Fargo, a great film. I also recently enjoyed the adaptation of The Kite Runner.
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« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2008, 10:44:52 AM »
But I agree with you about Fargo, a great film.

I saw the film twice, before seeing the trailer.  Curiously, the trailer sports a blurb from some newspaper or other, "The funniest movie of the season!"

Well, I wonder about that summary of the film, frankly.  The humor is (a) gristly in large part, and (b) one stratum, tributary to the overall tone of the film.  Very well done, a most impressive achievement;  and I think that overemphasizing its funny elements, is really poorly-pitched listening . . . .

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2008, 10:48:03 AM »
Last night I also saw the 'making-of' short, "Minnesota Nice." After a very brief sense of artistic betrayal, I really came to enjoy the fact that the "based on a true story" plug is fraudulent.

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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2008, 10:56:16 AM »
Last night I also saw the 'making-of' short, "Minnesota Nice." After a very brief sense of artistic betrayal, I really came to enjoy the fact that the "based on a true story" plug is fraudulent.

I'm waiting for the movie: "Minnesota Dave"  0:)

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2008, 10:58:06 AM »
I'm waiting for the movie: "Minnesota Dave"  0:)




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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2008, 11:03:50 AM »
This list is easy..


A Matter of Life and Death
A Canterbury Tale
2001 : A Space Odyssey
Edge Of The World
Lost Horizon
I Know Where I'm Going

There's around another 50 that would be vying for the next few places

karlhenning

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2008, 11:15:22 AM »
But you're living it, aren't you?

Ya, you betcha.

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2008, 12:02:42 PM »
This list is easy..


A Matter of Life and Death
A Canterbury Tale
2001 : A Space Odyssey
Edge Of The World
Lost Horizon
I Know Where I'm Going

There's around another 50 that would be vying for the next few places

I only saw A Matter of Life and Death recently for the first time.  What a great film. Way ahead of its time...very moving and a fine music score too. David Niven's finest hour.
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2008, 01:13:50 PM »
Touch of Evil

The Trial

Journal of a Country Priest

Wages of Fear

Mean Streets

Ivan the Terrible

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2008, 01:16:55 PM »
As I invented this thread I'm the only one allowed to do another 6  >:D

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Frederick March version)

Miracle on 34th Street (Original version)

Double Indemnity

The Cruel Sea

North by Northwest

Saving Private Ryan
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2008, 01:20:09 PM »
Hey, if you want, you can have the 5 I didn't use up too!

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« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2008, 03:18:21 PM »
Amadeus
Eroica
A Hard Days Night
Apollo 13
City Slickers
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2008, 03:49:38 PM »
Last night I also saw the 'making-of' short, "Minnesota Nice."
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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2008, 03:51:45 PM »
I'm waiting for the movie: "Minnesota Dave"  0:)

Dave - maybe you can star in Minnesota Fats and redo Gleason's role from The Hustler?   ;) ;D  Dave


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Re: Six favourite films (Movies)
« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2008, 04:54:02 PM »
I guess that is the point, they are not meant to be grasped but experienced.

In some ways, though, he's a very conventional filmmaker, strange as that may sound.  His stories have a proponderance of happy endings, and Mulholland Drive is basically a variation on the favorite plot device of third graders everywhere:  "And then she woke up and found it was all a dream."  (That's not meant as a criticism, BTW.)

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