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mudguard
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  #2470852 25-Apr-2020 11:26
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Rikkitic:

 

Indiana Jones is fun entertainment but hardly great film-making. I just can't suspend disbelief when a medieval knight stuck in a cave for hundreds of years starts speaking perfect English. Miracles are one thing but this just takes it too far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't think it tries to realistic. The German fighter that scoots along beside them in the tunnel sans wings? I think it's a wonderful film, it moves along at a good pace, Connery is brilliant in it.

 

As an aside, a friend in a whatsapp group pointed out he'd watched almost none of the mainstream films that the rest of us had seen. So he's spent the lockdown watching Arnie and Stallone films, Aliens, Die Hard films (how has no one seen any of the Die Hards!), Indiana Jones etc.

 

He's going to give us a ranking once we reach the end of lockdown.

 

Edit again. And he's seen none of Tarantino's films either.


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  #2470859 25-Apr-2020 11:37
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I'm not knocking the film. It is good entertainment. But it is not a 'great' (as in iconic, genre-defining, breakthrough, touchstone for a generation) film.

 

 

 

 





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  #2470873 25-Apr-2020 11:47
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Rikkitic:

 

But it is not a 'great' (as in iconic, genre-defining, breakthrough, touchstone for a generation) film.

 

 

Probably why the thread is favourite, not iconic then :)

 

I've tried to watch certain films, Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now etc. But they are seriously slow. Dog Day Afternoon was another one, god, so boring. That's why I won't watch Casablanca or Lawrence of Arabia. 

 

In fact I've tried to watch Deer Hunter about three times and each time thought, are they ever going to get to Vietnam? 


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  #2470874 25-Apr-2020 11:48
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Rikkitic:

 

I'm not knocking the film. It is good entertainment. But it is not a 'great' (as in iconic, genre-defining, breakthrough, touchstone for a generation) film.

 

 

This thread is for personal favourite and furthermore a SINGLE favourite is requested.

 

Theres no arguing with a favourite.


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  #2470879 25-Apr-2020 11:57
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Full Metal Jacket. If just for the opening 15 minutes.

 

Even better than the start of Saving Private Ryan.


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  #2470887 25-Apr-2020 12:08
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I have honestly tried but just can't tease out a single all-time favourite. There are just too many worthy of that distinction. Every time I think about it, new ones pop up.

 

 





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  #2470918 25-Apr-2020 12:50
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Removed two pages of unnecessary non-favourite movies discussion.





 

 

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  #2471360 26-Apr-2020 07:58
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... and that's why if you don't agree that Star Wars is -- wait where did everyone go?





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  #2471362 26-Apr-2020 08:10
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What defines a favourite (note the spelling - ahem thread title) movie?

 

If it is that when you see it being repeated on FTA TV, you think “Yes, I’ve got a couple of hours to waste”, then my pick is Talladega Nights - The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

 

Followed a close second by Blazing Saddles.





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  #2471363 26-Apr-2020 08:17
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Dingbatt:

 

What defines a favourite (note the spelling - ahem thread title) movie?

 

If it is that when you see it being repeated on FTA TV, you think “Yes, I’ve got a couple of hours to waste”, then my pick is Talladega Nights - The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

 

Followed a close second by Blazing Saddles.

 

 

Right there - Talladega Nights - The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.





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  #2471428 26-Apr-2020 11:02
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I think "favourite" is not that movie you watched once and said "Oh, yes, that was great" but the movie you watch over and over again and each time find something new.

 

I mentioned my favourite is Ronin. I had the DVD and once we moved on I also bought on digital format. I've watched it many times over the years. It's a great story - and lots of things that makes you question stuff that aren't even said. Just one question someone drops during the movie and that is the key for the whole thing. Or how did they get there?

 

Another movie I enjoyed many times over the years was You've Got Mail. It's a nice sweet story. You know the ending but now it just highlights things you were used to. AOL "You've Got Mail" sound. The modem speed negotiating sound. Making fun of people buying coffee on the go but living a miserable life.

 

Then there's John Wick. Great action movie. I have all three on my phone and watched at least four times each. The music, the short sentences. Great stuff.

 

Casablanca is another movie I've watched a few times over the years. When they get to sing La Marseillaise you get goosebumps - even when you know it's coming. Not only the music but when Ricky nods his agreement to play it. That's when you know he's turned.





 

 

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  #2471494 26-Apr-2020 12:13
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Anything directed by Christopher Nolan or Tarantino.

 

 

 

Interstellar & Once Upon a Time.... Brad Pitt earned his Oscar imho...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2471496 26-Apr-2020 12:18
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I can watch some movies many times over even though they are not in my top 5. I've lost count of the number of times I've watched the Bourne trilogy or Daniel Craig's Bond movies.

 

You don't always want to be emotionally moved when you sit down to relax and watch a movie.


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  #2472433 27-Apr-2020 21:43
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The Godfather x 3

The soundtrack is beautiful too.

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  #2472450 27-Apr-2020 22:30
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My favourite...was "Pay it Forward".

 

Seems a silly choice today, but it got to me at the time and I have never forgotten it. Probably watched it a couple of times since as reruns on television.


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