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Subject: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Leo Condie
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 08:06 PM

come on, this is a simple one. up and at em!


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: akenaton
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 08:14 PM

Iv seen Cabaret loads of times and stil cant believe Joel Grays performance as the MC....Lisa wasnt bad either..


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 08:16 PM

I loved Chicago. But I think there maybe prior threads on this theme...


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Leo Condie
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 08:18 PM

oh i'm sure there are amos. but i fancied starting a new one :(


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Leo Condie
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 08:21 PM

plus - i bet they were all favorite. this is favoUrite.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Ely
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 08:25 PM

(in no particular order)Matewan, The Field, The Iron Giant (awesome for an animated film), and I've always been a fan of silent comedies (Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, etc.)


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,pdc
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 10:39 PM

Without a doubt, Amadeus. First video I ever bought, have watched it repeatedly, have just bought it on DVD, it's downloaded on my computer -- a truly magnificent film.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 11:04 PM

"The Wrong Box"--Peter Sellers


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Benjamin
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 11:16 PM

The Blues Brothers, Chicken Run, Come See the Paradise (I think that's what it was called). There are probably more, but I'm just not thinking about movies much right now.
Benjamin


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 12:21 AM

Being There - Peter Sellers


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 01:14 AM

It's a Wonderful Life
Lonesome Dove
Monsters Inc.
Lady and the Tramp
O Brother Where Art Thou
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Long Riders
Princess Bride
Tombstone
Aristocats
Fargo
Little Big Man
Quigley Down Under
Anything with Jackie Chan
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Red Violin
both Lord of the Rings movies
Shakespeare in Love


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Chip2447
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 03:43 AM

His Girl Friday...Cary Grant and Rosilund Russell;
Zulu, with Michael Caine;
All of the new LOTR flix. even return of the king;
Glory, Gettysburg, and Gods and Generals;
Tora, Tora, Tora, and Midway, Nearly anything with THE DUKE. (do I sense a theme here).
The Blue Max.
All of the A&E Horatio Hornblower flix.

Probably more to be had, but I cant think of them right now...

Chip2447


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 03:50 AM

West Side Story
The Children Of Paradise
The Godfather, parts I and II
12 Angry Men
The Bicycle Thief
It's A Wonderful Life
The Best Years Of Our Lives
The Seven Samurai
Greed
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Buster Keaton)
Fantasia
Topsy Turvy
David And Lisa
Holiday Affair
The Temptations
Hoosiers
D.O.A. (original 1947 version)
Ordinary People
Dead Poets Society
Chariots Of Fire
Woman In The Dunes
Lord Of The Flies (original version)
Radio Inside
That Thing You Do
The Ten Commandments (cornpone, dated effects, etc., but I still love it!)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
The Deer Hunter
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Charles Laughton version)
Zeffirelli's Romeo And Juliet
Henry V (Kenneth Branagh version)
Forrest Gump
Cabaret
Harold And Maude
Big
Crossfire
Killer's Kiss


...and my favorite movie when I was a boy: Jason And The Argonauts

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 04:06 AM

There are sooooooo many.

Even if I had to choose only one I'd still have trouble choosing between two Bogart films -- "The Left Hand Of God" (with Lee J. Cobb) and the original "We're No Angels" (with Peter Ustinov, Aldo Rey, Leo G. Carrol, and Basil Rathbone).

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 04:07 AM

D.O.A. - hmmm, maybe was 1948 or '49. Good noir, whenever it was made. Anyone know what year? Edmund O'Brien plays a man poisoned - murdered -while on a trip to San Francisco, and while he has little time left to live until the incurable poison sets in, he searches for his murderer and the motive. Great jazz scene in a fictional waterfront bar, "The Fisherman," and some humorous scenes early on where he ogles attractive women in a hotel lobby, and a slide whistle goes off on the soundtrack.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Jeanie
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 04:41 AM

I've seen these films several times over, and would happily watch them many times more, always something new to notice and favourite scenes to re-live:

'Truly, Madly, Deeply' (Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson: grief and moving on - wonderful)

'Fairy Tale' - the little girls who "saw" the Cottingley fairies

'In the Bleak Midwinter' - not such a well-known film directed by Kenneth Branagh. Excellent cast (e.g. John Sessions, Richard Briers, Julia Sawallah, Joan Collins, Celia Imrie). Motley crew of "thespians" put on a production of Hamlet.

"Addams Family Values" - I don't mind *how* many times I see this film ! I just love the gooey Summer Camp, the "Harmony Hut", the wonderful revenge the kids take on the goody-goodies. Superb stuff !!

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 07:19 AM

The Lecter Trilogy, Gangs of New York, The Streetfighter (Bronson), Cool Hand Luke, The Vikings, Seven, The Usual Suspects, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and loads more that will come to me later.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: harvey andrews
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 08:01 AM

The Glen Miller Story
Field of Dreams
Spinal Tap
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday and almost anything made by the French and other Europeans, subtitled but not dubbed!
(Plus 100's of others)


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: lady penelope
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 08:01 AM

4 weddings and a funeral
Paulie ( a film about a parrot! Guaranteed to make me weep for both joy and sadness )
Shakespeare in Love ( 'cos I see different things each time I watch it )
A knight's Tale
Arsnic & old Lace
Harvey
Kiss Me Kate
Dogma
Lilo & Stitch
Muppet Christmas Carol ( "no more cheeses for us meeses" )
The belles of St. Trinians
Blue Murder at St. Trinians
Big Trouble in Little China
Shrek
The Mummy & The Mummy Returns (Brendan Frazer versions)
The Life Of Brian
Name of the Rose
The Night Of the Demon

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,Fred miller no cookie
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 09:25 AM

Jeanie? what a funny short list. Me too, except for Darryl Hanna as Morticia. But Harvey Keitel as Houdini in the other one makes up for it. I liked that song in Truly Madly Deeply--so much better than the syrupy chart version.

For some reason I can watch the documentary Dogtown and Z Boys over and over, though I've never had any interest in skateboards, and don't plan to start.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Jeanie
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 01:01 PM

Fred - yes, it is a funny short list, I agree ! I could have added plenty more, but these are the ones I could never see too often. It's Angelica Houston playing Morticia in "Addams Family Values" - I reckon she's great - I think Darryl Hanna must have been in another of the Addams Family films (which I don't think are as good as the Family Values one).

Yes - good actors in "Fairy Tale" - as well as Harvey Keitel, I liked one of the McGann brothers (I think it was Paul) playing the dad. A good actor.

I love 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' - you never quite know whether he really is there as a ghost, or in her mind, and in fact it doesn't matter. One of my favourite bits is when he brings home his mates from "the other side" to loll around watching videos (just as he did in this world !) and when one of the ghost mates gives Jamie a pat on the back as they wave her off, after they have finally both let go of each other never fails to have me reaching for the tissues... Aaaaah....

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Shelley C
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 02:33 PM

If its got to be only one film, it has to be 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'. I saw it three times the year it first came out. Needless to say, I was in love with Robert Redford.

Shelley


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,fred miller
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 03:38 PM

Oh yeah, Jeanie, didn't like Huston either. I'd try the Lilith actress from Cheers. I think I mixed up the sequel--thinking the summer camp was in 2.

As usual I have to mention the Stone Boy, since no one esle ever saw it.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: akenaton
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 04:00 PM

The funniest film I have ever seen was "The life of Brian"...A pefect satire on the Christians ..The first time I watched it I was actually rolling about on the floor...


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Benjamin
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 06:33 PM

I should add Mr. Holland's Opus to my list


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: kendall
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 07:17 PM

Chantyranger, that movie was titled D.O.A. (dead on arrival)
my list,
Doctor Zhivago
Monty Python and the holy grail
High Noon (Gary Cooper)
Lonesome Dove
The Bounty (Anthony Hopkins)
The African Queen
The meaning of life (Monty Python)


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 08:09 PM

Kind Hearts and Coronets!

Other Ealing comedies like the Lady Killers would be up there on my list too. Rick Fielding once mentioned a film in an Annexe thread, "School For Scoundrels" - a great one (I think) for those who like that old Brittish humour.

Other favourites would include the Laurel and Hardy gem "Way Out West" (the one which has the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia"), any old Hammer Horror, Airplane, African Queen, Casablanca, American Werewolf in London...

All this from someone who rarely watches films...

My bigget dislike is things like the stuff from Stallone like Rambo, though at times, maybe it gives a scarey insight into what I'd call the American "Bush" type mentality or the shoot them up mentality that seems to support it...


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: poetlady
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 09:26 PM

My eclectic tastes:

Harold and Maude
   Life is lovely. Enjoy it.
Amadeus
   Beautiful.
The Matrix
   Interesting and different.
Singing in the Rain
   Joyful.
Dr. Strangelove
   Odd and deathly funny.
Braveheart
   Sad.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
   Also odd and deathly funny.
Gettysburg
   Made me cry.
Elizabeth
   I just liked it.
The first Lord if the Rings movie
   I was being distracted by a lovely young man when I watched the second, so I don't remember it. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: izzy
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 09:41 PM

The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death), A Canterbury Tale, Chariots of Fire, 84 Charing Cross Road, Billy Liar, Brief Encounter, The Man in the White Suit, A Hard Day's Night, The Lavender Hill Mob, In Which We Serve, Les Enfants du Paradis, Richard III, Henry V, Hamlet (all Olivier), Casablanca, and many others which I'm sure I'll remember tomorrow morning.


Needless to say, watching films is one of my chief hobbies.

Cheers,

Isabel


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: annamill
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 09:44 PM

Freddie meets Jason! What else!!

There are so many and so many I have seen I couldn't even start..

Last night I re watched, for about the 100th time, "Joe and the Volcano" with Tom Hanks,

Night before I watched "Legend of the Fall" with Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt and Adrian Quinn.

I just finished watching "What a Woman Wants" with my personal favorite, be still my heart, Mel Gibson.

When I say I could go on, man, I mean I could go on and on...

Enjoy, Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Mudlark
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 09:45 PM

Seconds for Truly, Madly, Deeply, Hulot (and follow-up Mon Uncle), and Stangelove.
Jim Jarmusch films, especially Down by Law
John Sayles films...all of them
Enchanted April
Winter Guest
Round Midnight
Withnail & I
Leaving Normal
Old Guinness comedies
And oddball quirky indie films )that don't involve violence, horror and perversion) - Palookaville comes to mind as an example.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: bflat
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 10:55 PM

Anything with Cary Grant in it.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 12:34 AM

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Usual Suspects
Doctor Strangelove
Babe
Little Big Man
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Blazing Saddles

and Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, all three of which are based on Stephen King non-horror stories. Oddly, I've never seen an adaptation of a King horror story that I've cared for.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 02:15 AM

FatB - Is the Bronson film "The Streetfighter" you list, the one where he's a bareknuckler during the depression, who is managed, sort of, by James Coburn? I have that as titled "Hard Times." If The Streetifighter is a different film, I'd be interested in knowing about it.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 03:04 AM

Hello, Chanteyranger. Yes. The English release was called "The Streetfighter" Oddly it was billed as "Hard Times2 on UK television recently. Nice theme tune and a great Cajun band. All the best from the fB.
More favourites, Get Carter (Caine of course) Gentleman Jim, Apocalypse Now, The Big Easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 04:08 AM

Twelve Angry Men
Ice Cold In Alex
monty Pythons Life of Brian.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 04:49 AM

Recent?

Both LOTR films to date (and I suspect Return of the King later this year!)
Moulin Rouge
Pirates of the Carribean
Donny Darko
and many more...

Older?
Original Star Wars trilogy
Easy Rider
Goldfinger
The Italian Job
The Maltese Falcon
and many many more...

In general though I enjoy most things I see on the big screen. There are very few that translate to DVD or video but wide screen TV and Dolby 5.1 are making things beter:-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 05:00 AM

2You only are sposed to blowing them bloody doors off!"


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: kendall
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 08:29 AM

The original MOULIN ROUGE (1950)
Harold & Maude
Braveheart (even though it was far from historically accurate)
Bridge on the river Quai) "    "       "            "


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Mudlark
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 12:55 PM

Did anybody besides me see a movie w/Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Stockard Channing (a wonderful actress IMO)...I've only found it in video form and it has a couple of different titles (?), one of which is The Fortune. Very funny light comedy, Nicholson's turn much like his role in Going South. Other Nicholson favs: As Good as it Gets, Chinatown and Last Detail.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Midchuck
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 01:09 PM

The Outlaw Josey Wales
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
The Great Race
The Matrix (the sequel was a dud for me, though)
The two LOTR movies thus far
All the James Bond movies with Connery (they've gone downhill ever since)
Predator (I wonder if everyone in it will eventually be Governor of some state...?)
The Terminator (the first one)
The Bronson Hard Times, as noted - I enjoyed the first fight scene - big buildup to one punch
The Thirteenth Warrior

Probably think of more later. But that will suffice to prove I have no class.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Kim C
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 01:39 PM

I have said this before, and I'll say it again.

I liked Ishtar, and I have my own copy.

Yes, it's stupid. But if you've ever played an open mic writers night, you've seen these people.

Kendall, I watched Lonesome Dove week before last. I had forgotten what a well-made movie it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Ely
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 02:02 PM

Chanteyranger--is that the Jason movie with the Colossus and the cheesy animated skeletons at the end? My brother and I were obsessed with that as children. We must have seen it 20 times.

I should probably add Into The West, Psycho, and The Blair Witch Project (which I thought was rather dull until I had to drive home alone through the woods).


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: mike the knife
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 03:12 PM

Delicatessen, Wings of Desire, Down by Law, Buckaroo Banzai, Anything Python, The "Heimat" series (German), Bedazzled (P. Cook & D. Moore version only), My Life as a Dog, Casablanca, Stranger Than Paradise, there are so many more...


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: harvey andrews
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 03:41 PM

"Heimat"...superb...wish they'd show it again on TV.
I forgot Life of Brian,


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Renegade
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 04:18 PM

I could go for days, but wanted to get some of the great directors' movies on board. I apologize in advance for any duplicates:

4 directors immediately come to mind:

Alfred Hitchcock:
(dates approximate):

The 39 Steps (1939, Robert Donat, Madeline Carrol, I think)
To Catch A Thief (1955, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly)
Rear Window (1954 maybe? James Stewart Grace Kelly again)

Frank Capra:

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936, Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, James Stewart, Jean Arthur again)
It Happened One Night (1934, Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert)
It's A Wonderful Life (already mentioned? 1946)

John Ford:

anything with John Wayne, most especially

The Searchers (1956)
Rio Grande (1950)
The Quiet Man (1953)
Liberty Valance (1962)
3 Godfathers (1948?)

or without John Wayne, like The Wagonmaster (1950)

Howard Hawks:

and John Wayne again: Red River (1948) Rio Bravo (1958)
or without, like The Big Sleep (Bogart and Bacall, 1946 or 8)

Like most of you, I'll think of a lot more sometime soon.
Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Midchuck
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 04:40 PM

Thanks, Renegade. I left out The Quiet Man.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: kendall
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 07:22 PM

The Godfather


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Micca
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 07:45 PM

Harvey, and Mike, YES!! to Heimat, Both series!! like a Fave book, I took the precaution of recording it all on Video and watch it every now and then,
also Three Colour ,Red White and Blue
Nikita,
Cinema Paradiso
almost anything by Eric Rhomer, Claude Chabrol, Luc Besson, and LOTs more,


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: The O'Meara
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 08:32 PM

There are so many - have to break it down in categories.
I. westerns:
Stagecoach (John Wayne version)
The Searchers
The Long Riders
Josey Wales
The Magnificent seven
Tombstone
John Ford's Cavalry trilogy - Rio Grande, Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Anything with Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper (Esp. High Noon)
more later.

(How about the Coen brothers? especially Fargo, Raising Arizona and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.)

O'Meara


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: harvey andrews
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 08:40 PM

Micca!..where are you....it's like a desert out here....


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Micca
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 03:40 AM

I am right here in London, UK, Harvey!!!!
and will be at Towersey this w/e


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 05:45 AM

Has nobody mentioned "A Man for All Seasons"?

The Sting

Casablanca

Twelve Angry men

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Star Wars trilogy


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Beardy
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 07:39 AM

Been comtemplating for a few days, finally have a shortlist

The Vanishing - Original Dutch/Belgian film NOT dreadful US remake!
Gregorys Girl
Local Hero
Round Midnight
Das Boot - German film about U-Boat crew
Ice Cold in Alex - Good choice jOhn from Hull
La Belle Noiseuse
& most Will Hay comedies - one very dodgy one set in Africa

Stewart


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 08:31 AM

Blazing Saddles
Quiet Man
McClintock
Hamburger Hill (but only seen immediately after "Porkchop Hill")
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Cat Ballou (except for Jane Fonda)
Young Frankenstein
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (for the SFX)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Raiders of the Lost Ark
I. Jones and the Temple of Doom

...lots of others, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Kim C
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 10:00 AM

So many of these I haven't seen but have wanted to! I'll have to start a new To See List.

Mister bought us Zulu on DVD - I was so tired the night we decided to watch it, I fell asleep. No reflection on the movie - I was just sacked out.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: kendall
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 10:25 AM

Moby Dick
Count of Monte Cristo
Barry Lyndon
A Man for all seasons


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 10:29 AM

Come to think of it....

Lion in Winter
Rooster Cogburn
True Grit

Hmmm...two out of three with K. Hepburn...could be a trend....


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 10:07 AM

I am shocked and amazed that no one has mentioned The Gods Must be Crazy or The Sea Hawk.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,Angie
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 11:30 AM

Thelma and Louise ( although I refused to think they die at the end ! )

Sleepers

Angela's Ashes


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,cetmst
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 11:47 AM

Not previously mentioned - Night of the Hunter directed by Charles Laughton with Robert Mitchum as his most villainous, also Wizard of Oz, Destry Rides Again, To Have and Have Not, For Whom the Bell Tolls, the first Pink Panther and many of its sequels.
Other favorites already mentioned - Casablanca, African Queen, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dr. Zhivago, Henry V, Richard III, It Happened One Night, Man For All Seasons, Rear Window, The Gods Must Be Crazy


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Kim C
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 12:08 PM

I do love The Gods Must Be Crazy. My favorite part is when the Reverend cracks his crankcase and the Jeep ends up hanging from a tree.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Raptor
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 01:19 PM

Rush

Club Paradise

Oh Brother

Apocalypse Now

A Perfect Storm

The Last Waltz

AND... The Pirates of the Carribean (GO SEE IT NOW!!!)

Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: thosp
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 10:38 PM

many of the aforementioned -- but my #1 by far
"King of Hearts" Dir.Phillippe de Broka

peace (Y) thosp


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 02:52 AM

Ely - Yes, that's the one. The giant is called "Talos," (pronounce TAYloss). Ray Harryhausen's special effects are legendary. I was (was?) obsessed with that movie, too.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Leo Condie
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 06:29 PM

Wow. Being There really was as good as I had hoped it would be.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,boromirh
Date: 26 Aug 03 - 03:11 PM

My favorite movie of all time is entitled, "Babette's Feast"!


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: jacqui c
Date: 26 Aug 03 - 03:19 PM

LOTR 1 & 2
Independence Day
Deep Impact
Pirates of the Caribean
A Matter of Life and Death
The Magic Cottage
JC Superstar
Star Wars (all of)
Sleepless in Seattle
Matrix 1 & 2
Shakespeare in Love
American Pie


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Amergin
Date: 26 Aug 03 - 03:43 PM

Das Boot

henry V (branagh)

Titus (hopkins)

Indiscreet (boy ingrid bergman was so beautiful....sigh)

High Noon

The Trouble With Harry

Matewan

Secret of Roan Innish

usual Suspects

the sci fi channel version of Dune and the Children of Dune

Apocolypse Now

the first two LOTR films....

the first two Godfather movies (the third one sucked...but then Coppola was just trying to make a quick buck....the reason he made it was because he was in debt up to his ears)


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Kim C
Date: 27 Aug 03 - 06:23 AM

I watched a great one last night: The Four Feathers.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: alanabit
Date: 28 Aug 03 - 01:43 PM

I am going to recall so many more when I have posted this. I am always astonished that Sidney Poittier's amazing performance in, "Cry The Beloved Country," is never mentioned. My list (for the time being):
   Cry The Beloved Country
   Harvey (film is crap but James Stewart saves it)
   It's A Wonderful Life
   To Kill A Mokingbird
   Spinal Tap
   Twelve 'O Clock High
   Support Your Local Sheriff (Maybe James Garner's funniest ever)
   12 Angry Men
   The Third Man
   The Producers
   Das Boot
   M - Eine Stadt Sucht Einen Mörder
   Es Geschah am Helligem Tag
"Heimat" was shown as a TV series over here. Yes, it was excellent.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Aug 03 - 01:02 AM

Dead Man
Monte Walsh (with Lee Marvin)
Viva Zapata
Grapes Of Wrath
Spender In The Grass
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
I Know Where I'm Going
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (the original)
Wyatt Earp
Vanilla Sky
Field Of Dreams
Easy Tider
Mountains Of The Moon
High Fidelity
Reds
Fried Green Tomatoes
Night Of The Hunter/Iguana
Black Robe
The Organizer
Young Man With A Horn
Bird
Round Midnight
Lone Star
Tender Mercies
Edward Scissorhands
Devil In A Blue Dress
Julia
Touch Of Evil
The Fugitive
Smoke Signals
Three Kings
To Have And Have Not
Adventures Of A Young Man (E. Hemingway)
Support Your Local Sheriff
Baron Munchausen
Excaliber
The Dead
Dick Tracey
Dark City
Relic
Gilbert Grape
Blade Runner (director's cut)
Slaughterhouse Five

many more...

And probably three quarters of the films you all have mentioned too.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Beardy
Date: 02 Sep 03 - 08:50 AM

One I forgot in my earlier post

Black Narcissus.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: curmudgeon
Date: 02 Sep 03 - 10:54 AM

While I found lots of my favorites on this list, and one or two that I positively loathed, here's a few more that I didn't see there, or possibly overlooked.

Z
Tom Jones
Far From the Madding Crowd
Moby Dick -- Gregory Peck version with A.L. Lloyd
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Damn the Defiant
The Charge of the Light Brigade - Tony Richardson version
The Doctor and the Devils
The 400 Blows
Wild Boys of the Road
The Innocents
Blue Country
The Grey Fox
Picnic At Hanging Rock
The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith
...and most of the films of Luis Bunuel, David Lynch, and John Waters.

There are more, but not coming to me at the moment -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Benjamin
Date: 02 Sep 03 - 03:03 PM

I forgot to put Real Genius and Big Trouble in Little China on my list. Add those two!


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: annamill
Date: 02 Sep 03 - 10:06 PM

Reading this list, I came across a frightening thought! I could honestly say, with a couple of exceptions, I seen every single movie listed here! Well, I did own a video store. Ely and ChantyRanger, I'm not sure if you mentioned the name of that movie, but it was called "Jason and the Argonauts" and there was another called "The Golden Fleece" in the same vein.

Have a good night.

Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,heric
Date: 20 Oct 03 - 06:44 PM

They've closed the list Rick Fielding started requesting "film" recommnedations, but I need to thank the so many of you there who recommended Babette's Feast, also recommended by boromirh above. It was extraordinary, a delight, and I wouldn't have had it without you - you know who you are. Yes, it was like Chocolat or at least that's what one expects, but with so much more subtlety, compassion and tact. Instead of the puritans (boo) being taught by the sensualist (yay), it was so much more, ending with the stars coming closer that night. The minister's inane pronouncements turned out to be profound; the caricatured French romancer turned out to be a sincere seeker and admirer of fine artists. I've waited quite a while for a movie like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: muppett
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 05:01 AM

Whiskey Galore
The Railway Children
The Blue Lamp
The Lavender Hill Mob
Brighton Rock


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,rick
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 10:20 AM

1- SLEUTH
2- DAS BOOT
3- SHALL WE DANCE
4- MOSTLY MARTHA
5- MY LEFT FOOT
6- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
7- THE MUSIC MAN
8- THE MIRACLE WORKER
9- TOPSY-TURVY
10- THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
11- BEST IN SHOW
12- CONSPIRACY


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 22 Oct 03 - 12:45 AM

Yes, annamill, I mentioned the title in my post. It was my favorite childhod movie, and I bought it recently on video. I have to say Talos doesn't look so intimidating on video :-).

I just saw Stanley Kubrick's third feature, "The Killing." Very good crime drama about a group of men who conspire to rob a racetrack. There's a scene where a chess club member outwrestles ten policemen!

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,Suzanne
Date: 22 Oct 03 - 04:20 AM

The King of Hearts
Babette's Feast
Chocolat
Duets
Dancer in the Dark
The Party (Peter Sellers)
LOTR
Braveheart
Haiku Tunnel
Gladiator
George of the Jungle - only because I appreciate a
    nicely built young man in a loin cloth...


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Oct 03 - 08:46 PM

Okay...

Comedies:

A Fish Called Wanda
Groundhog Day
Ruthless People
Love At First Bite
Raising Arizona
Almost anything with Peter Sellers in it...which includes the Pink Panther movies, The Party, The Mouse That Roared, Being There, and others...

Westerns:

The Magnificent Seven
A Fistful of Dollars
A Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Indians:

Dances With Wolves
Windwalker
Last of the Mohicans (the one with Daniel Day-Lewis)
Son of the Morning Star (a 2-part series)
Geronimo
Little Big Man

War/History:

Lawrence of Arabia
Das Boot
Damn the Defiant
Gladiator (for the amazing scene in the German forests)
Empire of the Sun
Seven Years in Tibet

Adventure/comedy:

Romancing the Stone
Pirates of the Caribbean (AAA+++!!!!)

Film Noire:

Anything with Humphrey Bogart in it...
And better yet with Lauren Bacall and Bogart!
Body Heat (yowsa!)(Kathleen Turner as the greatest vamp of all time!)

Winona Ryder flicks:

Beetlejuice
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichel
Heathers
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Mermaids
Reality Bites
Little Women

(I enjoy almost any movie with Winona in it...almost...)

Horror:

original King Kong
original Godzilla
Bram Stoker's Dracula

Cops 'n Robbers:

The Fugitive
Dick Tracey
Bonnie & Clyde
The Untouchables
Mobsters
Miller's Crossing

Sci-Fi:

Original Star Wars trilogy
Total Recall
Terminator 1,2, & 3
One or two of the Star Trek ones...with Picard

Animated:

Pocahontas
Mulan
Lion King
Ants
Dinosaur
Toy Story

I guess that'll do for now. One could go on almost forever at this...


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 12:53 PM

Oh, and to favorite comedies I would like to add...

Galaxy Quest (delightful Star Trek parody!)


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 10:40 PM

Off da top o ma 'ed...
Night on Earth, Babbett's Feast, Shakespeare in Love, Lord of the Rings, 2001, Babe, Field of Dreams, Moll Flanders, A Clockwork Orange, King of Hearts, Titanic, Harry Potter, Brazil, Koyanisquatsi, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Prisoner (tv series), Monty Pyhon et all... The Black Stallion, Black Orpheus, The Wicker Man, Circle of Friends, Sophie's Choice, Mindwalk, Hamlet, Silent Running, Shoot the Piano Player, Amelie, Quadaphenia, Il Mostro, Flight of the Phoenix, The Party, Dr. Strangelove, Bob Roberts, ...(And sadly)... The Big Labousky...ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: hobbitwoman
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 09:13 PM

Let's see: I've always said Encino Man and George of the Jungle were my favorites... but lately would have to add LOTR I & II, and who said Pirates of the Carribean AAA+++? I agree totally!

I have a horrible memory so will have to go w/ the ones I've seen relatively recently - A Beautiful Mind, Mr. Holland's Opus (ok, not so recent) - and I still cry every time I watch ET. Ok, not recent at all. Now I've got a cat lying on my arm and it's getting hard to type!

Annie


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 09:54 PM

Whistle Down The Wind
Harry and Tonto
Trip To Bountiful
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
Tender Mercies
Jurassic Park (I don't just like movies with touchy-feely messages..)
Pete Kelly's Blues
The Warriors
The Little Fugitive with Richie Andrusco

And a lot of the movies listed above. I love movies, and films, too..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,npole@bright.net
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 01:04 PM

I am looking for a list of Sidney Poittier Movies the names the date


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,chinmusic
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 02:56 PM

1- Harold and Maude
2- Topsy-Turvy
3- The Madness Of King George
4- Sleuth
5- Shall We Dance (Japanese Version)
6- Best In Show
7- Waiting For Guffman
8- Funny Girl
9- The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
10- Play It Again Sam
11- Dr. Strangelove
12- My Left Foot
13- Ordinary People
14- The Sting
15- The Hustler
16- Cool Hand Luke
17- All The President's Men
18- Das Boot
19- Tender Mercies
20- The Godfather I and II
21- Remains Of The Day
22- Babe
23- Bull Durham
24- I Never Sang For My Father
25- Network


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 09:50 AM

npole@bright.net

Click below for answer to your query on Sidney Poitier:


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001627/


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: alanabit
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 10:23 AM

I am going to correct my statement in an earlier post, in which I mentioned, "Harvey - the film is crap but James Stewart saves it". I have seen it again this year and my kids fell in love with it. I can see that it is a low budget movie with a good script and some excellent performances - especially from Josephine Hull. It's a compassionate, funny film and I will never say another word against it!


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: clueless don
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 12:22 PM

I'm probably like most people in that my favo(u)rite movie varies from one time to the next. For a long time, I would have answered "Local Hero", but while I still like it, I would no longer call it my favorite.

Bill D mentioned "The Wrong Box". Another Sellers movie from the same era that I like is "Only Two Can Play".

Growing up, my mother and I had a particular favorite that we watched whenever it came on TV: "The Mating Game", with Tony Randall and Debbie Reynolds.

Don


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Firecat
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 04:23 PM

Depends on what mood I'm in. My Top Ten, in no particular order are:-

Maybe Baby
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Evita
Oliver!
Notting Hill
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Johnny English
Seeing Double
Mulan
Robin Hood: Men In Tights

Mind you, the Carry Ons deserve an honourable mention!


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 07:37 PM

As mentioned above, it depends on the mood I'm in. Some good ones have been listed. I recently introduced my teenaged daughter to the pleasures of the ULTIMATE "chick flick"--Now, Voyager.

I recently saw on satellite the last half of the earlier film (Love Affair) that was remade as An Affair to Remember. While there are all sorts of interesting observations that can be made about the two (like how Irene Dunn and Cary Grant were costars in several earlier films but made their marks separately with these) I think the earlier film, with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunn was far better. The dialog is artificial and there are bits of the story that are just plain missing in An Affair to Remember that are spelled out in Love Affair. And the scene when Boyer discovers the answer to why she didn't turn up--his response is much more measured and nuanced than the large grimace that Grant offers Deborah Kerr. While Kerr did alright as a singer, it was only alright, never really convincing. I have no difficulty believing Irene Dunn as a singer. Wow--there's a reason there were so many musicals made when she hit Hollywood! Finally, and I wonder that this didn't dawn on the folks casting An Affair to Remember, I find Charles Boyer much more convincing as a Frenchman and Irene Dunn much more convincing as an American than Grant (was he French or Italian?) and Kerr (who are both British). Duh.

I've ordered the earlier film as a holiday present to myself this year.

SRS--okay--off of my film critic soap box now.


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: alanabit
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 03:39 AM

Archibald Alexander Leach may have been born in Bristol, but like Bob Hope (whatever his real name was) nobody ever thinks of them as anything other than 100% American in my experience. Mind you, I wouldn't make any great claims for Leach as an actor either!


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 10:57 PM

I don't think of him as American, I think of him as British, and he doesn't sound remotely American. And I sure wouldn't compare Cary Grant (Archie) with Bob Hope. Bob Hope was a big "yuck" in my book. He may have been popular, but I never liked him. He lived here from such an early age that he sounded American. Grant didn't.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 11:42 PM

There are soooo many...

But lately, I really enjoyed Gary Sinese in THE IMPOSTER.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: what are your favourite movies?
From: GUEST,Clareling
Date: 12 Dec 04 - 03:55 AM

Jim Henson's "The Dark Crystal"
---my brothers are quite a bit older than me and grew up watching this movie, I loved it every time and just fell into the story of the evil Skekses and the gentle Urru and the poor Gelflings... everyone else was watching 90's cartoons and I was either watching that or "The Neverending Story." Lots of good monsters and crazy characters with good intentions but bad results...

"Strictly Ballroom" is for the older more sarcastic me :). Funny with an odd flair to it. "Moulin Rouge" (
"Lili," very old movie with a big heart and a lot of innocence.

And for a complete opposite side "Hellboy," "The Leage of Extradonary Gentlemen," "Catch Me if you Can," "Some Like it Hot," "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar"

"Pump Up The Volume" is a fav I discovered while in high school... I had never seen anything that focused on the act and promotion of rebellion. It was strong, not like people talk about on 'some other level', but still strong.

"Joe's Apartment"--a stupid, messed up, piece of trash movie... and I die laughing every time...


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