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25 posted 06-09-2004 09:56 AM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

Heh... yeah, Ringo, that scene in the Quiet Man was one of the funniest things I've ever watched.

Incidentally, have you ever seen They Live? (Sorry, I'm digressing here...) Man, that scene where Rowdy Roddy Piper and his buddy get in a fight over wearing sunglasses... classic.
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26 posted 06-09-2004 01:48 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

My apologies for getting off post here, however, They Kive has one of the DUMBEST lines to have ever been written, and it shows the amount of talent my man Roddy didn't have...
"I'm here to kick (you get the idea) and chew bubblegum... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

Still a classic movie!!
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27 posted 06-09-2004 03:53 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

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drive-in movie (you're not so old Sunshine) when they still had playgrounds in front of the screen


Ummm, the town I live in STILL has one of those LOL

Other than being eaten alive by mosquitoes, the drive-in movie is a pretty cool adventure ... the popcorn, the hotdogs, the smell of gasoline and exhaust ... man I can't wait 'til this weekend now hehe
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28 posted 06-13-2004 04:34 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

All Quiet on the Western Front (based on the brilliant book by Erich Maria Remarque.)=brilliant film, certainly the b+w version is.

Sophie's Choice

The Piano

and

Possibly, Captain Corelli's Mandolin

But All Quiet... is definitely number 1.

"Time has told me not to ask for more, one day our ocean will find its shore" ~Nick Drake

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Oh and if we are allowed series....

Blackadder goes Forth (!!!)

Oh oh oh and "Testament of Youth"
If anyone hasnt read the book that is based on, do so!! BBC made a series of it. Very worthwhile seeing.

oh and another film:

Regeneration

"Time has told me not to ask for more, one day our ocean will find its shore" ~Nick Drake

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ESP All Quiet is one of my favourite books of all time, I've yet to see the movies though
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The Patriot

I also really like The Last Samurai - I have a thing for historical settings
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Last Samurai was great, anyone know if there is any historical basis for it?

Braveheart yesss Paula, though historically inaccurate one of my favourite movies of all time
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Braveheart's provenance is interesting because the script is based almost entirely on Blind Harry's Poem 'The Wallace' written in the late 15th Century during the reign of James 111 and reckoned to be a response to an upsurge in national feeling at a time when the King was perceived to be pursuing a foreign policy too friendly to the English. Therefore while some of the events portrayed may seem total hoo-hah, it does give a very accurate insight into a period of medieval Scotland. Just not the one it was meant to be talking about.
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Oh I agree Craw, all movies need artistic license and I wasn't knocking the movie or passing it off as fiction. I'd just read with regards to accuracy, that the producers made some changes because they felt the actual events were too difficult to portray on film.

In a documentary I recently saw concerning Wallace, they mentioned that one of the major battles portrayed, (I believe the one with Wallace's brilliant use of spears) actually took place on a key bridge not a field. So I can understood how impossible and awkward that would have been to film.
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One I saw that I liked, not too long ago, was Tears of the Sun... a Bruce Willis flick. Surprised me.

Mel Gibson war movie = over-dramatic grunting, excessive mud, & a scene of utter devastation (typically due to stubborness on Mel's part).
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actually... i think that covers ANY movie with Mel Gibson in it...
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Tears was great..and it had Monica Bellucci in it

And yes Gibson rarely knows where to draw the line, his excesses hinder his films
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Lest we forget.. 'Mars Attacks' and the Slim Whitman solution..???  

(just thought of it today for some reason)
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yak yak, yak-yak-yak.

LOVE that movie, Reb. Heh. Gonna have to go watch it again now.
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41 posted 06-22-2004 09:38 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Lol Reb, gotta love Burton
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"Full Metal Jacket"  kurbrick is a crazy man, i love his movies!
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Hmmmm....Now, Enemy at the Gates was pretty good...

as was Spartacus...which I saw at a very early age...
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Just watched a remake of a "non-war" movie...

but thought I'd add it to the list.

Fail Safe
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46 posted 08-13-2004 01:19 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Ok, I have to add "We Were Soldiers" to my list. I just finished watching it, and I must say that it is not only one of the best war movies I have ever seen, but one the best movies, of any genre, that I have ever seen. It shows the human angle from both sides of the battlefield. If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it.
 
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