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24th January 2005, 00:13
This is a big hit on my forums (http://www.themovieinsider.com/forums), figured i'd try it here to break the ice...
List your letter by letter movie favorites!
24th January 2005, 14:42
Back to the Future (1 thru 3)
Cliffhanger, Crimson Tide,
Diehard (1 and 2), Dances With Wolves
E.T., Enemy of the State
Fight Club, Fargo, Field of Dreams, Forrest Gump
Jurassic Park, Jaws
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Minority Report, Mothman Prophecies
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
October Sky, Oceans Eleven
Star Wars (I really like episode V), Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List.
Terminator 2 (and eh 3), The Fugitive
Under Seige, U.S. Marshalls, U-571
no x, y, or z.
24th January 2005, 19:29
Ha, I got every letter except X (films that start with X all seem to suck):
Escape from New York
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
High Plains Drifter
King of New York
Life Of Brian
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Open Your Eyes
All Quiet on the Western Front
Requiem for a Dream
The Wizard Of Oz
Zazie dans le métro
24th January 2005, 20:10
24th January 2005, 22:37
This is the classiest advert yet.
30th January 2005, 04:04
A Space Oddysey
Cidade de Deus
Fried Green Tomatoes
Green Butchers, The
House Of Flying Daggers
JSA; Joint Security Area
Lord of the Rings
Nattevagten (original danish version of the horrible american Nightwatch)
Old men in new cars
Taxi (French action humor flick)
Wild at Heart
You only live twice
Except Vertigo and You only live twice, I have all of those on DVD :D
31st January 2005, 04:57
A - A Beautiful Mind, A Man on Fire
B - Biodome
C - Collateral
D - Dogma, Dodgeball
E - Enemy of the State
F - Fight club, Friday Night Lights, Forrest Gump
G - Girl Next Door
H - Hero
I - Incredibles, The
J - Jerry Macguire
K - Kill Bill 1 & 2
L - Liar Liar, LOTR
M - Matrix, The 1 & 2 & 3, Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers
N - New Guy, The
O - One, The, One Hour Photo, Oceans Eleven, Oceans Twelve
P - Patch Adams, Punisher, The
Q - Queen of the Damned
R - Royal Tenenbaums, The, RainMan
S - Saving Private Ryan, Swordfish
T - Tears of the Sun, There's Something About Mary
U - Underworld
V - Village, The
W - Walking Tall, Wedding Singer, The
X - X-Men
Y - You've Got Mail
Z - Zoolander
12th February 2005, 15:22
I'll feel free to leave a few blank
Bride of Frankenstein
The Cook, The Theif, His Wife, and her Lover
Kill Bill 1 and Two
Life of Brian
Strange World of Coffin joe
Maybe I'll come back and add a few later...
12th February 2005, 16:19
A - American Beauty / American History X
B - Bladerunner
C - A Clockwork Orange
D - Donnie Darko / Devil's Advocate / Dogville
E - Equilibrium / EL Mariachi / Edward Scissorhands
F - Fight Club
G - The Godfather
H - ?
I - Indiana Jones Trilogy / Identity
J - ?
K - Knocking on Heaven's door
L - le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain / Lock stock and two smoking barrels
M - Monty Python and The Quest for the Holy Grail
N - A Nightmare before Christmas
O - One flew over the Cuckoos nest
P - Pulp Ficiton / Pi
Q - ?
R - Rocky Horror Picture show
S - Snatch / Scent of a woman
T - Trainspotting
U - The Usual suspects
V - The Village
W - The Wall
X, Y - ?
Z - Zatoichi
12th February 2005, 23:01
Originally posted by gaekwad2
Now THAT's a great fucking movie! Toshiro Mifune's action scenes are incredible, all the more so because they are so brief. He pulls out the saumrai sword, kills a buncha guys, puts up the sword, walks away calmly, never breaking a sweat. He pauses to tell the coffin maker how many more coffins he's gonna have to make. The greatest action hero ever.
And the greatest action movie line ever:
Bandit(all bluster): Go ahead! Kill me if you can!
Mifune (very cool, warning): It'll hurt.
Bruce Willis tried to deliver the same line in the American remake "Last Man Standing", and he just couldn't do it justice. Even if you don't know Japanese, you can see Mifune nailing it, his delivery dead on.
Mifune was Marlon Brando, Clinit Eastwood, Arnold Schwazzengger, Jackie Chan, and Marilyn Monroe rolled up in one! I remember seeing him in a movie... I can't remember the name, but he was riding a horse at full gallop, and swinging a saumurai sword over his head with both hands. From the shot you could tell: this was no stunt man, no fake horse. And it was in the 1950's, so you know it wasn't a computer effect. It was really Toshiro Mifune, one of the greatest film actors of the 20th century, swinging a big heavy fucking samurai sword over his head while riding a horse at maybe thirty miles per hour... while someone was driving a truck alongside him with a camera!
He was an amzing talent, and Yojimbo may have been his best star vehicle. (The Seven Samurai was a greater masterpiece, but more of an ensemble piece, not so much about Mifune.)
Anyone who doesn't know who Toshiro Mifune was (He died, I think it was, in 2000) MUST check out Yojimbo. It turns up on IFC every now and then. Reading a few subtitles won't kill you.
On the subject of Japanese Cinema, and Akira Kuroswa, In my spotty list, I wish I'd remembered to include "Ikiru"-- an amazing drama about a japanese Civil servent who learns he is dying of stomach cancer. The first time I saw "Ikiru" was the most emotionally moving experience I have ever had with a movie. I don't usually cry at movies, but at the end of Ikiru, I bawled. Loudly. Like a four year old.
4th March 2005, 20:39
A Beautifull Mind
6th March 2005, 06:28
Completing my original list (see far above)
G - Green Mile
H - Harry and the Hendersons
I - Identity, Indiana Jones (thanks Mia, I forgot those ones)
P - Pink Panther Strikes Again, The
Still no Q
R - Radio Flyer
Still no X
Y - Young Frankenstein
Z - Zulu Dawn (its kind of funny actually)
14th March 2005, 14:04
-As good as it gets
-City of God
-Good Bye Lenin
-Thelma & Louise
-East of Eden
-From here to Eternity
-A clockwork orange
-Full Metal Jacket
-Road to perdition
And maybe some others...
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