Movie Night

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  1. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    I've got this crazy idea. What if we had occasional gatherings in which one Milwookiee (or more, depending on how much time we have) brings in one non-Star Wars movie that he or she considers related to Star Wars in any way, large or small, obscure or obvious. We watch it, and then (get this) we discuss it. Cool, eh?

    Whaddya think? :)
  2. Mauler_II Jedi Master

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    Excellent idea!

    I would have a request along those lines - I have yet to see Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. I will hold off renting it if I can see it with the group...
  3. Bishop76 Jedi Youngling

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    Oh yeah - I'm *SO* for this.

    J & SB Strike Back, though... maybe I'll skip the first session ;)

    Jeff
  4. cruznseal2 Jedi Youngling

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    sounds like a great idea to me.

    also on a related note. there had been some rumblings about having a marathon viewing of all 4 (five if we d/l AOTC online) starwars films. if enough people are interested then we'll start thinking about a date and a place and start a sign up.

    -Mike

    Oh how about watching "space balls"


    Joke?

    It was a joke!

    Oh forget it.
  5. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    I'd like to bring in Brazil. There are some scenes and designs in it that are very similar to some in Star Wars. I also have a copy of The Hidden Fortress that I could bring in. The Seven Samurai would be a good choice too, but I don't have it. Even The Magnificent Seven would fit in. Battle Beyond the Stars, Battlestar Galactica, the list goes on and on...

    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back would be great!

    Spaceballs is game. Star Balls, on the other hand...
  6. LeiaYT1300 Jedi Youngling

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    I would love to participate in this! I'll have to peruse my collection though, and think a bit.

    But one film that definitely feels like Star Wars is the Disney version of "The Three Musketeers". It is so chock full o' steals and similarities, it hurts! Chris O'Donnell's D'Artagnan is very Luke-like, and Tim Curry stalks about the screen in a Vader-like attitude (as does the actor playing Rochefort, all in black--I can't remember his name...).

    Anyway, it's an awful film but will generate lots of laughs!

    But I'll have to rack my brain on others--aside from the obvious ones, there are others out there... Hmmm... ?[face_plain]

    And, I'm definitely up for an all-4 marathon, as long as I can embroider while we watch (at this stage, I use every bit of free time I've got!). :D

    So, when should we do it, and where..? Should we rotate houses or something like that? Thoughts? Comments?
  7. TheWampas1138 Jedi Padawan

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    Clerks! Oooooooohhhhhh Chewbacca! What a Wookiee!

    (oh wait..this is Marcy someone told me I should put my name up)
  8. bwing53 Jedi Master

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    Sounds good to me. Just make sure this doesn't turn into some sort of "Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon" offshoot.
  9. Outlander_ Jedi Youngling

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    Maybe we could count all the F-bombs in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.:)
  10. solo414 Jedi Padawan

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    J & SB Strike Back was classic. I won't say anything to spoil the movie, but I was surprised by a few things...and in a GOOD way! :)

    I really like this idea. I can bring my copy of "George Lucas in Love". If you haven't seen this, it's about 15 mintues long and a great fan film. Think "Shakespeare in Love" meets "Star Wars". Great stuff.
  11. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    I just remembered, I could bring in my DVD of "Thumb Wars." Hilarious!

    Also, I have the PBS(?) interview with Bill Moyers and George Lucas if anyone would be willing to sit through something with more of a documentary flavor.
  12. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Dare I mention Hardware Wars?
  13. Zepo Jedi Youngling

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    Star Wars Related Film Ideas:

    STAR WARS RELATED FILMS/TV:
    -1978 Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Special)
    -The Ewok Adventure (TV Special,VHS)
    -Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV Special,VHS)
    -The Great Heap (Animated TV Special)
    -Droids (Animated TV Series,VHS)
    -Ewoks (Animated TV Series,VHS)

    PARODIES:
    -Hardware Wars (released to DVD as a Special Edition)
    -Thumb Wars (TV,DVD)
    -George Lucas in Love (DVD)
    -Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars (VHS)
    -Star Wars City (TV)

    DOCUMENTARIES:
    -The Making of Star Wars (TV,VHS)
    -From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (VHS)
    -Starwoids (DVD)
    -The Stars of Star Wars (DVD)
    -From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light and magic (TV)
    -The Unauthorized Star Wars Story (VHS)
  14. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Excellent!
  15. Outlander_ Jedi Youngling

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  16. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Mall rats!?!?!? [face_shocked] Where!?
  17. Zepo Jedi Youngling

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    OTHER FILMS THAT PORODY OR MENTION STAR WARS:

    -Spaceballs (parody)
    -Skin Deep ("lightsaber"-ish battle)
    -Clerks (dialog)
    -Mallrats (dialog)
    -Chasing Amy (dialog)
    -Dogma (dialog)
    -Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (dialog, actors)
    -Dünyayi kurtaran adam (1982-The "Turkish" Star Wars -- US Bootleg title)
    -Sorority Boys (dialog)

    ...gotta go... more soon...
  18. Zepo Jedi Youngling

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    TV SHOWS WITH STAR WARS MENTIONS/PARODIES:

    -Friends TV show (w/ Mark Hamill)
    -Friends TV show (Rachael as Leia episode)
    -Muppet TV show (Hamill, R2D2, C3PO)
    -Freaks and Geeks (TV episode)
    -Simpsons (Various TV Episodes-- See Star Wars Insider mag w/ Bart/Homer on Cover)


    TV/FILMS WITH SUBTLE STAR WARS IN-JOKES:

    -The Fifth Element (security officer's hair)
    -Doctor Who (TV episode "Survival") (Dialog)
  19. Zepo Jedi Youngling

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    Oh....

    and "ET: The Extra Terrestial" (toys and yoda)
  20. Auraveda Jedi Padawan

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    Toy Story 2 has a Star Wars bit in it as well. Zorg is very Vaderish and Star Wars parody ensues. It's only a small bit of the movie though, so I'd suggest it only if we run out of other stuff to watch.


  21. bwing53 Jedi Master

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    Hmmm. Doesn't LOOK like we're gonna run out of things to watch. The Kevin Smith movies alone could tie up a weekend or two. Oh well. If that's the price we have to pay for being fans, then so be it, jedi.
  22. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    I think one movie (two at the absolute most) per movie night will be more than sufficient.
  23. bwing53 Jedi Master

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    I agree. And since your login name is in blue, that makes it official.
  24. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Indeedly doodly, neighbor.
  25. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    A few more titles to consider:
      Corvette Summer
      Slipstream
      The Guyver
      Village of the Damned
      Flash II: The Revenge of the Trickster

      The Blues Brothers
      The Man With One Red Shoe
      Amazon Women On the Moon
      Postcards From the Edge
      When Harry Met Sally
      Drop Dead Fred
      Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

      American Graffiti
      Force Ten From Navarone
      More American Graffiti
      Apocalypse Now
      Indiana Jones Trilogy
      Bladerunner
      Witness
      Mosquito Coast
      Presumed Innocent
      Regarding Henry
      Patriot Games
      The Fugitive

      Rollerball
      Superman 1 & 2
      Conan the Barbarian
      Field of Dreams
      A Clockwork Orange
      The Sandlot
      The Great White Hope
      Dr. Strangelove
      Time Bandits
      The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
      Brazil
      Willow
      The Dark Crystal
      Labyrinth
      Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
      Murder By Death
      Hitler: The Last Ten Days
      Scrooge
      (this would make a great Christmastime pick)
      Cromwell
      The Bridge on the River Kwai
      Batman
      Dr. Who and the Daleks
      The Hound of the Baskervilles
      Lord of the Rings
      (1978)
      Excalibur
      Michael Collins
      Schindler's List
      Darkman
      The Bounty
      Krull
      Trainspotting
      Moulin Rouge
      A Life Less Ordinary
      Shallow Grave
      Heat
      Beautiful Girls
      Mars Attacks!
      Sleepy Hollow
      Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
      Dragonslayer
      MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis
      (some MacGyver freak in the group would have to supply this on videotape, but there are no less than three Episode 1 connections)
      Highlander
      Monsters, Inc.
      The Score
      Bowfinger
      Flash Gordon
      Blackadder
      Hamlet
      (1996)
      Henry V
      (1989)
      The Caveman's Valentine
      Unbreakable
      Shaft
      Sphere
      Jackie Brown
      Amos & Andrew
      Johnny Suede


    IMDB is damn useful, ain'a?
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