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Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by space_dragon, Oct 13, 2002.

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  1. space_dragon

    space_dragon Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I just watched my favorite movie of all time.

    I'm a very big sci-fi fan, but my favorite is not. Oh, the irony.

    It's My cousin Vinny with Joe Pesci and Merisa Tomei.

    It's a comedy about a lawyer defending his cousin in a murder case. He finished his classes six years ago and never seen a court room since. Everything that can go bad, goes bad.

    I love the dialogues in that movie. They are the funniest I've seen.

    So what about you? Which movie is your favorite and why?
     
  2. Wolf

    Wolf Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well i have a few favorites but i supose i'll just pick one.

    Remember The Titans.
    staring Densel Washington

    True story about a Virgina highschool football team, having to deal with a black school merging with a white school.

    Movie is absoultly amazing in showing the different racial problems that existed and it is very inspiring how it is delt with and how the team comes together.
     
  3. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Saving Private Ryan

    Follows a group of 8 Rangers during and after D-Day as they struggle to find a Private who lost 3 of his brothers, and is going home. Based loosely on a true story.

    Unlike other war movies, this movie is as accurate as the director could make it. It is respectful of those who fought in the war. And, unlike some war movies, it doesn't portray the Germans as faceless, baby-eating demons. It has a good story, good characters, and the best action sequences ever seen on film. My favourite genre is war, and so this is the best of the best.
     
  4. space_dragon

    space_dragon Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Saving Private Ryan was great.

    I just wouldn't like to be in the landing at the start. That was rough.
     
  5. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I wouldn't like to be in any of it.
     
  6. Wolf

    Wolf Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That begining sequence actually was the foundation for the production of Black Hawk Down and We Were Soldiers. If you ask me it started the trend of making war movies more about the killing and gore rather than the characters and effects it had on people.

    It was used well in Saving Private Ryan however since it was only used at the begining and set the stage for what followed to be an amazing movie.
     
  7. E_Greyshadow

    E_Greyshadow Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Das Boot.

    Best. Movie. Ever.

    EDIT: Must be watched widescreen, in original German with English subtitles. DOWN WITH DUBBING!
     
  8. Woofer

    Woofer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Not my favourite... I can't pick just one, but certainly one of my favourites and one I like to recommend to people...

    [link=http://us.imdb.com/Title?0088846]Brazil[/link]

    It needs to be experienced.

    I would recommend any film directed by Terry Gilliam though, I find them all good, and I'm slowly getting them all on DVD.

    In the world of surreal vein I'd also recommend [link=http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120601]Being John Malkovich[/link]

    For a more serious mood, anything directed Akira Kurosawa is sure to stimulate.
     
  9. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Das Boot, eh? What's it about? Any chance I can get an original un-subtitled version?
     
  10. Primrodo

    Primrodo Jedi Master star 4

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    BRAVEHEART!!!!!!
     
  11. Darth-Schwartz

    Darth-Schwartz Jedi Master star 4

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  12. E_Greyshadow

    E_Greyshadow Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Das Boot: a great story about a WWII U-Boat crew. Their trials and tribulations under the water. The isolation. The terror. The crabs.

    It's quite good. Pick it up on DVD. Should be relitively easy to find, actually.
     
  13. Lady_Lucas

    Lady_Lucas Jedi Padawan star 4

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    How can you pick just one?? ;) .....there are so many movies that are my favorites!! Star Wars(of course), Mouth of madness, WWII video history set(Why We Fight) by Frank Capra, Braveheart, 1941, Shrek, Lord of the Rings and Meet the Parents(or any movie with Robert D.)
     
  14. space_dragon

    space_dragon Jedi Youngling star 2

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    You just take the one you could watch several times in a row and still enjoy it.
     
  15. Darth_Haggis

    Darth_Haggis Jedi Master star 4

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    STAR WARS (original trilogy) doesn't matter which one....
     
  16. Izird

    Izird Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The Matrix, I would have to say, is my favourite movie besides the legendary Star Wars. The Lord of the Rings is my favourite story, but I think the books are MUCH better than the movies (or that is at least my judgment so far).
     
  17. Primrodo

    Primrodo Jedi Master star 4

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    the books more??? You have to PLOW through them lol!
     
  18. Izird

    Izird Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Huh? I don't see why.
     
  19. Wolf

    Wolf Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Books are so much better than the movie, The movie cut out a few of the wrong things if you ask me, and they really screwed up the council of Elrond scene.
     
  20. Izird

    Izird Jedi Padawan star 4

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    A little, but I was more concerned about how they butchered Galadriel's character. She was kind and beautiful through the whole thing, not freaky. And she didn't do that transfiguration thing in the book!
     
  21. Lelila

    Lelila Jedi Padawan star 4

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    One of my favourite movies is [link=http://video.go.com/amelie/] Amélie[/link]. It's French with subtitles and I know it's not for everyone, but it's so different than anything I've ever seen before. I find that foreign films are really different than the typical Hollywood.
     
  22. Adam-the-Indifferent

    Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Lawrence of Arabia The scope, beauty, story, there is nothing I don't like about that film. It's better every time I see it. A true epic.

    The closing of the York Cinemas (where the Toronto Line for TPM took place) was bittersweet - it was the closing of one of the best theatres in Toronto, but it ended its run with Lawrence in 70mm. Just absolutely amazing to have seen it on the big screen at a Classic theatre.

    If you ever get the opportunity to see this movie on the big screen - do not pass it up!

    Many more favourites, always growing in numbers.
     
  23. Mahms_katarn

    Mahms_katarn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    My favourite movie is : American History X. And I'm a sci-fi fan.
    But SW is only a dream.
     
  24. Lady_Lucas

    Lady_Lucas Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That is a good movie, Americ. history X.

    Lelila I think with French films you really have to think more about the plot and they really pull you into all aspects of human relationships. American movies tend to be more entertaining. Movies are our escape and thinking to much during a movie would defeat its purpose for you to relax therefor making American movies faster, more explosions and a bit simpler. So those are some of the differences I think. :)
     
  25. space_dragon

    space_dragon Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I haven't seen it. But I've heard a lot of good about it in Québec.
     
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