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Taz

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...Film?

I've just finished watching one of my favourite films, "Ray" staring Jammie Foxx in the title role. It's a biographical film all about the life of Ray Charles. I find it to be a very hard hitting and emotional film, that shows the best and the very worst of America in the early years of segregation, it shows the effects of drugs on people and their relationships with those around, and it shows the most amazing journey that Ray Charles had to take to make it in the music industry. It always makes me shed a tear or two. It's also full of his wonderful songs.

This got me to thinking, what's your favourite film and why?

Ps. Its closely followed by "The Blues Brothers" and then "The Commitments"
 

Andante cantabile

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I rather like The Score with Robert de Niro. The action takes place in Montreal, and it has a strong understated Canadian feel about it.
 

Jules

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Mr film nerd arrives- Casablanca’s one of my faves, for the superb script, Bladerunner- good story and looks absolutely stunning even now, The Conversation- Gene Hackman as a tenor playing bugging expert…. Brilliant pay off, In recent years- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind- very clever basic premise and incredibly moving (plus- Jim Carrey is actually a really good actor, didn’t see that coming). My all time favourite’s actually a bit of an obscure one- Dead Man- a dark and quite harrowing Western with Johnny Depp (and the last ever performance by Robert Mitchum).. Can’t really pin down why I love this film so much but there’s something really haunting and poetic going on in this almost biblical journey into the wilds (& great performances by all involved) … I guess its what used to be called a cult movie.
Curses- you’ve hit one of my specialist areas of waffling..!
 

stefank

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Then there's the "Rocky Horror Picture Show". "Lawrence of Arabia" wasn't bad, if a bit harrowing for my oversensitive psyche.
 

compound

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Hi Taz,
For me it's got to be the Bourne Trilogy with Matt Damon, cause i love fight scene's. And they are some of the best i've ever seen. Next i would say Avatar because the special effect's are incredible. Next the Mummy films, then all the Shrek film's, and all the Indiana Jone's movies, i could go on forever. Oh and anything with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
Rob.
 

Two Voices

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...Film?

I've just finished watching one of my favourite films, "Ray" staring Jammie Foxx in the title role. It's a biographical film all about the life of Ray Charles. I find it to be a very hard hitting and emotional film, that shows the best and the very worst of America in the early years of segregation, it shows the effects of drugs on people and their relationships with those around, and it shows the most amazing journey that Ray Charles had to take to make it in the music industry. It always makes me shed a tear or two. It's also full of his wonderful songs.

This got me to thinking, what's your favourite film and why?

Ps. Its closely followed by "The Blues Brothers" and then "The Commitments"
The film I put on the most is the 'Lord of the Rings' Trilogy and I'm looking forward to the Hobbit :D

I love watching the Blue Brothers!

As for Ray - I finally got round to watching a month back - I love it and it inspired me - I had the DVD for a couple of years or there abouts but struggled to put it on. Wished I watched it sooner now.
 

VirusKiller

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So many great films out there. A few of my favourites:

Grosse Pointe Blank
Where Eagles Dare
Zulu
Ice Cold in Alex
Clue

And a selection of truly great films:

Pan's Labyrinth
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
Pulp Fiction

+ A worthy mention for "Children of Men" which is excellent, but I wouldn't call it an all-time great.
 

Two Voices

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So many great films out there. A few of my favourites:

Grosse Pointe Blank
Where Eagles Dare
Zulu
Ice Cold in Alex
Clue

And a selection of truly great films:

Pan's Labyrinth
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
Pulp Fiction

+ A worthy mention for "Children of Men" which is excellent, but I wouldn't call it an all-time great.
Oh, Grosse Point Blank - love that film. Ever watched - A Long Kiss Goodnight? That pretty good too.

I'm also going to admit that The Bodyguard is also one of my favorites!
 

dooce

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Oh, good grief - in no particular order and almost certainly missing some gem out that I will kick myself for later -

The Fabulous Baker Brothers
LA Confidential
Rabbit-proof Fence
The Life of Brian
The Big Lebowski (without which no list of great films can ever be complete)
Fitzcarraldo
Paris, Texas
Withnail and I
Trainspotting

and another vote for Grosse Pointe Blank

Just seen The Kings Speech and The Black Swan - both very good films but can't see them being added to my list.
 

johnboy

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The very realistic and moving "Gettysburg" and " GODS and GENERALS" both about the American civil war. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!!
If you don't get a lump in your throat, you ain't human!
Randy Edelmans' music alone is fantastic.

John.
 
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jonf

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I'm with Jules when it comes to The Conversation. Also, I love Vanishing Point, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Diva, Subway and many others. But my absolute favourite is Withnail and I (on telly last night). When I first watched it I was a student. The second time I was pretty nearly as dissolute as the characters in the film, sharing a flat above a dry cleaners with a ratcatcher. I just about remember watching the memorable Camberwell Carrot scene while smoking a Leyton Log (like a Camberwell Carrot but made in, obviously, Leyton).

Oh, and Richard Griffiths is my mum's cousin.

I'm very different these days.........
 
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Filton

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I am not a great TV or Film watcher but would probably list The Commitments and Trainspotting up there as they are two films I have watched more than a few times. Also The Longest Day, Platoon and of course any of the original 'Carry On' movies :)
 

Jules

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the memorable Camberwell Carrot scene while smoking a Leyton Log (like a Camberwell Carrot but made in, obviously, Leyton).

Oh, and Richard Griffiths is my mum's cousin.

I'm very different these days.........
As opposed to the more frugal Brighton beansprout!
 

Jules

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Oh, good grief - in no particular order and almost certainly missing some gem out that I will kick myself for later -

The Fabulous Baker Brothers
LA Confidential
Rabbit-proof Fence
The Life of Brian
The Big Lebowski (without which no list of great films can ever be complete)
Fitzcarraldo
Paris, Texas
Withnail and I
Trainspotting

and another vote for Grosse Pointe Blank

Just seen The Kings Speech and The Black Swan - both very good films but can't see them being added to my list.
great list... can't believe I forgot Big Lebowski.... or any other early coen brothers movie.... Millers Crossing was a corker
 
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