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Old 27-12-2004, 16:50   #41
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Man-size box already half used Just for drying my tears, I hasten to add.
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Old 27-12-2004, 17:53   #42
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I watched Bruce Lee's final film The Game of Death for the first time over the Xmas period and that reduced me to tears...of laughter.
In a slightly more confessional mode the Russian roulette scene in The Deer Hunter with Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken had me struggling to hold onto my macho bravado.

The daftest things seem to make me blub like a big girl though depending on my mood, the kids in Whistle Down the Wind mistaking Alan Bates for Jesus...aw bless, the little rabbits and the seagull in their quest for a home, safe from man in Watership Down and the sheer look of joy on the face of Mr Merrick in The Elephant Man when he experiences the theatre for the first time.
That's it I'm gonna have to stop now before... too late.
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Old 27-12-2004, 19:49   #44
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Finding Forrester just makes me feel faintly nauseous... sorry.

Saying that, I shed a tear when Elliot leaves in Pete's Dragon so that renders any stinging criticism I may level utterly null and void
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Old 29-12-2004, 21:11   #46
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How come nobody's mentioned the ending of 'Field of Dreams'?



Guaranteed to get me every time. Is it just me, then?

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Old 30-12-2004, 03:56   #47
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Shadowlands.

Will only watch this on my own, since it reduces me to a blubbery mess every time - particularly the scene at the end with Hopkins and the lad from JP sitting on the stairs of the attic...

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Old 30-12-2004, 22:05   #48
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The end of Tom Horn with Steve McQueen.
Red Sun with Charles Bronson and Toshiro Mifune, The final fight and final shot.
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The ending of Billy Liar just slays me. I'm absolutely inconsolable for at least an hour afterwards.

Pepe le Moko also - it's just such an all-encompassing, densely atmospheric film, you don't realise how much you get caught up in the actual characters as well as the locale until right at the end.

Mona Lisa is one of the best, most moving films ever made about unrequited love and its exploitation. It's also just about the only film I know of that changes genre entirely from one screening to the next, being a mystery thriller first time round and a wrenchingly sad love story every time thereafter.
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Old 31-12-2004, 10:20   #50
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George Cukor's reconstructed A Star is Born (1954) is full of powerful weepy moments. The brilliance of the musical numbers always brings tears to my eyes, and the love between Esther and Norman Maine, despite the latter's increasingly unstable behaviour and drinking, creates numerous tearduct-splitting moments. Excellent movie, about the studio-system, made at a time when the studio system was on the wane...
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:42   #51
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How come nobody's mentioned the ending of 'Field of Dreams'?

Guaranteed to get me every time. Is it just me, then?
No, I found FoD very emotional when I first saw it in 1990 to the point of being reluctant to watch it ever since.

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"As a youth I used to weep in butchers' shops.":
Withnall and I the part at the end in the rain quite a sad moment where there friendship seems to break up.
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I had a weepy moment last night. It was during Disney's screening of Finding Nemo. The issues in the film are close to home, me having recently succeeded in a residency court hearing. When Nemo and his dad finally meet up again, I found myself blubbering helplessly. Cracking movie...
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I've just watched Angels With Dirty Faces; the ending is wonderfully well done, the direction, the music, the shadow play with an off-camera Cagney, and O'Brien's silent prayer - I crumpled, long before the credits.

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No, I found FoD very emotional when I first saw it in 1990 to the point of being reluctant to watch it ever since.
Thanks, Deaks - can't believe anyone else isn't affected by the ending of this film.
Don't let the fact that it makes you emotional put you off watching what is, after all, a very good film. Don't forget that there are a lot of light-hearted moments in the film too.
If a film makes you emotional and makes you feel for the characters, then it has worked as a piece of entertainment.
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The Elephant Man always gets me. I'm not sure when I'll have the strength to watch it again.
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Thanks, Deaks - can't believe anyone else isn't affected by the ending of this film.
I suspect many are (I weep buckets, not least because of its reflection of my own relationship with my father), but as this is a 'classics' thread in a 'classics' forum, and FoD was made in '89, maybe some people similarly moved are reluctant to mention movies which are essentially OT?
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I have to say that the only emotion I felt during "Field of Dreams" was hatred of the movie, which is why I didn't comment on it.
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I have to say that the only emotion I felt during "Field of Dreams" was hatred of the movie, which is why I didn't comment on it.
I didn't hate the movie, but after his subequent films, it is difficult to take Kevin Costner seriously. Dances With Wolves was remarkable, I think, and has many weepy moments, but it proved to be a flash in the pan. After seeing Madonna take the mick out of him in the early-90s documentary, and seeing him fawning all over her, he in one stroke undermined his screen image. The ending of Field of Dreams has overtly contrived tears anyway. "Cry, damn you, cry," the director seems to be saying as he peels the onions under the audience's eyes. The scenes with Burt Lancaster are the best.
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I similarly hate Field of Dreams but love The Natural... go figure: they're ostensibly similar but if I'm going to buy into someone's fluffy, mawkish idea of Americana, I'd rather it be Barry Levinson's than Phil Alden Robinson's...
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