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Old 19-08-2006, 06:51   #1
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Cool Films With Snow In

The trains thread helped prompt this thought. My partner loves films with snow in. And trains, and murders. Trains, snow and murders: a sub-genre in itself.

What are your favourite films with snow in them?

Citizen Kane
Fahrenheit 451
The Searchers
The Shining
The Empire Strikes Back

immediately come to mind.

Sometimes, snow can resuscitate a real turkey: Dr Zhivago.

Your recommendations?
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Old 19-08-2006, 06:54   #2
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For some strange reason as soon as i read this theard 'Hamlet' came to mind, 'Gremlins' and 'It's a Wonderful life'
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My first thought was 'Fargo'. Great film.
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There are far too many films with a 'snow-in', but for sheer quantity (if not for quality ), none to beat "The Day After Tomorrow". Lots of snow in "Avalanche Express" (which has a trains and murders too).
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Some memorable snowy images at the climax of Shoot The Piano Player. And then there's the very good trains and snow short film by Geoffrey Jones: Snow.
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The Abominable Snowman 1957.
The Trollenberg Terror 1958.
The Thing Both 1951 version & 1982 versions.
Scott of the Antarctic 1951?.
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The Magnificent Ambersons
Meet Me in St. Louis
All That Heaven Allows
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Track of the Cat
(snowbound, baby!)
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Trains, snow and murder - "Murder on the Orient Express" is a natural choice.

My favourites with snow? "Emperor of the North" of course, and "The Savage Innocents". David Cronenberg's "The Brood" and the marvellous "OHMSS".
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Trains, snow and murder - "Murder on the Orient Express" is a natural choice.
Dead right. We've got all the Agatha Christie we can shake a stick at. And Sherlock Holmes. And Midsomer Murders... Boxed sets aplenty. The deep, deep comforts of genre - enhanced by the presence of snow.

Oh yes - and Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers, or course.
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Where Eagles Dare. My favourite film ever since I saw it when I was about 8. Always watch it at Christmas, probably because of all the snow.
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My favorite film with snow would be ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1951), the wonderful noir in which snow plays a somewhat symbolical role. There is also a murder, but no train

Other films with snow I can think of:

Lost Horizon (37)
Sun Valley Serenade (41) - my favorite wintertime film (most of the Henie films have snow)
Road to Utopia (45)
Northern Pursuit (43)
Holiday Inn (42)
On Moonlight Bay (51)
Tell It to the Judge (49)
Day of the Outlaw (59) - great, offbeat De Toth film
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (54)
I Met Him in Paris (37)
King's Rhapsody (56)
Duchess of Idaho (50)

EDIT: Just thought a few more

Little Women (49) (my favorite of the numerous versions)
All Mine to Give (57)
Meet John Doe (41)
Spellbound (45)
Portrait of Jennie (48)
Lydia (41)
Swing Time (36)

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"Airport" and "Meet Me In St Louis".
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (54)
Spellbound (45)
Portrait of Jennie (48)
Ah yes - superb examples these. Russ Tamblyn (et al) wood-chopping in unison in a snowy (studio-bound) set; the luminous, shimmering Portrait of Jennie with the music "advised" (or whatever the word was in the credits) by Bernard Herrmann; and Greg Peck's ski-lines.

Bergman's Winter Light utilizes snow to much more severe effect - as almost a metaphor for Gunnar Bjornstrand's spiritual malaise and coldness.
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Horror Express(has all three)
Loads of Chtistmas Films

Others with snow but not quite with this forum.
Die Hard 2
LOTR-FOTR ** Small parts for these 2
Raiders of the Lost Ark**

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I love snow in films as well (I also like films set on trains...er, Dan Wilde if you ever find it not working out with the other half, please bear me in mind will you?)

Off the top -
Dersu Uzala
The Thing from Another World (and the out of Forum remake)
The Gold Rush
Ice Station Zebra (a bit of a guilty pleasure)
Barbarella
Eureka
Groundhog Day, the repeated scene with the snowball fight is a wonderful piece of comic acting from Murray. (Sorry, I realise this is out of Forum)
Alexander Nevsky (kind of an ice/snow combo)
Dekalog 1 (again more ice than snow...maybe I should start an ice thread before I go off topic completely..)
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