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Old 02-02-2006, 07:45   #21
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Probably not great films but I've never seen either "Flashdance" or "Footloose". I feel I should fill these gaps in my cultural education, along with "St Elmo's Fire".
Same here - I can only assume I spent too much of the 80s either drunk or bleaching my hair to go see brat pack movies.
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:34   #22
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I have seen everything worth watching featuring Rob Lowe and Six Degrees of Bacon, hence I'm culturally more erudite than either of you.

He's a big-city kid in a small town. They said he'd never win. He knew he had to.

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Old 02-02-2006, 09:32   #23
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John Sale's Lone Star
Such a good film. Is there a decent DVD release of this?
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:24   #24
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Such a good film. Is there a decent DVD release of this?
Shamefully, no SE, but I've bought the R1
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:28   #25
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I'm itching to see "Afraid of the Dark" as well. You'd like that one John. Good old fashioned classic moviemaking so I hear tell.
Good cast...think I'll give it a punt
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Until I saw it a couple of years ago, Citizen Kane was always my BIG unseen. Then it was Gone With the Wind, until the 4-discer came out. Then, until a few weeks ago, it was The Wizard of Oz. Now my biggest unseens are probably The Third Man and Singin' in the Rain, both still sitting on my unwatched pile at home. Oh, and The Magnificent Ambersons too.
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:59   #27
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He's a big-city kid in a small town. They said he'd never win. He knew he had to.
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Gone with the Wind.

My mum's got it though, so I'm just waiting for that magic combination of inclination and four spare hours...
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:55   #29
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Probably not great films but I've never seen either "Flashdance" or "Footloose".
Footloose is a work of *genius*. To catch it, turn on to ITV every friday nighta t about 11:30, it'll be on most times.
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I've only managed to see 3 out of the 5 parts that comprise Sergei Bondarchuk's 'War & Peace'
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:50   #31
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In the collection & unseen:
The Deer Hunter
Schindlers List
Mean Streets
Dances With Wolves
Once Upon a Time in America/The West
Godfather Part 3 (or is this best left unseen )

Outside the collection:
Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Most Hitchcocks
All Kurosawa's
All Woody Allen's
All of the Spaghetti Westerns
Lawrence of Arabia
etc... etc...

Damn too much to watch
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Old 02-02-2006, 13:07   #32
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Gone with the Wind.

My mum's got it though, so I'm just waiting for that magic combination of inclination and four spare hours...
Its actually a good film. I was surprised to see someone getting shot in the face in a film from 1939.
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Old 02-02-2006, 13:13   #33
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This subject is a particularly sore point for me, because I have a film degree, and I'm supposed to have seen all these. But I haven't. I contradict my graduate-level education by liking dumb Hollywood pap, and finding most classics boring. Sure, I could write essays about why, but that's not the point.


Films I've not seen at all:

Any Kurosawa
Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, all that stuff
Most westerns, like Shane, The Searchers, High Noon
The Third Man, Touch of Evil
A lot more I can't even think of right now.


Far more shameful is the list of films I've tried to watch and turned off through boredom:
The Godfather part 2.
Lawrence of Arabia
Metropolis
A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, Once Upon a Time in the West
Vertigo, North by Northwest
Gone With the Wind
The Usual Suspects
The Wild Bunch
Spartacus/Ben Hur type stuff

Yeah, I suck.

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Far more shameful is the list of films I've tried to watch and turned off through boredom:
The Godfather part 2.
Lawrence of Arabia
Metropolis
A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, Once Upon a Time in the West
Vertigo, North by Northwest
Gone With the Wind
The Usual Suspects
The Wild Bunch
Spartacus/Ben Hur type stuff

Yeah, I suck.
I've watched every film there but the only one i turned off was Lawrence Of Arabia. I could feel myself petrifying as i sat there. Must give it another shot some time.
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What's the point of doing a film degree when you don't like films?
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Its actually a good film. I was surprised to see someone getting shot in the face in a film from 1939.
Really? Hey, I like surprises like that - Sanjuro fits into the same 'shock outburst of extreme violence' category, for those needing motivation to investigate Kurosawa...
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What's the point of doing a film degree when you don't like films?
He didn't say he doesn't like films, just some of the so-called "classics". Better to form your own opinion, surely?
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He didn't say he doesn't like films, just some of the so-called "classics". Better to form your own opinion, surely?
but there were an awful lot of classics in that list, all different genres - to not like the odd one is perhaps only human, but to say they all bore you so much you turn them off, and you're studying a film degree...

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Old 02-02-2006, 15:43   #39
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...just some of the so-called "classics".
You always know where a thread's heading when someone says 'so-called "classics"'. It's just about time for someone to say 'that Citizen Kane is a bit crap isn't it..?'

You've got to admit, SqueakyG, that that list contains some films that actually define cinema. It's like taking a degree in sex therapy when you're a determined celibate. Anyhoo...

Nixon; I've never seen Nixon - I want to, but I want to see an anamorphic transfer and I want a commentary. Not much to ask.

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Any of Kurosawas stuff, Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Gone with the Wind, Spartacus, there are others but the ol' noggin has gone blank.
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