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Valued Contributor

San Francisco, CA
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Posted - 01/24/2004 :  12:30:52 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Well, I definitely started something with TV shows!
Now let`s talk about the cinema!

Mine are:

A Clockwork Orange~~it took GUTS to make this thought provoking masterpiece.

West Side Story~~brilliant! Music and dancing are electrifying. Romantic and thougt provoking. Why can`t we all just get along!

Bride of Frankenstein~~the wittiest, creepiest horror movie ever!
Lots of inside jokes if you know where to look!

The Haunting~~original 1963 version is the scariest movie ever made! Brrrr...

Portrait of Jennie~~a romantic and deeply moving ghost story shot in 1947 in a black & white, beautiful New York City that no longer exists.
This may be the most romantic film ever made!

Somewhere in Time~~runs a close second to Portrait of Jennie in the Romance department.

Last Tango in Paris~~Marlon Brando took a brave career risk in this erotic, intense and largely improvised drama. I always admire guts!

Annie Hall~~because we all just want to love and be loved, but we often mess it up. No film captures this more beautifully!

Gone With The Wind~~Hollywood at it`s best!

Moonstruck~~just divine!

Hairspray~~drag queen Divine as a housewife married to Jerry Stiller, plus Debbie Harry married to Sonny Bono, not to mention Rickie Lake as a chubby girl whose inner beauty comes out when she dances. Goofy, fun, and also a sly social commentary on race
relations and our obsession with our bodies. Brilliant!

Myra Breckenridge~~77 year old Mae West seduces 20 year old Tom Selleck, plus Raquel Welch as a trannie in love with Farrah Fawcett!! Bizzare & too funny for words!

She Done Him Wrong~~39 year old Mae West`s first starring role. Daring in it`s day but quite tame now, there`s no denying Mae`s brilliant wit that was light years ahead of Bette Midler and Madonna! I`ll watch anything with Mae.

The Prince of Tides~~dark, intense drama of child abuse and it`s aftermath. Director Barbra Streisand shows that there`s no end to her talents.

Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice~~Fabulous satire on the 1960s sexual revolution shows just how silly those days really were!
And Natalie Wood was drop dead gorgeous in this!

plenty more, but this is all I can think of for now.
Will post more later.

what are your movies?



New York City, NY
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Posted - 01/24/2004 :  12:55:34 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Well, first of all I have to keep it "in the family". My Dads' first cousin (my Grandfather, is his Moms brother) is Frank Langella. I will provide a link so you can see everything he has starred in. He is most "known" for his portrayal of Dracula in 1979. Frank looks just like my Dad!!!

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Valued Contributor

San Francisco, CA
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Posted - 01/24/2004 :  1:02:56 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
can your cousin Frank sign my VHS of the 1979 Dracula, which I saw him do on Broadway in 1977?

He was also superb in Diary of a Mad Housewife(1970)

David, ex~Hoboken NJ

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Ray Sola
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Prescott, AZ
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Posted - 01/24/2004 :  1:07:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
A Clockwork Orange - great flick and I noticed on PlayHangman.com that it is listed on the American Film Institute's Top 100 Movies as well as the British Film Institute's 100 Best British Films

West Side Story - just a remake of Romeo and Juliet with switchblades instead of swords.

Bride of Frankenstein - I think you mean Young Frankenstein, which is the best Frankenstein movie ever made.

Annie Hall - aside from Sleeper, all Woody Allen movies bore me.

Moonstruck - no italian would agree with you.

Hairspray - Brilliant maybe, but really a great movie


This hard as I watch about 2 movies per day and I hardly watch a movie more than one time. These are the only movies I might watch again if they are on:

Any Clint Eastwood spaghetti western or Pale Rider

A Nightmare Before Christmas

It's a Wonderful Life

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Some Like it Hot

2001: A Space Odyssey

North by Northwest / Rear Window / The Birds / Vertigo

The Seven Samurai (or american version The Magnificent Seven) or any Akira Kurosawa movie

The Dirty Dozen

The Guns of Navarone

Dog Day Afternoon

Blade Runner

Liquid Sky

A Fish Called Wanda

Raising Arizona

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Lost In America

Fast Times At Ridgemont High


The Exorcist

Planet of the Apes (any one)

Roman Holiday

Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Apartment


Willy Wonka

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New York City, NY
1700 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2004 :  1:21:54 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I am sure he would be happy to do it, David!! I will call my Dad and email you afterwards.

Moonstruck - my all time, if I had to pick 1 movie, favorite!!!

Willy Wonka - "I want the world... I want the whole world" - Veruca Sault!!! A bean feast??? Are we talkin' jelly or pinto?

David, last Tango in Paris, has been on Flix this month. My husband has never seen it. Well, I watched it the other evening, and he was asking me about it. I tried to be delicate, about certain "parts" of the movie ... and said maybe it was a 70's European woman thing???
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Star Contributor

Portland, Oregon
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Posted - 01/24/2004 :  4:35:02 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
In addition to some already listed, here are some of my faves:

In no particular order:

White Christmas (Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, Dean Jagger)

Cocoon (Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Don Ameche, Jack Gilford, Wilford Brimley, Maureen Stapleton, Gwen Verdon)

The American President (Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss)

Sabrina (Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear)

As Good As It Gets (Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear)

Yentl (for the story and the music) (Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving)

Nuts (for the same reasons David listed for The Prince of Tides) (Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden)

Contact (Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey)

Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sally Field)

The Princess Bride (Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane)

Love Affair (Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Katharine Hepburn)

Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan)

Big (Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins)

The Sound of Music (Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Richard Haydn)

I also agree with:

Somewhere in Time
The Prince of Tides
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
(WHAT a classic!)
It's a Wonderful Life
(I loooooooove Jimmy Stewart!)
West Side Story (for the music as well as the story)

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Star Contributor

Tucson, AZ
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Posted - 01/24/2004 :  7:45:18 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Ray....would you be referring to Rear Window with Christopher Reeves?
(Both were great!)

My favs have to be:
City of Angels
Miss Congeniality
Lake Placid (because of the 1 liners)
Erin Brokovitch (loved some of those 1 liners)
Rear Window
Its a Wonderful life

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Harry J

Smyrna, TN
87 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2004 :  8:08:46 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Here are my favorites, not in order, but as they come to mind:

The Caine Mutiny (Humphrey Bogart). Starts slow, but a rivetting ending that has been imitated, but not surpassed, many times.

The Truman Show (Jim Carrey, but a completely un-Carrey-like movie). This movie addressed so-called reality shows before they actually emerged. It thoughtfully captures the capacity for a culture to embrace something that is truly evil.

The Fellowship of the Ring. The first of the trilogy surpasses the other two. After watching this movie, I quickly read the trilogy and The Hobbit.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. I like surprise endings, so I consider this the best of the old Jimmy Stewart/John Wayne flicks.

Broadcast News (Holly Hunter, William Hurt). Like The Truman Show, this movie was ahead of its time. Nearly 20 years later, it still captures all that's wrong with tv news.

I usually think that when Hollywood tries to send a message, they get it all wrong. As you can guess from my selections, I really like it when they get it right.

But you probably think I'm a much too serious, boring person to watch a movie with!

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Barbara N.CA
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San Francisco, CA
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Posted - 01/24/2004 :  8:14:24 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
almost anything w/ Audrey Hepburn, esp. Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's
My Fair Lady
Sling Blade
Leaving Las Vegas
Henry V (Olivier or Branaugh)
To Kill a Mockingbird (black and white)
Of Mice and Men (black and white)
Somewhere in Time
most movies w/ Bette Davis
Fiddler on the Roof
A Nightmare Before Xmas
Pulp Fiction
Lawrence of Arabia
The World According to Garp
Schindler's List
Midnight Express
All That Jazz
The Omen
Godfather I & II
The Lion in Winter
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Can't Stop The Music
The Thomas Crown Affair (the new one: Pierce Brosnan)
Born Free
Cinema Paradiso
Forrest Gump
The Deer Hunter
Cool Hand Luke
A Man for All Seasons
Princess Mononoke
L.A. Confidential
The Piano
Once Were Warriors
Prizzi's Honor
Paper Chase (ok. I actually like the tv series more)
The Miracle Worker
East of Eden
All the King's Men
Being There
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Cat Ballou
Chariots of Fire

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West Babylon, NY
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Posted - 01/25/2004 :  07:52:52 AM  Send WB_Vicky an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
Any type of Adam Sandler movie

The Lost Boys
Nightmare before Christmas
The LIttle Mermaid
Grosse Pointe Blank

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Valued Contributor

Lawrenceburg, KY
142 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2004 :  08:09:40 AM  Visit TeresaP's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
My all time favorites are below:

1) Willy Wonka

2) The Wizard Of Ozz

3) Mary Kate And AShley(all of them)

4) Cinderella

5) Another Stakout

6) Sleepless In Seattle

7) Pretty Woman

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Posted - 01/25/2004 :  09:00:20 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My favorites:

Planet of the Apes - all of them
Rocky I, III, IV
Rambo - all of them
Moulin Rouge
Lord of the Rings
Resident Evil
Matrix - all of them
Enter the Dragon - Bruce Lee

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Tucson, AZ
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Posted - 01/25/2004 :  3:47:44 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Phone Booth
1 hour photo
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Star Contributor

Middletown, PA
382 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2004 :  08:17:19 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
The Usual Suspects
American Beauty
The Abyss
Jackie Brown
The Dead Poets Society
Star Wars
Terms of Endearment
Stand By Me
The Shining

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Teresa CO

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Posted - 01/26/2004 :  09:44:59 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Absolute favorite: Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger! Midlife excerpt from real life of author/speaker CS Lewis who has his faith, assumptions and romantic world rocked by one, lone, astonishingly honest, divorced, American woman poet. There are too many stinging, lucid and humorous moments in this film to catalogue but perhaps my favorite line comes from Joy, the woman portrayed by Debra Winger:

"Excuse me, I'm not from your country and perhaps I don't understand your form of discourse, but, are you trying to be rude or are you just stupid?"

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Sandi In Mississippi
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Posted - 01/26/2004 :  11:58:51 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
There are so many! Today, in no particular order:

Tender Mercies - There's fantastic cinematography, a stripped down and simple story line, and the whole thing moves like a slideshow. Duvall sings, Betty Buckley sings, Tess Harper drawls, and the kid is believable and nice.

Lost in Las Vegas - Strangely, this depressing tale makes me feel very hopeful that, out of wreckage, we can still love.

Overboard - "We broke her." "I was a short, fat, slut?", "My youngest son is a falsetto child?" ...and the ending makes me cry!

Donnie Brasco - Johnny Depp & Al Pacino, I mean, why not?

The Electric Horseman - Beautiful Redford, gorgeous horses, great scenery plus Jane Fonda gets told off.

Alfie - What a cad!

The Whole Wide World - Renee Zellweger loves Conan the Barbarian's creator, you can feel the 40s in every syllable and shot. I found a lot of "deep meaning" in her desire to have a respectable and normal relationship with a crazy person.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Terrible movie. Every time Randy Quaid does something gross I snort. When the lights on the house trigger the sewer problem I choke and chortle. It culminates with my falling on the floor hooooooowling when the cat gets electrocuted.

Moulin Rouge - This one makes me dizzy it's so creative.

The Shawshank Redemption - Such a powerful, yet playful movie. Seems like Robbins & Freeman were born to star together and like they really have that deep friendship.

Empire Records - Makes you want to get back in retail (and be 19 again). Young Renee, Liv Tyler, and a crew of the stupidest clerks who ever mishandled a cash register.

Still Crazy - A 70s band that never was makes you really root for them

But that's today - there's probably 50 more (and don't get my husband started L0L). Ray would have to get more webspace to accomodate his list!

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Star Contributor

Vancouver, BC
373 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2004 :  2:58:27 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Mine are:

The Godfather 1 and 2
Pulp Fiction
Resevior Dogs
True Romance
and many others including most on this list already.

Hmm, now that I look at it, I see a bit of a pattern in my list.


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Star Contributor

Western, Washington
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Posted - 01/26/2004 :  5:42:59 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Top 10:
Guns of Navarone
Hunt for Red October
Beauty and the Beast (the cartoon)
The 10 Commandments (Charlton Heston version)
It's a Wonderful Life
Citizen Kane
Lord of the Rings
Old Yeller

And the absolute #1....drum roll....

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Star Contributor

Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
267 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2004 :  9:26:09 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
This will go to show you just how simple-minded I am

Top Gun
Ocean's Eleven
The Thorn Birds
The Shawshank Redemption
Lilo and Stitch
An American President
Pretty Woman
Sweet Home Alabama
Gone With the Wind

Those are the ones I watch every time they come on tv (and when the mood hits me on DVD)

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Valued Contributor

107 Posts

Posted - 01/27/2004 :  9:14:26 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Good topic! My favorites:
Jacob's Ladder (my absolute favorite!)
A Clockwork Orange
Closetland (a movie starring Madeline Stowe that was in the theaters for about a week - has anyone else seen this movie?)
The Sixth Sense
2001: A Space Odyssey
Twelve Monkeys
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Usual Suspects
I always watch the Thorn Birds when it's on TV; same with CLose Encounters of the Third Kind.

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Star Contributor

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Posted - 01/27/2004 :  11:06:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I love watching movies. My favorites in no order whatsoever:

American President
Legally Blonde (both 1 and 2)
Sweet Home Alabama
Gone With the Wind
ANYTHING with Nicolas Cage
The Net (and most any movie with Sandra Bullock)
Doc Hollywood
Erin Brockovich
Thing Called Love (I love this movie!)
Pure Country (but of course I am ga-ga over George Strait)
Mr. Holland's Opus (another fanastic movie!)
First Wives Club (downright hilarious)
Jerry Maguire (SHOW ME THE MONEY )
Grumpy Old Men (first and second for SURE)
Steel Magnolias (AHH! How could you not like this one!)
Pretty Woman
Honeysuckle Rose

and a zillion other movies! I love a good movie! (and I am sap, yes I know already )
I do not like horror movies though!
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