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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2007, 01:00:14 pm »
I checked the links:  there was a 1967 version of "The Thanksgiving Visitor" also with Geraldine Page, by the same filmmakers as "A Christmas Memory" which was done in 1966.  Truman Capote narrates both of them.  

Patty Duke's version is a 1997 remake of "A Christmas Memory" that was probably a really bad idea.

I wouldn't call "The Thanksgiving Visitor" a sequel; it's simply another short story with some of the same characters, but written about ten years later.  I was once given a nice little boxed book with both stories for Christmas.  It even includes a copy of the photograph of little Truman and Aunt Sook that is mentioned in the story.


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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2007, 04:38:59 pm »
Well, here are some of my fav's in no particular order except for #1 and well, we all know that one! LOL

Brokeback Mountain
The Punisher
To kill a Mockingbird
A Member of the Wedding
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte
Auntie Mame (with Rosiland Russell)
Imitation of life
Wuthering Heights
The Secret Garden
To Live and Die in LA
Beverly Hills Cop
Casablanca
Arsenic and Old lace (Carey Grant)
Wizard of OZ
Shennandoah
It's a wonderful life
Harvey
Donnie Darko
Mr Destiny
The Color Purple
Gome with the Wind
The Time Machine (The old one not the latest one)
The Stand (Miniseries but I love it)
The Song Catcher
Dances with Wolves
Thunderheart
The treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Education of Little tree
Tombstone
Young Guns
Ground Hog Day
Indiana Jones (the first 2)
Star Wars (all of them.)
Coevette Summer ( I love Annie Potts)
Steel Magnolias
Because of Winn Dixie
Delores Claiborne
Thats all I can think of right now!








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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2007, 04:55:16 pm »
Dang friend, that is a great list, well they all are, here is mine, no particular order:

1. Nobody's Fool
2. Brokeback Mountain
3. Boondock Saints
4. Big Fish
5. Gone With The Wind
6. Yellow Submarine
7. Fried Green Tomato's
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
9. African Queen
10. Delores Claiborne
11. Harold and Maude
12. Angela's Ashes
13. Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
14. The Color Purple
15. Latter Days
16. Long Time Companion
17. Next Stop Wonderland
18. Lords of Flatbush
19. Fargo
20. Reservoir Dogs
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2007, 07:00:14 pm »
Well you've managed to make a list afterall honey ... sort of!  I've noticed that quite a few of you have mentioned the film MAURICE, I really must watch that one!!

You must see "Maurice," Susie. It's so very, very (gay) Edwardian British!  ;)  :D

It's my 3rd favourite film of all time, right after "Brokeback Mountain" (1st) and "Beautiful Thing" (2nd). I don't think anyone else has mentioned "Beautiful Thing." Have you seen it, Susie? If not, I can recommend it to you. It's a beautiful gay love story, set in modern, working class London. It's exceptional. Don't miss it!  :D   
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2007, 07:25:14 pm »
Honorable mention:

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32,  Amadeus     Wonderful music and a cute Tom Hulce.

33,   Omega Man  1971.   Charlton Heston minus the Apes.

34,   Planet of The Apes.   1968.   The one with the apes.  And a great ending!

35,   Maurice    The first gay flick I ever saw.   Magnificent!

I'm sure there are more!
Wow, The Omega Man!  I didn't know anyone else knew that one, I remember being so creeped out by it.  This scary vision of a bleak future, Heston falling into the fountain.  I liked him in a loincloth in Planet, especially pre-NRA.  I had such a crush on Tom Hulce, I love how he played the Hunchback.  And oh god, Maurice, what you can say about Maurice, except, Now we shan't ever be parted....it's finished....
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2007, 08:35:23 pm »



      Maybe we should start a separate thread for our favorite Christmas movies....I love
A Christmas story, with the the boy wanting the Red Rider bbgun and his dad winning the Leg lamp...The little brother, dressed up so tight he cant move...That is a true gem..
      I think its my familys favorite, we watch it several times thru the holidays...great humor.

      



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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2007, 09:56:59 pm »


      Maybe we should start a separate thread for our favorite Christmas movies....I love
A Christmas story, with the the boy wanting the Red Rider bbgun and his dad winning the Leg lamp...The little brother, dressed up so tight he cant move...That is a true gem..
      I think its my familys favorite, we watch it several times thru the holidays...great humor.

      





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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2007, 10:58:06 pm »

Here's my list.  I'm using "watchability" as my criterion.  These I could--and have--seen over and over again.


Diva  by Jean-Jacques Beneix was the first film I was obsessed over.  And it's a story of obsession.


Diva was the first foreign film I saw, I cut class and watched it by myself.  It made me want to go to Paris so bad, and I loved le postman in the movie.  One of the instrumental tracks, Sentimental Walk, is one of my all time favorite pieces of music.  Awesome.
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2007, 05:21:14 am »


      Maybe we should start a separate thread for our favorite Christmas movies....I love
A Christmas story, with the the boy wanting the Red Rider bbgun and his dad winning the Leg lamp...The little brother, dressed up so tight he cant move...That is a true gem..
      I think its my familys favorite, we watch it several times thru the holidays...great humor.

      

Well if you're talking Christmas Movies..We love Ralphie & his quest for his BB Gun too at our house...but my favorite. the one that we watch several times between Thanksgiving and Christmas is Prancer.  I know this little girl, I UNDERSTAND this little girl.  It reminds me so much of my own childhood in a lot of ways.


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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2007, 12:22:04 pm »
Diva was the first foreign film I saw, I cut class and watched it by myself.  It made me want to go to Paris so bad, and I loved le postman in the movie.  One of the instrumental tracks, Sentimental Walk, is one of my all time favorite pieces of music.  Awesome.

Hey Juan!

I'm so glad someone else loves Diva.  "Sentimental Walk" is beautiful; at one time, I managed to figure how to play it on the piano. 

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