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Offline David In Indy

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2007, 07:09:04 pm »

But amazingly, probably the most obscure of my choices, Der Tod der Maria Malibran (The Death of Maria Malibran, in English translation), is available for complete and free downloading from the following website:


For some reason that makes me think of that sentence from the Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel.

"Denn die Todten reiten schnell".

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2007, 07:11:09 pm »
I've thought of another 10 films that I love!  That brings my total to 40 ... who's dum idea was it to limit it to ten anyway??  ;)


Hmmmmmmm ... I'm sure there's more!


Susie  8)   


MORE MOVIES SUSIE!!!  :laugh:

You're starting to remind me of the Energizer Bunny.... you just keep going and going and going....  ;) :D
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2007, 07:27:16 pm »
:laugh: OY Mister! Have you ever heard the expression "...could talk for England"? ... Well I was their inspiration!!

Susie  

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2007, 07:29:03 pm »
And yet all I hear is ble ble ble blaaaaaaah .... ble ble ble blaaaaaah ....

Susie

Maybe Chrissi, Anke or Dagi could help me out here, but I think Denn die Todten reiten schnell means "For the Dead travel fast". Spooky!

*cold chill*

Spooky spooky SPOOKY!!  :o
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2007, 07:40:13 pm »
I'll ask Dagi some time ... brilliant film by the way .... very scary and unsettling .... and I hated that pointy little thing on his thumb for piercing through their veins *shudder* but excellent all the same ... and Brad Pitt was a bit-of-alright in it too!

Susie  

Have you read the book The Historian ... I recommend it if you want to poo your pants!!!



I'm not sure if that phrase was mentioned in the movie or not. It might have been. I remember reading it in the original novel, and it gave me cold chills. There's something very spooky about it.

I haven't read The Historian Susie. I'll check it out sometime.  :)
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2007, 11:52:29 pm »
I'm not sure if that phrase was mentioned in the movie or not. It might have been. I remember reading it in the original novel, and it gave me cold chills. There's something very spooky about it.
That line makes me think of an intertitle from the 1922 silent classic Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (directed by the great F.W. Murnau, and essentially a film adaptation of Stoker's novel), where, at the moment Hutter arrives at the count's castle, "The phantoms came to meet him." I'm not sure if this line was found in Stoker's original novel.

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2007, 12:33:09 am »
Yeah, I love those old Dracula movies! I'm a big fan of the 1931 version too. But the novel is my very favorite. I haven't read it in years. Maybe I'll get it out and read it for Halloween!  :D

I just thought of two more movies to add to my list!

FIELD OF DREAMS Kevin Costner (Melissa would KILL ME if she read my list and didn't see this movie on there! It's one of her favorites too, she told me.)

SUMMERTIME 1950's Katharine Hepburn movie filmed in Venice, Italy. Hysterical! Katharine Hepburn at her comedic best!  I love the scene where she falls into the canal!  :laugh: 
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2007, 04:01:24 am »
Maybe Chrissi, Anke or Dagi could help me out here, but I think Denn die Todten reiten schnell means "For the Dead travel fast". Spooky!

*cold chill*

Spooky spooky SPOOKY!!  :o

Actually you translated it very good. Literally it's "For the Dead ride fast".
To be a bit smart-alecky here: "die Toten" is written with only a t in the middle  ;D

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2007, 04:05:23 am »
Actually you translated it very good. Literally it's "For the Dead ride fast".
To be a bit smart-alecky here: "die Toten" is written with only a t in the middle  ;D

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I knew you would help me Chrissi!   :D

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2007, 01:10:37 pm »
1.      Brokeback Mountain
2.      Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
3.      Brief Encounter
4.      Cinema Paradiso
5.      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6.      The Untouchables
7.      Maurice
8.      Monster's Ball
9.      Una Giornata Particulare
10.    Christmas Vacation