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Offline Ellemeno

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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #120 on: February 25, 2012, 04:04:21 am »
I think I'll stand by the list I made earlier in this thread, almost six years ago!  (Though I have now removed four of them.)


Brokeback Mountain
Lone Star
The Player
Parenthood
Grand Canyon
Pane e tulipani (Bread and Tulips)
The Anniversary Party
Desk Set
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
The Jungle Book
Get Shorty
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Groundhog Day


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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #121 on: February 25, 2012, 06:01:05 am »
I guess I'll forget some.
BBM first and by far, of course. The others in no particular order.

Memento (Hey Katherine, still up there for me, too :))
Stand By Me
Good Will Hunting
Fried Green Tomatoes
Groundhog Day (I can watch this one again and again and again, and...)
Lethal Weapon 1-4 (Can't help it, even when Mel Gibson is an idiot, lol)
Die Hard 1-4 (Yup, action with humor does it for me)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Leslie's and my "other boys")
Four Weddings And A Funeral
Antonia's Line
My Own Private Idaho

Honorable mentions to:

East Of Eden
Rebel Without A Cause
The Dark Knight
Still Crazy
Fight Club
The Crying Game
The Sixth Sense
Solino
(German Movie)
The Big Chill
Thelma and Louise

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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #122 on: February 25, 2012, 06:14:33 am »
Some Like it Hot--'nobody's perfect'

Loved that line. ;D


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North by Northwest--chilling Hitchcock, with an older and gorgeous Cary Grant

Thanks for mentioning this one. Time to watch it again because I barely can remember it. (Shame, I know)


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My Beautiful Laundrette--a very young Daniel Day Lewis

I liked this one very much, too. Young DDL, oh yeah.

I LOVE Brit movies. Some I haven't mentioned so far
Beautiful Thing
Death At A Funeral
Saving Grace
The Full Monty

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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #123 on: February 25, 2012, 07:03:43 am »
Here are some of my favourites....

Brokeback Mountain....will always be my fave

Marley and Me.....cause I love dogs
An Officer and a Gentleman...cause I love the way Richard Gere kisses
Carousel ( my favourite Rogers and Hammerstein)
Grease....for the great songs
The Help....saw it the other day and thought it was great
Bridges of Madison County...another forbiden love story
Rocky....triumph
Snow falling on Cedars....a great story
Pulp Fiction
Brothers
Serpico
Rabbit Hole


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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #124 on: February 25, 2012, 01:59:34 pm »
BBM

Butterfield 8
Sunset Blvd.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Ed Wood
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Star Wars (all of them!)
Nights of Caberia
Black Orpheus
Bye Bye Brazil
Kingdom of Heaven
300
Minnie and Moscowitz
Anne of a Thousand Days
The Birds
A Man and A Woman (my dad's favorite, as well)

Guilty pleasures:

Cleopatra
Good Burger
The 10 Commandments
Beauty Shop
BAPs
Dragnet (The 50s version)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte
The Bad Seed
The Omen (both versions)
House on Haunted Hill (both versions)
Tales from the Crypt
The Vault of Horror
Asylum (God I love Hammer films!)
Tron
Clash of The Titans (both versions)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (love my stop action animation)
Drag Me to Hell



I'll add more when I think of them.  There are so many favorites!

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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2018, 11:49:55 pm »
I confess, I've seen "The Book Club" twice. In some ways, it's kind of awful. Although Candice Bergen is great in the role, she's given a horrible script. Jane Fonda's and Mary Steenbergen's are not much better, but Diane Keaton's character really stands out, and is much better. Maybe that's why she gets top billing. It's funny that the casting says "with" Andy Garcia and Don Johnson. I wonder, why is that?
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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #126 on: July 24, 2018, 09:41:32 am »
Ask Prof. Google! I typed in "why do some movie" and Google autofilled "credits say with." Short answer: It's typically used when a bigger name actor plays a smaller role, so their name stands out more.

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An actor may receive "last billing", which usually designates a smaller role played by a famous name. They are usually credited after the rest of the lead cast, prefixed with "and" (or also "with" if there is more than one, as Samuel L. Jackson was in the latter two Star Wars prequels). In some cases, the name is followed by "as" and then the name of the character (sometimes called an "and-as" credit). This is not the case if that character is unseen for most of the movie (see Ernst Stavro Blofeld).
 


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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #127 on: July 24, 2018, 11:46:32 am »
I confess, I've seen "The Book Club" twice. In some ways, it's kind of awful. Although Candice Bergen is great in the role, she's given a horrible script.

I remember first seeing the trailer, and thinking it was funny that after a series of movies on 50 SoG, a movie was made about people reading 50 SoG.


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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #128 on: July 24, 2018, 02:30:37 pm »
I remember first seeing the trailer, and thinking it was funny that after a series of movies on 50 SoG, a movie was made about people reading 50 SoG.

The trope of a book club reading 50 SoG -- often without knowing beforehand what it's about -- is kind of a cliche by now. I even have a real-life friend whose book club did that!

Too bad. I think all four of those women are excellent actresses. But nobody writes good roles for older women. When there do, they're silly fantasy-fulfilling romances. In "Grace and Frankie," 80-year-old Jane Fonda dates 62-year-old Peter Gallagher. Who is not only handsome, he's also incredibly rich.

Of course, she's also beautiful. So not that it could NEVER happen, but ...  ::)





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Re: Top Favorite Films!
« Reply #129 on: July 25, 2018, 03:30:25 pm »
Too bad. I think all four of those women are excellent actresses. But nobody writes good roles for older women. When there do, they're silly fantasy-fulfilling romances. In "Grace and Frankie," 80-year-old Jane Fonda dates 62-year-old Peter Gallagher. Who is not only handsome, he's also incredibly rich.

Of course, she's also beautiful. So not that it could NEVER happen, but ...  ::)


true......You could probably list recent  movies that starred only women, in decent roles, on one hand.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
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