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Yes but obviously if you had followed the rules and gone to the trouble of posting appropriate links to the film I would have won...................anyway great film, congratulations on errrr winning.
Oddly I was considering one of the Spagetti Westerns The Good, The Bad and Ugly again for brilliantly made with director: Sergio Leon and sound by Ennio Morricone.
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Re: Your ONE Favourite Film

Fav film is a tough one, I haven't gone through the whole thread but I'll go with Keven Smith's Dogma.

Fantastic film, doesn't take itself too seriously and has tons of good dialog and has a bunch of subtle visuals which keep you noticing things the more times you watch it!
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Old 08.09.2009, 08:40
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Re: Your ONE Favourite Film

A good movie which hasn't been mentioned yet: 'The full monty'
I like the way it shows the desperation of the men, the unpolished view of
life in a british city mixed with the humour and absurdity.

Another movie which left a big impression: "the deer hunter"
Shows a group of friends from an average american steel-mill town being send to vietnam and being captured by the VC.
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Old 08.09.2009, 12:38
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Re: Your ONE Favourite Film

'Don't Come Knocking' -- it left a deep impression with its excellent casting, remarkable characters, beautiful locations and cinematography, good script and a semi-realistic story. It is about emotional courage and tells us that there's some good in most a$$h*les and that family ties are darn important no matter how cursorily begotten.

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Re: Your ONE Favourite Film

THE DEPARTED

Fantastically entertaining crime cinema made by master filmmaker Martin Scorsese (source material : the Hong Kong thriller 'Infernal Affairs') featuring outstanding work from an excellent cast (although I think Jack Nickolson overacted a tad)

Issues of honour, identity, loyalty, sin & redemption resonate thorughout this crime thriller, delivering a vision of an internally rotten society.

Roller-coaster energy .. start to finish
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Old 08.09.2009, 15:26
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A good movie which hasn't been mentioned yet: 'The full monty'
I like the way it shows the desperation of the men, the unpolished view of
life in a british city mixed with the humour and absurdity.
Yes, I forgot abou that one, but definitely a favourite.

While on the subject of music films, there was a Japanese one back in the ninetys called "shall we dansu" (dansu being spelt in Katakana, but don't know how to do that on EF), hilarious at times, absurd at others, and yet very very true throughout. Having done ballroom dancing myself for many years I laughed along almost all the time because these are the exact situations that will occur and the types of people that you tend to meet. Strangely, my dancing instructor at the time hated the film. It was probably too close to the truth to be comfortable.
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Old 08.09.2009, 16:43
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Now sharkey, the Irish made some good fantastic films too, haven't they. But you don't wanna hear about it so ... back to the rulez. long live the rules !!!
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Old 08.09.2009, 16:54
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Re: Your ONE Favourite Film

I love watching films and many of my favourite ones are mentioned in this thread but the film I have watched over & over without once being bored is The Matrix"". I think Phos summed it up way better than I could as to why.


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I'd scratch out Bladerunner for The Matrix(1).

The Matrix's use of innovative camera techniques and visual effects, combined with its storyline of an illusory reality, produced a work of art in which the medium and its content formed a beautiful symbiosis. It seems as if the story was written for the visual techniques, or the visual technique developed for the story. Visually, the movie reached a high level of artistry.

The delivery of the story keeps the audience perked and ready to go from one ride to another. Each turn of the plot suggest layers and layers of possible alternate realities. The action is heart-pounding and adrenalin rousing.

Music from Rage Against the Machine, Massive Attack, Ministry and a whole bunch of others provided an unrelenting and uncompromising edge of sound and style.

On an intellectual and philosophical level, the movie overflowed with rich symbolisms. From Plato to Descartes, to Emmanuel Kant. Just about every spiritual religion of the world had some representation in it.

On a literary level, the film reminds one of a William Gibson novel, yet even reaches back to Lewis Carol. And even further back to religious scripture.

The movie was released at a time when the Information Superhighway was crunching history right before our eyes, as post-modernism began to reveal undervalued treasures stored in humanity's culture and the human psyche.
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Old 08.09.2009, 17:00
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Now sharkey, the Irish made some good fantastic films too, haven't they. But you don't wanna hear about it so ... back to the rulez. long live the rules !!!
The rules lasted well enough for 100 posts. I'm done trying to enforce any kind of coherence now, so let rip...

I take it by Irish films, you are of course referring to that Masterpiece of Irish cinema, "Eat the Peach"
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I'm done trying to enforce any kind of coherence now, so let rip...
I loved this movie called Pay It Forward, about a kid who starts a chain reaction of good acts and deeds:



EVERYBODY should see this movie.
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Old 08.09.2009, 17:17
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Re: Your ONE Favourite Film

Nobody has named "The Princess Bride" INCONCEIVABLE!

Before there were DVDs they had these things called CD movies that you could play on your PC. I bought one for my five year old daughter for her to watch on the computer and it has been my favorite movie ever since.

It also includes my favorite scene of all time where Inigo Montoya confronts the six fingered man, but I won't link to that here because you really need to build up to it.

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Old 08.09.2009, 17:19
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I love watching films and many of my favourite ones are mentioned in this thread but the film I have watched over & over without once being bored is The Matrix"". I think Phos summed it up way better than I could as to why.

yes, but then they went and screwed it up with matrix 2 & 3

Animatrix was quite good though.
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I love Office Space, made by Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead )

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Old 08.09.2009, 17:42
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The rules lasted well enough for 100 posts. I'm done trying to enforce any kind of coherence now, so let rip...

I take it by Irish films, you are of course referring to that Masterpiece of Irish cinema, "Eat the Peach"
You are so kind !!!

No, I haven't seen that nor In the Name of the Father.
I've discovered CAL only because I was looking up something about Mark Knopfler, he did the Soundtrack for CAL. Absolutely gorgeous music. There are plenty of other famous Irish films I haven't seen yet.

Some of Maeve Binchy's stories I've seen on film though. They are pretty lovely but the books are way better. as always.

and blah bla bla bla bla ...
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yes, but then they went and screwed it up with matrix 2 & 3

Animatrix was quite good though.
Seriously, that whole franchise imploded in a period of 6 months, people went from being completely hyped to not caring completely. I can't remember ever being as excited for a movie as I was for The Matrix sequels, but they ended up so disappointing that in some ways they retroactively damaged my impression of the first film.
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Some of Maeve Binchy's stories...
Oh please god no...
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Re: Your ONE Favourite Film

it has to be 'TRUE ROMANCE'

OMG what a truly great film.. loads of big names all coming together in a wonderful, wonderful film...

Gary Oldman is great..
Christian Slater.. cool..
Scene with Dennis Hopper & Christopher Walkden..

So...So...good... if you aint seen it, go get it and watch it... if you have seen it...go get it and watch it again..
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Very true, but the first one still rocks.

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Animatrix was quite good though.
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Re: Your ONE Favourite Film

Once upon a time in America - 1984

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087843/
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I am surprised no-one has mentioned Being John Malkovich or Withnail and I
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