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BLADE RUNNER (and also post for most influencal films)

Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 4:12pm

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aight peeps, had to post. Im really ill right now on the mend. so today i russled through my video collection and found blade runner directors cut. I hadnet seen the film in a long while so i thought i would stick it in the video machine.

I had forgotten in this new modern film world, that there are really alot of GREAT films out there. i mean i know about them. just havent watched them in a while! I think anyone who wants to get into the film buizz or wants to understand pure genius work! then you should watch films like these!

so yeah in this post i would like people to list films, so the younger generation or the people that just dont know, or have knowledge about can view and be inspired. im just gonna list a few films that i think people should see.

Blade Runner
Full metal Jacket
Shawshank redemption
The big lebowski (spelt it wrong sorry)
City of Gods
Donnie darko
Alien (gotta see the first one)
FisherKing
starwars trilogy (you gotta watch the first 3 films no doubt)
taxi driver
french connection
rocky (first one is the shiznit)
jacobs ladder
platton
Terminator (shows what gorilla film making is all about)
ringu (japanese version of the ring)
resevoir dogs
pulp fiction(not the original idea of spaced out in time, but still a great film)
Bugsy malone
fight club
se7en
Akira (a japanses anime but one of the best and a great storyline vry commercial only cos its one of the best!)
2001 space oddessy
the last starfighter
tron (both bombed but still very good films)
labrynth

well thats all i can think of at the moment please others add ill update when i can think of more confused
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 6:41pm

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The Dark Crystal! smile
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 6:53pm

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Ahh now I'm gonna go all nostalgic


Ghostbusters
Back To The Future
Dark Crystal
Never Ending Story
Krull
Bugsy Malone
Little Shop of Horrors
Silent Running (the most depresing film ever)
Nightmare On Elm Street
Weird Science
Tora! Tora! Tora! (much better than Pearl Harbour)
Excalibur
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 7:34pm

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Terminator (shows what gorilla film making is all about)
heh, I take it you mean "guerilla filmmaking" biggrin



I'd go with one of my fav oldtimers of all times:

The Magnificent Seven


hmm, then:

Metropolis
Once upon a time
Gone with the wind
Westworld
Spartacus
Plan 9 from outer space (come on, you have to see this) smile
The Birds
Rear Window
Some like it hot
Grumpy old man

and some newer ones:

Army of Darkness
Die Hard
Batman
Total Recall
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 7:46pm

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I haven't lived for so long, but I have to say:

King Kong
Die Hard 1
Back to the future triologi
The godfather
American History X
StarWars 4,5,6

Some really new one (when i first saw them)
Toy Story & Shrek
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 7:57pm

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Wizard of Oz

Willy wonker and the choc factory.

Gone with the wind.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 10:07pm

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AHHH CANT BELIEVE I FORGOT NEVER ENDING STORY!!!

thanks otteypm for reminding me. i used to watch that film religiously, well the seires. i mean the third one sucked big time, but the first two were pur genius!!! ahh Never ending story gotta love that. brings me back to a time when i used to watch

THE GOONIES quiet alot, eh i still do razz
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 10:29pm

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Here's a few "classics"

The Dollars trilogy.
The Dirty Harry series.
The Magnificent Seven. (by the 28th sequel, the quality had dropped somewhat)
The Big Sleep. (I had no idea what was going on but I liked it.)
The Maltese Falcon. (I had less idea what was going on, but I didn't like it as much as "The Big Sleep")
Rio Bravo. (Cinematic greatness)
Duck Soup. (Cinematic madness)
The Monty Python films. (More cinematic madness)
Bullitt. (okay so it's not that good)

Ok so some of those were made in the 80's and aren't that old but whaddya gonna do.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 11:56pm

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Never Ending Story is awsome the dragon was done with some awsome special effects. No really Never Ending story was like one of the best movies ever but my insparation to get into film making was Bad Boys 2 and of course DXM and Fool School X (hehe). biggrin
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 12:29am

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The Last Starfigher? I didn't know anyone knew about that movie!

http://www.theonion.com/onion3917/bush_cites.html

Anyways, Lost Boys - Hard Boiled - The Matrix (Sorry) - Die Hard - Blade Runner - Akira - Ghost In The Shell
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 2:03am

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there are so many movies out there, you can't even really count them. and so many are so good. but I think its the mix between watching the greatest movies and watching awful movies. only like this you can appreciate good filmmaking, by watching all kinds of movies of all genres and all decades, from beginning to present. watch asian, african, european, american, hollywood, independent, experimental, scandinavian, etc. movies.

I'll just list all the movies, if great or just good, you just have to watch them, because they enrichen your movie world a lot and I've seen them all too, so I am not faking anything. This are movie sorely based on my current memery status and you would surely have another list, maybe just pick some inspiration out of this list.

WAR MOVIES
Dr. Strangelove (my favourite)
Paths of Glory
Platoon
Apocalypse Now (I haven't seen the Redux version, but it should be even greater)
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Private Ryan (I don't even like this movie)
The Thin Red Line
The Longest Day
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Lawrence of Arabia (too beautiful)
A Bridge Too Far
Born on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone is God of War Vietnam movies)
Heaven and Earth (the third one in his (Stone) Vietnam Trilogy)
Stalingrad
Das Boot
Schindler's List

one movie Im surely never going to mention is this overlong "Pearl Harbour". I like the damn good cinematography, but what the heck is this Soap Opera story doing in this movie and the ending is fu.cking awful. don't try to convince me.


COMEDY
most of the Charlie Chaplin movies (some I rather think of great great Tragedies and Drama's as for example Citylights (makes me want to cry), but overall they are comedies).
Some Like it Hot
There's Something About Mary
Dr. Stangelove (I have to mention this move at least three times, so don't worry biggrin )
It's a Mad Mad Mad World


TRAGEDY
American Beauty
Forrest Gump
La Vita E Bella


DRAMA
The Color Purple
Shawshank Redemption
Eyes Wide Shut
American History X
Dr. Zhivago (this movie is so big, so epic, it has to be great)
The Insider
Casablanca
Gone With the Wind (this movie is greater than Zhivago)
It's a Wonderful Life
Taxi Driver
Cinema Paradiso (this movie actually made me cry)
Alive
Au Revoir Les Enfants


MUSICAL
Sound of Music (this is my favourite musical of all time, Im sure I've seen it 20 times already)
West Side Story
Moulin Rouge


WESTERN
Unforgiven
Dances With Wolves
The Wild Bunch
The Dollar Trilogy
Once Upon A Time in the West (one of my top ten)
The Outlaw Josey Wales


SCIENCE-FICTION
E.T. - The Extraterestrial (for me, one of the most wonderful movies ever made)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Alien
Aliens
The Terminator
T2: Judgement Day
2001: A Space Oddyssey
Gattaca
Plan 9 From Outer Space (Sollthar war right, this movie is just hilarious and entertaining)
Back to the Future
Independence Day
Jurassic Park
Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi


CRIME (I know this is a subgenre of thriller)
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown
Good Fellas
Casino
The Godfather (part II and III missed)
"M"


ACTION/SUSPENSE
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Die Hard
Cliffhanger
Rambo (no, its not a war movie)
In the Line of Fire
The Year of the Dragon (Mickey Rourke is God in this movie, no he is God)
Leathal Weapon
Mad Max II (I think the Raod Warrior was just Ok, and part 3 ist just dumb)
Dante's Peak
Total Recall
Goldfinger
Goldeneye
The Untouchables
La Femme Nikita
Leon - The Professional


MISTERY/THRILLERS
Mulholland Drive
Blow Out
Dressed to Kill
North by Northwest
Rear Window
Twelve Monkeys
Se7en
The Usual Suspects
The Man Who Knew Too Much (the remake)


HORROR/SUPERNATURAL
The Sixth Sense
Unbreakable
The Shining
What Lies Beneath
Jaws
The Ring (sorry, I've never seen the original japanese version)
The Silence of the Lambs
Psycho
The Birds


SPORTS
Any Given Sunday
Raging Bull


CARTOON
Bambi
The Lion King (for me the last real Disney Cartoon, damn)
The Secret of N.I.M.H. (one of my all time favourites)
Peter Pan
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Fantasia
Alladin
Ghost in the Shell (imho way too much speech, but still great)
Neon Genesis Evangelion Series and The End of Evangelion (I know this is a series, but it's so damn good, I have to mention it)


DIGITAL
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Toy Story


HISTORIAN
Spartacus
Gladiator
War and Peace
(I am going to watch Amadeus and Barry Lyndon tomorrow, thanks to DVD, yeah baby yeah)
Titanic



ah... I think I am too tired to think more... I know I missed about another 100.
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 2:09am

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damn, I missed a John Woo Movie, impossible!!!

his masterpiece: THE KILLER
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 3:15am

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haha dude, that is alot of films posted!

i cant believe george bush is using that film as part of his campaign. what an idiot. i mean course he would the whole thing about being chosen to save the world. i bet he aint even seen it. just someone on his markiting team went take this film look at the message!
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 3:20am

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i gotta give it to him, hes like named alot of the films i forgot, and probs alot more then i might even know j/k razz
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 3:30am

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One word: Gullible.

Have you ever read The Onion before?
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 3:32am

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heh...oh man the onion...fooling people since 19dikity2....

Canta unsure
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 4:05am

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ive never heard of the onion before in my life. i take it its come online magazine which just says post storys, on pictures that are taken, and they make like puns outta them?
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 4:07am

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no it is the world's source of "real" news...they just make up funny stories about subjects...that sound real

Canta unsure
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 4:09am

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hmm never heard of it, some american thing?
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 8:03am

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Trying to name some that haven't been listed yet:-

Pleasantville
Last of the Mohicans
To Die For
Amores Perros
Dark City
Superman
The Full Monty
eXistenZ
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Witness
The Truman Show
The Usual Suspects
Interview with the Vampire
North by Northwest
Vertigo
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Don't get too excited with Apocalypse Now Redux. Sure, it's cool to see extra bits, and the first half's extra scenes are brilliant. But the moment they arrive at the French Plantation it all goes off the rails and turns into a terrible soap TV movie melodrama. I mean, it's really appalling. It gets back on track for the crazy hallucinogenic ending, but the film has already lost you by that point.

The original Apocalypse Now is one of my favourite films, though. smile
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 8:22am

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Desperado
El Mariachi
Clerks
Death to Smoochy
Rounders
Good Will Hunting
Finding Forrester
Boondock Saints
All of the Shaft Movies
Spy Kids 1, 2, 3
The Faculty
From Dusk Till Dawn
Four Rooms
Once Upon A Time in Mexico
Frida
SWAT
Bad Boys 2
Toy Story 2
Finding Nemo
Monster's Inc.
Training Day
Monster's Ball
The Patriot
Every Adam Sandler Movie (Except Punch Drunk Love...crappy)
Mo' Money

I got a bunch more...just can't think of them...

NOTHING WITH STEVEN SEAGAL...

Canta unsure
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 9:37am

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Shivers
Rabid
The Brood
Scanners
Videodrome
Dead Ringers
Escape From New York
Big Trouble In Little China
In The Mouth Of Madness

Just hit C in the filmmakers dictionary


Hellraiser
Candyman
Company of Wolves
Paperhouse

Can't believe I forgot the Goonies and Lost Boys
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 9:24pm

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I have to say:

Sökarna and Elena, 2 big swedish movies...
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 10:01pm

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Every Tim Burton movie.

Sleepy Hollow
Edward Scissor Hands
Batman
ETC...ETC...ETC

REAR WINDOW

Star Wars series

Pirates of the Carrabbean

(i bet knowone has seen this, i saw it in school... not sure HOW long it is but.....)

The Tell-Tale-Heart (GREAT story -- its awso a short movie)

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

SOME of the James Bond flicks.

Ron Howard's GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
(the Mike Myers cat in the hat is going to SUCK SOOOO BAD!!!!)

Any Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Indiana Jones 1,2,3

Spiderman - somewhat

Daredevil - somwhat


theres some...tell me what ya think
Posted: Sat, 20th Sep 2003, 5:26pm

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Coldfuse wrote:

haha dude, that is alot of films posted!

i cant believe george bush is using that film as part of his campaign. what an idiot. i mean course he would the whole thing about being chosen to save the world. i bet he aint even seen it. just someone on his markiting team went take this film look at the message!
The Onion is a spoof news site George Bush likely has never even heard of the Last Star Fighter! Be real!
Posted: Sat, 20th Sep 2003, 5:41pm

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Oh, They Live is also a GREAT movie.
Posted: Sat, 20th Sep 2003, 6:12pm

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I love the 80's and I love films with ex wrestlers in.

My dream film would be EX WRESTLERS FROM THE EIGHTIES FIGHTING FOR NO GOOD REASON....
Posted: Sun, 21st Sep 2003, 1:45am

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights

i could watch that a million times...
Posted: Sun, 21st Sep 2003, 5:44am

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Seriously! They Live is a classic - - up there with Big Trouble In Little China!
Posted: Sun, 21st Sep 2003, 5:50am

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The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore
Rope
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
M
The Third Man
Punch Drunk Love (canta, you are insane. biggrin )
Annie Hall
About Schmidt
Irreversible
Gosford Park
Traffic
Waking Life
Snatch
The Man Who Wasn't There

A lot of others. LOTS.
Posted: Sun, 21st Sep 2003, 9:27am

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oh man we would disagree a bunch in our film choices...I loath, I mean loath the Wilson brothers...behind Speilberg they are the biggest hacks in Hollywood... but Confessions of a dangerous mind was good...

Canta unsure
Posted: Mon, 22nd Sep 2003, 8:31pm

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how about people talking about the most influental fxhome-movies?
Posted: Mon, 22nd Sep 2003, 9:08pm

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lets go for that good idea, well the best have deffiently gotta be

Art of the saber (some real good assed fighting and an emtional script)
Neon night (thats just great camera effects, and framing)
The test (Solltar at his best in effects for me here)
the spell master (alamdv Effects at its prime and best)

cant remember a few others crazy have to have a look
One of sidewinders was good cos of the greenscreening that was done and 3d effects he had put into it.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Sep 2003, 12:41pm

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For me it's "Writer's Block". It inspired me to do a movie all alone and it's a good source material for my current horror movie project. Great camera and light and some freaking cool ideas.


The next one is "Art of the Saber", which I thought is almost too good to be just an amateur movie. I like the saber fight better than in StarWars or in Matrix Reloaded, because "Art of the Saber" combines the best of both movies into one!


Third one is "Rose". I mostly like the movie for one of my favourite scenes of all the fxhome movies here. The scene where the protagonist in Rose accidentally clones himself and pushes the clone into the cellar with all the other ones. This moment was a real surprise, but a dramatic moment as well. The sound was perfect for this scene and I liked it for telling me a whole lot more about the past efforts to get his wife back.