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« on: April 22, 2012, 07:21:57 AM »

I love comedies and romantic movies. Also I like thriller movies and musicals. My favorite movies are Amelie, Les choristes, Pan's Labyrinth, Shawshank redemption, The godfather, Seven and the list will go on. The musical themes in some of the mentioned films are also gorgeous.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 05:34:23 PM »

My favorite movies are the Andy Warhol ones.  I especially liked "Bad", "Trash", and "Lonesome Cowboys".   In "Lonesome Cowboys", when Viva tells somebody, "Oh, you've been reading too much ...", and the listener expects her to complete the sentence with "Freud", and instead she completes it with "Zane Grey", it is so excellent nothing else is needed.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 01:32:47 AM »

My favorite movies are John Ford's, But he's dead now he was John Wayne's Director love his movies. And I like musicals such as: Phantom of the opera, Sound of music,and others I can't remember their names. Grin;D
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 03:26:12 PM »

Moonstruck. Plain and simple.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 02:01:47 AM »

I'll watch anything, I just really hate dog movies, horse movies, and sports movies (unless they're REALLY good.) so I don't really have a favorite genre. Horror, action, comedies, romance, whatever. Though romance gets a bit cliche at times.

Favorite movies:
500 days of Summer
the Dark Knight
Inception
Forrest Gump
can't think of any others right now...
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 03:10:42 AM »

Action-comedy. Especially those Jackie Chan movies.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2012, 04:34:19 PM »

Margin Call, it's all super-brainy stuff, gets me fascinated every time I watch it  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2012, 10:36:16 PM »

A Scanner Darkly
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Twelve Monkeys
Home Room
Secret
Old Boy
Un Coeur en Hiver
Dr. Strangelove
The Usual Suspects
Cirque du Soleil - Quidam
Nochnoy Dozor
This Is Spinal Tap
Starship Troopers
A Clockwork Orange
Disney's Alice in Wonderland

Most hated movies -
Pan's Labyrinth
Matrix
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2012, 11:44:45 PM »

in no particular order and not a complete list, just those  i could name off quickly.




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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 12:37:36 AM »

Hmm, some favorites...
Requiem for a Dream
Once (great soundtrack too, indie, I guess you'd call the music)
Let the Right One In (the Swedish version, not the American) (soundtrack's great too, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woMOlC2q10I )
Up in the Air
A Serious Man
All of Wes Anderson's movies except Bottle Rocket, but especially Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Darjeeling Limited...and Fantastic Mr Fox (okay so that's like half of them, whatever)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version, not American)
The Christopher Nolan Batman movies, especially The Dark Knight Rises and Batman Begins
Serenity (the Firefly sequel/conclusion)
and that's all I can think of at the moment.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2012, 01:10:57 AM »

I have never been that keen on films and would never go to the pictures at all if my wife did not like it. Rare exceptions are "The Prisoner" (Patrick McGoohan), "I Claudius" (Derek Jacobi) and "Elizabeth R" (Glenda Jackson), but they are on DVD. I do watch a lot of old British comedy on DVD though, especially Benny Hill.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2012, 12:46:38 PM »

troy, the godfather, a walk to remember and les miserables...no particular genre as long as the story is great:)
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 05:42:28 AM »

Koyaanisqatsi
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Der Stand der Dinge
El Espiritu de la Colmena
Benny's Video
Repulsion
Riget
Satantango
Salo
The Conversation
Almost everything by Lynch
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 05:51:15 AM »

Koyaanisqatsi
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Der Stand der Dinge
El Espiritu de la Colmena
Benny's Video
Repulsion
Riget
Satantango
Salo
The Conversation
Almost everything by Lynch


Haha, that explains soo much.  Tongue

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I'm a sucker for a good trashy comedy though, if the mood takes me.
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 02:31:29 PM »

Have you guys seen any of the IP man movies!  Oh my god he's SOOOOO boss!!!  It's a foreign movie, but I really like it.

My favorite genre is romance/action.
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2012, 03:24:05 PM »

Haha, that explains soo much.

Enlighten me.
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2012, 05:00:40 PM »

The Prestige is the best movie ever.
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2012, 12:33:23 AM »

Enlighten me.

They all reflect a rather dark and gloomy view of human nature, and in most cases their respective director's darkest view. Even the Michael Haneke, which is saying something (though he appears to have mellowed of late).
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2012, 06:46:05 AM »

They all reflect a rather dark and gloomy view of human nature.

No they don't.  Have you actually seen these movies?  Maybe Salo, but Salo is a commentary on fascism.  The others on this list which are "dark" don't portend to say much about anyone other than their own characters.  That is an enormous stretch.
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2012, 06:55:12 AM »

No they don't.  Have you actually seen these movies?  Maybe Salo, but Salo is a commentary on fascism.  The others on this list which are "dark" don't portend to say much about anyone other than their own characters.  That is an enormous stretch.

Maybe Salo? Maybe?? !!?? Shocked

I've seen most of them.  Not Riget, which I haven't heard of.

Kopyaanisqatsi (and the other 2 in the trilogy) are epic denunciations of humanity.

The others, thorough their characters are in fact explorations of the darker and/or bleaker aspects of human existence. To suggest that they can only be said to be a limited exploration of those characters without having wider implications is an insult to the directors (and your average audience member).
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2012, 11:14:52 AM »

Maybe Salo? Maybe?? !!?? Shocked


Do you mean Pasolini's Salň or the 120 Days of Sodom?
That's interesting: a misregarded masterpiece from one of the most brilliant mind of the modern Italian culture... I love immensely that movie and its absolute pessimism
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2012, 02:11:53 PM »

The others, thorough their characters are in fact explorations of the darker and/or bleaker aspects of human existence. To suggest that they can only be said to be a limited exploration of those characters without having wider implications is an insult to the directors (and your average audience member).

Explain why the main characters of Repulsion, Benny's Video, Jeanne Dielman, Satantango and The Conversation are necessarily, and so obviously, reflections on the whole of human existence.  If something is obvious, then you can surely explain it, and prove it to be true.  I seriously doubt you've seen quite a few of those movies, particularly Der Stand der Dinge and El Espiritu de la Colmena, because those are not dark movies at all.  Saying that "they are commentaries on [claustrophobia, violence in the media, monotony, dissociation, paranoia - respectively]" does not constitute a worth-while response.  I can just as easily say that The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a dystopian horror-of-personalities in the form of a commentary on gluttony and consumption in a world with dwindling resources.  That's not obvious, so I can't prove it.  But you allege that your examples are obvious.  So prove it.

That stance is so ridiculously pompous.  It sounds like something somebody would say in Literary Analysis 101.  Besides, you're factually wrong: Krasznahorkai is a postmodern realist (author of Satantango), and Koyaanisqatsi has been stated by the director to be about the ubiquity of technology, as two examples.


By the way, I think that considering the meaning of films to be obvious is much more insulting.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2012, 02:28:00 PM »

That's not obvious, so I can't prove it.

What? It's things that aren't obvious that can and must be proven. Things that are obvious are often very difficult to prove. As a math major, I'd assume you'd be familiar with that concept. Compare the Jordan curve theorem with the Pythagorean theorem. One is obvious and quite hard to prove, the other is not so obvious but is one of the easiest theorems to prove.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2012, 02:58:09 PM »

What? It's things that aren't obvious that can and must be proven. Things that are obvious are often very difficult to prove. As a math major, I'd assume you'd be familiar with that concept. Compare the Jordan curve theorem with the Pythagorean theorem. One is obvious and quite hard to prove, the other is not so obvious but is one of the easiest theorems to prove.

Need I repost my question in order to get an answer to it?  Or are you satisfied with your above-admission of your stupidity, ignorance and having lied about seeing at least two of those movies, for god-knows-what reason?

The Jordan Curve Theorem is 100% elementary; it is not difficult to prove at all.  It was only difficult when it was first being studied.  And I don't remember mentioning mathematics; do you have Asperger's?
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2012, 03:55:27 PM »

having lied about seeing at least two of those movies, for god-knows-what reason?

When did I say I had seen those movies? I haven't seen any of them. And it's rather bold for someone as incapable of basic human interaction as you are to accuse anyone of having Asperger's.
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2012, 12:25:31 AM »

When did I say I had seen those movies? I haven't seen any of them. And it's rather bold for someone as incapable of basic human interaction as you are to accuse anyone of having Asperger's.

Very sorry, that's my bad.  I didn't notice the lack of continuity in who I was talking to, vis-a-vis j_menz/davidjosepha.  As such, it appeared like a totally bizarre bunt and was annoying.

Actually, I was thinking about the JCT; I have thought of a very, very short proof using continua.  Only a couple of lines.  Not sure it has been done before; although continuum theory is far from the most elementary approach, it would be super-short.  I will get it checked out (topology, particularly point-set and thus continuum theory is not an area of expertise, or even particular skill); if it's right, I'll show you.
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2012, 01:13:23 AM »

Very sorry, that's my bad.  I didn't notice the lack of continuity in who I was talking to, vis-a-vis j_menz/davidjosepha.  As such, it appeared like a totally bizarre bunt and was annoying.

Should be easy, really. I (almost) never mention mathematics.

I also never used the word "obvious".  We are at liberty to disagree about the meaning or intention of various films, and if you find any of the ones you listed full of sweetness and light, then so be it.  My main quibble is that you do not seem to think that through the characters and themes explored in them, they attempt to say something more broadly about the human condition.
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2012, 11:42:30 PM »

Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption are by far the best movies in my opinion.
I also enjoyed Requiem for a dream(even though i'm probably a little young to see it, it had a very good message), Coraline, and Up.
Worst movies: The glee one. I don't know why I even saw it, it was by far the stupidest movie I've ever seen. Anything by Miazaki(japanese movie person) I don't really llike either.
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« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2012, 12:13:15 AM »

I also enjoyed Requiem for a dream(even though i'm probably a little young to see it, it had a very good message)

I don't think anyone is old enough for Requiem for a Dream. Besides the graphic parts (especially in the unrated version), it is just a very depressing film.
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« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2012, 01:48:12 AM »

You guys really wanna know what's a bad movie?!

For those of you guys who used to (or still do) watch Dragonball Z.  Alright guys, get ready for this!...

Dragonball Evolution!  Worst movie EVER!!!  The best thing their kamehameha could do was light a candle!  Are you kidding me?!  That movie was soooooooooo bad!
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« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2012, 01:59:30 AM »

You guys really wanna know what's a bad movie?!

For those of you guys who used to (or still do) watch Dragonball Z.  Alright guys, get ready for this!...

Dragonball Evolution!  Worst movie EVER!!!  The best thing their kamehameha could do was light a candle!  Are you kidding me?!  That movie was soooooooooo bad!

Go watch Ishtar and get back to me.  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2012, 04:37:37 AM »

Ishtar is bad, very bad, but is it anywhere near as foul as anything by Friedberg and Seltzer?  

Also, if you want to go out of your way to find something ridiculously repulsive, try 'Gas' (1981) with Howie Mandel and Donald Sutherland.  It's about an oil shortage scandal involving switching milk and gasoline supplies and crippling a Midwestern town; antics ensue.  IMO it’s much worse.
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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2012, 04:52:30 AM »

Ishtar is bad, very bad, but is it anywhere near as foul as anything by Friedberg and Seltzer?  

Also, if you want to go out of your way to find something ridiculously repulsive, try 'Gas' (1981) with Howie Mandel and Donald Sutherland.  It's about an oil shortage scandal involving switching milk and gasoline supplies and crippling a Midwestern town; antics ensue.  IMO it’s much worse.

Trashy Comedy (even crap ones like that) don't bother me. Ishtar is worse because it tried so much harder to be good, and failed so spectacularly. I at least laughed in Scay Movie. Possibly twice.  Embarrassed

I'll take your advice re Gas, though. I'll avoid it like the plague.
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« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2012, 05:13:26 AM »

You’re absolutely right, I forgot to take pretention into account. 

Don’t worry about 'Gas.' It's all but inaccessible as it has long since faded from network/cable programming and impenetrably sealed on VHS format only for all eternity.
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« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2012, 05:39:23 AM »

You’re absolutely right, I forgot to take pretention into account. 

Don’t worry about 'Gas.' It's all but inaccessible as it has long since faded from network/cable programming and impenetrably sealed on VHS format only for all eternity.

Hahah. Only available used, too (from Amazon at least). Interesting note, it has one cutomer review. Got 5 stars.  Grin
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« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2012, 07:10:18 PM »

Shawshank Redemption, Sin City, Beverly Hills Ninja, The Thing, White Chicks, Amelie, Inception, Shutter Island, Toy Story 3, Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Home Alone, Batman (the one with Michael Keaton, Danny De Vito; Danny Elfman did the music!  That movie is gold)
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