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If there could be only one, what would it be ? ( and why ? )

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by dUnKle, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. dUnKle

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    What is your one favourite film ?

    Is it possible to only have one ?
     
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    Duncan - if you could only make one post on this forum....what would it be?

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    I know there are a load of great recent films around ,but i think THE WIZARD OF OZ really stands out as a fantastic piece of film-making.I would imagine this is the first really eye-popping film people remember from an early age.
    Take away the songs and you have a great gothic feast ,with the most time enduring vision of a fantasy witch ever posted into your memory banks.Who can forget that green face and evil flying monkeys?
    This is definately my DESERT ISLAND DISC!!
     
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    spooky as this is what I thought of saying, but im not sure, i think as it stands it would probbably be SHREK

    I have not laughed so much in my life, the MUFFIN MAN part was just pure genius.

    I really adored this film

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  5. Jeff

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    I think that it would have to be Big Trouble in Little China, it just cracks me up every time I watch it. :D

    Jeff
     
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    Without a doubt - the Shawshank redemption, closely followed by Goodfella's
     
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    Seven Samurai...no, Star Wars, er hang on, The Searchers.... or The African Queen. May be King Kong... Oh **** I can't decide just one!!!!

    Can i pick my top 100?
     
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    The Wall.
     
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    Ben Hur has my vote. This film has it all, well writen, great cast, well scored. Then there's Spartacus, El Cid, Brave Heart, Gladiator, do you see a pattern emerging here.
     
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    Uh, tough question but I think my all time fav is - drum, drum, drum - Highlander.

    The movie just manages to amaze me everytime I see it, great story, good cast and I like the camera play (e.g. the change from the basement carpark into the Scotish highlands). Seen it at least a 15 times and I would watch it even more often if there would be a proper DVD release around I could get my hands on. *)

    *) The R1 version is total rubbish and though I am aware of the French (R2) release I won't be able to get it down here.

    "There can be only one" - like you said. :D
     
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    Showgirls - what an awesome slice of reality cinema.

    I honestly thought it was a docu-movie.

    I could just watch this movie over and over.
     
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    *Switches off p!ss-take machine*

    I was gonna wait and see how many of you jumped up and down about my Showgirls post...but I couldn't do that to you all ;)

    My favourite disc would have to be..........

    BLADE

    Just such a kinetic, visceral, amazing film.

    In my opinion, beat the Matrix to the punch *ahem* in terms of Hollywood fight scenes and energy.

    There are many, many other films I'd like to take, but if it was just one, it would be this......or Showgirls :D
     
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    Hi,

    Okay, here are my selections:

    If it had to be one single movie, than I would choose the Director's Cut of "Betty Blue" from 1986. I love this French drama, and the music score is fab. Two very sexy leads, an interesting and off-beat plot, and lots of great scenery... oh, and a hefty amount of bare flesh!

    If I could choose one set of films, it would be Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colours Trilogy" ("Blue", "White" and "Red"). I like his movies anyhow, but these three all interlink with one another, can be watched as individual movies, or as one great saga. Lovely music, superb photography, amazing acting, and a brilliant piece of direction from Kieslowski himself. Superb work for someone who never made any more films after this one. (He died in 1996, I think. A sad loss to European cinema!)

    Pooch
     
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    Hmm, yes. Haven't seen that film in a while. Any idea if/when it's available on DVD? I get nothing on DVD pricechecker or Play247.

    Not necessarily "the one", but my wife & I loved Cyrano de Bergerac when we saw it at the cinema. So much so, that we actually saw a ballet production of Cyrano at Covent garden not long after. I haven't seen any reviews of the R2 disk - anyone know what the quality (picture and sound) is like? [Just found the review on Total DVD and it says "All the colour and majesty of the cinematography is lost, and to add insult to injury, the English subtitles are burned in.
    Extras are reasonable - production notes, star and director filmographies, stills gallery, and interviews. But let's hope that someone does a decent edition of this masterpiece so we don't have to suffer this abomination.". Ugh! :mad: ]

    Cheers,
    Liam

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