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Old 12-27-2005, 08:26 PM   #11
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ok.. I can't do it. I can't just list one.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
THE WIZARD OF OZ, Both because of childhood memories and because the music is so good!

A FEW GOOD MEN. I'm not sure why.... I just know I could sit and watch it over and over again.

SUMMERSBY Richard Gere. Need I say more?

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
WESTSIDE STORY (movies that mom forced me to watch and now that I'm old and grumpy too I can admit that they are GREAT)

GROUND HOG DAY ( because it's Paul's favorite and I like watching him smile as he watches it.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:50 PM   #12
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Anne of Green Gables 1 & 2
Insomnia
Airplane!
Finding Nemo
Pure Country
Gladiator
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
Star Trek 2
Saving Private Ryan
Forrest Gump
Unforgiven
Stand By Me
Monsters Inc.
GroundHog Day
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Goodfellas
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Tommy Boy
Dumb and Dumber
Dances with Wolves
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:30 PM   #13
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hee-hee-hee, I knew I'd get people talking with this one!

Lots of people mentioned The Wizard of Oz


I DO love Wizard of Oz, and (like everyone else) I can recite the script and sing all of the songs. Oddly, I don't own the movie on DVD, but I have never, ever passed up an opportunity to watch it when it's on TV. I have literally "paused" dinner parties so we could watch the movie.

Oh, great...now you've got me started

because because because because becaaaaause...because of the wonderful things he does (dootily-dootily-doot)...

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Old 12-27-2005, 10:45 PM   #14
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hee-hee-hee, I knew I'd get people talking with this one!

Lots of people mentioned The Wizard of Oz


I DO love Wizard of Oz, and (like everyone else) I can recite the script and sing all of the songs. Oddly, I don't own the movie on DVD, but I have never, ever passed up an opportunity to watch it when it's on TV. I have literally "paused" dinner parties so we could watch the movie.

Oh, great...now you've got me started

because because because because becaaaaause...because of the wonderful things he does (dootily-dootily-doot)...

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You need to visit us in Wamego, KS!!! We have the ONLY Oz Museum, containing many artifacts from the movie! And we had our first annual Ozfest this fall! The Coroner was at the bank I work at, and the other living cast members visited and made a cameo appearance in the Wizard of Oz play! They are soooooo sweet! There is no place like home! Check out the pic of our limited edition card.... www.ozcreditcard.com
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:51 PM   #15
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There have been lots of films that touched my heart deeply. However if I MUST pick one, I would say Stand By Me (1986, directed by Rob Reiner).

As a person who always had enormous difficulty connecting with other people throughout life, the friendship of Chris (River Phoenix) and Gordie (Wil Wheaton) was something I always yearned for. Also I could truly relate to the Chris character, a tough cookie who everyone thought as a good for nothing, only Gordie saw and understood the tender, caring boy he kept deep inside. River's interpretation was, at least for me, one of the most memorable performance on the screen I have ever seen, he seemed to have been breathing that role. (It is such a pity he had to pass away so young before he and his extraordinary talent truly blossomed.) Dialogues that teemed with subtle sensitivity and the poetic cinematography were also spot on. I have seen it so many times over the years, every time it fills me with a sweet sensation that makes me both smile and cry. It is a kind of film I just keep in a special corner of my heart always.

Some of other honorary mentions are: (I am sure there are more that escape my mind just now...)

Dead Poet's Society
The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro)
Billy Elliott
Finding Neverland
Princess Bride
A Touch of Spice (Politiki Kouzina)
Million Dollar Baby
Finding Nemo
Lost In Translation
A Fish Called Wanda
City of Angels

-Edited to add---yes there WERE a significant few that escaped my mind earlier...

Immortal Beloved
Biloxi Blues
Night Shift
Fantasia (Original)
Scent of a Woman
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:57 PM   #16
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ooooooooohh urmaniac, you just booted my #2 pick TO #3.... city of angels is AWESOME! I have to turn it off after the "pear scene" rooowwwwoooorrr! I prefer happy endings!
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:29 PM   #17
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i think 'A Christmas Story.' i adore that movie. i only watch it at Christmas.
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:21 AM   #18
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Meet me in St Louis is certainly a favorite along with Holiday Inn. Most old seasonal movies I really like, but for other types, I'm really not a movie person. I don't like to sit still long enough to watch an entire movie.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:37 AM   #19
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I do not have a favorite movie, BUT I have a list!

The Princess Bride
Shrek
Shrek 2
Monsters Inc
The Emperers new groove
Finding Nemo (I cried the first few times I watched it.)
and Madagascar.

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You need to visit us in Wamego, KS!!! We have the ONLY Oz Museum, containing many artifacts from the movie!
some of the artifacts landed right next to the museum!


i could not even begin to list all of my favorite movies, but a few that come to mind right away are "the razors egde", "the world according to garp", "the godfather, pts. 1 and 2", "let it ride", "full metal jacket", "band of brothers", "saving private ryan", "il postino", "made in heaven", "predator", "solid gold cadillac", "jeremiah johnson", "dances with wolves", "miracle", "slapshot", "blade runner", "the blues brothers", "bells of st mary", "the quiet man", geez, i could go on all day, so i'll stop there. work calls...
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