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Old 12-27-2005, 05:54 PM   #1
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All-time favorite movie?

OK, since we're on the topic of movies...what's your favorite movie of all time, and why (the key question here is "WHY?").

I'll start

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968; starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes)

This was the very first movie that I can clearly remember seeing in the theater (I was about 4 or 5 years old at the time). When my Mom, Dad and I left the theater, I'd memorized every song in the film.

Nowadays, I still watch the film from time to time, and I have the soundtrack CD in my car.

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...this movie has shaped my whole life!


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Old 12-27-2005, 06:03 PM   #2
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If I have to pick one....
I'd have to say SOUND OF MUSIC
for the very same reason brickman. We just watched it
again a few nights ago. I'll never get tired of it.
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...this might work better (sorry, I'm new at this)


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Old 12-27-2005, 06:19 PM   #4
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I have to pick ONE?

Okay, let me think........
Edit: Serious movie, {yes, I'm a big kid} I like two serious ones and they both star my favorite actor. Shawshank Redemption and Lean on me.

Snow dogs I love Nana!!
My second would have to be Titanic, isn't that dumb? I know that the story of Rose and Jack isn't true,but, the rest is going by the words of the survivors and it just get's me everytime I see it. All the mistakes that were made. The bravery of some of them.
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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hmmm, I can only think of one that has deeply affected me in the last few years, and it is 'Til Human Voices Wake Us. Needless to say, that could change or be replaced as fate plays out in this journey called life....

Edit: And a close second would be What Dreams May Come.
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:54 PM   #6
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Monster's Inc!!!!!!!!!!

Why? Boo is ssssssssoooooooooo cute!!!

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Monster's Inc!!!!!!!!!!

Why? Boo is ssssssssoooooooooo cute!!!

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"KITTY!!!!" Love Boo!!!!
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:39 PM   #8
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too many.
Wizzard of Oz
Short Circuit
Back to The Future
Monster's Inc.
Beauty and The Beast (Disney version)
The Lion King
Fox and The Hound
The Lost Boys
The Breakfast Club


just to name a few
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Old Movies:
My Fair Lady - Audrey Hepburn - heavenly! The music, the costumes, the scene at Ascot...."Move your bloomin' arse!"
Sound of Music - the first or second movie I ever saw at the cinema - for all the good memories and the music
Gone With the Wind - okay, this was the first movie I remember seeing at the cinema. We sat in balcony seats. It was just grand.
Oliver - third movie I ever saw at the cinema on (9th birthday). I had a crush on Mark Lestor for years.
To Kill a Mockingbird - just a beautiful story and wonderfully acted. Saw this by "accident" one night when I was 11 and my parents had gone out leaving me and my cousin on our own for the first time. I was nervous and couldn't sleep. We were warned to be in bed by 10, but I snuck downstairs with my blanket and pillow and flipped channels on the tiny black and white set we had. This was on a "late movies" show and I was just drawn right in and completely captivated.
Barefoot in the Park - mainly just for Robert Redford.
The Wizard of Oz - I used to get so excited when they'd show it on TV once a year. It was a little scary, though.
Giant - For the stars, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean. Corny - a guilty pleasure.
All those Cecil B. de Mille movies about the Old Testament. For the colour and the drama. I was riveted. Really, most of my religious education was thanks to those movies.

Older:
Steel Magnolias. I used to put this on if I felt I needed to cry. My girls would sit on an opposite couch and pass me tissues and elbow each other at the parts where they new I'd start crying.
Willow - I love fantasy, and this was pretty good for a genre that doesn't always work so well.
Blade Runner - love sci fi, and this was everything I expect of that genre.......
The Deer Hunter - I saw it in '78 or '79 with my boyfriend Ed Gardiner at the drive-in in Romeo, Michigan. It was the first "serious" film I'd ever seen, and the violence in it it left me numb for a week.
"The Shining" - same boyfriend, at the drive-in in Troy, Michigan, in about '79. Scared me so much that whenever I heard the theme music on the radio that summer, I'd get goosebumps.
The whole "Anne of Green Gables" series, because I'm a dork.



More recently:
The Imposters - Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt, silly and hilarous and genius!
Almost Famous - the music, the vibe - it takes me back to high school - makes me remember how much I love music, how "cool" we felt.
Love Actually - because it's about love in all of it's quirky forms - and Colin Firth. My mom thinks he's lovely, I think he's lovely and my daugthers think he's lovely - talk about multi generational appeal.
The Harry Potter movies because they are so well made you can suspend belief and sink into the story.
Fools Rush In - because it's about love and fate (those "signs"). I believe in signs, too.
Pirates of the Carribean because it was just plain fun.
Office Space - funny funny movie - I can quote the dialogue....

And a zillion more that I can think of (Mel Brooks' movies, John Cleese....) too many to list....
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