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"Joker" was a particularly "etching" film. Great interpretation by Joaquin Phoenix. After seeing the film I thought WOW, what a brilliant actor, and I can still hear that weird, scary laughter!!

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I have always been a fan of comedies, though mostly older ones. Cat Ballou, probably the oldest that comes to mind, as it was in B&W. The Odd Couple, Blazing Saddles, Animal House, All Of Me,and Harry Met Sally all come to mind almost instantly, and many more old classics, as well, if I sit and think about it for a while. You can see the pattern.
 
You've all named some good favourites that I always remember. As memorable as most are I do not find re-watching them as good! But they are still wonderful and highly recommend.
If you have not seen 100 Foot Journey, you really should make time for it.
For some reason I have not watched Scent of a Woman, nor The Menu. Nor have I found a reason to.
 
I have always been a fan of comedies, though mostly older ones. Cat Ballou, probably the oldest that comes to mind, as it was in B&W. The Odd Couple, Blazing Saddles, Animal House, All Of Me,and Harry Met Sally all come to mind almost instantly, and many more old classics, as well, if I sit and think about it for a while. You can see the pattern.

Blazing Saddles is a great movie, that could not be made today. People would call it "racist," when in truth, it was a big poke in the eye to racism, and racists. Comedy and satire are fantastic tools for changing people's minds about things they never gave much thought to before.

Mel Brooks is a genius, IMHO. I think Blazing Saddles was a perfect movie for its time in American history.


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I enjoyed Sixth Sense too. In that same genré, Silence of the Lambs sticks with me. Also, the best western movie of all time, Tombstone.
Silence of the Lambs was the first horror movie to win ALL the top Oscars. BTW thats where my name comes from.
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"i'm your huckleberry" Love to quote Tombstone. Some of my fas:
"I'm coming and hell is coming with me", "Oh, make no mistake. It's not revenge he's after. It's a reckoning." and I LOVE the scene between doc and Ringo


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I have always been a fan of comedies, though mostly older ones. Cat Ballou, probably the oldest that comes to mind, as it was in B&W. The Odd Couple, Blazing Saddles, Animal House, All Of Me,and Harry Met Sally all come to mind almost instantly, and many more old classics, as well, if I sit and think about it for a while. You can see the pattern.
Love them. Had to buy All of Me because they rarely show it.
Also LOVE Some Like It Hot.
 
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I've always like pirate movies as a kid and westerns, anyway "Master & Commander" always gave me an AMSR, good movie 9/10.

Your post sent me down memory lane. LOL

When I was a girl my great aunt who lived in NC used to take us to the Outer Banks to swim and play. At that time it was nothing but sand and ocean. We used to have the best time. She had a house on the Pamlico River. She would take us to Ocracoke Island. She drove us all over the NC coast and it's islands we climbed up all of the old light houses and learned about how the first coast guard was formed. She showed us where Blackbeard would take the ships he captured and all of the places he haunted there. I weep today at how touristy and cheap it all looks now.

Growing up boys my age always loved cowboys and pirates. I am definitely on team pirate.. Yo ho! Yo ho!:chris:

Pictonguy thanks for posting this trailer. I am going to try to watch this movie this weekend.

 
Your post sent me down memory lane. LOL

When I was a girl my great aunt who lived in NC used to take us to the Outer Banks to swim and play. At that time it was nothing but sand and ocean. We used to have the best time. She had a house on the Pamlico River. She would take us to Ocracoke Island. She drove us all over the NC coast and it's islands we climbed up all of the old light houses and learned about how the first coast guard was formed. She showed us where Blackbeard would take the ships he captured and all of the places he haunted there. I weep today at how touristy and cheap it all looks now.

Growing up boys my age always loved cowboys and pirates. I am definitely on team pirate.. Yo ho! Yo ho!:chris:

Pictonguy thanks for posting this trailer. I am going to try to watch this movie this weekend.

I'm a big Sergio Leone fan when it comes to westerns and the 2 I liked the most from him was "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "Once Upon a time in the West"



And of course we can't talk about westerns without mentioning "Unforgiven" directed by the man himself Clint Eastwood.

 
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I was reminded of a movie in another thread that totally etched itself into my brain, and , and having nothing better to do, I started looking at other movie trailers on YouTube. I am not a fan of "Horror" movies, in general. I find them to be poorly written, cheap thrills. But, every once in a while a movie comes along that glues my eyes to the screen, and sends chills down my spine -- and I find it to be brilliant.

Are there movies that have fascinated you, and perhaps kept you up a night... not in a bad way, but just in a way that made you think about something more than you should?

Let's start easy.


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CD I think you may have some insight regarding camera angle, lens choice, lighting and how that might interact with a film. This is a critic of 7 samurai and how the director engaged the audience within the first 8 minutes of the film, let me know what you think.

 
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CD I think you may have some insight regarding camera angle, lens choice, lighting and how that might interact with a film. This is a critic of 7 samurai and how the director engaged the audience within the first 8 minutes of the film, let me know what you think.

That was really interesting.
 
CD I think you may have some insight regarding camera angle, lens choice, lighting and how that might interact with a film. This is a critic of 7 samurai and how the director engaged the audience within the first 8 minutes of the film, let me know what you think.


It has been a long time since I've watched that movie all the way through. It was required as part of my studies for my art degree in college. I watched the first four minutes of that video, and couldn't handle another 17 minutes of that particular film critic talking a lot without saying much.

Kurosawa was certainly a major influence on film making. I'm personally not a huge fan of Seven Samurai, but that's just me. Orson Wells is the filmmaker that probably most influenced me. I've watched Citizen Kane at least a half dozen times, and have learned something new every time. He was the master of camera angles, lighting, and lens choices, IMHO.


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It has been a long time since I've watched that movie all the way through. It was required as part of my studies for my art degree in college. I watched the first four minutes of that video, and couldn't handle another 17 minutes of that particular film critic talking a lot without saying much.

Kurosawa was certainly a major influence on film making. I'm personally not a huge fan of Seven Samurai, but that's just me. Orson Wells is the filmmaker that probably most influenced me. I've watched Citizen Kane at least a half dozen times, and have learned something new every time. He was the master of camera angles, lighting, and lens choices, IMHO.

CD
No problem, we all have our biases.
 
How about this memorable facial expression of Robert de Niro in the "Meet the parents" saga?
 

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That was really interesting.
Yeah, I thought so as well. The aspect of using a telephoto lens for a major effect (compression) throughout the movie and the difference it creates was something I found quite fascinating as well as the innovative use of the axial cut, which is a given now. :)
 
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Wow, I just watch movies to be entertained.
Can't say I really care why it entertains me - good script, good direction, good camera work, I'm sure they all add to it, but I certainly don't sit there and try to figure out why it worked. I'm happy with the distraction and entertainment.
 

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