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We were watching Bones last night when a commerical came on for The Fog. Even with the sound muted, frederich identifed which movie it was in a kind of "how could anyone miss that" way. When LLT and I looked at him blankly he expressed his surprise that I had not seen the original John Carpenter version. He said that he could understand LLT (she doesn't watch a lot of horror) not having seen it but I have a tendancy to watch good films regardless of genre.

While this is true, I was raised on movie musicals and ice skating films (thanks to Mom) and Arnie movies (thanks to my brother). There are A LOT of movies I was never exposed to and often people will make references to movies they have seen but I've never even heard of. Or I have heard of them, but never gotten around to watching them. I didn't even see The Rocky Horror Picture Show until I was a Junior in college.

So here is my question. Name ten movies that you think are MUST see movies. I will watch the ones I haven't seen (as long as I can get them from Netflix), and respond back with my thoughts.

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kielbasa_007
Sep. 28th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
must see movies......

hrm
1. Highlander - cuz it kicks arse
2. One flew over the cookoo's nest - its got crazies
3. Clockwork Orange - even more crazies; but with a hidden social message
4. Jacob's ladder - dead guy crazies
5. Life of Brian - ok enough with the crazies
6. attack of the killer tomatoes - so bad it hurts.
7. The Shining (nicolson version)- ok maybe you have to grow up in upstate NY to get this. I had more than a few winters where there was 3+ FEET of snow on the ground.
8. Casablanca - nothing like a classic
9. Blade Runner - classic Sci Fi
10. Threads - _very_ obscure; BBC production from the cold war era; traces, with alarming realisism, what would happen to a mid size town in England should the US and Russia go to nuclear war. See civil governments fail, see the (actual) plans for the royal army start forced labor camps to get food production started, see society split between a strange form of fudalism and a technocracy.
orlacarey
Sep. 28th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
eight added to my queue
Highlander - have seen all of the Highlander movies and probably about half the tv series. The first is the best!

Casablanca & Blade Runner - I want to say I've seen both of these, but since the memory is distant, I put them on the list to watch again

Threads - not available through netflix or Amazon, but is available from England's Amazon. Have to think about that one, but it looks interesting.

The rest have been added to my netflix list and I'll post what I think of them when I see them.

Thanks!
kielbasa_007
Sep. 28th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
true story
I saw RHPS when I was a sophmore in college-- and was actually onstage for my first viewing as a transilvanian.
kielbasa_007
Sep. 28th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
So what are YOUR 10 must see movies?
orlacarey
Sep. 28th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
Wow - I didn't see that one coming. Hrmm...I can't say that these are my all time TOP 10, but they are on the list.

The historicals:

Dangerous Beauty georgous costumes, cool story, but why would she choose Rufus Sewell over Oliver Platt?

Vatel pure food porn

From my life with Mom:

Victor/Victoria Julie Andrews pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman...

Till the Clouds Roll By Music by Jerome Kern, with Judy Garland in a bit part. For some reason I like biographies even when I know they are not true.

My brother's influence:

Commando my favorite Arnie movie...I'm not even sure why

My Dad's influence - the silly movies:

Down Periscope this movie is just silly

Operation Petticoat Cary Grant and Tony Curtis? How could it go wrong?

American Dreamer "Damn you Rebecca Ryan" - and I want the shopping trip

Movies that ALWAYS draw me in:

Hackers so I love computer geeks

Toy Soldiers See Wil Wheaton did more than just play Wesley Crusher

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