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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2006, 06:59:07 PM »

Big Lebowski...I guess I always liked that it had a Beefheart song in it. That's about it, though. Never loved it the way many of my friends did.
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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2006, 07:51:19 PM »

Of course without any order:

- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Breakfast Club
- Duel
- Citizen Kane
- Eyes Wide Shut
- The Great Dictator
- Mulholland Drive
- The Matrix
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Schindler's List


P.S. I've also watched Soderbergh's "Solaris" yesterday for the first time. I'm not sure yet, but it could very well enter the top ten.

See the Tarkovsky original, if you haven't.
Lebowski, hate it.
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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2006, 09:50:01 PM »

just off the top of my head:

empire strikes back
almost famous
raiders of the lost ark
superman: the movie
back to the future
easy rider
a christmas story
thx-1138
royal tenenbaums
bladerunner
ghostbusters
the terminator
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« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2006, 03:27:17 AM »

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See the Tarkovsky original, if you haven't.
I have (I've also read the book, of course), but for some reason, this version just didn´t work for me at all. Can't even tell you why. "Stalker" on the other hand is pure genuis.

P.S. How could I forget "Airplane"?!?! Funniest. Movie. Ever.
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« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2006, 10:34:05 AM »

Fargo
Raising Arizona
Barton Fink

I love these three, but never cared much for the Big Lebowski. 

The Big Lebowski isn't my favorite of the Coen Brother's films, lets not forget their 1984 keeper Blood Simple.
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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2006, 09:23:54 PM »

"Vernon, Florida"
"Amazon Women On The Moon"
"Animal House"
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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2006, 02:30:26 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2006, 11:48:34 AM »

Just a few...

Raging Bull
Rushmore
Election
Buffalo `66
Shawshank
Army of Darkness
Ghost World
Punch-Drunk Love
Patton

and from my childhood -- Lean on Me
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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2006, 11:51:14 AM »

Just a few...

Raging Bull
Rushmore
Election
Buffalo `66
Shawshank
Army of Darkness
Ghost World
Punch-Drunk Love
Patton

and from my childhood -- Lean on Me

Buffalo is on your list?Huh? Man, we need to talk that film.
Punch-Drunk, Ghost and Bull too.
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« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2006, 11:57:25 AM »

Just a few...

Raging Bull
Rushmore
Election
Buffalo `66
Shawshank
Army of Darkness
Ghost World
Punch-Drunk Love
Patton

and from my childhood -- Lean on Me

Buffalo is on your list?Huh? Man, we need to talk that film.
Punch-Drunk, Ghost and Bull too.

Buffalo was just so surreal to me at the time, but at the same time much more real than a lot of movies.  The insecurities displayed in that film and the awkwardness of being around a type of person you can't relate to, but finding something so appealing in that.

I'll tell you what really made me LOVE movies was Election.  I was relatively young (a sophmore in high school, I believe), and I remember watching it and as it ended thinking how it was nothing like I had imagined...it wasn't how that movie was supposed to be handled in my mind.  It was too obtuse and dry and cycnical, and I realized I loved it.  It didn't have to be obnoxious and over-the-top crazy to bring in a mainstream audience.  It was just a small, brilliant, hilarious film.
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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2006, 11:59:29 AM »

Totally agree, with both analyses.
I don't think Payne has equaled Election yet.
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« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2006, 11:59:55 AM »

You mention "Punch Drunk Love" and I have to agree. That movie was fantastic.

Also, last night I watched The Cable Guy and The Big Lebowski, and both are becoming new favorites.
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« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2006, 12:01:23 PM »

(just want everyone to see Ian and Rerun talking together and connecting on something in a friendly manner without hatred....)
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« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2006, 12:03:11 PM »

You mention "Punch Drunk Love" and I have to agree. That movie was fantastic.

Also, last night I watched The Cable Guy and The Big Lebowski, and both are becoming new favorites.

I've already mentioned my thoughts on Lebowski, but I love the Cable Guy.  A lot of people seem to rip on it, but it's a movie that can make me cry with laughter.  My biggest complaint is the crap DVD edition, that I refuse to buy.

Same thing with Better off Dead...I know as soon as I buy it some kick-ass edition will be released and I'll hate myself.

Does anybody else care about something so worthless?  In the grand scheme of things, who really cares, but I can't help it.
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« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2006, 12:05:31 PM »

(just want everyone to see Ian and Rerun talking together and connecting on something in a friendly manner without hatred....)

If I saw the dude, we probably wouldn't be talking about any political/religious stuff. We'd have a beer and talk about movie and music. Same goes for anyone I've had words with here.
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« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2006, 12:06:02 PM »

(just want everyone to see Ian and Rerun talking together and connecting on something in a friendly manner without hatred....)

Well, wait for it...I haven't made good on a potential promise yet.  At one point I mentioned I would watch "Match Point" and if I liked it, take Ian to task since he seems to hate it so.  It could be as awful as he has said, but I just couldn't believe a film that got relatively good reviews was disliked by everybody after he mentioned it, nobody to defend it.

It just so happens it has now arrived from my Netflix queue, so we shall see..
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« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2006, 12:08:58 PM »

Dude, Ian and I disagree so often, it isn't funny.  Just this week he was aghast at my love for Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits as an album entity.  Disagreement is not hatred.  It's just two views interacting.  You'd never get anywhere in life without some disagreement.  The problem is in how people share their opinions (which is why the recent comments by Sebastian are so unsettling).
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« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2006, 12:10:10 PM »

Punch-Drunk, Ghost and Bull too.

Ok, Ian...I have a question.  What was your thought on that initial car accident in the film?  I mean, on the surface it just seems so random, but obviously its symbolic of something.  I just always take it as an analogy for Barry.  The car is just coming down the road, drawing no attention to itself, and then out of nowhere, basically explodes and everybody turns to see what the hell is happening.

I could be completely off-base, but again, it was just my interpretation on the scene.
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« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2006, 12:13:00 PM »

Dude, Ian and I disagree so often, it isn't funny.  Just this week he was aghast at my love for Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits as an album entity.  Disagreement is not hatred.  It's just two views interacting.  You'd never get anywhere in life without some disagreement.  The problem is in how people share their opinions (which is why the recent comments by Sebastian are so unsettling).

Oh, I know.  I was just kidding about the hatred due to spawn.  Still, there have been times when a friend told me his favorite albums, or movies, or how they hate to read, and it does rub me the wrong way.  A definite feeling of generic, "I hate you so much right now," has definitely been something I've had to bottle up at times.
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« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2006, 12:16:34 PM »

Rerun, you just hit at Ian's problem -- he DOESN'T bottle it up -- ever.  What you or I would keep to ourselves, he chooses to air in public.  He has publicly admitted this.  Ten minutes later, it may be forgotten.  Most of these passionate flameouts happen because of Ian's temper and his stating his unfiltered opinions. So if that helps you get him....  That's how I deal with him at least.

(of course, several of the more recent discussions with Chuck are a bit more premeditated.  I don't see Ian spouting any hatred there.)
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« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2006, 12:18:04 PM »

Rerun, you just hit at Ian's problem -- he DOESN'T bottle it up -- ever.  What you or I would keep to ourselves, he chooses to air in public.  He has publicly admitted this.  Ten minutes later, it may be forgotten.  Most of these passionate flameouts happen because of Ian's temper and his stating his unfiltered opinions. So if that helps you get him....  That's how I deal with him at least.

(of course, several of the more recent discussions with Chuck are a bit more premeditated.  I don't see Ian spouting any hatred there.)


Sure.  sh*t happens.  I think everybody's moving on.
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« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2006, 12:19:14 PM »

Punch-Drunk, Ghost and Bull too.

Ok, Ian...I have a question.  What was your thought on that initial car accident in the film?  I mean, on the surface it just seems so random, but obviously its symbolic of something.  I just always take it as an analogy for Barry.  The car is just coming down the road, drawing no attention to itself, and then out of nowhere, basically explodes and everybody turns to see what the hell is happening.

I could be completely off-base, but again, it was just my interpretation on the scene.

I think that about sums that up. The most puzzling part for me was the harmonium. I haven't seen the movie in about two years (really need to get the dvd). By the way, what was the main theme music in that movie?

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't see that it was asked of Ian.
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« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2006, 12:20:22 PM »

Punch-Drunk, Ghost and Bull too.

Ok, Ian...I have a question.  What was your thought on that initial car accident in the film?  I mean, on the surface it just seems so random, but obviously its symbolic of something.  I just always take it as an analogy for Barry.  The car is just coming down the road, drawing no attention to itself, and then out of nowhere, basically explodes and everybody turns to see what the hell is happening.

I could be completely off-base, but again, it was just my interpretation on the scene.

I totally agree. I think it's just a little overture letting us know what we're in for, with the film and his character, cheap symbology I guess, but still effective.
That film CAPTURES the desolation of LA Valley existence like no other. And the open, freeing, airy feel when they get to Hawaii? Amazing. I love all Anderson's stuff, but that just may be my favorite.
See Match Point, man. Be interested in your thoughts.
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« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2006, 12:20:30 PM »

Punch-Drunk, Ghost and Bull too.

Ok, Ian...I have a question.  What was your thought on that initial car accident in the film?  I mean, on the surface it just seems so random, but obviously its symbolic of something.  I just always take it as an analogy for Barry.  The car is just coming down the road, drawing no attention to itself, and then out of nowhere, basically explodes and everybody turns to see what the hell is happening.

I could be completely off-base, but again, it was just my interpretation on the scene.

I think that about sums that up. The most puzzling part for me was the harmonium. I haven't seen the movie in about two years (really need to get the dvd). By the way, what was the main theme music in that movie?

From Altman's Popeye.  Or are you refering to the score?  In which case, no idea.
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« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2006, 12:22:22 PM »

Written by Nilsson and sung by Shelley Duvall. Great music.
Have you seen Brown Bunny yet, Rerun?
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