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Another movie that never gets a mention is The Chase (1966). This was a remarkable movie about mob violence and small town mentality. The cast was incredible: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duval, E.G. Marshall. Most of them unknown at the time. Brando was nominated for an academy award. He had previously won for Streetcar Named Desire but was disparangingly referred to as "tye mumbler" in spite of the award. Directed by Arthur Penn who later did Bonnie and Clyde. Nobody had heard of Redford at the time, nor Duvall. Fonda was just starting out and so was Dickinson.

Very well done.

Another movie I liked was "Day of the Jackal". Based on the Forsyth novel. Tense drama about a plot to assassinate DeGaulle. Very well done.

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At least porno has educational value.

Actually if you'd lived in England back in the sixties you'd see just how pertinent that movie was. It wasn't just some imaginary piece, it was an attempt to forecast society. The whole gang thing actually isn't the thrust of the movie, its the commentary on society and the evolution (or devolution) of political systems that is the focus of the movie. I think you missed the whole point of it from what you're saying, perhaps watch it again with your focus more on those area's.

The whole gang thing in Clockwork Orange wasn't that different from reality at the time. Sure they used scooters, by mocking this facet you are just showing that you don't know the reality of life in Europe at that time, a time when most people still did not own vehicles. For the youth of that time a scooter was equivalent to what a sub compact car would be today. Tell me, does it hurt less to be placed in intensive care by a gang on scooters? How bout those Skin Heads? Just a lovely bunch of young men.

Keep in mind, the violence perpetrated by these amongst others was not just something that happened now and then, say during a strike for instance. It was an everyday fact of life, something you lived with each time you stepped outside the door.

As for the educational value of porn. Well perhaps it holds educational value for you but it has pretty much none for me.

Now, on a different note. Both of the movies you mentioned are actually very good. Day of the Jackal left me cold the first time I saw it, but I was just a kid who didn't even know who DeGaulle was. Upon watching it again when I was older I gained a whole new appreciation for the movie.

One I really enjoyed was The Straw Dogs, early Dustin Hoffman with a tense and surprising ending. I've been looking for it for years but haven't found it. Now I think about it I bet its available at Amazon.

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Actually if you'd lived in England back in the sixties you'd see just how pertinent that movie was. It wasn't just some imaginary piece, it was an attempt to forecast society. The whole gang thing actually isn't the thrust of the movie, its the commentary on society and the evolution (or devolution) of political systems that is the focus of the movie. I think you missed the whole point of it from what you're saying, perhaps watch it again with your focus more on those area's.

The whole gang thing in Clockwork Orange wasn't that different from reality at the time. Sure they used scooters, by mocking this facet you are just showing that you don't know the reality of life in Europe at that time, a time when most people still did not own vehicles. For the youth of that time a scooter was equivalent to what a sub compact car would be today. Tell me, does it hurt less to be placed in intensive care by a gang on scooters? How bout those Skin Heads? Just a lovely bunch of young men.

Keep in mind, the violence perpetrated by these amongst others was not just something that happened now and then, say during a strike for instance. It was an everyday fact of life, something you lived with each time you stepped outside the door.

As for the educational value of porn. Well perhaps it holds educational value for you but it has pretty much none for me.

I've already acknowledged your historical perspective for A Clockwork Orange, but if you never needed any sex education, then you either have had (a partner/partners) who didn't give a damn or at least one who was one hell of a good lay.

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at least one who was one hell of a good lay.

Sure did, I've mentioned her before, The Queen Bitch Of The Universe. I'd say as a person she was the worst woman I've ever met, but she was smokin hot and her whole focus in life was sex.

Now, trivia. Does any one know which movie the line "queen bitch of the universe" is from?

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Sure did, I've mentioned her before, The Queen Bitch Of The Universe. I'd say as a person she was the worst woman I've ever met, but she was smokin hot and her whole focus in life was sex.

Now, trivia. Does any one know which movie the line "queen bitch of the universe" is from?

Just think how much better you would have ben able to deal with her if you'd had a little education in advance.

I've had one of those. Well actually two. They would have eaten me alive if I didn't have something to bring to the table.

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I find this thread to be amazing in that for sci-fi no one has even mentioned:

"Buckaroo Banzai"!!!

I thought for sure Angus would have picked it! Who could forget those immortal words:

"Laugh while you can, Monkey Boy!"

This movie was so full of in jokes and hilarious social commentary that it made Spinal Tap look like something produced for a CBC NewsWorld documentary. I catch something new every time I watch it, from the opening scenes where a team of scientists and technicians are prepping a high tech vehicle for Buckaroo. The camera keeps cutting back to the control room where a digital display in the corner is flashing first "SINED", then "SEALED". then "DELIVERED".

And what about Star Trek - Wrath of Khan? If it were anything but a sci-fi movie Ricardo Montaban would have won an Oscar for his portrayal of the lead villain. Or William Shatner in the 3rd Star Trek movie, for that matter. When I saw the scene where he finds out that his son has been killed I realized that the man could actually act!

It was just the first time I had ever seen him do it! :P

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I find this thread to be amazing in that for sci-fi no one has even mentioned:

"Buckaroo Banzai"!!!

I thought for sure Angus would have picked it

Thanks for reminding me WB, I'd forgotten all about it. Now I want to see it again, its been years. I wonder if Amazon has that one.

Anyway, no takers yet on the Queen Bitch Of The Universe thing? Am I going to have to just tell everyone?

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A good one as far as comedy goes is Raising Arizona. The Coen brothers with a young Nicholas Cage. Its a great movie, every character is so well cast and Nicholas cage is excellent as the perpetually confused well meaning guy who just can't seem to get it right. Great dialogue as well, Cage's monologue combined with the other character interactions are really hilarious. From the first time I saw this movie its been one of my favourites.

I only mention it because I just watched it with some friends last night, they're younger and had never seen it before. They thought it was one of the funniest things they'd ever seen.

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"Mutiny on the Bounty" with Marlon Branflakes, Michael Cain & Trevor Howard. On last night. Forgot how good it was.

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"Mutiny on the Bounty" with Marlon Branflakes, Michael Cain & Trevor Howard. On last night. Forgot how good it was.

One of my all time favourite stories and I've enjoyed the movies as well, just some more than others. I'm going to have to see if I can get it now,the Brando, Cain, Howard version.

I just watched one recently that has attained an almost cult status, Maximum Overdrive, Stephen King. I' hadn't realized it was popular at all until I read an article about its popularity on a movie site. A big part of it is the soundtrack, 100% AC DC written specifically for the movie, since I like AC DC it really apeals to me, also the hocky (?) storie, B grade but fun.

That reminds me, Queen also did a movie soundtrack, Flash Gordon. The movie left me with mixed feelings actually. I saw it when it first came out in theaters in 1980, just before I joined the CAF, perhaps if I watched it again I might feel differently about it. Now I think about it I don't remember much of it, I think it was pretty "campy" and not really all that great, can't remember for sure though.

Can anyone remember any other movies that used a soundtrack performed exclusively by a big name band?

Yes, I can! Answering my own question.

Highlander, once again Queen did the soundtrack for that movie. That was one I enjoyed when it came out. Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert were great together.

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The first Highlander was a darn good movie. They crapped out after that.

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Connor MacLeod: [as Ramirez rows away] Help me, I'm drowning!

Ramirez: You can't drown, you fool, you're immortal!

[continues rowing]

---Highlander

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"American History X": Excellent movie. Same with the others on your list, moderate american.

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You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.

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My favorite movie of all time was Jack Nicholson in One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest. Jack was spectacular.

Favorite Comedy:

Dumb and Dumber

Science Fiction:

The Matrix

I like science fiction and liked:

Star Wars

Alien

Predator

Terminator I and II

Ghost

Sixth Sense

The Shining

Others:

A Clockwork Orange

Man in the Glass Booth (Not recommended unless you have had lots of sleep before you start and can make it to the end - Good acting)

Shattered Glass (encapsulates the destructive personality)

Amadeus (Very Entertaining - one of my favorites)

The Usual Suspects

Angelheart

Nashville

Ben Hur

A Few Good Men (Jack in his best Form)

Terms of Endearment

Die hard

Full Metal Jacket

Other comedies I liked:

The Life of Brian

Monty Python's In search of the Holy Grail

The Jerk

Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Zoolander

The Party

The Pink Panther (Some of them. One of the few movies where the sequels became better)

The Mouse that Roared

Being There

The Fearless Vampire Killers

One show I will never forget and have to mention was Loving You with Elvis Presley. I had never been to a movie where the whole audience had been so visibly moved. The excitement was palpable - I was pretty young and sadly the only other Elvis movie that was even tolerable was King Creole.

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My favorite movie of all time was Jack Nicholson in One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest. Jack was spectacular.

Favorite Comedy:

Dumb and Dumber

Science Fiction:

The Matrix

I like science fiction and liked:

Star Wars

Alien

Predator

Terminator I and II

Ghost

Sixth Sense

The Shining

Others:

A Clockwork Orange

Man in the Glass Booth (Not recommended unless you have had lots of sleep before you start and can make it to the end - Good acting)

Shattered Glass (encapsulates the destructive personality)

Amadeus (Very Entertaining - one of my favorites)

The Usual Suspects

Angelheart

Nashville

Ben Hur

A Few Good Men (Jack in his best Form)

Terms of Endearment

Die hard

Full Metal Jacket

Other comedies I liked:

The Life of Brian

Monty Python's In search of the Holy Grail

The Jerk

Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Zoolander

The Party

The Pink Panther (Some of them. One of the few movies where the sequels became better)

The Mouse that Roared

Being There

The Fearless Vampire Killers

One show I will never forget and have to mention was Loving You with Elvis Presley. I had never been to a movie where the whole audience had been so visibly moved. The excitement was palpable - I was pretty young and sadly the only other Elvis movie that was even tolerable was King Creole.

"The Fearless Vampire Killers": Polanski's answer to the Hammer Horror. Sharon Tate was looking good.

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Yes, definitely Saving Private Ryan

'True Romance' is also a buyer.

Reservoir Dogs. head turning violence.

many, many others. will come back and add some more.

Also, I love all James Bonds movies. :)

'Falling Down' with Michael Douglas is one of my favourites as well.

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Just watched "Once Upon A Time In The West" this weekend, Charles Bronson was a good cowboy, the steely squinting eye's, sun weathered skin, all good stuff. It was one of the last if not the last Spaghetti Western from Sergio Leone, they may have been cliche but I loved those old spaghetti westerns.

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"A Bronx Tale". Forgot that one in the Mob Movie category. Sort of the 'Cab Stand' scenes from "Goodfellas" in reverse. Excellent flick.

Available on YouTube.

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Priest: Don't be afraid, my son. No one is more powerful than God.

Calogero Anello: I don't know about that, father. Your guy may be bigger than my guy up there, but my guy is bigger than your guy down here.

Priest: Ya got a point.

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Donnie Darko

V for Vendetta

Letters from Iwo Jima

3:10 to Yuma

Fargo

One Hour Photo

Persepolis

Indiana Jones the Last Crusade and Raiders of the Lost Ark

Dodgeball

American History X

American Beauty

Gladiator

Shaun of the Dead

Pans Labyrinth

Thank You For Smoking

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Blood In Blood Out.

Its a story about three "Brothers" actually two of them are brothers, full blooded Chicanas, the third is part Chicana, part white. The story chronicles the events that define their lives, each of the paths that they choose are equally fascinating.

If I could I would give you a breakdown of the plot and story but believe me, it would take me a day and several MLW pages to do it justice.

A really great movie about the early eighties East Los Angeles gang life and the even bigger influence of the "behind bars" Chicano gangs.

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Just watched the Omega Man last night, Charlton Heston. It's a great movie. What is really interesting is the fact that the new Will Smith piece of junk is a direct rip off of this movie. The main difference is that the Omega Man is a good movie.

This weekend I'll probably watch The Andromeda Strain, the original, not the remake which really sucks.

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