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RobBo
11-11-03, 22:56
Here in the UK we are bracing ourselves for the annual Hype-Machine as Harry Potter (III) goes head to head against Lord Of The Rings (III).
:rolleyes:
But what is your favorite, best or most memorable movie of recent or past times?

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TR3LaraCroft
11-11-03, 23:05
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Soooo good :D .

Annacia
11-11-03, 23:11
One of my all time favs is "A Walk In The Clouds"
It's pure romance!

Isabella
11-11-03, 23:14
Much Ado About Nothing.

Nicky
11-11-03, 23:14
I have many memorable movies, but my most memorable is Lawrence of Arabia ;)

RobBo
11-11-03, 23:17
Whoa, guys! Come on! Let's have reasons as well as titles!

;)

Isabella
11-11-03, 23:21
RobBo, what about your choice? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Webhed
11-11-03, 23:22
I agree, "Lawrence of Arabia" was awesome, but that would be my #2. #1 for me would be two movies running equally - "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile". Both very powerful movies, and by far the best things that Stephen King has ever written. They're the kind of movies that actually leave an impression on you for many years afterwards.

Nicky
11-11-03, 23:24
Okay, here are some reasons why I love 'Lawrence of Arabia':
Peter O'Toole is unforgettable. Esp. that scene where he walks on top of the bombed train wearing the white arabian uniform. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/love4.gif GOD!
The music is one of the most beautiful soundtracks ever.
The plot is fascinating. I've watched the movie like ten times, I've recorded it on video, and still every time it's on TV I sit down and watch it and like it more every time.
Lean's work is a gem. The filming of the desert is mesmerising, and there's so much substance in the scenes concerning the diplomatic games played by the british/arabians etc.

*edit: kinda late, but I just realised I've literaly killed the director's surname! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

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RobBo
11-11-03, 23:33
Hey Bella! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I am exempt. I need give no reasons!

"It's A Wonderful Life".

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Isabella
11-11-03, 23:53
Excellent choice, I don't think it requires a reason. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

RobBo
12-11-03, 00:00
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Bella

Hey, Webhed, I agree 100% about The Green Mile. That story is my Favorite SK novel and IMO the only movie to do his work justice. Whilst falling a tad short of the book (as always) the movie was excellent.

RobBo
12-11-03, 00:01
BTW Webhed, there is a movie version of "The Langoliers": avoid!

:rolleyes: It's like watching teeth being pulled!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif

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rogue_eclipse
12-11-03, 00:25
For me it would have to be Legends of the Fall, Tuck Everlasting and Meet Joe Black. They are both tragic love stories in which the people involved really do love each other but because of their own inner conflicts one of then is unable to commit. Both movies touched me.

Meet Joe Black had an excellent scene where Claire find out who Brad really is and you just see her face completely morph with shock and an amount of fear. Ah I love that scene.

Tuck Everlasting is about innocense to me.

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TRelic
12-11-03, 10:49
Originally posted by Isabella:

Much Ado About Nothing. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/sleepy.gif :D I slept right through it! I was forced to sit and watch the movie, how could you possibly like it?

For me, its The Matrix trilogy, Seven, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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Genocide
12-11-03, 14:19
The War Of The Worlds...H.G Wells clssic in the big screen...not as good as the book but a classic in its own rights!!
Rambo:First Blood....dunno why-i think its coz its one of those films that says the law can be too pushy!!
and Armageddon-do i really need a reason for this??

Annacia
12-11-03, 14:32
I also must add the originial Star Wars trilogy, just because they are!

DragonDan
12-11-03, 15:18
I must agree with Annacia,
the first Star Wars movie caused such a stir. There was nothing like it before, it really blew peoples minds. I remember waiting in line forever to get tickets. There was an ongoing challenge to see how many times you can watch it (in the theater). I lost count after 13. How many movies today causes that much ferver?

John Falstaff
12-11-03, 15:59
Hard, hard question.

But I can say without doubt that the most memorable movie of recent times, for me, was Pearl Harbour. Reason; it was ineffably awful - and no amount of infatuation with Kate Beckinsale can hide that!

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stephaniedp
12-11-03, 16:05
Rain Man

because when I saw it in its heyday I was a child and it struck me as a powerful, wonderful insight into human emotions, a little story about how the people we meet can make us grow stronger and better.

John Falstaff
12-11-03, 17:22
Most Memorable Movie - Pt. II For Positive Reasons

Twelfth Night:-

Because:-

a) It's my favourite play by your man, not only peotical but very, very funny!

b) It's brilliantly directed by Trevor Nunn (until recently long- standing Director of the English National theatre), who also did a great job on the screenplay, and

c) The cast is absolutely superb, with Richard E. Grant, Ben Kingsley, Nigel Hawthorne, Helena Bonham-Carter, Imelda Staunton, Mel Smith(amongst others). Imogen Stubbs is incandescent as Viola!

If you like Shakespeare at all, this film is for you. (No, I have no financial interest in this!) ;)

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tazmine
12-11-03, 17:37
"Babe". That little pig is a marvelous actor! :D

Geck-o-Lizard
12-11-03, 17:46
Do you know how many piglets they had to train to make the Babe movies? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Raider Ranger
12-11-03, 18:39
"The Blues Brothers", I must have watched it about 50 times. Then "Independence Day". :D

tazmine
12-11-03, 18:42
Originally posted by Geck-o-Lizard:
Do you know how many piglets they had to train to make the Babe movies? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif What???? You mean, it's not just Babe???!!!

RobBo
12-11-03, 19:30
One of them ended up as Annacia's latest recipe!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Annacia
12-11-03, 19:41
Originally posted by tazmine:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Geck-o-Lizard:
Do you know how many piglets they had to train to make the Babe movies? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif What???? You mean, it's not just Babe???!!!</font>[/QUOTE]They had to use a lot of piglets because they kept growing so fast! this is true btw.

Sam Burke
12-11-03, 19:45
Cameron's Titanic http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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Genocide
12-11-03, 20:58
ooh ooh i almost forgot
Terminator 2-as this film as its original and sequel say that we as humans rely on machinary too much and one day the things we rely on most may end up causing the armageddon! and also the fact that if a machine can learn the value of human life...maybe we can too

and also A perfect world-this is a hard one to explain why, so im not gonna bother

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Nicky
12-11-03, 21:02
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And I forgot to mention Raffelson's 'Mountains of the Moon'. A very beautiful movie about Burton and Speke, the explorers/adventurers who discovered the highly disputed sources of the River Nile.

RobBo
12-11-03, 22:15
.....and I forget to mention Roman Polanski's Macbeth (although it cropped up in another thread.)

Saw it in Nottingham on a school trip (English Lit) then after getting off the coach, had to walk a mile and a half to my family's farm....in the dark....and the mist...open countryside....

Memorable for the wrong reasons!! :eek:

John Falstaff
12-11-03, 23:02
No the right reasons RobBo,

But those who are posting about the LOTR trilogy must be joking, the first was good, the second poor and beyond (see past threads) but with Saruman/Christopher Lee being axed from the last film - a total joke! How can you wind up LOTR without Saruman?

:(

RobBo
12-11-03, 23:09
I myself have seen none of the LOTR films, nor do I want too. I cherish the images that I have in my minds eye from the book(s) and do not require special effects and CGI wizardry to enhance my experience.

jollyjolie
12-11-03, 23:20
Hmm.. Most memorable movie. Tbh mine change every week. My two (1 old/1 new) at the moment would be.

Recently, i guess i would say Matrix. Genre defining and my favourite sci-fi movie since Bladerunner. To watch it the first time without spoilers was an experience i won't forget. So many memorable scenes, but Neo waking up in the "real world" is my fave. Fantastic stuff. The two sequels are ok, but the Matrix was something else and i really do believe the story could have ended with Neo's phone call.

Older movie, probably The Manchurian Candidate. I won't discuss the finer points, don't want to ruin the movie for anyone who hasn't watched it yet. Suffice to say its a classic in my book. Maybe the best political thriller ever? The interrogation scene is quite simply brilliant - if a little confusing at first if you can't work out whats going on.

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RobBo
12-11-03, 23:27
Good points!

Welcome to the forum btw! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

TR3LaraCroft
13-11-03, 00:03
Ohh I forgot about What Lies Beneath :D . That is such a classic. There are so many movies that are memorable .....Star Wars, Indy, Matrix (the first one), The Mummy (1999 remake), Gone with the wind. There are so many great movies http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif .

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Miss60
13-11-03, 07:40
Definetely Titanic.....and I don't think I need to give any reasons why.....it was the first time I have ever cried at a movie theatre :eek: After that comes "La Vita E Bella" and "Schindler's List", bcz both of them are really sad, brought tears to my eyes in class and speak of the same horrible tragedy. Besides, they're made in such a great way. The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, "Dead Man Walking" and "Romeo & Juliet" too of course http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/cutie.gif

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chloe
13-11-03, 07:47
my favorite memorable movie are

anne of green gable with meagan follows
girl fight
the time machine the new version i love the music

TR_Dan
13-11-03, 08:05
Titanic... and no i didn't cry. but i was darn close to!
oh, and Shakespeare in Love...bittersweet ending...

Nicky
13-11-03, 12:42
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I'm posting again cause I'm a movie addict :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
I couldn't leave out the masterpiece Forster trilogy by mr James Ivory: A Room With A View, Howard's End, Maurice. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

chloe
13-11-03, 19:36
sorry for posting again but just remeber some
movies that memorble imo
forrest gump
e.t

neil4768
13-11-03, 20:42
Fritz Lang's Metropolis it was ahead of its time

John Falstaff
13-11-03, 21:09
Yes Metropolis,

Ahead of it's time by decades. If we go back that far, All Quiet on the Western Front, Battleship Potemkin, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Third Man, Citizen Kane and Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy!

Eh! How did the last one get through?

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neil4768
13-11-03, 21:13
Only another 23 years to see if it will come ture.

Star Wars Episode 4 it was the first of the new generation of Films.

Ivone
13-11-03, 21:33
RobBo, I agree with u on what u said about LOTR
If u really treasure those images never watch the movies. They'll totaly ruin it...
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Ps: My favourite movies were Resident Evil, Magnolia and I.A.! That's all I can remember now!Excelent scripts, great actors and good producers...that's all I can ask for! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

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julialee
13-11-03, 21:35
This is embarassing but I will tell you... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif
Four weddings and a funeral http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif
Some of you might http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif
But it has personal memories for me and that makes it count as far as i'm concerned :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Annacia
13-11-03, 21:44
Originally posted by jules:
This is embarassing but I will tell you... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif
Four weddings and a funeral http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif
Some of you might http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif
But it has personal memories for me and that makes it count as far as i'm concerned :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif And what else matters?