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TombRaiderLover
03-05-06, 19:50
What would you consider the most influential movie in each genre??? Here are my opinions:

HORROR:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (or Psycho) If we didn't have these, we wouldn't have films with crazy killers going around.

SCI-FI:

2001: A Space Odyssey. The birth of the spaceship films!!!

ACTION:

???

ROAD MOVIE:

Easy Rider. Much imitated!!!

COMEDY:

???

Sorry, my head's a bit blank, so I can't think of any more genres.

Rivendell
03-05-06, 19:56
Influential? Hmm, ok.. This will be quite tricky.

Horror: I'd say the Exorcist- I've not even seen it, but apparently it's still pretty "influential"

Sci-Fi: Star Wars. No question about that !

Action: Die Hard, what a great film!

Road Movie: Don't know.

Comedy: American Pie's were pretty influential comedy films!

*Lemme add a genre: FANTASY: Can you guess what I'm going to write here? ;)

Paperdoll
03-05-06, 19:58
Horror: Nosferatu

Sci-Fi: Metropolis

Action: A bit undecided here :p

Road Movie: I don't know that many road movies so I won't mention any

Comedy: Monty Python movies, Mel Brooks' spoofs

Betal
03-05-06, 20:00
HORROR:

the descent

SCI-FI:

hmm don't know

ACTION:

james bond:p

ROAD MOVIE:

hmmmm

COMEDY:

ace ventura 1&2 :p

TombRaiderLover
03-05-06, 20:00
Influential? Hmm, ok.. This will be quite tricky.

Horror: I'd say the Exorcist- I've not even seen it, but apparently it's still pretty "influential" Yeah, it's influential

Sci-Fi: Star Wars. No question about that ! Influential!

Action: Die Hard, what a great film! Not sure . . .

Road Movie: Don't know. Influential :vlol:

Comedy: American Pie's were pretty influential comedy films! I think they're too recent to gain that status, but oh well!

*Lemme add a genre: FANTASY: Can you guess what I'm going to write here? ;) Urm . . . don't know.

Replies in bold . . .

TombRaiderLover
03-05-06, 20:02
Horror: Nosferatu

Sci-Fi: Metropolis

Action: A bit undecided here :p

Road Movie: I don't know that many road movies so I won't mention any

Comedy: Monty Python movies, Mel Brooks' spoofs

You like silent film too??? Hoorayyyy!!!!


I have Nosferatu on DVD.

Rivendell
03-05-06, 20:03
Ok, FANTASY: The Lord of The Rings : what else! :tmb:

Night_Heaven
03-05-06, 20:05
What would you consider the most influential movie in each genre??? Here are my opinions:

HORROR:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (or Psycho) If we didn't have these, we wouldn't have films with crazy killers going around.

SCI-FI:

2001: A Space Odyssey. The birth of the spaceship films!!!

ACTION:

???

ROAD MOVIE:

Easy Rider. Much imitated!!!

COMEDY:

???

Sorry, my head's a bit blank, so I can't think of any more genres.


TOMB RAIDER 2 :ton: :ton:

Paperdoll
03-05-06, 20:12
You like silent film too??? Hoorayyyy!!!!


I have Nosferatu on DVD.

Nosferatu still gives me the creeps XD and Metropolis paved the way and was an influence for many sci-fi movies.

TombRaiderLover
03-05-06, 20:15
I've only seen small clips from Metropolis! It looks great!

CerebralAssassin
03-05-06, 21:18
Horror: Evil dead 2, Resident evil 1

Sci-Fi: Star trek movies

Action: Die Hard

Road Movie: ????

Comedy: ???

Paperdoll
04-05-06, 12:33
I wouldn't consider Resident Evil influencial... it's not like it had a big effect in other horror movies.

gazhammer
04-05-06, 12:57
You forgot:

Rom Coms(romantic comedy's), such as: Sleepless in Seattle(or any other with Tom + Meg).

Rom Zom Coms(romantic ZOMBIE comedy's ), such as: Shaun of the Dead.

Chick Flicks, such as: Sense & Sensibility etc.

Influential Horrors, must include the likes of Night of the Living Dead(original), and to some extent Halloween, amongst others.

Influential Road Movie(for people under 50):D: The Hitcher for example

Die Hard is defenitely right up there at the top of Action Movies.

And of course nothing tops The Godfather as far as Gangster or Mob movies go.(though many come close).

The Lord of the Rings wins the fantasy award by a few fair mile.

Sci Fi = Star Wars

I'm a little stuck with Comedy, but my own personal favourite is City Slickers(Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern).

Has that about covered everything?.:confused: ..:D