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Come With Me if You Want to Cry: The Biggest Tearjerkers In The Scifi Pantheon

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 08:12 am
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Come With Me if You Want to Cry: The Biggest Tearjerkers In The Scifi Pantheon

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WALL*E
Seriously, if you didn't well up when " after Wall*E put his life on the line to help Eve locate Earth " the frantic Eve races to his old trailer-home and repairs him with a lightning speed only the desperately in love have and Wall*E comes back online...wrong....

J-Just give me a minute.

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THE IRON GIANT
Brad Bird's animated opus is the frickin' granddaddy of unexpected bawl yankers. You sit there, strapped in for some retro-sweet boy-and-his-robot action when, suddenly, you get to the end...and there's guns and jets and nukes and heroism and sacrifice and tears. Lots of tears.

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LOST: "The Constant"
Easily, the most affecting episode of this mystery-box of a show. When poor Desmond Hume (Henry Ian Cusick) finally gets to talk to the woman he's waited years and years to reconnect with " and suffered the slings and arrows of electromagnetic fortune " it plays like a validation of all the time we've devoted to Lost.

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E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
"I'll be right...here." Nuff said.

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EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
Tim Burton's dewy-misfit fixation never found a better outlet than this, his first collaboration with Johnny Depp. Come to think of it, Depp's beautiful, pale, wild-maned high-school outsider is like the proto-Edward Cullen. But with finger-knives instead of fangs.

these are my faves, more at the link
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 08:32 am
The Iron Giant was cool.

Reminded me of Gigantor (the space age robot)
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 08:41 am
@djjd62,
I loved Edward Scissorhands. (And yes, Johnny Depp was an absolutely wonderful Edward.) But I never thought of it as sci fi. I've never been exactly clear on what the working definition of science fiction actually is.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 08:44 am
@msolga,
i would probably call it fantasy, but sci fi and fantasy tend to go together when making topics
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 09:31 am
A friend in high school told me that the little robots in "Silent Running" made him cry. This movie came out in 1971, several years before the first Star Wars movie.

http://www.jeffbots.com/silentrunning.jpg
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 09:33 am
@wandeljw,
wow, it's been a long time since i've seen silent running, remember liking it, may have to track it down
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 09:33 am
Robo Cop walking through his old house, finding a picture of his family.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 09:34 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

The Iron Giant was cool.
Reminded me of Gigantor (the space age robot)

Wow, I totally forgot about Gigantor. I loved that cartoon in the 60's, but didn't remember a bit of it until I looked it up on YouTube after you mentioned it. Thanks for the memories Smile
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 10:33 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

chai2 wrote:

The Iron Giant was cool.
Reminded me of Gigantor (the space age robot)

Wow, I totally forgot about Gigantor. I loved that cartoon in the 60's, but didn't remember a bit of it until I looked it up on YouTube after you mentioned it. Thanks for the memories Smile



The Gigantor theme song had a rockin' calypso beat.

I was always waiting for Gigantor to turn on that little kid that controlled him (with that joystick control).
You can never fully trust robots that are like 100 times bigger than you.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 02:10 pm
None of the movies selected made me cry (seen them all).
This one did:

http://www.premiere.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/galleries/9TeddyAIArtificialIntelligenceThe/44291-1-eng-US/9TeddyAIArtificialIntelligenceThe_imagelarge.jpg

A.I.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 03:13 pm
@djjd62,
I always tear up when watching The Iron Giant.
<<sniff>> ((sniffle)) <<sniff>>

But those others don't affect me in that way. I think they're being a tad overly sensitive regarding the other choices.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 03:15 pm
@fbaezer,
A.I. is indeed a sniffle producer of a film.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 06:38 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:

None of the movies selected made me cry (seen them all).
This one did:

http://www.premiere.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/galleries/9TeddyAIArtificialIntelligenceThe/44291-1-eng-US/9TeddyAIArtificialIntelligenceThe_imagelarge.jpg

A.I.


Oh yeah, sobbing big time here <raises hand>

a'course, there was the relief of some Jude Law/Joe the Gigilo eye candy there.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 12 Apr, 2010 08:17 pm
I somehow never thought of scifi and tears going together.
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