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If you had to pick one all-time favorite movie...

 
 
JPB
 
Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 06:49 pm
What would it be?

Mr B and I are sitting here watching Streetcar Named Desire for the umpteenth time and I think this just may be my choice. What say you?
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:06 pm
@JPB,
There are only a few movies that I don't tire of seeing over and over and over again, and Jaws is one of them. So I'm gonna go with Jaws.

A few others that are good multiple times are, "Hot Fuzz", "Charlie Wilson's War", "Burn After Reading", and "Dr. Strangelove".
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:21 pm
I could not pick just one, but for now I will say, The Grapes of Wrath.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:26 pm
Dr. Strangelove would be a contender...but so would The Godfather or Godfather II. Silence of the Lambs would be in there also.

Gotta tell ya this: The ONLY movie I have ever walked out of without finishing it is....A Streetcar Named Desire.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:26 pm
@Frank Apisa,
I guess that is more than one...but I was terrible at math.
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:30 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Dr Strangelove is another big favorite here.

Quote:
Gotta tell ya this: The ONLY movie I have ever walked out of without finishing it is....A Streetcar Named Desire.


Laughing literally
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:35 pm
@JPB,
A Clockwork Orange


Wendy Carlos did a great job with the film score.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:37 pm
@JPB,
probably the Highlander.

maybe blues brothers.

I might hafta do five if I thought about it much...
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:44 pm
@rosborne979,
"Charlie Wilson's War" sounds familiar. I think I've seen it. May have to watch it again.
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:45 pm
@edgarblythe,
Yeah, that's a close one for me too. Not as close to real life as it was for others, but there are some poignant moments in there. "Secretariat" hit me too.
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:46 pm
@panzade,
I tried to read the book. Put it down half-way through. Never attempted to watch the movie.
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:47 pm
@Rockhead,
I'm not familiar with the Highlander. The Blues Bros is a classic yes!
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:50 pm
@JPB,
probably not your cuppa tea.



Queen did the soundtrack...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 07:59 pm
The movies I saw five times back in the day would probably annoy me now. (Great Escape and some damned thing about Franz Lizst) - but up there in memory, that I only saw once, was The Third Man directed by Carol Reed, screenplay written by Graham Green. Very Noir.
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 08:01 pm
I asked Mr B to answer my question and he said, "it depends".

North by Northwest was the first movie he ever saw that he HAD to see again over and over.

The Godfather series were perennial favorites for the first 30 viewings but they're getting a little old after 300.

And, he'd HAVE to put a Cohn brothers movie on the list.
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 08:03 pm
@ossobuco,
Yeah, that's similar to the point Mr B was making. The genre matters as does the mood you're in when you're watching.
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 08:04 pm
@JPB,
He just added The Fellowship of the Rings to his list of maybe firsts.
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 08:06 pm
@JPB,
To Kill a Mockingbird.
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 08:07 pm
@chai2,
Runners up

Terms of Endearment
Pulp Fiction
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 22 Aug, 2013 08:17 pm
@chai2,
I've seen To Kill a Mockingbird many times, but never in a straight sitting.
 

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