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Old December 6th, 2004, 09:48 PM   #31
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Eric and Rob... you both beat me to it. Both of those are in my handful of best films. Rob, you and I have already talked at length about "Meet Joe Black." But like you, Eric... "Local Hero" got under my skin and stayed there.

Okay then...let me offer another three-way tie:

"Harold and Maude" and "The Parallax View" and "Barry Lyndon"
(apologies for not committing to one)
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Old December 7th, 2004, 01:51 PM   #32
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Full Metal Jacket and Taxi Driver


There are gazillion movies that I love, but these 2 are the first to pop up in my mind.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 05:04 PM   #33
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"No Way Out" with Kevin Costner. After the movie ended, I sat there for at least 5 minutes with my jaw open. The best surprise ending I've ever seen.

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Old December 7th, 2004, 06:05 PM   #34
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Lots of good films listed here. Glad to see Barry Lyndon as someone's number one, give or take two more ;-] . Experiment any with shoots by candle light because of that one, John? I would imagine smear to be a general concern, with video...One of the most memorable aspects of camera work in that film is the consistent if not systematic use of zoom outs. Camera isolates a person or a vista or other lone subject, then zooms out to take in broader context, usually a social context. These zooms were often funny and always rich.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 06:12 PM   #35
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Shawn, one of the greatest DV movies had extensive shooting by candlelight. That was Thomas Vinterberg's "Festen".

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Old December 8th, 2004, 12:35 AM   #36
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I'll check it out, thanks.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 05:41 AM   #37
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<<<-- Originally posted by John Locke : Eric and Rob... you both beat me to it. Both of those are in my handful of best films. Rob, you and I have already talked at length about "Meet Joe Black." But like you, Eric... "Local Hero" got under my skin and stayed there. -->>>

Sorry! <g> So Local Hero is one to definitely watch? I haven't
seen it yet, will see if I can find it somewhere!
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Old December 8th, 2004, 09:10 AM   #38
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Run...do not walk, Rob, to the nearest DVD store to get "Local Hero." I'll bet you watch it more than once.

Shawn...glad to hear you're a fellow admirer of "Barry Lyndon." Most people I know can only get half way through it since there aren't any explosions or girls in tight leather outfits. ;) It's interesting to know that Kubrick had to confer with NASA to come up with the lens that could shoot in such low light conditions but maintain clarity and color. Very beautiful movie.

Keith, "Fester" has now been added to my Netflix queue, thanks to you.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 10:45 AM   #39
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John, make sure you look for "Festen" (in English: "The Celebration"). Otherwise if you look for "Fester" you might come up with a horror flick.

It was the first Dogme film and I think is still the best. Wonderful story.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 10:50 AM   #40
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Hah! Mistyped!

I did add "Festen". "Fester"...could that be the film where Jackie Coogan takes on the persona of his most famous character?
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Old December 8th, 2004, 11:38 AM   #41
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Keith make sure you look for "Dogma".. "Dogme" might be something from Snoop doggy.. ;)

Couldn't agree more about the movie. Simply wonderful. (Although you feel quite embarassed for the characters in the movie..)
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Arfled, you and Keiht are being a bit too anul about spellings, I'd say. ;)
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Old December 8th, 2004, 11:57 AM   #43
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Do you mean I'm being a bit to "anal"?? Because.. Just kidding..

Actually I was kidding in my last post too.. no harm intended. =)
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Old December 8th, 2004, 12:04 PM   #44
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And for those of you who liked The FESTER ;) and haven't seen the Danish Dogmea, "Italian for beginners". Do it now!
A great movie!
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Old December 8th, 2004, 12:22 PM   #45
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<<<-- Originally posted by Alfred Okocha : Keith make sure you look for "Dogma".. "Dogme" might be something from Snoop doggy.. ;) -->>>

Alfred, to continue to be anal, it is Dogme.

http://www.dogme95.dk/
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