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ScottieFerguson97 posted this thread...
Dec. 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Just wondering if anyone on here is really interested in film. I'm talking all kinds of movies; silenct, classic Hollywood, foreign arthouse, contemporary...
If so, name some of your favorite movies/directors! :)

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Anansesem replied...
Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Ooh, I think I fit that description. I like silent movies too! Much of my knowledge-gathering is directed towards animated films and ones with special effects--did you know there is one fully functioning Herbie Bug (from Disney's 'Herbie') in existence? As well as driving, it can squirt windshield-wiper fluid, drive on its back wheels, etc....
But I'm getting off topic. That's my field--Animation and Special Effects. :D Currently my favorite movie to study is--and this will sound silly, but it's not as much of a kiddie movie as it sounds: I'd give it a PG-13--"Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Released in 1988, I believe. Visually it's extremly ambitious, and the work behind it blew my mind. If you don't mind cartoons you should see it. Unique, and has a good dose of animation history.
Yeah, that was kinda long. Some of my other favorites are E.T., the Dark Crystal, Peter Jackson's King Kong, and Gone with the Wind.

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Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

I'm a real sucker for westerns, black comedies, and action movies, combine all of those and I will sit glued to the screen for hours on end. My favorite actor is Clint Eastwood, I absolutely adored the dollar's trilogy. Spaghetti westerns are so much more raw and realistic then American Westerns, they make great use of anti heroes. Sergio Leone is such an awesome director, he really knows how to show emotion through cinematography. I'm also a real Hitchcock fan, the suspense he incorporated through the camera angle and music was very innovative. As for modern directors, I LOVE Quentin Tarantino. His movies are all amazing, like an exploitation, action, horror, black comedy, and an art film all combined. My favorite movies are A Fistful of Dollars, The Good the Bad and The Ugly, The Outlaw Josie Wales, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, The Man Who Knew To Much (56 version), and Indiana Jones; Raiders of the Lost Arc and The Last Crusade. The Temple of Doom had such potential, but the blonde chick ruined it. I'm dying to see Tarantino's new movie Django.

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Jan. 20, 2013 at 9:29 am

I'm a real sucker for westerns, black comedies, and action movies, combine all of those and I will sit glued to the screen for hours on end. My favorite actor is Clint Eastwood, I absolutely adored the dollar's trilogy. Spaghetti westerns are so much more raw and realistic then American Westerns, they make great use of anti heroes. Sergio Leone is such an awesome director, he really knows how to show emotion through cinematography. I'm also a real Hitchcock fan, the suspense he incorporated through the camera angle and music was very innovative. As for modern directors, I LOVE Quentin Tarantino. His movies are all amazing, like an exploitation, action, horror, black comedy, and an art film all combined. My favorite movies are A Fistful of Dollars, The Good the Bad and The Ugly, The Outlaw Josie Wales, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Bast.erds, The Man Who Knew To Much (56 version), and Indiana Jones; Raiders of the Lost Arc and The Last Crusade. The Temple of Doom had such potential, but the blonde chick ruined it. I'm dying to see Tarantino's new movie Django.

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Anansesem replied...
Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Indiana Jones! THE action-adventure-fantasy to watch. But 'Crystal Skull' can't measure up in my opinion because it came dangerously close to breaking the fourth wall with all those references to the main character's age, and was clearly created to market nostalgia.
But you just reminded me to add that I'm a Star Wars freak--the original trilogy, that is.

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Anansesem replied...
May 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Well, Ray Harryhausen has officially gone to a better place this past week. The world won't be the same without one of the greats of stop-motion. RIP

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