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    For mine, Raising Arizona is their best by a...

    For mine, Raising Arizona is their best by a country mile. It's got the best lines - 'Not unless you think round's funny.' - ha

    "the Man Who Was Not There' treads a fine line between being a...
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    I always thought Alien was fantastic movie. Great...

    I always thought Alien was fantastic movie. Great cast, great atmosphere - a simple story that's probably as old as humankind, but done to good effect when set on a spaceship.

    I remember seeing a...
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    The first film I recall seeing was actually on...

    The first film I recall seeing was actually on television. I was about 5, and it was "This Island Earth" (apparently I saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as a kid - but I can't really recall it)

    I...
  4. I agree that Foundation (at least the 1st 3) are...

    I agree that Foundation (at least the 1st 3) are quite cerebral, but I'm sure that wouldn't stop Hollywood having a crack at it if there was a quid in it.

    But if you think about it, Foundation and...
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    I'm from Canberra (Australia) and we have...

    I'm from Canberra (Australia) and we have (arguably) 2 arthouse cinemas

    Electric Shadows (I always thought that was a cool name)
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    Centre Cinema

    There was the Valhalla in Sydney, but I...
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    Yes, John Hurt was the wand salesman. The imdb...

    Yes, John Hurt was the wand salesman.

    The imdb claims that we was alive as recently as this year some time, so I don't think the old boy has dropped off the twig just yet. The imdb claims he was...
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    The brief case (including the battery and light...

    The brief case (including the battery and light globes or Mr Wallace's soul or whatever it was) from Pulp Fiction would be a winner.

    Some of the props from Alien (the version of the alien that...
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    Stevetseitz What about John Hurt. He could do...

    Stevetseitz

    What about John Hurt. He could do Dumbledore OR Snape to a tee. John Hurt is so bloody good he could even do Harry Potter himself.

    I took my 6 year old son to see the 1st one. I...
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    Mad Max 2 was good - but I think it lost the...

    Mad Max 2 was good - but I think it lost the charm of the first one by being too concerned with the stuntwork. I understand that Mel Gibson had only 13 lines in Mad Max 2 - still that might have been...
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    Horseradish Tree Gotta disagree. Sure, Easy...

    Horseradish Tree

    Gotta disagree. Sure, Easy Rider might have been a simple story about a couple of drug addicted pushers on bikes on their way to New Orleans and all the fun and excitment that is...
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    Tabuno Much as I'd like to be able to talk for...

    Tabuno
    Much as I'd like to be able to talk for all Australians, I think that it might be abit presumptuous.
    I think "Picnic At Hanging Rock" would generally be liked by most Australians and I spose...
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    Top 10 Australian Movies

    As I'm an Australian (yes, I'm loud, boorish and pig ignorant for the most part) I thought it MIGHT be interesting to see what others might make of a top 10 Australian film list. I realise that...
  13. Thread: My top 10 movies

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    I'd have thought The Exorcist would have been...

    I'd have thought The Exorcist would have been head and shoulders above anything in this genre.

    I like it! Ozzy likes it! Nuff said!
  14. Thread: Foreign Favorites

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    Docraven Dunno if Americans are provincial or...

    Docraven

    Dunno if Americans are provincial or not. Trouble is, I'm pretty provincial myself. I know a few Americans through work, and the ones I know strike me as good humoured intelligent folks...
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    I actually have 7 foreign films in my top 10,...

    I actually have 7 foreign films in my top 10, namely

    Reservoir Dogs,Raising Arizona,It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World,2001:A Space Odyssey,Dial M For Murder,Casablanca,Trainspotting,

    However, by...
  16. Thread: My top 10 movies

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    to stevetseitz What are cajones? I'm assuming...

    to stevetseitz

    What are cajones? I'm assuming that cajones are testicles - but I might be wrong.

    Also, I'm hoping that cajones is an Americanism (perhaps a North Americanism) that I'm just not...
  17. Thread: My top 10 movies

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    Here's my top 10 - with some memorable quotes...

    Here's my top 10 - with some memorable quotes (which I might have abit wrong)

    Reservoir Dogs - "Everyone wants to be Mr Black"

    Raising Arizona - "Nope - not unless you think round's funny"
    ...
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    I notice that neither of you have included "Dial...

    I notice that neither of you have included "Dial M For Murder". I reckon Dial M is Hitchcock's best and would easily be in my top 10 of all time.

    I guess I liked the atmosphere of the thing - and...
  19. To be honest, I've never seen the movie, but I...

    To be honest, I've never seen the movie, but I did recently finish reading "Charlie and The Chocalate Factory" to my 6 year old.

    I found it odd that two of the kids got in strife from Mr Wonka for...
  20. Thread: Chopper (2000).

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    Australian films

    SinjinSB
    Don't want U2 think that I'm so nationalistic as to think Aussie filsm are the best in the world - but there area few gems..

    Since you ask my favourites would include "Mueiel's Wedding"...
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    Yes - "What a co-incidence!" as Bill Hunter's...

    Yes - "What a co-incidence!" as Bill Hunter's character said in "Muriel's Wedding"

    I know the internet is great and all that, but might it not be easier if we just went to the Tuggeranong Footy...
  22. Thread: Noah Taylor

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    NOSTRADAMUS

    What about checking out The Nostradamus Kid. I would have thought it was clasic Taylor - if there is such a thing.
  23. Thread: Chopper (2000).

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    Chopper

    I have certainly seen it - and what a movie it is - violent (it makes Reservoir Dogs look like a walk in the park at times) funny and - well that's about it violent and funny. The 1st half hour is...
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    Dr Starngelove is a Kubrick film that is not...

    Dr Starngelove is a Kubrick film that is not Sparticus or The Shining - ergo it is a classic

    E=mc^2

    It's that simple.
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    Two halves of Full Metal Jacket

    I've seen the 1st half of Full Metal Jacket (ie the part where they're in training) about 50 times and the second half about 5 times.

    The first half is just so damn funny. Abit dark perhaps, but...
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