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    Ok I am NOT looking for a %[email protected]$# laundry list if what you thought were the greatest of all time movies, hell we've seen the lists ad naseum

    The thread is about the ONE (that's a 1 ie singular), film that you find truly spoke to YOU. it doesn't need to have been a box office mega movie either, it only needs to have meant something to YOU.

    Remember, I said ONE, naming more than one film means you can't read

    Me, I am selecting Finding Forrester, a film I like to watch now and then. Why? Well I dream of being a writer 'someday'. I likely will not see that 'someday' until I get my dumb self writing instead of talking about it

    And this movie is clearly a 'writer's' film.
    It didn't hurt that it had a favourite actor of course
    They picked a great choice for a 'miserable old bugger'.
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    At the moment either Dog Soldiers or Memento.

    The first film has the average British squadie mentality down to a tee. I'm Shaun (who was born in the same year as me ). He dies.

    The other is Memento. Chasing a result, in the dark, without the mental faculty to really understand what is going on, and in a world back to front, speaks to me in volumes .
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    • #3
      That's a tough choice, since various films speak at various times...

      I guess my choice would be The Shootist, starring the Duke.
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      • #4
        "..like stickin' yer .... out the window and ....... the world.."

        Interesing choice, MM. Do you see yourself as the aging gunfighter or the pragmatic doctor? Surely you don't identify with the Ron Howard character...
        For myself, I'll go with that old Jack Nicholson film 'The Last Detail'. I knew a bunch of old lifers just like that when I was in the navy. Back in the late '60s early '70s some of those big navy bases were just holding tanks for the misfits, especially ones like Norfolk ("No-f69k") Va, and San Diego ("Dago") both infamous "Navy Towns"...Portsmouth NH in the '60s also used to be one of those "Navy" towns. It had the brig (now abandoned and inhabited by pigeons and seagulls) and a tawdry downtown/waterfront at that time. The Portsmouth Navy Yard (actually in Kittery, ME) is still operational and Portsmouth itself has been, thankfully, upgraded.


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          Animal House... It reminds me of college... I liked college.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jose50 View Post
            Interesing choice, MM. Do you see yourself as the aging gunfighter or the pragmatic doctor? Surely you don't identify with the Ron Howard character...
            For myself, I'll go with that old Jack Nicholson film 'The Last Detail'. I knew a bunch of old lifers just like that when I was in the navy. Back in the late '60s early '70s some of those big navy bases were just holding tanks for the misfits, especially ones like Norfolk ("No-f69k") Va, and San Diego ("Dago") both infamous "Navy Towns"...Portsmouth NH in the '60s also used to be one of those "Navy" towns. It had the brig (now abandoned and inhabited by pigeons and seagulls) and a tawdry downtown/waterfront at that time. The Portsmouth Navy Yard (actually in Kittery, ME) is still operational and Portsmouth itself has been, thankfully, upgraded.
            None on the above...Fine actors, fine acting, and a good story told in an excellent historical setting in a way that defied the usual stereotype of the Western gunfighter. I thought it was one of Wayne's finest, and a fitting end to his career.
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            • #7
              The Duellists..first saw it in the early eighties and it fired my love for learning about the Napoleonic wars, still watch it today, my DVD copy must be well worn by now. There is one more on my list which was a TV series..but Les Brains sez one.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Post Captain View Post
                The Duellists..first saw it in the early eighties and it fired my love for learning about the Napoleonic wars, still watch it today, my DVD copy must be well worn by now. There is one more on my list which was a TV series..but Les Brains sez one.
                The Flashing Blade ?



                I loved this as a kid .
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                  The Flashing Blade ?



                  I loved this as a kid .

                  Nah..I remember Nelson.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Post Captain View Post
                    Nah..I remember Nelson.

                    I love the mature themes, violence and sex scene stated on the front.

                    This is my film .

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                      • #12
                        Life Is Beautiful (1997) la vida es bella


                        In this poignant tragicomedy, a clever Jewish Italian waiter named Guido (Roberto Benigni, who also directs and won an Oscar for his role) is sent to a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, along with his wife (Nicoletta Braschi) and their young son (Giorgio Cantarini). Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is an elaborate game, with the grand prize being a tank.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by les Brains View Post
                          Ok I am NOT looking for a %[email protected]$# laundry list if what you thought were the greatest of all time movies, hell we've seen the lists ad naseum

                          The thread is about the ONE (that's a 1 ie singular), film that you find truly spoke to YOU. it doesn't need to have been a box office mega movie either, it only needs to have meant something to YOU.

                          Remember, I said ONE, naming more than one film means you can't read

                          Me, I am selecting Finding Forrester, a film I like to watch now and then. Why? Well I dream of being a writer 'someday'. I likely will not see that 'someday' until I get my dumb self writing instead of talking about it

                          And this movie is clearly a 'writer's' film.
                          It didn't hurt that it had a favourite actor of course
                          They picked a great choice for a 'miserable old bugger'.

                          This is an easy one: Decision before Dawn w/ Richard Basehart, Oscar Werner, Gary Merrill, O.E. Hasse, Hans-Christian Blech, Hildegard Knef, Wilfrid Seyfferth and a young: Klaus Kinski (as the whining soldier.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                            I love the mature themes, violence and sex scene stated on the front.

                            This is my film .

                            Hello N.t.N.,

                            Nelson - SEX-? ..oh..ja..hmmm..a hundred or so man and..him ..all..alone..for month ..hm.., and and

                            God God..so that's what the RN is all about

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by c.evans View Post
                              This is an easy one: Decision before Dawn w/ Richard Basehart, Oscar Werner, Gary Merrill, O.E. Hasse, Hans-Christian Blech, Hildegard Knef, Wilfrid Seyfferth and a young: Klaus Kinski (as the whining soldier.
                              Hello Carl,

                              right, Decision before Dawn, and that whiney Klaus Kinski. Great movie and acting.

                              Mine would be "The Eagle has Landed" - about 4 years after that movie I could finally join the German Fallschirmjaegertruppe - but it was too late to find Churchill

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