Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Night Haunter, Dec 1, 2007.
Favourite Movie of all time
The Little Mermaid. Disney Version.
Because it's the first movie I ever saw in a cinema. And one that I remember and still love even at 23 years of age.
Hard to choose a favourite, maybe one of these:
Todo Sobre mi Madre/All about my mother
All about Eve
Bambi. I'm told I watched it twice a day from age 2-5. Bambi is great. Other than that I have to say V for Vendetta. Excellent movie with some good questions about politics, and morality.
Too many wonderful movies to choose from.
Mine would have to be a mix between Superbad and Good Luck Chuck. Their both hilarious!
Black Hawk Down
I don't mean to be rude but Black Hawk Down and V for Vendetta, seriously? Those would be contenders for my worst film, but each to their own i guess...
I have lived Black Hawk Down and that film focus's practically true to nature. Thats why I like that film. I feel proud to have served with such men such heroes.
I agree with Haunter. A family friend fought served in Somalia and in the Mogadishu Operation. He's actually portrayed in the movie (Streuker). Plus my dad called it the most realistic depiction of warfare he has ever seen. In my book the only war movie better than BHD is Saving Private Ryan.
I agree BHD really does capture that realistic depiction of warfare on a modern scale. And it shows the horror.
I don't like war films which glamorize war and show only one side. Now that I think about it I can't think of any US war films that I like.....
BHD certainly doesn't glamourise war. nor does saving private Ryann. War creates suffering of civilians families soldiers. there is no glamour in war. But sadly war happens sometimes to make peace you have to break the peace. Don't be blinded by that notion I respect that you don't like seeing war glamourised neither do I. I also really hate war with a bitterness. But I have seen it first hand. And I promise you this one thing. There is no glamour in war.
I don't know I would still say the US films I have seen have a certain glamorizing about them- but words are failing me to describe what i mean.
I don't think war films glamourize war as much as the glamourize soldiers. In the words of Robert A Heinlein in reference to Starship Troopers which is regularly critized as glamourizing war: "Its not about the war but the poor bloody infantry."
OK thats a fair point. But maybe a little glamour on the soldiers is a good thing. When in the face of gun fighting. people die and its nasty the sounds are the worst the screams don't help. Soldiers in the field use true bravery they run into fire fights to save others ok they are trained for that but still they do it. There is some glamour to be shown and thats the glamour in the hearts of those brave enough to be selfless. and I guess their memories deserve that.
Agreed Hunter, agreed.
My Best Friend's Wedding has been my favourite movie since I was about 7, but I also think Four Weddings and a Funeral is brilliant (as seen in my signature) as well as Brokeback Mountain, Sin City, X-Men, the Godfather, LOTR: The Two Towers, Under the Tuscan Sun, Se7en, Chicago, Blood Diamond and Turner and Hooch.
The Godfather, Brokeback Mountain, Blood Diamond, LOTR and Se7en are very powerful movies that had an impact on me, while I just think the others are excellent movies, most of which I can watch over and over again.
We We're Soldiers with Mel Gibson, Behind Enemy Lines, LOTR (all of them), V For Vendetta
Another favourite of mine is a movie called field of dreams starring Kevin Costner. Why Simply for its magical elements.
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Not fully sure what you mean DoZ
Bowfinger = Best Film Ever
Uncommon Valor. Why because its about a group of men connected who return to Vietnam to help a colonel rescue his son and those friends they left behind back in the vietnam war. Very good film old but good.
1. The Fountain
2. A Beautiful Mind
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