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AreYouAwake
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PostSubject: Favourite Films   Tue 20 Apr 2010 - 9:39

Title says it all...

Mine are:
The Shawshank Redemption
As Good as it Gets
Mystic River
Schindler's List
The Pursuit of Happyness
Million Dollar Baby
American Beauty
Pulp Fiction
The Usual Suspects
The Life of David Gale
Se7en
The Green Mile

And then for a bit of harmless fun (my guilty pleasures):
Dirty Dancing
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Indiana Jones trilogy
Heathers
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Films   Tue 20 Apr 2010 - 12:07

That's a pretty nice list AreYouAwake! I will think about my favourite movies list too but I can already mention The Big Blue and Dance with Wolves (I'm a huge admirer of native American cultures so every good film on that subject please me a lot)

I am very fond of Clint Eastwood style aswell and my favourite movies from him are Changelling and Gran Torino (in which my dear Jamie Cullum sing...) smile But Million Dollar Baby is veeery good too

In fact, that's a hard question 'cause there are so many good films I love... think Hummm, let me think about it, ok ? I'll try to give a more complete list later on...
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Films   Tue 20 Apr 2010 - 14:11

Yeah, more lists - I love it!

I think my list could be endless because I'm a movie maniac (has a lot to do with my job)...
One of my favorite movies is "Into the wild" by Sean Penn with Emile Hirsch and the wonderful music from Eddie Vedder.
And I absolutely adore Joaquin Phoenix and all of his movies, especially "Walk the Line", "We Own the Night" and "Ladder 49".
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Films   Tue 20 Apr 2010 - 17:16

Oh yes! Joaquin Phoenix is such a great actor! Probably one of the best of his generation. I love men like him, so intense, so dark and so deeply true in his way of acting. Walk the Line is just one of the best film I've ever seen these last years. The soundtrack is very good aswell. That man is a real tormented soul and his look is really expressive... You're right Songbird, that man deserve to be talked about 'cause he has a real talent flower
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Films   Wed 21 Apr 2010 - 9:15

I've never seen Walk the Line. I've been meaning to but never got round to it.
I actually think I've only seen Joaquin Phoenix in two films (Gladiator and The Village), neither of which really impressed me.

I forgot to mention Blood Diamond amongst my favourite films. As with so many of my favourite films, it's not a movie I could watch over and over again but it's brilliant. I think Leonardo di Caprio is a very underestimated actor. I think he was written off as being just a pretty face with films such as Romeo and Juliet and Titanic. People forget that he was Oscar-nominated for one of his first film roles (Who's eating Gilbert Grape).
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Films   Wed 21 Apr 2010 - 11:45

AreYouAwake you're absolutely right about Leonardo Di Caprio. He's been my favoutite actor in my teenage years shy with Brad Pitt, then I forgot him a little bit maybe 'cause he was as you say that kind of pretty face actor. Now he's coming back with roles more elaborated cause he's made his name and doesn't need to prove what he's capable of anymore. Of course I love his first role in Who's eating Gilbert Grape. That was sucha brilliant performance!
Titanic, Romeo and Juliet are good movies aswell but I think his career really evolved with Gangs of New York. He has deliberately chosen to keep a low profile for some times after Titanic 'cause he was probably fed up with that pretty face image which wasn't exactly what he meant to be. In any case, those films allowed him to reach the top of bankable actors. After that, it was much easier for him to concentrate on more substantial roles...
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Films   Sun 2 May 2010 - 12:40

here's another list wink

my all times favourite movie is:

i am sam. .
best thing on earth ever! watched it like millions of times and it stil touches me, makes me all sentimental and brings a few tears into my eyes. shy plus: lots of lovely beatles music ♥

apart from this one, i also love:

leon the professional.
clockwork orange. = younger malcom mc dowell = ♥♥
SAW. but only 1 - 3. all other parts especially the last one (what the hell??) is very stupid.
velvet goldmine.
casino royale. i'm not much into james bond movies but this one was hot! and the soundtrack LOVE.
crank. very exciting!
the dark knight.
pieces of april. i love katie holmes.
trainspotting.
requiem for a dream. leaves me troubled and all crying every time i watch it. and i love when movies can do that! affecting you. making you feel! plays with your emotions. your mind.
die fetten jahre sind vorbei. a very good german movie, with a hot actor wink
memento. confusing but ace!
pulp fiction = classic!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Films   Mon 10 May 2010 - 15:03

Oh, I've just seen this reply.
Leon is a terrific film, I agree.
As is Trainspotting, although not a very good image of Scotland, haha.

Of the other films you mention, I have seen The Dark Knight. I freely admit I only watched it because it was Heath Ledger's last role. I actually hate the Batman films but was told this was a bit different and also that he was amazing. Which he was. Deserved that Oscar.
I've also seen Memento, and I remember really liking it and being confused too. Did he or didn't he...??
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