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Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-21-13
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The Greatest Characters NOT Yet Put to Film
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: The Greatest Characters NOT Yet Put to Film

Immacolata from Clive Barker's 'Weaveworld'

One proviso - I think only Guillermo Del Toro would have the vision to do that book justice
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-02-13
Replies: 43
What scenes give you the "Chillbumps"?
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: What scenes give you the "Chillbumps"?

In Polanski's 'The Pianist', the scene with the chap in the wheelchair; shocking - didn't see that one coming
Similarly, in 'Schindlers List', the girl in the red coat - simple idea bringing down...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-19-13
Replies: 70
Accents
Posted By Jim Garten
Not as badly as John Thaw playing Kruger though -...

Not as badly as John Thaw playing Kruger though - sounded not so much South African as a slightly constipated rabbi :laugh:

I can't believe that nobody has mentioned Keanu Reeves's appalling...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-28-13
Replies: 1,504
What Is The Most Disturbing Film?
Posted By Jim Garten
Low budget British film for me: ...

Low budget British film for me:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/27/TONYposter.jpg/220px-TONYposter.jpg

Just such a normal, pathetic little man, but I defy you not to get the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-13-13
Replies: 96
Most Shocking Death Scenes?
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Most Shocking Death Scenes?

That is a great scene from one of Spielberg's most under-rated movies - all the more effective as done with total calm & lack of emotion
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-06-13
Replies: 238
Critically acclaimed films that you didn't enjoy
Posted By Jim Garten
Is there not an argument as well that some films...

Is there not an argument as well that some films are critically acclaimed because they are?

Badly put, I know, but it does seem films by certain directors (Fellini springs immediately to mind)...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-05-13
Replies: 22
Remakes You Want!?
Posted By Jim Garten
It would be good to see IT remade - the TV...

It would be good to see IT remade - the TV version was OK, but they're always going to come up against the dificulty of showing Pennywise as he really is (no more rubber spiders, please) & to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-04-13
Replies: 69
What are the best movies that are heavy on dialogue?
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: What are the best movies that are heavy on dialogue?

The Shipping News - criminally under-appreciated movie

Having said that, Newfoundlanders tend to dislike it as they don't like the way they and their island is represented; great film though it...
Replies: 94
Deadwood
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Deadwood

Me too, but I've just started the 6 seasons of 'Oz', after which, 'Carnivale' is in the queue.

God bless HBO & Christmas pressies:)
Replies: 94
Deadwood
Posted By Jim Garten
Including one of the greatest characters: ...

Including one of the greatest characters:

http://nocivodomingo.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/deadwood_wu.png

"SWEGGGGGGIIINNNNNN!!!!!"

The above is probably the only line I'd be allowed to...
Replies: 94
Deadwood
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Deadwood

Jane's a difficult one - rolls in with Buffalo Bill, a guy she obviously worships & is left bereft after his killing in a town/camp dominated by strong males. I see a case of over-compensation,...
Replies: 94
Deadwood
Posted By Jim Garten
Exactly - face it Calamity Jane in Deadwood is...

Exactly - face it Calamity Jane in Deadwood is hardly going to break into Doris Day's 'Deadwood Stage' now, is she?

More likely to fall over the guitar, swear for about half an hour, throw up, &...
Replies: 94
Deadwood
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Deadwood

I was turned on to Deadwood by a group of friends & bought the 1st season last year on DVD for about 3 thinking, "for that money, I can put up with it - only an American western TV series, after...
Forum: Games and Tabs 01-23-13
Replies: 11,010
Is It In Your DVD Collection?
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Is It In Your DVD Collection?

Definitely not!

A Very Long Engagement
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-23-13
Replies: 74,771
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Green Zone

Neat, very well made thriller, Matt Damon playing Matt Damon as usual, Jason Isaacs wasted in my opinion as a pretty generic bad guy, but Brendan Gleeson plays a blinder, as does the...
Replies: 7,943
What was the last DVD you bought and why?
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: What was the last DVD you bought and why?

Remember my father taking me to see this one when it was released (1977 ??):

http://cdn-2.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/1209041214187_l.jpg

Picked up the BR cheap & was highly impressed - still stands...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-22-13
Replies: 96
Most Shocking Death Scenes?
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Most Shocking Death Scenes?

1 - Saving Private Ryan: The landing craft ramp drops at the beginning, allowing those at the front to be cut to pieces by gunfire; horrific.

2 - Schindlers List: This movie is full of such...
Replies: 113
Top Ten Songs From Your Favourite Artists
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Top Ten Songs From Your Favourite Artists

Dammit - I'm thinking of Fly On A Windshield, aren't I? I always think of those 2 songs together...

Let Love In isn't one of his more easily accessible albums, but it bears working at (luckily...
Forum: Movie Questions 01-21-13
Replies: 3
Answered: Ghost/demon materialising through wall in kitchen??
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Ghost/demon materialising through wall in kitchen??

Bingo!

Go to the top of the class & get a sweetie - many thanks.
Replies: 113
Top Ten Songs From Your Favourite Artists
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Top Ten Songs From Your Favourite Artists

As with Winter Triangles, I shall go with 2 of my (our?) favorites:

Genesis:

Seven Stones
Fountain Of Salmacis
Suppers Ready
Broadway Melody Of 1974
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
Firth...
Forum: Movie Questions 01-21-13
Replies: 3
Answered: Ghost/demon materialising through wall in kitchen??
Posted By Jim Garten
Ghost/demon materialising through wall in kitchen??

Hi all -

This one's been bugging me - the movie setup's pretty much standard fare; family move to new home (fairly isolated farmhouse?) & the usual ghostly shemanigans ensue, but one scene...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-11-13
Replies: 18
start of a movie club, which movie to choose?
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: start of a movie club, which movie to choose?

From the list, I'd go with Butterfly Effect or The Machinist - both disturbing, but excellent films & guaranteed to start discussions.

Good luck with the club
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-03-13
Replies: 74,771
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mq-nw_ZgkRw/T7vvKm2DuoI/AAAAAAAATO8/VNoo6CgVkUw/s1600/battleship.jpg

Complete hokum, the plot has more holes than a Swiss cheese, but a hugely entertaining way to spend...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-18-12
Replies: 87
Your favourite film set in (mostly) 1 location
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Your favourite film set in (mostly) 1 location

The Disappearance Of Alice Creed - low budget, but immaculately acted & seriously claustrophobic
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-18-12
Replies: 74,771
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Jim Garten
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Defiance -

Remember pre Bond Daniel Craig when he could act?

8/10