Skip to comments.What movie do you like that most people never seen?
Posted on 06/26/2011 2:32:31 PM PDT by Yorlik803
What movie do you love that most people never heard of or seen? Mine is a movie called "Evenhand". I first saw it on IFC, then ordered a copy from Amazon. It is about two policemen in a small Texas town. One is meek and kind while the other is hard. They form a unlikley friendship. It is more plot driven, with little violence. The writing is pretty good.
“The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia”......you WILL tell your friends about it!
Just two off the top of my head. I'm sure I'll think of more.
Hammerschmit is coming, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.
The Fall: The setting is old-time Hollywood; a stuntman has an accident which leaves him paralized. He wants to end his life. He makes a friend of a little Mexican girl who is in the same hospital. An interesting movie. I found myself thinking a lot about it after seeing it in a little independent theatre & finally went & bought the dvd.
The first shot of the final shoot out is great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq3zjTmVLbM
Harvey Keitel as the obsessed French Hussar is pretty good, although Mrs. Slim hates it when I call it “Reservoir Frogs”.
I also like "Blow Up" by Antonioni. It's pretty well known, but it was made 45 years ago and I suspect many have not seen it. Interesting look at London in the 1960s before the real drug and hippy aspects kicked in. It looks at art and our awareness of what is around us, and our tendency to be bored no matter what is going on. An amusing scene has The Yardbirds playing in a nightclub, both Jimmie Page and Jeff Beck playing guitar, and Beck smashing his guitar This, in 1966, was not common behavior. But everyone in the audience is bored to death. Just a statement on how humans tend to want whatever they don't have, and to be bored by what they do have.
A comedy remake of the classic set in modern times. It is hilarious.
My favorite is called “Larry Sinclair’s Ride.”
It takes place in the backseat of a limo, and co-stars Senator Barry Soetoro.
The supporting cast includes a crack pipe.
“Four Friends” ~ 1981, Directed by Arthur Penn, starring Craig Wasson
Serial...life in Marin County satire circa 1970.
Correction on my part, hammersmith is out...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammersmith_Is_Out
The Southerner, Jean Renoir, 1945 much better than Grapes of Wrath and it captures a long forgotten part of American culture in the 1930s.
Here it is free at youtube.
National Board of Review: NBR Award, Best Director, Jean Renoir; 1945.
Academy Awards: Oscar, Best Director, Jean Renoir; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Werner Janssen; Best Sound, Recording Jack Whitney (Sound Services Inc); 1946.
The Rattle of a Simple Man (1964)
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Great movie from the ‘80’s.
One Man's Hero: Deals with historical events-the refusal of some Irish immigrants, fighting with the US Army against Mexico in the 1840s, to continue to wage war on fellow Catholics.
The Attic: Weird early 1970s film. It's about an aging, neurotic spinster, dominated by her overbearing father, who finds happiness-for awhile-when she loses her job, gains a friend, and buys a pet monkey (!)...Until the day she discovers exactly what had happened to her fiancee, who left her at the altar. The lead role is played by the always wonderful Carrie Snodgress.
I recall a line from “The Shooting Party”, James Mason was writing in his diary and a child asked he why he did it. His answer was something like “I’m putting my thoughts down so I’m not tempted to burden others with them.”
The Innocents is a 1961 British horror film based on the novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. The title of the film was taken from William Archibald’s stage adaptation of James’ novella. Directed and produced by Jack Clayton, it stars Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave and Megs Jenkins. Falling within the subgenre of psychological horror, the film achieves its effects through lighting, music, and direction rather than gore and conventional shocks. Its distinctive atmosphere owes much to cinematographer Freddie Francis, who employed deep focus in many scenes, as well as bold, minimal lighting. It was filmed on location at the gothic mansion of Sheffield Park in East Sussex. The film includes the first role in cinema for child actor Pamela Franklin.
"A Family Upside Down" which stars Fred Astaire and Helen Hayes as a retired married couple. Astaire is a very independent man who suffers a sudden heart attack. After he recovers, Hayes is unable to care for Astaire herself, so she and her husband move in with son Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and daughter-in-law Pat Crowley and their children. Astaire's heart problems persist, and the family must face the unpleasant alternative of placing him in a nursing home. It co-stars Patty Duke Astin as Astaire and Hayes' emotionally overwrought daughter. There is humor, sadness, and a look at a truth which with we can all identify. Fred Astaire won the last of his many Emmy awards for his performance. It originally aired April 9, 1978.(my goodness, so long ago!) I would love to see it again.
“The Ref” with Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis. I find it hilarious, though if cussing gets under your collar, you wouldn’t like it.
The Fall is a movie that deserves IMAX. Beautiful.
Underworld USA - 1961
Satire, but increasingly true... Idiocracy (2006)
“Everything is Illuminated.” Easily one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Just wonderful.
I’m mystified that more people have not seen “Mongol” and “Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World.” Truly superb films.
It describes the difference perfectly between true free market competition and the rigged market we have today which closely resembles coroporate facism.
Every beer company lout there other than AB is in the business of making beer. AB is in the business of growth at all costs which includes spending billions paying off FEDERAL legislatures to make and continue laws which tilt the playing field in AB's favor making it close to impossible for any other competitor to play.
That's not a free market. That's tyranny.
The quick,and the dead.
Billy Wilder’s “One, Two, Three”, not as well known as his other movies, but IMHO one of the funniest movies ever made, and a brilliant comedic performance from James Cagney.
The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster.
And then he has a stroke of good fortune . . .
I'd also add Kevin Costner's For Love of the Game to this list. It was a box-office bust and got panned by most critics, but I think a lot of people simply didn't appreciate the subtleties of the movie and extraordinary work that it took to make this film. It takes place during a single baseball game filmed in Yankee Stadium, but is built around a series of flashbacks over the last five years of the career of legendary Detroit Tigers' ace "Billy Chapel" (played by Costner).
Also second Serial. Just to think that all that stuff from back then is still around today.
In the West Virginia vein, has anyone seen “Header”?
The Whites give new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.”
The Dirty Dozen and Oh brother where art thou. I’ve watched both a hundred times.
One of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen, and a damned fine war picture is “Farewell to the King” which bears echoes of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim—with a lot of filmmaker John Milius’ own Hemingwayesque slant thrown in. During World War II, American POW Learoyd (Nick Nolte) escapes a Japanese firing squad. Hiding himself in the wilds of Borneo, Learoyd is adopted by a head-hunting tribe of Nyaks, who consider him “divine” because of his elaborate tattoos. Before long, Learoyd is the reigning king of the Nyaks. When British soldiers approach him to rejoin the war against the Japanese, Learoyd resists (in language so flowery that it could have been written by Sir Walter Scott). But when his own tribe is threatened by the invaders, the “king” deigns to fight for their rights. Farewell to the King is breathtakingly photographed and quite exciting at times.
I've never seen it offered on DVD.
Everything is Illuminated was on one of the Cable movie channels today. I will have to look for it.”Master and Commander was a great movie but it too slow paced for most people who want slam bang action flicks. I have that on DVD as well.
Think I’ll go with a current movie, Terence Malik’s “The Tree of Life”. It’ll be too slow and artsy for many people but I found it extremely powerful and emotionally rich.
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