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What movie do you like that most people never seen?
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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.


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To: jtal

The Swimmer is one of the most beautiful & strange movies..............it’s haunting & I am surprised it was made so long ago............Burt Lancaster is beyond amazing.


351 posted on 06/26/2011 6:22:26 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Yorlik803

B movie horror film Phantasm.


352 posted on 06/26/2011 6:23:48 PM PDT by whodathunkit
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To: IrishPennant

I thought I was the only lover of this movie..........Michael Mann is a genius & this blows Silence of the Lambs out of the water............the scene w/ the tiger is one of the most beautiful in cinema.


353 posted on 06/26/2011 6:29:52 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Yorlik803
I haven't read through all 350 responses, but couldn't let the chance to tout Lars and the Real Girl, if it hasn't been mentioned. I almost passed on it when it came out because the plot involves a man and the mail-order, full-sized "doll" that he totes around like she's real. BUT, the thing is, it is NOT sleazy at all. Just a sweet story about a troubled young man and a community coming together to support him. It's beautiful!
354 posted on 06/26/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT by StrictTime
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To: Yorlik803

“The Straight Story.” Starring Sissy Spacek and Richard Farnsworth with a cameo by Harry Dean Stanton, it was Richard Farnsworth’s last film.

This entire little film is wonderful and the final scene will choke up anyone with a beloved but seldom seen brother.


355 posted on 06/26/2011 6:37:21 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: Yorlik803

My favorites of the ones I’ve seen are:

Fail Safe
The Beast
No Way Out
Miracle Mile
The Gods Must be Crazy
Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Das Boot
The Pianist

and I like “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World” because it’s hilarious. :)


356 posted on 06/26/2011 6:39:41 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: mware

Thank you for that! My great grandfather & grandmother came over to the states from Wales. I will definitely check this out.


357 posted on 06/26/2011 6:40:22 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: abb

That was great.

Google `Ring of Fire’ and there’s a site about the locomotive, passenger cars, how the loco was actually operated right into the final destruction scene, THEN... how some guys made a recent expedition into the crash site ravine fifty years later (one almost got killed) and got a few not many pix of the wreckage.

Seems in 1960 the railroads/logging companies couldn’t get rid of their steam locomotives fast enough. Some went to municipal parks for display, most went to the scrapyard. The survivors are now pampered treasures.

BTW, “One, Two, Three” is another of my forgotten favorites.


358 posted on 06/26/2011 6:41:52 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Artemis Webb

You picked 2 great movies - The Ox-Bow Incident and Jean
de Florette/Manon of the Spring. I make a point of watching
Ox-Bow whenever I see it on encore Western. Great actors -
Fonda, Jane Darwell (Ma Joad) and a young Anthony Quinn.
It’s only 1 1/4 hrs long but VERY powerful.
I was searching through the thread to see whether Jean/
Manon was mentioned. This was originally produced for French TV and starred Depardieu, Daniel Auteil, Emmanuel Beart and in a virtuoso performance, Yves Montand. You must watch both movies because it is, in reality, one story. The story is a wonderful morality tale with a surprise ending. If it seems slow, stick with it. One word of warning- there is a scene in Manon with fairly graphic nudity- it isn’t gratuitous and factors into the story. I would say that this may be the best foreign film that I’ve seen.
The third movie, which someone else suggesated, is recent - The Lives of Others - another foreign film from a couple of years ago. In fact Rush highly recommended it on his show one day


359 posted on 06/26/2011 6:42:54 PM PDT by Scoutdad
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To: sillsfan

The Dish! Best Movie Ever! Every American should see this film!

Bottle Shock, reminds me of California back when it was the golden state, and there was freedom and a future for her population.

The Once and Future King, terrific.

Iron Will, a great movie about independence and perseverance.

Master and Commander, also terrific, especially the bravery and maturity shown by midshipman Blakeney.

The Last of the Mohicans.

Shenandoah with Jimmy Stewart.

Drums Along the Mohawk, American Revolutionary war.


360 posted on 06/26/2011 6:43:33 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: leaning conservative

In about 1955: “The Long Gray Line,” with Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara, set at West Point. Some real tear-jerker moments.


361 posted on 06/26/2011 6:43:56 PM PDT by Ax
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To: leaning conservative

My FRiend bought me a DVD of, A Childs Christmas In Wales, over the internet. A feast for the eyes and ears.


362 posted on 06/26/2011 6:46:21 PM PDT by mware
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To: Free Vulcan

Insignificance (1985)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089343/

The Lathe of Heaven (TV 1980)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081036/


363 posted on 06/26/2011 6:48:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Yorlik803

Looker.

Susan Dey, naked. Mind control devices. Cool.


364 posted on 06/26/2011 6:53:10 PM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Mase

Yes, October Sky is another great American film.


365 posted on 06/26/2011 6:53:31 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“The Serial” was truly funny, hard to miss with Martin Mull. Tommy Smothers as the New Age wedding officiator and Christopher Lee as “Skull” the leader of the gay motorcycle pack, priceless. The one tragic role was Holroyd’s pal who commits suicide by jumping off the ferry.

Only thing that’s changed in Marin County since then is the technology, probably.


366 posted on 06/26/2011 6:59:01 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: BwanaNdege; kiltie65

That does it! I’m watching that tonight!


367 posted on 06/26/2011 6:59:08 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess I have a few that came to mind eventually:

Groundhog Day

Outlaw Josey Wales

Das Boot!

Without a Paddle


368 posted on 06/26/2011 7:08:18 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Yorlik803
A Place in the Sun (1951) Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison and Diane Cilento

Of Human Bondage (1964) Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey and Robert Morley
369 posted on 06/26/2011 7:08:27 PM PDT by Bellagio
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To: buccaneer81

“I’ll add “The Great Santini”. Duvall chews up the scenery, but it’s still a classic.

Excellent movie. “

Cussy cussy cussy though. Some of us FReepers don’t like that.

I don’t know if they could have done Santini without all that cussing, it was fairly well essential to the character, but man, what a lot of profanity. I won’t watch it again.

Same problem with Pulp Fiction (not obscure, I know), I loved the film but won’t watch it again.


370 posted on 06/26/2011 7:13:38 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: leaning conservative
I gotta agree...everything some might consider bad about that movie was sooooo cool...Music included...In a Gadda Da Vida.

Yet, the one I saw recently on cable - they cut out the end, where he visits the "next" victim at the very end...it is pouring down rain and simply tells the woman "I just wanted to see you". Great ending...

371 posted on 06/26/2011 7:14:55 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We've vanquished them in Tripoli before...bring it!)
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To: All

“Ma and Pa Kettle go to the Fair” A good old fashioned family friendly movie.


372 posted on 06/26/2011 7:15:26 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (Perry/Rubio in 2012!)
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To: Kevmo

“Fitzcarraldo”

Fitzcarraldo, what a hoot. I really have no idea what I was supposed to take from it but I love German language movies that move slowly so I can sort of translate. Das Boot (not obscure, I know) also a good choice for that. “Schultze Gets the Blues,” nice and obscure, German with subtitles, good for the German language lover.


373 posted on 06/26/2011 7:16:25 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Sorcerer

A remake of the movie "Wages of Fear" starring Yves Montand. Even though most critics prefer the original, I've always liked this version. Some of the scenes were so intense, I almost stopped breathing.

374 posted on 06/26/2011 7:29:13 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Rex Anderson
Lars and the Real Girl

A really strange movie, which I really enjoyed.

375 posted on 06/26/2011 7:36:50 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Yorlik803
Sergeant York (1941) Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan and Joan Leslie

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) James Stewart, Richard Attenborough and Peter Finch

Rear Window (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Wendell Corey

Carbine Williams (1952) James Stewart, Jean Hagen and Wendell Corey

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden and Thelma Ritter

Cool Hand Luke (1967) Paul Newman, George Kennedy and Strother Martin

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark and Roscoe Lee Browne

Some Like It Hot (1959) Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

Lost Horizon (1937) Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt and Edward Everett Horton

Shane (1953) Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin
376 posted on 06/26/2011 7:37:52 PM PDT by Bellagio
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To: Proud_texan

bm


377 posted on 06/26/2011 7:39:12 PM PDT by Current Occupant (If you're not pi$$ed, you ain't paying attention!)
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To: yetidog

Defending Your Life...one of my all-time favorites.


378 posted on 06/26/2011 7:42:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: patriot08

The screenplay for “The Shawshank Redemption” is considered by many professionals to be the finest screenplay ever written.


379 posted on 06/26/2011 7:48:35 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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To: bert

Sorry. The image I posted went away. It was another James Garner movie from 1964 called “36 Hours.” Excellent movie.


380 posted on 06/26/2011 7:48:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Yorlik803
I remember watching a movie called “Middle Age Crazy” when it came out. One of the few movies that I liked from back in the day that I can't find on tape or DVD. It starred Bruce Dern as an architect married to Ann Margaret going through a mid life crisis when he turned 40.
381 posted on 06/26/2011 7:48:54 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Revolting cat!

That photo may have been the inspiration for Frank Poncharello.


382 posted on 06/26/2011 7:50:53 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

One of the funniest movies I ever saw was “Hollywood Knights”. The thing is, at the time they touted the big stars of the movie as Tony Danza and a young Michelle Pfeiffer, but they had only bit parts in the movie. Robert Wuhl as Newbomb Turk was one of the funniest characters ever in a movie, and his scene in the van with a young (and hot) Fran Drescher was a classic.


383 posted on 06/26/2011 7:52:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kevmo
I would nominate Americathon as the worst movie I have ever seen.

But did you ever guess we would be living that story 32 years later?

384 posted on 06/26/2011 7:53:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

It’s on my list of ‘best movies ever’.


385 posted on 06/26/2011 7:56:46 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Yorlik803

When we lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, I met a George Attla. He lived in North Pole just down the road from Eielson AFB where I was stationed. He is the most famous dog sledder in history.

While in Alaska, I watched “Spirit of The Wind,” a movie about George Attla. It had Slim Pickens in it and Chief George. Great movie. Joan Baez sang the theme song for it. I copied it onto a Beta cassette and now can’t find it. Last time I checked, it is not available in any format.


386 posted on 06/26/2011 7:57:50 PM PDT by inthaihill (Living in an interesting paradise - Thailand!)
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To: paudio
I Am David (2003).

+1

I simply cannot make it through those final scenes. The cameramen intentionally blurred the film; not sure why...:)
387 posted on 06/26/2011 8:04:23 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: Yorlik803

“Going South” - Jack Nicholson


388 posted on 06/26/2011 8:05:22 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter ( ma)
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My response is to various postings above mine.

I have seen a lot those and I liked them and have seen them repeatedly.

Here are a couple of quotes from a movie I like, yet panned by the critics. Believe me, it is nowhere on my top ten list of all time motion pictures. I don’t think too many people have seen this one.

The first quote could probably fit in on some other thread I commented on.

“Films”? “Films”? What the hell ever happened to movies? What do you think you’re in, the art business?
-Ernest Borgnine (Barney Sheean) in The Legend of Lylah Claire (1968)

You make a terrible mistake … and your consolation is that … is the thought you had at least learned something. And then, you gather up the courage to try again and then suddenly you realize that all you learned is how to make the same mistake again. Perhaps faster, perhaps differently.
-Peter Finch (Lewis Zarken) in The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)

One motion picture that isn’t too bad and many people most likely have not seen is Alex in Wonderland. It is very dated. Most people would not like it.


389 posted on 06/26/2011 8:08:14 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“The Serial” was truly funny, hard to miss with Martin Mull. Tommy Smothers as the New Age wedding officiator and Christopher Lee as “Skull” the leader of the gay motorcycle pack, priceless. The one tragic role was Holroyd’s pal who commits suicide by jumping off the ferry.

Only thing that’s changed in Marin County since then is the technology, probably.


390 posted on 06/26/2011 8:09:28 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Yorlik803

CHARLY with Cliff Robertson.


391 posted on 06/26/2011 8:10:30 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: exDemMom

I enjoyed that one! Saw it on PBS a few times.

You can buy it here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000777I88/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=13095248625&ref=pd_sl_3gtbpwgibj_b

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991)


392 posted on 06/26/2011 8:36:57 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Yorlik803

“Duel”


393 posted on 06/26/2011 8:41:03 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Yorlik803

Impromptu, Lumumba, Ridicule and Water.


394 posted on 06/26/2011 8:42:56 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: Yorlik803

The Red Baron
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365675/
This movie is beautifully done and will make Americans see Baron Manfred von Richthofen in a far more human light. The acting is superb and the dogfight scenes are well done.

And

IP Man
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220719/
The movie begins in the 1930’s and follows the lead character through the Japanese occupation of China. The film left me wanting to do more reading on pre-WW2 China.


395 posted on 06/26/2011 8:43:38 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Yorlik803

ping to peruse later.


396 posted on 06/26/2011 8:44:07 PM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/anybody (removed Cain because of Bush bashing.))
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To: Yorlik803

http://webzapper.tripod.com/duel.html

The Movie “Duel” with Dennis Weaver.


397 posted on 06/26/2011 8:45:23 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: surroundedinCT

‘LITTLE CHENIE’ Great movie.

ME? I THEENK IT WAS TO ....GREAT SURPRISE ENDING...TO.


398 posted on 06/26/2011 8:47:19 PM PDT by flat (s)
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To: Yorlik803

“Russian Ark” by Alexander Sokurov.

A dreamlike tale of a trip through St Petersburg’s Hermitage and Winter Palace, and also through three centuries or so of Russian history. The protagonist is the director who, from behind the camera, converses throughout with a 19th century French diplomat who has an acerbic view of the Russia of his day. But the real star is the Hermitage itself.

A part of my positive impression is my interest in movie technology. The movie makers committed to making a 94-minute movie in one take. Not ‘virtually’ one take, but literally one take. Made possible by shooting on HD video and recording to an array of hard disks on the back pack of an assistant cameraman. Another reason was that they had the Hermitage for only one day, so the sets and hundreds of actors in the various scenes had to be ready at essentially the same time, and act on queue as the camera entered each scene.

The cameraman was German and had to take instruction from the director through an interpreter. That meant four men clustered together, moving as one, as if choreographed, so nobody would stumble, for 94 minutes.

It strains belief that they pulled it off. For the technically minded, the ‘making of’ feature is almost worth the price of admission.

For the culturally minded, there is also a feature on the Hermitage itself.

The Russian ‘Ark’ of the title is Hermitage, a repository of that which was good about that nation’s culture, which survived the dark ages of Communist rule.


399 posted on 06/26/2011 9:09:37 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Mouton


I-ness.
Me-ness.
You-ness.
We-ness.

Sounds kinda dirty when you say it out loud.


400 posted on 06/26/2011 9:12:34 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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