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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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Well, feel free to add the summer flick....
1 posted on 06/26/2011 2:32:35 PM PDT by Yorlik803
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“The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia”......you WILL tell your friends about it!


2 posted on 06/26/2011 2:34:09 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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Ang Lee's "Ride with the Devil" (1999) a pretty decent Civil War flick. Same goes for Kevin Costner's "Open Range" (2003) also a good western.

Just two off the top of my head. I'm sure I'll think of more.

3 posted on 06/26/2011 2:36:32 PM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: Yorlik803

High and Low: http://www.amazon.com/High-Low-Collection-Toshir%C3%B4-Mifune/dp/0780021509


4 posted on 06/26/2011 2:38:13 PM PDT by vladimir998 (When anti-Catholics can't win they simply violate the rules of the forum)
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To: Yorlik803

Hammerschmit is coming, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.


5 posted on 06/26/2011 2:39:43 PM PDT by eastforker
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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.


6 posted on 06/26/2011 2:39:46 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Gena Bukin

The first shot of the final shoot out is great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq3zjTmVLbM


7 posted on 06/26/2011 2:41:12 PM PDT by vladimir998 (When anti-Catholics can't win they simply violate the rules of the forum)
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“The Duelists” 1977. Ridley Scott's first feature film, very beautiful like many of this movies. I think it opened in only a handful of theaters, being considered “arty”.

Harvey Keitel as the obsessed French Hussar is pretty good, although Mrs. Slim hates it when I call it “Reservoir Frogs”.

8 posted on 06/26/2011 2:41:40 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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"The Shooting Party" which was, I believe the last film James Mason made. It's about a group of the English upper class gathering on an estate just before WWI. There is strong sense that their world is changing and their time is passing. I think it relates to today in many ways.

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.

9 posted on 06/26/2011 2:42:16 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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“Jeykll and Hyde Together Again”

A comedy remake of the classic set in modern times. It is hilarious.

10 posted on 06/26/2011 2:42:57 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Yorlik803

Lawn Dogs


11 posted on 06/26/2011 2:43:24 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: eastforker

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.


12 posted on 06/26/2011 2:43:35 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: Yorlik803
The Station Agent is a sweet movie about folks who think they want to be left alone.
Equilibrium is a terrific movie about a controlled population, and how the desire for freedom is always there, bubbling under the surface. Nice eye candy for the ladies, too, with Christian Bale and Sean Bean. ;o)
Belizaire the Cajun is about a Cajun medicine man who is accused of murder; excellent performances and a great story.
And a chick flick, Enchanted April starring the marvelous Joan Plowright.
13 posted on 06/26/2011 2:43:44 PM PDT by SuziQ
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Fail-Safe


14 posted on 06/26/2011 2:44:23 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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“Four Friends” ~ 1981, Directed by Arthur Penn, starring Craig Wasson


15 posted on 06/26/2011 2:44:31 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: SuziQ

Serial...life in Marin County satire circa 1970.


16 posted on 06/26/2011 2:45:16 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: eastforker

Correction on my part, hammersmith is out...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammersmith_Is_Out


17 posted on 06/26/2011 2:46:05 PM PDT by eastforker
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To: Yorlik803

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbEpfj2d-zg

Wins:
National Board of Review: NBR Award, Best Director, Jean Renoir; 1945.
Nominations:
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.


18 posted on 06/26/2011 2:46:24 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: DwFry
“The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia”......you WILL tell your friends about it!

Seconded.

19 posted on 06/26/2011 2:46:42 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (I got a fever and the only prescription is more watermelon trickworm, better known as bass crack.)
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To: Yorlik803
A Thousand Clowns (1965)

The Rattle of a Simple Man (1964)

The Mouse That Roared (1959)

20 posted on 06/26/2011 2:51:37 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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Turk 182

Great movie from the ‘80’s.


21 posted on 06/26/2011 2:52:29 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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Blood and Roses : A gorgeous vampire fairy tale, directed by Vadim and based loosely on Lefanu's "Carmilla". I saw the dubbed version, and it was so well done I honestly thought it had been filmed in English. Sadly, the uncensored version has yet to be released on DVD.

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.

22 posted on 06/26/2011 2:53:11 PM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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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.”


23 posted on 06/26/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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The Innocents.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055018/

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.


24 posted on 06/26/2011 2:54:00 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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There is one movie that has stuck in my mind for years. It was a made-for-TV movie and it really touched me:

"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.

25 posted on 06/26/2011 2:54:02 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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Big Wednesday


26 posted on 06/26/2011 2:55:51 PM PDT by TomServo
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“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.


27 posted on 06/26/2011 2:55:53 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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Trinity:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264108/

Very difficult to find. My copy came from Europe, and is a Region 2 disk.

Atmospheric and puzzling. Supposedly there are many different versions; the movie itself is tied up in legal problems.

Possible Worlds:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0222293/

Odd but engrossing. Like nothing else.

Neither movie is suited to passive viewing--you have to think about what you are seeing.

Welt am Draht (World of Wires):

1973 German movie--the first virtual reality movie. It has only recently had a proper DVD release.
28 posted on 06/26/2011 2:56:02 PM PDT by Nepeta
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The Fall is a movie that deserves IMAX. Beautiful.


29 posted on 06/26/2011 2:57:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Yorlik803

Underworld USA - 1961


30 posted on 06/26/2011 2:58:42 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: Yorlik803

“Goodbye, Lenin.”


31 posted on 06/26/2011 2:58:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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"Serial...life in Marin County satire circa 1970."

Satire, but increasingly true... Idiocracy (2006)

32 posted on 06/26/2011 2:58:56 PM PDT by Dacus943
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“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.


33 posted on 06/26/2011 2:58:56 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Vigilantcitizen
I also highly recommend a documentary titled "Beer Wars". Even if you don't drink beer, it's a very well done, in depth description of the industry by an ex exec, but the theme tells the tale of the difference between large, multinational companies like Anhauser Busch and the rest of the beer market.

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.

34 posted on 06/26/2011 2:59:51 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (I got a fever and the only prescription is more watermelon trickworm, better known as bass crack.)
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Put me down for Brazil (the Terry Gilliam Production).

The Mrs. votes for Harold and Maude with an honorable mention for Motel Hell.

35 posted on 06/26/2011 3:01:10 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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The quick,and the dead.


36 posted on 06/26/2011 3:01:11 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ("We hold it in our power, to begin the world anew")
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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.


37 posted on 06/26/2011 3:01:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster.

Ladybug, Ladybug.


38 posted on 06/26/2011 3:03:02 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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Let it Ride is a clever movie that really never got the acclaim it deserved. Richard Dreyfuss plays a middle-aged guy whose marriage is in trouble, who passes time hanging out with a bunch of losers at the horse track and in a bar across the street.

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).

39 posted on 06/26/2011 3:03:51 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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Netflix bookmark.


40 posted on 06/26/2011 3:04:02 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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Smile, 1975 directed by Michael Ritchie with Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon and Michael Kidd. Some view it as a satire of middle class values but I disagree, I think it's just a slice of life.

Also second Serial. Just to think that all that stuff from back then is still around today.

41 posted on 06/26/2011 3:04:02 PM PDT by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: DwFry

In the West Virginia vein, has anyone seen “Header”?


42 posted on 06/26/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT by printhead
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Rocket Man!


43 posted on 06/26/2011 3:05:19 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!)
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To: DwFry

The Whites give new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.”


44 posted on 06/26/2011 3:06:11 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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The Dirty Dozen and Oh brother where art thou. I’ve watched both a hundred times.


45 posted on 06/26/2011 3:07:03 PM PDT by MaxMax
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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.


46 posted on 06/26/2011 3:07:15 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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Bookmarking


47 posted on 06/26/2011 3:07:24 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Yorlik803
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss. It's a bizarre film telling the story of Hamlet from the point of view of two minor characters.

I've never seen it offered on DVD.

48 posted on 06/26/2011 3:07:29 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Skooz

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.


49 posted on 06/26/2011 3:09:25 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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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.


50 posted on 06/26/2011 3:10:11 PM PDT by RedRover
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