Film recommendations

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by marcus69x, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Coming up to date....

    In Bruges, foul language and all, is quite amazing. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two disgraced hitmen in temporary exile in Bruges ("Why f*ckin' Bruges??? It's a f*ckin' sh*thole!") are absolutely brillant, some of the adventures that happen to them are totally surreal...and the epsiode of Gleeson's character, tho' mortally wounded, committing suicide to make Farrell aware he's being chased...all to the strains of On Raglan Road by The Dubliners...is a very VERY powerful piece of cinema.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPB3jXgUsoA

    Comes a very close second to Albert Finney's character in Miller's Crossing foiling a hit on him ("The Old Man's still an artist with a Thopmson...") all to the strains of Danny Boy. A few seconds from it was used in the starting credits to Film** on the BBC for the last ten years.

    YouTube - Miller's Crossing - "The old man's still an artist with a Thompson."
     
  2. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Being as I mentioned Black&White films I thought I would add The Canterville Ghost,-Charles Laughton, and slightly cheating with this one;) A Matter Of Life And Death,-David Niven, saw these both as a kid and where, I got my love for B&W films oh and more recently I saw twice in the space of a few months Goodbye mr chips, bloody classic:D
     
  3. IzzyR

    IzzyR Junior Member

    One of my all time faveourite balck and white films is 'Harvey' which has Jimmy Stewart in it. He plays a man with a 6ft invisible rabbit as a friend...brilliant stuff.
     
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  4. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Although I have always loved the John Wayne version of The Alamo...I've gotten to really like the 2004 version. Like some of the others I've mentioned, there's one moment in it makes it worth watching for all on it's own - though the rest is pretty good too! LOL

    It's the bit where Billy Bob Thornton's Davy Crockett plays the fiddle to counterpoint the Mexicans' DeGuello...

    YouTube - The Alamo 2004 (Violin Scene)

    ...even the Mexicans enjoy it! :lol:
     
  5. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    But I have to say my all-time fave is The Thirteenth Warrior, with Antonio Banderas. it suffered badlty for being in the cinema at the same time as one of the parts of The Lord Of The Rings, but if you fancy a bit historical derring-do (blood, guts and long hair) it's been bubbling under for years now as a cult classic :D

    it's about an Arab philanderer :D who gets promoted (exiled) as ambassador to the norse Russ....only to get caught up immediately in a quest that sends twelve of them - plus him! - back to Norway to fight a dragon!

    The dragon turns out MERELY to be an entire tribe of rabid bear-worshipping cannibals - "I rather think I'd have preferred a dragon!" - and cue much battling, heroic deeds, some amazing one liners, with an "ensemble" of Scandanavian and Celtic fringe actors that some of you might be familiar with.

    At heart it's another "lifestyle comparison" movie - with the civilised Arab not necessarily coming off best! :unsure:

    YouTube - Prayers Before Battle - "The 13th Warrior"

    And you'll learn a valuable lesson from this film...

    Never pick the black jellybaby! :mellow:


    YouTube - 13th Warrior p2
     
  6. laufer

    laufer Senior Member

    But I have to say my all-time fave is The Thirteenth Warrior, with Antonio Banderas. it suffered badlty for being in the cinema at the same time as one of the parts of The Lord Of The Rings, but if you fancy a bit historical derring-do (blood, guts and long hair) it's been bubbling under for years now as a cult classic :D

    it's about an Arab philanderer :D who gets promoted (exiled) as ambassador to the norse Russ....only to get caught up immediately in a quest that sends twelve of them - plus him! - back to Norway to fight a dragon!

    The dragon turns out MERELY to be an entire tribe of rabid bear-worshipping cannibals - "I rather think I'd have preferred a dragon!" - and cue much battling, heroic deeds, some amazing one liners, with an "ensemble" of Scandanavian and Celtic fringe actors that some of you might be familiar with.

    At heart it's another "lifestyle comparison" movie - with the civilised Arab not necessarily coming off best! :unsure:

    YouTube - Prayers Before Battle - "The 13th Warrior"

    And you'll learn a valuable lesson from this film...

    Never pick the black jellybaby! :mellow:


    YouTube - 13th Warrior p2

    It is another interpretation of Beowulf story. I like animated "Beowulf" by Robert Zemeckis.
     
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  7. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    I like animated "Beowulf" by Robert Zemeckis.


    Try the OTHER version that came out at the same time, the live-action one with Garard Butler and Stellan SkarsgÄrd ;)
     
  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    The Mouse that Roared.

    Very funny, sweet movie that has aged well.

     
  9. Seroster

    Seroster Desert-mad!

    I remember reading some of the Mouse books many years ago! Good stuff.

    I must say that for sheer cinematography and action, Mad Max: Fury Road is one my favorite films of the past 10 years. It does not have a complicated plot but it is just so well crafted and the action scenes are phenomenonal.
     

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