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Hubby and I finally went to a movie theater again after 13 years. During this time we have watched movies in the comfort of our living room via TV, VHS and DVDs. To actually sit in front of a huge screen with huge speakers, on a folding comfy seet with cup holders, in a large air-condiitioned room, was a nostalgic and pleasant experience. There were several "coming attractions" before the feature and the price of popcorn and soda was high. But, we were entertained. The movie we saw was "Twilight/ The Eclipse". Most memorable for us were the big wolves. The love story is a bit drawn out.

In this thread, we will share some movies we have seen, past and present, which were unforgettable for us and why.

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'Last Year at Marienbad' - Top 10 Movies That Mess with Your Mind - TIME

Is there a movie that you have seen that left you muttering, "What the...........?"

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Imagine going to the movies twice in the same day.........at two different theaters.

The year was 1971. It was a hot summer day in Savannah, Georgia. What better way to beat the heat than to catch two of the most popular films of the year........"The French Connection" and "Dirty Harry"? Both crime, action, tough-guy films.

Wow........the adrenoline was pumping after that afternoon was over I can tell you. :wah:

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What a coincidence, Wifey and i went to the Premier showing of the new Karate Kid film last weekend. First time at the cinema for for us in about 10 years.

Probably because it was a free invitation.

Really good film, Jackie Chan and the young Smith boy were excellent.

The film was funny and moving, we would recommend it anytime.

The seats were a lot larger and comfier than i remember them.

Cant wait for my next free invite.:D
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along-for-the-ride;1322513 wrote: Imagine going to the movies twice in the same day.........at two different theaters.

The year was 1971. It was a hot summer day in Savannah, Georgia. What better way to beat the heat than to catch two of the most popular films of the year........"The French Connection" and "Dirty Harry"? Both crime, action, tough-guy films.

Wow........the adrenoline was pumping after that afternoon was over I can tell you. :wah:



Those were the days!

Awesome movies they were!:-6

I've only been a few times to the theater, just to expensive and as you said, the popcorn and pop is unreasonably priced.

Tis nicer in the comfort of your own home, 'pausing' is a must for me!:yh_rotfl

I loved Titanic in IMAX, it left me in tears.

and in 3D IMAX, Avator, woah, kinda scary at times:guitarist
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I was a teenager. My girlfriend from art class, Louise, and I wanted to see this movie so much. The theatre was crowded so we had to take a seat up front. Right up front close to the movei screen. The movie was Doctor Zhivago. A flim with romance and also big epic scenes. We both enjoyed the movie............but gosh...........we were right up front with the action. :wah:

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Below is the scene from "The Color Purple" that always brings tears to my eyes:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM60tZnG3i8
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I remember going to see 'Moonstruck' with three of my friends one afternoon. I remember saying to one of them that if that guy were in my world, I'd be knocking the snot out of him....

then this happened

YouTube - Moonstruck - Snap out of it!!!

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flopstock;1340610 wrote: I remember going to see 'Moonstruck' with three of my friends one afternoon. I remember saying to one of them that if that guy were in my world, I'd be knocking the snot out of him....

then this happened

YouTube - Moonstruck - Snap out of it!!!

almost wet myself:yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl



You're right, floppy. :wah:

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Guess what film these clips are from?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9piQu2TDvEA




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We remember:

Oscar-nominated actress Jill Clayburgh dead at 66 - TIME



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The heart wrenching final scene of Schindler's List:

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One of my favorites: Movie and song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrjrFiOxayw
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My favorite scene from the move.............Kinda sexy.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6e6dY1F0E
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A reunion from "Lonesome Dove".....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uJCA4_AQaM
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Wanna go for a ride?

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Personally, I'll never forget the time I saw "Titanic" on the big screen. I don't know if it was because it was such a great and great big movie, or because I saw it with my wife and sister...but that was one emotional movie! The whole audience was cheering and crying!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCy5WQ9S4c0
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If you ever get a chance, Saint, visit the Titanic museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It is awsome.

The scene below has haunted me since I had first seen it in the theater.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUytjN8CXbU
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WHOA!!! That scene is riveting! Still makes my hair stand on end after all these years. I guess it's the whole "there's no way out feeling."
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A scene from one of my favorite films. I have seen it many times over the years.



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This is a great film from 1948. What stays with me most, however, is the first part, tragic and poignant:



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A mother, a daughter, a war:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7wcubkH_Hc
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Holly Hunter and "The Piano"

Unforgettable............



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This was a TV-Movie, but I'm going to add it anyway.



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Wistful and lovely............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOByH_iOn88
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"Tell Mama all"

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Places in the Heart......the beginning:



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Places in the Heart....the ending:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK_JuaX7SKY
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along-for-the-ride;1356340 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LnQoeRcYbo



this movie was really good, the others I don't recognize.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdarzAOvLXM




I just thought I'd sneek this scene in from "Beetlejuice".
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg73MRomwSA




Scenes from Forrest Gump.
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along-for-the-ride;1359836 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg73MRomwSA




Scenes from Forrest Gump.



It was a really good movie!:guitarist
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"I could've been Somebody."



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along-for-the-ride;1322509 wrote: Is there a movie that you have seen that left you muttering, "What the...........?"
Several.

I've made a list. I sorted it alphabetically too.



2001, for the visual impact. Arthur C Clarke is the luckiest of writers to have had his story retold by Kubrick. The application of music was pretty stunning too - the Blue Danube, for example, leading into the docking sequence.

a clockwork orange, for the visual impact. Anthony Burgess is the luckiest of writers to have had his story retold by Kubrick. The application of music was pretty stunning too - the William Tell Overture, for example, leading into the docking sequence. Is a pattern emerging here?

a matter of life and death, it had everything including Raymond Massey out-acting David Niven, and the weepiest opening five minutes of any film ever invented.

a midsummer night's madness, perfect storytelling by the moody Swede. A late-night channel had a very dry Guardian film critic, decades back, show dozens of Ingmar Bergman films night after night and they were mesmerising.

a night in casablanca because it's anarchy on film.

alexander nevski,

alice in wonderland - Jonathan Miller's, which I saw at the NFT and had terrible trouble at the door getting my daughter in. Oh we're not licenced for under-18s, I got. Why on earth not, I asked, you might as well close down if you can't educate the occasional child. Dozy prats.

an inspector calls, and Alistair Sim's magnificent terrifying performance.

blood simple, with which the Brothers Coen resurrected Film Noir with the shockingly clever, my word it's clever, top-class noir film of all time.

brazil, a perfect setting of Orwell meets Kafka and one of the places into which Monty Python expanded.

brief encounter on account of it's a fine example of Noel Coward's writing and the film has a measure of sympathy for everyone regardless of how badly they behave.

brighton rock on account of it's a fine example of William Hartnell's acting and the film has a measure of sympathy for everyone regardless of how badly they behave.
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Some more?

cabaret. I'm surprised I enjoyed it, I can't think of any other film in which Michael York appeared and didn't entirely wreck the ensemble. It's all down to Ms Minelli and the amazing compere whose name I criminally forget. Joel Grey, thank you Google.

captains courageous, I was Freddie Bartholemew's age when I watched that and I thought Spencer Tracy was quite an actor, which just shows I've always had good taste.

casablanca. Not a film one could leave out of a list like this, is it. Claude Rains' performance provides a life role model I still aim toward.

charlie bubbles and Ms Minelli showing her skills again. My word it's a great film, this.

dr strangelove, in which Peter Sellers is for once held back sufficiently to perform instead of poison. Well done Mr Kubrick, three films listed and we're only into the Ds.

electra. That greek woman, Irene Papas, showing what acting's about, and the chap with the vision for the trilogy, Cacoyannis. I have memories of seeing him take a bow at the NFT after the trilogy was performed there and seeming ecstatic at the reaction of the audience. Mr Cacoyannis is very good at making bleak films but on the other hand he did make Zorba the Greek too, so he's exidently flexible. What he manages is to get the camera to tell the story, which of course also means he can direct the actors too.

fanny and alexander, the TV version I think was the one I saw rather than the cinema release. A story everyone should watch and think about, it stays powerfully in the mind.

funeral in berlin. I never thought Michael Caine could act but since he blatantly can in this and a couple of other films I reckon he's settled for lots of money and more vile productions than might be artistically sensible. Len Deighton is an odd writer, he pulled off a succession of perfect books and then wham, hit a wall of some sort and everything thereafter feels like a different writer entirely who could only write junk. Funeral in Berlin, book and film, is perfect.

gandhi. Yet more Richard Attenborough. Yes I did, Brighton Rock, pay more attention. I can think of nothing he acted in or directed that I didn't enjoy immensely, he's the Midas of the film world. He was clever to choose Ben Kingsley for the lead, since Ben Kingsley turned out to be so completely physically convincing. One would have thought it impossible to recreate the man, given what he did to himself over the years.
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Thanks for you contributions, spot. :) There are scenes from certain movies that you never forget. There's alot to be said about the older films, even the black and white ones. Young folks who only watch these new "crazy situations" or "action-oriented" films are missing something, IMO..
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woahas_W35A




Just the ending of a classic western.
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Life is just to short for drama.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hlx2Jr-oG0&feature=related




One of the most poignant scenes for me from this movie.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjJDekSculo




Just a simple little song.
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