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Postby Cheery » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:38 pm

Tiffany wrote:I have Amelie, on video, Tony, lovely film.

I also love Barbarella, but I think that was made in Hollywood?

Ladies In Lavendar & Calendar Girls, were good as well.


Do you mean "la valise d'Amélie"? I love the music. Especially the piece called "comptine de l'un autre été". I've learned it on piano :D . I just didn't see the film yet. I'll have to buy it somewhere.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:51 pm

Yes, that's it - although it's just called Amelie here. :)

Try and watch it - it's a really good movie. :wink:
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Postby kakaze » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:02 am

Check out Teahouse of the August Moon.

It's Hollywood, but it's still good.

See if you can spot Brando!

Also, of course, The Sting is great!
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:27 am

Blimey! :shock: Teahouse is a film I haven't seen around for years and years but yeah it's a really unusual film about a really unusual time - not too sure about Brando in there but it certainly was a different role for him in that he could smile occasionally I s'pose :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:27 pm

Ken Loach's 'Land and Freedom' about a Liverpudlian who goes to fight in the Spanish Civil War. It's really good! :D
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Postby Catch-up » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:17 am

Thought of another one, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
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Postby kakaze » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:36 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Blimey! :shock: Teahouse is a film I haven't seen around for years and years but yeah it's a really unusual film about a really unusual time - not too sure about Brando in there but it certainly was a different role for him in that he could smile occasionally I s'pose :lol:


Brando played the Japanese local who was assigned to help the liutenent. I can't remember the character's name, but the idea of a Japanese Brando always makes me grin.

I also think The Sting is worth watching, but it's not really "off the wall".

However, if you like Japanese movies, you might like to check out Ikiru. It's a film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It's about an elderly supervisor in a local government office who discovers that he has a terminal illness. It's provoking but fun.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044741/
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Postby mspanners » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:37 am

IQ.......... Tim Robbins,Meg Ryan,Walter Matthau ...........A lighthearted love story with mild comic content,an old film (96ish) but first time I viewed it I feel in love with the film! :)
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Postby Trish » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:40 pm

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is worth watching just to see Val Kilmer swishing. Believably.
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Tim Robbins... Has anyone sen Eric the Viking? Wonderful.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:19 pm

Erik the Viking was a good laugh specially liked the cloak of invisibility:D
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Postby Batty » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:06 pm

Arsenic and Old Lace. It is quietly brilliant! Image
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:52 pm

It is. The Ladykillers is another good one.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:17 pm

Catch-up wrote:Thought of another one, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.


That the one with Robert Downey Jr?

Got it on DVD.

You can have it if you want it. Mind you, I'd have to find it first! :lol:
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Postby WannabeAngua » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:47 am

Tim Robbins... Has anyone sen Eric the Viking? Wonderful.

That is such a great movie :lol:
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Postby Danny B » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:38 am

For an offbeat (sort of) film experience, could I recommend The Curse of the Komodo to everyone and anyone with a particular way of appreciating bad cinema?
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