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    I liked The Green Mile, The Hurricane, and I recently watched U-571.

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    Best recently seen films

    -Leon
    -Clockwork Orange
    -The Siege

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    My favourites:

    - Silence of the Lambs
    - The Deer Hunter (Ashamed to say I nearly cried!)
    - Apocalypse Now
    - The Shining (not that scary but very interesting)
    - Kids (Very stunned after watching this)

    My dislikes:

    - M:I 2 (shudder)
    - M:I (this movie will hopefully self-destruct in 5 secs)
    - U-571 (<sigh> you Americans at it again! j/k )
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    I have not heard of this U-571 that you all keep going on about!

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    Originally posted by Nicky
    I have not heard of this U-571 that you all keep going on about!
    You should see it! Its a GREAT movie!

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    Originally posted by Peter Hibbit
    I don't have a problem with The Patriot being anti-english - it makes perfect sense, same with Braveheart.

    I thought U-571 was a very good movie. I don't watch movies for thier historical factuality because simply put they don't have any.
    The problem is many people, those who don't know the factual version, will think that it is the true story. I wish they had just made it a totally fictional film rather than merging fact and fiction - by combining the two they devalue the true story. Why did they have to mention the enigma code when it could have been a fictional code and still offered the same dramatic effect.
    But thew whole thing they pushed was that it was a true story which makes me like it so much more. What was wrong with the facts they presented?

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    U-571 was definitely a good movie. Had me on the edge of my seat the whole move!

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    I agree with you all. Gladiator and The Patriot were both excellent movies. (Although I must say, The Patriot was sometimes boring).

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    Originally posted by jumpthru
    But thew whole thing they pushed was that it was a true story which makes me like it so much more. What was wrong with the facts they presented? [/B]
    The enigma encryption devices carried aboard German U-Boats were actually captured from the U-110 (not the U-571) by the British navy.
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    Originally posted by Daniel
    Originally posted by jumpthru
    But thew whole thing they pushed was that it was a true story which makes me like it so much more. What was wrong with the facts they presented?
    The enigma encryption devices carried aboard German U-Boats were actually captured from the U-110 (not the U-571) by the British navy.
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    Actually more than one device was captured during the war and if you watched the credits directly after the movie it says something to the effect of:
    This movie is dedicated to the brave men who worked to capture enigma decoding devices during World War II.
    It then goes to list at least three different incidents as well as the ships involved. I believe one of the listed incidents is U-110 and the respective H.M.S. ship that captured the device.

    I personally felt that this and the disclaimer of "While this story is based upon true life incidents, the actual portrayal may be changed for cinematic effect." was enough to tell people that it was not necessarily entirely true.

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    Originally posted by W. Luke
    Actually more than one device was captured during the war and if you watched the credits directly after the movie it says something to the effect of:
    This movie is dedicated to the brave men who worked to capture enigma decoding devices during World War II.
    Well actually I refused to go and see this movie so I wouldn't know. But thanks for letting me know.

    Um, just wondering.... are none of you interested in anything other than *recent* movies? OK so I'm only 16 myself but I prefer many of the classics to some of the rubbish "doing the rounds" at the minute (see my list above).
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    Here are a few I like:

    Once Upon a Time in America
    Platoon


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    Originally posted by Daniel
    Originally posted by W. Luke
    Actually more than one device was captured during the war and if you watched the credits directly after the movie it says something to the effect of:
    This movie is dedicated to the brave men who worked to capture enigma decoding devices during World War II.
    Well actually I refused to go and see this movie so I wouldn't know. But thanks for letting me know.

    Um, just wondering.... are none of you interested in anything other than *recent* movies? OK so I'm only 16 myself but I prefer many of the classics to some of the rubbish "doing the rounds" at the minute (see my list above).
    If you refused to see the movie how can you say you disliked it? All you can truthfully say is that you haven't seen it. You might see it one day and find it to be fascinating contrary to what you believe today.

    As far as my all time favorites... Here Goes
    Star Wars Trilogy
    All 9 Star Trek Movies
    Labyrinth
    Pelican Brief
    Fantasia
    Lady and the Tramp
    Saving Private Ryan
    Good Morning Vietnam
    Stargate
    Tombstone
    Braveheart
    Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh version)
    MacBeth (Mel Gibson version)
    E.T.
    Close Encounters
    2001
    Jaws
    The Hills have Eyes
    Dr. Strangelove ("or How I learned to love the bomb")
    Robin Hood (Animated Disney Version)
    Heavy Metal
    BladeRunner
    Highlander (#1 Director's Cut)
    Terminator
    Edward ScissorHands
    Camelot
    The Money Pit


    Plus many many many more...
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    All time favourites are:

    Gladiator
    Terminator 2
    City Slickers
    Aladin (Disney)
    Lion King (Disney)
    Jungle Book (Disney)
    Fox and the Hound (Disney)
    Matrix
    Wedding Singer
    Erin Brockovich
    Star Wars Trilogy
    James Bond (All of them)
    Notting Hill
    3 Weddings and a Funeral
    Demolition Man

    There are more but I've got to go out so I can't list any more at the moment.
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    Nicky: Dune - I must admit I fell asleep!
    That is kinda understandable. It's a much better experience if you've read the novels. We dedicated sci-fi buffs seem to appreciate this type of thing though.

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    Originally posted by Karl
    James Bond (All of them)
    Which one was your favorite?



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    Originally posted by W. Luke
    If you refused to see the movie how can you say you disliked it?
    I, um, never said that I disliked it.

    Originally posted by W. Luke
    You might see it one day and find it to be fascinating contrary to what you believe today.
    Unlikely.

    BTW you have some really cool favourites in there!

    Just wondering... was "Labyrinth" the film were the girl lost her younger brother and went off to find him before her parents got home? I remember watching that when I was ~4 and it scared the life out of me
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    I am waiting for Arnies new film released in the Uk in about a week.... Arnie rocks !!
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    I think Labyrinth is the one with David Bowie, there was a very good series here in the UK about 15 years ago too of the same name.

    As to Dune, I actually have the books (5 I think) because someone said they were good but I haven't gotten round to reading them yet. It is like the Star Wars books, I have them all but haven't read them all yet. I think it is getting slightly ridiculous and everyone left right and centre is releasing a Star Wars book (Timothy Zahn is the best).

    More movies:

    (Apart from all the ones mentioned above by Wayne which are all ace - even if he did forget Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!)

    Starship Troopers
    Scream
    The Game
    Jurassic Park
    Back to the Future
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    The Labyrinth is with David Bowie (he plays the Goblin King) and it is about a girl who wishes that the goblins would take her brother away. They do and she has to find him. So in effect you are both correct.

    Another great film by Jim Henson Productions is "The Dark Crystal".

    I had forgotten about "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". I will have to buy a copy of that for my kids.
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    A few more for the list:

    The Godfather (also Part II)
    Grosse Pointe Blank (in a nonsensical kind of way)
    Little Man Tate
    The beach scene in Saving Private Ryan
    Amadeus
    It's a Wonderful Life (and as an added bonus, Miracle on 34th St and How the Grinch Stole Christmas - the holiday trifecta)
    Shawshank Redemption
    Fargo
    Antonia's Line
    Hitlerjunge Salomon (released as Europa Europa in the States)
    Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai - or anything else by Kurosawa)
    La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful, even with the inherent sappiness)
    Alien (and Aliens - the best of all the Alien films)
    Any Monty Python film

    Lots of others, as well.

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    Did anyone mention Being John Malcovich ?

    Also Raising Arizona as I've said before.
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    Lol Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was cool!

    I also thought "Aliens" was the best of the Alien series. I haven't seen the fourth film in the series though, I must rent it out soon

    Everybody seems to think "A Clockwork Orange" is very good. It must be with Stanley Kubrick behind it
    I thought his version of "The Shining" was just superb. Didn't he receive death threats about "A Clockwork Orange"? We were debating it last week in Use of English class.
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    Has anyone actually seen "The Game", I really liked it.

    I have seen the play of "A Clockwork Orange" - it was touring the UK last year and I thought it was quite poor.

    Being John Malkovich - meant to be very good, I was at the video store tonight and I was going to rent it but I have taken out "Three Kings" instead. Hope it is good I shall watch it either tonight (Saturday) or tomorrow morning!

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    Chicken - just kidding about Porky's? Don't you know that the Porky's trilogy is one of the finest series of films in the annals of American history? Along with Hot Dog - the Movie, Hamburger - the Movie, and the Bikini Car Wash Company, parts I and II, what more could you ask?

    Another thought that occurred to me, was that I loved MST3K the series, although the movie was rather lacking. What a great series for seeing all those B-grade movies....
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