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Posted By: Joe Tedesco What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 12:59 PM
I always enjoy watching the Godfather!

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Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 01:10 PM
That is a tough one, I have favorite movies in each genre.

As you mentioned The Godfather, which of course is a good one I will stick with gangsters.

I like Goodfellas, Casino and Donnie Brasco.

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Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 01:13 PM
Where's Ryan, he is a movie fan. [Linked Image]
Posted By: Alan Belson Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 02:13 PM
Undoubtably, Ed Wood Jr.'s 'Plan 9 from Outer Space'. (1959). The classic sci-fi 'B' flick, so awful it comes right out of the other side of crap to be brilliant. Never stopped laughing for weeks. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
Alan
Posted By: Dnkldorf Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 02:32 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show...


Dnk...
Posted By: CRM Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 03:18 PM
Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 03:55 PM
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Where's Ryan, he is a movie fan.

Ryan is celibrating his birthday today with a massive hangover [Linked Image]

Great posts so far! I bought the Godfather collection on DVD the day it came out.

I have watched Goodfella's about 20 or so times, also one of my favorites.

Plan 9, great movie, but too bad it was Bela Lugosi's last film.

I'm a big classic horror fan. I have over 80 pre-1970 or so horror films on DVD. In fact, my 5 year old daughter bought me the 1932 and 1941 versions of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde for my birthday today [Linked Image]

FAvorite film? Probably the 1932 edition of The invisible man, with Claude Rains. See if you can see him in the picture below [Linked Image]
Posted By: ibatramp Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 04:03 PM
animal house,men in black,cool hand luke,
the hustler,any sci-fi movie.
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 04:09 PM
Did I say 1932? I meant 1933. Anyway, a couple of my favorites, pre-1940.
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Nosferatu: 1929, silent, which is an illegal plagarism of Bram Stoker's Dracula. [Linked Image from images.amazon.com]

White Zombie, 1932, with the master of horror, Bela Lugosi [Linked Image from images.amazon.com]
Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 04:17 PM
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Ryan is celibrating his birthday today with a massive hangover

Happy birthday Ryan!

In light of your hangover we will all be quiet.

YEAH RIGHT!

Crank up AC/DC's Have a Drink On Me to 'eleven'
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 04:24 PM
To eleven! Speaking of classic movies! [Linked Image]


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Happy birthday Ryan!
Thanks Bob!

Oh yeah, I also have all 19 James Bond movies [Linked Image] (geek!)
Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 04:30 PM
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To eleven! Speaking of classic movies!

I figured you would get that reference. [Linked Image]

That is my favorite scene in the movie.

It is just so perfectly 'rock n roll'
Posted By: Precision Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 04:41 PM
Full Metal Jacket, Scarface, Sling Blade, Remember The Titans, Platoon and Top Gun are a few of my favs
Posted By: Joe Tedesco Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 04:50 PM
I found some old Bela Lugosi movies on DVD in a CVS store recently!

I also like his Dracula movies, especially the one where the crazy guy is looking up from the hole where he is in and laughing in a grinding tone.

He also enjoyed eating bugs too.

The classics from Di Nero, such as the "Bronx Tale" is also a great movie.

Don't forget Boris Karloff as Frankenstein!
Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 05:01 PM
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such as the "Bronx Tale" is also a great movie.

Good pick Joe, that is an outstanding movie.
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 05:28 PM
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I also like his Dracula movies, especially the one where the crazy guy is looking up from the hole where he is in and laughing in a grinding tone.

He also enjoyed eating bugs too.

The crazy guy (Renfield) was played by a guy named Dwight Frye, who was a VERY talented actor. Unfortunaltey for him, he played that role so well, he got typecast into horror movies (he also plays the assistant in Frankenstein and bride of frankenstien), and was never allowed to do a "straight" picture after that! Your'e right though Joe, that seen with him in the boat laughing manically is CLASSIC!
His scenes eating bugs and fantasizing about thousands of rats is awesome! What a great actor he was!

If you're into the genre, there is a box set of 50 horror movies you can get from best buy for like 25 bucks(!) that has some great films (and some bad ones).I also recommend the universal monster series sets, which each have about 5 movies (invisible man, dracula, muumy, frank, creature from the black lagoon, etc) for about 25 bucks as well.
Posted By: Electricmanscott Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 05:30 PM
I like all the bad '70s disaster movies like The Posiedon Adventure, Airport, Towering Inferno, and of course Jaws. More modern stuff I'd go with Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, Black Hawk Down. For any movie fan you MUST have a decent home theater setup and as big a screen as possible. You just don't get the impact watching a movie on a 30" tv. Speaking of tv , not to threadjack, but how about tv shows? Being a kid of the '80s I watched some seriously bad tv. I'll confess that my cell phone ringtone is the theme from the A-Team and I will likeley see the Dukes of Hazzard Movie. My all time favorite though would be "Spenser For Hire". I loved the show, read the books and named my son accordingly. [Linked Image]
Posted By: Alan Belson Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 07:09 PM
Making Plan 9, Wood was on a very tight budget and hired cars on a daily basis. So Officer Kenton(?)/Keston(?) races off from the Station in his white Ford Patrol Car to the Cemetary, and arrives in a black sedan, as the Ford was out to someone else that day! Bela Lugosi sadly passed away half-way through filming, and for the remainer of the film 'he' has a hood pulled over his head.

Now, if you want to talk TV: The Beverley Hillbillies: Granny Clampett schemin' t' be 'Racoon Queen' was just PERFECT. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


Alan

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Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 08:41 PM
It's a Godfather weekend on Spike TV.

The original Godfather is on right now. [Linked Image]
Posted By: Electricmanscott Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 09:08 PM
Can't watch a movie like that on tv. Commercials and editing stink.
Posted By: renosteinke Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 09:16 PM
Funny how the inspectors amongst us favor a fictional Mafia Don. Maybe they can relate to "shakedowns" and "offers that can't be resisted?" :-)

As for me, I'll settle for Bond...James Bond. Nothing beats a little gratuitous sex and violence! (from "Never say Never Again")
Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/18/05 09:25 PM
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Can't watch a movie like that on tv. Commercials and editing stink.

I hear you Scott, actually I am watching the Godfather on TV right now and it plays OK on TV. IMO the story still stands up.

Now Casino on the other hand is pretty much trashed on TV.

Hearing Joe Pesci saying "Forget You" 50 or so times just does not have the same impact. [Linked Image]
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/19/05 12:30 AM
I watched Scarface on TV once. It was a half hour long [Linked Image]
Posted By: Larry Fine Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/19/05 03:19 AM
Let's see... Here are a few, in no particular order:

Fantasia
The Sound of Music
T*A*P*S
Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein
The Shawshank Redemption
Dogma
The Firm
Free Enterprise
The Replacements
My Cousin Vinny
Ice Age
Shrek II

I agree whole-heartedly with Scott, who said:
"For any movie fan you MUST have a decent home theater setup and as big a screen as possible."

Is 10 feet diag. large enough? We have a CRT front-projection setup, and a 7-channel, 2200-watt surround-sound system.


As for TV:

Dick Van Dyke
M*A*S*H
All in the Family
LA Law
Cheers
Hill St. Blues
Star Trek (original)

There are so many more of both movies and TV shows than I can remember right now, but these are the ones that come to mind.
Posted By: AdamsAtoms Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/19/05 06:10 AM
I like The Deer Hunter.
Posted By: jooles Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/19/05 09:00 AM
I prefer French films. We get the 'arte' channel on cable here, and there is something good every week.

Of the English films my most-watched are old Ealing comedies such as The Ladykillers, School for Scoundrels, The Green Man and so on.

Withnail and I is good.

We watched a very good one the other day called "Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", I'd never watched it before but it is quite well-known apparently; it was very well-written and very funny.

I never watch the television in the evening except occasionally the news and weather; I'd rather read a book or do a crossword, and listen to the radio.
Posted By: drummer too Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/19/05 10:04 AM
Twelve Monkeys - You Hi-Fi buffs may remember this movie. A 1995 movie with Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, and Madeline Stowe. The movie didn't do to well, but I did have a job working on that movie. You really get a different perspective on movies and what's happening on screen. The work was in Philly and Baltimore with the Special Effects Department. It was an experience, but NOT fun. Great cheese steaks and pretzels in Philly

Favorites: Jaws, Star Wars(10 times!?), Shawshank Redemtion, Hollywood Knights, Porky,s
TomL
Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/19/05 11:17 AM
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Speaking of tv , not to threadjack, but how about tv shows?

I suggest that we take that question up in it's own thread. [Linked Image]

https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum1/HTML/006033.html

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Posted By: Electricmanscott Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/19/05 12:20 PM
Good idea Bob, I should have thought of that. Larry I would think a 10' screen is sufficient. [Linked Image] I have a 65" CRT rear projection that is great. One of these days I'll surprise the wife with a front projection in the 100" range. [Linked Image]
Posted By: hypress Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/19/05 04:51 PM
Once Upon A Time In America (a story of a gangsters life)
The Big Chill (Isent it ironic they throw a big party in your honor on the one day they know you cant make it.)
Posted By: e57 Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/20/05 02:26 AM
Ryan, my b-day was the 15th, had my BBQ yesterday, and hang-over today. I feel you pain.

Anyway, favorite movie is older than me: The Sand Pebbles - 1966
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Oh, and any Jackie Chan movie, especially the original Drunken Master from 1978!

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Posted By: Theelectrikid Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/20/05 02:33 AM
The Day After Tomorrow, Volcano, and Dante's Peak. Yes I'm a fan of natural disaster movies.
Ian
Posted By: Joe Tedesco Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/20/05 12:53 PM
There can never be another film like this one!

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Suppose there will be a Godfather 4 someday?
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/20/05 03:03 PM
Well, if it's anything like part 3, I hope not! [Linked Image]
Posted By: mvpmaintman Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/20/05 04:54 PM
nobody mentined my faovrite:

THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN!

LOL

willie nelson and robert redford whoda thunk it??
Posted By: circuit man Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/20/05 10:07 PM
my favorite movie i would say would be electric dreams,the iron giant,short circuit,hackers & sneakers.
Posted By: Trumpy Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/20/05 10:57 PM
Personally, if I'm going to watch a movie, it will be to have a laugh or two.
I'm a fan of anything from Mike Myers or Jim Carrey. [Linked Image]
Posted By: Gregtaylor Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 12:24 AM
M*A*S*H, hands down.
Posted By: electure Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 01:14 AM
I like absurdity.

Any of the Leslie Neilsen flicks.
Any of the National Lampoon flicks.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
Well, you get it [Linked Image]
Posted By: iwire Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 01:32 AM
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Any of the Leslie Neilsen flicks.
Any of the National Lampoon flicks

Shirley you can't be serious. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

I never would have guessed, I like those films also.

We have clearance Clarence.

Roger, Roger. What's our vector Victor?

I can also watch Tommy Boy repeatedly which makes my wife question her choice of husbands. [Linked Image]
Posted By: Roger Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 01:38 AM
Huh, what?

Roger
Posted By: gfretwell Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 01:44 AM
Comedy
Recently Lebowski or Oh Brother,
A bit older S.O.B or Night Shift.
Old; Marx Brothers and Bob Hope.
Action/history
Patton, Longest Day or any John Wayne cowboy flick.
I don't think the current special effects/stunt man shows are worth the popcorn. If I want to see a roadrunner cartoon I will watch the original ones with the coyote on the Acme rocket skates.
Posted By: Alan Belson Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 05:44 AM
Electricmanscott,
Just got the joke.
- That is disgusting! [Linked Image]

Alan
Posted By: mvrandazzo Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 06:17 PM
I'm with Joe on the Godfather. (Funny, both our names end in vowels). Too close to being authentically Sicilian to be accidental. A well reseatched movie. As for comedy.....Blazing Saddles.

"Live Long and Prosper"
Mark
Posted By: pauluk Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 11:18 PM
It's very hard to pin down an absolute favorite as there are so many genres.

Anyhow, I'm another big fan of those old sci-fi B-pics from the fifties. I also love all those sixties beach movies, like the ones with Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello -- Not very intricate storylines, I know, but great music and just a fantastic "feel good" factor to them (plus I'm still really a big kid at heart! [Linked Image] ).

I've love any of the Disney pictures with Hayley Mills. I developed a soft spot for her when I was about 12 so I've always loved her movies ever since. [Linked Image]
Posted By: Electricmanscott Re: What's your favorite movie? - 06/21/05 11:36 PM
Alan, I just got the joke too. It is disgusting. [Linked Image] Bob, looks like you and I have the same sense of humor. Tommy Boy is one of those movies that you stop channel surfing and watch. For me anyway. As for Leslie Neilsen movies the Naked Gun is always a favorite. Who can forget OJ in one of his finest acting roles. When he was trying to put those gloveson and they just didn't fit, hoo what screamer. Oh that wasn't a movie?
Posted By: Theelectrikid Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/05/06 09:55 PM
BUMP!!!

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I'm with Joe on the Godfather. (Funny, both our names end in vowels). Too close to being authentically Sicilian to be accidental. A well reseatched movie. As for comedy.....Blazing Saddles.

Ah yes, Blazing Saddles. The movie that inspired(s) much laughter where my father works. For example, a sign I recently made for him and personally posted on the bulletin board while there to pickup his paycheck:
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Mr Mel! Mr Mel! There's quicksand out in Holiday City! Should we send a coupla service men? HELL NO! Send coupla maintnence men!
(Mr Mel = My dad's supervisor, quicksand = service call sent to maintnence by lazy workers, Holiday City = Senior Citizen development, PITA to work in, my dad being a maintnence man, and working for Comcast Cable.)

Now that I'm getting older, I enjoy more crime-related movies. And since I'm Italian (my parents won't fess up whether or not I'm related to the mafia), I do like movies like The Godfather.

Ian A.

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Posted By: JoeTestingEngr Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/05/06 10:56 PM
How about Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Murder By Death. for comedy. Strategic Air Command for my cold war drama fav. and Dr. Strangelove for cold war comedy. Flesh Gordon and Groove Tube for spoofs.
Joe
Posted By: Wizzie Electric Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/06/06 03:27 AM
Wrongfully Accused
Euro Trip
Road Trip
The Breakfast Club
Mississippi Burning
Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
City Slickers


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Posted By: macmikeman Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/06/06 07:48 AM
DR. Strangelove. Especially the ending.
Posted By: e57 Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/06/06 08:08 AM
Add two more recent ones:

"Whale Rider" (5 gallon bucket to sob in) Same for "Million Dollar Baby"

On the other side of the coin - "Kung Fu Hustle" laughed so hard it hurt!
Posted By: RODALCO Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/06/06 10:49 AM
Louie de Fun├Ęs for French humor (1970's) Excellent !!

Any good action movies with car chases like Speed, The Exterminator, etc.

Thrillers like, Silence of the Lambs, Der Kommisar (German Detective)

The Incredibles, great watching with the kids !
Posted By: ghost307 Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/06/06 04:35 PM
The Final Countdown...starring the USS Nimitz.

If I want to laugh myself silly, it's just GOTTA BE ... "Blazing Saddles"
Posted By: Trumpy Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/06/06 04:37 PM
Austin Powers,
It's so silly, it's funny. [Linked Image]
Posted By: mamills Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/06/06 05:11 PM
I have quite a few favorites. High on the list would be "The Blob" (the older one, with Steve McQueen).
Remember the scene where the kids are at the picture show and the blob "eats" the projectionist and the film runs out? When I was working at the local movie theater here as a projectionist during my high school years, I pulled that stunt during a midnight weekend show of The Blob. When the changeover came, I didn't do it, the reel ran out, and people started screaming their heads off in the audience. The manager came upstairs to see what the %$(^% was going on. He and I both had a good laugh over it.

Ah, the good old days... [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)
Posted By: dlhoule Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/06/06 06:49 PM
Not much of a movie fan, but do enjoy on occasion.

Billy Jack
One flew over the Cuckoos Nest
Escanaba in the Moonlight
Fargo
Guns of Navarone
From Here to Eternity
Alwaysliked Lon Chaney as the wolfman. Im partial to horror shows, Bella Lagosi, Vincent Price, and the like. Thought the exorcist was a few ex girlfriends. Also like field of dreams.
Posted By: togol Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/07/06 12:27 AM
Gorky Park
Fandango,
Patton,
Godfather,
The Day the Earth Stood Still,
Amadeus,
a simple plan,
Hoosiers,
Das Boot .


and ....crash
Posted By: Surfinsparky Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/07/06 12:31 AM
Did anybody mention Shawshank redemption.
Posted By: Dave T Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/07/06 09:21 PM
The "Blues Brothers."
[Elwood Blues Jake Blues has a fight over the police car Elwood Blues got after he traded away the original bluesmobile for a microphone]
Elwood: You don't like it?
Jake: No I don't like it...
[Elwood Blues floors the pedal and jumps over an open drawbridge]
Jake: Car's got a lot of pickup.
Elwood: It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
[a brief thinking pause while Jake Blues lights a cigarette]
Jake: Fix the cigarette lighter.
Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.
Elwood: Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail us now.
Jake: First you traded the Cadillac in for a microphone. Then you lied to me about the band. And now you're gonna put me right back in the joint!
Elwood: They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God.

And.....Caddieshack
Carl Spackler(Bill Murray): License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.
Carl Spackler: I smell varmint. And the only good varmint is dead varmint, I think.


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Posted By: RODALCO Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/09/06 09:21 AM
A few more to add,

Thunderbirds, saw them in black and white in the late 60's.
Now in colour, the reruns on saturday afternoons. That was a series well ahead of it's time.

The Avengers with John Steed and Emma Peel (UK) Thriller.

Tatort An other good German detective thriller.
Posted By: renosteinke Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/09/06 02:53 PM
Oddly enough, one of my avourite films is one that was made for TV: "Purgatory," with Sam Shepard.

Set in the Old West, a fleeing band of bank robbers escapes pursuit, to find refuge in a town called... Refuge. All is not as it seems, though, and the peaceful citizens of Refuge find themselves forced to put their souls in eternal peril. Ending with the ultimate shoot-out... and true love found. Quite a fine film, with superb performances all around.

You'll never look at 'dime novels' the same way again!
Posted By: Kenbo Re: What's your favorite movie? - 09/09/06 04:38 PM
I have to vote for the Shrek movies.

Dont we all know someone like Donkey [Linked Image]
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