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Soulsister



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:34 am    Post subject: Your Favourite Film Reply with quote

Mine is Bagdad Café.

Just the most fabulous, funny, atmospheric film with a wonderful soundtrack and probably the best theme song of any movie ever:

Jevetta Steele and I'm Calling You (later covered by Jeff Buckley):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdvbgW3YOVM&feature=related

If you haven't seen this movie I can't recommend it highly enough. Directed by the German director Percy Adlon and starring the fabulous Marianne Sagebrecht (don't worry - it's not in German, apart from the first couple of minutes) with CCH Pounder and a wonderful cameo performance from Jack Palance.

You can read more about the film here - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095801/usercomments

... and if anyone else has seen it, I'd be interested to hear what you thought of it.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't ever plump for just one, Soulsis, but one that always comes to mind on this subject is Cinema Paradiso....I ADORE it ..The characters, the feel of it, the music.....it's just an all round wonderful film....and what's more you'll feel better for watching it... ..what better recommendation could you have..... Very Happy

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095765/

Some music from it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FzVWlOKeLs


I haven't seen Bagdad Cafe but will look out for it in the future
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Soulsister



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's just lush Becky - absolutely sublime!

Ennio Morricone is a God.

Although I've heard of it of course, I've never seen the film - but I will make a point of it now.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Your Favourite Film Reply with quote

Soulsister wrote:


Jevetta Steele and I'm Calling You (later covered by Jeff Buckley):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdvbgW3YOVM&feature=related

Very haunting music,Soulsis....love the harmonica.....meant to listen to it before but got distracted....I recognise CCH Pounder from the television series The Shield
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the breakfast club



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: your favourite film Reply with quote

hello soulsister hope your well
it has to be the breakfast club
can i give it a plug its on bbc 1 tommorow night 11.35
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not really into films but one film I always enjoy watching is Clockwise
John Cleese at his superb best and much better than his other efforts in my non expert humble opinion
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davem



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the moment because it will change, 'Kingdom of Heaven' but the definitive cut not the cinema version, far better characterisation and back story. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For years and years George Lucas and Star Wars had this title with me sewn up, I was 4 when we went to see it.
However my tastes have changed dramatically it would seem and I hardly ever watch SW any more.

My favorites at the moment are
Sunshine - Danny Boyle (just hearing there's a new DB film out just excites me these days)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQXVzg2PiZw[/quote]
cracking soundtrack as well

Also in my teens I came across French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and I can watch Amelie every day, and Becky's avatar just makes me smile when ever I see it, Audrey Tatou is lovely
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

undiscovered wrote:


Also in my teens I came across French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and I can watch Amelie every day, and Becky's avatar just makes me smile when ever I see it, Audrey Tatou is lovely
She is an absolute delight isn't she ..the film too ..I have often said everyone should have an Amelie in their life......oh and I still love Star Wars... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid that, for me, it doesn't get better than "A Hard Day's Night" (1964). Directed in B&W by Dick Lester, produced by the late Walter Shenson at United Artists and featuring (of course!) the Fab Four it defines the energy and sheer madness of Beatlemania.

It's a plausible storyline by the late Alun Owen and it's full of fabulous, wonderful and marvellous songs.

My mum took my brother and I to the cinema in Plymouth to see it and I can honestly I never heard a word of dialogue of line of a song because of the screaming girls - but hey what an atmosphere!

As the audience left the cinema the projectionist played "If I Fell" over the music system and from that day it was - and is - my favourite song of all time. How guys so young could write a song of such beauty is beyond me.......
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some great replies folks - and Col's memories of A Hard Day's Night chime very much with my own. I too remember being taken to a packed cinema as a young child and thinking it was the most wonderful thing I had ever seen or heard in my life.

Whenever I hear people denigrate the Beatles or say things like 'they weren't that great' - all I can say is you just had to be there, to experience the impact they had on ... well everything really.

So although I would never say A Hard Day's Night is my favourite film of all time, I remember the excitement of seeing it and of course, that wonderful, incredible music, the likes of which we'd never heard before.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soulsister wrote:
So although I would never say A Hard Day's Night is my favourite film of all time, I remember the excitement of seeing it and of course, that wonderful, incredible music, the likes of which we'd never heard before.


Nor since! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soulsis: what you and ColinB say tallies with my own experience! I remember seeing A Hard Days Night with my mother on a rainy August day on holiday in Torquay in 1964. The film was good enough, but the music was and still is sublime. In fact, although an 'early' Beatles album, it is up there with Abbey Road and their later albums.

Someone on the old Radio 2 boards recently pointed out that it's the only Beatles' album with songs written just by Lennon/McCartrney.

Anyway to get back to the film, I saw it recently on TV. Have to say I turned off after about 20 minutes. It's cetainly dated and perhaps was never that good.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I'd say it's good.. but of course it's of it's time and was all very new to us teenagers back then. Zany, funny, stupid but it was the Beatles and nothing could be wrong about it.

I particularly loved the part where Ringo was sulking in the Baggage car on the train and they played "I should have known Better" ( I think... may be wrong!) to cheer him up.

But I must admit, on a recent viewing, I did squirm at the part when they "broke out" of the theatre and played silly buggers on the grass...
"Can't Buy Me Love" was it? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trainspotting-

Great movie,great acting, film of a generation
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Trainspotting-

Great movie,great acting, film of a generation


It's up there in my list, love Danny Boyle films.

You missed great soundtrack too
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