Good Films - aka the Chucks n' Fitzy Spoiler Alert Thread


#1

Much more of a film man than a book man so here’s a thread for films…

Just after watching one of the all time greats, Superman 2, whose screenplay was written by Mario Puzo of the Godfathers fame…

Key lines:

  • General Zod to Lex Luthor after he slagged him off - ‘why do you say these things when you know I will kill you for it?’
  • US president kneels before Zod and calls out for God. Zod corrects him and says ‘No - Zod’.

#2

[quote=“farmerinthecity”]Much more of a film man than a book man so here’s a thread for films…

Just after watching one of the all time greats, Superman 2, whose screenplay was written by Mario Puzo of the Godfathers fame…

Key lines:

  • General Zod to Lex Luthor after he slagged him off - ‘why do you say these things when you know I will kill you for it?’
  • US president kneels before Zod and calls out for God. Zod corrects him and says ‘No - Zod’.[/quote]

Ah I’ve read The Godfather since I’ve been away too. Savage. Never seen the films.

Stardust is a bit gay but I thought it was class all the same. Tis the only decent film I’ve seen in recent months. The Take That song on the soundtrack is a cracker too.


#3

In no particular order:

Shawshank Redemption
Quadrophenia
A Clockwork Orange
Trainspotting


#4

Few others:

  • The Field
  • Fargo (most of the Cohen Brothers stuff)
  • Schindlers List (most of Spielbergs stuff)
  • Raging Bull (most of Scorsese stuff)
  • Citizen Kane
  • Its a Wonderful Life

Best film from the last few years is Little Miss Sunshine without a shadow of a doubt…


#5

I thought Citizen Kane was a load of Ballox myself!


#6

Same here Shermin. Agreed on Trainspotting and Shawshank too.

Farmer, think Cohen is actually spelt Coen. Fix it on your bebo too please.


#7

Last few years:
Good Night and Good Luck
The Departed
There Will Be Blood
Wind That Shakes the Barley
Kings

Before then:
The Crucible
Fargo
Trainspotting
In the Name of the Father

and loads more.


#8

Pun value.

A few that came to mind:

Dazed and Confused
American Psycho
Mallrats
Clockwork Orange
The Usual Suspects
Withnail and I


#9

The Snapper and The Commitments are worth a shout.


#10

I saw No Country for Old Men recently and it’s a proper film.

Key line:
“Call it.”


#11

Oliver Stones Salvador is an absolute classic but generally gets over looked as it was released the same year as Platoon…The acting by both James Woods and James Belusi is top class, and the documentary on the dvd expalining how stone created the chemestry is also worth a watch.

Others;

The Hustler.
Das Boot.
C.R.A.Z.Y .
Cool hand Luke .
On the Water Front.
Aliens.

And for those of you into your Music documentaires check out Julien Temple’s “The future is unwritten” about the life of Joe strummer. Top class movie !!!


#12

loved :

Brewsters Millions


#13

[quote=“north county corncrake”]loved :

Brewsters Millions[/quote]

legend of a movie…aslo loved see no evil hear no evil…especially when the blind richard prior is on the train and roars out “im black!?!, does dad know”

other movies i thought were brilliant:

gladiator
21 grams
one flew over the cockoo nest
the assasination of jesse james by the coward robert ford
there something about mary
goodbye bafana
don’t be a menace to south central while drinking your juice in the hood(funniest spoof movie ever)


#14

hidden cache is a great movie as is no country for old men & the departed

mclovin from superbad is one of the best characters of recent years

looking forward to the happening- it could make or break M Niight Shalyman(sic)


#15

Once were Warriors
City of God
Casino
Ferris Buelers Day Off


#16

Indy 4, what happened?!


#17

Once Were Warriors is a good shout runt.

As a worst film ever I’d like to recommend some crap that Juhy has on DVD but I can’t remember the name of it.

It’s made by some Irish lad (ainm as Gaeilge but can’t remember that either) and it’s about the famine. So it’s set in famine times and all the appropriate clothes and everything. Turns out though that your man ran out of money making the thing and asked for funding from the Irish Film Board who wouldn’t give him anymore. So he went around and asked local businesses for their help and eventually raised the money needed in exchange for surrendering a small bit of artistic credibility. As a result the last scene is now set on the forecourt of a Texaco garage. Product placement in a famine film! Great stuff.


#18

The Football Factory


#19

City of God is an another excellent shout…

Worst Film Ever has to be Ordinary Decent Criminal…


#20

The Barbarian Invasions, Electra Glide In Blue, Paths of Glory, Soy Cuba, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, This Is England, The Lives of Others, Dr Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, La Haine, The Godfather, Bullitt, The Shining, The Cincinnatti Kid, Manhattan, Le Mans, The Deer Hunter, Das Boot, Withnail & I, Spartacus, The Breakfast Club, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Lost In Translation, Vanishing Point, Two Lane Blacktop, Tigerland, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, Midnight Cowboy, Platoon, Papillon, The Edukators, High Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Graduate, Trainspotting, Easy Rider, Three Colours Red, The Mission, American Graffiti, Jarhead, Stand By Me, Donnie Darko, In Search Of A Midnight Kiss, Drugstore Cowboy, Control, Joy Division.