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So what monumentally classic film did you only just watch now you witless imbecile?

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I just watched Gojira for the first time.

I'm 25.

It was really cool.

(I had no idea Takashi Shimura was in it)
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I saw parts of TORQUE. Holy lord.
post #3 of 2185
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Gojira tried to eat a train, did I mention how cool that is?
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I've still yet to see Gojira (although that will be remedied soon), but I only just saw Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari recently.
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I saw Tod Browning's Freaks for the first time yesterday on TCM. I will soon own it.
post #6 of 2185
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I saw Tod Browning's Freaks for the first time yesterday on TCM. I will soon own it.
There's another one on my long, long To See list.
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I saw The Rules of the Game a month ago. I really liked it and while I don't agree with many film fans and critics, I sort of see why they consider it to be one of the most important movies in film history.
post #8 of 2185
Peeping Tom. Honestly, it was good and certainly creepy in spots, but the reputation that has grown around it I think may be a little too much. The British Psycho, which is how I most commonly have heard it described as, it ain't.
post #9 of 2185
metropolis. and i stopped halfway thru because i realized that i wasn't in the mood for a silent film. which is a mood i've never actually been in.
post #10 of 2185
Just saw Maltese Falcon & Midnight Cowboy.
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SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON and CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
post #12 of 2185
Didn't "just" watch em, but recently saw The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Mark of Zorro for the first time. Loved 'em both. Basil Rathbone is a fucker.
post #13 of 2185
In the last three days, I have seen Brazil and the original The Vanishing for the first time. I'm on a roll.
post #14 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Sammy Jankis
In the last three days, I have seen Brazil and the original The Vanishing for the first time. I'm on a roll.
I still need to watch the latter. If only the DVD was more easily obtainable...
post #15 of 2185
I finally finished "The Deer Hunter". Such a gripping movie- but I'll never make it through that wedding scene again.

Also, I finally completed the "Robocop" trilogy, which leaves me... complete.
post #16 of 2185
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Originally Posted by fabfunk
Also, I finally completed the "Robocop" trilogy, which leaves me... complete.
I think watching the first one is complete enough.
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I still need to watch the latter. If only the DVD was more easily obtainable...
Netflix has it. It's got a shitty audio track, but it's in french anyway so you'll have the subtitles on.
post #18 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Sammy Jankis
Netflix has it. It's got a shitty audio track, but it's in french anyway so you'll have the subtitles on.
I can find the DVD here in the UK, just not cheaply.
When I find an affordable copy or suddenly have large quantities of money I'll pick it up.
post #19 of 2185
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I just watched the first of many sequels to Gojira: Gojira no gyakushû. I thought it was a worthy sequel. The biggest drawback was alot of long pointless aerial shots where I could just imagine the director saying "Well it cost us alot of money and effort to get these shots, lets show as much footage that we shot!" and it hurts the film, but other than that I had a blast. Two monsters beating each other up in the middle of a city: gold.

At one point they're battling next to Osaka's famous castle and I'm thinking "No way man, they wouldnt dare destroy that landmark, its the Japanese, they wouldnt..." and they're fighting and getting nearer and nearer, small cracks are appearing in the castle walls and then suddenly Gojira just THROWS ANGILUS THROUGH THE CASTLE smashing it to bits. I laughed so hard. The inner child in me likes the Gojira movies I've discovered, and its funny because some of the shots have toys but I'm having so much fun it doesnt really jar me or pull me out of the movie.

There were some shots that actually looked really great in this, when the monsters are stumbling off a cliff into the ocean, stuff like that looks iconic for a brief moment, and it just makes me even more annoyed that the American remake fucked it up so badly. You could make such a stylish Gojira movie really, in the hands of someone like Aronofsky, Fincher or even Tarantino it would be amazing.

Anyway, cant believe I just wrote three long paragraphs on a Gojira sequel. Gojira V King Kong next...

EDIT: Also the city preparing for Gojira's attack by turning off all the lights was very atmospheric and again nicely tied into the WW2, there's a nice mix of farcicality and seriousness. I was pondering what the American remake would have been like if the first place Godzilla attacks was Pearl Harbor...
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Did you really just suggest an Aronofsky Godzilla movie?
post #21 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Patrick Ripoll
Did you really just suggest an Aronofsky Godzilla movie?
Haha, imagine all those rapid cuts from Godzilla to city block to his foot to devestation and then a voice over saying "Our destruction by Godzilla is the mathematical answer to weapons of mass destruction. So what about the stock market?" Cut to Godzilla stepping on the nasdaq HQ.
post #22 of 2185
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Haha, imagine all those rapid cuts from Godzilla to city block to his foot to devestation and then a voice over saying "Our destruction by Godzilla is the mathematical answer to weapons of mass destruction. So what about the stock market?" Cut to Godzilla stepping on the nasdaq HQ.
It might work as one of those weird animated shorts you sometimes get on late-night television.
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I have just watched Chinatown for the first time. I'm a huge fan of noir, so I actually feel somewhat embarassed for myself. Suffice as to say, though, it was the bee's knees. Now I'm wondering if The Two Jakes is worth checking out. Thoughts?
post #24 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Mattioli
I have just watched Chinatown for the first time. I'm a huge fan of noir, so I actually feel somewhat embarassed for myself. Suffice as to say, though, it was the bee's knees. Now I'm wondering if The Two Jakes is worth checking out. Thoughts?

The Two Jakes is no Chinatown, but if you like neo-noir you will like it. It is watchable
post #25 of 2185
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Originally Posted by fabfunk
I finally finished "The Deer Hunter". Such a gripping movie- but I'll never make it through that wedding scene again.

Also, I finally completed the "Robocop" trilogy, which leaves me... complete.
The wedding scene is painful, but it does set the rest of the move. It might even be were the CIA got the ideal to use music as Torture.
post #26 of 2185
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Originally Posted by cognizant
Gojira V King Kong next...
Ouch. I'd reconsider.

Go for Destroy All Monsters or Godzilla Vs Mothra or Godzilla Vs Hedorah (Smog Monster) or any other Godzilla movie.

Avoid Godzilla Vs King Kong for as long as possible. Or at least second to last, with Godzilla's Revenge being the final booby prize.
post #27 of 2185
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Originally Posted by P-3
Ouch. I'd reconsider.

Go for Destroy All Monsters or Godzilla Vs Mothra or Godzilla Vs Hedorah (Smog Monster) or any other Godzilla movie.

Avoid Godzilla Vs King Kong for as long as possible. Or at least second to last, with Godzilla's Revenge being the final booby prize.
I'm actually watching every Gojira movie in chronological order, I'm a weirdo completist like that. Very interested in Mothra because I've heard that name mentioned so many times in pop culture.
post #28 of 2185
That's a cool plan.

I didnt' remember KONG being the third entry, I was thinking it was from the late 60's. Oh well, was it as dissapointing as I remember?

Classic Media (who put out the GOJIRA set) are also releasing GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN and GODZILLA VS MOTHRA in November!! Sweet!
post #29 of 2185
I bought Citizen Kane last month and watched it for the first time. After being one of the biggest naysayers saying that it couldn`t still be the greatest film even made after all these years and all these movies that have been done since....I have to say, I was wrong.
post #30 of 2185
I just saw Casablanca and Notorious for the first in one of my film classes. However I wasn't the only witless imbecile in the room.
post #31 of 2185
Chinatown for me. And being a hardcore Eastwood fan I finally just watched The Beguiled the other day.
post #32 of 2185
Although to some this may not be a classic, but to many other it will always remain a top 10 (so I am told by many) - I just saw Pump up the Volume. I liked it, but I do believe it is a rip-off of the last two acts of Harrison Bergeron (Vonnegut).
post #33 of 2185
The big one i've never sat through is Blade Runner and I watched it a week or two ago and couldn't really get into it, I don't know what it is about the flick.

Also watched the Thin Man recently and that was wonderful.
post #34 of 2185
The big one i've never sat through is Blade Runner and I watched it a week or two ago and couldn't really get into it, I don't know what it is about the flick.

Also watched the Thin Man recently and that was wonderful.
post #35 of 2185
Martin Sorcese's Taxi Driver. Yeah I know.

It was worth the wait though.
post #36 of 2185
Double Indemnity, two weeks ago for a film class. Fuckin' hell that movie's awesome.

Also saw The Bicycle Thief last week. fabfunk's avatar now makes sense. It is also insanely fitting for most of his posts.
post #37 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Samurai Mike
Martin Sorcese's Taxi Driver. Yeah I know.

It was worth the wait though.
I've still only seen most of it. Missed the beginning, though doing so didn't appear to wreck the film.
post #38 of 2185
Saw Oh brother Where art tho for the first time this month.

Fantastic flick, wish I'd seen it sooner.
post #39 of 2185
Smokey and the Bandit & Planet of the Apes (original)
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Has any one else received negative reputation points for posting a movie in this thread?

Edit: Thank you, Dev, may I have another?
post #41 of 2185
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Originally Posted by cognizant
I'm actually watching every Gojira movie in chronological order, I'm a weirdo completist like that. Very interested in Mothra because I've heard that name mentioned so many times in pop culture.
And don't forget RODAN (1956) in your travels. Treat that and MOTHRA (1961) as part of the series. You'll need an introduction to those two misfits to fully appreciate the absolutely brilliant GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964). Easily the best of the entire Godzilla series, it features a jaw-dropping sequence (which I remember as a child being so long it ran through two commercial breaks) in which Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan actually stand around and negotiate -- using Mothra's miniature twin girlfriends as a translator for the humans -- on whether they should team up, stomp Ghidrah into the ground and thereby save Japan. Aside of being hilarious, the film, incredibly, builds tension in these moments: I really wasn't sure if the monsters would put their differences aside and get to it.

Great, great movie. One of the cinematic highlights of my childhood and desperately in need of a proper DVD release.
post #42 of 2185
Touch of Evil. Had only seen the first 20 minutes previously.
post #43 of 2185
Last week I re-watched the Back to the Future trilogy on DVD for the very first time. Never gets old.
post #44 of 2185
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Touch of Evil. Had only seen the first 20 minutes previously.
That's weird. I've only seen the first 20 minutes. It was late at night and I couldn't stay awake any longer.

At least I got to check out that opening shot.
post #45 of 2185
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Originally Posted by Patrick Ripoll
That's weird. I've only seen the first 20 minutes. It was late at night and I couldn't stay awake any longer.

At least I got to check out that opening shot.
There are moments in the film that seem like a marathon, but it's totally worth the time.
post #46 of 2185
What was the deal with the rerelease, or re-editing of the movie that came out? That one of the Coens had a hand in? Is that the preferred version to see? Question mark?
post #47 of 2185
It's the version of the film that is closest to Welles' original vision. They cut in and cut out certain scenes/elements to fit what he wanted the film to be.

It's the one I watched and liked a lot.
post #48 of 2185
Is this the widely available version, or would I have to buy a special edition?
post #49 of 2185
I got it for a decent price at Amazon some time ago. I imagine you could find it somewhere for a decent price.
post #50 of 2185
I watched Casablanca a while ago if it counts...Don't like it very much but it has some special atmosphere to it.
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