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    Movie Night at My House

    We're in the process of educating a young man (26) in movie classics of all kinds, so we've watched things like "The Professionals" and "Red Sun" and many others.

    Tonight we'll be watching

    Circle of Iron

    the idea for which came from Bruce Lee, who died before he could make it. It's not great, and the lead can't act, but it is an interesting idea and does have some decent martial arts in it. The most unusual character is Eli Wallach as a disembodied head floating in a barrel of oil.

    #2
    Interesting. A few weeks ago in a similar quest, I sent a young friend of mine to go watch The Graduate, after hearing his story of older-married-woman-with-a-daughter intrigue.

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      #3
      LOL. Movies can be very useful.

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        #4
        "Lawrence of Arabia". Every time I see it, I see more in it. Absolutely superb performances from Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy. All of 'em. Classic.

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          #5
          I love this movie

          mostly because of all the Audrey Tautou but the rest of it ain't so bad.


          This one as well.

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            #6
            French new wave. Start off with this,

            Shut the hell up and train.

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              #7
              wait wut? I remember that movie being black and white.

              No, I was thinking of Bob le Flambeur.
              The two movies have similar scenes; stealing a car with a huge king ring.
              I guess thats the cool way to steal a car in France.


              To OP please watch this Movie. Not enough people have seen this movie.
              Fulltime Killer.


              This one too I love this one.
              The Science of Sleep.

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                #8
                So we just finished watching Circle of Iron. I had forgotten many of the details and how unintentionally funny it is, but our young friend really enjoyed it.

                Next week is Sonny Chiba in Sword of Doom.

                After I came off the road a few months ago, I rescued some stuff from storage and there were about 50 VHS tapes. I don't have that player any more and don't want to keep these films, so we're watching them one last time before giving them to a thrift store. So these are all my personal picks. It includes all my Carlos Saura flamenco movies (which I now have on DVD). If you haven't seen Carmen with Antonio Gades and Cristina Hoyos, you're missing a treat (also includes Paco de Lucia, the great guitarist, in a hefty role).
                Last edited by MovableBookLady; 2/02/2012 12:53am, . Reason: typo

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jnp View Post
                  French new wave. Start off with this,

                  I really like Alain Delon so maybe I'll try to find this. I just watched Red Sun last week which was his American film debut. You know, the one with Toshiro Mifune and Charles Bronson. Delon was very good, and beautiful to look at, too.

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                    #10


                    Probably one of my favorites, and I don't even feel guilty about it.



                    My favorite show, and one of my favorite movies

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                      #11
                      When I think classics, the first movies that come to mind are Red Dawn, Commando and First Blood. I'm not trolling, either. I mean it with all my heart.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jnp View Post
                        French new wave. Start off with this,

                        That one: SUPERAWESOME.

                        Apart from that - last night I read somewhere that the Tarkovsky estate has donated all of his movies to the public domain. That means, Solaris, Stalker, Nostalghia, all free, and legally available from now on. Which would be very much make my year, watching one of his movies every few weeks. :)
                        www.childsplaycharity.org

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                          #13
                          "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent..."

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ChenPengFi View Post
                            "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent..."

                            That movie sucks balls. It was way better the first time, when they called it Goodfellas.

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                              #15
                              Let me guess, the Coffecake scene hit home did it?

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