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Favourite Films!

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☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 7 Jan 2009 13:06

Hi folks,

I haven't even heard of that one with my Antonio in it Edd, bet he was good though, I believe he once said that he had some Arab in him, I guess that's 'cos Malaga being southern Spain and invaders over the centuries etc....think I'll leave it at that or I'll go on and on about him...ahhhh ...sigh. It's those dark eyes and Spanish accent.

Glad you like this thread Nicky and happy that you're contributing to it as you seem to know your films, as do many who come on here. Edd is so good on films, he's got an amazing memory...(we'll give him a big head!) I started the thread around Christmas time, basically as there wasn't much on telly that I liked. I really look forward to booting up the computer and seeing what people have put. As I was driving home from work last night (finished at 9.30) I was thinking about it...Arrrghh! it's taking over my life! ☺

Wonder if Ophelia Googled Christopher Jones last she did. Lol!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 7 Jan 2009 13:16

When my daughter was younger she had music lessons once a week at school and chose the violin, our ears only blead slightly! Anyway I can still clearly remember my hubby going around the house with her violin case and appearing around the doorways making gun noises and being down on one knee and with his other leg stretched out forward, didn't have quite the same impact as Desperado...but he made me laugh!! Still think of that whenever I watch that film.

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 7 Jan 2009 13:19

Be back later, have got to go to Tesco...from Hollywood to Tesco in one afternoon...good title for a film.


EyebrowsEd Report 7 Jan 2009 15:39

Hi Nicky,

No I chickened out last night - finally gave in to my body's demands at about 01:20.

Couldn't agree more about the Jaws series - the first was brilliant, but by the time it got to number 3 they were becoming parodies of the original - pmsl when Simon McCorkindale got eaten in his wetsuit - one bit of rubber devouring another bit!


ButtercupFields Report 7 Jan 2009 16:19

Was trying to remember the name of the film (am bad with names! lol) I really enjoyed with Tom Cruise, love him or hate him. It was Collateral,with Jamie Foxx. Anyone seen it? He played a contract killer who hi jacked a taxi and forced him to drive him to all the addresses on his hit list. Great film directed by Michael Mann.


Mauatthecoast Report 7 Jan 2009 19:05

I thought that was an excellent film BC. and remember the subway scene at the end!!.......gripping stuff

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 7 Jan 2009 20:20

How could I forget this classic one, Saving Private Ryan. The opening scenes are incredible. I do enjoy Band of Brothers too, it was shown over the Christmas break on BBC 2, very good.

Another good old British film, made in 1955 The LadyKillers, with all the greats, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellars, Herbert Lom and others which I can't remember at the moment. The old lady in it was about eighty odd she must be a good age now!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 7 Jan 2009 23:31

Here's another lovely film...Franco Zeferrelli's Romeo and Juliette, starring Olivia Hussey as Juliette and Leonard Whiting as Romeo. Few good actors in it ,Milo O'Shea as the priest who marries them, (he was brilliant as the alcholic Doctor Popperwell in Steptoe and Son Rides Again!) It came out in 1968 I believe, I know I was at school still. The music was beautiful too, the composer was Nino ? I will have to google that to find out. Really lovely film.

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 7 Jan 2009 23:33

Nino Rota was the composer, just typed his name in and recognised it straight away.

You film buffs are very quiet it 'cos Die Hard's on telly? Yeah I know Alan Rickmans in we've lost some of the ladies tonight!

I'm talking to myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Night folks. ☺


EyebrowsEd Report 8 Jan 2009 00:02

Sorry Pam, watching the boy's own film at the mo - Top Gun. Just at the final dogfight.

Will be back in a few mins after Maverick nails the bogies!


EyebrowsEd Report 8 Jan 2009 00:22

Well that's the end of that one - shame about the cheesy bit at the end with Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis.

Yes Pam, I do remember Ladykillers - excellent film, was it an Ealing Comedy? It was remade a few years back with Tom Hanks in the Alec Guinness role. Quite funny but not as good as the original - too much unnecessary swearing for my tastes.

I agree about Saving Private Ryan - I seem to remember the reviews saying that it had the most realistic portrayal of the Normandy landings ever put on film.


EyebrowsEd Report 8 Jan 2009 00:37

Another great WW2 film that springs to mind is Memphis Belle. Again based on a true story about the first B17 to complete its tour of duty.

Great cast - Matthew Modine, Billy Zane and Harry Connick Jr to name three.

We went to RAF Duxford a couple of years ago, my eldest had a history project to complete. On the day the Sally B was there - its the last airworthy Flying Fortress in the UK which also featured in the film. We saw her take off, and the sound of those four engines lifting it off the ground goes right through you. I tell you, it brought a lump to my throat seeing her become airborne, it makes you remember all those young men who lost their lives.

If you do ever get the chance to see her fly then do - there's something wonderful about those old planes and especially this one.

The Sally B has her own website which you may be interested in:

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 8 Jan 2009 11:39

Hi Edd, yes the original Ladykillers was made in 1955. I agree with you about swearing in films when it goes completely over the top, it losing the impact if you know what I mean. I'm not a Tom Cruise fan at all, and I know it shouldn't make a difference because they're acting, but it does with him...think it's 'cos he's into all that scientologly rubbish but have never taken to him.

We live in the wilds of north Norfolk now, so Duxford is not to far for us and have been a few times over the years. I believe that thay had to complete 25 missions didn't they. There are quite a few U.S. Airforce memorials here as they Americans had lots of bases here in WW 2. I'm still quite surprised how many people are ignorent of things that went on during the first and second world wars, it annoys me a bit. We have been over to Normandy a couple of times and visited the D Day beaches, museums etc. very interesting. Also visited Dunkirk and surounding areas, Arras in particular. You see people jusy overwhelmed at the amount of graves, everyone seems to get affected.

Another one has just come to mind, 'The Longest Day,' I remember my dad taking me to see it, I guess I'd be about ten, we went to Purley Astoria. My dear old dad fell asleep half way through and had a crick in his kneck...I remember walking to the bustop and him saying "Why didn't you wake me up!" (or words to that effect!) Back to unecessary swearing!

Off to work soon, back later folks. ☺

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 8 Jan 2009 11:45

An Officer and a Gentleman, not everyones cup of tea, but I like it.


Nickydownsouth Report 8 Jan 2009 22:38

Just catching up ...wasn`t online last night.....

Officer and a Gentleman... with you on that one Pam, absolutely love it, Richard Gere....with white suit, cropped hair and that lovely swagger, defo my favourite film of his, lost count how many times I`ve seen it.....

Funny now he`s older I don`t like him at all, where as i always felt stars like Steve Mcqueen Paul Newman, Sean connery to mention a few all improved with age.......

Saving Private Ryan ......,another Tom Hanks classic, but then has he EVER made a bad film?

Tom Cruise....Top Gun aaaahhhhh!!!! but when you watch it now its very camp, and extremely cheesy, but have always loved it, love the sound track too.

Thought of 2 more thrillers I love...... Sleeping with the Enemy and Pacific Heights.......... make that 3 .....The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.... anyone seen these.?


☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 8 Jan 2009 23:18

Hi Nicky, Pacific Heights, yes another goody. Michael Keaton was at his creepiest best, very sinister. Melanie Griffith was good in it and looked so pretty...why did she go so over the top with all that surgery and bottox!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 8 Jan 2009 23:25

Another good one for us ladies...'Unfaithful', with Richrd Gere, Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez. Very sad in parts and I felt so sorry for Richard Gere, as his wife was seeing Olivier Martinez...(whatever did she see in him?!) Joking aside though, very sad ending for all concerned.


EyebrowsEd Report 8 Jan 2009 23:27

Hi Nicky,

Yes I have seen Pacific Heights. Michael Keaton does do a good psycho doesn't he?

I always thought he was the best Batman as well - I thought his portrayal of Bruce Wayne gave the impression that the character was slightly unhinged, which added to the essence of the film. Maybe it's those wild eyes ...

I have also seen the Hand That Rocks the Cradle but only once and that was a good few years ago, so my recollection of hte plot is a bit rusty. Is that the one where the nanny is in fact the wife of a doctor who the main character was molested by? Then the doctor commits suicide when her allegations are upheld, so the widow exacts revenge on the main character's family.

Also a fan of Fatal Attraction. Glenn Close the original - and scariest - "bunny boiler".

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 8 Jan 2009 23:36

Hi Edd, yes at the end you just know that Glenn Close is going to sit up in the bath, but it still scares the life out of me and makes me jump!


EyebrowsEd Report 8 Jan 2009 23:42

Hi Pam,

What I could never understand is why Michael Douglas had a fling with Glenn Close when he had Ann Archer at home!!