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Reply #60 posted 09/03/20 12:47pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Star Wars
Alien
(I saw Alien by mistake after seeing Star Wars, back when parents could drop their kids off at a theater, and movies came out back to back) I was terrified

Superman

the Wiz

Halloween

Saturday Night Fever

pretty much my list

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Reply #61 posted 09/03/20 12:50pm

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hey - how come y'all are forgetting one of the greatest movies of all time - Back to the Future? smile

I would have but I was a little bit older when it came out

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Reply #62 posted 09/03/20 2:36pm

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kpowers said:



domainator2010 said:


hey - how come y'all are forgetting one of the greatest movies of all time - Back to the Future? smile



I would have but I was a little bit older when it came out



It was 5 years before I was born razz
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Reply #63 posted 09/03/20 3:57pm

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forgot to mention

last but not least

the IMMORTAL series of Pam Grier movies:

"Coffy"
"Foxy Brown"
"Sheba Baby"
"Friday Foster"

...influenced and formed my desires and ideals for feminine beauty and strength
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Reply #64 posted 09/03/20 4:02pm

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EmmaMcG said:

kpowers said:

I would have but I was a little bit older when it came out

It was 5 years before I was born razz

Yeah I was 93 when it came out grandpa

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Reply #65 posted 09/03/20 4:21pm

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Tarzan and Lion King are some of them as well.

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Reply #66 posted 09/04/20 11:40am

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RJOrion said:

forgot to mention last but not least the IMMORTAL series of Pam Grier movies: "Coffy" "Foxy Brown" "Sheba Baby" "Friday Foster" ...influenced and formed my desires and ideals for feminine beauty and strength [Edited 9/3/20 16:01pm]

Loved watching Pam Grier kick ass when I was a kid! cool She was terrific playing Jackie Brown as well.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #67 posted 09/05/20 9:00am

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to THIS DAY the theme song from The Exorcist creeps me out...the song "Tubular Bells", and its arrangement of ascending and descending tritones, is the most sinister scary shit i ever heard.. Fuck that movie...forever...when the movie was new, they would play that shit on the radio IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT...i would be too scared to even get my young scary ass out the bed and turn the shit off, [Edited 9/2/20 16:14pm]

LOL Omg I agree. I always thought about how can 'music' feel dangerous or threatening or evil?

ie not that Mr Sandman was a song of my times, but Halloween forever made Mr Sandman ooze with danger and fright

don't click the link lol Tubular Bells

https://www.youtube.com/w...N6jIvKiYOs

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Reply #68 posted 09/05/20 9:51am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

RJOrion said:

to THIS DAY the theme song from The Exorcist creeps me out...the song "Tubular Bells", and its arrangement of ascending and descending tritones, is the most sinister scary shit i ever heard.. Fuck that movie...forever...when the movie was new, they would play that shit on the radio IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT...i would be too scared to even get my young scary ass out the bed and turn the shit off, [Edited 9/2/20 16:14pm]

LOL Omg I agree. I always thought about how can 'music' feel dangerous or threatening or evil?

ie not that Mr Sandman was a song of my times, but Halloween forever made Mr Sandman ooze with danger and fright

don't click the link lol Tubular Bells

https://www.youtube.com/w...N6jIvKiYOs

whats weird is that the song alone, has a little groove to it once it gets going, and its definitely melodious... but the use of tritone chords gives it that urgent, dark sound, and its connection to the visual images of the movie take the element of sonic darkness to the next level.

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Reply #69 posted 09/05/20 12:54pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

RJOrion said:

forgot to mention last but not least the IMMORTAL series of Pam Grier movies: "Coffy" "Foxy Brown" "Sheba Baby" "Friday Foster" ...influenced and formed my desires and ideals for feminine beauty and strength [Edited 9/3/20 16:01pm]

Loved watching Pam Grier kick ass when I was a kid! cool She was terrific playing Jackie Brown as well.

Pam Greer was badass!

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Reply #70 posted 09/07/20 9:49am

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Aw, come on, you can't tell me that you watched The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange and Apocalyps Now as a child.


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Reply #71 posted 09/07/20 10:57am

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Aw, come on, you can't tell me that you watched The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange and Apocalyps Now as a child.

lol

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Reply #72 posted 09/08/20 8:43am

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Great thread!

My list is:

- Bambi: I saw it as a 5 year old at a birthday party in the cinema but all the kids (including me) cried their eyeballs out when Bambi's mother died and we left the cinema early after that scene lol

- Herbie movies: absolutely adored them as a kid!

- James Bond movies (Connery /Moore): they were on TV almost every holidays, loved watching them as a kid

- Bud Spencer & Terence Hill movies: they were on TV almost every holidays, loved watching them with my brother as a kid. Can't believe no one mentioned them!

- Watership Down (didn't like it at all)

- E.T.: the ultimate must see blockbuster of the 80's

- Back To The Future: another kickass blockbuster movie

- Ferris Bueler's Day Off

- Gremlins movies

- Indiana Jones movies

- Close Encounter Of The Third Kind: this one made a real impression on me

- Purple Rain

- Charley & The Chocolate Factory (the original one)

- The Ten Commandments: this was probably the first 'grown up' movie I saw as a kid with my parents.

- Evil Dead: one of the first horror movies I saw as a young teenager, very impressive

- An American Werewolf In London: one of the first horror movies I saw as a young teenager, also very impressive!

- old black/white Dracula and Frankenstein movies: used to watch those secretly late at night after my parents went to bed

- Stir Crazy

- Papillion (the original version)

- Escape From Alcatraz

- Escape From New York (the original): loved that movie as a kid!

- Ben-Hur

- Dirty Harry

- Terminator

- The Exorcist

- Enter The Dragon (and other kung fu movies)

- The Wizard of Oz

- Cannonball Run 1 & 2
- Cannonball! (1976)

- Weird Science

- Pet Sematary

- Hellraiser

- the first Chuckie movie (was it called Child's Play?)

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Reply #73 posted 09/08/20 8:58am

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Oh I forgot about The Hand (old b/w horror movie) and Salems Lot!!

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Reply #74 posted 09/08/20 12:28pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

Oh I forgot about The Hand (old b/w horror movie) and Salems Lot!!

Haven't seen that one but you reminded me of The Beast With Five Fingers starring Peter Lorre, which I saw on TV recently... Hadn't seen it since I was a kid. Creeped me out as a kid but it made me laugh quite a bit this time. lol

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Reply #75 posted 09/08/20 2:56pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

- Close Encounter Of The Third Kind: this one made a real impression on me

me too.

i was kinda expecting some1 2 list the goonies or princess bride smile

thought of some more maybe in my top 30:

the twilight zone movie : some hugely memorable scenes

short circuit

something wicked this way comes

cocoon

flowing through the veins of the tree of life...purplemaplesyrup
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Reply #76 posted 09/15/20 2:36pm

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The Godfather (probably the most influential work of art to my life)

Psycho

Taxi Driver

The Producers

Blazing Saddles

Annie Hall

Saturday Night Fever

On the Waterfront

A Streetcar Name Desire

Rebel Without a Cause

American Graffiti

Shaft

In the Heat of the Night

From Here to eternity

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Reply #77 posted 09/15/20 6:29pm

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jjhunsecker said:

The Godfather (probably the most influential work of art to my life)

Psycho

Taxi Driver

The Producers

Blazing Saddles

Annie Hall

Saturday Night Fever

On the Waterfront

A Streetcar Name Desire

Rebel Without a Cause

American Graffiti

Shaft

In the Heat of the Night

From Here to eternity


Impressive list. No way would I have been able to fully appreicate these movies if I saw them as a child. As it is, I saw A Streetcar Named Desire and Rebel Without a Cause for the first time in high school and found it to be a chore. It wasn't until well into my 30s that I began to take films seriously.

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Reply #78 posted 09/16/20 1:07pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

funkaholic1972 said:

Oh I forgot about The Hand (old b/w horror movie) and Salems Lot!!

Haven't seen that one but you reminded me of The Beast With Five Fingers starring Peter Lorre, which I saw on TV recently... Hadn't seen it since I was a kid. Creeped me out as a kid but it made me laugh quite a bit this time. lol

The trailer of that movie looks good fun! cool

I just went back to find the one that I have seen as a kid and it turns out to be "Dr Terrrors House of Horror" (1965). It was a movie made out of 5 seperate stories, the last one being The Hand with Christopher Lee as the main actor. I remember it as a b/w movie but it is actually filmed in full color. Must have been our crappy b/w television that we had for the longest time before my dad finally splashed out for a color TV. lol

I just watched it on Youtube, the hand looks far more fake in full color HD than I remember from watching it in b/w, LOL!

https://www.youtube.com/w...F-MeG0SXFw

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Reply #79 posted 09/17/20 5:34pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:



purplethunder3121 said:




PennyPurple said:



I forgot about Saturday Night Fever!! eek I had to sneak around to see that one at the movies. My parents were none to happy when they found out I seen it. lol



Yeah, my religious Dad wouldn't let us go... But when I visited my Grandparents they let my friend and I go to see it. We couldn't understand what the big deal was; still don't to this day.




shrug cursing, sexual stuff.... all pretty minor to the story.



Remember, there are 2 versions of SNF out there. When it was released in December 1977, it was rated R for profanity and a very disturbing scene of what was practically a gang rape. After the film, and especially it’s soundtrack, became so known in the culture, about 6 months after opening, Paramount put out an edited version of the film, with a PG rating. This version eliminated most of the cursing and racial slurs, and eliminated most of the sex scene.

So some people might have only seen the edited version
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Reply #80 posted 09/17/20 5:44pm

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sexton said:



jjhunsecker said:


The Godfather (probably the most influential work of art to my life)


Psycho


Taxi Driver


The Producers


Blazing Saddles


Annie Hall


Saturday Night Fever


On the Waterfront


A Streetcar Name Desire


Rebel Without a Cause


American Graffiti


Shaft


In the Heat of the Night


From Here to eternity




Impressive list. No way would I have been able to fully appreicate these movies if I saw them as a child. As it is, I saw A Streetcar Named Desire and Rebel Without a Cause for the first time in high school and found it to be a chore. It wasn't until well into my 30s that I began to take films seriously.



I became a film junkie about age 10, and read a lot about movies and sought out those that received a lot of praise and awards. Marlon Brando and James Dean and Montgomery Clift became my heroes. As I learned even more about films, my heroes became Hitchcock and Billy Wilder and Scorsese and Kubrick ( I forgot to add “A Clockwork Orange “ to my list)
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Reply #81 posted 09/17/20 5:46pm

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SantanaMaitreya said:

Aw, come on, you can't tell me that you watched The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange and Apocalyps Now as a child.


I did !! lol cool

Which might explain a lot about how I am today... wink
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Reply #82 posted 09/18/20 6:25pm

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I put “In the Heat of the Night “ on my list, not only because it’s an excellent film, but also because the moment when Sidney Poitier slaps back the White man who slapped him was one of the most cathartic scenes in film history... and it still is
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