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    What's your favorite movie?

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    Actually, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is my favorite movie of them all. It really is. I haven't watched it in several years and I have it on DVD so tomorrow, I'm a-watching it. Thanks, mgtower! I'm looking forward to it.

    But I noticed there is no thread on this site asking for favorite movie. We have threads for favorite videos, favorite sports, and more. But not for favorite movie, that I've found. Hmm... So, what is your favorite movie? Do you have just one? I cannot mention just one. I have two. My close second favorite is John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). I always mention both in the same breath.

    How about if you tell us what your favorite movie is? I'm not looking for a contest of coolness here, just candor. No judgments made on your choice. I just wanna know. I'll probably see some variety out of this, who knows.

    But, I also ask to know why it is your favorite movie. Maybe a sentence or three. Not an analysis, though, and not a synopsis, nor a persuasion. Not those, please. For example, here's mine:

    2001: A Space Odyssey - I saw it in the theater when I was 12. There was so much for me to think about, many different and seemingly unrelated things as I did not understand much of it, but the detail and presentation blew me away. When the famous "jump cut" happened, I exclaimed "WHOA" out loud in the theater. The movie seemed important to me. Made a big impression on my kid mind that never wore off.

    John Carpenter's The Thing - It was scary and creative as the alien was unpredictable so I could not guess ahead like I have done in other movies. Kept me on edge.

    You can see from my reasons that I have not tried to explain the movies to you or "sell" them to you. I think I'm really asking what was its effect on you? Maybe that's too vague what I seek, but let's see what you say. Maybe you'll say it changed the way you look at something.

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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    I HAD some favorite movies, but now when I rewatch them I get bored and annoyed, because now I can see all the background propaganda in plain sight and it will totally stop me from enjoying the movie itself.

    And I am not old enough to have watched any movie in which I couldnt identify any propaganda. Do note that I have a very very low threshold of tolerance. Even a minor blip of propaganda and I alt-f4 immediately.

    If I want to watch a movie and be entertained instead of annoyed, I'll just watch some esport. Havent watched any movie for past 3-4 years.
    Unless stated otherwise, I am NOT presenting my preferences.

    Preferences can be views, thoughts, opinions, philosophies, morals, values, ideology, imaginations, fantasies, fictions, god, soul, spirit...

    I am using scientific method, its an algorithmic computation, designed to give highest efficiency and chance to win in a conflict, at a very high cost of mental discomfort of not adhering to preferences and spending time and energy on the computation.

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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    I saw 2001 in a NYC bigscreen quadraphonic surround sound theater! Best movie experience of my lifetime! I refused to leave while the credits payed along with some classical music, my father let me watch the credits as everyone else left the theater.

    I saw "the yellow submarine" in the same theater! That night I had a nightmare when the "sea of holes" became my backyard and I had to tiptoe around them just to have another hole block my path to the house! It was my first memorable nightmare.

    Favorite movie? Hard to say, but I can watch Rollerball over and over again and not get sick of it. The rest I'm kind of sick of from all the shitty sequels that misalign with the original narrative, and as of late (past 20 to 30 years) they're chalked full of propaganda to the point of not being entertaining anymore, but rather a course in propaganda recognition and endless criticism. It's like watching liberal indoctrination bigscreen style! After the diehard series I started reading the ads on the busses in movies, and every one of them carry the party line from gun control to female superiority.

    Hollywood is dead, they can't get out of the way of their own political band standing! Now I don't buy movies with wondercunts on the cover doing wonderous things for their cause!

    I call them W-C's and find them (for the most part) in the discount pile where I say WC then toss them aside!

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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    There are so many movies I still like I find it hard to pick just one:

    The Life of Brian
    Blazing Saddles
    My Cousin Vinnie

    I could go on a bit, but note they’re all comedies.

    As for fond memories, when I was in my teens I would visit with my brother on a Saturday afternoon. We’d head down to the local video store and pick out two or three to watch, buy a load of sweets and cola and spend the rest of the day watching them. I was always on the lookout for a new Arnie movie like Commando or Red Heat, I couldn’t get enough of them.

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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    My close second favorite is John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). I always mention both in the same breath.
    I would have to second that one. I love the ominous John Carpenter score in the beginning when they are chasing the "husky". I also love the practical effects when special effects were actually awesome!
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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post

    Favorite movie? Hard to say, but I can watch Rollerball over and over again and not get sick of it. The rest I'm kind of sick of from all the shitty sequels that misalign with the original narrative, and as of late (past 20 to 30 years) they're chalked full of propaganda to the point of not being entertaining anymore, but rather a course in propaganda recognition and endless criticism. It's like watching liberal indoctrination bigscreen style! After the diehard series I started reading the ads on the busses in movies, and every one of them carry the party line from gun control to female superiority.
    I was thinking the other day that with new movies, there needs to be a "woke" meter. It should be sorta' like a warning to the level of "wokeness" a movie has. That's all I think about now when attempting to watch a new movie. How much social justice propaganda is going to infiltrate this film? I can't say I've watched too many new movies because of that.
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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonobo Protocol View Post
    I was thinking the other day that with new movies, there needs to be a "woke" meter. It should be sorta' like a warning to the level of "wokeness" a movie has. That's all I think about now when attempting to watch a new movie. How much social justice propaganda is going to infiltrate this film? I can't say I've watched too many new movies because of that.
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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    As far as my favorite movie? That is too hard to tell. I will pick one that I love a lot and that is the 1984 James Cameron classic, "The Terminator". I love the film-noir look of the film, the 80's synth by Brad Fidel, and story. It also features Arnold Schwarzenegger as the terrifying and unstoppable terminator. He's intimidating and downright scary in that first movie! Then towards the end he starts resembling a zombie as his flesh is starting to rot. It's the stuff nightmares are made of. Speaking of nightmares, I've had a couple because of that movie. The part where he opens the sliding door and the boyfriend is asleep in the bed only to wake up just in time for the terminator narrowly miss his face with his fist. I would always get unnerving thoughts that someone would come in my room when I sleep and do me in. That movie probably contributed to that.
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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    Quote Originally Posted by rkspsm View Post
    I HAD some favorite movies, but now when I rewatch them I get bored and annoyed, because now I can see all the background propaganda in plain sight and it will totally stop me from enjoying the movie itself.
    This is a problem I also have, even with older movies. This is why tend to gravitate towards comedies – I can convince myself that the propaganda is intentionally part of the comedy and a slight intended against it.

    What I really can’t stand in modern flicks is the insertion of characters that have absolutely no bearing on the main storyline - they are there purely for the propaganda.

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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    Ever since I was very young in the 1980s, I've had an attachment to both Conan movies with Arnold. I like everything about them: the acting, the environment, the Atlantean Sword of Conan, the epic soundtrack and special effects. I listen to the Conan soundtrack whenever I workout, bike ride, drive or out in public. It makes the experience a lot more fun and makes the workouts easier.

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    Re: What's your favorite movie?

    Here is a recent 2021 movie review of Conan - funny comparisons . . .
    "Howard’s Conan is a fearsome warrior, but he is also intelligent, witty, learned, and cunning. He can read and write. He is fluent in a number of languages. He can solve problems and crack codes. These traits set him apart in a world teeming with warriors, enabling him to become a king. In short, Howard’s Conan is no mere barbarian. Milius’ Conan is strong and cunning, but otherwise he is an oaf with very few lines. It is impossible to imagine this man becoming a king, because he really is just a barbarian.But surely Milius used some of Howard’s 21 Conan stories? No, not really. He borrowed some names and events, but the plot is his invention. This is John Milius’ Conan, not Robert E. Howard’s, which is something of a cheat if you grew up liking Howard’s Conan. Ultimately, though, Milius’ Conan has to be judged on its own merits. So permit me some spoilers.

    The story opens with Conan as a child. His father is a blacksmith who explains the “riddle of steel” to his young son. Later, Conan’s village is attacked by a marauding band. Actually, they look like a marauding heavy metal band: Spinal Tap, but with real axes. It is a bit much.

    The band is led by Thulsa Doom, who is played by James Earl Jones. Jones, of course, was the voice of Darth Vader, so he was an iconic choice for a villain. But Jones is a black man, who is as absurdly out of place in Conan’s world as the llama we glimpse later on in the movie. Thulsa Doom has the power to hypnotize people, which he uses on Conan’s mother, who lowers her sword, allowing Thulsa to lop off her head.

    Conan wants revenge on Thusla Doom. The witch told him that Doom can be found in the city of Zamora, so Conan and Subotai set out for there. In Zamora, they meet Valeria (Sandahl Bergman), a strong, independent female thief, because the rules of Hollywood also dictate that no (male) hero can be depicted without a strong, independent woman who doesn’t need him . . . " Full review https://www.unz.com/tlynch/review-co.../?showcomments

    Quote Originally Posted by ResidentEvil7 View Post
    Ever since I was very young in the 1980s, I've had an attachment to both Conan movies with Arnold. I like everything about them: the acting, the environment, the Atlantean Sword of Conan, the epic soundtrack and special effects. I listen to the Conan soundtrack whenever I workout, bike ride, drive or out in public. It makes the experience a lot more fun and makes the workouts easier.



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