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vistual
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Hey guys whats your favorite movie or movie scene?
ill start off, just naming a few ....
Matrix I
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
The earlier episodes of "Harry Potter"
Life Is Beautiful
As far as books go - i once read a book called Master Of The Game that i was hooked on 'till the end ...
Master Of The Game

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warlock
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq6q2BrTino This one comes to mind.

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vistual
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holy cow! - good one yes!

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warlock
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcEzhQ7oqA Liked this one too.

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GuiltySpark
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Don't really have a favourite movie, but as far as books go :

The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett

The Art of War - Sun Tzu

The 33 Strategies of War - (I can't remember the author) Edit : Robert Greene

SpyCatcher - Peter Wright (I think, has been a while).

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Lighthouse
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Films...Matrix.....Apocalypse Now.
TV...HHGTTG.
Books.....The 5 book trilogy of HHGTTG......The Discworld series.......Catch 22

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warlock
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Forgot about Apocalypse Now. Great movie.
http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-.....95212703#_ Read this years ago good book.

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Lighthouse
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Forgot to add, anything Monty Python.

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AlanWade
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Movie: The Italian Job (original version).
Books: Anything by James Herbert

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ProstheticHead
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In no particular order and by no means exhaustive..

The first Matrix film (blew me away at the time)
The Green Mile
The Shawshank Redemption
Ghost (cough cough)
Berserk (Anime and Manga)
Ghost in the Shell (Anime)
Futurama
Mad Max trilogy
Long way round/Long Way Down
Heroes
Wilbur Smith - The Courtney series (A MASSIVE read, which I have yet to complete)
Shameless
Wildlife on One

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Lighthouse
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Wilbur Smith - The Courtney series (A MASSIVE read, which I have yet to complete)..... I go with that. Used to read them when I was offshore. But still not the top of my list.

And this guy knocked out some spiffing books too,
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/laurens.htm

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raphoenix
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http://www.multivax.com/last_question.html
Any on this this list http://www.onlinecollege.org/2.....-all-time/
Currently wading through this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-.....ep_dpi_1#_
Am going to purchase a Kindle or Tablet when the prices come down.

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raphoenix
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Anything by Paul Krugman http://www.thedailybeast.com/a.....wrong.html

Enjoy "Book Notes" on C-Span TV in US late at night on Weekends.

Rick P.

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Lighthouse
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And tV series, add M.A.S.H.

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warlock
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@LH second that TV choice.

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raphoenix
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For M.A.S.H.

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Lighthouse
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They say thank you :)


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SarahJames
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Besides the Lord of the rings trilogy and M.A.S.H. I'm a complete sucker for Canonball run and Smokey and the Bandit (you can wake me up for those ;D).
Got more kamp up my sleeve, but on a more serious note Deliverance is my classic of choice. Favorite western: Once Upon A Time In The West and Pale Rider, though that last one has competition by High Plains Drifter :)
Anything Terence Hill suits me fine at any time (rollerskating in a church never looked so tempting).
Oh and of course there's all the martial arts movies from the seventies and eighties and death wish and and and and ...

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Lighthouse
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Squeal like a pig :)

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SarahJames
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The other day Kate posted something about spypig - been thinking Deliverance ever since :S

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vistual
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SJ!?!!! : D
my kinda girl - i like some martial arts flix too!
actually have a few - NO where near as many as i'd like though.

i never expected such a great response.
theres some stuff i saw mentioned that im not familiar with - but will soon check out : )

now adding to what i posted earlier - i've read some good ones by Donald Goines too. actually quite a few.
i also always remember a book i read once "When The Wind Blows" by Patterson that i really liked.
@ GS - been meaning to check out some Sun Tzu.

sok,e others for ly list of movies ...
• Man On Fire
• Braveheart
• Count Of Monte Cristo

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Lighthouse
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Film - The Gods Must Be Crazy

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vistual
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these also - just came to mind that i really liked ..
• Ocean's Eleven
• Ocean's Twelve
• Ocean's Thirteen

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Lighthouse
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Hardly films that you would watch again, and again tho.

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Scott
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Favorite films:

1. Being There- Peter Sellers and Shirley Maclain (masturbating no less)
2. Any Michael Caine movie from the 60s-70s (Harry Palmer, yes!)
3. Lost In Translation
4. Almost any Diane Lane movie
5. Kubrick, Kubrick, Kubrick.



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Ted16
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Book & film On the Beach by Nevil Shute.
Book Cathedral or By the Rivers of Babylon both by Nelson DeMille
Book Musachi by Eiji Yoshikawa
Book Silence by Shusaku Endo
Longitude or Galileo's Daughter both by Dava Sobell
etc etc.
Ted

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SarahJames
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I forgot to mention this ...


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Hermitt
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Two of my all-time fav movies are:
My Cousin Vinny - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/quotes
Uncle Buck - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098554/

Jim

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vistual
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shame on me for not mentioning these sooner ...
• Saving Private Ryan
• Forrest Gump
• V For Vendetta

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Lighthouse
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Forrest Gump I'll let you have,

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jcx
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Thumbs up 4 shaving private ryan*!
directed by family guy's brian the dog.
also as a gamer, I'd hav 2 say 'i got shot
in the buttock; Forrest Gump..

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warlock
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http://www.liquidnails.com/pro/index.jsp Beware of the fumes. LOL

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Scott
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How could I have forgotten Slaptshot? NSFW language, NSFW movie, period.


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vistual
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• Shawshank Redemption
• Cinderella Man

@Scott!
LOLOL!!!!
that was awesome!

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bubbatie1
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shawshank redemption ( agreed) green mile & slingblade ! mmmmmmmmmm french fried potaters mmmmmm

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ProstheticHead
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"Some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a kaiser blade, mmm.."

Pure awesomeness.

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vistual
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The Patriot (2000)

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GuiltySpark
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The Kentucky Fried Movie - always good for a laugh

The Crow

Stargate

Not Another Teen Movie

The Dark Crystal - was my favourite as a kid

The Warlords

The Day the Earth Stood Still

It came from Outer Space

And anything sci-fi from the 50s onwards

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ian2
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Here is one of my all time favourites..

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warlock
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That is a good one. Reminds me. liked the Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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ian2
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Yes they too are high on my list......

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ian2
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And for Scott :::,,,,.... Damn your four minute powerplay I am still recovering from 94 and now this ... :(

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vistual
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• Cold Mountain (2003)
• THE GODFATHER!! : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfather_Trilogy (VERY HIGH ON MY LIST OF FAVORITES)

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warlock
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Surprisingly, no one has mentioned ET or Titanic.

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GuiltySpark
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@ Warlock,

ET went home and Titanic sunk, that's why. :)

The Cube series (for the gore factor)

The One

Wraith

The Inner Circle (interesting but slow)

Original Star Wars trilogy

Ski School

...am thinking this thread will run and run.

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warlock
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Just like Forrest Gump.

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Scott
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@ Ian, what happened last year?
I was rooting for you ;)

This was very romantic of you, btw...

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vistual
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Ah! MAN!!!!!
you beat me to Star Wars!
YES! (another one / few high up there on my fav list)

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jcx
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animated/clone wars?
interesting because it's aimed @ younger geek
like people!.. someone said I was younger?..
also this quote: [Adam Sandler] in Tropic Thunder: "someone said they were close 2me"?..

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vistual
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Scarface (1983)

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Lighthouse
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You youngsters have no taste.

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jcx
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Really, I'm young?..
will u let me post sme porn, then?
I do however agree with the no taste;
{also how can u like somthing like ['Apocalypse now']? the horror..
u oldies hav a death wish!
Duh 'Charles Bronson', that explains it..

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Straspey
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1939 - Considered by many to be the single greatest year in the history or motion picture production:
Dark Victory
Gone With the Wind - (Oscar for Best Picture)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips - (Robert Donat - Oscar for Best Actor)
Love Affair
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Ninotchka
Of Mice and Men
Stagecoach
The Wizard of Oz
Wuthering Heights

Also - a few of my favorites -

The Third Man (1949)

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

The Naked City (1948)

Brief Encounter (1945)

Grand Hotel (1932)

And a few more recent ones -

Wings of Desire (1987)

Bagdad Cafe (1987)

There's a few more, but I can't recall them at the moment.

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