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#4502668 - 01/05/20 12:35 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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As far as Peter O’Toole movies go i actually think I like “Becket” a little more, but the difference is very slight. What an actor! I think he’s definitely in the top 5 of all time.





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#4502673 - 01/05/20 01:16 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Richard Burton was pretty good too.

That guy could have read straight from a phone book and he still would have made it sound profound.

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#4502679 - 01/05/20 03:21 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I was excited when they announced Predator 2018 from Shane Black who also wrote Predator.

Then saw the final product!

Was he on drugs when he wrote it and were all the studio heads on drugs when they approved it?

#4502683 - 01/05/20 03:49 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I was excited when they announced Predator 2018 from Shane Black who also wrote Predator.




Just to be clear, Black wrote the screenplay for "The Predator" from 2018. The original Predator film was written by the Thomas brothers.


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#4502686 - 01/05/20 04:50 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Beckett and Lion in Winter are both likely to never be exceeded. Lion in Winter is brilliant, but Beckett has more "heart," if you will.

I would also through Man for all Seasons into the "never likely to be outdone," as well, in a different genre, Chariots of Fire.

#4502702 - 01/05/20 06:43 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Why have I always thought all this time he also wrote Predator?

I know he wrote Lethal Weapon 1, the Last Boy Scout and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

My mistake.

#4502706 - 01/05/20 07:42 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Interstellar steals the show. It's not even a close race for second place.

Interstellar's intense focus on realistic physics was such a breath of fresh air. It was just such a good movie. I desperately want there to be a sequel of equal or higher quality to find out what happened at the end of the first movie.

Arrival is the runner up - also a fantastic movie, and the soundtrack was a masterpiece. One of the best sound tracks of all time. Terrible shame about the composer.

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Master and Commander tentatively has top spot - I'd love to see another movie that tops it. Its relatively realistic depiction of 18th/early 19th century wooden fighting square rigged ships will be hard to beat. It did not entirely do justice to the novels, however.

#4502793 - 01/06/20 04:13 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: VF9_Longbow]  
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Originally Posted by VF9_Longbow


Arrival is the runner up - also a fantastic movie, and the soundtrack was a masterpiece. One of the best sound tracks of all time. Terrible shame about the composer.

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I know quite a few film composers but I have never heard of Arthur Kempel. I noticed he was only 58 when he died.


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#4502795 - 01/06/20 04:27 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: VF9_Longbow]  
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Originally Posted by VF9_Longbow

Interstellar's intense focus on realistic physics was such a breath of fresh air. It was just such a good movie. I desperately want there to be a sequel of equal or higher quality to find out what happened at the end of the first movie.


I have only one gripe here in that although they consulted with Kip Thorne at Cal Tech, they took artistic liberties beyond his black hole research and theory.

Yes, the film seems like the physics are all real, but they aren't. How about the anti-gravity drive on the lander ship? Somehow the ship possesses this magical tech that can fly them off worlds with ease yet they had to use regular rockets to launch the original mission into space. That's a huge break in universe continuity and has always bothered me. The time dilation stuff, though, is pretty awesome.

The ending with the black hole communication was also artistic liberty.

Great film, otherwise, and has an awesome message.

#4502796 - 01/06/20 04:54 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Full Metal Jacket.

IMO, best movie about Vietnam War ever.

I am not a fan of Apocalyse Now.

#4502800 - 01/06/20 08:00 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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FMJ is great in the first half, but only so-so in the second.
Apocalypse Now on the other hand is basically a movie version of "Heart of Darkness", set in the Vietnam war era. But at the core it's not about the Vietnam war but rather about re-telling the Joseph Conrad novelly. Oh, and wath the Redux version, makes for almost a different film, really.

#4502806 - 01/06/20 10:24 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I found the last act of Apocalypse Now with Marlon Brando just tedious to watch.

I seen it once on opening day in the theater and have no desire to revisit it again.

Dad took us to see it and we all came out very unhappy with it.

I have never seen the Redux version or the Final Cut.

Both of them suppose to be different than the Theatrical version.

#4502814 - 01/06/20 11:40 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy

I have never seen the Redux version or the Final Cut.





I can easily see why Coppola originally cut out those extra scenes that are included in the Redux version. In my opinion they bog down the pacing and are really not necessary for the main story. Apocalypse Now is one of those rare cases where I prefer the theatrical release to the extended version.


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#4502816 - 01/06/20 11:43 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: Ssnake]  
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Originally Posted by Ssnake
FMJ is great in the first half, but only so-so in the second.
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It's been my impression that this is almost a universal feeling among fans of the film. The first half is simply so iconic that it overshadows the second half even though the second half is still very good by it's own right.


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#4502819 - 01/06/20 12:06 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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What's wrong with the 2nd half of FMJ?

The only thing about FMJ is this scene.

In past 20+ years, have rewatched this scene many times over on VHS and then DVD and then Blu Ray.

How did he Lieutenant die?

He was standing behind the tank where then explosions happened, which I presume is from mortar fire since there was no whizzing sound of incoming artillery shells.

Skip forward to about 54 seconds.

I am actually surprised I've actually found this scene on YouTube.


#4502820 - 01/06/20 12:11 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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That Lt. was killed by shrapnel from the mortar explosions. So basically super heated shards of metal hitting his body at high velocity.


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#4502821 - 01/06/20 12:15 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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What surprised me most about FMJ was that is was filmed in the UK.


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#4502822 - 01/06/20 12:19 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
What surprised me most about FMJ was that is was filmed in the UK.



At the time when I first saw the film (on VHS around 1990) I had no clue at all it was filmed in the UK but later on as I learned more about Stanley Kubrick, it made a lot of sense. He moved to the UK in the early 60's and lived there until his death in 1999 and he was not particularly fond of flying so most of his films during that time were shot in the UK.


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#4502823 - 01/06/20 12:26 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
What surprised me most about FMJ was that is was filmed in the UK.


Yes, the Ville city was a set build on 2 sites ooutside of London.

Wonder what anyone living nearby thought of the noises and explosions coming from there.

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Some scenes of the ruined city of Hue were shot at a dockyard on the Isle of Dogs, London, that was scheduled for demolition. The ruins of Hue in the sniper and final nighttime scenes were shot at the Beckton Gasworks in London's East End, which was also slated for demolition. (IMDB)


I just had to dig up my FMJ BluRay.

Total of 9 explosions.

Screenshots 1-2 is explosion #1,

screenshots 3-4 explosion #2,

screenshots 5-6 is explosion #3,

screenshots 7-8 is explosion #4 (the LT. is already beginning to topple over at that time),

screenshots 9-10 is explosions #5 and #6,

screenshots 11-13 is explosions #7, #8 and #9.


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FMJ is a great movie, but there are other great Vietnam movies out there, like Platoon (which IMHO is better than FMJ).

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