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#4502851 - 01/06/20 03:45 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: EAF331 MadDog]  
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Originally Posted by EAF331 MadDog
FMJ is a great movie, but there are other great Vietnam movies out there, like Platoon (which IMHO is better than FMJ).



Platoon, FMJ and Apocalypse Now comprise my "holy trinity" of Vietnam movies. smile


And while it was only a portion of the movie, I think the Vietnam scenes from "Forrest Gump" were really great.


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#4502860 - 01/06/20 04:56 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Platoon, FMJ and Apocalypse Now comprise my "holy trinity" of Vietnam movies. smile

What? No "Deer Hunter"? duck


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#4502918 - 01/07/20 03:22 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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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.

I'm afraid you're confused: Jóhann Jóhannsson was the composer of Arrival, and he was only 48.


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#4502921 - 01/07/20 03:52 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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They are talking about "The Arrival,"

[Linked Image]

A much better movie.

#4502922 - 01/07/20 03:55 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
They are talking about "The Arrival,"

[Linked Image]

A much better movie.



Much better, I have the new version, Painful to watch.


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#4502930 - 01/07/20 11:17 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Oops my mistake. There’s “Arrival” and “The Arrival”. Doh!


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#4502972 - 01/07/20 06:17 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I don't even know if I want anybody to try to redo it.

#4502976 - 01/07/20 06:53 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: wormfood]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood
Barry Lyndon
I don't even know if I want anybody to try to redo it.



No worries. No studio today will want to redo it for 2 reasons:


1. It won't make a profit.

2. The Kubrick film is universally recognized as being the absolute best possible adaptation of the Thackeray novel.

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#4503082 - 01/08/20 02:28 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by wormfood
Barry Lyndon
I don't even know if I want anybody to try to redo it.

No worries. No studio today will want to redo it for 2 reasons:

1. It won't make a profit.

2. The Kubrick film is universally recognized as being the absolute best possible adaptation of the Thackeray novel.

1. Legitimate

2. Irrelevant if someone decides that #1 is no longer legitimate. And the examples of that are legion.


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#4503216 - 01/09/20 08:42 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I am pretty sure nothing will come close to the sheer epicness of the LOTR movies. Many have tried, and all have failed. That includes the Hobbit movies, which were not at all made by stretching a thin book with a simple story into as much on-screen time as the 1000-page LOTR books, to attempt to cash in on the success of those movies.

I mean:



Just epic. Still get shivers watching that scene. What an amazing job Bernard Hill did as Theoden!


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#4503290 - 01/10/20 11:42 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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It's been a few years since I've watched my extended version LOTR bluray set. I think it's time to watch again. smile


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#4503302 - 01/10/20 02:18 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I still can't believe someone thinks Charlie Sheen The Arrival is a movie that will never be exceeded.

Did they mean a B movie that can't never have a sequel that's better than the original?

#4504537 - 01/22/20 02:57 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

This movie is like Die Hard.

Perfect.

Flawless.

#4504539 - 01/22/20 03:23 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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They tried to remake the Charleton Hestion 1959 Ben Hur epic adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel by substituting CGI for star power, real stunts, and spectacle in 2016. Of course, the 1959 version was a remake of an epic silent film version, but it's hard to compare a black and white silent picture to one in color with sound. Hollywood lost their asses on the new one too.

I personally think that the Coen brothers' adaptation of the Charles Portis novel: True Grit would be hard to surpass. It was just too good and too perfect.---plus it didn't have Glenn Campbell or Kim Darby to muck it up as the John Wayne abortion did. Yeah, I know that the Duke got his one Academy Award for that movie, but that was really just a consolation Oscar for never getting one for any of his arguably better movies from the past.

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#4504567 - 01/22/20 11:45 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

This movie is like Die Hard.

Perfect.

Flawless.



On a cinematic level it is indeed perfection. Just do your best to not think about the preposterous deviations from historical facts and you'll be ok. smile


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#4504585 - 01/22/20 02:31 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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What do you mean? There is no Ark of the Covenant?

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The Last Crusade is up there with Raiders.
Star Wars and Indiana Jones have been the best adaptations of cheesy old serials ever.

#4504616 - 01/22/20 04:28 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
What do you mean? There is no Ark of the Covenant?



That one is quite obvious. I was thinking more about the German Afrika Korps being in British Mandate Egypt in 1936!


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They were there incognito.

#4504624 - 01/22/20 04:45 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
They were there incognito.



Lol. An entire division-sized number of German soldiers and vehicles?


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