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Daniel Botha

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Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« on: June 02, 2013, 08:29:38 AM »
After spending quite some time over in the "shout games" section, I have come to a conclusion that I really need to get out and watch more films. Seriously, of all the quotes in that game I have correctly guessed two (one of them being a cartoon).

I think that this says a lot about my tastes in film... It's not very wide-spread. I tend to only watch movies that come out in the cinema, or the classics, but very rarely do I ever watch anything else, unless it comes with a recommendation. I'm a big fan of the classics, but I really do need to watch more films. That's where all of you come into this.

I need suggestions. This thread is a collaborative list of sorts. Comment below movies that you think that I should see in my life-time. When I get suggestions, I'll go out and purchase (or rent) the film(s) and watch it (them).

It's really quite simple. Suggest a film to me, allow me to watch it, so I can start winning at the Quote Trivia game we have set up.

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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 09:06:27 AM »
It's really hard to make a list without knowing what you've seen. However, if you wanted, you could copy and paste the movies that people suggest into your original post and just make a running list.

So, movies that Mr. Daniel has to see, whether you've seen them or not (for one reason or another):

Memento.
The Usual Suspects.
GoodFellas.
JFK.
Magnolia.
There Will Be Blood.
The Prestige.
Pulp Fiction.
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 (preferably back to back).
Se7en.
The Thin Red Line.
Heat.
American Beauty.
Fight Club.

That ought to get you started for a week or so. When you're ready to add some non-R movies, we'll continue. Lol.
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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 11:26:09 AM »
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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 12:50:32 PM »
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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 01:28:32 PM »
We  did a podcast with Lloyd Kaufman once! 

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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 10:51:23 PM »
From the top of my head.

Good Will Hunting
The Prestige
Shutter Island
Upstream Color
A Scanner Darkly
Enter the Void
Primer
Amores Perros
21 Grams
American Beauty
Black Swan
5 Centimeters Per Second
Requiem for a Dream
Fight Club
I Am Legend
Moon
Mystic River

There's probably dozens that I'm missing. Most of these films were made in the past decade. Although classics are enjoyable, I'm not sure I'd recommend them to any of my friends.

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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 01:03:51 AM »
I have no idea how to post here - hopefully I'm not pm'ing someone right now and just posting on the forum. I just hit reply to one of the posts.
It asks me to prove I'm a person every time - is it usual?

Anyway,

The Return of The Pink Panther  of course. I guess you've seen the other two with Steve Martin? Now it's time for Peter Sellers. Start with the Return, not with the first one.



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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 01:35:06 AM »
Welcome to the party, Khamanna. =)

Quick answer to your question is that it only asks for confirmation that one time. You should be all set from now on. =)
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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 03:34:31 AM »
Thanks! I almost felt left out thinking this is some kind of privileged place and I was not invited:)
But Alex said no...



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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 12:51:31 AM »
Just some good films in general:

The French Connection
The Royal Tenenbaums
Zodiac
The Social Network
Dr. Strangelove
One Hour Photo
The Shining
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Ghostbusters
Traffic
Taxi Driver
12 Monkeys
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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 04:20:38 AM »
Thought I would reduce the cerebral depth and suggest The Bodgyguard.

Watched it the other night. Apart from being good fun with several what if's and character arcs circling, it sets up quickly and efficiently.

 The first images of Costner are

1) saves a man - shoots another - hard man
2) refuses and drink and doesn't have a trembling hand - controlled
3) refuses to stay - bounty hunter like, but knows himself
4) returns home to lots of post - been away a while-  nomad
5) then he's cooking, savours the taste - we don't see that again. Suggests a man with depth that we and the love interest can relate to.

Simple but clever.

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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 07:46:03 AM »
I'll start with some silent films that provide a bit of film history... 

A Trip to the Moon (1902)  - which introduced us to special effects.
The Great Train Robbery (1903) - which introduced us to film grammar.
The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)  - which introduced us to feature film. 
The Birth of a Nation (1915) - one of the first modern narrative films.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - the first horror film (though there's some argument about this). 
Battleship Potemkin (1925) - which introduced important modern film grammar and technique.
City Lights (1931) - often considered one of the best silent screenplays. 

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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 11:39:01 AM »
Mad Max 2 ( called The Road Warrior in the US)

Some of the best stunt work in movie history. And not a green screen to be seen

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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2013, 01:03:48 AM »
Mad Max 2 ( called The Road Warrior in the US)

Some of the best stunt work in movie history. And not a green screen to be seen
Mad Max 2 ( called The Road Warrior in the US)

Some of the best stunt work in movie history. And not a green screen to be seen

100% agree. Some of the best stunt work in film.

Another personal favorite of mine, Big Trouble in Little China. Take every genre, mix it with the hero being the sidekick (and vice versa) and Kurt Russell in perfect casting. An entertaiinng hybrid of kung-fu, horror, slapstick and everything else.
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Re: Films that Daniel MUST see before he dies...
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2013, 04:24:48 AM »
Daniel - listen to Tailbest. Big Trouble is highly under-rated.

Another under-rated 80's classic: Real Genius. High IQ people unleashed as practical joke artists...Val Kilmer's best work.