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Favourite Film of all Time

Posted: December 6th, 2007, 1:40 pm
by FNH
What are the LV'ers fave films?

A few of restrictions. No film from the last 12 months (to avoid the latest buzz ) and no film series such as H.Potter or LOTR. I'm only interested in single films that stand alone. Your only allowed 1 film.

Mine is "The Goodbye Girl".

Whats yours?

Edit : The 1977 version, not the 2004 remake!

Re: Favourite Film of all Time

Posted: December 6th, 2007, 1:42 pm
by jimmowatt
FNH wrote:What are the LV'ers fave films?

Whats yours?

Posted: December 6th, 2007, 2:23 pm
by Chrisczech
Fitzcarraldo (starred Klaus Kinski)

Posted: December 6th, 2007, 2:48 pm
by kayray
The Shop Around the Corner

Posted: December 6th, 2007, 3:01 pm
by Starlite

Posted: December 6th, 2007, 3:31 pm
by Peter Why
The Princess Bride

Posted: December 6th, 2007, 11:45 pm
by puffin1
Oh gosh. Today it's Chocolat.

Posted: December 7th, 2007, 12:58 am
by ezwa
Peter Why wrote:The Princess Bride
Oh, yes! "Princesse Bouton d'Or". That one is grand!

Although I'd go for "Pride and Prejudice" (the BBC mini-series. Isn't it a film as such?).

Posted: December 7th, 2007, 6:50 am
by jpandya
Harvey; Paper Moon; The Paper

Posted: December 10th, 2007, 12:45 pm
by Jan_M
Oh, Kara, what a great choice! That's one among my favorites.

I can't choose just one---vintage films are such an important part of my life and my husband's, and some of my all-time favorites just aren't available on video or cable. It would be difficult to even choose a top five or ten!

We both love a little-known Oscar-winning Christmas short that is available on video (it's an extra on the "Christmas in Connecticut" DVD): "Star in the Night" (1945). Try to see it during the holiday season if you can!

----- Jan

Posted: December 10th, 2007, 1:03 pm
by caitlinteresa
Oh, man. Just one and not LOTR or HP? Hmmmm...that is difficult. If I judge by the number of times I have watched a movie outside of those two series, it would have to be either The Royal Tenenbaums or Shakespeare in Love, so I'll go with Shakespeare in Love.

Posted: December 10th, 2007, 1:51 pm
by gypsygirl
It's hard to choose just one. There are a handful that I can watch over and over and love every time: Pride and Prejudice (the six hour BBC version); Twelfth Night (the Trevor Nunn version); Desk Set (really need to get this on dvd); How to Steal a Million; Princess Bride...

Posted: December 12th, 2007, 12:33 pm
by ExEmGe
An old, old film and light weight/hearted but I can still watch it with pleasure:- Coward's 'Blithe Spirit' with Rex Harrison as Charles Condamine and Margaret Rutherford as Madame Arcarti

Posted: December 13th, 2007, 8:54 am
by catchpenny
I'm not sure I have a favorite film yet. I am very picky about the films I like. It is especialy bad to watch a film with me that I have read the book of, as I provide a running commentary on "What Really Happened." It's terrible I know, and I have learned to take a film on it's own merits, and sulk in silence. Somewhat. I guess I would have to say Great Escape. Though I'm not sure that is my favorite film, I could watch it again. Maybe Twelve Angry Men.

Posted: December 14th, 2007, 4:16 am
by Planish
Hmm... I'll have to break it down by genres.

Comedy: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Science Fiction: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Historic Drama: The Lion in Winter (with Peter O'Toole and Kate Hepburn)
western: Hang 'Em High
documentary: Woodstock
Horror: The Shining
Suspense: Blue Velvet
Noir: Swimming With Sharks
Musical: The Blues Brothers