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RE: Favourite Films - Scythe Matters - 01-16-2012 05:46 AM
Oh man, Poltergeist scared the #&%* out of me! One day our friend rode up on his motorcycle, got off, came inside, took off his helmet and was white as a sheet! We immediately looked for signs of an accident and kept asking him if he was okay. Finally, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a ticket stub for Poltergeist. We knew that if scared Joe, we were in trouble. And we went anyway.
I did see the other 2 but they didn't scare me as much. What do you think about the so-called Poltergeist curse? The 2 girls who played the daughters ended up dying very young, you know....
RE: Favourite Films - smoker guy - 01-16-2012 08:23 AM
I see the "curse" as a very unhappy coincidence. A very sad and tragic pair of incidents to be sure.
RE: Favourite Films - burma.girl - 01-16-2012 11:19 AM
A favorite quote in Casa de burma.girl, when lamenting in mock horror about wanting to avoid a situation is, "Run away from the light, Carol Anne!! Run awaaaaaayyyyy!!!"
Watched "Paranormal Activity 2" with the teenager late last night. Kitty Seamus decided he needed a closer look:
Wasn't as creepy as the first one, and quite honestly it took me forever to make the connection between the two. Duhhhhh....
RE: Favourite Films - BrianW - 01-16-2012 02:26 PM
We still have a little independent theater in the area. Once a month on Sunday afternoon, they show a classic film FREE to the public. All they ask is for a donation ($, canned good, clothes) which they give to local charities. Last week they showed three silent films: one each featuring Buster Keaton (my favorite), Laurel and Hardy, and Charlie Chaplin. All accompanied by a local pianist for that 'Olde Tyme' silent movie experience. The place was packed and it was magical.
RE: Favourite Films - Scythe Matters - 01-16-2012 06:06 PM
That sounds wonderful, Brian! I like Keaton (those stunts!) and Chaplin but my favorite B&W era comics are the Marx Brothers. Of course, they weren't silent.... except for Harpo. Did you know that he was the silent Marx because someone who saw their show when they were first starting out in vaudeville complained that Arthur (Harpo) was too loud. So he resolved never to speak on stage again. I read his autobiography a few years ago... such a lovely man.
RE: Favourite Films - Lanix - 01-16-2012 11:11 PM
I don't know that these "qualify" as FILM, but...I am a huge fan of the following:
1. O' Brother Where Art Thou
2. Pulp Fiction
3. All 3 Austin Powers'
4. Sound of Music
RE: Favourite Films - burma.girl - 01-17-2012 12:15 AM
(01-16-2012 11:11 PM)lanix Wrote: I don't know that these "qualify" as FILM, but...I am a huge fan of the following:
"O, Brother" and "SoM" are big, BIG faves. My hubby, a natural born talker, is magnetically drawn to "O, Bro's" dialogue, plus each time we watch it there seems to be another line that puts us in stitches.
SoM is just.....classic. Even my kiddos (ages 14/6/4) dig the music. Plus, they tolerate mommy's sing-along tendencies....
RE: Favourite Films - Lanix - 01-17-2012 10:42 PM
(01-17-2012 12:15 AM)burma.girl Wrote:(01-16-2012 11:11 PM)lanix Wrote: I don't know that these "qualify" as FILM, but...I am a huge fan of the following:
Nice to have a kindred movie fan...
RE: Favourite Films - Gungawoman - 01-18-2012 10:46 AM
My husband and I quote "O, Brother" all the time.
We thought you was a toad!
RE: Favourite Films - Nung - 01-18-2012 10:49 AM
(01-18-2012 10:46 AM)Gungawoman Wrote: My husband and I quote "O, Brother" all the time.
"He's a suitor!"