Duane Thomas

What Is Your Absolute Single Favorite Movie?

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I'd probably have to say The Unbearable Lightness of Being, the winner after a bloody battle with sex, lies & videotape in a close second place.

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Man, what a tough one. I'll have to let that one simmer ahwile....

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Silverado.  I won't admit to how many times I've seen it.

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Hey, if we were going by how many times I've seen it, my favorite movie would be Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I've seen it, oh, 15 times. In second place would be Ladyhawke. I've only seen that one 12 times.

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If you leave out all the "series" of movies like Godfather, etc, these are my favorites over the test of time:

#1 is "Bladerunner". Amazing movie.

Close 2nd would be "The Untouchables".

Followed by "The Princess Bride".  

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1. Dune, not as good as the book, but nearly.

2. Bladerunner, Directors cut.

3. Fifth Element, insane editing, Gary Oldman brilliant.

4. Ben Hur. I'm not sure why.

(Edited by gm iprod at 2:39 am on June 30, 2002)

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My all time favorite, Princess Bride, just recently got replaced by Shrek.  I'll let you know if it stays in the lead!

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I'm still working... It's difficult to not attempt to establish some sort of criteria. For example - would your single most favorite movie be the one you'd take to an island with for the rest of your life? (So, you would necessarily enjoy watching it frequently.) Or would it be a movie that impacted you greatly, but you might not want to watch it forever?

A couple friends, using the criteria of "the island," unanimously agreed on Conan the Barbarian. Now I know them well, and believe me this was a surprising choice.

Myself, I'm still waiting for "the answer," but until then I do really dig Bladerunner. But I don't know if I'd want to watch it forever. I know I'm threadrifting here, but my favorite action movie of all time is Terminator II. I get the chills every time I plug it in. (And am right now.) And call me sensitive, but Harold and Maude's right up there, probably in a tie with Last Night at the Alamo.

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Have to admit that blade runner hooked me too.  

I've bored more people to tears with 1776 than I care to think about.  I love it.  It's a corny musical about the signing, but when I watch it its like I'm there.  No way to explain.  

I'm a huge movie fan.  I can usually find something of merit in all movies.  Case in point,  I actually liked 'Vanilla Sky'.  (Of course Penelope Cruise is a goddess of mine. ) .  

That said I only OWN a few movies.  

                       1776

                       Young guns I and II

                        Heavy metal

                        The last detail

                         Full metal jacket.

I do own other tapes ( kids stuff and general).  But I consider those mine.  There are others I would like to get, still looking for some.

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I'm am a really big fan of Tom Clancy.  I have all of his books and the movies made from his Books.  If I had to choose just one it would have to be "Clear and Present Danger"  Both in the book and the movie.

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If you guys want to buy DVDS for CHEAP, I may be able to help. I'm talkin' 8-10 bucks...Email me if you're interested. We are already doing internet orders and I could easily do a benos program...

SA

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The Seven Samurai; no wait,   The Wild Bunch; no wait  Rio Bravo; no wait  Dirty Harry, ah never mind.

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For the moment, after much deliberation, I'm going with Harold and Maude. For me, it raises the widest range of human emotions associated with this experience we call life. And the sound track could be the best ever... If you like Cat Stevens of course.

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What about "Jaws", no rainy sunday afternoon would be complete without that one. For a real test of manhood try getting through "Rudy" or "Brian's Song" without a sniffle or for that matter a good episode of little house on the prairie....man I am sharing way too much here

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Patriot Games

Full Metal Jacket

Ronin

Funny Kath, Princess Bride is my wife's favorite too...

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African Queen, Bogart and Hepburn got to go with it.  

And no I do not mean a Tanzanian cross dresser.

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"For the moment, after much deliberation, I'm going with Harold and Maude."

Saw Harold and Maude for the first time just a few days ago. Now I understand why I've heard people raving about and recommending this movie to me for, oh, 30 years or so.

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Wow - (Considering your movie list), your first time for Harold and Maude! I have no words to describe how I feel right now.

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As a lifeless freak of nature I have no option but to defend my out of date horribly misquided virtues.

I demand that this 'touchy feely' aura cease immediately!!!   I have WAY too many voices in my head to start thinking about my shooting idols getting 'feely'.  

If this continues I will be force to 'hack' into your internet connections and spam your desk tops with absolutly vulgar exerpts of the MANLY classic 'Full Metal Jacket'.  Of course the boot camp scenes will be emphasised!!!

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Brian,

It was your picking Harold and Maude as your favorite that finally motivated me to watch it.

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Duane-  

Who did you associate with, Harold or Maude?

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