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I've yet to see half of those on your list. That should keep me busy!
You bet! I'm SURE there's more but, I've been away from my collection for so long,, I've forgotten some of them. I'm pretty sure I've seen some of them on YT. Head, Zardoz, the Dr. Phibes movies, Surf II, Galaxy Of Terror, should all be here. Bliss Of Miss Blossom, Spring Break and Back To The Beach might be there.Addition: Brainstorm (the last Natalie Wood movie)
I got this problem when people ask me what my favorite film is where I can't stop listing them and then when I think I'm done, I remember some more, and then some more. They're all too different to rank so easily and just list one or two for favorites... they don't even come from the same genre.
But I love huge lists! Gives me a lot to explore.
Same here!! Check out my list! They run from the `30's up to about 20 years ago!!Same thing, only worse, with songs. ARE YOU KIDDING? ME? PICK OUT JUST ONE SONG? I've got 54,000 records in my collection!!!
I got the same problem with songs too. That's quite a music collection though! I thought mine was large at maybe close to 1,000.
You sound to me like a man with a very diverse range of interests though. I think that's cool. I suspect it makes it easier to relate to a very wide range of people.
There was one with Rutger Hauer that was okay, I think it was called, "Flesh + Blood".There's the movie I was in but have yet to see, "Surveyor II". I did 16 different voices in that one.There's a few others in my memory banks but I just don't know the titles and only ever saw them once.Prince Of Darkness (with Alice Cooper)Caligula (Malcom McDowell.)They Live!The StuffDay Of The Dead (or was it, "Return Of The Living Dead"? Don Calfa was in it.Most of the Bowery Boys stuff is just over an hour long and most episodes of Columbo are only 1:15. I think there were only 3 that were full length movies.I like how Wicker Park is told in a non-linear fashion! Vanilla Sky kinda does that, too.If you're into thought provoking stuff (like "Head") and don't mind that it was a t. v. show, get the boxed set of The Prisoner. It's only got 17 episodes. It's the most intelligent t. v. show ever made!! Even people heavily into psychology and philosophy are STILL trying to figure it out to this day!! My ex-fiance, a Hindu, spent over 20 years studying Indian philosophy to write her dissertation and even she couldn't figure it out!!
Flesh & Blood is one I've seen and actually a big Verhoeven fan (especially Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers). One of the things that really struck me with the film was when they catapulted plague-diseased carcasses into the castle to infect the inhabitats. That was such a grotesque idea but then I researched it and found out it was a real thing they did during the Middle Ages... along with dipping arrows into rotting corpses to infect their enemies.
A couple more:Gymkata (sp?)HighlanderLast House On The Left (One of the two bad guys wrote the Pat Boone song, :"Speedy Gonzales" and recorded it himself before Pat got it.)Another local fave: "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things"
Oh, Vanilla Sky! Loved that one. Wicker Park was great as well.
@DarkCarousel Yeah, very cool, interesting stuff!!
A few more:Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge (It's only about 20:00, has no speaking parts (other than a few military commands) and I KNOW it's on YT!)Wait Until DarkHardware Wars (Also about 20:00 long and on YT. The longer version is only about 10 seconds longer. If you find the DVD or VHS of it, it should have 3 other shorts, "Closet Cases Of The Nerd Kind", "Pork Lips Now! $1.98 a Lb." and "Bambi Meets Godzilla")
Gymkata looks great with some beers! :-D Seen Robot Jox? That's one of my obscure favs... excellent with beers:https://youtu.be/wgKqKggYdDE
I'll have to take your word for it, I don't drink
Nekromantik is pretty extreme! It was a bit repulsive to me. I'm not sure I want to watch the sequel. :-D I really want to check out Kopfstand now though.
Have you two seen Possessor? That's one of my new favorites and it's very surreal and violent... like a very unnerving psychological nightmare of a film:https://youtu.be/ahn56QWkD0Y
The first is pretty grim and I don't like it much. The sequel is much more colorful though and it's interesting seeing it from a woman's perspective. My wife has always been into macabre stuff (right, not to the extent of those movies protagonists) so she feels relatable to the movie's protagonist who's judged for her interests.Kopfstand is really beautiful, she says she sees a parallel because it talks about a young troubled boy who gets help from a nurse - needless to say she sees herself into the nurse and me into the boy.Also, the boy is a young Christoph Waltz, who played Landa in Inglorious Basterds.Likewise, she says she sees me into Nekromantik 2's male lead - a normal, nice but clueless guy that gets romped into weird situations by his girlfriend. I was less thrilled by the latter comparison because the guy in that movie ends quite... unfortunately. But we just laugh about it - I know she's much more like Kopfstand's nurse since she literally saved my life more than once.The only serious flaw I find about those movies is that they are quite long and "slow" to pick up the action.
Maybe I should check out Nekromantik 2 as well in that case. I feel like I need to down some beers first. :-D
We saw it once I think, I'm not sure.To be honest, I'm quite impressionable - she's an horror movie aficionada, but I'm very much impressionable so she has to put up with me looking away when the most brutal scenes come up.She has to hold my hand sometimes too!
I reassure you, it's not as extreme as the first. Only one scene is extreme, the ending (no spoilers though), for the rest is kind of quaint and even sweet to watch. You cut the last scene, and you got a sweet romance movie without weird stuff.
I got kind of the opposite thing with my wife. I freaked her out once because we saw Evil Dead 2013 in the theater, and there's this scene towards the end which is so ridiculously violent that I started smiling and trying not to laugh. Then my wife wanted to look away and saw my face smiling and it freaked her out since she thought I was like a psychopath. :-D I was just so entertained and impressed that the filmmakers took the film that far.
I will add both Nekromantik 2 and Kopfstand to my playlist in that case!
That's really funny!I've seen it, to be honest that one was too over the top that it didn't scare me much.I think that your wife is very much like me - we get impressed, but in the end we follow "psychopaths" like you and my wife because you give us emotions and thrills we wouldn't find on our own. When I watch that stuff with her, my hands tremble and go cold, my throats goes dry, but I like it. She sees that, and that's why we have so much fun together.
I think that's a nice quality like you can immerse yourselves more into the film. I have some sort of detachment to it like, "It's just a film." For example, I can watch very depressing films when I'm very happy and still come out leaving fairly happy (moved but not to a lasting point), while my wife tends to get very upset by those for a very long period of time. I actually interpret it like, "Wow, that's so depressing. Glad my life isn't so depressing!"
That's really good I think, you can analyze things and art more rationally!Instead we both get very emotional. My wife is quick to cry if some scene is sad or romantic or overall emotional.
I wonder if her job as a nurse desensitized her to some of the violence. I tend to wonder why I'm not quite as deeply moved by most films. My conjecture is that I started developing video games at a very young age, and most frequently RPG and adventure games that focused on telling a story through writing, music, and artwork. And I wasn't a very good writer as a little kid but I tried to put the game audience through a wide range of emotions like horror, tragedy, romance, violence, etc.I think as a result of that, whenever I watch films or read books or any other creative works of fiction, there's always a side of me when I'm impressed and halfway moved by a scene to analyze it from a creator's perspective like... "Wow, that is such a powerful scene. I wish I thought of that!"
I end up empathizing more with the filmmakers and the writer, so to speak and trying to place myself in their shoes and try to understand how they thought... which distracts me a bit from empathizing with the actual characters in the film (although I do for a while, yet when it's an especially powerful scene, that's when I get out of the character's shoes and start placing myself in the perspective of the filmmaker).
That could be a reason, if you are a creator, you analyze things with technical eye so you don't get too impressed.I think that my wife's job as a nurse more than desensitizing her, made her aware - she always says that the gore of movies is often "incorrect" so she doesn't get impressed.And she saw some really bad stuff when working in ER, she told me some and it was horrible just to hear.Her first day in HR she had to dash to the bathroom and puke her soul out when she saw a particularly nasty thing and her colleagues were nonplussed.
Perhaps that exposure to the real body horror in her case made it easy for her to see violent and macabre films as a pure work of fiction while able to recognize the technical inaccuracies easily. If I recall correctly, she's also an artist into painting. I think the artist's mind tends to venture into some dark places sometimes but gets comfortable there.
Correct, she draws and paints, though nowadays much less. She also did a portrait for me too.Her art mostly touches those topics of grotesque and romance, but she also does landscapes and portraits, depending on how she feels.Lately she's been doing caricatures even of herself.
I just take photographies, we both like taking photos, and model for each other too. It's a funny activity that we keep doing even nowadays.
That's cool! I envy the artists. I ended up dabbling in writing, music, and artwork just because I lacked the resources as a kid to hire others to do it. Yet I never really became advanced in anything except maybe the programming part which ended up becoming my job (although funnily, that was the least interesting part of developing a game for me).
I understand. Sometimes I admit I wonder if I want to take over my father's business or do other things.I like to write, but I don't think I could become a professional author.
I got into trying to produce digital artwork with speed as quickly as possible since I was multitasking programming and writing and music. I can kind of create mediocre things quite quickly, like this 5 min speed sketch:And a similar thing for music like this musical doodle in an hour:https://voca.ro/1nr3EfEfgtymI think that taught me many bad habits though since I got into the habit of rushing through these things to try to get the game done while multitasking like crazy. I didn't learn how to sit down and take my time with them with the exception of the programming part... which I couldn't rush or else the game would be all buggy and messed up.
I wouldn't call it mediocre, it's really well done!
>> I like to write, but I don't think I could become a professional author.Writing is the most admirable to me since I think the writer is the ultimate backbone largely determining the quality of a film, or game, or comic book, or anything else. My wife is a writer although she spends more of her time as an editor and publisher of other people's works. Yet she's a very skillful writer in Japanese at least. I sometimes dream that when we retire, we might create a game together with her as the writer.
That's really cool, what does she like to write the most?I agree with you.Also the idea of producing a game together is really cool.We too often talked about making s project together, but never got about doing it. We did smaller projects but they are for our own private use, so to say.
She mainly writes, edits, and publishes non-fiction for her work (an eclectic range of subjects ranging all the way from cookbooks to books about films and history), although she has a love of writing fictional short stories in her spare time. She has a particular fondness for murder mysteries. Maybe we could make a murder mystery game in the future with some retro-style big pixel art (makes the game much less time-consuming to make). :-D
I've been itching to get back into game development. I now work in computer graphics. I got out of game dev by high school and mainly because the production values started skyrocketing. Commercial games were featuring massive budgets with cinematic cutscenes, epic soundtracks, voice acting, 3D graphics (which are way more time-consuming to make than little blocky sprites and tiles), etc. In the late 80s and early 90s, I could halfway compete with the quality of commercial games since they featured very basic sound (MIDI/MOD or chiptune with very basic synths) and graphics (very blocky pixel art with limited colors).I thought I was done with game development for good. But then I saw a resurgence of retro-style games that are actually popular looking like this (Hotline Miami):... and made by very few people, but managing to gain enormous popularity. And then suddenly I started developing an itch to get back into gamedev.
Especially the popularity of 3D graphics killed lots of my game development dreams. I tried to make a 3D character model in ZBrush (unoptimized) like this:... and even though it's incomplete, it took me like 14 hours to sculpt, and it's not even close to finished... then I realized it's going to take me like 10 years to make a game if I do it this way. :-D So I kind of gave up on the idea.But now it's like games can actually look like this once more!
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I like most of those but never saw The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Billy Jack, and Cat Baliou. I forgot about The Last Starfighter! Epic nostalgia.
forgot to add in the movie. Wrecked (2010)
Talking about Ravenous?
I see now! That one looks really cool... like psychological-survival-thriller thing.
Yea it is a psychological thriller. I love those movies. It's a must seen movie. warning.. it has a lot of the f word in it, For some reason, it didn't bother me though--for that movie
That looks really fun! I think I can watch that together with my wife for fun and laughs (we have kind of different film tastes, but overlap with these types of fun and funny adventure films).
I saw the trailer on TV and thought it looked good. There really hasn't been anything worth watching t the movies since the pandemic/
Gattaca is one of my top favorites. It's criminally underrated in my opinion.
... the swimming scene. "You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton: I never saved anything for the swim back."
Yessss. So good!! I have seen it many times but not in the last 5 years. So maybe time to rewatch.
It's the closest I've seen to "poetic filmmaking" without straying too far from conventional cinema. I can't think of anything quite like it. Also seen 25th Hour and Layer Cake although Gattaca is a supreme favorite of mine.
Seen and like the first two and I love historical films a lot in particular (especially when they're distant enough to be quite exotic compared to our modern-day culture). I haven't seen Cyrano De Bergerac. Have to check it out!
Tom Berenger one? I've seen Sniper and liked it a lot. I should check out Sniper Legacy!