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Old 07-03-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Even if they remake a movie, the original is usually a million times better. That's your argument around it.
Trust me, I tried, but when someone hasn't seen the originals, you would probably have more success convincing a man who has never seen the color red why he should prefer it over the color green. They have no basis for the comparison and aren't too interested in developing one.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Which movies have you never seen that might surprise?
Or someone you know hasn't seen something that defines a generation (and they are that generation) or that is iconic?
I've never seen Forrest Gump, It's A Wonderful Life, anything at all with Will Ferrel in it, Dances With Wolves, The Shawshank Redemption, Mary Poppins, Fight Club, Taxi Driver, 2001: A Space Odyssey, any Star wars movie after Return of The Jedi, any Harry Potter movie at all, the second and third Lord of The Rings movies, Patton, To Kill a Mockingbird... just to name a few.

I do see a lot of oddball non-comedy movies, though, but since people don't talk about them I usually don't remember the names.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I think I fell asleep while watching 'The Shining'. I'm not entertained by Jack Nicholson.
Me too regarding The Shining. I didn't like the book, either. BUT, c'mon - MARS ATTACKS! is probably one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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I have not seen Forrest Gump or Gone with The Wind.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Kenai, AK
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Have never seen The Godfather and never had any wish to. Still don't

Never had an urge to see Singing in the Rain but came on TV couple of days ago and the mister told me it was actually pretty good. So i finally sat down and watched it. Surprisingly good .. i even knew most of the songs :-)
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: 60630
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Like I said, I have tried (bc I know they are important movies). But that whole genre makes me roll my eyes. Plus, I really can't stand movies where the the protagonist is a criminal. I can never muster any feelings of sympathy for them. I should probably approach them like great works of literature that I didn't like but pushed through anyway...something educational.


I hate ganster movies but first time I saw the Godfather trilogy I was hooked. The best movies I ever seen in my whole life.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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People look at me crazily when I tell them I have never seen any of the HarryPotter movies (haven't read the books either). I have NO interest in them despite the fact that I teach HS and the kids (and a lot of adults) are talking about it like crazy everytime a new book or movie comes out.

I love the Civil War, yet I have never seen/read Gone with the Wind and really, don't want to see it. A fellow teacher bought it for me as a Christmas gift. I said my thanks, but in my head was thinking, "Crap, I would have bought it myself. It's not like I can't afford it, just don't want to see it."

My sister-in law had never seen Goodfellas!!!!!!!!!! Come on!! One of the best ever. I made her sit there and watch it with me. Not made for TV doody, but the real live one. She didn't grow up in NY or around that kind of stuff like we did, so she wasn't too impressed. She just didn't get it.....she's only 25; she'll learn!
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: England
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I'm shocked when I read that some people have not seen the Godfather films,
and have no interest in doing so. They are among the greatest films ever made,
in my opinion. They have everything, great acting, great music, and most of all
a fantastic story. These films have actors who became famous from the
performances they gave, among them Al Pacino and James Caan. Plus as the
Godfather himself, the great Marlon Brando, and as his younger self in the second
film Robert de Niro, they don't make great films like this anymore. Too busy making
films for the kiddies.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Kenai, AK
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People look at me crazily when I tell them I have never seen any of the HarryPotter movies (haven't read the books either). I have NO interest in them despite the fact that I teach HS and the kids (and a lot of adults) are talking about it like crazy everytime a new book or movie comes out.

I love the Civil War, yet I have never seen/read Gone with the Wind and really, don't want to see it. A fellow teacher bought it for me as a Christmas gift. I said my thanks, but in my head was thinking, "Crap, I would have bought it myself. It's not like I can't afford it, just don't want to see it."

My sister-in law had never seen Goodfellas!!!!!!!!!! Come on!! One of the best ever. I made her sit there and watch it with me. Not made for TV doody, but the real live one. She didn't grow up in NY or around that kind of stuff like we did, so she wasn't too impressed. She just didn't get it.....she's only 25; she'll learn!

I tried reading Harry Potter but only made it to chapter 2 as I didn't care for her writing style but love the movies. The mister never had an urge to watch the movies so I made him watch the first 2 and now he loves them all. He is waiting for part 2 of Deathly Hallows he is that into it lol.

I have seen GWTW too many times to count and the book is even better than the movie. Only book that I can recall that the first time I read it I wanted to go back to chapter 1 and start rereading it right away.

agree on Goodfellas. Not into gangster films though loved Casino and Scarface
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