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Old 02-25-2015, 12:17 PM
 
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taking my brother and my mum to watch Men in Black 2.
Your earliest memory of the movies is from 2002?
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Nomad
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Movie: Jaws or Voyage Into Space

TV Show: Little House on the Prairie

Cartoon: Rabbit of Seville
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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Hmmm is kinda hard to say was very young proably Rumble Fish or some early 80's horror films .
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Although I must have seen movies before this, I have good memories of how engaging the movie Shane (with Alan Ladd) was when I saw it as a kid in the mid-1950's with my parents and my sister in a movie theatre. When I saw the movie again as an adult many years later, I was NOT disappointed. A real classic, and for good reason.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:23 PM
 
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My brother took me to see Forbidden Planet when it first came out...
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:02 AM
 
Location: England
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I used to go to the movies every Saturday afternoon when I was a kid. I'd watch anything...... whatever was on that week. One afternoon my friend and I watched Geronimo starring Chuck Connors. We were so impressed, we sat through the next show. When we got home our parents were angry because we were much later than expected. My friend and I talked for days about this great movie.

Many years later, my son was a similar age to when I saw Geronimo, and it was coming on tv!! I said, "we have to watch this, it's a great movie!" Well......... Chuck Connors with his blue eyes playing a Native American didn't quite hit the spot this time! Since Geronimo, I had seen movies like Soldier Blue, and Little Big Man. It just wasn't the same........ But, I still have the great memory of coming out of the movie house, running down the street with my friend, shouting Geronimo!!
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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My family never went to the movie theater as they were too busy with work and raising kids. I saw a bit of Blue Water White Death(1971) in the movie theaters until Mom yanked me out of the theater(with some slapping thrown in for good measure) due to the graphic shark attacks shown. I did see Bednobs and Broomsticks that year. I was born in 1964.

I do recall we watched the Spanish Dracula at home on a projector circa 1968. (projected against the wall with a bedsheet serving as the screen.) I guess it would be 8mm.
this film Dracula (1931 Spanish-language film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It scared me.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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I do recall we watched the Spanish Dracula at home on a projector circa 1968.
Woah, you just have me a flashback. This is another of my first memories of film.

My parents let me stay up all night to watch a vampire marathon on rabbit-ear television. Spoiler alert: I failed at staying awake all night.

The movies were all horrible, but they did a great job in the variety department. I'll never forget Blacula. They had some silly western thrown in there. Maybe Abbot and Costello showed up.

There was one where, at the beginning, the protagonist was going over the list of ways vampires could die. Stake through the heart, sunlight, etc. His last one was something about having the vampire surrounded by water. I remember thinking "Oh, here we go." Sure enough, the hero gets the vampire on a frozen lake and shoots the ice all around him. The vampire is standing on a tiny island of ice and dies.

So that movie was also my first memory of rolling my eyes at a plot trope. If some off-the-wall concept is introduced early, that's what will be referenced later in the film.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:59 AM
 
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Re: "when I was a kid, theaters were big and grand and the screen was bigger than a house, today you watch movies on a postage stamp in a room the size of a storage shed"


Hehe now that's a review!...;-)...Going to movies back in that time had viewers going into 'dreams' literally in that big, grand, dark dark room. i mean it was quiet, quiet, quiet!! The audience 'dreamed' together for hours.....
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:34 PM
 
Location: The West Coast
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When I was five years old, my family rented 'Titanic'. It was split between two vhs tapes. The sinking scene captivated me. Then when I got a little older, I saw 'The Matrix Reloaded'. It was one of the best movie experiences of my life, besides 'Titanic'.
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