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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:48 pm

Walker wrote:The Singularity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRGCZh5A8T4
Americans can't do film comedy. They lack any subtletly or sophistication and are typically juvenile. (Spaceballs seems to be aimed at nine year old boys). There are a few exceptions, but not many. Most are lucky if they manage one funny scene or idea. I mean,
American Pie? The Hangover? Animal House? Give me a break.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:10 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Walker wrote:The Singularity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRGCZh5A8T4
Americans can't do film comedy. They lack any subtletly or sophistication and are typically juvenile. (Spaceballs seems to be aimed at nine year old boys). There are a few exceptions, but not many. Most are lucky if they manage one funny scene or idea. I mean,
American Pie? The Hangover? Animal House? Give me a break.
Young Frankenstein.
Case closed.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:16 pm

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Walker wrote:The Singularity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRGCZh5A8T4
Americans can't do film comedy. They lack any subtletly or sophistication and are typically juvenile. (Spaceballs seems to be aimed at nine year old boys). There are a few exceptions, but not many. Most are lucky if they manage one funny scene or idea. I mean,
American Pie? The Hangover? Animal House? Give me a break.
Young Frankenstein.
Case closed.
Thanks for agreeing.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by reasonvemotion » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:13 am

Veggie wrote:
They lack any subtletly or sophistication and are typically juvenile.
Parenthood

https://youtu.be/sTYIlyRGrA4

https://youtu.be/5feZp13agd4

It was hilarious
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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by reasonvemotion » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:28 am

At Close Range - true story

https://youtu.be/uICNy0PxssI

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:08 am

reasonvemotion wrote:Veggie wrote:
They lack any subtletly or sophistication and are typically juvenile.
Parenthood

https://youtu.be/sTYIlyRGrA4

https://youtu.be/5feZp13agd4

It was hilarious
Yes, that was pretty funny. This scence always stuck in my head.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh-r-BjOfKg

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:14 am

reasonvemotion wrote:At Close Range - true story

https://youtu.be/uICNy0PxssI
I saw that when it was new.

For me, the last scene in the movie established Sean Penn as an actor.

*

Levi Stubbs, chorus, bass line.

Little Shop of Horrors
It's Suppertime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RRh-g-CC8g

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:34 am

Inherit the Wind scene, creationism vs. evolution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtNdYsoool8


Based on a true story

Spencer Tracy
Fredric March

Neither time nor frivolity have diminished this powerful scene one bit.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:13 am

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Walker wrote:The Singularity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRGCZh5A8T4
Americans can't do film comedy. They lack any subtletly or sophistication and are typically juvenile. (Spaceballs seems to be aimed at nine year old boys). There are a few exceptions, but not many. Most are lucky if they manage one funny scene or idea. I mean,
American Pie? The Hangover? Animal House? Give me a break.
Oh pashaw. Take for instance, this very funny scene:

Spencer’s Mountain

Henry Fonda is the father of a large family in the mountains of the American West. He likes to hunt and fish and doesn’t think much of going to church, which doesn’t please his beautiful wife, but she gives him air.

One day he’s fishing in a mountain stream alongside the lane and the great Wally Cox stops by in a car. He’s the new preacher, headed to his new church, but he really wants to fish. So, good-natured Henry gives him a pole and they start fishing together. This leads to a drink or two from the bottle, stories and song.

Wally is the gentle man who has never had a drink, so it goes to his head. Henry takes him into the mountain village, the preacher’s new flock, and the women of the church waiting to great him get to see him looking just like the town handyman, at his side.

The women punish the preacher and the beautiful wife punishes Henry, in their feminine ways.

Comedy and drama ensue from one of the many sub-plots of a great American movie that transmits much wisdom.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:19 am

Walker wrote:
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Walker wrote:The Singularity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRGCZh5A8T4
Americans can't do film comedy. They lack any subtletly or sophistication and are typically juvenile. (Spaceballs seems to be aimed at nine year old boys). There are a few exceptions, but not many. Most are lucky if they manage one funny scene or idea. I mean,
American Pie? The Hangover? Animal House? Give me a break.
Oh pashaw. Take for instance, this very funny scene:

Spencer’s Mountain

Henry Fonda is the father of a large family in the mountains of the American West. He likes to hunt and fish and doesn’t think much of going to church, which doesn’t please his beautiful wife, but she gives him air.

One day he’s fishing in a mountain stream alongside the lane and the great Wally Cox stops by in a car. He’s the new preacher, headed to his new church, but he really wants to fish. So, good-natured Henry gives him a pole and they start fishing together. This leads to a drink or two from the bottle, stories and song.

Wally is the gentle man who has never had a drink, so it goes to his head. Henry takes him into the mountain village, the preacher’s new flock, and the women of the church waiting to great him get to see him looking just like the town handyman, at his side.

The women punish the preacher and the beautiful wife punishes Henry, in their feminine ways.

Comedy and drama ensue from one of the many sub-plots of a great American movie that transmits much wisdom.
Yes. There are some great old American films. Most of it's trash now.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:25 am

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:Yes. There are some great old American films. Most of it's trash now.
A lot of it is what you put into it.

Such as ... movie references.

Gotta good one?

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by reasonvemotion » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:34 am

Walker wrote
For me, the last scene in the movie established Sean Penn as an actor.
Yes agree, also Christopher Walken was excellent as per usual.

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:47 am

Walker wrote: A lot of it is what you put into it.
Not sure how that would work.

If you look at this list of top 100 American films there are pitifully few recent ones. Of course it's subjective, but I don't think many people would dispute that a really great American film hasn't been made for a long time. It's all about money now and catering to the lowest common denominator, unless you go for low budget art films. Have you seen 'Clerks'? I think the budget was about ten dollars. :lol:
I can't believe Being John Malkovich isn't on here somewhere.
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201507 ... ican-films

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Walker » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:19 am

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Walker wrote: A lot of it is what you put into it.
Not sure how that would work.
Timing is timeless even before slick entertainment.
2:36 Note the laughter caused by silence.

You Bet Your Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03IVs77Zr0s
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:If you look at this list of top 100 American films there are pitifully few recent ones. Of course it's subjective, but I don't think many people would dispute that a really great American film hasn't been made for a long time. It's all about money now and catering to the lowest common denominator, unless you go for low budget art films. Have you seen 'Clerks'? I think the budget was about ten dollars. :lol:
I can't believe Being John Malkovich isn't on here somewhere.
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201507 ... ican-films
Two more for the list. Thanks!

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Re: Favourite movie scenes

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:42 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:
vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Americans can't do film comedy. They lack any subtletly or sophistication and are typically juvenile. (Spaceballs seems to be aimed at nine year old boys). There are a few exceptions, but not many. Most are lucky if they manage one funny scene or idea. I mean,
American Pie? The Hangover? Animal House? Give me a break.
Young Frankenstein.
Case closed.
Thanks for agreeing.
Keep your Carry On films, your prejudice is showing.
You forget the remarks you made about Woody Allen.

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