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#1 Jun 17th, 2005, 17:25
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I couldnt find the "Movie recommendations" or "Favourite movies" thread, so I am starting a new one

Ok, Last weekend I watched these 2 movies.
1) Million Dollar Baby
2) American HistoryX

I dont know which one is better than the other. Both are awesome movies. A must watch. American HistoryX stars my favourite actor Edward Norton in another powerful role. This guy is a dynamite. And the movie just explodes.
I want to ask so many questions after watching that movie but fear that they all will be reduced to flames and above all this is a travel forum. But if somebody has seen this movie, and is from US, they will know what kinda questions are going on in my mind. So can you provide some answers for the same !!!!!!
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hi there

both are good actually. But for me, million dollar baby was very moving. I guess movies become more meaningful, depending on what stage you are in life, and if you experienced the same things that the characters have been also living.

... but for me, the most explosive edward norton movie ever is "fight club". awesome director, awesome effects. great story. I'm still giddy over it, even after watching it two years ago. There's so much stuff about commercialism, being lost and finding your own identity in that movie. it's fantastic!

talking about movies, has "paani" been shown already? Been waiting for that. ...I bought dil chate hain also... but am having problems understanding it since there's no subtitles in english. (i'm filipino).
nothing... just looking ...
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What about 'Primal fear', that was the movie that made me the big time fan of "Edward Norton"....!! Havent watched Paani, though. I think it was never been fully made. There was so much controversy regarding it, that Deepa Mehta had abandoned the plan altogether.
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Just saw American History X recently too, nice.

Saw Dogville last night, managed to completely miss it when it first came out. Challanging but worth the effort, very unique film.
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primal fear

hhmmm... my friend told me about watching that primal fear (richard gere and edward norton). and it sounded interesting... but i haven't really gotten myself to see all of it. what else do you like?

have you seen italian movies made by giuseppe tornatore (legend of 1900, cinema paradiso, malena?)... another film director to watch is the french guy named Jean-Pierre Jeunet ... he did amelie (who won against lagaan in the oscars), the city of lost children, delicatessen, a very long engagement and alien resurrection...

off-topic, is there any other movie that's very similar to lagaan? I thought that it was fantastic... also watched a few hindi movies (like ddlj... just to see why it ran for 12 years... mother india, pyaasa and guide)... what else would you recommend to be a good movie?
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Well.. a good hindi movie. It depends on your taste. If you liked mother India and pyaasa, then you should also see GANGA JAMUNA, DO BEEGHA ZAMEEN, KHAMOSHI (starring waheeda rehman), KOSHISH, DIL EK MANDIR then there are so many of Hirshikesh mukherjee movies -- ANAND, ABHIMAAN, BEMISAAL, NAMAK HARAAM. You will like them all. Then if you like comedy then the classics are GOLMAAL, JAANE BHI DO YAARO, HERA PHERI.

I havent watched any of the Italian movies you mentioned. Probaby I should
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...movies...

... you have just got to see "the legend of 1900." Everyone that ever borrowed the dvd i have , thought it was a really awesome movie (the same with lagaan). is pirated movies well tolerated there? ...is there a market for it? or do you have to rent your movies out of the video store? ...

but the more popular of the stuff i said would be malena, amelie, and cinema paradiso. u can check it out ... and you won't have much trouble finding it. most cultural centers of a foreign country like say france (allaince francaise in my home town). also features french films for free... you might want to check your local french cultural attache there.

...I forgot... you should also see "the apartment" starring monica belluci. she's the merovinian's wife in the matrix2. another fantastic movie.

what else have you been watching that really wrenched your heart? have you seen any south east asian movies? from thailand perhaps? or philippines? or say hongkong?
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I am sorry to say I havent seen any south east asian movies. I have recently bought "7 samurrai" from akira kurosawa but i have yet to watch it.

Regarding Pirated DVD's in Bangalore and India in general. Yes that business is hot. One can also get the movies on rent from a DVD shop.

What else has wrenched/warmed my heart.... .mmm... lemme see.....
1. One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
2. As good as it gets.
3. Scent of a woman.
4. The green mile.
5. Philadelphia.
6. Gandhi
7. Gone with the wind.

Ah.. there's so many.
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I'm working with movies... so i have to watch

...wow. you've got a great list there.

these are the ones i also like:

asian

1.in the mood for love (hong kong)
2.chungking express
3.crouching tiger hidden dragon
4.jackie chan movies (drunken master series fun!!!!!)
5. kung fu hustle (seriously, this is sooo fun)
6. rashomon
7.7 samurai

american (classics)
1. 10 angry men
2. giant
3. the sting
4. gone with the wind

american (new)

requiem for a dream
seven
fight club
mr.holland's oppus

world

not without my daughter
movies of gael garcia berbal (actor, mexico)
movies of jean pierre jeunet
movies of giuseppe ternatore

geeezz.... I can't remember the rest... it's all too much.... hehehehe
...my father has like 400++ movies (90% pirated...heheheheh) he's much, much more insane about movies than i am.

...just couldn't make him watch any indian movie though.... even if pyaasa made it it to the top 100 movies of all time for time magazine.
oh...well.....

so that's your main vice? watching movies?
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Originally Posted by xairoise so that's your main vice? watching movies?
Yeah sort of
Out of the looong list of yours the one I enjoyed most was the drunken master series.. GAWD.. i love Jackie Chan...
I have watched is Police story series then there is that "Lucky star" series then there are those Armor of god series. The best movies were with Samo Hung and Yuen Biao. Together these three were awesome
Then fight club and sting were gud and SEVEN was so disturbing !!!
How come you have watched so many.. ??
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Originally Posted by phantom Yeah sort of
Out of the looong list of yours the one I enjoyed most was the drunken master series.. GAWD.. i love Jackie Chan...
I have watched is Police story series then there is that "Lucky star" series then there are those Armor of god series. The best movies were with Samo Hung and Yuen Biao. Together these three were awesome
Then fight club and sting were gud and SEVEN was so disturbing !!!
How come you have watched so many.. ??
if you love jackie chan, you should watch kung fu hustle!!!! oh my god!! it's hilarious!

...i work in a post production firm... and watching movies is necessary for us to relate to the people we have to work with (we do commercials and special effects for movies)... plus, my father likes to buy dvd. ...I guess it's better that he watch two dvd movies in one night rather than he'd go out and get drunk with his buddies... (my mother will turn into kali ...lol)... and it's cheaper to entertain yourself in the house... it's the only time where all of us could be together. (but my dad usually snores on most of my art films.... he likes action packed stuff like the terminator and slapstick comedy).

do you also watch animation? like say ... finding nemo and toy story?... is anime also hot in india (japanese cartoons)...
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I love animation. My favourites are Shrek I-II, Ice Age. Have yet to watch finding nemo and toy story. Loved "Jungle book" and "The wonderful wizard of Oz". Both of which are television series.

I guess anime are hot here since I see my niece jumping up and down watching those on cartoon network !!! I have never watched it myself.

So which famous movie have you done the post production for so far. ?? Any suggestion for the upcoming movie !!
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i think crying ladies won back there for best foreign film in india (was it kerala )? but these are the sites that might help you out:

my company: http://www.optimadigital.com
one of the movies: http://www.cryingladies.com/realindex.htm
another one: http://www.pinoyblonde.com/

these are filipino movies... but we do show back in the US for the filipino communities... I'm afraid that these stuff aren't very popular in your area... but I think they're great pieces and you really see mirror images of the filipino culture incase you ever see one
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finding nemo is sooooooooooooooo cute... it's a must-see. you'll never regret it. I also love ice age... and the little rat that always gets zapped with his acorn heheheheh. I just love seeing him miserable...hehehehehe
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Me too.. but I think that ICE AGE borrowed big time from Shrek, the concept of A bully with an irritant, if you know what I mean
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