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    This is probably mine .... it makes me happy !

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    As Good As It Gets... One of a few great scene from that movie.


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    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    The quintessential clip

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    is it really necessary for me to add a language alert?
    come on, its a ****ing pulp fiction clip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Ah! That’s mine!

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    Got to be one of the best scenes in movies:



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    J. Nicholson Esq. again, chicken salad sandwich Five Easy Pieces.
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    Scent of a Woman. The trial, wherein the boy who doesn't rat is about to be expelled from Baird. Pacino is electric!

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    All time favorite is impossible.

    Cool Hand Luke standing in the rain, "You up there, Old Man? You got time for me? That's what I thought. Just standing in the rain, talking to myself." [loosely]

    The Ned Beatty monologue in Network, wherein, as a the Big Man with Deep Pockets In Charge, he explains how the network news, and money, and the world all work. And Howard's awed response after hearing it is "I have seen the face of God!"




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    You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won’t have it! Is that clear?! Do you think you’ve merely stopped a business deal? That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-variate, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and sub-atomic and galactic structure of things today! And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and You Will Atone! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state – Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that perfect world in which there’s no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel. … Because you’re on television, dummy. Sixty million people watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday. … You just might be right, Mr. Beale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    This is probably mine .... it makes me happy !

    Worked for me.

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    Don't know if it's my all time favorite but this scene has stuck with me since I first saw it.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Dang. I love this film.

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    Brilliant.
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    Last night, I caught most of "An American in Paris" on TV. I have mixed feelings about a lot of the dialogue or plot in older movies, and this is no exception - but wow. What an incredible example of the self-defined culture, state of art, and quality of production of the time.

    I recorded the last 15 minutes or so of the show and watched it a second time, where Gershwin's absolutely stunning piece of music is treated as a ballet in an ever changing series of imaginative sets, choreographic styles, etc. Amazing. Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron were simply stunning in the choreography, while also looking to jaded 21st Century eyes as caricatures of the roles they were to play (the American with get-up-and-go, and the French ingénue). Migod though.

    And Gershwin's big tunes - especially the one treated in the film as the "love" theme, played on the trumpet. Oy! I'd have asked the trumpet player to pull back a little on his interpretation, just show a bit more restraint ... But OMG. What a melody. I said to Herself, I'm not sure if there was a more compelling tune, and a more apt distillation of the energy and mood of the time of its writing, in all the 20th Century. It's up there, as iconic as the big tunes in Tchaikovsky or Dvorak. And as immediately recognizable as "American" as theirs were representative of Eastern Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post


    Dang. I love this film.

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    You'd probably like The Banquet, The Emperor's Shadow and House of Flying Daggers. My all-time favourite movie is also Chinese but not a kung-fu movie: Not One less.

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    I'm not going to post the clip because some of the language might cause the Gnome to take an even dimmer view of my presence , but if you go to YouTube and search for "Repo Man John Wayne", you'll probably find it.

    (Runner up, from the same film, is when Otto's erstwhile girlfriend Leila calmly tells him, "Since time is short and you may lie, I'm going to have to torture you." There were a lot of great lines in that film.)

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    the hell he was
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    I have no actual opinion on John Wayne. Never seen him, and in all likelihood never will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    You'd probably like The Banquet, The Emperor's Shadow and House of Flying Daggers. My all-time favourite movie is also Chinese but not a kung-fu movie: Not One less.

    Rick
    House Of Flying Daggers is a fave, as well.

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    The drum dance scene is amazing. The Banquet opens with equally brilliant choreography and the best set you'll ever see. You just have to remember that the blood isn't real!

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    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    "You can't handle the truth!" A Few Good Men. It's a complex film, which I like about it. At various times, I find myself on both sides, though never on the side of lying about serious matters. But Nicholson's outburst is true. Most of us can't handle the real nuances. We want clear, black and white, answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    I'm not going to post the clip because some of the language might cause the Gnome to take an even dimmer view of my presence , but if you go to YouTube and search for "Repo Man John Wayne", you'll probably find it.

    (Runner up, from the same film, is when Otto's erstwhile girlfriend Leila calmly tells him, "Since time is short and you may lie, I'm going to have to torture you." There were a lot of great lines in that film.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    "Read this book ("Diuretics"), it'll change your life"

    "You'll find one in every car, you'll see!"
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    lots of f bombs, you've been warned

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    "...til' it goes <click>."

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    Here's a few... and if you want a few laughs, check out some more of this guy's clips on utube.... but be warned, they are f bomb laden - an some are belly-splitting good.

    This doesn't feature Ozzy Man at all - it's his tribute to Robyn Williams

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    You have to know the movie...

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