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The London Movie Meetup Group Message Board › Introduce yourself! (Plus your top 3 films!)

Introduce yourself! (Plus your top 3 films!)

Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 190
Since we don't really have an 'introduce yourself' thread...

This is the thread in which to... introduce yourself!!
Also, since I (try to) ask new members this question at their first meet, what are your favourite 3 films?
Now this may well change, so feel free to update at any time.
And don't feel bad about liking cheesy crap either- we all have guilty pleasures!
(However, anybody who has 'Norbit' in their top 3 will obviously be deleted from the group)

My top 3 as I'm sure you've all heard before...

1. 'A Tale of Two Sisters' (Kim Je-Woon, S Korea, 2003)
2. 'Alice' (Jan Svankmajer, Czechoslovakia, 1988)
3. 'Perfect Blue' (Satoshi Kon, Japan, 1988)

Actually since I'm starting this thread off I'm going to be extra and make it an even top ten.

4. 'Spirited Away' (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 2001)
5. 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (Ang Lee, Hong Kong, 2000)
6. 'Battle Royale' (Kinji Fukasaki, Japan, 2000)
7. 'Nausicca' (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1984)
8. 'The Scent of Green Papaya' (An Hung Tran, Vietnam, 1993)
9. 'Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion' (Hideaki Anno, Japan, 1997)
10. 'Memories' (Katsuhiro Otomo etc, Japan, 1995)

I've suddenly realised how much anime is in there...
A former member
Post #: 1
Favourite films is an impossible question! But mine would have to include:

Last Tango in Paris
La Haine
The Beaver Trilogy
Gone With the Wind
Apocalypse Now

and I'm with you on Battle Royale and Spirited Away, but Crouching Tiger??
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 191
Crouching Tiger is a classic- spoiled by all the copies that came after it, but on its own its a actually a really good and quite original film.
Plus it was seen as quite independent before its big budget re-release.
I'm proud to have seen it at a smaller cinema before anybody knew what it was!
Sandra D.
Hertford, GB
Post #: 22
Yay Crouching Tiger rules!

Sandey's top films - in no particular order....

The Shawshank Redemption
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Silent Running
Flash Gordon (I'm not even ashamed to admit it!)
Gone with the Wind
Logans Run
Silent Running
Princess Mononoke
Merry Christmasmas Mr. Lawrence
the Man Who Fell to Earth
The Hunger
Perfect Blue
The Cat Returns
the Lost Boys
Battle Royale
American History X
Forbidden Planet
Enter The Dragon
Big Boss
Little Shop of Horrors
How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Being John Malkovich
Anything by Tim Burton (except Planet of the Apes, he killed that!)
Oh Yes! and Planet of the Apes

Not sure how many that is... But I really had to narrow it down! laughing
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 192
^ I take it you mean the original Planet of the Apes.
Sandra D.
Hertford, GB
Post #: 27
^ I take it you mean the original Planet of the Apes.

Of course!....It's a classic!

I don't generally like remakes...except 1984, that was one of those rare occasions where the remake is better than the original!
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 194
I don't think another remale of 1984 would work now...
Unless they renamed it.
I suggest '2007' with George Bush as big brother
user 3705466
London, GB
Post #: 2
Hey Guys,

These are my 10 favourite movies (in no particular order)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Hotel Rwanda
Little Miss Sunshine
The Talented Mr. Ripley
After The Wedding
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Sandra D.
Hertford, GB
Post #: 28

I suggest '2007' with George Bush as big brother

Or, even better...

I suggest putting George Bush in the Big Brother house, "forget" to feed him then lock the door and run away!

Richard F
user 2543752
London, GB
Post #: 241
As for remakes, definitely Cronenberg's The Fly is far better than the original, and could you argue that Evil Dead 2 is really just a remake of Evil Dead 1? In which case, I prefer the second one, although it is close.

As for top films.

Raging Bull, Nikita, Jungle Book, Alien, Belleville Rendez-vous, Rear Window, Dawn of the Dead (2004), The Haunting (1963), Leon, Man Bites Dog, Midnight Run, Jaws, Wicked City, The Odd Couple, Walker, and The Usual Suspects.

Oh, yes. There was only supposed to be 3. No, can't narrow it down to that. I know Alien would be up there and Raging Bull. Rear Window and Jungle Book would be close. Then there's Nikita and Man Bites..........and so it continues. I guess I tend to go for the darker side of life. I would kill myself if I had Notting Hill or Love Actually in my collection.

As for George Bush etc, I suggest we put Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, George W (we all know what the W stands for!!) Bush and Dick Cheney on an island with explosives around their necks and say that they need to fight each other but in fact we then simply 'PRESS THE BUTTON'. We could call it "Battle Royale 3 - Kill The Bastard Dictators". What do you reckon?

All the best

Rich F
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