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Peter Marucci
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FTA,
I almost agree; the first King Kong was great, the remake was ridiculous.
But, then, most remakes can never live up to the original.
Take The Thing; the original, in black and white and made in the '50s was infinitely superior to the lavish color and special effects bomb, made in the -- what? '80s, 90s, who knows (or who cares!)?
BTW, for movie trivia buffs, in the original movie, what famous actor played The Thing (he wasn't famous back then, of course)?
Answer in following post.

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The answer to the above question:

Q: What (soon to be) famous actor played The Thing in the '50s black and white classic?

A: James Arness.
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Harryandersonfan, - do you mean Hannibal with Victor Mature, or Silence of the Lambs?
Surely not that Welsh institution Anthony Hopkins being the worst? I think Steve McQueen also played in a pretty awful horror movie didn't he Peter. Something to do with a Blob was it? . . . and talking about remakes, anything quite as ridiculous as Psycho remake without Tony Perkins, or Day of the Jackal remake without Edward Fox, - and that awful Richard Gere remake of "Brief Encounter" - without Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson and the music of Rachmaninov! and ELECTRIC trains!! Smile
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That's right, Ace; Steve McQueen appeared in the '50s horror classic The Blob, a not-too-bad movie for its time. But, once again, the remake 30 years later was absolutely terrible!

And I've got to back Ellen on the Hannibal thing.
Even the great Anthony Hopkins can't save this awful turkey. The only thing you can say in its favor is that it was no worse than the book (which was equally lousy!).
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HI,
I personaly found Shindlers List to be as boring as ....

I enjoyed American History X and the Hurricane.

But if I was stuck on an island I would like to have my 2 DVD set of the Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000 as long as I could play them back in 5.1. I do not think they are the greatest films of all time but I can watch them again and again. It is kind of "A mission from god"
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On 2003-01-21 15:46, harryandersonfan wrote:
Waiting For Guffman,


Finally another Waiting For Guffman fan!!

I did not like Best of Show, way to boring compared to Guffman.
A direct from text adaptation : The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Starring Mickey Rooney in his final role.
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Worst: memento what the heck was it about
Best: pulpfiction what the heck was it about
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Worst movie, for me, "The Stupids". It was the second half of a double feature and I couldn't take more than 15 or 20 minutes before I walked out.

I like comedies a lot and most of my favorites are comedies but that doesn't mean they are the best movies. For storytelling and surprise impact, I liked "Sixth Sense" and also "Dark City" although it fell just a bit short of being a really great movie and I am a big fan of "Braveheart".

Just my two or three cents worth.

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Don't know about you but I also like anything bizarre, i.e. "The Elephant Man" or the brilliant Universal "Bride of Frankenstein" (the scene with the monster and the blind hermit a true work of art). There was also an old b/w called "Dark Eyes of London" (different title in the States) that was excellent. The use of the eyes by Bela Lugosi in his movies were also unique. Smile
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All time Worst movie

Ishtar- Warren Beaty & Dustin Hoffman

The movie is a mind numbing try at a buddy movie With two actors that I usually like. I am telling you, it will suck the brains right out of your head. I've watched several Ed Wood movies, and worse, all the way through, but I had to fast forward through most of Ishtar, and it still sucked my brains out. Words are not enough!

My favorite movie Quote:
Hannibal Lechter,"I love the French, they taste like Chicken."

aceparties I agree with you about the Bride of Frankenstein "(the scene with the monster and the blind hermit a true work of art)."
But then you have to play it back to back with The "Young Frankenstein" scene with the monster and the blind hermit. Every time I see that scene, I nearly hurt myself laughing. Both Great movies.

I have a best movie list, but I'll try to thin it some.

You are on the money Peter "The Thing" original 50s version, the first "Horror Movie" I ever saw, I remember it like yesterday. I think I've worn out 2 copies
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"We're no angels" original 50s version, a "comedy" with Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, & Aldo Rey, a Classic!
"Running Scared" Billy Crystal & Gregory Hines
Planes Trains & Automobiles - Steve Martin & John Candy
Tremors Kevin -Bacon and Fred Ward
The Road Movies "Hope and Crosby"

(Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, there seems to be a buddy movie pattern forming here.)

Aliens (the second one) Sigourney Weaver
(well, maybe not)
Zorro the Gay Blade
Arsenic and old lace
The Paleface "Bob Hope" Best quote "Brave men Run in my family"
UHF- Weird Al Yankovic
The Naughty Nineties - Abbot & Costello "Whos on first" Routine is on this one.
McClintock -John Wayne
Bogey movies Casablanca, African Queen
Pat and Mike Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy
Any movie with "Spike Jones and the City Slickers" They are another Hurt yourself laughing bunch.
Princess Bride
O Brother, Where Art Thou
Mystery Men
Remember the Titans
the rock
fifty fifty
Predator
OUTBREAK
JANUARY MAN
THE LAST STARFIGHTER
HARVEY GIRLS
GRAND OLE OPRY
PATRIOT GAMES
KINDERGARTEN COP
INDIANA JONES
Hero
My Man Godfrey
James Caan Movies; Killer Elite, & Rollerball
Jurrasic Park (all)
Grosse Pointe Blank
Conspiracy theory
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Cutthroat Island
No Escape
Well, Guess that's about 10% of my favorites list, wouldn't want to overdo it Smile
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Well Steve, you brought my posting back to life in brilliant style!! Talking about "Young Frankenstein", - the "Puttin' On The Ritz" scene is so, so, so good!! My kids also loved "Tremors" when they were younger - and me too!

I still hold "The Blair Witch Project" as being absolute load of tosh!
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Peter we Know that James Arness played the thing,
The question is who killed the thing in the 50s movie,
hes a very good friend of mine .
give up?
vinny
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Worst movie of 2003: A Man Apart
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Here's a classic:
"Fire <Madens From Outer Space" starring Victor Jory and Marie Windsor the plot theres an un die- able monster guress what he dies at the end of the movie
what a bomb.
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Worst: A Beautiful Mind, Chicago, Austin Powers Goldmember, just about anything that is really popular, and hoakey.

Best: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Bad Taste (plain hilarious), Momento, Lawrence of Arabia, Catch Me If You Can, etc.
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I'll pick up on Peters' idea and ask another movie trivia question:

In the original 1931 Frankenstein, who played the title role?
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Boris Karlof
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On 2003-05-02 00:52, vinsmagic wrote:
Boris Karlof
vinny

No, Boris Karloff played the monster... Frankenstein is the doctor.

Here's a bit of trivia: Who was the only American actor in Godzilla and his character name is the same as a famous comedian's... Can you name both?

Here's my list of favorites:
Citizen Kane, Psycho, The Great Escape, Dirty Dozen, To Kill A Mockingbird, Raging Bull, Raising Arizona, Forest Gump, Sixth Sense, Manhattan, Seven, Shawshank Redemption, Marty, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Princess Bride, Memento, Bowling For Columbine, Celebration, Chuck & Buck, Cat Ballou, Blue Velvet, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, The Usual Suspects, The Exorcist, Alien, Terminator, Forbidden Planet, Blood Simple, Jaws, Halloween, Fight Club... let me stop there because I could go on all night. I like a lot of films for various reasons. I guess my top five are Raging Bull, Raising Arizona, Psycho, Jaws and Citizen Kane.
As far as bad films... whoa! That list is endless. But I've even learned from watching bad films so they weren't a total loss.
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Citizen Kane is cited by movie critics and true movie buffs as arguably the greatest movie of all time.

But there is a flaw right at the beginning that affects the rest of the movie and makes it impossible.

Trivia question: What is it?
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The film's famous, first murmured, echoed word is heard uttered by huge, mustached rubbery lips that fill the screen:
“R-o-s-e-b-u-d!”

A few minutes later when we cut to the scene that sets the dramatic premise of the movie, we find a newspaper editor (Rawlston) that is telling his reporters

“It isn't enough to tell us what a man did. You've got to tell us who he was” and telling them to dig into the life of the man and find the meaning of his last words.

Rawlston goes on and tells his reporters,
“Maybe he told us all about himself on his deathbed...Yeah, maybe he didn't...All we saw on that screen was a big American...One of the biggest...But how is he any different from Ford? Or Hearst for that matter? Or John Doe...

I'll tell ya, it comes from a man's dying words...What were they?...You don't read the papers...When Charles Foster Kane died, he said just one word ... ‘Rosebud’,

just that one word, but who is she...What was it?...Here's a man that could have been president, who was as loved and hated and as talked about as any man in our time. But when he comes to die, he's got something on his mind called 'Rosebud.' Now what does that mean?”

In reality, no one would have heard Kane's last utterance - he was alone when he died. and thus the whole dramatic premise for the film is flawed.


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In the 1931 version (NOT the original or first version by any means) Colin Clive played the lead role, Doctor Victor Frankenstein. The actor playing the monster got no credits on the opening playbill (a three question marks were used).

Of historical note the British actor William Henry Pratt played the monster. Yes that is Karlof’s real name.

Thomas Edison’s version of Frankenstein was released in 1910 two decades before the famous Universal Studio’s version. Augustus Phillips played Victor Frankenstein and Charles Ogle played the monster.

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Well, there have been many movies that I haven't liked. I think the worst, though, was the first Lord of the Rings movie. That was so horrible.

As for favorite, I have many. I think I'm going with Monsters Inc. on this one 8^). I'm looking forward to "Finding Nemo" but that's just me and my crazy CGI mind.
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