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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:08 pm

josebach wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Manhunter is a classic. I still dig that film a bit more than Silence Of The Lambs, but I'm also a big Michael Mann fan. As for the Peterson death scene in "L.A.". That has to be one of the nastiest gunshot wounds ever, and totally unexpected. 8-o

Yeah, Michael Mann is awesome. He's directed 3 of my top 10 favorite movies: Manhunter, Last of the Mohicans and Heat

I really liked Collateral and Miami Vice also. ;-D

Ali was quite the crowning achievement, as well. ;-D
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Postby Twisted Sister » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:18 pm

Howard's End, Remains of the Day, Conan the Barbarian, Sense and Sensibility.

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Postby Metroid » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:34 pm

I cant believe I forgot Rules of Attraction and One Flew Over the Cookoos Nest. Two of my all time favorites. ;-D ;-D

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Postby bobbing_headz » Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:47 pm

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bobbing_headz wrote:Speaking of this, how about some good football movies. They're usually serious aren't they? Personal favorite is Friday Night Lights.

That's a bit of a gripe with me. I wish there were more comedic football movies. Not so much slappy physical humor type of movie like "The Waterboy," but something like "Any Given Sunday" but with more player wackiness. There's a couple books that I'm thinking of when I talk about a dramedy type of football movie, but I don't think there's been a movie like it yet.

A satirical look at how a modern football team deals with a player like TO could make for a good movie. But no more inspirational high school or college stories, please Hollywood. More modern NFL type stuff is what I want.

What about Jerry McGuire? Not really about football though.
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Postby Popcynical » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:51 pm

Does Fight Club count as serious? It's probably my favorite movie anyways.
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