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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Roland Deschain » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:17 pm

Pythonist wrote:...The thing that really annoyed me is that it ruins the end completely in the INTRODUCTION to the book!!!!! It tells you what was intended and the common misinterpretations.

I got so angry
I've not read that yet, but I hear it's really good. If I do read it, i'll be sure not to read the introduction until after reading the rest of the book. Thanks for the headsup on that one :drinking:.

As for cult classics, I would also like to add a few more. Dr. Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) absolutely has to be in a list of cult classics, as does Being There. Both films contain sterling performances from all involved, especially Peter Sellers. The guy was a legend. Another film he excelled in was Lolita (1962) with James Mason, who delivered a solid performance as poet and pervert Humbert Humbert. The remake with Jeremy Irons was also superb.

EDIT: Yet another cult classic would be Deliverance. You sure gotta pretty mouth... :shocked:.

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby ChowMein » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:24 pm

I've been waiting for someone to mention Forbidden Planet , Fantastic Planet , Phantom Of The Paradise and A Christmas Story ( the last one , along with Up are the flicks I put on when I need a cure fo deep depression ,works all the time . )

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Roland Deschain » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:26 am

Forbidden Planet definitely. Also Citizen Kane, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sound of Music, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Quatermass Experiment, DOA, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Invasion of the Bodysnatchers. All originals where remakes exist.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby PKMKII » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:06 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:Also Citizen Kane, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sound of Music


Those aren't cult classics, they're just classics.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:59 am

PKMKII wrote:
Roland Deschain wrote:Also Citizen Kane, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sound of Music


Those aren't cult classics, they're just classics.

Ok, I shall concede that point, although The Sound of Music does err more towards cult classic than the other two. Only just, though. :haha:
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Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:30 pm

Phantom of the Paradise... One of my favorite movies, I sing the songs (written by Paul Williams) all the time. Now I want to sing one of them, but I'm in a bloody library! Thanks a lot for reminding me, ChowMein! :furious: :moon:

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby ChowMein » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:28 pm

yarrr . I'm singing ' Old Souls' to meself rite now , *sigh* , t'is a beeyoootifull song (IMHO) .

I'd like to sujjist a cuppel ove flicks I haven't seen posted yet , namely , 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' and ' Eating Raoul'.

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby black bart » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:55 am

Assault on Precinct 13...the original of course.

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:24 am

Blade Runner


Also, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is on rotation on cable again; I hadn't seen that one in years, but remembered most of the lyrics... :grin:
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Roland Deschain » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:50 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:Blade Runner

Also, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is on rotation on cable again; I hadn't seen that one in years, but remembered most of the lyrics... :grin:

I :love: both of those films. Let's go up to the lab and...see what's on the slab. I can see you shiver with...an...tici.........pation!
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:36 am

Yarr mateys !

Tampopo , a Japasneeze fillum about RAMEN an' food an various other subplots (that i had a harrrd tyme following) , but quite amusing none thee less.

Women On Thee Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown , Spanish language , very funny .
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby black bart » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:59 am

Women On Thee Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown directed by Pedro Almodóvar is a great film. I also like Volver.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby bacon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:20 am

black bart wrote:Assault on Precinct 13...the original of course.


:haha: That movie is great!

Of course, I love almost all of John Carpenter's flicks.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby black bart » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:04 am

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:09 pm

Lol, For some reason I did not remember this thread from before it's recent resurrection. I was going to scroll through to see if my favorites had been mentioned. I discovered they had... by me. I do see one glaring omission:

The Evil Dead series.
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