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Re: Cult Classics

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:11 am

bah, you don't expect me to read things PKM writes, do you?
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby ChowMein » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:37 am

^ :fsm_rock: Some of thee stuff he roites arrnt toooo bad . :drinking:

Is ' Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ' a cult flick ?

I always loved that title !

How about ' Green Mansions ' ?

Mary Poppins ?

Wizard Of Oz ?

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:59 am

Definitely no for 3 of them. Those are mainstream classics. I've never heard of Green Mansions.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby ChowMein » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:11 pm

Green Mansions and The Wizard Of Oz could be considered cult films since both were critically panned and failed to realize a profit for some time after their release .

Green Mansions featured Antony Perkins and a very young Audrey Hepburn as Rima , the jungle girl .

Oh ... while I'm here , " A Boy And His Dog " , starring a young Don Johnson , based on Harlan Ellison's novellas .

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:30 pm

ChowMein wrote:Oh ... while I'm here , " A Boy And His Dog " , starring a young Don Johnson , based on Harlan Ellison's novellas .


The novella was better. I heard a rumor they were going to redo that.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby black bart » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:04 am

The South Park Movie was on TV last night :lol:
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Postby Arkaeon » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:11 pm

So many great cult classics! You people are definitely hip, way more than I am supposed to be.

I can still do the shout-backs to the first act of Rocky Horror up to The Lab, if I get a couple goes to practice (Life?! Itself?!). Product of temporary accidental fashionability on my part. It wore off. I got to practice some arts that I didn't think I would ever practice again at the time. It took me from ultimate sadness to a place where I could see a future.

I think The Princess Bride said everything that needs to be said about heroes and villains and love. 'Nuff said. The Man in Black represents all dark heroes quite effectively.

I'm going to re-mention "Dune" and "The Children of Dune" miniseries, both excellent and available on DVD, even if you didn't read the books. If you can't understand these videos, you aren't really a sentient being. Period. It IS the litmus test for sentience, ok? They are just enough easier than the books to draw the line there. Do you understand the nature of time?

Firefly was easily the most influential sci-fi, maybe the most influential video work of any kind of the last 10 years or more. Everyone wishes they had done it. It's as cult-classic as it gets: a network-sabotaged and cancelled show that has entered the popular meme as the true future of humanity. The "Objects in Space" episode was the best existential literature ever put on a TV series. It's the "Dark Side of the Moon" of TV box sets. I saw it at Walmart last month, ffs.

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Nef Yoo BlackBeard wrote:Frr r r r reaks


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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Arkaeon » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:51 am

Hey, what about "Strange Brew" ya hosers, eh?

"Caddyshack?" with the immortal "Be the ball, Billy!" I know it was a hit at the time, but it has endured beyond its scope. Your call.

"The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension" ? Just having Peter Weller, Jeff Goldbloom, Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin, and John Lithgow in the same movie almost has to qualify it right off. "Laugh all you want, monkey boy! I'm going home with my overthruster!"; "Oh, no, don't tug on that. You don't know what it might be attached to..."; "'Cause, remember: No matter where you go, there you are."
In case you didn't realize it, I DO have a sense of humor. How about you?
"I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer... I will face my fear. I will let it pass over and through me, and when it has gone, only I will remain." --The Bene Gesserit
"Time is a spiral. Space is a curve. I know you get dizzy, but try not to lose your nerve." -- Neil Peart
"I'm not in the ship. I am the ship." -- River Tam
"The truth is simple. It's the lies that get complicated." -- me
"No matter where you go, there you are." --Buckaroo Banzai

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby ChowMein » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:35 pm

Strange Brew , i thought only us Canucks enjoyed that one .
On of my favorite films is Dark City .It was savaged by most critics at the time of release and failed to realize a profit ,I always wondered why , I loved it . I thought it had a fine cast that included Keifer Sutherland , jennifer Connally (sp?) and Will Hurt .
How about The Dark Crystal,Is that a cult flick?

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby PantyGnawer » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:05 am

Any one seen "The Living Wake"? It's too new to be a cult classic but should I ever start a cult my peons will be forced to watch it and reenact it daily. Come to think of it, it might form the basis of a good cult.

But seriously, I discovered it a couple of months ago on netflix and I've watched it at least six or seven times since. It is hilarious!

Here is an overview:
Artist K. Roth Birnew (Mike O’Connell) is dying of a vague, grave disease that is almost as grave in it’s vagueness as it is vague in it’s graveness. He spends his last day with his man servant, Mills (Jesse Eisenberg) planning his wake, tying up all the relationships in his life, and trying to find the meaning of life which according to his father is a brief but powerful monologue. A black comedy with intensely brilliant dialogue.



K. Roth Birnew wrote:"I drink to bring myself down to the level of the common man. But remember: the common man drinks, so I must drink twice as much! "


They cook a goat for lunch:
K. Roth Birnew wrote:The goat has been dispatched and the gods on Olympus will be pleased


Later he learns of Christianity and the fact that he was already baptized:
K. Roth Birnew wrote:You mean that robed man who tried to drown me!


Upon learning that he already is a Christian:
K. Roth Birnew wrote:I feel terrible about that goat!


A total MUST SEE!

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby PantyGnawer » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:15 am

Ha ha! I happened upon the trailer I'd never seen and it said "A guaranteed future cult classic"! I am vindicated before I even had to start my cult!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9T8nGX_oE&feature=related


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