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    Hello Robert. Yes, indeed. I have ever admired the one who is skilful at an art or craft--even though it were not a popular one. Even better then, as money and fame are not involved.

    If I may quote my favourite Emerson:

    "Rhodora, if the sages ask thee why
    This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,
    Tell them, dear, that if eyes are made for seeing
    Then beauty is its own excuse for being.
    Why thou wert there O rival of the rose
    I never thought to ask, I never knew,
    But in my simple ignorance suppose
    The selfsame Power that brought me there brought you."

    Cheers.
    LC

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    • Another for horror/thriller:

      The Other. Not to be confused with The Others with Nicole Kidman. It's the one about the twins.

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      • Another great film I forgot to add for fantasy:

        The Dark Crystal


        I'm getting The Witches for Xmas. The one with Angelica Huston.
        Has anyone seen it?

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        • Very nice, Lynn.

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          • Originally posted by sdreid View Post
            Boxing and baseball fans are quite fortunate that there are many good films about their sport. My motorsports film list only had five on it because that's about all that were any good.

            Regarding films with a memorable boxing scene - The Quiet Man.
            I agree that boxing, baseball, and American football are well covered. A few good tennis films too, "Strangers on a Train" using a tennis match in an unsual way to further the plot. Tracy and Hepburn's "Pat and Mike" also deals with it in the plot.

            But how many films deal with cricket? The Ronald Colman and David Niven "Raffles" movies allude to it (Raffles is a champion bowler, I believe). But has any major English film really dealt with cricket? If someone knows of one please let us know.

            Oddly enough, croquet does get a little film mileage, courtesy of Terry-Thomas in "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines." His overbearing "Ware-Armitage" first appears when Robert Morley has some guests at a garden party where the game of croquet is quietly played, and Terry-Thomas has to start demonstrating how easy it is to knock Morley's ball out of it's position. Loveable type that.

            Jeff

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            • A Clockwork Orange
              Lost Highway
              Wuthering Heights (1939)
              The Shining
              The Seventh Seal
              The Blair Witch Project
              Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
              Gothic
              The Exorcist III
              Gummo
              Wild at Heart

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              • Jeff, it's years since I saw this and I can't remember how much cricket there was in it :

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_...ket_(1949_film)

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                • shocking

                  Hello All. Shocked, that's what I am, shocked.

                  No one seems to have listed The Quatermass Xperiment or Quatermass Two.

                  Pity.

                  Cheers.
                  LC

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                  • Lynn, there was recently another film thread where people listed their favourite films. so maybe Quatermass was mentioned on there. I know I myself listed quite a few films on it, and so am not repeating them here.

                    Quatermass and the Pit was very good.

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                    • Originally posted by John Malcolm View Post
                      A Clockwork Orange
                      Lost Highway
                      Wuthering Heights (1939)
                      The Shining
                      The Seventh Seal
                      The Blair Witch Project
                      Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
                      Gothic
                      The Exorcist III
                      Gummo
                      Wild at Heart
                      Gothic! on my list too!

                      Ive heard about Lost Highway-whats the deal with it?

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                      • Movie about cricket:

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagaan

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                        • Gothic!! Ken Russell.. I miss Ken... we were pen-pals for many years.. I have some amazing hand written letters from him... interesting man!!..he would have a few films on my total list

                          Lost Highway- great film... David Lynch may be my favorite film maker ( one of them anyway....of the modern era anyway) and this is on my top 5 Lynch list!!

                          many films on your list that are on mine....Blair Witch I couldn't get into...to be honest, rather disliked it....but still a great list!!!

                          Steadmund Brand
                          "The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago."- Lenny Bruce

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                          • Time for a new list .. Again.. mine are never in any " order"

                            how about favorite Film Noir?

                            1- Stranger on the Third Floor
                            2- Journey into Fear
                            3- While the City Sleeps
                            4- Dead Reckoning
                            5- Detour
                            6- The Stranger
                            7- D.O.A
                            8- Dark PAssage
                            9- The Naked City
                            10- Double Indemnity
                            11- Key Largo
                            12- White Heat
                            13- Angles With Dirty Faces
                            14 - The Blue Dahlia
                            15- Shadow of a Doubt
                            16- The Asphalt Jungle
                            17- Sunset Boulevard
                            18- the Maltese Falcon
                            19- M
                            20- the Wrong Man
                            21- He Walked By Night

                            again.. I could go on and on but I think this is a good start

                            Steadmund Brand-
                            Last edited by Steadmund Brand; 12-17-2014, 12:52 PM.
                            "The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago."- Lenny Bruce

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                            • Originally posted by Steadmund Brand View Post
                              Gothic!! Ken Russell.. I miss Ken... we were pen-pals for many years.. I have some amazing hand written letters from him... interesting man!!..he would have a few films on my total list

                              Lost Highway- great film... David Lynch may be my favorite film maker ( one of them anyway....of the modern era anyway) and this is on my top 5 Lynch list!!

                              many films on your list that are on mine....Blair Witch I couldn't get into...to be honest, rather disliked it....but still a great list!!!

                              Steadmund Brand

                              Hi SB
                              Ken Russel's Gothic is on my all time favorites. Close behind is Altered States and Lair of the White Worm.

                              How did you become pen pals with him?

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                              • One day I was watching Lisztomania (probably my favorite of his films..... I did learn it WAS NOT one of his favorites ) and I thought to myself... I must write this man ( this was the days before the Internet was common... we actually wrote letters.. put them in envelopes and put international stamps on them and mailed them.... (young people would never understand this) and it would take several days/weeks to reach someone....), Anyway.. I went to a public library ( remember those ) and found a Who's Who directory... Looked him up and wrote him... a few months later I received a letter back, in which he asked I write again... so I did... and this went on for many years... ( he once sent me the press kit and poster for Lisztomania as well...as he knew I loved the film)... he was quite a guy

                                Steadmund Brand
                                "The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago."- Lenny Bruce

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