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Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, The Straight Story, Blue Velvet - David Lynch.

Inception, The Dark Knight, The Prestige - Christopher Nolan.

The Big Lebowski - Coen bros.

The Testament of Dr Mabuse - Fritz Lang

Clerks - Kevin Smith.

Star Wars (original trilogy) - George Lucas.

Pi - Aronofsky.

There Will Be Blood - P.T.A.

And there's loads more, but this is what I can think of right now.

Any C. Nolan fans out here?

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I don't get the hype around Pulp Fiction. Or most of Tarantinos stuff.

Are they fun to watch? Yeah, they are all pretty dumb, but still you can have some fun. But Pulp Fiction reaches its peak in like, the first 10 minutes. The whole scene in the apartment at the start is the only part of the film that actually deserves all that hype.

Don't tell Jules or Marsellus I said that.

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Firstly, I'm extremely interested in World War II, so I have a handful of war films that are among my favourites. By year:

* Das Boot (1981) - Specifically, the Director's Cut, in German.

* Stalingrad (1993) - Well-made German film covering the titular battle.

* The Thin Red Line (1998) - The thinking man's Saving Private Ryan.

* Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004) - Excellent drama now sullied by the Hitler subtitles meme that mocks Bruno Ganz' extraordinary performance.

* Inglourious Basterds (2009) - Hans Landa. That is all.

Related, The Pianist is an excellent Holocaust drama. Adrien Brody is fantastic.

More generally, these sit among my preferred films:

* The King's Speech - Colin Firth was amazing. I saw it twice; I cried twice. I admit it.

* Goodfellas

* Casino

* Scarface

* The Lord of the Rings trilogy

I enjoy both Tim Burton's and Christopher Nolan's takes on Batman.

My wannabe-Gothic side enjoys The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands, naturally.

And there you have it. :)

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Ever saw the film "Good" with Viggo Mortensen? It's a great film imo about the WW2.

Afraid I haven't. Seems interesting, though...

Keeping with the subject, I recently watched The Brest Fortress, a Russian film made last year dealing with the titular fortress during the opening days of the German invasion of the USSR. Very well made, written and acted. Definitely recommended for those with an interest in the Eastern Front.

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Sure would be nice if people were as active as they were starting these threads, It's really slow, don't know why when Rockstar had the best selling game in it's history, it makes NO SENSE to me


Anyway, for films, I love the Terminator series, but I felt like Avatar belongs to James Cameron, so does his ground breaking series, and it should have ARNOLD in it as well, but I just saw Salvation showing on TNT cable network the other night, I liked Terminator 3 as well, to be honest, and I look forward to more, but I didn't jump at the chance to see Terminator Salvation because I didn't care for a film set mainly in the future, I also felt like the older John Conner we saw in T2 should have been tapped to play in the future set installment, he looked more serious and battle weary, but still, there's no real fault for T4 Salvation that I can say effected it, perhaps it didn't feel like a genuine sequel, but the films had also been diluted with the TV series of the same name, 


Keep in mind that although Stargate had a great premise and visual sense, it's key film making team disavowed all knowledge of the TV series spinoff, they refused to comment on it since they were not involved, and it seemed, somewhat disapproving, since it may have been studio money driven all along.


Either way, James Cameron does his projects with a total commitment to excellence, and I feel he'd keep that up if working on his Terminator series. In the TNT TV edit version, I did notice where VERY small edits were made, because even after plenty of years between viewing, I remember the instance with screenwriter William Wisher makes his on screen cameo, it's cut out of the TV version to make for time constraints in the broadcast time allotted, I believe

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