Before LIT.....

Discuss what movies Bill, Scarlett, and Sofia, the producers or musicians are working on or in now as well as film influences for LIT etc.

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Before LIT.....

#1 Post by Guest » Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:11 am

......what was the movie that had the deepest emotional effect on you?
For me it was "Chasing Amy", not coincidently another funny/sad film about impossible love.

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#2 Post by hull_street » Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:40 am

The most stunning aspect of "Chasing Amy" for me was "The Speech". Ben Affleck gives Joey Lauren Adams the love confession of a lifetime in that film. I really am kind of irked at Kevin Smith for throwing down the gauntlet for the rest of us. Now, we have to come up with even more original and meaningful things to say to our would-be loves...

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#3 Post by jm » Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:37 am

"[quote:b70027d26e="Guest"]......what was the movie that had the deepest emotional effect on you?
For me it was "Chasing Amy", not coincidently another funny/sad film about impossible love.[/quote:b70027d26e]

I have to mention [i:b70027d26e]Paperhouse,[/i:b70027d26e] which no one has heard of but me."
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#4 Post by guest » Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:08 am

L.A. Story

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#5 Post by jlkd » Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:33 pm

Oh..this is an old one. The movie that made the biggest impression on me…when I was still young and impressionable is “A Thousand Clowns.” Funny, the main character’s name is “Murray.” It was nominated for a number of Academy Awards in 1965.

It’s about a “man-child” who is freethinking; a non-comformist that drops out of society. In order not to lose the nephew that he has cared for and the social services woman who has entered his life, he chooses to conform and hold onto the people he loves. As mentioned, its an old movie, black and white, but it is a movie with characters that make you think about your own life. I think from that day forward, I believed the most exciting and interesting people are those that march to the sound of their own very personal drummer. Alas, they don't often make the best partners in life though.

If they ever remake this movie, Bill Muray is the perfect "Murray Burns."

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#6 Post by hull_street » Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:37 pm

This will probably sound weird, but "Midnight Cowboy". It's kind of an ugly film, but maybe that's why it made such an impact on me. I guess it is one of those films that you don't really know what to expect when you first see it, and it creeps up on you.

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#7 Post by Guest » Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:45 pm

I moved this to the related films topic area. . .

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Last movie?

#8 Post by switchtosake » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:13 pm

Easy...

I Am Sam

I'm a big tough firefighter and I had tears on my cheeks at the end. The worst part was I watched it at work! lol I didn't live that one down for a while.

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#9 Post by Suntory » Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:13 pm

[quote="johnmonkey]I have to mention Paperhouse, which no one has heard of but me.[/quote]

Eh not quite! I saw it twice when it came out in 1988 and I was quite taken with it.

I wonder if its out on video or dvd.

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#10 Post by jm » Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:18 pm

"[quote:3773eb31f2="Suntory"][quote:3773eb31f2="johnmonkey"]I have to mention [i:3773eb31f2]Paperhouse,[/i:3773eb31f2] which no one has heard of but me.[/quote:3773eb31f2]
Eh not quite! I saw it twice when it came out in 1988 and I was quite taken with it. I wonder if its out on video or dvd.[/quote:3773eb31f2]
I thought I answered this one.

I say it a few times in the theater, and I was able to get a VHS on eBay a year or two ago.

UK's Amazon has it for sale, but of course it's Region 2 or whatever. Being British, it has no extras but the trailer and no captions.

It seems to be out of print in these United States of America."
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#11 Post by The Shoegazer » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:56 pm

"Riding in cars with boys"- great movie. It had a similar effect on me as LiT only in much smaller doses, but it was a bit too sappy.

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#12 Post by Autumn Child » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:14 pm

The Green Mile was so sad, but i didnt think it was a great film :)

My favourite before LIT has to have been American Beauty.

i actually think that American Beauty is the best film ive ever seen, LIT being second, but Lost in Translation is my favourite

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#13 Post by silvermoon » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:47 pm

raging bull, because i have seen people who tear themselves apart and alienate themselves from all meaningful relationships as it is simply within their nature. and of course LiT, which is why i'm here in the first place

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#14 Post by Just Like Honey... » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:57 pm

Brace yourself...
About Schmidt I would have to say would be mine. That Jack Nicholson could always do it for me...

Speaking of The Green Mile, I'm going to have to agree 100%. It moved me a lot, but it would take a lot of coaxing to get me to admit that it was actually worth getting Tom Hanks to gain 40lbs for the filming . :)
I'd rather be a gear in a big, deterministic, physical machine than just some random swerving.

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