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Random Film Questions

Postby The Great Defector » 30 Jun 2017, 12:58

1.Who was your favorite police chief?

2. Which evil film character/performance gave you the most chills?

3. Your favorite song to a film scene moment? (Where the two just seemed to be made for each other)

4. Name a great scene in an otherwise bad movie.

5. Your favorite one or two hit wonder director (eg Michael Cimino)
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby The Great Defector » 30 Jun 2017, 13:02

1. Who was your favorite police chief?
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Chief Hubbard from beverly hills cop

2. Which evil film character/performance gave you the most chills?
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Ralph Fiennes as SS officer Amon Göth

3. Your favorite song to a film scene moment? (Where the two just seemed to be made for each other)

Can't think of one off the top of my head.

4. Name a great scene in an otherwise bad movie.

True romance Sicilian scene

5. Your favorite one or two hit wonder director (eg Michael Cimino)
Richard Kelly of Donnie darko fame.
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Samoan » 30 Jun 2017, 13:45

I'll come back t'others but..

3. Your favorite song to a film scene moment? (Where the two just seemed to be made for each other)




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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby The Modernist » 30 Jun 2017, 15:29

Who was your favorite police chief?
Films are usually about the maverick cop who goes against his stuffy boss aren't they? So I'm going to cheat and answer it as 'favourite cop' -Popeye Doyle
2. Which evil film character/performance gave you the most chills?
Frank Booth. Don't you fucking look at me
3. Your favorite song to a film scene moment? (Where the two just seemed to be made for each other)
All Along The Watchtower and collapsing Camden in you know what..
4. Name a great scene in an otherwise bad movie.
De Niro and Pacino's cafeteria scene in Heat. That scene seems the only real point of the film.
5. Your favorite one or two hit wonder director (eg Michael Cimino)
Charles Laughton...what might have been.[/quote]

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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Darkness_Fish » 30 Jun 2017, 16:11

Who was your favorite police chief?
Um, if I'm allowed to stray from film, I'd choose Yaphet Kotto in Homicide: Life on the Streets. But that seems a little like self-love. So I'll go for R Lee Ermey in Seven:



Which evil film character/performance gave you the most chills?


Name a great scene in an otherwise bad movie.


I need to think more on the other two.
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Jeemo » 30 Jun 2017, 22:56

Didn't realise Heat and True Romance were bad films.
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Jeemo » 30 Jun 2017, 23:13

1.Who was your favorite police chief?

Brody in Jaws

2. Which evil film character/performance gave you the most chills?

Amon Goth is a good shout

3. Your favorite song to a film scene moment? (Where the two just seemed to be made for each other)

Moon River Breakfast at Tiffanys

4. Name a great scene in an otherwise bad movie.

Same answer as number 3

5. Your favorite one or two hit wonder director (eg Michael Cimino)

Roland Joffe
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby The Modernist » 01 Jul 2017, 00:58

Jeemo wrote:Didn't realise Heat and True Romance were bad films.


Heat actually has quite a high critical reputation. BFI even did one of their study books on it. But for me it's quite a cliched, formulaic thriller and I never bought into this idea of Michael Mann as this great auteur

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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Jeemo » 01 Jul 2017, 08:16

The Modernist wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Didn't realise Heat and True Romance were bad films.


Heat actually has quite a high critical reputation. BFI even did one of their study books on it. But for me it's quite a cliched, formulaic thriller and I never bought into this idea of Michael Mann as this great auteur


I know it's critically lauded. I think it's brilliant, the cliched formulaic thriller is the original version he made as a tv movie, L.A. Takedown.

I think Mann was a great director who lost it pretty quick. Don't think I've seen anything beyond Collateral.
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Matt Wilson » 01 Jul 2017, 18:53

Jeemo wrote:Didn't realise Heat and True Romance were bad films.



That's stood out to me too.
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Jeemo » 01 Jul 2017, 20:08

Matt Wilson wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Didn't realise Heat and True Romance were bad films.



That's stood out to me too.


the fact that it was Markus that said True Romance was bad is put in perspective by the fact he's looking forward to Top Gun 2.
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Belle Lettre » 01 Jul 2017, 20:43

Need to think about the others, but for me the answer to question 2 will always be

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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Sneehosifatz » 02 Jul 2017, 06:13

Another great thread idea, Markus!

The Great Defector wrote:1.Who was your favorite police chief?


Win: Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil. Place: Claude Rains in Casablanca. Show: R.Lee Ermy in "Seven"

2. Which evil film character/performance gave you the most chills?
I've got to give the win to Javier Bradem, Place to Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth and Show to John Huston spitting out the word "anything" in Chinatown.


3. Your favorite song to a film scene moment? (Where the two just seemed to be made for each other)
I LOVE Harvey Keitel getting shit-faced drunk to "Rubber Biscuit" in Mean Streets.


4. Name a great scene in an otherwise bad movie.
Gerrit Graham's "test drive for Toby" scene in "Used Cars"


I also like seeing Max Von Sydow impaled on a spaceship spike in "Flash Gordon"

5. Your favorite one or two hit wonder director (eg Michael Cimino)

Throw up the coin: Stuart Gordon or Larry Cohen
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Matt Wilson » 03 Jul 2017, 01:20

4. Name a great scene in an otherwise bad movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0-u85aAYg
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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby echolalia » 03 Jul 2017, 11:40

Classic Rock Sneelock wrote:3. Your favorite song to a film scene moment? (Where the two just seemed to be made for each other)
I LOVE Harvey Keitel getting shit-faced drunk to "Rubber Biscuit" in Mean Streets.

Mean Streets has not one but two of my very favourites:



and a bit later


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Re: Random Film Questions

Postby Darkness_Fish » 03 Jul 2017, 15:17

Your favorite song to a film scene moment? (Where the two just seemed to be made for each other)
After much thought, I think it's where the two were made for each other. The Wicker Man, you could go either for "Willow's Song", or the end scene's "Summer is A Coming In".
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