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Off topic----what movie could you watch over and over on the plane?

Off topic----what movie could you watch over and over on the plane?

Apr 8th, 2006, 08:09 AM
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Loveitaly-- I am sorry if you misunderstood, I was trying to explain that some people like to watch and rewatch favorite movies for a specific reason---but they also like learning about new movies and books as well.

I did not imply that you need to do anything, just trying to help you to understand why some people even have favorite movies and books that they watch and rewatch. I was just trying to help you to understand the reasons behind it. Of course, we are all different and everyone's preference is totally ok.

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Apr 8th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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I never watch movies or read books more than one time.
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Apr 8th, 2006, 09:05 AM
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... life's too short!
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:52 AM
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Life is also too short to read new books that are not nearly as old favorites!
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Apr 8th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Airplane!


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Apr 8th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Gosh, I have so many favorites that I've watched so often I know all the lines by heart.

Travel themed I'd pick: Under the Tuscan Sun, Funny Face, French Kiss.

But for pure fun, the three original Star Wars films: technically known as episodes 4, 5, 6, no prequels and no special editions with the extra special effects, thankyouverymuch.

For a REALLY long flight, one could watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy. ;-)
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Apr 8th, 2006, 01:08 PM
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I'll just name some of my favorite movies (I'm probably too drowsy from my little pink pills to watch on an airplane.)

The Comfort of Strangers (Great for Venice)
Bullets over Broadway (So funny)
Monsters Inc.
Auntie Mame (With Rosalind Russel)
The Importance of Being Ernest (NOT the recent remake with Rupert Everett)
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Apr 8th, 2006, 02:24 PM
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Three to keep it on topic:
French Kiss, for a hoot and charm.
The Day of the Jackal, for thrills and suspence.
A Man and a Woman (the 1966 original), for lovely drama.

Then two more for deeper meanings:
Jean de Florette.
Manon des Sources.

A bit of history:
Is Paris Burning.

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Apr 8th, 2006, 02:34 PM
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Pride and Prejudice
Moonstruck
Annie Hall
Original Star Wars
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Apr 8th, 2006, 02:37 PM
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Scarface (the 80's version)
No Man's Land
Life is Beautiful
Pulp Fiction
Apocalypse Now
Full Season Series of Sopranos
Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Europa, Europa
The Marriage of Maria Braun
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Being There
Almost any David Mammet film

there are more, memory is little slow today......
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Apr 8th, 2006, 02:51 PM
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The following movies I have seem more than 4 times each and planning on many more:

"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy
"The Firm"
"The Sixth Sense"
"Along came Polly"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"
"Forrest Gump"
"Rebecca"
"Gladiator"
"Saving Private Ryan"
"Groundhog Day"
"King Kong" (1933 version)
"Rosemary's Baby"
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Apr 8th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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I watched "Red Hot Ballroom" three times on the way to Amsterdam in Sept., funny and cute.
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Apr 8th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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I would watch hopschotch's list with great pleasure.

Others: "Dave" and "An American President."
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Apr 8th, 2006, 04:48 PM
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Pretty Woman
Sleepless in Seattle
84 Charing Cross Road
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Apr 8th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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I am so completely trapped in repetitive movie watching that it borders on some disorder. The list is long but would include (a number of these already mentioned) -

The Hunt for Red October - just to hear Sean's terrible Russian;

LOTR trilogy;

White House trilogy - American President, Dave, All the President's Men;

Do NOT understand this in myself, but Notting Hill and Love, Actually - totally baffles me;

Young Frankenstein;

The Great Escape;

Local Hero;

Lean-two: Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia;

Forbidden Planet;

Casablanca;

Any and all Thin Man episodes;

Any and all Marx Bros. films;

And more...

In a four-flight itinerary last spring I watched (actually, paid attention) to National Treasure FOUR TIMES. Idiotic film, and there I am staring at it.

Can't sleep on planes; tend to use up books too fast and end up in places where you can't buy them cheaply in English, so I save them for jetlag nights in hotels rather than planes.
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Apr 9th, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Gardyloo--- What! You are not a fan of Love Actually? Egads!! Ha..just kidding!

But really, I totally loved that film....Liam Neeson is such a looker!


*makes mental note---talk to cute guys in the UK....
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Apr 9th, 2006, 02:01 PM
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Underhill-- you are very cool! I loved your comments!!
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Apr 9th, 2006, 02:05 PM
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Two for the Road with Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney( circa 1968?) ...funny, beautiful, moving and a travelogue all rolled into one.
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Apr 9th, 2006, 04:30 PM
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I'm another of those who has no interest in seeing a movie or reading a book more than once. There are so many movies/books I haven't watched/read on my 'to do' list that I don't have time for repeats. Besides, life is short, as is evidenced by the fact that time goes by faster the older you get - lol!

Loveitaly, I too read "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" as a young teen, and it was that book that instilled my love of reading. Books have taken me on so many amazing journeys, and I'm glad that my daughter, son and grandkids have also developed a love of books.

Back to the topic - I'd rather sleep on the plane (if only I could!)
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Apr 9th, 2006, 05:13 PM
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Se7en
12 Monkeys
The Godfather, 1&2
Patton
Momentum
Mullholland Drive

and...



Moulin Rouge
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