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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 9th, 2006, 05:31 PM
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..re Pride and Prejudice..The BBC version with Colin Firth (sigh...) not the new movie..good for a round the world flight with several diversions.
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Apr 9th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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If anyone really REALLY cares, I'll list the films I always enjoy re-watching, just to see how cleverly they're done:

The Women (1939)
The Lady Eve/ The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges' masterpieces of the early 40s)
All About Eve (1950)
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Apr 9th, 2006, 05:35 PM
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To me, the title of a book is very important...and I have always loved the title of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn...but I never read the book. Would you recommend it and why? Is it very moving and emotionally deep? I can add that to the hundred or so other books I have yet to get around to reading....
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Apr 9th, 2006, 06:09 PM
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LJ--I just ordered "Two for the Road" based on your recommendation and the description I read on Amazon.com . I can't wait to see it!
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Apr 9th, 2006, 06:52 PM
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Lord of the Rings trilogy, in order, would be my preference over repetitive viewing.

Actually, PBS version of Forsythe Saga would get me through a long flight, but the hubby would very strongly prefer Band of Brothers.
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Apr 9th, 2006, 06:55 PM
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How could I have forgotten "Charade"?
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Apr 9th, 2006, 09:19 PM
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Raid on Entebbe
Flying High (Airplane)
The Langoliers

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Apr 9th, 2006, 09:28 PM
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Breathless and Bonjour Tristise.
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Apr 9th, 2006, 09:34 PM
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Wedding Crashers
Frasier (NBC--Any season)
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Apr 9th, 2006, 09:56 PM
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Guy, you will love Two for the Road, one of my all time favorite movies!
Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney never looked so good and neither did France LOL
And it is fun to see those fashions again..
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Apr 9th, 2006, 09:57 PM
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Hi ilovetotravel, I don't know your taste in books but I would strongly encourage you to check out "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" by Betty Smith from your local library.

It takes place after the turn of the century (the early 1900's) in Brooklyn. It is about a young girl growing into womanhood. It is considered a classic. I "think" you would enjoy it.

Travgina, you too?? I imagine from your post that we both as teens got a lot out of "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn". I read it while staying at my aunt and uncles in Oakland, CA. It was winter time, I had a terrible cold, my aunt put me to bed and brought the book home for me to read. I can to this day remember being snuggled under the warm blankets enthralled with this book.

ilovetotravel, there are a few books I have reread and of course a few movies I have rewatched (Three Coins In the Fountain and The King and I being a couple) but because there are so many books I want to read, so many movies I want to watch I tend to not want to spend my time rereading and rewatching the same books and movies. But I sure understand those who do love to, it is sort of a like a comfort blanket I think.
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Apr 9th, 2006, 10:27 PM
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I gotta say french Kiss also...Im in love with kevin Kline...one of favorite lines..

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Apr 10th, 2006, 03:51 AM
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Not a movie, but American Airlines was playing an old eposide of "I Love Lucy." I wish more airlines would play those on their flights. Funny, relaxing, and doesn't take much thinking, on my part.
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Apr 10th, 2006, 06:18 AM
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How fun!!!

Lord of the Rings trilogy
Godfather 1 & 2
The Replacements (I love football!)
Major League
Pretty Woman
Working Girl
Gone with the Wind
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
and for TV shows on DVD
Sex and the City
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Apr 10th, 2006, 07:28 AM
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Guy18 and Scarlett: nice to know there are Audrey Hepburn fans out there still...she remains to me the epitome of intelligent elegance and I see I amnot alone as Charade was also added to the list.

This is a great thread: I had forgotten all about "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" but am going to re-read/see it.
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Apr 10th, 2006, 10:43 AM
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Indeed. Who has not just fallen in love with Audrey Hepburn?

I'm going to have to try reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" as well.
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Apr 10th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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Apr 10th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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I LOVE Two for the Road! That is a very underappreciated film. Audrey's clothes in it are fantastic...even if they aren't Givenchy. ;-)

I could totally go for an Audrey Hepburn inflight film festival anytime! I'm having my own at-home film festival of her films set in Paris or France in preparation for my upcoming trip.
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Apr 10th, 2006, 12:32 PM
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I love to watch old movies - don't have to be on a plane to enjoy them. Here's a list of my favorites (in no particular order) all of which I've seen at numerous and that I can watch again and again:

Godfather 1
Godfather 2
The Maltese Falcon
The Right Stuff
Apollo 13
The Hunt for Red October
Remember the Titans
Forest Gump
The Graduate
Jaws (the original)
A Walk in the Sun
To Kill a Mockingbird
12 Angry Men
From Here To Eternity
The Caine Mutiny
12 O'Clock High
Crimson Tide
Day of the Jackel
Meatballs (hilariously funny)

I also agree with one of the other posters that Band of Brothers would be an excellent choice for a long plane ride. It's a top notch production which I've watch when it was originally on HBO and 3 times since.

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Apr 10th, 2006, 02:17 PM
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I must be the only person who loves Cinema Paradiso, have watched it many times...the extended version. If you don't see the full version, yoy miss an important part of the film.
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