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Please tell us about your favorite movies, with a brief summary.


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This cult favorite is a quirky coming of age story, with fine, off-kilter performances from Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.

 

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African Queen-Bogart and Bacall. Greatest movie of all time in my humble opinion.
I really liked Casablanca I’ll give A.Q. a watch.
 

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Epic movie of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar (Charlton Heston) ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honor, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.

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Epic movie of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar (Charlton Heston) ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honor, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.

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Your movie makes one of my all time favorites seem like a parody.

 

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"El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honor, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
:) It’s a nice myth, but he was a mercenary - his Islamic followers and masters gave him the name El CID (or al- Sayyid kind of “my lord” or “sir”)
Spain didn’t exist back then but to followers who spoke early Spanish he would have been ”El Campeador” (kind of champion/master of battle).

He fought for Muslims against christians and vice versa and by all accounts he was very good at it. The myth came after and was liberally enhanced by nationalist and far right, particularly by Franco when he was in power.

At the time the, the Muslims were the more educated, with famous scholars contributing to mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, optics, chemistry and medicine, and they put the maths into fledgling physics - christian Europe was largely illiterate apart from the religious elite and devoid of science.

Sorry to be pedantic and it might not interest people but I have family connections that make it interesting to me.
(plus a childhood family nickname of el caballero)
(plus family members who died battling the fascists in the Spanish Civil War)
 

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Deep philosophical themes, cutting social commentary, and maybe a little humour, too.
 

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Renting Micmacs with Amazon Slow Ship Credit....Thanks Bluebottle
 

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If you like Micmacs you will also like Delicatessen - Jeunet/Carl’s first film.
Funnier and even more weird, truly crazy and should have been on my list.
 

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"DAVE" (but of course.)

Original 1939 Wiz of Oz.
 
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I’ve seen Delicatessan ...

If you don’t mind movies with subtitles you and Dave_J might enjoy this one.

 

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It is odd they sing in perfect english but speak in German or Dutch...It had me anxiously waiting for the next line of dialogue .
 

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Never heard of Broken Circle Breakdown - soundtrack looks interesting.
It is odd they sing in perfect English but speak in German or Dutch...It had me anxiously waiting for the next line of dialogue .
Sound track does seem to be good. They are speaking German but very fast. I could not watch it without Subtitles.
 
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:) It’s a nice myth, but he was a mercenary..........
Lots of information on the Cid, it's still a great movie despite whatever license to fact Hollywood put on it.


I love the old Hollywood "Epics", including.....

  • 'Quo Vadis' – 1951.
  • 'The Robe' – 1953.
  • 'Land of the Pharaohs' – 1955.
  • 'The Ten Commandments' – 1956.
  • 'Ben-Hur' – 1959.
  • 'Spartacus' – 1960.
  • 'Cleopatra' – 1963.
  • 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' – 1964.
  • 'Gone With the Wind' -- 1939
  • 'Lawrence of Arabia' -- 1962
Lots more to add to the list, but you get the idea.
 

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SPANGLISH - The best of Adam Sandler’s movies - should have won a few Oscars including best picture that year.

Adam Sandler is a rising blue ribbon chef trying to manage a thriving and trending restaurant. Tea Leonie is his cheating wife who treats there two children like ****. They hire an illegal Mexican immigrant to work as their maid - a strikingly beautiful and simpatico single mother (Paz Vega) and she speaks no English but her daughter interprets and translates for her - what a hoot. It does not end conventionally but is funny and touching and moving. Supposedly takes place in Texas but I kept feeling like it was California. It is an extremely mature performance by Sandler standards, but all the actors involved gave award winning caliber performances.
 
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El Cid...it's still a great movie despite whatever license to fact Hollywood put on it...
It’s a fantastic film, completely agree.
Its just that it was 400 years after his death that Islamic Al Andalus fell (Battle of Granada 1492) Etc.
As you say, Hollywood doing its thing.

Fir the film, Franco loaned thousands of soldiers and mounted police as extras to get those amazing ride along the beach scenes.

Agrre on the old epics, Victors Mature through to Yul Brynner always worth a watch.
 
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