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Your Top Favourite Films + Why! - Carers UK Forum

Your Top Favourite Films + Why!

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Thought it might be interesting/fun to see what our favourite films are and why. I am suggesting the top 3 but whatever........

1. The Fisher King - an oscar-winning masterpiece! Principally about redemption it involves quirky characters, an unusual plot and runs the spectrum of emotions. Just wonderful.

2. The Odd Couple - Neil Simon screenplay. A botched suicidal and the ensuing dramas - packed with oneliners!

3. Barefoot In The Park - again a Neil Simon screenplay (so I like New York Jewish humour...what are you gonna do?) About newly weds setting up home with very funny situations. I know the lines but it still creases me up.
The great escape just to spot all the faults
Have to agree with George there.

Love the musicals just because I can sing along......makes me happy and cheery.

Mary Poppins for the horrible cockney accent.
Wizard of Oz, just because it's a classic.
Sound of Music, makes me cry at the end.
An impossible question: but "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" had a major influence on my career path (I spent 20 good years between 1984 and 2004 closing Victorian Asylums and helping their residents find better lives in the community).
And "Easy Rider" probably saved my life, by convincing me as a bit of a rebel and wanna-be teenaged delinquent that smuggling drugs across borders and riding motor bikes was a sure route to an early death.

Both starred the same actor: Jack Nicholson. I greatly admire his work, and he would definitely be around my dinner table in the other thread. He is amazingly versatile and intuitive, a risk taker and innovator: pure acting genius.
The Fisher King is amazing. I've only seen that film once, and I shall never forget it. The other 2 are a kids film, The Dark Crystal, and Chaos. The latter being about peoples lives on Scially (I've defeated the spellchecker; an Italian island) in the 19th Century. I was so gobsmacked by that film, I went every night of the week to see it. It's not about butterflies wings, etc, etc, etc.
I've never heard hide of it since. Shame. I'd love to see it again. Especially the bloke who repairs a pot, and ends up in it, but who gets the villagers to do this slow dance with rocks, and those kids chucking themselves down pumice slopes.
The Fisher King is amazing. I've only seen that film once, and I shall never forget it. The other 2 are a kids film, The Dark Crystal, and Chaos. The latter being about peoples lives on Scially (I've defeated the spellchecker; an Italian island) in the 19th Century. I was so gobsmacked by that film, I went every night of the week to see it. It's not about butterflies wings, etc, etc, etc.
I've never heard hide of it since. Shame. I'd love to see it again. Especially the bloke who repairs a pot, and ends up in it, but who gets the villagers to do this slow dance with rocks, and those kids chucking themselves down pumice slopes.
Sajehar - good news! The film Chaos is available via youtube! Here is the link
http://youtu.be/V1CUpXJ13R8

(It has been a joy to find that youtube sports so many films, e.g. Dark Star - a spoof
sci fi...about dopeheads stuck in a spaceship, going nuts! Image Image )
Same as No1, love the musicals, West Side Story & South Pacific (get the tissues ready)
Rocky Horror and Rock of Ages are right up there too Image

The Ghosts of Barkley Square is a real oldie, (B&W) but have to watch it when it's on, love the humour. Image
The Fisher King is amazing. I've only seen that film once, and I shall never forget it. The other 2 are a kids film, The Dark Crystal, and Chaos. The latter being about peoples lives on Scially (I've defeated the spellchecker; an Italian island) in the 19th Century. I was so gobsmacked by that film, I went every night of the week to see it. It's not about butterflies wings, etc, etc, etc.
I've never heard hide of it since. Shame. I'd love to see it again. Especially the bloke who repairs a pot, and ends up in it, but who gets the villagers to do this slow dance with rocks, and those kids chucking themselves down pumice slopes.
Sajehar - good news! The film Chaos is available via youtube! Here is the link
http://youtu.be/V1CUpXJ13R8
Image )
I think you mean this one (aka Kaos)
http://youtu.be/3-oGAjb2veE
1 Life is Beautiful - teaches you something I don't know how to put into words, considering the story, but such a feelgood feeling at the end
2 Top Gun - just for Tom Criuse and the uniforms!!
3 Mama Mia - for when I need cheering up!
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) starring James Stewart - reminds me that, though I may not think I've done much with my life. my actions have probably influenced more people than I realise.

Song for Marion (2012) starring Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave - very moving (definitely a 2 hankie film !)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) - wonderful cast including Judi Dench (my most favourite actress) - makes me wish I had the courage to up sticks and leave the country.

plus any Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers film - just love the dancing Image

(and Sajehar, the Italian island is Sicily Image )