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Old 03-19-06, 11:05 PM
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I can't believe I just watched (insert movie) for the first time!

I can't believe that I just watched:

"King Kong" (1933) and "Planet of the Apes" (1968)

and they were so good! I am so amazed they could do what they did with KK back in 32-33. Simply amazing visuals, of course, you can see some of the cheesiness, but it is still awe inspiring knowing that it happened over 70 years ago now. and to see the recreation of the "Spider-Pit" scene done by Peter Jackson and his crew and infused into the film (as an extra) was just amazing. they had to unlearn what they knew and their process which mimicked the 33 movie was so great.

and PotA...wow! what a ride. i mean i heard about it and saw snippets here and there, but such good acting and not as cheesy as i thought it would be. it was startling (to me) good.

and thus i am amazed that i just discovered these already cherished classics.

so what movies have you recently discovered and can't believe you just watched for the first time???
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Old 03-19-06, 11:36 PM
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Well, I'm not sure if you'd call it a cherished classic, but I just watched Dazed and Confused for the first time. Literally like 15 minutes ago.

Though one of these days, I'm gonna have to add Goodfellas and The Godfather to my Netflix queue. Not a big fan of gangster flicks, what can I say.
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Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia.
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Old 03-20-06, 01:33 AM
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i think i am going to watch Magnolia soon for the first time.

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Old 03-20-06, 08:39 AM
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Probably not a classic, but I just watched the original Reefer Madness.
Hilariously bad. I've never smoked pot, but the movie told me that if I do, I can laugh uproariously, dance, and have sex with wild chicks. Spark me up!
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Old 03-20-06, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by NiCK Crush
i think i am going to watch Magnolia soon for the first time.

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I just watched it for the first time this weekend...sadly I didn't like it too much.
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Old 03-20-06, 09:08 AM
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I just watched Network and Dog Day Afternoon for the first time last week. Both 2 disc editions were excellent. Strange, I've seen lots and lots of films both old and new, but there are still some classics out there I've yet to see.
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I still haven't seen The Godfather movies.
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Old 03-20-06, 09:54 AM
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I only just saw that recently.
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Old 03-20-06, 10:30 AM
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Just watched Pacino's Scarface for the first time. I was severely underwhelmed.
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Old 03-20-06, 10:42 AM
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I've just been getting into older Clint Eastwood flicks and George C Scott movies. Both are fast becoming two of my favorite actors.

Two films that come immediatly to mind are The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Patton both incredible movies I've just seen recently.
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Old 03-20-06, 10:50 AM
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Definitely one of the more stunning cinematic experiences. I hope you saw it in a theater. I can't imagine watching it via home viewing.
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Dawn of the Dead (1979) and Eraserhead
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Old 03-20-06, 10:57 AM
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I finally saw Klute for the first time last month. It did not disappoint!
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Old 03-20-06, 11:02 AM
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Its only been in the last few years that I have begun watching Kurosawa films...And its funny because at first I wasnt so into it, but then I realized, it was all I could do to watch anything else for the longest time. If course my wife is glad Im off that kick for a while.
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Originally Posted by sundog
Definitely one of the more stunning cinematic experiences. I hope you saw it in a theater. I can't imagine watching it via home viewing.
I saw it in a makeshift theater set up in an art gallery on campus. It was a 16mm print projected against a large screen - better than home viewing, but a little inferior to a nice 35mm print in a cushy theater.

It's one of the few movies I've seen that has fundamentally changed me as a person. I'd have to say it's on the shortlist of the best movies of the 70s (which is saying one helluva lot).
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Just watched 'Enter the Dragon' last week!
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Old 03-20-06, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by FantasticVSDoom
Its only been in the last few years that I have begun watching Kurosawa films...And its funny because at first I wasnt so into it, but then I realized, it was all I could do to watch anything else for the longest time. If course my wife is glad Im off that kick for a while.
I've tried watching Kurosawa films for the longest time and for the life of me I just can't get into them. I want to like them but can't stay interested long enough.

I guess it saves me money on Criterions though
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Grave of the Fireflies. Just got done watching it.

Didn't cry. But I'm depressed as hell.
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Old 03-20-06, 05:18 PM
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Just watched Reservoir Dogs a couple weeks ago.

Was a blind buy from one of the BF sales. Pretty Solid.
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I just watched Dances With Wolves for the first time this weekend. I've had it in my collection for almost two years but never really had the 3+ hours to watch it... still had to spread it out over two nights though. Excellent film by the way.
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Straw Dogs. Have been reading a bio on Peckinpah and it inspired me to put the movie in (which I've owned since Sept '05).
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Old 03-20-06, 06:30 PM
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Watched The Conversation last night. Loved it. A truly original twist ending. And great cameo from Duvall.
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