NEEDED! - Top 5 film by Richard Donner

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  1. Chris Dugger

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    Hey, gang......
    As I know this should be in the polls section, I have chosen to drop it here for you REAL movie guys that maybe don't frequent the polls area.
    I have been placed into a programing position for an upcoming event for Director Richard Donner.
    I have been asked to select 5 films which will be presented up on the BIG SCREEN during the festival in Feb 2002.
    I have already secured SUPERMAN: Director's Cut for the Saturday night presentation and possibly THE OMEN for the midnight presentation. I need 3 more to fill out the scorecard and I turn to you.
    Let me HAVE it!
    Dugger
    Current Votes are:
    0-Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
    1-Conspiracy Theory (1997)
    1-Assassins (1995)
    5-Maverick (1994)
    7-Radio Flyer (1992)
    0-Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
    3-Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
    6-Scrooged (1988)
    Lethal Weapon (1987)
    Goonies, The (1985)
    11-Ladyhawke (1985)
    1-Toy, The (1982)
    5-Inside Moves (1980)
    0-Superman II (1980) (uncredited)
    Superman (1978) - This is the extended version
    Omen, The (1976)
    BOLD TILES HAVE BEEN ALREADY SELECTED Please select from the remaining titles.
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    For 3 more how about-
    Lethal Weapon- probably his most famous film, I do not know if their is a print of the director's cut out there but their were 70mm ones made up
    The Goonies- recently whenever a theater shows this it seems to sell out and do very well
    Lethal Weapon 2- very good sequel and could be a good double feature with the first one
    He also directed the Bill Murray movie Scrooged which is really good but this would be a better film to play if the festival took place around December.
    Chris where is this festival going to be? I'd love to see Superman and Lethal Weapon on the big screen.
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    Goonies and Lethal Weapon for sure.
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    Superman
    The Goonies
    Lethal Weapon
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  6. Chris Dugger

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    Festival will be held in Stamford, CT on Saturday and Norwalk/Greenwich on Sunday.
    I believe the dates are Feb 15 - 18 2002.
    I will announce it when we get closer.
    We are working on confirming an actual 35mm print of the LETHAL WEAPON: Director Cut.
    Dugger
     
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    Superman, The Omen and the first Lethal Weapon are essential Donner films.
    I would include Ladyhawke. Donner obviously has a soft spot for it, as evidenced by its use in Conspiracy Theory, plus it's radically different from any of the three films listed above.
    I'm not a big fan of Radio Flyer, but it was a very personal film for Donner, and I suspect he would appreciate its inclusion. And it's unique among his films.
    Goonies always struck me as more Spielberg than Donner.
    M.
     
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    I'd go with:
    Lethal Weapon
    The Goonies
    Scrooged
    You already got Superman, so there's the fanciful stuff. The Omen covers the creepy stuff. The original Lethal Weapon easily covers the gritty action stuff, while The Goonies will loosen you up with the adventure stuff. Then leave it to Bill Murray to send everyone home laughing with Scrooged, which delivers the funny stuff.
    Honorable mention/backups: Ladyhawke and Maverick.
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    Since you already have the comic book/fantasy (Superman) and horror (The Omen) genres covered, I'd recommend the following:
    Maverick - a good action comedy set in the old Western.
    Lethal Weapon - just because it is one of his best in the crime/action genre.
    The Goonies - an adventure film for the whole family.
    That just about rounds it out.
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    Ladyhawke - way ahead of the others IMHO.
     
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    Chris,
    Look around and see if you can find any 70mm blowups of any of Donner's films. I know these ones were done:
    Superman - 2.40:1 Panavision 35mm origin, Dolby 6 track with Split surrounds
    Superman II - 2.40:1 Panavision 35 mm origin, Dolby 6 track with Split Surrounds and Megasound
    Ladyhawke - 2.40:1 Panavision 35 mm origin, Dolby 6 track
    Goonies - 2.40:1 Panavision 35 mm origin, Dolby 6 track
    Lethal Weapon - 1.85:1 Spherical Flat 35mm origin, Dolby 6 track
    Lethal Weapon 2 - 2.40:1 Panavision 35 mm origin, Dolby 6 track
    Lethal Weapon 3 - 2.40:1 Panavision 35 mm origin, Dolby 6 track
    My votes besides Superman and Omen:
    Lethal Weapon
    Lethal Weapon 2
    The Goonies
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    quote: Festival will be held in Stamford, CT on Saturday and Norwalk/Greenwich on Sunday.[/quote]

    Dugger,
    My old stomping grounds, I might have to check this festival out and return home for a mid-winter visit.

    My selections are the following:[*]Lethal Weapon[*]Ladyhawke[*]The Goonies

    All of these he directed and co-produced.


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    Scrooged
    Lethal Weapon
    Lethal Weapon 2
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    Lethal Weapon
    The Goonies
    Ladyhawke
     
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    The Goonies
    Ladyhawke
    Lethal Weapon
     
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    Lady Hawke
    Lethal Weapon
    The Goonies
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    Lethal Weapon
    Maverick
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