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  1. David Grove

    David Grove Stunt Coordinator

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    I think it might be interesting to have movie nights with a double or triple feature showing movies that are related in some way. They might be related thematically (perhaps even remakes) or in some other way such as one inspiring a part of another.

    For example, one such double feature might be "Stagecoach" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark". The point of interest would be to see how the Stagecoach stunt scene inspired the similar scene in Raiders. (I hope I have my movies right, here). Maybe there are also other movies which also inspired parts of Raiders which would also be candidates.

    Another combination might be "The Philadelphia Story" followed by "High Society", a musical version of the same story.

    A triple feature might be "The Shop Around the Corner", followed by "In the Good Old Summertime" followed by "You've Got Mail". All telling the same basic story in different settings and formats.

    Might folks suggest other (DVD-available) related movies that might be interesting to view together? I am not very familiar with movie history, but I bet there are hundreds of fascinating possibilities.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you.

    DG

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    Summary of Suggested Related Titles

    Stagecoach/Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Philadelphia Story/High Society

    Little Shop Around the Corner/In the Good Old Summertime/You've Got Mail

    The Swimmer (1968)/American Beauty

    Beauty & the Beast (Cocteau)/Beauty & the Beast (Disney)

    Watership Down/Twilight of the Roaches

    The Roaring 20's/Tale of Two Cities

    Hamlet (Olivier)/Strange Brew/Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    Cape Fear (1962)/Cape Fear (1991)

    Pygmalion (Criterion)/My Fair Lady.

    Goodfellas/Casino

    Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)/Heaven Can Wait (1978)

    A Guy Named Joe (1943)/Always (1989)

    Stalag 17/Hogan's Heroes

    The Rainmaker (Lancaster, 1956)/The Music Man

    The Great Escape/Chicken Run

    Dodge City/Blazing Saddles

    The Sea Hawk/The Princess Bride

    Tora! Tora! Tora!/Midway

    Lawrence of Arabia/Schindler's List/Exodus

    8 1/2/Stardust Memories

    The Godfather/The Freshman (1990)

    Sullivan's Travels/O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    Frankenstein/Spirit of the Beehive

    Bride of Frankenstein/Young Frankenstein

    Vertigo/Obsession

    Vertigo/Psycho and Dressed to Kill

    Vertigo/Rear Window/Body Double

    Blow Up/Blow Out

    Marx Brothers/Brain Donors

    Local Hero/Northern Exposure

    The Big Sleep (1946)/The Big Lebowski

    Double Indemnity/Body Heat

    All That Heaven Allows/Far From Heaven

    A Star is Born (1954)/New York, New York

    YOJIMBO (1961)/A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964)/LAST MAN STANDING (1996)

    INVADERS FROM MARS (1953)/NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

    THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954)/THEM (1954)/PHASE IV (1973)

    THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932)/THE NAKED PREY (1966)/THE WARRIORS (1979)

    MOBY DICK (1956)/MURPHY'S WAR (1971)

    QUATERMASS & THE PIT (1967)/2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

    IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)/SOMETHING WILD (1986)

    THE BLOB (1958)/THE H-MAN (1958)/CALTIKI (1959)

    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)/THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN (1957)

    NO BLADE OF GRASS (1970)/THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981)

    THE DEVIL & DANIEL WEBSTER (1941)/A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH (1946)

    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)/THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967)/THE PARALLAX VIEW (1974)

    TARGETS (1968)/FALLING DOWN (1993)

    FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)/ELECTION (1999)

    I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958)/UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1963)

    TOPKAPI (1964)/MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (1996)

    SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954)/THE MYSTERIANS (1957)/THE COLLECTOR (1965)

    HERE COMES MR. JORDAN (1941)/ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER (1946)

    SANDS OF THE KALAHARI (1965)/FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (1966)

    Rio Bravo/El Dorado

    My Darling Clementine/Wyatt Earp/Tombstone

    Shane/Pale Rider

    Renaissance Man/Down Periscope

    The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)/The Court Jester

    Fight Club/12 Monkeys

    Braveheart/The Road Warrior

    You Can't Take It With You (1938)/It's a Wonderful Life
     
  2. Marko Berg

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    The Swimmer (1968, Burt Lancaster) followed by American Beauty.
     
  3. John Watson

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    Great idea. Call it, let's say, a Double Bill?

    Actually, the way I collect and watch DVD's is slightly similar to that.

    Eg, Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast sits beside the Disney animated movie on my shelf.

    One I may have seen in a theater : "Watership down" on a double bill with "Twilight of the Roaches"

    I was watching "The Roaring 20's" the other night, and seeing some similarity to Dickens "Tale of Two Cities".
     
  4. Rob Gardiner

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    Hamlet (Lawrenec Olivier version)
    Strange Brew
    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

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  5. David Grove

    David Grove Stunt Coordinator

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    Other ideas might be to compare and contrast an actor's early screen appearances with later ones. Same with directors. Maybe even composers, too.

    This raises so many possibilities that it's impossible to pursue in a single thread, I think. Focus too broad.

    Now, I've sunk my own thread. [​IMG]

    DG
     
  6. Jay*W

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    At the risk of being overly literal, Cape Fear (1962) and Cape Fear (1991) make nice viewing.

    Also, Pygmalion (Criterion) and My Fair Lady.

    One more -- Goodfellas and Casino.

    Jay
     
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    Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) with Heaven Can Wait (1978)

    ... but Here Comes Mr. Jordan is not on DVD.


    A Guy Named Joe (1943) with Always (1989)

    ... but A Guy Named Joe is not on DVD.

    Hopefully they will be released before too long.
     
  8. David Grove

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    Since "Stalag 17" was at least partly the inspiration for "Hogan's Heroes", how about several episodes of Hogan's Heroes paired with Stalag 17.


    Not sure about this, but, perhaps the thematic element of the triumphant con man who transforms those around him would make the Lancaster/Hepburn The Rainmaker and The Music Man an interesting pair. Oops-- "The Rainmaker" not available on DVD, yet. [​IMG]
     
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    Throw in "The Great Escape" and you've got it covered.
     
  10. David Grove

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    That's a possibility, but I tend to think that "The Great Escape" and "Hogan's Heroes" might be more like anti-types of each other. Still, that would probably make an interesting juxtaposition of contrasting features.

    I had also been thinking of The Great Escape, but thinking of pairing it with Chicken Run, because of the allusions (tunnel scene, for example).

    Maybe there are also other possible titles to pair with "Chicken Run".
     
  11. David Grove

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    How about:
    Dodge City/Blazing Saddles
    The Sea Hawk/The Princess Bride
     
  12. Ira Siegel

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    Great idea, David. How about Tora Tora Tora and Midway, and Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler's List and Exodus. (I lifted the second idea from Fred T. Lopez's review of Exodus on Amazon.)
     
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    8 1/2 and Stardust Memories
    The Godfather and The Freshman (1990)
    Sullivan's Travels and O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Frankenstein and Spirit of the Beehive
    Bride of Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein

    Special Hitchcock / De Palma section

    Vertigo and Obsession
    Vertigo and Psycho and Dressed to Kill
    Vertigo and Rear Window and Body Double

    Special Antonioni / De Palma section

    Blow Up and Blow Out

    A Marx Brothers film and Brain Donors
    Local Hero and episodes of Northern Exposure
    The Big Sleep (1946) and The Big Lebowski
    Double Indemnity and Body Heat
    All That Heaven Allows and Far From Heaven
    A Star is Born (1954) and New York, New York
     
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    International variations on a theme:

    YOJIMBO (1961), A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964) and LAST MAN STANDING (1996)

    Paranoia (y'know...for kids):

    INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) and NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

    Why life's no picnic:

    THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954), THEM (1954) and PHASE IV (1973)

    Run away! Run away!:

    THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932), THE NAKED PREY (1966) and THE WARRIORS (1979)

    One man's obsession:

    MOBY DICK (1956) and MURPHY'S WAR (1971)

    Thanks for the (race) memories:

    QUATERMASS & THE PIT (1967) and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

    On the road again:

    IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) and SOMETHING WILD (1986)

    My three blobs:

    THE BLOB (1958), THE H-MAN (1958) and CALTIKI (1959)

    Both ends of the telescope:

    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957) and THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN (1957)

    Surviving post-societal breakdown:

    NO BLADE OF GRASS (1970) and THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981)

    Plead your case, Mortal:

    THE DEVIL & DANIEL WEBSTER (1941) and A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH (1946)

    Trust no one:

    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956), THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967) and THE PARALLAX VIEW (1974)

    Something snapped:

    TARGETS (1968) and FALLING DOWN (1993)

    Instant karma:

    FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986) and ELECTION (1999)

    Extraterrestrial marriages-of-convenience:

    I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958) and UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1963)

    Classic movie inspires classic TV show, which in turn inspires big-screen version that copies main suspense set-piece from the film (a.k.a. fun with ellipses):

    TOPKAPI (1964) and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (1996)

    Kidnapping-schmidnapping, let's get hitched!:

    SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954), THE MYSTERIANS (1957) and THE COLLECTOR (1965)

    And Claude Rains will be your spiritual advisor:

    HERE COMES MR. JORDAN (1941) and ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER (1946)

    A crash course in desert survival:

    SANDS OF THE KALAHARI (1965) and FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (1966)

    Edit: Oops, some of the titles I listed above aren't yet available on DVD (or aren't on R1 DVD yet), got carried away there. The majority of them are an DVD though.
     
  15. David Grove

    David Grove Stunt Coordinator

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    Peter,

    Thanks for the annotations-- You seem to have a knack with the bon mot. Are you a headline or ad-copy writer? [​IMG]



    Once more, with feeling,
    Rio Bravo/El Dorado

    Everything's OK,
    My Darling Clementine/Wyatt Earp/Tombstone

    Mysterious stranger,
    Shane/Pale Rider

    N'er-do-wells do well,
    Renaissance Man/Down Periscope
     
  16. David Grove

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)/The Court Jester
     
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    David,

    Nope, I'm just a very silly person. And words are wonderful toys. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Fight Club and 12 Monkeys

    Braveheart and The Road Warrior
     
  19. David Grove

    David Grove Stunt Coordinator

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    More to life than money (also similar actors & director),

    You Can't Take It With You (1938)/It's a Wonderful Life
     

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