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#1 of 19 David Grove

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Posted March 06 2005 - 05:37 PM

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.

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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
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#2 of 19 Marko Berg

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Posted March 06 2005 - 10:15 PM

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

#3 of 19 John Watson

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Posted March 06 2005 - 11:30 PM

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 of 19 Rob Gardiner

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Posted March 07 2005 - 08:35 AM

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

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#5 of 19 David Grove

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Posted March 07 2005 - 05:48 PM

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. Posted Image

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#6 of 19 Jay*W

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Posted March 08 2005 - 01:38 PM

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

#7 of 19 GlennH

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Posted March 08 2005 - 02:27 PM

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 of 19 David Grove

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Posted March 08 2005 - 04:12 PM

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. Posted Image
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#9 of 19 GlennH

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Posted March 08 2005 - 06:15 PM

Quote:
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.
Throw in "The Great Escape" and you've got it covered.

#10 of 19 David Grove

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Posted March 09 2005 - 04:11 AM

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".
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#11 of 19 David Grove

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Posted March 27 2005 - 03:44 PM

How about:
Dodge City/Blazing Saddles
The Sea Hawk/The Princess Bride
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#12 of 19 Ira Siegel

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Posted March 27 2005 - 06:06 PM

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.)

#13 of 19 Larry House

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Posted March 28 2005 - 03:20 AM

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

#14 of 19 Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted March 28 2005 - 04:40 AM

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.

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Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#15 of 19 David Grove

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Posted March 28 2005 - 05:54 AM

Peter,

Thanks for the annotations-- You seem to have a knack with the bon mot. Are you a headline or ad-copy writer? Posted Image



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
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#16 of 19 David Grove

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Posted March 30 2005 - 06:16 PM

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)/The Court Jester
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#17 of 19 Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted March 31 2005 - 12:32 PM

Peter,

Thanks for the annotations-- You seem to have a knack with the bon mot. Are you a headline or ad-copy writer? Posted Image

David,

Nope, I'm just a very silly person. And words are wonderful toys. Posted Image Posted Image

My Current Damage at DVD Aficionado

Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


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Posted March 31 2005 - 04:33 PM

Fight Club and 12 Monkeys

Braveheart and The Road Warrior

#19 of 19 David Grove

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Posted April 02 2005 - 05:43 AM

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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