1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Classic Movies I’ve Never Seen and Will Not See

Discussion in 'Movies' started by TJPC, Aug 30, 2019.

Tags:
  1. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    16,227
    Likes Received:
    19,013
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    George C. Scott owns Strangelove for me as well. Everyone is great in it but Scott’s performance is my favorite.
     
    Tino likes this.
  2. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,579
    Likes Received:
    3,371
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Ben Masters
    What would possess that mother to act like being frightened of such violent images warrants possible hellfire for her son?! I think she might have been somewhat of a fundamentalist Christian.
     
  3. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    16,227
    Likes Received:
    19,013
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    Yes, I think a church group bought the majority of the tickets to that opening day showing and were there as a group gathering. There were far too many people with small children grouped too close together for it to have been a coincidence. I’m talking a sold out afternoon show in an auditorium that held probably 350 people with at least 50 and probably closer to 100 small kids.
     
    bmasters9 likes this.
  4. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    8,805
    Likes Received:
    2,769
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Dare I ask your opinion of "Last Temptation"?
     
  5. Tino

    Tino Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 1999
    Messages:
    16,005
    Likes Received:
    7,951
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Metro NYC
    Real Name:
    Valentino
    Why not? Haven’t seen it in a long time but I remember liking it a lot. Bought the Criterion Blu but haven’t re watched it yet.
     
  6. roxy1927

    roxy1927 Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2018
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Real Name:
    vincent parisi
    Oh my. You have LOA in the house and are waiting to watch it for the first time? I'm hoping you have one of those video projector things with a humongous screen. The advancements in this technology are supposed to be amazing. I have a puny 65" TV so it seems pointless. I saw Harris's restoration in the late 80s several times at the Ziegfeld. Unforgettable.
     
  7. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    8,805
    Likes Received:
    2,769
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    My slight reluctance came from your mention that you were in the "Passion" target audience.

    As I'm sure you recall, "Last Temptation" got a lot of controversy in 1988, and it seemed like there was a huge overlap on the Venn diagram that had "people offended by 'Last Temptation'" in one circle and "loved 'Passion'" in the other.

    Not being judgmental toward you or anyone, but the list of people who like both movies seems to be really small!

    To me, both are about affirming faith, so I never understood the negativity that some religious audiences aimed at "Last Temptation"...
     
    Tino likes this.
  8. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Director
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    10,294
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Real Name:
    Matt Hough
    I crossed a picket line to get into The Last Temptation of Christ and I couldn't understand what they felt was so terrible. (I crossed one to get into Life of Brian, too.)
     
  9. bujaki

    bujaki Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,709
    Likes Received:
    3,098
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    Real Name:
    Jose Ortiz-Marrero
    I thought Last Temptation was one of the most religious films I had ever seen (I'm not religious at all); Passion of the Christ, which I forced myself to see, was torture porn as far as I was concerned. Yes, I do understand that the passion and crucifixion were bloody affairs, but to show them so lovingly on the screen reminded of Saw movies and their ilk. I saw the first Saw movie and decided that torture porn was not for me. Ditto Gibson's film: once watched, never again.
     
  10. bujaki

    bujaki Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,709
    Likes Received:
    3,098
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    Real Name:
    Jose Ortiz-Marrero
    I crossed the picket lines at the Ziegfeld in NY. Poor priests and nuns with their rosaries and pickets. A most religious experience for me. So was the book. Last Temptation, not Life of Brian.
     
    PMF likes this.
  11. cinemiracle

    cinemiracle Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Peter
    George was a great actor-saw him on stage in NYC many decades ago.
     
    PMF likes this.
  12. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Director
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    20,794
    Likes Received:
    10,294
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Real Name:
    Matt Hough
    Our feelings about these two films are identical.
     
    PMF likes this.
  13. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    8,805
    Likes Received:
    2,769
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Agree with both of you!
     
    PMF likes this.
  14. Tino

    Tino Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 1999
    Messages:
    16,005
    Likes Received:
    7,951
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Metro NYC
    Real Name:
    Valentino
    I don’t.

    I never got the “torture porn” comments. Then or now. Probably because as I said I was the intended audience so for me it was more of an incredibly emotional powerful visceral experience.

    Like I said, polarizing.
     
    Bryan^H likes this.
  15. Message #195 of 296 Sep 8, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
    roxy1927

    roxy1927 Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2018
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Real Name:
    vincent parisi
    Having been raised a Catholic I would never go near either film. I've had to deal with quite enough of this ridiculousness from when I was a boy in a conservative religious family. A much better and accurate film which teaches this same story would be Sister Mary Ignatious Explains It All For You. Have not seen the film but I saw the original Off-Broadway production with the pitch perfect Elizabeth Franz who originated the role. It was all too true and I was practically on the floor I was laughing so hard. Of course it helps having gone to a parochial school with nuns and priests who everyday would be going through their own unhappy existence trying to outdo Our Lord in His Agony.

    Speaking of George c Scott I was never a fan of his on film including Patton(lots of map reading as a neighbor when I was a boy put it) and Strangelove(he's trying too hard to be funny when Sellers is effortless.) However as noted above his stage work was quite astounding. Saw him in both Death of a Salesman and Present Laughter. In Salesman he had me in tears performing with the great Teresa Wright and sons James Farentino and Harvey Keitel. It has stayed with me to this very day. And then he in Noel Coward's Present Laughter was absolutely wonderful in difficult sophisticated comedy. A very wide impressive range. The Coward was especially surprising.
     
  16. atcolomb

    atcolomb Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,463
    Likes Received:
    1,256
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Chicago Area
    Real Name:
    Angelo
    Just started to watch They Might Be Giants on disc for the first time and like the performances and the quirky story. Will listen to the Anthony Harvey and Robert Harris commentary the next time I see it.
     
  17. MartinP.

    MartinP. Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Messages:
    886
    Likes Received:
    1,235
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Real Name:
    Martin
    That also goes for the Best Picture winners one doesn't like.
     
  18. steve jaros

    steve jaros Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 1997
    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Real Name:
    Steve
    IMO, Mel Gibson is a helluva film maker, underrated because of his awful anti-semitic tirade around 2005 or thereabouts.

    But to me, Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto are two of the best movies of the past 20 years. A+ work.
     
  19. roxy1927

    roxy1927 Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2018
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Real Name:
    vincent parisi
    He is also monstrously homophobic. He is an extreme parody of a religious hypocrite. You know he's the type if he apologizes he's lying through his teeth and it's only PR.
     
  20. Tino

    Tino Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 1999
    Messages:
    16,005
    Likes Received:
    7,951
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Metro NYC
    Real Name:
    Valentino
    I don’t agree with that opinion and forum rules forbid us from discussing it further.
     
    Ross Gowland and ChristopherG like this.

Share This Page