Need good movies for post-surgery viewing

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  1. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    As many of you know, I'm having surgery Wednesday (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...nder+the+knife), so I'll need plenty of good movies around to watch in the aftermath. The way my Netflix queue works outs, I'll be able to get 3 or 4 of the following movies through in the next week:
    -Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    -The Insider
    -Donnie Brasco
    -Casino
    -Mean Streets
    -The Untouchables
    -Raging Bull
    -Spartacus
    -The Deer Hunter
    Out of those movies, which 3 or 4 would you reccomend?
     
  2. Bill J

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    I would definitely get Raging Bull.

    Also check out:
    The Untouchables
    Spartacus
    The Deer Hunter
     
  3. Iain Jackson

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    Surgery, huh? Then maybe you should try out...
    Anatomie
    It's a German horror film about evil surgeons performing unpleasant experiments on conscious patients with no anaesthetic... or maybe you might want to pass on this film...[​IMG]
    Sorry about that, just kidding around... good luck with the surgery.
     
  4. MartinTeller

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    How about Dead Ringers?
     
  5. Andrew_Sch

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    Hate to thread-bump but I need your suggestions. Please, find it in your hearts to help a soon-to-be bedridden fellow HTF'er.[​IMG]
     
  6. Robert_Gaither

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    I will recommend an inspirational film, THE AVENGERS as this movie is so bad you will find strength to get out of the hospital to keep from having to view the movie.

    On a serious note, I'd pick the following:

    Spartacus
    Casino
    The Deer Hunter
    Raging Bull
     
  7. Patrick McCart

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    I haven't seen the films on your list, or at least entirely, so I'll give this suggestion:
    Watch Gone With The Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Ben-Hur, Intolerance (the Blackhawk version is about 200 minutes long!), Barry Lyndon, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Spartacus, Woodstock, The Ten Commandments, and It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World back-to-back.
    By the time you're done, you'll be well. [​IMG]
     
  8. Scott Weinberg

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    Go with Barbi Benton in Hospital Massacre, Lee Grant in Visiting Hours and the 'hospital as a slaughterhouse' classic Halloween 2. [​IMG]
    Of the titles you mentioned, my three picks would be The Untouchables, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Raging Bull. Or if you want my Wild Card pick...get The Great Train Robbery.
    If you're going to be bedridden for a while, perhaps a few loooooooong movies would help while away the time. Stuff like Once Upon a Time in America, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World or - oooh... Ken Burns' Baseball! Mmmmmmm, baseballlllll.
    Regardless of which movies you opt to convalesce to, I wish you a pain-free and speedy recovery!
     
  9. Rob Tomlin

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    Andrew-
    Nice to see that out of the movies you listed, Robert De Niro is in five of them! And three were directed by Martin Scorsese! [​IMG]
    If you haven't seen Raging Bull, that is a must. Best acting performance ever put on film, in my opinion.
     
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    The Great Moment

    Imagine your surgery without anesthesia!
     
  11. ChrisMatson

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    Although I haven't seen the DVD, I have heard that The Deer Hunter is one of the WORST DVDs ever made, in terms of picture quality. It is a great movie, however. I have only seen it once, and that was on VHS about 7 or 8 years ago.
    I would recommend these three:
    The Insider
    Spartacus, Criterion Collection
    Raging Bull
     

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