What does one do when their favorite movie now stinks?

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  1. MarcusUdeh

    MarcusUdeh Supporting Actor

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    About two years ago, I purchased a VHS release of “Fried Green Tomatoes” the movie to break my anal hymen into enjoying serious filmmaking. At 10 yrs. old, this movie struck an emotional cord with me. I love Kathy Bates, Jessica, the two Mary(s), and the rest of the cast. However, I no longer feel the same way I once did about this movie. It hurts because I want to love it as I once did. The movie now plays out to me like some bad Lifetime mini series during the month of February. This bites. I no longer have a favorite movie.
     
  2. Shawn_KE

    Shawn_KE Screenwriter

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    Find a new movie.
     
  3. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    Marcus, you have a way with words. [​IMG]

    Try some other films. Check out Nights of Cabiria and Picnic at Hanging Rock and Dr. Strangelove and Schizopolis and Taxi Driver and Strangers on a Train and Rashomon and maybe you'll end up with a new favorite film.
     
  4. MarcusUdeh

    MarcusUdeh Supporting Actor

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    Re: Rob

    I have seen Taxi Driver and I don't think I want to ever see it again...
     
  5. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    Marcus,

    There are a lot more films from the fine works of Mr. Scorsese. Have you seen Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore? Or Raging Bull? Or After Hours? The King of Comedy? The Last Temptation of Christ? Goodfellas?

    Or how about Lawrence of Arabia or Gone With the Wind or Seven Samurai or La Dolce Vita or Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Happiness or Memento or The Three Colors Trilogy or Walkabout or Knife in the Water or The Music Room or Pickup on South Street or The Lady Vanishes or The Searchers or The Crowd or Napoleon or Nashville?

    By the way, these lists are meant to be a jumping-off-point, or the beginning of a journey, not the end or final destination.
     
  6. Chuck Mayer

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    Marcus,
    Call up the number 2. It's like a pitching rotation.

    Take care,
    Chuck
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Three words: The Third Man

    'Nuff said!
     
  8. Steve Christou

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    All I can say Marcus, you once had the distinction of being the only person on this entire planet who had 'Fried Green Tomatoes' as their favorite film of all time, and now you no longer have that distinction.
    Hmmm how does that feel? [​IMG]


    ps. May I suggest 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes' as a temp favorite until[STOP IT STEVE!]
     
  9. MarcusUdeh

    MarcusUdeh Supporting Actor

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    Re: Rob

    I have seen Goodfellas: I loved it. I saw Memento: I like it.
     
  10. MarcusUdeh

    MarcusUdeh Supporting Actor

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    Re: Steve

    Are you going out your way to make me feel bad?[​IMG] I think there’re other people who have much worse taste in movies than I’ll ever have.
     
  11. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

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    What the hell does that sentence mean? Do I want to know?
     
  12. Nathan V

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    Go back and start watching old stuff, classics, and then work your way up. Already some great suggestions in this thread, I'll second La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2, also The Wild Bunch, Seven Samurai, Third Man, anything by Scorsese, most of Ridley Scott's stuff, also check out Robert Altman's 70s and 90s work. Maube try some non-american films. (City of God, Run Lola Run, and Amelie are good places to start)
     
  13. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    10 films that a person could proudly call their favorite:

    The Apartment
    Rear Window
    The Godfather
    Casablanca
    Citizen KAne
    Star Wars
    Dr. Strangelove
    Raiders of the Lost ARk
    North by Northwest
    Some Like it Hot
     
  14. MarcusUdeh

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    Re: Colin

    It means that I have issues organizing my thoughts into a proper coherent sentence.
     
  15. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    What SteveGon said.
     
  16. Ernest Rister

    Ernest Rister Producer

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    Marcus:

    Drink lots of water. Even though you may think you are not breathing, you are. You're safe, the world is safe and good, and you are safe and good in the world.

    Life is a warm blanket around you. Snuggle up in it and look upon the world in safety and harmony. You're good. Safe and good and life is safe and good. Breathe in the safety and serenity. You are serene. Every breath takes you to a place of serenity and happiness. Eat some saltine crackers. Yum yummy! Isn't the sky beautiful? Don't you just wan't to relax and lay back and enjoy the sky?

    (okay, he's down now, someone grab him)
     
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    Would I do that? Never. Actually Marcus my post was meant to make you feel good, you're no longer the only person on the planet who had 'Fried Potatoes' 'Fried Green Tomatoes' as their favorite film, um whoopee? [​IMG]

    George up there somewheres has listed a whole bunch of viable alternatives for favorites inc Raiders of the Last Tomato, Casaplanta, The Podfather, Some Like it Fried and Dr.Strangeloaf.[​IMG]
     
  18. Joe Karlosi

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but what's going on here?
    I think all Marcus is trying to say is that he once had a favorite film (FRIED GREEN TOMATOES) but now it's no longer appealing for him.
     
  19. Henry Gale

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    Marcus,
    How about reading Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg? Maybe you'll have a new favorite book.
     

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