Directors what would you watch at my house?

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    When people come over to watch a movie at my house, I provide them with a 1 page menu to select a film from. I can't get the formatting right to replicate it here, but it provides basic information about each film (title, color/b&w, year, actors, time, etc.)

    I try to provide a variety of films to choose from, and even though the people who come over have very different tastes in film, I've yet to find anyone who didn't find at least 1 movie on the list they'd like to see.

    But of course, you guys might be different. [​IMG]

    Anyway, I was just curious which (if any) of the films you'd pick if I invited you over. The following is the menu (titles only) that I would create if you came over today:

    ACTION/ADVENTURE
    dr. no
    the hunt for red october
    lethal weapon
    mission: impossible
    patton
    raiders of the lost ark
    tora! tora! tora!
    true lies

    COMEDY
    the american president
    caddyshack
    dead men don't wear plaid
    desk set
    good morning, vietnam
    the goodbye girl
    heaven can wait
    in the navy
    1941
    pretty woman
    stir crazy
    vegas vacation
    a very brady sequel

    DRAMA
    breakfast at tiffany's
    city of angels
    the firm
    lifeboat
    mr. smith goes to washington
    the shop around the corner
    to have & have not

    HORROR
    aliens

    MUSICAL
    a funny thing happened on the way to the forum
    hans christian andersen
    help!

    MYSTERY
    charade
    the general's daughter
    l.a. confidential
    the lady vanishes
    marnie
    the paradine case
    the postman always rings twice
    shadow of the thin man

    SCIENCE FICTION
    contact

    SILENT
    the circus

    WESTERN
    the magnificent seven
     
  2. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

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    Cries and Whispers

    ~T
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Thi,

    I think you're missing the point. You have to pick a movie off my list. If you want to watch Cries & Whispers, go to Brook's house.
     
  4. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    Do the Right Thing


    Okay, seriously.... Patton, I guess. I haven't seen it yet.
     
  5. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Hmm Let's see. What would I want to watch at Kaplan's house?

    Own it, so I don't need to see it at Kaplan's house
    dr. no
    the hunt for red october
    lethal weapon
    patton
    raiders of the lost ark
    true lies
    the shop around the corner
    to have & have not
    aliens
    charade
    l.a. confidential
    contact
    the magnificent seven


    Seen 'em, mediocre to good films (didn't like the good ones enough to own) but don't need to watch 'em again at Kaplan's house

    mission: impossible
    tora! tora! tora!
    caddyshack
    lifeboat
    mr. smith goes to washington
    the lady vanishes
    marnie
    the paradine case
    the postman always rings twice
    good morning, vietnam
    the goodbye girl
    heaven can wait
    the american president
    dead men don't wear plaid
    pretty woman
    stir crazy
    vegas vacation
    breakfast at tiffany's
    city of angels
    the firm
    a funny thing happened on the way to the forum
    help!
    the general's daughter


    There's no way in hell I want to watch this again
    1941

    Have zero interest in seeing
    a very brady sequel

    That leaves it up to these of which I haven't seen & know little about
    desk set
    in the navy
    the circus
    hans christian andersen


    or this which I've seen a long time ago but don't remember a thing about it

    shadow of the thin man
     
  6. Steeve Bergeron

    Steeve Bergeron Cinematographer

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    The Apartment !

    Somehow, I have a feeling you have it. [​IMG]
     
  7. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    I own the majority of those titles. Those that I don't have are titles I'm not really interested in viewing, so I'd rewatch...

    Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

    - Walter.
     
  8. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I'll watch Lifeboat with ya!
     
  9. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    I'd pick either Marnie, Contact or The Circus...but I don't think your menu is quite as varied as you might think it is.

    Just a little constructive criticism [​IMG]
     
  10. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well, as I said I limit it to a single page, and focus mostly on films in my collection I haven't seen in a long time. So, in this case there weren't any foreign films, but that doesn't mean they won't show up as options at a later date. Obviously there are lots of films that would never show up since they aren't in my collection, but you'd be hard pressed to pick a genre or a time period that wouldn't show up at some point. As I said, although it's clear that some here would never want to come to my house to watch a film, I've never had trouble with anyone picking a film - the last one chosen was Vertigo.
     
  11. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    Well, this would be my menu.....

    DVDs I've bought but haven't watched yet
    Alien
    Aliens
    Buffy season 5
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (movie)
    Ikiru
    The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
    Firefly complete series
    South Park season 3
    Ben Stiller Show
    Kids in the Hall season 1
    Indiana Jones box
    X-Men collection
    Jackie Brown
    The Pianist

    VHS tapes that have been kicking around forever waiting for me to watch them
    What Happened Was...
    Beavis and Butthead complete series (tapes #7-16)
    The Cure: Staring at the Sea
    some old Pink Floyd concert
    some Sonic Youth tape
    Petey Wheatstraw

    movies on loan from the library
    The Decalogue
    Rome, Open City
    An American in Paris
    Celine and Julie Go Boating
    College
    Frankenstein
    Private Confessions
    George Washington
    The Garden of Finzi-Contini
    A Geisha
    Mahanagar
    The Mother and the Whore
    The Bride Wore Black
    The 400 Blows
    When Father Was Away on Business
    Paisan
    The Story of Qui Ju
    I Was Born, But...
    The Gospel According to St Matthew
    The Devil's Envoys
    Black Cat, White Cat
    War of the Worlds
    Student of Prague
    Les Visiteurs du Soir
    The River (Renoir)
    Onibaba
    Chac
    Welcome Back Mr. McDonald
     
  12. Rich Romero

    Rich Romero Supporting Actor

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    I'd probably watch Patton
     
  13. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Probably Lifeboat since I haven't seen it or Marnie since I don't own it and haven't seen it in awhile.

    If my wife was along we'd have to watch A Very Brady Sequel, but that would be ok too.
     
  14. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well at Martin's house I'd watch something I'd never seen before like Celine & Julie Go Boating, or something I really like like Open City.
     
  15. Stephen L

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    I'd go with In the Navy , I know its Abbott & Costello but I dont recall ever seeing it.
     
  16. Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher Screenwriter

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    Tora! Tora! Tora!
     
  17. william-scooter

    william-scooter Stunt Coordinator

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    I started to answer like Jim K, but that methodology left me with to many to choose from so I will eliminate the own its and the good reason I don't own its and choose from the rest. I would choose True Lies or Dead Men Don't wear Plaid... Both I have seen and enjoyed but do not own..Depending on Kaplan's gear, i would pick one or the other.

    Since Kaplan was gracious enough to invite me, I wouldn't want to risk a good time with an expermiment on a new film, I haven't seen. Of course, as a gracious guest, I would defer to our host...

    So what would Kaplan choose if we all said "Gee, I don't know whatever you want to watch, George"
     
  18. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well, I pretty much cycle through my movies, and next on my list is To Have & Have Not, so that would be it. [​IMG]
     
  19. JohnRice

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    George, if I came over to your house, I have a feeling the only thing I'd be watching is your head exploding.



    :p)
     
  20. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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