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Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 4:38:12 PM   
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A summary list of all films suggested in the thread can be found in Al Swearengen's thread here

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Was browsing through my soundtracks and I came accross a little unknown movie that is, in my books, excellent

The Red Violin

Can anyone recommend a relatively unknown gem of a movie. It doesn't have to be modern but so long as its good !. I am tad fed up of seeing the same Hollywood formula and would like to be surprised by your recommendations

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 5:05:49 PM   
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I did a thread a while ago,concerning one of my favorite horror/thrillers of all time,Demon Seed,released in 1977. I think itīs criminally over-looked. A suspenseful, night-marish techno-thriller. I highly recommend it, 5/5.






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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 5:39:27 PM   
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man, that film really rocks! When I saw it as a kid it fucking terrified me.
And I though that I was the only one!  Haven't read the book though, because Koontz can be such a drag sometimes. He is really the poor man's Stephen King.

As for a gem... for horror, find In the Mouth of Madness, John Carpenter's best (yes you read right), with Sam Neil, about the power of the imagination. Oh yes, and there are a lot of twisty slimy things in it. And an ending to die for.
Do I need to say literally?
Absolution is another brilliant little gem. I think it was with Richard Burton.
Have you seen Il Mostro (The Monster) with Roberto Benigni? Laughed so hard my eyes popped.
And that's pretty serious!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 5:41:39 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 5:48:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: bozo

man, that film really rocks! When I saw it as a kid it fucking terrified me.
And I though that I was the only one!  Haven't read the book though, because Koontz can be such a drag sometimes. He is really the poor man's Stephen King.

As for a gem... for horror, find In the Mouth of Madness, John Carpenter's best (yes you read right), with Sam Neil, about the power of the imagination. Oh yes, and there are a lot of twisty slimy things in it. And an ending to die for.
Do I need to say literally?
Absolution is another brilliant little gem. I think it was with Richard Burton.
Have you seen Il Mostro (The Monster) with Roberto Benigni? Laughed so hard my eyes popped.
And that's pretty serious!


Very,very true. The book is actually quite good,though. But the film,by Donald Camell,is better.
In The Mouth Of Madness is very good too,although it always bugged me that the inspiration Carpenter had from Lovecraft was not even mentioned.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 6:07:31 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: bozo

man, that film really rocks! When I saw it as a kid it fucking terrified me.
And I though that I was the only one!  Haven't read the book though, because Koontz can be such a drag sometimes. He is really the poor man's Stephen King.

As for a gem... for horror, find In the Mouth of Madness, John Carpenter's best (yes you read right), with Sam Neil, about the power of the imagination. Oh yes, and there are a lot of twisty slimy things in it. And an ending to die for.
Do I need to say literally?
Absolution is another brilliant little gem. I think it was with Richard Burton.
Have you seen Il Mostro (The Monster) with Roberto Benigni? Laughed so hard my eyes popped.
And that's pretty serious!


Very,very true. The book is actually quite good,though. But the film,by Donald Camell,is better.
In The Mouth Of Madness is very good too,although it always bugged me that the inspiration Carpenter had from Lovecraft was not even mentioned.



Really? Which story? I though I had read all of them...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 6:19:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bozo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Kazuya

quote:

ORIGINAL: bozo

man, that film really rocks! When I saw it as a kid it fucking terrified me.
And I though that I was the only one!  Haven't read the book though, because Koontz can be such a drag sometimes. He is really the poor man's Stephen King.

As for a gem... for horror, find In the Mouth of Madness, John Carpenter's best (yes you read right), with Sam Neil, about the power of the imagination. Oh yes, and there are a lot of twisty slimy things in it. And an ending to die for.
Do I need to say literally?
Absolution is another brilliant little gem. I think it was with Richard Burton.
Have you seen Il Mostro (The Monster) with Roberto Benigni? Laughed so hard my eyes popped.
And that's pretty serious!


Very,very true. The book is actually quite good,though. But the film,by Donald Camell,is better.
In The Mouth Of Madness is very good too,although it always bugged me that the inspiration Carpenter had from Lovecraft was not even mentioned.



Really? Which story? I though I had read all of them...


Well,Bozo, the title itself is a play on the Lovecraft tale,At The Mountains Of Madness and the film itself is peppered with references to the Cthulhu mythos,but like I said,Lovecraft is not mentioned as inspiration.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 6:32:22 PM   
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It's so much a Lovcraft inspired movie i don't think there was any need for Carpenter to point that out,also in interviews he has said what a big fan he was of H P as a kid.It must be required reading in the states as most horror movie makers from across the pond mention Lovecraft.
Hidden gem for horror fans The Beyond a must see 5/5 zombie masterpice.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 6:36:26 PM   
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It's so much a Lovcraft inspired movie i don't think there was any need for Carpenter to point that out,also in interviews he has said what a big fan he was of H P as a kid.It must be required reading in the states as most horror movie makers from across the pond mention Lovecraft.
Hidden gem for horror fans The Beyond a must see 5/5 zombie masterpice.



It sure is brother. The Beyond is a good film.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 6:53:04 PM   
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See, I would say Dog Soldiers, because so many people I know have neither seen , or heard of it, or if they have they write it off as a cheap looking film when it's actually fantastic, Brilliant acting, funny as hell and one or two decent shocks in it!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 6:55:37 PM   
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The Mothman Prophecies
Really, really creepy....

and

Galaxy Quest
Very funny and Sam Rockwell is ace!



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 6:59:21 PM   
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Quills.
Its my favourite film but is met by blank expressions by my friends.
Very darkly funny, sexy, perverse drama based on the Marquid De Sade with Geoffrey Rush at his best.
also agree with Galaxy Quest...just so funny!


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:01:08 PM   
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You said it man,Dog Soldiers is a fuckinī knockout and director Marshall scored another touchdown with The Descent.





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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:02:54 PM   
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Kazuya my man, you said it 

Any word on the proposed sequel to Dog Soldiers by the way? I read a synopsis a while ago...


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:09:08 PM   
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I think this tends to go unnoticed which is a shame as it's superb.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:09:17 PM   
Kazuya


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ORIGINAL: monkeyinmyhead

Kazuya my man, you said it 

Any word on the proposed sequel to Dog Soldiers by the way? I read a synopsis a while ago...



You mean Dog Soldiers : Fresh Meat? I dont really have high hopes for it,since Marshall is not directing,but on the other hand the guy who is directing,Rob Green, did the pretty good The Bunker a while ago,it was flawed,but powerful.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:09:41 PM   
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Roadkill [aka Joy Ride in the States]

Terrific thriller, reminiscent of Duel but none the worse for it. And the presence of Paul Walker is compensated for by that of Steve Zahn

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:28:09 PM   
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After Hours (Martin Scorsese) 1985

Weird, funny, and brilliantly shot and edited piece of work.

Burn! (Gillo pontecorvo) 1969

Great story of Brando as William Walker, later filmed with Ed Harris.

Raw Deal (Anthony Mann) 1948

Tough, simple little story with an incredible Dennis O'Keefe (underrated actor!) and equally good Raymond Burr.



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:35:51 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:36:21 PM   
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I think this tends to go unnoticed which is a shame as it's superb.

Brilliant choice!
I think its Peter Jackson's best work!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:46:50 PM   
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I've recommended this one before, and i'll recommend it now.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 7:51:15 PM   
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"You can count on me" was a terrific little movie. The little culkin lad (Not Macauley--Rory I think) is terrific in it

Also, althougth I am not Richard Gere's biggest fan Primal Fear is cracking slice of Courtroom hokum--Plus Ed Norton has rarely been better

The one for me though is "I Went Down" about two Irish crim's..........2 losers basically, Bredan Gleeson ins fantastic and if you know anything about Iirshors its fun cos you play the "Its your man from that thing" game !!!!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 8:04:15 PM   
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"You can count on me" was a terrific little movie.

It sure is!
 
Anyway, I could recommend loads but this week I'm going to offer this...
 


A masterpiece of 1940's gothic melodrama.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 8:08:12 PM   
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Freaked...

This delightfully stupid, dumb and ugly comedy comes from Bill S. Preston Esquire aka. Alex Winter and tells the tale of a moronic Hollywood actor selling out to support an evil toxic chemical company headed by William Sadler (aka Death from Bogus Journey), heading into the wilds he discovers Elijah C. Skuggs' Freakshow and is quickly mutated into the 'Beast boy', he soon meets the rest of the freaks led by Ortiz the Dog Boy (Keanu Reeves), there's also the worm, Nosey, Sockhead (Bobcat Goldthwait), Pinhead, Cowboy and of course the Bearded Lady (Mr. T).

This film is an absolute lowbrow work of sick, sick genius with absolutely brilliant prosthetic effects, especially the rastafarian eyeballs...

I highly recommend it.

Also, I recommend seeking out the equally twisted but equally hilariously brilliant...

So I Married A Strange Person



A Bill Plympton feature animation that tells the demented tale of a man who becomes increasingly weird, it is a sheer lunatic tour-de-force and features the ridiculously catchy song 'How'd You Get To Be So Cute?'  Absolutely wonderful.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 8:09:06 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kazuya

quote:

ORIGINAL: bozo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Kazuya

quote:

ORIGINAL: bozo

man, that film really rocks! When I saw it as a kid it fucking terrified me.
And I though that I was the only one!  Haven't read the book though, because Koontz can be such a drag sometimes. He is really the poor man's Stephen King.

As for a gem... for horror, find In the Mouth of Madness, John Carpenter's best (yes you read right), with Sam Neil, about the power of the imagination. Oh yes, and there are a lot of twisty slimy things in it. And an ending to die for.
Do I need to say literally?
Absolution is another brilliant little gem. I think it was with Richard Burton.
Have you seen Il Mostro (The Monster) with Roberto Benigni? Laughed so hard my eyes popped.
And that's pretty serious!


Very,very true. The book is actually quite good,though. But the film,by Donald Camell,is better.
In The Mouth Of Madness is very good too,although it always bugged me that the inspiration Carpenter had from Lovecraft was not even mentioned.



Really? Which story? I though I had read all of them...


Well,Bozo, the title itself is a play on the Lovecraft tale,At The Mountains Of Madness and the film itself is peppered with references to the Cthulhu mythos,but like I said,Lovecraft is not mentioned as inspiration.


Oh, I thought you were being sarcastic with 'inspiration'. But do you expect every artist to enlist his inspirations on the poster of every project?
For example LOTR poster with 'inspired by King Kong' writ large.
Come on.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 8:11:02 PM   
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ORIGINAL: UTB

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I will always back you up on this, I think it's great.  Caught it late one night on BBC One and couldn't take my eyes off it.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 8:29:19 PM   
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It's not that well known I think but it's a classic just waiting to happen - I adore this movie;
I cannot praise this film enough, basically it's the Waltons with a bitter dose of reality but I LOVE it; the casting, the storyline, it's a hugely underatted, inspiring movie!!


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 8:31:59 PM   
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Oh, I thought you were being sarcastic with 'inspiration'. But do you expect every artist to enlist his inspirations on the poster of every project?
For example LOTR poster with 'inspired by King Kong' writ large.
Come on.
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Why on earth would you think I was sarcastic? I was surprised and a little annoyed that the credits did not acknowledge H.P. Lovecraft when the film was awash with his flourishes. If you are indeed a Lovecraft fan like me,you know what Iīm talking about. Then again,like Evil Bill said earlier,Carpenter had mentioned in interviews that he was a major Lovecraft fan,but I still didnt think it was enough. The film is widely regarded,among Lovecraft fans, as being among the best adaptations of his works however.

As for your example with LOTR/King Kong..pause for reaction.. 


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 8:32:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: pettsy

quote:

ORIGINAL: UTB

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I will always back you up on this, I think it's great.  Caught it late one night on BBC One and couldn't take my eyes off it.


Yay!

I always answer the same film, and I will continue to do so!

Amazing film with such a fabulous, fantasy ending. Lush score too!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2006 8:39:09 PM   
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Oh, I thought you were being sarcastic with 'inspiration'. But do you expect every artist to enlist his inspirations on the poster of every project?
For example LOTR poster with 'inspired by King Kong' writ large.
Come on.


Why on earth would you think I was sarcastic? I was surprised and a little annoyed that the credits did not acknowledge H.P. Lovecraft when the film was awash with his flourishes. If you are indeed a Lovecraft fan like me,you know what Iīm talking about. Then again,like Evil Bill said earlier,Carpenter had mentioned in interviews that he was a major Lovecraft fan,but I still didnt think it was enough. The film is widely regarded,among Lovecraft fans, as being the best adaptation of his works however.

As for your example with LOTR/King Kong..pause for reaction.. 




I must bow my head and shamefully admit I never realized. I remember watching The Pit and the Pendulum which raised the hairs on the back of my neck. Wasn't it from the same director who made X - The Man With the X-ray Eyes, one of Stephen King's favourite horror films? (I haven't seen it but I bet it will be good). 
Wasn't there a The Masque of Red Death as well?

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