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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Mem, Jan 13, 2008.
What is you favorite movie genre?
I love movies but I hardly ever watch them anymore. If only I could have back the hours I wasted watching Dumb and Dumber over and over again...
(then maybe I'd get my brain back!)
hmm...i'm guessing drama. i do have alot of DVD's in my collection that do fit that category....but i do also like film noir, comedies, and musicals. The musicals of the '00 have been pretty decent.
Horror, although I'm usually disappointed in horror films, I want one that seriously scares me but none ever has.
More of a thriller, but Wait Until Dark had me seriously on the edge of my seat.
That was a good film but it didn't really scare me, the films that have given me a little shiver are ones that struck a personal cord but sometimes it's been years after when I've seen them again. There's one old film and I can't even remember what it's called where this couple move into a house and there are little green creatures living in the chimney, I have a friend and I was in her house, she was in the kitchen and suddenly this knocking started coming from the chimney, it was very distinct and very rhythmic quite unlike any sound I've heard coming from a chimney, very different to for instance a bird trapped down the chimney. I'd never heard it before but after that it happened a few days on the run then stopped for a while, she's heard it but no one else has.
Creepy! Was the house old?
Not really, 1940's or so and as far as she knew nothing dodgy had ever happened in it, but the house she'd lived in previously had had a poltergeist, it was actually investigated by this guy named Maurice Grosse who'd investigated a very famous poltergeist case. In the house I mentioned above she also had this wicker linen basket and that'd move around and rustling sounds come from it, almost like there was a cat inside it. Strangely after seeing this and another friend's house where some weird unexplained things happened I still don't believe in ghosts.
So what's the alternative? She keeps her cat in the laundry basket? Santa is stuck in the chimey?!:biggrin1::biggrin1:
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Well, I sort of believe in ghosts. Too many weird things happen. I spent a good portion of my childhood in a 300 y/o house in England. I am convinced that there was SOMETHING in some places.
I do believe that negative energy doesn't dissipate very quickly. Sort of like "spiritual bloodstains."
Demons I think
You're both nuts! :tongue:
I voted SciFi (in which I include Fantasy) from that list because it most often includes aspects of (nearly) all the other genres. Just thinking off the top of my head:
Comedy - Dark Star / Time Bandits
Drama - Sunshine / 2010
Documentary *obvious exception*
Mystery / Film Noir - Solaris (either version) / Bladerunner
Martial Arts / Sports - Rollerball
Science Fiction - Duh! :wink:
Thriller / Horror - Event Horizon
War - Star Wars (specifically Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi)
Western - Wild Wild West (essentially a silly sci-fi movie)
Other - 2001: A Space Odyssey
I enjoy a wide range of films but I had to go for Horror/Thriller as they are the ones I see most of and my favorite film is in that genre
I am very rarely scared which is funny to think how scary they must seem in comparison to the classic monster movies that scared the shit out of half or more of the audience
I like science fiction , wars , action movies.
A little of everything, really.
I really love David Lynch, his movies run the range from surrealism and quirky comedy to high drama and a sense of scary/creepy dread that most horror films could never hope to come close to.
Coen Brothers movies for the same reason. No Country for Old Men has to have been the most suspenseful and nervewracking experience I've had at the movies in years.
Quentin Tarantino movies, just because. I love Kill Bill! :tongue:
Ken Russell's movies are a blast. Loud, garish, tacky, offensive, and hugely entertaining. Crimes of Passion is SO over the top!!! :biggrin1:
Federico Fellini's movies are like having a rich 7-course meal. :tongue:
As for comedies, classic Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, John Waters... or Russ Meyer, especially Beyond The Valley of the Dolls. Also, Tootsie is one of my all-time favorites.
I love BAD movies, but UNINTENTIONALLY bad...as in Showgirls bad. :biggrin1: Great comedy, when they thought they were creating movie gold and it came out a turd.
Musicals are great, I have my favorites, from The Sound of Music to Tommy to Hairspray to Sweeney Todd.
Speaking of Sweeney Todd, I love Tim Burton's movies. It's like going to a great big macabre amusement park. :tongue:
Science Fiction..... hard to find actual GOOD Science Fiction, but it's there. Blade Runner, Andromeda Strain, 2001.....
a lot of great action movies get lumped into the Science Fiction category, or even cross over into horror....and I have my favorites there as well.
I have a soft spot for Japanese Monster Movies. :redface:
Horror, but it's so difficult to find an actual SCARY movie, one that gets down inside and rattles the soul....(see David Lynch and Coen Brothers reference above). Italian director Dario Argento's horror movies are beautiful to experience, though the quality fluctuates wildly. The grabage that passes for most horror is a travesty.
I only get out to the movies a few times a year these days...most everything is SO stupid, and pandering to the teen-zeitgeist.
Oh, come now. Wasn't ET a documentary? :biggrin1:
Who are you? Michael Jackson??
Michael thinks ET was a porno movie.
I put comedy - it's the only type of movie that I'm ALWAYS in the mood for.
Murder mystery, horror, spoof and Christopher Guest movies.