Favourite Cult Movie(s) ... ?

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That was just small talk anyway. 8)
The truth is, I much prefer talk about films and why I like/dislike them, rather than "just" make lists. I could tell you why I love "Night of the living dead" (just to name one) so much, or I could give you ten, fifteen, twenty titles and not explain a single thing. Which approach do you think is the most fruitful ? :innocent:
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Badlander wrote:That was just small talk anyway. 8)
The truth is, I much prefer talk about films and why I like/dislike them, rather than "just" make lists. I could tell you why I love "Night of the living dead" (just to name one) so much, or I could give you ten, fifteen, twenty titles and not explain a single thing. Which approach do you think is the most fruitful ? :innocent:
The list approach works fine for me :innocent:
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Badlander wrote:That was just small talk anyway. 8)
The truth is, I much prefer talk about films and why I like/dislike them, rather than "just" make lists. I could tell you why I love "Night of the living dead" (just to name one) so much, or I could give you ten, fifteen, twenty titles and not explain a single thing. Which approach do you think is the most fruitful ? :innocent:
Thank you, I couldn't agree more, and in my own little way that was what I sort of intended! ... Lists are a bit dull, but if nothing else might remind me/us of movies we've forgotten/overlooked or were simply unaware of ... Including a review is much better and will hopefully keep this thread going (as well as earning me some 'Brownie points' eh Sinnie?!)
Please feel free to say as much as you like, and I will read and digest your thoughts with interest! - I keep returning to Heartland because I think I have similar tastes to you and quite a few others ... Do tell me why you like 'Night of the Living Dead', please - whilst it may not immediately be to my taste, enlighten me as I have obviously missed something or been put off for the wrong reasons ...

Just for now I would have to go back to my original 'list' and remind everyone of (in no particular order, but surely 'Must Sees'):-

1) 'The Servant' - Glorious Monochrome, screenplay by the legendary Harold Pinter, and directed by Joseph Losey. Starring Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles & Wendy Craig. Made mostly in London in 1963 - an era which fascinates me as just prior to the 'swinging sixties'. ... Oh, and it is definitely: SINISTER! - Enjoy!

2) 'Ruling Class' - 1972, starring Peter O'Toole at his best with a supporting cast many of whom you will surely recognise?! ... A 'tragicomedy' which savagely condemns British society and 'The Establishment'! ... Oh, and in one scene they are drinking at the White Horse, in Shere, Surrey - an old haunt of mine! ...

3) 'O Lucky Man' - 1973, a Lindsay Anderson stunner from the same era as above that rivals 'Clockwork Orange' and also includes Malcolm McDowell as the star. Many other familiar faces in this 3 hour epic ... Alison, an old girlfriend put me onto this one ... Thanks Babe, and where are you now?!

OK folks, these are all 'Britpics' but that surely makes them more likely candidates for 'Cult' movie status, eh? I can't guarantee that you will not have heard of or seen them, but I challenge anyone to come back disappointed! ... These are my 'Cult' classics - I reckon they are 'cult' and definitely classic.
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SINsister wrote:Just a few favorites, off the top of my head (I'll be back to add more, as I think of 'em, of course ;)):

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Dawn of the Dead

Blade Runner

Escape From New York

The Warriors
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i'd add to these great movies:

Platoon

the Crow(part 1)

Rambo (part 1)

the Doors

Sid & Nancy(the history of Sid Vicious)

Colours

The Godfather

Scarface

once upon a time in Mexico (translated from the italian...i don't know the original title)

Carlito's way

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psichonaut wrote: once upon a time in Mexico (translated from the italian...i don't know the original title)
"A fistful of dynamite", I suppose ?
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psichonaut wrote:Once upon a time in America
Directors cut only though! Mighty good stuff, gotta love Cinecitta :D
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Forgot that one

"I was on mars" Dani Levy (1992)

A low budget take on "Stranger than Paradise", where some polish
girl gets stranded in NYC.

"Stranger than Paradise", this one being also on the list
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alice wrote: A low budget take on "Stranger than Paradise",
:lol: How low does a film have to be, to be a lower buget "Stranger than Paridise"


A bloody good movie though and especially since it paved the way for "Down By Law"
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So, what do I like about Night of the living dead ?
What I like about horror flicks in general is that the whole genre is so underestimated, that no serious cinema journalist will take it seriously. Therefore, you have little to prove as a director, since hardly anyone will take it as a form of artistic expression anyway. It's all business, isn't it ?
And this lack of credibility sometimes makes for daring, surprising, even fascinating specimen.
What I don't like, on the other hand, is that modern tendency to make hyper gore, hyper realistic and hyper sadistic films. The good thing with 70s-80s horror flicks is that you can always distance yourself from the story : it just isn't realistic enough. I hated Saw, just to name one. I enjoyed it about as much as a car crash or a kick to the family jewels. And I'm no masochist.

So, back to Night. One word : zombies. The cool, rotting flesh, fresh out of the grave, kind. Not the boring voodoo kind.
The storyline is simple, yet incredibly effective.
The movie was shot on virtually no budget. They used pig blood, provided by the local butcher. :lol:
Little make up, virtually no sfx. Yet it's so scary !
No fcuking Hollywood happy end.
It's simple, daring, straight to the point, over the top, and unforgettable.
Oh, and it inspired one of the coolest video game series ever : Resident Evil ! ;D :notworthy:
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Can't even start... have too many :|

"Braindead" in the top 3 tho ;D

Amongst others: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, Dawn of the Dead, Cannibal Holocaust, Galaxina (soo bad), Attack of the 50 ft woman, the Incredible Shrinking Man, Killer Tomatoes (thanks fer reminding me! :D), Mad Max, Fright Night, Blade Runner, TRON, Army Of Darkness (Evil Dead 3), Koyaanisquatsi (of COURSE!), Natural Born Killers, Saw series.

VERY cult: Vampyros Lesbos (Jess Franco), The Man Who Fell To Earth (with the Thin White Duke), Redneck Zombies (and a lot of other Troma Team movies, such as Toxic Avenger), Bloodsucking Freaks (the sickest movie ever made, also the worst one)...

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sorry but i forgot some favourite:
New jack City
Bram Stoker's Dracula
wind talkers
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Can you please enlighten us BigSi ? The pics seem very cool : what movies are they from ?
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alice wrote:Can you please enlighten us BigSi ? The pics seem very cool : what movies are they from ?
Aki Kaurismaki's "Leningrad Cowboys Go America"

Nicholas 'Winding' Refn's "Pusher" (1st part of the classic Trilogy, and that's Mads Mikkelsen on the left)

Geoffrey Wright's "Romper Stomper" (and that's Russell Crowe on the right :wink: )
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I probably could go on at length having been a bit of "poncy film git" in the 80s, but I'll just list those very dear to me in the order I saw them
A Clockwork Orange
Blow Up
A Zed and Two Noughts
The Draughtman's Contract
Drowning by Numbers
The Belly of an Architect
Gattaca

@ reactiv8 "O Lucky Man" was the second part in Lindsay Anderson's Mick Travis trilogy, pts. 1 & 2 being "if..." and "Britannia Hospital" respectively, all worth viddying well, "O my little brother"! :D
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Psycho !

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oh, and Sid & Nancy ofcourse

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interesting point there paul, Chloe Webb was also in "Belly of an Artichoke" but she gave me a stiffy in that movie
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James Blast wrote:interesting point there paul, Chloe Webb was also in "Belly of an Artichoke" but she gave me a stiffy in that movie
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robertzombie wrote:Image

Sorry, to criticise you're choice but I found this film terrible. Over realistic acting, s**t plot etc. Dead Man's Shoes was bloody brilliant though.

My line up:

Clockwork Orange
Taxi Driver
Seven Samurai, Sanjuro etc (actually all samurai films)
Rosemary's Baby
Goodfellas
River's Edge
Bladerunner
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Obviousman wrote:
psichonaut wrote:Once upon a time in America
Directors cut only though! Mighty good stuff, gotta love Cinecitta :D
Yeah, another stunner! - A copy resides comfortably in my collection!

Great minds think alike, eh? :wink:
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