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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:21 PM
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My brother sent me some old videos - help me pick
I am going to watch one of the following:

Midnight Cowboy

Annie Hall

Zorba the Greek

The Compleat Beatles


Which would you watch?
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:22 PM
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1. Annie Hall
Diane Keaton when she was hot ... and Woody Allen when he was funny.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:23 PM
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2. Annie Hall is the best Woody Allen movie
I'd watch that one, or the Beatles, if you feel like music.

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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:26 PM
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3. Why did your brother have these video's
in the first place? Secondly, why did he send them to you? Do you live in a cave?
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:30 PM
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5. Answers to your intriquing questions!
Sorry, the answers will be not so intriguing.

He decided to get rid of his video collection, for reasons unknown to me or the rest of the universe. He had them because many years ago, he purchased them.

He sent them to me because he knows I have a collection of over 1500 videos, but have holes in that collection.

Yes, fortunately, I live in a cave. I prefer it that way. There is never a leaky roof to repair, and once the wild animals have learned it is no longer theirs alone, they are content to share. Ah. Life in a cave is good.

:)
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:08 PM
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19. Thanks for the clarification.....
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 08:08 PM by liberalnurse
I just thought it a bit strange ......to be planning to watch such oldies...but indeed goodies.... I just knew there was a good explanation.


The cave sounds lovely ...... sounds easy to decorate. :toast:


Oh, how are the canaries?
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Onlooker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:26 PM
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4. Midnight Cowboy
It's still really cool movie. Annie Hall would be my second choice.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:33 PM
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6. Midnight Cowboy. One of my top five favorite movies...
It's great.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:35 PM
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7. Midnight Cowboy. Ratso Rizzo, one of Dustin Hoffman's best roles.
.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:45 PM
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8. Thanks for the DU rapid response team being in action!
I feel I need a few more votes though, before making a final decision.
It looks, for now, as though Midnight Cowboy is the one, but Annie Hall is a close second.

Any other opinions? The clock is ticking!
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:46 PM
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9. Midnight Cowboy, because "Everybody's Talkin'" is stuck in my head...
...thanks to the "describe your best friend" thread.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:57 PM
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10. Midnight Cowboy it is
Does anyone want a critical review?

I'll be available in approx 1.5 hours!
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:01 PM
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12. Yeaa!! And please do give us a critical review. It oughta be a hoot...
Midnight Cowboy defies a "critical review." This is a movie without wasted, unentertaining scenes. The performances of Voight and Hoffman are flawless. But, give it your best shot. :7
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:59 PM
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11. Zorba
I like old ones
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:04 PM
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13. "Old?" " Zorba " is five years older than "Cowboy..."
:shrug:
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:15 PM
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14. Zorba
So sad. The others can wait.

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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:22 PM
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15. Annie Hall, then Midnight Cowboy!!!!
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:45 PM
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16. Midnight Cowboy - Wow! Dustin Hoffman is unbelievable in this role.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:02 PM
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23. Jon Voight was unbelievable too. He was very appealing through..
all of his hardships. No matter how low things got he kept his appeal and humanity. It was only when he had to get money to help Ratzo that he sacrificed his humanity.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:11 PM
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17. "Midnight Cowboy" is one of the few great novels turned into ...
a great film. Doesn't happen often.
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:53 PM
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18. The Compleat Beatles was like MST3000 for me
Crazed fans and blowhards. Other than that, a pretty succinct history for the uninitiated.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:40 PM
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20. Midnight Cowboy - Snoggera's Official Review
The distance between the eastern elite establishment and the "local yokel" in Texas has been dramatically decreased since this movie was first released in 1969. For those who are unaware, it won best picture, and for good reason.

At the time, there were few movies that dealt with reality and its individual, human problems in a realistic, or even semi-realistic, way. This movie cracked barriers. They weren't barriers of language (ooohhh- can they say fuck on tv now?), but they were barriers of thought. This is a thought provoking, socially conscious movie in many layers.

The main character (Jon Voight) is a damaged person. He grew up in basically Nowhere, Texas with his grandmother after his apparently non-caring mother dropped him off. Grandma was pleased to have him around, because she used him sexually. He grew up, worked in the local greasy spoon, and decided one day he was going to use his "asset" to become a gigolo in NY City!

He was laughed at, and an object of ridicule. He couldn't believe what it cost to live in the city. He ran across "Ratso" (don't tell him I called him that), who was a crippled, streetwise loser who lived in abandoned buildings.

They developed a friendship over the course of the story that draws you in and won't let you go back to your previous reality without at least a thought about what people go through in their day-to-day hopeful, yet desperate lives.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and recommend it to all who would like to see a drama with a sense of humor that causes you to become one with the characters. They don't make'em like this anymore!

4 thumbs up!!!! (Actually 2 thumbs and two big toes, but who's counting?)

There you go. My review.

Any responses to this synopsis?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:14 PM
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21. I'm really glad that you enjoyed that wonderful film.
I once worked with a wingnut fundie who was appalled that I called the movie a Christian parable. Screw him. I'm right, he's wrong :)
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:04 PM
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24. You're right. It is a Christian parable. Brother's keeper and keeping..
one's faith and humanity over diversity. That movied kicked ass. Period.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:58 PM
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22. You nailed it! This is one of two movies I have watched, slack-jawed..
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:00 PM by Kahuna
The other was the first time I saw Citizen Kane. Both, groundbreaking films.

What I loved about "Cowboy" is that even though Voight's character was "damaged" he kept his humanity and sense of humor. He learned not to take himself too seriously. Great message for us all.
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