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My wife and I were talking about this the other day. Mine (strangely enough also ours) is Apocalypse Now. We saw it in the then brand new 1200 seat Ziegfeld Theater in NYC on opening week in 1979 in 70mm. That was one of only a couple theaters in the country showing 70mm.

My favorite line: "The Horror, The Horror."

Sitting about 3 rows behind us in the sold out theater was Katherine Hepburn and her entourage. About 2/3rds of the way through the film she and her "people" got up and walked out while jabbering away disturbing the whole theater.

Also, I remember a bunch of Viet Nam vets who were there covering their heads during some of the explosion scenes as the sound (for 1979) was so realistic. That was way before anyone was aware of PTSD.

It is one of only 2 movies I own on DVD (BluRay) along with Platoon and that I have ever watch more than 2 times. Other films come close (Close Encounters, Godfather) but this is #1.

I know it's hard to pick just ONE film and of course the choice could largely depend on your age but this movie affected me more than any other I have ever seen. Even more than Animal House. :lol:
 

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Having to choose one is almost impossible for me but if I were told I could only watch one more movie before I died it would have to be 'Salem's Lot'. The made for TV movie from the 70's which starred David Soul and Bonnie Bedilla.
 

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"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
 

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cking2020 said:
I would have to go with 12 Angry Men.

But I almost went with A Knight's Tale, just didn't seem like I could make that a #1 all time selection.
There was a 1954 teleplay of 12 Angry Men plus the 1954 and 1997 films. All three are quite good.
 

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This is one of those things I find to be impossible to narrow down to one absolute favorite. I love movies almost as much as music and I cannot name a all time favorite song either, despite having spent many hours trying. I can name a favorite band / performer but just barely. To me it's all about what mood I'm in (or want to be in) as to what my favorite is.

Comedy = Airplane!
Sci-Fi = Fifth Element
Quirky = Stranger than Fiction
"Chick Flick" = Notting Hill

I could go on and on....
 

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dmurphy said:
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. For sure.
Not my favorite but I remember seeing it in "Cinerama" in the "Cinerama Theater" in NY in the early 60's (ahhh, 1963 per IMDB). Definitely a classic.

Favorite bit was when the guy was lying on the ground IIRC on the top of a hill with all his friends surrounding him and "literally" "kicked the bucket." 3/4 of the audience didn't get it. Cinerama=Jr. Imax
 

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bobukcat said:
This is one of those things I find to be impossible to narrow down to one absolute favorite. I love movies almost as much as music and I cannot name a all time favorite song either, despite having spent many hours trying. I can name a favorite band / performer but just barely. To me it's all about what mood I'm in (or want to be in) as to what my favorite is.

Comedy = Airplane!
Sci-Fi = Fifth Element
Quirky = Stranger than Fiction
"Chick Flick" = Notting Hill

I could go on and on....
C'mon, if you were alone on a desert Island and could chose 1 flick what would it be? (Porn excluded) :lol:
 
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