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Doug Centers
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Posted: 19 December 2019 at 4:48pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Man, I wish I was some of you guys, just so I could watch a lot of these movies for the first time (again)!
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 20 December 2019 at 8:12am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I've never seen TITANIC either, but did watch SECRETS OF THE TITANIC a while back.
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I've never seen Doctor Zhivago or Lawrence of Arabia (though I did try to watch the latter once).  I've also gone out of my way to avoid The Sound of Music (though I did see a stage performance of it a few years ago).  

I only saw Gone with the Wind for the first time a few years ago (I was waiting to see it on a big screen, which never happened).  With respect to Jaws, I finally got around to seeing it this summer, though I had read the book many many years ago.

It does make me wonder what the next "must see" blockbuster would be.


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Posted: 20 December 2019 at 5:20pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I wish I'd never seen The Sound of Music. I do like musicals, but its hands down one of my least favorites, along with the two Mama Mia! movies (I cannot stand ABBA, aside from the song DANCING QUEEN, and a cover I once heard (can't remember who by) of TAKE A CHANCE ON ME.).

(If they do a third Mama Mia!, it should be subtitled S.O.S.; for "Same Old S**t".)

Until a few years ago, I hadn't see ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. 
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Chris Marquardt
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Posted: 20 December 2019 at 7:38pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I hadnít seen Sound of Music until my wife made me watch it. I admit
thatís itís grown on me, but the best time was when we saw it in a local
theater and my son and I imagined all of little Gretlís lines being spoken
by Samuel L Jackson. That made it much more entertaining!
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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 20 December 2019 at 8:17pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Doctor Zhivago and Avatar are the first two I can think of.

And I haven't been able to Watch Gone With the Wind all the way through.
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Ronald Joseph
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I've never seen Scarface, Apocalypse Now, Rocky Horror Picture Show, or any of The Godfather movies.  

Started watching Blade Runner for the first time ever a few months ago and turned it off. I was bored silly.

Saw Alien for the first time not too long ago. Loved it. 


 
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Andrew Saxon
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Posted: 21 December 2019 at 2:48pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

In the UK there is a Radio 4 series called 'I've Never Seen Star Wars' that has celebrities doing things they have never done or considered doing before (for example getting a tattoo).

As for me, I've never seen Die Hard. All my friends tell me I should watch it, especially at Christmas for some reason, but I can't work up any enthusiasm. Never say never though.

PS - it was obvious who Luke's father was in Star Wars. All the kids I knew had guessed it long before Empire. No genius required, it was just such a blatantly soap-opera plot. His sister though - that was a surprise...in a yukky kind of way!
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When did you see Star Wars Andrew?
There was no hint of Vader being Lukeís father until near the end of 1978 as far as I remember. The first hint I remember reading was in Star Wars weekly issue 50 which mentioned the possibility & then dismissed it.

But the only way anyone could say it was obvious in Star Wars was if they watched a different movie. There is not one hint,not one.

Ben wasnít a liar, all Vaderís comments related to his relationship with Ben. I really cannot see any hint of Vader being the father - which is why it totally screws the timeline for him to be such. The Jedi are pretty much forgotten by Star Wars, far too much so for it to just be 18 years.
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I think its more of a case of George Lucas deciding Vader was Luke's father after A NEW HOPE was already filmed.

There are absolutely no clues or signs pointing toward Leia being Vader's daughter or Luke's sister until Vader mentions it in ROTJ. It was handled poorly, almost as if it was a last minute decision to add it to the script.


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I have never seen It`s A Wonderful Life or Top Gun, IAWL
just never seems to cross my path, and i had no desire
to see Tom Cruise at his cheesy 80`s heights when it was
released! Since then Top Gun hasn`t crossed my path
either!
Here`s a confession that may surprise, i saw
Ghostbusters upon release, and have seen it a few times
since, and i think it`s just average, i can`t see why
it`s praised so highly!
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Craig Earl
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I'd agree with you on Ghostbusters, Bill. It's entertaining enough, but doesn't deserve anything near a 'classic' rating IMO.

However, I'll take you back to a rainy day in 1981 when I I was twelve years old. It was near Christmas, and my family had not long moved into a new house and so all my friends were miles away. 

I was bored stupid, and ending up flicking through the three (yes, three - for the non-Brits among us) TV channels back then to try and find something to pass the time. I found an old black and whiter from the 1940's.

That was my first viewing of 'It's a Wonderful Life', and the memory of seeing it on that rainy day is still with me, nearly forty years later. Fantastic movie.
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