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Bryan Eacret
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Posted: 18 December 2019 at 10:01pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

There’s a very good chance that someone could name a classic non cartoon or monster movie that predates the 1970s (there ‘bouts) and I will have never seen it. 
Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, musicals, dramas, comedies, etc.  The list would be embarrassingly long. 
My wife is shocked whenever someone dies and I don’t recall having seen them in a movie because they are from the pre me movie era. 
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Brian Floyd
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Off the top of my head, I've never seen On The Waterfront, Doctor Zhivago or Midnight Cowboy. I don't believe I've seen Lawrence of Arabia, either.

But the reason I've never seen Doctor Zhivago is because its one of my mother's least favorite films that she saw in a theater, and she's told me the ending several times.






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I've never seen Doctor Zhivago either, but Lawrence of Arabia is probably my favourite film. Amazing piece of cinema. Highly recommended.

I only saw On The Waterfront fairly recently. I understand it was a watershed in terms of the approach to screen acting, but I wasn't that impressed, to be honest. 
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I've never seen TITANIC.  Nor will I.

I've also never seen DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, mainly because I am not an Omar Sharif fan.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 19 December 2019 at 10:53am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I was at university when I met a fellow engineering student -- same age as me -- who hadn't seen Star Wars. I was dumb struck. I think it was the first person my age I'd met  someone who hadn't seen it. I thought everyone had seen Star Wars.

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I didn't see Star Wars in the theatre, but years later on VHS release. I correctly guessed the father and sister relationships without seeing the first and just before the second was released. Seen all the subsequent movies, but think the original should have been the only one. 

Never seen the God-Father or the sequels, still don't care to see them.


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I'm amazed that some people around my age group (50 now and so 8 in 1977) have never seen Star Wars. It took a while for me to get around to watching Titanic. It was okay - but I wouldn't go overboard about it (heh).

I've never seen Top Gun either, or had the inclination to do so.

But I have watched two big films of the eighties for the first time this year - 'Terms of Endearment' and 'An Office and a Gentleman'
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I've started 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY two or three times, and just have never made it much past the monkey-men. 

Kinda wish I'd never seen TOP GUN. Though, having done so, at least I get jokes and quotes that reference it. Same with POINT BLANK...a dreadful watch, but HOT FUZZ wouldn't have been as funny without it. 
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I correctly guessed the father and sister relationships without seeing the first and just before the second was released.

Really?? Even after seeing EMPIRE the first time, I didn't believe Vader. I wasn't convinced until it was confirmed onscreen in ROTJ. So, I held that belief for three years! Friends would try to tell me it was true, and I would argue that Vader was a villain, and therefore, probably a manipulative liar...not a good guy, like Obi-Wan. 

I hadn't counted on Leia being Luke's sister because.....ew.

 


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Tim Cousar
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Exactly!

Even James Earl Jones didn't believe it when he said it.
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I have never watched most of the old Universal monster movies--FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, THE MUMMY, and so forth. I've only glimpsed scenes from them here and there.

I've never gotten through an entire Three Stooges short.

I saw TITANIC, but on balance I preferred RAISE THE TITANIC.




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Posted: 19 December 2019 at 4:29pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

It is the way with all sequels. What is told or established in the first or early installments becomes a lie or misunderstood information. These twists are the "authors" desperate attempt to keep the audience guessing instead of telling good stories. Probably because I had zero emotional involvement with the characters, I could see the obvious. 

And so really the "authors" could have reversed it again and you would have been right.


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