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    How about Inferno?

    I taped this movie and was watching in and the fear of all who tape movies happened. I ran out of tape so I don't know how it ended. Don't anyone tell, I'll see it again sometime. The point is that this is a really good movie with the classic irony twist. I was watching this guy in the desert and thinking how Bear Grylls or Les Stroud would make. The story is good and the action is subtle but still holds up.
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    Vanishing Point

    Vanishing Point would make a good cult movie for the following reasons. Drugs, a fast car, rebellion against establishment, nudity of a character that later in her career became a costume designer, and a suprise ending. Also a interesting cast of various characters along the way.
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    Runaway Trian

    It is not that I have a thing for trains but they do seem to make great themes for movies. John Voight and Eric Roberts played escaped cons going through Canada I believe on a train that is out of control. Just watching it could give a guy frostbite. I have not seen it for a while and wondered if anyone out there has.
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    The Train

    The Train needs to be shown on TV but in the letterbox format. It is a great was movie filmed in B/W giving the story grit and texture to pain. Lancaster does his own stunts and the last half hour would wear anyone out. Check it out.
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    Your Favorite Cult Movies

    I have not seen it since it was in the theaters but the story and the humor stuck with me. I still remember Dr Proctor having to do surgery on some guy but he wanted a smoke so bad. Then of course the ending. We could just hope that someone in programing sees this thread and checks it out.
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    Your Favorite Cult Movies

    Here is a movie that could be a Cult Classic if it would get released on DVD. I am not sure how many remember Cold Turkey from 1971 but it was a very good comedy. Some big names in it and its a movie by Mel Brooks so you know what to expect.
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    War films of a different sort.

    These are cold war films that I liked because of the intrigue and insidious actions of cold war thinking. The Manchurian Candidate (the original) 7 Days in May Fail Safe Dr Stranglove (not intriguing but insightful to cold war thinking) Message was edited by: Skeedaddy
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    25 Creepiest Lines in Cinema

    I think I would avoid anyone who says "I'm your number one fan." They just might bring some Misery to you life.
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    25 Creepiest Lines in Cinema

    It is not a creepy line and it is not even in a horror movie but Richard Widmark giggling in his character Tommy Uddo in Kiss of Death is very creepy.
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    what is everyone's favorite war film and why?

    I have several but a top ten favorite of mine is Stalag 17. Great writing and story. The closing is for me one of the best parts. After Seften escapes they are wondering why him and Animal says "Maybe he just wanted to steal our wirecutters."
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    War films of a different sort.

    I never heard of Red Zone Cuba so I guess that says alot in itself. I agree with the others through. I thought about Torn Curtin being cold war but it is not really a favorite of mine. Maybe Seven Days in May though.
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    "Captain Newman, M.D." (1963)

    I had forgotten about Capt Newman M.D. and what a very good movie it is. I started watching it one day when it was being shown and got completely engrossed in the film. What great characters in a story about another side of the war. Good choice.
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    Sahara is a great war movie

    I caught part of this movie some time ago and rented it to watch the whole thing. Sahara is a really good war movie and you could almost taste the sand. It has war tragedy and victory along with a strong and diverse cast. Bogart has got to be one of the most versatile war actors ever. If he is not going crazy on a mine sweeper, he is making deals with the Vishey in Casablanca, or commanding a tank crew in the desert. He really is one of the very best ever.
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    Vanishing Point

    It seems as though they could look at the message board and see what people are saying and show some movies what we are talking about. It would be interesting to sit in on the planning meetings. I realize we see things from the viewers point of view but it gets rediculous to see some movies come around every two or three months and others shown only on very rare occasions.
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    Sahara is a great war movie

    I agree. The first time I saw it I felt like I could taste the sand. The casting was excellent with each character having a unique part of the story. Check out The Train if you want another one that is a great story with an amazing train wreck scene. Message was edited by: Skeedaddy
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    Vanishing Point

    I think that you will like if you are familiar with early 70's music and culture. It is a movie that does not get played when it should. We see so many repeats of great movies and others keep getting overlooked. Every couple of months we will see DOA (which is a good one) or North by Northwest and still not see some of the cult movies that are just fun to watch.
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    what is everyone's favorite war film and why?

    The Train has to be in my top five.
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    Why Do You Like Film Noir?

    I like the darkness and cynicism of the characters. Most seem to believe that they have nothing to lose or that they have seen it all before so what the heck. It seems that maybe they can catch a break but if not ok. There is always one character that is so stunningly amoral it makes all the rest interesting as well.
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    10/02/08 - TCM Evening of Noir

    Three Dark Streets and The Naked City are two very good movies. Experiment in Terror takes though. I saw it as a kid and it still creeps me out. This movie holds up very well. Message was edited by: Skeedaddy
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    "SHOCKPROOF" (1949) on 10/11

    This was on the list of noir that I must see. I will set the recorder for it.
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    The Train

    I wish I could get the Encore Action but I am out of luck. I will have to rent it. Does TCM show only what is in their library or do they get movies from other sources as well? It would be a great addition. I just think it is a great forgotten war movie.
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    Best cult movie of the last 25 years?

    Yes to the B movie feel. There should always be a memorable line, scene, name or something that stands out. so what would a cowboy call a high speed worm with an attitude? A "Graboid" of course. Of course the discussion on the firepower of various weapons between Reba and her husband brings a laugh too.
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    The Big Clock

    Does anyone know if The Big Clock and The Lineup are in the que at TCM? Thanks
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    "THE VIKINGS" (1958)

    I saw it as a kid and then saw it not long ago on TCM. I didn't know that Ernest Borgnine played the viking king and I remember him jumping into the pit of dogs. I had forgotton about the brother against brother conflict too. I thought it was a pretty good movie.
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    Best cult movie of the last 25 years?

    Tremors 1 cracks me up with these two guys working around a town in the desert that appears to have no purpose at all. Tremors was on TV some time ago. It needs to be back in the que.

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