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Posts posted by Yoda1978

  1. I am asking the question what 12 Films do you yourself think are 12 films that were part of the evolution of film itself. I guess I mean what films have been most important films made in cinema history. These are not most fun or favorite films but the films you consider ground breaking classic films. There are no right or wrong answers to an opinion film question. Just curious to see what are people ground breaking classic films

    12 The Original King Kong------Just Because It was first film to peak my interest in the world of adventure films

    11 The Wizard Of Oz-------- First Movie to use color and was really ahead of its time.

    10 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs   ---- because it basicly answered the question will people go see a full length cartoon movie.

    09 The 10 Commandments------ Its the first movie I consider as an Epic style story for many Fantasy and Epic films to come

    08 The Planet Of The Apes-----It was the first sci fi film I can remember that told a different story and was not an odd looking alien in a fake mask or told the story of mankinds own folly

    07 The Searchers---- For Me It Changed westerns from the B type singing cowboy stuff to a real western film that started to tell stories of the west rather then be same old type western high noon stuff.

    06 Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring-----Not all loved these long films but I consider it as first real film to make the Pages come alive from a Fantasy Book and feel like a lived in world. Unfortunately not been many epic films in this scale since.

    05 Dr No----- I know Goldfinger is hailed as greatest bond film but Dr No and Connery introduced thew world to the idea of a one man spy not neading a team or an army to get the job done. It paved way for the modern action man era. Batman comic book movies and any loner action starrer film.

    04 Terminator 2 Judgement Day----The Film that paved way on how effects in films would be changing and allow all manor of sci fiction films to be done.

    03 Star Wars--A New Hope-----The First Movie To Tell An Adventure in Space and really changed everything that would come in sci fi or any type of Adventure movies

    02 Raiders Of The Lost Arc-----The Film that sparked the concept of The Fun Action Movies that would come after and it took What James Bond started and opened the door to all manor of fun action films that could be told and made.

    01 Smokey and The Bandit-----It was just a little movie about Bootlegging beer in a truck but what it became was the film to start really blending comedy and adventure and fun into films. It also introduced the bad guy and Villain as not just the normal bad guy but they Villain you almost root for to win. Or least capture the criminal now if Good Guy gets away later but its not his fault you be ok with cause you like the Good Guy and The Villain

  2. I Will not be using any TV Series Cartoon newer then 2000. Which makes my newest Cartoon favorite show 22 years old. There were so many cartoon series I watched and liked but only 15 would I call my true Favorites. Your welcome to post your own cartoon show list.

    15 GI-Joe --80s cartoon

    14 Inspector Gadget

    13 80s Duck Tales

    12 80s Muppet Babies

    11 Garfield and Friends

    10 Dragonball Z

    09 Transformers G-1

    08 80s X-Men

    07 Batman The Animated Series

    06 The Flintstones

    05 Scooby Doo Where Are You

    04 The Bugs and Daffy Show

    03 He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 80s

    02 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1988-93

    01 The Herkuloids


  3. Im Gonna name 15 Classic shows I loved years ago and still do today. Anyone is welcome to post there list and if can post pics of the shows your welcome too.

    15  Happy Days

    14 Mr Ed

    13 Get Smart

    12 1960s Batman

    11 Bonanza

    10 The Waltons

    09 Original Star Trek and TNG

    08 The A Team

    07 The Beverly Hillbillies

    06 The Munsters

    05 The Equalizer

    04 The Andy Griffith Show

    03 All In The Family-----I dont think people give enough credit to Mr O'Connor for probably playing the worst person possible and who likely was nothing like himself. But down deep Archie was a good person really.

    02 M.A.S.H

    01 The Dukes Of Hazzard

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  4. What I mean is name 10 Movies that you liked that are older films that people in the modern era consider cheesy or films that look dated or not very good to todays standards of effects and so on. I do suppose allot of classic movies dont really have effects going for them in the early days of cinema but Im just curious to see what people on here think are fav films that younger people might consider dated.


    10 Willow

    09 Short Circuit

    08 Batman 1989

    07 The Classic Clash Of The Titans with Harry Hamlin

    06 Ghostbusters

    05 Red Sonja

    04  Pete's Dragon

    03 Enemy Mine

    02 The Apple Dumpling Gang

    01 Raiders Of The Lost Arc


    yes you would be surprised to hear but lots of younger people that review films call Ghostbusters and Raiders Of The Lost Arc Dated.

    And yes i know many other films are considered more classics in older eras. But these are 10 films made in the 80s and under believe me its hard to believe but some these films are 30 plus to 40 years old


  5. So many characters to think of Honorable Mentionings

    Martin Riggs----Lethal Weapon

    Jack Sparrow----POTC---Curse Of The Black Pearl

    Obi Wan Kenobi-- A New Hope

    Willy Wonka----Gene Wilder-----Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

    Han Solo----Empire Strikes Back

    John McClane-----Die Hard and Die Hard With A Vengeance.

    John T Chance-----Rio Bravo

    The Man With  No Name----Good The Bad and The Ugly

    Hannibal Lector---Silence Of The Lambs


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  6. 10 Scar---The Lion King Classic Cartoon Movie

    09 The Wicked Witch----Wizard Of Oz

    08 Ethan Edwards----The Searchers

    07 Buford T Justice----Smokey and The Bandit

    06 Indiana Jones-----Indiana Jones Trilogy

    05 Sean Connery James Bond-----Goldfinger/Dr No and Thunderball

    04 Darth Vader------The Star Wars Original Trilogy

    03 Moses-----Charleton Heston----The 10 Commandments

    02 Aragorn----Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

    01 Rocky Balboa--------Rocky1-4

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  7. What are My top 5 Favorite Star Wars scenes from the first 3 films which would be A New Hope , Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. I am a big Star Wars fan and Sci Fiction films still gets me excited as it did when i was a kid. From Star Wars To Star Trek to Men In Black. But thats another story SciFi films.

    5 Vader Finds An Empiral Officers Lack Of Faith Disturbing----A New Hope

    4 Yoda Levitates Lukes X-Wing after it was  Stuck In The Swamp---Thats Why You Fail is a great masters line to any pupil who is about to loose there will to take on a task. -----The Empire Strikes Back

    3 Han Solo Saves Luke From Vader So Luke Can Blow Up The Death Star---A New Hope

    2 Vader Force Choking Emperial Officers All Through Empire. But killing a person while sitting down and promoting a person to his job is the ideal Boss to be feared on the job.

    1 Vader Killing The Emperor in Return Of The Jedi is one of the best moments in cinema and It upset me that in Rise Of Skywalker we are not told this is just a clone and Vader did kill the Emperor.




  8. Not really interested in the whole racist debate. Which you seem like to talk about or use the word assuming people think as whatever person your talking to does. You can have your own opinion but people been saying lots of things for decades if was drunk, A person drunk can say lots of things. A drunk person is neither honest nor a liar. They take on whatever personality they take when drunk. be that a lovable drunk or mean.

  9. I will take 15 Actors and 15 Actresses all time and try To Make a List. These actors or actresses are for Them Born In America


    1 Harrison Ford

    2 Morgan Freeman

    3 Gary Cooper

    4 John Wayne

    5 Robert Duvall

    6 Al Pacino

    7 Robert Deniro

    8 Robin Williams

    9 Kirk Douglas

    10 Samual L Jackson

    11 Tom Hanks

    12 Alan Alda

    13 Daniel Day Lewis

    14 Robert Downey Jr

    15 Clint Eastwood


    1 Carrie Fisher

    2 Sissy Spacek

    3 Angelina Jolie

    4 Sally Field

    5 Halle Berry

    6 Nicole Kidman

    7 Gwyneth Paltrow

    8 Angie Dickinson

    9 June Lockheart

    10 Sharon Stone

    11 Lynda Carter

    12 Lauren Becall

    13 Michelle Phieiffer.

    14 Ashley Judd

    15 Katherine Hepburn


    Boy that ways hard because allot of actresses I like seemed to be english or australian

  10. I think I might have made this thread in the wrong context of what I meant. Is it easier to make a classic movie per say lets say in the 1980s then it is today. I think today there are too many organizations that boycott this or that. Take Mel Gibsons well drunk statements. Would his career been over in John Wayne  s day. I personally think what is wrong with movies more today is media tries tear down an actor more.

  11. 3 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    There you go again,  believing you know what other people were thinking (or what they really 'meant'),  especially other people decades ago.    To me this is a very misguided practice.    

    Anyhow it appears my point went over your head since you are  only to be able to view this topic from your own narrow bubble; that of a white male from WV.   E.g.  the people being so called overly sensitive during the Production-Code  where mostly white Christian males;    Women working?  Women earning more than a male.   Women wanting sex and actually enjoying it?    Blacks thinking they are equal.    OMG,   that is some offensive conduct!!   (NOT).     The code was  designed to limit this type of so called offensive material from American movies.   

    Today there is no Production code but only cultural norms.     Note that I'm against both;  I.e.  Film makers  should be free to make the films they want to the markets that want their type of 'spin' on cultural issues.  

    PS:  I also recommend you review the HUAC and how the US Congress was able to suppress the free flow on content in American movies.     I point this out because after reviewing this and the Production Code I don't see how anyone could come to the logical  conclusion that there are MORE restrictions today than there were back in those eras.



    Lots of southern and country people do think the way I do. Its same reason as you think your opinion is supperior to mine. I cannot help how i think its in my brain and its why make discussion topics so I can cain knowledge from other people.

  12. Also it has to deal with talent and I think classic movie writers were better and todays writers are well kinda lazier . Well Maybe lazy is wrong word. Its like I know my parents worked harder then id did but times changed and not every person raised there own living anymore. So by so called modern life we are little less working harder then parents raised in the 40s. I was in the 70s and kids today well there even less effort putting thanks to modern computer devices.

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  13. 1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    As Gerald pointed out it is what movie goers are sensitive to that has changed,   and NOT that they are now more sensitive.    

    E.g.  women and their behavior as portrayed in film during the Production Code.    How blacks were portrayed and how they interacted with whites.    Audiences were highly sensitive in these areas and this impacted the content of the film.      I assume you haven't studied the Production Code;   this is PCness on steroids but sadly it isn't viewed that way by those that look at the existing 'standards' of what is PC today.     The point is simple;  both sides want a nanny to control things.    The only difference is what is controlled.   


    I never like some things in films for certain. but I do think most cases no offenses are meant when writers write something or actors say something in interviews. I mean Im from WV where there is not allot of asians or black people and In my head I constantly worry about saying stuff not on purpose because I just dont know a hundred ways to offend people. But I do suppose music has changed a little like movies. Its like the word **** when I went to school we never used that word we just called them Learn Disabled or Behavior Disabled.  Come to think of it while seems like words had more freedom in the classic era. Really maybe it is good some things are cut from films or not used anymore.

  14. 2 hours ago, sewhite2000 said:

    No, it meant in the Dire Straits song what it's always meant.

    I personally am not going to miss the deletion of hate words used in a hateful or casual, extraneous context. There are certainly more important to things to be upset about. Restrictions always force writers to be more creative or subtle, which is why, I think, there are so many great movies from the Hays Code era that convey more meaning than they can explicitly show. Writers will be able to work around this, as well.

    I my self never used words that are in most movies in the 80s and 90s . I just think todays movie goers are way to sensative and just cant go to watch a movie. Everyone these days is a movie critic and can do a video on movies on youtube.

  15. It just seems like it be exhausting to be a movie writer in this now PG era where you have to be none offensive to women or races and there are so many words that can be offensive . I think as humans we evolve but i think its unfair to blame one race for the wrongs of another 3 decades later when people change. A thing i notice more is not just white people can be racist but its the only thing that people seem to want to underline when making films. Also today people cannot use the words **** but it was used allot in the 1980s. People assume the word means gay but seems like in the Dire Straits song its refering to a rich male who doesnt have to work hard.  I think the modern era is hardest for the 1980 and 1990 comedians in making tv shows and films today. Simply because cant use words without an apology tour.

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  16. In todays era it seems like people are are overly sensative about certain subject matter. Certain words and jokes you cannot use anymore. And I think while im not supportive of any racial slurs or saying we should as people use words or mean jokes still. It however just seems that there is a bit of over sensative moods in the world and in ways I think it effects period films when try to make them today. I think classic films before the 2000 times began had more freedom in film making. I some things in movie need to be uncomfortable so film scenes have more weight to the offenses. I also think classic comedys are way better and I just cannot find new style of comedy funny these days.

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