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Those moments in movies that burn deep into our memories


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*{font:Calibri}That thing that binds each of us to these boards is our love for movies our need, to discuss and share our thoughts about them and what was it that stirred up our passion for film? {font}*

 

 

 

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*{font:Calibri}We all have some special scenes , some incredible moments of film that embed themselves in our memories often surfacing unexpectant years or decades after we first saw them. Mem each of our senses are capable of revivng threads and they can be as real again as they ever were. The smell of popcorn, experiencing a beautiful sunset, the distant sound of a train any or all of them and a thousand other can conjure up memories we think we had long forgotten. {font}*

 

 

 

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*{font:Calibri}One such moment for me happened when i wa Rogers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” for the first time. There is a scene in the movie when Lt.Cable (John Kerr) first sees Bloody Mary’s daughter Liat (France Nuyen) . I was I was 17 and living in a small town in E movie just last night and when this scene came on screen all the memories of what i experienced in that demolished theatre so It was a wonderful memory I got to enjoy all over again, thank God for the movies they have played such an important role and had such great influence on me throughout my life.{font}*

 

 

 

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Edited by: stjohnrv on Jan 25, 2012 7:16 PM

 

Edited by: stjohnrv on Jan 25, 2012 7:16 PM

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Hey! I too, sometimes go through that when I see some old movie on the tube( I have to be honest with myself and admit that any movie I saw as a kid has to now be considered an "old movie"). Whenever I see *Liberty Valance, The Birdman of Alcatraz, The FBI Story* or *Rio Bravo.* it hits me that the movie house I saw them in is long gone. Oh, the BUILDING is still there, but it's function is unused. Watching it go from my favorite weekend get-away to a rock concert venue( just local bands, not any BIG names) to a porn house to nothing still saddens me. The Lincoln Park theater was an old friend.

 

 

Same with the Wyandotte theater, with it's "Main" and "Annex" seating, the first sort of "multiplex" I can recall, is torn down. I saw *King of Kings, Spartacus, Goldfinger, El Cid* and a whole host of others there. Same with Ecorse MI's Harbor Theater, which featured "rocking chair" seats, where my Mom and Dad took me to see *The Manchurian Candidate, Barrabas* and many others. It too, went through the porn-house phase before it was torn down to build a CHURCH, of all things. What REALLY puts a crick in the back is that even THAT CHURCH is now gone!

 

 

Yes, you're right. Often watching "classic" movies is about more than what movies used to be like. Sometimes they can warm your heart by making you recall those memories.

 

 

Thank you for that very much!

 

 

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John Gilbert's James Apperson leaving for the front in King Vidor's Silent Masterpiece *THE BIG PARADE (1925).* This should be one of thee most iconic moments in film. Only continued lack of availability has prevented it from being so. An unforgettable sequence from the very best motion picture that most people alive today have never seen.

 

With *WINGS* just being released by Paramount on DVD and Blu-ray. Warner's seriously needs to follow it up with *THE BIG PARADE.* And do so in a hurry. *THE BIG PARADE* is quite bluntly the vastly superior films, and *WINGS* has been getting rave reviews from a bunch of people who obviously have never seen it before. I'm to be honest rather amazed how great the reviews have been. I'm elated in some respects, but story wise *WINGS* doesn't hold a candle to *THE BIG PARADE.* It just doesnt.

 

With no counter releae, *WINGS* reputation will without question sore while *THE BIG PARADE* remains lagerly unknown and forgotten by shere default. There is no reason whatsoever this should have to happen. *THE BIG PARADE* was fully restored from the original camera negatives found at George Eastman House in 1997 between 2002 and 2004. So the majority of the money spent and work done was already completed 8 years ago. Therefore, any additional costs would be minimal to get this out on DVD and Blu-ray. Why poor big bucks and 2 years of hard work into a major restoration project of an extremely important film the highest grossing movie of the entire decade of 1920's, only to stash it away for another 8 years??? It shoudl have been out allot soone, but hopefully Warner's will take the finger off hold and finally give the green light.

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There's a scene in Ratatouilie that sticks with me. It's a flashback of Peter O'Toole's character, (his voice anyway) as a child coming into his home with his broken bicycle. His mother gives him a bowl of Rataouilie and his sadness goes away.

 

 

 

 

 

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My most memorable scene was from the movie "Star Wars". The very beginning as the rebel ship was being chased and fired upon by the Empires star ship. I saw it on a wide screen in full Dolby Sound and the Hugeness of the Empires ship overwelmed me as it just kept coming and coming and coming. It's size compared to the rebel ship was awesome. And then just about everything else in the movie is burned into my memory. It was something I never seen before. All the special effects were firsts and really impressive.

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