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lallous
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-10-2003 15:30

Hello

Can anyone suggest a good movie that have the following criteria:
- a nice subject
- more talking than action scenes
- suitable for listening: watch it once but listen to it many times.

I selected two movies so far: bedazzled and Scent of a Woman.

--
Regards,
Elias

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-10-2003 15:34

There is one that comes to mind, but I can't quite remember the title..

It's justtow guys sitting at a dinner table in a returant talking for a nhour and a half...it's called 'my dinner with'...someone

lallous
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-10-2003 15:37

My Dinner with André

w/o googling, I thought you were kidding.

that sounds a nice movie, thanks for the link!

--
Regards,
Elias

Moon Dancer
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Lost Grove
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 09-10-2003 15:45

The Princess Bride Great to listen to or watch over and over!

prawnstar69
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Loughborough, Leics. UK
Insane since: Sep 2003

posted posted 09-10-2003 17:16

Labyrinth, with David Bowie, though only because it's a personal favourite.

Not sure about the talking to action scene ratio though.

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 09-10-2003 17:58

It kind of depends on what genre you're looking for. What do you mean by "nice" subject?

I personally love the dialog in Fight Club, Trainspotting, and Snatch. Of course, none of those have what I'd consider a nice subject.

:::11oh1:::

GrythusDraconis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Astral Plane
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 09-10-2003 18:01

Legend... to round out the classic fantasy tales. How about "So I married an axe murderer"? I always enjoy that one.

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 09-10-2003 18:09

It kind of depends on what genre you're looking for. What do you mean by "nice" subject?

I personally love the dialog in Fight Club, Trainspotting, and Snatch. Of course, none of those have what I'd consider a nice subject.

:::11oh1:::

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 09-10-2003 18:59

wow... am i wrong... or did Krets just double post the same post with GrythusDraconis slipping inbetween them?


now thats weird.

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-10-2003 19:26

Amadeus
The Cutting Edge

Any old movie with Jet Li or Jackie Chan.

I also enjoy just listening to cartoons and Comedy Central.

prawnstar69
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Loughborough, Leics. UK
Insane since: Sep 2003

posted posted 09-10-2003 19:43

yeah listening to cartoons is strangely very good

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 09-10-2003 20:03

oh, yes labyrinth is definitely good to listen to! it's one of my favorites! though, the few movies i do own, i've watched enough that i know where in the movie it is by the dialog. so i would suppose that any movie that you like would be good to listen to.

maybe if you're just looking for something to listen to...try audio books.

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Ruski
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 09-10-2003 20:25

Ghost in the shell

Dufty
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Where I'm from isn't where I'm at!
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 09-10-2003 20:26

I'd strongly recommend Andrei Tarkovski's 'Andrei Rublev' and/or 'Stalker'.

There's little or no action in either, and the soundscape is beautiful in both.

Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 09-10-2003 20:32

Donnie Darko!!!
Also, if listening is your thing try Waking Life. Its almost nothing BUT dialogue



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Wangenstein
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-10-2003 21:12

The Commitments - Lots of Irish accents, lots of music, lots of 'fookin idjits'. Love that movie.



Evil in theory, not so much in practice...

lallous
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-11-2003 00:32

Thanks for your recommendations so far.

Just realized that 'nice' is so vauge and relative, let me explain my goal:
I like stimulating movies where actors are talking funny things, talk in an articulate manner...
By immitating their way, I can enhance my accent and ofcourse my vocab.

Althought that might sound funny to some, but that's how birds learn to sing, by simply immitating the master bird singer then they enhance their style which was originally immitated.

--
Regards,
Elias

Lurch
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Behind the Wheel
Insane since: Jan 2002

posted posted 09-11-2003 01:39

one of my fave's - "The Man Who Wasn't There" by the Coen brothers


counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 09-11-2003 02:05

Some personal faves, I think they fit the criteria:

Fight Club
Leon
American History X
The Pianist
Life is Beutiful
Trainspotting

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 09-11-2003 04:25

lallous - its not only funny, but one of the best methods i have found to learn proper pronnunciation.

*looks for da good movie list sheet somewhere in my room*

Movies i like, tho many ppl wont understand or will find stupid:
Glam
Possession (its french, but who in the hell cares? =) ).
Requiem for a Dream
S. (many ppl surely hate it, i really like it. got some strange idioms mix up, btw).
Chocolat
The Devil's Advocate
The Goddess of 1967 (i think i watch too much silly movies)
Fight Club
Domenica
Ghost in the shell (i need to watch it completely, tho)
The meaning of Life (actually i have not seen it, its just taht a friend of mine finds it great)
The Real Blonde
Pulp Fiction
Natural born Killers

etc etc etc

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Wangenstein
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-11-2003 04:35

Another good movie: The Boondock Saints. More Irish accents, though a lot of cussing and violence. Good movie, though.

Snookumz
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 09-11-2003 05:10

I don't know any old movies like from the 80's and such...well because I was born in 1985, but hey, I'd suggest the following movies if you want to just listen, but also for watching.

Money Talks (Chris Tucker and Charley Sheen = Funny!)
The Fifth Element (Another Chris Tucker, but not as comedic, just a good movie IMO)
Liar Liar (Jim Carey, nuff said...)
Undercover Brother

For that last one, I have never actually watched it before, my step-dad has watched it like 4 times and I was there to hear it everytime, quite funny when you just hear it, I have yet to actually watch it.

I actually like anything with Jim Carey and Chris Tucker in them but that's just me.

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-11-2003 07:41

I like Nemo !


prawnstar69
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Loughborough, Leics. UK
Insane since: Sep 2003

posted posted 09-11-2003 08:02

I watched half of catch me if you can last night, a good film which i think is "listenable"

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 09-11-2003 08:03

Oh yes, some more:

Pi (Best movie 3 \/ /-\ R)
Memento
Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Out of Africa
The Princess Bride
Serial Expirements Lain (Episodic Anime Movie. Very fucked up)

Maruman
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: down under
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-11-2003 09:46

serial experiments isnt a movie

sweet as though very fucked up...

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 09-11-2003 17:09

I have been wanting to watch Lain during some time, no luck at all, other than a comic i have somewhere hosted.

How come i forgot Memento?! That movie was great.

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Fig
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Houston, TX, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 09-11-2003 19:11

ocean's 11 (some great dialogue)
princess bride (already mentioned, one of my faves)
toy story and toy story 2 (good contrast in the voices of the main characters)
the matrix (interesting dialogue and lawrence fishburne has an incredible voice)

chris


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Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-11-2003 20:46

The Sum of all Fears
The Shawshank Redemption


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Snookumz
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 09-12-2003 05:02

Ooohhh yeah The Shawshank Redemption is a great movie, I highly recommend it.
Also I would suggest Con Air and Escape From L.A.

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 09-12-2003 05:22

Just saw Count of Monte Cristo today, it was pretty good. I'd recommend it.



:::11oh1:::

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-12-2003 05:58

ya know, you could try some of those 'books on tape' or such.... the guy they've got talking is always mighty proper and articulate....


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Snookumz
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 09-12-2003 07:10

Ughh, had to listen to "Tuesdays with Maury" (wrong spelling I think) on tape and it was...in 1 word, Horrid. The only thing good about it was not actually having to read it hehe, I don't think I ever will either after hearing it on tape.

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 09-12-2003 10:18

Yup, books on tape are great. Especially for poetry, like Shakespear or Goethe.

And another movie:

Silence of the Lambs (but not Hannibal, which was just stupid)


Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 09-12-2003 11:58

My House in Umbria
A Beautiful Mind
Primal Fear
The Excorcist -- The Directors Cut
The Devils Advocate
Leon (aka 'The Professional')
The Substitute
Tombstone

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MindBender
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: a pocket dimention...
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-12-2003 13:12

Well, I could go on and on about movies... but based on your criteria I would suggest:

Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Anything done by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob)
The Cider House Rules
Being John Malcovich
Amadeus
Dead Poets Society
Pump Up the Volume
Interview with a Vampire
Leon (In America it was called "The Professional")
Any John Cusack movie, especially Grosse Point Blank and Hi Fidelity
Reservoir Dogs
Se7en
Love and Death
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Sleepy Hollow
Clue
Point Break
Ninth Gate

Once you've watched and/or listened to those, come back and I'll recommend some more

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Archonian
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Sweden, Malmoe
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 09-12-2003 13:43

A Mix of Good Movies:

Good Will Hunting
Forrest Gump
American History X
The Shawshank Redemption
Scent of a Woman (Very Good Choice)
Devils Advocate
The Matrix (If you havent seen this one, and you like Science Fiction, unexplanable things then you really need to see it, and the second one, and the third one )
The Fifth Element
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Gladiator
Red Dragon (Prequel to the Silence of the Lambs)
Fight Club
Vanilla Sky
As Good As It Gets
The Negotiator
Pulp Fiction
Seven
Training Day


There are tons of other good movies but I cant think of more...
I'm Telling You, Anything with Al Pacino.

Am I the only one in here who thought that Memento sucked ?
Lates.



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counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 09-12-2003 15:26
quote:
Leon (In America it was called "The Professional")



Yes, but remember not to pick up the one title "The Professional," and pick up the movie titled "Leon," because they cut out nearly 45 minutes of the original footage of the movie Leon when they made the American ("The Professional) version. Someone must of thought that they could avoid controversy by taking out a main plot device in the movie.

lallous
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-13-2003 08:18

Hello

I'ld agree that anything with "Al Pacino" or "Robert De Niro" is fine for listening.
The Matrix is good too (already know it by heart )

Thank you all for the recommendations! Will try to consider all of them in my quest.

--
Regards,
Elias

trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-13-2003 10:22

Bhagdad Cafe
Fried Green Tomatos


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