Good Movies

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Re: Good Movies

Postby Gaz » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:32 pm

I preferred the other three Truffaut films Henry mentioned to Jules et Jim, which for some reason I have never appreciated as much as others. In any case, all four are made with great care and charm, as you would expect from Truffaut.

Re: Good Movies

Postby rbkinney » Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:28 am

I am looking for the film "Ribelli per Caso" directed by Vincenzo Terracciano. It was recently features at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Does anyone know if this film will be released for theatres in the US, or if not, if it is available for purchase on DVD?

Re: Good Movies

Postby manals » Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:44 pm

I'm a hopeless romantic myself, but my romantic top tens are all over the map, and my not be concidered true romances in by a lot of viewers. But I seriously suggest you check them out, in no particular order. (I hope the summarized list fits)>

* The Horseman On The Roof by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
* Lekin by Gulzar
* Red & The Double Life of Veronique by Kieslowski
* The Road Home by Zhang Yimou
* Mr & Mrs Iyer by Arpana Sen
* The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Philip Kaufman
* The Widow of Saint-Pierre by Patrice Leconte
* Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau
* The Boxer by Jim Sheridan
* Hiroshioma Mon Amour by Alain Resnais
* Indochine by Régis Wargnier
* Like Water for Chocolate by Alfonso Arau
* The English Patient by Anthony Minghella
* Ameilie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
* Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon & Sence & Sensibility by Ang Lee
* Last of the Mohicans by Michael Mann (I know I know, Daniel Day Lewis & Madaline Stowe are so wonderful)

Re: Good Movies

Postby stof_ » Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:12 pm

The most romantic film I can think of is "Show Me love", also known as "Fucking Amal"

Re: Good Movies

Postby Ria » Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:07 pm

"Amelie (sp)", "Untamed heart" & "El Hijo de la Novia" ("Son of the Bride") are fantastic romantic feel good movies.

Re: Good Movies

Postby smurfrevolt » Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:06 am

Try Wong kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love" and "Chungking Express." Also Tom Twyker's "The Princess and the Warrior," Julio Medem's "Los Amantes de Circulo Polar," and if you're looking for something with a happy ending, "Amelie."

Re: Good Movies

Postby kbwiebe » Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:25 pm

bertolucci's "besieged" and julio bedem's "lovers of the arctic circle are two very romantic films.

Re: Good Movies

Postby Gaz » Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:54 pm

Hi Ben, I recognise your name from YMDb (in the olden days when it worked). Good to have you aboard.

Re: Good Movies

Postby kcpuden1 » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:35 am

Here's some Asian flicks you might want to check out :

Failan Sang-hoon Ahn
Christmas in August Hur Jin-Ho
Sassy Girl Gwak Jae-Young
Love Wind-Love Song Park Dae-Young
If the Sun Rises in the West Eun Lee (not great, but fun)
Bus Stop Lee Mi-Yeon
Asako in Ruby Shoes Jae-Young (weird love story)
Camel Park Ki-Yong (man and woman cheating, rather
unique flick)
Oasis Lee Chang Dong
Sennen-Tabito Jinsei Tsuji (masterpiece)
Laundry Junichi Mori (fun and different love story)
Il Mare Hyun-Seung Lee
One Fine Spring Day Hur Ji Ho
Marriage is a crazy thing Yoo Ho (different love story)
Twilight Samurai Joji Yamada (not romance, but a
deep love story, along the lines of The Road Home)
Suzhou Ye Lou (different sort of love story)
Dolls Takeshi Kitao (not romance, different love story)

Re: Good Movies

Postby auteur » Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:25 pm

Kudos for including two little-seen South Korean films every lover of cinema, and romance in particular, MUST watch: [i]Christmas in August[/i] and [i]A Fine Spring Day[/i]. Hur Jin-Ho is a genius, and kcpuden1 is a person of exquisite taste, as all others listed are fine films.


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