What are your favorite films set on an island ?

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What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby KL700 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:00 am

What are your personal favorite foreign language
(and also English language) films revolving around a
(real or imagined) island and please say why, for anyone/s named ?
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby Sara » Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:08 pm

L'Avventura directed by Antonioni!

Most of this movie takes place on a deserted rocky island off the coast of Sicily where Anna disappears on an outing.

Sara
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby Sara » Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:14 pm

And then there is "Lord of the Flies" which is certainly not one of my favorites.

Sara
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby wpqx » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:04 pm

Man of Aran (1934) - I knew there was at least one film I could think of. Also from Michael Powell is I Know Where I'm Going and Edge of the World.
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby voxtrot » Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:21 am

The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky)

Swept Away... (Linda Wertmuller)

Summer with Monika (Ingmar Bergman) - some scenes are on
secluded islands

Tabu (F.W. Murnau)
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby A » Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:47 pm

Right now only
Cast Away by Robert Zemeckis, and Castaway by Nicolas Roeg came to my mind. Both are great and recommended for everyone.
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby trevor826 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:20 am

Il Postino, romantic slush but well made.

Battle Royale, anyone with a little knowledge of Japanese youth culture over the last 20 years or so will understand exactly where this is coming from.

I know there are a lot more but my mind's drawing a blank at the moment.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby voxtrot » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:24 pm

now that you mention Il Postino, I remember La Terra Trema.

edit: It turns out that it's set in a fishing town in Sicily. Huge island, that. The movie has an insular feel nothwithstanding.
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby trevor826 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:49 pm

Somehow I doubt the film "The Island" will make it into the list despite the cast.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: What are your favorite films set on an island ?

Postby arsaib4 » Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:01 am

Some worthy films have already been mentioned above. I'll add Terence Malick's 1998 masterpiece The Thin Red Line.
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