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Choose a favorite movie, and a logical second movie for a fun double-feature

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RickH, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. RickH

    RickH Senior Member Thread Starter

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    Raleigh, NC
    The thread title is fairly self explanatory...reminiscing back to the days when theatres used to show double features, mostly at drive-ins.

    Here’s a William Hurt “double-feature”, two favorite films of mine from the early 80s.

    Body Heat
    Altered States
     
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  2. EdgardV

    EdgardV Forum Resident

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    The Great Escape.
    Kelly's Heroes.
     
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  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  4. Beyond the fact that both star William Hurt, I see nothing logical about these choices. A better choice would be another dramatic Hurt film presumably in a similar genre or with a similar feel. I can't think of any two filmmakers less alike than Larry Kasdan and Ken Russell but, hey, it's your thread.
     
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  5. Notorious
    Charade (although Donen's doing Hitchcock is less interesting than Hitchcock)
     
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  6. samurai

    samurai Step right up! See the glory, of the royal scam.

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    The Name of the Rose
    The Mission
     
  7. Yawndave

    Yawndave Forum Resident

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  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    I'd be hard-pressed to pair another film with Contact, as it's a personal favorite. But, I might go with Arrival.
    Moonrise is a touching film, with a David-E.-Kelley-esque quality about it, being about principles and all; but I'd couple it with Aisle Of Dogs, myself.

    Good pairings, though!
     
  9. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

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    Moorhead MN
    A new refreshing thread, so lets see, I will do 3

    1.My favorite Western from my favorite actor, director during its making Marlon Brando "One Eyed Jacks" with feature #2 Sam Peckinpahs "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid"...

    2 perfect drive in features during 1973 only difference was PG&BTK was new & got top billing

    2.Blow Up! (1966) & Performance (1970) are 2 perfect historical time capsules of London's Swinging 60's...

    Viewed both of these together during 1970 & just like above post "Performance" was new & got top billing

    3.2001: A Space Oddysey (1968) & Metropolis (1927) Kubrick & Lang both geniuses, same premise different decade, this is how I view them at home...sublime
     
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  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Let's zombificate your summer, with Simon Pegg in Shawn Of The Dead, then 28 Days Later as a bit of a palette cleanser (or, more Simon Pegg in either a Mission Impossible or a JJ Abrams Trek vehicle).
     
  11. Yawndave

    Yawndave Forum Resident

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    I was going to pick This Island Earth, but went for Paul instead to balance out the seriousness of Contact.
     
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  12. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪

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    Fellini's La Strada and Griffith's Broken Blossoms.

    Both movies with a strongman and a waif.
     
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  13. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Howabout let's go with the Mouse House, and follow up Moana with The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Or, pix a pair of Pixars: Wall-e and Ratatouille.

    Miyazaki would be proud to pair up The Red Turtle and The Wind Rises, even though he had nothing to do with the first one really (alternate followup: Howl's Moving Castle ; I've been over-spirited away to go with the obvious choice ).
     
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  14. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

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    key largo
    casablanca
     
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  15. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    Ed Wood with The Disaster Artist. Two odes to so bad it’s good filmmakers.

    The Blues Brothers with Animal House. Both Belushi/Landis comedy films.
     
  16. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

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    Videodrome, followed by Network.

    You'll never want to watch television again...
     
  17. How about a foodie double feature?
    Chef (2014) and Big Night (1996)

    Sure to make you hungry.
     
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  18. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    The Sunshine Boys
    My Favorite Year

    High Anxiety
    Silent Movie

    Silverado
    Pale Rider

    Hud
    The Last Picture Show

    Dave
    The American President

    Of Mice and Men (1992)
    The Green Mile

    The Odd Couple
    Cactus Flower

    Fletch
    Seems Like Old Times
     
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  19. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    A big double feature:

    The Big Sleep
    The Big Lebowski
     
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  20. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    The Goonies
    Stand By Me
     
  21. JFOK

    JFOK Well-Known Member

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    Cape Cod, Mass.
    The Perfect Storm
    The Finest Hours

    Weather exhaustion should set in after viewing these 2 back to back. o_O
     
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  22. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    The Matrix

    Dark City
     
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  23. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Bullitt
    Dirty Harry

    Similar time period, crime drama's, both take place in San Francisco, same soundtrack composer, 2 fantastic male leads.
     
  24. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    The Magnificent Seven

    The Dirty Dozen
     
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  25. Toddarino

    Toddarino Total Hunk

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    I do this almost every Sunday. Here’s a few.

    Deliverance/Rituals
    Rio Bravo/Assault On Precinct 13
    Night Of The Creeps/Slither
     
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