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    - Brazil
    - Airplane
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    - Rat Race
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    Agent, another "food" film is "Soylent Green"

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    - Brazil
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    You're probably right about who the Duke was, lobeck. It looked almost exactly like Gary Oldman.

    See? Richard Roxburgh on the left, Gary Oldman on the right...


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    Eraserhead!

    I'm also a big Time Bandits fan.

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    Oo, Time Bandits! One of my favorite movies as a kid. I always wanted that little door to open up in my closet. Felt sort of bad for the parents, but - geez! - what dumbasses, huh?
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    Y'all need to see "Run Lola Run". It's a German movie w/subtitles told in real time. This girl gets a phone call & she has 20 minutes to get money (I can't remember how much) or her boyfriend will get popped. And it goes through 3 different scenarios & endings of what would happen if one thing or another changed. It's really cool. Incidentally, the girl that plays Lola is the same girl that was in the "Borne Identity" (this movie is a couple of years old)
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    Holly, for some reason that made me remember a very cool offbeat movie I saw a long time ago called "After Hours" with Griffin Dunne. It's like watching a nightmare, in that all these bizarre, stressed-out things happen to this poor guy.

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    This well-regarded cult film is a tense Kafka-esque tale concerning what happens to a likable computer guy who is in the wrong place at
    the wrong time in the city that never sleeps--New York. This is a New York infested with bizarre characters vividly brought to life by a
    once-in-a-lifetime cast. Griffin Dunne's wonderfully controlled comic performance as Paul Hackett is the glue that holds this increasingly
    surreal film together. Scorsese utilizes a full array of independent and underground film techniques, including special film speed
    manipulations, angles, and edits, deftly capturing the strange rhythms of an after-hours New York City. Many will find the jokes clever,
    and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny. Some, however, will find the film an excruciating series of staged circumstances setting up a
    sadistically cruel dark nightmare of horrors. And there are a few lines of dialogue so poorly written they remind you how unbelievable
    the thin story really is. But forgive the film these few lapses--overall it's a wild, surreal ride. The most offbeat character is the
    beehive-sporting, Monkee-obsessed neurotic played to perfection by Teri Garr. And the moment when Griffin Dunne uses his last
    quarter to play Peggy Lee's "Is That All There Is" and dances with Verna Bloom while an angry mob searches SoHo for him is an
    inspired bit of lunacy. --Christopher J. Jarmick

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    Originally posted by John
    [B]You're probably right about who the Duke was, lobeck. It looked almost exactly like Gary Oldman.

    See? Richard Roxburgh on the left, Gary Oldman on the right...
    Wow, John...they do look alike!

    edited by John to remove the images that wouldn't load
    Last edited by John; 11-02-2002 at 07:59 AM.

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    Clockwork Orange and Memento

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    Oooooh..."Memento"...definitely off the beaten path...and a good flick!

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