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Old 09-04-2008, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Movies deemed as "GREAT" or "Classics" U've refused 2 see

For some reason or another, there are movies that I take pleasure in refusing to ever see. It might be masochism on my part, or the sick satisfaction of not joining the crowd in their applause. I'm aware that as an aspiring screenwriter/director I owe it to myself to see these works, but I persist on going out of my way to avoid ever viewing these movies. Even if I'm bored out of my mind, flipping through channels and I happened upon a one of these movies, I just choose to keep flipping and watch a silly sitcom rerun. Is that sick or what? And I'm a guy who's seen every other movie since the early days of film making, including American and foreign. Do anyone of you have this condition?...lol
Anyway, these are the two "must see" that I've never seen and will probably never see:

1) ROCKY and all it's sequels(how many are there?)
2) TITANIC
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:04 AM   #2
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I easily get turned off by films that everyone is raving about, I generally see them about a year after. Like I haven't seen Iron Man, New Incredible Hulk...Still haven't seen King Kong (Jackson's).

Saving Private Ryan is apparently brilliant - haven't seen it.

I haven't refused to watch any film...except maybe Mamma Mia, High School Musical and Bratz movie for example. I like to make up my own mind about films, but i am turned off by hype.

Titanic: Exceptionally well made film, I would recommend watching for production value, but little else.

Rocky: although written by Stallone it is a well told story that has at heart all the elements of a film about a man struggling against adversity. Forget the sequels but I wouldn't say dismiss it entirely.

I have a very healthy appetite for films from every country in the world and I enjoy looking at the organics and diversity of storytelling.
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I've never watched "Gone with the Wind" - and I'm not really in any hurry to see it.
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LOTR, okay I saw some parts of the first one and was turned off.
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Lawrence of Arabia
Taxi Driver
Braveheart
The Thing

Never seen then, but don't get me wrong, I'd like to...
I just need a little more motivation.
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Never seen Titanic, and probably never will. Had about 3 chances to see it that all got canceled and then sort of vowed never to watch it. Although I have seen parts of it in German, and can pretty much guess the story from all the parodies.
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I've never seen Titanic either.
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I wish I had never seen Titanic.... I still have the sap on me that dripped from the screen.
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Didn't watch the LOTR trilogy when it was hot, then I watched the extended versions.

It sucked.

My apologies to the fans, just my opinion.

The Harry Potter movies are hardly *classics*, but I just wanted everyone to know that I will NEVER watch ANY of them.



And if they try to make another Alien vs. Predator shitquel I'll either just kill myself or I'll suicide bomb the production.

OK, I feel better now.
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