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I'm sure this has been addressed in the past.<br><br>
But isn't this an impossible question?<br>
I was asked it recently in an interview, and, wow, all the answers I came up with would probably be inappropriate to mention. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
David Lynch is not usually the most attractive director. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br><br>
So whats your favorite movie? And Why?<br><span style="font-size:small;"><br>
[To make it really hard, just one.]</span>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>Labyrinth.</b><br><br>
David Bowie in tights. Fairies. David Bowie in tights. Goblins. David Bowie in tights.</div>
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And, yes!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>Labyrinth.</b><br><br>
David Bowie in tights. Fairies. David Bowie in tights. Goblins. David Bowie in tights.</div>
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I love it.<br><br>
I prefer to refer to him as 'Potato Pants', personally. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
And yes, Labyrinth and Dark Crystal rank among my top favorties. Lovely movies.
 

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Magnolia<br><br>
I liked how the characters lives intertwined, how flawed they all were, and how frogs rained from the sky. It's also the only role I liked Tom Cruise in. He was actually believable!
 

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Although I hear that if you haven't done drugs it doesn't make any sense...<br><br>
Oh, and Snatch. Hilarious. Plus Brad Pitt with no shirt on. But I love the humour in that movie...
 

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Harold and Maude.<br><br>
I love everything about it, but especially the Cat Stevens soundtrack. I love the message, and I think Harold reminds me of myself in some ways.
 

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<b>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</b> because the story has so much depth, John Cameron Mitchell is genius, the music is fabulous, and it touches on every emotion.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Although I hear that if you haven't done drugs it doesn't make any sense...</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i have heard that too. not sure though, ive done many many drugs, and it all made sense too me. it was fairly recently i finally saw that movie sober to be honest.<br><br>
my favorite movie: <b>el norte</b><br>
its an 1980's film by american playhouse on the struggles of a brother and sister in the life as guatamalans in the US as undocumented workers. its amazing!
 

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Dh loves <i>Fear and Loathing...<br><br></i>Mine changes, but for awhile now it's been<i>, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369672/" target="_blank">A Love Song for Bobby Long</a>.</i> I love the characters, the fact that it was set, and filmed, in New Orleans and I think it's John Travolta's best role ever. Oh, and it's got Scarlet Johansson in it. Love her, too.
 

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So hard to narrow it down! But if I had to I'd say Zhang Yimou's "To Live!" It follows a family in China from the 40s to the 70s and is not only visually stunning but emotionally.
 

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(I love Zhang Yimou!!!!)<br><br>
For the last few years, my favorite movie has been Farewell my Concubine, directed by Kaige Chen and starring Leslie Cheung (who is sadly, no longer with us), Gong Li, Zhang Fengyi.<br><br>
It takes place in a very turbulent era, a turning point in Chinese history (which interests me greatly), the colors are amazing, the director doesn't shy away from ugliness but helps it transcend into poignancy, the acting is superb (especially the children! Just amazing!)...I love how the three main characters are bound together, no matter what happens, and they resent, resist but also rely on that bond.
 

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I don't have one, but many...<br><br><b>Magnolia</b> always comes to mind first though.<br><br>
(Harold & Maude and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are favorites too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)
 

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Neverending Story.<br><br>
It is a movie that I can watch over and over again and it always leaves me with a good feeling.<br>
Also, Bastian reminds me of my son.<br><br>
"Bastian, say my name!!!"
 

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A must see.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
The Cook, The Thief, his Wife, and her Lover. Visually rich experience, awesome cast: (Richard Bohringer,Michael Gambon,Helen Mirren, Alan Howard,Tim Roth, Ciarán Hinds, Gary Olsen .. ) unexpected, sexy, hard and dark at times. So much that I wanted to walk out at one moment but so glad I stayed till the end.
 

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<b>Amelie</b><br><br>
It is hard to pick one, but this is one I could (and do) watch over and over. I just love the story, and characters, and the vivid visuals throughout, especially the use of red.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A must see.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
The Cook, The Thief, his Wife, and her Lover. Visually rich experience, awesome cast: (Richard Bohringer,Michael Gambon,Helen Mirren, Alan Howard,Tim Roth, Ciarán Hinds, Gary Olsen .. ) unexpected, sexy, hard and dark at times. So much that I wanted to walk out at one moment but so glad I stayed till the end.</div>
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That movie is absolutely amazing. You can enjoy (is that the right word for this movie?!?!) it on many levels: acting, use of colors (that rocked!), directing, plot...it is a unique film. I know many people just won't watch it because, yes, it has some terribly cruel elements.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A must see.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
The Cook, The Thief, his Wife, and her Lover. Visually rich experience, awesome cast: (Richard Bohringer,Michael Gambon,Helen Mirren, Alan Howard,Tim Roth, Ciarán Hinds, Gary Olsen .. ) unexpected, sexy, hard and dark at times. So much that I wanted to walk out at one moment but so glad I stayed till the end.</div>
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I couldn't agree more - such an intense, one-of-a-kind, and yes, colorful movie.
 

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Oh wow! Everyone has such good taste here! Seriously! Love Hedwig, Fear & Loathing (and it made sense to my non-drug trying ways), Harold & Maude, and The Cook... (I love having people see that just to see their reactions).<br><br>
One of my favourite though is Monty Pythons 'Life of Brian'. It makes you think about religion and is a good movie to start discussions. I have had many people see it and its always interesting to see what they think....and listen to them laugh.<br><br>
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