8mm Forum


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | my password | register | search | faq | register | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» 8mm Forum   » General Yak   » Best feature films that use "Snow" as a theme

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Best feature films that use "Snow" as a theme
Mark Silvester
Master Film Handler

Posts: 282
From: England
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted October 22, 2015 01:02 PM      Profile for Mark Silvester   Email Mark Silvester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just thought I might add...what are your favourite films that either include "snow" as a main theme oras a feature within the film? (excluding documentary's)

A classic that I once obtained on 16mm "Snowbound" with Robert Newton..Dennis Price a real cracking thriller. I would love this on DVD..wish I had never sold my 16mm original print!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040808/

Here is a link to watch the full film:

http://free-classic-movies.com/movies-04/04-1948-03-23-Snowbound/index.php

[Smile]

--------------------
Mark Silvester

 |  IP: Logged

Tom Photiou
Film God

Posts: 4772
From: Plymouth U.K
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted October 22, 2015 02:08 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Snow White? [Big Grin] [Big Grin] (a little jock et)

 |  IP: Logged

Rob Young.
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1612
From: Cheshire, U.K.
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted October 22, 2015 02:18 PM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"The Shining".

Just look at the ungraded shots on one of the excellent Blu-ray documentaries, with piles of salt looking totally yellow and fake with pre-grading (no "yellow snow" jokes, please) [Roll Eyes]

Then witness the graded magic that is the finished product.

 |  IP: Logged

Mark Silvester
Master Film Handler

Posts: 282
From: England
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted October 22, 2015 02:46 PM      Profile for Mark Silvester   Email Mark Silvester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Rob

totally agree on that...the snow scenes were integral in a visual sense to the insipid fear...in the story/book wise and the film...really heightened the isolation, etc... [Smile]

--------------------
Mark Silvester

 |  IP: Logged

Jonathan Trevithick
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 569
From: Gold Coast Australia
Registered: May 2012


 - posted October 22, 2015 03:31 PM      Profile for Jonathan Trevithick   Email Jonathan Trevithick   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
How about the reason for it snowing at the end of 'Edward Scissorhands".

 |  IP: Logged

Mark Silvester
Master Film Handler

Posts: 282
From: England
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted October 22, 2015 03:42 PM      Profile for Mark Silvester   Email Mark Silvester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What is interesting that "Snow"...can have eerie effects - subtlety scary when used in movies like "Scott of Antarctic" (Ealing). Illustrative of the claustrophobic effect of this kind of film

This was also demonstrated in the "Shining" as the isolated backdrop of the hotel - Kubrick at his best visually...although I was not happy with the film because of the "Nicholson" overacting!!!! But, overall what a good film. [Smile]

--------------------
Mark Silvester

 |  IP: Logged

William Olson
Master Film Handler

Posts: 286
From: Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2010


 - posted October 23, 2015 10:30 AM      Profile for William Olson   Email William Olson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"It's A Wonderful Life". Specifically, when George Bailey is on the bridge and he says "I want to live again" and the snow starts to fall.

 |  IP: Logged

Janice Glesser
Film Goddess

Posts: 3350
From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted October 23, 2015 04:13 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Films that come to mind are Ground Hog Day (1993) , Fargo (1996), and the animated film Frozen (2013) .

--------------------
Janice

"I'm having a very good day!"
Richard Dreyfuss - Let It Ride (1989).

 |  IP: Logged

Andrew Woodcock
Film God

Posts: 7477
From: Manchester Uk
Registered: Aug 2012


 - posted October 23, 2015 05:53 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
Not a feature but hey here goes..."Do you like Snow? "

Remember that one Mark? [Big Grin]

Gremlins has lots of snow featured in it, as well as the infamous Snow White scene. So as I am both a huge Spielberg fan as well as a Disney fan...
That's my overall favourite I'd say. [Smile]

--------------------
"C'mon Baggy..Get with the beat"

 |  IP: Logged

Mark Silvester
Master Film Handler

Posts: 282
From: England
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted October 24, 2015 03:02 AM      Profile for Mark Silvester   Email Mark Silvester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Janice

I have a real fondness for "Groundhog Day" and I certainly think the the "snow" element really added to the overall feel of the movie.

Andrew, yes I remember "Do You Like Snow" - excellent.

"The Heroes of Telemark" with Kirk Douglas as snow themed classic. I had a nice Walton 4 x 400 of this also if you have a mind chech this very scary movie out - anyone seen it? - called "Windchill" (2007) with Emily Blunt...incredibly atmospheric. Here is a link to the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5k4a39lhWQ

[Smile]

--------------------
Mark Silvester

 |  IP: Logged

Bill Phelps
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1469
From: USA
Registered: Jan 2009


 - posted October 24, 2015 11:52 AM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
SPELLBOUND by Hitchcock.

Bill [Smile]

 |  IP: Logged

Steve Carter
Master Film Handler

Posts: 282
From: Bristol, UK
Registered: Apr 2015


 - posted October 24, 2015 04:06 PM      Profile for Steve Carter     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Call of the Wild, Charlton Heston and Buck, was it Iver that released it on super 8, I remember hiring I think it was 5x400 or 6x400.

 |  IP: Logged

Joe McAllister
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 177
From: London England
Registered: May 2007


 - posted October 31, 2015 04:56 PM      Profile for Joe McAllister   Email Joe McAllister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
On Dangerous Ground. Underrated movie starring Robert Ryan and Ida lupino.
Track of the Cat. Robert Mitchum
Nightfall a 1957 thriller from Jacques Tourneur.

All set in snow covered locations that set of the drama. All worth a watch if they come your way.

--------------------
Always interested in privately produced amateur and home movies.

 |  IP: Logged

Mike Newell
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 819
From: United Kingdom
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted October 31, 2015 05:40 PM      Profile for Mike Newell   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I see the Abominable Snowman is on tonight and not a flake of snow about the Himalayas. aka Bray Studios [Eek!]

 |  IP: Logged

Claus Harding
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1129
From: Washington DC
Registered: Oct 2006


 - posted October 31, 2015 11:22 PM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"Misery" used snow as an integral element of entrapment.

"The Thing" ,again, used the cold environment to add to the claustrophobia.

"Where Eagles Dare" wouldn't have been the same in the spring [Big Grin]

The use of frost/winter to reflect emotions in "Dr. Zhivago" is unforgettable.

In "Let the Right One In", the snowy landscape becomes a metaphor for the boy's isolated life.

Claus.

--------------------
"Why are there shots of deserts in a scene that's supposed to take place in Belgium during the winter?" (Review of 'Battle of the Bulge'.)

 |  IP: Logged

Steven J Kirk
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 864
From: Southern England
Registered: Apr 2008


 - posted November 05, 2015 05:35 AM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The Hammer film was great and the snow sets impressive, helped by the black and white photography, I think. But nobody has mentioned The Empire Strikes Back... also had its own Yeti creature!

--------------------
VistaVision
Motion Picture High-Fidelity

 |  IP: Logged



All times are Central  
Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Visit www.film-tech.com for free equipment manual downloads. Copyright 2003-2019 Film-Tech Cinema Systems LLC

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.3.1.2