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David Ollerearnshaw
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From: Penistone Sheffield UK
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Looking at other sites they have 'What's Your Favourite Film?' Now I find this almost impossible mainly because I enjoy lots of different films, and my taste changes over the years.

Where Eagles Dare is one I like to watch, but I can also watch the Dollar films. The late and very GREAT Ray Harryhousen I find very enjoyable. Some of the films raved about by the critics do nothing for me.

The films of the last few years even less. CGI is spoiling films, sure they look worse the 30 years ago.

Look at the Cinema Retro on Where Eagles Dare the cable car was on a film set, but very well done.

Now how do I list my likes? Currently watching 'Queen Kong' total crap, but fun. King Kong with T**Ts.

I love the smell of film in the morning.


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Trevor Adams
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"Happiest Days of Your Life" [Wink]


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Vidar Olavesen
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I have a weak spot for Alien, Ridley Scott's masterpiece.

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Jean-Christophe Deblock
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"Airport", of course!

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Barry Attwood
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Mine has to be Steven Spielberg's classic "Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind", I've lost count how many times I've seen this over the years.

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Tom Photiou
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Me to Barry,
When it first came out I went to the afternoon performance, when it ended I sneaked into the toilets and back in for free to see the early evening performance, [Big Grin] Naughty I know but I think in the cinema I saw it 17 times. probably paid to see it 8 or nine.
I still cant really watch it on TV as this is a big screen film.

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John Yapp
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Jaws, A night to remember, A taste of Honey, Back to the future 1,2,or 3, The Sting, and probably a completely different list tomorrow!

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Patrick Walsh
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Raise The Titanic [Big Grin]

"Raise The Titanic!", It would of been cheaper to lower the Atlantic!

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Gary Crawford
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King Kong....the original,of course

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Douglas Meltzer

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A Hard Day's Night!


I think there's room for just one more film.....

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Mark Mander
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The Italian Job,Mark.

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Osi Osgood
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Impossible to answer! [Frown]

"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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Steve Klare
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You surprise me, Osi!

How could it NOT be Grizzly Adams?

I keep catching myself calling films in my collection "my favorite".

I must be up to about twenty "favorites" by now.

All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Clay Smith
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Last month I bought a copy of King Vidor's The Crowd (silent - 1928) from Gerald Santana. Watched it in my garage on a rainy afternoon and was totally blown away. Next week my favorite film might be Blade Runner or To Kill A Mockingbird.
But right now it's The Crowd. Thanks Gerald.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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Valley Of The Dolls.

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William Davis
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Hard to answer but I would say MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962) first. After that I like the later John Wayne westerns.

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Jonathan Trevithick
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Nobody expects the favourite film inquisition! My 2 favourite films are Brazil, Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Holy Grail....damn, i'll come in again. My three favourite films are...

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Paul Mason
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Best film I ever saw was "The Seven Samurai" but like Trevor my favourite is "The Happiest Days of your Life."


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David Guest
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smallest show on earth and hindle wakes Saturday night and sunday morning and jigsaw with jack warner which I have in my collection

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Robert Lewis
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This is a question which I think is easier to ask than to answer, but I have to say that I am a fan of early post war British comedies and so.... "The Smallest Show On Earth", "The Titfield Thunderbolt", "The Happiest Days Of Your Life", and "It's Great To be Young" immediately spring to mind. All quite wonderful!

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Michael Mc Dermott
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Without question, THE SEARCHERS. Have seen it so many times. Have a Tech and black and White print and all the video editions. Never tire of watching it. Still brings a tear to my eye when the Duke lifts Natalie Wood up towards the end and says, Lets go home Debbie.

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