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Originally posted by: Zeromancer
Private Eyes
starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts
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Awww, Man, I remember this one! Watched it about a ga-zillion times when I was a kid.
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Dual is worth mentioning, though perhaps it is not so much forgotten but rather pretty obscure to begin with. Still, a fantastic film none the less.

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A vague one for me was the Beastmaster. Its quite corney to watch now, but as a kid the whole world in the film was scarey. I mean giant bat people that digested men under their wings leaving only their bones. And those mad things with the green eyes. Spooked me as a nipper. Never hear of it now.
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I Woke Up Early the Day I Died.

Inde film from the mid 90s, based on an unproduced Ed Wood script. It was the only thing that Ed saved from his apartment when it went up in smoke. There's no dialogue, it stars Billy Zane, and it's highly (and excellently) stylized. The soundtrack is also impeccable. It's really fucking great and it's a shame that it's been tied up in rights issues so that it's not commercially available in the States.

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someone in this thread complained about atlantis being a ripoff of nadia. what about nadia being a ripoff of almost any miyazaki or ghibli film to that point? It has elements of kiki, castle in the sky and even nausicaa.

sure I know anno worked as an animator for miyazaki and studio ghibli, just thought I would point that out.

as for lion king it may have ripped off kimba but chistopher vogler worked on the script (uncredited), and i have read in his book that he got the idea from hamlet. ( the great shakepeare ripped off hamlet from a germanic source, I have read the original legend in saxo grammaticus) he said he also got the thematic thrust for the film from reading the works of joseph campbell, particularly the hero with a thousand faces.

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Originally posted by: ReverendBeastly
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died.

Inde film from the mid 90s, based on an unproduced Ed Wood script. It was the only thing that Ed saved from his apartment when it went up in smoke. There's no dialogue, it stars Billy Zane, and it's highly (and excellently) stylized. The soundtrack is also impeccable. It's really fucking great and it's a shame that it's been tied up in rights issues so that it's not commercially available in the States.


This movie sounds so interesting... No dialogue, Billy Zane and written by Ed Wood...? So bizarre, this MUST be good!
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Wow, really? I'd be interested in seeing that. An Ed Wood script that's actually done well and is sought after? If only Ed was still alive to see that.

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He'd probably be wearing women clothings.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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Yeah, but that's somewhat irrelevant, I suppose...

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don’t exist… then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks… and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming… Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Here's one I havent seen in a few decades:
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Cloak and Dagger? It is kind of forgotten, but not unknown by people. But it's way more popular and remembered than a lot of movies mentioned here.
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Cloak and Dagger. That's one that cuts both ways for me. Classic movie, but at the time it came out it was very...topical for me. Meaning that the main story

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about the kid finally needing to grow up and leave the trappings of childhood (imaginary friends/adventures, etc) behind saddened me very much because I was RIGHT at that age when I knew it was true.
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Originally posted by: Gaffer Tape
Wow, really? I'd be interested in seeing that. An Ed Wood script that's actually done well and is sought after? If only Ed was still alive to see that.

It's still filled with the kitch and humor of Ed Wood films, but the tone and art direction in I Woke Up are absolutely impeccable. It's an homage without making fun. Maybe I should make a torrent of it to seed on Demonoid so more people can check it out.

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Originally posted by: ReverendBeastly
Originally posted by: Gaffer Tape
Wow, really? I'd be interested in seeing that. An Ed Wood script that's actually done well and is sought after? If only Ed was still alive to see that.

It's still filled with the kitch and humor of Ed Wood films, but the tone and art direction in I Woke Up are absolutely impeccable. It's an homage without making fun. Maybe I should make a torrent of it to seed on Demonoid so more people can check it out.


I'd definitely be interested in that...

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