Discussion in 'Movies' started by Karin Schill, Sep 14, 2016.
Well for this round it's allowed to list movies or Tv-series...
Well... my list would look something like this when it comes to the ones I remember that I liked:
1. Bröderna Lejonhjärta (I love the darkness of it)
2. Pippi Långstrump
3. Vi på Saltkråkan
4. Emil i Lönneberga
5. Karlsson på taket
6. Ronja Rövardotter
I suppose I should re-watch them, its been a long time!
Last chance to take part in this round.
We have a result. Our favorite Astrid Lindgren adaption is actually a TV-series:
Yes it's Pippi Långstrump:
Pippi Långstrump (1969) Tv-series
It's a story about a nine year old girl who is an orphan. Her mother is an Angel and her father went to sea when she was a baby. Pippi lives by herself in Villa Villerkulla with her two pets, Herr Nilsson, who is not her legal guardian but a monkey and Lilla Gubben, which is her horse. Pippi is rich since she has a bunch of gold coins her father's left her and she's the strongest little girl in the entire world.
You gave it a total of: 39 points.
Here is a trailer for the winner:
and here's the theme song with English lyrics:
Then the runner up was:
Ronja Rövardotter (1984)
This is the story of Ronja and Birk. Their fathers are the leaders of two different gang of robbers who are rivals. But their children become friends. In the summer they leave their praents and go out to live in the woods where they experience some adventures.
You gave it a total of 31 points.
Here's a trailer for that movie too:
Then finally here's the rest of the list:
Emil i Lönneberga (1975-1976) 28 points.
Vi På Saltkråkan (1964) Tv-series 24 points.
Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1977) 22 points.
Mio Min Mio (1987) 19 points.
Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn (1989) 19 points.
Madicken (1979-1980) 17 points.
Världens Bästa Karlsson (1974) 7 points.
Lotta på Bråkmakargatan (1992) 2 points.
That's all so thank you to everyone who's taken part in this round.
Okay so up next is this legendary actor:
Sir Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American actor and director. He was born on 20th February, 1927 in Miami, Florida, USA. His parents were farmers from Bahamas who were only in the USA on business. So Poitier grew up in Bahamas as the youngest of seven children. At the age of 15 he moved to Miami and then at the age of 16 he moved to New York City. He then enlisted in the army for the Second World War.
After he returned to New York City he began his acting career with the North American Negro Theater. His first movie was No Way Out (1950) and it was the start of a very successful acting career. He was one of the first black actors to ever win an Oscar for the movie Lilies of the Field (1963). In his career he has made approximately 50 movies. But which one is your favorite?
Totals: In March.
This is embarrassing once again..... I can only list one:
1. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Just one from me, although its one I like a lot ...
1. To Sir With Love (1967)
I think I can name more than one, but not too many more, sorry @Karin...
1- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (87)
2- Paris Blues (61)
3- Band of Angels (57)
I may have seen some others but my memory is completely blocked out...I did love his performance in the Hepburn-Tracy film but it may be a bit outdated for those who call themselves "millennials"
I think his activism and importance as a person overshadowed his film career, and probably for good...Movie business sucks...
I always think of Grandad in Only Fools and Horses who called him Sidney Potter
I have only seen one
1 Guess who is coming to dinner.
1. The Defiant Ones (anyone who hasn't seen many Sidney Poitier films I can't recommend this film enough)
2. To Sir With Love
3. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
4. Buck and the Preacher
Unfortunately I can also only list one film:
1. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
It's a really great movie though and I love how they have a topic of a couple from different backgrounds. I think at the time it was considered ground breaking.
1 Deadly Pursuit
2 Little Nikita
The results are in and without a doubt your favorite Sidney Poitier movie is:
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
In this classic American drama film an Sidney Poitier plays a young man who is meeting his fiancée's parents for the first time. The only complication is that they are white. The movie shows an interracial couple and the reactions they get from her parents when they learn about their daughter's upcoming marriage. It also stars Spence Tracy in his final movie role, Katharine Hepburn and her niece Katharine Houghton. The movie was directed by Stanley Kramer and was considered groundbreaking for it's time.
You gave it a total of 48 points.
Here's a trailer for the winning movie:
The runner up was:
To Sir With Love (1967)
This is a British drama film that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. Sidney Poitier plays their teacher.
You gave it a total of 19 points.
Here's a trailer for that movie:
Then here's the rest of the list:
The Defiant Ones (1958) 10 p.
Deadly Pursuit (1988) 10 p.
Little Nikita (1988) 9 p.
Paris Blues (1961) 9 p.
Band of Angels (1957) 8 p.
Sneakers (1992) 8 p.
Buck and the Preacher (1972) 7 p.
I would like to thank everyone who's taken part in this round.
Up next is this director:
David Fincher is an American director and producer. David Andrew Leo Fincher was born on 28th August, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, USA. His father was an author and his mother was a mental health nurse. The family relocated to San Anselmo, California when Fincher was 2 years old. The relocated again when Fincher was a teenager to Ashland, Oregon. Fincher began filming at age 8, using an 8 mm camera. During High School he directed some theater plays and also designed sets.
He began his career after he’d graduated from High School. He worked within film production, firstly as production head and photographer and then he began his career as a director by directing short films and music videos. The first feature film he directed was Alien 3 (1992). He has since directed several more films, most of them are thrillers with a dark tone. Some of his most famous films include Seven (1995), Fight Club (1999) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). He has been nominated for an Oscar twice but never won the award.
He has directed approximately 10 feature films and also several shorts and music videos, but which one is your favorite?
Totals: In April.
Thank you to @Emelee for suggesting this director.
I'm in a minority, but I really like Alien 3. It's my second favourite of the series, after Ridley Scott's original. It's not a great film, but it just oozes atmosphere.
I haven't yet watched Fight Club or The Game but I suspect they would make my list. I didn't care for Benjamin Button or The Social Network.
And a special mention for...
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (almost as good as the short story it was based on)
3. Panic Room
4. Fight Club
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (I prefer the Swedish original)
7. The Game
8. Gone Girl (the novel was much better)
1. Panic Room
2. Alien 3 (I enjoyed all three Alien films)
One question for @Karin Schill: Are his TV works as a producer/writer eligible ("House of Cards", "Mindhunter")? I guess his videoclips are not (too bad...).
No I want us to focus on his work as a director. So no Tv works that he has produced/written. However if you haven't watched any of his movies you can list his music videos or short films instead. I know I will have to do that!
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