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Reverend Meteor

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Paste Pot Pete 
Wolfman Pete!

Member Since: Fri Jul 07, 2000
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Subj: Network hands down...a horrifying parody of the media that became all too true.
Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 at 09:45:18 pm CDT (Viewed 8 times)
Reply Subj: Topic of the Week "Movies that were/are ahead of their time"...
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 09:47:27 am CDT (Viewed 695 times)

    I remember watching "A Clockwork Orange" in the mid 90's and thinking this movie is 20 years old? They'd never make a movie like this even today.

As soon as I saw the thread title that was my first choice.

    And when you watch the movie today 20 year after that, you get the same reaction.

It's one of my favorites. As a kid there was some sort of controversy about parents were worried teenagers were going to emulate the main character in the book and movie.

I think the book was pulled from our middle school library. That always made the book and movie have a sort of dark allure for me and I set out to find the book as a teenager.

    It's just ahead of its time.

    What other movies are like that?

Alien...I love the sequel Aliens better (favorite movie ever actually) but the original is just a brilliant piece of work. I can't think of anything before Alien that was like Alien.

2001 A Space dad's favorite movie

It's A Wonderful mother watches this every year and even though I have a black heart even I have to admit the movie is brilliant.

The French Connection

Donnie Darko

Blade Runner

The Godfather

Dr. Strangelove

But to me the movie that was really ahead of the times was Network. The movie's older than I am but that movie spoke to me on a level no other movie ever had. That movie to me more or less prognosticated the news media and reality tv of this generation. But it was even more than that. Howard Beale's speech about how we just want to be shut out the world and surround ourselves with stuff while the world goes to crap...I totally do that. Or Arthur Jensen's bombastic speech about how we're not a world of nations any more but just a system of money. The movie is just brilliant.


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