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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept on Fri May 08, 2009 5:37 am

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Edd on Fri May 08, 2009 11:18 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
PKMKII wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I'm a huge fan of the movie "Dune". dunno if it qualifies as a cult classic, though.


David Lynch version or the Sci-Fi Channel version?

Sting version (I think it's David Lynch). I have it on tape upstairs somewhere, in the Room of Doom with sixty hundred lotsandlots of random other stuff.
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You can tell I don't watch much TV anymore - I didn't even know there was a Sci-Fi Channel version of Dune. I, also, cannot imagine how it could be better than the original.

Rule of thumb, ET: if Kyle MacLachlan is in it, it's a pretty safe bet David Lynch directed it.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Platypus Enthusiast on Fri May 08, 2009 12:06 pm

Either The Big Lebowski or Office Space for me.

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri May 08, 2009 12:14 pm

Edd wrote:Rule of thumb, ET: if Kyle MacLachlan is in it, it's a pretty safe bet David Lynch directed it.
Does that include Desperate Housewives?

Scene 1: Wisteria Lane. The sun is shining on the white picket fences and the unnecessarily large SUVs. A man approaches the Solis family's front door and rings the doorbell. Gabrielle answers the door.

Eva Longoria: "Can I help you?"

Dennis Hopper (huffing nitrous from his jacket pocket): "Daddy wants to f**k! Daddy wants to f**k!"

Four midgets walk past singing "Blue Velvet" backwards, but in a barbershop quartet style. Orson Hodge opens his front door, holding a cup, to look at what is happening.

Kyle McLachlan: "Damn fine coffee!"

Suddenly, a 400' sandworm erupts through the tarmac of the quiet cul-de-sac, and Nicholas Cage, wearing a snakeskin jacket, sings Elvis songs to the assembled cast and crew...
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Edd on Fri May 08, 2009 12:32 pm

Was that before or after the episode where the newlyweds, the Log Lady and the Elephant Man, move in down the block with their son, Eraserhead?
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept on Fri May 08, 2009 12:34 pm

Edd wrote:Rule of thumb, ET: if Kyle MacLachlan is in it, it's a pretty safe bet David Lynch directed it.


That means Sex & the City too. I always knew Lynch was secretly into shopping and girl talk.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri May 08, 2009 5:33 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
Edd wrote:Rule of thumb, ET: if Kyle MacLachlan is in it, it's a pretty safe bet David Lynch directed it.
Does that include Desperate Housewives?

Scene 1: Wisteria Lane. The sun is shining on the white picket fences and the unnecessarily large SUVs. A man approaches the Solis family's front door and rings the doorbell. Gabrielle answers the door.

Eva Longoria: "Can I help you?"

Dennis Hopper (huffing nitrous from his jacket pocket): "Daddy wants to f**k! Daddy wants to f**k!"

Four midgets walk past singing "Blue Velvet" backwards, but in a barbershop quartet style. Orson Hodge opens his front door, holding a cup, to look at what is happening.

Kyle McLachlan: "Damn fine coffee!"

Suddenly, a 400' sandworm erupts through the tarmac of the quiet cul-de-sac, and Nicholas Cage, wearing a snakeskin jacket, sings Elvis songs to the assembled cast and crew...

Edd wrote:Was that before or after the episode where the newlyweds, the Log Lady and the Elephant Man, move in down the block with their son, Eraserhead?

Rainswept wrote:
Edd wrote:Rule of thumb, ET: if Kyle MacLachlan is in it, it's a pretty safe bet David Lynch directed it.


That means Sex & the City too. I always knew Lynch was secretly into shopping and girl talk.

Jeez. I gotta get out more.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby TwistedSister on Fri May 08, 2009 7:52 pm

No, No ET, stay where you are, it's much safer there.....
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard on Sun May 10, 2009 1:48 pm


David Lynch version or the Sci-Fi Channel version?



You can tell I don't watch much TV anymore - I didn't even know there was a Sci-Fi Channel version of Dune. I, also, cannot imagine how it could be better than the original.


Dabid Linch dun a hack job obbet .

Da Space channil got et rite .
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept on Sun May 10, 2009 2:37 pm

Nef Yoo BlackBeard wrote: I didn't even know there was a Sci-Fi Channel version of Dune. I, also, cannot imagine how it could be better than the original.[/b]



Well... It actually followed the book, made sense, and had far superior special effects, to begin with. I never understood what made the original so popular.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby bacon on Sun May 10, 2009 9:57 pm

Nef Yoo BlackBeard wrote:

David Lynch version or the Sci-Fi Channel version?


Dabid Linch dun a hack job obbet .

Da Space channil got et rite .
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Rainswept wrote:
Nef Yoo BlackBeard wrote: I didn't even know there was a Sci-Fi Channel version of Dune. I, also, cannot imagine how it could be better than the original.[/b]



Well... It actually followed the book, made sense, and had far superior special effects, to begin with. I never understood what made the original so popular.


I'll definitely give the Sci-Fi version a chance.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Roland Deschain on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:46 pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show - I obsessed over this the first time I saw it. Watched it at least once a month for a year.
Little Shop of Horrors - No one can resist 'Suddenly Seymour'. Rick Moranis singing? Awesome!
Dune - The original because I saw this first. The Sci-Fi Channel's version was closer to the book, but Lynch's version had a certain Je ne sais pas. And Patrick Stewart :shock: Sci-Fi also made Children of Dune, which was quite good.
eXistenZ - Could this be considered a cult classic? It's certainly a head "doer".

There are so many others, almost too many to mention, like the George A Romero Living Dead series, his film The Crazies (1973 original) as well. Horrors from the rather prolific Dario Argento (Suspiria, Phenomena, The Stendahl Syndrome and Demons to name a few) and Lucio Fulci (The House by the Cemetary, the Zombi series) are well worth checking out as well.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Scott the Pirate on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:39 am

as for dune, the original is good, but definitely lacking in the effects department.

Rocky horror? Don't make me tell that story again!

Office Space? 100% agreed! awesome!

A Clockwork Orange.

Jacobs Ladder.

Dogma.

Mirrormask.

And soon to be a cult classic, the "new" Dawn of the Dead.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby black bart on Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:57 am

Who's letting Nef Yoo watch all these rude films!!! :furious:
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Pythonist on Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:23 pm

I'm about to read the cult classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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