An off-topic question from David today. What is your favourite film (or genre if one is not enough)?
Dune and Blade runner
I like Sci-Fi as long as it also has a decent storyline. Loved The Matrix and Blade Runner. Not sure what genre it is but I love quirky stuff like The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.
I'm partial to "The Sting" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
Intelligent sci-fi. Doesn't seem to be much of that around these days.
Graham if you haven't seen Dark City I reckon you might like it.
Looks interesting. I'll check it out Bug
Ordered it for £3 inc postage from Amazon.
Avatar. Sure the story's been done before, but the overall storytelling, background, and visuals keep me coming back.
The Ghost Train , I can watch this black and white film time and time again . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Train_(1941_film)
So many - I love the "spoof" films, Airplane, Naked Gun etc, but I absolutely love sci fi. Star Wars (the original 3 especially) are firm favourites - bear in mind the special effects in those date from the late 70's.
Chuck in other classics like the Blue Brothers and it's just impossible to choose.
I love intelligent sci-fi, too, so 'Inception' is the best film in recent memory for me.
However there are some films that I return to again and again; Blade Runner, Aliens, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Night of the Demon, Vertigo, The Big Lebowski, 2001: A Space Odyssey, anything with Errol Flynn, Jimmy Stewary, Cary Grant or Katherine Hepburn. Film Noir. The screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s. My embarrassing guilty pleasure is Highlander.
But, if asked what my favourite film of all time is... Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps", most likely. So much fun watching Hannay escape a web of spies across Scotland.
(Gavin - you like 'Ghost Train'. Great! Have you seen 'Dead of Night').
If I had to pick one film, it might be The Hunt for Red October.... Yes, Connery plays a Russian with a Scottish accent, but still, good drama and massive cast.
@Graham, Dark City is a great film. I really liked it. From my (Aussie) perspective, it was great fun playing spot the Aussie actor!
There's a whole list... absolute favourite? Probably Sybil, for Sally Field's Emmy awarding performance (performances?) or 2001: A Space Odyssey. The 39 Steps is a good call as an all time classic and Inception as a modern classic.
Snatch and such like I love. Action, funny, great lines. Then of course there's the Matrix, Shoot em Up and Limitless made a real impression on me. But to be honest I watch all sorts.