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What films do you prefer?

People often watch TV or read books, but what do you think about films, which force us think about life


  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,659 ✭✭✭✭
    I like films that don't have monsters, super heros that do impossible feats, or fantasy (apart from Harry Potter).
  • Misha9998Misha9998 Posts: 15 Inactive
    > @mheredge said:
    > I like films that don't have monsters, super heros that do impossible feats, or fantasy (apart from Harry Potter).

    I have similar view on movies. I am not very enthusiastic about sci-fi movies like The Avengers, X-men etc. However, I like sci-fi movies which show some near future or have some scientific background (Interstellar, Europa Report, Oblivion). Also I like history movies, detectives, thrillers, comedies (especially good black humor like Keeping Mum or Tucker and Dale vs. Evil). And I like films about time travelling - some people say it is impossible, but I find it very attractive to dream about...
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,659 ✭✭✭✭
    I like historic movies, and especially those produced by the BBC @Misha9998 as they do them so well. I also like when the BBC make series based on the classics, like Dickens or Austen.
  • Misha9998Misha9998 Posts: 15 Inactive
    I see. I understand BBC's series aren't fiction movies but documentaries, are they?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,659 ✭✭✭✭
    The BBC makes all sorts of series @Misha9998. Some are documentaries but I think most are fiction.
  • Misha9998Misha9998 Posts: 15 Inactive
    I felt in love with history in my childhood. I usually prefer movies about world politics and conflicts (In fact, politics of Europe until World War I was a bunch of wars) like 'Patriot', 'Valkyrie' etc.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,659 ✭✭✭✭
    Movies can be a good way to keep in touch with our history @Misha9998. I also enjoy how they reflect the time when they were made. I am watching a 1968 war movie Where Eagles Dare and I am sure it would be quite different if it were made now.
  • Misha9998Misha9998 Posts: 15 Inactive
    Yeah, movies from 40s differ from ones shot in 70s and so on. Fashion exist not only on clothes. And I read the plot of the movie you mentioned - quite interesting, I'll watch it, thanks.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,659 ✭✭✭✭
    It is based on Alastair Maclean's novel. He wrote a lot of these kind of stories that are a bit like blockbusters and easy to read @Misha9998.
  • Misha9998Misha9998 Posts: 15 Inactive
    Usually people which have already read a book say that they get disappointed after watching a movie shoot by the book. Is it the case?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,659 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2018
    The book is usually better than the movies, so I tend to read the book after I've seen the film @Misha9998.
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