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Postby The Brick Rat » Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:13 pm

Three of my favorites that haven't been mentioned yet:

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
In order to save the inhabitants of a walled town from a Turkish siege, the Baron embarks on a fantastical adventure to find his long-lost comrades-in-arms. Directed by Terry Gilliam.

Labyrinth
To rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King (a fashion-challenged David Bowie), Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) must navigate a labyrinth that leads to the Goblin Kings' castle. Lots of muppets in this one. Directed by Jim Henson. Produced by George Lucas.

The Wizard of Oz
Needs no introduction. I've always loved the Wicked Witch of the Wests' mountain castle.


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Postby Ristridin » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:18 pm

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
In order to save the inhabitants of a walled town from a Turkish siege, the Baron embarks on a fantastical adventure to find his long-lost comrades-in-arms. Directed by Terry Gilliam.



Yeah, I have seen the movie (a long time ago). It`s realy good, did you also read the book? I did, and it great that there is a film of it!
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Postby ottoatm » Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:32 pm

The Brick Rat wrote:Labyrinth
To rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King (a fashion-challenged David Bowie), Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) must navigate a labyrinth that leads to the Goblin Kings' castle. Lots of muppets in this one. Directed by Jim Henson. Produced by George Lucas.


Ahh... I forgot about this one - truly a great movie - although not completely castle, it is by far a wonderful example of fantasy at it's finest. Another thing to thank Lucas for (besides SW!)

Hmm... you've got me in the mood to watch this now - time to pull out the old Beta-Max. 8)
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Postby Horak the Great » Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:02 am

I highly recommend Branagh's (well, Shakespeare's) Henry V. Excellent movie... Watch it!!!
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Postby Lord Nev » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:35 am

Let's see

Braveheart
First Knight
A Knight's Tale
Lord of the Rings
Chronicles of Narnia

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Postby Slobey » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:15 am

[ I've watched all three LOTR movies 163 times each. Beat that :P

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By my calculations thats 2 and a half hours per film x 3 x163 = 1222 hours of watching LOTR you are one big fan :shock:
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Postby Damien » Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:17 pm

Actually, if you want to be precise, and assuming he's talking about the theatrical releases, rather than the extended versions...

The Fellowship of the Ring is 178 minutes long.
The Two Towers is 179 minutes long.
The Return of the King is 201 minutes long.

So..

It would take 29014 minutes to watch Fellowship of the Ring 163 times, 29177 minutes to watch Two Towers 163 times, and 32763 minutes to watch Return of the King 163 times.

All told, that's 90954 minutes.


Divide that by 60 - the number of minutes in an hour....

1515.9 hours of film.

And there are 24 hours in a day.

63.1625 days.


I'm gonna call shennanigans on that and say that it was an exaggeration. In truth, he's probably watched all three films 20 or 30 times, at best. That's a lot more reasonable while still being really fan-boyish.
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Postby Shadow » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:34 pm

Whoa! Slobey, you have too much time on your hands.

My list:
Braveheart
Gladiator
Kingdom of Heaven
Narnia
LOTR

Thats about it. :wink:
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Postby wunztwice » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:32 am

Absolutely too many to name. (plus I don't really have a favorite movie of any kind, that's not to say I like all movies either)

But the answer I always give to anyone who asks me what my favorite movie is...
The Princess Bride

A true classic, and it never gets old for me. Some others I reallllly enjoy are...

Braveheart
Gladiator
Narnia
LOTR
Monty Python...

and the list goes on

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Postby HenrytheV » Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:36 pm

wunztwice wrote:The Princess Bride

A true classic, and it never gets old for me.


Why, that's inconceivable! It's my favorite too. :P

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Postby ottoatm » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:08 am

Heh heh... I second the Pricess Bride (or third it, I guess). I actually just rented it in DVD again last night to see it with my gf (who's never seen it, or anything like it). A great film, full of quirky and interesting "stuff".

Does anyone else know of a castle movie similiar in feel to this one?
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Postby Damien » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:54 am

If by "similar in feel" you mean "a sword-slinger comedy" then there's always Robin Hood: Men In Tights.
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Postby Formendacil » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:02 pm

ottoatm wrote:Heh heh... I second the Pricess Bride (or third it, I guess). I actually just rented it in DVD again last night to see it with my gf (who's never seen it, or anything like it). A great film, full of quirky and interesting "stuff".

Does anyone else know of a castle movie similiar in feel to this one?


It is unique...

Good luck finding something as memorable. (And, if you do, let us know!)

By the way, for some strange, strange reason, I read "gf" as "Grandfather"...
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Postby ottoatm » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:05 pm

Hmm... while I do enjoy the company of my Grandfather, I do have my limits. :D

I have seen Robin Hood: Men in Tights, but I'm not sure my girlfriend (or my grandfather) would take to it... she would probally give me that look she gives me when she sees me building a MOC or something.... since she's not really into medieval stuff... but maybe it's worth a shot.

I'll be on the look out for something else like it too...
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Postby Histo-Sci » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:21 am

A castle movie I like?...uh, lemme get back to y'all on that, 'kay?

Actually I don't like movies at all really, except for some documentaries (I loved Gods and Generals though, but that's the American Civil War, and the last time I watched it--which was coincidentally last night--I didn't see no little knighties in it....). My dad loves movies and he likes alot of medieval movies, but as for myself I don't like a one of them. Braveheart, Timeline, The War Lord, First Knight, The Vikings, and all those just are rather boring to me...well, at least I could contribute to the castle book discussion...heh heh heh.

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