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Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Rusty » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:46 pm

So, I've been plowing through a few 'classic' films with my 10 year old. Making sure he gets the correct upbringing.

Done so far:

All 7 Star Wars (in the correct order)
Ghostbusters (the one and only original)
Ghostbusters 2
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Temple of Doom
Last Crusade
Groundhog Day (that was a bit too slow for him but I watched it again for the umpteenth time)
John Carter because Mars
All the Pirates of the Caribbean
The Goonies
And of course all the Lord of the Rings (extended editions natch)

Any thoughts on films I should try to get him up to speed on other stuff?

I was really surprised at some of the very adult themes in Ghostbusters (sexual Sigourney) and Indy (Headshots etc, faces melting, very sexual too (never noticed before Kate Capshaw sittting in a puddle after being thrown off an elephant is in a see through top!))
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Sly Boots » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:53 pm

Showing him the prequels is tantamount to child abuse, surely?
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Eny » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:09 pm

Crocodile Dundee 1 and 2;
Men in Black;
The Original St. Trinians;
The Pink Panther;
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Tichinde » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:45 pm

Predator.
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Honey I shrunk the Kids
Transformers (and the Bay ones if you want to torture him).
The Matrix I guess
Toy Story
Definitely the Incredibles
Monsters Inc
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Jez » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:16 pm

Jaws

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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Animalmother » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:24 pm

Jez wrote:Jaws


This. I first saw it when I was 10 and it scared the out of me. One of my favorite films now.

Gremlins 1 & 2
The Good the Bad & the Ugly
Young Frankenstein
The Blues Brothers

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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Jez » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:50 pm

Yeah I was about 8 or 9 when I saw Jaws. Hated it but loved it. Aside from the very first superman I can't remember any other movie from my younger years more vividly.

Good bad and ugly! Great suggestion brilliant movie.

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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Animalmother » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:57 pm

Also anything from the 80's with John Candy in it.

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Top Gun (for a dose of uncomfortable homoerotic volleyball)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Princess Bride
Toy Stories
Big Trouble in Little China
The Dark Crystal

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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Tichinde » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:25 pm

Labyrinth!
And Jurassic Park.
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Eny » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:34 pm

Time Bandits!
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Animalmother » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:49 pm

Growing up my dad got us to watch Laurel & Hardy, Hammer Horror films and all the old war films. Also watched Faulty Towers and The Two Ronnies etc, shapes your sense of humour and personality I think.

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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Rusty » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:48 am

A couple of those films are slightly too adult. I forget what these films have in them with my rose tinted specs. Thank god for IMDBs parental guide. Blues Brothers has 9 F**ks apparently. And there's a whole page on all the sex references for young Frankenstein :)

Jurassic Park is a good call (checks IMDB... only 5 sh*ts That'll do :))
Watched Labrynth and Dark Crystal. Liked the latter, wasn't impressed by the former.
Time Bandits!
Watched Princess Bride for the first time myself (with my son) we both loved it
Men in Black... possibly (Imdb says quite a bit of swearing...I think he hears worse on youtube though)
The Matrix..32 sh*ts in that one...still it is a classic film and all that...



We've got the week off so that should do for the minute.

I grew up with Laurel and Hardy and Abbot and Costello (who I preferred) and some other black and white english comedy that I can't remember at all apart from they had one movie as firemen. I'm off to google stuff now.
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Rusty » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:53 am

Aha, Will Hay in Where's that fire. I actually think it was the old guy that made me laugh more :)
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:49 am

Eny wrote:Time Bandits!


God yes.
And any Ealing comedy, especially Kind Hearts And Coronets & The Man In The White Suit. (Yes I'm that old).
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Re: Classic films to learn the young uns

Postby Sly Boots » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:58 am

Most of the above are on my personal list of favourites, but in the interests of suggesting more:

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Willow
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Great Outdoors
Uncle Buck

Sitcoms:
Red Dwarf
Blackadder
Monty Python (not a sitcom, but hey)
Father Ted
Hancock's Half Hour
Only Fools and Horses
My face is tired.

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