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Your favorite fantasy movie of all time?

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Roc, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Mindfire

    Mindfire Istar

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    Then maybe something about LOTR in general just doesn't sit well with you. Philosophical differences? The plot doesn't agree with you? Don't care for the setting? Too many white people? Why have you never read the books?
     
  2. Jabrosky

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    It's probably because of the trilogy's sheer scale. Each book by itself looks gigantic, never mind when they're all added together.

    Just so you know, I'm a Nordic-looking white guy, and while I have always gravitated towards the more "exotic" civilizations like the Egyptians and Mayans, I'm not totally close-minded as to avoid any books with white people.
     
  3. Roc

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    I also love a lot of the Hayao Miyazaki movie.

    You don't even have to pay attention, they're simple and they're moving.
     
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  4. I'm going to go with the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
     
  5. Lucipher

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    EASILY lotr...it's just so epical
     
  6. I watched Prince of Persia yesterday, and that was pretty awesome. Never played the game though.
     
  7. Aravelle

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    I need to see Willow...

    I adore Pan's Labyrinth and Stardust, but will forever love The Last Unicorn. [I haven't seen the last 2 LOTR movies yet.]
     
  8. Wolfram

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    LOTR trilogy. it could have been done so badly, but it turned out so well, beyond my expectaions.
     
  9. Aravelle

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    Can I change my vote?
    Princess Mononoke please AND The Last Unicorn please... okay maybe add Spirited Away to the mix.. Miyazaki makes it so hard to pick favourite... okay I go with Mononoke and TLU. :D
     
  10. Steerpike

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    Aravelle - don't forget Kiki's Delivery Service.
     
  11. bjza

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    I'm glad to see Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, The Last Unicorn, Princess Bride, and Ladyhawke get mentions.

    Dark Crystal had long been my favorite. I'm sure as a teenager that I watched the documentary "The World of the Dark Crystal" as often as the film itself. The plot is a little lacking, but the setting and visuals are fantastic. The set and costume detail and the creative movements for each species put so many computer-driven films to shame.
     
  12. SilentWatcher

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    Mine would be Fellowship of the Ring, not only because of personal preference but largely because it led me to read the books, which in turn led to me writing high fantasy. The amount of work that was put into the films was amazing too.
     
  13. Sheriff Woody

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    Same for me. I'd count the entire trilogy as my favorite because it is one story told with three films, and that is my favorite fantasy story brought to the screen.

    Fellowship was, however, perhaps the most memorable and important cinema experience of my entire life. It's tied with another film that you can probably infer from my username and avatar. ;)
     
  14. Unforgiven?
     
  15. Feo Takahari

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    If we're allowing anime, then I'll nominate Paprika. It's the sort of thing Philip K. Dick might have written if he was on even more drugs than usual, and I still don't understand every story element after two watchings, but I dearly love it anyway.

    Also, it resulted in the creation of this.
     
  16. Sheriff Woody

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    Haha, nope...but Unforgiven is very high up on my list. What a great film that is! The final 30 minutes are beyond brilliant.
     
  17. stevefrank

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    LOTR is a very interesting movie.
     
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