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« on: December 20, 2004, 07:58:44 AM »

Hi guys,
Been away for a while but just popped back to wish you all greetings for the season and to chuck another topic into the arena.
Hope this is not to soppy for us macho fans of gangsters and gunslingers, but I'm sure if we admit it, there are films out there that really hit that emotional button for us all. Not just the old lump in the throat but films that actually make you produce a tear or two?
Please share them.
Just the three for me:

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Cinema Paradiso
Big Fish

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004, 10:26:39 AM »

scrooge(1951)
Rudy
Adventure(1945)
The Land Before Time
The Hustler
True Crime

Thats the list so far.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004, 11:11:04 AM »

Raging Bull
The Godfather Part II
Once Upon A Time In The West
Taxi Driver
West Side Story
Ikiru
A Fistful Of Dynamite
Schindler's List
Amores Perros
Once Upon A Time In America
Artificial Intelligence A.I.
The Great Silence
Bubba Ho-Tep
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004, 12:15:40 PM »

OK, I'm a guy, films don't often bring a tear to my eye, but some have:

For a Few Dollars More: when Mortimer says "maybe next time" as the end music swells up

GBU: when Tuco and Blondie leave the mission, and Tuco is teling how his brother would never refuse a bowl of soup to a filthy beggar like him, and the "Father Ramirez" music plays.

Incredible Journey (Michael J. Fox voiced-version): when the old dog limps home over the hill at the end.

Treasure of the Sierra Madre: end, where Walter Huston tells Tim Holt she should contact the partner's widow.

I may add more as I remember.....and smile....like Noodles...

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2004, 01:04:34 PM »

I don't cry when I watch a movie, but I have emotion (big emotion) with:
-A better world (un monde meilleur)
-Saving private Ryan
-Braveheart
-Schindler's list

I think I forgot movies... Undecided

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004, 01:40:12 PM »

I tend to get really involved when watching movies, so naturally I end up with tears in my eyes from time to time. It's that damn romance that never works out! Cry

Once Upon A Time In America
Cinema Paradiso
The Time Machine ('02)
Deer Hunter
Ghost
Lolita ('97)
The Green Mile
La Vita È Bella
AI

Oh, this brings back memories...  Cry

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2004, 02:04:33 PM »

Shadowlands
The Deer Hunter
Midnight Cowboy
Cinema Paradiso
Summer of 42
It's a Wonderful Life
and having just seen it yesterday, so it is fresh in my mind
Finding Neverland

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2004, 05:52:58 AM »

84 charing cross road            Cry
scrooge (51)                          Cry
FOD {the baby jesus again  Tongue}
high sierra                             Cry
cool hand luke (ending)         Cry
babbette's feast                    Cry
it's a wonderful life                Cry
death of a salesman              Cry
coco's nest                             Cry
terror in a texas town            Cry
i'm out of tears  

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2004, 06:49:04 AM »

Cry is maybe a strong word.. but a tear to the eye and that feeling in the guts...

Breaking the Waves
Dancer in the Dark - intolerable cruelty from Trier.

Deer Hunter
OUATIW
and.. ok, the execution in Braveheart when he cries FREEEEEEDOM and the music roars to a climax...

As already mentioned, the scenes from FFDM and GBU comes pretty close...

There are others - I have to shamefully admit - but I cant think of them right now -  Embarrassed

Sometimes it's maybe not the movie in itself but the mythology and grandness of it, the actors, the music (yes, very often the music), and sometimes the knowledge that these are films of times long gone...

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2004, 11:58:14 AM »

CINEMA PARADISO. (end montage sequence).
THE KID. (chaplin)
BICYCLE THIEVES. (all of it).
ANGLES WITH DIRTY FACES. (rocky sullivan's gone to the chair!)
TOMBSTONE. (kilmer and russell death-bed chat)
ACROSS THE BRIDGE. (stieger with dog)
THE SWIMMER. (lancaster.....just lancaster)
ATLANTIC CITY. (lancaster.....again. "you should have seen the ocean in the old days!")
STELLA DALLAS. (the original. rollercoaster hanky job)
 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2004, 12:08:04 PM »

Big Fish had me blubbering like a baby! Cry

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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2004, 01:39:16 PM »

you can add true crime and the hustler to mine

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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2004, 05:27:38 PM »

I always say my very favourite films are ones that can make me cry -

OUTW - two bits of this make me cry, first when the younger McBain child runs out of the house to confront Frank's gang, and again in Harmonica's flashback, when the camera pans out to reveal what's going on just as the music swells up.

Ikiru - Watanabe's funeral.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - The ending.


As a general point on this topic, I'd say the emotion a film can raise is probably the most important aspect of any film. Intriguing plots, witty dialogue, good camerawork and so on are all nice, but I think it takes a real master film maker to stir the audience's emotions.

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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2004, 01:29:36 AM »

OUATIA (dominic being killed; the arriving of Max's son; the final discussion; and that smile at the end oh my god)
DYS (the flash back scene since Sean is watching the doctor in the truck)
The Bridges of Madison County (the end of course)
Tout sur ma Mère (all about my mother?) (the arriving of the mother in Barcelone: there is a great shot and the effect recall me of the shot at the station in OUATITW, when the camera rises up to show us Flagstone)
Mystic River (sean penn crying and screaming; the end)


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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2004, 05:50:15 PM »

It's a Wonderful Life
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That's pretty much it.  Sergio flicks don't make me cry, neither does most of the other genre stuff I like.  I think only Christmas classic where the protagonist is forced to look at his life do it to me...

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