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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2008, 09:04:14 AM »

also my sister has strange tastes.  ultra- mainstream.  I think she's seen legally blonde like a thousand times.  She's a bit of a yuppie and I think when she comes home she just wants the most blandly upbeat entertainment possible.
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2008, 12:38:04 PM »

My mom was big on South Pacific, The King & I, and some other big-budget movie musicals.  She also liked David Lean films, and anything offbeat that involved exploring or foreign countries ("A Boy 10 Feet Tall").
My dad watched The Time Machine and IT! The Terror From Beyond Space with me on TV, but didn't go out much.  We used to laugh at Rocky and Bullwinkle together, but I'm sure he got more of it than I did. 
Strangely, my obsessive love of silent film didn't come from either of them or their parents/my grandparents.  I sort of got it on my own that these very old films are a form of High Art unto themselves.
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2008, 05:35:21 PM »

also my sister has strange tastes.  ultra- mainstream.  I think she's seen legally blonde like a thousand times.  She's a bit of a yuppie and I think when she comes home she just wants the most blandly upbeat entertainment possible.

Mine too, she really likes "normal" movies. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2008, 05:41:19 PM »

My late grandfather was huge (I'm talkin' HUGE) John Wayne fan.  I think he had 90% of his films on VHS (which I got when he passed on).  We did find common ground when I turned on the TV during the holidays to Vertigo.  He couldn't believe that I actually liked Jimmy Stewart/Hitchcock movies.

My mom likes your standard fare but she has a thing for Johnny Depp, Al Pacino and Harrison Ford.  It broke her heart when I told her that all three of those guys smoke.  She hates smokers.   TongueOut
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2008, 06:51:39 PM »

Our interests vary widely but I do have to credit them for first introducing me to Ma and Pa Kettle, The Three Stooges, The Beverly Hillbillies and the Police Academy films, all of which I also like. As one could probably tell, Mom and Dad prefer old-fashioned comedies, both the older ones and the more modern ones like Grumpy Old Men and Dennis the Menace, which of course still featured some classic acting stars. Dad abhors anything with violence, killing or gore although he doesn't mind some hanky panky. Mom loves comedies and romance films. I did manage to get them to watch the Star Trek, Star Wars and Planet of the Apes films with me and they actually enjoyed all of those strangely enough. My love of classic 1950s Sci-Fi and 1950s/60s Sci-Fi TV though was something I came to embrace all on my own. Still I cannot say that I generally dislike romantic comedies and those classic comedies my parents love either although I like them a bit less perhaps than my parents do. They definitely do not share my love for monster movies.
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2008, 08:00:55 PM »

When my grandfather was alive, he liked comedies.  But mostly physical comedies like Benny Hill.  He was Eastern European and didn't understand English very well, even after 60 odd years in this country.  So clever lines and subtelty were lost on him.  He actually thought Robin Williams was an unfunny idiot  Lookingup

But he loved Milo and Otis and one of his faves was The 10 Commandments with Charlton Heston.  That's also because he was quite religious.  My grandmother, God bless her, is a bit of a ditz, even before the senility set in.  She'd watch the same comedy as my granddad and come away with a completely askew comprehension of what she just saw.  Then my grand dad would start on her about how much of a ditz she was  *lol*

My psycho middle sister loves romcoms.  Legally Blonde, Hitch, While You Were Sleeping, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, anything that dripped with saccharine and had the girl and boy ending up together after a series of misunderstandings.  She also likes Meet The Parents.  She also has an inability to understand anything beyond what she likes.  I think she got her ditziness from my grandmother.

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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2008, 09:05:04 PM »

My sister likes anything with a rich girl who likes to dance with a poor guy, no matter what society thinks.
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2008, 09:34:27 PM »

My Mother and Grandmother (R.I.P) are/where huge movie fans B-Movie,Classics whatever. My grandmother bought me tons of Godzillia tapes and had movies like "Day of the Day" on VHS and was a huge horror buff. My mom would bring me to any movie really. She bought to Robocop 2 when I was 9-10 years old. She watchs my dvds when I get them from Netflix and if its a old one usually says "Yeah I saw that".  Smile
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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2008, 08:22:11 AM »

....  She loves British comedies like Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served and that one with Judi Dench.  .... 


In that case I would recommend "Death at a funeral", although very british (deep black comedy)...

Thanks Frank, I'll have to check that out. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2008, 10:04:21 AM »

My father likes just about anything, but prefers comedies.

My mother is really the one who got me interested in movies (at a very young age).  She used to like a lot of horror and sci-fi stuff.  She still does, but probably not as much as she did when I was a kid. 
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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2008, 10:14:34 AM »

Ed-  I wonder if  iwasn't creatively inclined if I wouldn't have a similar perspective.  To most people, movies and music are just light entertainment.
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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2008, 12:59:28 PM »

I can see it myself, Mr. 1/2Jr.  Some years ago I decided I wasn't going to waste valueble movie time on anything that I find disturbing or not fun.  That usually involves excessive violence, and rape.  Or the painfully bizarre, like Pi. 
I'm a film escapist, I have to admit.  I'd prefer to watch cardboard box robots and rubber monsters than uber real drug movies or something.

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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2008, 02:36:43 PM »

My grandparent's favourite movie is Trainspotting.
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2008, 05:01:42 PM »

My mother was fond of Disney films. She would have to have been, as she took my younger sister and I to enough of them.

My father was fond of anything with John Wayne in it. Whether that had to do with him being a Navy lifer, is anybody's guesss.

But my parents' favorite film has to be "Shane." Three times they tried to see it at the drive-in. Three times the fog rolled in and interrupted the film showing, before it was over. The fourth time, the drive-in manager seeing them in line again, just waved them on through, without having to buy a ticket. That must have been it. Finally, they got to see it all the way through, without a fog interruption.

As for myself, I was old enough to attend the showing with them, but not old enough to remember seeing it.
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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2008, 07:30:08 PM »

My dad loves the hell out if Time Bandits.
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