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31Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 16:25

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
haha, but don't you feel enlightened now? Who knows, when you become and old fart, you too can collect them. I had to stop coz I couldn't cope with the excitement of opening a new box Very Happy

32Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 16:33

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@gloswhite wrote:haha, but don't you feel enlightened now? Who knows, when you become and old fart, you too can collect them. I had to stop coz I couldn't cope with the excitement of opening a new box Very Happy

I never mock anyone for things they collect. But I came close with you Very Happy

33Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 16:36

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
I nearly didn't admit to it, out of sheer embarassment, I have to admit. I'm still attending the weekly clinic for it.

34Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 21:38

largehat

largehat
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
When I was a kid I collected WWF (wrestling) figures, before that, Star Wars figures. I was shocked the other week when someone posted a link to a mid-1980s Argos catalogue on Facebook and saw that the Millenium Falcon - the pride of any Star Wars collection - was only £29.99 - that was a fortune to a kid in the mid-1980s, nowadays there are kids who spend that in mobile phone credit in a week or two.

I started collecting CDs, keeping them in mint condition and so on, when I first became old enough to have an interest in decent music, in my early teens - 1990 onwards. I gave up though because my older brother would borrow them without my permission and scratch them.

Nowadays I guess I only collect two things, both of which are lame. DVDs and Blu Ray films, and pop bottle tops for recycling. My mother is on the committee of a social club and everyone who goes in there is collecting them for a lady who goes in who works in a care home and is saving them to buy someone a special wheelchair. So I build up a collection of bottle tops, and each time my mother visits, I start collecting them again.

35Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 22:04

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Il Padrino wrote:I started collecting CDs, keeping them in mint condition and so on, when I first became old enough to have an interest in decent music, in my early teens - 1990 onwards.

Nowadays I guess I only collect two things, both of which are lame. DVDs and Blu Ray films,

What sort of music / films?

36Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 22:39

largehat

largehat
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@Natasha Whittam wrote:

What sort of music / films?

Oh well when I was a teenager I bought a few compilation albums to start my collection off with a bit of variety (the worst purchase I made was Smash Hits 93) and then started collecting The Beatles studio albums.

I don't tend to buy CDs nowadays. My favourite current band is Franz Ferdinand, I bought their last studio album when that came out in 2009, and as soon as I got home I ripped a digital copy and probably haven't used the CD since, but beyond that I'm can't remember the last time I bought an actual physical CD.

I feel a lot differently with films for some reason. I have to own a physical copy.

I maintain a list of my all time 40 favourite films on my Facebook page, and nobody ever comments on it, so seeing as someone has asked me what films I like, I am excited enough to copy out the list (this is in a rough order of preference:

Taxi Driver, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Producers (1968), Goodfellas, Jackie Brown, Midnight Cowboy, Raging Bull, The Graduate, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dog Day Afternoon, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Empire Strikes Back, Unforgiven, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Deer Hunter, Vertigo, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Casino, A Beautiful Mind, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Gone Baby Gone, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, American Beauty, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Scent of a Woman, The Dark Knight, The Conversation, Young Frankenstein, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Being John Malkovich, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dirty Harry, The Last King of Scotland, The King of Comedy.

I hate narrowing it down to 40. I love great films! I am that sad, I will look back at this list later and have loads of regrets about the order and films that are missing. I could just as easily list 200, but nobody would read that. Some are there for sentimental reasons, like the Star Trek one and the Incredible Shrinking Man, because they remind me of my old man.

37Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 22:46

doffcocker

doffcocker
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Il Padrino wrote:
Taxi Driver, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Graduate, Dog Day Afternoon, Unforgiven, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, American Beauty, Pulp Fiction, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Love these.

American Beauty is my favourite film and Dog Day Afternoon isn't far behind.

38Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 22:49

largehat

largehat
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I am impressed with anyone from today's younger generation who loves The Graduate.

It's a young man's film. I would have regretted it had I discovered it later in life.

39Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 23:24

aaron_bwfc

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One flew over the cukoos nest is a classic, I am surprised to see Star wars ep3 and empire strikes back in the same list, there was just something about episode 3 that I can't grow to like.

40Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Mon Feb 27 2012, 23:57

largehat

largehat
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I couldn't argue Ep III is better than the original Star Wars, but I guess I was thinking about my favourite from each trilogy. Episode III was like some of the darkest concepts first mentioned in SW comics of my childhood brought to life.

41Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 00:09

aaron_bwfc

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Fair enough, I suppose out of the 3 new ones, EP3 was the best and an argument can be made for it being the 2nd best of them all to be honest.

Episode 2 was just a waste of time in my opinion.

42Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 00:12

largehat

largehat
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I thought Episode I was weaker than Episode II, for 3 simple reasons

1) Jar Jar Binks was a major character in Episode I
2) No screen time for the Sith/not enough lightsaber fun
3) The dynamic between Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor didn't work for me as well as that between McGregor and Christensen.

43Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 00:19

aaron_bwfc

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Aye fair points, they both had there downfalls which were dissapointing considering what Lucas could have done with all 3 films when making them.

Couldn't and still can't figure out why R2D2 was able to fly in Ep 1,2 and 3 but could do sweet F.A in the originals....nit picking I know.

44Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 00:36

largehat

largehat
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I've considered that with R2-D2 but I would throw it back and ask if you can think of a scene in the original trilogy where he would need to fly. I couldn't think of one.

45Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 09:38

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@largehat wrote:

Taxi Driver, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Producers (1968), Goodfellas, Jackie Brown, Midnight Cowboy, Raging Bull, The Graduate, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dog Day Afternoon, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Empire Strikes Back, Unforgiven, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Deer Hunter, Vertigo, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Casino, A Beautiful Mind, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Gone Baby Gone, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, American Beauty, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Scent of a Woman, The Dark Knight, The Conversation, Young Frankenstein, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Being John Malkovich, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dirty Harry, The Last King of Scotland, The King of Comedy.


I have only seen seven of the films from your list so we are clearly worlds apart when it comes to favourite films. It is well documented that my fave film of all time is 'Back To The Future', an utter genius of a film and one I never tire of watching.

Recent films I've really enjoyed have been Machete, Limitless & The Town.

46Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 09:43

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
The best film of all time has to be Trading Places, close;y followed by Quadrophenia.

47Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 11:01

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
One flew over the Cuckoos nest was a brilliant film. Discovering that Will Sampson wasn't deaf and mute and watching him rip that sink apart was quite a scene.

The Unforgiven and Open Range were two good westerns. The shoot out at the end of Open Range was really well choreographed.

48Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 11:22

largehat

largehat
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@Reebok Trotter wrote:One flew over the Cuckoos nest was a brilliant film. Discovering that Will Sampson wasn't deaf and mute and watching him rip that sink apart was quite a scene.

The Unforgiven and Open Range were two good westerns. The shoot out at the end of Open Range was really well choreographed.

Very interesting you should highlight the bit about discovering that the Chief wasn't deaf and dumb being a key part of that movie. It just shows how clever the screenplay was, because the novel on which the film is based, written by Ken Kesey, is told from the Chief's perspective and begins with an internal monologue. You can see why it won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay. In fact it also won best film, best director for Milos Foreman, best actor for Jack Nicholson and best actress for Louise Fletcher - the first film ever to win all the big 5 Oscars I think.

49Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 12:13

aaron_bwfc

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I tip my hat to you natasha, a woman after my own heart, I could quite easily watch all 3 'back to the futures' in one go.

A recent film that I really like is 'Taken' and looking forward to the second film later this year.

50Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 12:19

trotter1948

trotter1948
Nicky Hunt
Nicky Hunt
I collect silver flatware cutlery

Done well in value last couple of years, but thats not why I collect it

Just like the stuff

Something to cherish when Im not playing golf
bounce

51Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 12:40

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@trotter1948 wrote:I collect silver flatware cutlery

Done well in value last couple of years, but thats not why I collect it

Just like the stuff

Something to cherish when Im not playing golf
bounce

Bargain Hunt is always telling me the price of silver is sky high. You must be loaded.

52Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 18:52

largehat

largehat
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@Natasha Whittam wrote:
I have only seen seven of the films from your list so we are clearly worlds apart when it comes to favourite films. It is well documented that my fave film of all time is 'Back To The Future', an utter genius of a film and one I never tire of watching.

Recent films I've really enjoyed have been Machete, Limitless & The Town.

I love Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II. Less keen on III. The love story between Doc and Clara pissed me off.

Back to the Future II is the only film I've attempted to see at the cinema and couldn't get in because it was full. The one on Bradshawgate that's now a load of rip off flats.

Which seven of mine have you seen?

I've only seen The Town out of the three you mention. Not bad. The action scenes were above average, but it's not going to win any awards.

53Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 19:00

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
It was 8 actually:

Jackie Brown, Planes Trains & Automobiles, The Empire Strikes Back, The Wizard of Oz, Gone Baby Gone, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

To be honest I've only really become a film lover in the last few years and I haven't bothered to go back and watch some of the classics - I'm sure most of the ones on your list are ace.

54Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 19:01

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Stop hijacking the thread with talk about movies, stick it in the movies thread.

55Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 19:45

Guest


Guest
i was sure someone would say stamps or coins!

56Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 20:39

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
I seem to have a rather large collection of Science Fiction books. Looked in one of the boxes the other day, and I see it cost me 1/6 (One shilling and sixpence, 7.5 p in todays currency.

57Do you collect anything? - Page 2 Empty Re: Do you collect anything? on Tue Feb 28 2012, 21:54

Keegan

Keegan
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I have several Mad & Cracked Magazines from my youth - I lent one to a friend of mine and the barsteward hasn't returned it! These were bought in the mid-eighties and if they don't become valuable one day they will make an excellent fire.

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