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Postby Zubkavich on Thu Oct 11, 2001 4:04 am

Hey Everyone,<P>I was just curious what are people's favorite Coming of Age and Romantic Comedy type films?<P>Personally, I like Stand By Me and When Harry Met Sally...<P>I'd love to know what films people like. I'm always looking for good films I haven't seen or recommendations to remind me of a film I haven't seen in a long time.
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Postby Kevin Wolf on Thu Oct 11, 2001 9:09 am

Mostly I hate movies of both genres, but...<P>Coming of age: "Rushmore".<P>Romantic Comedy: Maybe "High Fidelity", if it even counts. Man, I hate romantic comedies...<P>Kevin Wolf
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Postby Zubkavich on Thu Oct 11, 2001 9:35 am

Hi Kevin,<P>Well, I do admit that most movies of both genres are hacked out shlock... there are some nice ones out there. I only bring up those two genres because they sort of reflect what I'm doing with The Makeshift Miracle.<P>I haven't seen Rushmore yet, so I may have to check it out. High Fidelity kicks ass, it's a great movie that is a romantic-comedy, but doesn't fall into a lot of typical traps of the genre.<P>------------------
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Postby Izanobu on Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:03 am

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Postby Hunsvotti on Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:07 am

#1: Moon Over Parador
#2: Debbie Does Dallas<P>Caffeine crash. What do you want?<P>
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Postby Flunx on Mon Oct 15, 2001 9:24 am

"A Fish Called Wanda" is the best Romantic Comedy I've seen.
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Postby Notglych on Mon Oct 15, 2001 10:47 am

#1) A Life Less Ordinary
#2) High Fidelity
#3) Love Hina (Anime)
#4) Casablanca (Drama...but beautiful)
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Postby Hunsvotti on Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:07 am

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Postby Annabel Lee116 on Tue Oct 16, 2001 9:16 am

Ten Things I Hate About You, High Fidelity, Addicted To Love
CoA- Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Princess Mononoke
Bogart & Bacall are a good romantic pairing (The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not)<P>Just for fun (romantic? parodies)
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Postby Cornflake on Wed Oct 17, 2001 2:14 am

Hey Jimbo,<P> Let's not forget Grosse Point Blank. A fine romantic comedy with humour, guns, romance and a great soundtrack. It also stars that charming John Cusack that all you kids seem to like. Huzzah.
When Harry Met Sally is probably *the* quinticential romantic comedy. If you've seen this one you've seen...well most of 'em.
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Postby Zubkavich on Wed Oct 17, 2001 6:51 am

Cornflake,<P>Remind me to hold you to that kidney donation bit there <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif">
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Postby Flunx on Wed Oct 17, 2001 8:34 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kevin Wolf:
<B>I'd argue that "Fish Called Wanda", one of my all-time favorite comedies, is technically a Caper Film.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well the back of the DVD case calls AFCW a romantic comedy. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/tongue.gif"><P>As for CoA I put forth a movie I watched last night: The Dark Crystal.<P>
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Postby Zubkavich on Wed Oct 17, 2001 8:36 am

Yeah! Genre Cops! LOL! That's good stuff!<P>Some task force needs to hit music stores and movie places and put their products in the proper section, there outta be a law, dammit! heh...<P>Watched High Fidelity again on Friday night, it's awesome.<P>Other damn fine romantic-comedy, gotta be The Princess Bride.
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Postby Kevin Wolf on Thu Oct 18, 2001 7:59 am

That's peculiar. I see references to my reply, but the actual post seems to be missing.<P>Do you think you can evade the Genre Cops so easily?<P>Mr. Zubkavich, "The Princess Bride", while a terrific movie containing both romance and comedy, is not a romantic comedy, despite what you may have been told by a video cover or film reviewer. Sir, you're going to have to come with us.<P>--cue "Genre Cops" theme song (something in the "Cop Show Theme Song" genre)--<P>Seriously, did you think my reply was too confrontational? I'm just screwing around. Note the happy smiley face icon. I mean no ill-will toward you scumbag, genre-mixing perps.<P>Just for a laugh, what do we think are the worst movies of the same genres? What should Jim definitely avoid as a source of inspiration?<P>As for GOOD romantic comedies, surprisingly nobody has mentioned "There's Something About Mary", one I hated at first but which has really grown on me with subsequent viewings.<P>Another question: Can anybody think of a good Coming of Age film with a female protagonist? (does "Carrie" count?)<P>Kevin Wolf
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Postby Zubkavich on Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:35 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kevin Wolf:
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Mr. Zubkavich, "The Princess Bride", while a terrific movie containing both romance and comedy, is not a romantic comedy, despite what you may have been told by a video cover or film reviewer. Sir, you're going to have to come with us.
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Strange... dunno where your post went... have no fear, Genre Cops is good stuff!<P>I know Princess Bride is fantasy, but I think it could cross genres into romantic-comedy as well.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
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Just for a laugh, what do we think are the worst movies of the same genres? What should Jim definitely avoid as a source of inspiration?
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I hear that new Mariah Carrey Glitter film is really, really bad stuff, but haven't seen it (and probably won't try to).<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
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As for GOOD romantic comedies, surprisingly nobody has mentioned "There's Something About Mary", one I hated at first but which has really grown on me with subsequent viewings.
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Actually haven't seen that. May just have to check it out...<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
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Another question: Can anybody think of a good Coming of Age film with a female protagonist? (does "Carrie" count?)
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Carrie?! Genre Cops Alert! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif">
Carrie would have to be the most morbid Coming Of Age flick ever made if it even counted... definitely Horror. If you're gonna count Carrie as COA instead of Horror, then The Shining would be a film about the bonds that families share <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>There's several Japanese animations that have females in a Coming of Age theme. Off the top of my head I can think of: Nausicaa and Kiki's Delivery Service, both by Hayao Miyazaki.<P>------------------
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Postby Flunx on Thu Oct 18, 2001 9:50 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
Originally posted by Kevin Wolf:
<B>Seriously, did you think my reply was too confrontational?</B>
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I didn't take your post as being confrontational at all. I only was pretending to be defenseive. Note that my post had a smiley face icon as well.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>I mean no ill-will toward you scumbag, genre-mixing perps.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Postby Zubkavich on Thu Oct 18, 2001 10:28 am

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Postby Chickstyle on Thu Oct 18, 2001 10:33 am

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Postby Spartacus on Wed Oct 24, 2001 1:02 am

Best romantic comedy ever? That's easy, it has to be "His Girl Friday" with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. It has, bar none, some of the best dialogue in a movie ever, and puts modern movies of the genre to shame. Don't let the fact that it was made in 1940 fool you, it's as damn good, and near perfect a movie can get.<P>
Along the same lines, "Adam's Rib" is also good.<P>"Wings of Desire" is a beautiful German movie about an angel that gives up his calling to love a women. It was remade into a horrible pile of shit by Hollywood with Meg Ryan and Nick Cage. It's not a comedy, but it is good.<P>Then there's "Badlands", with Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek(I don't how ya spell it) That wins for best romantic serial killer movie!<P>------------------
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Postby Annabel Lee116 on Thu Oct 25, 2001 9:06 am

the original Sabrina was good too
what about Benny and Joon? (which may or may not count....<hides from genre cops>)
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