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What is your favourite film?

Why do you like this film? and which part of the film ever moved you?

Jul 19, 2014 3:03 PM
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Two scenes are my favorite in this. #1 The first, where the boy is arguing with the fishing boat's Captain, who reluctantly, draws back his open hand and slaps the boy so hard he nearly falls over, and then tells him to sit there "and think about it".

#2 The second scene was the bet about who could catch the Most or Biggest fish.

The bet takes place between Manuel (a Portuguese), who recued the little boy, and who came to care for him and love him. The boy comes to love Manuel like a Father. The boy messes up the other fisherman's lines, which causes a large barbed hook to be deeply embedded in his arm. The fisherman's name is "Long Jack" and he is not only a mean man, but physically powerful. When the fisherman goes to beat up the boy for his evil deed, Miguel first tries to make light of it. But Long Jack finally decides to grab the boy and beat him senseless for his misdeed.

That is when Miguel steps up and releases a threat in what can only be described as a primal fury.

Miguel grabs Long Jack by the shirt front and pulls his face close. Miguel tells Long Jack that when he gets angry, he feels sick inside and crazy. He tells Long Jack that if he touches the boy;

"I tear you apart see?" Long Jack backs down, offering a warning, but definitely stopped from harming the boy.

Here is the link to the trailer for the movie on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP19-5_EULo

Other data here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028691/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Of course there are many movies, but his is the one that above all others, I love.

It would have been nice to have had a Father like Manuel.

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July 19, 2014

 

 

 

"Captains Courageous"  1937, starring Spencer Tracy.

The film is based upon a story by author Rudyard Kipling.

It tells of a  badly spoiled  boy of about 12 rescued after falling overboard from an Ocean Liner.

 

   A  fisherman  found him.  At first, the boy was hostile to all the men, demanding immediately to be taken to a port and returned to his wealthy father.

 

 (continued)

July 19, 2014

Mine is Forrest Gump :) 

July 19, 2014

Being a bit of a film buff, there are so many to choose from. However the one which resonates with me personally is Alfred Hitchocks Rear Window, it was the first film that had me gripped and on the edge of my seat. There are so many great films and the The Third Man comes a close second.

July 19, 2014

One of my favorite is "Cruel intentions"

 

July 19, 2014
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