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RDQ 27/1/17 - Never Seen It

RDQ prompted by the release this week of Trainspotting 'T2', what 'seminal' films have you never seen - thought I'd ask the question as I've never seen Trainspotting which when discussing films with friends is generally received with a 'What the Fuck' response

Any others?
Boxer6

I suspect my list is very, very long!

For example, I have never seen (all of) Goodfellas, Deer Hunter, Reservoir Dogs; never seen ANY of Pulp Fiction, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver.

Those are the few that have popped into my head just now, but there's a fair chance if you mention a "seminal" film, I haven't seen it!
Michael

I've never seen it either.
PhilD

Re: RDQ 27/1/17 - Never Seen It

Frank Bullitt wrote:
I've never seen Trainspotting


What the fuck?
Grampa

Boxer6 wrote:
I suspect my list is very, very long!

For example, I have never seen (all of) Goodfellas, Deer Hunter, Reservoir Dogs; never seen ANY of Pulp Fiction, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver.


I've never seen any of those either, nor Trainspotting, nor any of the Lord of the Rings films.
Michael

Is the Hunger Games a film or a series? I've never seen that, I've never seen any of Games of Thrones, Breaking Bad or Downton Abbey.
Racing Teatray

I've seen Trainspotting (at the time) but not watched the Hunger Games. Or most famous horror movies. I really don't do horror - I have way too active an imagination for that kind of shit and I generally cherish my sleep. I did watch 28 Days' Later and regretted it. Likewise that Will Smith zombie film set in New York.

If we are talking TV series, then I probably haven't seen most of them as I just don't find the time or inclination. In particular, I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.
Blarno

I've not seen any of the Lord Of The Rings films, or the Hobbit films or the Harry Potter films.

I tend to find that celebrated or blockbuster movies do not appeal to me in any way, shape or form.

I have seen Trainspotting though and am looking forward to T2.
PhilD

Michael wrote:
Is the Hunger Games a film or a series?


Books and films and not 'seminal'!
Michael

Blarno wrote:
I tend to find that celebrated or blockbuster movies do not appeal to me in any way, shape or form.

I have seen Trainspotting though and am looking forward to T2.


Bob Sacamano

Not seen Game of Thrones? what the fuck? Rank alongside The Sopranos as must see TV.

Not seen Goodfellas? What the fuck?

Not seen Breaking Bad? What the fuck? Better Call Saul is great as well.

Actually I hadn't seen any of the Harry Potter films, nor had the inclination until they were shown over the Xmas hols last year and they were very good, so more fool me.

Lord of the Rings - the first one, in particular, is excellent.
PhilD

Michael wrote:
Blarno wrote:
I tend to find that celebrated or blockbuster movies do not appeal to me in any way, shape or form.

I have seen Trainspotting though and am looking forward to T2.




Don't forget Blarno hates Christmas as well. Apart from all the bits he does like.
Bob Sacamano

Blarno wrote:
I've not seen any of the Lord Of The Rings films, or the Hobbit films or the Harry Potter films.

I tend to find that celebrated or blockbuster movies do not appeal to me in any way, shape or form.

I have seen Trainspotting though and am looking forward to T2.


Ah the old too cool for school syndrome!

BeN

I'm not really a fan of movies so I haven't actually watched many films.

The list of stuff I have not watched include:

Any Star Wars film ( )
Any Lord of The Rings film (not interested, at all)
Finding Nemo
Cars (the animated film. I'm quite surprised at this one)
Trainspotting
Spiderman/Superman/Batman etc and what have you. The only action movies I've actually watched are Transformers and Iron Man, which I did not like particularly.

And quite a lot more that I can't recall right now.
Tim

Never seen Game of Thrones, Goodfellas or any of the Harry Potter films.

I have seen some of Peter Jackson's earlier films though. They're, er, memorable  
franki68

I have never seen citizen kane.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

I've hardly seen any films..... from memory the last 2 I recall seeing at a cinema were (for the childrens' sake) The Lion King and one of the Pirates of the Carribean series
PhilD

I think I must have seen all of the seminals/classics at some point but of the modern stuff there are a few biggies which have passed me by, including all of the Academy Awards "Best Film" winners in past 5 years (where as I've seen pretty much all the rest since the 50s)
PG

Racing Teatray wrote:
... I really don't do horror - I have way too active an imagination for that kind of shit and I generally cherish my sleep.


I'll watch just about any movie except horror. And things like Alien gets in that category now too. I saw Alien 1 but just could not face the rest of the series.

Like racing, I clearly value my sleep too much.

One film series I've never seen are the Godfather collection.
simonp

I don't do old films, so I've hardly seen any of the classics. Barely seen anything made before the eighties. Easy Rider, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Psycho, It's A Wonderful Life etc etc, seen not a one.

Of more modern era stuff, the LotR bollocks is right down the bottom of my list of must sees along with the Bodyguard and Titanic. Someone lent me the box set once and I got about an hour into whatever the first one's called before pressing eject.
Big Blue

The only seminal films are:

Metropolis
Casablanca
Gone with the wind
The Italian job (1969)
The Terminator

Everything else is just entertainment.
JohnC

I'm married to a chick flic kind of girl so anything Sci-Fi, horror or too much thriller is out.

I haven't seen any of the L o t R films but have managed all the Star Wars, Harry Potters, Alien(s), Terminator(s), Bourne movies and the seminal ones listed by BB.

I saw the original TS with friends and found it mildly disturbing. Some of my friends thought it was the best film ever. I know my wife wouldn't be interested in TS2 so there is no chance of seeing that.

It's kind of difficult to remember what you haven't seen.
Blarno

I want to see T2 because I enjoyed the first one. Whether or not it is popular has shit all to do with it. Film critics are just paid opinion-givers and what they say has no bearing on whether I like a film.

One thing is almost always true - if a film is heralded as "the feelgood film of the summer" or a "must see" it will be shit.
Giant

I rewatched Trainspotting last night, having only seen it at the time of release on video. It's a really great film.

I dont think I really watched films as a child as I hadn't seen most 80s kids 'classics'. ET, back to the Future, Star Wars trilogy etc, which shocked my mates about a decade ago, so loaned me most of them.

I realised that I needed to have seen them as a child to have the nostalgia to love them as an adult. I saw o e of the Stsr Wars (presumably the first one) and just thought it was rubbish.

I've seen a lot of the classic/cult films but I have no time for all the Marvel Universe stuff that clogs the multiplexes these days. Arrival was probably the closest to a blockbuster that I saw last year, which was very good.
Humphrey The Pug

LotR and the Hobbit; gave them a go but got bored, same with the Harry Potter films; tried them but haven't seen any of them all the way through, I wanted to see what the hype was all about and as far as I'm concerned they are just kiddie films.

None of the Godfather series, which is a bit strange as I do love a good "Mob/Gangster" film.

Pirates of the Caribbean series too; tried it and thought it was shit.

None of Game of Thrones, at least a couple of years ago we were lent a box set of the first few series; it's still downstairs and I've not watched any of it, TBH fantasy isn't my thing.

I'm not a horror fan either, not because it scares me, just because most horror is shit and predictable.
Bob Sacamano

T2 is certainly getting rave reviews.

gonnabuildabuggy

Just read this again and wondered where anyone finds the time?

I've not seen most of this stuff, purely as when they are on TV I'm busy.
simonp

Blarno wrote:
One thing is almost always true - if a film is heralded as "the feelgood film of the summer" or a "must see" it will be shit.


Did someone mention La La Land?
TreVoR

Big Blue wrote:
The only seminal films are:

Metropolis
Casablanca
Gone with the wind
The Italian job (1969)
The Terminator

Everything else is just entertainment.


I've not seen the first three.
simonp

I've not seen the first four, but I think I watched the remake of the Mini film!


The IMDb top 250. How many have you seen? There are a few very new anomalies in there at the mo', but generally speaking these are very popular fillums...

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

I've totted mine up - 87
gooner

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Just read this again and wondered where anyone finds the time?

I've not seen most of this stuff, purely as when they are on TV I'm busy.


I tend to agree. It's either that or the latest murder mystery is showing and the wife wants to watch that!
Twelfth Monkey

PhilD wrote:
Michael wrote:
Is the Hunger Games a film or a series?


Books and films and not 'seminal'!


Indeed.  Copying The Running Man isn't a great place to start.

Trainspotting is one of the great pieces of modern cinema, looking forward to T2.


simonp wrote:
I don't do old films, so I've hardly seen any of the classics. Barely seen anything made before the eighties. Easy Rider, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Psycho, It's A Wonderful Life etc etc, seen not a one.

Of more modern era stuff, the LotR bollocks is right down the bottom of my list of must sees along with the Bodyguard and Titanic. Someone lent me the box set once and I got about an hour into whatever the first one's called before pressing eject.


Haven't seen Easy Rider, and Citizen Kane is good but has dated horribly for someone seeing it only recently.  Psycho was far better than I had expected and It's a Wonderful Life is brilliant.

simonp wrote:
The IMDb top 250. How many have you seen? There are a few very new anomalies in there at the mo', but generally speaking these are very popular fillums...

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

I've totted mine up - 87


121.  There's some right undeserving shit there, but plenty that I love which I wouldn't expect, such as American History X, Twleve Monkeys and Hotel Rwanda.  Too much new 'instant classic' stuff.  BB, your list is way, way too short!
TreVoR

I've seen 92 on that list.
Humphrey The Pug

Bob Sacamano wrote:
T2 is certainly getting rave reviews.



Brilliant!!
Humphrey The Pug

TreVoR wrote:
I've seen 92 on that list.


91 for me.
Nice Guy Eddie

Raging Bull
Citizen Kane
The shitty episode 2-3 of Star Wars
The Lord of the rings trilogy - Gave the first episode 30 minutes and got bored
Its a wonderful life
Taxi Driver

I've only watched 94 of that 250 top films. Better get watching more T.V
Big Blue

99 of the top 250. How some of them are in the list only fuck knows.
Michael

57 on that list.
Blarno

52 on that list, some of which I have only seen minutes of because they bored/annoyed me.

I'm looking at you The Matrix.
Giant

How can you judge a film enough from a few minutes?
Blarno

Easily. I know pretty early on if I'm going to enjoy a film or not.

I was only a few minutes into Deadpool before I knew it was going to be awesome.
Michael

Giant wrote:
How can you judge a film enough from a few minutes?


Inception. Bought it on DVD, turned it off after ten minutes. It was a unanimous decision.
cbeaks1

125 on the list.
Twelfth Monkey

Giant wrote:
How can you judge a film enough from a few minutes?


Clearly you can't, but in my experience it's pretty rare for a film to have a dire first quarter-hour and then reward your perseverance.  I always trawl RT's film guide and usually pick one or two things to record.  Having been doing this for three years or so, the correlation between initial and overall lack of interest is high enough that unless it's something we believe to be important, we'll just delete.

I think if anything, it's more common for films to keep your attention and then drop the ball at the end than vice versa.

Just looked at the list again - 124 actually.  Still behind cbeaks!
franki68

Easy rider is truly awful.
Tim

simonp wrote:
I've not seen the first four, but I think I watched the remake of the Mini film!


The remake was truly awful, as was the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds.
Big Blue

To be fair to the Mark Wahlberg "Italian Job" it's not a remake, as such - more a homage as he says in the film that to recover the gold they will have to "do an "Italian Job"."

franki68 wrote:
Easy Rider is truly awful


Yep. Utter bollocks. No idea what all the fuss is about. But then I loved "Reanimator" when it was contemporary. Watched it a couple of years back: tripe of the highest order (ordure would be more apt).
Racing Teatray

TreVoR wrote:
I've seen 92 on that list.


Snap. I hadn't heard of half of them.

It also reminds me that I have never seen A Clockwork Orange, Scarface, Ghandi, Rush, Senna, The Deer Hunter or Raging Bull.
gooner

I only managed 51, perhaps I need to watch more films!
Bob Sacamano

Humphrey The Pug wrote:


None of Game of Thrones, at least a couple of years ago we were lent a box set of the first few series; it's still downstairs and I've not watched any of it, TBH fantasy isn't my thing.

.


Fantasy is not my thing which is why I avoided the first season of Game of Thrones. Then I read the books and I realised there is very little fantasy in it - it's really all about the struggle for absolute power and what people will do to achieve it. I loved the books so much I then watched the TV show.

I've watched a 107 films on that list which shows I've missed a hell of a lot of good ones.
Twelfth Monkey

TreVoR wrote:

It also reminds me that I have never seen A Clockwork Orange, Scarface, Ghandi, Rush, Senna, The Deer Hunter or Raging Bull.


I know I'm out or critical kilter but I wasn't particularly taken with The Deer Hunter, and Rush is great entertainment rather than being a great film.  Senna is just brilliant, and Gandhi is the sort of film the length of which puts you off, but after watching it always feels like time well-spent.
Blarno

From the snippets of GOT that I have seen, it's like watching Dungeons and Dragons interspersed with porn.
Bob Sacamano

Blarno wrote:
From the snippets of GOT that I have seen, it's like watching Dungeons and Dragons interspersed with porn.


It's more like House of Cards. With chainmail and porn.
BeN

simonp wrote:

The IMDb top 250. How many have you seen? There are a few very new anomalies in there at the mo', but generally speaking these are very popular fillums...

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

I've totted mine up - 87


Out of that list, I've seen a grand total of...18.
Racing Teatray

In principle I should like Game of Thrones. I just simply never got around to watching it since TV series like this for me fall quite a long way down my daily priority list.
Frank Bullitt

simonp wrote:

The IMDb top 250. How many have you seen? There are a few very new anomalies in there at the mo', but generally speaking these are very popular fillums...

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

I've totted mine up - 87


52, the overwhelming majority of which are kids films or films I watched as a youngster (Indiana Jones etc.)
Boxer6

Counted them now - 70.

Like others, there are some films on that list I've never even heard of, far less watched. Also a few I really would like to get round to seeing at some point.
Roadsterstu

Racing Teatray wrote:
I've seen Trainspotting (at the time) but not watched the Hunger Games. Or most famous horror movies. I really don't do horror - I have way too active an imagination for that kind of shit and I generally cherish my sleep. I did watch 28 Days' Later and regretted it. Likewise that Will Smith zombie film set in New York.

If we are talking TV series, then I probably haven't seen most of them as I just don't find the time or inclination. In particular, I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.


I can echo most of that, although I  managed 28 Days, I Am Legend (the Will Smith film) and World War Z. In fact I quite like apocalyptic disaster movies, just not horror films.

I've never been bothered by any of Tarantino's films.

Saw Trainspotting (my brother used to work on the door of that nightclub in his student days in Glasgow) and will hopefully see T2.

I've not had the time or interest to get into a TV "box set" since the original series of 24, which I couldn't tear myself away from.
canadian bacon

Counted from the 250 list -132 seen, I own 50 of them (thought it would be more)

Trainspotting was an amazing film at the time, I will go and see T2 when we get it, but I am not expecting much, its v hard to come back 20 years later and repeat that kind of feeling (just ask George Lucas...)

As for TV box sets, The Wire and Band of Brothers both stand up to repeated viewing, I also have Our friends in the North (early Daniel Craig show) and the complete adventures of Tintin.....!
simonp

46 owned for me, although some of those aren't in the seen pile!
Twelfth Monkey

Own 93, though two are as yet unwatched.  This ownership thing will be an alien notion to our children's generation.
Boxer6

canadian bacon wrote:
 
As for TV box sets, The Wire and Band of Brothers both stand up to repeated viewing, I also have Our friends in the North (early Daniel Craig show) and the complete adventures of Tintin.....!


We have no box sets and no plans to get any other than the complete set of M*A*S*H when I can be arsed to source it.

Watched OFITN when it was on; very gritty as I recall, and DC was pretty good in it. Going back a lot further, 'When The Boat Comes In' was essential viewing in our house. Something of a North-Eastern theme going on here . . .
Twelfth Monkey

Bargain!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000X...me=&qid=1485509041&sr=8-1
simonp

6500 minutes of viewing!
Boxer6

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Bargain!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000X...me=&qid=1485509041&sr=8-1


That wasn't a hint, but thank you!

Ordered - that'll do for those long nights at the caravan . . . .
PhilD

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Own 93, though two are as yet unwatched.  This ownership thing will be an alien notion to our children's generation.


Is this a good or bad thing? (I'm not sure!)
Twelfth Monkey

I can see the convenience angle, and it saves on adding value to house contents policies, but I am a 'collector' by nature.  It's not necessarily logical, but that doesn't trouble me!
PhilD

Can you not see any other angles? Greater choice and accessibility for example?

Are you differentiating between streaming and downloading?

Do both of the above still seem too sterile to you? Does the sight of the DVD box, the feel of it in your hands bring forth the emotion of the film? Do you feel you have made a commitment to a film, to it's makers, to the story, by buying it in physical form? (though of course ultimately its still a collection of 1s and 0s in a box).
Twelfth Monkey

I think you're right.  I also don't trust the ISPs always to provide what I want when I want it.  And perusing a shelf makes me see things and think 'ooh, haven't seen that in ages'.  If they all existed only as cloud-ed files, that wouldn't happen.
Tim

Boxer6 wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Bargain!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000X...me=&qid=1485509041&sr=8-1


That wasn't a hint, but thank you!

Ordered - that'll do for those long nights at the caravan . . . .


Enjoy.
We bought that a few years ago.
Having also watched a couple of episodes on TV recently one of the major benefits of the DVD is being able to view with the laughter track switched off.
PhilD

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
I think you're right.  I also don't trust the ISPs always to provide what I want when I want it.  And perusing a shelf makes me see things and think 'ooh, haven't seen that in ages'.  If they all existed only as cloud-ed files, that wouldn't happen.


What about a virtual room where you could browse?
Twelfth Monkey

Answer to a question I (at least) am not asking!
gonnabuildabuggy

25 seen -  Is that a new low?
Tim

I can't access the list from work so my current total is 0  
DetmoldDick

My titles all come up in German :(
Giant

99 for me. I'm envious of Ben and gonnabuildabuggy who have so many great films to catch up on!
Bob Sacamano

DetmoldDick wrote:
My titles all come up in German :(


250 YouTube re-makes of Downfall?

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