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The Sound Of Music that I saw when I was a kid- My father was a real martinet, verbally if not physically abusing his children, in a certain european way. Parents over there think they have to be hard on their children. Buckingam Palace is often their model in educating children. You pet the dog, you pet the horse but you don't have any physical contact with your own child. You hand your child over to some strangers for education and care. Julie Andrews made a lasting impression on me in The Sound Of Music. I have ever since been attracted to american women and the kind and affectionate way they generally treat their children.

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European child abuse? Please..... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

(Army was pretty rough, though)


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Saving Private Ryan. I saw it in a good theater with great sound (the now-defunct UA Pavilion in San Jose). I felt the imprint and echoes of the sounds of war in my body for several days.

Also I had scary dreams after Predator.

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European child abuse? Please..... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

European women don't weight much compare to american women. Alexis de Tocqueville acknowledged that in "Democracy in America".



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Two movies stand out for me, THE WIZARD OF OZ and DR. STRANGELOVE. When I was a kid I watched OZ every year when it aired. For a week or so afterward, I'd wake up with bad dreams. Flying monkeys were always after me.

DR. STRANGELOVE stille amazes me. How can such deadly serous subject matter be made so funny? Sterling Haden's character, General Jack Ripper, reminds me of John Birch Society idiots in my neiborhood, that I became aware of as a teenager. It's like some of these fools seemed to have stolen Hayden's lines about flouride! It's the greatest comedy ever made, according to me anyway. I never tire of seeing it. Best wishes!

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Schindler's List definitely made an impression in the theater the way it never would had I only seen it on DVD.

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Basic Instinct. Sharon REALLY made a lasting impression on me. Phewww.
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When I was a kid, I cant remember any film making me sad. The only emotions I can remember when watching a movie was happiness and laughter.

I loved, The Marx brothers (monkey business was my fave). I loved Chaplin (wait a minute, I cried at the end of City Lights, still do.)
Laurel and Hardy. Forgot what its called, I loved the movie where they carry and push this huge piano up about 200 concrete steps. I can remember rolling around on the floor (mum thought I was in pain or something).

All these movies had a lasting impression on me in that I grew to love the movies because of these. Long may they live in my heart.
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Hi Grosse,

Thanks for your post - finally I better understand your vivid positions in the threads? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/eek.gif

As the saying in France goes "he who loves well, punishes well".

However I can readily understand Nicholas' astonishment, from my experience Denmark is something of a haven for children, where they are treated closer to Hans Christian Anderson style than Ã* la Charles Dickens.

So to amend for your yearling sufferings at the hands of a hands off father (mine was of the hands on type) - I'll profess a lasting influence which will be sure to please you: Yes: Les Tontons Flingeurs!

But to others here in the forum, I'll level with you, it was actually 8 1/2 which marked my childhood far beyond any other movie. Speaking Italian helped me enter the fantastic world of Fellini, at a time when Italy itself was populated by actual people who's lives were echoed by such archetypical characters.

Those were the good old days when at the annual ball of medieval villages, one could dance with virginal young ladies under the supervision of several generations of family onlookers and everyone from highly influential town barber often major elect, to Torta (vegetable pie) bearing elderly widows forever cast in black garb.


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Brett- Actually I love "Les Tontons Flingueurs" with Francis Blanche. But you have to admit that it is not a very serious movie. I doubt it was ever released in NTSC laserdisc.

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When I was a kid watching Swiss Family Robinson I wanted to move to that island. Then Lawrence of Arabia made me think about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Judgement at Nuremberg opened my eyes to world events.
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