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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby MUni Rider » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:44 pm

I want my two dollars.



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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby speth » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:02 pm

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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby Kent McLemore » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:09 pm

In the animation category, I nominate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psfboAl5kLg
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby Alpine » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:08 pm

Okay - not a film but how about a TV series? This thread sparked a memory of one or two MacGyver episodes, but what I wanted to mention was this:

Maybe 15 years ago there was a short-lived series about a guide/rescue/climbing type family. The Dad of course was very much a mountain bada$$ type, the two late teens/early twenties sons were following in his footsteps and Mom stayed home to worry about them. And i think there was a sister who of course could do anything the brothers could do and maybe better.

Anyone remember that one? A little fuzzy now on the details but at the time I thought it was a pretty cool show.
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby TallGrass » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:10 pm

I saw someone mention Roger Moore which reminded me of Escape to Athena (1979, Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven). Though plot involves robbing a monastery on fictive Mount Athena, it was actually filmed in sea-level Rhodes, Greece (same city used for Guns of Navarone). Has my favorite motorcycle chase scene due to pulling top notch stunts without CGI in claustrophobic no-room-for-error alleys using a sidecar -- an asymmetrical vehicle which can be diabolical to pilot in its own right (read: very easy to bite it).



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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby PaliKona » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:43 pm

Cliffhanger and Vertical Limit...soooo bad they're sooooo good :)

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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby peter303 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:53 am

I saw 'The Summit", a docudrama about the 2008 K2 disaster at the Boulder film festival last week. It was interviews with some of the survivors, intermixed with trip footage and simulations of what [img]might[/img] have happened on that fateful trip. It gave me some visual insights into the dificulties with K2.

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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby Doug Shaw » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:12 pm

The Looney Tunes video reminded me of this animated short:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZilcnadvU88

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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:47 pm

I know that when there's rockfall, it's because Saruman is chanting somewhere...

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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby fleetmack » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:10 pm

Duh .... this is the best scene of all time from any movie:
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby Exiled Michigander » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:20 pm

No 14ers.com honorable mention for the final scene of Shane, where he rides off toward the Tetons?:



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