For all you movie buffs

Discussion in 'Films, TV, Music, Books, Etc.' started by keepithowitis, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. keepithowitis

    keepithowitis Rookie

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    I just finished reading The Power Of One (wikipedia) and have to write a book report on it. Part of my report is watching a movie of a related topic to the book and comparing the two. Since I know some of you here know movies a lot better than I do, could you suggest a movie for me to watch? I would say a boxing-themed movie would fit best, but a movie featuring African culture, prisons, exploration, or in a WWII setting (however not directly in the conflict) would also cut it. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Try Cinderella Man with Russell Crowe? I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie, its about a boxer in the Great Depression, and is as close as I can think of to the subject you are looking for.
     
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  3. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Just watch The Power of One, the movie!
     
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    keepithowitis Rookie

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    ^I'm planning on it, but i can't watch the same movie as the book I'm reading..
     
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  5. used44

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    My history class in high school watched the movie once, and i only saw the second half...
     
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    Cry, The Beloved Country has all of those (minus boxing)-- of course it was a book first, not sure if that is some sort of taboo with your project.

    Oh and it has Darth Vader and Albus Goddam Dumbledore
     
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  7. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    OK, then watch Rocky 4, it has boxing, and instead of World War 2, it focuses on the tensions of the Cold War. Apollo Creed is in it too. I'm one-hundred percent sure that he is African-American and that's pretty close to African culture. At one point Rocky even explores the icy waste in order to train for the fight. Not sure about any prison references though.

    Still that's like 4 out of 5.
     
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    The cover of the book reminded me of Empire of the Sun. Has a very young Christan bale in it, good WW2 film about a british boy stuck in a japanese prison camp.
     
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    I was thinking of Empire of the Sun too!
     
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    Men of Honor. I know it misses on a few criteria you set out there, but it hits on a few as well.

    EDIT: On second thought...I think I was merging Antione Fisher, Men of Honor, and Pearl Harbor all into one giant movie.

    Pear Harbor would have a scene or two relating to your topics, but I'm not sure how well that'll go down. Sorry.
     
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    omg, let's get our nails done gf.
     
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  12. GRColin

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    Just watch Triumph of The Spirit by Willem Dafoe:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098513/

     
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  13. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    You should check out Sarafina.
    Awesome and uplifting movie, but accurately depicts the struggles of South Africans, mostly revolutionary students, during the apartheid regime.
     
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  14. keepithowitis

    keepithowitis Rookie

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    I just watched Triumph of the Spirit, it was alright I guess. Not terribly moving, but at least I'll be able to write a good paper about it. Thanks Colin :p

    I'd like to watch Sarafina and Cinderella Man in the near future, and I checked out Cry, The Beloved Country from the library yesterday to begin reading. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
     
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