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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2013 11:13:24 GMT
I love the movie though it doesn't make me cry, but I saw the O'Toole version some weeks ago and couldn't help thinking that today Chips would probably be arrested as a peadophile or have the SS (Social Services) keeping a close eye on him such is the state of UK today.

Posted on 20 Mar 2013 09:40:21 GMT
Varègue says:

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2013 11:06:39 GMT
Les Miserables is a film about something that happened then but what is happening now?

Posted on 13 Mar 2013 10:23:56 GMT
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Roy Clarke says:
" The children are watching us " one of the most moving films ever made. Anyone who has been through the breakup of a marriage with children involved will find this powerful film heartbreaking. Criterion Coll: Children Are Watching Us [DVD] [1944] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Posted on 13 Mar 2013 10:02:48 GMT
I started crying about 7 minutes into Les Misérables, when the bishop forgives him...and never stopped (except for the bit with the Thénardiers, which made me laugh). There's something so pure and cleansing from so much crying, I was the last person to leave after the last of the credits rolled to the top of the screen, and I left the theatre feeling like a new person.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 09:12:06 GMT
I LIKED Natalie Wood in "Splendour in the Grass" and the film where she runs away from an exploitative mother, but gets hysterical and runs out in the rain. Has a little sister who is filmed dancing on a railway line...
can't remember the name of that one but it is sad and evocative of many things. Yes, she was a real beauty, married to Robert WAGNER,
AND SHE DIED EARLY IN A drowning incident.
West Side Story had some enticing scenes. I liked "Gee Officer Krupkee" THE BEST, BECAUSE IT GAVE SOME INDICATIONS OF SOCIAL DISHARMONY!

Posted on 3 Mar 2013 23:58:47 GMT
RENE'E says:
West Side Story, Natalie Wood did it for me

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2013 13:12:05 GMT
Lees J says:
Another one who cried at les miserable! Haven't seen the film yet . Just out if curiosity what is so sad that made you cry?!

Posted on 1 Mar 2013 12:21:33 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2013 08:45:53 GMT
Thanks for your reccomendations. tHE S BURIALS FILM MIGHT BE AVAILABLE THROUGH amazon ( shame they don't pay their taxes tho')
AND i shall do some research on RODRIQUEZ ( Obviously not the guitar player and the composer of Concerto d'Aranquez ) altho' there is a link because the guitar piece is one of the saddest pieces of loneLy music I HAVE EVER HEARD.

Posted on 1 Mar 2013 06:35:52 GMT
I saw the Ocar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man two days ago and it had special relevance for me as I live in South Africa and has known Rodriguez's music since growing up.
It was quite a shock to find out that he is a virtual unknown in his home country and I think the States ought to hang its head in shame that a singer of this calibre (definitely comparable to Bob Dylan etc) went by completely unnoticed.
For some reason, halfway through the movie, I started bawling my eyes out and couldn't stop until the ending.
I think it's because the movie affected me so much and his story is almost unbelievable but it really happened.
A fairytale come true for an obviously very decent, hardworking fellow.
And what music! I remember Sugarman (the song) from when I was very little. Now since I've seen the movie,it's stuck in my head like glue and I keep finding myself hummng it.
Truth is stranger than fiction. That sums up this amazing movie perfectly.
A feel-good tearjerker!

Posted on 1 Mar 2013 06:29:00 GMT
I know that, for some reason, this is a very hard-to-find and little-known movie, but has anyone ever seen The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada? It stars Tommy Lee Jones and was also directed and co-produced by him.
It is a positively BRILLIANT film, a Western but set in modern times and features Tommy Lee Jones as a very symphatetic, likeable man who tries to help an indigent Mexican refugee called Melquiades Estrada.
They become friends and then Estrada gets shot dead by racist white boys and buried in an unmarked shallow grave. Tommy retrieves his body and carries it with him (by horse) all the way to the Mexican town he was born in, to give him a proper burial. Along the way, of course, some white good ol' boys try to stop him.
The look and sounds of the movie are phenomenal. Some very surrealistic imagery is periodically used and the whole movie projects an air of magic realism.
It's also a very sad movie, with Tommy Lee especially good in his acting as he obviously feels empathy for the poor Mexican and you can see the way what happened affecting him even as he tries to conceal it behind a tough-guy exterior.
I urge anyone interested in different, off-the-beaten Hollywood path movies tracking this one down.
You only haver to see it once and it sticks in your memory forever. I rented a copy from a video store which specialised in cult, hard-to-find movies (they have since closed down) about six years ago and the movie still resonates in my mind until now. By far Tommy Lee Jones's best movie and I think the movie (and him) won an award (I think it was the Grand Prix Jury award or someything like that)
It's just a shame so few people know about it as it really is a tour de force and can be enjoyed by anyone, as although it is a bit arty it has an easy-to-follow narrative and some good action scenes as well.
But emotionally the film hits hard and focuses on the xenophobia which some Texas people can harbour towards decent folk who just wants to make a living.
Try to track it down. It really made me a better person just by watching it

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2013 17:12:40 GMT
I CAN'T say that I AM very moved by cartoon films which use techniques even more emotionally manipulative than most other American generated stuff. Not knowing any of the three films you mention I got what I could from Youtube and was only moved slightly by the boy getting stabbed. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GINGER KID HE TRIED TO HELP? and did the blonde boy die? (probably no)
actually I don't think I look or am anything like a Grinch......

Posted on 28 Feb 2013 15:10:16 GMT
Carla Bell says:
A lot of deeply emotionally engaging movies have made me cry, but there are some which just knock the others out of the ballpark. Here are my current top three:

Grave of the Fireflies (Studio Ghibli film) - I cry at multiple parts during this film. If that doesn't make you cry, you might just be a real life Grinch. It's a must-see-before-you-die kind of movie.

Up! (Pixar) - The montage at the start of the movie. A beautiful example of Pixar's incredible talent for conveying emotion without words.

Pay It Forward - A very powerful movie. The part when Eugene (played by Kevin Spacey) Simonet's past is revealed, and of course the film's ending never fail to bring big quivering tears to my eyes. Another must-see.

Posted on 24 Feb 2013 18:55:58 GMT
George says:
I Cried in:
Monster's Inc
Toy Story 3
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2013 12:36:45 GMT
but that's the whole point. she did tell her where to go and she got beaten up for "being above herself"
tHAT MAKES ME ANGRY and very, very sad! ( BUT i don't often cry.)
i WONDER HOW i WILL COPE WITH "The boy in striped pajamas" if I watch in on t.v. on Wednesday.

Posted on 24 Feb 2013 09:40:49 GMT
Lees J says:
You mean the oprah scene? Yeah that was very sad in the context of her being separated from her kids and how bad black people were treated in those days.but yeah must admit felt really annoyed by the White lady, I would've told her where to go!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2013 08:04:00 GMT
and what about the sister-in-law who got beaten up because she was feisty to a white woman/? wouldn't that make you angry rather than just sad?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2013 08:02:23 GMT
I agree with you about Cool Hand Luke but it didn't make me cry, it made me feel angry about man's inhumanity to man. THAT NASTY LITTLE WEASEL GOT HIM IN THE END!

Posted on 23 Feb 2013 00:39:46 GMT
M. Dinsmore says:
1) Hachi: A Dog's Tale, is a three box of hankies film. As I'd seen a preview, the lump in the throat started about 5 minutes in.
2) Lilya 4-Ever
3) Dear Frankie
4) Tokyo Story
5) Local Hero

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 22:40:39 GMT
Sue Raab says:

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 22:31:27 GMT
Sue Raab says:
See les miserable, the 2012 one I cried so hard I couldn't breathe. It's a must but bring in the tissues

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 21:30:54 GMT
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Lees J says:
I agree with the Colour purple, for me it's when she meets her children again after so many years in the field with her sister, can't help but blubber every time!!!!
But come on what about:
Shawshank Redemption
Ghost- at the end
You have to see "Simon Birch" ultimate tearjerker! Simon dies at the end....gulp!
The Triumph starring Matthew Perry, true story
Can I say "Roots?"-- say no more!
Forest Gump
The Green
Philladelphia....what is it with Tom Hanks films?!!!
Titanic, when the band is playing for the last time...gulp!
Cool Hand Luke
The Champ
All Lassie films!
I could go on forever but my eyes will forever well up!!!!

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 12:24:33 GMT
P. Aj Smith says:
Walter Salles' "Central Station" Fernanda Montenegro and Vinicius de Oliveira are incomparable in this Brazillian gem of a movie, the ending has me blubbing like a baby every time!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 02:21:33 GMT
omg- when scout looked behind the door and said.. "hello boo"
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