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1. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 12 Mar '05 09:24

Okay, almost everyone has "Thelma & Louise" on their list, but...

1) Club Paradise (Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole)
2) Water (Michael Caine, Brenda Vacarro)
3) Jurassic Park #1 (Sam Neill, Laura Dern)
4) Y Tu Mama Tambien
5) Around the Bend (Michael Caine, Christopher Walken)
6) The Wizard of Oz

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru, 5336 posts) 12 Mar '05 12:18

The Beach springs immediately to mind

The Motorcycle Diaires

The English Patient (sort of)

3. Posted by Pati (Full Member, 120 posts) 14 Mar '05 08:24

Seven Years in Tibet.
Viven!
Thor Heyerdahl and Kontiki expedition (documentary)

4. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru, 1026 posts) 14 Mar '05 09:01

Just in the middle of reading Seven years in Tibet. A great story.

Film wise, i'd go for The Killing Fields. To me it's travel related because,after seeing it, I decided i was going to visit Cambodia.

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru, 5336 posts) 14 Mar '05 09:06

That's one of my favourite movies Dave - I just got it on DVD (the Killing Fields, that is)

6. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru, 1026 posts) 14 Mar '05 09:11

Quoting samsara2

That's one of my favourite movies Dave - I just got it on DVD (the Killing Fields, that is)

You have good taste. I'm quite into stories where the human spirit overcomes adversity. I actually found this film a little bit more powerful once i'd visited the killing fields at Chuong Ek, it took away the 'oh, it's just a movie' type feeling you get watching most films. I'm not sure if what i've put makes any sense, but i know what i mean, i think

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru, 5336 posts) 14 Mar '05 09:15

well, seeing that film only served to fuel my desire to see Cambodia along with Platoon and similar films. There was something really lasting about the Killing Fields though. It didnt have that "Hollywood" feel to it at all.

should be in Cambodia by the start of 2006 hopefully!

8. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 14 Mar '05 10:11

Quoting samsara2

That's one of my favourite movies Dave - I just got it on DVD (the Killing Fields, that is)

Go to Cambodia, and there's sure to be some French versions laying around the guesthouse or whatever. "Apocalypse Now" is also an all-time favourite in Cambodia.
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Don't forget to include Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in your itinerary, whilst in Pnom Penh. I found the "Killing Fields" just outside PP rather lame ... heavily touristed. I visited a "Killing Cave" near Battambang in the north-east of Cambodia. That was much more authentic. There was one tree with a nail protruding out of it. Babies heads were swung onto it. You can guess the rest ...

9. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru, 1026 posts) 14 Mar '05 10:26

Yeah, Tuol Sleng is a must see. It's very disturbing, but, i think, it is something you have to see if you want to get an idea of Cambodias' recent history.

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru, 8468 posts) 14 Mar '05 10:33

Do the Adventures of Baron Von Munchousen count? or Somewhere in Time? or Time after Time?