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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
OK, it's 5am and I'm wired. But, Blue got me to thinking of some cool posts, so here's one. Tell us some of your favorite movies and books? Mine?


1. Jaws / The Stand
2. Boogie Nights / It
3. American Beauty / Almost any Pierce Anthony
4. Citizen Kane/
5. Forrest Gump/
post #2 of 22
this forum is just bursting with fun/inspiring threads tonite!


-American Beauty
-The Shawshank Redemption
-Dirty Dancing
-Planes, Trains & Automobiles!
-Silence Of The Lambs
-Almost Famous
-The Ususal Suspects

hmm... so many more, i'll get back to it. (its going on 2 a.m. here and i'm also wired, almost too wired to think, too much tea! )
post #3 of 22
favourite books;

By The River Pedre I Sat And Wept & The Alchemist - both by Paulo Coelho

i hope i spelt the title right.

both are quite amazing, and have touched and changed my life.

there are many more, i'll come back to it.

post #4 of 22
meowman, i take it your a fan of stephen king? i have read all most all of his books. he was my first favorite author.

books movies

roses are red 6th sense
harry potter #1 gladiator
harry potter #2 ace ventura pet detective
harry potter #3 anything with tom hanks
harry potter #4
post #5 of 22
anything by stephen king, dean kootnz james patterson
I really love all books- I read all the time brought up in the library mom was a head librarian and used to take me to work with her but my favorite books of all time would have to be ones I read when I was little

All In The Family
Boxcar Children
Nancy Drew
and Dr. Seuss
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and Edgar Guest


Die Hard
Intimate Power
Ice Castles

what a mix! LOL

What if anything (besides the Internet) are you reading now?

Above the Law by J.F Freedman

Favorite movie
post #6 of 22
( they have to go first because I am an English teacher!)

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
3. Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
4. Heart of Darkness/ Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


1. A&E Pride & Prejudice
2. Little Women
3. The Power of One
4. The Usual Suspects
5. Fight Club

hey Chuck, my husband teases me about this all the time, but I have never even seen Jaws. Too scary!
post #7 of 22
hissy, l love james patterson! have you read roses are red? when i put that book down i was in shock. he had me going until the last page. i literally gasp out loud when i read the last line. it was the best book i've read in ages! where the wind blows was great also. i don't have his new one yet (1st to die) but my friend is already reading it and she loves it. i'm also a fan of dean koontz & stephen king. did you read the plant? stephen king only made it available online.

the harry potter books are incredible! does anyone else on here read them? j.k. rowling is amazing. and to think she was a single mother on welfare when she dreamed up harry potter. i love real life stories like that.
post #8 of 22
My favorite books:

1. Forever Amber
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Salem's Lot
4. Anne Rice's Vampire and Mayfair Witches books
5. The Wild Road/The Golden Cat

Favorite movies:

1. Sense and Sensibility
2. A&E's Pride and Prejudice
3. Dr. Zivago
4. Any Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire movie
5. Matrix
post #9 of 22
My favorites... I have said some before


-"The Princess Bride" by S. Morgenstein
-"The Agony and The Ecstacy" by Irving Stone (A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo)
-"Salem's Lot" by Steven King
-"It" by Steven King
-"Oh, The Places You Will Go" by Dr. Seuss
-"The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin
-The Harry Potters
- I know there is another book, but forget the name... will get back to you.. But EVERY woman should read this book... it is AWESOME (very empowering)


-"The Princess Bride"
-"The Wedding Singer"
-"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
-"The Ususal Suspects"
-"The Thomas Crown Affair" (1999)
-"Never Been Kissed" or any movie about High School
-"Fight Club"
-"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (with Sean Connery of course)
post #10 of 22
pnut! aren't the harry potter books wonderful?!?! i just got the guide to magical beasts & where to find them & quiditch rules
post #11 of 22
Great threads today!

Harry Potter series
The Seat of the Soul
Catcher in the Rye
Anything Judy Blume- kids and adults
Lots of kids literature ( I teach so I've read a lot)
Most anything except college texts!

The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Star Wars trilogy plus 1
Star Trek series
My Cousin Vinny
Analyze This
Gone With the Wind
Blazing Saddles
Rain Man
The Sixth Sense
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yes, AirPrincess, I love reading King. He's got such a descriptive interpersonal quality to his writing that always draws me in and hooks me.

Good movies and books everyones into. Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, etc.

Well Deb, your the only other that listed Jaws so far. I've even been to Marthas Vineyard where it was made. Came back w/ some cool props. The steering wheel from the Orca (Quints boat) and the original buoy that Chrissie grabbed onto in that opening attack scene.

Great answers too on a bunch of great threads.
post #13 of 22
I too like Jaws!!! In fact, we (the stepkids and I ) watched it just last Friday night, again. It is a classic scary flick!!! doo doo doo doo....doo doo doo doo. (trying to get the scary music rythem down there...lol )

Ummm, let's see....I love any and ALL Stephen King movies and books!!!!!!! He is the BEST!!!

Also here are a few of my favorite movies :

City of Angels
Fried Green Tomatoes
Gone in 60 seconds
10 things I hate about you
Silence of the Lambs
post #14 of 22
It was written after his accident- Dreamcatcher? It will be interesting to read it and see if his style has changed at all since his scare... I ordered it, it is on the way!
post #15 of 22
Hissy; I just finished Hearts in Atlantis and I, too, want to get into Dreamcatcher. Did yu like the way they produced The Stand for the TV miniseries? It is my all time favorite of his books and I stil go back and re-read parts of it, but there are certain things I do not think the TV series did justice to, but then I don't generally like movie adaptions of any of my favorite books. There are just those places that the mind can go when you are readig a gifted author's work that the visual doesn't need to define. Have you or any of the other King fans heard when the next book in the Dark Tower series is due?
post #16 of 22
He autographed three books of mine. I sent them to him when i was in Alaska along with a letter bemoaning the fact that his book tour didn't extend to my part of the world. LOL

He kept my books for a year- they were sent by his publicist to one of his other houses, and I had to laugh because when I got them back, they came with a box of chocolates and a note of apology. He signed Salems Lot - Love and Best Witches- Misery was "From your favorite Fan!" and Intensity- "I am intensely sorry for keeping this so long!" Who knew I could give Stephen King the Master of Horror a guilt trip! LOL
post #17 of 22

am i crazy or is Intensity a dean koontz book? i'm racking my brain to remember a stephen king book by that title & all i can think of is the one by dean. you are so lucky to have gotten your books autographed! i would have never thought to do that, because i just would have assumed he wouldn't sign them. my respect for him just went up. i asked this in an earlier post, have you red roses are red? i'm a big fan of james patterson as well, and just finished that about 2 months ago. the end absolutely shocked me.
post #18 of 22
No you aren't crazy- I am just brain dead! I meant the book Carrie is the one he signed that way. You are right, Intensity is Koontz- and my memory that used to be intense is flacid these days.

Have you heard that King is doing a special set of audio books only? I haven't been able to find any info on that piece of information that has trickled down to me. Have you heard anything?
post #19 of 22

i haven't heard anything about him doing audio books. have you ever been to his website http://www.stephenking.com ? i didn't see anything there about it. did you download the plant & read it? if not i can make a copy of it & mail it to you. it was only available online.

not to beat a dead horse, but did you ever read roses are red by james patterson?
post #20 of 22
No, I've not read that one yet. I have in my stack of books to read right now The Midnite Club. I will have to look for your suggestion now and read it, then we can compare notes.
post #21 of 22
i don't know if you've heard of it or not but http://www.half.com sells books, cds & video games. i go through books so fast, that i don't like to pay full price. i have gotten several james patterson hardbacks for any where from 4-8 dollars. in fact i bought roses are red for &8. with shipping & handling it was like $12. i couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else. it's pretty much the only place i get my books now. they have paperbacks for as cheap as a quarter. they do charge $2.25 for shipping & handling.
post #22 of 22
I absolutely can't WAIT to read his new one...Dreamcatchers!!!

And that is so cool that he autographed your books, hissy (lucky you)

I wish he would hurry up and come out with the next dark tower series...both my husband and i have read the whole series, and I love it!!!!!!!!!
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