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walter sobchak

Favourite childhood films

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Only just got round to watching my favourite film as a child back to the future, which was given to me as a birthday present by my brother. For what is worth here's my top 5 childhood films:

1. Back to the future

2. Goonies

3. Lost boys

4. Ghostbusters

5. Time bandits

As you can see I'm a child of the 80’s, the greatest decade ever.

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The experience from childhood films that sticks in my mind is the change from black and white to colour in the Wizard of Oz - I was gobsmacked!

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Watership Dowm - first film I ever recorded on our first VHS. Watched it over and over again and didn't think it was that harsh. Bought it on DVD as an adult and was surprised how tough it was.

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Only just got round to watching my favourite film as a child back to the future, which was given to me as a birthday present by my brother. For what is worth here's my top 5 childhood films:

1. Back to the future

2. Goonies

3. Lost boys

4. Ghostbusters

5. Time bandits

As you can see I'm a child of the 80’s, the greatest decade ever.

Time Bandits was brilliant it was like Monty Python for kids, I thought it was hilarious and still do.

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Time Bandits was brilliant it was like Monty Python for kids, I thought it was hilarious and still do.

LOL, John Cleese as robin hood was hilarious as was Michael palin on the titanic. I think the film is even better now watching it as a 32 year old than when I was 6 or 7 when I first saw it and don't forget Sean Connery as Agamemnon and R2-D2(kenny baker). Fantastic film.

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Jason and the Argonauts.

Is that the film with the jim Morrison lookalike and snake woman creature madusa(spelling)?

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The experience from childhood films that sticks in my mind is the change from black and white to colour in the Wizard of Oz - I was gobsmacked!

What sticks in my mind when watching that film as a kid of 5 or 6 was sh_ting myself when the wicked witch came on.

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Watership Dowm - first film I ever recorded on our first VHS. Watched it over and over again and didn't think it was that harsh. Bought it on DVD as an adult and was surprised how tough it was.

And what a distinguished voice cast it had! Okay, Zero Mostel is a bit annoying as Kehaar, but check out the names!

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The Karate Kid and Commando.  Remember, this was in the days when video shops were run in portakabins and age restrictions were just numbers on a box.  I remember being amazed when I first went into Blockbuster and was refused Die Hard because I was underage.

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The African Queen ... thoroughly enjoyed as children by me, then my son and daughter, and now my grandchildren.

 

Same for The Wizard of Oz.

 

Slightly off tangent; my kids and grandkids thought both the  TV series of The Young Ones were brilliant.

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Is that the film with the jim Morrison lookalike and snake woman creature madusa(spelling)?

That's the one,Ray Harryhausens best work.

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'The Princess Bride', containing a cameo by the late Mel Smith, is a brilliant film that works for all ages. The start is a bit slow, but as soon as the action moves to the cliff top, it really gets going. Plenty of action, but also witty and knowing. Look out for Peter Cook as 'The Impressive Clergyman'. :D 

 

'The Railway Children' is a wonderful children's film too.

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Time Bandits was brilliant it was like Monty Python for kids, I thought it was hilarious and still do.

I remember being taken to see this and having my young mind comprehensively blown.

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I remember being taken to see this and having my young mind comprehensively blown.

It was very deep, my favourite dwarf was Vermin, he ate rats.

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I remember being a but distraught at the end when they left him all alone.

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I remember being a but distraught at the end when they left him all alone.

Yep, that was a striking finish, not leaving everything on a neat happy ending. Especially as, right at the end, you almost think Connery's fireman character is going to save the day and take him under his wing like he did as the character of Theseus.

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It was very deep, my favourite dwarf was Vermin, he ate rats.

My favourite was Randall, the self-appointed leader.

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I remember being a but distraught at the end when they left him all alone.

Me too. a bit of a unconventional ending, especially for a children's film.

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Can't believe that there isn't much love for goonies, lost boys or back to the future, I can remember me and my friends being obsessed with these films especially lost boys and goonies.

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Can't believe that there isn't much love for goonies, lost boys or back to the future, I can remember me and my friends being obsessed with these films especially lost boys and goonies.

 

I love all three. Not up there with the likes of Watership down and Wizard of Oz but cracking eighties movies none the less.

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The Power Rangers movie from the mid-90's. I won't bother with the Pacific Rim sequel out now.

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