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Film Club November! - Rebellion

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Film Club November! - Rebellion
In line with November 5th, this month is all about rebellion, revolution and insurrection.

Eligible films need to be about or address overthrowing the status quo. Star Trek: Insurrection, V for Vendetta, Star Wars IV-VI, Serenity and Les Miserable are ALL examples you could talk about for this month, plus MANY MANY MORE!

Start talking about films that make you want to rise up and overthrow!

As always, two films will go forward to vote, of which only one can be an 18cert. Get chatting, I will post again to let you know I'll close sellections, but approximately a week. :cool:
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No-one likes films anymore?
  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,720 An Original Mixlorian
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    No-one likes films anymore?

    .
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you think Romeo and Juliet is about rebellion and can tell us why, it is in. That applies to all films and all themes. Opinions are the way forward
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    No-one likes films anymore?

    I love films! But rebellion? Is this like fighting in the film, war and stuff?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ooh, the shawshank redemption! That's rebellion right?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tell me how
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    Tell me how

    Oh erm... I thought you would tell me if it is rebellion.

    Okay, I'm assuming 'rebellion' is like war, and prison, and fighting, and hurting people.

    So the shawshank redemption has a lot of stuff like that. It's about two imprisoned men, one of them being done for murder, and there's fighting.. I don't remember what that guy is called but he beat one of them up in that room. I don't know.. all the way through there are rebellious acts.

    Yep I know, not the best explanation but I haven't seen the film in ageeesss and don't fully understand what you mean by rebellion.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Rebellion: an act of violent or open resistance to an established ruler or government

    Revolution: a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favour of a new system.

    Insurrection: a violent uprising against an authority or government

    Status Quo: the existing state of affairs

    Does that help?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep I think.. I shall try and think of another film then

    I assume that's a no to shawshank redeption
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can think of a way it could be. But I really want user engagement. Think away, we can discuss as much as you like
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You can think of a way it could be? I'll get thinking then!

    Cool, thanks fiend
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Okay shawshank redemption.. is it because one of the inmates is a bank worker and they scam a guard don't they? I can't remember exactly how but that's government...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've been meaning to come back to this.

    Here's my thought about Shawshank. That it's about rebellion because Andy subverts the system that the warden is using to extort money to ensure his wellbeing after escape. That being said, when he thought there was witness evidence to clear his name, he still wanted to use the system that locked him up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    It's about rebellion because Andy subverts the system that the warden is using to extort money to ensure his wellbeing after escape. That being said, when he thought there was witness evidence to clear his name, he still wanted to use the system that locked him up.

    This is totally what I was trying to say... :thumb:

    Okay, this is my nomination
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Any other ideas?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I do think I have a few but if you want me to give the reasons I will try and come up with them :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If yuo've got one you think would fit, and fancy having a discussion then put it up on the thread, I'm sure Fiend won't mind helping with words.

    I've still not sorted my no internet at home problem so don't know when I'll next get on.

    My nomination is The Little Mermaid. Might not be readily to hand for many, but hopefully some can remember from childhood. It's a Disney film about a Mermaid called Aerial, who wants to go and be a real person and walk on the land.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm very excited about Catching Fire (Hunger Games II)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Olympus has fallen, I'm wondering if phone booth is one? Probably not.. but I love that film, The Bourne identity.

    I have Aspergers so I'm not the best at explaining things..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    I've been meaning to come back to this.

    Here's my thought about Shawshank. That it's about rebellion because Andy subverts the system that the warden is using to extort money to ensure his wellbeing after escape. That being said, when he thought there was witness evidence to clear his name, he still wanted to use the system that locked him up.

    spoiler!!

    my nomination is fight club
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Phone booth. Hmmm. It's manipulative, a cracking film. What draws you to think it's a rebellion film?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    Phone booth. Hmmm. It's manipulative, a cracking film. What draws you to think it's a rebellion film?

    I'm not too sure, I think it's because the police are unable to do anything straight away as the shooter is holding (stu) hostage. So it's like the shooter is overruling..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Purge.

    Movie about a family who go against the norm and fight against the people taking part in the annual "purge" - a night where any crime is permitted - to defend a homeless guy who the son allows to take refuge in their house.

    Actually quite good. Wasn't expecting it to be at all.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Purge.

    Movie about a family who go against the norm and fight against the people taking part in the annual "purge" - a night where any crime is permitted - to defend a homeless guy who the son allows to take refuge in their house.

    Amazing film!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not too sure, I think it's because the police are unable to do anything straight away as the shooter is holding (stu) hostage. So it's like the shooter is overruling..

    Imposing his own justice system
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    Imposing his own justice system

    So this is a yes?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can I nominate 'now you see me' too?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    anymore? What was the first rebellion film you watched? What was the best?
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