I will meet a man next week and we want to make a movie night. He don’t watch classic or arthouse movies (he loves Action movies), but wants to see some, so I’d like to show him some. But I don’t want to make it to hard for him, I think something like Stalker would’nt be a good choice for the first time. Do you have any ideas?
I thought about Chungking Express, Some like it hot, Breathless…
I shouldn’t be too romantically. I don’t like that, so no Titanic, please… ;)
How about “Deep Throat”?
That’s not nice, Arcanus.
watch a film u haven’t seen before 4 more fun :O)
Do something that will get you to talk about it a lot later. It doesn’t have to be romantic, just conversation provoking. A ton of stuff is out there, even action movies can be thought provoking, depending on the plot.
whatever you do, don’t do what my friend did and go to A Serious Man on a first date.
i don’t recall if there was ever a second one, but i don’t think there was.
Watch Takeshi Kitano’s Hana-bi. It holds both the beauty and the brawn.
(he loves Action movies)
save the money you’d spend at the cinema! go hang out in a butchers for a bit, carry some potatoes in your purse to hurl in his face when he least expects it, then take a walk through a park and set fire to some rubbish in a bin. you’ll certainly have lots to talk about, and he’ll never forget it.
well, that’s what i’d do ;)
HAHAHA @ twodead
hm. you’re right. i agree it shouldn’t be too romantic.
the french new wave is a solid starting point. how about pierrot le fou? if he’s interested in art house and likes action, i think that should be right up his alley.
real talk a girls gotta like hausu to be in my hause
He likes action, but he’s interested in trying some arthouse or classic films, so how about the following,
La Femme Nikita (maybe too romnatic?) Run Lola RunLeon: the ProfessionalThe SearchersThe Wild Bunch
I’m not sure if these would qualify as “arthouse” films. Plus, you might not enjoy these. :)
Le Cercle Rouge
nothing too complicated. Boondock Saints ftw!
Kurosawa’s High and Low
so he’s an action buff but he wants to get into foreign/art cinema…hmmmm?
-HARDBOILED: John Woo gives us the best of both worlds as bullets fly in some of the most innovative and replicated action sequences ever shot. It’s like a beautiful, bloody ballet that will leave you both a lot to talk about.
-INFERNAL AFFAIRS: This film is the reason THE DEPARTED exists.
-STREETFIGHTER: Not the jcvd/video game mobile but the unforgettable kung fu masterpiece starring Sonny Chiba.
The American… clearly. :P
I like JAZZALOHA’s direction with reccommending Luc Besson.
Certianly a great one to walk the line between Action and Art with also a subtle dose of romance.
so i’ll second Nikita and Leon.
maybe I’ll throw into the mix Badlands and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
for the same elements.
How about watching “Frankie and Johnny”?
Woody Allen’s usually goes down a treat and they’re funny too.
D-Day: The 6th of June
@Sonny M. Woody Allen is good for a date movie but be sure that your date (male or female) isn’t intimidated by hyper intelligent conversation and deathly neuroticism. Other than that, it’s a sure bet. Maybe something like Broadway Danny Rose or Stardust Memories.
Sid & Nancy, where Johnny Rotten states at a certain point that “Sex is BOOORING.” Lol
The Young Girls of Rochefort
Children of Men is a great crossover film. Plenty of action but also appreciated by more “serious” film fans. It was part of my gateway into films outside of the mainstream.
500 (Days of Summer)
A Serbian Film
How about ditching this meathead and having a movie night with me? I’ll watch Stalker with you.
The man is bold, you gotta give him that. :)
Seriously though, it depends on what sort of ends one is trying to meet in the context of the encounter. Are we trying to see if this person is really where it’s at(i.e. what do they think of Passenger), or are we trying to not scare them off (i.e. hey, look at Paul Rudd, this means we should neck, right?)