Post by iceman Post by Ablang
Are in Men's Journal 12/03.
1. Dirty Harry 1972 - "You have to ask yourself one question. Do I feel
lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"
8. The Matrix 1999 - "There is no spoon." [Ed. I forget the context of
what that phrase meant.]
11. Full Metal Jacket 1987 - "You had best unfuck yourself or I will
unscrew your head and shit down your neck!"
17. Apocalypse Now 1979 - "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning."
36. Blade 1998 - "Crosses and holy water don't do dick, so forget what
you saw in the movies."
41. The Three Stooges - "I'd knock your brains out if you had any."
Kill Bill 2003 - "Every time you don't give me answers, I'm going to cut
something off. And I promise you, they will be things you will miss."
[Ed. What were your favorite movie quotes of all time?]
I agree with some but not all entries. The best guys films are(and
1) all of the Dirty Harry films
2) any action/adventure flicks by Sly Stallone (especially the Rocky
and Rambo films, Cliffhanger, and Judge Dredd)
3) The Searchers with John Wayne (It's the Duke at his best...what
more can you say? :-) )
4) The Dirty Dozen (Lee Marvin's rebel attitude toward the stodgy REMF
generals in this flick rocked!!)
5) The first three James Bond flicks with Sean Connery (the action and
special effects may have sucked but Connery took no crap from women,
e.g. in "From Russia With Love", when the Russian dame would not talk,
he slapped her yet banged her at the end and, in "Goldfinger", Connery
broke through Honor Blackman's attitude and nailed her; go Sean!!!)
6)Twelve O'Clock High (Not big on combat scenes but more of a poignant
look at real male leadership and male self-sacrafice in battle)
The Climatic Battle of World War II" by Stephen Ambrose; not only a
If you're going to watch this film, and it's a great one, no doubt,
then also read the book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, which the
film follows amazingly ( By modern " based on a true story " standards )
Post by iceman
good film but also both the film and the book show just how spurious
the feminazi claim that men do not work well as a team really is!
Best scene and line: Robert Mitchum as General Norm Coda on Omaha
beach: "Now listen to me, ALL OF YOU!! You men have to snap out of it!
You all know the score; I don't have to tell you! There are only two
types of men that are staying on this beach: those who are dead and
those who are going to die! Now get off your butts! You men are the
8) Patton with George C. Scott. In some ways, like Twelve O'Clock
High in the beginning with the notion of leadership. Also, for this
period in time, it really required viewing for those men who have
accepted the shackles of the humorous, bumbling male role that movies,
TV, and marketing have foisted upon us.
9) Top Gun. A woman I had once known had said in a pejorative
fashion, "eww, that's a pro-male movie!"(exact quote). That alone
merits inclusion on this list! LOL!!!
I'd also add in, both the book and the film of " The Hunt For Red
October ". Great stuff on doing the job, and thinking your way
through new and critical situations.
For that matter, while it's not a film, but a teevee show, I've
been viewing the first season DVD set of The West Wing, and I've been
noticing a lot of good guy to guy moments in it.
In one episode, its becoming clear to the staff that the Chief Of
Staff for The President is the target of a scurrilous campaign of
one concresscritter, over the Chief's drug problem of years ago,
and his treatment of it, after which he neither used nor drank.
So, Josh gets Sam to have them both see Sam's " friend " ( Shes a
high priced call girl, but when Sam slept with her, he didn't know
that, she went with him for free, 'cause she liked him ) to see
if she can give them anything to use against the congresscritter.
She's appaled, and Josh goes over the line, in berating her over
that they need this info, because they need to defend their very
good friend, for whom they would risk a lot. All come to their
senses, and Sam and Josh leave. Of course, Leo, the Chief of Staff,
knows that they went, and he has a " talk " with them. They explain
that they did it, because they're not going to let him get taken
down over this.
" Is that supposed to mean something to me ? ! ", Leo replies.
" No ", Josh says quietly, rather shaken.
" Well... it did. " says Leo.
Thats two guys being real...
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I could add more but the bottom line, gentlemen, is that the best guy
film is one where the male protagonist shows those distinctively
masculine characteristics of decisiveness, honor, strength,
intelligence, and a determination to get the job done, absent of any
namby-pamby, effete, liberal, feminazi moral-relativistic, Woody
Allen-esque indecision and whining.
" I'm a man... But, I can change... If I have to... I guess. "
The Man Prayer, Red Green.