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    im always looking out for films I havnt seen or books I havnt read, so thought it would be a good idea to set up a thread where we could recommend things to one another.

    kelly o fanatic recommended a book to me - flowers in the attic - and its fabulous (so much so ive ordered the following 4 books, and already got through 2 and a half!)

    so my recommendation to you lovely people is The Masters Of Horror Box Set , its made up of short horror films, about an hour each in length. theyre great for when you want a scare without having to sit and watch for up to 2 hours, plus theyre extra gorey - yay!

    add your recommendations to the thread :thumbsup:

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    Film: The Green Milestarring Tom Hanks :thumbsup:

    Books
    May Contain Nuts - John O'Farrell (really funny book for both men or women)
    Light as a Feather - Helen Dunne (This is for women! Another book which also has humour but not as much as may contain nuts)
    Dont You Want Me - India Knight (Another that falls into the female humour category)
    A Child Called IT & The Lost Boy - Both by Dave Pelzer (These are true stories and quite upsetting, but uplifting when you see what he has come through)

    Book and Film
    Angelas Ashes - Frank McCourt
    Chocolat - Joanne Harris
    Goodnight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian (Actually a kids book, but can be enjoyed by adults. Is about an evacuee in the second world war)

    There are many others I could suggest, but these are ones that I think would appeal to a lot of people and are ones that people may not know about

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    kelly_o_fanatic

    BooksA Child Called IT & The Lost Boy - Both by Dave Pelzer (These are … BooksA Child Called IT & The Lost Boy - Both by Dave Pelzer (These are true stories and quite upsetting, but uplifting when you see what he has come through)



    read those too, think theres a theme developing here? :giggle:

    retropolis

    Film: The Green Mile starring Tom Hanks :thumbsup:



    That film made me cry

    Some other good films -

    Dark Water
    Hide and Seek
    The Forgotten
    Flight Plan
    The Others

    They are all psychological films that I think are great, other films are......

    The Terminal
    Catch me if you Can

    Films:
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Jaws
    Forrest Gump
    Pulp Fiction
    Taxi Driver

    geek grrrl

    read those too, think theres a theme developing here? :giggle:



    If you liked those you might like any by Torey Hayden - One Child has been made into a film called Untamed Love which is also really good

    Manga (not requested I know but technically they are books)
    Pet Shop Of Horrors
    Vampire Game
    Chobits

    Books

    Discworld (not a book but a series by Terry Pratchett, I'd recommend you start with a book about the Guards or Death or a misc, so try Monsterous Regiment, The Truth or Mort)

    Perfume (cant remember the author but its the book the film was based on so you should find it easily)

    The Prestige by Christopher Guest

    Yes Man or Join me by Danny Wallace

    Are you Dave Gorman by Dave Gorman and Danny Wallace

    Music

    Stick with Michael Jackson hes got plenty of good stuff lol, try some of the new stuff also We've had enough is v.good

    Films

    Battle Royale
    Fear
    Labyrinth
    Kiki's Delivery Service
    Pans Labyrinth

    Think Thats my favs of ish listed so far, llok forward to reading everyone elses lol

    vinylandtrinkets

    all of virgina andrews books, all of dan browns books, most of james … all of virgina andrews books, all of dan browns books, most of james herberts books...these are my fav authors... best film disney's the lion king and its a wonderful life (both movies always make me cry)



    I like Virginia Andrews, but couldnt really get into one of them. Havent tried many, only about 6 of them, but do think she is good

    I like Joan Jonker books, but didnt say anything because I doubt other people would. They are liverpool sagas and so I dont suppose they would appeal to everyone. I think they are great though

    omg how could I forget the Lion King, that is one of the best films ever

    Book
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky (Should appeal to a lot of people, both dad and I read it and we have very different tastes)

    Play
    Anything by Willy Russell is good, Blood Brothers is great! I can quote most of that book!

    Books -
    The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
    The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell
    Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
    also a couple of biographies i found quite interesting
    Long Way Round - Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman
    Extreme by Sharon Osbourne (What a life she's led!)

    Finally working in a library may have come in useful :thumbsup:

    littlesheepy

    Books - Long Way Down by Nick HornbyLong Way Round - Ewan McGregor and … Books - Long Way Down by Nick HornbyLong Way Round - Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman :thumbsup:



    Thought Hornby's 'High Fidelity' was great (as always, miles better than the film, which was destroyed by the inclusion of Catherine Zeta Jones).
    I picked up 'The Long Way Round' as the 3-Disc DVD (sorry, not the book) & was watching episodes back-to-back & into the night...it was one of those shows that wasn't 'essential' viewing when it was shown but once you got into it you were hooked.

    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    Thought Hornby's 'High Fidelity' was great (as always, miles better than … Thought Hornby's 'High Fidelity' was great (as always, miles better than the film, which was destroyed by the inclusion of Catherine Zeta Jones).I picked up 'The Long Way Round' as the 3-Disc DVD (sorry, not the book) & was watching episodes back-to-back & into the night...it was one of those shows that wasn't 'essential' viewing when it was shown but once you got into it you were hooked.



    Yeah i LOVE High Fidelity, the book was fab and think John Cusack was a great choice (shame about catherine zeta jones:() One of my favourite ever books/films
    as for the long way round, i had the DVD THEN had to get the extended version as well lol The book is just a great add on if you've seen the Tv series as well, as it goes into a bit more depth of certain aspects of the trip Should check it out if you get chance! (in case you didn't know, Ewan and Charley are making another trip later this year which will be filmed/written like long way round :thumbsup: )

    Cusack is always watchable. Featured in a few duds but as an actor, ALWAYS watchable...check out the under-rated Grosse Point Blank (or for one of his earliest roles the '80's teen comedy Say Anything...madly saccharine but the signs of his talent were there).

    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    Cusack is always watchable. Featured in a few duds but as an actor, … Cusack is always watchable. Featured in a few duds but as an actor, ALWAYS watchable...check out the under-rated Grosse Point Blank (or for one of his earliest roles the '80's teen comedy Say Anything...madly saccharine but the signs of his talent were there).




    love him! yum yum yum

    Books:
    Knowledge of Angels..........Jill Paton Walsh
    Nineteen Eighty Four.............George Orwell

    Music:
    REM........Automatic For The People
    Willie Nelson....Across The Borderline

    Films:
    Apocalypse Now
    Taxi Driver
    Midnight Cowboy

    Sandwich:
    Peanut butter and banana.
    Ham, cheese and tomato with French mustard.

    heavenly creatures, a really boring film but the only murder scene in any film that has ever shocked me.

    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    Cusack is always watchable. Featured in a few duds but as an actor, … Cusack is always watchable. Featured in a few duds but as an actor, ALWAYS watchable...check out the under-rated Grosse Point Blank (or for one of his earliest roles the '80's teen comedy Say Anything...madly saccharine but the signs of his talent were there).



    Cusack is one of my favourite ever actors, you should see Grifters too! Grosse Point Blank is an amazing film, some great dark/sarcastic comedy there and LOVE the 'pen' scene, which you should know what i mean if you've seen it Took me a while to get round to seeing 'Say Anything' but have to agree totally, quite a renowned film for it's genre now

    loupomm

    love him! yum yum yum



    Shortly after reading Loupomm's post & almost certainly completely unrelated to what he'd read John started going to bed fully clothed, with a loaded gun in his hands.......
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    Hey, lilsheepy...'Grifters'...deserve to get beaten with oranges for not including that one!!!

    John Cusack & Billy Bob Thornton in Pushing Tin is a film I'd recommend. It's so much more than a comedy. Certainly an unconventional one. Such contrasting characters. Also starring Cate Blanchett & Angelina Jolie.

    http://img.tesco.com/pi/entertainment/DVD/MF/487526_DV_M_F.jpg :thumbsup:

    It's only £2.99 Delivered in the Play sale and I haven't found it anywhere else for less.

    ][COLOR=#0000ff]Play.com (UK) : Pushing Tin (1999) : DVD - Free Delivery[/COLOR]

    I don't work for play!

    n1ck09

    Films:The Shawshank RedemptionJawsForrest GumpPulp FictionTaxi Driver



    Yeah, The Shawshank Redemption is a superb film and Forrest Gump is excellent too but a mention must also go to these 4 very involving films:

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    Bitter Moon is a love it or hate it film. Peter Coyote is superb. In fact they all performed so well in this Roman Polanski masterpiece. Such an eloquent film and one for the open minded. :thumbsup:

    films id recommend if you aint seen them

    Girl Interrupted
    Gia
    Basic
    Devils rejects

    have you seen ]The Notebook?

    Books-
    Belgarath the Sorcerer - David Eddings
    Wizards first rule - Terry Goodkind
    labyrinth - Kate Mosse
    Magician - raymond e fiest.

    All of these bar Labyrinth are the first of a series and I recomend all of them!

    Films -
    Princess Mononoke
    District 13
    Dogma
    The crow

    (almost everyone will have seen all of these but hell they are all good!)

    Books

    Discworld series (Terry Prachett as already said)
    The Shanara series (Terry Brooks)

    Anything Anne Rice

    Most biographies of ppl who have been old enough to have a life

    Books

    To Kill a Mocking Bird: Harper Lee
    The Lovely Bones: Ciar Byrne
    Northern Lights: Philip Pulman
    Fear and Loathing: Hunter S Thomson

    Try Christina Jones books :
    Hubble Bubble, Seeing Stars , Love Potions- great reads with a touch of magic and the author is really nice and she replies to her emails herself !!!
    I emailed her and she sent me a signed copy of her new book at the time .
    She is also a big Cat lover and has lots of rescued cats !!!
    Music;- anything by Cher !!!!!!

    Movies -)

    True Romance
    Donnie Darko
    LOTR ; ROTK
    Cruel Intentions
    The Motorcycle Diaries
    Amores Perros
    Leon


    Tv Shows -)
    Buffy
    Angel
    Greys Anatomy
    Supernatural
    Medium
    Prison Break
    Veronica Mars

    Tv show (on dvd from Sky 1 ) - HEX
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