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Old 19-03-2006, 00:20
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One word:

"Dayo"

I LOVE THIS FILM one of my all time favourites, please share you thoughts with me!
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Old 19-03-2006, 00:34
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Brilliant movie. The opening credits music is incredible, the performances from Catherine O'Hara, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are brilliant.

Tim Burton's first classic
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Old 19-03-2006, 15:38
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I love this movie, its really wierd in places though.
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Old 19-03-2006, 17:39
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One of my fav's too. I used to watch this all the time when I was younger and now have it on dvd.
I liked the opening sequence too and used to try and spot where the real landscape ended and the model one begun. It's a little easier to spot now though
Top movie!
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Old 19-03-2006, 17:56
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Love that Tim Burton/Danny Elfman combo!
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Old 19-03-2006, 23:15
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This is another film i love , i use to watch it when i was younger at my nanas alot lol, WOW beetlejuice came out 18 years ago.
Great movie though use to watch it all the time
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Old 20-03-2006, 14:10
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Beetlejuice is a great film and a true classic. It is just a pity that you cant get it on special edition on DVD though!
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Old 20-03-2006, 15:15
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My favourite film! It's just a masterpiece! The dinner party scene IMO wil never be beaten!
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Old 20-03-2006, 17:19
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I agree, never will be beaten!

A beautiful bunch, a ripe banana
I see deadly black tarantula


I also love the song at the end that Winona Ryder dances to

Shake shake shake Senora
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Old 20-03-2006, 17:58
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beetlejuice! beetlejuice...........

who dares to finished it off
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Old 20-03-2006, 20:20
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I adore Winona in that, she's so dark and depressed and fabulous, I love her line 'I read that handbook for the recently deceased and it said the living ignore the strange and unusual, I myself am strange and unusual'

classic!!!!!!!
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Old 20-03-2006, 20:22
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Originally Posted by Digi_Master
beetlejuice! beetlejuice...........

who dares to finished it off
beetlejuice
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Old 29-03-2006, 02:39
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It took me 3 or 4 years before I started to enjoy this film.
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Old 29-03-2006, 06:36
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I love it, too.

Can someone answer this question for me:

Why does he spell his name Beetlegeuse in the film? Is it because he can't WRITE his proper name down, as well as not being able to say it?!

The song at the end is great. It's by Hary Belafonte. It came on in a film themed bar I went to once, and I loved it
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Old 29-03-2006, 06:41
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Originally Posted by Carmen Queasy
I love it, too.

Can someone answer this question for me:

Why does he spell his name Beetlegeuse in the film? Is it because he can't WRITE his proper name down, as well as not being able to say it?!

The song at the end is great. It's by Hary Belafonte. It came on in a film themed bar I went to once, and I loved it
Well, according to Wikipedia: Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis) is a semiregular variable star located 427 light-years away [1]. It is the second brightest star in the constellation Orion, and the tenth brightest star in the night sky. Although it has the Bayer designation "alpha", it is not as bright as Rigel (Beta Orionis). It is a vertex of the Winter Triangle asterism.

So that explains it somewhat.
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Old 04-11-2012, 21:43
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Just watched this film and totally forgot how good it was. You don't seem to get the same character development anymore in films.
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Old 04-11-2012, 21:46
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Absolutely fab film. There has never been anything quite like it before or since.

Winona Ryder was so cool back then, too.
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Old 04-11-2012, 22:32
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Absolute classic. Such fond memories of watching this with my family when we were kids. It's one of those films which will always stay with you. Plus, it works for both children and adults. The opening music is so creepy though lol

P.s Baldwin in THOSE trousers?! Or just me that noticed?
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Old 04-11-2012, 22:42
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Though I have become increasingly bored with Burtons schtick over the years, this is probably my fave film of his.



Surprised no one has commented on Keaton's masterful performance in this...he is just a force of nature!


Back when this was released it was just so different to anything that was around at the time.


I think it's the one Burton film that managed to be both commercial, entertaining, crowd-pleasing yet retaining his quirky and bizarre style at the same time.


Plus...I worked at a cinema when it played, and to promote the film I dressed up as Beetlejuice!
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Old 04-11-2012, 22:46
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One of my least favourite movies of all time. Burton should have stuck to making Pee-wee Herman movies.
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Old 04-11-2012, 23:09
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One of my least favourite movies of all time. Burton should have stuck to making Pee-wee Herman movies.


What a stupid thing to say.


No issue with someone not liking the film, but to suggest that a director should continue to make the same type of film over and over just to please you?
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:59
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Is it me or is Michael Keaton generally undervalued?

Dunno about underrated, but certainly he seems to be taken for granted a bit.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:00
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Whatever happened to Michael Keaton - he is a very talented actor, but seems to have had a brief flourish in the late 80'e, early 90's and then pretty much vanished.... Such a shame as he did some cracking films - Pacific Heights in particular was a favourite. He just seemed to start to do trash, like The Dream Team and Multiplicity and then seemed to vanish. I know he popped up in Jackie Brown, but he never had the longevity I thought he deserved.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:41
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Whatever happened to Michael Keaton - he is a very talented actor, but seems to have had a brief flourish in the late 80'e, early 90's and then pretty much vanished.... Such a shame as he did some cracking films - Pacific Heights in particular was a favourite. He just seemed to start to do trash, like The Dream Team and Multiplicity and then seemed to vanish. I know he popped up in Jackie Brown, but he never had the longevity I thought he deserved.
Another cast member... Geena David.

Michael Keaton may not receive top billing, but that also applies to other alumni from Jackie Brown, such as Robert Forster and Pam Grier.

I think the last movie I saw Michael Keaton in was the comedy "The Good Guys(2010)" (costarring with Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell) where, he played a Senior Police Officer, and whenever he ever gave advice to his subordinates, referred to TLC, quoting lines from their music.
Typified by "Dont Go Chasing Waterfalls".

Another good reason to watch the movie is that, at the beginning, both Samuel L Jackson and Dwayne Johnson, both playing high flying cops, both miscalculate a jump from a roof, and crunch to their death.
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Old 06-11-2012, 15:33
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"It keeps getting funnier and funnier every single time I see it"...

And btw, anyone read of the rumours of a sequel?
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