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Poll Question: Which choices will you vote for? (multiple voting enabled)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2018 at 10:23
The Tarkovsky ones obviously stand out. Also voted for Alphaville just because I doubt many others will.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2018 at 10:12
Thanks, Mike and Robert, for the responses.

If I were to choose just one, then my vote would go to A Clockwork Orange (wished I hadn't missed the A in the poll option), but I love all of these (various ones I adore).

Regarding 2001, I find it to be a really beautifully composed film (a favourite of mine since I was a child -- I know many people find the film far too slow). If I were to choose just one scene, then it would be Frank Poole jogging around the centrifuge while shadow-boxing while passing the sleep chambers that resemble sarcophagi. That to me captured the loneliness of such a space mission well, and I found it to be a coldly beautiful scene. Music and image worked so well for me in the film. The framing in the film really appeals to me.

As for Soylent Green, I find overpopulation to be a really interesting theme, and it was quite a popular one in part due to the popularity of the book, The Population Bomb. One I considered listing on that topic (will if I do a second part) is called Z.P.G. (Zero Population Growth).

Almost all of these I saw as a child or teenager, but the most recent discovery (some years ago) of mine was A Boy and His Dog, which is a lesser known film on the list with a young Don Johnson. It was adapted from Harlan Ellison's work (he didn't care for how the film turned out). "Well, I'd certainly say she had marvelous judgment, Albert, if not particularly good taste."

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2018 at 15:29
I have seen about a handful of these. I favour Soylent Green, though the final part of 2001: A Space Odyssey is superb.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2018 at 13:14
I would have to vote for A Clockwork Orange first but their are a lot of good ones here.
The Andromida Strain, Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes, Colossus: The Forbin Project, Omega Man
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2018 at 11:49
Something of a response to Icarium's recent sci-fi poll, so I did not duplicate Close Encounters of the Third Kind. These are ones that sprang to mind quickly, and I'm sure that I will regret the omission of many films, but there is so much that I love. It's not in any particular order, and I pan to do do a part two (for instance, I planned to include The Black Hole), and maybe an 80s one.

Feel free to mention any others, but I do still ask that you also mention any that you know and like off the list, and vote in the poll. I've made it multiple choice for any who wish to vote for multiple entries (I tend not to vote in my own polls). It would have been nice to include more of the Planet of the Apes films. You won't find Star Wars because it doesn't resonate with me (well, I do like Yoda), but Star Trek might make an appearance in the second poll.

Edited by Logan - July 17 2018 at 11:50
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