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Best film of the 80s - Good Morning Vietnam v Withnail and I

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by milo, 9 Aug 2018.

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Which film is better?

Poll closed 11 Aug 2018.
  1. Good Morning Vietnam

    53.6%
  2. Withnail and I

    46.4%
  1. milo

    milo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    Good Morning Vietnam

    1987

    Directed by Barry Levinson
    Produced by Larry Brezner and Mark Johnson
    Written by Mitch Markowitz
    Starring Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker



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    Withnail and I

    1987

    Directed by Bruce Robinson
    Produced by Paul Heller
    Written by Bruce Robinson
    Starring Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant and Richard Griffiths

     
  2. galeforce

    galeforce Willie Hall

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    Every single line of Withnail and I is a work of art, arguably the most quotable film of all time, all the actors are brilliant, it’s wonderful.
     
  3. milo

    milo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    Completely agree. I'm not sure that there is a film that I have watched more times. I go back to it at least once most years.
     
  4. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Luke Young

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    A massive favourite, with some of the finest lines available to humanity, against a vehicle for the most irksome actor of his generation. The most one-sided match-up so far.
     
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  5. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Paul Stalteri

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    Yeah I need to watch it again.
     
  6. billyiddo

    billyiddo Chris Jones Staff Member

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    Withnail and I is a load of toss for those who love the smell of their own farts
     
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  7. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    " I want the finest wines known to humanity, I want them here and I want them now." My nomination, made on the smell of an oily rag and not just hilarious , but poignant too. The final scene still gives me goose bumps, all these years later.
     
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  8. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Gerry Armstrong

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    I have never been able to watch more than about 15 minutes of Withnail and I.
    I try it every now and again, knowing I am missing out on something. But I just can't get into it.
     
  9. milo

    milo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    I'm the same with the final scene, it is so poignant
     
  10. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Luke Young

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    The current voting pattern and the indicated result is the most disturbing since June 2016.
     
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  11. galeforce

    galeforce Willie Hall

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    I'm stunned, I can only assume these people haven't seen it.
     
  12. milo

    milo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    Shocking. One of the best British films of all time and the best British comedy of the decade, losing out to an OK Hollywood star vehicle.
     
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  13. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Paul Stalteri

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    Really?
     
  14. parklane1

    parklane1 Steffen Freund

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    Same for me as well, my son who is that age group says he does not get it either.
     
  15. milo

    milo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    Yeah. Good Morning Vietnam is quite enjoyable but it is a vehicle to allow Robin Williams to do his stage act ten years after it was good. Withnail is perfect with barely a wasted line. Both films have a great soundtrack mind.
     
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  16. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Paul Stalteri

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    I was agreeing, I meant I can't believe the result.
     
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    Gilzeantoscore Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    How the fudge can anybody think that another film where Williams plays himself is better than a British comedy master piece? For fudge's sake!
     
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  18. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Dean Austin

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    If you could vote on the app, and despite Gale describing it as art earlier, I'd vote for Withnail, because I've seen it, possibly twice. High praise.
     
  19. Daisuk

    Daisuk Dean Richards

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    True. I haven't. Haven't even heard of it, so voted gooooooood morning Vietnam. I want to see that other one now though, so well done. :)
     
  20. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Gerry Armstrong

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    There may be a distinction between “what is the better film” v “what is the film you preferred most”.

    In this case I don’t think either are great films, but I did at least manage to watch the whole of GM Vietnam.
     
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