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Solomon Grundy
06-15-2008, 07:27 PM
Edit: Meant to call it "Fathers and Film." Oh well.


In celebration of Father's Day, post any film-related thoughts regarding fathers.

Best cinematic dads, worst cinematic dads, characters that remind you of your father, your father's favorite film and how you feel about it, father figures, etc.

How has your father influenced your love for films?
What's the first movie you've watched with your dad?
How often do you watch movies together?

Your thoughts on so-called fathers of film or 'fathers' of various cinematic advances and techniques throughout the years.

Go nuts.

PreySlayDisplay
06-15-2008, 07:46 PM
This was the first movie dad I thought of when reading your post:
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/1187/episode5darthvaderaj8.jpg

But anyway, my father has influenced my movie viewings heavily. He was the first to show me Predator, Terminator, Star Wars, Die Hard, Rambo and countless others. He always made sure to take me to all the Ninja Turtle movies when I was little. One of my most beloved movie theater experiences was seeing Terminator 2 with him. My Dad is awesome and I love him to death.

D.B. Cooper
06-15-2008, 08:10 PM
I love how real-life Father and Son are the main characters in my two favorite War movies. Apocalypse Now and Platoon. Just came to mind.

xseanymacx
06-15-2008, 09:31 PM
Brian Cox in 25th Hour gets me every time as my father is very similar. Despite any problems he has now, or hardships he has faced in the path, he will do ANYTHING for me as Cox was willing to do for Norton's character.

My favorite film dad of all time.

JohnLocke2342
06-15-2008, 09:43 PM
http://commanderbond.net/resources/sections/news/images/sean_connery/indy.jpg

Best Father and Son of all-time.

Mr. Creasy
06-15-2008, 11:25 PM
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/road_to_perdition_xl_05--film-B.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/road_to_perdition.jpg

Monotreme
06-16-2008, 03:24 AM
http://l.yimg.com/img.movies.yahoo.com/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/walt_disney/the_lion_king/mufasa.jpg

Second best father and son dynamic after Dr. Jones Jr. and Sr.

ilovemovies
06-16-2008, 05:08 AM
Some great choices so far. Love Indy, Road to Perdition and 25th Hour.

Another great father/son duo, even though there only really briefly share screen time together, is Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel in Frequency. Love, love that movie.

bigred760
06-16-2008, 06:17 AM
http://commanderbond.net/resources/sections/news/images/sean_connery/indy.jpg

Best Father and Son of all-time.

That about says it for me.

Mr. Creasy
06-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Some great choices so far. Love Indy, Road to Perdition and 25th Hour.

Another great father/son duo, even though there only really briefly share screen time together, is Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel in Frequency. Love, love that movie.

I thought I was the only one who love that movie... lol

BatDaddy
06-16-2008, 03:50 PM
My Dad is the reason I love horror movies as much as I do - as well as heavily influencing most of my tastes.

I think the first movie he took me to see was Ghostbusters II, but we were more into watching movies at home. I think of my dad anytime I watch any of the Rocky movies.

And as for onscreen fathers - I don't have a pic, but that last scene in Field of Dreams, where Costner asks his dad to have a catch... well, it gets me about every time.

Mr. Creasy
06-16-2008, 03:59 PM
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/E_Happyness_366.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/505242The-Pursuit-of-Happyness-Post.jpg

Lindsey
06-16-2008, 04:18 PM
http://l.yimg.com/img.movies.yahoo.com/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/walt_disney/the_lion_king/mufasa.jpg

I know X-Nightcrawler would agree! One of my favorite father/daughter rolls:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Badabing00/Arma.jpg

I also want to add that my father left me and my mom when I was 1, so he is not apart of my life in any way. I consider it his loss, and he can enjoy Fathers Day on his own. :cool:

JohnLocke2342
06-16-2008, 04:22 PM
sorry lindsey, that's really sad.

Armageddon is one of my favorite movies that people hate (see my post on that particular thread lol).. so I definately agree with that pick. Also, I can't believe we missed it but..

http://fusion-industries1.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/whatwhat.jpg

Mr. Creasy
06-16-2008, 04:40 PM
Almost forgot these...

How has your father influenced your love for films?
NONE-NOTHING-NEVER

What's the first movie you've watched with your dad?
NONE-NOTHING-NEVER

How often do you watch movies together?
NONE-NOTHING-NEVER

darknite125
06-16-2008, 04:41 PM
My favorite film fathers are

Dr. Frankenstein from Frankenstein (he fits the category in a way)
http://www.madscientistatwork.com/images/colinclive.bmp

Jor el from Superman
http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/713/713238/jorel_1150756674.jpg

Thomas Wayne from Batman Begins
http://l.yimg.com/img.movies.yahoo.com/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/batman_begins/_group_photos/michael_caine16.jpg

therealjohng
06-16-2008, 04:57 PM
If you watch a lot of Spielberg films, the way he presents fathers, whether as the main characters, supporting characters or just influences on the main characters, it's utterly fascinating how close they are in every film of his.

X-Nightcrawler
06-16-2008, 05:14 PM
http://l.yimg.com/img.movies.yahoo.com/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/walt_disney/the_lion_king/mufasa.jpg

Second best father and son dynamic after Dr. Jones Jr. and Sr.Nice. That relationship was surprisingly profound given the very, very short screen time both have together. As far as "The Lion King" goes, the most complex father/son/daughter relationship is still Simba/Kiara from the sequel.

Uh-huuuuh.

Some other father/son relationships I've really liked in movies.

-Shinji/Gendo in "The End of Evangelion"/"Neon Genesis Evangelion".
-Indy/Dr. Jones in any "Indy" movie.
-Don/Tammy/Andy in "28 Weeks Later" (it's just extremely emotionally complex).

And of course.

http://movie-preview.tv/wp-content/plugins/IMDB/cache/movie_0884328_d13b3ed42116b0b1fbccff26cf199935.jpg

Derek237
06-16-2008, 05:19 PM
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/2/25/250px-PacinoDeNiro.jpg

Mr. Creasy
06-16-2008, 05:25 PM
The Godfather
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/the-godfather.jpg

Legends of The Fall
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/brad_pitt_anthony_hopkins_legends_o.jpg

October Sky
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/October_Sky.jpg

Finding Nemo
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/inside-nemo-8e.jpg

John Q
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/B00005JKWV01LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Life as a House
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/405px-Life-as-a-house.jpg

I Am Sam (father-daughter)
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/IamSam.jpg

Big Fish
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/11057.jpg

The Patriot
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/loga.jpg

RicochetShaw
06-16-2008, 05:29 PM
For me, Atticus Finch is the greatest father figure in cinema.

Mr. Creasy
06-16-2008, 05:39 PM
Liar Liar
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/liarli2.jpg

Big Daddy
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/20060415269139101.jpg

wisdomsword
06-17-2008, 11:52 AM
Some great choices so far. Love Indy, Road to Perdition and 25th Hour.

Another great father/son duo, even though there only really briefly share screen time together, is Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel in Frequency. Love, love that movie.

Agree!
Frequency would be my first pick. (I saw that movie in theater, 3 TIMES!)

And here is another coolest dad in movie:
http://i27.tinypic.com/wjcu4g.jpg

crodger
06-17-2008, 02:22 PM
For me, Atticus Finch is the greatest father figure in cinema.

Some great ones mentioned but I think I agree with Ricochet. In terms of doing what is right and just, and providing an example to his kids of what being a good person is all about, you can't go past Atticus Finch. I see aspects of my father in this character, in his goodness and his willingness to do what is right despite what others may think.

CyclicNightmare
06-17-2008, 02:38 PM
And as for onscreen fathers - I don't have a pic, but that last scene in Field of Dreams, where Costner asks his dad to have a catch... well, it gets me about every time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XS2UtAlmX4

If you're not crying your eyes out by 5:10, then you're either a woman, or you have no soul.

Lebowski707
06-17-2008, 03:01 PM
At the end of the movie when Rudy's father finally realizes what his son did and is the happiest he has ever been. Rudy's father is one of the reasons why he accomplished what he did.

http://www.seanastin.com/images/posters/rudy.jpg

AndrewDB
06-17-2008, 03:29 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/68/Patriot_promo_poster.jpg

Mr. Creasy
06-17-2008, 04:21 PM
He Got Game "A father's freedom depends on his son's choice"
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/841213he-got-game-video-release-pos.jpg

A Bronx Tale
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/ThaMenace/bronx.jpg