The Omen

Discussion in 'The Classics - Films' started by Frozen, Jul 23, 2009.

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Have no fear, little one... I am here to protect thee.

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  1. Frozen

    Frozen I Play The Streetlife

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    Can't believe there isn't a thread for this already :o

    Anyway there is now. Just watched this for the umpteenth time and it's still brilliant. But what does the rest of Moopy think of it?
     
  2. Rhythmbarbican

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    Which version are you referring to?
     
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    The original. Sorry, should've said in the original post!
     
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    the Egyptian version
     
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    Aha, easily one of the best horror films of the 1970's. The scene where the nanny hangs herself still sends shivers down my spine.

    In the remake Julia Stiles was WOEFULLY miscast.
     
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    Not as good as the Egyptian version of Rosemary's Baby.
     
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    One of my all time favourite films. I watched a lot of horror films as a kid but this was one of the few that scared me - it has a real grim atmosphere - the scene in the graveyard where they dig up the jackal skeleton was terrifying.

    The whole cast are great, especially Billie Whitelaw.

    Love the two sequels two, especially the second one.
     
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    woeful is julia stiles' middle name
     
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    Phoenix L to the OG

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    Not a big fan, I watched it a few years ago so didn't have as much impact as it would had I been younger.
     
  10. MilkyBarKid

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    It's the same for me. This is one of the only films that scares me but I think a lot has to do with being brought up as a Catholic and the religious stuff they drill into you at school. The part where the nanny hangs herself is really disturbing.

    Did anyone see the documentary about the apparent curse of the Omen where there were loads of things that happened during and after the filming. Apparently someone involved in the film was decapitated (like in the movie) whilst driving. What is really weird is that the site of where it happened was a place called Omen and had something to do with 666 or something...
     
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    Yay a classic. The thing that always bothers me is that the wife never finds out what the husband did with trading the dead baby for the live one.
    I liked how the sequel expanded in the original, though is abit more popcorn, but perfectly cast. Shamefully someone told me Aunt Marion was Bette Davis and I believed that for years. They do look alike.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796662/
    Is it creepy she has 3 666 in her imdb address...the curse of the Omen? :)
     
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    Just watched this again. Surely one of the GREATEST movies of all time? It's dated but not as badly as The Exorcist. The unrelentingly grim atmosphere is oppressive, the cinematography throughout is stunning and the soundtrack very much deserved it's Oscar. Gregory Peck is a bit stiff but I can live with that. The slow motion decapitation is amazing. Billie Whitelaw (RIP) is the absolute personification of evil as the nanny (literally) from hell. It also looks superb on Blu Ray in HD at 2.35:1.

    Need to do the sequels again. I even like the third one despite the bungling Monty Python-esque monks dying in various ridiculous fashions as they attempt to kill Damien. The end where God appears in the sky to raptuous choral singing while passages from the bible appear on screen is :disco: and :D
     

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