Thursday Movie Picks: Single Location Movies


Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks, a weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves where each Thursday you have to pick three films to match the week's topic.

*dances like there's no tomorrow because loves this week's theme* Isn't it great when a group of people are in the same place and all the action happens in there? Like last Saturday, when I was surrounded by Italians and I was the only one supporting Germany. Pretty exciting, considering that Germany has finally won against Italy. But I won't bore you with football any longer, even because things get pretty ugly in the movies I've picked. So without further blah, blah, blah, here's my picks - oh I love all of them by the way.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Six strangers are assembled to steal a lot of diamonds, but the robbery doesn't go as planned: apparently one of them is an undercover police officer and the thieves start suspecting each other. Quentin Tarantino's first masterpiece, what else can I say? It is violent, sadistic and one scene - my favourite - could be labels as disturbing, but this film is a real gem.

12 Angry Men (1957)

Retired to the jury room, Juror #8 tries to convince the other jurors that the case is not as clear as it seemed in court, and that the defendant may actually be innocent. Pure cinematic gold. The whole film is entirely built on the dialogue, the camera movements are perfect to add suspense, and the cast is just perfect. The ultimate proof you don't need fancy scenery, costumes or special effects to make a great film.


127 Hours (2010)

Without telling anyone, Aaron travels to Blue John Canyon to spend the weekend doing his favourite thing to do: climb canyons. Unfortunately while descending a canyon he falls down, and his hand is wedged between the boulder and the canyon wall. Not the best of the three, but definitely the most intense, also because it is based on a true story. The film is an emotional, terrifying and unforgettable experience, and, while facing death, Danny Boyle, with the help of James Franco, makes a statement about living. 

14 comments :

  1. I love all three of these movies, great picks!

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  2. I picked 12 Angry men as well and you are so right that this is all one needs to make a great film. I have yet to see the other 2 but I don't know if I would have the courage to do what Danny Boyle did to break free.

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    1. I wouldn't have the courage to do that neither. I'd probably die there.

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  3. Reservoir Dogs is defenitely a movie I must see!

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  4. I have seen all of these and love them all. Great choices.

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  5. Good call on 127 Hours and excellent picks all round. 12 Angry Men was a late discovery for me - I had nothing to watch and saw it in my parents' cupboard. A brilliant film.

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    1. Thank you. I watched 12 Angry Men (the first time) because a guy told me it was good, but I wasn't expecting it to be that good.

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  6. I love all of these picks! I was really close to going Reservoir Dogs myself.

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    1. I couldn't help but pick it. I needed a Tarantino in my picks.

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  7. 12 Angry Men is great and has been remade several times over.

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    1. I know, but I'll avoid the remakes. They'll never be as good as the original.

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