Great drinking oriented movies

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Re: Great drinking oriented movies

Post by Savage » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:00 am

Thank gawd Grumpy got it into his head to watch this oldie but goodie last weekend. I love this old bitch*: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlQ8BpuydEI
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Re: Great drinking oriented movies

Post by JimLahey » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:43 pm

Withnail and I. Try to keep up with Withnail.

Also, I don't know why, but watching The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly makes me want to drink heavily. As well as Cool Hand Luke.

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Post by Savage » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:35 pm

I keep meaning to watch that one. Recommended to me a long time ago, too. Ehh, too many movies. Not enough damn time.
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Post by Oggar » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:25 pm

Unforgiven. It is the most bad ass drinking movie of all time. A portrait of a man William Munny, a man at the top of his chosen profession. He gives up his profession and booze ostensibly for the love of a good woman. She dies and he remains undrunk raising his children as a widower. Without booze is a broken down wreck of a man who can't make it as a farmer on some of the most fertile land on Earth. He can't keep pigs alive, pigs they're one of the most adaptable species on the planet they're right up there with humans and rats, they will thrive almost anywhere. So by circumstance he is forced back into his old profession. He attempts to return to his profession without booze he manages but struggles. Finding his best friend has been killed now he grabs the bottle and the transformation begins, like the Hulk emerges from the shell of a man he had been and unleashes his alcohol fueled wrath upon injustice.
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Re: Great drinking oriented movies

Post by Zippy » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:46 pm

I didn't see the movie but if you want great drinker literature, read "Arch of Triumph" by Erich Maria Remarque.
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Post by JimLahey » Tue May 24, 2011 1:47 am

Zippy wrote:I didn't see the movie but if you want great drinker literature, read "Arch of Triumph" by Erich Maria Remarque.
Drinker literature deserves its own thread! Aside from Bukowski and Hemmingway, check out Pierre by Herman Melville. Not much drinking goes on in this book, but you just get so lost in this massive stream of thought and anxiety, it's a trip. A hard read, but well worth it.

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Post by KissMyPabst » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:32 pm

The Thin Man... Nick and Nora were great boozers. Oh, and Gleason in Papa's Delicate Condition, Deano in Rio Bravo, and Clint's PBR-guzzling Kowalski in Gran Torino all make you want to drink along.
Can I pour you a beer, Mr. Peterson?
A little early isn't it, Woody?
For a beer?
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Post by Savage » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:51 am

Nick and Nora Charles. What a great couple. But William Powell, in My Man Godfrey...ooohhh. He really had what they called "IT", back in those days.
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Re: Great drinking oriented movies

Post by Jose Beam » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:27 pm

Of course I see lots of mentions of Barfly, but let us not forget it's ugly cousin Factotum. Not as fun, but still dern good to get souced to.
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Re: Great drinking oriented movies

Post by Patchez » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:58 pm

Every which way but loose and Any which way you can. You gotta love a beer swilling orangutan.
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Post by Jose Beam » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:40 pm

Years ago in a thrift store I scored a documentary about George Jones called "Same Ol' Me." I find it nearly impossible to watch this video without a constant flow of whiskey and waters chased down with ice cold beer.
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Post by Lush30 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:07 am

Witnail and I - I love this movie so much and therefore hold it soley resposnoble for my alcoholism (Er DAMN No I meant Drinking). Amazing movie also TOMMY as I don't take drugs I need Alcohol just to watch that freaking damn awsome movie!
I'm not an alcoholic, I'm just passionate about alcohol ; )

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Re: Great drinking oriented movies

Post by savage henry » Sun May 13, 2012 8:07 pm

Sam Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid". Non-stop consumption of whiskey. Always a bottle available in every practically every scene. When James Coburn returns home to visit his wife, (in their prim and proper modest abode), after the Kid has shot two of his deputies and fled Lincoln, there is no whiskey in sight. An argument ensues, he tears perfectly good curtains off of the wall and leaves, claiming he has to go and arrest a drunk. (Best joke in the movie: Near the end, Coburn meets up with a carpenter, played by Peckinpah himself, offers him a drink from a flask and Mad Sam declines it. Legend, right or wrong, has stated Peckinpah was intoxicated during the entire production. No matter: the film stands as an American western masterpiece, an aching dispatch on regret and conformity as the west was consumed by political and commercial interests. No wonder everyone was drinking without restraint!
Peckinpah's "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" is even harsher: a tequila fever dream as Warren Oates chugs cheap Pepe Lopez while tooling around Mexico with a severed head. My favorite drinking movie of all time.
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Re: Great drinking oriented movies

Post by savage henry » Sun May 13, 2012 8:41 pm

A quote from John Ford's "My Darling Clementine":
Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda): Ever been in love, Mac?
Mac: No, I've been a bartender all my life.
1. Walk in. 2. Disrupt everything. 3. Walk out.

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Re: Great drinking oriented movies

Post by Patchez » Mon May 14, 2012 8:08 am

Welcome Henry. New guy buys. I'll have a Knob Creek neat.
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