The Steampunk Forum at Brass Goggles
November 22, 2017, 07:40:05 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Brassgoggles.co.uk - The Lighter Side Of Steampunk, follow @brasstech for forum technical problems & updates.
 
   Home   Blog Help Rules Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 23   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES  (Read 121675 times)
Sir Vrilhelm Dreadnaught
Guest
« on: June 06, 2008, 01:04:38 am »

I'd like my fellow Steampunks to suggest & review {and so claim for the genre] the best Steampunk [without them knowing it] movies: First off, The George Pal "The Time Machine" with its whirlygig delight of Victorain Engineering. I picked up the DVD in HMV for £3!!! First one to mention the Sean Connery geriatric ego trip "League of Extraodinary Gentlemen" {NOT to be confused with the graphic novels} will be given a revolver with one bullet & expected to do the decent thing. I would also claim the Sam Neill filim "The Event Horizon" as an unclaimed Steampunk classic. But I'll debate that.
Logged
Prof_Auerbach
Snr. Officer
****
United States United States


Knight of the Brazen Serpent


WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 01:54:43 am »

"The City of Lost Children"...definitely established inspiration for steampunk imagery.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Logged

"...three stories down he plummeted, and landed on his head. He lay there in the sodden street and thought, 'how sad...I'm dead'.
Cheery Rayne
Guest
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 01:58:17 am »

What a giant coincidence! I was going to suggest the same movie. I love, love, love it.
Logged
Abraxas
Snr. Officer
****
United States United States


Dept. of Works: Mistakes? We don't make mistakes.


WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 04:48:51 am »

Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Brazil
Dark City (or is that just antique cyberpunk?)
Young Frankenstein?
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Metropolis  (both Fritz Lang and anime version)
Treasure Planet


this thread's been done before, but bugger that. if a new gem pops up, it's worth it.

Event Horizon -- hmmm...I don't know how steampunk the H.R. Giger influence is, but it is so good it should be an honorary member of any steamy movie collection.
Logged

My new etsy shop : Vintage eyewear and goggles, more to come soon!

<A HREF="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5902076">Vintage Eyewear and Goggles</A>
Gnome
Snr. Officer
****
United States United States


Oneironaut Extraordinaire


« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 05:00:48 am »

The Fall is a magnificent film. It takes place around the dawn of motion pictures in a hospital. It's only steampunk in that there's an absolutely gorgeous sequence that opens the film that almost couldn't be more Weird West if it tried and it prominently features a warped version of Charles Darwin... For those of you that care about reviews, its current IMDB score is 8.4 and is still showing in the occasional theater.
Logged

If you insist on referring to yourself in the third person, don't be surprised if I start referring to you in the first.
SAVE THE AIR KRAKEN! Join the 11th Greenpeace Airborne division!
Abraxas
Snr. Officer
****
United States United States


Dept. of Works: Mistakes? We don't make mistakes.


WWW
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 05:24:34 am »

I shall have to hunt down this film you speak of, looks fantastic.
Logged
Byron Cogsmith
Snr. Officer
****
United Kingdom United Kingdom



« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 12:42:18 pm »

First one to mention the Sean Connery geriatric ego trip "League of Extraodinary Gentlemen" {NOT to be confused with the graphic novels} will be given a revolver with one bullet & expected to do the decent thing.

 Ah the joys of free will and the ability to make up one's own mind about a film, I am quite happy to say I don't dislike this film, in fact I quite like a Sunday afternnoon snuggling on the old sofa watch this with the missus.  Smiley


 The Illusionist
 Howl's Moving castle
 Steamboy
 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
 Van Hellsing
 Wild Wild West
 
Logged

I stalk the night, and the night can't get a restraining order............
Atterton
Time Traveler
****

Only The Shadow knows


« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008, 12:47:34 pm »

So in what ways are they not meant to know it?

Anyways, I think Brotherhood of the Wolf has a rather anachronistic feel to it even if not really steampunk.
Logged

Resurrectionist and freelance surgeon.
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008, 02:03:22 pm »

Terry Jones' version of Wind in the Willows


(Especially the weasels! And Steve Coogan is very sexy as Mole.)



« Last Edit: June 06, 2008, 04:11:35 pm by Hester » Logged

"Ta, darling!  I'll bring it back when I'm finished with it!
(If I'm not too drunk to remember where I got it.)
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2008, 02:10:58 pm »

And I'm trying to trace down a DVD copy of the 1957 Czech film The Fabulous World of Jules Verne



Product Description
A truly unique adventure from Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman ("Baron Munchausen") which uses live-action, animation, puppets and engravings to tell a story based on "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Mysterious Island" and other Verne tales. A scientist and his assistant working on an explosive new energy source are kidnapped by pirates hired by a nasty industrialist. Arnost Navratil, Miloslaw Holub star. AKA: "The Deadly Invention," "Vynalez Zkazy." 80 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; scene access. Plays All Regions.



There's a couple available from 3rd party sellers on Amazon.com, but they won't ship to Canada. (Canuckaphobes!)
Logged
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2008, 04:09:34 pm »


The Beatles' Yellow Submarine

(George was the sexy Beatle.)



Tank Girl

Logged
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2008, 04:22:13 pm »

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai across the 8th Dimension


Logged
Pheobsky
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Gentleman.


WWW
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008, 04:24:58 pm »

Not entirely steampunk, but Delicatessen is a brilliant film, & has all of the important bits of steampunk (to me anyway) in it! & Dominique Pinon is in it <3

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

First one to mention the Sean Connery geriatric ego trip "League of Extraodinary Gentlemen" {NOT to be confused with the graphic novels} will be given a revolver with one bullet & expected to do the decent thing.

 Grin Cheesy Grin !
Logged

There's nothing finer than going to the 192O's for a dance!
Abraxas
Snr. Officer
****
United States United States


Dept. of Works: Mistakes? We don't make mistakes.


WWW
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 04:25:10 pm »

Hester dear, I just want to say, that as a fellow newcomer, I've been enjoying your contributions here. Thanks for coming by!
Logged
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2008, 04:28:34 pm »

Mary Reilly







Logged
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2008, 04:30:25 pm »

Hester dear, I just want to say, that as a fellow newcomer, I've been enjoying your contributions here. Thanks for coming by!

Thank you, Abraxas!

I put my prolific posting down to newcomer ebullience.  Roll Eyes
Logged
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2008, 04:37:51 pm »

More "Deiselpunk" than Steampunk I guess:

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Weak plot and script, granted, but I love the sepia tint, and Angelina Jolie's airship is ubercool:

Logged
KhaiJBach
Guest
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008, 04:43:29 pm »

no love for the 02 Timemachine?

ok the movie was to many weak... but c'mon the machine is Beautiful...


Logged
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2008, 04:54:34 pm »

Chitty-chitty Bang-Bang



Mary Poppins



Doctor Dolittle



Logged
Hester
Snr. Officer
****
Canada Canada


Hostess of the "Vile Bodies" dirigible party.


« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2008, 04:56:52 pm »

no love for the 02 Timemachine?

ok the movie was to many weak... but c'mon the machine is Beautiful...



Much love!  Both for the machine and Guy Pearce.  And I even made a fanvid to prove it:

The Time Machine: "If You Know Time"
Logged
Abraxas
Snr. Officer
****
United States United States


Dept. of Works: Mistakes? We don't make mistakes.


WWW
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2008, 05:04:20 pm »

aye, I enjoyed it as well. it lost some of the moral depth of the original, but the style and cinematography was a great way to visualize the environs of the book. what I'd kill for is a film of steven baxters TimeShips...

and I can't believe I left out Howl's Moving Castle. my alltime favorite anime film, I watch it whenever I'm feeling down or can't sleep, and it sends me straightaway into a steamy euphoric state
Logged
JennyWren
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Viola Ambrose Flux: Dilettante


« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2008, 05:28:47 pm »

 I liked

Brothers grimm
First men on the moon

Logged

I don’t suffer from insanity, I revel in it.                            To die would be an awfully big adventure
"Viagra Chapstick" - For that stiff upper lip                         I dont have an anger management problem I just like to solve my problems with violence
Byron Cogsmith
Snr. Officer
****
United Kingdom United Kingdom



« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2008, 05:31:41 pm »


 Young Einstein - Check out the guitar:
Logged
Simon Hogwood
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United States United States


Adventurer & Scholar


« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2008, 06:54:24 pm »

Back to the Future - Part the Third:



Logged

"The laws of the land mean nothing to a man with a giant mechanical spider!" - Jake of All Trades

"The only clue to my secret obsession is one completely badass hat." - Jacob Squirrel
Samuel Crowe
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States


Order of the Watch and Rose


« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2008, 07:49:38 pm »

Wow Hester, pillaging and plundering your way in with all the posts...  Wink
Logged

Samuel Crowe

Adventurer of Science, Explorer of the Arcane.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 23   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.076 seconds with 16 queries.