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TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES
« on: June 06, 2008, 12:04:38 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.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 12:54:43 am »
"The City of Lost Children"...definitely established inspiration for steampunk imagery.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 12:58:17 am »
What a giant coincidence! I was going to suggest the same movie. I love, love, love it.

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 03:48:51 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.

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 04:00:48 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.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 04:24:34 am »
I shall have to hunt down this film you speak of, looks fantastic.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 11:42:18 am »
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.  :)


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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008, 11:47:34 am »
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.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008, 01:03:22 pm »
Terry Jones' version of Wind in the Willows


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy62mqmqwCQ

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2008, 01:10:58 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!)

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2008, 03:09:34 pm »

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4gkKAa2jIjk
(George was the sexy Beatle.)



Tank Girl
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nwVMJn_6kfk

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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2008, 03:22:13 pm »
The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai across the 8th Dimension
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fdHmtfzI3t4


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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008, 03:24:58 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

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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.
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 03:25:10 pm »
Hester dear, I just want to say, that as a fellow newcomer, I've been enjoying your contributions here. Thanks for coming by!

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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2008, 03:30:25 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.  ::)

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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2008, 03:37:51 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:


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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008, 03:43:29 pm »
no love for the 02 Timemachine?

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



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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2008, 03:56:52 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"
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XitszJ3_Xjw

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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2008, 04:04:20 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

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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2008, 04:28:47 pm »
 I liked

Brothers grimm
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2008, 04:31:41 pm »

 Young Einstein - Check out the guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEL_BT_Z6Yg

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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2008, 05:54:24 pm »
Back to the Future - Part the Third:



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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2008, 06:49:38 pm »
Wow Hester, pillaging and plundering your way in with all the posts...  ;)
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