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Their bond was so strong,

Death could not keep them apart ...

Unfortunately.

Star Trek 3

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First one is 12 Monkeys. My guess for the second is Citizen Kane. Or A Christmas Carol.

Yes and no. The second one is a film that very much reminded me of 12 Monkeys.

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These haikus each apply to two films:

Death and creation

Reaching out to mystery

What a great jump cut

Some men can't be bought

If you kill him, then he wins

Short route to chaos

Edited by Rushmore

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Having lived his life,

He tries to alter the end

And must thwart himself.

The Last Temptation

of Christ? Nah. Doesn't remind

me of 12 Monkeys.

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Having lived his life,

He tries to alter the end

And must thwart himself.

Citizen Kane was my first guess too, but if that's not it, I'll guess Looper.

Ding, ding, ding! (When I first saw 12 Monkeys the ending left me with the impression that the events were an infinite loop repeating themselves, an issue that Looper specifically adresses while also starring Bruce Willis.)

These haikus each apply to two films:

Death and creation

Reaching out to mystery

What a great jump cut

Some men can't be bought

If you kill him, then he wins

Short route to chaos

2001: A Space Odyssey and A Man For All Seasons.

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These haikus each apply to two films:

Death and creation

Reaching out to mystery

What a great jump cut

Some men can't be bought

If you kill him, then he wins

Short route to chaos

2001: A Space Odyssey and A Man For All Seasons.

FWIW, my 2001: A Space Odyssey haiku from way back:

They awakened us

Called from the moon and beyond

Childhood starts anew.

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2001: A Space Odyssey and A Man For All Seasons.

Good! What about the other two?

Hm. Tree of Life and On the Waterfront? I'm pretty confident about the first, but not about the second.

Suffering from guilt,

She pauses for some rest, but

Mother is upset.

Still can't believe that

No one has answered and that

This film was done twice.

And one new one:

A content couple

Has unwanted guests, but they

Can't say it three times.

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Hm. Tree of Life and On the Waterfront? I'm pretty confident about the first, but not about the second.

Tree of Life is right. On the Waterfront is not.

Suffering from guilt,

She pauses for some rest, but

Mother is upset.

Still can't believe that

No one has answered and that

This film was done twice.

It couldn't be Brave, could it? By "done twice," do you mean there was a remake or that it's been done twice in this thread?

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Suffering from guilt,

She pauses for some rest, but

Mother is upset.

Still can't believe that

No one has answered and that

This film was done twice.

It couldn't be Brave, could it? By "done twice," do you mean there was a remake or that it's been done twice in this thread?

Done twice in this thread

While I was wildly guessing,

Hence, the irony.

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without a mother

4-year-old actress voices

deep thoughts of children

a broken husband

tells his wife to keep trying

can you hear the bells?

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Suffering from guilt,

She pauses for some rest, but

Mother is upset.

Still can't believe that

No one has answered and that

This film was done twice.

It couldn't be Brave, could it? By "done twice," do you mean there was a remake or that it's been done twice in this thread?

Done twice in this thread

While I was wildly guessing,

Hence, the irony.

Psycho

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Done twice in this thread

While I was wildly guessing,

Hence, the irony.

'Twas also done twice

in the sense of a remake.

Thank you, Gus Van Sant.

without a mother

4-year-old actress voices

deep thoughts of children

Beasts of the Southern

Wild, perhaps? Quvenzhané

Wallis was five. Close.

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without a mother

4-year-old actress voices

deep thoughts of children

Ponette.

I haven't time to go through the thread and see if this has been done:

Black sheep returns home,

Disrupting his sibling's life;

Boy, are they messed up...

Edited by Anodos

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Black sheep returns home,

Disrupting his sibling's life;

Boy, are they messed up...

My first thought was "every Chris Farley movie," but I don't think the Farley and Spade characters were ever related. Is it The Royal Tenenbaums?

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You're about to wit-

ness the greatest miracle

of the machine age.

Modern Times?

Wrong, sir! Wrong! And yet,

please try again. I won't tell,

That would be cheating.

Edited by mrmando

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I haven't time to go through the thread and see if this has been done:

Black sheep returns home,

Disrupting his sibling's life;

Boy, are they messed up...

Punch Drunk Love?

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No and no to the two attempts so far. I've only just realised how vastly over-encompassing this haiku could be. I just didn't want it to be too easy.

Hint - for sibling, read sister.

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Hm. Tree of Life and On the Waterfront? I'm pretty confident about the first, but not about the second.

Tree of Life is right. On the Waterfront is not.

I think I've got the second one: The Dark Knight.

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I haven't time to go through the thread and see if this has been done:

Black sheep returns home,

Disrupting his sibling's life;

Boy, are they messed up...

You Can Count on Me

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You're about to wit-

ness the greatest miracle

of the machine age.

Modern Times?

Wrong, sir! Wrong! And yet,

please try again. I won't tell,

That would be cheating.

My next guess would have

Been A.I., but now I must

Say: Willy Wonka.

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Hm. Tree of Life and On the Waterfront? I'm pretty confident about the first, but not about the second.

Tree of Life is right. On the Waterfront is not.

I think I've got the second one: The Dark Knight.

You got it!

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My next guess would have

Been A.I., but now I must

Say: Willy Wonka.

Yes. You've won! The jack-

pot, my dear sir, the grand and

glorious jackpot!

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