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3 hours ago, John Drew said:

We are the breeders
Of war; we carry it like
Syphilis inside.

 

If it's not from Mad Max: Fury Road, that haiku certainly could work for it.

No, quite a bit older than that.

Here's a hint:

I'll know you'll know it
When you know it, and you'll know
I know you know it.

 

 

Yours isn't Blade Runner, is it?

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14 hours ago, Evan C said:

Yours isn't Blade Runner, is it?

Not Blade Runner.  First hints - older film - no Harrison Ford.

 

Still working on yours.

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On 7/8/2017 at 11:31 AM, John Drew said:

Though I look like him,

I'm not Indiana Jones.

My mettle's tougher.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre?

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19 hours ago, Joel Mayward said:

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre?

You are in the right ballpark.  The film I'm looking for has loose ties to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Also, one of the words in my haiku is a homophone that relates to the lead character's name.

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21 minutes ago, John Drew said:

 

You are in the right ballpark.  The film I'm looking for has loose ties to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Also, one of the words in my haiku is a homophone that relates to the lead character's name.

I'd never even heard of this film before. And apparently, you're the only Letterboxd friend I have who's watched it.

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On 7/8/2017 at 3:59 PM, Evan C said:

We are the breeders

Of war; we carry it like

Syphilis inside.

Like last time, I'll do a series with a uniting theme, which will apply to this one as well.

 

Jerry the Nipper,
The Leopard Gang; they're no match
For Swinging Suzy.

 

An aging mother
Confronts her crazy niece and
Her son's troubled end.

 

Sailing a steamboat
Down the Nile proves a chance to
Rise above nature.

 

Two married lawyers -
The worst kind of inbreeding -
Argue the same case.

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5 hours ago, Evan C said:
On 7/8/2017 at 0:59 PM, Evan C said:

We are the breeders

Of war; we carry it like

Syphilis inside.

Ahhh... The Lion in Winter! (I admit some help from google)

 

Others in your list...

#3 - The African Queen

#4 - Adam's Rib

 

23 hours ago, Evan C said:
On 7/12/2017 at 7:25 PM, John Drew said:

 

You are in the right ballpark.  The film I'm looking for has loose ties to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Also, one of the words in my haiku is a homophone that relates to the lead character's name.

I'd never even heard of this film before. And apparently, you're the only Letterboxd friend I have who's watched it.

 

I was reading some background history of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and saw mentions of this film pop up several times.  Apparently this film was watched many times by Lucas, Spielberg, Kasdan, and several of the main crew during the pre-production for Raiders. Costumer Debra Nadoolman seems to be the only crew person to have revealed this information in interviews, and has said that Indy's costume is lifted from the costume Charleton Heston wore as Harry Steele (<--- mettle ;) ) in Secret of the Incas.

The movie has never had a DVD release in the US, and rarely plays other than the occasional showing on TCM, leading many to think that Lucas, Spielberg, and Paramount Studios (who also released the Heston film) have suppressed it from the North American video market.  It can be watched on YouTube, but in all honesty it's a pretty dull affair, with only one scene that seems to have inspired the Well of the Souls sequence in Raiders.

 

Indy-steele.jpg

 

Fans of The Big Lebowski might recognize the Yma Sumac song that serves as the main title here...
 

 

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On 7/13/2017 at 1:53 PM, Evan C said:

Jerry the Nipper,
The Leopard Gang; they're no match
For Swinging Suzy.

 

An aging mother
Confronts her crazy niece and
Her son's troubled end.

Kept meaning to come back to these two...

Bringing Up Baby

Suddenly, Last Summer

 

Here's another...

 

The closer they get

to their heart's deepest desire,

their path and faith wanes.

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Yes to all of them.

10 hours ago, John Drew said:

The closer they get

to their heart's deepest desire,

their path and faith wanes.

Stalker?

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On 2/2/2019 at 6:43 PM, Rob Z said:

First his sister dies

Then his father, mother, wife

Yet, for him, life wins

I've been thinking about this for weeks, and I feel like I should know it, but I'm still stumped.

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1 hour ago, Evan C said:

I've been thinking about this for weeks, and I feel like I should know it, but I'm still stumped.

Hint: it's a trilogy and a classic of world cinema.

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:54 AM, Rob Z said:

Hint: it's a trilogy and a classic of world cinema.

Ah, I was trying to think of an individual film. Very clever. The Apu Trilogy.

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Cincinnati shot

Yippee ki yay fun no more

no motives make sense.

 

Seriously you should not watch this movie unless you have a Cincy connection...

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6 hours ago, Buckeye Jones said:

Cincinnati shot

Yippee ki yay fun no more

no motives make sense.

 

Seriously you should not watch this movie unless you have a Cincy connection...

A Good Day to Die Hard? Or is it the sequel before that one?

As you can tell, I haven't seen either.

 

I will wait for you,
Or will our youthful romance
Fade as we mature?

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Umbrellas of Cherbourg?

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13 hours ago, Evan C said:

A Good Day to Die Hard? Or is it the sequel before that one?

Way more obscure and way way worse than any Die Hard variant.  Right actor though!

 

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 10:44 AM, Anders said:

Umbrellas of Cherbourg?

Yes!

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The phoenix rises,
And prison is transformed to
The rain on the roof.

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The phoenix rises,
And prison is transformed to
The rain on the roof.

By any chance is this IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK? 

I loved the use of rain in that film. 

BTW, you were correct on my STALKER haiku. 

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15 hours ago, John Drew said:

The phoenix rises,
And prison is transformed to
The rain on the roof.

By any chance is this IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK?

Nope, although that's a closer guess than Late Night, chronologically speaking.

Here's another hint:
 

Surprise birthday gift
Helps failing actor find his
Captive audience.

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