Re: [Videolib] prison flicks list suggestions?

Meghann Matwichuk (mtwchk@udel.edu)
Wed, 17 May 2006 17:01:28 -0400

Oops, I duplicated a few... but thought of a few more, too:

A Man Escaped (France)
White Heat
Bandits ('97, Germany)
Down By Law

How about Silence of the Lambs?

-- MM

Meghann Matwichuk wrote:

> A few off the top of my head -- although I'm guessing that IMDB would
> have lots to offer here:
>
> Carandiru (Brazil)
> American Me
> Animal Factory
> Bad Boys ('83, reform school, w/ Sean Penn)
> United States of Leland (reform school)
> Dead Man Walking
> Chopper (Australia)
> Green Mile
> The Count of Monte Cristo
> V for Vendetta (short but crucial sequence)
> The Last Castle
> Brokedown Palace
> Oldboy (South Korea)
> The Producers '68 (again, a short bit, but if you want to add some
> lighter titles...)
> See No Evil, Hear No Evil (can't remember how much of that was in
> prison, though...
>
> ... and if you're going to have O Brother, what about Sullivan's Travels?
>
> Best,
>
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>
> Jen Stutesman wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I’m putting together a “prison flicks” theme for Fall quarter, and
>> have the following titles so far; other suggestions? (some
>> inexpensive foreign ones would be great!)
>>
>> American History X
>>
>> Shawshank Redemption
>>
>> Brute Force (which doesn’t seem to be available L )
>>
>> O Brother Where Art Thou
>>
>> Assault on Precinct 13 (the more recent one, although may purchase
>> the John Carpenter one)
>>
>> Escape from Alcatraz
>>
>> Birdman of Alcatraz
>>
>> Brubaker
>>
>> Escape from New York
>>
>> Fortress
>>
>> The Hurricane (the Denzel Washington one)
>>
>> In the Name of the Father
>>
>> The Last Castle
>>
>> Mutiny in the Big House
>>
>> No Escape
>>
>> The Green Mile
>>
>> Please note that I’m staying to films that have action predominantly
>> placed **in** the prison for most of the movie, and am leaving out
>> movies that have characters that have left or escaped prison, where
>> the action continues elsewhere. Except for “O Brother”. Which is one
>> of my faves, so it’s in. Nyah. :-P
>>
>> -jen
>>
>
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