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Paradox

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posted 07-19-2001 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paradox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've composed a short list of movies for aspiring pick up artists to study. Each of them contain a few "tricks of the trade". The ones that I highly reccomend are "The Tao of Steve" and "Swingers" these are 2 of the best.

Title: The Pick-Up Artist
Star(s): Robert Downey • Molly Ringwald
Featured: Dennis Hopper • Danny Aiello • Harvey Keitel • Bob Gunton • Mildred Dunnock • Polly Draper • Robert Towne • Victoria Jackson • Lorraine Bracco • Victor Argo

Synopsis: Lady's man Jack Jericho goes through life without a care in the world, seducing one woman after another. Then he meets indifferent museum guide Randy Jensen, who consents to a one-night stand but won't give him her phone number. Intrigued, Jack continues to pursue Randy, in the process helping free her alcoholic father from the huge gambling debt he owes the mob.
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Title: How To Be a Player
Star(s): Bill Bellamy • Natalie Desselle
Featured: Lark Voorhies • Mari Morrow • Pierre Edwards • Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins • A.J. Johnson • Max Julien • Beverly Johnson • Gilbert Gottfried • Bernie Mac • Stacii Jae Johnson • Elise Neal • J. Anthony Brown • Amber Smith • Devika Parikh • Bebe Drake • Gillian Iliana Waters

Synopsis: Silky smooth MTV veejay Bellamy turns up the charm as a "player" whose casual dalliances with multiple women come up to bite him when his sister and her friend invites his entire unsuspecting menagerie to a Malibu party.
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Title: Swingers
Star(s): Vince Vaughn • Jon Favreau
Featured: Heather Graham • Ron Livingston • Brooke Langton • Deena Martin

Synopsis: "Swingers" follows insecure Mike and smooth-talking Trent, two retro-hip, show-biz wannabes, as they make the scene at various clubs in Hollywood and Vegas. During their martini-fueled odyssey, the duo and their buddies explore an altogether new vernacular while struggling with images of machismo, self-esteem, relationships, and, of course, sex. Lead actor Mike Favreau based the script on his and his friends' real-life Tinseltown adventures.
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Title: The Tao of Steve
Star(s): Donal Logue • Greer Goodman
Featured: Kimo Willis • Nina Jaroslaw • Ayelet Kaznelson • David Aaron Baker
Synopsis: Dex (Donal Logue), an overweight slacker living in Santa Fe, excels at charming women. The reason behind his success is apparently "The Tao of Steve," a pseudo-philosophy, largely about dating women, developed by Dex and his drinking buddies. While this lazy lifestyle with no commitment seems to work, Dex gradually begins to realize there’s something more meaningful missing from his life. When he meets Syd (Greer Goodman), a beautiful set designer, Dex discovers the Tao of Steve isn’t a foolproof way of thinking, and must get in touch with his real emotions to get the girl of his dreams.
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Title: Playing By Heart
Star(s): Gillian Anderson • Thomas Connery • Angelina Jolie • Jon Stewart
Featured: Edna Rae Gillooly • Anthony Edwards • Jay Mohr • Ryan Phillippe • Dennis Quaid • Gena Rowlands • Madeleine Stowe

Synopsis: A sprawling cast come together to tell this tale of romance and love in the 90's. The ensemble players discuss love and relationships throughout the film, and by the end of the picture, everyone has learned a valuable lesson: never give up on love. A touching romantic drama with several entertaining twists.
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Title: What Women Want
Star(s): Mel Gibson • Helen Hunt • Marisa Tomei
Featured: Alan Alda • Delta Burke • Ana Gasteyer • Lauren Holly • Mark Feuerstein • Ashley Johnson • Valerie Perrine • Judy Greer • Sarah Paulson • Lisa Edelstein • Loretta Devine • Diana-Maria Riva • Eric Balfour

Synopsis: A Chicago advertising exec, Nick Marshall, gets a whole new outlook on life when a fluke accident gives him the ability to read women's minds. At first, this gift provides Nick with way too much information, but he begins to realize that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss, Darcy Maguire. In spite of his best efforts to finesse Darcy, he soon finds himself falling in love and ultimately understanding what women want.


Also deserving honorable mention is any James Bond movie

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Neophyte

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posted 07-20-2001 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neophyte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good work Paradox!

If it's a rainy day, I'll sure know which movies to rent!

Cya,
Neo

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Aztec

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posted 01-14-2002 02:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always watch and rewatch Cary Grant's How to Catch a Thief movie. Watch the way he handled rich girl Grace Kelly in her place, with his ultra smooth comebacks. Da Man!

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Vatican

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posted 01-14-2002 03:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vatican     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't it funny how most of those movies (except, IIRC, for "Swingers" and "HTBAP") ends up with the player realizing the value of true love? But it's still a good list.

I love...

Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind ("Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!")

Any Bogart movie ("Where were you last night" asks the dame... "That's so long ago, I don't remember," says Bogey. "Will I see you tonight?" asks the dame... "I never make plans that far ahead," says Bogey)

Any Jack Nicholson movie ("I always like a little p*ssy after lunch.")

And oh yeah, Aztec's right--I remember "How to Catch a Thief" now and it's a great movie.

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lordclem*

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posted 01-16-2002 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lordclem*     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Vatican:
Isn't it funny how most of those movies (except, IIRC, for "Swingers" and "HTBAP") ends up with the player realizing the value of true love? But it's still a good list.

I love...

Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind ("Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!")

Any Bogart movie ("Where were you last night" asks the dame... "That's so long ago, I don't remember," says Bogey. "Will I see you tonight?" asks the dame... "I never make plans that far ahead," says Bogey)

Any Jack Nicholson movie ("I always like a little p*ssy after lunch.")

And oh yeah, Aztec's right--I remember "How to Catch a Thief" now and it's a great movie.

[This message has been edited by Vatican (edited 01-14-2002).]


i am totaly with you on the point of how the players always find "true love"
most of the time its gets on my nuts.its a bit sh!ty and makes most of them pridictable.
its done for a number of reasons.tho' in would be cool to see a movie,where that does not happen!
yes siree that would be good. ....say do we have any writers around here? directers ?

thanx for the list paradox.

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glowstix

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posted 04-15-2002 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for glowstix     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
forgot CRUEL INTENTIONS

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lucien779

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posted 04-15-2002 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucien779     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i saw it a while back...but i thought that What Women Want was pretty AFC? what were some good things that one learns from that movie?

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Don-Wan Kenobi

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posted 04-16-2002 01:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Don-Wan Kenobi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some good movies indeed!

Swingers is by far the best DJ flick I've seen. The characters more or less play by the rules and get bitshcmacked when they act like AFCs.

Tao of Steve was so-so. Very anticlimactic and full of chump moves on the part of Dex. Very, Very, VERY unrealistic ending... if you put too much faith into this film, you will come away more of a chump than ever before. The only useful things that I got out of this film were the Tao of Steve itself (three simple yet effective ideas to put in practice) and a good laugh every fifteen odd minutes or so.

Cruel Intentions got the ball rolling for me. The male lead has a killer instinct and as much of a DJ attitude as imaginable. I made up my mind after watching this film a couple years back that I would get ahold of the soundtrack and oh yeah, stop being a chump. Not as informative as swingers or as straightforward as Tao, but a pleasant start.

Other movies?

Anything the caliber of Swingers?

Don Robert

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RDtoo

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posted 09-23-2002 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RDtoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


One of the best examples of the effect of the AFC and a DJ on one woman was in a movie that I saw years ago on TV. It is from the 60s and has the ridiculous title "the Pad, and how to use it", but it was outstanding. It is not available on VHS or DVD as far as I can tell, but the Leonard Maltin film guide says that it is based on a play by Peter Shaffer titled "the Private Ear".

I know this next one is a strech but what about the original "Nutty Professor" movie starring Jerry Lewis? Anyone think there is something to glean from this one?

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DJTOBE

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posted 09-24-2002 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DJTOBE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I watched this movie the other day on HBO called "100 girls." It had a no name cast, but it was quite good.

The character was a college freshman in search of his soulmate. That may sound lame, but it offers some very ammusing insight that would give us striving DJ's some more fuel in our ever-fulfilling flight of complete DJ knowledge.

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SeldomSeen

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posted 09-24-2002 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SeldomSeen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the Company of Men that movie reminded me of some situations in my own life

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WampaLord

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posted 09-24-2002 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WampaLord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fight Club!! How could you forget about Fight Club??

The first rule of Fight Club is.......watch Fight Club!

The second rule of Fight Club is.......watch Fight Club!

You get my point?

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Slyder

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posted 09-25-2002 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Slyder     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lucien779: Imho, What Women Want only goes AFC towards the end. The 1st 2/3 of the film are pure brilliance! The approaches in the coffee house are great examples.


Just saw another great film with Mel Gibson last night: Maverick!

This movie is cocky + funny all the way.
Some great scenes like Mel saying "I don't want to sleep with you" followed by Jodie Foster demanding "why not?"

Also Jodie Foster wants a lift down from the stagecoach, but Mel takes her sunshade instead. Then she falls over, wants a helping hand, instead he gives her back the sunshade lol!

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Vincent

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posted 09-29-2002 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vincent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love The pick up artist, it is one of my favorite movies, it was just so cool seeing a movie with someone that suave.

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posted 09-30-2002 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Squy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.sosuave.com/home/feedback/movies.htm

Haven't seen them all yet, but Swinger is my #1 so far.
Boiler Room and American Psycho are also good as they featured alpha male characters.

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