View Full Version : They Live - 20 years layer

09-23-2008, 08:07 PM
well its been 20 years....

time to wake up again.


09-23-2008, 08:21 PM
It's amazing, the film was meant to be a commentary on the squanderous 80's lifestyle, but today it is even more relevant. I love this movie. Best fight ever.

09-23-2008, 08:25 PM

HE WHO HAS THHE GOLD Makes the rules

09-23-2008, 08:29 PM
I come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass....and I'm all out of bubblegum.

09-23-2008, 08:38 PM
lol lol

09-23-2008, 08:42 PM
courtesy of IMdb

They Live
Reviewed by Martin Scorsese

John Carpenter is a filmmaker who is unashamed to stay within the genres he loves (horror and science fiction) and who practices his trade like a master craftsman. His pictures always have a handmade quality—every cut, every move, every choice of framing and camera movement, not to mention every note of music (he composes his own scores) feels like it has been composed or placed by the filmmaker himself. His sense of composition (nearly all of his pictures are shot in 'Scope) is quite exacting and precise, and his control of movement inside and outside the frame can be hair-raising.

There are so many moments in his films that are absolutely startling—the murder of the little girl with the ice-cream cone in Assault on Precinct 13; the appearances of Michael Myers on the very edge of the frame in Halloween; the appearances of the creature in his truly terrifying remake of The Thing. And the mood of his pictures is so carefully crafted and sustained. I'm a great admirer of The Fog, the mood of it, the sense of mystery. But I also love They Live, in which an alien invasion of America is uncovered by people living on the ragged edge of society in Los Angeles. This movie was Carpenter's commentary on what he saw as the excesses of the Reagan era, and the movie shares many qualities with pictures made during the Depression, such as Heroes for Sale and Wild Boys of the Road.

It's lyrical and tough at the same time, with a strong sense of community among the displaced people living in makeshift homes on the outskirts of L.A. (interestingly, the picture dovetails with Mel Brooks' comedy Life Stinks, made a couple of years later), and the mood is unusually sad and bitter. The science-fiction element reveals itself as the story goes on: The "beautiful people" on TV and walking down Rodeo Drive are actually aliens, transmitting subliminal messages to the hypnotized masses, their true images visible through special glasses that are being handed out at a mission for the poor.

I like the humor of the picture, the hilariously long fight scene between "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Keith David, and the sense of outrage. They Live is one of the best films of a fine American director.

09-23-2008, 08:46 PM
amen brother

piper had some classic lines

"lady, you look like yo face fell in the cheese dip in 1957."

to the cop:
"drop it! now beat yo feet!"

09-23-2008, 08:54 PM
Frank (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202966/): I've walked a white line my entire life, I'm not about to screw that up.
Nada (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0684929/): White line's in the middle of the road, that's the worst place to drive.

You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back on...

Outside the limit of our sight, feeding off us, perched on top of us, from birth to death, are our owners! Our owners! They have us. They control us! They are our masters! Wake up! They're all about you! All around you!

We could be pets, we could be food, but all we really are is livestock.

Drifter (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002668/): What's wrong with having it good for a change? Now they're gonna let us have it good if we just help 'em. They're gonna leave us alone, let us make some money. You can have a little taste of that good life too. Now I know you want it, hell everybody does.
Frank (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202966/): You'd do it to your own kind.
Drifter (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002668/): What's the threat? We all sell out every day, might as well be on the winning team.

That's like pouring perfume on a pig.

Frank (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202966/): Listen man, i don't like anyone following me if i don't know why they are?
Nada (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0684929/): Well I don't join up with anyone, unless i know where they're going.

Nada (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0684929/): [seeing politician on tv for the first time] Ha, figures it'd be something like this.

I'm givin' you a choice. Either put on these glasses or start eatin' that trashcan.

You ain't the first son-of-a-bitch to wake up out of their dream...

09-23-2008, 08:56 PM
on this note..watch the super mario bros. movie again and tell me what you think style ...im not going to put it out there but there are some veryconcerning undertones in that movie too

09-23-2008, 09:01 PM
dude i was just waching that today die you yuppie alian scum

09-23-2008, 09:23 PM
on this note..watch the super mario bros. movie again and tell me what you think style ...im not going to put it out there but there are some veryconcerning undertones in that movie too


09-23-2008, 10:19 PM
this movie is right next to Big Trouble in Little China in the collection.

09-23-2008, 10:27 PM
they live is tight. ill take this piper movie over any rock or hogan movie

09-23-2008, 10:54 PM
Big trouble in little china.....oooh shit thats a good one

online link

they live is tight. ill take this piper movie over any rock or hogan movie

but what about

"i aint got time to bleed"
"this will make you a sexual ty-ran-o-saurus"

09-23-2008, 11:03 PM
there a new member here called ''cannibalistic''

09-24-2008, 12:35 AM
i was waching the news just now and i put my glasses on well well let it talk for it self

09-25-2008, 12:02 AM
heres a movie called 20 years after