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dunbrine47
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

Long story short, my major's department is hosting a movie night and I'm in charge of supplying the event with the presentation and the food. The only wrench in this plan is I apparently can't show anything I want due to "copyright" or some bullsh*t like that. The way the department gets around being assassinated like half of youtube is by pulling the most subjective tactic ever. The movie being shown has to have the setting, the plot and the characters tie somehow into the hospitality industry. Any suggestions?
P.S The last movie that was shown at this event was Hotel Rwanda.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:41 PM

I dunno....erm..

 

Barton Fink

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

Casino

The Shining

Lost In Translation

 

Fear and Loathing would be a funny "f*ck you" to your college. It's about checking in to hotels and not paying, meanwhile taking copious amounts of drugs and running up extortionate room service fees :p

 

Casino also caters for the hospitality business and how one man tries to run a legitimate business while his colleagues have other plans. 

 

Also, try The Cooler... 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:06 PM Edited by rudy., 07 January 2014 - 04:15 PM.

I've never seen Hotel Rwanda but the closest movie I can think of is Catch A Fire. I saw the dubbed version when I was young so I don't remember much of it. But, It's a movie about the anti-apartheid fighters in Africa, the ending's something like the central character saving the children of the the fighters and finding them a orphanage or something.

As I stated earlier, I don't remember much of it so my descriptions may not be accurate. Try reading the summary.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437232/

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:47 AM

the shining would be the best choice for a hospitality setting.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:09 AM Edited by Brobinski, 08 January 2014 - 02:12 AM.

The movie being shown has to have the setting, the plot and the characters tie somehow into the hospitality industry. Any suggestions?
P.S The last movie that was shown at this event was Hotel Rwanda.

 

F*cking hell. What a way for that sentence to end.

 

You've got me on that warped train of thought now though and all I can think of is:

 

The Shining - Horror film set in an isolated hotel.

Psycho - Horror film set in a motel.

Byzantium - Kind-of-horror film. A pair of centuries old female vampires continue to run from their hunters and try to make money by setting up a brothel... in an abandoned hotel.

Blue Valentine - A gruelling drama about a marriage falling apart years after a whirlwind start. A night away together at a sleazy motel marks the last effort between the pair to make it work.

In Bruges - Dark comedy. A  weekend away in the sleepy fairytale Belgian town that was designed to relieve stress after a particualrly hard job for a pair of hitmen takes a darkly hilarious turn.

 

 

As mentioned above by TPFS, Lost in Translation is a great film. It's literally my favourite film because of the truthfulness of the relationship in the film. It works on numerous levels, just like real life. It's a film about feeling lost generally in life. Whether it's at 24 and not having a clue what anything means or what you want to do, or if it's being on the far end of middle age and wondering if you've wasted your life. Two people meet in a hotel and truly connect over the course of a few days.

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