What have you been missing?

Last week, I turned 30 years old. This week? My wife finally convinced me to sit down and watch “Highlander.” Yeah, you know – “There can be only one”? 1986, that movie came out. And yet, without any purpose, I’d managed never to have seen it until now.

Now I know I’m not alone here, fellow Dopers, strange though I may be. Tell me, what great legends of fiction have you managed not to see/hear/read (avoiding it intentionally doesn’t count) that everyone you know has already seen/heard/read? Share with the class, will you?

It is with great shame that I admit to not ever having seen what is often cited as being the greatest film of all time, Citizen Kane.

I also haven’t seen The Highlander, but there are good reasons for that…

I finally saw “The Evil Dead” last weekend. Nice.

Just started Catch-22 this past week. I’m going to get to Kerouac later this summer. I need to find a cheap copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls. Also, I’ve never listened to more than five or six minutes of Sgt. Pepper’s. I’ve got Rubber Soul on vinyl for Og’s sake, so who needs it?

I tried reading *Lord of the Rings * but gave up. Too boring. I’ve not seen any of the films either.

I’ve been missing New York whenever I’m not there over the last five years, but I’m moving back on Wednesday. :slight_smile:

I have never had any Monty Python exposure, except secondhand by fans.

I never saw any of the Jurassic Park movies. Nor have I seen episodes 1-3 of Star Wars. (I’m sure the latter just caused some Dopers to fall out of their chairs.)

I haven’t seen The Sound of Music, and I have no intentions to see it.

Haven’t seen ET or any of the Godfather movies.

Yeah, quit while you’re ahead and just throw that sucker out. I tried to read it a couple years ago at the urging of some friends. It took me months, and I still didn’t finish it. I hated it. Every stinking moment of it. But I just kept reading. I figured it’s a classic, I’ll be bettering myself by reading it, like taking icky tasting medicine. But I eventually gave up and read Ender’s Game, or something else actually good. That’s the first book (not assigned by a teacher) I ever stopped reading on purpose.

I’ve also been semi-avoiding “Gone With the Wind” for some reason. But I’m trying to make a run at some of the classics, so that’s on my list. I finally saw Citizen Kane a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it.

You’re the second person in recent times I’ve heard say that. I really enjoyed Catch-22 the first time I read it and when I saw the movie. A couple of months ago, a friend of mine gave me her copy when she couldn’t get through it. It took me a week to get through the first 25 pages before I finally just gave up.

I also haven’t seen “Titanic”, and I have no particular reason for it other than I simply lack motivation.

I’ve never seen Titanic either. I figure that I have enough tragedy in my life without reliving someone else’s.

I also haven’t seen The Passion of the Christ and Saving Private Ryan.

I’m sure there are more but those are the ones I can think of at the moment.

Apparently I don’t get out much.

I’ve never seen Apocalypse Now. I also haven’t seen Citizen Kane. Both are on my Netflix list, though, so I will see them eventually.

I have never seen a single Audrey Tautou film. Almost caught a few seconds of Amélie once (on a flight), but I fell asleep after eating and before the films came on.

:eek: Don’t listen to him, Hung Mung! Catch-22 is my all-time favorite book. YMMV

I have never seen the movie Spaceballs or any of the National Lampoon movies.

Never seen “Gone With The Wind”.

I only started reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy quintet a few weeks ago. hangs head in shame

Personally, I’ve enjoyed it a lot. It’s been somewhat slow going simply because I don’t have enough time to sit and read huge chunks of it. I think it’s absolutely hilarious, although it’s pretty hard to follow in places. Chief White Halfoat is my hero. I think I’ll get pneumonia…

Until a few months ago, I had never seen The Princess Bride.

Turns out I hadn’t been missing anything anything after all.