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Old 06-23-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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I like any and all Newman films, especially the early ones. Hud was good but very different from the book, which was better (aren't they always?) But, still, many have remarked that Newman actually made a despicable character likeable (you wouldn't like Hud if you read the book).

Another good Newman film is The Young Philadelphians. I just watched it the other day and really enjoyed it
I did read the book. Mcmurtry's one of my favorites..

I like Paul Newman, too. Hope it hasn't been mentioned yet, but "Harper", is light fare and one of my favorites.. And the one he did with Sally Field might have been right about 1980, "Absence of Malice", I liked too..
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Touch of Evil, Charlton Heston and Orson Welles. An excellent movie made during the cold war that addresses some of the McCarthyism scare tactics through subversive means.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I did read the book. Mcmurtry's one of my favorites..

I like Paul Newman, too. Hope it hasn't been mentioned yet, but "Harper", is light fare and one of my favorites.. And the one he did with Sally Field might have been right about 1980, "Absence of Malice", I liked too..
Absence of Malice was okay. I really prefer his early films--and, then, his later films. For whatever reason, the films from his middle years (after The Sting) do not appeal to me as much as his earlier and later films.

He really excelled in roles based on a play or book. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is just about the best performance an actor can give, and those early, very theatrical roles really made his career b/c he was so good in them.

Similarly, I loved him in Road to Perdition and Nobody's Fool. I've never seen Harper.
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:45 AM
 
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:25 AM
 
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Carrie (1951) Laurence Olivier and the almost forgotten wonderful Jennifer Jones.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Carrie (1951) Laurence Olivier and the almost forgotten wonderful Jennifer Jones.
Great movie! "The Actress" too..
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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One fun, obscure old comedy is Mr. 880.

"An FBI agent is on the trail of a elderly, amateurish counterfeiter who has amazingly managed to elude the Secret Service for 20 years. FBI case # "880". "

He only counterfeits $1 bills and he was very bad at it (he even misspells "Washington" on the bill) .

Edmund Gwenn [Kris Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street"] is terrific, again.


Directed by Edmund Golding
Screenplay by Robert Riskin
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Burt Lancaster, Dorothy McGuire.(1950)
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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The Swimmer - Burt Lancaster
Fascinating movie.... and I managed to capture a hi-def recording of it years ago off of the old satellite service Voom.

One of the neighbors at the cocktail party is Joan Rivers.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Murder, He Says (1945)

A pollster [Fred MacMurray] is kidnapped by an extremely dysfunctional hillbilly family in this wacky whodunit/comedy, with some great slapstick.

Marjorie Main is a riot.

"Honors flysis..income beezis...onches nobis...inob keesis".
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: St Augustine
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Rosemary's Baby (1968)

That movie was pretty interesting to say the least.
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