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Old 07-16-2011, 05:08 PM
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Here's one of Walt Disney's Classics (rarely seen) I believe to be a fully entertaining dark comedy for both young and old.

‪1949 - Disney's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow‬‏ - YouTube

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Old 07-18-2011, 09:19 AM
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Not obscure but worth watching if you've never seen:

Twelve Angry Men

On the Waterfront
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Location: Florida
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Default Starting Over...Burt Renolds Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen...

I normally don't do Romance...not even...
But this older 1979 film caught my attention only cause it starred a younger Burt Renolds back in his hey day...

It came out right around the time Smokey and the Bandit did...but in this film here, he actually 'acts', or I should say 'performs'....

And really showed another side of him, or his skills...Im suprised he would even take the role...

It would be like Stallone filming 'First Blood', and then months later filming 'Pretty Woman'....

But it worked...

One thing about these older films is they are very dialogue driven...and therefore tend to be more 'wittier'...

And after a series of bombs at the DVD rental place, I just felt like going back...to a more quieter film...in that one that focused more on storyline and character developement and less on constant scene motion...

Maybe i didn't express that right, but fans of older movies will know what i mean...

It's like they're in your living room sitting down with you vs always jumping out an airplane...

It was nice seeing Burt in his hey day again...he was once such a Hollywood power house...who has since faded...


Basically the story evolves around him leaving wife, friends set him up, meets new lady (rebound type thing)...and I'll leave it at that...

I know a movie is good when I find myself pausing the DVD cause I don't want to see a character get emotionally hurt...

Or when I find myself talking to the screen saying 'No Burt, you never say that to a woman'...you know...trying to coach the characters in the film as if they're going to respond...

But when you find yourself doing that, it's an indication that you have been pulled into the movie so much that you actually start to become concerned about the out come...

Anyways...check it out...very very good movie...and it was fun going back to the late 70's...looking at the styles, the cars, hair doo's ect ect...

I give it a 5 out of 5...even against any new film I've seen recently...
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:30 PM
Location: In the Zombie Room
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Camille (1936) - IMDb

Ingrid Bergman and Robert Taylor = best onscreen couple ever
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:07 AM
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Random Harvest with Ronald Colman and Greer Garson. And I recommend the book even more.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:46 AM
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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"Young Man with a Horn", Kirk Douglas and Doris Day.

"The Night of the Hunter", Robert Mitchum and Shelly Winters.

"Dark Night of the Scare Crow", Charles Durning and John Kenneth Muir.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:25 PM
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Woman in the Window with Edward G. Robinson. Excellent!
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:24 AM
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.... Cary Grant light comedy but very funny.
The Lady Eve... Preston Sturges dir.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:52 PM
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Whatever happened to Baby Jane? Completely creepy Betty Davis and Joan Crawford can you get better? (OK, maybe this is not Obscure but many people have not seen it)

and I was thinking of this one the other day:
"Eye of the Needle" with Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan. A good spy/suspense. 1981

All that Jazz" Bob Fosse with Roy Scheider - if you like dancing this is awesome. 1979

the original: Diabolique with Simone Signoret (black and white)

The seventh cross - with Spencer Tracey

"who's killing the great chefs of europe" 1978 - in the style of so many funny light comedies back in those days, a murder mystery as well. Before the food channel made foodies out of everyone...

these are some faves off the top of my head, I generally only watch older movies. New ones just are too awful.

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:28 PM
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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Originally Posted by gardener34 View Post
Whatever happened to Baby Jane?
Love it! And Victor Buono almost stole the show, IMO...

Anyone ever see On Borrowed Time?
(1936) I think one of Lionel Barrymore's best. Does that coughing driver's voice sound familar?
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