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Old 06-06-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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Clift was a great actor. My favorite performance of his was in A Place in the Sun with Elizabeth Taylor. After his car accident that disfigured his face, he was never the same again. Tragic life he led.

I remember Silva too. I remember him from Ocean's Eleven and a few other Sinatra films.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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A few more:

A Panic in Needle Park - Al Pacino

The Last Detail - Jack Nicholson

Popi - Alan Arkin

The Ninth Configuration - Stacy Keach

The Swimmer - Burt Lancaster (Made from a short story by John Cheever)
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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"Reflections in a Golden Eye" 1967 Marlon Brando & Liz Taylor
Good movie. This was actually supposed to be Monty Clift's last role, but he died and Brando got the role.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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A few more:

A Panic in Needle Park - Al Pacino

The Last Detail - Jack Nicholson

Popi - Alan Arkin

The Ninth Configuration - Stacy Keach

The Swimmer - Burt Lancaster (Made from a short story by John Cheever)

The Swimmer! Love that movie. What is it about the stuff from the '60's and '70's that had such a great feel to it? Lancaster could be good when he played off type. The Sweet Smell of Success with him and Tony Curtis was a great one.

How 'bout, speaking of my man Al, Scarecrow with him and Gene Hackman?
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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The Swimmer! Love that movie. What is it about the stuff from the '60's and '70's that had such a great feel to it? Lancaster could be good when he played off type. The Sweet Smell of Success with him and Tony Curtis was a great one.

How 'bout, speaking of my man Al, Scarecrow with him and Gene Hackman?
There was something gritty and real about the movies of the mid to late 60's and 70's, and Scarecrow was a classic example. Movies back then didn't hold back. They weren't afraid to show tragedy and deal with topics that weren't so PC. They documented characters you just don't see walking around any longer. They also didn't spell everything out for you, they didn't dumb down to the audience all the time, which is what I enjoyed so much about The Swimmer. Lot's of metaphors and use of scale and environment to show his gradual breakdown.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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Interesting thread, not sure where the line between obscure and famous is as I recognized many of the films here.


Detour

YouTube - ‪Detour 1945 Part 1‬‏

And Then There Were None


YouTube - ‪And Then There Were None‬‏

Edge of Doom


YouTube - ‪Edge of Doom (1950)‬‏

While the City Sleeps


YouTube - ‪While The City Sleeps 1/7‬‏

Kwaidan


YouTube - ‪Kwaidan (trailer)‬‏

Night of the Demon


YouTube - ‪Curse Of The Demon / Night Of The Demon ( part 1 )‬‏

The Devil and Daniel Webster


YouTube - ‪The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) - Trailer‬‏

Even though it won Best Picture at the Oscars, it is more neglected today than say It's a Wonderful Life

The Best Years of Our Lives


YouTube - ‪The Best Years of Our Lives - Trailer [1946] [19th Oscar Best Picture]‬‏
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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Black Like Me (1964) - IMDb

Some white guy wanted to find out what it was like to be black... without the re-incarnation. I saw this back in the late-60's and thought the guy was an idiot. But I was the only white guy in a school of 1500 who got along with the six black kids. Actually, just one of them. They didn't hang out much. Towards the end of the year my mom told me to back off... people were talking.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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Good movie. This was actually supposed to be Monty Clift's last role, but he died and Brando got the role.
Ohh...I didn't know that, It would have been more fitting, huh?

However...I thought Brando's portrayal of a closeted homosexual was quite impressive, especially when there's hardly any dialogue to convey the repressive nature of his role.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:43 PM
 
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"A Patch of Blue" - Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Hartman. A haunting and beautiful score as I recall.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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"A Patch of Blue" - Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Hartman. A haunting and beautiful score as I recall.
Great movie. If I'm not mistaken, Hartman's debut role. Sad story, pretty sure she eventually committed suicide.
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