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Old 06-05-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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say from pre 1980..

Doesn't have to be Citizen Kane, but worth checking out is all..

Devil At 4 O'Clock.. Sinatra and Tracy

The Harder They Fall.. Bogart and Steiger

The Pawnbroker.. Rod Steger

Joe.. Peter Boyle

Bang the Drum Slowly.. DeNiro

The Great White Hope.. James Earl Jones

The Black Orchid.. Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren

It Started in Naples.. Sophia Loren and Clark Gable
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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His Girl Friday (1940) - IMDb

I was amazed when I saw first this movie, only a year or so ago. It IMMEDIATELY bolted to my top ten, if not top five. I would add, when watching Knight and Day (2010) - IMDb, I kept thinking the chemistry was equally outstanding.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The single funniest movie I've ever seen is "The Man Who Came to Dinner", with Monte Woolley and Bette Davis. 1942, but timeless humor.

If you've never seen "Umbrellas of Cherbourg", its a rare treat waiting for you. Surprisingly, there is a nice, sharp version of it on Youtube, running its full length without being broken up into segments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l25gYXilNzk

I often just put it on while I'm working on line, minimized, just to listen to the musical track.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I'm really into the Pre-Code films right now; I love that they feature more realistic plotlines--many that are relevant even today--rather than the censored claptrap that was featured afterwards. Some notable titles are:

The Divorcee--Norma Shearer. Great film about the double standard.
Waterloo Bridge
Baby Face: I love Barbara Stanwyck and have been watching a lot of her early films lately; Ball of Fire is very funny.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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The Manchurian Candidate - Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury and Janet Leigh
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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The Manchurian Candidate - Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury and Janet Leigh
Yes! Interesting story about this movie which some may not know. Sinatra owned the rights to it and shelved it after November 1963 when JFk was shot and killed.

Angela Lansbury was I believe too young to play Lee Harvey's mother, but she sure pulled it off. Great actress, I think. Frank could be a good actor when he wanted to be. Most of what he did was fluff, and so maybe it's understandable that he would lay out. One-Take Charlie, they called him. It was a much different story in the recording studio though. Frank took as many takes as he needed to catch that wave. I've heard some out-takes.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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I'm really into the Pre-Code films right now; I love that they feature more realistic plotlines--many that are relevant even today--rather than the censored claptrap that was featured afterwards. Some notable titles are:

The Divorcee--Norma Shearer. Great film about the double standard.
Waterloo Bridge
Baby Face: I love Barbara Stanwyck and have been watching a lot of her early films lately; Ball of Fire is very funny.
Love, I am in love with Barbara Stanwyck. A great performer/personality on screen and I think crazy sexy. She did one with Bogart and Raft, They Drive By Night(?).. She played a great vamp. What was the one she did with Gary Cooper? Not Meet john Doe, but the one where she plays a B'Dway showgirl.. Wait.. wait here..... There it is, Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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How 'bout Jack Lemmon in Save the Tiger? I love the feel of this flick but it's never on..

If you haven't seen it, check it out..


YouTube - ‪Jack Lemmon on "Save The Tiger"‬‏
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Love, I am in love with Barbara Stanwyck. A great performer/personality on screen and I think crazy sexy. She did one with Bogart and Raft, They Drive By Night(?).. She played a great vamp. What was the one she did with Gary Cooper? Not Meet john Doe, but the one where she plays a B'Dway showgirl.. Wait.. wait here..... There it is, Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oh, there are so many good Barbara Stanwyck films. These are the ones that I have seen recently (and that I recommend):

The Other Love
No Man of Her Own
Stella Dallas (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award: by far her best performance, she leaves the vampiness behind for this one--watch out, though, it's a tearjerker!)
Sorry, Wrong Number
Night Nurse (my new favorite)
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:13 AM
 
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"Reflections in a Golden Eye" 1967 Marlon Brando & Liz Taylor
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