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Old 12-20-2015, 12:43 PM
Location: SW US
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
My tastes in film have not changed with age. I have always enjoyed film as art. A good movie is a good movie regardless of the age of the viewer (beyond teenagers, of course). I like foreign films, but there are plenty of superb American films as well, and not all the popular ones are bad just because they are popular. For example, "Blue Jasmine" was a remarkable work of art on multiple levels and "Nebraska" was a wonderful comedy with some deeper pathos.
I am the same. Netflix has been a gold mine of good, often obscure, films for me. I have watched films from many countries that I would otherwise not have had the opportunity to see.
But I also intersperse "trash" into the mix. Loved the special effects in San Andreas.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:20 PM
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Thanks for the tip, treeluvr! I will take a look at those two movies.

I've wanted to see 'Nebraska' with Bruce Dern and I'll check out Theeb. So thanks, Escort Rider!
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:24 PM
Location: SoCal
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Originally Posted by newcomputer View Post
I just watched this. I love Klimt and Helen Mirren was excellent as always.

Have you seen Philomena with Judi Dench?

Hope I spelled all those names correctly
No, but I saw Mission Impossible last night. I think I've seen Vienna two nights in a row. Maybe I should visit there soon. It's a sign.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:18 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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I enjoy the old movies the most. Other than the special effects which can be exciting, most modern movies leave me cold. Also, we really don't have movie stars to compare with an Anne Bancroft or an Audrey Hepburn or a Cary Grant for that matter (and if you say Jennifer Lawrence and Leo DiCaprio, I WILL throw up in my mouth). Movies like 84 Charing Cross Road, How To Steal A Million, Houseboat, Rear Window, The Apartment or the original The Day The Earth Stood Still are some of my favorites. I know that it is common as people get older for them to say that the old days were the best days, but I really think they were.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:32 PM
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Watching Sound of Music now. That & Christmas stories along with Wizard of Oz are my favorites. It's a wonderful Life and any other magic movies.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:42 PM
Location: Near a river
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The great actors in adaptations from novels or plays ~ watched numerous times

The Long Hot Summer (Faulkner—Joanne Woodward and Lee Remick, 1958)
To Have and Have Not (Hemingway—Bogie)
The Big Sleep (Chandler—Bogie and Bacall, 1946)
The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner—Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward)

Tennesee Williams movies based on plays set in the South:

A Streetcar Named Desire
(Vivien Leigh, Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, dir by Eliza Kazan, 1951, so good, only Brando can play that part…and Malden)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (classic: Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Burl Ives, 1958—but the one with Jessica Lang as Maggie with Tommy Lee Jones is also outstanding, more faithful to the stage)

The Nigtht of the Iguana (Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, 1964)

Sweet Bird of Youth (Paul Newman, Geraldine Paige, 1962)
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:23 PM
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Oldies I still enjoy: Topkapi, a daring jewel theft set in Istanbul, Peter Ustinov.
The Ipcress file, Michael Caine spy movie set in Berlin.
The Man who would be King, a great Rudyard Kipling adventure in India.
Eye of the Needle, Donald Sutherland as a German spy.
Out of Africa, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. True story about a Danish aristocrat in Kenya. (In part because I grew up in colonial Africa.)
Shawshank Redemption, somewhat horrifying prison escape movie.
Day of the Jackal, an attempt to assassinate French President de Gaulle.
Hugo, fact-based movie about a boy maintaining clocks at a train station, and trying to finish building an automaton his father had worked on. (This is a completely inadequate description of a wonderful movie.)
Four weddings and a funeral, Hugh Grant.
French Kiss, Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline.
More recent: The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch as a code-breaking genius in WW2 England.

I also agree with several of the suggestions on tv series, especially Rake!
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:16 PM
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I watched The Last Laugh last night on Netflix and really enjoyed it. I never realized that Chevy Chase was so tall or is it that Richard Dreyfuss is so short. Kate Wilson's review says:

Getting older doesn’t have to mean being infantilized or pandered to with old-timey tunes and magic tricks.
Read the entire review here.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:23 PM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Period films.

Plus every time they come on I watch:

Dr. Zhivago
Sound of Music
South Pacific
Pride and Prejudice
Gone With the Wind
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:25 PM
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There are very few movies made after 1999 that I enjoy, but the most recent was "Eye in the Sky" with Helen Mirren.
However that being said, there are a few musicals made since 2000 then that I like -- "Les Miserables", "Phantom of the Opera", "Mamma Mia!" (the first one, but definitely NOT the sequel), and "The Greatest Showman". I also like classics like "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Lilies of the Field".

(Btw, just this week, we watched "Charade" with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant and "The Elephant Man", both excellent.)
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