Good old films

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  1. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Never been a fan of his. I don't think there's one of his films I could say I liked.
     
  2. Gazolba

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    In my opinion, some of them rank among the best films ever made. 'Annie Hall', 'Manhattan', 'Hannah and her Sisters', 'Purple Rose of Cairo'. But they are very USA-culture oriented and you have to understand the American (and particularly New York) culture to appreciate them. Even if you don't like Woody Allen, surely you like Diane Keaton?
     
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    How about "Our Man Flint" and "In Like Flint" with James Coburn?
    They are really spoofs of James Bond films, but good fun all the same.
    For a long time I had the 'red telephone' ring as my ringtone.
     
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    They were great films. I have the soundtrack to Our Man Flint. Might play it today.
     
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    He was good in Toy Story
     
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    Surprised it took so long for Midnight express to be mentioned, so take a bow sir! Probably these two won't qualify as they are a bit later-Casino and Good fellas. Sleepers is also good.
     
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    Had to resurrect this thread because I just watched an old film. Well if 1970 is old. It's based on a 1960 novel.
    Rabbit, Run (film) - Wikipedia
    James Caan is the lead actor.
    Not a particularly great film but it features an actress I've never heard of before who I thought was absolutely gorgeous, Anjanette Comer.
     
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    Saw another one "The Picasso Summer" with Albert Finney and Yvette Mimieux.
    A truly atrocious film, but Yvette Mimieux was a joy to watch.
     
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    Been some brilliant films mentioned on here, but a few others I liked
    Sexy Beast, Ray Winstone's best film imo
    Quadraphenia, was brilliant at the time.
    Rita, Sue and Bob to.
    The one where a submarine and its crew are shrunk, and travel round a mans body.
    Shooters, brutally real.
    Thought the Ealing comedy's were great:
    The Lady Killers.
    Passport to Pimlico.
    And especially
    Kind Hearts and Coronets.
     
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    Just watched "I Knew Her Well" from 1965. Italian movie featuring the gorgeous and spellbinding Stefania Sandrelli.
    Excellent film but probably only if you like Italian films.
    Lots of Italian street scenes and 1960's Italian cars.
    Here's a short clip:
     
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    The submarine one is called the fantastic voyage

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    Laurel and Hardy-The music box. An absolute classic!
     
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    Personally, I still enjoy The Pink Panther Sellars' Clouseau series. The Steve Martin rehashes are plain awful though.
    Why do they do these re-makes? If they are good movies e.g. Titanic, Planet of the Apes & lots more successful ones - just leave them well alone is my plea.

    Laurel & Hardy, Marx Brothers, Airplane...there is a comedy theme here isn't there?

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    Yes, they are all very funny, and I dislike the needless remakes too.
    Sometime you should watch "Mother". You'd probably get a few laughs.
    Mother-movie.jpg
     
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    Just saw 'Term of Trial' from 1962 with Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret and Sarah Miles.
    Sarah Miles and Terence Stamp made their film debuts in this.
    Basic plot: female student (Sarah Miles) becomes infatuated with unhappily married teacher (Laurence Olivier).
    Very good film. Sarah Miles was brilliant.
     
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    You can't go far wrong with Alfred Hitchcock. So many great movies he made. Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, Rebecca, Suspicion, The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Notorious, North by Northwest, Shadow of a Doubt, Frenzy etc.
     
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    Lovely! Lovely!!
     
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    Watched in the heat of the night the other week. What a great film. Addressing some of the uglier sides of society in the process as well, sadly a lot of those uglier things seem to be creeping back into society and some of the messages are becoming relevant again.
     
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    Hmmmm. .. Donald Trump does look a little bit like Rod Steiger doesn't he, when you think about it.
     
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    That must make Sydneys character Barrack then. Which is actually a really good comparison. Smart and dignified and able to dismiss morons with strength rather than aggretion.
     
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    Just seen Gone with the wind has been pulled from a theatre in Memphis as some find the material offensive. The world has gone mad.


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    That's a great film. Rod Steiger overacts brilliantly.
     
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    Some idiot probably thought the title was a reference to flatulence.
     
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    Just watched "Journey to Italy" 1955 with Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders.
    It's an Italian film with English dialogue. But the version I saw was dubbed in Italian with English sub-titles. Weird.
    The two main characters drive an interesting car. I've been wondering what it is. I'll post a photo of it in the 'Cars' thread and see if any one can identify it.
     
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    The one with the shrunken submarine I think was called the incredible journey or something like that. Bang on about sexy beast although I thought Ben Kingsley stole the show from Ray Winstone. Only ever seen the Koen brothers version of the lady killers with Tom Hanks, which is also a very good film although I suspect nothing like the original.
     
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    You can if you are taking a shower.
     
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    Ray Winstone was in a movie that never got the accolades it deserved in my opinion. If you get the chance watch Love, Honour and Obey. Great cast and a great British film
     
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    Me and the current Mrs HH watched "Allied" recently. A really good war-time thriller with (dare I say it) a bit of romance thrown in. It stars Brad Pitt. Really good film and highly recommend it!
     
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    I took a shower once. I got thrown out of that B & Q!
     
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    Just saw "Demon Seed" from 1977 with Julie Christie and Fritz Weaver.
    Basic plot, mad scientist invents world's most powerful computer, it's actually alive.
    When he is away, the computer develops a crush on his wife (Julie Christe), well who wouldn't?
    Pretty good film, if only for Julie Christie and the amusing way futuristic computers were depicted in 1977.
     
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    Krzysztof Kieślowski, the Polish director who made the Three Colours trilogy, made a ten part TV series called Dekalog in the late 80s. It's absolutely brilliant.
     
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    Isn't that just a good old-looking film, rather than a good old film?
     
  34. Houchens Head

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    I didn't say it was either Otis. I just said it was "A really good war-time thriller" and "Really good film and highly recommend it!"
     
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    Just watched "The Accused" from 1988 with Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis.
    Plot: Woman gets gang-raped. Everyone says 'she asked for it' but she finds a sympathetic attorney (a woman of course).
    Moral: Men bad, women good.
    Excellent film though.
     

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