Good old films

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  1. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    Saw one the night before last "One is a Lonely Number" from 1972. It starred an actress I had never heard off before: Trish Van DeVere. She was tremendous, and should have won something for her performance. Found out she was marrried to George C. Scott and is now 76 and retired from acting. Great film.
     
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    I like the African queen , and Jolson story
     
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    12 Angry Men is probably my favourite oldie
     
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    A truly great film.
     
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    Whistle Down The Wind is a classic. I love old films and watch them more than modern ones. Great channel on Freeview called Talking Pictures which shows old British films.
     
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    Othwr favourites:

    Hell Drivers
    The League Of Gentlemen
    Ipcress File
    Marnie/Vertigo/NBNW

    Oh, I could go on all night.
     
  8. clint van damme

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    The Godfather and Godfather 2. Absolute classics.
    If we're talking black and white then Angels with dirty face is a classic.
     
  9. wingy

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    Citizen Kane
    The third man
    Cool hand Luke
    Silents..... Anything with Harold Lloyd
     
  10. Nick

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    Billy maddison
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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  12. Gazolba

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    Here's a couple of very funny films, not very well-known. Both written and directed by and featuring Albert Brooks:

    "Mother" 1996 (With Debbie Reynolds)
    "The Muse" 1999 (Also with Sharon Stone and Andie McDowell)

    The kind of films you watch over and over and see new things each time.
     
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    Bringing Up Baby (1938) is one of my favourite films, have watched it several times and it always makes me laugh.
     
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    The original True Grit with John Wayne.
     
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    The quiet man - With John Wayne and Maureen Ohara she was stunning .
     
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    Sean Thornton!
     
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    The Caine Mutiny
    A Bridge Too Far
    Zulu
    Patton
     
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    Usual Suspects.

    Not a really old film,but usually watch it at least once a year.
     
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    From here to eternity.
    Never knew Frank Sinatra was such a talented actor.

    Also any James Cagney gangster pic.
     
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    Any of the 'kitchen sink dramas' such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Kind of Loving, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Billy Liar, Spring and Port Wine, etc. All well-acted, gritty, northern based films.
     
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    I dislike most re-makes, but the recent one is v good indeed, have you seen it HH?
     
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    White Heat with Cagney. Best ever gangster movie ?
     
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    Dirty Harry
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Cool Hand Luke
     
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    Yeah quality.
    Always liked Edward G Robinson in those old Mobster tales too.
     
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    Not sure what old is but I will stick to black & white,
    Metropolis by Fritz Lang for it's time is visually stunning.
    The great dictator worth watching if only for Chaplin's speech at the end.
    All of the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films.
    The day the earth stood still, not the Keanu Reeves remake but the original 50's version.
    I've just realised that at least 3 of those films are warnings to mankind that we are on the wrong path.
    Oh and Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple.

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    The Jeff Bridges one? It was okay, but you can't beat the Duke riding down against Robert Duvall with reins in his mouth and shooting as he gallops down, after screaming "Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!" Top scene!
     
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    Withnail & I was released 30 years ago today.
     
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    Highlander is one of my favourites, I don't remember too many films before this time period
     
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    Build my Gallows High, a.k.a Out of the Past. Classic film noir, Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas, worth a watch if you like that kind of thing.

    Miller's Crossing, bit newer but equally good. And Ronin, always Ronin, love the car chases but it's also a really tight movie with a great cast, alll mho of course...
     
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    The original "Italian Job" was great. Benny Hill was brilliant in it.
    The sewer scenes were shot in Coventry!
    Did not like the remake.
    Italian-Job-Sewers.jpg
     
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    A couple of my favourite lines "People have a nasty habit of getting dead around you" and "A man's got to know his limitations".
     
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    The old Indian has some great lines in The Outlaw Josey Wales. "I didn't surrender but they took my horse off me and made him surrender" and in response to Josey saying something like "People never stay around when I get to liking them" he says "I've noticed when you get to disliking folks they ain't around long either"
     
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    great film, love the Coen brothers.
     
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    Carry on Screaming
     
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