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    Classic Movies



    Seminal film-noir with Fred MacMurray as the insurance salesman caught in a web of murder and betrayal. The tension is built up expertly in this firecraker plot.



    Great performances from Barbara Stanwyck with Edward G Robinson's claims adjuster providing the perfect foil.



    10/10

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    Casablanca - one of my all time favorites.

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    Classics can be different for different people. I just watched 'Harold and Maude' and found it quite something. As a child, I remember it being exciting because of the kid always trying to 'kill' himself but saw it in a different way this time.


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    Some of my favorites:






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    Doctor Zhivago



    From the depth of the script to the memorable music score, a first class film.

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    The Maltese Falcon



    Bogey again...

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    A classic for me..


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    On the Waterfront



    Brando

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    anything with norman wisdom ,cracks me up everytime ..

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    Is it me or does he look like a tall Gentlemans Camp?

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    I'll pick one less cited as a classical great. Fine performances by all. Well written with many subplots. A wonderful blend of action, drama, comedy and romance.

    Photography and scenes excellent especially given it was released in 1939. Sam Jaffe, as Gunga Din, stole the show from a star studded cast and didn't receive near the acclaim he should have. Note his name doesn't even appear on the poster even though he is the title character.

    A must see if you haven't and well worth another look if you have.

    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Zulu - with a VERY young Michael Caine - in his first starring role.

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    Casablanca - 1942

    I watched this tonight for the first time.

    Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a drama about refugees trying to flee the Nazis from a jumping off point in French Morocco.

    More classic quotable movie lines than you can shake a stick at.

    Not my favourite film noir but one of the good ones.

    7/10

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 directed by John Huston

    The Searchers 1956 directed by John Ford

    Vertigo 1958 directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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    Sunset Boulevard(1950)



    Just seen this excellent comedy/drama noir recently. Norma Desmond is a reclusive and aging silent movie star who lives in the past. The flamboyant Norma ensnares a young penniless writer not only to write for her but to reassure her of her attractiveness. Gloria Swanson and William Holden star.

    Rates right up there with Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Casablanca - 1942

    I watched this tonight for the first time.

    Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a drama about refugees trying to flee the Nazis from a jumping off point in French Morocco.

    More classic quotable movie lines than you can shake a stick at.

    Not my favourite film noir but one of the good ones.

    7/10
    A classic from 74 years ago made in the midst of WW2...and you gave it a 7 / 10.

    Sad, Loopers ....really , really sad.

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    ^One of the very few I would rate as 10/10.

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    Thumbs up 10 /10

    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^One of the very few I would rate as 10/10.
    Surely it is we who must be the weirdos as neither one of us has eaten linguini in white clam sauce from naked Korean ladies buttholes.

    Well at least I haven't though we both agree on Casablanca's pedigree status.

    Damn, what time is it where you are? I'm sorry if I spoiled your lunch. (Just joking.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    A classic from 74 years ago made in the midst of WW2...and you gave it a 7 / 10.
    The fukkin heathen does the same with single malts

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    ^^^ Other films directed by Michael Curtiz.

    TSPDT (They Shoot Pictures Don't They?)Guide
    Highly Recommended
    Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Casablanca (1942) ★, Mildred Pierce (1945) ★✖︎, Young Man with a Horn (1950)
    Recommended
    Captain Blood (1935), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) ★ [co-directed by William Keighley], Dodge City (1939), The Sea Wolf (1941), The Unsuspected (1947) ✖︎, My Dream is Yours (1949), The Breaking Point (1950) ✖︎, King Creole (1958)
    Worth a Look
    20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1933), Female (1933), Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Walking Dead (1936), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), The Sea Hawk (1940), Dive Bomber (1941), Flamingo Road (1949), White Christmas (1954), The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)
    Approach with Caution
    The Mad Genius (1931), The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Virginia City (1940), Captains of the Clouds (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Passage to Marseille (1944), Life with Father (1947), The Man in the Net (1959), Francis of Assisi (1961)
    Not Recommended
    Front Page Woman (1935), Night and Day (1946)
    Acclaimed Films / IMDB Filmography
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    neither one of us has eaten linguini in white clam sauce from naked Korean ladies buttholes.
    You haven't lived. I daresay you haven't tried sushi off nekkid Malays, either. It tastes much the same.

    Anyway-

    From Here to Eternity

    A good one. Maybe not quite Casablanca, but still well worthy.

    Sunset Boulevard(1950)
    Sorry to say, but I rewatched that film quite recently- and thought it was crap.
    Nostalgia for the silent era I suppose, but it totally did not work on this viewer.
    probes Aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post

    From Here to Eternity

    A good one. Maybe not quite Casablanca, but still well worthy.

    An easy 9/10. I have pictures of my Dad in Schofield barracks several years before the period depicted in the movie. He was a teenage enlisted soldier and a bugler there from 1937 until he obtained an appointment to West Point, entering the Academy in June 1939. Always think of the pictures of him in his campaign hat with his bugle when I watch this movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    A classic from 74 years ago made in the midst of WW2...and you gave it a 7 / 10.
    The fukkin heathen does the same with single malts
    Yes I had my normal movie review hat on and was just measuring objectively how much I enjoyed it as a movie which is not really fair since modern movies are more sophisticated in terms of plot, cinematography, script etc.

    As a classic from 1942 it deserves a another point or 2.

    But Double Indemnity and Cape Fear are more my style of film noir. They are both 10/10 for me.

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