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    Classic Movies

    My wife and I have been enjoying watching a lot of classic 70's cop shows, Kojak, The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, Rockford Files......

    Last night for a change we switched to movies and enjoyed the 1956 Spencer Tracy movie A Bad Day At Black Rock, my late fathers favourite film that he left me a copy of (along with Citizen Kane).

    We then watched the 1967 Lee Van Cleef movie Death Rides a Horse.

    A while ago I downloaded some 1930's John Wayne movies which we are going to have a look at tonight.....

    Anyone got any great movies that they think we should go download?..... maybe things that are not so well known..... for example watching last night reminded me of a great Kirk Douglas / Anthony Quinn movie called Last Train From Gun Hill.... which I found on kat and started downloading.....

    Gotta be pre 1970's

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    Sounds like you like westerns and action. I watched a movie the other day which I had never seen in the past. It's a drama called 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' About a family in Brooklyn, NY back around the beginning of the last century going through hard times. They don't make stuff like this anymore. Still, it's a drama and some may not be into that type of movie. It was recommended as one of the best in a list I found on the net. Black and white, too.

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    Sounds exactly like the suggestion I'm after.....

    I do like decent Westerns but action movies (at least modern day) are definately not my genre....

    I like decents scripts of any type..... but I don't like Sci-Fi or Horror, I would watch Hitchcock horror, but the modern version just holds no appeal.

    I will download your film...... Grapes of Wrath is another of my favourites as well....

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    Over the past week or two, I got into an old movie kick. Found a DVD place with tons. Here are a few I watched and kept:

    The Public Enemy - Cagney
    Little Ceasar - Edward G. Robinson
    Brute Force - Burt Lancaster
    Run Silent, Run Deep - Clark Gable/Burt Lancaster
    The Frogmen - Richard Widmark
    Crash Dive - Tyrone Power
    Decision Before Dawn - WW2 spies
    The Roaring Twenties - Cagney
    Flying Tiger - The Duke
    They Were Expendable - The Duke
    Objective Burma - Errol Flynn
    Vera Cruz - Gary Cooper and a very young Burt Lancaster


    Enjoy!

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    To add to this thread name one movie of recent times (last 10 years) that could be classed as a classic in the future.

    I cannot think of one movie.

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    ^Just googled "Best Movies of the Past Ten Years". Couldn't find even one I'd want to watch again.

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    Mutiny on the Bounty.....1963
    Marlon Brano, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, etc.

    Lawrence of Arabia....1962
    Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Jack Hawkins, etc.

    Far too many favourite classics for me to name.
    Just a couple at the top of the list.

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    Where Eagles Dare

    The Searchers

    Bullitt

    Dirty Harry

    Just a few of the top of my head.

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    And, of course, Casablanca......

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    Good shout DK.

    Chinatown.

    The French Connection.

    The Sting.

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    The Wild Bunch

    Easy Rider

    Once Upon a Time in America

    Dirty Harry

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    Other favorites:

    The Shawshank Redemption
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    On The Waterfront
    Chinatown
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Bonnie & Clyde
    All Quiet on The Western Front
    The Big Sleep
    The Wild Bunch

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    Some classic old Hitchcock's that I enjoyed....

    1934: The Original "The Man who knew too much"
    1935: "The 39 Steps" : One of my all time favourites...
    1936: "Secret Agent"
    1938: "The Lady Vanishes" :Another real classic and favourite of mine

    1946: "Notorious" : Ingrid Bergman is lovely in this
    1951: "Strangers on a train" : Another classic
    1959: "North by North West" : I love the train scene with Eva Marie Saint

    All available and worth watching IMO....More like going to the theatre with good dialogue and facial expressions rather than noise and special effects

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    To add to this thread name one movie of recent times (last 10 years) that could be classed as a classic in the future.
    Off the top of my head (10ish years, some may be a bit old):

    Gomorroah
    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
    The White Ribbon
    Downfall
    Hidden
    The Lives of Others
    Dogtooth
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Spirited Away
    Oldboy

    Not many from Hollywood though.

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    Tell No One would be up there for me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Tell No One would be up there for me too.
    Good film

    The Way Home
    The Chaser (maybe not destined for classic status but a great thriller - South Korea beats Hollywood hands down on this kind of stuff)

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    Last week I downloaded and watched
    Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot
    It's a 1953 B&W movie and was quoted by Rowan Atkinson as being the film that inspired him to make Mr Bean.
    Watch it and you will see why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zooheekock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Tell No One would be up there for me too.
    Good film

    The Way Home
    The Chaser (maybe not destined for classic status but a great thriller - South Korea beats Hollywood hands down on this kind of stuff)

    I watched Memories of Murder a couple of weeks back. Really enjoyed it. I thought there was a little bit of an issue with the pacing of the film, but, really good nonetheless.

    I liked Oldboy and should really watch Sympathy of Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    To add to this thread name one movie of recent times (last 10 years) that could be classed as a classic in the future.
    The Bourne Identity (and sequels) were very good and worth watching again. Probably be classics in the future IMO.

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    In the last 10 years or so

    City of God.

    Memento.

    The Departed.

    The Pianist.

    Gladiator.

    No Country for Old Men.

    All top films.

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    Classic:

    Almost forgot "Zulu", the first film appearance of Michael Caine. In fact, it might be perfect for this rainy afternoon.
    Last edited by Davis Knowlton; 27-09-2013 at 11:27 AM.

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    I liked Oldboy and should really watch Sympathy of Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance.
    I watched them immediately after having been blown away by Oldboy and, inevitably, they suffer a little by comparison but they're both worth watching. If you haven't seen it, The Yellow Sea is another very good (and very violent though for some overly long) Korean thriller.

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    I just felt that it kind of detracted from the suspense a little bit. If you compare it to Zodiac (some people on IMDB say that Fincher was influenced my memories and you can see the similarities, but they are similar cases in certain respects) which is about the same length and on similar subject matter, I thought that was perfect.

    I'm not saying that it wasn't a superb film or anything like that, it didn't drag, it just started off so well that in it's quieter moments it wasn't quite as good. Then again it's set over a long period of time...

    What do I know anyway, I'm a none paying punter!

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    Oldies

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Citizen Kane

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    Young Mr. Lincoln

    All the King's Men






    Newer

    Forrest Gump
    Love Song for Billy Long
    Magnolia

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