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    12 Angry men
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Ben Hur
    All quiet on the western front

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    Im gonna go through all these classics on Rotten Tomatoes that were before my time, starting with Cool Hand Luke and Rear Window

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Cool Hand Luke
    I watched that last month. Wasn't quite as good as my starry eyed memories from watching it many times as a kid.

    But still good.

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    Yeah I actually prefer 'The Hustler' and 'Hud' as early Newman movies. But 'Luke' is worth a look.

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    I have watched it as a kid. I remember the egg swallowing part, that's about it though...

    Other movies I wanna re-watch are Paint your Wagon, Papillon, Seven brides for seven brothers, one flew over the cuckoos nest, soldier blue and Stir Crazy come to mind at the moment, oh and Airplane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    From Here to Eternity
    A good one. Maybe not quite Casablanca, but still well worthy.
    Fifties chick flick. Moves at a snail's pace. Frank Sinatra sucked as an actor. 5/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I have watched it as a kid. I remember the egg swallowing part, that's about it though...

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    Ha! Definite proof Dillinger is a poof and takes it up the gary.



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    Mr Smith goes to Washington.

    A must, in any Classics list.

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    watched it last night, I had forgotten that bit, Nid

    That movie definitely deserves to be on any classic list

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    Watched The African Queen last night. OK but not ...well...special.

    Next up

    The 39 Steps (1935)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    From Here to Eternity
    A good one. Maybe not quite Casablanca, but still well worthy.
    Fifties chick flick. Moves at a snail's pace. Frank Sinatra sucked as an actor. 5/10
    Eight Academy awards. One of them for Sinatra as Best Supporting Actor. Thirteen nominations.

    Only seven movies in the history of the Academy Awards have gotten more awards than this "fifties chick flick".
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    ^I'm well aware of the film's popularity and don't mind being in the minority. Wouldn't life be boring if we all agreed on everything.

    A bit of film trivia. At the time of casting FHTE Frank Sinatra was considered a has-been. He mounted a a relentless campaign to be cast in the film oddly reminiscent of the character Johnny Fontane's efforts to get a film he badly wanted in The Godfather.

    "Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972) included a character, Johnny Fontane (Al Martino), an Italian-American singer-actor based on Frank Sinatra, who was reputed to have Mafia connections. According to Coppola's film, Fontane came to Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) for career help when studio head Jack Woltz (John Marley, a thinly veiled Harry Cohn) refused to give him a plum part the actor was begging for (much like Sinatra's campaign to be cast in From Here to Eternity). Woltz's mind is changed after Corleone makes him "an offer he can't refuse"; he wakes one morning to find the bloody, severed head of his prize racehorse in his bed. According to Fred Zinnemann's autobiography, "the author of The Godfather was using poetic license," and no such mutilation was part of the casting decision."

    From Here to Eternity (1953) - Articles - TCM.com
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    North by Northwest

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    On The Waterfront

    Watched this Brando classic for the first time lastnight.

    I just wanted to see when he says 'I could'a been a contender'

    Anyway it is about halfway through in the back of cab and he says it to his brother.

    There is a monster of a bloke playing one of the goons. Abe Simon. Ex boxer who fought Joe Louis twice for the title before taking up acting.




    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Watched this at the weeekend. Havent seen it for 30 years.

    Albert Finney is crackling as the mad northerner busting for a pint, a shag and a fight not necessarily in that order.


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    Citizen Kane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Im gonna go through all these classics on Rotten Tomatoes that were before my time, starting with Cool Hand Luke and Rear Window
    Have you seen Little Big Man, with Dustin Hoffman ? I recommend it.

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    Superman - 1978

    Took me back to days of going to the cinema when I was a kid.

    Christopher Reeve hamming it up as goofy Clark Kent with even goofier arch-criminals Gene Hackman and Ned Beatty and Margot Kidder as the sassy Lois Lane.

    It is all somehow still quite funny and engaging.

    I don't think anyone will ever fill that spandex blue suit the way Reeve did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    Have you seen Little Big Man,
    yea quite a tale he told.

    Train Spotting.

    Midnight Express.

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    Superman II - 1980

    As good as the first instalment, this chapter features the battle between Superman and the villains captained by General Zod (Terence Stamp) following superman's decision to relinquish his powers out of love for the luscious Lois.

    The follow-ups III and IV were roundly panned and will not be getting a second viewing.

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    Found another classic yesterday and watched it

    Gone with the Wind.

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    I watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid a few months ago.

    It's still a brilliant movie.

    My favourite scene.


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    The Wild One

    A small american town in the 50s descends into chaos at the hands of a rebel biker crew led by the dashingly handsome 29 year old Marlon Brando.

    This is from before the age of rock'n'roll when bad-ass belligerent biker bandits boogied to be-bop.

    The local cops daughter is wooed by Brando's rebel Johhnie while his wild boys tear up the town.

    Don't be a square cornball, just jive with it daddio.


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    The Wizard of Oz - 1939

    A girl called Dorothy from Kansas and her dog Toto get sucked up in a house by a tornado and deposited on a wicked witch in Munchkin land, killing her instantly.

    Munchkin land is where the munchkins live and reminded me of TeakDoor.

    Dorothy follows the yellow brick road to Oz in search a way back to Kansas pursued by the wicked witch's sister and her army of blue winged monkeys.

    Haven't seen this in a few decades. I have many strong memories of some scenes, as you do from childhood movies so it was fun to see it in all its glory again. Amazingly high technical quality for a 1939 production.

    Clicking the heels of the ruby slippers together is my favourite bit and upon reflection may explain my latent foot fetishism.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    The Wizard of Oz - 1939

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