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  • 3 years ago · #21

    trysts

    LisaV wrote:

    The most recent one I've watched is Benji the Hunted (1987).  It had a trailer for this trite, banal dog chow called Full Metal Jacket (1987).  I'm so glad I chose Benji instead.

     

    Okay, recycled joke.  ;)


    You are sooo funny, LisaV!Laughing

  • 3 years ago · #22

    trysts

    electricpawn wrote:

    The cinematography of Lawrence of Arabia is the most beautiful I've ever seen. I'd like to see it in a theater someday. TS Lawrence was an interesting character as well. People who knew him said that he had the ability to make a person feel like they could do anything!


    Gorgeous cinematography!

  • 3 years ago · #23

    trysts

    LisaV wrote:

    3 movies about marginal characters recommended by LisaV.  They easily could have been melodramatic, but they rode the core emotional issues with bare honesty.

    Manic (2001)

    Girl Interrupted (1999)

    Boys Don't Cry (1999)


    Didn't see "Manic", or "Girl Interrupted". But, "Boys don't Cry" is superb! Great acting! Thanks for the other two recommendations!

  • 3 years ago · #24

    MyCowsCanFly

    The first mentions of old movies reminded me how much I enjoy the Thin Man movies. But, that reminded me of an almost limitless list of old movies I enjoy. For example, any time "12 Angry Men" is on, I'll watch or "The Quiet Man."

    I'll also watch anything made in the 50s featuring giant insects.

    Not a super old movie but I've always been fond of "Paint Your Wagon" with Lee Marvin. It's just such a fun movie.

  • 3 years ago · #25

    VernalFire

    A movie I have thoroughly enjoyed is, "Gone With The Wind", a movie that was made in 1939. It was a very entertaining movie, a movie I think was the best that Hollywood ever produced, especially some of the special effects for that era of time.

  • 3 years ago · #26

    electricpawn

    LisaV wrote:

    3 movies about marginal characters recommended by LisaV.  They easily could have been melodramatic, but they rode the core emotional issues with bare honesty.

    Manic (2001)

    Girl Interrupted (1999)

    Boys Don't Cry (1999)


    Girl Interrupted +1

  • 3 years ago · #27

    electricpawn

    LisaV wrote:
    trysts wrote:
    oinquarki wrote:

    Stalag 17 - good.


    Stalag 17(1953)

    Loved William Holden and the story! The two comic reliefs? You know who I'm talking about. One was named "Animal" I believe. I don't remember the other person's name, but, they were the only flaws, for me, in the film


    Yeah, the comic relief fell flat.  The pacing I thought was a little too slow.  I force fed a friend into watching the movie, and she was polite, but she also was kinda going, okay okay, let's get to the end.

    Liked it.  8 stars out of 10 on the Benji the Hunted scale.


    Steve friggin McQueen!

  • 3 years ago · #28

    electricpawn

    Sorry, that was the Great Escape.

    The original Thomas Crown Affair? McQueen and Dunaway make Brosnan and Russo look like actors in a community playhouse in the remake.

    Yeah, I said it!

  • 3 years ago · #29

    corrijean

    I enjoy Alfred Hitchcock movies. Psycho, Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, Strangers on a Train, Don't Look Now.

    Some other great movies: Sunset Boulevard, To Kill a Mockingbird, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Billy Budd, Edward Scissorhands. There are so many great movies to watch in so many genres. I currently have 317 movies in my queue.

    And anything with zombies in it is awesome. Sealed 

  • 3 years ago · #30

    corrijean

    LisaV wrote:

    Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - William Holden again and Sir Alec Guinness.

    Just...superb.

     

    When I visited Thailand, I was under obligation from my dad to go see the damn bridge.  lol  Kinda cool to say I did it, though it's really not the bridge, the WWII bridge is 5 km upstream, and the topography of the area looks very little like the movie.  And a wild elephant snuck up below the end of the bridge the moment I was about to hop off and look around.   eek.   Turned tail fast.  


  • 3 years ago · #31

    goldendog

    corrijean wrote

    And anything with zombies in it is awesome.  


    28 Days Later

    (huge zombie fan)

    Double Indemnity (early film noir, and I think MacMurray's only bad guy role)

  • 3 years ago · #32

    electricpawn

    Film Noir? Johnny Handsome with Mickey Rourke and Morgan Freeman.

  • 3 years ago · #33

    dodge_viper_2011

    trysts wrote:
    douge_viper_2011 wrote:

    i watch movies very low but just royal casino or007 maybe is good


    It was probably the most entertaining "Bond" film since Sean Connery played the role!


    most of hollywood films are made only for people minds to find out american thoughts to prepare world for u.s.a

    and i said royal casino is good from aspect thier actors and actions not from it internal

  • 3 years ago · #34

    electricpawn

    douge_viper_2011 wrote:
    trysts wrote:
    douge_viper_2011 wrote:

    i watch movies very low but just royal casino or007 maybe is good


    It was probably the most entertaining "Bond" film since Sean Connery played the role!


    most of hollywood films are made only for people minds to find out american thoughts to prepare world for u.s.a

    and i said royal casino is good from aspect thier actors and actions not from it internal


    Films are made to make money. That's why so very many of them suck. It has nothing to do with propaganda. 

  • 3 years ago · #35

    HessianWarrior

    Scalp Hunters - Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis, and Telly Savalas.

  • 3 years ago · #36

    dodge_viper_2011

    electricpawn wrote:
    douge_viper_2011 wrote:
    trysts wrote:
    douge_viper_2011 wrote:

    i watch movies very low but just royal casino or007 maybe is good


    It was probably the most entertaining "Bond" film since Sean Connery played the role!


    most of hollywood films are made only for people minds to find out american thoughts to prepare world for u.s.a

    and i said royal casino is good from aspect thier actors and actions not from it internal


    Films are made to make money. That's why so very many of them suck. It has nothing to do with propaganda. 


    mr you arent informed about freemasonary and hollywood they are the same and their thoughts are the same and is going to a same goal money in not important for them

    they just want to prepare themselves for people to operate their thoughts easier

  • 3 years ago · #37

    corrijean

    Well, at least it isn't the Anunnaki.

    Does anyone else here ever wonder why we named ourselves homo sapiens sapiens? I think there are two too many sapiens in there.

  • 3 years ago · #38

    Timotheous

    trysts wrote:

    I love cinema! I often skip doing many things I would do in my twenties, just to watch an old movie now! So, if you wish, feel free to love or hate a movie here, by writing what you think of them as you watch them! I mostly watch older movies, since I'm not going to pay my money for the crap Hollywood puts out anymore. But, if you love movies, it would be interseting to me what you think of any film you've seen. Whether it be silent, subtitled, classic or recent, please throw up your opinion here about the last film you've watched so I can make a note of it, and hopefully find it to view! Thank you


    Anything funded by Fox or big oil or big finance is generally of excellent quality and totally unbiased and such.

    Tongue out

  • 3 years ago · #39

    NimzoRoy

    The silent versions of Ben Hur and The Thief of Bagdad are awesome!

    Check out silent movies by Buster Keaton, (The Cameraman, The General, Young Sherlock for starters)  Harold Lloyd (Speedy, Why Worry and Safety Last for starters) and Lon Chaney Sr (The Unkown, Laugh Clown Laugh and Phantom of the Opera)

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000036/

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0151606/

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516001/

  • 3 years ago · #40

    Salander

    One of my favourites is "As Good as it Gets" (Jack Nicholson as Melvin - an obsessive-compulsive novelist who takes pride in his ability to offend, repulse and wound...)


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