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Stalag 17 - good.
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.
American History X is an uncompromising look at the racial and socio- economic situation in this country, and it is dominated by Edward Norton's unforgettable peformance.
Also White Heat and James Cagney. Wow.
Oh! That movie had a scene that I've never forgotten, and wish I'd never seen! You know which one. The 'put your mouth on the curb' scene! Yuk! Edward Norton is a great actor!
"White Heat" is the best film I've ever seen from Cagney. Superb, and disturbing.
3 movies about marginal characters recommended by LisaV. They easily could have been melodramatic, but they rode the core emotional issues with bare honesty.
Girl Interrupted (1999)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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!
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!
Didn't see "Manic", or "Girl Interrupted". But, "Boys don't Cry" is superb! Great acting! Thanks for the other two recommendations!
De nada. Thanks for the thread! :)
Death and the Maiden (1994) - Everybody knows Rosemary's Baby, but this little gem from Roman Polanski uses only 3 actors, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and Stuart Wilson, who is strong enough to keep up with Sigourney and Ben. Want suspense? Don't need a $50M Hollywood budget to get it.
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.
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.
Girl Interrupted +1
Steve friggin McQueen!
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!
Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - William Holden again and Sir Alec Guinness.
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.
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.
28 Days Later
(huge zombie fan)
Double Indemnity (early film noir, and I think MacMurray's only bad guy role)
Film Noir? Johnny Handsome with Mickey Rourke and Morgan Freeman.
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.
Scalp Hunters - Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis, and Telly Savalas.
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