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  • Sprout
    started a topic About Movies: Oldies but goodies you love to watch?

    About Movies: Oldies but goodies you love to watch?

    I just watched Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare. I like these from several decades ago because, while the effects have been dwarfed by today's CGI, the plot and characterization are so fine. I'll also watch The Dirty Dozen shortly, at least until the point where the motley crew is enroute to their mission. After that it becomes gruesome and unconscionable violence.

    Other goodies I like and which your ladies might like are: Rosemary's Baby, Charade, Wait Until Dark.

    The 60s and 70s were the high watermark of film making, but I might remember it as such because it was also my high watermark.

  • Marcus Aurelius
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    Doris Day just passed. Quite an legendary singer with several classic songs and movies.

    I could post a famous song (que sera sera) but here’s a lesser known Christmas tune from the ‘Winning Team’ from 1952 (can you spot a future president?)

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  • Marcus Aurelius
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    I recently watched ‘His Girl Friday’. A smart, interestingly written and at times, improvised film that broke the record at the time for words spoken per minute.

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  • drysaddle
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    Originally posted by Lotus View Post

    The Ten Commandments in HD is amazing for the age of the movie.

    It was digitally re-colour corrected in the HD version. Some purists complain it was made more orange-toned and strayed from the original. BluRay on the left compared to DVD.


    Last edited by drysaddle; 04-23-2019, 10:27 AM.

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  • Magnum
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    Originally posted by Shotgun View Post
    Here's a kinda interesting factoid; the Mel Brooks classics Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein were both released in 1974...…..6 months apart.

    Now getting one classic in 10 years is a rarity

    And Mel's still working hard at a soon to be 93
    The sheriff is near.

    Dont think we will be seeing movies with lines like that any time soon.

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  • Lotus
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    Originally posted by Doug123 View Post

    And yet, in my opinion anyway, the glorious skin tones in Technicolor have yet to be matched by any imaging technology since.
    The Ten Commandments in HD is amazing for the age of the movie.

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  • Doug123
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    Originally posted by Lotus View Post

    Things have come a long ways since Technicolor for sure.
    And yet, in my opinion anyway, the glorious skin tones in Technicolor have yet to be matched by any imaging technology since.

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  • Lotus
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    Originally posted by danno View Post

    2 excellent choices!

    That original Papillon movie is so much better than the new remake of this past year or so.

    Midnight Express is a classic. I made my 19 year old son watch it before he and his gf backpacked through Turkey back in the 90s!

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  • danno
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    Originally posted by CooCooCaChew View Post
    A couple of 70'S movies that I think are good - Midnight Express which is a bit like Shawshank but based on a true story and Papillion a good old Steve McQueen movie.
    2 excellent choices!

    That original Papillon movie is so much better than the new remake of this past year or so.

    Midnight Express is a classic. I made my 19 year old son watch it before he and his gf backpacked through Turkey back in the 90s!

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  • CooCooCaChew
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    A couple of 70'S movies that I think are good - Midnight Express which is a bit like Shawshank but based on a true story and Papillion a good old Steve McQueen movie.

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  • Shotgun
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    Here's a kinda interesting factoid; the Mel Brooks classics Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein were both released in 1974...…..6 months apart.

    Now getting one classic in 10 years is a rarity

    And Mel's still working hard at a soon to be 93

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  • CooCooCaChew
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    Originally posted by Tyree View Post
    Currently watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which was written by Ian Fleming (James Bond) and produced by Cubby Broccoli. It was made right after Goldfinger and the same man (Gert Froebe) was the villain in each. And a bonus appearance by Benny Hill.
    All my kids liked that one when a VHS version was discovered. It was neat seeing them enjoy a movie that I did as a kid. They knew it was a bit dated but watched it over and over.

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  • Lotus
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    Originally posted by Bigsexydawg View Post
    10 Commandments in today’s technology would be awesome.
    Things have come a long ways since Technicolor for sure.

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  • Marcus Aurelius
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    I just watched ”Notorious” (1946). Awesome, suspense right down to the end.

    Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and the one and only Claude Rains.

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  • drysaddle
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    Originally posted by Tyree View Post
    Currently watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which was written by Ian Fleming (James Bond) and produced by Cubby Broccoli. It was made right after Goldfinger and the same man (Gert Froebe) was the villain in each. And a bonus appearance by Benny Hill.
    I remember seeing that in a theatre when it came
    out.

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