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Surprize
30-08-2007, 03:45 PM
Can you help me? Last time I'm interested in old American and British films. Can you advise me some?

hasselbrad
30-08-2007, 04:24 PM
Gone With the Wind - A bit hokey by today's standards, but still a wonderful film. Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell.
Citizen Kane - Utterly changed the art of film. Part of the reason Gone With the Wind seems so hokey.
The Godfather - Newer than the first two, but an absolute classic.
Dr. Zhivago - Brilliant.

peach
30-08-2007, 06:26 PM
Breakfast at Tiffany's is wonderful. One of my favorite movies.

Mark410
30-08-2007, 06:29 PM
You might also want to try, basically cause hasselbrad took almost all the classics.

Anything by Laurel and Hardy - One of the best comedy duos of all time.
Casablanca
Wizard of Oz
Some Like it Hot
The Graduate
To Kill a Mockingbird
Dr. Strangelove
12 Angry Men
Rebel Without a Cause
On the Waterfront

Give some of those a try.

hasselbrad
30-08-2007, 06:31 PM
Breakfast at Tiffany's is wonderful. One of my favorite movies.
Excellent choice.

You might also want to try, basically cause hasselbrad took almost all the classics.

Anything by Laurel and Hardy - One of the best comedy duos of all time.
Casablanca
Wizard of Oz
Some Like it Hot
The Graduate
To Kill a Mockingbird
Dr. Strangelove
12 Angry Men
Rebel Without a Cause
On the Waterfront

Give some of those a try.

Excellent list, which proves I didn't take all the classics.

Ranman
30-08-2007, 07:06 PM
weekend at bernies

Keira lover
30-08-2007, 07:06 PM
The Godfather

and, it's not complete without

The Godfather: Part II

Part III sucked

Richard
30-08-2007, 09:10 PM
I like Laurel and Hardy, but their last movie together, ATOLL K, was painfully unfunny. THE MUSIC BOX and BLOCK-HEADS was great though.

This should keep you busy for a while.

Comedies:
It Happened One Night
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Born Yesterday
Bringing Up Baby
Harvey
The Odd Couple
Roman Holiday
Paper Moon

Drama:
The Diary of Anne Frank
From Here to Eternity
It's a Wonderful Life
Little Women (1933)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
A Raisin in the Sun
12 Angry Men
Anatomy of a Murder
Gone with the Wind

Crime/Film-Noir:
The Maltese Falcon
The Third Man

Musicals:
Singin' in the Rain
My Fair Lady
Top Hat
Swing Time
Easter Parade
The Band Wagon

Romance:
Brief Encounter
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Casablanca

Action/Adventure:
Bad Day at Black Rock
The Great Escape
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Westerns:
Rio Bravo
The Searchers
Shane
Destry Rides Again

Horror:
Yeux sans visage, Les (Eyes Without a Face)

Anything by Billy Wilder, i.e. Sunset Blvd., Stalag 17, Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot, Witness for the Prosecution, and The Apartment.

Anything by Alfred Hitchcock, i.e. Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo, Dial M for Murder, Shadow of a Doubt, North by Northwest, and Frenzy.

Anything by the Marx Brothers, i.e. Monkey Business, At the Circus, A Night at the Opera, and Duck Soup.

All three of James Dean's movies: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant.

Two words: Tracy and Hepburn. All nine of their movies.

Ranman
30-08-2007, 09:14 PM
I knew you would love this thread

hasselbrad
30-08-2007, 09:15 PM
And, now that Richard has weighed in with his selections, this thread may as well be locked.
:p

I bow to your movie knowledge, sir.

peach
30-08-2007, 09:35 PM
Watching Gone With he Wind on Hallmark every Christmas has become a tradition for me. I have to blame mum for getting me to watch it so many times.But I love it.

Renegade
30-08-2007, 09:45 PM
2001: A Space Odyssey.

Trippy movie!

Ranman
30-08-2007, 09:48 PM
Too boring for me, but 2010 was good, caught part of it today on tv

Richard
30-08-2007, 10:22 PM
Stanley Kubrick's films are essential. Any film buff will tell you that. I think 2001 is a film that requires multiple viewings to appreciate. I've still only seen it once because I haven't worked up the courage to see it again.

Surprize, Turner Classic Movies is going to have a small tribute to British films made at the legendary Teddington Studios, or something like that, in the month of September, read about it here: http://www.tcm.com/2007/teddington/index.jsp

It's the first of its kind that I've seen. I might watch a few.

Surprize
01-09-2007, 03:29 PM
Thank you for your replies. They are helpfull for me. I'm not sure that it'll be easy to find them but I'll try - of course, we have special DVD-sections. Finally, the one film, from all your lists, I saw is Some Like It Hot. Thank you.