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Old 30-08-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Old American/British movies

Can you help me? Last time I'm interested in old American and British films. Can you advise me some?
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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.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's is wonderful. One of my favorite movies.
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Old 30-08-2007, 06:29 PM   #4
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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.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's is wonderful. One of my favorite movies.
Excellent choice.

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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.
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Old 30-08-2007, 07:06 PM   #7
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The Godfather

and, it's not complete without

The Godfather: Part II

Part III sucked
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Old 30-08-2007, 09:10 PM   Senior Registered Member #8
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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.
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And, now that Richard has weighed in with his selections, this thread may as well be locked.


I bow to your movie knowledge, sir.
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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.
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2001: A Space Odyssey.

Trippy movie!
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Too boring for me, but 2010 was good, caught part of it today on tv
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Old 30-08-2007, 10:22 PM   Senior Registered Member #14
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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.
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:29 PM   #15
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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.
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