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Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:24 pm

Watched a GREAT movie last night on TCM; "7 Days in May"...an early 1960's political thriller - takes place at the height of the Cold War - a group of US military leaders mount a coup to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union. Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster...GREAT cinematography, GREAT acting...and a plot that still rings true today.
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Postby nimby » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:52 pm

I love old movies too. One of my favourites is Aunt Mame with Rosalind Russell.
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Postby DeckApe » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:20 pm

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Postby nimby » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:05 pm

Mame DAAAHRLING!!
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Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:14 pm

Last week I watched an early '70's classic movie; "SHAFT"...about a black private detective hired by an Italian mobster to find his daughter who had been kidnapped. Although I was WAY too young to see the movie upon its release in '71, I do recall film classes in university describing it as "cutting edge" and a "must see".......Seeing it now - even taking into account the racial prejudices of the times (to include present day) - it's a lousy film. Bad acting, bad cinematography...The best take-away was the SHAFT theme song.
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Postby olywaguy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:32 am

nimby wrote:I love old movies too. One of my favourites is Aunt Mame with Rosalind Russell.


Yes, the Rosalind Russell movie version is better than the Lucille Ball version.

Carol Channing did the role on Broadway for years...it was the role she was known for.

I too love old movies...nothing like t hem.

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Postby DeckApe » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:21 pm

I would have to pick "Mister Roberts" as my favorite. It always reminds me of my father, who was also very fond of the movie. Put that in a double-header with "Operation Petticoat" and he'd be in heaven.
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Postby nimby » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:15 pm

"Hello Dolly" with Barbara!!

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Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:11 pm

They've done away with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on my Dutch cable channel :evil: Not quite a "classic", but I did watch the 1996 movie "Broken Arrow" yesterday on Dutch TV...Christian Slater rocks....John Travolta, not so much.......
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Postby Ben » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:46 am

The Goonies... :D
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Postby Lesley R. Charles » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:06 pm

olywaguy wrote:
nimby wrote:I love old movies too. One of my favourites is Aunt Mame with Rosalind Russell.


Yes, the Rosalind Russell movie version is better than the Lucille Ball version.

Carol Channing did the role on Broadway for years...it was the role she was known for.

I too love old movies...nothing like t hem.

My favorite of all time is "It's A Wonderful Life." I like the message...that one person can make a difference.


I agree, I wished that they would have used Angela Lansbury who did the role on Broadway. Incidently, Bea Arthur was originally slated to be Mame on Broadway but was convinced by her husband who was one of the producers to let Angela have the role and take the role of Vera Charles.
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Postby nimby » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:04 pm

I just found Hello Dolly on dvd!! Woo hoo!!!
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Postby Lesley R. Charles » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:31 am

nimby wrote:I just found Hello Dolly on dvd!! Woo hoo!!!

Another great one. Loved Barbra in it. Especially some of her one liners. And the chemistry between her and Matthau.
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Postby olywaguy » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:17 pm

I just watched the Blu-Ray version of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

Wow, the movie looks amazing and the performances are as great ever. Special Features is loaded with stuff about the movie and Gregory Peck. You must get it from Netflix or just outright buy it. I believe it is the 50th anniversary edition.
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Postby DeckApe » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:00 pm

"What's Up, Doc?" with Babs and Ryan O'Neal. Great fun for the screwball comedy lover in all of us.
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Postby olywaguy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:17 pm

DeckApe wrote:"What's Up, Doc?" with Babs and Ryan O'Neal. Great fun for the screwball comedy lover in all of us.


I love that movie...one of the funniest ever. Makes me laugh like crazy.
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Postby DeckApe » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:33 am

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Postby nimby » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:51 pm

"Money is like manure, it's no good unless it's being spread around." One of my favourite lines.
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Postby DeckApe » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:58 pm

"That's a person named Eunice?"
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Postby nimby » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:13 pm

No. :oops: Dolly Levi.
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Postby DeckApe » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:33 pm

I was still doing "What's Up, Doc?". ;)

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Postby nimby » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:28 pm

"She's not English, darling... she's from Pittsburgh." :D
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Postby Guinness Fan » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:54 pm

A bit of geezing here... I've been off the board for quite some time... Sorry... Bad internet connection combined with an even worse memory when it comes to passwords.

I've been living in Sarajevo for the past 6 months. VERY much an Eastern European city...HOWEVER, they've got a GREAT cable TV system. I've seen English-language movies here (on TV) that I haven't seen in 30+ years.

Casablanca
True Grit
Fort Apache
Poltergiest
Alien
The Longest Day
Tora, Tora, Tora
The Maltese Falcon
True Grit
Gold Finger
Patton
The Eagle Has Landed

And these were on prime-time TV!

A follow-on post about TV shows that are on here (or at least on the internet) that I've also seen...
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Postby nimby » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:48 pm

What? No Aunt Mame?
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