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Classic Movies

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Woodface, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Well, it contains two of the finest actors ever in John Mills & Charles Laughton. The latter plays a brilliant drunk.
  2. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    3 Alec Guinness classics:

    "Arsenic and Old Lace" "The Scapegoat" "Captain's Paradise"
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    The soundtrack, Orson Wells, about as good as it gets.
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  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Another recommendation from me is:


    Dulcima, stars John Mills & Carol White. Rather interesting performance from the two leads, shifts tone quite a bit, rather shocking ending.
  5. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Surely the first is a Cary Grant film?
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  6. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Not one of the greatest films ever made, but I really liked Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance, partly I think because I have childhood memories of the actual events, locations, and some of the characters. Mark Rylance was particularly good as Rudolf Abel. The Berlin crossing point scenes still send shivers down my spine!
  7. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Cool Hand Luke.
  8. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It's OK but I don't really get it IYSWIM. Good acting of course but a great film? Tell me why.
  9. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Not too sure re 'about to be shown free to air', but I saw this a few days back.
    Small but worth seeing:
    'Bad day at black rock', with Spencer Tracey as the unwilling hero.
  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I am a fugitive from a chain gang. Great story of a man in the wrong place at the wrong time and a life that pivots as a result. No spoilers, but the end is very dark.
    Is "La Haine" old enough now (1992) to be regarded a "classic movie"? It has a young Vincent Cassell in it, he's not a lad any more. Must be top side of 50.
  11. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    "What we have here is a failure to communicate"
    It's worth it just for the car washing scene.
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  12. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Film noir classic Double Indemnity. Sharp fast dialogue, great performances esp Edward G Robinson and with all the treachery some tenderness as well.
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  13. Markyb

    Markyb pfm Member

    12 Angry men is one of my favourites
    Also Dead of Night, The Raven and A comedy of terrors
  14. bob

    bob pfm Member

    Get Carter, best British film.
  15. Sean K

    Sean K pfm Member

    I was just about to mention this. It seems incredible that a film like that could have been made at that time. I find Lee Marvin absolutely chilling in it; he says virtually nothing but a carries an expression of such cold hearted malevolence.

    And Spencer Tracey just rocks.
  16. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    More coming through the grey mist...

    'Laura' (1944) with Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. Superficially a little detective story but so much more, with a stellar cast and a hint of Hitchcock. Watched a couple of weeks ago on Talking Pictures

    ''Rope' Low key Hitchcock but totally absorbing.
  17. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Being thoroughly disappointed with most modern films on Netflix/amazon which are a variation of the same theme we watched "The 39 Steps" on youtube, the old Donat version. It had John Laurie from dads army in it!
  18. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    My favourite film noir is 'Out of the Past' (aka 'Build My Gallows High'), starring Robert Mitchum and a very menacing Kirk Douglas.

  19. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Is that the one where Kirk says that hanging will turn your throat to mush!
  20. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I think so. My favourite bit is when Douglas walks in unexpectedly on Mitchum (who's about to double-cross him) and says 'Now me, I hate surprises'.

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