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Classic Movies

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

  1. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Although he was a good actor.. I could never find Mills 'likeable'. I'm very fond of the Mills version of H.G. Wells 'The History of Mr Polly' ..though mostly because it perfectly captures my own understanding of the lost innocence of the Edwardian period just before WW1.
  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I could never 'get' John Mills either. I certainly wouldn't describe him as one of the best actors ever.
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  3. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    You are right! Apologies, I was thinking of "Kind Hearts and Coronets".
  4. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    For me, classic films evoke the black and white era.

    ''On the Waterfront'. Brando defines brooding.

    '39 Steps'. Hitchcock masterpiece
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  5. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I can understand that but I think he took on a range of roles which would daunt a lot of modern day thespians.
  6. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    As I said below you need to look at the range of roles he did. The film Dulcima is a really good example, plays a very odd character.
  7. madmike

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

    Nah...its "The Last Train from Gun Hill" just remembered.
  8. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    But only that version...the later version with Kenneth Moore is rubbish.
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  9. cobbers

    cobbers pfm Member

    C'mon no one mentioned anything by Kubrick:(
    Given recent TV on the end of the Soviet Union ,have to say ------
    Dr Strangelove----How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
    If that's not a classic---------------;)
    Recently on free to air-------maybe still on Iplayer.
  10. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Four Lions - British comedy at its best.
  11. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    The later version is rubbish but Kenneth Moore is not the protagonist, are you thinking of Robert Powell?
  12. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

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  13. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    The blues brothers
    Carry on screaming
    The princess bride
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  14. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I watched ‘Bunny Lake Is Missing’ earlier and it was indeed rather good! A good tip!
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  15. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
    Classic film rating -
    British (tick)
    B+W (tick)
    Sci-fi (tick)
    Good (tick)
    It's got Leo McKern in it (tick)
    It's on TV soon (tick)

    Talking Pictures, Monday 16th, 1130 to be precise.
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  16. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Already got it recorded.. though I've seen it many times..

    If we're into 'Classic' Sci Fi.

    Forbidden Planet

    This Island Earth

    The Thing

    The Day The Earth Stood Still
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  17. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Hitchcock gave us many classics. Rebecca was one of his great early films and, of course, he later gave us Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, and so on.

    The Third Man was another great, classic mystery film.
  18. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    All too young to yet be considered for " classic " status. Cult possibly but not Classic. imo.
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  19. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Does that mean I can’t have ‘scouts guide to the zombie apocalypse’ either?

    as it’s nearly here I’ll go with Alistair Sim in ‘A Christmas Carol’.
  20. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Grapes of Wrath
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Italian Job
    On the Beach
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