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Classic Movies

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

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Have you not seen 'The King of Marvin Gardens'? Bruce Dern, Jack Nicholson; very dark deep film. I was quite obsessed with America as a boy (born in 71) so love American films from that era, especially if set in New York.
     
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  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    With some historic shots inside and outside the great old Atlantic City hotels (Traymore etc.) that were demolished soon afterwards to make room for T***p casinos. At least one of the plots is still a car park, I believe.
     
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    It really captures the fading era of Atlantic City
     
  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Citizen Kane is a staggeringly good film IMHO. Not quite up there with The Monkees’ Head, Pink Flamingoes, Faster Pussycat Kill Kill or Eraserhead, but still one of the best films ever made.
     
  5. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    'The man who haunted himself' is on this evening on Talking Pics TV, 5pm, apparently it is Roger Moore's best performance. This has potential & I am recording it. Honourable me tion must go to the 1979 version of 'A lady vanishes', massive cast & excellent cameo from Arthur Lowe.
     
  6. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    It's been ages since I saw it, but it's briliant.

    'American Graffiti'. Actually once seen both John Milners '32 coupe and Paul Le Mat at a car show. In Sweden!

    Nobody mentioned 'Ladykillers'? The real 1950's one, of course.

    Every Stanley Kubrick one. Except 'Spartacus'.

    'Old Mother Riley' series. Just joking.
     
  7. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I am just coming to the end of the minor classic 'The Nanny', stars Bette Davis & Wendy Craig. Just when I thought this cannot get much better up pops Alfred Burke as a scene stealer. Yes, Alfred Burke & Bette Davis shared a really key scene, Mr Burke blows her off the screen.
     
  8. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Just bought Zulu to watch again , great film
     
  9. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    The Deerhunter is magnificent, it's actually three films in one, the wedding scene is about 50 minutes long as is absolutely fantastic, I went to see it with my wife-then girlfriend on it's release.

    Some great movies around that time, Kramer Vs Kramer & The Way We Were just to name another two.

    The wedding scenes[edit]
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    St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. Site of the wedding scene.
    The wedding scenes were filmed at the historic St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.[6] The wedding took five days to film. St. Theodosius' Father Stephen Kopestonsky was cast as the priest at the wedding.[18] The reception scene was filmed at nearby Lemko Hall. The amateur extras lined up for the crowded wedding-dance sequences drank real liquor and beer.[29] The scenes were filmed in the summer, but were set in the fall.[18]To accomplish a look of fall, individual leaves were removed from deciduous trees.[30][31] Zsigmond also had to desaturate the colors of the exterior shots, partly in camera and in the laboratory processing.[31][32]

    The production manager asked each of the Russian immigrant extras to bring to the location a gift-wrapped box to double for wedding presents. The manager figured if the extras did this, not only would the production save time and money, but the gifts would also look more authentic. Once the unit unwrapped and the extras disappeared, the crew discovered to their amusement that the boxes weren't empty but filled with real presents, from china to silverware. "Who got to keep all these wonderful offerings," wrote Deeley "is a mystery I never quite fathomed."[29]

    Cimino originally claimed that the wedding scene would take up 21 minutes of screen time. In the end, it took 51 minutes. Deeley believes that Cimino always planned to make this prologue last for an hour, and "the plan was to be advanced by stealth rather than straight dealing."[33]

    At this point in the production, nearly halfway through principal photography, Cimino was already over budget, and producer Spikings could tell from the script that shooting the extended scene could sink the project.[6]
     
  10. gustavm

    gustavm pfm Member

    Kind Hearts and Coronets
    A Room with a View
    Godfather 1
    Hannah and her Sisters
    Some Like it Hot
     

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