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Post by Doreen Peri » September 1st, 2004, 12:51 am

list yours here

"A Thousand Clowns" - jason robards... 1965?

"David and Lisa" - 1960s.... 64?

have you seen these?

yours?

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Post by Zlatko Waterman » September 1st, 2004, 9:49 am

I like both those films, Doreen, but "A Thousand Clowns" the better of the two.

"Let's get back to reality"

"I'll only go as a tourist" sticks with me among Herb Gardner's many other fine one-liners.

"n.b: "Brainy History" gives the premiere year of the film as 1962, which do most of my film addict encyclopedias.

One web site I found, however, gives the date as 1965.

Three other favorite films:
( for right now-- I have hundreds):

"Dr. Strangelove" ( the finest military/political satire of the 60's--and probably ever . . .)


and


"A Man for All Seasons" ( Robert Bolt--my God, what a screenwriter!):

a "Shakespearean-level" beautifully crafted play put on the screen ( by Fred Zinneman) with restrained elegance. The astonishingly good cast, with Paul Scofield at its head, is hard to challenge. Even John Hurt as practically no more than a teenager is terrific-- Leo McKern, Orsen Welles, Wendy Hiller . . .my heavens.

"Bram Stoker's Dracula"

In spite of Keanu Reeves, this is my favorite version of The Count since Lugosi. Gary Oldman has both a sense of humor and a sense of eerieness in The Big D's role.

The reprise of some of my favorite lines from the 1931 version is worth it all . . .


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Post by Glorious Amok » September 1st, 2004, 7:57 pm

zlatko, i have to agree on the Gary Oldman issue, most definitely.

for favourite flicks of all time, i have to put in a vote for a Tim Burton movie, gotta be either Beetlejuice or Edward Scissorhands because those are just too much fun childhood fantasy to be forgotten.

further votes go to...

Henry & June
This Boy's Life

and a Canadian flick, Hard Core Logo ... have you guys heard of this one? my roomate at the time was working as a front desk clerk at the North Burnaby Inn, and i swear i remember him telling me that the guy whose shift he followed was writing a screenplay about a band called Hard Core Logo. plus most of the extras in the movie are small 'C' celebrities from the vancouver music scene. plus it's just a brilliant movie that packs a lot of punch. if you ever encounter it, i highly recommend it.
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Post by WIREMAN » September 1st, 2004, 8:10 pm

Henry & June.....yes......uma played june to a t.....just the thought of it makes me pull out the video for the umteenth time.....has anyone ever seen >>>>Latcho Drom>>>>...the story of the Gypsies diaspora from India To europe....this french film is the best ever....mark

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Post by Zlatko Waterman » September 2nd, 2004, 10:03 am

Dear Glorious:


I'm glad we agree about Gary Oldman.

Have you seen the excellent Canadian film "Beautiful Dreamers (1990) about Walt Whitman?

(link)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101413/


Veteran character actor Rip Torn brings Whitman wonderfully to life in this film, which contains many beautiful and moving moments, as when Whitman cares for his mentally handicapped brother.

It's the best ( and just about the only full-length) portrayal of Whitman on film I have seen.


Zlatko

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Post by abcrystcats » September 2nd, 2004, 10:42 am

I'll look for "Beautiful Dreamers". I haven't seen that one yet.

I think the trouble with this thread is that we all have so many favorite movies it's difficult to pick out just a few.

Favorite musical (now THIS I can do!) "The Music Man" -- especially the syncopal train sequence in the beginning.

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June Miller

Post by abcrystcats » September 2nd, 2004, 10:46 am

Oddly enough, June Miller became a social worker in later life.

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Post by Doreen Peri » September 3rd, 2004, 12:03 am

laurie, you said...
I think the trouble with this thread is that we all have so many favorite movies it's difficult to pick out just a few.
i think you're right...

maybe it would be a cool idea to start threads to talk about specific films rather than just listing them like this

i'm enjoying reading what people like, though

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so many great films!

Post by e_dog » September 3rd, 2004, 4:27 pm

but here are some of my favorites, grouped in no particular ranking but by director.


bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers (ca. 2003); Partner (ca. 1968)

frederico Fellini's 8 1/2 (ca. 1960s)

ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (ca. 1957); Persona (ca. 1961); Wild Strawberries (ca. 1958)

richard Linklater's Waking Life (ca. 2001); Before Sunrise (ca. 1995)

woody Allen's Annie Hall (ca. 1977); Manhattan (ca. 1979); Love and Death (ca 1975?); Deconstructing Harry (ca. 1997)
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a few more to add in there

Post by e_dog » September 3rd, 2004, 5:53 pm

realized my list was all male directors.

so how about:

lina Wertmueller's Swept Away (ca. 1975); Pasqualino Settebelleza (ca. 1970s); Love and Anarchy (ca. 1970s)

all the rest were fiction so here's some non-fiction.

documentaries:

ken Burn's Jazz

(sorry, cannot remember the names of the directors on these last two (different in each case) )

The Corporation (2004)

The Fog of War (2003)
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Post by Dave The Dov » September 3rd, 2004, 7:45 pm

It will always be "A Clockwork Orange."

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