Classic Film Buffs - Check in Here!

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    Vanishing point.

    Saw it in the theatre, blitzed. The ending BLEW MY MIND. never forget it.
     
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    An old drinking buddy I had in college saw The Day After Tomorrow (2004) at the cinema on shrooms, said he thought it was a weather report...

    Wikipedia had to explain the ending to Vanishing Point to me even though I didn't go looking for an answer, just on the status of Barry Newman being alive or not, but Wikipedia explained the ending anyway, which I saw but now I get thanks to reading that page and now I like that ending even better than when I saw it, and that ending now makes a lot of sense given the earlier scenes in the film.
    That blew my mind.

    I already enjoyed the movie, but when I found out the meaning of the ending and it all, loved it.
     
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    It was a phenomena when it came out. Rushed home every week to watch the next episode. John Rys Davies was classic.
     
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    OMG, waaay to many for me to list, I really am a fan of the B&W movies, silent, sound, domestic and foreign. Here's a favorite, Jean Cocteau's 1946 "Beauty and the Beast", French.... beast.jpg
     
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    I'm a big fan of the B&W movies of the 30's and 40's. The Thin Man - they just don't write dialogue like that anymore. Gotta say tho I have to swallow my reactions to the casual racism of the age at times. It is of its age.
     
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    Oh man I know. Davies (the Spaniard) is awesome. The visual quality is pretty good too. It was a boxed set, I think from Amazon.
     
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    I have about 20 terabytes of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and adventure movies on my Plex server, from 1923 to today. I’m a bit of a movie nut :)
     
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    Usenet and access to an indexer is the key to a growing collection. That and a 1 gigabit FTTH fiber connection.
    I download about a year worth of material every two days. Once I reach the modern stuff I may go back and get the crime, film-noir and war from the 20’s and up. I did get all the buster keaton and laurel and hardy so I do also enjoy comedy once in a while.

    I have another 5 disk array box on the way with another 20 terabyte on the way.

    I’m sad that because of COVID the national library and archive in Montreal is closed because they’ve a vast selection of blurry, DVD and CD to borrow, 10 at a time. I usually park there when I go to work, so I’d borrow a full set during lunch, ripping them in the evening and dropping them in the return box next morning and doing another batch at lunch...
     
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    I love "Rebecca"!

    Then there is "The Heiress" the opposite of a love story starring Olivia de Havilland. Seriously, it's a great movie and one of my favorites.

    Another favorite of mine is Cecil B. DeMille's 1934 "Cleopatra" starring Claudette Colbert.
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    Love Cinderella and Disney's old Sleeping Beauty too!

    I also like the modern live action Cinderella.
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    This post is taking me down memory lane when i use to watch these films with my gran , we go around to her and watch black and white films most of them are better than the new ones
     
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    Yes,quite Fantastic.Then again so were most of Walt Disney classic cartoons.
    Don't forget ... - One Hundred and One Dalmations - {1961 }
    One of me favorite.With an unmatched classic evil nature from Cruella de Vil.
    In many regards a political match to Nancy Pelosi.
     
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    Watched "Razors Edge" last night it was a pretty good movie. It will be on my OK list not great just OK.

    Recording a Doris Day movie tonight, "Tea for Two." Have you seen it Foolardi?
     
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    One more great movie is "Pygmallion" starring Wendy Hiller.
     
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    I think Lenora Valera did the best Cleopatra.
     
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    ~ Don't forget "The Master of suspense " ...

     
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    Not sure what the definition of a classic movie is exactly, but the following I consider to be favorite classics.

    From Here To Eternity



    Manchurian Candidate


    Wizard of OZ


    Hombre


    Dr. Strangelove
     

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