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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I know, I've been eating up movies from the 50's on Netflix. I'm really tickled with American 50's movies, there's so much effort to stick to and stick it to the Hayes Code. It's fun to watch, like for instance, the lead character mentioning the 'interior decorators' who live upstairs in "The Seven Year Itch".

    I'm also a sucker for anachronisms. I can't always tell if elements that are represented in this era are tropes of the era, or if the expected film narrative hadn't been as locked down as it is now. I watched "Duck Soup", and the presentation was so surrealistic, The Marx Brothers were The Marx Brothers and everybody else was a set piece, and it worked.

    How about that scene in Bringing up Baby (1938!) where Cary Grant is asked why he is wearing Kathrine Hepburn's nightgown and he answers that he "suddenly went gay" (which the other character simply ignores)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post

    How about that scene in Bringing up Baby (1938!) where Cary Grant is asked why he is wearing Kathrine Hepburn's nightgown and he answers that he "suddenly went gay" (which the other character simply ignores)?
    Okay, I'm watching that tonight! I just saw her in African Queen where she is older, I'd love to see her in 1938.

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    Favorites not yet mentioned:

    Harvey (James Stewart)
    The Manchurian Candidate (though I think this was 60s, I’m mentioning it anyway)
    The Philadelphia Story (Cary Grant, James Stewart- I think this is the one where Grant pushes Hepburn over by shoving her face?)

    I personally like almost anything with Cary Grant. Or anything done by Kurasawa.

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    - The Night of the Hunter (1955) (marvelous movie, very atmospheric)
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  4. #14


    My favorites are a lot like some people who have already posted. In no particular order:

    Rebecca (1940)
    Some Like It Hot (1959)
    Vertigo (1958)
    Rear Window (1954)
    The Third Man (1949)
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    The Red Shoes (1948)
    Bambi (1942)
    Rashomon (1951)
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    The Seven Year Itch (1955)
    Paths of Glory (1957)
    Peter Pan (1953)
    Casablanca (1942)
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    I made a quick list, then tried to remove any that have already been mentioned (you guys like some good movies). Also got some older ones on here (a few people have already broken that rule.)

    A Trip to the Moon (1902)
    The Gold Rush (1925)
    The General (1926)
    The Blue Angel (1930)
    City Lights (1931)
    Trouble in Paradise (1932)
    Freaks (1932)
    The Grand Illusion (1937)
    Stagecoach (1939)
    His Girl Friday (1940)
    The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
    Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
    To Be or Not to Be (1942) <=== I wish everyone would see this movie.
    Sahara (1943)
    The Stranger (1946)
    The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    Red River (1948)
    The Thing From Another World (1951)
    Ace in the Hole (1951)
    From Here to Eternity (1953)
    Stalag 17 (1953)
    Sabrina (1954)
    Rififi (1955)
    Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    The Killing (1956)
    Giant (1956)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
    Rio Bravo (1959)
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    There's more movies that I want to see than I have seen, but here's a couple that I have watched c:

    Follow The Fleet (1936)
    Swing Time (1936)
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    Gone With The Wind (1939)
    Pinocchio (1940)
    Fantasia (1940)
    Dumbo (1941)
    Bambi (1942)
    Alice I Wonderland (1951)
    Singin' In The Rain (1952)
    Peter Pan (1953)
    Sabrina (1954)
    Lady & The Tramp (1955)
    Funny Face (1957)
    Sleeping Beauty (1959)
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    Recently, I saw Auntie Mame (1958). I thought it was funny and worth watching. I haven't seen many old movies. I'm just now starting to watch them as they're recommended to me.

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    I was always scared of Bette Davis until I saw "All About Eve" (1950). She's excellent in this. No one's mentioned Gulliver's Travels (1939). I've seen it at least twice as a kid and still have fond memories. Here in SoCal in the 70s and 80s, there was a local tv show called 'The Family Film Festival' on KTLA that showed film classics Sunday mornings. I watched tons of great classics (but sadly can't remember their names).
    I thought Dungeon Master was a jerk for talking in riddles all the time. That's probably why Venger went to the dark side.

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