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Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:51 AM

What old movies have you been watching ?

I have a huge collection. I am a big fan of the films of Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart...

However, anticipating the 4th of July I have been watching things somewhat more recent, but still old now.

"Mississippi Burning" ~ because of dwelling on how Republicans are trying to squash voting rights...


and with thinking upon the sacrifices made by our fighting men and women, who sought to safeguard our freedom (whether the context may have been right or mistaken),

"Full Metal Jacket"
and
"Saving Private Ryan" (which I may consider to be the greatest war movie of all time-- with all the varnish off)


What are you watching lately?

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DemocraticPatriot Jul 2021 OP
David__77 Jul 2021 #1
DemocraticPatriot Jul 2021 #2
Catherine Vincent Jul 2021 #3
DemocraticPatriot Jul 2021 #5
nuxvomica Jul 2021 #4
DemocraticPatriot Jul 2021 #6
Staph Jul 2021 #16
cate94 Jul 2021 #7
DemocraticPatriot Jul 2021 #8
mnhtnbb Jul 2021 #13
Towlie Jul 2021 #25
betsuni Jul 2021 #9
Jeebo Jul 2021 #10
Raine Jul 2021 #17
ColinC Jul 2021 #11
Demsrule86 Jul 2021 #30
ColinC Jul 2021 #43
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Tender hopper Jul 2021 #12
cayugafalls Jul 2021 #14
exboyfil Jul 2021 #23
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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:54 AM

1. Hangmen Also Die (1943)

Very good anti-Nazi film.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:57 AM

2. I must look that one up...

but I am a fan of the "Why We Fight" series from WW2, financed by the government..

While they might now be considered "propaganda films", it seems to me that they only told the truth...

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:04 AM

3. I'm glad you asked that question

I am watching the first Die Hard. That character Ellis that was caught sniffing coke in McClain's wife office, immediately reminded me of Don Jr. I searched Google with the actor's name and it lead me to his video. Apparently plenty of other folks had the same thought. 🤣


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Response to Catherine Vincent (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:10 AM

5. "Die Hard"

is my favorite 'Christmas movie'

hahahaha


The most striking scene to me is the footage of the terrorist villain falling backwards out of the building.... yikes.


A very fine actor he was, actually my favorite role of Hans Gruber was in "Sense and Sensibility" where he plays a good guy... lol

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:07 AM

4. I will probably watch "1776" again

If I find it somewhere on cable. I played Adams in my high school speech-and-drama class, non-singing run-through and will always remember the line, "If I'm the one to do it, they'll run their quill pens through it! I'm obnoxious and disliked, you know that, sir." Self-disparagement dialogue is probably the most fun recite, like Marty's "I'm ugly, I'm ugly, I'm ugly! Ma, leave me alone!" It's very freeing and cathartic.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:15 AM

6. Ah, "1776" was a film that I viewed on a field trip

from Jr. High School.

I was offended by the portrayal of Thomas Jefferson as being too obsessed with having sex with his wife to start work on writing the Declaration.. I offered that criticism to my teacher as "they made a fool of Thomas Jefferson"... and he just laughed at me and said, "well, sex is... blah blah blah"

lol

I was not fully "awakened" when I saw the movie-- or I did not understand it as yet, lol Yes, "1776" is in my collection... I might give it a run today...

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 05:09 AM

16. My family and I have a tradition of watching 1776 this thin of year.

The song Molasses to Rum to Slaves is gut-wrenching. The southern delegates were racist SOBs who very much resemble their present day counterparts.

But the music is wonderful. Mama, Look Sharp is another great number.


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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:21 AM

7. Saving Private Ryan...

My friendís dad landed on Normandy beach the day after d-day. I really canít imagine the carnage he saw. His job, after burying the dead was an engineer dealing with bridges. Watching that movie after finding out his history, made me cry.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:29 AM

8. I think Spielberg came pretty close to depicting it in "Saving Private Ryan"... the carnage...

As I understand it, many people walked out of the theaters in the opening scenes of that movie, because they could not handle it. It did not whitewash war-- although reality was likely worse than the film.

I think that film was Tom Hank's greatest role... even eclipsing "Forrest Gump", which I do love..

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 04:37 AM

13. I just watched Saving Private Ryan again

this past week.

It occurred to me that all the Republican House Reps and Senators who voted against confirming the election results on Jan 6th and subsequently voted against establishing a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection of January 6th, should be required to attend a showing of the opening scenes of Ryan. Then an historian, someone like Michael Beschloss, should address them on the sacrifice made by those American men in the service of fighting fascism.

The historian should shame those Republicans--every last one of them--for their allegiance to a wannabe authoritarian dictator--and disregard for their oath of office they took to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Every last one should be publicly humiliated-- on a daily basis-- until they either resign from office or renounce their previous support for the big lie of 45.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 09:57 AM

25. I think it was a response to the Vietnam War movies to remind viewers that WW2 was just as horrific.




And WW1 was similarly treated in the movie 1917.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:37 AM

9. Not a movie, but George Balanchine's "Stars and Stripes" for the 4th of July.

New York City Ballet.


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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 04:14 AM

10. The Heiress (1949)

TCM just showed it. I think it's Olivia DeHaviland's best movie, and I also think it should have won Best Picture, I think it's way better than the movie that did win Best Picture that year. I also, just tonight, watched Cleopatra (1963) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. There was an earlier black-and-white version that was made about 30 years earlier with Claudette Colbert in the title role that I think is better, but then, I admit that might be because I'm partial to old movies. For the record, any movie that was made later than about 1950 I do not consider an "old" movie.

-- Ron

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Response to Jeebo (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 06:12 AM

17. Me too

I love that movie, it's one of my all time favorites! ♥️ DeHaviland's acting is so terrific, the way she changes her whole personality with just a slight vocal change, facial expression and posture is just perfect! 🌹

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 04:18 AM

11. Arachnophobia

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Response to ColinC (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:08 AM

30. Love Arachnophobia...

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #30)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:18 PM

43. Actually watched it for the fir as t time as an adult last night.

Saw some of it 28 years ago, and it scared the bejesus outta me. John Goodman is the best...

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Response to ColinC (Reply #43)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 04:45 PM

49. He is great in this movie.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 04:18 AM

12. "M" 1931

A coworker recommended this to me. A Fritz Lang, catch the serial killer film in German with Peter Lorre. I found it on YouTube and thought it was awesome.

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Response to Tender hopper (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 04:46 AM

14. M is an incredible movie. Lang was so far ahead of his time.

A very nice pick. I own the DVD of M and several other films by Fritz Lang.

Metropolis is a film that I own several copies of as it has evolved during the years as newly found footage is added.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 09:35 AM

23. Watched it for the first time last year

and you are right on how amazing it is. It is the blueprint for a police procedural. It is on HBO Max and Hoopla if anyone is interested in watching it.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 04:56 AM

15. I watched "Citizen X" for the first time a few weeks ago.

I'm struggling to remember the last black & white film that I watched. Maybe Chaplin's "Modern Times"?

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 06:25 AM

18. I saw "The Fugitive Kind" for the first time recently.

With Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward and Anna Magnani. It was written by Tennessee Williams,
a favorite of mine. I thought I had seen all of the movies from his work, but this one slipped by
until the other day.
Also saw "The Third Man " yesterday--always a great watch and I love the music.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 06:41 AM

19. Recently, Secondhand Lions and The Great Santini. nt

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 06:52 AM

20. Titanic, not so old but in a couple yrs it will be 25yrs

hard to believe it's been that long. Some people hate it because of the love story but the special effects are spectacular and I like the love story too.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 08:09 AM

21. Marnie. Hitchcock in the Sixties

Funny, but I am beginning to think movies made in the nineties are old?

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 09:20 AM

22. Rollerball (Original 1975)

Rollerball is a 1975 science fiction sports film directed and produced by Norman Jewison.It stars James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn and Ralph Richardson. The screenplay, written by William Harrison,adapted his own short story, "Roller Ball Murder", which had first appeared in the September 1973 issue of Esquire.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 09:49 AM

24. Butterfield 8...(1960)

Ooooh Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey..

"Mama, face it..."

Tikki

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 09:57 AM

26. I watch a variety


Hitchcock: Rear Window, North by Northwest

Some musicals:
High Society with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Grace Kelly
Silk Stockings with Bing Crosby and Cyd Charisse
An American in Paris with Gene Kelly

Fun:
Hopscotch with Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson
Grumpy Old Men & the sequel (my cousin said the Walter Matthau character reminded her of my dad LOL)

Nerdy:
Apollo 13
Hidden Figures


Casablanca and other Bogart films
Pride & Prejudice with Olivier

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 09:57 AM

27. A Place in the Sun

Gawd! those two (Taylor and Clift)were absolutely beautiful. Liz was 17 when it was made.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 09:59 AM

28. 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick)

The cinematography is amazing, considering what he had to work with in 1968.

A very, very creative director.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:05 AM

29. Mr. Blanding builds his dream house, Arsenic and Old Lace, Nick and Nora (all),

Family Man with Nicolas Cage (not that old), Second Hand Lions ( such a great movie), The Uninvited (Dorothy MacCardle book), Yours, Mine and Ours (original), Please Don't Eat the Daisy's, Time of Our lives, Abbot, and Costello meet the Mummy, and the Bob Hope Road Movies.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:09 AM

31. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). Existentialism seems appropriate now.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:30 AM

32. Just watched Rock the Kasbah. So good.

My favorites tho:

Now Voyager
I Remember Mama
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:38 AM

33. The Omen.

With evangelicals bowing down to Trump, something about that movie seemed pertinent.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:41 AM

34. No movies just Nathan's hot dog eating contest

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:42 AM

35. The old and the not so old.

The Apartment

Boogie Nights

Rain Man

The Trial of the Chicago Seven

Mr. Roberts

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:48 AM

36. Dark Victory and Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines

Dark Victory is one of my favorite Bette Davis movies. I guess it would be my favorite movie Ronald Reagan was in.

Those Magnificent men... I haven't seen it in 20 years. I forgot Benny Hill was in it. Good movie.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:50 AM

37. East of Eden

Also some Film Noir like Backstreet. Trying to give my brain a break from toxic America, at least for a few days.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 12:03 PM

38. Continuing my "dark shadows" marathon

haven't seen this stuff since I was 11. Leviathans haven't improved any

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 12:30 PM

39. Anything old...

Silent on up to a select few movies and network fare from more recent years. NOTHING - on Current TV or Cinema is worth even napping through.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:43 PM

40. Casablanca. Blazing Saddles. Strange Brew.

Well, two out of three are classics and (spoilers) Strange Brew is basically Hamlet.
Laz never saw it.

Haele

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:56 PM

41. I'm rewatching "The Vietnam War" documentary by Ken Burns.

Excellent watch for anyone who missed it.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:05 PM

42. I just watched Speed (1994) that's been digitally remastered

Wow, I forgot how much fun that movie was, it's been at least 25 years since I last saw it.

Great cast with Sandra Bullock (in one of her early starring roles), Keanu Reeves, Jeff Daniels, Dennis Hopper, Joe Morton. The story is absurd and the movie didn't win any Oscars, but it was loads of fun.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:52 PM

44. I like comedies best:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Some Like It Hot
all Laurel and Hardy
and many more

I also like most of the Bogart movies. He was a great actor
Also have to mention Alfred Hitchcock

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:52 PM

45. The Sand Pebbles

I recently read the book (I'm guessing I was the only person who didn't read the book back in the day) and really liked it. I knew of the film and wanted to see it. After a bunch of failed searches, a bit of serendipity dropped into my lap; I discovered on obscure site that streamed the film for free.

Machinist's Mate 1st Class, Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) is my hero

?

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:09 PM

46. In the past week I've viewed Inherit the Wind and The African Queen.

I guess I'm still stuck on "old" old movies.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:12 PM

47. When Trumpets Fade and Since You Went Away.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 03:14 PM

48. The Day After Tomorrow

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 05:11 PM

50. The Guardian had a recent article

Celebrating 25 years since Fargo was released so I watched it again. As brilliant as ever.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 05:20 PM

51. Zorba the Greek. Great music and Anthony Quinn is at his best.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 05:20 PM

52. Independence Day

Only 25 years old

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