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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:25 AM

I'm watching this movie from the 50's called the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit...

It stars Gregory Peck, which should give all sorts of stature to this movie, at least in my book.

What is so interesting about this movie is the amount of stuff that piles on top of the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.

It's that time for Beck's character in his life where you realize that this could go either way, It's that time when you stand up for something or just slip into the slipstream of time and let it all flow.

This is one of those 50's movies that reaches out and grabs you while entertaining you in a good way. No heavy messages just taking responsibility. And I guess that is why I love this movie and watch it every time if comes on TMC, which is about once a year.

I suggest anyone to watch this movie who wants to get a real feel about the 50's.

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Reply I'm watching this movie from the 50's called the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit... (Original post)
WCGreen Oct 2012 OP
Bluenorthwest Oct 2012 #1
WCGreen Oct 2012 #2
TrogL Oct 2012 #3
WCGreen Oct 2012 #5
H2O Man Oct 2012 #9
TuxedoKat Oct 2012 #4
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #6
WCGreen Oct 2012 #7
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #8
WCGreen Oct 2012 #10
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #13
WCGreen Oct 2012 #14
KoKo Oct 2012 #11
KoKo Oct 2012 #12

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:40 AM

1. Wonderful film. Peck is great in it...

 

My classic of the week politically speaking 'The Great McGinty' directed by Preston Sturges around 1940 or so...graft, machine politics, and big laughs.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:46 AM

2. The best kind of movie...

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:02 AM

3. Don't trust 50's movies

Life wasn't like that. I was there.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:06 AM

5. This one's pretty acurate from what I remember....

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:43 AM

9. Right.

It's a symbolic illustration about how people come to that fork in the road, where they have to decide if they have the courage of their convictions.

I was alive way back then, too. And that question has been true in every decade.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:06 AM

4. I love that movie too

Gergory Peck is great in it.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:27 AM

6. Outstanding film

 

Very realistic depiction of the office working stiff being ground down just by everyday life. Peck was cast perfectly. If they were to remake it, I think Chris Cooper could do a good job with that character as well

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:32 AM

7. One of my favorite actors...

Cooper has the gravitas that Peck had in droves.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:39 AM

8. Also world-weariness

 

his Lonesome Dove part, though minor, could have been the Man In The Grey Flannel Overalls

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:35 PM

10. Exactly...

But his turn as the labor guy in Matewan is what sold me on him...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 09:41 AM

13. I think Cooper is friends with John Sayles

 

He was in Matewan, Lone Star, Silver City, City of Hope. All really good flicks, way too liberal to get major distribution.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:58 PM

14. Loved Lone Star and City of Hope....

Silver city was kind of forced....

But for me, July Johnson is his definitive role.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:50 PM

11. The book was excellent...It's amazing how what would seem "old" becomes "new" because there's

a "truth" that transcends time in that work.

Thanks for the post about this!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:52 PM

12. BTW...the Movie was pretty good, too! n/t Maybe a good rental if folks can find it for

those who wouldn't know what it was all about.

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