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  • #31
    How about "Elizabeth" a story of a strong woman who wouldn't allow herself to be bullied out of her position as Queen of England by anyone.

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    • #32
      Re: movies that stand the test of time

      Originally posted by jeremyp
      Originally posted by SQUACKEE
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      heck, i loved Taken!
      I, on the other hand, thought "taken" was another piece of forgettable "violence for the sake of violence" crap. For a movie to stand up there has to be something that distinguishes it from it's siblings.
      I would agree the formula is pretty worn, but Liam's performance and some of the script, made it special for me and everyone i know who saw it, men and women.

      I saw no violence for the sake of violence. Bad guys recieved a deserved death.

      To each his own.
      phsstt!

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      • #33
        Re: movies that stand the test of time

        Originally posted by SQUACKEE
        Originally posted by jeremyp
        Originally posted by SQUACKEE
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        heck, i loved Taken!
        I, on the other hand, thought "taken" was another piece of forgettable "violence for the sake of violence" crap. For a movie to stand up there has to be something that distinguishes it from it's siblings.
        I would agree the formula is pretty worn, but Liam's performance and some of the script, made it special for me and everyone i know who saw it, men and women.

        I saw no violence for the sake of violence. Bad guys recieved a deserved death.

        To each his own.
        He told them if you let my daughter go you will not hear from me but if you don't I'll find you and I will kill you point blank.

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        • #34
          Some of my favorites that I think can stand the test of time:

          Imitation of Life
          Stormy Weather
          Cabin in the Sky
          Carmen Jones
          Wizard of Oz
          The Incredible Mr. Limpet
          The Godfather, 1 and 2
          Scarface
          Deliverance

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          • #35
            The Thin Man

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            • #36
              Movies that meet the 'bad hammy can watch this movie over and over' test, so they pass at least one (smart) guy's test of time:

              Across the Universe
              All the President’s Men
              Ben Hur
              Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
              Cool Hand Luke
              Dick
              Dirty Harry
              Do the Right Thing
              Dr. Stragelove
              Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
              Galaxy Quest
              Godfathers I and II
              Goodfellas
              Hard Day’s Night
              Little Big Man
              Major League
              One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
              Patton
              Planet of the Apes
              Pulp Fiction
              Scarface
              Taxi Driver
              The Big Lebowski
              The Bridge Over the River Kwai
              The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
              The Graduate
              The Silence of the Lambs
              To Kill a Mockingbird
              Tokyo Olympiad

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              • #37
                Originally posted by bad hammy
                Movies that meet the 'bad hammy can watch this movie over and over' test, so they pass at least one (smart) guy's test of time:
                And who might that be?

                (actually, I agree with MOST of those!)

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by bad hammy
                  Movies that meet the 'bad hammy can watch this movie over and over' test, so they pass at least one (smart) guy's test of time:

                  Across the Universe
                  All the President’s Men
                  Ben Hur
                  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
                  Cool Hand Luke
                  Dick
                  Dirty Harry
                  Do the Right Thing
                  Dr. Stragelove
                  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
                  Galaxy Quest
                  Godfathers I and II
                  Goodfellas
                  Hard Day’s Night
                  Little Big Man
                  Major League
                  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
                  Patton
                  Planet of the Apes
                  Pulp Fiction
                  Scarface
                  Taxi Driver
                  The Big Lebowski
                  The Bridge Over the River Kwai
                  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
                  The Graduate
                  The Silence of the Lambs
                  To Kill a Mockingbird
                  Tokyo Olympiad
                  Spike Lee said that his movie"Do The Right Thing" is being studied on college campuses all over the country as opposed to the movie that won the Oscar for best film in '89 "Driving Miss Daisy".Silence Of The Lambs" also one of my personal favorites.Don't forget Malcolm X!!!!!

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                  • #39
                    Old School still holds up well after 6 years. :P Other than that...the RKO B-horror films written and produced by Val Lewton seem to get better with time.

                    cman

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by cullman
                      Old School still holds up well after 6 years. :P Other than that...the RKO B-horror films written and produced by Val Lewton seem to get better with time.

                      cman
                      Cullman how about "The Grapes Of Wrath"??????

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by gm
                        The Thin Man
                        Which one, Powell & Loy made six I know, there was only the one Hammet story, but the other five were a hoot.

                        I like a variety of movies, from all eras. I just don't much like going to a movie theater much anymore. Crowds are pretty rude, and it gets old listening to some asshole talk on his/her cell. Mostly, we watch movies we get a the public library. The smaller screen is made up for by the noise coming from the TV set only.

                        Bad movies as well as good were made in all eras. I guess my all time favorites are: (no real order, just what I'm thinking of now)

                        Casablanca
                        M
                        Butch Cassiday......
                        Fargo
                        The African Queen
                        The Third Man
                        Citizen Kane


                        Many films I thought were really special when I saw them, didn't turn out to have legs.

                        Z
                        Blow Up


                        And some of the classics (or at least milestones) I didn't much like on first (and only) viewing:

                        Birth of a Nation
                        Greed
                        Born Yesterday

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by dal4018
                          Originally posted by cullman
                          Old School still holds up well after 6 years. :P Other than that...the RKO B-horror films written and produced by Val Lewton seem to get better with time.

                          cman
                          Cullman how about "The Grapes Of Wrath"??????
                          The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are timeless masterpieces, great call dal4018.
                          phsstt!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by SQUACKEE
                            The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are timeless masterpieces, great call dal4018.
                            I didn't much like GoW. Actually, it followed the book fairly faithfully, but I guess I wasn't all that fond of the book either. I'll try OM&M.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by mike renfro
                              Originally posted by SQUACKEE
                              The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are timeless masterpieces, great call dal4018.
                              I didn't much like GoW. Actually, it followed the book fairly faithfully, but I guess I wasn't all that fond of the book either. I'll try OM&M.
                              GoW is by far the better film. Henry Fonda was fantastic. OM&M is the better book, but the film is just 'good'.

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                              • #45
                                I got in very late last night and saw some of "Venus in Furs" on TCM. Never saw this before, but it was VERY, very weird. Kind of a Russ Meyer meets "Last Year in Marienbad" kind of thing. Anyone know anything about this non-classic?

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