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I watched one of my favorite movies, bought the dvd as a whim. . . .Cat Ballou. This is an American fantasy. . . and such a well done movie in its campy etnertaining way. Great music too courtesy of Stubby Kaye and Nat King Cole. . . wow. (Do you think Stubby in this movie was an inspiration for Michael Jackson's one glove thing?)

And Jane Fonda. . . what a lovely woman and fun actress.

This gets my vote as one of my very favorite movies!

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Still one of my all time favorite comedies.

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Another timeless classic.

The Sunshine Boys with Burns and Matthau.

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Who doesn't love this one?

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"I ain't nobody, dork."

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Anything with Humphrey Bogart. Casablanca is probably my all time favorite. I'm also partial to screwball comedies with Cary Grant. Arsenic and Old Lace and Bringing Up Baby are the two I return to most often.

If I was pinned down to name a more contemporary film, I guess I'd have to go with The Sting. I'll never forget getting end-game sucker punched the first time I saw it. Not sure there's even been a better buddy pairing than Newman and Redford. The one that's at the very top of my list is Chinatown. Almost a perfect movie. Nicholson at his level best.

Up over and out.

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Last night, I happened to catch a great film on TV that I always heard about, but had never gotten around to watching.

Being There

I was absolutely enthralled. Peter Sellers does such an amazing job with this role. Melvyn Douglas was great too. I missed the first 20 minutes, so now I'm going to have to pick up the DVD. Wow. what a great film!

Speaking of Melvyn Douglas, I see on Amazon that Hud is finally making it to DVD this December. 'bout damn time!

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Almost anything by Hitchcock, but particularly North by Northwest and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

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Robert Altman's McCabe And Mrs. Miller.

Bertrand.

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Taxi Driver and 2001: A Space Odyssey

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My Man Godfrey, Holiday, The Third Man (British version), Rules of the Game, The Seven Samurai, Chinatown, The Maltese Falcon, The Day the Earth Stood Still, T-Men, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Out of the Past, The Lady Vanishes, Laura, The Hot Rock, L.A. Confidential, The Iron Giant, Kiki's Delivery Service. Those are a few favorites.

Dave, I'm with ya 100%----Bogart, screwball comedy, Cary Grant...YES!! :tup:tup

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"Chinatown" is high on my list.

I used to always say Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories", but I haven't seen it in years, and doubt I would place it quite as high on my list now.

Have to think about this one for a while.

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Some alltime favorite movies from a Paris Cinematheque-bred film fan):

- Buster Keaton's The General,

- Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Newski,

- Jean Renoir's Rules of the Game,

- Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings,

- Otto Preminger's Laura,

- Raoul Walsh's White Heat,

- Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter,

- Fritz Lang's Moonfleet,

- Elia Kazan's Wild River,

- John Ford's The Searchers,

- Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest

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RT: Good call on Stardust Memories. I need to revisit that film again as well as it really hit me hard where I live so to speak. It was almost prophetic in one or two was. And that opening film within a film with the trains. . . I'll never forget it!

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Wish I could see Mnytime's favorite films list. He contributed heavily to the films posts.

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Don't get me started on this topic!!!! :)

Instead of going by films I'll just list directors & stuff for now....

Stanley Kubrick - ANYTHING!!!!! But particularly The Killing, Paths Of Glory, Dr. Strangelove, 2001, Barry Lyndon & The Shining.

Alfred Hitchcock - My all time favorite of course, check out Stage Fright - a very underrated film from one of his supposed "off periods". Also very high marks to Frenzy, his last brilliant film.

William Wyler - For some reason his name isn't familiar to alot of movie buffs but this guy was a master in just about any genre.

Howard Hawks - LOVE THIS MAN!!! One of the best directors of comedy & action films ever, can't pick a favorite but His Girl Friday would be way up there...

Preston Sturges - BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT!!!! Miracle Of Morgans Creek is one of the funniest films of all time....

Val Lewton - Anything from the entire series of 40's films he produced, I Walked With A Zombie is a masterpiece of mood...never quite duplicated.

Jacques Tourneur - Great suspence/noir/horror director. Fave films include I Walked (listed above), Out Of The Past (one of the best noir films ever) and Curse Of The Demon (one seriosly creepy horror flick).

W.S. Van Dyke II - Ah...The Thin Man & numerous other 30's screwball comedies give this guy a big thumbs up in my book.

Robert Wise - Just take a look at this guys filmography on IMDB, plus he's still alive and kicking!!!!!

Too many others to mention....

Here's one fave film though that not a whole lot of people know about....

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My automatic reaction is always this

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but the film i seem to revist most is this

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My wife and I saw The Godfather on the big screen a couple years ago (when it was released with a new print/restoration/whatever). For each of us, it was the first time that either of us had ever seen it.

Frankly, neither one of us 'got' why this movie is apparently considered by so many to be such a masterpiece. Good move, maybe. Great movie?? Not in my book. Not in my wife's either.

I don't get it. Not saying everyone else is "wrong" and I'm "right", but I we just kinda stared at each other in disbelief after the movie was over, and said: "So THAT'S what everybody thinks is such a great movie?????? - HUH????????". We were dumbfounded the entire ride home in the car. Completely don't get it.

If it helps any, I was born in '69, and my wife in '68 -- so if it's some kind of "generational" thing, somebody 'plain it to me.

PS: I really liked "Trainspotting", for what it's worth.

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its not the generational thing - I was born in '69 too.

I must admit when i do find time to watch it I try to watch 1 & 2 together & just lose myself in it , i love the way the film/plot(s)/characters develop.

The author of trainpotting Irvine Welsh's new novel carries on with the same characters & i found it just as enjoyable .Its a bit of an emabarrassing title to ask for - Porno.

Danny Boyle does want to make the sequel but Ewan Macgregor doesnt supposedly.

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Mmm.. there are so many but "BRAZIL" and APOCALYPSE NOW" always come to mind first.

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Like sal and Ghost, I vote Palantine.

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We ARE the people!

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The problem with threads like these is that the next day I always remember at least one more film I'd put higher than any I mention, but here's a stab at my favorites, which probably lean too heavily on the big studio stuff...

The Presidents Analyst

Citizen Kane

Stalag 17

The Apartment

Rope

Singing in the Rain

Oklahoma

South Pacific

Brazil

Treasure of Sierra Madre

Chinatown

I'm sure there's more, but that's what comes to mind right now...

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Wish I could see Mnytime's favorite films list. He contributed heavily to the films posts.

they would probably be:

sleepless in seattle

coma

the sting

:w

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And of course, there's always

The Thin Man

The Honeymoon Killers

Red Sorghum

The Plot Against Harry

Metropolitan

Diner

Bob le Flambeur

Force of Evil

Time Is All You've Got (Artie Shaw doc.)

Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control

Grand Illusion

Rear Window

Singin' In the Rain

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