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« on: August 05, 2017, 08:12:05 AM »
I typically prefer to watch older movies over new ones. Recently I saw a couple on TCM, "The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow" and "The Hot Rod Gang". They were from the late 50's, featured a lot of cool old hot rods, mixed in with a bit of Rock a Billy music. Cant say the acting was great, but they are fun to watch. "TV Tommy Ivo was in them as well.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 04:09:00 PM »
I watch TCM quite a bit, and saw that they had some old car movies on the other day but only recorded one called "Hot Cars" and haven't got around to watching it yet. My favorites are usually late-forties crime flicks that tick all the right boxes for "noir." And bonus points if they have some first-person narration. I always set the DVR for Noir Alley on Sunday mornings.

Some of my favorites:

The Maltese Falcon - 1941
Double Indemnity - 1944
Out of the Past - 1947
The Lady from Shanghai - 1948
The Asphalt Jungle - 1950
Sunset Boulevard - 1950
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 05:05:24 PM »
I like those as well. I spend a  lot of time with TCM. I joke and tell my wife that real movies are black and white. My preference is 1930's - 1940's screwball comedies. Also, anything Hitchcock. Gonna watch Frenzy tonight.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 09:16:29 PM »
I like late 60s early 70s movies, I only like horror movies from the 40s and 50s.




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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 02:21:49 PM »
I too like old screw-ball movies like A Night at the Opera and Duck Soup. And if I'm in the mood to drool, I'll watch me some Jane Russell!
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 02:42:14 PM »
There are no new movies. Seems like all of them are just bad re-makes of the old ones. :(
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 05:09:52 PM »
One of my all time favs is 'The Bank Dick", have seen it prob 100 times, can watch it 100 more.
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 03:50:03 PM »
I wish old movies did not sound like everyone is speaking inside a tin can and look so horrible on my 65" screen
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 08:07:29 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 10:05:24 PM »
I just watched all three smokey and the bandits

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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 07:28:06 AM »
"old" movies is a relative term as even the 1980's movies are now 25 to 35 years old.  I watched a couple of Chuck Norris' Missing in Action movies over the weekend.  Blue thunder was on the other night (with Roy Schieder driving his 1980 turbo SE.   :lol: :lol:
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 12:23:35 AM »
How are the other 2 smokie and the bandits?

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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 04:28:41 AM »
How are the other 2 smokie and the bandits?
Second one is okay, we don't speak about the third one.

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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2017, 10:54:12 AM »
I really enjoy watching old movies with some of the great actors of the day. I recently watched a Jimmy Stewart movie called Anatomy of a Murder. It must have been quite shocking in it's day with some really heavy adult content to it. A young Ben Gazzara gave a fine performance and Lee Remick was incredibly sexy! Very good court room drama as well.

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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2017, 04:04:01 PM »
Anatomy of a Murder is a great movie. Yes, very graphic for the time period. Def a classic.
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2017, 05:26:16 PM »
Some of My favorites prior to the 90's include, in no particular order:
  Its a Wonderful Life
  Green Berets
  Dirty Harry
  Cool Hand Luke
  Mash
  Thunderbolt and Light Foot
  American Grafitti
  Smokey and the Bandit
  Porky's
  On Golden Pond
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2017, 08:11:45 AM »
Some of My favorites prior to the 90's include, in no particular order:
  Its a Wonderful Life
  Green Berets
  Dirty Harry
  Cool Hand Luke
  Mash
  Thunderbolt and Light Foot
  American Grafitti
  Smokey and the Bandit
  Porky's
  On Golden Pond
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  Animal House
  A Christmas Story

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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2017, 09:38:40 AM »
I just watched all three smokey and the bandits

If you're trying to prove how tough you are, now try watching Stroker Ace.....

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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2017, 05:50:01 AM »
Old movies--I'm speaking of classic movies. 

Two of my all time favorites:  King Kong (1933) and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Other top films I thoroughly enjoy watching:  She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Best Days of Our Lives, Alien, Tombstone and Quigley Down Under.  Titanic I saw 3 times when it came out in the theater.  IMHO, a terrific movie and future classic like Gone With the Wind, Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach and Wizard of Oz. 

As a kid growing up in the 50s, I saw lots of WW2 movies and I can watch any of them at any time they are shown on TV.  [Not shown so much like when I was a kid]  All Quiet on the Western Front is a very moving early flick with a poignant view about WW1.  Not well preserved, not the best to view any longer, but a worthy point of view. 
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2018, 06:07:48 PM »
Ive got my dvr set, wc fields is on all night on tcm.
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2018, 08:56:57 PM »
Flipping the channels and saw White Lightning starting Burt R but he is driving a Ford Galaxie. Never seen the movie before but I beat the got the idea for SATB from it.




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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2018, 08:30:15 AM »
I just watched all three smokey and the bandits

If you're trying to prove how tough you are, now try watching Stroker Ace.....

Stroker Ace is ok.  Loni looked pretty good in that one.

No one mentioned Hooper?
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2018, 08:32:55 AM »
Flipping the channels and saw White Lightning starting Burt R but he is driving a Ford Galaxie. Never seen the movie before but I beat the got the idea for SATB from it.

There's at least one more Gator McClusky movie (called Gator).  I believe White Lightning was the first one.

Has anyone seen W.W. and the Dixie Dance Kings?  Burt driving a Black and Gold ('55?) Oldsmobile.
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2018, 10:58:00 AM »
For some reason I like many of the old Clint Eastwood westerns, If "The Good,Bad and Ugly" is on I often get drawn into watching it even though I've seen it a few times.

I guess it's not really an old movie in this context, but "Unforgiven" is a favourite too.
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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2018, 12:00:04 PM »
For some reason I like many of the old Clint Eastwood westerns, If "The Good,Bad and Ugly" is on I often get drawn into watching it even though I've seen it a few times.

I guess it's not really an old movie in this context, but "Unforgiven" is a favourite too.

No wonder we like the same cars, colors, etc.  Unforgiven is my favorite modern movie. I also love all Clint Eastwood movies, westerns and the ones with the chimpanzee.




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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2018, 12:50:14 PM »
For some reason I like many of the old Clint Eastwood westerns, If "The Good,Bad and Ugly" is on I often get drawn into watching it even though I've seen it a few times.

I guess it's not really an old movie in this context, but "Unforgiven" is a favourite too.

No wonder we like the same cars, colors, etc.  Unforgiven is my favorite modern movie. I also love all Clint Eastwood movies, westerns and the ones with the chimpanzee.
the "every which way but loose" movies are ok.  I'm a big fan of Clint's Dirty Harry movies.
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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2018, 02:02:48 PM »
I think "every which way but loose" was the one with the orangutan. I was at a car show and a guy told me he liked my car, that it was just like the movie but I should put a stuffed monkey in it like it was in the film. I just politely nodded and grinned.
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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2018, 02:41:34 PM »
I think "every which way but loose" was the one with the orangutan. I was at a car show and a guy told me he liked my car, that it was just like the movie but I should put a stuffed monkey in it like it was in the film. I just politely nodded and grinned.
yes it was an orangutan.  Which movie had a chimp/monkey?
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2018, 02:44:00 PM »
Unforgiven is one of my favorite movies as well. I wouldn't exactly call it a modern movie, released 25 years ago.
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2018, 02:51:21 PM »
Unforgiven is one of my favorite movies as well. I wouldn't exactly call it a modern movie, released 25 years ago.
It's still about 20+ years newer than the 60's and 70's spaghetti westerns. :grin:
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« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2018, 09:53:05 PM »
"Grand Torino" was pretty good too. 
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« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2018, 08:00:15 AM »
The guy at the show was mixing his movies, he thought the black n gold t/a was from every which way but loose and that I should have a "stuffed monkey" (in his words) in the passenger seat like it was in the movie!
Have only seen bits of Gran Torino, I was looking for the car. My first CAR was a 72 Gran Torino.
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« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2018, 10:37:08 AM »
Old movies--I'm speaking of classic movies. 

Two of my all time favorites:  King Kong (1933) and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Other top films I thoroughly enjoy watching:  She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Best Days of Our Lives, Alien, Tombstone and Quigley Down Under.  Titanic I saw 3 times when it came out in the theater.  IMHO, a terrific movie and future classic like Gone With the Wind, Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach and Wizard of Oz. 

As a kid growing up in the 50s, I saw lots of WW2 movies and I can watch any of them at any time they are shown on TV.  [Not shown so much like when I was a kid]  All Quiet on the Western Front is a very moving early flick with a poignant view about WW1.  Not well preserved, not the best to view any longer, but a worthy point of view.

Good taste, I think.  You got me with "King Kong".  There is something deeply horrifying about the 1933 version that apparently can't be duplicated (people try).

"Titanic" is a scene by scene remake of "A Night to Remember" so it was actually a classic as well as a future classic.  I think there are about 50 movies made about the Titanic, but "A Night to Remember" is clearly the prototype for the big budget one.

Wife and I watched "Gone with the Wind" on a high def TV and it was like seeing it the first time.  It's so old I had only seen it on old TV's up to that point.  I highly recommend watching it that way.  We were actually just streaming it, so I guess with blue ray it might be even better.
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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2018, 07:33:24 AM »
As much as I enjoy old movies, I have never seen Gone with The Wind.
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« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2018, 09:17:16 PM »
Gone with the Wind, to me, is very, very good.  I'm no critic.  It is kind of my definition of great cinematography.  My wife was so struck by seeing it in high def, that she read the book last year. The movie is very much simplified over the book, but of course all movies are.  They're so short.  GWTW is 4 hours long, but that is still not much time for a woman to go from teenager to married 3 times.

It's hard to relate today, but when GWTW came out, everybody in the audience had just read the book.
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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2018, 01:39:44 PM »
I have an old movie question for you guys.
In the movie Gone In 60 Seconds.
Why was the jump Eleanor did so iconic???
I have seen a lot of cars jump on TV and in the movies
Yet the one Eleanor did stands out in front of them all

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« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2018, 09:41:27 PM »
Which version of "Gone" ? Cage or H.B. Halicki ?
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« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2018, 09:53:26 PM »
My wife has been sick and she's a TV addict when she's well, so she has been consuming some serious TV.  She convinced me to watch "some like it hot" again.  I've seen it probably 3 times.  It's better than I remembered.  I see on wikipedia is was voted the best comedy of all time by some bunch of critics.  It's good.  Not sure I'd go that far.
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« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2018, 03:48:13 PM »
Another very good movie is "Rope", directed by Hitchcock. There is a very interesting story on how it was filmed. If you google, it should tell you the details. Watching it after knowing the back story makes it even better.
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« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2018, 06:53:21 PM »
Also Clint Eastwood fan, Gran Torino was very good, more about standing up for what's right , car comes out in the end.
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