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Old Movies
« 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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Re: Old Movies
« 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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Re: Old Movies
« 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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Re: Old Movies
« 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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Re: Old Movies
« 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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Re: Old Movies
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 08:07:29 PM »
It a mad mad mad world ,  what more do you need ?



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Re: Old Movies
« 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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Re: Old Movies
« 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
  Grumpy Old Men
  Animal House
  A Christmas Story
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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
  Grumpy Old Men
  Animal House
  A Christmas Story

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

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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 #18 on: December 02, 2017, 05:50:01 AM »
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