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Classic Films

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Jase, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. Jase

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    Leading on from another thread, what do you consider to be the classic films of our time. Not necessarily your favourite film/best movie or even ones that you actually like but those landmark films that appear every now & then.

    A few of mine (IMHO):

    The original Star Wars - 1977
    Blade Runner
    2001 - A Space Odyssey
    Cleopatra
    Psycho
    Citizen Kane
    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - (Spaghetti Westerns)
    Bullitt
    The Great Escape
     
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    The Great Escape?

    Hmmm.

    Yeah I guess your right in terms of popularity. Xmas rescreens etc.

    The acting! Yuk. Wee Jock going for the wire, cringe cringe.

    James Garner (has he made a good film?) cuddling Donald Pleasance (best performance in the movie).

    McQueen doing his Brad Pitt of the day. 'Hey I'm gorgeous look at me on this big bike' (not one of his best IMO)

    Best filed amongst Anglo-Saxon testosterone productions for ingerlishh (sp.) people who wear the strip and believe the Italian Job is factual! :-(

    Oh aye I arm Scottish BTW :)

    JG
     
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    Interesting thread Jase.

    Jaws springs to mind, I will have a think and get back with a few more.
     
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    Dark Star.

    Truly unforgettable classic made in a garage apparently. Influenced everybody who directed a SF movie afterwards.

    Never forget the scene where the crew member argues with 'the bomb' on the reality of existence. Hilarious.

    JG
     
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    The classic film of our time has got to be The Matrix, any film that can out do a Star Wars film in the Box Office after been released at the same time deserves credit. it is also revolutionary for its camera sequences and of course the Kick ass action. Role on the sequel. Oh yeah........... a bit more of Trinity in leather please
     
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    Soylent Green, no plans to release it on DVD though :(
     
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    Good one.

    Last movie of Edward G robinson.

    Somehow those scfi movies of the 70's had more effect than the SFX enhanced movies of the 90's?

    Watched 'The Androneda Strain' the other night, naff FX but brillliant story.

    Crichton's early novel if I remember right?

    JG
     
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    Twelve Angry Men...the best directorial debut...An amazing cast.
     
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    got to agree with Bluetyler,'The Andromeda Strain' rocks!
     
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    I think that Johnny Mnemonic is a classic sci fi film. I am a bit biased as Keanu Reeves is my favourite actor.
     
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    witness for the prosecution-charles laughton
    old yeller
    T2
     
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    Is that the film about the geriatric that can't stop shouting.
     
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    no it's about a dog-it barks:)
     
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    No, you're thinking of "Smeller Yeller" :D:D
     
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    Brigadoon anyone ?
     
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    You just high jacked it talking about high jacking.:( I asked a serious question about what the film was about.

    Brigadoon my mum loves that film. The trouble is you can only watch it every 200 years as the film disappears like the village itself.
     
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    Citizen Kane
    Oliver
    Great Expectations
    The Iron Maiden
    Star Wars
    Men In Black
    American Beauty
     
  18. Jase

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    Where´s Pooch when you want him?:) I would have thought this thread was right up his street.
     
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    He's watching Pearl Harbor
     
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    The Hustler
    A Fistfull of Dollars (not the best but it was the start)
    The French Connection
    The Godfather
    A Clockwork Orange
    Scarface
    Alien
    Texas Chainsaw Masacre
    The Terminator
    Fight Club
    Momento
    Star Wars

    Most of these films I would say are classics or will become classics, I could easily continue the list. Id say a lot of these have been copied more than once or twice. There also some of my favourites.
     
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    I agree with many of the previously listed films, plus these:

    Goodfellas
    Reservoir Dogs
    Manchurian Candidate
    Seven Samurai
    Memento
    Run Lola Run
    The Birds

    There's just so many. These are just a few off the top of my head.
     
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    Loads of Charlton Heston films
    El Cid, Ben Her, Planet of The Apes, etc.
    It’s a Wonderful Life.
    Have to agree with Dubbing Mixer on Great Expectations (David Lean’s I hope).
    North By North West (and other Alfred Hitchcock films).
    The Adventures of Robin Hood.
     
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    Garrett,

    Of course David Lean's!

    The trouble with a question as broad as this is there are so many and it depends on mood. I prefer the more restricted questions, genre and between certain dates etc.
     
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    The Maltese falcon
    Twelve angry men
     

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