You're best all time pre 1970 film

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  1. Mac User

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    For me its done to two

    Grand Prix (1966)
    The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
     
  2. domtheone

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    Have that on HD DVD but have never seen:rolleyes:

    If I ever get around to buying a HD DVD player again (I'll decide what to do once Toshiba have:rotfl:) i'll be sure to wack that one:D

    I had to do a check on IMDB:rolleyes:. So many faves in from the early 70's but Pre 70 I would have to say Lawrence of Arabia (1962):smashin:

    Honourable mentions go to

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (66) and Where Eagles Dare (68)
     
  3. Mac User

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    Where eagles dare .. What a classic film.. And bridge of the river kwai

    Is it me or do you also think films where better during 50's - 80's than now ?
     
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    Not so sure.

    Taking a quick look at a possible Top 10 (of mine) of all time that i've quickly composed:rolleyes:

    I have, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1994, 1997, 1998 and 2000. (Oooh, that would be a good quiz, how many films can you get from the years:rotfl:)

    Have to admit that i've not seen many films from the 50's so for me i'd have to say 70-2000's.
     
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    I have the HD DVD version of the Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).. Its great, Errol Flynn role is a bit camp by today's standards but great film and a great 'clean up' job for HD DVD
     
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    No World War 2 films ?
     
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    From the 50's.

    Not sure.

    Probably have but none that immediately come to mind.

    Love them though but most are from the 60's onwards.

    Where Eagles Dare (60's)
    Battle of Britain (60's)
    Guns of Navarone (60's)
    Great Escape (60's)
    Kellys Heroes:D (70's)
    Tora Tora Tora (70's)
    Bridge Too Far (70's)
    Das Boot (80's) Top Ten Film of all time:smashin:
    Schindlers List (90's)
    SPR (00's)
     
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    Akira Kurosawa's Seven samurai. A brilliant film which has been remade or inspired other films countless times. The criterion collection 3 disc edition is a superb set, best for picture quality & extras.
     
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    30s Wizard of oz
    40s The ghost breakers
    50s Shane
    60s The Wild Bunch
     
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    the 50's and 60's was a great period for WII2 films
     
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    Lets not forget the all time classics:

    Nosferatu - the borth of the horror genre - 1921
    Metropolis - like wise for sci-fi - 1927
    godzilla - the original monster flick - 1954

    both excellent silents, and possibly 2 of the greatest movies ever commited to film
     
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    How about:

    The Sea Hawk
    Captain Blood
    Crimson Pirate

    Yaarrr!!! :D

    Also could add:
    Cat and the Canary
    Arsenic and old lace
    Good, bad and the ugly
    For a few dollars more
    Fistfull of dollars
     
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    Off the top of my head,

    Twelve Angry Men
    Casablanca
    A Matter of Life and Death.
     
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    Its a wonderful life
    Colditz
    North By Northwest
    The Haunting
    Casablanca
    Ben Hur
    El Cid
    The Dam busters
    Ice Cold In Alex
    Escape From Alcatraz
    Westworld
    2001 Space Odyssey
    Anatomy Of Murder
    The Good The bad And The Ugly
    Soylent Green (I think its pre 1970:D)

    And many many others.
     
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    There are too many to choose from but I probably couldn't improve on richard's post, great movie and amazingly good DVD.

     
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    Psycho.
     
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    :eek: no I'm not! :D

    For me:

    Rear Window
    Dead of Night
    Forbidden Planet
     
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    Hi,

    There are soooo many titles I could choose, but I think I have to agree with Shoka, who said:

    I'd also recommend (in no specific order):
    - Birth Of A Nation (1915)
    - M (1931)
    - Phantom Of The Opera (1925 version)
    - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1943 version)
    - Frankenstein (1933, I think)
    - Cat People (1930-something)

    and many more. There's just so many to select, that you could have a field day choosing stuff, especially pre-1970. Let alone pre-1950! :eek:


    Pooch
     
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    As with PoochJD, Val Lewton's Cat People is amazing. How about the Third Man or The Searchers, or Bride of Frankenstein? Too many films too little time!
     
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    Oooh, forgot about M, some other Fitz Lang classics if anyone fancys checking them out, Testament of Dr Mabuse, Mabuse the Gambler. And Frau Im Mond (Lady in the Moon) - Which is being rel;eased shortly by Eureka - all German silent masterpieces.

    Don't forget the universal monster movies, all classics.
     
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    Ooh, good call, completely forgot about that one, scared the crap out of me when I first watched it as a kid :)
     
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    my favorite pre 1970 film is
    Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, 1966
    the good the bad and the ugly

    i also love Angels with dirty faces 1938
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029870/

    dont know why exactly but i watch it a few times a year.
     
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


    (Italian: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) is a 1966 Italian epic spaghetti Western directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in the title roles. The screenplay was written by Age & Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni and Leone, based on a story by Vincenzoni and Leone. Director of photography Tonino Delli Colli was responsible for the film's sweeping widescreen cinematography and Ennio Morricone composed the famous film score. It is the third film in the Dollars trilogy following A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965). The plot centers around three gunslingers competing to find a fortune in buried Confederate gold amid the violent chaos of gunfights, hangings, Civil War battles, and prison camps.

    Opening on December 23, 1966 in Italy and in the USA on December 29, 1967, the film grossed $6.1 million, but was criticized for its depiction of violence. Leone explains that "the killings in my films are exaggerated because I wanted to make a tongue-in-cheek satire on run-of-the-mill westerns... The west was made by violent, uncomplicated men, and it is this strength and simplicity that I try to recapture in my pictures." To this day, Leone's effort to reinvigorate the timeworn Western is widely acknowledged: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly has been described as European cinema's best representative of the Western genre film, and


    Quentin Tarantino has called it "the best-directed film of all time."

    The other ' Dollars ' films deserve inclusion too as does ...

    "The Wild Bunch " ' a controversial 1969 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez, Ben Johnson, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Bo Hopkins and Dub Taylor.[1] The film details an aging gang of outlaws on the Texas/Mexico border in 1913 attempting to survive a rapidly approaching modern world. The film is notorious for its extreme violence during an opening bank robbery sequence and a concluding battle between the outlaws and the Mexican army.'

    If you have watched an action movie made since 1970 in any genre then it will have been influenced by these.
     
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    A few here
    The night of the hunter
    The longest day
    Spartacus
    War of the Worlds
    The Ten Commandments
    Shane
    Midnight Cowboy
    Whistle Down the Wind
    The Wild Bunch
     
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    I was scanning the IMDB Top 250 yesterday. Saw this funny looking title but didn't think anything of it.

    Only when I double checked did I realise what it was:rolleyes:

    No 4 on the all time list:eek:
     
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    :confused:

    The original monster flick? So what was King Kong (1933)? A drawing room comedy?
     
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    :rotfl:

    maybe I should have used the word "an" instead of "the"
     
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    One of my pre-1970 favorites: Repulsion :eek:
     
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    Psycho
    Ice-Cold in Alex
    Casablanca
    Wizard of Oz
    Sound of Music
    The Producers (68)
    Goldfinger (64)
    The Big Sleep
    Some Like it Hot
     

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