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dlazarus6660 05-18-2020 08:18 PM

Classic Movies
Classic Movies

Right now I'm watching " The Birds".

There are other movies which starred Rod Taylor that I liked watching.

I won't say what they are, but Classic Movies are my favorite but what are yours?

Earl 05-18-2020 09:22 PM

One of my most favorite classic comedy movies is “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”. Just chock full of classic Hollywood stars and some great comedy bits and performances. I can recite Smiler Grogan’s (Jimmy Durante) ‘death’ statement at the front of the movie practically by heart. And when Johnathan Winters chases Phil Silvers with the pick ax at Santa Rosita State Park (which results in Winters discovering first just what the Big W was) and does a swinging dive at Silvers, practically trying to plant it in the top of Silver’s head, makes me chuckle every time.

Edie Adams was a doll back then and has a nice look all through the movie, even in her paint-spattered dress. And Ethel Merman as everyone’s nightmare mother-in-law and Dick Shawn as her beach bum beatnik son are priceless. The whole cast did a great job.

A great comedy movie from a different place in time. Trivia note: the title of the movie would, sadly, take on a much too true ring: about two weeks after it’s release in November, 1963 certain events on a Friday afternoon in Dallas, Texas would soon make many believe it truly was a mad, mad, mad, mad world.


Vanel 05-18-2020 10:38 PM

I’m very cliche’...

Favorite classic Sci-Fi:

When Worlds Collide
Forbidden Planet
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Creature from the Black Lagoon

Favorite classics:

Land of the Pharoahs (very young Joan Collins)
The Ten Commandments (Anne Baxter was my first childhood crush)
Ben Hur
Captain Blood
The Adventures of Robin Hood (big Olivia de Haviland fan)
Yankee Doodle Dandy
The Bells of St. Mary’s
The Longest Day
Dr. Strangelove
Sink the Bismarck
The Court Jester
The Kid from Brooklyn (Virginia Mayo!)
The Magnificent Seven
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rio Bravo

Favorite classic musicals:

The Music Man
Kiss Me Kate
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Show Boat

And many others. Weekends are for watching the good old oldies!

ghrocketman 05-18-2020 10:41 PM

I like Westerns from the 60's forward. My 2nd favorite Movie is Open Range with Costner/Duvall.
Just about anything with John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Clint Eastwood, or Charles Bronson.
I also like many 80's comedy films.
My favorite movie of all time is Animal House.

A Fish Named Wallyum 05-19-2020 05:11 AM

I have a list of movies that I will almost always stop to watch. Just off the top of my head: Stalag 17, The Great Escape, No Time For Sergeants, Kelly's Heroes, The Longest Day, Breaking Away, My Favorite Year, Silver Streak, Smokey and the Bandit, Animal House, The Blues Brothers, The Buddy Holly Story, Good Will Hunting, As Good As It Gets.

mycrofte 05-19-2020 06:06 AM

I grew up going to the Saturday matinee, so Godzilla movies are up there.

Then the old "Movie for a Sunday Afternoon" showing Robinhood, Sinbad, and pirate movies. Which they have just brought back.

The old Charlton Heston stuff, Omega Man, Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes.

LeeR 05-19-2020 12:21 PM

Like a lot of rocketry enthusiasts, I could rattle off a long list of science fiction movies. I’m also a fan of crime/action/drama movies —Jason Bourne series, Mission Impossibles, Lethal Weapons, Jack Ryan movies, Die Hard series.

And a good war movie. Patton is maybe the greatest for me.

snaquin 05-19-2020 05:41 PM

Caddyshack. "Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? Oh, it looks good on you though".

Fattbank64 05-19-2020 06:10 PM

In no particular order,

The Maltese Falcon
Forbidden Planet

dlazarus6660 05-19-2020 06:40 PM

Nobody posted the classic "War of the Worlds" A favorite!
Any Indiana Jones movies.
Star Wars.
Star Trek movies.
I love John Wayne movies, watch one last night.
Jerry Lewis comedies.
1970's Steve Martin routines.
"Mind if I smoke?"
"Mind if I fart?"

Still makes me laugh! :chuckle:

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