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Jcomp
01-20-2007, 10:15 PM
I'm sitting here trying to think of movies to add to my online Blockbuster rental queue and I realized that (shame on me) I've never actually seen Psycho. Seen clips, seen some of it when I caught it on some cable station years ago, but I've never seen the whole thing. I mean, if someone asked me what I thought of Psycho--if it's a genuinely worthy classic or not--my response may well be an immediate yes, and yet I haven't actually watched the whole movie, so I'm not really giving a valid opinion now am I? I love Hitchcock and the movies of his I have seen, even in his later years where he wasn't making the iconic material anymore, give me no reason to doubt Psycho's heralded status. But I think there's something wrong with me not actually having watched the movie.

I thought about it a little more, and there's a whole catalogue of movies I haven't watched that I really want to and think I should. Does anyone else have this going on?

maestrowork
01-20-2007, 10:20 PM
Where to start....

From Here to Eternity
The Grapes of Wrath
East of Eden
Cassablanca
Gone with the Wind
A Streetcar Named Desire

...

One of these days, yeah, one of these days... if they would just STOP making movies now.

PattiTheWicked
01-20-2007, 10:42 PM
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Twelve Angry Men
Cool Hand Luke
East of Eden
The Maltese Falcon

These are movies I know I *should* see, but just haven't gotten around to yet. They're on my To Do list.

On a side note, last night I stayed up till 1 am to watch Gangs of New York, and I still, twelve hours later, haven't decided if I liked it or not.

Bmwhtly
01-20-2007, 11:06 PM
I'm suddenly feeling very old (considering I'm in my twenties).

I have seen Psycho. and of the others there, I've also seen:
Casablanca (with one S ray), cuckoos nest, Maltese falcon.

They are all very very good.

Although, and some of you may consider this heresy, I prefer Maltese Falcon to Casablanca. It may seem a bizzare comparison to those of you who haven't seen it, but they share much the same cast. Peter Lorre, Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet; and the performances in Falcon are better than Casablanca (apart from Bogey... Maybe). But then Ingrid Bergman is better than Mary Astor. Anyway, what was the question... oh right:

Petrified Forest (which is impossible to find on DVD)
Friday the 13th
Nightmare on Elm St
African Queen (I saw some of it before a power-cut 2 years back.)
Alfie (Not the Remake!)
Zulu.

But I'm working on it.

writerterri
01-20-2007, 11:09 PM
The Rear Window. (I think that's what it called)


Good one. :D

robeiae
01-20-2007, 11:22 PM
I have never seen Battlefield Earth.

Bmwhtly
01-20-2007, 11:27 PM
I have never seen Battlefield Earth.Didn't that replace "Plan 9 from outer space" as the worst film ever made?

robeiae
01-20-2007, 11:31 PM
And Plan 9 is now considered a "classic."

:tongue

Christine N.
01-20-2007, 11:32 PM
I catch some good ones on TCM once in awhile.

"Sabrina" - both versions are good, but Audrey Hepburn, Bogey and William Holden - who can resist?
"Breakfast at Tifffanys"
"Philadelphia Story" - I'm a sucker for Kate Hepburn
And all the movies with Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracy - "Bringing up Baby", "Adam's Rib" and such.

Bravo
01-20-2007, 11:32 PM
debbie does dallas is always checked out when im at the store.

writerterri
01-21-2007, 01:30 AM
debbie does dallas is always checked out when im at the store.


Don't worry, she doesn't do Dallas, she only gets spanked by an old man.

Bravo
01-21-2007, 04:16 AM
next time give a damn spoiler before telling us the climax, terri.

sheesh.

writerterri
01-21-2007, 04:22 AM
next time give a damn spoiler before telling us the climax, terri.

sheesh.


~giggle~ Bravo said climax.

robeiae
01-21-2007, 04:25 AM
*giggle*

.

Moon Daughter
01-21-2007, 04:27 AM
The ORIGINAL The Pride and Prejudice

JDCrayne
01-21-2007, 06:59 AM
"Last Year at Marienbad" and "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" -- never have seen them and always felt that I should.

JDCrayne
01-21-2007, 07:01 AM
And Plan 9 is now considered a "classic."

:tongue

Where does that leave "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"?

JDCrayne
01-21-2007, 07:02 AM
debbie does dallas is always checked out when im at the store.

I recommend it! A sex flick with a sense of humor and a great ending.

Serenity
01-21-2007, 07:06 AM
The ORIGINAL The Pride and Prejudice

Eh, the original was okay, but check out the mini-series that A&E did a few years back if you have't already. It was really good, and well, how could you go wrong with Colin Firth?

As for me, I still want to see:

Godfather (any part, I've yet to see any one in its entirety)
Sands of Iwo Jima
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Wild Bunch
Marooned


To recommend:

Anything with William Holden in it, but check out Stalag 17. Great movie, great cast.
Lawrence of Arabia (for the music alone, but Peter O'Toole and his brilliant blue eyes... sigh)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Where Eagles Dare
Guns of Navarone
Picnic (okay, that belongs in the William Holden line, but it rates its own mention too)
Philidelphia Story
The Great Escape
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Andromeda Strain
The Dirty Dozen
Rio Bravo
The Cowboys
Black Sunday (the movie Bruce Dern played a bad guy in after saying he'd never play another bad guy after 'The Cowboys')
Ice Station Zebra
The Manchurian Candidate (the original)
Cape Fear (once more, the original)
The Birds
The Sting

Uh... I think I'll stop now. But I could go on and on and on...

louisgodwin
01-21-2007, 09:16 AM
Carrie (either version)
The Shining (either version)
The Godfather
The Birds

Oh, and I just wish I could say that I've never seen Battlefield Earth.

Shadow_Ferret
01-21-2007, 09:36 AM
I've never seen any movies with Marlon Brando (except for Apocolypse Now).
Never seen anything with James Dean.
Think I saw "To Kill A Mockingbird" as a child, but haven't seen it as an adult.
The Shining (is that really a "classic?")
The Grapes of Wrath
East of Eden
Gone with the Wind (we even own it, just seems tooooooo long)
And as much as I love John Wayne I've never seen The Quiet Man

Serenity
01-21-2007, 03:26 PM
And as much as I love John Wayne I've never seen The Quiet Man

Oh Shadow! The Quiet Man rules! Just wait until closer to St. Patrick's Day, it's usually on somewhere around then. I think TNT has the rights to it at the moment. It was actually on last weekend, come to think of it.

I knew I forgot a movie!

Nicholas S.H.J.M Woodhouse
01-21-2007, 03:41 PM
"Last Year at Marienbad"

my favourite film of all time.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-21-2007, 08:19 PM
Oh Shadow! The Quiet Man rules! Just wait until closer to St. Patrick's Day, it's usually on somewhere around then. I think TNT has the rights to it at the moment. It was actually on last weekend, come to think of it.

I knew I forgot a movie!

Best. Screen. Kiss. Ever.

Stew21
01-21-2007, 09:04 PM
I catch some good ones on TCM once in awhile.

"Sabrina" - both versions are good, but Audrey Hepburn, Bogey and William Holden - who can resist?
"Breakfast at Tifffanys"
"Philadelphia Story" - I'm a sucker for Kate Hepburn
And all the movies with Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracy - "Bringing up Baby", "Adam's Rib" and such.

Philadelphiia Story....I LOVE IT!

I watcha ton of old movies, so most mentioned, I've seen. I do make a point to see every Cary Grant film I can find though. I love Cary Grant. Eventually I'll see them all.

Bmwhtly
01-22-2007, 01:07 AM
Where does that leave "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"?At the very bottom of the discount bin.

TrainofThought
01-22-2007, 05:17 AM
A few great classic movies:

The Quiet Man
An Affair to Remember
The Enchanted Cottage
Dr. Zhivago
Imitation of Life
Arsenic and Old Lace
Vertigo
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My Favorite Wife

Moon Daughter
01-23-2007, 12:45 AM
Hmm, I haven't seen the A&E version yet. The Birds was really good. I didn't think I was going to like it or think it was scary at all. It really wasn't scary or anything, but I know I had a bad dream about it the next day. To me, it's one of those movies that makes you wonder in the back of your mind.

AnnaC
01-23-2007, 01:28 AM
The House on Haunted Hill (with Vincent Price)
Vertigo
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
Gaslight

Carole
01-23-2007, 04:06 AM
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
Gaslight
Two absolutely fabulous movies!!!!

Christine N.
01-23-2007, 04:46 AM
Yes, Gaslight is awesome.

House on Haunted Hill (I like both versions - the remake is SO campy!) and House of Wax (but ONLY with Vincent Price, unless you just want to see someone kill off Paris Hilton)

Halloween I and II, but ONLY those two. The rest suck.

CBeasy
01-23-2007, 05:30 AM
I've never seen Citizen Kane or One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. I'm sure there's some other really good ones I'm missing, but those two I've been meaning to see for a while.

Some of my favorites are:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Casablanca
A Clockwork Orange
Arsenic and Old Lace
Full Metal Jacket
The Deer Hunter
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

C.bronco
01-23-2007, 05:37 AM
A few great classic movies (http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=11&k=classic%20movies):

The Quiet Man
An Affair to Remember
The Enchanted Cottage
Dr. Zhivago
Imitation of Life
Arsenic and Old Lace
Vertigo
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My Favorite Wife
Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my favorites Ev-er. It makes me want to charge San Juan Hill.
:)
P.S. Imitation of Life was my grandmother's favorite movie, and I love it too.

C.bronco
01-23-2007, 05:39 AM
I also like All About Eve.

TrainofThought
01-23-2007, 05:45 AM
Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my favorites Ev-er. It makes me want to charge San Juan Hill.
:)
P.S. Imitation of Life was my grandmothers favorite movies, and I love it too.LOL about San Juan Hill. Every time I see Imitation of Life I cry. It is so sad and I love it.

C.bronco
01-23-2007, 05:49 AM
Here's one of my favorite black and whites: The Hustler.

CBeasy
01-23-2007, 05:51 AM
I forgot about My Fair Lady, but I might only like it because I have a secret crush on Audrey Hepburn. The movies not all that good, really.

TrainofThought
01-23-2007, 06:10 AM
Dang, I forgot Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Good-Bye Girl, and An Officer and a Gentleman (It isn’t an old movie, but a classic in my mind).

Gravity
01-23-2007, 06:33 AM
The Third Man (Orson Wells owns the role of Harry Lime)
Forbidden Planet (wonder where Gene Roddenberry got the idea for Trek? This is it)
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (who knew an Italian communist (Pasolini) could pull something like this off?)
The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari
and
Metropolis (both silent greats)
Village of the Damned (the original; dang those kids were creepy)
The Rainmaker (Burt Lancaster was born to play Starbuck)
Paths of Glory (more timely than ever; Kubrick's masterpiece)
and Lord, so many more...

C.bronco
01-23-2007, 06:36 AM
Cool Hand Luke. A Lion in Winter. Them!

Bmwhtly
01-24-2007, 12:14 AM
unless you just want to see someone kill off Paris Hilton.And lets face it, who doesn't?

Stew21
01-24-2007, 12:17 AM
A few great classic movies:

The Quiet Man
An Affair to Remember
The Enchanted Cottage
Dr. Zhivago
Imitation of Life
Arsenic and Old Lace
Vertigo
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My Favorite Wife

Arsenic and Old Lace - LOVE IT
My Favorite Wife - Double love it
Breakfast at Tiffany's - of course we love it
An Affair to Remember - classic!!


and I'll add:
Father Goose
and
June Bride

Stew21
01-24-2007, 12:18 AM
I've never seen Citizen Kane or One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. I'm sure there's some other really good ones I'm missing, but those two I've been meaning to see for a while.

Some of my favorites are:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Casablanca
A Clockwork Orange
Arsenic and Old Lace
Full Metal Jacket
The Deer Hunter
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

I love all of those too. this thread makes me want to just sit and watch movies.

Shadow_Ferret
01-24-2007, 12:24 AM
Are we off-topic now, just listing classics we enjoy or are we still listing classics we should have seen but haven't?

Christine N.
01-24-2007, 12:26 AM
Rosemary's Baby.
Good, clean, horror fun.

And I hated A Clockwork Orange. Made me want to throw up. I couldn't read the book either.

In fact the only Stanley Kubrick film I ever liked was The Shining. And I think that was mostly because of Stephen King.

Unique
01-24-2007, 12:28 AM
What?

No Rocky Horror Picture Show or Faces of Death?

tsk.