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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
Well, I'll go in a slightly different direction, here . . . if you haven't seen BUTTERFIELD 8, with Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey . . . you may want to give this one, a look. The most erotic mainstream movie, I've ever seen. Disturbing, lurid, slightly deranged.

You're certainly right about that one being disturbing, but my votes go for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Paul Newman, Burl Ives!) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Both well worth the time. I night have to re-watch Butterfield 8, though.

A newer movie that I can't get out of my system was My Favorite Year, with Peter O'Toole. Not a classic by any stretch but I totally dug the Alan Swann character.

Is it me, or has "acting" gone out of style?
post #17 of 28
Hi Thomas . . . oh, My Favorite Year was great fun. I loved Lainie Kazan, in that one! I remember when LK first started to sing, on the Dean Martin Show. At that time, she was a knockout.

Definitely suggest that you watch BU 8, one more time. The pace is glacial, I know . . . but let me tell you, I've never seen such footage in a mainstream film. Truly perverse. Remember when Liz Taylor grinds her stiletto heel into Laurence Harvey's toes, while he holds her by the wrist?? Woohoo! 'Put your assets away,' Liz tells Weston Liggett . . . 'you don't have enough.' I'm sorry . . . but today's films, just don't get you where you live. How about when Liz tells us WHY, Gloria's the way she is?? 'I loved it! Every, awful moment, I loved!' LOLOL. Too much. The conclusion during which LT writhes and licks her lips while careening down a hillside in her tiny red coupe, is deranged. Flat out. Watch it again!

ANOTHER, one you need to see . . . is SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. Again, with Elizabeth Taylor. It's a Tennessee Williams play, brought grandly to the screen. Opulent acting. Disturbing direction, by Joe Mankiewiecz. The last twenty minutes of this movie . . . simply cannot be described.

post #18 of 28
Cool Hand Luke.

"I'm shaking that tree, Boss"

The Great Escape...

obviously 2 pretty similar story lines...
post #19 of 28


watch the movie. do it, do it now
post #20 of 28


HUD, with Paul Newman, Patricia Neal and Melvyn Douglas, is superb. A cynical tale of greed, power struggles, demons, and sex. See it.
post #21 of 28
probably not the vintage of classic you had in mind when you started the thread (sorry) but I watched Three Amigos on Friday night. Classic!
post #22 of 28
Future classic: The Princess Bride

Loved it, but the mrs. gave up halfway through.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Cool Hand Luke.

"I'm shaking that tree, Boss"

The Great Escape...

obviously 2 pretty similar story lines...

Loved Cool Hand Luke, and I haven't seen The Great Escape since I was a kid, but when I think of similar storylines to Cool Hand Luke, I think of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest & Tigerland. The 3 of them are VERY similar.

Eric
post #24 of 28
Another, gripping classic, from 1949: All the King's Men. Oscars for best picture, actor (Broderick Crawford), and supporting actress. Spellbinding. I will see the remake, with Sean Penn, Jude Law, and Kate Winslet. Premieres, in another week and a half.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
I will see the remake, with Sean Penn, Jude Law, and Kate Winslet. Premieres, in another week and a half.[/color]

I'm working to get that on our movie schedule. Anything with Sean Penn or Kate Winslet gets my vote for a good movie.
post #26 of 28
Well, Thomas . . . I won't go that far. I barely made it through, Titanic. The trailer to the new version of 'All the King's Men,' looks a little bit cornball, to me . . . http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/allthekingsmen/
post #27 of 28
I watched "The Guns of Navarone" this evening. Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, David Niven and James Darren. Pretty good WWII flick: tension, guile, treachery, a little humor and some sexual tension. I think Peck wore the same suit in the opening scenes as he had on in "To Kill a Mockingbird", the classic Haspel Seersucker.
post #28 of 28
Tonight, I watched The Barefoot Contessa . . . again. I've seen it, no less than twenty times.

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