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Re: Your favorite old movies
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2021, 02:23:06 PM »
The Pink Panther fav>
I think its one of the latter one's, where Inspector Cluseau "dies" and he comes back to help crack the case. My favorite scenes were always the duels between he and Kato.
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Re: Your favorite old movies
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2021, 04:57:00 PM »
Casablanca 1942

Roman Holiday 1953

These have the common theme of putting duty above romance, an idea almost lost in our time.

The Court Jester 1955  This is a Danny Kaye comedy that somehow just really appeals to my sense of humour.  This is my favourite scene:

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Re: Your favorite old movies
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2021, 05:29:20 PM »
Night of the Hunter starring Robert Mitchum, 1955.



 
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Re: Your favorite old movies
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2021, 06:39:41 PM »
"The Lord of Rings"; I love the books so much that I kept reading them until I got sick of them. All three movies are great; for me the best scene is the "Ride of the Rhohirim" unto Pellenor Fields, to help lift the siege of Minas Tirith.
Michael, are you really this young?  I had you pegged as older. :)

I think its one of the latter one's, where Inspector Cluseau "dies" and he comes back to help crack the case. My favorite scenes were always the duels between he and Kato.

My favorite is A Shot in the Dark.  The main theme just seems so appropriate for the content of the movie and the time period it came out.
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Re: Your favorite old movies
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2021, 09:12:05 PM »
I'm almost 66 years old (August); but young at heart.
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Re: Your favorite old movies
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2021, 09:51:16 PM »
Three more:

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Brit colonel leads his men to a Jap POW camp to build a bridge.  Obi Wan Kenobi won best actor.

This is a great movie.  It has great actors who give great performances. It has my mom's favorite actor, William Holden.  David Lean is a magnificent director.


Lawrence of Arabia
Brit captain goes into the desert to take part in the Arab Revolt during WWI.  Peter O'Toole was snubbed.

Another great movie, maybe one of the greatest as far as cinematography.  It has great actors giving great performances, including Obi Wan Kenobi.  Peter O'Toole is brilliant as Lawrence.  Brighton is one of my favorite supporting characters in any movie.  Another David Lean triumph.


Doctor Zhivago
Russian doctor makes his way through the early decades of Soviet Russia.

Zhivago is played by Omar Sharif, who plays Ali in Lawrence.  He is fine in this role.  Julie Christie and Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger... The list of great actors in this movie just goes on and on.  And of course, Lara's Theme.  This movie would not be what it is without the score.  Yet another David Lean triumph!

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