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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #525 on: August 28, 2015, 12:20:49 PM »
The Graduate was a great one, Suely, and I DID see it in the cinema when it was first out....with my parents, in fact.   :D


I can't remember ever seeing The Days of Wine and Roses, but I loved that theme song.

"Days of Wine and Roses" starred Jack Lemon and Lee Remick (sp?)
Jack in one of his few serious rolls....and does he do it justice ?? By a mile.
It's a film dealing with alcoholism. So very sad. You need to be in the mood for it....but so worth it.

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Sometimes when you watch a film ....it can be....... the people you go to see it with ....the occasion....that makes it stay in your memory as a favorite film.
eg: A funny film can seem even funnier when you giggle and laugh at just the simplest silly little things when you are out with friends ....but... later on ....if you buy the DVD ...or watch it on TV....on your own....some how it just isn't as funny or good.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #526 on: August 28, 2015, 01:17:35 PM »
Thanks, Suely.  Now I know I never saw "Days of Wine and Roses" but it sounds good....and sad, probably tragic.

As for "The Graduate," with "Mrs. Robinson," that's the film that got me started listening to (and buying) all of Simon & Garfunkel's albums.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #527 on: August 28, 2015, 01:53:03 PM »
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I know where you are coming from ! They are superb.
"I  know that ghosts have wondered on the earth,
 Be with me always. Take any form. Drive me mad,
 only do not leave me in the dark alone, where I cannot
 find you.
 I cannot live without my life.
 I cannot die without my soul.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #528 on: August 28, 2015, 04:35:19 PM »
I have tons of DVD's (actually got rid of a lot of them) but I am the same, don't even think of putting them on, but then they come on TV and I start watching!

My favourites I don't tire of really - but there are old movies I put on and they seem dated.   


I remember going to the theatre with friends and seeing Desperado when it came out.


 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112851/


Not exactly in my top 10, but we sure enjoyed it that night, had so much fun, I think because there was a bunch of us!


I also never tire of anything involving Hugh Grant, don't ask me why!  :D
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #529 on: August 28, 2015, 05:57:43 PM »
I think it would be fun to try to come up with a real all-time favorite list (I think I did it once here, but that list mostly included movies that were fairly recent at the time).

Memory fades, but by searching online for top movies of each year 1965-2014, that would bring up a lot of old goodies to choose between.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #530 on: August 28, 2015, 08:11:07 PM »
In looking through old movie titles, I found about 30 that I wanted to include.  So I tried to eliminate movies that I saw with family or friends, which were more "special" to one of the other people than they were to me.  This would include movies like "The Odd Couple," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Last Picture Show," "Blazing Saddles," "Amadeus" and (pick one of the baseball films) "Field of Dreams" or "Bull Durham."   

And I tried to eliminate movies which primarily had "important" themes, such as "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" and "Milk" and "Philadelphia."

Here are 10 of my remaining favorites of all-time, listed by Year of Release:

1939:  The Wizard of Oz

1967:  Camelot

1967:  The Graduate

1969:  Midnight Cowboy

1969:  Women in Love

1987:  Moonstruck

2001:  A Beautiful Mind

2005:  Brokeback Mountain

2013:  Nebraska

2014:  The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #531 on: August 29, 2015, 05:54:19 AM »
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Just give me some time!!! I'll be back later !!!  ;D
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #532 on: August 29, 2015, 10:05:39 AM »
We can scan back in this post and see what we picked!

I watched the Rodger Ebert documentary last night (very good) and was checking his site afterwards (and links) and he listed favourite movies by year, that would be fun to do.


Moonstruck is also a favourite of mine!
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #533 on: February 05, 2017, 03:09:21 AM »
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