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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #480 on: January 05, 2008, 02:04:57 PM »
Oh yes, CSI, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN.
I saw it in theater with my ex (when he wasn't my ex), and even he had to admit
it was a great film. I miss Raoul Julia.

Wanted to add BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES and LAURA to the mix.
The only two films in which Dana Andrews doesn't make me gag.
Though Clifton Webb in LAURA, is laughable as any kind of possible beau to
the beautifully icy Gene Tierney. For that matter, so is Vincent Price equally laughable in
the rejected fiance role. It's funny because Dana Andrews is so obviously meant
to be the only Real Man in the film and it is implied that this is only because he is not
an intellectual and he might, actually, sweat. Funny.
Still, it is a great film.

Also don't know if I mentioned CAT PEOPLE earlier. I mean, I could watch this over
and over and over again and it still gives me the creeps. And most of it is only IMPLIED
creeps. So much of Val Lewton's film is done with shadow and sound and innuendo.
GREAT film making.

The scene in the cafe where the woman with the wide set eyes
talks in a foreign language to the 'heroine'. The woman, never seen again in this film,
is SO cat like. WITHOUT makeup. Just the natural configuration of her face.
The mystery of the unfamiliar language.
The sad menace and recognition in her eyes.
So freakin' brilliant.

Then the scene at the swimming pool.
Honestly. We see LITTLE but we FEEL everything.

The frantic scene in the park just before the bus shows up in the knick of time.

Great, GREAT film-making!



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"Everything's got a moral if only you can find it."
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #481 on: January 05, 2008, 08:36:23 PM »
'The only two films in which Dana Andrews doesn't make me gag.' ;D


I agree, he is quite the irrant most of the time...


Cat People-been a long time...I remember mostly shadows and light, for some reason...


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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #482 on: January 06, 2008, 03:45:21 PM »
New poll for favorite movie from 2000-2007 is now active - go and let your vote count!

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=23279.msg1129493#msg1129493

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #483 on: January 09, 2008, 07:50:12 AM »
Dana Andrews is also good in The Ox-Bow Incident and My Foolish Heart (with Susan Hayward).  I also like Fritz Lang's While the City Sleeps--what a supporting cast!  George Saunders, Vincent Price, Ida Lupino, Mae Marsh, and John Drew Barrymore, to name a few.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #484 on: January 09, 2008, 02:00:37 PM »
Dana Andrews is also good in The Ox-Bow Incident and My Foolish Heart (with Susan Hayward).  I also like Fritz Lang's While the City Sleeps--what a supporting cast!  George Saunders, Vincent Price, Ida Lupino, Mae Marsh, and John Drew Barrymore, to name a few.

Ah, yes, THE OXBOW INCIDENT.
Even now, I can't watch this without wanting to run out in the street and blow
something up. HA! Haven't seen it in years precisely because of the visceral nature of my
reaction. It is just such a heartbreakingly cruel film.






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Offline Adrian

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #485 on: January 10, 2008, 03:57:48 PM »
Results from the movie poll are located in FanFair - The Forums favorite movies of all time;

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=23279.msg1134623#msg1134623

A new poll is now up - vote for your favorite Hollywood pairings, on/offscreen of all time;

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=23279.msg1134723#msg1134723

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #486 on: February 16, 2008, 07:43:46 AM »
not including BBM my fave films of all time are

Mary Poppins
all the 'pirates' films
clueless
the breakfast club
who framed roger rabbit
romy and michelles high school reunion
a knights tale
legally blonde 1 and 2
cruel intentions
Donnie Darko
my best friends wedding


thats all i can think of at the mo
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #487 on: March 12, 2008, 01:53:14 PM »
Brokeback Mountain
Before Sunrise / Before Sunset
The Big Lebowski

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #488 on: October 27, 2011, 06:41:45 PM »
Well, since it's October, and a few days before Halloween, I'm going to jumpstart this thread with some of my favorite scary movies.

Halloween

Night Of the Living Dead

The Others

The Changling

Exorcist

Shining

Carrie

'Salem's Lot

Offline Lyle (Mooska)

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #489 on: October 27, 2011, 06:46:24 PM »
AMPAS is having a screening of THE EXORCIST on November 9th to
celebrate one of this year's Governor's Award nominees, Dick Smith,
who did the make-up for that film.

They're also having a screening of one of my favorite films:

Academy to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of "The Last Picture Show"

http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2011/20111027.html

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #490 on: October 28, 2011, 08:36:43 AM »
Well, since it's October, and a few days before Halloween, I'm going to jumpstart this thread with some of my favorite scary movies.


Mine are

Halloween
Exorcist
'Salem's Lot (TV Version)
Let the right one in (Swedish Version)
Devil's Backbone (Spain)
Carrie
The Thing (1982 version)
Alien/Aliens
Night of the Living Dead

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #491 on: October 28, 2011, 03:19:31 PM »


Scream
Scream 2
Scream 4
Hocus Pocus (Dead man's toe Dead Mans toe)
The Lost Boys
The Others
Sleepy Hollow
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #492 on: October 28, 2011, 05:08:41 PM »

'Salem's Lot
Dracula
The Omen -- the first one
Nosferatu
The shirts hanging on a nail shudder slightly in the draft.

If he does not force his attention on it, it might stoke the day, rewarm that old, cold time on the mountain when they owned the world and nothing seemed wrong.

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive
But to be young was very heaven!

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #493 on: October 29, 2011, 10:50:05 AM »


In no particular order:

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Burnt Offerings (1976, pictured)
The Sentinel (1977)
30 Days of Night (2007)
The Shining (1980)
The Cave (2005)
The Exorcist (1973)
Alien (1979)
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #494 on: October 29, 2011, 02:20:33 PM »
Oh yeah, Burnt Offerings is creepy!