Hiya, Queen of the Furies -- WOO! Ridiculously long is RIGHT. ha. But I love your lists. They are a sign to me that at least ONE thing in this mixed up, messed up, whacked out world will always stay the same. ha. It is fun to read through all the many titles and try to guess which ones you liked. (though in truth I just have to wait for you to tell me on most of them because (at least over the last couple of years) you have been WAY out of my realm of knowledge for most of them. ha. (many I would have never even heard of were it not for you.)
It's not all my fault with the obscure titles. I have accomplices!
An American in Paris (1951) It's ok. But not a huge fave for me w/ Gene Kelly.
What does the kidling think of this one?
Beach Party (1963) YOU watched a Frankie and Annette movie?? ha. I know I have seen this one (because who HASN'T seen Frankie and Annette) but I would not be able to say much other than... you know.. It's Frankie and Annette. ha. I am sure this one is pretty much the same as the others. (if you've seen one, you've seen them all. more or less) ha. I bet it has Frankie and Annette.. probably some dancing, and kissing.. and there is a beach. ha. (Ok.. so I enjoyed them as a kid, but would probably take a pass now, ha)
Who hasn't seen a Frankie and Annette film? Me! Until now. I liked it. There's a cute sexiness to it. I really liked Robert Cummings and Dorothy Malone. They added a lot to this kind of picture.
A Child Is Waiting (1963) Not your typical Judy movie. Have not seen it but once (and that was a few years ago) Can't recall TOO much, but do remember it being very emotional.
A very tender, moving picture. Some outdated thinking with the film, but the sentiment remains strong.
Fantastic Voyage (1966) Meh. Not so fantastic to ME. ha (that probably means you LOVED this one, doesn't it. ha)
Yeah, I liked it more than you.
Guys and Dolls (1955) I always enjoy this one... though not so much for Jean and Marlon Brando. I love all the OTHER characters though. Fun film, overall.
I like Brando and Jean, but the supporting cast is what I felt was best about the film. So we're in agreement.
Hamlet (1948) Have not seen THIS version of the story, but have read it (in High School) and also have seen it in other versions over the years. Not my tippy top favorite for Shakespeare but STILL a very excellent tale. (tragic.. so tragic. I bet you loved the ending. ha)
I did like the ending. I liked the film as a whole. The opening act is quite compelling.
A Night to Remember (1942) Very good rendition of the tragic tale. (way better than the big, ginormous, ridiculously BORING blockbuster version that came out several years back.. except.. ok the special effects in Titanic WERE pretty cool.. but that is where it starts and stops for me. ha. ANTR is a much better film.
While I have watched the British "Titanic", this film is a Loretta Young comedy. The British "Titanic" is much better.
Romeo and Juliet (1936) Again. another that I have READ (and also saw a different version, not the 30's) The film that I saw was not so good as just reading it for myself. Don't know how the 1936 version would compare. (again.. ha.. tragedy, tragedy, tragedy.. right up your alley. I am sure. ha)
This one fell flat for me. It has elements that I like, but the overall picture just didn't work for me.
The Sound of Music (1965) I predict you HATED it. ha. (but that is only because it has always been one that I have enjoyed. We found the vhs tape at a garage sale a couple of years ago (for a DOLLAR!) and the kidling loves to watch it.
Ha! Well, I didn't hate it. But I surely don't hold it in high regard like most. Definitely not my cup of tea.
Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) PERFECT movie for Garner.. he did a great job. (loved Jack Elam too, and Joan Hackett was hilarious) Pretty fun movie overall, as I recall, but would have to see it again to say much more.)
I agree. It really is a perfect film for James. What a likable actor he is. So much fun. And the film is a hoot.
Ten Little Indians (1965) Don't think I have seen the movie, but I DID read the book. EVERY body is the killler. (if I recall) Not my most favorite for Agatha Christie. But then she has a lot of stories, and some I like better than others, but in truth I have only read (or seen the films) for a handful.
I really enjoy this story but not this film. And Then There Were None is a film I greatly enjoy that does a fun job with Christie's story.
West Side Story (1961) Romeo and Juliet.. with singing and dancing. ha. VERY good film just for the singing and dancing. Can't say it is my most favorite musical ever.. but still a really fine film, if you want to just to sit back and be amazed at all the talent that went into making it.
Ha! This is my kind of mainstream musical! A romantic tragedy works for me!