Hey, Lawrence -- Frank, there's a few high up on your list I haven't seen: CONTRABAND, and I LOVE YOU AGAIN.
Contraband is a pretty entertaining espionage pic by Powell & Pressburger. I'm a big fan of Conrad Veidt, too.
I Love You Again is one of my very favorite Powell & Loy flicks. Powell is a trip in this one.
We're going to wait a couple of days before we do 1941. Wednesday evening or Thursday, whichever is better for you.
It's your thread. I shall post whenever you do.
Hi, Swithin -- The end of the novel is devastating, I agree. John Ford and screenwriter Nunnally Johnson did indeed change the thrust of the book and created something quite different. But what they created is something special. There would have been no point for John Ford to have directed the film, if it was to be true to the novel. Frtiz Lang would have been a better choice.
Great comment. Ford is poetic and mostly hopeful. Lang is usually the opposite.
Bonjour, Laffite -- Gosh, Scott, are these in order of like?
Of course! I'm that ridiculous.
Surprised to see P&P so far down the list. Good thing you-know-who is not around at present to scold you. ;-) In fact, maybe I'll scold you. Years ago the dear one had a thread devoted to the film and I had the impression that it was generally liked among the group. That was one of the first films I discussed at length on the boards.
I don't dislike Pride and Prejudice. It's just not my kind of film. I'm just amazed Sweet T loves a horror film so much.
I like your high ratings for The Letter, Remember the Night, and I Love You Again. Big faves chez moi.
All are terrific films. You exhibit good taste, as usual.
Always admire your lists ... and to be able to rate them as you do. Great hair splitting (in a good sense) to determine the spot for each and every one.
Thanks. It's simply my sports background. I'm used to ranking teams and players. If you have ever done fantasy sports, you are forced to make decisions on individuals and live with those decisions. You can't just say, "here are my favorite ten players, in no particular order." You have to make a decision. So you have my fantasy classic film draft board.