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    Dave Clark in The VIPs and Becket

    I have seen the PBS special! I remember them showing a large crowd riding behind Richard Burton in Becket, I have no idea where you could find him in The V.I.P.s. I'll take a look the next time I see either film, but I wondered if anyone had caught a glimpse of him in the background.
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    Dave Clark in The VIPs and Becket

    Haha I should have seen that joke coming! I would, actually.
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    Favorite Line from Movie

    Katharine Hepburn's speech to Hillary in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Now I have some instructions for you. I want you to go straight back to the gallery - Start your motor - When you get to the gallery tell Jennifer that she will be looking after things temporarily, she's to give me a ring if there's anything she can't deal with herself. Then go into the office, and make out a check, for "cash," for the sum of $5,000. Then carefully, but carefully Hilary, remove absolutely everything that might subsequently remind me that you had ever been there, including that yellow thing with the blue bulbs which you have such an affection for. Then take the check, for $5,000, which I feel you deserve, and get - permanently - lost. It's not that I don't want to know you, Hilary - although I don't - it's just that I'm afraid we're not really the sort of people that you can afford to be associated with. Don't speak, Hilary, just... go.
  4. Dave Clark (of Dave Clark Five fame) was supposedly an extra in The V.I.P.s (1963) and Becket (1964) - does anyone know where he can be found? I've seen both films fairly recently and didn't notice him.
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    Popular songs inspired by classic movies/stars

    The end of "Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars" by Bon Jovi: "We're Sid and Nancy Fred and Ginger Clyde and Bonnie Liz and Richard Kurt and Courtney Bacall and Bogie Joltin' Joe and Miss Monroe" Also, that song from the 90s that mentioned Breakfast at Tiffany's, and "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel references Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Grace Kelly, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and other classic films/stars.
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    I just saw this recently. It was strange, to say the least. But not necessarily bad - I'd say it's the best bad movie I've ever seen. Curious to know what other people thought of it.
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    Who has the best voice...?

    Richard Burton Jeremy Irons Sean Connery
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    What was the first film you saw in the theater?

    I didn't know that! So I have never seen the original movie. Although I'm sure that my 6-year-old self would not have picked up on any racial stereotyping....
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    What was the first film you saw in the theater?

    The first film I saw in a theater was Aladdin when I was six. Although it almost wasn't - I went with my dad, and there was this big poster of the genie next to one of the theaters, so we went in, and then Bill Murray appeared on the screen. It was the theater for Groundhog Day. By the time we got to the correct theater, Aladdin had already started. I didn't see the first 15 minutes of the movie until it came out on video.
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    Where to find rare classic films

    Thanks for the info! I watched My Cousin Rachel on youtube, but I'm still looking for the rest. I'll take a look!
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    Montgomery Clift

    I think Monty Clift was an excellent, incredibly expressive actor. I thought he was great in A Place in the Sun and From Here to Eternity, and very charming in The Heiress. The only thing from his post-accident career that I've seen is Suddenly Last Summer and I wasn't as impressed, but it wasn't much of a role for him and I think he was overshadowed by the performances of Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn. I am shocked that he never won an Oscar; he easily deserved one for A Place in the Sun or From Here to Eternity.
  12. Unfortunately I only had time to watch the first hour or so last night, but I was intrigued. I'm a sucker for movies like this, but this one seemed particularly good. This is the first time I've seen Rex Harrison in anything where he didn't play some version of Henry Higgins. I will definitely catch this the next time it's on.
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    Any ideas who will be January's SOTM?

    Couldn't agree more.
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    Where to find rare classic films

    Thanks! Netflix has had a few in the past, but it seems like their supply of classic films is dwindling (I got one that had a huge crack down the center and was completely unplayable). For movies I've never seen, I'd rather rent it than buy it, until I know if I want to see it again. You can get good deals on Amazon, but some are ridiculously pricey, if you can find them on DVD at all.
  15. @johnm001 - what did you see Burton on stage in? I would have loved to have seen him on stage. Which of his film performances was closest to his stage performances? I just saw Virginia Woolf for the first time, and I have to say, Elizabeth Taylor deserved her Oscar hands-down. I've read a lot about Taylor and Burton and was prepared to dislike this film, but they both delivered great performances. I think they were both playing themselves to some degree, but that made their performances that much stronger. I agree that Burton deserved the Oscar as well, although I have never seen Paul Scofield in A Man for All Seasons (who won the Oscar that year) to compare.

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