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Which 3-5 films would you pick to highlight a career or a genre?

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The Actress: *Barbara Stanwyck*

 

The Films:

Babyface

Stella Dallas

The Lady Eve

Meet John Doe

Double Indemnity

 

I dumped *Clash By Night* and *The Strange Love of Martha Ivers* because you can't do Stanwyck without a Capra.

 

And Scottman I'm not stalking you. You keep beating me to the punch. We must be on the same wavelength tonight. :)

 

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_Robert Mitchum_

 

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Cape Fear (1962)

Thunder Road (1958)

Macao (1952)

Out of the Past (1947)

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LOL, I say 3-5 films. CelluloidKid say 6. I say to him frequently in another thread, check before duplicating info already listed.. He doesn't bother to and just duplicates info. I can't win. If I had said 3-6 films here, he would post 7.

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_Michael Powell_

 

1 The Edge of the World

2 I Know Where I'm Going

3 The 49th Parallel

 

_William Powell_

 

1 I Love You Again

2 Double Wedding

3 My Man Godfrey

4 Private Detective 62

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Movie serials:

 

Zorro's Fighting Legion

The Adventures of Captain Marvel

The Crimson Ghost

The Masked Marvel

King of the Rocketmen

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How about a short list for *Thelma Ritter*:

 

The Mating Season

Pickup on South Street

The Misfits

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*Adrian - (costume designer)*

 

Red Dust (1932) (gowns)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Ziegfeld Girl (1941) (gowns)

The Women (1939) (gowns)

The Bride Wore Red (1937) (gowns)

 

Letty Lynton (1932) - If this film were out on DVD or even VHS, I would insert this film for another!!

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> {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote}

> James Dean

>

> Rebel Without A Cause

> East of Eden

> Giant

 

How long did it take you to narrow it down to those 3? :P

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Filmlover, I almost started with Four Daughters but was trying to go with the spirit of turning someone on to an actor, etc.

 

Here's another one:

 

*Charlie Chaplin*

 

Limelight

City Lights

The Great Dictator

The Kid

Tillie's Punctured Romance

 

 

*Laurence Olivier*

 

Wuthering Heights

Hamlet

The Entertainer

Rebecca

Bunny Lake Is Missing

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(Just one more. I have a touch of insomnia.)

 

Genre: British Kitchen Sink Dramas

 

Taste of Honey

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

This Sporting Life

Kes

 

 

I know Kes comes later but I think it shows the evolution of this brand of film making, plus the story is told from a child's point of view which brings a new and needed perspective.

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*William Wellman:*

Wings

Wild Boys of the Road

The Story of G.I. Joe

The Ox-Bow Incident

Yellow Sky

 

*Raoul Walsh:*

The Roaring Twenties

They Drive By Night

The Strawberry Blonde

White Heat

Gentleman Jim

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Filmlover: ?LOL, I say 3-5 films. CelluloidKid say 6. I say to him frequently in another thread, check before duplicating info already listed. He doesn't bother to and just duplicates info. I can't win. If I had said 3-6 films here, he would post 7.?

 

Do what I did when I asked for the list of people?s favorites. Just take his first five or put him on .

 

When one follows your instructions, it forces you to think about a person's oeuvre of work and you really have to make hard choices; that is if the person really wants to work. Now you could have asked us to name only three, and cause mass suicide on these boards. Thanxx for having mercy on us.

 

 

Filmlover: ?I would have to point out the 20th Century Fox fanfare (the best studio fanfare I think to ever come out of Hollywood)?

 

Hmmm...the Warner Brothers' fan fare, trumpets blaring, is pretty impressive. And wouldn?t you say the lady from Columbia is gorgeous?

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> {quote:title=CineMaven wrote:}{quote}

> cause mass suicide on these boards.

 

Well, sometimes it's good to thin the herd.

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Audrey Hepburn:

 

Roman Holiday

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Charade

My Fair Lady

Robin and Marian

 

So hard to leave The Nun's Story, Funny Face, and Wait Until Dark off the list, but 5 is the magic number.

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I just got on today, so I haven't had a chance to look at everybody else's. So, sorry about a duplication!

 

Dana Andrews:

*"The Ox-bow Incident"* (gives the best performance in that movie!)

 

*"Laura"* (my favorite performance of his, so subtle, yet under-rated.)

 

*"The Best Years Of Our Lives"* (completely deserved the Oscar, not March.)

 

*"Boomerang!"* (he gives a great performance!)

 

*"Where The Sidewalk Ends"* (just another layer and his amazing talent.)

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