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If You could Only Own 10 DVD's or Tapes!!

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Gilda

Citizen Kane

Adventures Of Robin Hood

GWTW

The Wizard Of OZ

Casablanca

The Big Sleep

The Sea Hawk

It's A Wonderful Life

Roman Holiday

 

List 1

 

 

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Dodsworth

Portrait of Jennie

Love Me Tonight

The Sign of the Cross

Anna Karenina (Garbo)

Kiss Me Kate

The Shop Around the Corner

Midnight

It Happened One Night

Baby Face

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West Side Story - My favorite movie

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington - Arthur, Stewart, Arnold,

Rains, & Capra

Holiday - Grant, Hepburn, Ayres, Horton & Dixon

Thin Man - Powell & Loy

Bachalor Mother - Rogers, Niven,

Remember the Night - Stanwyck, MacMurry, Bondi, &

Holloway

African Queen - Bogey, Hepburn, and Houston

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Tracy, Hepburn, & Poitier

Great Escape - All star cast

National Velvet - Rooney, Taylor, Revere, & Crisp

 

This was tough! I tried to pick films that I have watched over and over and still love. I also took into consider the actors involved. Like Bogey, I wanted a film of his and narrowed it down to 3 (African Queen, To Have and Have Not, & Casablanca) I chose the Queen because I thought Bogey did more with Charlie than the other two characters.

Had to leave off so many films. Films with Cooper, Astaire, Wayne, A. Hepburn, Davis, Lemon, etc.

I may have to do a list 2

 

 

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Godfather 1 & 2

Gone with The Wind

Blazing Saddles

Shawshank Redemption

Raising Arizona

Random Harvest

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

Yankee Doodle Dandy

West Side Story

 

Weird selections I know but these are movies I could see over and over. None of them have my favorite stars in them except maybe James Cagney, but these are stories I could see over and over again. The Mr. Magoo one is strictly for sentimental reasons (my late brother and I loved this growing up.)

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Great thread idea,I will give you my classics and a couple recents ones I can always watch.

 

Heres my picks:

 

1-Sunset Blvd

 

2-Sahara

 

3-North by Northwest

 

4-12 Angry Men

 

5-L.A. Confidential

 

6-His Girl Friday

 

7-Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

 

8-Harvey

 

9-Snatch

 

10-The Big Lebowski

 

 

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Wings Of Desire

Sunrise

Pandora's Box

Un Coeur En Hiver

The Night of The Hunter

Hiroshima, Mon Amour

The Conformist

Aguirre, The Wrath of God

The Decalogue (I'm going to cheat and count all ten installments as a complete film)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb

 

I just jotted down 10 films that I have been completely fascinated with from the first time I saw them. These are films that will always have a home on my VCR or DVD player. If I take the time to ponder omissions, I'll be in trouble, so.........

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Citizen Kane

Brazil

The Red Shoes

It's a Wonderful Life

Thief of Bagdad ('24)

He Who Gets Slapped

Umberto D

The Iron Giant

Peter Ibbetson

Girl Crazy

 

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Oops, I realize now that my last title was supposed to be Girl SHY, the Harold Lloyd comedy (even though this film's not actually available). Too early in the morning for me!

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This is another toughie. But, here goes: (and they are not in order)

 

Strangers In Good Company

Arsenic & Old Lace

Harvey

Ball of Fire

The Egg & I

City Lights

Modern Times

It's a Wonderful Life

Jeremiah Johnson

The Red Shoes

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M.L. what great choices!!!

 

Arsenic & Old Lace

Harvey

Ball of Fire

The Egg & I

City Lights

Modern Times

It's a Wonderful Life

The Red Shoes

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A list for those made after the 1960:

West Side Story

A Sure Thing

Lord of the Rings Series

Lonesome Dove

Ever After

Dances With Wolves

Feild of Dreams

Dave

Platoon

The Breakfast Club

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Goodbye Mr. Chips (Greer Garson)

Casablanca

On Golden Pond

The World According to Garp

Dead Poets Society

Pride of the Yankees

RUDY

GWTW

All about Eve

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Only Ten, no way

Eddie

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I would start my collection, with Harold Lloyd's 1925 silent comedy masterpiece THE FRESHMAN! It is probably my favorite film of all time, be it silent or sound! It has only been released on DVD so far in Japan 3 years ago and is no longer in print. However,I have this film paired with GIRL SHY (1924) both pictures are complete and uncut on one DVD-R program! Anyone who might be interested in obtaining a copy, fill free to utilize the link attached to my screen name?

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As far as I know this 1924 production the very first Metro-Goldwynn-Mayer film starring Lon Chaney, John Gilbert and Norma Shearer has never been released on VHS or Laser-disc let alone DVD. I could be mistaken however, but I don't think so. Maybe it will eventually pop up in a future Chaney box set release? I would love to see it be included with the likes of The Unholy Three (1925), Tell It To The Marines (1926) Mr. Wu (1926) and West Of Zanzibar(1928)! That would be a truly great follow up package!

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He Who Gets Slapped has been mentioned as part of a follow-up DVD boxed set, but no finalized plans have come yet. In the meantime, we can just view our home-taped copies of it from TCM (endless gratitude to TCM for their generosity in airing this film at least several times a year). He Who Gets Slapped is visually stunning, full of plenty of the artiness and surrealism that Swedish director Victor Sjostrom was noted for (these qualities rub viewers in different ways). Even the movie posters created for it were sad and haunting. It's Chaney at his most tragic.

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Imagine if it could be found a lost copy of Garbo's supposedly lost-to-date 1928 film, directed by Sj?str?m/Seastrom: "The Divine Woman".

 

BTW anyone seen Shearer's 1926 "The Devil Circus", directed by danish director Benjamin Christensen/Christiensen.???

 

I'd also love to see Shearer in Sj?str?m's "Tower of Lies"...Has it been aired here at TCM?

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This is hard! I'll try...

 

in no particular order

 

The Thin Man

The Innocents

I See a Dark Stranger

Bringing Up Baby

The Quiet Man

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

The More the Merrier

Random Harvest

From Here to Eternity

The Parent Trap ('61)

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1. NOTORIOUS

 

2. BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1946)

 

3. RANDOM HARVEST (I can't wait til the DVD is out)

 

4. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

 

5. TOP HAT

 

6. CAMILLE (1936)

 

7. THE THIN MAN

 

8. LAURA

 

9. MY MAN GODFREY (1936)

 

10. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

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