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  1. I liked The Andromeda Strain as well. I don't know how I could have omitted that one from my list. As for Logan's Run, it's so long since I've seen that my memories of it are rather hazy. Although I do seem to remember that I liked it. I really should watch that one again!
  2. > Ironically, you didn't mention "Star Wars" or "Close > Encounters of theThird Kind," which changed the > direction of movie SF from mostly dystopian visions > to more cheerful and special effects driven. No, but if I start another thread on "worst science fiction of the 70s" I'll be sure to mention them! :-;
  3. I think of the 70s as being a much better decade for science fiction than the 80s. My picks for the best 70s science fiction films would be: Colossus: The Forbin Project (possibly the best computers will take over movie ever) A Clockwork Orange Silent Running Solaris (the real one, not the truly abysmal Hollywood remake) Dark Star The Man Who Fell to Earth Time After Time (maybe not one of the greats, but it?s clever and fun and who?d have thought Malcolm MacDowell would make such a wonderful H. G. Wells?) Westworld
  4. I love the idea of The Mouse That Roared. Unfortunately it suffers from the problem that most Peter Sellers movies suffer from - Peter Sellers. He tries so hard, and he just isn't funny.
  5. My pick for the greatest adventure movie of all time would be John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King. It looks magnificent, has a great cast (with Michael Caine giving one of his finest performances, and Sean Connery and Christopher Plummer also superb), and it combines adventure with an intelligent and moving story. It was material that was simply perfect for Huston, and apparently he'd wanted to do the movie for 30 years before he finally got the chance to do so. Anyone else like this movie?
  6. Crawford really does a great job in RAIN. You can't help liking Sadie Thompson and being on her side. Walter Huston does a fine piece of acting as the preacher - the sexual tension between them is very well done.
  7. > I like a lot of movies in all sorts of genres. But if > I had to choose one musical to take with me it would > probably be Footlight Parade...if only to remind me > how taking a shower 'by a waterfall' ought to be! > > What's yours? Anything with musical numbers by Busby Berkely.
  8. If I had to pick one favourite pre-code film (an almost impossible choice) I think I'd have to go for RAIN. But then I do adore Joan Crawford. And you get Walter Huston in wonderful form in this movie as well.
  9. > Jewel Robbery with Kay Francis and William Powell is > a very subversive little film. My wife told me that > Kay's clothes must have been pinned to her; that they > wouldn't have stayed on otherwise! Not available > anywhere I know of except TCM from time to time. It also contains some very blatant drug references. A wonderfully enjoyable little movie.
  10. > What German language films do you like? Herzog's movies, especially Aguirre, Wrath of God. Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, which I've just watched. Win Wenders' Wings of Desire (slow but hypnotically beautiful) Fritz Lang's M von Sternberg's The Blue Angel And lots of German silent films - The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Murnau's Faust, The Golem, Waxworks, Metropolis, Pabst's Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl
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