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Everything posted by Kubrickbuff

  1. Well, I like all kinds of movies, both old and recent films so I guess that makes me a movie lover in general. I'm not picky at all, it doesn't matter how old or new the movie is, to me it doesn't make a difference, as long as it speaks to me in some way then I like it. I'm not saying that I am a bigger movie lover then anyone else, I am just saying that I love movies.
  2. I get the feeling that nobody on the board has herd of Carroll Ballard because no one has repiled to my thread. Well, one of his films is on tonight's schedule. It's Never Cry Wolf from 1983, hope some of you can check it out. One of his other films, The Black Stallion has also been shown on TCM I think.
  3. I agree. A lot of people haven't seen the film which is a shame. Carroll Ballard is a very underrated filmmaker. He also has made two other well made family films, The Black Stalliaon and Fly Away Home.
  4. I take it that you guys don't take me seriously.
  5. I just wanted to know. Can fans of TCM become Guest Programmers at all or only celeberties? I tried contacting TCM about this but I wasn't able to send my message, I may try again. Does anybody have information about this?
  6. Howard Hawks is one of the great american directors because his movies simply defined america. My favorite is Only Angles Have Wings.
  7. Is it just me, or is this guy one of the most underrated directors of all time, even though he is the director of one of the greatest films of all time, Casablanca. To me, he is the best filmmaker of the golden age of hollywood and he is the reason why I got into classic films when I used to avoid them. He is one of the masters if you ask me. Yankee Doodle Dandy is my personal favorite. Any fans?
  8. I am just curious if there are any fans of director Carroll Ballard here on the TCM board. In today's age of movies filled with sex and violence, it's refreshing to see Carroll Ballards simple innocence and beauty. For those of you who don't know, Carroll Ballard is the director mostly known for his family films like The Black Stallion (1979), Never Cry Wolf (1983) and Fly Away Home (1996). His films have a subtle beauty rarely seen in today's films. Anybody have any views on this master filmmaker?
  9. It's one of the best if you ask me. I don't know why it's not on the AFI list.
  10. I haven't seen a lot of film noirs, it's not my kind of genre but I do like The Big Sleep a lot.
  11. To be honest, I don't see what is so appealing about this film. No offence but I don't think that the story is that interesting, neither are the characters. The movie might have been unigue for its time but it doesn't stand the test of time if you ask me but that's just my opinion.
  12. *I just had a college senior in my office who was stumped, and I do mean stumped, on 9 + 7.* Well, nobody is perfect.
  13. Anyway, back on topic now. I haven't given my view on TCM playing more recent films. I am personally fine with it. In fact, there are a lot of recent films that you people haven't seen or even herd of that I wish TCM would play which will never happen because it seems that TCM only plays popular films but you never know.
  14. That is partly true but when I was in high school there were a lot of kids who were actually smart and mature and none of them had kids so that says something.
  15. I think that is a little harsh. Teenagers are human beings like you and me and remember that you were one too, I know that I was. Message was edited by: Kubrickbuff
  16. I disagree that teenagers today can't remember anything beyond the 80s. Most of the teenagers that I have seen can't remeber anything beyond the 2000s, I even see older people who can't. They don't even know of the great music and films that came out in the 80s or 90s. I even ask older people have they seen the films Heavenly Creatures or Before Sunrise and they don't have a clue what I am talking about. Keep in mind that there are plenty of recent events in history that even classic movie fans haven't herd of. I catch peopele who don't remember a thing about the 80s or 90s.
  17. I think that Titanic is one of the most passionate movies ever made. Everything about the movie is superb if you ask me.
  18. But you see, that's what bugs me. A lot of people think that all modern movies are filled with potty humor bad language and nudity. Not all modern movies are like Adam Sandler movies, which are terrible in my opinion. A lot of modern movies from the 70s, 80s and 90s had some real emtions and sensitivity to them. Have you ever seen Before Sunrise? That whole movie has hardly any language and no sex or violence in it, it's just people talking. Even the ones that do have bad language and sex in them like Jerry Maguire and American Beauty or even ones with violence like The Godfather had some real
  19. I like all kinds of movies but I will share some favorites with you so you can see where I am coming from. I like, The Godfather, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jerry Maguire, American Beauty, Titanic, West Side Story, Barry Lyndon, Sense and Sensibility, Rocky, Heavenly Creatures. Some classics that I like are, Casablanca, Vertigo, The Apartment, Notoroius, Shadow of a Doubt, The Big Sleep, All About Eve, Citizen Kane, North by Northwest, Rear Window.
  20. Thank you for the link, I will check it out.
  21. I have seen most of those movies that you recommended and I found some of them to be ok and some of them really good. I liked Citizen Kane a lot, very innovative film for it's time and I liked Casablanca too. I thought that On the Waterfront was pretty powerful but I didn't like The Serchers that much. I just didn't care for the acting or the dialogue, I still don't know what a blanket head is but I did like the cinematography in that film though. I couldn't get into His Girl Friday or Meet John Doe. I also like most of Hitchcock's films too, he was very ahead of his time. I just think that fi
  22. I have never tried Netflix. Can you buy movies on there? I want to own a copy, not rent one.
  23. I like his films from the 70s, 80s and to me it seems that he hasn't made a decent film since Husbands and Wives. His films are not that easy to find in stores, at least not where I live. I also don't think that a lot of channels play his films, at least not TBS or TNT. I am personally happy to see his work on TCM. Where else am I going to find a letterboxed copy of Take the Money and Run? Message was edited by: Kubrickbuff
  24. I don't want to be rude and I am not here to start a fight but I just want to know what is so great about the so-called classic films. It seems that every film buff that I run into keeps telling me that I should praise these films. Don't get me wrong, I don't care for most of the films out today either. I like films from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and some from the 2000s. Once again, I am not here to judge anyone's opinion, I am here to learn and see what is so great about those films from the 30s and 40s. I personally think that those films were porly acted, the acting is always over the top and
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