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Everything posted by Marianne

  1. How about the British TV show Fawlty Towers?
  2. The Out-of-Towners (1970 and 1999)
  3. In National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Juliette Lewis's character watches It's a Wonderful Life. (I know it's not a TV show, but who has seen it more times in the theater than on TV these days?!) In Diner (1982), Keven Bacon gets all the answers right while watching College Bowl on TV.
  4. The Big Clock (1948) and No Way Out (1987): Main characters have to "rescue" themselves from being falsely accused of murder.
  5. Running away from home of a different sort: The Glass Wall (1953)
  6. Ritchie Petrie threatens to run away from home in "Never Name a Duck," one of the many charming episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Ritchie starts packing a suitcase, but he never finishes because his father talks him out of joining Stanley the duck.
  7. Grandma's Boy, 1922 film starring Harold Lloyd Stranger Than Paradise (1984): the grandmother always wins at cards. I think this film by Jim Jarmusch is hilarious.
  8. Blue, White and Perfect, 1942 film starring Lloyd Nolan as the detective Michael Shayne. George Reeves has a non-Superman supporting role. And how about A Night at the Opera (1935) and the famous stateroom scene? (Not sure "the main character" spends a lot of time at sea 😁)
  9. Embrace of the Serpent (2015) Into the Amazon (2018): PBS documentary about Teddy Roosevelt and the expedition to explore the Amazon
  10. Life of Pi (2012) In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  11. How about A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)?
  12. How could I forget: The Last Picture Show (1971), which was also listed as having a "playing pool" scene! Experiment in Terror (1962): the police find an informant named Popcorn in a movie theater. Pushover (1954): Kim Novak and Fred MacMurray meet outside a movie theater The Burglar (1957): opens with Dan Duryea watching a newsreel and getting an idea for a burglary
  13. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Cinema Paradiso (1988) Sabotage (1936 Hitchcock film)
  14. And Dick Van Dyke was 92 when he danced in Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
  15. To Hell and Back (1955) Give 'Em Hell, Harry! (1975) -- A stretch, I know, but it does have the word hell in the title.😁
  16. Wouldn't all the Hunger Games films come under the "competitive people" category?
  17. All of the Bridget Jones films
  18. Mildred Pierce (1945) was remade by HBO in 2011 as a television mini series.
  19. We Are the Best! (2013), Swedish film that I actually saw in the theater.
  20. I've seen it! I think I've seen all his films. One of my favorites is Lone Star. Another is Limbo. I had the chance to ask him once why he ended Limbo as he did, and he gave me the answer I had already guessed. Not everyone liked it, but I sure did.
  21. Panic in the Streets (1950), starring Richard Widmark Doesn't really take place in a swamp, but it does take place in New Orleans.
  22. Drowning Pool (1975), starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward Down by Law (1986), Jim Jarmusch film Passion Fish (1992), John Sayles film
  23. Interstellar (2014) High Life (2018)
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