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  1. So many great endings mentioned . . . Great Expectations (Dir. David Lean). The ending is just the cherry on top of this great film. It still tops my list of all-time favorites after decades of classic film viewing! Highly recommend. maperette
  2. Hi, It is incredible to imagine, but Bruce Bennett will be 100 on May 19th!! Dini
  3. I've seen this a couple of times, so it should come around at some time. Keep watching for it. maperette
  4. Brief Encounter does me in every time. When hubby says, thank you for ... (no spoiler here!), my heart just aches! Such sweet simplicity. Also Dances With Wolves, for all the injustices done to Native Americans and the animals. But it goes beyond that: the stupidity of some people to believe their way is better than another's without considering otherwise. To shoot the wolf for no good reason, after Dunbar had developed a sacred trust. Why????? I just cry! maperette
  5. I agree, lorrekarloff. A classic is a classic, no matter the age of the film. The only thing I object to these days is the excess of unnecessary special effects (flying people in a drama???). What about reality? And I don't mean 'reality tv'! I appreciate a good story that is well-told, whatever the genre, whatever the era. maperette
  6. It is incredible the way decorum has declined over the years! Where are the "non-slobs"? I believe there will be a revival of a more refined way of behaving; after all, don't things go in cycles, right? We can only hope ... maperette
  7. It is the AFI film list. Sorry for the confusion. Dini
  8. Interesting to see the ages of the board members ... I'm 47 and began my love affair with classic films with one of the best -- Top Hat. That was in 1974. There was a week-long Fred & Ginger festival that I happened to catch and I've been hooked ever since. I haven't seen the older films on the big screen, but I can say that I've seen all of the Top 100 AFI films and am working on the top 250 as well. I love story-telling on film!!! Thanks for listening. Dini
  9. How about Phffft! ??? Sounds vulgar!
  10. Thank you for the info ... I think I bumped across the information on the exhibit, as well. Dini
  11. Fellow movie fans, Been trying to find out what kind of car is the vintage custom auto referred to as "Escada Viscini" (sp??). It is the vehicle up on blocks in Norma Desmond's garage when Joe Gillis pulls in with his flat tire. I've read in the imdb trivia that it was originally given to Peggy Hopkins Joyce by Walter Chrysler. Is it, indeed, a Chrysler? Or an import? If so, do you know the name?? Thanks for any info... Dini
  12. Robert Taylor, Robert Taylor, Robert Taylor! Dini
  13. From-- Scent of A Woman: Lt. Col. Slade (Al Pacino), describing his relations: He's a mechanic with the IQ of a beauty queen; she bakes cookies that taste like wing-nuts. As for their tots, they're twits! I love any witty line dripping with sarcasm (George Sanders was a master!) Dini
  14. And that Stouffer's ... LOL Anyway, from the comments the ladies made in their movies, like Stage Door, etc., they most likely lived on salad and water. In today's society ladies might be more apt to eat what they enjoy, but realize they'll have to work out harder to keep it from showing up on their figures. Then there's Jack Palance ... Dini
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