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Have you seen these 10 classic films..?

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13 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I don't know what #3 or #7 are, but yes on the rest.

Larry,

#3 is THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946).

#7 is CRAZY MAMA (1975).

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1 minute ago, TopBilled said:

Larry,

#3 is THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946).

#7 is CRAZY MAMA (1975).

I waited a long time to see "The Blue Dahlia".

I saw it the first time on TCM about 3 years ago.

  I was not disappointed.

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Of the ones that I immediately recognized, I've seen 3, 4, 5, 9, 10.  I have 8 on my DVR but haven't actually seen it yet.

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Cheat sheet:

1. JESSE JAMES (1939) with Tyrone Power.

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2. DAKOTA (1945) with Walter Brennan, Vera Ralston & John Wayne.

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3. THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946) with Doris Dowling & Alan Ladd.

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4. MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948) with Myrna Loy & Cary Grant.

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5. THE TUNNEL OF LOVE (1958) with Doris Day & Richard Widmark.

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6. WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971) with Gary Bond.

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7. CRAZY MAMA (1975) with Ann Sothern.

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8. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) with Robert Redford & Dustin Hoffman.

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9. BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) with Christopher Lloyd & Michael J. Fox.

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10. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) with Anthony Hopkins.

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30 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Larry,

#3 is THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946).

#7 is CRAZY MAMA (1975).

Then I've seen them all.

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28 minutes ago, speedracer5 said:

Of the ones that I immediately recognized, I've seen 3, 4, 5, 9, 10.  I have 8 on my DVR but haven't actually seen it yet.

Is there a reason you haven't gotten around to it yet? It's quite good.

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35 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

I waited a long time to see "The Blue Dahlia".

I saw it the first time on TCM about 3 years ago.

  I was not disappointed.

It's been awhile since I've seen it. Does Ladd actually threaten wife Dowling with a gun...or is this just a publicity still? Of course he doesn't murder her, someone else does...but while I recall them arguing, I don't remember him actually pulling a gun on her.

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My report card will be terrible here. Seen #4 too many times. Haven't seen #9 enough. #10 frightens me. The others, either not at all or not attentively, as in #5 and #8.

So TopBilled ... Why these 10?

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1 minute ago, Dr. Somnambula said:

My report card will be terrible here. Seen #4 too many times. Haven't seen #9 enough. #10 frightens me. The others, either not at all or not attentively, as in #5 and #8.

So TopBilled ... Why these 10?

I was on the MovieStills database earlier and came across a few of these. And yesterday Larry and I discussed WAKE IN FRIGHT. I was just curious if people had seen most of these.

I tried to pick films from different decades, studios and genres. 

Thought it would be fun. Not sure if everyone agrees these are classics or not...

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40 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Is there a reason you haven't gotten around to it yet? It's quite good.

No specific reason, I just haven't gotten to it.  I recorded it during TCM's focus on journalism in the movies (I love newspaper/journalism films).  I was considering a Robert Redford kick, among all my other ones, maybe I'll find time for that and Downhill Racer, which I've also been wanting to watch.

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36 minutes ago, Dr. Somnambula said:

My report card will be terrible here. Seen #4 too many times. Haven't seen #9 enough. #10 frightens me. The others, either not at all or not attentively, as in #5 and #8.

So TopBilled ... Why these 10?

I've seen #10 exactly once and didn't think much about it.  It was just "meh" to me. No desire to see it again.

My friend listens to the music from this film as a means to fall asleep. 

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I recognized Tyrone Power in the first film, but I haven't seen Jesse James.  I'll have to keep an eye out for that one. 

I've never heard of Dakota, Crazy Mama, or Wake in Fright.  

I like Ann Sothern and I like the title of "Crazy Mama," so I'll have to keep an eye out for this.

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8 minutes ago, speedracer5 said:

I recognized Tyrone Power in the first film, but I haven't seen Jesse James.  I'll have to keep an eye out for that one. 

I've never heard of Dakota, Crazy Mama, or Wake in Fright.  

I like Ann Sothern and I like the title of "Crazy Mama," so I'll have to keep an eye out for this.

CRAZY MAMA is an early effort by Jonathan Demme, who of course would go on to direct THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.

Cloris Leachman plays Ann Sothern's daughter, so that will give you an idea what to expect.

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Just now, TopBilled said:

CRAZY MAMA is an early effort by Jonathan Demme, who of course would go on to direct THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.

Cloris Leachman plays Ann Sothern's daughter, so that will give you an idea what to expect.

Say Jonathan Demme and I'm there. And I love his early films which seem overlooked now. Citizens Band, Melvin and Howard, and Married to the Mob are all cinematic gems, and Swing Shift was quite fetching as well, in spite of its troubles.

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Only a handful: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Wake in Fright, All the President's Men, Back to the Future, and The Silence of the Lambs.

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Cary Grant plays a Mad (Madison Avenue Ad) man in my two favorites of his:  Mr. Blandings and North by Northwest.  Too bad he wasn't around for the TV show "Mad Men."  Btw, the Dream House is still standing and occupied in Malibu, CA.

The only one I haven't seen is Wake in Fright which is also shown with the alternate title Outback.

 

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5 hours ago, TopBilled said:

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4 hours ago, TopBilled said:

I was on the MovieStills database earlier and came across a few of these. And yesterday Larry and I discussed WAKE IN FRIGHT. I was just curious if people had seen most of these.

I tried to pick films from different decades, studios and genres. 

Thought it would be fun. Not sure if everyone agrees these are classics or not...

MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE and THE SILENCE OF MY LAMBS I definitely consider classics. I never got into the BACK TO THE FUTURE craze. THE BLUE DAHLIA and ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, while not in my top 10, I still consider very good films. The rest I haven't seen (but want to very much).

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Thanks everyone for participating yesterday. This is not a games & trivia thing, but I thought I might post another ten films each day. It would be great if people continued to chime in and discuss whether or not these films are true classics and of course, if people have seen them.

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HAVE YOU SEEN THESE 10 CLASSIC FILMS?

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