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Have you seen these 10 classic films..?


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As usual, I was really struggling to guess most of the earlier films, but I got on my computer late enough that someone's already done it. I've seen Drums Along the MohawkAnna KareninaLonelyheartsThe French ConnectionThe Waterboy and In the Bedroom, so six.

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2 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

As usual, I was really struggling to guess most of the earlier films, but I got on my computer late enough that someone's already done it. I've seen Drums Along the MohawkAnna KareninaLonelyheartsThe French ConnectionThe Waterboy and In the Bedroom, so six.

I thought you had already posted. I apologize. Tomorrow I won't share the answers so quickly. :) 

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13 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

No worries. Post whenever is convenient for you!

Thanks. Well, there may be other people that want to guess the answers. So I can wait till afternoon each day. Then there is a bit more structure and consistency.

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Again, I've seen many of the film.  While I love V. Leigh, thought Garbo did a better job (but, having read the book, Anna and Vronsky are far from sympathetic characters).  

Loved The Turning Point for many reasons.

Hope I get to see some of the ones I never heard of.  Not a fan of Adam Sandler (except for the Hanukkah Song and Spanglish) - plus hope to see the one he just made (Uncut Gems).

Sonja Hennie - Nazi sympathizer and couldn't make it in films.

Sweet Charity is a so-so Fosse film, but glad to see Chita Rivera get to be in a film whether than lose another Broadway part.  Some good songs.

Casino is just okay Marty S.

Only saw parts of Do The Right Thing

 

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15 hours ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

Again, I've seen many of the film.  While I love V. Leigh, thought Garbo did a better job (but, having read the book, Anna and Vronsky are far from sympathetic characters).  

What I like about the Leigh version is that it's stylized but it's a bit grittier. And sad to say, I think Leigh is playing herself at the end, when the character commits suicide. Her despondency is a bit too real, unsettling.

With Garbo it seems like a great deal of artifice, we're never quite given over to realism the way we are with Leigh.

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Seen just about all of them except 1231 and 1240.

1233 is my absolute favorite out of all of these, and Karloff's best performance IMO since his turn as the Monster in the FRANKENSTEIN films.

1237 is weird but interesting (regardless of how I feel about Polanski in his personal life, he did make some interesting films, both in front of and behind the camera).

1239 is too mediocre for me. The rest I like to see now and again.

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1231 is fantastic. Fay Bainter deserved her Oscar nomination.

I just watched 1236 for the first time last night. It's on Hulu. I was blown away by it, pun intended. Lots of violence country-style. But I think the film has a powerful message. I was surprised that it was based on a real-life story, I thought for sure they'd embellished things. But reading up on the guy they based it on, much of it seems true. 

1237 is also on Hulu right now. I started it, watched the first 20 minutes a few nights ago. But was interrupted. I plan to get back to it and finish it this weekend.

The Eastwood film seems kind of forgotten now. But it was a huge hit back in the day.

I haven't seen 1239 and I'm a Michael Douglas fan.

1240 was a big movie in our home. My stepmother is from Colombia and she was (still is) a huge fan of Selena Quintanilla, even though Colombian music differs from Tejano music. Selena's songs and her life history had a huge impact across Latin-American populations. The movie, and Jennifer Lopez's performance, seem faithful to the spirit of who she was.

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1232 is Christmas in July? I've seen it if it is.

1233 is The Body Snatcher? Again, I've seen it if it is.

1234 might be The Longest Day. Or you might call it The Longest Movie. I think I even have it on DVD, but if I'm being totally honest, I've never sat down watched the entire thing from beginning to end, so no.

1238 is probably Firefox. Seen it if it is.

1239 is Black Rain. No.

1240 is Selena. Yes.

Some of the others have very recognizable stars, but I am not recalling ever seeing these pairings. Something with Doris Day and Rod Taylor, TCM has probably shown a lot, but I guess I haven't seen it. And Shelly Winters and Roman Polanski (in front of the camera)? I have no idea.

Looks like I've seen anywhere from one to four, possibly more depending what the others are.

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1 hour ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

Just watched 1233.  Liked Kate Capshaw better in Black Rain than in Temple of Doom.  Selena I have no interest in seeing.  Don't know if I've ever seen Firefox or some of the other films.

Why no interest in SELENA? You're missing a good movie.

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Cheat Sheet:

1231. WHITE BANNERS (1938) with Jackie Cooper, Fay Bainter, Bonita Granville, Kay Johnson & Claude Rains.

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1232. CHRISTMAS IN JULY (1940) with Ellen Drew & Dick Powell.

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1233. THE BODY SNATCHER (1945) with Boris Karloff.

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1234. FLYING LEATHERNECKS (1951) with John Wayne, James Bell & Robert Ryan.

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1235. THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT (1966) with Rod Taylor & Doris Day.

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1236. WALKING TALL (1973) with Joe Don Baker.

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1237. THE TENANT (1976) with Shelley Winters & Roman Polanski.

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1238. FIREFOX (1982) with Clint Eastwood.

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1239. BLACK RAIN (1989) with Michael Douglas & Andy Garcia.

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1240. SELENA (1997) with Jennifer Lopez.

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Have you seen these classic films:

1241.  

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1242. 

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1243.  

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1244.  

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1245. 

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1246.  

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1247. 

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1248. 

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1249.  

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1250. 

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Not sure if I've seen 1244.

1248 I could relate to as someone who used to get picked on at school (though not as cruelly as she was in the movie). 

1241 is a classic, though I have to confess I like the Charles Laughton version a bit more, but Lon Chaney is equally as heartbreaking as the title character.

1246 is saved only by the performances of Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge.

1249 is hilarious. 1250 is heartbreaking when you know the true story.

The rest I like to watch on occasion.

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With the Hunchback movies, I think it depends on who "captivates" you most as the title character. That goes for the Phantom of the Opera movies, too.

1244 is an interesting film. Agnes Moorehead undergoes a major transformation for that role.

I love 1247. Why Don Murray didn't become a bigger star is beyond me.

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I like Married to the Mob (and kudos to Dean Stockwell for having such a lengthy career - he is the child in Gentleman's Agreement.

Is the one with the man in the kilt (Robert Donat?) The Ghost Goes West - a favorite of my parents?

TopBilled, you asked me why I wasn't that interested in Selena.  I just want to clarify my comments.  I think it is a Jennifer Lopez thing with me.  I like her but feel she is one of those celebrities who start to get a big ego.  And she has had so many marriages, that if she does marry A-Rod (used steroids in baseball - I object to that), she should change her name to Jennifer Grey (whom I liked as far as looks better before her "nose" job).  It is a joke because women who remarried weren't supposed to wear white .  I also don't like the fact that she and A-Rod felt entitled to park in a handicapped spot (saw it on TV), especially since I now need one (and have the appropriate sticker, etc.).

I always liked Don Murray.

Saw Carrie years ago.  Loved Piper Laurie's performance.  And I was horribly treated in high school and the scene where Carrie is pelted with tampons seemed even crueler than Carrie's revenge (because in some ways it was beyond her control).

Trying to identify other films:  1245 looks like Sister Carrie (which I just found out is just called Carrie - recognized Eddie Albert and Jennifer Jones).

 

Question... Did Cagney play Lon Chaney?  I think I saw a movie about 15 years ago.

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I have gotten up late enough, that I can now identify some of the early ones by reading the above posts. I was was totally lost just looking at most of the pictures. I'll stick to the ones I was already pretty sure about before reading these other posts.

1243 is I Know Where I'm Going! Yes.

1248 is Carrie. Yes.

1249 is Married to the Mob. (I think!) Yes.

1250 is Boys Don't Cry. No.

So, I think I've seen four of these. Maybe more. We'll see.

 

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2 hours ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

TopBilled, you asked me why I wasn't that interested in Selena.  I just want to clarify my comments.  I think it is a Jennifer Lopez thing with me.  I like her but feel she is one of those celebrities who start to get a big ego. 

That's understandable. I read in another thread that you like to learn about different cultures. So I knew the music and the Latin culture depicted in SELENA was not the issue.

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Cheat Sheet:

1241. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923) with Lon Chaney & Patsy Ruth Miller.

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1242. STELLA DALLAS (1937) with Anne Shirley & Barbara Stanwyck.

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1243. I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING! (1945) with Roger Livesey & Wendy Hiller.

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1244. THE LOST MOMENT (1947) with Agnes Moorehead.

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1245. CARRIE (1952) with Jennifer Jones & Eddie Albert.

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1246. PORGY AND BESS (1959) with Sidney Poitier & Dorothy Dandridge.

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1247. ESCAPE FROM EAST BERLIN (1962) with Christine Kaufmann & Don Murray.

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1248. CARRIE (1976) with Sissy Spacek.

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1249. MARRIED TO THE MOB (1988) with Michelle Pfeiffer & Alec Baldwin.

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1250. BOYS DON’T CRY (1999) with Hilary Swank.

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17 minutes ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

I think I saw Boys Don't Cry,  I Know Where I'm Going (the one I mistook for The Ghost Goes West - big fan of Wendy Hiller).  I know I've seen Stella Dallas and Porgy and Bess (Sammy Davis Jr. as Sportin Life?).

Yes, Sammy Davis has a role in PORGY AND BESS.

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