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Classic Movies You STILL Haven't Seen


LonesomePolecat
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It's tough to sit down and get excited for a movie that's outside your usual genre. I've never seen many classic westerns and war films only because it's not what I'll reach for first. (I'll always pick a musical or pre-code)

 

A theater setting is great for that, I saw THE SEVEN SAMURAI in the theater and it was great. I could never watch it home alone.

 

I've been getting classics from the library and finally saw DAISY KENYON-wow.

Some on the list are:

HOW THE WEST WAS WON

CRISS CROSS

PRIDE OF THE MARINES

 

Just dedicate some time for CITIZEN KANE. It IS a fantastic film and really just a great story of a man's life, his loves, his mistakes. I think most people can identify with it. The "effects" and the way it looks is secondary to the story, but gorgeous storytelling.

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Tiki- I think you meant the part of your post about Citizen Kane for mr. roberts. I've seen CK dozens of times, I own the film :)

 

I have always found the library a fantastic source for borrowing films that we can't seem to view on TV. That's how I first got to see *Sudden Fear* . See if your library has it. It's a really nifty noir with Crawford, Palance and Gloria Grahame. Another teriffic one I took out years ago was *The Furies* . A really good western starring Stanwyck and Walter Huston.

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Trying to list just any classic movie I haven't seen would probably be nearly infinite. I'll limit myself at least for this post to Best Picture winners I haven't seen:

 

The Life of Emile Zola

Gentleman's Agreement

The Greatest Show on Earth

Ben-Hur (I've seen bits and pieces but never the whole thing in one sitting)

Tom Jones

The Last Emperor

 

And there are several post-1990 I haven't seen (never saw The Hurt Locker or The English Patient, for example), but I guess we're starting to get into pretty modern times.

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finance, I've mentioned about 1/2 dozen times that I took it out of the library. Go to your local library and see if they have it. Libraries also have a catalog of videos and dvd's that can be ordered. It's FREE, so go and do it since you've mentioned you want to see *Sudden Fear* a few times on the bds. It's worth it, good noir

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I'll bet I could, if I think on it, come up with a longer list of "classic" movies I haven't seen, or seen all of, than anybody here. Probably because maybe the title didn't draw my interest, or time constraints and/or opportunity.

 

A scant few are:

 

MY LITTLE CHICKADEE

SCARFACE( Paul Muni, I saw only a few minutes here and there)

WINGS( again, only snatches)

SUDDEN FEAR

INTOLERANCE

FIVE STAR SPECIAL

 

And, like I said, these are only the tip of the iceberg.

 

Sepiatone

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Of ones previously mentioned I still haven't seen THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, TOM JONES, INTOLERANCE or the original SCARFACE either.

 

There is a long list that I can't remember, but I haven't seen PSYCHO, RASHOMON, THE GUNS OF NAVARONNE or PLANET OF THE APES.

 

There are any number of foreign or silent films I still need to see, but I hae trouble finding a time when others in my house want to see them.

 

Haven't seen BIRTH OF A NATION and I never will. :)

 

Of those I haven't seen that I will be seeing this week are HOW TO STEAL A MILLION and the DAVID COPPERFIELD with WC Fields.

 

Ones I just saw for the first time in the last week or 2 include MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (orig), WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, and SPARTACUS -- loved all three.

 

Edited by: LonesomePolecat on Oct 4, 2013 2:47 PM

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Well one classic movie I need to see again is Friendly Persuasion.

 

I saw it a long time ago but I clearly forgot how good it was based on the opinions of others here who I respect.

 

So I added this movie to my list of 'must check this out again'! (and I'm not cracking wise!).

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Isn't it funny? When you speak among other classic film fans, you realize just how vast the sheer number of films made. It's great there is always more to discover...

 

On a Fritz Lang kick and saw WOMAN IN THE WINDOW last night for the first time-wonderful! I kept marveling over that ultra sexy woman also played the refined mother in FATHER OF THE BRIDE.

 

SUDDEN FEAR is the next logical choice-thanks for the mention.

 

sewhite: The Greatest Show on Earth

You gotta like schlocky musicals (I do) This movie is corny, but that goes along with the subject.

 

Sepiatone: MY LITTLE CHICKADEE

Just awful despite the stellar leads. Worst picture made by each of them. See WINGS instead.

 

LonesomePolecat-you've never seen PSYCHO? Get it. Today. It's almost impossible to dislike.

(One of my favorite costumes for Halloween is Baby Jane Hudson. I wear a blonde wig with bows, her funny make up and carry a giant 18" rubber rat in a small picnic basket!)

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Still waiting for TCM to show *His Glorious Night* starring John Gilbert and the part-talkie *The Barker* starring Betty Compson, Dorothy Mackaill, and Milton Sills.

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You're welcome Tiki-Soo, hope you enjoy *Sudden Fear*. Not sure why that would be the next logical choice after WITW , although *Sudden Fear* is a great noir. Crawford gives a great performance and deserved the Oscar nomination. Jack Palance is very good and Gloria is just wonderful Don't know if you've seen *Scarlet Street* or not, but you probably should since you enjoyed *Women In The Window* and are in a Fritz Lang mood :)

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