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 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

1. Rio Grande (Ford)

2. The Asphalt Jungle (Huston)

3. In a Lonely Place (Ray)

4. Winchester '73 (Mann)

5. La ronde (Ophüls)

6. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Preminger)

7. Gone to Earth (Powell)

8. Night and the City (Dassin)

9. House by the River (Lang)

10. Panic in the Streets (Kazan)


Notes
Here's a little British gem entitled "Seven Days to Noon" (Boulting) that I'd like to discover.


Plotline
An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government don't announce the end of any research in this field within a week. Special agents from Scotland Yard try to stop him, with help from the scientist's assistant future son-in-law to find and stop the mad man.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

1. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder)

2. The Flowers of St. Francis (Rossellini)

3. Rashomon (Kurosawa)

4. Orphee (Cocteau)

5. Gone to Earth (Powell/Pressburger)

5. In a Lonely Place (N. Ray)

7. Father of the Bride (Minnelli)

8. All About Eve (Mankiewicz)

9. Cyrano de Bergerac (Gordon)

10. Panic in the Streets (Kazan)

11. The Asphalt Jungle (Huston)

also good: Story of a Love Affair, To Joy, Rio Grande, Stage Fright, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Annie Get Your Gun, The Flame and the Arrow, The Jackie Robinson Story, King Solomon's Mines, Mystery Street, Summer Stock, The Toast of New Orleans, Treasure Island, Variety Lights, Where Danger Lives.

still need to see: The Blue Lamp, Born Yesterday, Broken Arrow, D.O.A., Dark City, Les Enfants Terribles, Gun Crazy, The Gunfighter, Harvey, Kim, The Lawless, The Men, Mister 880, The Mudlark, No Way Out, Riding High, 711 Ocean Drive, Side Street, So Long at the Fair, Stromboli, Three Little Words, Union Station, Wabash Avenue, Wagon Master, Winchester '73.

updated 14 Feb. 2015

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 10:20 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • ALL ABOUT EVE
  • THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
  • CAGED
  • LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
  • THE FURIES
  • GUN CRAZY
  • IN A LONELY PLACE
  • NIGHT AND THE CITY
  • NO MAN OF HER OWN
  • LOS OLVIDADOS
  • ORPHEUS
  • PANIC IN THE STREETS
  • RASHOMON
  • LA RONDE
  • STROMBOLI
  • SUMMER STOCK
  • SUNSET BOULEVARD
  • VARIETY LIGHTS
  • WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS
  • WINCHESTER '73

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     Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 7:12 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    This is definitely a year to remember !

    My 5 favourite films of 1950, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
    Michael Powell's GONE TO EARTH - The Director's Cut and Ophüls' LA RONDE, are :

    ALPHAST JUNGLE
    CAGED
    CRISIS
    NIGHT AND THE CITY
    THE SOUND OF FURY


    (From 1949 to 1962 any Ozu's movie, with the exception of the unseen MUNEKATA KYÔDAI, would make my 5-titles lists. Because they are all like exquisite variations to each others, with the exception of OHAYÔ, I consider them as a one-and-single outstanding piece of achievement.)



    And I strongly recommend the following forgotten gems :


    AMBUSH : last movie by Sam Wood, a very original western filmed with the energy of teenager.
    QUICKSAND : enjoy watching Mickey Rooney jumping out the frying pan into the fire !
    SO LONG AT THE FAIR : a terrific mystery movie by Terence Fisher set in Paris at the turn of the century. And there's Jean Simmons !
    STATE SECRET : brilliantly penned and directed by Sidney Gilliat, it shares the spirit of these spy movies made in the thirties by the great Hitchcock !
    And yes SEVEN DAYS TO NOON has that magic documentary touch of british cinema that makes an enjoyable suspenseful movie.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 7:20 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 13, 2015 - 2:29 PM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    I've just watched Cy Endfield's THE SOUND OF FURY and I hardly can believe what I've just watched !



    I think it's called "a masterpiece", but it's such a wasted word...

    Let's say it's a freaking awesome movie, plenty of brilliant and original ideas, beautifully acted (even the supporting roles) and stunningly directed (that last reel...) !

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 13, 2015 - 3:18 PM   
     By:   CinemaScope   (Member)



    Ah, the ever lovely Jean Simmons from So Long At The Fair. A film I've only seen once, about 35 years ago on the telly. Now that's a film that should be on DVD/Blu-ray. About five years ago I was doing some work at a film restoration company. It was the evening & I was having a nose around & I saw a pile of film cans of So Long At The Fair, I can't remember if it was the original negatives or fine grain positives. I remember thinking, oh great, might see that soon, but nothing so far.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 13, 2015 - 7:43 PM   
     By:   Joe E.   (Member)

    I'll profess no opinion here on "best", but my favorites of that year (of the admittedly too few I've seen) are undoubtedly All About Eve and Harvey. I think the latter would be my favorite of the two, but I've seen it both fewer times and less recently than All About Eve, and need to see it again.

    Of the many, many films of that year I've yet to see, the ones I most want to see are Rashomon and that year's version of King Solomon's Mines.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 13, 2015 - 8:02 PM   
     By:   Richard-W   (Member)

    Ambush -- written by Luke Short himself, directed by Sam Wood.
    The Asphalt Jungle -- directed by John Huston.
    Aventurera -- Mexican caberatera, directed by Alberto Gout.
    The Breaking Point -- Hemingway's tale directed by Michael Curtiz.
    Devil's Doorway -- modern western noir directed by Anthony Mann.
    D.O.A. -- directed by Rudolf Mate.
    Gun Crazy -- directed by Joseph H. Lewis.
    The Gunfighter -- directed by Henry King.
    Kon-Tiki -- made by Thor Heyerdahl.
    Madeleine -- directed by David Lean.
    Morning Departure -- directed by Roy Ward Baker.
    Night and the City -- directed by Jules Dassin.
    Treasure Island -- directed by Byron Haskin for Disney.
    Wagon Master -- directed by John Ford.

    Destination Moon doesn't hold up, unfortunately, but it was a milestone in 1950 so I include it as one of the best of year and one of my favorites. I recognize the superiority of Harvey but I've never been able to warm up to. Too cute by half, as they say. I've always liked So Long At the Fair and Terence Fisher's share of the direction.

    I'll have to catch up with The Sound of Fury and State Secret.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 14, 2015 - 1:14 AM   
     By:   manderley   (Member)




    Gee.....I barely recognized Jean Simmons! smile

    Those 'mardi gras' type masks are so concealing! smile smile smile

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 14, 2015 - 3:15 PM   
     By:   Richard-W   (Member)

    As the endcap of a decade and the transition into another decade, 1950 was a particularly good year for the western. The hour-long programmer was beginning to thin out, but the adult western had arrived and was in fine form.

     
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