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 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

A Classic that has pretty eyes, cute small nose, beautiful long hair, a butt that slides down like a ski slope, moderate but perky breasts, cute ears, a sexy neck, sweet sensuous voice, cute toes, nice fingers, gentle personality etc etc etc, I don't have to worry my current girlfriend does not read this board[ha-ha] oh you mean a film?

Strange - your description made me think of Rafael Nadal.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Good one, neo. I wanted to start a thread on this before but was to ashamethed to even admit to myself what I haven't seen...

Foreign-language classics have somehow evaded me (that's actually vice versa of course), but in order to make this list easier for me to compile, I'll follow the 2003 edition of Time Out, in which they mention their "Top 100" - and I'll tell you what I haven't seen from that -

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA - in fact, I don't think I've ever seen a David Lean film. Wait, did he do DOCTOR ZHIVAGO? That was shit.

TOKYO STORY - Never seen an Ozu.

L'ATALANTE - Never seen a Vigo.

THE CONFORMIST - Never seen it. All the Bernardo Bertoluccci films I've seen have been crap.

LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS - Look, I won't mention any more "foreign" films, because I've never seen any.

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH - Never seen any Powell/Pressburgers.

LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP - Them again.

SOME LIKE IT HOT - Never really liked many of Wilder's films.

I'm bored now going through that list, so I'll stop.

Here are a few just of the top of my head - THE THIRD MAN (that music!), RIO BRAVO (John Wayne!)... , THE QUIET MAN (baloney), never really got into "old" Westerns. Saw THE SEARCHERS and thought it was a bit rubbish. And I've never seen a classic Hollywood musical all the way through.

Here are a few I surprised myself with, well, one anyway - GONE WITH THE WIND. Was never interested in seeing it. But a few years ago I was in bed with lumbago for a week and just read books and watched films. So I forced myself to watch that. And it was grrreeeeaaaat!!!!

Just to show I'm not a total nincompoop, I'm watching THE SEVENTH SEAL tonight. I hope it's as good as the sequel THE GOLDEN SEAL.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Never had much interest in a lot of the Warner Brothers classics:
THE BIG SLEEP
KEY LARGO
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS
THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT
HIGH SIERRA
and a lot of 30's gangster pictures, with Cagney, Robinson, etc.; just never been interested.

Humphrey Bogart et al. just never did it for me. (Though I have seen CASABLANCA, several times.)

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

With the single exception of Reservior Dogs (NOT a Tarantino fan here), I've seen every film mentioned so far.
But that doesn't mean I've seen ALL the classics. Far from it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I say, "Good for all of you/us!!"

Don't let other people dictate what you "should" see. If you have an interest is seeking them out to view them, then go ahead. Otherwise, life is short, and two hours - multiplied by all these films - really starts to accumulate, and you should be using your time doing (or viewing) what you really like and enjoy...

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

THE SEVENTH SEAL

i think it might be too late
it's been parodied for decades!brm

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"Titanic" (1997)
"The Red Shoes"
"How Green Was My Valley"


e"


check 'em out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brm

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The one that comes immediately to mind is IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

r.


check it out!

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I don't believe I've seen anything by Kurosawa

TG


THE SEVEN SAMURAI
i guarantee you will love it, luv
smile

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)



Citizen Kane
On the Waterfront
Lawrence Of Arabia
A Streetcar Named Desire
Apocalypse Now
It's A Wonderful Life
Metropolis
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Wild Bunch
A Clockwork Orange

and, to be honest, I have no interest in seeing any of them!


check em out, dammitt!
smile

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Brace yourself, kids:

Lawrence of Arabia

anything by Chaplin - MODERN TIMES to start

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Once Upon a Time in the West

On the Waterfront
A Streetcar Named Desire
Apocalypse Now

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The Wild Bunch

A Clockwork Orange

Raging Bull

Okay, maybe it'd be easier to tell you what classics I have seen.


get started!

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Good one, neo. I wanted to start a thread on this before but was to ashamethed to even admit to myself what I haven't seen...

Foreign-language classics have somehow evaded me (that's actually vice versa of course), but in order to make this list easier for me to compile, I'll follow the 2003 edition of Time Out, in which they mention their "Top 100" - and I'll tell you what I haven't seen from that -

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA - i
TOKYO STORY - Never seen an Ozu.
L'ATALANTE - Never seen a Vigo.
THE CONFORMIST - Never seen it. All the Bernardo Bertoluccci films I've seen have been crap.
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH - Never seen any Powell/Pressburgers.
THE THIRD MAN


see 'em!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO MR MARSHALL- Your not missing much except for the endings of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and ON THE WATERFRONT.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I still haven't seen any of the Godfather films, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, On The Waterfront, The Matrix, Gone With The Wind, Die Hard, Raging Bull, Fight Club. Only seen a handful of films made after 1991. Nor have I seen any foreign language films at all.

Okay, it's one thing to not have seen The Godfather or Gone with the Wind. I'm sure you can still get into Heaven (after all, have you seen my list?)...but you haven't seen Die Hard?

I'm all for staging an intervention. This is...I don't know what this is.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Can't think of a single one.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

"Titanic" (1997)
"The Red Shoes"
"How Green Was My Valley"


e"


check 'em out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brm


I might check out "The Red Shoes" and "How Green Was My Valley", but I *really* can't stand James Cameron and have deliberately avoided "Titanic" all these years. I made the mistake of seeing "Avatar" because I read all the good reviews and it looked interesting (plus, I usually like Science Fiction); that's 3 hours of my life I'll never get back...

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

anything by Chaplin - MODERN TIMES to start

get started!



"City Lights" is another good Chaplin film.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



[ Don't let other people dictate what you "should" see. If you have an interest in seeking them out to view them, then go ahead. Otherwise, life is short, and two hours - multiplied by all these films - really starts to accumulate, and you should be using your time doing (or viewing) what you really like and enjoy ... ]

cool Jenk cool, that's possibly one of the Wisest pieces of perception we've ever come across.

Dunno where you are on Time's Trajectory but once you pass the half-century mark - unless you're the oldest living Immortal at past 5,000 years ala Methos - tis not surprising we adopted this mantra (personally no less than professionally):

{ When there's less time AHEAD of you than there is in Back of you, your focus gets laser-sharp } -
and there's noooooooo Return Receipt that even remotely residually applies. wink

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It would be HUGELY refreshing if someone here admitted they hadn't seen STAR WARS (1977) and they were telling the truth.

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

A lot of them! While I have a fairly comprehensive knowledge of cinema released during my lifetime, and consider myself to be more on top of current cinema than most, I have a weak foundation in the classics of the form. I've seen a very scattershot selection of older films, and I keep meaning to start plugging gaps but keep watching new movies instead!

 
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