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 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



When in the course of personal events going hither and yon yonning one's life's hither, there are those occasions when - neither by luminous design nor even lack of desire - circumstances of time/opportunity and availability prevent you from absorbing what's universally lauded as among a particular art form's most cherished accomplishments.

Now while this ain't necessarily so where Theatre is concerned, tis precisely the embarrassing case where movies matter - and we hang our unequalized head in abject sorrow to publically admit we've yet (amongst many others both Amurrican, European and global) to see these splendid efforts (tho we hope to rectify that by year's end).



and the absolute ULTIMATE heresy where our own professionally-personal and
personally-professional mighty Mentor is concerned:



eek Und don't Even eek get us started on musicals!!! eek

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

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

But there are plenty.

I love to see films in all shapes and forms -- from extreme arthouse to popcorn blockbusters, from all over the world, from all time periods -- so some classics will inevitably be put on the backburner.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

It might not be huge, but judging from all the attention The Big Fisherman is getting on the other side it, it might be worth a look. I'm looking at it right now - so that's me for tonight.

G'nite, fellas.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Mucho thankso, guys ... now we don't feel quite so bad! wink



[ Und your reply, smile Asgardian, sagely says it all! cool ]

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (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?

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Geez, Dan--O, mebbe she should read Da Board for your konsummate kompliment in her honor! smile wink big grin

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   betenoir   (Member)

The Wizard of Oz, for one. For a long, long time, I had no idea that references to munchkins and flying monkeys had anything to do with this movie.

Three more that come to mind are on television annually, and I have seen a few minutes of them here and there, but never the entire films. They are:
The Ten Commandments
It's A Wonderful Life
The Sound of Music

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Just for starters:

Fantasia (1940)
All About Eve (1950)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Oh, and Caddyshack (1980) wink

There are also about 200 non-English language films which I *seriously* need to remedy.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

TOKYO STORY

i will
promise
brm

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Just for starters:

All About Eve (1950)
dy.


as long as Hugh Marlowe is in it ,it will remain
UNseen
brm

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 9:31 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

ye gads, Bruce, boy are u tuff ... in the immortal words of Aunt Petunia's favorite blue-eyed nephew, Battlin' Benjamin J. Grimm: YEESH!

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

ye gads, Bruce, boy are u tuff ... in the immortal words of Aunt Petunia's favorite blue-eyed nephew, Battlin' Benjamin J. Grimm: YEESH!


HUGH MARLOWE must die!
'nuff said

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 9:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I don't know if it is a classic but it is a cult film. I still have to get around to see THE DEVILS-71- KEN RUSSELL. It was on some cable system when I was in a motel in HARTFORD CONN, decades ago. but I was busy doing other things so I never really got to see it.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2013 - 11:43 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

It might not be huge, but judging from all the attention The Big Fisherman is getting on the other side it, it might be worth a look. I'm looking at it right now - so that's me for tonight.

G'nite, fellas.



It's worth a look, but you may need to adopt an MST frame of mind to appreciate all its many charms. If it inspires you to read the source novel, you might find it better than the movie . . . I did.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

* The Godfather - By choice. Never been into gangster movies.
* Lawrence of Arabia - Almost saw it one time, but got sidetracked and have yet to get around to it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I don't believe I've seen anything by Kurusawa or Bergman, but otherwise I'm not doing too badly, to my surprise. Haven't seen The Iron Lady yet, though, Neo...

TG

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

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


Added:

"True Grit" (either version)
"Cool Hand Luke"

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 3:47 AM   
 By:   Greg Phillips   (Member)

Citizen Kane
Gone With The Wind
Vertigo
On the Waterfront
Lawrence Of Arabia
A Streetcar Named Desire
Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
It's A Wonderful Life
Metropolis
The Shawshank Redemption
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Wuthering Heights
The Wild Bunch
Forrest Gump
National Lampoon's Animal House
Grease
Saturday Night Fever
Doctor Zhivago
A Clockwork Orange

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

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Brace yourself, kids:

Lawrence of Arabia
The Godfather I and II
Gone with the Wind
anything by Chaplin
All About Eve
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Magnificent Seven
The Ten Commandments
Once Upon a Time in the West
Vertigo
On the Waterfront
A Streetcar Named Desire
Apocalypse Now
The Shawshank Redemption
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Wuthering Heights
The Wild Bunch
Doctor Zhivago
A Clockwork Orange
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull

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

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (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.

 
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