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Johno
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 12:07 am:   

Since we have the thread about films from the early 30's to the early 50's and not everyone may like films of that era and to expand it to include films made since the I'll list a few of my favorites.

- Night of the Hunter - 1955
- Forbidden Planet - 1956
- Inherit the Wind - 1960
- West Side Story - 1961
- To Kill a Mockingbird - 1962
- Beckett - 1964
- A Hard Days Night - 1964
- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - 1966
- Bonnie & Clyde - 1967
- Midnight Cowboy - 1969
- Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid - 1969
- M*A*S*H - 1970
- Patton - 1970
- Woodstock - 1970
- The Godfather - 1972
- American Graffiti - 1973
- One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest - 1975
- Nashville - 1975
- Network - 1976
- Apocalypse Now - 1979
- Raging Bull - 1980
- The Never Ending Story - 1984
- Léon - 1994
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Vallejo_dave
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 8:55 am:   

A few of mine:
-The Birds
-Vertigo
-Psycho
-From Here to Eternity
-The Conversation
-The French Connection
-Hoosiers
-Full Metal Jacket
-The Deer Hunter
-Coming Home
-Easy Rider
-Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, Sudden Impact
-Play Misty for me
-High Plains Drifter
-Pale Rider
-The Shawshank Redemption
-Saving Private Ryan
-Turner and Hootch
-The Bridge on the River Kwai
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Oklahoma_mike
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Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 6:57 pm:   

As V. Dave mentioned, this was Hitchcocks greatest period and I would add Kubrick, my pick for the 2 best directors in the last 50 years. So for films:
North by Northwest
Rear Window
2001 A Space Odessey
Dr. Strangelove
A Clockwork Orange
also, from other directors;
The Godfather
The Godfather II
Apocylapse Now (damn Coppolla was good there for a while!)
Forrest Gump (my second fav. film ever)
Unforgiven
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Sixth Sense
Schindler's List
I also admired the early works of Robert Altman,
MASH, Brewster McCLoud, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville

Not as many on this list as the older time period. I think lots of movies really were better back then, plus, the studios made a LOT MORE movies during the 30's and 40's than they have in the past 30.
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Douglas_oswell
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Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 10:33 pm:   

Dr. Strangelove was excellent satire. Speaking of which, I recently watched The Exorcist for the first time ever, and it was good satire, too! Probably the best satirical comedy I've ever seen.
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Fredcasa
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Posted on Saturday, June 03, 2006 - 7:31 pm:   

Problem with Exorcist is it put me off pea soup forever. Also talk about career killers that was the king of them all..except for sequels and parodies..recently saw Dr. Strangelove again and it still holds up//
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2006 - 1:03 pm:   

I saw The Exorcist 2 or 3, I forget, but George C. Scott was in it, and played another tremendous role! I notice Apocalypse Now is on our lists, It's on mine too, as well as Patton. Here are some more: Bullit, The Getaway, Nevada Smith, Escape From Alcatraz, The Bridges of Madison County, Rodan, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dumb and Dumber, When Harry Met Sally, Animal House. Oh well--you get the picture.
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Johno
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Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2006 - 10:34 pm:   

Here's a few more of my favorites:

- Them - 1954
- Marty - 1955
- 12 Angry Men - 1957
- A Night to Remember - 1958
- Some Like it Hot - 1959
- Elmer Gantry - 1960
- The Longest Day - 1962
- The Miracle Worker - 1962
- Dr. Strangelove - 1964
- Doctor Zhivago - 1965
- In Cold Blood - 1967
- Romeo & Juliet - 1968
- The Wild Bunch - 1969
- Kelly's Heroes - 1970
- Little Big Man - 1970
- Duel - 1971
- Dirty Harry - 1971
- High Plains Drifter - 1973
- Car Wash - 1976
- Looking for Mr. Goodbar - 1977
- Up in Smoke - 1978
- Being There - 1979
- Starman - 1984
- Babe - 1995
- Contact - 1997
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Monday, June 05, 2006 - 7:36 pm:   

I've never seen Dr. Strangelove. What am I missing? Good to see another Cheech and Chong fan. I also liked Marty, 12 Angry Men, All MM movies, Zhivago, and Starman, anything Titantic, but I didn't care for George Cukor(sp) as a director, or John Huston.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 6:53 am:   

No list like this would be complete without Jaws, and one of my favorite actors, Robert Shaw. The Sting is also right up there.
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George
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Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 12:32 pm:   

I'd add The Graduate and Chinatown, too.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 4:56 pm:   

Here's a couple more: Silence of the Lambs, Tootsie, Thunder Bolt and Lightfoot, Bob, with Bill Murray. I like all his roles!
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James78
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Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 2:27 pm:   

Butch cassidy and the Sundance kid is one of my favorites. Bonnie and Clyde and Jaws.
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Scorpio95628
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Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 2:40 am:   

Thanks to Vallejo Dave for bringing up Jaws, but I'm shocked that ALien(1979) or it's sequel Aliens(1986) isn't on anyone's list. Two classic films that are favorites of mine!
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 6:38 pm:   

Thanks Scorpio--I also like }The Summer of 42 with Jennifer Jones.

Are there any other George C. Scott and Gene Hackman fans out there?
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Johno
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Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 6:51 pm:   

Dave,
You of course mean Jennifer O'Neil from Summer of 42.
Jennifer Jones was the star of such 1940's films as Portrait of Jenny, Song of Bernadette, Duel in the Sun and Since you Went Away and was the wife of movie mogul David O. Selznick.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 7:44 pm:   

Yes Johno, Jennifer O'Neil. I get the names confused. Thanks.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 8:30 pm:   

Didn't Jennifer O'Neil get shot in the stomach back there in the 80's, I forget, I'm getting old. Would this qualify her for Ed's celebrity thread?

How about The Perfect Storm, with George Clooney
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Johno
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Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 10:52 pm:   

Dave,
You are correct and one of her ex-husbands definately belongs in the celebrity thread.
Jennifer O'Neil tried to commit suicide at the age of 14.
At 15 a horse she was riding fell on her and broke her back. She married her first husband and had a child at age 17.
At age 18 she checked herself into a mental hospital for stress.
In 1983 she accidentally shot herself in the stomach.
In 1987 her ex-husband Chippendale's choreographer Nick De Noia was shot to death in a hit ordered by Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee. When linked to the murder Banejee commited suicide.
Jennifer O'neil was married nine times, had three children and suffered nine miscarriages.
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Etphoto
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Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 5:46 am:   

Any movie with John Wayne in it.

ET
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Friday, August 04, 2006 - 9:45 am:   

Dances with Wolves.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Friday, August 04, 2006 - 4:58 pm:   

Saving Private Ryan and Saturday Night Fever. I am not a Travolta fan, but this is one of the best "greaser movies" of all time, imo. Right up there with West Side Story.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 2:21 pm:   

Johno, don't want to monopolize your thread, but here is another for the list: Witness, with Harrison Ford. Some of our conservative Z chicks in the east may have seen this!!!
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Johno
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Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 11:38 pm:   

Time for me to add some more favorites Dave. I've submitted two lists so far so here's a third list:

- Earth Vs. Flying Saucers - 1956
- The Incredible Shrinking Man - 1957
- Vertigo - 1958
- Pork Chop Hill - 1959
- North By Northwest - 1959
- The Time Machine - 1960
- Psycho - 1960
- House of Usher - 1960
- Sink The Bismarck - 1960
- The Longest Day - 1962
- Goldfinger - 1964
- Mysterious Island - 1964
- Fail-Safe - 1964
- The Flight Of The Pheonix - 1965
- Cool Hand Luke - 1967
- To Sir With Love - 1967
- Coogan's Bluff - 1968
- The Producers - 1968
- The Swimmer - 1968
- The Last Picture Show - 1971
- The Summer of '42 - 1971
- Man In The Wilderness - 1971
- Concert For Bangladesh - 1972
- Lenny - 1974
- Jaws - 1975
- Star Wars - 1977
- Magic - 1978
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture - 1979
- Life of Brian - 1979
- Coal Miner's Daughter - 1980
- Das Boot - 1981
- Body Heat - 1981
- A Christmas Story - 1983
- Enemy Mine - 1985
- Planes, Trains & Automobiles - 1987
- Adventures in Baby Sitting - 1987
- Groundhog Day - 1993
- Intersection - 1994
- Ed Wood - 1994
- Concert For George - 2003
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 5:41 pm:   

Johno---How about Midnight Cowboy and Taxi Driver? I like all films that Robert DeNiro was in.
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Johno
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Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 6:09 pm:   

Yes, Taxi Driver deserves to be on any list.

"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the f*** do you think you're talkin' to?"

Midnight Cowboy was on the first list I submitted above. DeNiro wasn't in Midnight Cowboy but a similar outburst from Dustin Hoffman as he crosses a street and is almost hit by a car and he bangs on the car hood and says,
"I'm walkin' here! I'm walkin' here."
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 9:43 am:   

I'm also thinking An Officer and a Gentleman, and Midnight Express.

Johno---Tom's cousin, Jon Voigt, played a terrific role in Midnight Cowboy, lol.
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Bryanthegiant
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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 6:50 am:   

Dave one of the best movie scenes in the history of movies is in Dr. Strangelove, Slim Pickings is trying to dis-logde a bomb stuck inside is B-59, so he stradles it and is trying to kick it loose, and it does and he riding it down to the bombing site waving his cowboy hat like he's riding a bucking bronco, yelling wahhhooo.
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Patrick_t
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Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:47 am:   

Duel
Amadeus
The big blue
Creepshows
Full Metal Jacket
The usual suspects
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Vallejo_dave
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 11:43 am:   

Time for some more:
Full Metal Jacket we mentioned-"Me so horny,GI".
*A Star is Born--remake
*Bronco Billy--The Ape should've got an Academy.
*Hud
*Downhill Racer
*The Eiger Sanction
*The Cincinatti Kid
*Barefoot in the Park
*The Days of Wine and Roses
*Brewbaker
*All Walter Matheau Movies
*Charley Varrick
*Movie with DeNiro and Charles Grodin as prisoner
*The Toy-Richard Pryor
*The Killing Fields
*Wayne's World
*Tender Mercies
*Bob and Carol, Ted and Alice
*Dog Day Afternoon
*Goodfellas
*Rio Bravo--just for the cast,lol
*One Eyed Jacks
*On the Waterfront
*Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
*First Blood
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Racerx
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Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 12:26 pm:   

Wasn't that "every which way but loose"? And "Clyde" the orangutan (sp) got ripped off for not getting best supporting actor; "right turn Clyde"!
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 5:39 pm:   

Racerx, you are correct. I got them confused. Which one was the fist fight movie?

I liked Clint's movie with Bernadette Peters and the pink cadillac in Reno, but can't remember the name of it.

Here's another couple Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, and Sunset Strip.
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Racerx
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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 10:00 pm:   

I believe it was the same movie Dave; Clint was "Philo Bedoe"(sp), the fist fighter.
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Seagull
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 10:32 pm:   

"The Fog" with Adrienne Barbeau was a good creepy movie. The remake was terrible. And anything by Alfred Hitchcock was great.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2006 - 4:47 pm:   

Cape Fear, with DeNiro and Nolte was kind of spooky. How about The Lonely Guy, with Charles Grodin--a very funny man. He puts up cardboard movie posters in his apartment to relieve his lonliness.

ET, Poltergeist, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham-----The Buddy Holly Story--I can't believe Gary Busey didn't get awards for this.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2006 - 6:38 pm:   

Butterfield 8, I still remmember Liz's silky white slip, cleavage, velvety blue eyes, and long, coal black hair.

I can't believe Mike is still getting royalties from this movie, lol.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 5:12 pm:   

Johno, you created a monster here-me, lol.

How about 10, with Dudley Moore and the "Babe"? All of Dudley Moore's work is entertaining. Brian Denehey was the bartender in Mexico.

Omega Man and the original Planet of the Apes, with Charlton Heston and the former boy star actor from National Velvet.
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Racerx
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Posted on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 1:06 am:   

That would be Roddy Mcdowell, Dave. also there is Grand Prix and LeMans (sp) two good racing movies from the 60's.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 4:34 pm:   

Thanks Racerx. A few more:
-Hombre
-Walking Tall
-Deliverance
-The Longest Yard-My uncle is a Burt Reynolds fan
-The Karate Kid-yep,lol
-The karate movie with the black hatted indian.
-As Good As It Gets
-The Shining-"Here's Johnny"
-Back to the Future-reminds me of Ed N,lol
-Tombstone
-Oceans 11-the original
-The Enemy Within.
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Racerx
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 7:12 am:   

That would be " Billy Jack" (Tom Lauflen) (sp) the half breed; one of the first movies I saw on the big screen. Let's not forget "swiss family robinson".
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Johno
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 2:03 pm:   

"When Jean and the kids at school tell me tell me that I'm supposed to control my violent temper, and be passive and non-violent like they are, I try. I really try. Though when I see this girl..of such beautiful spirit...so degraded...and this boy...that I love...sprawled out by this big ape here...and this little girl, who is so special to us we call her God's little gift of sunshine...and I think of the number of years that she's going to have to carry in her memory...the savagery of this idiotic moment of yours...I..just..go..BERSERK!" - Billy Jack
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Douglas_oswell
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 2:29 pm:   

Something about vigilante justice seems to strike a chord with Americans.
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Muskogee
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 2:36 pm:   

Hey, why didn't I know about this movie?! I should put this in my Netflix queue.

By the way, "half-breed" is considered derogatory to most of us of mixed-blood...though I don't believe most white people think of it that way. By the way, that term is actually in the description of the movie, so I don't fault the poster who used it, by any means!

Speaking of Indian movies, The Outlaw Josie Wales was good for its time, and the Navajo woman in the film was actually speaking Navajo (at least, according to a Navajo friend of mine who watched the movie with me...I only know a few phrases in Navajo, so the Navajo woman in the movie could have been speaking Swahili for all I know).

Smoke Signals was really good, but watch it with an Indian who grew up on a reservation, if you want to get all of the jokes. I think this movie is broad in appeal and most of my white friends have enjoyed it quite a bit.

The Business of Fancydancing is kind of artsy-weird and depressing, but quite good. I don't think this would appeal to most white people, but I could be wrong.
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Muskogee
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 2:36 pm:   

Hey, why didn't I know about this movie?! I should put this in my Netflix queue.

By the way, "half-breed" is considered derogatory to most of us of mixed-blood...though I don't believe most white people think of it that way. By the way, that term is actually in the description of the movie, so I don't fault the poster who used it, by any means!

Speaking of Indian movies, The Outlaw Josie Wales was good for its time, and the Navajo woman in the film was actually speaking Navajo (at least, according to a Navajo friend of mine who watched the movie with me...I only know a few phrases in Navajo, so the Navajo woman in the movie could have been speaking Swahili for all I know).

Smoke Signals was really good, but watch it with an Indian who grew up on a reservation, if you want to get all of the jokes. I think this movie is broad in appeal and most of my white friends have enjoyed it quite a bit.

The Business of Fancydancing is kind of artsy-weird and depressing, but quite good. I don't think this would appeal to most white people, but I could be wrong.
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Johno
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 3:02 pm:   

Biily Jack - "You know what I think I'm gonna do then? Just for the hell of it?"

Posner - "Tell me."

Billy Jack - "I'm gonna take this right foot, and I'm gonna whop you on that side of your face...and you wanna know something? There's not a damn thing you're gonna be able to do about it.

Posner - "Really?"

Billy Jack - "Really."
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 6:36 pm:   

Johno--fantastic quotes. I had forgotten them!

Musky-The Outlaw Josie Wales is one of my all time favorites. I could watch it 8 days a week!!!

Doug-you are right about the vigilante theory, imo. Just look at Bronson's Death Wish
movies, and all the Dirty Harry and other Clint movies.

Here are more to discuss:
-Get Shorty-I'll never forget the scene with Gene Hackman, encased in a facial cast, sipping his drink at a chic Hollywood Restaurant.---And Devito, the big swinger, dating the babes and wielding his power! Travolta was OK too.

-Michael- with Travolta, and also Urban Cowboy
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Johno
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 7:07 pm:   

Josey Wales - "When I get to likin' someone, they ain't around long."

Lone Watie - "I notice when you get to dis-likin' someone they ain't around for long neither."
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 8:34 am:   

Papillion-Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.
-and the movie with Tom Cruise and autistic Hoffman.

Too bad about Bruno Kirby. He was underrated.
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Scott_ben
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Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006 - 2:19 pm:   

1967-Bonnie & Clyde
1968-Night Of the Living Dead
1969-Medium Cool
1970-Five Easy Pieces
1971-A Clockwork Orange
1972-The Getaway
1973-Badlands(This is a zodiac site)
1974-Chinatown(Forget it jake it's Chinatown)
1975-Dog Day Afternoon
1976-Marathon Man(Is it safe?)
1977-Star Wars
1978-The Deer Hunter
1979-Alien
1980-The Stunt Man
1981-Body Heat
1982-Blade Runner
1983-Scarface
1984-Blood Simple
1985-Lost In America
1986-Blue Velvet
1987-The Princess Bride(My Kids love it)
1988-The Vanishing(Foriegn Film, check it out)
1989-Heathers
1990-Goodfellas
1991-One False Move
1992-Reservoir Dogs
1993-Dazed and Confused
1994-Pulp Fiction
1995-Seven
1996-Breaking The Waves
1997-Boogie Nights
1998-A Simple Plan
1999-Fight Club
2000-Memento
2001-Monster's Ball
2002-City Of God
2003-Kill Bill Vol.1
2004-Kill Bill Vol.2
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Johno
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Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006 - 3:05 pm:   

Scott,
I didn't see the original 1988 film "Spoorloos' made in the Netherlands by French-born director George Sluizer but I did see the 1993 remake "The Vanishing" with Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock. Sluizer also directed the remake.
The original film is said to be the better of the two but the novel it was derived from by Tom Krabbé is said to be better than either film.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006 - 4:13 pm:   

The Lady in Red, Rain Man, Breakheart Pass, Three Amigos, Zabriskie Point.
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Scott_ben
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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 1:08 pm:   

I read the book also and it was good but the original movie "the Vanishing" was just the best. The actor who plays the jeff bridges role in the original is unbelievable.
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Vallejo_dave
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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 5:54 pm:   

Get Shorty
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Muskogee
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Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 2:23 pm:   

I don't remember the exact quotes, and I may have these two events in the movie backwards (I saw it a LONG time ago!), but my favorite lines from The Outlaw Josie Wales are when the Indian-bad-guys are surrounding the heroes of the film and the old White lady says, "I'm going to kill those Redskins!" She then turns to the Cherokee man and says, "No offense," and he says, "None taken." In a reverse of the scene, some White-bad-guys are surrounding the heroes and the Cherokee man says, "I'm going to kill those Pale-Faces!" He then turns to the old White lady and says, "No offense," and she says, "None taken."
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Muskogee
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Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 1:15 pm:   

Dark Humour:
Death to Smoochy
Two Days in the Valley
Fargo
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 8:00 am:   

I saw Fargo, but not the other two. Fargo was entertaining.

Neighbors, with Belushi and Ackroyd was a dark comedy I enjoyed. I especially liked the ending.
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Vallejo_dave
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 6:21 pm:   

I am also a comedy freak. The Jerk, with Steve Martin is one of my favorites. The white son of a black southern sharecropper family!--HaHaHa.
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Johno
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 7:35 pm:   

The Jerk is a funny premise and it has it's moments with some unusual comedy like getting excited because his name is in print in the phone book, there is a lot of laughs and smiles to it but Steve Martin alone makes it work. It would be a good five minute sketch or a 20 minute film short but even with Martin The Jerk don't work. Without him it would have been a painful disaster.
Director Carl Reiner made four films with Martin, The Jerk, All of Me, The Man with Two Brains and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and they were OK but never fully got off the ground in my opinion. Summer Rental with comic genious John Candy was mostly a failure too.
Reiner is a comic genious himself but was a poor director.
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Vallejo_dave
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 1:25 pm:   

Thanks Johno. Steve Martin is a funny guy. I also enjoyed Roxanne, and his SNL skits as a "Wild and Crazy Guy".
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Muskogee
Username: Muskogee

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 3:00 pm:   

Roxanne was ok, as I remember it, but Martin was no Cyrano! I generally like his comedy, though. My husband's favorite its LA Story.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 5:10 pm:   

I have not seen LA Story. Is that Steve Martin?

Another film that deserves to be on the list is The China Syndrome, along with the film with Cher in it about Babcock and Williams and the Nuclear problem in Oklahoma?
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Racerx
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Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 1:48 am:   

Silkwood.
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Vallejo_dave
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 10:17 am:   

Rudy, about Notre Dame football.
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Vallejo_dave
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 11:26 am:   

Going back to Scott-Ben's list, The Getaway is one of my favorites. How about that big lummox actor who is tailing McQueen, and takes Sally Struthers away from her husband? He should have gotten an award for character portrayal. I liked the SW scenery too, and McQueen was always good---"Punch it baby, punch it."
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Johno
Username: Johno

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 2:25 pm:   

It was on September 30, 1955, 51 years ago tomorrow that actor James Dean was killed in a California car crash.

"You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye bye." - (Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, JD Souther, Don Henley)
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Ratman
Username: Ratman

Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 2:38 pm:   

Hey kids rock and roll-Rock on,
Jimmy Dean-James Dean.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 5:12 pm:   

I think Dean wrecked on 101 near Paso Robles. I spent a summer camp near there at Camp Roberts.

Go Johnny Go a good Rock and Roll movie circa 57 or 58.

Hoosiers is one of my all time favs. Gene Hackman, and the actor from "Easy Rider"-the drunken back up coach.

"Coach goes, I go. Coach stays, I stay".
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Vallejo_dave
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 4:21 pm:   

The Green Berets, with John Wayne. "Where's Ham Chunk?"
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Vallejo_dave
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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 1:14 pm:   

Silver Streak--The duo of Wilder and Pryor was too freaking much!
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Racerx
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Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 1:49 pm:   

Animal house. The green mile. Remo Williams. The money pit.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 9:03 am:   

I am a big Jack Nicholson fan. The Last Detail from 73 and As Good As It Gets with his character, Melvin Udall, are excellent.

filmography--http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000197/
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Yarbchris
Username: Yarbchris

Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 2:48 pm:   

Casablanca - truly patriotic
Jaws - Quint rules!
American Graffiti - Great soundtrack.
Shaft - Shut your mouth!
The Wild Bunch - If they move, kill em.
1931 Dracula - Wicked
The French Connection & The Conversation - Hackman at his best
Superfly - Freddy's dead
Play Misty For Me - before Fatal Attraction
A Shot in the Dark - The Real Pink Panther
The Party - Birdie Num Num
Being There - I like to watch.
Deliverance - Hillbillies!
Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - Warren Oates was great.
The Godfather - Bonasera!
Goldfinger - But of Course.
Phantasm - Angus Scrimm
Marathon Man - is it safe?
Rocky - Yo
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Socal
Username: Socal

Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 3:16 pm:   

Magnificent 7

Great Escape
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, October 09, 2006 - 5:01 pm:   

I like all of these. Since I mentioned Silver Streak, here is a link to enjoy. I went to grade school with GE Smith, the former musical guy from SNL. He was married to Gilda Radnor, right after Gene Wilder--correct me if I'm wrong.
http://www.greenmirror.com/gebio.html
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Johno
Username: Johno

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, October 09, 2006 - 5:11 pm:   

Ge Smith is a great guitarist but you have Gilda's husbands in reverse.
She was married to Smith from 1980-82 and Wilder from 1984 until her death in 1989.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 5:11 pm:   

Thanks Johno.

City Slickers, Bang the Drum Slowly, and Mr. Saturday Night. I like Billy Crystal.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 10:19 am:   

Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson. Here's one to fan the flames of paranoia about the MK Ultra program!
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 10:19 am:   

The Big Chill. The sound track is 4 star. How about the funeral scene, with the Stones " You can't always get what you want" playing in background?

Jurassic Park and Sex, Lies, and Video Tape. And Jim Carey in the Andy Kauffman bio, and in Dumb and Dumber.
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Johno
Username: Johno

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 11:29 pm:   

The Big Chill is one of the best soundtrack films ever.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 7:52 pm:   

Thelma and Louise-
Atlantic City-
The Witches of Eastwick-
Moonstruck-
Paint Your Wagon-Lee Marvin,lol-
Woodstock-
Portnoy's Complaint-
The Group-
Legal Eagles-
The Scent of a Woman-
The Postman Always Rings Twice---
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Muskogee
Username: Muskogee

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2006 - 6:44 pm:   

OMG, Dave, I think you have more favorite movies than I've even seen!
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 1:03 pm:   

LOL Muskie. I'm sure you've seen some good ones. At one time I wanted to be a film/drama critic. I do have a BA in English.

A couple more: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,Barbarella,Geronimo,Cleopatra,Old Yeller,Cat Ballou.
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Muskogee
Username: Muskogee

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 3:51 pm:   

Ak, I'm still traumatized after seeing Ol' Yeller in 4th grade.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 1:44 pm:   

Edward Scissorhands was entertaining. It is a film for this time of the year.
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Muskogee
Username: Muskogee

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 5:58 pm:   

I LOVED Edward Scissorhands, though I was only 14 when I saw it.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 4:45 pm:   

Muskie, lol. I was in my 40's when I saw it. Did you ever see Hound Dog Man with Fabian?
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 4:05 pm:   

King Kong, the original and the re-make.
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Johno
Username: Johno

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 11:01 pm:   

King Kong, the original was not a movie from the mid 50's to present. It was released in 1933.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 8:37 am:   

You are correct, sir. I will try to watch my p's and q's.
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Ed_neil
Username: Ed_neil

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 6:26 pm:   

Most Star Trek films (Star Trek: Nemesis blew chunks)
James Bond series
Friday the 13th I-X & Freddy vs Jason
Nightmare on Elm Street I-VII
Superman I-III (IV was kinda silly, but I did like it)
Forbidden Planet (one of the best science fiction movies ever)
Rambo I-III
Missing in Action I-III
Die Hard
X-Men I-III
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure & Bogus Journey
Ghostbusters I & II
Star Wars (yes, I even liked episodes I-III)
Indiana Jones I-III
Back to the Future I-III
Highlander I-IV

I'll think of more later...

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