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What's your favorite pre-1970s movie?

zod

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CiscoKid said:
Of the movies I've seen, I'd have to say mine is the Bridge on the River Kwai.
I mostly go back and forth on Lawrence of Arabia and To Kill a Mockingbird mostly because that was the only reason Peter O'Toole didn't win the Oscar. The Bridge on the River Kwai is another absolute masterpiece by David Lean. I guess it comes down which version of madness you prefer when picking favorites.

In the Cold War Angst/Sci Fi catoegory:
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Forbidden Planet
The Manchurian Candidate
Dr. Strangelove
Seven Days in May
Ice Station Zebra

I'm not sure where to put these two:
The Hustler
2001
 

Dennie

Well-Known Member
The first one that came to mind is....





The second one was....



Because I just love Audrey Hepburn!





Dennie
 

Srvy

Well-Known Member
I was gonna say Deliverance but thats 1972 so I thought Papilon wrong 1973.

So here it is for me.

Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Bullit all with Steve McQueen was a big fan.
 

Srvy

Well-Known Member
The second one was....



Because I just love Audrey Hepburn!





Dennie
Dennie did you know Steve McQueen was offered the role in Breakfast at Tiffanys but had to turn it down do to contractual obligations. Just a lil tidbit there.
 

Dennie

Well-Known Member
Srvy said:
The second one was....



Because I just love Audrey Hepburn!





Dennie
Dennie did you know Steve McQueen was offered the role in Breakfast at Tiffanys but had to turn it down do to contractual obligations. Just a lil tidbit there.[/quote]

No, I did not know that. Thanks! :handgestures-thumbup:

Did you know Spencer Tracy's "Pay" for "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" was put into an Escrow account and if he died before finishing the film, he lost his pay and it would go to his replacement? They were on a very tight budget and couldn't afford to pay two different actors for the same part.

Another "lil tidbit".


Dennie
 

Srvy

Well-Known Member
Dennie said:
Srvy said:
The second one was....



Because I just love Audrey Hepburn!





Dennie
Dennie did you know Steve McQueen was offered the role in Breakfast at Tiffanys but had to turn it down do to contractual obligations. Just a lil tidbit there.
No, I did not know that. Thanks! :handgestures-thumbup:



Did you know Spencer Tracy's "Pay" for "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" was put into an Escrow account and if he died before finishing the film, he lost his pay and it would go to his replacement? They were on a very tight budget and couldn't afford to pay two different actors for the same part.

Another "lil tidbit".


Dennie[/quote]

Wow and to think they spent 300 million on the latest Transformers and there not an actor in there that comes even close to a Spencer Tracy
 

Srvy

Well-Known Member
I don't even want to get into John Wayne another my favorites there is so many I dearly love there.
 

Dennie

Well-Known Member
Srvy said:
Dennie said:
Srvy said:
The second one was....



Because I just love Audrey Hepburn!





Dennie
Dennie did you know Steve McQueen was offered the role in Breakfast at Tiffanys but had to turn it down do to contractual obligations. Just a lil tidbit there.
No, I did not know that. Thanks! :handgestures-thumbup:



Did you know Spencer Tracy's "Pay" for "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" was put into an Escrow account and if he died before finishing the film, he lost his pay and it would go to his replacement? They were on a very tight budget and couldn't afford to pay two different actors for the same part.

Another "lil tidbit".


Dennie
Wow and to think they spent 300 million on the latest Transformers and there not an actor in there that comes even close to a Spencer Tracy[/quote]

:laughing-rolling:

Very good point! :eusa-clap:


Dennie :eek:bscene-drinkingcheers:
 

zod

Well-Known Member
CiscoKid said:
Stanley Kubrick is awesome. Dr. Strangelove was great.
Well, it looks you've gotten the old farts riled up. I loved Peter Sellers in Being There.

I'm a big fan of Sergio Leone, too. I bought the trilogy of the man with no name recently. I just wish it had Once Upon a Time in Mexico, too. I haven't seen that one yet.
I've been in that phase for the last month or so. - see the Ennio Morricone thread. Once Upon a time in the West is the ultimate spaghetti western. Do it when you the have time to savor it.

I have to throw in Paul Newman as one of my favorite actors with a great list of movies from the pre-1970s era.
Talk about a guy getting hosed by the academy. I have a simple rule - the easier they make it look, the better they are. Hank Aaron was my first lesson.
 

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
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Administrator
Moderator
Superstar
Ben Hur is definitely up there for me.
 

mzpro5

Well-Known Member
Famous
Casablanca
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Searchers
To Have and Have Not
Gunga Din
Captain Blood
How Green was My Valley
Sgt. York


and many. many more.
 

MatthewB

Grandmaster Pimp Daddy
Famous
Gotta agree on It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad world, 2001, spartacus, and The Great Escape. They sure don't make em like that anymore.
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
Most of the ones I like have already been mentioned. My wife's a huge pre-70s buff. TCM is her favorite channel.

Some others I liked where:

No Time For Sergeants
The Thin Man movies
Secret of the Incas (the inspiration for the Indy Jones movies)
 

mzpro5

Well-Known Member
Famous
CiscoKid said:
Can't forget about Frank Capra's movies. While I haven't seen much besides some of It's a Wonderful Life, I know a lot of his movies are very well regarded. I've been wanting to see Lost Horizon since Alec Baldwin talked about it in the Cooler.
I have Lost Horizon on DVD - great movie.
 

Haywood

Well-Known Member
Famous
There are so many great movies to pick from that I couldn't begin to make a list of all the great ones, but here's a few that I like that I didn't see mentioned above:

Rear Window
North by Northwest
Arsenic and Old Lace
Holiday Inn
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Singing in the Rain
Charade
My Fair Lady
 
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