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Originally Posted by Alice
Either middle age does something to the memory, (mine), or you guys are all movie buffs, because I could only recall a few movies at first. crazy
LOL . . . I agree. My list was short because I couldn't remember so many. It's been interesting to see others' lists . . .and surprsing how popular the 1980s version of Flash Gordon is here.


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For me, they were just the movies that I could recall at that particular moment.


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Originally Posted by harmon3110
Originally Posted by Alice
Either middle age does something to the memory, (mine), or you guys are all movie buffs, because I could only recall a few movies at first. crazy
LOL . . . I agree. My list was short because I couldn't remember so many. It's been interesting to see others' lists . . .and surprsing how popular the 1980s version of Flash Gordon is here.

Flash Gordon...AAAAHHHHHH! Brings me back to high school when my friends and I would pile into the car and go see it at the local drive-in (remember those?) It played all summer and we went almost every weekend!

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Originally Posted by Edward Yong
Any recommendations for old Greek and Russian (and Ukrainian and other Slavics) films?

I already know Mat', Alexander Nevsky, Andrei Rublev, Ivan the Terrible...

A *new* film called 'Nifes' was quite good and historically accurate, about young Greek mail order brides sent over to the U.S. at the turn of the last century for immigrant Greek men who had established themselves in this country and wanted to get married. There was a mix of Russian, English and Greek in it. I don't remember if it had subtitles, but you understand Greek if I am not mistaken. A synoptic review:

http://stijlstek.nl/greek2me/2004/11/brides/

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I, for one, can't wait for Elizabeth: The Golden Age this Friday!

But being the good Catholic that I am, I really wish that the Spanish would've dethroned that heretic queen and put a nice Catholic royal in her place! wink

I'm looking forward to the guilty feeling I'm sure will be felt when I cheer on Elizabeth and the English, even though I know I shouldn't!

There's just something about an empowered woman that is attractive to me. Maybe that's why I like Hillary! LOL.

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Whomever said The Queen (Helen Mirren) and Memento were both right on!

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By reading a collection of her writings, I came off with the impression that she had a brilliant mind. She was quite strategic and not too aggressive. She was very lucky for the storm in 1588 that blew apart the Spanish Armada. Even though English ships were smaller and faster, they could not have contended with the scale of that campaign.

I'll look forward to that movie too, though this is the first time I've heard about it.

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holy crap, I forgot to put "escanaba in da moonlight" on my list

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Can't believe I forgot "A Christmas Story" (based on my criteria of movies I've watched over and over). Although it took place a number of decades ago, so much of it reminds me of my childhood.

And the tongue stuck to the flag pole? Happened to my brother's friend only it involved a downspout.

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I don't think the world will ever see a better Elizabeth I than Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R.

Ironically, when word of the Armada's destruction reached the Catholic refugee community in Rome, they shocked their hosts by showing their patriotism and loudly cheering. It was the duty of English Catholics themselves to restore their country to the faith, but sadly they had too much respect for royalty. Still I enjoy the story of how Mary I, upon the death of her half brother Edward VI, refused to flee to the continent, and instead with just a handful of supporters, raised her standard at Framlingham and rallied Catholic England behind her and restored the faith for a time.

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Originally Posted by harmon3110
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Either middle age does something to the memory, (mine), or you guys are all movie buffs, because I could only recall a few movies at first. crazy
LOL . . . I agree. My list was short because I couldn't remember so many. It's been interesting to see others' lists . . .and surprsing how popular the 1980s version of Flash Gordon is here.

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It's the Queen soundtrack!

"Flash! AHHHH!"

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Yes ! I loved that movie. And the lines ! I thought it was hilarious. It has got to be one my all time favorites!

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The Queen soundtrack to Flash Gordon was outstanding !

Then again, Queen was just an outstanding band. smile

Thanks for stirring up some good memories, Dr. Eric. smile

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Originally Posted by Terry Bohannon
It's funny that I've seen nearly all of these movies and have liked them.

Hero, you mean the version from Hong Kong?

Terry

Yeah, with Jet Li. I'm a major Hong Kong movie fan, especially of the old Shaw Brothers films.

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