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Posted By: Lawrence What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 12:59 AM

I actually can't remember the last time I watched an entire movie, and it's been over a year since I went to the show, but I still thought this would be a fun thread, so in no particular order here's twenty of mine to start.

Michael Collins
The Patriot
The Passion Of The Christ
The Song Of Bernadette
April Morning
Shane
High Noon
The Vikings
Mr Smith Goes To Washington
It's A Wonderful Life
The Quiet Man
The Bounty (1984)
Gentleman Jim
Captain Blood
Francis Of Assisi (1961)
Zulu
The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima
Nicholas And Alexandra
Dumbo
The Song Remains The Same (had to sneak that in)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,
The Graduate,
Crash,
I Heart Huckabees,
The Royal Tenenbaums,
American Beauty,
Best In Show,
Pumpkin,
The Godfather Parts 1 & 2,
To Kill A Mockingbird,
21 Grams,
The Painted Veil,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,
Cowboys,
Garden State,
Mystic River,
A River Runs Through It,
Million Dollar Baby,
The Constant Gardener,
Eastern Promises

Decidedly less religious than yours, but I don't particularly like religious movies. I'm a sucker for a good secular flick!

Alexis
Posted By: byzanTN Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 01:17 AM
I find it difficult to watch movies and usually catch myself thinking well before the movie is over, "I should be doing something useful." More often, I am thinking, "why am I wasting time on this when I have so many things to do?" The exceptions have been the "Lord of the Rings" and movies in a similar vein. I guess you can tell I am not a movie buff. biggrin
Off the top of my head . . . just a few . . .

Lord of War
The Third Man
A Scanner Darkly
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
Memento
The Unforgiven
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

-- John
Originally Posted by Logos - Alexis
21 Grams

very good film !

-- John

"In the Shoes of the Fisherman", based on the life of Patriarch Joseph Slypij.

Ungcsertezs
Posted By: Dr. Eric Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 01:48 AM
I just saw "The Sting" that was good.

I also like...

The Lord of the Rings movies

Jesus of Nazareth

Passion of the Christ (I'm not sure how one can enjoy the movie, but I do watch it a lot.)

It's a Wonderful Life

Braveheart

Footloose and Goonies (an 80s kid thing)

Back to the Future ("You're my density - I mean my destiny.") biggrin

Anything by the Marx Brothers

Honeymoon in Vegas

Harrison Ford movies from the 80s and early 90s

etc...

I almost forgot... STAR WARS!!!

My parents tell stories about how as a kid I was obsessed with the characters and the movies!

The Fire and Sword Trilogy from Jerzy Hoffman is quite good

Alexandr
This is a tough one and off the top of my head in no rank:

Chariots of Fire
Dune
Fiddler on the Roof
High Noon
It Happened One Night (1934?), Frank Capra
Kagemusha, (1980) Kurosawa
Notorious, Hitchcock
Ran, (1985) Kurosawa
Rashomon, Kurosawa
The Prisoner (1955)
Oh, someone else who likes Japanese Samurai movies!

Obviously you are a person of good breeding and superior intellect. Probably handsome as well! LOL!!

Alexandr
=English-Language=

I Confess
Shoes of the Fisherman
The Mission
A Man for all Seasons
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Prospero's Books
The Cardinal
Gattaca
Restoration
The Madness of King George
The Scarlet and the Black
Becket
Dangerous Liaisons
The 39 Steps
The Song of Bernadette
Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Blithe Spirit
Empire of the Sun
Going my Way
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Scaramouche
The Duelists (1977)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Life Of Brian
The Libertine

=European=

Ridicule
Андрей Рублёв (Andrei Rublev)
Farinelli
Tous Les Matins Du Monde
Le Roi Danse
Le Papillon
Fanfan La Tulipe (2003)
Les Choristes
Joyeux No´┐Żl
Πολιτικη Κουζινα (A Touch Of Spice)

=Chinese=

花样年华 (In The Mood For Love)
我的父亲母亲 (The Road Home)
海上花 (Flowers of Shanghai)
英雄 (Hero)
和你在一起 (Together)
小裁缝 (Balzac & The Little Chinese Seamstress)

=Japanese=

阴阳师 1, 2 (Onmyoji 1 & 2)
怪谈 (Kwaidan)

=Korean=

스캔들 - 조선남녀상열지사 (Untold Scandal)

=Indian=

Monsoon Wedding

There's certainly more - this is just off the top of my head...
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek VI, The Undiscovered Country
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Revenge of the Sith
Legends of the Fall
Akira Kurusawa has such an eye for lighting. I like his other films too than the one I mentioned (The Seven Samurai and Yojimbo come to mind). I thought of Kagemusha because it touches on a moment of change and highlights the last throes of the Samurai way of life quite heroically. I like Ran because it is a fascinating adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, which is my favorite of his tragedies...and Rashomon has such a subtly emotional play with light/dark contrasts that I have to wonder why contemporary American directors would want to fill those spaces with dialogue.


Can't forget the Godfather series or the Wrath of Khan--there's just something chilly about how he repeats Ahab's last speech.

Terry
Posted By: Alice Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 03:17 PM
The Godfather movies were all excellent. I especially liked how the periods of each movie were captured so perfectly in every detail.

Alice
Posted By: Zan Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 04:24 PM
(in no particular order)

Star Wars trilogy (original)
Star Trek movies (all of them)
The Crow
Red Dawn
El Cid
The Mothman Prophecies
Robin Hood (the classic one)
A Man for all Seasons
Indiana Jones trilogy
Godfather
Hero (as in the one directed Zhang Yimou)
Alexander Nevsky
Hunt for Red October
Monty Python and th Holy Grail
Space Balls (and every other Mel Brooks movie)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eigth Dimension!
Braveheart
James Bond: Goldeneye
The Big Lebowski
the X-Files movie
Enemy at the Gates
Terminator 2
Master and Commander: the far Side of the World
Platoon
Flash Gordon (AAAHHHUH SAVIOR OF THE UNIVERSE!)
Gettysburg
Posted By: moncobyz Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 05:04 PM
In no particular order, although many of these favorites are based on the fact that I could watch them over and over... and have.

Stalag 17
Star Wars (first installment)
The Blues Brothers
Where Eagles Dare
Cop Land
Alien (first installment)
Dark City
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Dead Man's Walk (not to be confused with Dead Man Walking)
All James Bond films that don't star Roger Moore.
All campy B horror movies from the late 50's and early 60's minus the Japanese monster movies (i.e., Godzilla).

Religious:
Godspell
Millions
Chocolat


"Chick Flicks" (showing my tender side):
Steel Magnolias
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Sixteen Candles
Tea with Musolini
Mrs. Palfry at the Claremont

And I know it's not what would be considered a "movie," but I have to add the British series "Upstairs, Downstairs."
Posted By: Alice Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 05:37 PM
Yes, I loved 'Upstairs, Downstairs' too.
I loved Chocolat, Tea With Musolini, and James Bond movies...
Posted By: robster Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 05:56 PM
With all due respect..

Logos - I Heart Huckabees????
Zan - Red Dawn????

Alright, I'll put up as well. My favorites, in rough chronological order would be:

Citizen Kane
It's a Wonderful Life
South Pacific
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Sound of Music
1776 (Not well known, but you MUST check it out!)
Crimes and Misdeamenors
What Dreams May Come
The Matrix
Moulin Rouge


Best,
Robster
I found Heart Huckabees intolerable. It made for quite a narrow satire of existentialism.

Terry
Posted By: crule Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 09:25 PM
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1776 (Not well known, but you MUST check it out!)

New York Abstains... courteously....
Posted By: Zan Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/10/07 10:06 PM
Originally Posted by robster
With all due respect..

Zan - Red Dawn????

hehe its not one of my favs for its artistic cenematic value. Growing up there were 4 of us in our little group, it was tradition for us whenever we went on a road trip to watch Red Dawn (our friends mom had a tv and a vcr in the minivan which was really rare in the early 90s) so now when I watch Red Dawn it always brings back good memories and happier times

I forgot to put "What Dreams May Come" on my list too
Okay, let's see...In no particular order, everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, the ennobling to the profane.

Hero
Shaolin Executioners
Fearless
Dr. Strangelove...How I Learned to Love the Bomb
Gladiator
Fiddler on the Roof
Godfather
Godfather part II
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Conan the Barbarian
Ridicule
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
Crippled Avengers
The Muppet Movie
Life of Brian
Monty Python's the Quest for the Holy Grail
Bruce Lee-The Chinese Connection
Kill Bill vols 1-2
Marco Polo aka 4 Assassins
King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death
My Fair Lady (Audrey Hepburn 'sigh')
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness
Annie Hall
The Mission
Saving Private Ryan
Hamburger Hill
Full Metal Jacket
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A Fistfull of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
Unforgiven
Mad Max
Shakespeare in Love
Shawshank Redemption
Vertigo
Psycho
Pride and Prejudice (BBC production miniseries)
Emma
A Beautiful Mind
Five Deadly Venoms
Shogun (James Clavell miniseries)
Equilibrium
Shogun Assassin
Star Wars episodes III & IV
Avenging Eagle
Shaolin Master Killer (36th Chamber of Shaolin)
Amadeus
House of Flying Daggers
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Alien
Predator
A Clockwork Orange
2001: A Space Odyssey
Jaws
All That Jazz
Blazing Saddles
One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest
Carrie
The Shining
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
E.T.
The Bad news Bears (the original one with Walter Matthau)
Rocky
Rocky II
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Blade Runner
Logan's Run
Flash Gordon (Especially the soundtrack by Queen)
Apocalypse Now

That's all I can think of at the moment.
Some of my favorite movies are very old and I think very few of you would remember them. Of course, they were made before my time.

Here are they are:

My Man Godfrey - William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady
Maytime - Jeannette MacDonald
The Heiress - Olivia deHavilland, Sir Ralph Richardson
Notorious - Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Rasputin and the Empress - Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, John Barrymore
In This House of Brede - Dame Diana Rigg
Rebecca - Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Dame Judith Anderson
The Queen - Helen Mirren
The Nun's Story - Audrey Hephren
Anastasia - Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brunner
Major Barbara - Dame Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Marie Lohr, Deborah Kerr
The Merry Widow - Jeannette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier
Murder She Said - Dame Margaret Rutherford
Murder at the Gallop - Dame Margaret Rutherford
The Shoes of the Fisherman
The Cardinal

Take care,

John Doucette

Posted By: Lawrence Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 12:47 AM

Some more.

The Man Who Would Be King
Captains Courageous
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Public Enemy
Boys Town
The Wild One (cracks me up every time)
Dirty Harry
F.I.S.T.
Breaker Morant
Angels With Dirty Faces
The Seventh Seal (brilliantly macabre)
The Others
In The Name Of The Father
Viva Zapata
Moby Dick
Ivanhoe (1952)
Cooley High
The Wizard Of Oz
The 300 Spartans (not to be confused with 300)
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Goodfellas (I know I should have better taste)
Stalag 17
Full Metal Jacket
The Treasure Of Sierra Madre
Spartacus

And I'll stop there.


Posted By: John K Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 01:14 AM
Some of mine too--in no particular order--that I watch over and over and never tire of:

Oh Brother, Where art Thou? (George Clooney)
Moulin Rouge (Kidman/McGregor)
Chocolat (Binoche/Dench/Depp)
Splendor in the Grass (Beatty/Wood)
The first 3 Star Wars movies
Scrooge (Albert Finney)
Chicago (Gere/Zellweger/Zeta-Jones)
Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Hurd Hatfield/Peter Lawford/George Sanders)
Lady Jane (Helena Bonham Carter/Cary Elwes)
Flash Gordon (Sam Jones/Max von Sydow)
all the Pink Panther movies (Sellers)
History of the World-Part I (Mel Brooks)
Hello Dolly (Matthau/Streisand)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Grant/MacDowell)
Doctor Zhivago (Omar Sharif)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (Curry/Sarandon)

I could go on...
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
Posted By: Alice Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 02:16 AM
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

Now that I have read your posts, I am recalling more of them, though I am basically only mentioning movies that I have and could watch many times...So, I will add to my other posts:

'Dr. Zhivago'
'The Wizard of Oz'
'Correlli's Mandolin'
'Jesus of Nazareth'
'The Producers'
(the most recent version/I was fortunate to have seen the Broadway play for one of my anniversaries, and I have to say that the movie was just as good and hilarious as the play)

There are some people, like my daughter, that will never get tired of watching movies over and over again. As you can see, I only do that with a very few movies.

Are all the movies all of you listed, movies which you watch often, or just movies you recall as being your favorites? confused

Alice

Any recommendations for old Greek and Russian (and Ukrainian and other Slavics) films?

I already know Mat', Alexander Nevsky, Andrei Rublev, Ivan the Terrible...
Posted By: indigo Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 03:53 AM
Rocky
Casablanca
Lord of the Rings
Glory
Roots
Daughters of the Dust
Butterfly Effect
Pedro Almodovar flicks- I know, super controversial, but much deeper than he seems.
Traffic
Matrix


Tons of foreign and independent films whose titles escape me now but I'll record them as I remember them.
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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Are all the movies all of you listed, movies which you watch often, or just movies you recall as being your favorites? confused
For me, they were just the movies that I could recall at that particular moment.


-- John
Posted By: John K Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 12:10 PM
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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Are all the movies all of you listed, movies which you watch often, or just movies you recall as being your favorites? confused
For me, they were just the movies that I could recall at that particular moment.


-- John
Posted By: Alice Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 02:14 PM
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/

Alice
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.

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

Alexis
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.

Terry
Posted By: Zan Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 05:52 PM
holy crap, I forgot to put "escanaba in da moonlight" on my list
Casablanca
Posted By: Rusyn31 Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 07:37 PM
Patton!
Posted By: moncobyz Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 08:02 PM
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.
Posted By: Lawrence Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/11/07 09:52 PM

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.
Posted By: Dr. Eric Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/12/07 02:54 AM
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.

-- John

It's the Queen soundtrack!

"Flash! AHHHH!"
Pulp Fiction


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

-- John
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

-- John
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.

Joe
Originally Posted by Rusyn31
Patton!

Yes, I forgot Patton! How could I forget Paton?!?! That is a truly great movie about a truly great and fascinating (though slightly loony) man.

Joe
Originally Posted by harmon3110
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

-- John

Queen was a great band and Freddy Mercury an amazing musician.

For me there are basically three kinds of movies that I like:

1) Artistic works of genius, epic war movies, etc (Godfather, Patton, etc.)
2) Hong Kong action flicks (and some American action flicks)
3)movies that are so bad they are good! (Flash Gordon, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness).

Joe
Posted By: ByzKat Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/12/07 01:16 PM
Most of mine have been mentioned (along with some that just made me shake my head), but to add a few:

The Princess Bride
The Seven Samurai (and both remakes)
Bringing Up Baby
The Third Man
Shoes of the Fisherman
A Better Tomorrow
The Virgin Spring
The Sand Pebbles
Allegro Non Troppo
Rocky Horror Picture Show (if I ever did drag, it would be Magenta)
Sunset Boulevard (what a bizarre ending)
Titanic, Deep Impact, Day after Tomorrow (like those apocalyptic scenes)
Much Love,
Jonn
Posted By: Dr. Eric Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/12/07 02:02 PM
Originally Posted by harmon3110
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

-- John

Yeah, if Freddie Mercury could have controlled his passions, he'd still be with us today. frown
Posted By: Dr. Eric Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/12/07 02:06 PM
I like movies that are about con men and people who are trying to trick each other. I try to figure out the ruse.

The Sting
Oscar (cheesy but full of tricks)


So I guess I'll have to see

Paper Moon
Memento
Posted By: Jim Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/12/07 02:18 PM
I tend toward sleeper comedy films that people are surprised they have never come across, and some classics.

For Roseanna (Mercedes Ruehl)
Cold Comfort Farm (early Kate Beckensale)
Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Terry Gilliam, director)
Blithe Spirit (1930s- Rex Harrison, Constance Bennett)
Cannery Row (Nick Nolte, Debra Winger)

Garden of Evil (1950s western- Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark)

Seasonal:
Christmas Carol (with Alastair Sims)
The Homecoming (Patricia Neal TV pilot for "The Waltons")
Hey, Jim, cool little fact:

Susan Hayward started my parish (Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Carrollton, GA). She is buried in our parish cemetary right next to where I've attended Mass weekly for years, and her old farm is literally across the street.

Another interesting fact is that my grandparents bought their house around 1954? (the one inside the city limits, not the farm), the house my mother and her siblings grew up in, from Susan Hayward and her husband. My grandparents still live in Hayward's house!

Kind of interesting, huh?

Alexis
Dr. Eric,

Paper Moon was a haunting movie. Loved it.

Alexis
Posted By: Zan Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/12/07 04:24 PM
Oh "Downfall" was AWESOME. I am obsessed with Hitler (lol when asked what is my favorite tv show I always answer "Hitler documentries" you should see the look on there faces). In real life I have a very dark personality. I also find Mao and Stalin to be extremely interesting too.

oh yeah the animes made by Miyazaki are beyond great
Zan,

You're scaring me a little bit!

Alexis
Posted By: Roman Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/15/07 01:59 AM
I'm surprised to see that no one's mentioned "The Deer Hunter" (and not because it's hunting season!).
Posted By: Etnick Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/15/07 02:02 AM
Originally Posted by Roman
I'm surprised to see that no one's mentioned "The Deer Hunter" (and not because it's hunting season!).

I attend Vespers at the church it was filmed in. I try to picture where DeNiro and others were standing. biggrin
Posted By: Jim Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/15/07 02:12 AM
Alexis, Very interesting about Susan Hayward. Surprising that "Garden of Evil" shows up on TMC or AMC once in a while, but is not available on DVD. As a kid in the 50s, she was really an impressive actress. Another of her films, "Soldier of Fortune", finally surfaced in a Clark Gable DVD box set. Many of her films, like "I'll Cry Tomorrow" and "Back Street" are more in the category of chick-flicks of their day, but she played opposite most of the best dramatic actors of her era, and with backdrops from all over the world, as well as in different historical times ("David and Bathsheba" with Gregory Peck, for example.)
Posted By: Roman Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/15/07 02:16 AM
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I attend Vespers at the church it was filmed in. I try to picture where DeNiro and others were standing.


Would that be in McKees or Cleveland (both Rock! grin ), or somewhere else?

I used to sing in the choir in the church where "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was filmed, but IMO, it's not that great a movie.
Posted By: Etnick Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/15/07 02:27 AM
Originally Posted by Roman
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I attend Vespers at the church it was filmed in. I try to picture where DeNiro and others were standing.


Would that be in McKees or Cleveland (both Rock! grin ), or somewhere else?

I used to sing in the choir in the church where "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was filmed, but IMO, it's not that great a movie.

It's Cleveland. St. Theodosius cathedral. Beautiful church.
Posted By: Betty Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/15/07 04:36 AM
Some excellent movies to look for,

in response to Edward Yong's request for Slavic fare,
Zelary (Czech)
With Fire & Sword (Polish)

focused on culture,
Rabbit Proof Fence (Australian)
Whale Rider (New Zealand), a good movie for the family!

on redemption,
Central Station (Brazilian)
Widow of St Pierre (French)

Betty
Ooooohhh.... let me play too!

I don't think anyone has mentioned some of my favorite movies ...

Like Water for Chocolate
Babette's Feast
Wings of Desire
Until the End of the World
The Double Life of Veronique
Tampopo
Eight Men Out
Brother from Another Planet
Working Girl
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The Snapper
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet
Brannagh's Much Ado About Nothing
The Commitments
Rear Window

And yes, I love love LOVE the original Star Wars trilogy; I feel like I could run a marathon after watching Chariots of Fire; I stop to watch The Shawshank Redemption every time I see it when channel surfing; and I never get tired of either West Side Story or Fiddler on the Roof.
Posted By: Annie_SFO Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/15/07 08:13 PM
Das Boot
Ed Wood
Henry V (Branagh version)
Oh! Das Boot! An astounding movie! I was totally unprepared for the ending...
Posted By: Lawrence Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/15/07 10:49 PM

I loved the Branagh version of Henry V. My favorite part is at the end of the Battle of Agincourt, when the bodies are being cleared from the field to the sounds of Non Nobis Domine. Even in the horrors of war, Latin makes things seem beautiful.

An even better Shakespearean movie is Roman Polanski's MacBeth.
Henry V reads much better after having read several histories of the Hundred Years' War. The first read I had of it left me overwhelmed.
Posted By: Lawrence Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/16/07 12:08 AM

I love the Hundred Years War too, in a historical research sense, and Henry V could be pretty cold. The St Crispin's Day speech is fantastic though, as is the "Once more unto the breach" speech Act 3 Scene 1.
Posted By: RusynGrl Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/16/07 12:26 AM
Dr. Eric...if you love movies about con men, track down "House of Games" from 1987, starring Joe Mantegna and written by David Mamet. You will really enjoy it!

Barbara
Posted By: Dr. Eric Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/16/07 01:31 AM
Barbara,

Thanks!

smile

Dr. Eric
UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD???? I thought I was the only one in the world who loved that movie!
King Kong
Frankenstein
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
The Time of Their Lives
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Young Frankenstein
Silverado
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Until the End of the World
Bella
The Secret of Roan Inish
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Exorcist
2001 Space Odyssey
It's a Wonderful Life
History of Violence
Eastern Promises
21 Grams
Traffic
Best in Show
There's Something About Mary
The Passion of the Christ
The Nativity
Posted By: DAVIDinVA Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/18/07 07:27 AM
in no particular order:
the maltese falcon
rear window
the exorcist
rocky horror picture show
the day the earth stood still
enchanted april
four weddings and a funeral
nicholas and alexandra
night of the iguana
the breakfast club
the birds
the queen (helen merrin was great!)
nosferatu (an old silent film based on dracula)
the wizard of oz
a man for all seasons
the nun's story

i've always wanted to make a movie about old calendarists and call it the "ROCOR-Horror Picture Show"

if Richard Burton's flick had been about an Orthodox priest they could have called it "Night of the Igumen"
Posted By: moncobyz Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/18/07 12:02 PM
Considering it's hockey season, I can't believe I forgot to include on my original list the greatest hockey movie (there are so many) ever made: "Slap Shot," filmed mainly in the Hollywood of the East Coast--Johnstown, Pa., also the location for "All the Right Moves" (football movie with very young Tom Cruise for all you youngsters out there).
Posted By: Carole Re: What Are Your All Time Favorite Movies - 10/18/07 02:12 PM
I like some movies that are probably not that "great" but they're entertaining ... in no particular order:

Somewhere in Time
Casablanca
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Charade
Look Who's Coming to Dinner
Steel Magnolias
Bride on the River Kwai
Hellboy (It's funny)
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Raise the Red Lantern
Citizen X
The Mummy
All time favorite:

The Wizard of Oz
Christmas Carol (with Alastair Sims)

Others:
Apollo 13
Shoes of the Fisherman
The Passion of the Christ
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