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biganimefan
09-17-2017, 11:17 AM
I'm unsure if this has been done before but I'm unwilling to go more than 10 pages back trying to find one.

Anyway, I've always felt that I had an unusual taste for someone my age. Specifically being a huge fan of old movies. I have seen a handful of comments from Andrew, Cubed and a few others in regards to old movies or actors but they're mostly "for example" comments. So, I'm wondering how many out there in these forums are a fan of old movies like myself.

I like older and newer movies of course, but by far my favorite era in Hollywood is about 1920-1965. Growing up, I never really had a problem with a movie being in black and white and saw such movies as; Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, Heidi, Beau Geste, and a handful of others. I also discovered the "silent era" as a teenager and was intrigued. I became a full-fledged "old movie" fanboy about 2008 and my experience with those movies has increased more than a hundred-fold since I was growing up.

Absolutely love actors like; Cary Grant, Harold Lloyd, Jack Lemmon, Douglas Fairbanks(both Sr and Jr), Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, James Cagney, Katharine and Audrey Hepburn, and many others.

I also have been able to share these classics with some of my family. Especially my wife.

The last movie I've seen is, Seven Days in May. It was made during the early 60s and at the height of the Cold War. Basically, the US President(played by Fredric March) has made a treaty with the Soviets to completely de-nuclearize. It is a largely unpopular treaty at home and there's even a military plot to overthrow the government lead by Burt Lancaster's character. Enjoyable movie, definitely not the best, but a good one. Seen it 3 times now I think.

So, who else in these forums enjoy old movies, or even have a passing interest in them?

Shark_Blade
09-17-2017, 12:25 PM
Rarely watch old movies but I've seen a few:

- Breakfast at Tiffany's
- Cleopatra
- Casablanca
- Little Shop of Horrors (both sad & happy endings)
- Some Like It Hot
- Wizard of Oz
- Psycho
- Gone with the wind
- Marry Poppins
- The Sound of Music
- Jaws
- Shawshank Redemption
- The Green Mile
- Forrest Gump
- original Star Wars trilogy
- Pulp Fiction
- The Fifth Element
- Die Hard 1-3

TheSkeletonMan939
09-17-2017, 12:36 PM
- Shawshank Redemption
- The Green Mile
- Forrest Gump
- Pulp Fiction
- The Fifth Element
- Die Hard 1-3

These aren't "old movies"! They're all from the '90s!

MsMarvelDuckie
09-17-2017, 12:39 PM
I grew up watching a lot of older movies, since my mom especially enjoyed them. I have seen Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, nearly ALL of the Elvis movies, The "Road To..." comedy movies with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, (and most of Danny Kaye's movies), the Gene Kelly Three Musketeers, and so many others I can't even name at the moment.

Leofan26
09-17-2017, 01:01 PM
Does the late 80s films count as classics now? Or are you talking about earlier than that like the King and I? Or the Sounds of Music or Shirley Temple films?

What times was Marry Poppins in?

Edit;

Oh my gosh forgot about Gone with the Wind, my grandma had that one on Vhs.

Or three Men and a little baby, when was that? I loved that one.

MsMarvelDuckie
09-17-2017, 01:42 PM
Three Men and a Baby was late 80's- Had Tom Selleck(Magnum PI), Steve Gutenburg(Police Academy), and Ted Dansen(Cheers). Not "classic" per se.

Mary Poppins would count though, as it was in the early sixties, IIRC. As would The King and I.

CyberCubed
09-17-2017, 01:47 PM
I just watched recently Clint Eastwood's first 3 westerns from 1965-68, the "Fistful of Dollars" trilogy...and it was really damn good.

I can see why Clint Eastwood was such an action icon when he was younger, he was like the pre-Arnold Scwarzenggaer or Sylvester Stallone to 60's and 70's kids.

Allio
09-17-2017, 02:05 PM
I haven't watched many "classics" movies I have seen would be things from the original King Kong and the original 13 ghosts.

I have started watching the universal monster movies

biganimefan
09-17-2017, 03:08 PM
Does the late 80s films count as classics now? Or are you talking about earlier than that like the King and I? Or the Sounds of Music or Shirley Temple films?

What times was Marry Poppins in?

Edit;

Oh my gosh forgot about Gone with the Wind, my grandma had that one on Vhs.

Or three Men and a little baby, when was that? I loved that one.



By "Classics" I generally mean during the "Golden Age of Hollywood" timeframe. Basically 30's-50's. But I figure anything before that and anything up to 1970 I'd consider a classic. So yeah, any Shirley Temple movie would count along with King and I, Gone With the Wind, and Mary Poppins(that came out in 1964 I believe).

Also, by "Three Men and a Little Baby" do you mean the title of the movie? Or what the movie was about? 'cause when I think of that, I think of 3 Godfathers. About a trio of outlaws led by John Wayne that find and take care of a baby.

MsMarvelDuckie
09-17-2017, 03:16 PM
No they were definitely referring tot he 80's movie with that title. As I said, it featured three big actors of the time (Selleck, Dansen, and Gutenburg). It was pretty much the same premise, though- three guys who are roommates find a baby left on their doorstep (by the mother who was a former girlfriend of one of them) and have to take care of the child. (And the one whose gf it was thinks it's his.) Basically a comedy.

biganimefan
09-17-2017, 03:16 PM
I just watched recently Clint Eastwood's first 3 westerns from 1965-68, the "Fistful of Dollars" trilogy...and it was really damn good.

I can see why Clint Eastwood was such an action icon when he was younger, he was like the pre-Arnold Scwarzenggaer or Sylvester Stallone to 60's and 70's kids.

It's been awhile since I've seen those movies, but they're really good! Not my personal favorite from him though. Right now, that's basically either "Where Eagle's Dare" or "Kelly's Heroes".

biganimefan
09-17-2017, 03:17 PM
No they were definitely referring tot he 80's movie with that title. As I said, it featured three big actors of the time (Selleck, Dansen, and Gutenburg). It was pretty much the same premise, though- three guys who are roommates find a baby left on their doorstep (by the mother who was a former girlfriend of one of them) and have to take care of the child. (And the one whose gf it was thinks it's his.) Basically a comedy.



Hmm, ok. I'm not much of a fan of Selleck, but I might have to check out that movie. Thanks

MsMarvelDuckie
09-17-2017, 03:20 PM
It was pretty funny for the time. Even spawned a sequel (not as good) "Three Men and a Little Lady", set about 6 years later. (Can't say more- spoiler reasons.) And Selleck has always been pretty good- I especially like him in Blue Bloods, the tv series about the NYC Police Commissioner and his family. Selleck plays the PC. He's aged really well..... :trazz:

biganimefan
09-17-2017, 03:30 PM
It was pretty funny for the time. Even spawned a sequel (not as good) "Three Men and a Little Lady", set about 6 years later. (Can't say more- spoiler reasons.) And Selleck has always been pretty good- I especially like him in Blue Bloods, the tv series about the NYC Police Commissioner and his family. Selleck plays the PC. He's aged really well..... :trazz:

I've seen some of Blue Bloods and have enjoyed what I've seen, and Selleck is great in it!

So, which actors would you say have aged well? Tom Selleck definitely! Cary Grant and Gary Cooper too before they died.

MsMarvelDuckie
09-17-2017, 03:38 PM
Kurt Russel comes to mind (since he was recently in GotG2). Patrick Stewart, Mel Gibson, and Tom Cruise, to name a few others. Bogart was another back in the day. Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, I could go on here, lol!

biganimefan
09-17-2017, 03:41 PM
Kurt Russel comes to mind (since he was recently in GotG2). Patrick Stewart, Mel Gibson, and Tom Cruise, to name a few others. Bogart was another back in the day. Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, I could go on here, lol!

I definitely agree with Patrick Stewart, Tom Cruise, Bogart, and Kirk Douglas. Not familiar enough with Mel Gibson or Martin Sheen really.

By the way, what's your favorite of the "Road to..." movies? Honestly for me, I'd say the last one, the Road to Hong Kong

MsMarvelDuckie
09-17-2017, 03:55 PM
Oooh, that's a toughie. Either Bali or Morocco probably. My hubby bought me the entire set for Christmas a couple of years ago, and we watched all but two, I think. otherwise it's been a looong time since I saw some of them. Mostly watched those as a kid. Mom was a big fan of them.

MikeandRaph87
09-17-2017, 04:47 PM
To me a classic film can come out any year, but there is the classic era from 1969 on back. From that era I own several films.

The Grapes of Wrath(1940)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Casablanca (1942)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
It's A Wonderful Life( 1946)
The Third Man (1949)
Signin' In The Rain (1952)
Peter Pan (1953)
Rear Window (1954)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Searchers (1956)
12 Angry Men (1957)
A Face In The Crowd (1957)
No Time For Sergeants (1958 )
Touch of Evil (1958 )
Vertigo (1958 )
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
North By Northwest (1959)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
King Kong vs Godzilla (1962)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Charade(1963)
The Raven (1963)
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad,Mad World (1964)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Batman: The Movie ( 1966)
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Bullitt (1968 )
Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)

biganimefan
09-17-2017, 05:56 PM
To me a classic film can come out any year, but there is the classic era from 1969 on back. From that era I own several films.

I literally own several hundred movies from that same time period, so I'm not going to actually list all of them. From your list though, here's what I've seen...

The Maltese Falcon-9/10. Been awhile since I've seen it, but really enjoyed it. Bogie had some very good parts before this, but this and Casablanca deservedly put him as an A grade actor.

Casablanca-9.25/10

Arsenic and Old Lace-9/10

It's a Wonderful Life-9.5/10. Christmas classic and still my favorite Jimmy Stewart movie. As wonderful a movie it is though, it definitely isn't better than "The Best Years of Our Lives". Now THAT movie is sadly no where near as well known today.

Peter Pan-7/10

Rear Window-7.5/10. Honestly, Jimmy Stewart's Hitchcock movies don't work as well for me as Cary Grant ones. But Rear Window is still very good. Probably 2nd favorite of mine after The Man Who Knew Too Much.

The Man Who Knew Too Much-8/10

Vertigo-7.5/10

Anatomy of a Murder-8/10

North By Northwest-10/10

The Magnificent Seven-?/10 It has sadly been WAY too long since I've seen this movie and don't remember much about it. I'm much more familiar with Seven Samurai 8/10.

Spartacus-9/10. Definitely one of Kirk Douglas' best. Deserved at least an Oscar nod I think.

King Kong vs Godzilla-?/10. Again, too much time has passed since I last saw this movie

To Kill a Mockingbird-10/10. Gregory Peck was definitely a fantastic actor and arguably his greatest performance was in this movie. Also for a first movie(and I think non-speaking) Robert Duvall was excellent too.

Charade-9/10

Shark_Blade
09-17-2017, 07:15 PM
These aren't "old movies"! They're all from the '90s!

Yeah but the 90s are like 20+ years ago.

It's like if someone's in the 90s looking at the 70s, it's so far away ago now right? I'd definitely count em as classics tbh.

MsMarvelDuckie
09-17-2017, 07:29 PM
Hmm, so good flicks on that list! Out of those, I've seen:

Casablanca (mentioned earlier)
Grapes of Wrath (was for high school English)
Maltese Falcon (already mentioned)
Arsenic and Old Lace
Peter Pan
Singin' In the Rain (one of my faves!)
It's A Wonderful Life (and really, who HASN'T seen this? It's played almost to death every year at Christmas, LOL!)
To Kill A Mockingbird
Spartacus
King Kong vs Godzilla (hubby and I both love the old Kong and Godzilla movies!)
A Hard Day's Night
Batman: The Movie
Bullitt
Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Support Your Local Sheriff


And I'll add a few more of my own:

The Ten Commandments
Dracula (Lugosi original)
Nosferatu (the silent/first vampire film)
King Kong (original)
Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein/Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman(we are big fans of the old Universal Monster movies!)
Phantom of the Opera (the silent film)
The Invisible Man
Creature From the Black Lagoon
Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein(hilarious stuff!)
1,000,000 BC
Caveman (the Ringo Starr stinker lol!)
The Blob
Yellow Submarine (Beatles animated movie- trippy!)
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
Godzilla Against Mothra- Battle for Earth
Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah Giant Monsters All-out Attack
Godzilla vs Rodan

Lol obviously there are a lot of old sci-fi/monster/horror movies in there. We are fond of watching Svenghoulie on Saturday nights to enjoy some fun classic horror and sci-fi flicks.

TurtleWA
09-17-2017, 09:19 PM
Thanks to my aunt I've seen quite a few classic movies, most musicals. When I was very young I would visit her. With nothing to do at her house I would be stuck watching these old movies on VHS.

State Fair 1945
The Sound of Music 1956
Carousel 1956
The King and I 1956
Oklahoma 1955
Mary Poppins 1964
South Pacific 1958
The Music Man 1962
The Wizard of Oz 1939
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954
Giant 1956
Paint Your Wagon 1969

South Pacific is probably the worse and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the best as far as the musicals go.

I've also seen a lot of Elvis movies thanks to my moms collection. Around my teenage years I went through a James Bond phase and have watched most of the films from 1960's-70's.

DestronMirage22
09-18-2017, 12:18 AM
Not really a fan of older movies (I usually stick to stuff from the 70's to the present) but I do have a couple that I enjoy:

*The Godzilla movies (very entertaining movies that can provide a good laugh and that have good plot and effects for their time)

*The Wizard of Oz (a timeless classic)

*Marry Poppins (another classic)

*A Trip To The Moon (I've always really liked this one for some reason. Ever since I was little I liked the image of the Man in the Moon and being older now I can really appreciate the film as a whole)

Wildcat
09-18-2017, 12:30 AM
Have not seen very many movies from the 60s/50s/40s. The majority are Lucille Ball movies because I love I Love Lucy and wanted to see what they were like. A few I really enjoyed were the first Annabel, Next Time I Marry, Two Smart People and The Long Long Trailer. Others ranged from ok to dumb imo.

Others from then Ive seen are The Haunting, 13 Ghosts, Old Dark House (the 60s remake), Send Me No Flowers (Rock Hudson comedy), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (a Don Knotts comedy), a zombie movie I can't remember the name of and some Godzilla movies.

To be honest though I'm not that into these kinds of movies. I have nothing against them and I'll watch any I find interesting but from what I've seen you kinda had to be there to appreciate them because some things don't seem to have the affect they intended now.

I'll probably get criticized for this but the lack of even moderately convincing effects in action sequences really takes you out of the movie imo. I'm sure some could have done more, even for the time, but I guess budgets were a factor.

I'm more into old tv like Lucy, Munsters, Brady Bunch, Kotter, Sanford and Son, cartoons and game shows.

Utrommaniac
09-18-2017, 12:52 AM
One "classic" movie I recall seeing is called Father Goose, rented in the early DVD days of Netflix.

From what I recall, it was a comedy about a naval officer who goes to an island for reasons (spying reasons?) and ends up coming across a school teacher and her group of girl students. The officer and the teacher fall in love over the course of the movie.

This is one scene I have some vague memory of
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drgon78
09-18-2017, 06:41 AM
Dracula
Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
Citizen Kane
Wizard of Oz
The Wolfman
The Mummy
The Thin Man
Murder on the Orient Express
Rear Window
North by Northwest
Forbidden Planet
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
The Creature From the Black Lagoon
The Big Sleep
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Singin' in the Rain
It's a Wonderful Life
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Planet of the Apes
2001 A Space Odyssey
Ben-Hur
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Sabrina
Roman Holiday
Paris When it Sizzles
My Far Lady
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Duck Soup
Gone With the Wind

biganimefan
09-18-2017, 02:49 PM
And I'll add a few more of my own:

The Ten Commandments
Dracula (Lugosi original)
Nosferatu (the silent/first vampire film)
King Kong (original)
Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein/Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman(we are big fans of the old Universal Monster movies!)
Phantom of the Opera (the silent film)
The Invisible Man
Creature From the Black Lagoon
Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein(hilarious stuff!)
1,000,000 BC
Caveman (the Ringo Starr stinker lol!)
The Blob
Yellow Submarine (Beatles animated movie- trippy!)
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
Godzilla Against Mothra- Battle for Earth
Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah Giant Monsters All-out Attack
Godzilla vs Rodan

Lol obviously there are a lot of old sci-fi/monster/horror movies in there. We are fond of watching Svenghoulie on Saturday nights to enjoy some fun classic horror and sci-fi flicks.

lol, I honestly haven't seen that many of those...


The Ten Commandments-9.5/10

I think I was pretty tired and slept through most of Dracula when my Dad had it on a few years back.




One "classic" movie I recall seeing is called Father Goose, rented in the early DVD days of Netflix.

From what I recall, it was a comedy about a naval officer who goes to an island for reasons (spying reasons?) and ends up coming across a school teacher and her group of girl students. The officer and the teacher fall in love over the course of the movie.

This is one scene I have some vague memory of
031O7kvFzJA


Loved Father Goose! One of my favorite Cary Grant movies. 9.5/10




Dracula
Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
Citizen Kane
Wizard of Oz
The Wolfman
The Mummy
The Thin Man
Murder on the Orient Express
Rear Window
North by Northwest
Forbidden Planet
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
The Creature From the Black Lagoon
The Big Sleep
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Singin' in the Rain
It's a Wonderful Life
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Planet of the Apes
2001 A Space Odyssey
Ben-Hur
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Sabrina
Roman Holiday
Paris When it Sizzles
My Far Lady
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Duck Soup
Gone With the Wind


Wizard of Oz-8/10. Not a bad movie at all, nice fun adventure.

The Thin Man-8.5/10-William Powell and Myrna Loy are great together and this wasn't a bad start.

Rear Window, North By Northwest, Casablanca, and The Maltese Falcon I talked about in an earlier post.

The Big Sleep(depends on which one you mean)-8/10. Probably the weakest and my least favorite of the Bogart and Bacall team-up but still quite good. Don't remember too much about the Robert Mitchum(1978 ) version.

The Treasure of Sierra Madre-7.5/10

It's a Wonderful Life I mentioned earlier up.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington-10/10. Honestly, Jimmy Stewart should have gotten the Oscar for this one rather than The Philadelphia Story the following year. 1939 was some seriously tough competition though.

Planet of the Apes-8.75/10

2001 A Space Odyssey-6/10. To be fair, it has been quite awhile but I remember it being very confusing to me.

Ben-Hur-9.75/10. Just saw this about a few months ago.

Breakfast at Tiffany's-8.5/10

Sabrina-8/10

Roman Holiday-10/10. Honestly refreshing that Hepburn and Peck didn't have a happily ever after together.

Duck Soup-?/10 Been too long since I've seen this.

Gone With the Wind-8.5/10. Don't get me wrong, great movie. Unfortunately Vivien Leigh's character is seriously annoying a lot of the time and probably didn't learn much by the end.



To be honest though I'm not that into these kinds of movies. I have nothing against them and I'll watch any I find interesting but from what I've seen you kinda had to be there to appreciate them because some things don't seem to have the affect they intended now.

I'll probably get criticized for this but the lack of even moderately convincing effects in action sequences really takes you out of the movie imo. I'm sure some could have done more, even for the time, but I guess budgets were a factor.

I'm more into old tv like Lucy, Munsters, Brady Bunch, Kotter, Sanford and Son, cartoons and game shows.


Honestly, that's perfectly fine that you don't care much for old movies. For good action ones though, even though the effects may be lacking, try out some of the movies that were made during World War 2 about World War 2. Some great drama in some of them and if you can get into the mind set of the time period, can be quite scary with the prospect that the Nazis or Japanese could still win by the point some of these movies were made.

CyberCubed
09-18-2017, 03:02 PM
My cut-off for old movies is about 1965 or so. For some reason I can't sit through older movies than that without getting bored. Old movies are just so, "slow" where it feels like it takes forever for the plot to get moving. I have no idea why that is.

I have watched through a bunch of old 50's movies at some time or another, and I can appreciate them for what they are and what they did for the movie industry, but they're difficult to watch now.