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Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby XFool » March 5th, 2023, 5:41 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Garrett_and_Billy_the_Kid#Rediscovery,_legacy_and_Special_Edition

Kristofferson noted in an interview, though, that Peckinpah had felt that Dylan had been pushed on him by the studio and thus left "Knocking on Heaven's Door" out of the preview version. In Kristofferson's opinion, "Heaven's Door" "was the strongest use of music that I had ever seen in a film. Unfortunately Sam…had a blind spot there."

From my memory, of the original film, I'd agree with that.

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Tedx » March 11th, 2023, 9:31 am

Dogma 1999.

Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and many more...

((full movie on YouTube)

https://youtu.be/_RsoB1X5SFs

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby zico » March 14th, 2023, 11:32 pm

I re-watched Chinatown recently after a gap of about 30 years. A film noir detective story starring Jack Nicholson. It's still pretty good and stands alone, so worth a watch.

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Redmires » April 25th, 2023, 12:26 am

Children of Men

I watched this last night, not knowing anything about it. How come I've never heard of it before ? Some films don't age well. This one, released in 2006 and set in 2027, seems scarily prescient. Superb dystopian film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Men

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby redsturgeon » April 25th, 2023, 11:00 am

Redmires wrote:Children of Men

I watched this last night, not knowing anything about it. How come I've never heard of it before ? Some films don't age well. This one, released in 2006 and set in 2027, seems scarily prescient. Superb dystopian film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Men


Where is it available to watch please.

John

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby pje16 » April 25th, 2023, 11:11 am

redsturgeon wrote:
Redmires wrote:Children of Men

I watched this last night, not knowing anything about it. How come I've never heard of it before ? Some films don't age well. This one, released in 2006 and set in 2027, seems scarily prescient. Superb dystopian film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Men


Where is it available to watch please.

John

Prime, but you have to pay for it (or do a 7 day free trial - I can't be bothered with that)
People should say where or even better post a link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detai ... 2f5a08c133

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby servodude » April 25th, 2023, 11:13 am

redsturgeon wrote:
Redmires wrote:Children of Men

I watched this last night, not knowing anything about it. How come I've never heard of it before ? Some films don't age well. This one, released in 2006 and set in 2027, seems scarily prescient. Superb dystopian film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Men


Where is it available to watch please.

John


Looks like it's on iPlayer https://www.justwatch.com/uk/movie/children-of-men

It's really very well done.

I caught it again a couple of months back and if anything it's got better since it was released - which probably says more about the world since 2006 than much else

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby pje16 » April 25th, 2023, 11:14 am

servodude wrote:
redsturgeon wrote:
Where is it available to watch please.

John


Looks like it's on iPlayer https://www.justwatch.com/uk/movie/children-of-men

It's really very well done.

I caught it again a couple of months back and if anything it's got better since it was released - which probably says more about the world since 2006 than much else

thanks, much better than my post
cheers

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Tedx » June 3rd, 2023, 8:24 pm

A time to kill.

Hardly surprising given the cast.

I cant think of many parent/child acting in a film (Donald & Keifer Sutherland).

Maybe Martin & Charlie Sheen?

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby XFool » June 3rd, 2023, 8:42 pm

Tedx wrote:I cant think of many parent/child acting in a film (Donald & Keifer Sutherland).

Maybe Martin & Charlie Sheen?

Yes. In the original (1987) 'Wall Street'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_(1987_film)

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Tedx » June 3rd, 2023, 9:10 pm

Ok, I cheated

The Sutherlands in 'unforsaken'. Not seen that one

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby kempiejon » June 4th, 2023, 9:52 am

Tedx wrote:I cant think of many parent/child acting in a film (Donald & Keifer Sutherland).


Paper Moon springs to mind oh and Hannah Montana the Movie.

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby monabri » August 21st, 2023, 4:12 pm

Tedx wrote:'The Founder' starring Michael Keaton.

The story of Macdonalds.....their founders and a salesman chap called Ray Kroc.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kroc



Just got round to this. Enjoyable but what a 'xxxx' Kroc was!

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Tedx » November 13th, 2023, 6:56 pm

'Water' '1985'

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVOjxMEJJ0w

A bit offbeat this one, but I actually have this kicking about on a DVD.

Michael Caine.....Leonard Rossiter.......Billy Connolly......Fulton Mackay....and many others.

A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090297/

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Tedx » November 25th, 2023, 7:18 pm

The Whole Nine Yards

Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, an Arquette.

A hitman moves in next door to a dentist with hilarious consequences.

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Urbandreamer » November 25th, 2023, 8:48 pm

Tedx wrote:'Water' '1985'

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVOjxMEJJ0w


Err, you do know that one of the extra's was a TV presenter who had never done any acting? I still remember the bit on TV when Oliver Reed throw him out for questioning the bit about having to have a short hair cut to play a baddy.
BTW, he turns up at 2.17 in the trailer.

As Mr Caine said, when you have a mortgage you have to make an awful lot of......

Classic films I have missed.
Brief encounter.
Hindel wakes.
Or that one that I can't find where Humphrey Borgart gives a speech about the accidental or incidental improvement in the living standards when he opens new mills (providing jobs).

I quite liked.
North by north west.
Risky business
And in the spirit of Water:
Bubba Ho-Tep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa9331xmvhg

Ps If you can cope with anime, try "Spirited away". People are still talking about the hidden meanings in the film. PG to watch, NOT PG to think about. Or at least some think so. Other see other things. The animation hides the complexity.

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby scotview » November 25th, 2023, 9:14 pm

My winter films :
Living : Bill Nighy, free on Prime....good, first time seen.
Das Boot : DVD part 3 just completed tonight.......fantastic.
Steve Jobs : first viewing yesterday, free on Prime....good.
A Christmas Carol, Patrick Stewart....DVD....classic.
Gravity, Bluray, Clooney, Bullock, great effects on 65" Oled.
Mobey Dick, GregoryPeck, "Call me Ishmael", I've got 3 different remastered versions, two in celophane...fabulous.
It's a wonderful life, James Stewart.....black and white classic.
Oppenheimer, will purchase on prime.

and a few more.

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Charlottesquare » November 25th, 2023, 9:15 pm

zico wrote:I re-watched Chinatown recently after a gap of about 30 years. A film noir detective story starring Jack Nicholson. It's still pretty good and stands alone, so worth a watch.


There is a sequel, "The Two Jakes". IMHO not as good

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby Charlottesquare » November 25th, 2023, 9:16 pm

scotview wrote:My winter films :
Living : Bill Nighy, free on Prime....good, first time seen.
Das Boot : DVD part 3 just completed tonight.......fantastic.
Steve Jobs : first viewing yesterday, free on Prime....good.
A Christmas Carol, Patrick Stewart....DVD....classic.
Gravity, Bluray, Clooney, Bullock, great effects on 65" Oled.
Mobey Dick, GregoryPeck, "Call me Ishmael", I've got 3 different remastered versions, two in celophane...fabulous.
It's a wonderful life, James Stewart.....black and white classic.
Oppenheimer, will purchase on prime.

and a few more.


Das Boot original either series or film, the remake in my view is not a patch on the original.

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Re: Classic films that may have been missed first time around.

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Postby scotview » November 25th, 2023, 9:18 pm

Charlottesquare wrote:
Das Boot original either series or film, the remake in my view is not a patch on the original.


Original, and you can switch between German and English.


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