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  • #16
    The man liked his scarves. I remember watching Hue and Cry at Saturday Morning pictures. Some great shots of the blitz ravaged London.

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    • #17
      Hi Barn

      I saw "Portrait" as a kid. It made an impression.

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      • #18
        Another Sim film was Cottage to Let. I think that one had George Cole, a protégé of Sim's.

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        • #19
          Hue and Cry

          http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xJxbaymZ7K0

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          • #20
            I think they had similar footage in Passport to Pimlico.

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            • #21
              Make mine . . . British

              Hello Robert. Thanks.

              Yes, British humour found a home with that lad.

              Cheers.
              LC

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              • #22
                Once, 'pun a time.

                Hello (again) Robert.

                "I saw "Portrait" as a kid. It made an impression."

                Hmm, picture that. (heh-heh)

                Cheers.
                LC

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                • #23
                  Elephant Man
                  Barry Lyndon
                  Mean Streets
                  Sunrise
                  Ordet
                  Fanny and Alexander
                  La Collectioneuse
                  Murmurs from the Heart
                  The 39 Steps
                  Psycho
                  The Birds
                  Shadows
                  The Shining
                  Devil in the Flesh
                  Streetcar Named Desire
                  4 months 3 weeks and 2 days
                  The Seventh Seal
                  etc. etc.

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                  • #24
                    Hi Rob

                    Which version of the 39 steps?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by robhouse View Post
                      Elephant Man
                      Barry Lyndon
                      Mean Streets
                      Sunrise
                      Ordet
                      Fanny and Alexander
                      La Collectioneuse
                      Murmurs from the Heart
                      The 39 Steps
                      Psycho
                      The Birds
                      Shadows
                      The Shining
                      Devil in the Flesh
                      Streetcar Named Desire
                      4 months 3 weeks and 2 days
                      The Seventh Seal
                      etc. etc.
                      Hello there, Fun list, actually made me laugh as some of my favorite filmmakers are on your list, but you picked some of my least favorite films of theirs (not that they are great films... they are, but for each i would have picked other films )

                      for instance Elephant Man- David Lynch- I would put Eraserhead, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Wild At Heart, Blue Velvet and Fire Walk with me over Elephant Man.

                      Barry Lyndon (which is a very underrated and almost forgotten film!!) By Stanley Kubrick- i would have put Killers Kiss, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket above it though.

                      Fanny And Alexander- Again, great film, and I am a Bergman Freak...Being an American, I had only seen the "American Theatrical release of this film for years, and thought it was blah, very overrated, then, I bought the box set and got to see the full film.. wow.. it is amazing....but I would put several of his films above F &A- Seventh Seal ( which is there), but also, Wild Strawberries, Sawdust And Tinsel, The Magician, Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence, Persona, Hour of the Wolf ( I'll stop there, see I am a bit of a Bergman fanatic)

                      and Mean Streets- another great film by Scorsese- But I would put Taxi Driver , Raging Bull and the King Of Comedy higher then Mean streets..

                      these lists can be great fun..

                      Steadmund Brand
                      "The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago."- Lenny Bruce

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                      • #26
                        I think I'll start a list of my favorite Universal Horror films... for the first " genre list" please folks feel free to comment, or add to the list or name your own.. these will be in order of year...

                        1- The Cat and The Canary (1927)
                        2- The Man Who Laughs (1928) - I don't really consider this a Horror film but others do
                        3- Dracula (1931)
                        4-Spanish version of Dracula (1931) this film is better than the English version in almost every way....except Carlos Villarias is no Bela Lugosi!!!!
                        5- Frankenstein (1931)
                        6- The Old Dark House (1932)
                        7- The Invisible Man (1933)
                        8-The Black Cat (1934) may be the best of the Universal horror films!!
                        8- the Raven (1935)
                        9- Bride of Frankenstein (1935) If the Black Cat isn't the best.. this may be!!
                        10-Son Of Frankenstein (1939) last great Frankenstein (Universal) film.. the rest are fun no doubt, but not great.
                        11-Tower of London (1939)
                        12- The Wolf Man (1941)
                        13- Calling Dr. Death (1943) more suspense than horror.. but this is how the shift went
                        14- Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
                        15- The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) not often the third in a film series is the best, but in my opinion this time it happened.

                        again, feel free to criticize the list, or add to it or make your own, or even start a new Genre list....


                        Steadmund Brand
                        "The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago."- Lenny Bruce

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                        • #27
                          My favorite movies are not necessarily what I would consider the best movies, but here are my favorites

                          1:M. Butterfly
                          2:Gods and Monsters
                          3:The Lion in Winter
                          4:The Dark Crystal
                          5:The Last Unicorn
                          6:Fog of War
                          7:The Empire Strikes Back
                          8:Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
                          9:The Princess Bride
                          10:A Knight's Tale
                          11: Delovely
                          12:How to Train Your Dragon
                          13:Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
                          14:Mrs. Henderson Presents
                          15:The King's Speech
                          16:The Prophecy
                          17:Starship Troopers
                          18:The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
                          19:Wall-E
                          20:Much Ado About Nothing
                          The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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                          • #28
                            Your #18 there --that alien Lattis -- aka Susan McConnell, was something else, eh?

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                            • #29
                              Son

                              Hello Steadman. You might elevate "Son of Frankenstein" to #1 of the Universal horror genre. Where else can you get Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lionel Atwill in the same film?

                              (OK, I admit "House of Frankenstein" also had George Zucco--but it was all wasted.)

                              Cheers.
                              LC

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                              • #30
                                By genre, but some are hard to categorize, or fall into multiple ones, but here goes:

                                Comedy:
                                American graffiti
                                This is spinal tap
                                Neighbors (ackroyd and belushi)
                                A Christmas story
                                Christmas vacation
                                16 candles
                                Men in black
                                Sideways
                                Groundhog Day
                                The hangover
                                Planes, trains and automobiles
                                Fast times at ridgemont high
                                Young Frankenstein
                                Manhattan murder mystery
                                Monty pythons holy grail
                                Gung Ho



                                Fantasy:
                                Lord of the rings
                                The wizard of oz
                                Jason and the argonauts
                                Spirited away(animated)
                                Pans labyrinth
                                The thief of Baghdad
                                The seventh voyage of sin bad
                                Clash of the titans
                                The ant bully(animated)
                                Company of wolves
                                The jungle book(animated)
                                Naked lunch
                                Beetle juice
                                Willy wonka and the chocolate factory
                                Peter pan(animated)
                                A Christmas carol (Alister sim)
                                Sante sangre

                                Other genres to follow...
                                Last edited by Abby Normal; 12-11-2014, 04:57 PM.
                                "Is all that we see or seem
                                but a dream within a dream?"

                                -Edgar Allan Poe


                                "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                                quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                                -Frederick G. Abberline

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