Post by michaeldorsey on May 11, 2006 22:22:58 GMT -5
Here is my list of classics... by the way, how old does a movie have to be to be a classic? 20 years? 30 years? Or does it have to be from the "classic era of Hollywood (30's-50's)? Here goes:
1. Casablanca - I have watched this one dozens of times and could watch it right now and enjoy it just as much. Aside from the lead's chemistry, there is the incredible supporting cast of fascinating characters that could each star in their own movie.
Ok, I won't do that on every movie. They're classics already.
The Maltese Falcon The Big Sleep North by Northwest Vertigo Arsenic and Old Lace Notorious Strangers on a Train Citizen Kane Sunset Bolouvard
And the new classics,
Five Easy Pieces The Godfather Chinatown The Last Picture Show Annie Hall Tootsie
The Philapdephia Story Singing in the Rain Great Expectations (David Lean one) I know where I'm going A Matter of Life and Death A Canterbury Tale It's a wonderful life The Bishops Wife (David Niven) A Star is born (Judy Garland) Meet me in St Louis Now, voyager Casablanca
And many many more!
"You can lead a horse to water, but that doesn't make it a duck"
My classic movie list includes a few a bit more modern than most:
Chinatown Blade Runner Shampoo The Way We Were Citizen Kane Star Wars (I love the original Star Wars!) Casablanca To Kill a Mockingbird Giant The Music Man (film with Shirley Jones & Robert Preston) West Side Story A Clockwork Orange Sound of Music Body Heat
Oh, I read other people's posts and realise that my own list has many omissions. Cindy, I have to agree - love To Kill a Mockingbird and The Music Man too. I think Robert Preston was a very under appreciated actor.
TRULY MADLY DEEPLY You have to watch this one; if you're the emotional sort, bring extra tissues. Juliet Stevenson, a relative unknown in the states gives a marvelous performance. There's a crying scene early on that's absolutely stunning. # You usually don't think of Alan Rickman as a romantic lead, but here he's quite sweet. CHECK-IT-OUT!