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PostPosted: July 1st, 2020, 2:55 am 
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The opposite (sort of) of the thread I started a few weeks back.

Extra time means stinkers (per the other thread) - but also gives time to re-watch (for the umpteenth time) some of the classics that have stood the test of time - and always will stand the test of time.

        (* For the sake of reasonable demarcation - I'm randomly defining "classic" as being PRE-1985 *)

Here's the first of many that we've slotted in over the last few weeks . . . I effin' LOVE this movie - EVERYTHING about it.


    1963 - The Great Escape

      Perfect casting, acting, cinematography, script . . . the list goes on.

      And DAMN - that music - gives me chills EVERY time. Ditto on the bike scene at the end.

      Thank goodness that there have always been teams assembled that show how films SHOULD be made.



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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2020, 5:44 pm 
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Steve McQueen was great. I have all his films. One of my favorites is The Sand Pebbles. To answer your post we binged on Longmire, Dexter and Justified.
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PostPosted: July 4th, 2020, 11:59 am 
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Love The Great Escape! You're right an excellent film as is The Sand Pebbles. I'll also offer this movie that McQueen co-stars in with Frank Sinatra- Never So Few. I have to say though my favorite McQueen film is Bullit.

Here's a film that many have probably not seen from 1971 called Brother John with Sidney Poitier. It's not a big budget film, but is well acted and while I'm not a religious person at all, it's message of taking care on how we judge people is a profound one. A bit of an In the Heat of the Night vibe, Brother John is a sleeper that will stay you.

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PostPosted: July 4th, 2020, 7:36 pm 
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I watched the 1954 Godzilla and its American cousin, Godzilla, King of the Monsters, on two successive nights. Made for an interesting comparison. The original, thanks to a couple early scenes, has a sort of eerie magical feeling that the American re-cut doesn't.


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PostPosted: July 5th, 2020, 4:05 am 
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Stewart Jackson wrote:
Here's a film that many have probably not seen from 1971 called Brother John with Sidney Poitier. It's not a big budget film, but is well acted and while I'm not a religious person at all, it's message of taking care on how we judge people is a profound one. A bit of an In the Heat of the Night vibe, Brother John is a sleeper that will stay you.

One of the films that i always bring up in conversations that almost no one has seen. Love it, the scenes between will geer and poitier alone are worth the price of admission. I think i read somewhere that no studio would touch it so poitier did it himself.

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