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Old 22-02-2007, 19:27   #1
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Recommend me some classics

I've decided that I need to see some classic films and not really sure where to start!

I've put Imitation of Life on my rental list so I'm after similar things really or comedies, thrillers etc

Also I can honestly say that I've never seen a film with Cary Grant etc

So can you tell me your favourites?
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Old 22-02-2007, 19:30   #2
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I've decided that I need to see some classic films and not really sure where to start!

I've put Imitation of Life on my rental list so I'm after similar things really or comedies, thrillers etc

Also I can honestly say that I've never seen a film with Cary Grant etc

So can you tell me your favourites?
if you want a Cary Grant flick, His Girl Friday is excellent!
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Old 22-02-2007, 19:39   #3
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great - added! :thumbsup:

keep 'em coming
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Old 22-02-2007, 19:56   #4
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Another must see Cary Grant film is North by Northwest which of course leads onto Hitchcock. My absolute favourite Cary Grant film is Bringing Up Baby though.
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Old 22-02-2007, 20:03   #5
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Born Yesterday (1950 original)
12 Angry Men
Cape Fear (1962 original)
A Raisin in the Sun
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Arsenic and Old Lace (Cary Grant)
Harvey
Paper Moon

I'll have a bit of a think and probbly add some more later if you like?

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Old 22-02-2007, 20:09   #6
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For Classic Cary Grant

Arsenic and Old Lace
Bringing up Baby
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
His Girl Friday
Charade
Operation Petticoat
To Catch a Thief
Notorious

and my personal favourite North by Northwest.

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Old 22-02-2007, 20:35   #7
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ok, added some more
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Old 22-02-2007, 21:26   #8
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Moving away from Cary Grant, can I recommend a couple of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers films - Top Hat & Swing Time are a great place to start. Both are magical, uplifting films
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I love the following:

12 Angry Men
Miracle In Milan
Modern Times
Adventures of Robin Hood
In The Heat Of The Night
The Seven Year Itch
Paradise Canyon
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Old 23-02-2007, 05:41   #10
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I have a book called 1001 movie you must see before you die. If you want classics you could do worse. It a really good read too. Which is handy
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Old 23-02-2007, 06:58   #11
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One way to get to know the classics is to work your way through the "They Shoot Pictures, Don't They" list of 100 Greatest Movies. And once you are done with those, move on to their Top 1,000 list.

What they do is take numerous top 10 lists from magazines, critics and film directors, and calculate a single top 1,000 based on those. It may not be for everyone's tastes, but if you are looking for the classics, i.e. films that others think are worth seeing, then you could do worse than visit TSPDT.
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The Thief of Baghdad
Metropolis
The Battleship Potemkin
Things to Come
Gone With The Wind
The Maltese Falcon
Casablanca
It's a Wonderful Life
High Noon
My Darling Clementine
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Roman Holiday
Rear Window
12 Angry Men
Ben Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
The Great Escape
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Italian Job
Ryan's Daughter

....to name a few
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Old 23-02-2007, 15:35   #13
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The Third Man
The Ladykillers
The African Queen
Anatomy of a Murder
Dr Strangelove

Some that don't quite fit your criteria but are must-see's imo:

Citizen Kane
Vertigo
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

I'm almost licking my lips at the thought of someone enjoying some of these for the first time.
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Classic movies for everyone

Can anyone play this game? Here is my list of ten absolute classic movies which are unlikely to polarise film-lovers. One artificial restriction: no writer or directer allowed more than one movie.

Rio Bravo
North By Northwest
The Third Man
The Bridge On The River Kwai
The Band Wagon
A Letter To Three Wives
The Apartment
The Maltese Falcon
Casablanca
The Mask Of Dimitrios
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You want to watch the following

Its a Wonderful Life
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and

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