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    I can't believe no one has mentioned The Wizard of Oz!
    https://vimeo.com/mattbucy/ootw

    Back when I was in college, an Iranian friend of mine got stoned for the first time while watching the Wizard of Oz for the first time. When we got to the flying monkeys, I had to take him outside for fresh air and help him walk it off. He couldn't deal with the monkeys!

    Has anyone else played Dark Side of the Moon while watching the Wizard? It is pretty strange. You start the album [back then] at the third roar of the MGM lion.
    Last edited by HereWeGoAgain; Jan 05 2017 at 02:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereWeGoAgain View Post
    I can't believe no one has mentioned The Wizard of Oz!
    https://vimeo.com/mattbucy/ootw

    Back when I was in college, an Iranian friend of mine got stoned for the first time while watching the Wizard of Oz for the first time. When we got to the flying monkeys, I had to take him outside for fresh air and help him walk it off. He couldn't deal with the monkeys!

    Has anyone else played Dark Side of the Moon while watching the Wizard? It is pretty strange. You start the album [back then] at the third roar of the MGM lion.
    Ive watched.it

    So can you



    Its not the original Wizard of Oz you know

    The Wizard of Oz synced to Dark Side Of The Moon
    Last edited by Penrod; Jan 09 2017 at 07:39 PM.
    God knows what he's doin'. He wrote this book here.
    An' the book says: "He made us all to be just like him, "
    So...If we're dumb...Then God is dumb...
    (an' maybe even a little ugly on the side)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scampi View Post
    Iím surprised that there is no mention of my favourite American film, The Sweet Smell of Success, when Lancaster and Curtis got their hands on a script that allowed them to escape from the two dimension roles of the all American hero and a pretty boy heartthrob.
    Perhaps the finest scene, the nightclub, is where we meet Lancaster as Hunsecker for the first time. The dialogue crackles with menace as Lancaster plays with his guests like a cat plays with a crippled mouse. Brilliant!!

    Iím English so to balance things, my fav. British film is completely different from the one above, a charming little masterpiece titled Hobsons Choice.
    The film is set in the Lancaster mill town of Safford in the 1880s. They brought Charles Loughton over to star in the role of Henry Hobson the owner of a middle class boot shop (They called all footwear Boots in those times) Hobson, an alcoholic spent his time in a pub leaving the shop to be run by his thirty year old daughter Maggie (Brenda de Banzie).
    Henry has three daughters and wants to marry two off but wants to keep his eldest who, according to him, is past marrying age. Maggie has other ideas and chooses Willey Mosop the shy illiterate boothand to be her husband and sets about building timid Willey brick by brick into her man. David Lean, the brilliant director, woks his magic and we sit back to enjoy.





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owfI0Bxnpm8
    Hobsons Choice is a masterpiece, and a celebration of free enterprise, competition and a smart wife as a mechanism for social and economic advancement.

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    Here's a surprise for you. This is a documentary-movie [very dry] based on the real experiences of Pentagon spokesman and former U.S. Marine, Albert M. Chop. It provides a fascinating peek into military activities behind the scenes in the early days of the modern UFO era. It is a unique bit of American history - definitely a classic that stands alone.

    Albert Chop


    Chop was initially very skeptical of UFOs, but after being promoted to Chief of the Press Section at AMC [Air Material Command] he had a change of mind. By then he had an opportunity to talk to top government officials who had become convinced that many UFO sightings represented very real craft of unknown origin. In 1952 Air Force Public Relations Office Chief Colonel DeWitt Searles, at the request of General Samford and General Sory Smith of the Office of Public Information at the Defense Department, transferred Chop from Dayton to the Pentagon's Press Section in Washington, DC to assist with media inquiries concerning UFOs.

    Chop was present in the radar control room at Washington National Airport on the night of 26 July 1952, when numerous UFOs were tracked on radar in restricted airspace, and jet interceptors were scrambled. In 1956 his UFO project involvement became the subject of the feature-length motion picture "Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers."

    This interview was conducted at Mr. Chop's home in Palm Desert, California. He passed on 15 January 2006.
    http://sohp.us/interviews/bios/chop-albert.php

    The movie ends with the events of July 26th, 1952, with UFOs over the White House. Some might note the voice of the Air Force pilot - a very young Harry Morgan, who was later known as Col Potter, on MASH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereWeGoAgain View Post
    Wow I must be getting old as I dont consider 1973 as old enough to be a classic. For me it has to be from the 50s or earlier

    Like this




    Now those are without a doubt classics
    Last edited by Penrod; Jan 17 2017 at 08:26 AM.
    God knows what he's doin'. He wrote this book here.
    An' the book says: "He made us all to be just like him, "
    So...If we're dumb...Then God is dumb...
    (an' maybe even a little ugly on the side)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    Wow I must be getting old as I dont consider 1973 as old enough to be a classic. For me it has to be from the 50s or earlier
    Classic films are often universal favorites that hold up after repeated rescreenings. Classics are renowned films of first rank, reference points in film mythology, or films that have become a part of American cultural folklore.
    http://www.filmsite.org/classicsfilms.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereWeGoAgain View Post


    So to you all it needs to be a classic is good. To me it has to hold up over decades.
    But the main thing is can it stand the test of time. In the future I have no doubt many movies made these days will be classics like most of if not all the LOTR movies and many of the Marvel movies. 1960 is my own personal cut off then again approaching 70
    God knows what he's doin'. He wrote this book here.
    An' the book says: "He made us all to be just like him, "
    So...If we're dumb...Then God is dumb...
    (an' maybe even a little ugly on the side)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    So to you all it needs to be a classic is good. To me it has to hold up over decades.
    But the main thing is can it stand the test of time. In the future I have no doubt many movies made these days will be classics like most of if not all the LOTR movies and many of the Marvel movies. 1960 is my own personal cut off then again approaching 70
    I have bad news for you. All the President's Men was made 40 years ago.

    I didn't put my definition up. I posted the definition from the AMC Classic Films site, which also lists Star Wars.
    Last edited by HereWeGoAgain; Jan 20 2017 at 07:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    I've often wondered why there hasnt been a sequal to "The Sting"
    I might write one and become a millionaire.
    Actually they did make "The Sting II" in 1983, starring Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis and Terry Gar. Not as nearly as good as the original.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086370/
    "Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man." - Bertrand Russel

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