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American Classic Movies anyone?
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:12:06 PM »
I love watching American Classic movies....beca use when I was growing up I didn't go to the movie theater instead I watched what was shown on TV.  In time, I grew to love watching those classics.  I wish I could see them play in the big screen - how amazing it'll be.



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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 03:36:00 PM »
Give us some example. I didnít watch much myself growing up. Canít afford it lol



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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 05:04:26 PM »
Night of the living dead
Psycho/freddy/jason/Michael Myers.
Titanic.
Grease



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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 10:01:23 AM »
Give us some example. I didnít watch much myself growing up. Canít afford it lol
Sabrina (starting Audrey Hepburn and Humprey Bogart), A Roman Holiday (Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck), Great Expectation, Wuthering Height (staring Lawrence Olivier), Pride and Prejudice (Greer Carson & Lawrence Olivier), Adventure of Pippi Longstocking, Sound of Music, Brigadoom, Sinbad the sailor (and series), Anna Karena (Greta Garbo & Federic March)

I've watched classic films of : Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck (my favorite-very handsome man), Bing Crosby (he likes to do musical film like "White Christmas", Orson Wells, James Steward (It's a Wonderful Life), Tyrone Power (another favorite -jet black hair, handsome) - see him alot in historical film(genre), Robert Taylor, Errol Flynn (Robin Hood), etc...

and the women/actresses:Katherine Hepburn (African Queen), Vivian Leigh (Gone w/ the Wind), Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Claudette Colbert, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz), AudreHepburn, Greer Carson, Rita Hayword (beautiful lady), Mae West (she does alot  of Western film genre), Ginger Rodger (she does dance and musical film), Marlene Dietrich, Lucille Ball, etc...

I've watched them all in film and more :D :D :D



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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 11:53:52 PM »
I think once in a blue moon a major chain theatre will show a class picture-- I was able to watch Casablanca at an amc once. I'm a Bogart fan, will forever be a Bogart fan, so I'm bias when I said "he's so classic". I also prefer To Have And Have Not (can you believe Bacall was only 19 when she was in that picture?!) over Casablanca any day... and twice on Sundays. The chemistry between Bogart and Bacall was phenomenal. Also, anything Charlie Chaplin and the Marx brothers.


I know you asked for American classics but can I also suggest, along with anything by Yasujiro Ozu --





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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 02:45:43 PM »
Lauren and Bogart reminds me of this song/tribute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeZdK7xRBD4



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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 11:48:19 AM »
Did you ever come across Anna May Wong movies? She was mostly in silent pictures but by the time she was born in 1905 she was already third-generation Chinese American --this, for some reason, really put into perspective the struggle for Asian representation then and now in the media. A little fun note: she was a true international star doing movies in France, Germany, and the USA speaking each of the respective languages fluently. Not something you can say a lot about celebrities these days. Anyway... someone took the liberty to upload movies of her on youtube..



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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 12:09:51 PM »
I took film history in college.  They made us watched dark films dakor noir or films with women diva femme fatale. 

We had to write papers after watching it for a whole week on the big screen. 

Watching was boring but when you do research and writing about it, it got interesting. 

For the likes of myself, I can't offer you the titles of these movies. 

One can only enjoy these black and white films if one only knows the artistic values to the evolution of cinema as art.  Like some movies of today's are using the style of yesterday like shoot in the dark but uses lighting to create the effect. 

Like did you know that kissing for more than a few seconds were forbidden in the old movie days? 






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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018, 02:34:06 AM »
I wasn't born yet when those movies came out. Thus, I couldn't see them on the big screen.



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Re: American Classic Movies anyone?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 07:47:49 PM »
Like did you know that kissing for more than a few seconds were forbidden in the old movie days?
Did you know Anna May Wong was deny the role of O-Lan in The Good Earth because she was too Chinese? Or did you know what Chaplin's The Great Dictator was viewed twice by Hitler? ... but we can argue trivia this and that until all the cows come home it doesn't mean a thing. What you must remember is, you don't always have to understand the nuances of the society in which a film was produced to enjoy film... as art, as social commentary, or even as a catalyst to chauffeur ideas from one era to the next. I'm sure years from now when society is at Generation YYXXZ they'll look at Wong Kar-Wai films and analyzed the hypocrisy of adulteress affairs --or at least try to explain the concept of monogamy to the droids.


I wasn't born yet when those movies came out. Thus, I couldn't see them on the big screen.
Sometimes the small screen is more intimate.


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