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    I just watched Dr. Zhivago and for me it still seems like a good move; it holds up. Same for Casablanca. I loved "Blue Velvet" when I saw it years ago in the theatre, saw it again and other than the opening scene it doesn't't hold up. Any others come to Mind?

    I first saw "Unforgiven" when it came out, I though it was OK, I saw it again years late and was blown away by how good it was.
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    I watched the "wizard of oz' the other night, and I enjoyed it.

    "The Sting" ranks among my favorite films, but knowing what happens eliminates the many surprise twists.
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    lawrence of arabia
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    I have been looking for "To Live and Die in L.A." for a couple years on different streaming services. No luck. I think some films are known to be good and can command higher fees decades after their initial release, so they are kept off the market until they can get their premium revenue.

    I have recently been into Neo-Noir films. Some hold up really good. I agree Blue Velvet does not seem as magical as it did when released in theaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landrith View Post

    I have recently been into Neo-Noir films. Some hold up really good.
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    LA Confidential is good, has held up well. I saw it by accident in a theater, then rented videos and streamed it several times since.

    Lawrence of Arabia will forever be one of the five greatest Cinema works. Hard to imagine coming close to the acting, the settings, the music score, the photography. Speaking of which CGI quickly dates action and horror films. Impressive effects today always look worn out tomorrow. Maybe that is why Neo-Noirs hold up well for English speaking audiences where the story is advanced by acting, not effects. Even when the story mismatches the period like the 40's detective story set in early 70's Los Angeles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAYheZweypk , or the 40's detective story set among 1980's High School kids in Brick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zfw8__A7ps

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    it aint no robocop

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    What do you look for in a movie? I'm in it strictly for the entertainment value...and nowadays it helps if the dialog is subtitled due to my hearing loss. CODA was great because I could catch ALL of the dialog

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    Saturday Night Fever

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    Years ago, on the first tablet computer I had, I signed on for a free week of Netflix. Alone in the house I popped on “Bad Day At Black Rock”. It was mesmerizing. Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine were pure evil.
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    John Wayne hunting down Maureen O'Hara and spanking her in her underwear while the town watches and cheers in the movie McLintock! has definitely not aged well.
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    One movie that did not age well in my view: 2001 A Space Odyssey
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    Chinatown

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    Blade Runner. Still pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    One movie that did not age well in my view: 2001 A Space Odyssey
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Blade Runner. Still pretty good.
    Very good!

    To be honest, I can't watch movies about mafia or hard line cops anymore. Good or not, they just strike too close to reality.
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    Hello,

    'Chinatown' and then 'The Two Jakes'.

    The second immediately after the first.

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    I started re-watching old movies a couple of years ago, to see if they stood up today. The biggest surprise was Easy Rider, which seemed much better than I remembered it. The standout, however, was Doctor Strangelove. Not only entertaining, but frightening in its relevance today.

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    Chinatown definitely does and I would add Soldier Blue.

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    Treasure of the Sierra Madre? Pretty great I think.
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    alien
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    no country for old men
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    Lawrence of Arabia ( one of my favorite movies )
    Citizen Kane ( genius )
    It's a Wonderful Life (
    smaltzy but..... well, Wonderful " )
    Braveheart ( FREEDOM !!!!! )
    Gladiator ( Are you not amused ? )
    Reservoir Dogs
    True Romance (
    Christopher Walken & Dennis Hopper, the absolute best two person dialog in the history of film )
    Gone Baby Gone. ( Casey Afleck is so much better than his brother )
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World ( comic genius )
    Betty Blue ( Best Foreign Film )





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    I just had the absolute pleasure of watching “The Princess Bride” with my two grandchildren, ages 7 and 4. Neither of them had seen it before, though their father (my son) and I knew the dialogue cold. They were mesmerized, just as their Dad and Uncle were when we watched it for the first time, years ago. That movie was an “instant classic” for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
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    OH HELL YES the Baldwin cameo is classic.

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    Oh and FWIW

    True Romance ( Christopher Walken & Dennis Hopper, the absolute best two person dialog in the history of film )

    It was written by Quentin Tarantino so NSFW

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    Blues Brothers

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    Being There with Peter Sellers as Chancy Gardener.

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    yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Oh and FWIW

    True Romance ( Christopher Walken & Dennis Hopper, the absolute best two person dialog in the history of film )

    It was written by Quentin Tarantino so NSFW

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    Bullit - Steve McQueen - great car chase scenes in San Francisco. The story of the car after the movie is pretty interesting - sold at Mecum for 3.74 million, unrestored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wine47 View Post
    Bullit - Steve McQueen - great car chase scenes in San Francisco. The story of the car after the movie is pretty interesting - sold at Mecum for 3.74 million, unrestored.
    Oh if we are doing the car chase then come on French Connection, and well the Blues Brothers for that matter.

    Interesting story on the car chase in the French Connection under the El

    "The French Connection" car chase was as dangerous as it looked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wine47 View Post
    Bullit - Steve McQueen - great car chase scenes in San Francisco. The story of the car after the movie is pretty interesting - sold at Mecum for 3.74 million, unrestored.
    There is an older Christmas movie (I think Rudolph is actually the star) that used stop-action puppetry. The Santa and Rudolph dolls used recently appraised for $1M. On a per pound basis, Santa does better than McQueen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wine47 View Post
    Bullit - Steve McQueen - great car chase scenes in San Francisco. The story of the car after the movie is pretty interesting - sold at Mecum for 3.74 million, unrestored.
    Which car?

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    Saw the Blues Brothers when it first came out... Not impressed.
    Unforgiven; Yes, bit of reality about life back then.
    Sting YES
    Along with Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.
    Man and a Woman
    Bullit
    Brief Encounter

    Not so much about the story, more the acting.

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