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Ooh! I joined Netfilx last night, and seeing this goal reminds me that I should put some classics in my queue. Anyone have some recommendations?


Sep. 15th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, classic movies!
North by Northwest, Notorious, Arsenic and Old Lace, and anything else with Cary Grant.

Vertigo (the BEST Hitchcock), Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life (it is NOT hokey--it's fantastic), and anything else with James Stewart.

Anything with Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn.

M. (OK, I've never seen it, but I really want to.)

Casablanca. I know I already said Bogart. This movie is SO classic I think "it's got to be overrated, and then I see it again and am once again blown away by how good it is.

Double Indemnity.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (tour of everyone in comedy in the 50s)

Annie Hall

Lolita (Kubrick version, please. Jeremy Irons is fine but he can't compete with Peter Sellers AND James Mason AND Shelley Winters all rolled into one great movie)

Dr. Strangelove


Sunset Boulevard

Bad Day at Black Rock--I guess I may as well just say anything with Spencer Tracy, but this is my favorite of the ones I've seen

The Manchurian Candidate (Frank Sinatra is NOT just a lovely voice)

Miss Lonelyhearts (Montgomery Clift is NOT just a pretty face. Oh, and Robert Ryan . . . I need to have a Robert Ryan fest one of these days, even though Joy claims not to like Westerns)

Some Like It Hot

On the Waterfront

Rebecca (I guess I should just say everything by Hitchcock, Marnie being the most skippable I've seen)

Harold and Maude

Singin' in the Rain

To Kill a Mockingbird (and anything with Gregory Peck, though in Moby Dick he chews scenery worse than the whale)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Kind Hearts and Coronets (and any Ealing Studios comedy)

I guess that's enough to get you started. ;-)
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Ooooh, classic movies!
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a classic, alright, but you have to be in the right mood for it. I actually found listening to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor sniping at each other a little wearing, despite the brillance of the acting.
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Ooooh, classic movies!
Don't be picking on my movies. Make yer own list.

Yes, Who's Afraid...? is not the most cheerful movie (though it is FANTASTIC). Neither is A Bad Day at Black Rock, Miss Lonelyhearts, Fail-Safe, or Sunset Boulevard. Wendy, don't watch those when you want light entertainment--watch Annie Hall or It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World instead.
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