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Old 04-05-2014, 02:27 AM   #1
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Best movie in the 1950-1960s?


Hi Guy,

For you, if you are interested in watching old movies, what would be your best movies from the 1950-1960s?



I would say that best movies, e.g. fantastic ones could be, according to my preferences:
- Rocketship xm
- phantom planet
- Day earth stood still (1951)
- voyage to prehistoric planet.


In the movie voyage to prehistoric planet, which you can retrieve freely over www.archive.org, what can we see into hte water at the very end?

Please post a link to video if it is freely available. Some >40-50y, usually, most is available on the web.


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Old 04-05-2014, 03:02 AM   #2
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It's really a hard question. I love too much old movies, so the list would be long.
Anyway, just the firsts 4 that I remember:

The Big Sleep
On the beach
Two Mules for Sister Sara
The Long Goodbye
 
Old 04-05-2014, 03:15 AM   #3
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There's not 'the best movie', but these are some movies I like from the 50's and 60s:

Blow-Up

Vertigo

Stolen Kisses

edit: forgot including Once Upon a Time in the West (superb movie!).

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Old 04-05-2014, 04:15 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Xeratul View Post
Hi Guy,

For you, if you are interested in watching old movies, what would be your best movies from the 1950-1960s?



I would say that best movies, e.g. fantastic ones could be, according to my preferences:
- Rocketship xm
- phantom planet
- Day earth stood still (1951)
- voyage to prehistoric planet.


In the movie voyage to prehistoric planet, which you can retrieve freely over www.archive.org, what can we see into hte water at the very end?

Please post a link to video if it is freely available. Some >40-50y, usually, most is available on the web.


-- Cinema --
What? A Sci-Fi fan who didn't list Forbidden Planet? For shame! Original Invasion of the Body Snatchers wasn't bad, either.

For more "normal" Hero In Trouble fare, I like Gary Cooper films rather a lot, especially High Noon and Friendly Persuasion
 
Old 04-05-2014, 05:45 AM   #5
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Fantastic planet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Planet

This is a good one. It was on the pirate bay.
 
Old 04-05-2014, 09:16 AM   #6
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"The King and I" (1956)

"The Bridge Over The River Kwai"

"My Fair Lady"

"Anatomy of a Murder"

"The Sound of Music"

"The Dirty Dozen"

"The Great Escape"

"Irma la Douce"

"Charade" (1963)

and many, many more.

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Old 04-05-2014, 03:51 PM   #7
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2001: A Space Odyssey
 
Old 04-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #8
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Godzilla
 
Old 04-05-2014, 10:42 PM   #9
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All the above plus 'The Alamo' courtesy of John Wayne.
 
Old 04-05-2014, 10:56 PM   #10
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I was kind of mad when they brought out ATSC but there are now three channels in my area that offer older movies. I'd recorded many of them and tend to prefer the film noir type with some crime issue. Many of those listed are top choices.
 
Old 04-05-2014, 11:11 PM   #11
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There were many great movies in that period. These days, it seems that all Hollywood can do is remakes, comic book heroes, and stupid-is-funny.

Here are a few of my favorites (some of these I watched on television or the computer, definitely not when they were in theatres):

Charade (mentioned earlier)

The Collector (the psychologically scariest movie I have ever seen)

Three Coins in the Fountain (these days it would be called a "romcom," but it was too well done to be labeled so)

Forbidden Planet (Leslie Nielsen had a supporting role in it before he was funny)

The Graduate

Midnight Cowboy

Yellow Submarine (hardly profound, but a lot of run)

There were more; those are the ones that come to mind as bedtime nears.

Last edited by frankbell; 04-05-2014 at 11:13 PM.
 
Old 04-05-2014, 11:31 PM   #12
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First two i thought of were Roman Polanskis Repulsion and The Thing From Another World.
 
Old 04-06-2014, 12:22 AM   #13
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In no particular order:

The Man who Shot Liberty Valence

In Cold Blood

The Bridge Over The River Kwai

Lawrence of Arabia

From Here to Eternity

Cool Hand Luke

To Kill a Mockingbird



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Old 04-06-2014, 01:44 AM   #14
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I am not sure whether all of the above were produced and released by the sixties. I mean some of them seem seventyish.

For instance IMDB list "two mules for sister sarah" as 1970.

OK
 
Old 04-06-2014, 03:14 AM   #15
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I am not sure whether all of the above were produced and released by the sixties. I mean some of them seem seventyish.

For instance IMDB list "two mules for sister sarah" as 1970.

OK
The movie was released in the U.S. in June of 1970. When you factor in the actual filming and post production (editing, etc.), June 1970 is close enough.
 
  


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