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Old 04-17-2014, 07:19 AM   #46
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Plus Inherit the Wind, which is still relevant today, at least in the States.
I disagree, both with it being a good movie and with it still being relevant. It was an important historical event (that occurred in 1925), but that does not automatically make a movie about the event into a good movie.

BTW, the IMDb page on Inherit the Wind mentioned 12 Angry Men (1957). That was one of the great movies of the 50's that we somehow all forgot. If you compare the two movies, maybe you will understand my point about the difference between a liberal message movie that is just a liberal message movie, vs. a liberal message movie that was also a great movie.

My opinions here regard the movie, not the message. I am not a liberal. But I agree with the liberal messages of each of those movies. But that still doesn't make it a great movie.

It is the same contrast I see between Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and To Sir with Love.

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Old 04-17-2014, 01:18 PM   #47
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Inherit The Wind really did a disservice to history (as do virtually all movies which are "based on" true events) as it so fictionalized things. Add to that the absurdities of the real event (William Jennings Bryant was not only not a scientist; he was not a clergyman; and he wasn't even a good Creationist!)- I avoid docu-dramas and movies based on "true stories" like the plague, because they pervert reality, and yet are too connected to the real world to entertain.

One of my all-time favorite movies is:

The Bad Seed (originl 50's version...not the pathetic remake)

Although it's a well-written movie with great performances, the thing I love most about it, is that it is just such a great "slice of life" from that era. In my opinion, it is one of the most well-made movies of all time.
 
Old 04-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #48
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One more- Paul Newman in HOMBRE
I remember it was advertized as "One H of a performance after HUD and HARPER"

OK
 
Old 04-20-2014, 08:25 AM   #49
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War of the Worlds
The Ten Commandments
 
Old 04-20-2014, 10:59 AM   #50
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Lawrence of Arabia (no relation )
wow. this is true. this movie was awesome. Is it on archive.org?

btw, on archive.org, is there movies such as Life of Jesus, Moise?

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #51
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I disagree, both with it being a good movie and with it still being relevant. It was an important historical event (that occurred in 1925), but that does not automatically make a movie about the event into a good movie.
Given that the political battle over teaching evolution continues in the US even today, I would argue that Inherit the Wind is still quite timely.

http://www.pfaw.org/media-center/pub...blic-education

I never expect commercial films "based on true events" to be historically accurate; "informative" is a high-enough standard. When they truly attempt to be "historically accurate," they are usually rather wooden; the best example I can think of for this is Midway, which strived to be as even-handed as an American-made film about the Battle of Midway could be. I would add it to my list as being worth watching, but certainly not great art.

I would also at the Pink Panther films with Peter Sellers; the first one was excellent and the later ones were fun.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 10:31 PM   #52
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I haven't seen Inherit the Wind, but NOVA's "Judgment Day" two-parter (about the Dover trial) is both one of the great documentaries about the issue of creationism, and one of the great documentaries about court cases. I own the DVD.

Highly recommend for those who follow this.

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Old 04-20-2014, 10:38 PM   #53
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...I would also at the Pink Panther films with Peter Sellers; the first one was excellent and the later ones were fun.
The first "Pink Panther" and the first sequel, "A Shot in the Dark," were good fun movies.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 12:52 AM   #54
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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 --
Thanks.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 04:01 PM   #55
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I am lovin' this movie (it's in color):
Code:
mplayer -zoom -ao alsa:device=hw=0.0 http://www.archive.org/download/TheDisappearanceofFlight41274DVDcosmo3/format=512Kb+MPEG4
 
Old 04-24-2014, 10:40 PM   #56
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The Collector
Just watched it. Quite good, indeed!

I normally don't care for cat & mouse type movies; I normally prefer movies with good dialogue- but this movie was truly different. Had it been made in Hollywood, it no-doubt would have been filled with cliches; absurdities; and obsequious "thriller" scenes; but this was unique; well-made; contemplative....different. I especially liked the ending.

EDIT: Oh, but...if that was the psychologically scariest movie you've ever seen.....The Incident will traumatize you. (Seriously- I saw it once, over 30 years ago- and I was scared to watch it on subsequent opportunities. Took me about 3 or 4 viewings to get where I could enjoy it. And it's not really violent or anything- it's just terrifying- especially the first time you see it!)

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