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Favourite Films!

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☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 31 Dec 2008 12:07

~nudge~

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 31 Dec 2008 12:52

I'll say it now in case I'm not about later on-~☺ HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! ☺~

cane

cane Report 1 Jan 2009 18:06

yes pam a taste of honey,i still have this film it was free in the news of the world,Brilliant film.
"Happy New Year Every-one"

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 1 Jan 2009 18:19

Yes Gwen I had it given to me by a friend and it came free in a paper, so must have been The News of The World.

Classic kitchen sink drama.

'Happy New Year.'

Maria

Maria Report 1 Jan 2009 18:47

Hello Pam & all,

did anyone else see Chocolat on tv last night? It was LOVELY. Never seen if before although I'd heard of it as it was nominated for / won a fair share of awards.

Maria xx

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Jan 2009 18:51

completely forgot The African Queen and Boys from Brazil

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 1 Jan 2009 19:54

No I didn't see it last night Broggy but have seen it before and agree with you it's a lovely film. Juliette Binoche is a very good actress and very beautiful, typically French -has that style where by she doesn't even have to try...it just comes so naturally.

Ann, another couple of good ones. Keep 'em coming!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 1 Jan 2009 19:56

Sorry that was me who deleted by mistake!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 1 Jan 2009 21:40

~nudge~

Winter Drawers Ever Near

Winter Drawers Ever Near Report 1 Jan 2009 22:19

Many of the films mentioned I love but my all time favourite is It's A Wonderful Life.

Funnily enough there were two other films from when I was young that I have never seen on tv.

One was The Ten Commandments and the other The Last Days of Pompei.

I remember seeing the first as my dad took me on a ferry boat across the River Clyde which was an adventure in itself.

The latter I must have seen when I was about 11 which would have been around 1963. We came out the cinema and reenacted the falling lava etc by tossing all the gravel out of people's front gardens in the air and dodging them.

Oh dear I am having a senior moment. The things you suddenly remember.

Aileen xxx

EyebrowsEd

EyebrowsEd Report 2 Jan 2009 00:36

Hello again all and a Happy New Year to everyone (yes I know it's a bit late!)

Aileen, I remember seeing the Ten Commandments on TV when I was a teenager in the 70s. I seem to remember Charlton Heston going all wild-eyed and getting a mad hair day after seeing the burning bush on top of Mount Sinai.

I also think Yul Brynner played Pharoah in that one to didn't he?

I don't think I've seen the Last Days of Pompeii but the name does ring a bell somewhere in the back of my mind.

The other "epics" that spring to mind for me are Ben Hur and Samson and Delilah. I rate the chariot race in Ben Hur as one of the greatest pieces of cinematography ever shot - even though many people slate it and say they can see a car and Charlton Heston's watch - there were no computer graphics in those days and I think I read the arena was carved out of a cliff somewhere. Oh and I believe Heston was taught to drive a chariot so they could film the scene!!

EyebrowsEd

EyebrowsEd Report 2 Jan 2009 00:49

Oh yes - the only oldie I've really seen over the break (how could I forget) was Moby Dick with Gregory Peck and Richard Baseheart.

Call me Ishmael ...

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 2 Jan 2009 12:36

Ok Edd, from now on we will call you Ishmael...lol

Don't laugh when I was about 8 or 9 I noticed a beautiful actress in my Film Guide Annual named Romy Schnieder, she had such a handsome boyfriend at the time Alain Delon,so decided to change my name to Romy Schnieder...it's so easy when you're that age, you just tell people. Anyway I can vividly remember my nan calling me in for tea or something and calling 'Pam', of course I didn't answer...who was this Pam person? Anyway, eventually nan remembered and called for Romy to come in, I obliged.

Romy Schnieder died very young as you film buffs are probably aware (late forties). They say natural causes, but she was on a lot of medication due to the tradgic death of her son David, think he was only about 13 or 14 when he died. It was a dreadful accident, I believe he fell on some railings. She didn't seem to get over it, understandably so.

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 2 Jan 2009 19:44

' YANKS ' A wonderful film made in 1979. Richard Gere plays the part well of the young G.I. as does William Devine and Chick Vennerra ( no you don't catch that from loose women of the night! ) it really is his name!!

It really does capture the essance of the time between the young U.S. soldiers sent over to this rainy little island of ours. I wasn't about at the time but hearing things from my relatives who were about people seemed a lot more caring...or is it a case of rose tinted glasses? Well possibly, but all I know is, that it's a wonderful film. ☺

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Jan 2009 20:08

Blazing Saddles!!!!!

with regard to Ben Hur - that came out in 1959 - I had just got back from honeymoon in Jersey and we went to visit my aunt who lived in London - went to the West End to see Ben Hur and we both came out in a daze - what a film!!!

most tragic, apart from the many Lassie films!!! - Spartacus - we both came out in tears and I couldnlt sleep for nights worrying about Jean Simmons after she held the baby up to touch the feet of Kirk Douglas on the cross!!!!

EyebrowsEd

EyebrowsEd Report 3 Jan 2009 00:34

Here I am, having a late night whizz around the boards and on TV in the background is Highlander.

A great film with a terriffic music score by Queen, but I thought the casting choices were a bit odd:

Christopher Lambert (a Frenchman) plays a Scottish Highlander
Clancy Brown (an American) plays The Kurgan - a supposed Russian tribesman.
Peter Diamond (an English stuntman) plays Fasil - a Pole
Sean Connery ( a Scotsman) plays an Egyptian with a Spanish name (Ramirez) and a Scottish accent.

Mind you, Sean Connery also played a Russian submarine captain with a Scottish accent (The Hunt for Red October), Robin Hood with a Scottish accent (Robin and Marian) and an Ancient Greek - Agamemnon - with a Scottish accent (Time Bandits) to name a few.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 Jan 2009 03:29

worst has to be Dick Van Dyke as a cockney in Mary Poppins

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 3 Jan 2009 16:43

Nudge

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 3 Jan 2009 23:57

Evening folks, glad to see that you're all still puting favourite films and observations up about them.

Yes Spartacus had some very 'hair on the back of the neck' moments didn't it Ann. (Did that make sense?)

I've never really rated Sean Connery, and he doesn't ever change his accent does he? As you say Edd, in The Hunt for Red October he kept his Scottish accent.

Another favourite of mine and my late dad's was 'Hear My Song', starring Adrian Dunbar, Ned Beatty, Tara Fitzgerald and Shirley Anne Field. It was made in 1992 and was about the singer Josef Loke, I have it on tape but haven't been able to watch it since my dad passed away in 2004. The songs evoke so many memories...one day I will though.

Another brilliant film with Ned Beatty in it and the rather lovely Burt Reynolds (well he was then) the sometimes very disturbing ' Deliverance', directed by John Boorman I think. Think that they did most of their own stunts in it too. A young John Voight was in it also. Who could forget the duelling banjo scene.

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 4 Jan 2009 00:16

Its a Wonderful Life.

I loved that film.

Betty