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Favourite Films!

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☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 24 Dec 2008 20:57

I am a real film fan, but don't get to see as many now as I used to. Just wondered what were other peoples favourite films and why? You can mentioned more than one here goes.

Ryan's Daughter, a classic by director David Lean. It is very bleak at times but it's very atmospheric I think.
Plus it's got the lovely Christopher Jones in it.


AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2008 21:01

all the great musicals - Rogers and Hammerstein
all the James Bond
all the Harrison Ford

anything with Alan Rickman in it

Lawrence of Arabia
North by Northwest
Where Eagles Dare

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 24 Dec 2008 21:04

That's one of hubby's favourites Ann, Where Eagles Dare...Broad Sword Calling Danny Boy!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 24 Dec 2008 21:13

Another good one...DULCIMA, starring John Mills Carol White and a very handsome Stuart Wilson, lovely storyline set in glorious country side...with a very suprising ending, a real Gem of a film!! Not shown nearly enough...thank god i've got it on DVD and tape!


AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2008 23:14

not seen Dulcima - shall have to look out for it

I know every word of Where Eagles Dare!!!!!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 25 Dec 2008 00:07

Ann it is a brilliant film, got it off e bay, it's very rare.

Happy Christmas. ☺

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 26 Dec 2008 21:24

Another one of my favourite films...some might say it's a bit corny but it cheers you up on a miserable day here in the UK is...'Come September', starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollabridgida, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin.

It's just so lovely as it's set in Italy and the skies are so blue, the women are dressed so feminin and with style. Pure escapism from this 'in ya face world!!!'
Got a humourus veign running through it and all the actors are on top form. Love this film.

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 26 Dec 2008 21:30



DorothyG Report 26 Dec 2008 21:32

Pam - perhaps you'd also like Beuena Sera, Mrs. Campbell - with Gina Lollobriga, Phil Silvers and Telly Savalas - very amusing and lovely!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 26 Dec 2008 21:47

Hello Dorothy, I haven't seen that film, but the title sounds familiar. My film tastes vary so much,I Ilike a good war film, gangster, romance anything really as long as it's well made. Don't like the Die Hard, Leathel Weapon cr*p! Far to 'over the top' for me!!

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 27 Dec 2008 13:49


☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 27 Dec 2008 14:06

Thanks for your post Pam...hope that this thread proves a ppular one!

Burt Lancaster, a very good actor...brilliant in Bird Man of Alcatraz.


WhackyJackieInOz Report 27 Dec 2008 14:30

Hi Pam

A few of my Favourites are

Shawshank Redemption
Shindlers List

Most of the Musicals

Seven brides for 7 Brothers
The King and I
South Pacific
West Side Story

My all time favourite which I have on video is

"Beloved Infidel" with Deborah Kerr, Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert
It's based on the life of F Scott Fitzgerald the American novelist. Memoirs of Sheelagh Graham his lover
I have seen it dozens of times and cry my eyes out every time I see it.
Always enjoy a film if I cry lol


☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 27 Dec 2008 23:51

Hi Jackie thanks for your post. Yes we all have films that we can watch over and over again don't we. Gregory Peck was so handsome. I will have to keep a look out for that film, it sounds a good one. He's still alive I believe, although he must be a good age.

Pam. ☺

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 27 Dec 2008 23:59

I'm with most of the Harrison Ford films - although I prefer him when he's a bit grubby round the edges!


Fiddler on the Roof

Singing in the Rain

Anything with Alan Rickman (excuse me while I dribble ... LOL)

I do have a fondness for musicals but I think that's because mum and dad liked them and watched them - the Busby Berkeley ones, Bing Crosby, that lot! Fabulous.


☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 28 Dec 2008 00:07

Hi Sandie and Jill, I didn't know that he'd died Sandie, still not a bad innings was it?

Jill lot's of women like Alan Rickman don't they. I think he's ok, but if I had to... it would be the gorgous James Purefoy, dribble dribble!!!! He was in a lovely film called Jilting Joe and played Mark Anthony in Rome. Corrrr!!!! He's been in quite a few films, and apart from being very easy on the eye he's a good actor with lovely brown eyes and a lovely body!

Where's that cold shower....oh young man! ha ha. ☺

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 28 Dec 2008 00:08

My much missed and loved late dad was in love with Ginger Rogers.

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 28 Dec 2008 00:24

Well, I've never heard of James Purefoy so I shall keep an eye out for him ...

When my son was very young (about 2 years old or so) they played a season of Deanna Durbin films and he was completely rivetted. He would lay on the floor as close to the TV as he could get and there would be no moving him until the films finished! He totally denies this nowadays - he's nearly 30. But he has a love of films that I have never seen in anyone else. He's one of those who can do the 6 steps from one character to another, quite often in less than 6 steps ... beats me!



Grabagran Report 28 Dec 2008 01:10

The Green Mile

Shawshank Redemption

Dirty Dancing

GHOST Well it's the last film I saw in the cinema lol

Children of the Crossfire

About the only ones I can remember


Nickydownsouth Report 28 Dec 2008 01:25

Big.......always makes me chuckle, just love the scene in the toy shop, when Tom Hanks dances on the giant keyboard
Dirty Dancing..... because "no one sticks Baby in the corner"
Top Gun....... Tom Cruise at his best
Armageddon..... Bruce Willis saving the planet ...... the ending always makes me cry.!!
Casino royle {the Daniel Craig version} phew!!!

and when I fancy a good old bit of nostalgia.......Brief Encounter.....

there are many more, but too many to mention.