Classic Movies

lamira lamira
I really feel as though I am the only one who watches classic movies. If I talk about classic movies or old Hollywood actors, especially around people my age (18-25), they will have no idea what or who I am talking about and give my a strange, clueless look. And I'm talking about great movies and actors, like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Young Frankenstein, and The Philadelphia Story, or Glenn Ford, Spencer Tracy, and Ingrid Bergman. Does anybody know what or who I am talking about; does anyone watch classic movies?
11/06/2010
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SomewhatSomewhere SomewhatSomewhere
Um, YES, I know what/ who you're talking about! I'm 19. Though, I like his gril friday over a philadelphia story. My favorite movie of all time is Casablanca. Something else I find annoying is when movies are remade, people like the remake, I tell them about the original, and they're like, "It's black and white?"
11/07/2010
lamira lamira
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Originally posted by SomewhatSomewhere
Um, YES, I know what/ who you're talking about! I'm 19. Though, I like his gril friday over a philadelphia story. My favorite movie of all time is Casablanca. Something else I find annoying is when movies are remade, people like the remake, I ... More
Yes, I know exactly what you mean. I love the movies The Shop Around the Corner and In the Good Old Summertime (even though it is a remake of the aforementioned movie). And I refuse to watch the newer remake, You've Got Mail. And personally, I love black and white too. I think it adds drama, detail, and sophistication to many movies.
11/07/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by lamira
I really feel as though I am the only one who watches classic movies. If I talk about classic movies or old Hollywood actors, especially around people my age (18-25), they will have no idea what or who I am talking about and give my a strange, ... More
I love film noir but I'm more a fan of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. They are my favorite classic stars. I swoon over them on screen

To have and to have not and the Big Sleep are my favorites with them.

I of course love Casablanca as well. I really could go on forever with my collection.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE jimmy Stuart and have tons of his movies. It's a Wonderful Life, Rope, Vertigo, and Rear Window are my favorite with him
11/08/2010
CS2012 CS2012
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Originally posted by lamira
I really feel as though I am the only one who watches classic movies. If I talk about classic movies or old Hollywood actors, especially around people my age (18-25), they will have no idea what or who I am talking about and give my a strange, ... More
I know what you mean. No one in my age group that I know cares for class films and classic actors. I love classic movies.

I love Vincent Price and John Wayne.

My husband is in his late 30s and doesn't like classic tv shows. I love classic tv shows and movies.
11/08/2010
Dame Demi Dame Demi
Know them...the inclusion of "Young Frankenstein" throws off your definition of 'classic' for me a bit, since it was made in 1974, a couple decades or so after the period suggested by your other examples.

I'm not a huge early-film buff. I like "Casablanca," but I don't love it. I appreciate "Citizen Kane," but I don't terribly like it. I do like "The Birds," and "Vertigo."

"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is one of my favorite movies ever, and I love just about anything by Abbot & Costello.

I love musicals and disaster films in general, so if someone's singing or a lot of people are dying, I'm generally happy--so from "My Fair Lady" and "West Side Story" to "The (original!!!) Poseidon Adventure " to "The Blob."

Jumping into the 70's with Mel Brooks opens up a whole new generation of movies, actors, and directors for me. Love most Mel Brooks. The "Airport" movies. Most anything with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Gene Wilder, etc. Moving into 'modern classics' there, though, and I could write for hours. Hell, "Star Wars" came out just 3 years after "Young Frankenstein." And, yes--I was only 5, but I did actually see "Star Wars" in its first run.

I'm generally not a fan of remakes in general ("Evil Dead 2" being one of the few exceptions, and it really is a remake and not a sequel--they just remade it pretty quickly with more money, since the first one blew.) Considering I'm not yet 40, I'm highly offended by remakes of movies originally made in my lifetime. I love Johnny Depp, but Willy Wonka hasn't aged that badly, and Gene Wilder is hard to outcreep, even by Mr. Depp. "Footloose"--unnecessa ry, and just WHY? I love the original, but face it, the world doesn't need more than one version. I'm not even going to more than briefly mention remaking anything regarding Herbie the Love Bug, because then I'll be forced to think about it.
11/08/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
You'd get along great with my fiance. His definition of "new movie" is it being in color, lol. He's got as many of the Bogey and Bacall sets as he could find, and even had to replace a few when an ex decided to keep them..

I wasn't as into the older movies like that until he had me sit down and watch some of them with him. He said he had a hard time getting his last few exes to watch some of his favorites with him because the plots are obviously a lot slower and 'less suspenseful' than newer movies of today, but I didn't have any problem with it. It was nice to watch a whole movie without tons of needless explosions, lol.

I really enjoyed Singing In The Rain, Casablanca of course, love Bogey and Bacall, and I've loved A Streetcar Named Desire since I first saw it in an English class a few years ago. I know there's a few more I'm missing, I just can't think of them right now, lol.
11/08/2010
lamira lamira
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Originally posted by Dame Demi
Know them...the inclusion of "Young Frankenstein" throws off your definition of 'classic' for me a bit, since it was made in 1974, a couple decades or so after the period suggested by your other examples.

I'm not a huge ... More
I think classics include everything up to and including 1979. For example, there is American Graffiti, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fiddler on the Roof, and Kramer vs. Kramer (all movies from the 1970s). Those are all great movies. I think, once 1980 hits, it's too recent. My generation will know of many 1980's movies, such as Fatal Attraction, When Harry Met Sally, and E.T. They are also great movies, but they are still very popular in today's culture. I think when these movies become less remembered, less viewed, and less mentioned, they are not as popular, and may enter into the classics realm of movies.
11/08/2010
Dame Demi Dame Demi
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Originally posted by lamira
I think classics include everything up to and including 1979. For example, there is American Graffiti, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fiddler on the Roof, and Kramer vs. Kramer (all movies from the 1970s). Those are all great movies. I ... More
Ugh, I'm going to avoid further contribution until I've got a ton of time to kill or am really bored. I love all the movies you mentioned above from the 70's, and could probably come up with hundreds more.
11/08/2010
Trashley Trashley
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Originally posted by SomewhatSomewhere
Um, YES, I know what/ who you're talking about! I'm 19. Though, I like his gril friday over a philadelphia story. My favorite movie of all time is Casablanca. Something else I find annoying is when movies are remade, people like the remake, I ... More
Casablanca was legit! And Young Frankenstein? Are you kidding me? Everyone should know that movie! That shits GOLDEN! Gene Wilder was great in SO many movies... The Producers, Willie Wonka, ugh that man could turn me on like no other..

There's a bunch I want to mention from the 30s and 40s but the names escape me right now.. the erotic and horror films of those times were amazing. The drama was incredible as well. Ah, film gets me goin'.
11/13/2010
Destri Destri
I love old movies. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Casablanca... tell me, has anyone here ever seen The Man Who Would Be King or the original Zulu???
11/13/2010
dv8 dv8
Anyone addicted to Turner Classic Movies?
11/20/2010
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