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Re: Fantastic list....

December 13, 2016 08:28AM
I think there are only two on that list I have not seen... perhaps a third.... Double Indemnity and Battleground.

One on your list stood out for me. It was in the 70's that I began watching old classics as somewhat of a 'quest', (skipping the fact that Loved them).... and I began by trying to see every movie that had won Best Motion Picture.... one day on some channel that occasionally showed old classics I saw that "All About Even" was playing... so I juggled my work schedule and watched it.

As you know Marilyn Monroe is in that film. Watching her was an eye opener for me. I had seen Marilyn many times... paying little attention to her. She opened my eyes in this film, she could act... I 'should' have known that... didn't, until this film. After watching her in this film I then saw her in a 'whole new light', re-watching many of her films.

I tell that story to point out that - this is one of the things I love about old classics... I'm always 'discovering' something new. In All About Eve it was that Marilyn could act, (there were other things about that film as well)... it's not always 'acting'... could be 'directing', 'cinematography', 'editing', etc.

Battleground is great. It's my favorite war movie. Not just WW2 movie.

It has things in it no other WW2 movie did.

It has lines in it like this:

Chaplain: As the years go by, a lot of people are going to forget. But you won't. And don't ever let anybody tell you you were a sucker to fight in the war against fascism.

Holley: What's going on?
Sgt. Kinnie: Me and General McAulliffe decided to move I Company up on the line. That is if you agree.

Two twists in it I love, and I won't give them away.

One is when the kid says I'm with you Holley and then later reveals he thought Holley was doing something different.

And Kinnie's smile right near the end of the film.


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  Re: Suggestions..old movies, your favorites?

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zn186December 13, 2016 05:04AM

  Fantastic list....

JamesJM238December 13, 2016 06:29AM

  Re: Fantastic list....

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