I’ve seen a lot of movies. Old ones, new ones, all kinds. For many years, I’ve taken the Leonard Maltin book and highlighted the movies I’ve seen. Then I’ve even taken the step of making a long, long list of movies I’d like to see someday. Ok, so I’m a tad obsessive! I also use Videohound, belong to the Home Film Festival, and post frequently on IMDB.
I know there are many people on this board who share this passion, and I’d like to draw on that vast among of moviegoing experience now.
I’d like people to give me their favorite old movies that maybe most people don’t know about. For example, I just finished watching The Wicker Man (1975), with Edward Woodward. A magnificent film and a great, great ending, say I. Next on my docket is 1942’s Random Harvest.
Cult films are prime candidates for this kind of list, of course. What I’m trying to avoid here are:
o New movies
o Movies from the past, say, 10 years. Nothing against the off-beat stuff that’s out there now, but my theory is that a movie’s not classic until a few decades have passed as a testement to its endurance. I’m sure Eve could come up with a few, as I noticed in a few posts she likes films from the 1940’s (earlier, even?).
o Movies Everyone Has Heard Of. Ok, pretend you’re Joe Six-Pack. You don’t know your All The President’s Men from your All the King’s Men. You know movies like Casablanca, All Quiet on the Western Front, Gone With the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz. Let’s avoid stuff you, Joe Six-Pack, recognize.
Since this thread is certainly not just for me, I would welcome any other film. I personally am not a big fan of foreign films or documentaries; perhaps you are. No problem! Bring them on!
Here’s some to start us off:
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Capricorn One (1978)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1947)
Force of Evil (1948)
Thanks, and have at it!