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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:29 pm 
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i saw Singing in the Rain a few weeks back and loved it. now i really want a TCM themed movie night, but i know nothing about TCM movies.

any fans who would like to share their favorites? i remember seeing an old version of Peter Pan that i'd like to dig out, but besides from that, i am clueless.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:55 pm 
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I haven't had time to watch it this semester, but sometimes I like to browse their schedule and see what's good. It's a great way to expose yourself to classic movies fo sho.

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meet me in st. louis and adventures of robin hood (the 1930s version with errol flynn) are two of my favorite movies to watch around the holidays.

TCM also has a website you can look through for ideas. They have their own IMDB style movie database.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:06 pm 
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i'll be sure to check them out; i'm trying to not watch too many silly tv shows and girly movies, or at least mixing it up with the classics.. haha.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:16 pm 
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What are TCM movies? If you mean just classic movies:

Anything with Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Kathryn Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Doris Day.

Some of my favorites are How to Marry a Millionaire, Let's Make Love, Niagra, That Touch of Mink, Pillow Talk, African Queen, Desk Set, Charade, Funny Face, and Roman Holiday.

I love old movies. I think that all of my DVDs that are not disaster movies or 007 are classics.

Ooh, and The Glass Bottom Boat. I love Doris Day. She is just so much fun. There is also one that I can never remember the title of, that is a total Charade/60s spy movie riff where she is involved in an espionage plot to steal hairspray. The wardrobe is to die for.

A bit later, but I also love me some Steve McQueen.

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 Post subject: Re: TCM movies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:38 pm 
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yup, i mean the american classics. they're known as TCM movies here..

i'm loving the amount of suggestions so far. definitely going to make a list of movies i want to see.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:42 pm 
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queenofpainting wrote:
I haven't had time to watch it this semester, but sometimes I like to browse their schedule and see what's good. It's a great way to expose yourself to classic movies fo sho.


We love TCM; I second the recommendation to just surf and check things out as they interest you. (Talking of classic films, queenofpainting, I've been meaning to compliment you on your avatar; Joan and I go way back!)

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A few weeks ago they had a Hitchcock marathon and it was amazing! I honestly watched tv the entire day!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:25 am 
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That's really sad that classic American movies got branded as Turner. He doesn't own them.

Some classic movies I love:

It Happened One Night
The Philadelphia Story
The Thin Man (all of them)
Bringing Up Baby
Double Indemnity
All About Eve


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Bringing Up Baby
Sullivan's Travels
The Little Foxes
Auntie Mame (Rosalind Russell version)
North by Northwest
Guys and Dolls
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
It Happened One Night

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anything Frank Capra and Preston Sturgis

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Red Shoes! Anything by Powell and Pressburger really.

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I just saw Roman Holiday for the first time recently. Very cute.


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Desdemona wrote:
We love TCM; I second the recommendation to just surf and check things out as they interest you. (Talking of classic films, queenofpainting, I've been meaning to compliment you on your avatar; Joan and I go way back!)

I honestly never thought I could be so moved by pure imagery in a silent movie. Boy, was I dumb. And thanks!

I love Billy Wilder lots.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:49 pm 
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Anything with Danny Kaye, especially The Secret Life of Walter Mitty or A Song Is Born (not to be confused with A Star Is Born, though that's alright). I'll also second the Cary Grant recommendation, especially The Philadelphia Story or His Girl Friday.

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Lots of good suggestions here and I want to add You Can't Take it With You and The Apartment

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 Post subject: Re: TCM movies
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Roman Holiday is a must!!
Rear Window
Vertigo
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
Notorious
Auntie Mame
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
To Catch a Thief
White Christmas (Rosemary Clooney & Danny Kaye!)


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celyn wrote:
The Thin Man (all of them)

Yes yes yes!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:23 pm 
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Agree with most everything people have posted

for me the three "must sees" are:

Sullivan's Travels
It Happened One Night
Charade

(and of course Casablanca)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:12 am 
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Okay, I don't want to add more to the list, because you have many to choose from, so here are my favorites (these have all already been mentioned):

You Can't Take it With You. (Young Jimmy Stewart!)
Double Indemnity. (I also like almost anything with Barbara Stanwyck)
Casablanca. (Fo' sho)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (So sexy! Also, if you like Tennessee Williams, Steetcar Named Desire.)
Sullivan's Travels.
Philadelphia Story.
His Girl Friday.
Vertigo. (My favorite of Hitchcock's movies)
Rear Window. (Or is this my favorite Hitchcock?)

I have to add one that hasn't been mentioned yet:
City Lights. (Amazing. I cry every time.)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:44 am 
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If you like Singing in the Rain try Funny Face. Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. She's an empathicalist and he a fashion photographer, swoon. Perfect songs, perfect locations, enough funny bits and some great dancing including a 3-4 minute scene where he pretends he is a matador with his cape.

American film noir stuff not mentioned:

D.O.A.
The Third Man
Strangers on a Train
The Maltese Falcon


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I would say that these are my favorite classic Hollywood movies (including super popular ones): The Wizard of Oz, Sunset Blvd, The Apartment, Psycho, To Kill a Mockingbird, Rear Window, Some Like It Hot, All About Eve, Rope, 12 Angry Men, Citizen Kane, Gone With the Wind, Strangers on a Train, It Happened One Night, Bringing Up Baby, Rebel without a Cause, A Streetcar Named Desire, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Double Indemnity, Lifeboat, and so on. I haven't seen that many as of now. We should have a foreign film discussion thread (it's pretty general, but it would be a lot simpler than creating several different threads).

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Great lists! TCM is my favorite movie channel. Sunday Night Silents was a great introduction to the art of silent movies. The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse with Valentino is a winner. Camille with Valentino and Nazimova, and Valentino in The Eagle. Rudy!

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sarahcaroline wrote:
Vertigo. (My favorite of Hitchcock's movies)
Rear Window. (Or is this my favorite Hitchcock?)

Ha, you sounds like me. Vertigo used to be my all-time favorite, but Rear Window took the lead. I figure James Stewart + Grace Kelly = Ultra Win!


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A few people have mentioned Rope: have you seen Swoon? It is also about Leopold and Loeb.

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