Old Movies...

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    May 02, 2008 7:14 AM GMT
    So, I'm on this old movie kick. I just watched "All About Eve" And a friend just convinced me that the next movie I need to see is "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf."

    Why do I like them?

    Well, its good to see that "drama" can be real drama. Not the bullshit that fags complain about. Seriously, for all you homos that say " No drama" or something similar, watch these old movies. Gay drama is nothing to compare to the classic divas. I have resolved that the next homo party I attend and hear someone talk about drama, I'm gonna unleash some Bette Davis or Joan Crawford on them.

    Aaaaaaaaannnnnnnywho.

    What's your favorite old movie? I need recommendations.
  • Kyce8

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    May 02, 2008 9:51 AM GMT
    If you enjoyed 'All About Eve' you might also like 'Sunset Boulevard' or 'Streetcar Named Desire', 'Gilda' or Hitchcock's 'Rope'. These flicks are full of drama, high-strung divas and gay subtexts that you might find interesting. My fav would have to be Sunset for the diva factor and Streetcar for the hunk factor...Marlon Brando never looked hotter! icon_smile.gif
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    May 02, 2008 9:58 AM GMT
    When we had betamax my parents were suckers for old movies, but I was too young to understand them LOL.

    I remember Mary Poppins and something like Seven Brothers and Seven Sisters or something. Also Gone With The Wind. I can't say how good it was though LOL. I was barely 6 then.
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    May 02, 2008 10:10 AM GMT
    "Dark Victory" is a personal favourite. Bette Davis plays a woman with an inoperable brain tumour. In a scene where the doctor tells her they're going to have to cut into her skull to try and remove it, she gasps, brings her hands up to her face, and then says "You're not going to... cut my hair, are you?"

  • GQjock

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    May 02, 2008 10:25 AM GMT


    Now what can be better than THAT? icon_cool.gif

    My favorite line besides the "Bumpy Night"
    is... "You won't bore him honey...You won't have to talk at all"
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    May 02, 2008 10:40 AM GMT
    "You have a point. An idiotic one, but a point." All about Eve.

    I would add:

    Bringing Up Baby

    Stage Door

    The Day The Earth Stood Still

    Rebecca

    Deception

    The Lady Eve

    Mildred Pierce
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    May 02, 2008 1:59 PM GMT
    The day the earth stood still, immortalized the line, Klatu-Barada-Nicto. It did piss me off that the robot could disarm the US Army. Bayonets ought to have a can opener feature for just such contingencies.

    That was a good movie but I really enjoyed "The Forbidden Planet". Leslie Nielsen looked hot when he was young.

    "Gone with the Wind" and "Casablanca" always come to mind when thinking of old classics.

    "Here's looking at you kid."







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    May 02, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    Two clips from Suddenly, Last Summer



    "Well, it seems the emperor of Byzantium, when he received people in audience, had a throne which during the conversation would rise, mysteriously, in the air to the consternation of the visitors. But as we are living in a democracy I've reversed the procedure; I don't rise, I come down."


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    May 02, 2008 3:28 PM GMT
    They don't make them like that any more?

    "Now Voyager" Bette Davis.

    Baby Jane!


    Casablanca


    Key Largo


    Oh its endless and i am in Blissville!
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    May 02, 2008 3:52 PM GMT
    How could I forget "Raintree County". I love that movie and Montgomery Clift was so hot.

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    May 02, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf is a pretty intense movie. Best watch it with a stiff drink.

    I love Sergei Eisenstein's films. The interplay between his criticism of Stalin and making a film that Stalin himself would enjoy is really interesting. His Ivan films are my favorite ever made. Alexander Nevsky is such an effective propaganda film you can't watch it without getting on your feet and cheering mother Russia.
  • jarhead5536

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    May 02, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    You can't beat Marilyn for camp value. I will watch her in just about anything. For your consideration:

    All About Eve - the seminal dumb blonde actress/model/whatever of American Cinema.

    The River of No Return - the most laughably awful drama ever. Even after the "hero" Robert Mitchum attempts to rape her, she marries him in the end. Marilyn Monroe as tough as nails bitter saloon singer was not working so well for her.

    Niagara - the girl was so high she probably never remembered making this film. Talk about phoning it in.

    Bus Stop - I have nothing further to add.

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    May 02, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    moon river, wider than a mile, i'm crossing you in style some day ;)

    my bad.. I thought it was ridingicon_neutral.gif
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    May 02, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    Niagra loved that movie!

    Bus Stop who was the hottie l forgot his name?

    Raintree county was a favourite too!

    Stop Stop you are bringing me to tears!!!!!!!!
  • jarhead5536

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    May 02, 2008 4:18 PM GMT
    Oh, and anything Joan Crawford made after about 1958. With popcorn and gay friends.
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    May 02, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    Turkish Delight is right, it is endless...there's one great movie after another.

    Jezebel
    Double Indemnity
    The Little Foxes (yikes)
    Notorious
    Gaslight
    The Women
    A Place in the Sun ("Tell mama, tell mama all")
    The Postman Always Rings Twice
    Witness for the Prosecution ("I never faint because I'm not sure I that I will fall gracefully, and I never use smelling salts because they puff up the eyes.")
    The Manchurian Candidate
    The Big Sleep
  • jarhead5536

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    May 02, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    Then there is my favorite old new, or new old movie, The Lion in Winter.

    Katherine Hepburn (Eleanor of Aquitaine): Henry?

    Peter O'Toole (Henry II of England): Yes?

    Katherine: I don't much like our children.
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    May 02, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    TurkishDelight said

    Bus Stop who was the hottie l forgot his name?



    I think your thinking of Don Murray who played Bo Decker. He was hot doing those situps on the floor.

    I am currently directing the play "Bus Stop" here in Pasadena![yes, Im plugging myself, anyone in town should come see it!]

    I am a big fan of screwball comedies from the 1920's & 30's. Anything Buster Keaton or Carol Lumbard. "Twentieth Century" is one of my all time faves w/ John Berrimore.
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    May 02, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    Thanks Miguelito..... Don Murray yes he was hot and a bit like my main boy James Dean now that was HOT!


    And an Actor!


    Good luck l loved that movie BUST STOP!


    l thought marilyn was under rated and could act?
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    May 02, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    Dark Passage with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
    Queen Bee with Joan Crawford at her best-bitchiest
    Madam X with Lana Turner, Constance Bennett and John Forsythe
    The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft
    The Marriage Go-Round with James Mason, Susan Hayward, Julie Newmar


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    May 02, 2008 4:47 PM GMT
    Don't forget our Judy!!! Garland?

    That film with James Mason S O B he was in it!


    l never saw Queen Bee ?


    Now Julie Newmar you mentioned she was Hot!


    l loved Cher in Moonstruck!
  • jarhead5536

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    May 02, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    [quote][l thought marilyn was under rated and could act?[/quote]

    When she was lucid, her acting chops were actually OK. She was, however, horribly over-directed almost all the time.
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    May 02, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    I call dibs on the Boston Public Library's copy of Queen Bee this weekend! icon_smile.gif (Thanks Jockbod48 )

    Marilyn Monroe is great for camp...so is Mae West.
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    May 02, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    Stop the World l wanna get off! You have put me in a Melancholy mood now so l will have another glass of horrible Turkish Red Wine and call my Boy!!!

    Please send me some nice Californian Chardonnay!!!
  • auryn

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    May 02, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    How far back are we talking?

    For movies before the 60s, I'd have to say...

    Ben Hur (1959)
    Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
    The Imitation of Life (1959) -- I don't watch this movie that much, though, because the climax is a heart ripper. Have tissues ready if you watch it.

    *added

    movies in the 60s
    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
    Beach Blanket Bingo
    All Blake Edwards Pink Panther films
    Mothra
    Godzilla
    Gamera