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Post by Robinsgirl » January 29th, 2009, 7:03 pm

harvey wrote:
Robinsgirl wrote:Oh oooooh! I LOVE Shirley Temple Movies!!!
Yes, I like Fort Apache (1948) (:-)
Hmmmm I have never heard of that one! I will have to get it. My favorite Shirley Temple movie is Just Around the Corner!!
Robert Frost is my hero!

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Post by harvey » January 29th, 2009, 7:09 pm

kayray wrote:Love all the Fred and Ginger musicals.
Recently saw their first together, Flying Down to Rio (1933). Ginger
and Fred have fourth and fifth billing, respectively. First in the
credits is Dolores del Rio. She plays a young woman from Argentina.
She's visiting Florida and, early in the movie, is at a table in a night
club a with a gaggle of blond American girls. They're talking about
how to get the man you want. del Rio leaves the table to show them
her method in action. One of the blonds asks of the others, "What do
girls from Argentina have below the Equator that we don't?"
Oh, "Holiday" starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, that's a
mighty good one.
Yes, mighty good. I especially like Grant's friends, the Potters.

My favorite with Grant and Hepburn -- in fact, it's a leading candidate
for my all-time favorite movie -- is The Philadephia Story (1940).
Another contender is The Big Sleep (1946), with Bogart and Becall.
(Both are on the IMDb's Top 250 list)
Jimmy Stewart is my all-time favorite actor
Recently saw After the Thin Man (1936) for the first time. Not your
usual J.S. role.

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Post by harvey » January 29th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Robinsgirl wrote:
harvey wrote:
Robinsgirl wrote:Oh oooooh! I LOVE Shirley Temple Movies!!!
Yes, I like Fort Apache (1948) (:-)
Hmmmm I have never heard of that one! I will have to get it.
My favorite Shirley Temple movie is Just Around the Corner!!
I've seen a lot of her movies when she was a child, but I don't remember
Just Around the Corner (1938). I just requested it from the local public
library here.

Mentioning Fort Apache was (as you no doubt gathered) a small attempt
at humor. In it, Shirley Temple is about twenty years old and gets
married. It's the first in what came to be known as director John
Ford's cavalry trilogy, although he didn't plan it that way. All three
star John Wayne as a 19th Century officer in the U.S. cavalry. Fort
Apache
also features Henry Fonda as another officer and Shirley
Temple's father.

#2 is She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) with Joanne Dru.

#3 is Rio Grande (1950), costarring Maureen O'Hara. She wrote in the
liner notes for the DVD I watched that they made this movie to raise
the money to make The Quiet Man (1952).

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Post by anoldfashiongirl » February 1st, 2009, 2:43 pm

I've never seen any silent movies. Will have to check some out. :)

Has anyone seen Facing The Giants, Flywheel, or the recent Fireproof?

I do agree, Wall-E is a really awesome film that everyone must see. Good wake up call! (the BnL reminded me of walmart)
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Post by Robinsgirl » February 1st, 2009, 2:48 pm

I just watched Time Changers and Unidentified. Time Changers was funny with a great meaning and moral. Unidentified was pretty intence, dealt with demonic beings and the rapture. It really gave a rattle as to where I am standing with my relationship with God. It was a pretty awesome.
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Post by Illiterati » February 1st, 2009, 3:03 pm

Vote for Miyazaki from me as well - he is truly great.

For fun I like to watch the latest Hollywood lore, but I confess to feeding a small indie geek inside, so I also enjoy my dose of Iranian (Kiarostami), Polish, Romanian etc. films. When particularly in that mood, I tend to delve to my shelf of German and Russian films. Ooh, Fassbinder & Herzog. :lol:

Of course I was raised on westerns (and learned actually to read with John Ford & Bonanza subtitles - true story, at least according to my mother), and would happily see a quality revitalization of the genre.

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Post by musicmaiden » February 1st, 2009, 3:26 pm

I've seen Facing the Giants - it's awesome - my favorite is the death crawl! I've seen Flywheel too but didn't like it as well. I read the book Fireproof - I haven't seen the movie, but everyone I know who's seen it says it's really good. I really liked the book.

My siblings love Timechanger, Robin. :) I think it's pretty good too, but I've seen it way too many times. For those who haven't seen it, it's about a college professor from the 1890s, who gets transported through time to the 21st century.

A couple of other favorites - The Printing by Bob Jones University and the first few in the Love Comes Softly Series. I think my absolute favorite video is Come What May - made by Advent Film Group with Patrick Henry College. It was available to watch free online for a while, I think you have to get the DVD now. But it's very, very good.
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Post by Robinsgirl » February 1st, 2009, 4:16 pm

musicmaiden wrote: My siblings love Timechanger, Robin. :) I think it's pretty good too, but I've seen it way too many times. For those who haven't seen it, it's about a college professor from the 1890s, who gets transported through time to the 21st century.
Yea! It is a great movie! I could never get tired of it!
Robert Frost is my hero!

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Post by harvey » February 1st, 2009, 5:57 pm

I saw Time Changer (2002) and enjoyed it, but it's never occurred to
me as something to watch more than once.

As a movie buff, it interests me when a movie generates polarized
opinion, such as that for Unidentified (2006), which I'd not heard of
before. While many of the individual user ratings are 1 or 2 at the
IMDb, some are 10s. I'd like to see this to judge for myself.

Before looking up Unidentified, in which she appears, I hadn't known
that Rebecca St. James has been acting. Guess I'll have to see her
first movie again, Left Behind (2000), to look for her as Buck's
assistant.

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Post by harvey » February 1st, 2009, 6:48 pm

For those of you who appreciate Pixar's wonderful movies, such as
WALL*E and Ratatouille (2007), (although I have to acknowledge not
yet having seen WALL*E), I recommend Pixar Short Films Collection,
Volume 1
(2004) (ISBN: 0788874020, ASIN: B000V1Y44G). The
Amazon.com review begins: "Pixar's unprecedented string of hit
animated features was built on the short films in this collection."
It traces the history of Pixar's animation, starting with the fairly
primitive André & Wally B. Be certain to also watch the four bonus /
special feature segments from Seseme Street featuring Luxo, Jr.
Several public libraries I checked around the U.S. have this DVD.

My favorite short is Jack-Jack Attack, which is also a bonus on the
DVD of The Incredibles (2004).

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Post by Robinsgirl » February 1st, 2009, 8:05 pm

harvey wrote:For those of you who appreciate Pixar's wonderful movies, such as
WALL*E and Ratatouille (2007), (although I have to acknowledge not
yet having seen WALL*E),.
Great movie, come highly reccommended by me! :)
Robert Frost is my hero!

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Post by harvey » February 1st, 2009, 8:36 pm

Robinsgirl wrote:
harvey wrote:For those of you who appreciate Pixar's wonderful movies, such as
WALL*E and Ratatouille (2007), (although I have to acknowledge not
yet having seen WALL*E),.
Great movie, comes highly recommended by me! :)
Okay, so I should have said I put a hold on it a few days ago at the public library (:-)
(I'd been waiting for the demand to subside so I wouldn't have to wait so long.)

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Post by Robinsgirl » February 2nd, 2009, 7:27 am

Yea! In my little town of _ _ _ _ _ _-_ _ _ _ _ we have four movie galleries! and they are ALL sold out of Walli! how stupid is that! So either everyone in my town has two copies, or the tourists decided they wanted to watch Walli during vacation! I had to borrow the movie from a friend.
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Post by harvey » February 2nd, 2009, 11:11 am

The IMDb has three interesting lists of movies, under the heading Power of Film: Notes about the first list:
  • One third are by Walt Disney.
  • One fifth are science-fiction (includes the first three Star Wars
    movies).
  • Only two from the past 15 years, only one from this decade.
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Post by harvey » February 2nd, 2009, 12:18 pm

enko wrote:Old movies can be watched or downloaded for free at the same site
which hosts LibriVox recordings: http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films
Wow! What a collection (1,700+ titles) that contains some great movies.
Thanks, enko.

I've looked through the 50 most popular titles (based on downloading).
There are romantic comedies (several with Cary Grant). I saw Fred
Astaire's name on one movie, Orson Welles' on another. Several by
Alfred Hitchcock. Several of the silent movies I recommended are
there, as well as others I haven't seen (Jami, take note). Also there
is one of my all-time favorite movies, the screwball romantic comedy
My Man Godfrey (1936) with William Powell in the title role and Carole
Lombard.

Unfortunately, a movie I want to see, which I believe to be in the
public domain, has yet to make it into this collection, The Blue Lagoon
(1949). It is the second of the three or four film adapations of the
novel by Henry De Vere Stacpoole (a number of his works have been
filmed). It stars Jean Simmons (age 19 or 20) in the lead female role of
Emmeline (played by Brooke Shields in the 1980 remake, which I haven't
seen, either). The user comments at the IMDb are highly favorable
(about the 1949 version). It has never been commercially put on DVD,
although you can find DVDs of it for sale on-line.

The handful of titles I investigated are all available in three video
formats. The largest by file size is MPEG-2, which is exactly what
you need if you want to make a DVD from any of these movies
(without having to convert from the other formats).

MPEG-2 is the only one of the three formats supported by DVD Styler,
the free DVD authoring software I use to make video DVDs. It has
rather good user manuals (yes, two of them). It's possible to make a
DVD that doesn't have any menus (the movie will start playing as soon
as the disk is inserted into the player). No menu simplifies the authoring
process, but creating a simple menu with just the movie's title and a
play button is pretty straightforward.

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