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Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One


Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger) Impqueen
  5% (1)
Arsenic and Old Lace (Capra) Gimli
  11% (2)
La Belle et la Bete (Cocteau) Movieaddict
  0% (0)
The Cranes are Flying (Kalatozov) Garvielloken
  5% (1)
Paths of Glory (Kubrick) Prof Moriarty
  5% (1)
Remember the Night (Leisen) Rawlinson
  11% (2)
La Ronde (Ophuls) Siegfried
  5% (1)
Sherlock Jr (Keaton) Harry Tuttle
  16% (3)
The Shop Around the Croner (Lubitsch) TRM
  11% (2)
Sunset Boulevard (Wilder) Nomimalone
  16% (3)
Them! (Douglas) Matty_B
  5% (1)
Treasue of the Sierra Madre (Huston) Rebenectomy
  5% (1)


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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 12:03:57 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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brooksy, you thinking about putting in for the next round?


I might actually, is there a particular theme or?


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Just a heads-up for everyone, The Cranes Are Flying is up on Youtube. I don't have a link handy but it's fairly easy to find.



I had a look, but couldn't find a version with English subs.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0yO6Q9NQyg&wide=1

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 12:05:21 AM   
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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 12:08:49 AM   
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brooksy, you thinking about putting in for the next round?


I might actually, is there a particular theme or?



It'll be a regular round, so anything is fine as long as it's on dvd and over 2 years old.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 12:11:48 AM   
scarface666brooksy!!


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Oh, ta!


Anytime. I think I have a copy of Them! somewhere, I'll check it out and tell you what I think.


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It'll be a regular round, so anything is fine as long as it's on dvd and over 2 years old.



Sounds good, I'll try think of a nom soon

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 12:45:35 AM   
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The only other requirement is it can't have already won or been nominated in the last year (four rounds of HoF)

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 1:57:24 AM   
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Just a heads-up for everyone, The Cranes Are Flying is up on Youtube. I don't have a link handy but it's fairly easy to find.



I had a look, but couldn't find a version with English subs.


It's available from Criterion. I bought my copy a couple of years ago, and as I recall it was very reasonably priced.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 10:01:28 AM   
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Fortunately the HoF doesn't really allow films only available as Criterions - there's a price limit so people aren't disadvantaged, especially if more than one film isn't available in the UK (it'd be Remember the Night this round)

In this case it's easier - the Artificial Eye can be bought new from Amazon for about 6. And if there's an AE release that means it should be easily available on DVD rental as well.

Also re RTN - you could wait till this is back in stock and buy a job lot to mitigate the high postage cost (they use  a courier, but it's a high initial cost so is a lot lower if shared)

http://www.dvdgo.com/dvd-recuerdo-de-una-noche-cinema-classics/1659934

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 11:26:32 AM   
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Oh, ta!


Anytime. I think I have a copy of Them! somewhere, I'll check it out and tell you what I think.



Good man.


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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 1:27:12 PM   
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Fortunately the HoF doesn't really allow films only available as Criterions - there's a price limit so people aren't disadvantaged, especially if more than one film isn't available in the UK (it'd be Remember the Night this round)



Yeah, that's why I made sure to ask on board before nominating Remember the Night. It's the only fair and logical thing, but it's also a bit of a pain in the arse, truth be told. I think it was Prof' who suggested nominating something from the Nikkatsu Noir set when we did the Noir round, and it would have been lovely to see something like Take Aim at the Police Van in the round, but it had to be ruled out because of availability.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 1:46:58 PM   
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I've had the same problem with films only available in Eclipse sets. And I think Sansho was ruled out for a bit till it got the UK release.

RtN being on Dailymotion is quite useful though

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 2:56:25 PM   
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On a similar tack, Them! is on watch now on Lovefilm, or best bought off eBay.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 3:16:03 PM   
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Arsenic and Old Lace
I enjoyed this, but remember thinking it lost so much of it's pace and charm every time Grant wasn't on screen.
Sherlock Jr
I actually nodded off the last time I watched this.
The Shop Around the Corner
Very good. Though I must admit to preferring In the Good Old Summertime, probably because I saw it first when I was wee.
Sunset Boulevard
Felt a teeny bit underwhelmed when I watched this (don't get me wrong, still very good, I would just have it at 4 stars rather than five if going by the traditional rating), but I'll give it a re-watch with an open mind.

Other than my own, haven't seen the rest, so looking forward to this.


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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 20/1/2013 7:56:15 PM   
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Some excellent choices there. Paths of Glory, Sherlock Jr, Sunset Boulevard, Sierra Madre and Them are brilliant films which I'll very much enjoy rewatching.

I'm looking forward to the others, especially Anatomy of a Murder which I've been meaning to check out for years. And thanks for providing the link to Cranes for everyone brooksy.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 21/1/2013 3:46:52 PM   
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I watched Sherlock Jr yesterday - the second Buster Keaton I've seen.

It's very good, but not my sort of thing, I think. Does that make sense? Good, but not one I'd watch again.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 21/1/2013 7:15:40 PM   
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I watched Sherlock Jr yesterday - the second Buster Keaton I've seen.

It's very good, but not my sort of thing, I think. Does that make sense? Good, but not one I'd watch again.

It's well ahead in the poll so far. It's one I can watch again and again.
Glad to see someone has put in a vote for my choice, which frankly I thought would be a rank outsider.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 21/1/2013 7:36:32 PM   
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I watched Remember The Night this afternoon. It's a good film with 2 fantastic central performances (Stanwyck is absolutely brilliant) but I'll be surprised if it's anywhere near the top of my list when I've watched everything else.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 21/1/2013 8:15:14 PM   
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The kind of film you appreciated but didn't love?

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 21/1/2013 9:19:11 PM   
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Anatomy of a Murder - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6doMwsnySX4

La Belle et la Bete - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL67E48BD1BABEEB6C

Sherlock Jr. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyqnPk3ImMA&wide=1

Just in case.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 21/1/2013 10:37:06 PM   
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The kind of film you appreciated but didn't love?


Yeah, that'd be a fair way of putting it.

That's not to say I don't think it had a couple of legitimate flaws though. I had issues with most of the court room scenes. I know the first scene in the courtroom with the defending Attorney was meant to come off as humorous but I wanted to punch him in the face. Also the final court scene with all the objections really annoyed me but on the whole I'd say Stanwyck and MacMurray made up for those quibbles and then some. As you allude to in your blurb their chemistry is ridiculously good. It's a shame that the rest of the film doesn't quite match the quality of their performances.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 21/1/2013 11:20:09 PM   
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I think it's probably a film that either grabs you by the heart or it doesn't. If it does then it's magical, but I'm glad to see that even if it doesn't then at least the quality of the performances shine through.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 23/1/2013 6:34:13 AM   
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So far I've been conscientious, and have watched three of the films - Them!, La Belle Et La Bete and Anatomy Of A Murder.
Even managed to track down a copy of Remember The Night, which was the one I was rather worried about, but luckily a friend of mine has a copy. Looking forward to it - it's a long, long time since I last saw it.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 23/1/2013 3:21:41 PM   
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I watched Them! last night and Anatomy of a Murder this afternoon. One of them surpassed my pretty low expectations but probably isn't a film I'll watch again in a hurry whilst the other has probably entered my top 50 favourite films (were I to draw a list up). Of course, further viewing will be required to cement that position. I shan't say which is which though .

I'll watch Sunset Boulevard and possibly The Cranes Are Flying tonight and then I'll be at the mercy of Lovefilm for the rest of the films (I have got them all on high priority though).

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 28/1/2013 8:05:23 AM   
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Sherlock Jr. - I marvelled at the ingenuity of it, rather than laughed, but it was pretty great.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 28/1/2013 11:18:12 AM   
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I watched Them! last night and Anatomy of a Murder this afternoon. One of them surpassed my pretty low expectations but probably isn't a film I'll watch again in a hurry whilst the other has probably entered my top 50 favourite films (were I to draw a list up). Of course, further viewing will be required to cement that position. I shan't say which is which though .



You should make that list, Harry.

Anatomy of a Murder is great, and Claude Dancer is one of the finest character names ever, but the film just makes me wish Jimmy Stewart had talked about panties more often.

"No, but you're thinking of this place all wrong. As if I had the panties back in a safe. The panties are not here. Your panties are in Joe's house... that's right next to yours."

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 28/1/2013 12:38:24 PM   
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quote:

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I watched Them! last night and Anatomy of a Murder this afternoon. One of them surpassed my pretty low expectations but probably isn't a film I'll watch again in a hurry whilst the other has probably entered my top 50 favourite films (were I to draw a list up). Of course, further viewing will be required to cement that position. I shan't say which is which though .



Anatomy of a Murder is great, and Claude Dancer is one of the finest character names ever, but the film just makes me wish Jimmy Stewart had talked about panties more often.

"No, but you're thinking of this place all wrong. As if I had the panties back in a safe. The panties are not here. Your panties are in Joe's house... that's right next to yours."




quote:

You should make that list, Harry.


You'd hate it.

I'll probably get around to doing a top 100 sometime this year. I've been hanging around Lists and Top 10's long enough now.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 28/1/2013 1:49:57 PM   
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I always enjoy a countdown thread. Even if I do hate the films.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 28/1/2013 10:43:51 PM   
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Only three to go, and I've put off the ones I'm looking forward to least until last.
A few I'd like to give a second viewing, but should be able to cast my votes well before deadline time.
My top three are definitely settled.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 29/1/2013 9:42:54 AM   
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Watched La Belle et La Bete last night and enjoyed it for the most part. It started brightly enough and I found the surreality both beautiful and captivating. Unfortunately it plummeted off a cliff when Prince Charming arrived though so I'd say the last 5 minutes robbed it of a 5 star rating for me.

Got Paths of Glory and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre lined up for tonight. Both of them will be first viewings so I'm looking forward.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 29/1/2013 2:12:37 PM   
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Anatomy of a Murder - "Mr. Dancer, get off the panties. You've caused enough damage." George C. Scott is fucking amazing in this.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 30/1/2013 7:38:18 PM   
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Paths of Glory - really devastating in a very subtle manner.

The Treasure of Sierra Madre - just so much fun and possibly Bogart's finest hour, even more so than Casablanca.


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