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Best pre-1970 decade-spanning films? - 14/5/2013 5:43:41 PM   
Padraic Coffey

 

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A cursory glance at the IMDB Top 250 reveals several films that span several years, often decades, in telling their respective stories.

The Godfather (spanning 1945-1955)
The Shawshank Redemption (spanning 1947-1977)
Goodfellas (spanning 1955 - 1980)
Forrest Gump (spanning 1955 - 1993)
City of God (spanning 1960s - 1980s)
Cinema Paradiso (spanning 1940s - 1980s)
Braveheart (spanning 1280 - 1314)
There Will Be Blood (spanning 1902 - 1927)

However, the phenomena of 'decades-spanning' films seems much more prevalent, at least in US cinema from the 'New Hollywood' era onwards (i.e. 1970). That said, there are some great decades-spanning films pre-1970.

Citizen Kane (spanning 1870s - 1930s)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (spanning 1902 - 1939)
It's a Wonderful Life (spanning 1910s - 1930s)

My question is, what are your favourite decades-spanning films pre-1970?
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RE: Best pre-1970 decade-spanning films? - 3/9/2013 2:54:48 AM   
Uncle Charlie

 

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Ben Hur
How The West Was Won
The Ten Commandments
Giant
The Greatest Story Ever Told
etc.

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RE: Best pre-1970 decade-spanning films? - 9/11/2013 2:34:14 PM   
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Ben Hur was great but Citizen Kane has had a greater influence on my humour and laughs, and morals. I guess a lot of that is down to the Simpsons and their riffs on it with Monty though.

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RE: Best pre-1970 decade-spanning films? - 15/11/2013 12:44:14 PM   
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Planet of the Apes


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RE: Best pre-1970 decade-spanning films? - 5/12/2013 12:35:11 PM   
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Doctor Zhivago (from 1913 to the early 1950's)

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RE: Best pre-1970 decade-spanning films? - 6/12/2013 1:30:41 PM   
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Ten Commandments

Kind Hearts and Coronets?

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