you will love SEARCHERS. i hope they are showing it in lbx. if they are you are in for a treat. lots of artistry. ford was awsome.
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN is tremendous. it's in my top 5 hitch films. i loved cary grant in NORTH BY NORTH WEST, need to see more of him. and i loved the herrman score in both CAPE FEARS.
ONE EYED JACKS i started liking when i was a huge brando fan and loved anything he did. i know a lot of critics panned it, but over the years it seems to be appreciating. origionally when brando gave it to the studio it was 4 hrs long. they hacked it up. and it was kubrik that was supposed to direct but brando pissed him off so much kubrik quit. brando was holding production meetings in oriental garb, and a gong, and people had to talk around the gong. what a maniac.
i loved la dolce vita, and nights of cabiria
every one recomends the big lebowski and i have not seen it yet.
gentleman jim is one of my favorite errol flynn films. flynn is wonderful in it, i think it was walsh that directed, and it's was well directed, well written, and the acting is good. it also has a lot of woman appeal. if there is a mrs brown, she will enjoy it also.
detour was made in like 6 days, it a poverty row picture, some critics have called it the greatest cheap movie ever made. i think it's a very special picture. there is just something about it that always draws me in. and there is enough artistry to keep a classic film fan interested. i have some bitching analysis on it. if you get your hands on a copy, i will scan the article and email it to you.
dead end, wyler directing, toland cinematography, again, it has a lot of artistry. i think it's a radical film. and there is a lot of reading that can be done on the staging, angles, framing, character positions, etc. radical lighting, excellent sets. years ago i saw a great version that the whites were glowing, deep blacks, reduced midtones. the last few times i saw it all this was gone, but it still kicks butt.
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, you can probably get the godfather box set, detour, and the fugitive kind for a fraction of the cost of buying them new. 2 weeks after fugitive kind is released, some one won't like it and will be selling their copy.
i don't have gentleman jim, detour, and dead end on dvd or we'd trade. i have them on vhs.