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Film Era: 1931 - 1960


#1

Discuss some movies that came out between 1931 - 1960



what are the classics? Your favorites? what should be considered classics? and what movies are overrated? and which ones sucks?



I found a very nice poster of Casablanca (1942)


#2

Frank Capra is my 3rd favourite director of all time, and his films where made in that era.



Lost Horizon

Arsenic and Old Lace

It´s a Wonderful Life

You Can´t Take it with You

Meet John Doe

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington



two obvious choices are Citizen Kane and The Third Man.



some other good ones:



Angels With Dirty Faces

State Fair

Little Caesar

Harvey

Public Enemy

Singin´ in the Rain

White Heat


#3





So horribly bad that its enjoyable,.


#4





Great film.


#5

[quote=“Bad Max”]
Discuss some movies that came out between 1931 - 1960



what are the classics? Your favorites? what should be considered classics? and what movies are overrated? and which ones sucks?
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+plus



what are your favorite actors from this era? why? DISCUSS! :smiley:


#6

Anything from Howard Hawks and John Ford.

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Great film.
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It is.


#7

[quote=“Jjp”]




So horribly bad that its enjoyable,.
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No, It just sucks. Plain and simple.


#8

you seriously don’t like plan nine?


#9

I don’t like Ed Wood, not in any aspect. He was a loser who couldn’t make a decent film. I’d actually rather watch a Michael Gay film than a Wood film. Wood makes Gay and Boll (Balls) look like geniuses.


#10

Some of my favorite 1931-1960’s films



Casablanca

The Third Man

M

Citizen Kane

Rebecca

Gone With The Wind

Ben-Hur

The Great Dictator

The Ten Commandments

Spellbound


#11

Too many great films from that era!



Alfred Hitchcock

Psycho (1960)

North by Northwest (1959)

Vertigo (1958)

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Rear Window (1954)

Dial M for Murder (1954)

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Rope (1948)

Notorious (1946)

Spellbound (1945)

Rebecca (1940)



Billy Wilder

The Apartment (1960)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Sabrina (1954)

Sunset Blvd. (1950)



John Huston

The Misfits (1961)

The Unforgiven (1960)

The African Queen (1951)

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Key Largo (1948)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)


#12

Some Like It Hot is funny as hell, My favorite Monroe performance. I saw on TV when I was 9. I loved it.

Doesn’t seem to be available on dvd in Sweden, I’ve never it seen in a store or on the internet.


#13

I just wanted to look at amazon.se or ebay.se - but those site don’t exist? Sweden is a big country, why don’t you have amazon and ebay?


#14

Cause we’re dumb and have no taste in film (except for me of course :slight_smile: )


#15

Not the biggest fan of the 40’s or 50’s, but I love the 30’s. Especially in the early talkie days when the film-music would only appear in the opening and ending credits, thus giving plenty of focus on the actor’s performance without any music enhancement. In time, this has gone on to become a unique technicality that I admire. Aside from that, I just loved many of the genres (Horror,Gangster,War,Comedy)

And some of the Pre-Hayes Code movies are certainly a hoot.


#16

Pre-Hayes code?


#17

First published in March 1930, the Motion Picture Production Code (popularly known as the Hays Code after its creator Will H.Hays) was the first attempt at introducing film censorship in the US through laying down a series of guidelines to film producers.


#18

^Yup. Review of a recent DVD set that resulted in film-censorship:

Forbidden Hollywood



It wasn’t just sexy/risque material that was objectionable either. A few of the early Tarzan movies are surprisingly violent including decapitations and spears in the eyeballs.


#19

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It wasn’t just sexy/risque material that was objectionable either. A few of the early Tarzan movies are surprisingly violent including decapitations and spears in the eyeballs.
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:smiley: :smiley: :smiley: Tarzan rules!


#20

I’m really into James Cagney, no one matches his powerful acting in terms of body language, I think. Humphrey Bogart is a close one…



Laydback, could you recommend me some movies?