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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #75 on: June 24, 2017, 02:14:42 AM »
If you like Sci Fi you may like Firefly (television series) and Serenity (related movie).
I liked both, and Killjoys and Dark Matter, though I think The Expanse has been really good so far.
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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #76 on: June 24, 2017, 06:15:12 AM »
Two favs from my late teen years: "The Rockford Files" & "Emergency!" They used a lot of Ringer's Lactate & D5W on Emergency!   ;-)

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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #77 on: June 24, 2017, 06:33:59 AM »
Two favs from my late teen years: "The Rockford Files" & "Emergency!" They used a lot of Ringer's Lactate & D5W on Emergency!   ;-)
We used to watch Emergency! over at the firehouse and pick out the mistakes...I still like the show, in spite of them. I liked Adam 12, Dragnet, and Hill Street Blues, too.
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« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2017, 07:07:39 AM »
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« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2017, 07:11:56 AM »
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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2017, 07:31:16 AM »
More TV

Ozzie & Harriet
The Honeymooners
Lassie
Leave it to Beaver
The Cisco Kid
The Avengers
Beverly Hillbillies
Bewitched
Dick Van Dyke
Get Smart
Gomer Pyle
Green Acres
Petticoat Junction
I dream of Jeannie
The Beaver
Mucus Smelby
Dr Kildare
Mission Impossible
Dark Shadows
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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #81 on: June 24, 2017, 07:35:18 AM »
Dark Shadows? There's a name I've not heard in a while. The only way I could ever watch that was stoned.  :tongue2:
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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #82 on: June 24, 2017, 05:35:07 PM »
Some favourite films, in no order of preference . . .

American Graffiti
An Affair to Remember
(and its grandchild, Sleepless in Seattle)
Apollo 13
Bang the Drum Slowly
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Big Broadcast of 1938
The Caine Mutiny
Cars
Casablanca
City Lights
The Cocoanuts
A Day at the Races
Duck Soup
Eight Days a Week
The Enchanted Cottage
Fantasia
Field of Dreams
From Here to Eternity
From the Terrace
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
The Great Dictator
A Hard Day's Night
Heavenly Days
Hidden Figures
I'll Be Seeing You
(Ginger Rogers strictly acting, and very well)
Keeping the Faith
The Kid
Last Train from Gun Hill
(Anthony Quinn and Kirk Douglas in that rarity---a Western with brains)
Lost in Yonkers
Monsieur Verdoux
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
National Lampoon's Animal House
The Natural
A Night at the Opera
The Odd Couple
The Pink Panther
Ray
The Right Stuff
Schindler's List
Sorry, Wrong Number
That Thing You Do
The Truman Show
Twelve O'Clock High
2001: A Space Odyssey
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out
Woodstock

. . . among others.

Some favourite television series, in no order of preference . . .

The Addams Family (Yes, it was and is funnier than The Munsters. And every damn Addams
Family
film made decades later.)
All in the Family
The Bob Newhart Show
The Burns & Allen Show
The Danny Thomas Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
(name one other variety series on which a classical music performance involving piano trios was
liable to be followed by a dog act and brought the Beatles live to the U.S. for the first time)
Frasier (the first spin-off in television history that was better than the show that birthed it)
The GE College Bowl (this quiz was required viewing at dinnertime in my house on Sunday nights, even if its
original host could be described occasionally as Allen Leaden . . .)
Hill Street Blues
The Honeymooners
House
The Jack Benny Program
The Jackie Gleason Show
(the full variety hour was just as good, especially before it was turned into
an hour's worth of remaking The Honeymooners as lame mini-musicals; long live Reginald Van
Gleason III, the Poor Soul, Rudy the Repairman, and Joe the Bartender)
Jeopardy! (the original, hosted by Art Fleming, and the only quiz show my paternal grandfather swore by)
Love, American Style
Life with Elizabeth
(Betty White's first series, making her a kind of pioneer since she was the first woman to create
and oversee a series with this charming half-hour of ten-minute comic vignettes hooked)
The Lucy Show (Yes, it's funnier than I Love Lucy. Wanna fight?)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
M*A*S*H
Moonlighting
NBC Saturday Night
(the first season, before Chevy Chase's ego caused him to leave after that first season,
and when the show really was funny)
Newhart
Northern Exposure
Our Miss Brooks
Peyton Place
(should be given a lifetime achievement award for doing what some think could never be done---
being a soap opera with brains)
The Phil Silvers Show (a.k.a. Sgt. Bilko, and I still think Steve Martin and company should be prosecuted for
assault with a dead weapon for what they did to it in that God-awful film)
Private Practice (the second spin-off in television history that was better than the show that birthed it!)
Route 66
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
(which deserves to be restored in full and made available complete on DVD)
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Taxi
Topper
The Twilight Zone
You Bet Your Life
(Or, I Went to a Groucho Marx Concert and a Quiz Show Broke Out)
. . . among others . . .

And, since I'm an old-time radio nut, some of my favourite old-time radio series, in no order of preference . . .

Amos 'n' Andy (the original 1928-32 serial comedy; the later sitcom version would have made a dog's
breakfast)
Academy Award Theater
AFRS Mail Call
The Big Show
(radio's last-gasp big variety show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead and with Fred Allen as her most
frequent guest---excellent comedy, excellent music, excellent acting skits, and lived up to the wisecrack of New
York Times
critic Jack Gould being "enough to make you wish you could have seen it")
Bob & Ray Present the CBS Radio Network (Which often included their classic old-time radio soap parody, One
Fella's Family
)
Broadway is My Beat (the best crime drama of all time, radio or television)
The Burns & Allen Show
Cathy & Elliott Lewis On Stage
The CBS Radio Workshop
CBS World News Today
(more of it survived than you think, and it was and remains excellent World War II
spot reporting)
Dragnet (the second-best radio crime drama of them all and still beats the TV version hollow)
Duffy's Tavern
Easy Aces
Escape
Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel
(but---except for one surviving full episode---you have to buy the book
Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel: The Marx Brothers' Lost Radio Show, a collection of the show's
scripts, to get the idea)
Fibber McGee & Molly
The Fred Allen Show
(in all its iterations from The Linit Bath Revue and Town Hall Tonight to
Hour of Smiles and Texaco Star Theater before reverting to The Fred Allen Show in 1945)
The Goldbergs
Gunsmoke
(the radio original makes the TV version look like Gravy Train)
The Halls of Ivy
The Henry Morgan Show
(this was edgy stuff even for the 1940s)
Information, Please
The Jack Benny Program
The Les Paul Show
Lights Out
Lum & Abner
(like Amos 'n' Andy, the original serial comedy was tons better than its eventual sitcom
conversion)
Lux Radio Theater
The March of Time
Our Miss Brooks
The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show
Quiet, Please
(if The Twilight Zone could be thought to have a grandfather this short-lived but effective
psychological fantasy was it)
Richard Diamond, Private Detective (not even half as stiff---and way funnier in the bargain---than the eventual
TV version remembered best for introducing the world to Mary Tyler Moore's legs)
The Six Shooter (Lasted one season but it was the most wry Western on radio---and with James Stewart in the lead role)
Stoopnagle & Budd (only three have survived, but they were the antecedent to Bob & Ray)
Suspense
Vic & Sade
(arguably the best purely conversational comedy of them all, in which you could know intimately enough
dozens of other local characters strictly through the talk of the two protagonists and their teenage son---who was
played by Bill Idelson, eventually Sally Rogers's mama's-boy boyfriend Herman Glimscher on The Dick Van Dyke
Show
before becoming a respected television director and writer)
The Whistler (pioneered the idea of telling the crime at the beginning and keeping you listening by taking you
through the mind and thoughts of the alleged suspect---who didn't always turn out to be the actual criminal . . . the best
parody of the show had to have been Jack Benny's sketch, "The Fiddler")
Words at War (a terrific NBC dramatic anthology which made radio shows out of assorted books published during
World War II)
You Are There
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
(the 1955-56 five-part-a-week version with Bob Bailey in the title role, turning the show
from stupid to smart almost overnight and for too short a period of time)


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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #83 on: July 02, 2017, 01:42:46 PM »
Dances with Wolves;  sure.

I'd also put something from Charles Bronson on their DWI or II.

Saving Private Ryan,  Gladiator, the Passion, the 10 commandments.

Hound of the Baskervilles and Wuthering Heights.

I read in another forum, someone make a list, "Splendor in the Grass", I'd agree.

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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #84 on: July 03, 2017, 08:53:11 PM »
Add Their Finest to my list.

Just watched it for the second time - it's good. Not flashy, not over done, not really a drama, nor a comedy - it's just a solid pleasure to watch.
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« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2017, 12:06:16 PM »
I like this. :)

I will add The Bishop's Wife.

Which version. The original with David Niven or the remake titled "The Preacher's Wife" with Denzel Washington?
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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2017, 12:10:46 PM »
Which version. The original with David Niven or the remake titled "The Preacher's Wife" with Denzel Washington?
Personally, I'll take them both. Each one has something to recommend it.


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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #87 on: July 23, 2017, 12:42:02 PM »
Which version. The original with David Niven or the remake titled "The Preacher's Wife" with Denzel Washington?

I've never seen the one with Denzel Washington.

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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #88 on: July 23, 2017, 02:51:29 PM »
She asked me name my foe then. I said the need within some men to fight and kill their brothers without thought of Love or God. Ken Hensley

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« Reply #89 on: July 23, 2017, 03:36:50 PM »


One of the best lines ever describing Multi-National Corporate Greenheads:

 Nick: Whose side are you on?

Corrupt Senator (Ned Beatty): Side? There are no sides. There's no Sunnis and Shiites. There's no Democrats and Republicans. There's only HAVES and HAVE-NOTS.
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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #90 on: July 23, 2017, 08:19:11 PM »
One of the best lines ever describing Multi-National Corporate Greenheads:

 Nick: Whose side are you on?

Corrupt Senator (Ned Beatty): Side? There are no sides. There's no Sunnis and Shiites. There's no Democrats and Republicans. There's only HAVES and HAVE-NOTS.

I think the show ended well.
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« Reply #91 on: July 23, 2017, 08:44:57 PM »
I think the show ended well.

'Haven't seen the show. Was it as good as the movie?
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« Reply #92 on: July 23, 2017, 09:03:13 PM »
'Haven't seen the show. Was it as good as the movie?

 :laugh:

Funny that. Cruising Netflix. I found out a couple of hours ago they have a series.  :shrug:
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« Reply #93 on: July 23, 2017, 09:19:36 PM »
:laugh:

Funny that. Cruising Netflix. I found out a couple of hours ago they have a series.  :shrug:

Interesting coincidence - just after learning about the remake of the Bishop's Wife (the Preacher's Wife) this morning, a fewminutes later I caught it on cable while channel surfing. Whitney Houston was in it with Denzel Washington and it made me horribly sad to see her looking so lovely and singing so beautifully in it. What a horrible tragedy her life became. She needed to abandon the black lowlifes like Bobby F-ing Brown forever and come home to Caucasian culture totally. It probably would have saved her life. Married a Navy SEAL who could have taken care of her in bed (and otherwise), and lived happily ever after without having to pander to the black sub-culture. Maybe she would have kicked her drug addictions and though she might have made a little less money (or maybe not) she would have lived a much longer, happier life for sure.
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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #94 on: February 14, 2020, 10:28:05 PM »
Wow, I mentioned this thread the other day.  I've been watching a few "noteworthy" movies lately.

I watch the famous "The Year of Living Dangerously" with Mel Gibson, international flair last weekend.  It was good, more of a love story but I wouldn't knock anyone's high opinion of it.

Then, that "King's Row", that was just on TV the other day.

I'd heard of "The Snake Pit" with Olivia DeHavilland (103 years old nowadays) and I'm watching it now.

Lots of good things to watch for, I do have "Lawrence of Arabia" on tap, hopefully, I watch it soon.

I thought this was a good thread with a diverse collection of movies. Very good.  It really is a great collection of movies @Sighlass  Worth more consideration.

There's a movie called "Blue Boy" with Nicholas Cage, it's about a champion rower around the early 1900s and it's one of Cage's first.  I'd have to watch it again but I'd give it an honorable mention, such a different type of subject matter. Not to be missed if one gets the chance.

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« Reply #95 on: February 15, 2020, 01:28:17 AM »
@TomSea I will check out both The Year of Living Dangerously and Blue Boy, thanks for the suggestions... Downloading the first as I type...

My Movie list includes some 200+ things... now (but has some TV series stuff in it too)... I may post it later sometime... I need to revisit this thread more, I got some good suggestions.

Think that last movie was called "The Boy in Blue" circa 1986. Watching trailer now.
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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #96 on: February 15, 2020, 06:50:30 AM »
I noticed over the years I had made a list of some of my fave Movies and tv shows... So in no particular order ... I thought I would list them to see if others also liked them.



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Re: My list of movies and tv series... lots of older films. 100 total
« Reply #97 on: February 15, 2020, 08:34:14 AM »
I had forgotten all about this thread. Here's a few of the movies I liked out of my 1st 3 folders of >2000 movies.

8 below
12-Years-a-Slave
310 To Yuma
Apocalypto
Argo
Assault on Precinct 13
The Accountant
The African Queen
Baby Doll
Bad Day at Black Rock
Band of Brothers
Bat21
Beau Geste
Bedford Incident
Behind Enemy Lines
Big Bad Mama
Black Hawk Down
Blade Runner
Blazing Saddles
Bone Collector
Boondock Saints
Bound for Glory
Bridge-On-The-River-Kwai
Broken Trail
Bullitt
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Big Lebowski



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« Reply #98 on: February 15, 2020, 01:09:00 PM »
M'lady and me spent Valentine's Day night watching our favourite romantic film . . .

From The Enchanted Cottage (1946; Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick)
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« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2020, 02:30:49 PM »
Yes, Sighlass, 'boy in blue', it might not be that good but it is different, few movies will portray something like a champion rower from around the turn of the century.

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There are so many good movies but I enjoyed the "Snake Pit" a bit last night, it's about someone, DeHavilland going to a mental hospital... so predating the landmark "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" by decades. I had to go see "Cuckoos Nest" back in the day. To me, something special about that movie but there are so many. And everyone has their favorites. I've seen it so often, "Hoosiers" definitely belongs on the list.

It took some real hunting down to find this older thread, I thought it was, repeating myself, a very good one.
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