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...... but I had never seen the movie Casablanca until tonite and all I can say is wow. I love Humphrey Bogart in it. Now I have another movie to add to my favorites of all time list
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I LOVE that move, "Play it again Sam". That movie is one of the reasons I only watch old movies. The stuff made today, while its visually amazing we just do not have the caliper of acting abillity. Sure tosay directors are aazing at what they do but back in the day Hollywood knew how to make a movie. It bloes my mind when I talk to people and they say something like how much they loved the film Oceans 11. I follow up and say oh yea Frank was great. And they look at me like I am from Mars. I then ask them if they even knew it was a remake. Usually they are like what yu mean its not a new movie. Um duh it came out in 1964 and stared the Rat Pack, Sammy, Frank and Dean.

Have you seen Citizen Cane yet. If not I really recomend it. You will never look at movies the same way again. Its from 1941 and was directed by Orson Wells. One of most amazing men of our time.

Heres what imdb.com has to say about it.

"Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" is widely considered to be the greatest film to ever come out of Hollywood. The film is basically about a group of reporters who are trying to decipher the last word ever spoke by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud." The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the "top of the world." Written by Zack H.

Multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies alone in his extravagant mansion, Xanadu, speaking a single word: "Rosebud". In an attempt to figure out the meaning of this word, a reporter tracks down the people who worked and lived with Kane; they tell their stories in a series of flashbacks that reveal much about Kane's life but not enough to unlock the riddle of his dying breath. Written by Jesse Garon {grifter@primenet.com}

Considered by many to be the best film ever made, this is the story of Charles Foster Kane. The film opens with a long shot of Xanadu - the private estate of one of the world's richest men. In the middle of the estate is a castle. We see, inside the castle, a dying man examining a winter scene within a crystal ball. As he drops it, it smashes, and one word is heard - "Rosebud..." What follows are pieces of newsreel-like footage detailing how Kane amassed his fortune, and turning around full circle at the end. Written by Colin Tinto {cst@imdb.com} "

After you see I will tell you who Rosebud is if you can't figure it out.
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I haven't seen "Citizen Kane" yet.. but I have heard good things about it. If it come on TCM I will watch it. I also saw a great movie (well I think it's a great movie) on TCM last week. It's called "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" it came out in 1932.

Here is the imdb.com page of it


I am a big fan of the classic movies. My favorite era is the 30s and 40s. I found out today that my mom is a big Cary Grant fan which I didn't know before.
post #4 of 9
I feel deprived, I have never seen either one of those, even though I have wanted to, just never got around to it. They must be wonderful to be such well loved films.
My favorite old movie is "To Kill A Mockingbird." It gives me goosebumps.
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I haven't seen Casablanca yet, I'm guessing you would tell me that I really need too! I suppose I will have to put in on my list of Netflix movies!
post #6 of 9
I haven't seen Casablanca yet either. It's on the list of movies to see though.
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I've not seen Casablanca yet either, and I've only seen bits and pieces of Gone With The Wind, I know, I should be ashamed of myself.
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I love Casablanca! I want to get the DVD, but it's expensive. Maybe for Christmas...

Another great Bogart movie is The Maltese Falcon. Pretty awesome. Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre are also in that movie, too.

Citizen Kane should been seen, but if you watch it and find it a little boring, that's okay. A lot of people find it boring, including me. Personally, I'd give Casablanca the #1 Greatest Movie of All Time over Citizen Kane any day.

Another awesome movie is The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn. Flynn and Basil Rathbone were both experienced swordfighters, so their big swordfight is really freaking cool!

A movie that's really good, but largely unknown is The Passion of Joan of Arc. It's a silent, French movie from 1928. It's really amazing, and I know it's been on TCM at least once.

post #9 of 9
Ah, I don't really care for Gone With The Wind, except for the pleasure of watching Clark Gable. But Casablanca... that's as good as movies get! For heaven's sake, see it!
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