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Old 06-04-2012, 06:35 AM   #21
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So many to think of,

Magnificent Obsession
The Bishops Wife
The Little Princess
The Quiet Man
Goodbye Mr. Chips
To Kill a Mockingbird
Cape Fear
Key Largo
Goodfellas
The Godfather I and II

any Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan or Tarzan movie made in black and white

it just goes on and on.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:01 AM   #22
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All Time Favourite Film: Casablanca

Buon Giorno,

Firstly, my all time favourite classic film is Casablanca. This silver screen marvel, contains all the right ingredients: exemplary portrayals of role characterization, is a historical epic, a drama yet with a subtle note of ironic humor. The theme song, is marvelous ...

Secondly, moving to the XXI Millennium, Water For Elephants starring Reese Witherspoon ... This is an excellent account historically speaking of the Depression Years, and the horrendous abusive encounters of horrid people with a total lack of compassion and focused on cruelty to animals and women and all man kind. It was outstanding.

To Move On, to not so famous films nor Oscar Awarded or Foreign Films which have won Oscars representing their countries and Foreign Film Awards, outside of the USA, is a fabulous drama called: El Abuelo, The Grandfather, starring Fernándo Fernández Gómez, the Spencer Tracey of Spain ... This film focuses on the greed of daughter in laws, and the truth behind the births of his two grand-daughters, one of whom is not his blood and the inheritance issue.
It is filmed during the early 1900s in the rurals Spain.

Martín Sheen: The Santiago Walk or El Camino Santiago, is a true story about a man, 62 years of age, who is a widowed Eye Doctor in Los Angeles. He receives a phone call from the Navarra Pyrenee Mountain Police, to advise him that they had found the body of his 43 year old son.
Martín heads to Spain, and finds himself going through his son´s enormous back pack of Routes for the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia in the northwest of Spain. He decides to take the Walk ... He meets three companions all soul searching; one in mid life crisis, one writer with writer´s block and one divorcee with addictive habits. This is a must see.

At the moment, these impacting films are just a few very of my favorites.

I shall post again, some others I consider worthy of seeing.

Have a lovely Monday,
Ciao, Margaux. Cintrano.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:10 AM   #23
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Definitely worth watching! Good songs, more stupidity than should be humanly allowed--worth watching more than once.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #24
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Secondly, moving to the XXI Millennium, Water For Elephants starring Reese Witherspoon ... This is an excellent account historically speaking of the Depression Years, and the horrendous abusive encounters of horrid people with a total lack of compassion and focused on cruelty to animals and women and all man kind. It was outstanding.
I haven't seen this one yet, I plan to buy it, thank you for the description.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:19 AM   #25
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Buon Giorno,

Enjoyables With Gastronomic and Wine Films ...

1. Sideways ... I too, enjoy films featuring gastronomy and wine themes.
2. Tapas ... Foreign Spanish Film ...
3. Eating Raul ... With Raul Julia ... a comedy ... a bit silly, however, fun.
4. What´s Cooking Martha ? This is the original German film, that was a remake romance comedy drama with Catherine Zeta Jones ...
5. Julia Julia with Meryl Streep ...

These are not great films, however, they are all highly enjoyable.

Have a nice Monday.
Margi. Ciao.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:23 AM   #26
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Blissful,

Water for Elephants should have won the Oscar 2011 ... It is an exemplary film about a young university gent who studied Veternarian medicine and a stunning woman ...

Will not tell you anymore ...

Some Kleenex maybe required ...

Ciao, Margi.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:28 AM   #27
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Buon Giorno, Blissful,

From my viewpoint, this is an exemplary and interesting post. To top it off, it has numerous members providing their views on films since time memorial and the reuniting on something we all enjoy ... or don´t enjoy ...

It is an avenue, to discuss a favorite art that has a tremendous impact on our lives, generally speaking and the stars of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Thank you,
Grazie,
Ciao.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:32 AM   #28
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Buon Giorno,

Some More Favourite Silver Screen Classics ...

1) The Phantom of the Opera - Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Jeanette Mc Donald( the original ) ...

2) African Queen - H. Bogart and Katherine Hepburn

3) Yul Brynner and Debra Kerr in: The King and I ... ( original )

4) Key Largo - H. Bogart

5) Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal : The Fountain Head ( Anne Rice Book )

Kind regards.
Margi. Ciao.
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