This week Max Allan Colins posted a list of his favorite movies on his blog. Read it. Enlightening and fun. http://www.maxallancollins.com/blog/ I like all his selections. Here are a few I'd add of my own. I'm not claiming that any of these ten are masterpieces, though a few probably are I think--only that I can watch them over and over. No special order here.
The Sweet Smell of Success
On Dangerous Ground
The Naked Spur
Singing In The Rain
In A Lonely Place
Odds Against Tomorrow
Sorcerer (French & American)
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Ed, you know the British television presenter Jonathan Ross, he's the most worthless piece of garbage in the history of the universe.
I completely agree Jervaise, Ross is a fucking pile of rancid dog-shit.
What i like about that list is that there isn`t a British film amongst them, well done Ed, death to the British film industry, long live Hollywood.
Ed, nearly all the films on your list are more than 50 years old, dont you like modern movies ?.
Jervaise, admittedly i am showing my age here but, no, i dont really like modern movies at all. I think they`re brash, loud, and completely uncultured. As far as i`m concerned Jimmy Cagney is still "The Guv`nor".
Ed, its 80 years since Jimmy Cagney was a big star, dont you think you`re taking your "pining for my Fjords" process just a little bit too far ?.
No Jervaise, i honestly dont, like i said, i think Harrison Ford is a load of old shit.
Well, interrupting the "dialog" to say that ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW is indeed great fun, as is the original DIABOLIQUE...though THE WAGES OF FEAR annoys me, because it begins so brilliantly and ends in the kind of masturbation we see above.
Thanks, Todd. Best Ed
The original "Wages of Fear" is a ludicrously OVER-rated pile of horse-shit, where-as Freidkin's remake "Sorcerer" is one of the most ludicrously UNDER-rated movies of all-time, it is pure unmittigated brilliance and infinitely better than the original, American critics disagree because they belong to a clique of hypocrites who like to bite the hand that feeds them.
Thats a superb and brilliant summation Steve, i agree with every word.
Masturbation ! ? ! ?, i actually thought the imaginary conversation between "The Hamster" and "The Fake Ed" (as it were) was marvellously entertaining, true, and really rather profound. I just wish "The Real Ed" could`ve said something other than "Thanks, Todd. Best Ed" ! ? ! ?.
True, its like Ed has more respect for the laughable mediocrity of "Todd Mason" than he does for the genius and truthfullness of "The Hamster".
Thanks for agreeing Todd, its obvious that American made movies are infinitely better than British and European made garbage.
Steve, you`re absolutely right my old mate, the British and European film industry's should both be nuked with a 50 megaton device. Hollywood rules (thankfully), where-as every other (so-called) film industry in the world (especially the British one) is a fucking laughable and pathetic joke in comparison.
Have never seen SORCERER but the rest are favorites. I would add MY GIRL FRIDAY & BRINGING UP BABY to lighten things up. And REAR WINDOW to darken them.
Patti my dear, it sounds as though you`re pining for a supposed "golden age of Hollywood" as well, it never really existed to begin with, nearly all the films produced in Hollywood between 1930 and 1970 are now virtually unwatchable to a modern audience, pining for your fjords is never a good thing to do, you must always look to the future not the past.
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