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Poster: pdm59 Date: Oct 21, 2018 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Drop everything: watch, The Hill

I have not seen The Hill. I have seen part of King Rat.I have watched The Train, love this flick.
Another good film is Paths of Glory (1957).
One more is La Grande Illusion (1937).

Now for something completely different:
Beauty and the Beast (1946) Jean Cocteau.

Black & white is vastly under appreciated today. A shame.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Oct 23, 2018 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Drop everything: watch, The Hill

I liked the location shots of the rail yards in the Train and Burt's change of mind to do something. to help. I saw a lot of old films on WNET 13 in NY growing up and although I only saw some of them once they were unforgettable. Grand Illusion may be the granddaddy of POW films with Eric Von Stroheim and Gaven and the class distinction extending to POW and Commandant. What is war among the upper crust? Paths is in a way a POW film except the they are prisoners of their own army, for cowardice, Kirk at his angriest and dimpled best, with Wayne Morris, Adolphe Menjou and Ralph Meeker I think. The tracking shots through the trenches and the polished marble floors were striking. Beauty was another great one. Black Orpheus too. I remember Children of Paradise and Rules of the Game as other classic French films of the time, Jean Renoir and all. They showed a lot of the Bolting comedies from England and I loved Alec Guinness from these. Bicycle Thief from Italy was another one.
This post was modified by Vermoontains on 2018-10-23 20:40:25

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 23, 2018 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Drop everything: watch, The Hill

Paths is another fav; BThief too...

Another good one in the spirit of Paths is Breaker Morant (more recent too; 1980). Always loved Edward Woodward as an actor; great voice.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Oct 23, 2018 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Drop everything: watch, The Hill

Breaker Morant reminded me of the cartoon short
Bambi Meets Godzilla if you have seen that one
Idyllic until the end