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What are your favorite movies?
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Citizen Kane, Panique, Hello Frisco Hello, Shane, Quai des Orfevres, Laura, I Know Where I'm Going, Illusion Travels by Streetcar, Fallen Angel, Rose of Washington Square, The Maltese Falcon, A Place in the Sun, Odd Man Out, The Fighting Coward, My Best Girl, The Emperor Waltz, High Noon, One Hour With You, The Kid Brother, Speedy, Tumbleweeds, Notorious Lady, Mildred Pierce
Who are your favorite stars?
Alice Faye. Al Jolson, Maurice Chevalier, George Formby, Rita Hayworth, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy, Wendy Hiller, W.C. Fields, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman,Arthur Askey, Will Hay, Fred Astaire, Kay Francis, Eddie Cantor, Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, George Raft, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jan Kiepura, Barbara Stanwyck, Marilyn Monroe
Who are your favorite directors?
Max Ophuls, Julien Duvivier, John Ford, Jean Renoir, Carol Reed, Michael Powell, Fritz Lang, Walter Forde, Roy Baker, Robert Aldrich, Fred Zinnemann, Robert Siodmak, Anatole Litvak, Elia Kazan, Alberto Cavalcanti, Sidney J. Furie, Ken Hughes, David Lean, Otto Preminger, Joseph Losey, Clyde Bruckman, William Wyler, Josef von Sternberg, Joseph H. Lewis
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
A professional movie reviewer for over 55 years, John Howard Reid has written well over a hundred books on movies, of which 50 or 60 are still in print. He has acted in a couple of movies, directed two shorts and wrote the screenplay for "The Rim of Heaven" (adapted from his novel) which, alas, was abandoned just 3 days before shooting was to commence.
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At 10:24am on April 17, 2013, Ktrek said…

Hello John! Did you leave the site and decide to come back? I would have sworn you were already a member here! Anyway welcome!



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One for all, and all for one!

To view The Three Musketeers click here. To view The Four Musketeers click here. Director Richard Lester was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but he made some of the best British films of the 1960s. Inspired by Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati, he developed an acute funny bone and an appreciation of the absurd that allowed […]

Black Jesus (1968) Isn’t What You Think It Is

To view Black Jesus click here. I’d honestly be shocked if more than a handful of people around here have heard of Black Jesus (1968) before today. Barely released in American theaters by one-shot outfit Plaza Pictures and never given a legitimate home video release (ignore the bootleg DVDs), this is a rough, tough and […]

Summer Daze: Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

To view Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday click here. The first screen appearance of Jacques Tati’s Hulot character is inside of a car: a clattering, jittering wreck making its way to a seaside hotel in Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953). Tati cuts from the sound of a train horn to the pitter-putter of Hulot’s gasping car engine as it turns the corner […]

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