Farewell My Lovely, Great Expectations, Key Largo, The Maltese Falcon, Highlander, Lost Highway, Timeless, The Wrestler, No Man of Her Own, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Chase, Angel Face, Lady of Burlesque, Scarlet Street, Carnival Story, Mad Max, Doctor Zhivago, The Night of the Living Dead, Sweet Smell of Success, The Man of the Golden Arm, Somebody to Love, Shadows, The Warriors, Paris Texas, Brief Encounter, Gone with the Wind, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Minnie and Moskowitz, Faces, Ciao Mascio, Europa '51, Trash, Slam Dance, Fitzcarraldo, The Birds, The Searchers, The Last Picture Show, The Sting, Babydoll, Rebbeca, Notorious, Requiem for a Heavyweight (Teleplay), A Child is Waiting, Too Late Blues, Love Streams, A Taste of Honey, My Own Private Idaho, Anatomy of a Murder, Ed Wood, Imitation of Life, On the Waterfront, A Streetcar named Desired, Last Time I Saw Paris, Made for Each Other, Broken Blossoms, Stella Dallas, The Tarnished Angels, Sunset Boulevard, Adam and Evelyne, Out of the Past, Written on the Wind, The Thing, The Cardinal, Seven Samurai, Meet John Doe, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Remember the Night, The Third Man, Citizen Kane, All the President's Men, Bringing up Baby, Black Narcissus, Jacob's Ladder, Objective Burma!, The Verdict, The Glass Menagerie, Spellbound, It Happened One Night and many, many more...
Who are your favorite stars?
BARBARA STANWYCK, Lizabeth Scott, Gloria Grahame, Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, CAROLE LOMBARD, Romy Schneider, Burguess Meredith, Robert Ryan, ROBERT MITCHUM, Jack Palance, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Montgomery Cliff, Paul Newman, Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Antonio Rodolfo Quinn, Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, Glenn Ford, Kirk Douglas, Joseph Cotten, Robert Taylor, Bette Davis, JEAN SIMMONS, Joan Fontaine, CLARK GABLE, Natalie Wood, Lee Remick, Tony Curtis, William Holden, Kim Novak, Mickey Rourke, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges, HUMPHREY BOGART, Robert Redford, Klaus Kinski, Linda Hamilton, Errol Flynn, Fred McMurray, Gene Hackman, William Dafoe, Daniel Day-Lewis, Harvey Keitel, Robert de Niro, Steve Buscemi, Rosie Pérez, Tim Robbins, Michael Madsen, Virginia Madsen, Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Jodie Foster, Ernest Borgnine, KARL MALDEN, Harry Dean Stanton, Deborah Kerr, Eli Wallach, Rock Hudson, Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Emma Thompson, Peter Falk, Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Nick Nolte, Kurt Russell, Tippi Hedren, Ben Gazzara, Valeria Golino, Giulietta Masina, Dorothy Malone, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Depp, INGRID BERGMAN, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Sean Connery, Barbra Streisand, Bill Murray, Irene Dunne, David Caruso, Edward James Olmos, George C. Scott, Greta Garbo, James Remar, Jack Lemon, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Jim Belushi, John Candy, Lawrence Olivier, Laurence Fishburne, Lorraine Bracco, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Widmark, Robert Duvall, Robert Englund, Ellen Burstyn, Tom Berenguer, Rutger Hauer, Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy, Rita Hayworth, James Stewart.
Who are your favorite directors?
Otto Preminger, John Cassavetes, Roberto Rossellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Lumet, Raoul Walsh, Marco Ferreri, Jean-Luc Godard, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburguer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, David Lynch, David Lean, Lewis Milestone, John Huston, Alan J Pakula, Fritz Lang, Peter Bogdanovich, John Ford, Elia Kazan., Douglas Sirk, Stanley Kubrick, Abel Ferrara, Martin Scorsese, John Waters.
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Classic movies have always been my favourites. Big Deal.
There's good cinema being made nowadays, however I don't feel very appealed to it... must be laziness... Watching black and white movies, those actors and actresses who seem to live beyond the time, amazing performances and unbelievable stories behind the camera, the plots, the scripts, the way an actor used to work, the Actor's Studio and sure many other places where people like you and me would be gathering together in order to do something more than resignate, looking for a way to express themselves and to communicate their feelings, the Joy of acting in a nutshell. I once read Laurence Olivier's comments about acting, telling everybody a good actor was someone in which people would believe, but in fact he was just acting and people would be believing in something that wouldn't be real. And Life is somehow acting, when you get all mess up or in trouble you would be 'acting' in order to avoid any undesirable aftermath, anytime, anywhere, anything, think about it...
Barbara Stanwyck is so far my favourite actress. That's what a call a woman. She started working in nitty-gritty clubs in NYC. Born in Brooklyn, she started early to make a living on her own and her productions as an actress epitomize that. Although she wouldn't be the classic 'Pin-Up', she's more attractive to me than a 'Bombshell', because attraction is nothing else but attitude, what makes someone to look appealing to you is the way that person thinks.
Shame things with the hunk of Robert Taylor didn't work, but that's life I guess, that's the way it is, it's happening all the time, everywhere, just like Movies, every now-and-then.
Don't ever forget about passion, that's what makes me keep on going, passion is the key for what we happen to have called happiness.
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