Too many favorites, man. It would take up a mighty long list. They are all Great motion pictures from the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and a little bit of 70s that stand the test of time.
Who are your favorite stars?
I have a galaxy of favorite classic actors/actresses. But the standouts would have to be Gary Cooper and John Wayne, my two personal favorite actors and legends of Western films.
Who are your favorite directors?
Quite a few, notable ones being John Ford, Cecil B. Demille, John Huston and Alfred Hitchcock.
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I've loved Classic films ever since I was thirteen. Movies made today just don't compare one bit. Given that I want to be a filmmaker, among other things, I wish to bring back the vintage style of making movies and even hope to make a handful of silent films.
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Thanks for the comment and for adding me to Joel McCrea's group. Just watched him in Foreign Correspondent yesterday. It's not one of my favorite movies, but I like watching him whether I like the movie or not.
Great to hear from you, can we be a little less formal please call me Phil everyone else does. In regard to Colonel Blimp yes I've watched it several times over the years and as you say the colour is beautiful, apparently Technicolor films shot in the UK have a much softer edge than the states something about the daytime light we have here.
I grinned at your reference to 1776, as you know our empire is long gone, it's America's job to police the world today, I personally have unlimited time for the American people we have so much in common, several of your presidents have said that your country and mine have a special relationship, long may that link between you and us remain.
About british films here's a short list of movies I recommend: Went The Day Well, a fictional story of what could have happened had Germany invaded us, Reach For The Skies, The Yellow Canary, Oliver Twist (1948 version), Great Expectations and a later film Tiger Bay, Haley Mills first film a great story well acted and well worth a watch.
That's about it for now, let me know any comments you may have about the films I've listed, by the way The Yellow Canary has a very unexpected twist towards the of the film,
Hi Alex, Great to hear from you again. I am, unfortunately, 'hooked' on Facebook. I go there every day, and spend an obscene amount of time there. But I love interacting with other people, and have joined numerous groups there to share interests of old movies, and nostalgia in general.
Take care, my friend, and I'll chat with you again soon.
What a coincidence. I was writing an article for next week about Lawrence Olivier in "Clash of the Titans", and I commented that it wasn't one of his strongest performances during that time in his life. So that got me thinking about other movies he made later in his life, to include "Boys from Brazil." And I love (if that's the right word for a maniacal Nazi doctor) Gregory Peck in that film. It was a role that we don't always see him in, being the evil doer. As well he too was in a different phase of his career, playing more "mature" roles (as they say).
I hope you are well, yes as you say we were talking OTR, your profile says you are a young chap of 16 thats interesting because my interest in movies and radio shows came to me via my parents who lived through the 30's and 40's so experienced the entertainment first hand as the entertainment of the day.
Did you know that the big USA radio stations broadcast to the UK via shortwave from the mid 30's on the shows were heard in the early hours of morning here, many bands such as Bob Crosby and Harry James were broadcast live and on transcription discs to Britain, during WW2 many of the big USA stars visited this country, their radio shows broadcast here via transcription discs, because with so many American and Canadian troops based here they wanted their own stars and style of entertainment, we the british loved it (my parents) they in turn introduced me to the USA stars and films of the time to me starting in the 1950's when I was a small child and to this day I've never grown tired of listening and watching movies of the 30's and 40's.
Enough about me, what brought you to OTR how did you become interested.
Funny you should mention escaping into a byegone era, movies have always provided an escape for me as well as just enjoying them, I've found in the past if I'm going through a bad patch in life, the old escapist films of the 30's and 40's etc were a great way to escape problems if only for a while, the same aplies to OTR shows I like G.I. Jive, Command Performance, Edgar Bergan & Charlie McCarthy, Good News of 1937-40 (Maxwell House), Lux Radio Theatre, Any of The Big Band Shows Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw etc. Just a suggestion why not buy a tape player then using good software transfer your tapes to computer (mp3), Roxio is good software for this purpose I've used it for ages, NCH produce excellent software called Golden Records for transfering tapes and LP's to mp3 I use the NCH software alot having a large long player collection, the transfers have to be done in real time but thereafter you can enhance the sound to whatever pleases your ear, both software applications are very user friendly and worth consideration.
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