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Old 11-10-2007, 08:37 PM   #16
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I think a 50's list would be pretty cool
Well that's three of us at least. LMP, u betta git bizza soon!

And also Hardyharhar, nice to see some Audrey Hepburn love in your runner's up list, I just couldn't find space in either my main 60s or 50s lists for any of her films and it killed me

There's also a bunch I haven't seen from your lists so I'll be sure to check them out at some point. Thanks
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You want to just post the '50s lists in here, too? I don't see there being a problem with that.
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:21 PM   #18
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2. West Side Story
Damn. Forgot about that one.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:41 AM   #19
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Damn. Forgot about that one.



So did I: Strait Jacket w/ Joan Crawford (cheesy but effective thriller/horror), and Captain Newman, MD with Gregory Peck (semi-comedy with great support from Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Bobby Darin, Eddie Albert & a young Robert Duvall)
And I forgot another too: The Great Race with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon & Natalie Wood. Another screwball comedy my sister would make me watch, but some funny stuff with Tony Curtis as the good guy in white and Jack Lemmon as evil Professor Fate. A New York to Paris auto race in early 1900's. Blake Edwards.

What the heck, just thought I'd throw those out there.


I'll do a 50's list here LMP. It'll take a few days cuz it's hard to remember,as I'm still finding out with the 60's list, but it should be a wacky list filled with B sci fi (a la Ed Wood) & horror. But there's plenty of really great films I'll make room for Hopefully Phanan does a list too (Ben Hur )
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:22 PM   #20
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Well that's three of us at least. LMP, u betta git bizza soon!

And also Hardyharhar, nice to see some Audrey Hepburn love in your runner's up list, I just couldn't find space in either my main 60s or 50s lists for any of her films and it killed me

Ironically I also had an Audrey film come very close to making my list; Two for the Road with her & Albert Finney. Great film written by Eyes Wide Shut's screenwriter Frederick Raphael and directed by Stanley Donen, which flashes back and forward in time to illustrate the dissolution of a couple's marriage over a span of 10 years or so, all with scenes from vacations they've taken together.
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Perhaps instead of doing a 50's list, you do one final one that is pre-1960. That would be a nice list.
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Perhaps instead of doing a 50's list, you do one final one that is pre-1960. That would be a nice list.

I don't know about that. There are so many great films from the 50's and 40's it's going to be hard enough to make the individual lists as it is. Between Orson Welles and Hitchcock alone I could fill up 15 spots.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:22 PM   #23
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[11. Destroy All Monsters (Godzilla, Mothra, Gammera & more)
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Gammera wasn't a Toho monster so isn't in Destroy All Monsters.

That's like saying the "Great Escape" starred James Garner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn and...Don Rickles, because he was in some war movies too.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:33 PM   #24
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Perhaps instead of doing a 50's list, you do one final one that is pre-1960. That would be a nice list.
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I don't know about that. There are so many great films from the 50's and 40's it's going to be hard enough to make the individual lists as it is. Between Orson Welles and Hitchcock alone I could fill up 15 spots.
What laz said. Even limiting myself to one film per director I've had to leave some great films out. The 30s was easier though as I haven't seen as much

But seeing as how this might be pretty much the end of this decades series, I'll just post the rest of my lists in this thread:

Best of the 1950s
Rear Window
Ikiru
The Searchers
The 400 Blows
12 Angry Men
Wild Strawberries
Touch of Evil
Some Like It Hot
Umberto D
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Les Diaboliques
All About Eve
Rio Bravo
The Night of the Hunter
Paths of Glory

I'm not happy with the order, but try as I might I can't rank these any better. I went for Rear Window as my Hitchcock entry as it came down to that, Vertigo and North By North west as his best of the decade. NBNW while great fun and expertly made is a bit on the light side and I just can't seem to like Vertigo. Some Like It Hot beat Sunset Blvd. and Witness for the Prosecution in the Wilder category for the same reason NBNW lost out. Yes it's a bit on the frothy side but it's just so hysterically funny and memorable it merits inclusion. Also, I've got enough film noir without adding Sunset Blvd. to the mix. Finally, Ikiru just beat out Rashomon as my Kurosawa film. Yes I know I only just saw it, but it strikes me as a much deeper and thought provoking film than Rashomon or even The Seven Samurai. I guess we'll see if I still feel that way next time I do this list.

Those that didn't quite make it include Anatomy of a Murder, The Big Heat, Roman Holiday (shame to leave out Audrey again), Winchester '73 and The Asphalt Jungle.

I'll post my 40s list in a few days.
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Here's some advice for those unsure if they could put together a 50's list; as in, you've seen a good deal of older films but don't know the years, directors, titles, etc:

1. Pull up the Academy Awards from 1950 and work your way forward (easiest way to get there is search for All About Eve, click on Awards, then click on the year next to the list of noms & wins). This doesn't necessarily represent all the best of the decade, but does contain many top films, and is a great starting point.

2. Also search for these directors and scroll through their filmographies to see if there's anything you recognize:

John Ford
Vincente Minnelli
Alfred Hitchcock
John Huston
Fritz Lang
Samuel Fuller
Anthony Mann
Stanley Kubrick
David Lean
Joseph Mankiewicz
Orson Welles
Billy Wilder
Stanley Donen

3. And of course there are a handful of Disney films from the decade that are worth considering.
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I made the suggestion based on the hopes that it would involve more people in submitting lists, as there weren't too many people involved with this one. I myself can easily do each decade still.
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The 50s seems to be a turning point in cinema as far as the acting talent goes. On the one hand you've got Hollywood royalty from the 40s and 30s such as:

Cary Grant
Jimmy Stewart
Humphrey Bogart
Bette Davis
Henry Fonda
Katherine Hepburn
Ingrid Bergman
Gregory Peck

etc, all starting to show their age and jostling for space with a host of exciting new talent such as:

Marlon Brando
James Dean
Audrey Hepburn
Marilyn Monroe
Jack Lemmon
Grace Kelly
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I made the suggestion based on the hopes that it would involve more people in submitting lists, as there weren't too many people involved with this one. I myself can easily do each decade still.
Oh OK, that sounds like a good idea then. Maybe even make it pre-1970s if it gets more lists posted.
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I'm going to start a new thread, as I'd rather see them separated from the 60's list, even if we don't get many entries...
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Gammera wasn't a Toho monster so isn't in Destroy All Monsters.

That's like saying the "Great Escape" starred James Garner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn and...Don Rickles, because he was in some war movies too.
Your right Indy. Me dum dum

It's been so long since I've seen it, I just assumed all the usual suspects (Rodan, Ghidrah, Mothra.....)were in this epic battle. And I never actually knew them by studio. But I know Don Rickles wasn't in Great Escape


Now, how 'bout you submitting a list. We could use the input And it's fun.
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