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« Reply #150 on: June 25, 2017, 04:59:36 PM »

Guess these must be my favorites - never get tired of seeing them on TV
In no particular order:

Singin' in the Rain
Shawshank Redemption
Lawrence of Arabia
The Wizard of Oz
Rear Window
A Streetcar Named Desire
This is Spinal Tap
Jaws
Star Wars (the first one, that came out in 1977)
Dr. Strangelove

Honorable Mention:
Becket
La Strada
City Lights
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« Reply #151 on: June 26, 2017, 02:03:30 AM »

2001 would definitely be my 2nd Kubrick choice, his most influential. Dislike The Last Waltz though, and I say this is a huge Band fan. Polished, sing-along arena-rock, way too big in scope and execution for a group that prided itself in minimalism and DIY attitude. Some good performances though.

That's true. Scorsese was pushing Robertson as The Next Big Thing, including a trendy hairstyle! Apparently The Band were in a taxi and one other member told Robbie to move over as "your charisma's getting all over me"! But Robbie was never meant for stardom. Still, that fantastic performance of "Don't Do It" is worth the price of admission alone.

Anyway, out it goes on reflection (along with Citizen Kane) and in come Lawrence of Arabia (thanks for reminding me, E) and Youth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkN-fIJ5G1g
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« Reply #152 on: June 26, 2017, 04:09:57 AM »

City Lights

That closing scene...
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A band called The Beach Boys are mostly going to be a fun in the sun-themed group. And that has, is, and will always be just as it should. There needs to be ONE classic band that isn't a pack of endless "artistic" moan. All people wanna do is make The Beach Boys into another Beatles they are less tired of.
And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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