Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Korkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Starring: Victor Sjostrom, Hilda Borgstrom, Tore Svennberg Director: Victor Sjostrom On New Years Eve,  a drunk is faced with his mortality and his selfishness when the driver of a phantom carriage takes him on the ride of his life.  This film is startlingly dark and beautiful, with imagery which is quite creepy. The use of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Korkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Brief Encounter (1946)

Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway Director: David Lean Laura (Johnson) is a housewife who is relatively happy until she meets Alec (Howard), a doctor, unexpectedly at a train station. They feel an immediate and strong connection, but since they are married they can't be together. The only time they have together are a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Brief Encounter (1946)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Atlantic City (1980)

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster,  Kate Reid,  Director: Louis Malle Altantic City, with it's crumbling buildings and casino lifestyle is a sort of metaphor for the kinds of lives that are lived there. Lou (Lancaster) likes to talk about the days when he was younger, when he fancied he was a big player in the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Atlantic City (1980)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: To Have And Have Not (1944)

Starring: Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael. Director: Howard Hughes Martinique, 1944, Harry (Bogart) and his alcoholic friend Eddie (Brennan) run a some what shady operation of a boat for hire. When a job falls through, they find themselves forced to take on a job for the Resistance, but they might have bitten… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: To Have And Have Not (1944)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef Director: Sergio Leone That scene where three men face off in a graveyard, each with guns drawn, and close ups on shifting eyes and trigger fingers, which has often been homaged in films since, comes from this iconic Western. It's the story of three men, in a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Swing Time (1936)

  Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Betty Furness Director: George Stevens Lucky Garnett (Astaire) is a performer who needs money to marry his fiance (Furness). Heading to New York City to raise the funds, he stumbles across Penny (Rogers), a woman with dreams of making it as a dancer and who… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Swing Time (1936)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

Starring: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max Von Sydow Director: Sydney Pollack Joe Turner (Redford), code named Condor, is a CIA analyst who comes in from lunch to find his entire unit killed. Up til now, his skills have involved reading widely from different sources, but now he finds himself thrust into the world… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Misfits (1961)

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach Director:  John Huston In Reno, Nevada, Roslyn Tabor (Monroe) gets a quickie divorce from her husband, and heads to a bar with her friend (Ritter). There she falls in with a ragtag bunch, an aging cowboy Gay (Gable) and his friends. As they spend… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Misfits (1961)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Public Enemy (1931)

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell Director: William A Wellman Tom Powers (Cagney) learns at a young age that to get ahead you have to be a criminal. He starts out in petty crime, and eventually works his way up to the top of organised crime. When things start to fall apart… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Public Enemy (1931)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, Laurence Harvey Director: Daniel Mann Elizabeth Taylor is Gloria Wandrous in this film adaptation of the sexy, best selling novel BUtterfield 8. The title refers to the a telephone exchange number for a wealthy area of Manhattan. Gloria is a beautiful woman with everything going for her, but rather than… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: BUtterfield 8 (1960)