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 Watchlist 2018

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: 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: 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: Our Hospitality (1923)

Starring: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton Director: Buster Keaton, Jack Blystone The MacKay family decide to send their young child away to safety after another local family swear to kill every last member of their family. The feud is nursed for years in the Appalachian town, but little Willy Mackay grows into a young… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Our Hospitality (1923)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Wu Ma, Wang Zuxian Director: Siu-Tung Ching When a hapless young tax collector wanders into town, no one will give him shelter and he's forced to take refuge in a haunted temple. There he meets a misanthropic Taoist warrior and a beautiful girl, who harbours a deadly secret: she is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry Director: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney Of all the adaptations of Gaston Leroux's famous Gothic romance of 1910, this silent era film of the 1920's sticks the closest to the original plot. It's the story of Christine (Philbin), a young singer in the Paris Opera, who is catapulted to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: A Star Is Born (1954)

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson Director: George Cukor There have been several versions of A Star Is Born, and there's set to be another one out this year. There's something about the story of the meteoric rise of the starlet while her famous love and mentor takes a massive fall that's so dark… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Star Is Born (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

Starring: Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, Edmond O'Brien Director: Frank Tashlin You won't find many Jayne Mansfield movies in academic lists of classic films. Partly because she didn't make very many before she died in a car accident, and partly because her films are not considered very high brow. Many people felt that she was the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)