John Wayne is great. An early classic that not a lot of people have seen (but I like a lot for some reason) is The Shepherd of the Hills.
Also, with St. Patty's Day tomorrow, you have to go rent The Quiet Man. Set in Ireland, John Wayne goes after Maureen O' Hara's heart. In this movie, Maureen O'Hara reminds me of my ex-wifeó they both have the exact same Irish temper. As a matter of fact, I had to look twice to make sure this wasn't a home movie of mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgL5jyogmKE
Originally Posted by DizDee
And for some strange reason, Shirley Temple movies hold a special place in my . They are just so nostalgic and remind me of watching movies as a child.
I was going to start a different thread but this seems the right spot.
Right now I am loving rewatching the 1946 classic "The Best Years of Our Lives"
For those who don't know it, the film is about 3 WW2 vets returning home to try and adjust to civilian life.
One is a former big shot who finds that life has moved on without him, another an upper class businessman who finds that the horrors of war have left his 'beautiful people' lifestyle unappealing.
The third is a man who lost both arms in the war, adjusting to disabilities.
The backstory on this role is interesting. The actor Harold Russell was a real vet who lost his arms in a training accident. He had never acted before, other than doing a training film for other disabled vets.
He did such a good job he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. The academy was so worried he would lose that they voted him a special award for his service to disabled vets.
He then went on to win the BSA award as well, making him the only person to win 2 Oscars for the same role.
He spent the rest of his life working on behalf of disabled vets.
It is a truly inspiring film and well worth watching.
ďAny sequel three or higher..... around number five they get a new cast, thatís when the magic really happens": Modern Family
The Trouble With Angels
The Ten Commandments
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Village of the Damned
The Miracle Worker
On the Waterfront
The Wild Ones
Beach Blanket Bingo
Muscle Beach Party
The Shaggy Dog
Third Man on the Mountain
Th Light in the Forest
In Search of the Castaways
Jason and the Argonauts
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
The Incredible Journey
The Chalk Garden
How the West Was Won
The Little Foxes
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
The Three Faces of Eve
A Boy Named Charlie Brown
and of course
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Alice in Wonderland
Lady and the Tramp
The Jungle Book
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
The Three Caballeros
Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh
Did I forget "The Swiss Family Robinson"? Gosh, how I wanted a treehouse like that....and for awhile, in Adventureland, I sort of did - but they really screwed that one up big time.....don't even get me started on that one......