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  • The superb ending of Eastwood's masterpiece "Unforgiven" completely rewrote the genre.

  • The ending of "The Wild Bunch".

  • "Bonnie and Clyde". Brando changed acting, but this masterpiece changed Hollywood.

  • Reds. Probably Warren's best film.

  • "Scarface". The greatest film ever made, and the greatest performance by any actor ever.

  • Quote from The Ringo Kid: “The closest one can get to comparing anyone with Duke in terms of being shown even only fairly regular on some classic movies station is only a few I can think of such as: Errol Flynn and Gary Cooper. Under them, would most likely be: Gregory Peck, William Holden, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and James Stewart. After these gents, is a wide playing field. But the closest one I can see to Duke is Errol Flynn and…

  • Re: Shenandoah

    ColeThornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Both "Pork Chop Hill" and "A Bridge Too Far" were anti-war films. Neither Peck nor Attenborough would ever have made a film that justified war in any way. The far left Peck actually made Pork Chop Hill because he wanted to make a strong anti-war statement during the stupid Cold War.

  • Aha, just like George V. Good luck.

  • Quote from The Ringo Kid: “Figures. About the only capable actors picked are Depp, Crowe and Nicholson. Al Pacino is way overrated. De Niro aint far behind. The Looney twins (aka) cLOONEY and Penn-head, are way too big for their britches and paid way too much for their dribble. Penn CAN act and was a favorite of Charles Bronson, however, he's still a loser in his movies. I can't stand cLOONEY's mumbling that passes for acting. Hoffmann simply needs to retire to Pitcairn Island. Di Caprio aint th…

  • Well, what seemed breathtaking in 1956 is not so impressive today. It's still memorable for being Robert Newton's last film though.

  • Re: Politics

    ColeThornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Well I've just lost a lot of respect for Gordon after he refused to call an election. I was an active Conservative at school but not with Cameron leadsing the party. I guess Brown wants him to remain there for another three years, instead of a real leader like David Davis.

  • Re: Clark Gable

    ColeThornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from DukePilgrim: “Any link to this great source. At least Duke's popularity still remains. I would doubt anyone under 30 could tell you who Gable and Crosby were. Mike” To be honest Mike I doubt if many people under the age of 30 know who John Wayne was. Last year I was speaking to some teenage girls and they had absolutely no idea who I meant when I mentioned his name. My own best friend at school had never heard of him until we watched "The Searchers" one Christmas.

  • Are you having a major operation Ringo?

  • Also the 1999 remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair" starring Pierce Brosnan is far better than the very dated original with Steve McQueen, although I accept that film may have seemed good forty years ago. The 1950 remake of "Treasure Island" starring Robert Newton was much better than the Americanized 1934 original starring Wallace Beery. It's a pity they couldn't get Freddie Bartholomew to play Jim Hawkins instead of the American Jackie Cooper.

  • Quote from erthomp143: “I can see we are going to disagree on this... I cannot see Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, George Clooney, and Matt Damon being included in the same class as Pacino, De Niro, and Nicholson. Let alone saying they are better than or equal to actors like Fonda, Grant, Stewart, Wayne, Gable, etc...” Fonda I will agree on. Grant, Stewart, Wayne and especially Gable just played the same part in everything. As Brando correctly said, the only old actor who is still worth watching was Spenc…

  • Quote from smokey: “round the world in eighty days staring jackie chan had some good laughs in it the stunts were good cheers smokey” Yes it certainly wasn't as slow and boring as the original.

  • Quote from DukePilgrim: “Wouldnt bet your life on that Cole. Westerns and Musicals will still be made maybe not in the same quantities. Science Fiction movies and special effects were close to being dead in the water before Star Wars appeared. Mike” Westerns and musicals died out forty years ago and they will never come back. Most of the people who went to see 3:10 to Yuma were middle aged or elderly. I was the only young person in the cinema.

  • Getting back to the original topic, "Three Godfathers" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told" would also be controversial because they promote Christianity, and could not be made today unless the star finaced them himself, like Robert Duvall with "The Apostle".

  • Re: Clark Gable

    ColeThornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Oh I don't know, Flynn was a handsome man but he didn't have the King's screen presence or charisma. Clark Gable has sold the most movie tickets, followed by Duke and Bing Crosby. "Gone with the Wind" is still the most successful film in that respect.

  • Re: Operation Pacific (1951)

    ColeThornton - - The 1950's

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    As old war movies go this one isn't too bad, just overstretched and inferior to "Sands". 7/10.

  • Re: Island In The Sky (1953)

    ColeThornton - - The 1950's

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    Duke was right, Arness was never going to be a big star in the movies, only on television. And not just because he was so tall. That scene with him coughing was so annoying. He also overplayed his part in "Big Jim McLain".

  • Re: Clark Gable

    ColeThornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Flynn would have been superb as Ashley Wilkes, unlike the too old and unattractive Leslie Howard. Gable was pretty bad in "Mutiony on the Bounty", playing Christian with an American accent. Then again, it's no wonder since he absolutely hated both Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone. Still, Gable was truly the greatest movie star of all time and has still sold more tickets than any other.

  • I would like to get the one from "Sands of Iwo Jima" before Christmas, I will be looking out for it.

  • I will never understand why Americans think it's OK to have loads of killing and violence in films, but no nudity or sex. Thankfully it's completely different in Europe.

  • Quote from smokey: “cole there may be many children who have tv's in there rooms but my son is one who does not a bedroom is for sleeping not watching tv. yes we have 2 tv's but the second one is in the back room. my nephew didnt get a tv in his room until he was 15 yrs, i believe that if my little bloke wants to watch something questionable then i have to check it out before i will let him view it. the only things he is allowed to view on his own are G rated movies and anything i have given per…