I quote that a lot at work.
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"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order." ...Eric Morecambe, OBE
To me, it's generational. For someone with 10 years of me on either side, I'd have to say The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Jaws (also a huge big deal when it was released, the original Planet of the Apes, Bullitt, Easy Rider, and The Exorcist.
I was exposed to a lot of old movies when I was a kid in the 60s (the 4:30 Movie) so I watched a lot of films that were made up to 40 years before I was born. Of those films, my top pick would have to be The Wizard of Oz, Ben Hur, and my favorite, It's a Wonderful Life, as well as It Happened One Night which I am sure was one of the raciest films of its day.
Oh yeah, and The Ten Commandments.
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'There is a fine line between art and fondling.'
I've never seen any of the Godfather movies, and, frankly, I have no intention of doing so. I just can't stand the subject matter.
I have seen Top Gun. Wife's favorite. Ex-girlfriend's favorite. Dumbest excuse for aircraft action I've ever seen.
Before I retired I was Head of Arts at a local high school. I was sitting in the staffroom one day having lunch and noticed two teachers...one a math teacher, the other an English teacher...standing in front of a poster that listed the winners of the Oscar for best picture, right back to Wings. Both were in their early thirties. I asked them them which ones they liked the best and they both admitted they had only seen one. One...out of all the best picture winners since the late twenties. I even pointed out ones like The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, Wizard of Oz....nothing. I was appalled. They asked me how many I've seen and I replied every one of them, of course.
They were nonplussed. These were educated people (theoretically, at least) who frequently went to see current films. I really didn't know how to react to this one.
I'm used to seeing films that nobody else seems to know about...The Beast, Gallipoli, Dead Man, The Man Who Wasn't There, etc. ....but this one was too much.
I know this isn't a Big Name flic like those aforementioned BUT, if you ever get a chance to see "Hear My Song" (which is currently unavailable in the U.S. DVD format ) don't pass it up.
my sorta movie
The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan