Road to Perdition?1930's era films

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  1. The_Edge

    The_Edge One of the Regulars

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    1930's setting

    My favorite films set in the 1930's:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

    Dick Tracy (1990)

    The Rocketeer (1991)

    The Shadow (1994)

    Radioland Murders (1994)

    The Phantom (1996)

    Last Man Standing (1996)

    The Mummy (1999)

    Road to Perdition (2002)

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

    The Aviator (2004)

    King Kong (2005)
     
  2. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Well, it's 20 years before the 1990s, but no film beats "Chinatown" for sartorial accuracy.
     
  3. Roger

    Roger A-List Customer

    I don't know.:rolleyes: I watched this film, Road to Perdition and like the clothes and enjoyed the cars, but the plot and story was a little boring. I also found the film to be a little to drawn out with the dialogue in monotones.:(

    Chinatown? Excellent film.
     
  4. up196

    up196 A-List Customer

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    Miller's Crossing

    I'm reminded of it every time I drive past the "Barton Arms"
     
  5. Novella

    Novella Practically Family

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    Road to Perdition is definitely good. I also like Gosford Park, I Capture the Castle, the Indiana Jones films, The Mummy (the modern one), and I also have a soft spot for Swing Kids.
     
  6. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    apart from 'Miller's Crossing' ;)
     
  7. nightandthecity

    nightandthecity Practically Family

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    I take it you like Miller's Crossing!

    Me too. One of my favourite films from any era about any era.
     
  8. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    "i suppose you think you raised hell ?"

    "sister, when i raise hell you'll know about it"
     
  9. carebear

    carebear My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The "Danny Boy" fight....

    "The old man always was an artist with a Thompson."

    Excellent characters (played by a fantastic cast), no one is really "good", everybody's got an angle.

    Yeah, Miller's Crossing is a great one.
     
  10. nightandthecity

    nightandthecity Practically Family

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    "I'm talkin' about friendship. I'm talkin' about character. I'm talkin' about--hell, Leo, I ain't embarassed to use the word--I'm talkin' about ethics..."

    you gotta love a film that starts like that!

    In fact several Coen brothers films could be contenders in this thread.
     
  11. Lincsong

    Lincsong I'll Lock Up

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    I am very partial to that classic 1941 with John Belushi.:eusa_clap
     
  12. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    "Road To Perdition" is brilliant, very atmospheric. More recently I really enjoyed "Seabiscuit" and, somewhat further back, the costuming for "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" was great.
     
  13. BegintheBeguine

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    Murder in the First
     
  14. ramblinBOB

    ramblinBOB One of the Regulars

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    yah bruce rocked in that movie i still remember when he broke in the motel door and shot up the place great gangster seen.
     
  15. happyfilmluvguy

    happyfilmluvguy Call Me a Cab

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    The Great Depression, 1933, on the water front, James Braddock a.k.a the "Bulldog Of Bergen" stands behind locked gates, awaiting to rush in and get an honest pays work at the docks, awaiting with another thousand men behind him. The gates open, he rushes in! Just seconds before the gate closes. This was an everyday in September 1933 in New York Harbor.

    This is one of the few GREATEST MOVIES I HAVE SAT AT THE EDGE OF MY SEAT to see. I've only seen it once, in a moviehouse.
    [​IMG]

    this should have won an oscar. 2004 but eh. Great movie
     
  16. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    LA Confidential was set in 1953, just for the record.

    And Kim Basinger looks BETTER than Veronica Lake.

    B
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  17. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    not to these here eyes. [​IMG]
     
  18. Salv

    Salv One Too Many

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    Tough call but Kim Basinger had a sadness in that film that just wins it for her
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    It was a line...

    "... you look better than Veronica Lake"

    Bud
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  20. not forgetting

    Did anybody mention Last Exit to Brooklyn, I reckon that eats Cinderella Man for breakfast, fine movie though it was.
     

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