in the spirit of good old movies...

@liaamur (417)
Philippines
March 9, 2009 12:17pm CST
not that i am prejudiced or anything. i do like recent movies, in fact i am drooling while waiting for some. however, sometimes it is just so good to go back to the movies, no matter how old, that first broke your heart, that first made you smile, that first made you hope the there is true love. when it comes to old movies, La Vita E Bella (Life is Beautiful) always comes to my mind. A love story that keeps hope in the middle of the holocaust. Then comes other movies, of course, that had made silver screen history... but when i say 'good old movie'...what film comes (right away) to your mind?
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@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Well, Wizard of OZ, of course
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@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
the all-time favorite, along with sound of music and oliver! *sigh* *glazy-eyes*
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@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Oliver as a baby - one of his baby pix
I used to sing the song "Oliver" to my cat, Oliver when he was a baby.
@mrsyen (43)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Hi liaamur! When talking of "good old movies", what always comes to my mind is old hollywood: Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember..also the big musicals of that era: An American in Paris, Gigi, The Wizard of Oz. Old movies always bring me a sense of nostalgia.
@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
those are indeed classic, although i have yet to see 'the american in paris'. could you give a review?
@mrsyen (43)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
An American in Paris stars Gene Kelly and features the music of George Gershwin. The story is actually very simple: Gene is a struggling painter who is discovered by an heiress, but he falls in love with a French girl (Leslie Caron) who is already engaged to a singer. What makes this movie so great are the fantastic musical numbers, especially the final 20-minute ballet. If you are a fan of musicals, this is a must-see!
@pickwick (858)
• India
10 Mar 09
when you say good old movies I suddenly get the picture of old indian clasical movies with actress like meenakumari,sharmila etc.I get reminded of melodious songs like' Kaanton se kheech ke aanchal'My favourite was 'guide'.I still watch it.And 'Humraaz'which had so many melodious songs!I can see 'Gone with the wind 'too many times.
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@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
haha. yes, gone with the wind is a movie you could keep watching. with both 'godfather' movies.
9 Mar 09
I seem to be the same and spend more time watching films from the past than new releases. Whilst I love the era of Golden Hollywood I have a big thing for 80s teen flicks such as "The Breakfast Club", "St. Elmo's Fire", "Ferris Buellers Day Off" they always seem to put me in a good mood. Plus you can't beat a bit of "Blues Brothers as well".
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@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
1980's.....back to the future!!!! i've had a marathon for that movie and it still has it's magic. st. elmo's fire is showing on tv this week. i'll remember to catch it.
@buggles64 (2713)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I cant' remember the name of the movie that I'm remembering, but I love this movie where Humpfree Bogart said these famous lines "Here's looking at you kid!" An old black and white movie that had a little romance as well as adventure. I can't remember, but I think that Katherine Hepburn was his co-star.
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@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
casablanca 1942. gosh, i'm still looking for that movie!
@mizstress (719)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
old movies for me is fun to watched because of the story and the wardrobe they use.. heheeh for me, dirty dancing is one of the good old movies i have fun watching along with grease and breakfast club. i also like the old chinese film that has kung fu in it. i forgot the titles eh! i used to watch them with my grandfather. hehee :D
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@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
i admired both films of dirty dancing, although the 'havanna nights' should not have been called 'sequel'. have you also seen diego luna's y tu mama tambien?
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
9 Mar 09
There are so many old movies worthy of mention. What comes to mind for me is just about everything Carey Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Irene Dunne, David Niven... Movies were so different back then.
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@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
i have been unfortunate not to have had tv during audrey hepburn. i have read the whole hepburn biography, and i am collecting movies of them. as for audrey, i have always admired her. yes, movies then and now are vvvery different. sometimes, recent movies are made for box office and not for content, made within 2 months and not thought over.
• Malaysia
10 Mar 09
PLOT ~ La Vita E Bella (Life is Beautiful) Genre: Movie Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBfjzzAVjWo It is a 1997 Italian language film and the story telling about Jewish Italian life. Yeah, a good story because an old film always based on true life story. MINE FOR "A BEAUTIFUL MIND" Also got the word for "beautiful", the only different is mine for "mind" and yours is "life". Quite good, I take for mind and you take for life, both are for beautiful. Youme and Meyou...LOL! The story is about Professor John Forbes Nash, Jr., where he had encountering many life obstacles and predicaments during his life before reaching the end life value in his many researches in Mathematical scientific research, including code breaking and mathematical equilibrium. Suspected encountering schizophrenia (actually not), broken marriage for seven (7) years before reunion, and so much ordeals that he has to face from his close academic community. MY ADMIRATION What I like much this story and will never take other film/movie over it, just one great thing that really inspired and aspired me is the life philosophy "No pain no gain, no wish no bliss". Finally, he won the title "Nobelist" after world really appreciated his contribution in his Equilibrium Theory, proven flawlessly. Some Plot of it if you have time and why not?; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap5BeA0VNNY
@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
and of course, let us not forget that i am named 'amor' too. lol. i do like 'a beautiful mind', it is vvery moving.
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• Malaysia
10 Mar 09
Ohhh!...yes, now I noticed your name about the word of "amor". When do talking about "amor" or "amo", I just remember my one fave sentence; La unica mujer en mi corazon ~ Te amo mucho mucho mucho...LOL!
@scann33 (101)
• Italy
10 Mar 09
roberto benigni - the most beautiful and exciting film in the history of italian cinema.
I live in Italy and I immediately think "life is beautiful" by Roberto Benigni! An extraordinary film, were love exceeds the boundaries of love. The love of a father who sacrifices his fear, your fears, for the serenity of your child forced to live and absurd situation as fortunately the holocaust as a whole game. The greatness of Roberto Benigni.
@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
true! true! i followed him around (online, lol) for a while and i watched another movie of his, pinocchio. it was also wonderful.
@scann33 (101)
• Italy
10 Mar 09
I live in Italy and I immediately think "life is beautiful" by Roberto Benigni! An extraordinary film, were love exceeds the boundaries of love. The love of a father who sacrifices his fear, your fears, for the serenity of your child forced to live and absurd situation as fortunately the holocaust as a whole game. The greatness of Roberto Benigni!
@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
yes! i followed him around (online) for a while, and i watched his pinocchio, which was also very nice.
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
The Sound of Music :D
@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
hahah i woke up to 'the sound of music'...really. my mum sings 'edelweiss' and i was so happy to recognize the song in the movie! when i first saw it i couldn't stop crying at the end. huhuh
@sharay (2775)
• India
10 Mar 09
The first movie that comes to my mind is just the one that you said, "Life is Beautiful", a truly beatiful movie which shows the love of the person towards his life, his wife and his child, everytime i watch it, tears roll down my eyes, i wish i could at least live 25% of his life, the other movie i liked a lot is "Its A Wonderful Life" (1946), its a wonderful movie, do watch it for sure if have not yet watched it and the other movie is Spartacus(1960), its a historical drama, you would sure love it too and there are many more...could not type down all, but do watch these two movies and tell me how you felt
@liaamur (417)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
yes, it is a mixture of hope, drama, history, and even comedy. i especially cried when they were led to the gas chambers.