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  Hi Shoman,



 





   I agree with you
about CLINT EASTWOOD.   I absolutely loved MILLION
DOLLAR BABY and cried like a baby at the end.  I
also thought MYSTIC RIVER was excellent, as was BRIDGES OF
MADISON COUNTY!  



 





    Then last
week,  I was delighted to see  FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
again, but this time on TV.   Although I enjoyed it
more on the big screen much more, because of the Battle Scenes,
it’s still an excellent movie!   While most
everyone knows about the Battle of Iwo Jima, most people are
unaware of  what happened to those men, as a result of all
the notoriety and glorification.   



 





     
I haven’t seen yet, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA.  as yet,
but hope to!    I was unaware that CLINT EASTWOOD
Directed so many films!   Shelby


 



 
www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/" title="">

Clint Eastwood



Like most superstars, Clint
Eastwood’s
success can be attributed to equal...

Visit IMDb for Photos, Filmography, Discussions, Bio, News, Awards,
Agent, ...


www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/">http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/




...yes its true he made many
great movies...he's getting up in years now,but still a great
actor and one of hollywood's best directors....
 

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I have to admit  now
and then they come out with a pretty good one... like
Clint Eastwood A find actor and director  most of his movies
are top shelf...
 





  Hi Shoman,



 





   I agree with you
about CLINT EASTWOOD.   I absolutely loved MILLION
DOLLAR BABY and cried like a baby at the end.  I
also thought MYSTIC RIVER was excellent, as was BRIDGES OF
MADISON COUNTY!  



 





    Then last
week,  I was delighted to see  FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
again, but this time on TV.   Although I enjoyed it
more on the big screen much more, because of the Battle Scenes,
it’s still an excellent movie!   While most
everyone knows about the Battle of Iwo Jima, most people are
unaware of  what happened to those men, as a result of all
the notoriety and glorification.   



 





     
I haven’t seen yet, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA.  as yet,
but hope to!    I was unaware that CLINT EASTWOOD
Directed so many films!   Shelby


 



 
www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/" title="">

Clint Eastwood



Like most superstars, Clint
Eastwood’s
success can be attributed to equal...

Visit IMDb for Photos, Filmography, Discussions, Bio, News, Awards,
Agent, ...


www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/">http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/
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Another suggestion, Shoman - check out The Bucket List
I think you'll find it meets your criteria for a good movie! 



thank you    i seen
the movie....it was very good    jack and
morgan  did great acting  yes it's one of those of real
life  no b/s    thanks again....
 

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     mostly all
sex and action... very little real story behide it   in
old days movies were made from great books, novals   the
actors made the story come alive on the screen... working in the
movie industry at the time... sad to thing all those great
directors, writers, actors are gone
 



my heart is sad from all the great
memories  working on the movie sets lots and locations i
remember taking with the actors on coffee and lunch breaks... no big
thing there are just people trying to make a living...  
thats one thing Robert Mitchum said to me one time... its just a job
to me  i dont care for all that hoopla and what go's with it...
i remember working on the set the movie  EL DORADO  
John Wayne and Robert Mitchum  they made a great team.


Another suggestion, Shoman - check out The Bucket List
I think you'll find it meets your criteria for a good movie! 

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I agree that there were many good
movies, many valuing the ideas and ideals that we grew up
with, and thus engaging our inteests and admiration.  I loved
Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn, Doris Day,
Elizabeth Taylor, and many others, The classics of literature
were often the subject of many shows, and had already
passed the test of time, and great approval of audiences, 
But I loved The Notebook, I loved Dances with Wolves, and there are
some fun, good entertainment out there among the bloody, crude, and
violent messes.  Seek and ye shall find. It just takes a
bit of hard work, and is worth the effort.
 



yes they were all great stars of
the past, great movies  going back to the 30's-40's the golden
years of Hollywood was backin the 50's-60's
 

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     mostly all
sex and action... very little real story behide it   in
old days movies were made from great books, novals   the
actors made the story come alive on the screen... working in the
movie industry at the time... sad to thing all those great
directors, writers, actors are gone
 



my heart is sad from all the great
memories  working on the movie sets lots and locations i
remember taking with the actors on coffee and lunch breaks... no big
thing there are just people trying to make a living...  
thats one thing Robert Mitchum said to me one time... its just a job
to me  i dont care for all that hoopla and what go's with it...
i remember working on the set the movie  EL DORADO  
John Wayne and Robert Mitchum  they made a great team.



I agree that there were many good
movies, many valuing the ideas and ideals that we grew up
with, and thus engaging our inteests and admiration.  I loved
Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn, Doris Day,
Elizabeth Taylor, and many others, The classics of literature
were often the subject of many shows, and had already
passed the test of time, and great approval of audiences, 
But I loved The Notebook, I loved Dances with Wolves, and there are
some fun, good entertainment out there among the bloody, crude, and
violent messes.  Seek and ye shall find. It just takes a
bit of hard work, and is worth the effort.
 

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  I couldn't agree more, however, don't give up hope. There are
still some good new movies if you know where to look for them.
Cinemark Arts has some ones. If you live in an urban area you can
probably find a theatre or group that shows the old classics.



Hi!  I can think of some
wonderful movies like Picnic, PeggySue Got Married, Sense and
Sensibility, The Edge, 
Legend of the Fall, Tombstone,
Return to Me, to name a few.  But the movies of today like Mystic
RIver and most all of Bruce Wilis films are great as well in their own
rite.  I agree, don't give up, because there are some wonderful
movies worth your time.  Retirement has let me catch up on movies
I wanted to see but missed because I worked nights and frankly was too
pooped to do anything but rest when I finally got a day off
(psychiatric nursing was a tough line of work  and it bled
over into my off hours, seeing and hearing what our young men
endured.   I am so glad to be a part of this group!!!  Gayle

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     mostly all
sex and action... very little real story behide it   in
old days movies were made from great books, novals   the
actors made the story come alive on the screen... working in the
movie industry at the time... sad to thing all those great
directors, writers, actors are gone
 



my heart is sad from all the great
memories  working on the movie sets lots and locations i
remember taking with the actors on coffee and lunch breaks... no big
thing there are just people trying to make a living...  
thats one thing Robert Mitchum said to me one time... its just a job
to me  i dont care for all that hoopla and what go's with it...
i remember working on the set the movie  EL DORADO  
John Wayne and Robert Mitchum  they made a great team.


  I couldn't agree more, however, don't give up hope. There are
still some good new movies if you know where to look for them.
Cinemark Arts has some ones. If you live in an urban area you can
probably find a theatre or group that shows the old classics.

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Although I can honestly say I envy your experiences getting to work
with some of the "Great Ones", I can't say the same about
your attitude.


 


I love the classic movies and the classic actors - I'd have given
anything to have been able to meet Spencer Tracy or James Cagney or a
dozen others and will always admire their work.  But there are
still excellent movies by excellent directors from excellent scripts
featuring excellent stars being made today.  Yes, there are a lot
of pointless films exploiting sex and violence but that doesn't mean
you should give up on seeking out the gems.


 


Even someone like Sylvester Stallone who assaulted us with another
Rambo movie made up for it with another Rocky - a movie that, although
a bit schmaltzy at times, told a wonderful tale of the human
spirit.  And can you really turn your back on films like August
Rush, The Freedom Writers, The Great Debaters or American Gangster?


 


Yes, American Gangster was violent, but no more people were
"killed" in that movie than in a typical western or gangster
flick in the "good old days".  The only difference is
the Hayes Commission wouldn't allow the dead people in the classics to
bleed.  And I'll pit the quality of the story against 90% of the
output of gangster movies of the 30's - remember, there were a lot
more B-movies produced back then than A-list material like White Heat
or Little Ceasar.


 


Anyway, all I ask is that you not be too quick to condemn everything
being made today.  The good stuff is out there - you might even
find there is an actor or two you can admire.



I have to admit  now
and then they come out with a pretty good one... like
Clint Eastwood A find actor and director  most of his movies
are top shelf...
 

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Hi Shoman,


 






     I 
too think it’s wonderful that you had such experiences
in your life, which provide you with some great
memories!!!   Most movies today are simply not
memorable, for I not only forget the names of movies I forget
their shallow plots. 


 






       Who
wouldn’t remember IMITATION OF LIFE, or DUEL IN THE
SUN?   They were terrific  m




ovies, and the greatest of
tear jerkers!  




Then too what about GONE
WITH THE WIND?  
 
 I think I cried in
that one too, as well as AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER.


 






      
Then, when it came to heavier movies, there was 12 ANGRY MEN,
THE PAWNBROKER, LUST FOR LIFE,  THEY KILL HORSES
DON'T THEY.  WOW, what acting!!! 


 






     
Then there were the biblical movies, like SAMSON AND DELILAH,
and THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, or MUSICALS like "SHOW BOAT,
CAROUSEL, OKLAHOMA, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, or later on
VICTOR/VICTORIA, which was an absolute delight!


 






     
Then too, I think of the JOAN CRAWFORD, BETTE DAVIS movies,
and I always enjoyed those.  Today, I don’t even
know the names of most of the newer Movie Stars, because there
is no studio system or good PR Men, to tell them that to have
a memorable name is most  important for these actors
careers!  Changing ones name was most important years
back, and so was changing their noses!   S  helby


 



Yes they all were great motion
pictures...it brings back many memories...
 

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