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Put this on the lcgb fourm got good response so here goes my top 5 american graffiti -big Wednesday-blues brothers-national lampoons xmas vacation-blade runner

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Just like my favourite songs, I couldn't pick a top 5 or top hundred.  I think too many films are perfect to pick from the hundreds I love.  They change daily with my mood, just like the songs. 

 

Today, of the top of my head, I come up with these:

 

"Random Harvest" - Ronald Colman 1942

 

"The Fallen Idol" - Ralph Richardson 1948

 

"Svengali" - John Barrymore 1931

 

"The Informer" - Victor McLaglen 1935

 

"The Producers" - Mel Brooks 1968

 

"A Christmas Carol" - Alastair Sim 1953

 

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" - Spencer Tracy 1940

 

"Disraeli" - Georg Arliss - 1929

 

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" - Hurd Hatfield 1953

 

"Monty Python and The Holy Grail" 1975

 

"Captain's Paradise" - Alec Guinness 1953

 

"Things To Come" - Ralph Richardson - 1936

 

"Island of Lost Souls" - Charles Laughton 1932

 

"The Man In The Iron Mask" - Louis Hayward - 1939

 

"Land of The Pharaohs" - Jack Hawkins 1955

 

"The Mouse That Roared" - Peter Sellers 1955

 

"The Four Feathers" - Ralph Richardson 1939

 

"Treasure Island" - Robert Newton -1955

 

"Les Miserables" - Frederick March - 1935

 

"The Invisible Man" - Claude Raines - 1942

 

"A Double Life" - Ronald Colman 1947

 

"Snow White" - Disney 1937

 

"Pinnochio" - Disney 1940

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Put this on the lcgb fourm got good response so here goes my top 5 american graffiti -big Wednesday-blues brothers-national lampoons xmas vacation-blade runner

 

American Grafitti my fav film of all all time. Nuff said

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Too many to choose but I just remembered:

 

Whistle Down The Wind

The Family Way

 

And the trilogy of films staring Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt:

 

Oh Mr. Porter

Ask A Policeman

Where's That Fire

Absolute classic British Comedy's  

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American Graffiti

Midnight Cowboy

Devil Rides Out

Battle of Britain

Marathon Man

Oh yes Marathon Man, I forgot about that one. Classic.

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A couple from one of the all time greats, James Stewart....

 

It's A Wonderful Life

Harvey

 

And from a latter day Jimmy Stewart, Tom Hanks....

 

The Green Mile

Road To Perdition

 

Finally, the best of the trilogy......Godfather Part II (what's with the oranges?)

 

Lots more I could have chosen, including Shawshank.  Haven't seen American Graffiti but will make a point to see it now.

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I've allways wanted a 32 duece coupe like the one in American graffiti and still thinking about selling my Lambrettas to buy one im down to 3 but did have 7 last year lol wife thinks I'm crackers ?

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I've allways wanted a 32 duece coupe like the one in American graffiti and still thinking about selling my Lambrettas to buy one im down to 3 but did have 7 last year lol wife thinks I'm crackers

Don't do it mate. American cars look fine in America, but stupid over here.

 

And they are shite, but that's another story.  :lol:

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Don't do it mate. American cars look fine in America, but stupid over here.

And they are shite, but that's another story. :lol:

one reason is ive got a medical condition and it stops me using the scoots as much as I would like to that's why ive thinned my collection down a bit but would be ok in a car

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one reason is ive got a medical condition and it stops me using the scoots as much as I would like to that's why ive thinned my collection down a bit but would be ok in a car

Ah, sorry about that. Go for it then.

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Ah, sorry about that. Go for it then.

no probs m8 the condition isent life threatening but is a problem will see how I go this year on the scoots ?

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American Grafitti my fav film of all all time. Nuff said

 

Watched it again over christmas with my cynical 30 year old daughter and even she admitted it was a great film.

I remember reading somewhere that Harrison Ford (who at the time was only a part time actor and still employed as a carpenter?) refused to have is long hair cut short and therefore wore a hat. Probably got it wrong as it all sounds so unlikely! Ade

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These are today's movie faves in no particular order...

 

1. Seven Samurai (1954)

2. Le Bonheur Est Dans Le Pré (1997)

3. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

4. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

 

I'd have to cheat for my fifth choice and chose two films:

 

5. La Gloire De Mon Pere and the sequel Le Chateau De Ma Mere (both 1990).

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Too many to choose but I just remembered:

 

Whistle Down The Wind

The Family Way

 

And the trilogy of films staring Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt:

 

Oh Mr. Porter

Ask A Policeman

Where's That Fire

 

 

"That's life, son. At your age it'll make you laugh but one day it'll make you bloody cry!"

Great line, great film.

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I must have seen the Wanderers about a 100 times :)

 

Also The Godfather trilogy and Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films.

 

but I love any good film

 

Can only remember the scene where the baldies tie A brick round some ones cock & chuck it off A bridge or similar ! Couldn't get into the Lord of the rings !

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Can only remember the scene where the baldies tie A brick round some ones cock & chuck it off A bridge or similar ! Couldn't get into the Lord of the rings !

 

Aww we'll have to go and get shorter rope :lol: don't f*** with the baldies. 

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I must have seen the Wanderers about a 100 times :)

 

Also The Godfather trilogy and Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films.

 

but I love any good film.

Is that "The Ray Pollard Story"?   :rofl:

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Don't do it mate. American cars look fine in America, but stupid over here.

 

And they are shite, but that's another story.  :lol:

Back in the 1980s and 1990s there was a bloke who parked a shiny classic '50s Cadillac on a windy narrow street inb the centre of Den Haag every day, just to "show off".

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Back in the 1980s and 1990s there was a bloke who parked a shiny classic '50s Cadillac on a windy narrow street inb the centre of Den Haag every day, just to "show off".

We're awash with Americana in our little corner of the Netherlands. No idea where it all comes from. All safely locked away under the many industrial-scale greenhouses used these days for "stalling" (storage) year round, I guess. Now that the sunnier days are on their way, I'm sure owners will be dusting them down with thoughts of cruising in mind.

 

Every year a village along the sailing lake near us has a community music festival of sorts. Last time we were there you couldn't move for Cadillacs and the like and a whole army of WWII American military vehicles.

 

Anyway, I digress...

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In no particular order:-

 

Last of the Mohicans

Now Voyager

A Star is Born

The Blues Brothers

A Night at the Opera

 

:thumbsup:

Edited by CeeJay

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