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Classic Sci-Fi Movies

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Following on from the recent "spider" threads I seem to have spawned......

Pulp Fiction is my all time favourite movie

This one is not 2nd..........but it's in the top 5!

"Them!"

Giant killer ants (they ate something radioactive and naturally grew to elephant size) :laughing2dw:

The film contains some classic lines such as one Professor to another - when asked "have we seen the end of them?" replies

"No.........we've not seen the end of them, only the start of the beginning of what may be the end of us"

Superb!! (1953 Black & White too)

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From memory, the funniest and most absurd thing about this movie is how the lowly local policeman (James Whitmore maybe?) somehow builds up so much power that he's eventually shown in army uniform, riding around in army jeeps, ordering squaddies about, arguing with Generals and FBI agents, firing flame throwers and bazookas/rocket launchers etc. and is seemingly in control of the whole operation to save mankind :laugh:

Great movie though; a definite classic!

"THEM! THEM! THEM!"

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I remember it well. :laughing2dw:

My favourite has to be "The Day The Earth Stood Still". What a movie!

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I must admit to an increasing liking for 'oldie' B&W movies from the 40's-60's

Stan - The Day The Earth Stood Still - I agree - classic :yes:

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Ron,

I never found out what make of watch Patricia Neal was wearing in the elevator in TDTESS. I look every time I watch the movie.

It must have been an American watch. 

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Paul,

Try to watch some black and white sci-fi movies if you can.  Don't expect the SFX to be up to today's standards though. :biggrin:

They really are quite good and a bit of fun. 

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Stan said:
.....what make of watch Patricia Neal was wearing in the elevator in TDTESS.

This is a question that must be answered!

I'll scour the net - this needs answering!

Will have to start tomorrow though, as my battery is just about to die (don't ask)

This is also my 300th post

I'm quite pleased about that :laughing2dw:

Mr C - trust me, we are not even in orbit around Planet Strange yet!

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Go for it Ron. :clap:

Congratulations on hitting 300. Let's have some more when you can. 

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ron said:
Pulp Fiction is my all time favourite movie

It's certainly in my top 5 for the '90s --- I remember being completely stunned sitting in my cinema seat when it came out. Great :biggrin:

But then I saw Jackie Brown and IMHO, this is the better film :yes:  Music is certainly better ---> Strawberry Letter 23 

 

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I loved Salem's Lot, but the Mr. Barlow character is a nod to F. W. Murnau's 1922 classic Nosferatu with Max Schreck as Count Orlok if I remember rightly.

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That's a nice site 

This is interesting:

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TDTESS was transmitted as a radio play on the 4th January 1954 with Michael Rennie and Billy Gray re-creating their film roles and Jean Peters playing the part of Helen.

I didn't know that. I'll have to see if I can track down a copy.

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Mrcrowley said:
Thought this was about classic movies, not total toss ones

The film was notable for some chilling acting by James Mason, and just about the scariest vampie I've ever seen, so no, I don't accept it was a toss movie at all!

Each to their own Paul

Willem Defoe gave a memorable performance also as Nosferatu in Shadow of the Vampire.

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The film was notable for some chilling acting by James Mason, and just about the scariest vampie I've ever seen

...and Bonnie Bedelia looked quite cute too Well, I thought she did anyway.

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Surprisingly, TDTESS has had a newly recorded (well 2003 anyway) movie soundtrack album released

Short review of it on the BBC HERE and lots of audio clips at Amazon HERE

Actually it sounds rather good

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There's been a few old sci-fi /fantasy films on recently with BBC2 showing King Kong (1933) and TCM showing Dracula (1931)

I watch a lot of films on Talking Pictures TV (Freeview, Sky, Virgin) and they have quite a few old sci-fi movies upcoming:

Devil Girl From Mars (1954) will be shown July 11

The Day of the Triffids (1962) will be shown July 16

The Terrornauts (1967) will be shown July 18

The Mind of Mr Soames (1970) will be shown July 21

Flight to Mars (1951) will be shown July 24

 

 

 

 

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They showed Day of the Triffids a week or so ago, great film. Also, my wife watched Fire Maidens from Outer Space one night, but I missed that.

I didn't realize the Talking Pictures operation is a man and his daughter in a shed somewhere.

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13 hours ago, JoT said:

I watch a lot of films on Talking Pictures TV (Freeview, Sky, Virgin) and they have quite a few old sci-fi movies upcoming:

Also "Once in a New Moon" (1935) will be shown July 24

Amusing sci-fi with a political twist.  Worth watching for the gorgeous Rene Ray.

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