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  1. Brook K

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    Cary Grant was better in Notorious
     
  2. Marc Fedderman

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    Trying to avoid the obvious ties to Hitch and Casablanca, I'll say that Louis Calhern turns in a stronger performance in The Asphalt Jungle.
     
  3. tyler payne

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    John Huston made a better film with The Maltese Falcon
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    And Peter Lorre was better in M.
     
  5. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    I Love M, but Fritz Lang had already wowed the world with his Metropolis
     
  6. Brook K

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    I could go a couple of ways here....

    To avoid a 3rd Lang film in a row...Karl Freund's cinematographic skill was best demonstrated in his collaboration with F.W. Murnau - Herr Tartuff
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Actually I think Karl Freund did his best and most important work on I Love Lucy (which probably doesn't count as a valid result).
     
  8. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Screenwriter

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    I love Lucy sounds like it could be a cool porno, but not nears as cool as Leave it to Beaver.
     
  9. Marc Fedderman

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    Steering things back on course [​IMG]

    Barbara Billingsly is a hell of a lot funnier in Airplane than she ever was in Leave it to Beaver.
     
  10. tyler payne

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    Just to go somewhere different, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was enjoyable as Murdock, but he was iconic as Hakim in Game of Death

    ps look back at the trail of movies this thread has seen. pretty interesting pattern

    tyler payne
     
  11. Brook K

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    And Collen Camp got her turn to be an icon as Miss May in Apocalypse Now
     
  12. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    As tempted as I am to observe that Wagner is better at Bayreuth, I’ll confine my comment that Marlon Brando was far, far better in Last Tango in Paris
     
  13. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Brando was far far better in The Godfather.
     
  14. Rain

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    As much as I enjoyed Last Tango in Paris,, I think the extended cut of The Last Emperor is a more impressive Bertolucci film.

    As legendary as Gordon Willis' work on The Godfather is, I've always been more impressed with the photography in Manhattan.
     
  15. Marc Fedderman

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    Manhattan is the greatest film ever made [​IMG],but Diane Keaton is more iconic (seems to be the word du jour) in Annie Hall.
     
  16. Bill McA

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    Personally, I quite enjoyed Michael Murphy's performance in the cult film Strange Behavior
     
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    Maybe, but Louise Fletcher was never better than in Once Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
     
  18. george kaplan

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    Jack Nicholson was far better in Chinatown
     
  19. Brad Porter

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    I like Jerry Goldsmith's score from Planet of the Apes (1968) more than the his work in Chinatown.

    Brad
     
  20. Jason Harbaugh

    Jason Harbaugh Cinematographer

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    Jack Nicholson is great in Chinatown but I can't help but grin at his performance as the Joker in Batman.
     

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