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#41 of 151 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 27 2006 - 06:19 PM

Cary Grant was better in Notorious
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#42 of 151 OFFLINE   Marc Fedderman

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Posted May 27 2006 - 08:01 PM

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.

#43 of 151 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted May 27 2006 - 09:21 PM

John Huston made a better film with The Maltese Falcon

#44 of 151 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 28 2006 - 12:11 AM

And Peter Lorre was better in M.
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#45 of 151 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted May 28 2006 - 01:05 AM

I Love M, but Fritz Lang had already wowed the world with his Metropolis
       

#46 of 151 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 28 2006 - 03:23 AM

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

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#47 of 151 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 28 2006 - 11:13 AM

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).
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#48 of 151 OFFLINE   Brian Kissinger

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Posted May 28 2006 - 11:20 AM

I love Lucy sounds like it could be a cool porno, but not nears as cool as Leave it to Beaver.
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#49 of 151 OFFLINE   Marc Fedderman

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Posted May 28 2006 - 11:45 AM

Steering things back on course Posted Image

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

#50 of 151 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted May 29 2006 - 03:25 AM

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

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#51 of 151 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 29 2006 - 08:30 AM

And Collen Camp got her turn to be an icon as Miss May in Apocalypse Now
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#52 of 151 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 29 2006 - 09:34 AM

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
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#53 of 151 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 29 2006 - 09:35 AM

Brando was far far better in The Godfather.
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Posted May 29 2006 - 09:35 AM

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.
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#55 of 151 OFFLINE   Marc Fedderman

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Posted May 29 2006 - 09:53 AM

Manhattan is the greatest film ever made Posted Image,but Diane Keaton is more iconic (seems to be the word du jour) in Annie Hall.

#56 of 151 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted May 29 2006 - 12:10 PM

Personally, I quite enjoyed Michael Murphy's performance in the cult film Strange Behavior
       

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Posted May 29 2006 - 01:54 PM

Maybe, but Louise Fletcher was never better than in Once Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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#58 of 151 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 29 2006 - 03:10 PM

Jack Nicholson was far better in Chinatown
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#59 of 151 OFFLINE   Brad Porter

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Posted May 29 2006 - 03:41 PM

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

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#60 of 151 OFFLINE   Jason Harbaugh

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Posted May 29 2006 - 05:27 PM

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