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Classic Movies I’ve Never Seen and Will Not See

Discussion in 'Movies' started by TJPC, Aug 30, 2019.

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    Yeah, let's move on from this religious hypocrisy subject matter as it's a slippery slope we're not about to go down here.
     
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    I wont say that i will never see it but I have never yet seen Jaws and that's considered a classic. It;s the whole shark in the ocean thing for me. I LOVE the ocean...don't want to frolic with the sharks. Live and let live i say.
     
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    The Godfather is a true classic i agree. Missed Apocalypse Now now but I have seen Platoon.
     
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    You have quite a media collection there ScottHM......some might even call you a film buff.
     
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    I also don't agree with you. I understand that Mel Gibson had a brother who performed in Sydney as a drag queen. That was several decades ago.
     
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    Apocalypse Now is a very good movie, but it is WAY TOO LONG !!!

    There are movies I refuse to see because I can't stand the actors. Maybe I should start a thread about that !
     
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    Please don't as we've had enough trouble with this thread that's been close to being lock down.
     
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    The film is 3:45, so this is kind of a problem
    (finding enough time to watch it in one sitting).
    I have a 58” TV now, but will upgrade to 65”
    in the near future.
     
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    I don’t think I’ve ever refused to see a classic film starring an actor I didn’t like.
     
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    I first saw "LOA" on a 4X3 20" TV and loved it.

    Yes, it'd be great to see it on a huge screen, but to say it's "pointless" to watch the movie on a "puny" 65" screen makes no sense to me...
     
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    I suspect she was more likely a fictitious creation.
     
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    I can understand people refusing to see certain films, even classics. The Vietnam example earlier in the thread was a good one. If people have experienced PTSD-inducing tragedies, then it's understandable that they might not want to see fictionalised versions of similar things, be it the loss of a child, 9/11 etc.

    Not as serious as that, but I doubt I'll ever see Michael Haneke's Amour as it'd be a bit much for me due to the subject matter.

    As for classics I've not seen, the following spring to mind.

    Gone with the Wind
    Vertigo
    Psycho
    Citizen Kane
    High Noon

    I intend to rectify the last four this year via iTunes and I suspect I'll enjoy them. But for three hours of GWTW I might need longer to steel myself.

    On another forum, a member said that someone where he works refuses to see any film made before 1980. Now that's just plain weird as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    That would be four hours.
     
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    Eek!

    Maybe if I watch it in two parts...
     
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    I will not see “Schindler’s List” either. I was a history teacher. The holocaust is a living breathing fact to me of course. I know it’s a wonderful movie. I just don’t want to put myself through the horrible tragedy again.
     
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    That seems to be common for today's generation. It explains the success of computer generated "live" re-dos of successful Disney films. If it wasn't made after I was born - then it can't be any good.

    My kids used to be that way with b/w movies. They called them gray movies. They would skip over anything not in color when surfing - whereas I would stop on gray. BTW my son has changed his mind and now kinda likes movies without color.

    The newest media phobia is movies/tv that are not in widescreen.

    Our not watch list has more to do with genres more than anything else. At this stage in my life we prefer mostly happy films. We never watch "slasher" movies. Not against them - just not our cup of tea.
     
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    Lots of three hour movies. Not so many four hour ones. Off the top of my head, GWTW, Ben Hur and Once Upon a Time in America. All are worth the effort.
     
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    I have a younger coworker (late 20s) who once had that attitude about BW movies. She's a horror fan so a couple of years ago I gave her a stack of classic BW horror movies including King Kong, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Thing from Another World. She loved all of them and asked for more. That opened the doors to other genres of BW classics. She no longer avoids them and frequently asks for more recommendations. She discovered the noirs from the 30s/40s and just can't seem to get enough...

    I just don't get those prejudices against BW movies or "non scope" movies. But I also grew up in the 60s and watching BW or 4:3 product is just as natural as breathing. Oddly, I know people my age who refuse to watch anything, movies or TV, in BW so... (FWIW most of them also have their TV adjusted to stretch 4:3 to fill the screen)
     
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    I'd add The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, Lawrence of Arabia, and Once Upon a Time in the West to that list. There are more...
     
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    Just to clarify, it’s not three hours plus running times that puts me off films. It’s three hours plus of period romance that has so far put me off GGTW in particular.

    But I’ll watch it one day soon. I might even like it.
     

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