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Classic Movies I’ve Never Seen and Will Not See

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  1. JohnRice

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    Well Once Upon a Time in the West is under 3 hours and Spartacus is just a little over 3 hours, so I can't exactly include them in four hour movies.

    I even cheated it on Ben-Hur, which I could have sworn was four hours.
     
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    There are some foreign films that have long running times that are my favorites like War & Peace, Napoleon, La Dolce Vita, Ludwig, Fanny and Alexander, Seven Samurai and The Leopard.
     
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    I do that quite often for many movies that don't come close to 4 hours long. Particularly, movies I have seen beforehand, but some I have never watched.
     
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    There's far more than "period romance" in Gone with the Wind. It deserves its place in classic movie history.
     
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    The problem is, no matter what a movie actually is, there's a tendency to see what was expected.
     
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    I did, once. That had the effect that I missed War Of The World theatrical ...

    A friend of mine can’t stand several actors and actresses for no particular reason. I never understood why.



    RE: BW films or 4:3 films:
    That is strange. I’ll watch every movie in every format with or without color. It just has to be good. ;)
     
  7. Robert Crawford

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    Is that movie a classic though which is what Tino said, he has refuse to watch any classic film starring an actor he didn't like?
     
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    Well no, it’s not a classic. But that’s not the main point IMO.
     
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    It was with Tino as he specifically stated it as so. Anyhow, the reason why I don't want such a thread is because we potentially get to subject matters that are forbidden to discuss here as to why people don't like a particular actor.
     
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    Well... seems I totally missed this:
    So... with that in mind:

    Just about everything else I can think of with such a running length is either not a "classic" or is a serial.
     
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    My point was indeed in reference to “classics”.
     
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    Point taken. :)
     
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    Now if you had said you didn’t want to see the original War Of The Worlds because you hated Gene Barry, well then that’s different. ;)
     
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    "GGTW"? "Go Get That Wind"? :D

    I felt the same as you about "GWTW" until I saw it in 1988. It played at my college's student union, and a friend dragged me to it.

    I kinda liked it! Didn't love it but it kept me interested across its long running time, and that was more than expected!
     
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    Thanks for calling me a liar!
     
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    Huh?
     
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    One of the things that makes GWTW fun to watch is the two lead characters are not the kind of period romantic characters that often come to mind in these genres. They are both rascals! lol. Watching them meet, part, meet, come crashing together and so on throughout the movie makes it immensely entertaining. Now, if it had been three plus hours of the Melanie-Ashley romance, that would be a heavy lift. But even those "goodie-goodies" are made interesting in the way they contrast the Scarlett-Rhet characters, help to define them and make them even more fun to watch.

    I think most of the great movies, the classics, transcend the parameters of their genre. If THE GODFATHER's primary accomplishment was to merely look and sound like a gangster movie, then I could understand avoiding it if you're not a fan of gangster movies. But if someone is a fan of marvelous acting, a fine, surprising, compelling, involving screenplay, solidly effective direction in virtually every detail of every scene and overall exemplary production values, then I would have no problem strongly recommending THE GODFATHER and GWTW to anyone who ordinarily does not like gangster movies or period romances but for sure likes well made, entertaining movies.
     
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    I have seen AMOUR many times. It is a masterpiece in my opinion.
     
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    Oh, I'm sure it is, but I think I'd find the subject difficult.

    I watched La Guele Ouverte (also very well crafted) which had a similar theme and that was enough.
     
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    If this thread was called "Classic films I'll never watch again!" then I could list Gone with the Wind as I have no use for that picture and won't be sitting through it again.

    There's nothing I won't watch and give at least a chance to but there are films once visited, I won't be going back to.

    Another I was excited to watch was Gentleman's Agreement. I mean directed by Elia Kazan, Gregory Peck, John Garfield...I'm thinking going in this movie will kick ass! Nope, utter garbage...in my opinion. Hey, it happens sometimes good people do lousy work. I think they meant well but this film was a stinker.

    There are films I have not made it all the way through like Cameron's Titanic and Spielberg's E.T. but are those considered classics?
     

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