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Old Jun 18, '12, 11:38 am
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The 70's version of Brideshead Revisited was a mini-series.

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'The Lion in Winter' - Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn are brilliant :yep:

'Ivanhoe', the version with Liz Taylor. And her version of Cleopatra, just for the gorgeous sets and costumes if nothing else.

There are way too many Henry VIII and Elizabeth I movies to name, I love just about all of them. Special mentions for 'The Private Life of Henry VIII', 'Young Bess', and 'Elizabeth' with Cate Blanchett
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This is kind of obscure, but does anyone remember those French existentialist movies which were made after WWII?

Here is my favorite: Henri II (Paw de Deux)

It is subtitled, but don't worry its only two minutes long

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Old Jun 18, '12, 2:10 pm
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'The Lion in Winter' - Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn are brilliant :yep:

'Ivanhoe', the version with Liz Taylor. And her version of Cleopatra, just for the gorgeous sets and costumes if nothing else.

There are way too many Henry VIII and Elizabeth I movies to name, I love just about all of them. Special mentions for 'The Private Life of Henry VIII', 'Young Bess', and 'Elizabeth' with Cate Blanchett
Add a young Anthony Hopkins for the cast of Lion in Winter.

The Liz Taylor version of Cleopatra is a bit long for me -- not to mention seeing a pre Archie Bunker Carroll O' Connor as a Roman Senator.
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Add a young Anthony Hopkins for the cast of Lion in Winter.

The Liz Taylor version of Cleopatra is a bit long for me -- not to mention seeing a pre Archie Bunker Carroll O' Connor as a Roman Senator.
Timothy Dalton (aka James Bond number 580 or so) was in LIW as well - and all very good too.
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One of the best movies I've seen ( and which no one else seems to have seen ) is Green Dolphin Street. It's a costume drama set in the 1840's. It was made in 1947, and stars Lana Turner and Van Heflin.

The story line..........
Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William fall in love. Marguerite's sister, Marianne, also loves William. Timothy, a lowly carpenter, secretly loves Marianne. He kills a man in a fight, and Edmund helps him flee to New Zealand. William deserts inadvertently from the navy, and also flees in disgrace to New Zealand, where he and Timothy start a profitable business. One night, while drunk, William writes Octavius, demanding his daughter's hand; but, being drunk, he asks for the wrong sister..........

P.S., It has a great Catholic ending !
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Timothy Dalton (aka James Bond number 580 or so) was in LIW as well - and all very good too.
Avoid the remake with Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close.
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Jean Renoir made some good films too.
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I'm a huge fan of period movies, mostly because I love period costumes. I became a costumer so that I could make period clothes, especially Victorian, Elizabethan, and Regency. So, really I'll watch any movie that has beautiful clothes. A good plot is just an added bonus.
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Almost always I enjoy films in which the setting is a moving train. Westerns, modern day action, drama ,usually have a unique feel to them. The droning sound of a train rolling over it's tracks in the backround induces realism and creates a confining feel. Many times these films have creative themes with interesting charactors just around the bend. Movies on a train are not as common these days which makes them all the more desireable to me.

Films coming to mind are Breakheart Pass with Charles Bronson, a nice little western.
A Hitchcock oldie entitled Brief Encounter
One of my favorites from the 80s is murder/mystery film called Narrow Margin with Gene Hackman and Ann Archer. Catch it if you can.
I CAN NOT include Under Siege 2 which was a bomb.
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I'm a huge fan of period movies, mostly because I love period costumes. I became a costumer so that I could make period clothes, especially Victorian, Elizabethan, and Regency. So, really I'll watch any movie that has beautiful clothes. A good plot is just an added bonus.
Hehe - I love looking at great costumes too. Hence Cleopatra

And yes, a movie would have to have fairly woeful acting and plot to put me off if the sets and costumes are good enough.
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What is Brideshead Revisited about? I've never heard of it! However, I just started watching a BBC period drama called North and South, which seems very good so far. Has anyone every seen that?

I'm going to check out Green Dolphin Street. It sounds very interesting. Is it set in Britain or elsewhere?

My favorite Alfred Hitchcock film was I Confess. The ending was so inspiring, I just sat there with my mouth hanging open a long time after the film ended. The other Hitchcock films I could take or leave. He tended to get very weird sometimes, and I don't like getting too creeped out!

I'm afraid I strongly dislike Peter O'Toole, so no go for Becket, Lawrence of Arabia, or The Lion in Winter! I liked Robert Taylor in Ivanhoe, though. Has anyone ever seen the new version of Ivanhoe that came out? If so, what's the verdict?

I also just got out The King's Speech which I plan on viewing soon. I hesitated for a while because of the strong rating, but I heard that there was only one objectionable scene involving swearing, and the reast was okay.
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You might check out the movie listings on TCM for
Green Dolphin Street, I saw it on there about six months ago. ( They are also now
selling the remastered DVD at Warners, I've heard, for twenty bucks, free shipping ).

The movie takes place on the English Channel Island of St. Pierre,
and in New Zealand. From the movies you've discribed, I think you will
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The 70's version of Brideshead Revisited was a mini-series.

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yes, last of the mohicans - the orginal and the one with daniel day-lewis were both great!

i like The Searchers with john wayne and Fort Apache also.
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What is Brideshead Revisited about? I've never heard of it! However, I just started watching a BBC period drama called North and South, which seems very good so far. Has anyone every seen that?

I'm going to check out Green Dolphin Street. It sounds very interesting. Is it set in Britain or elsewhere?

My favorite Alfred Hitchcock film was I Confess. The ending was so inspiring, I just sat there with my mouth hanging open a long time after the film ended. The other Hitchcock films I could take or leave. He tended to get very weird sometimes, and I don't like getting too creeped out!

I'm afraid I strongly dislike Peter O'Toole, so no go for Becket, Lawrence of Arabia, or The Lion in Winter! I liked Robert Taylor in Ivanhoe, though. Has anyone ever seen the new version of Ivanhoe that came out? If so, what's the verdict?

I also just got out The King's Speech which I plan on viewing soon. I hesitated for a while because of the strong rating, but I heard that there was only one objectionable scene involving swearing, and the reast was okay.


I Confess is an excellent movie with Montgomery Clift. i had never heard of it and bought it on DVD because it sounded so Catholic.
you will enjoy The King's Speech.

i like the movies about King Henry VIII and the first Queen Elizabeth too.
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