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Favorite movies: In the order that they occur to me at the moment: Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004; Michael Moore), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962; John Wayne, James Stewart, & Lee Marvin), The Unknown (1927; Lon Chaney, Sr. & Joan Crawford), Modern Times (1936; Charles Chaplin & Paulette Goddard), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981; Harrison Ford & Karen Allen), Network (1976; By Paddy Chayefsky, With Faye Dunaway & Peter Finch), Pulp Fiction (1994; By Quentin Tarantino), Titanic (1997;), The Americanization of Emily (1964; By Paddy Chayefsky, With James Garner & Julie Andrews), The Best Man (1964; By Gore Vidal, With Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson), The Misfits (1961; By Arthur Miller, With Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe), One Eyed Jacks (1961: Marlon Brando & Slim Pickens), The English Patient (1995; Juliette Binoche & Kristin Scott Thomas), Bringing Up Baby (1938; Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant in a comedy that still feels almost futuristic, it's so magnificent, and there's not a better American film), Frankenstein (1932; Boris Karloff in a film made more realistic and powerful by the absence of a musical score), Robin Hood (1922; Douglas Fairbanks & Wallace Beery: it makes the later Errol Flynn version seem pedestrian and tedious by comparison, as I learned while viewing both films back to back at the Museum of Modern Art), Gone With the Wind (1939; Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, & Olivia de Havilland), A Free Soul (1931; Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, and Clark Gable in his breakthrough role), Citizen Kane (1941; Orson Welles), North By Northwest (1959; Cary Grant & James Mason), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996; Marlon Brando), The Raven (1935; Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963; Jonathan Winters & Mickey Rooney), The Thin Man (1934; William Powell & Myrna Loy), The Maltese Falcon (1941; Humphrey Bogart & Peter Lorre), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948; Humphrey Bogart & Walter Huston), The Man Who Would Be King (1975; Sean Connery & Michael Caine), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969; George Lazenby as the definitive James Bond), Barton Fink (1991; John Turturro & John Goodman), O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000; George Clooney & John Turturro), Sling Blade (1996; Billy Bob Thorton), Apocalypse Now Redux (1979 & Recent Re-edit; Martin Sheen), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Great Escape (1963; Steve McQueen & James Garner), Touch of Evil (1958; Charlton Heston & Orson Welles), The Searchers (1956; John Wayne & Natalie Wood), The Hustler (1961; Jackie Gleason), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962; Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, & Cassius Clay), Skidoo (1968; Jackie Gleason & Groucho Marx), Soldier in the Rain (1963; Jackie Gleason & Steve McQueen), Three Kings (1999; George Clooney), Out of Sight (1998; George Clooney & JLo), True Romance (1993; James Gandolfini & Brad Pitt), Resevoir Dogs (1992), Winchester 73 (1950; James Stewart), Dancing Lady (1933; Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley, Nelson Eddy, & the Three Stooges [Moe Howard, Larry Fine, & Curly Howard]), Cape Fear (1962; Robert Mitchum), The Shootist (1976; John Wayne & James Stewart), Cat Ballou (1965; Lee Marvin), Cop Land (1997; Sylvester Stallone), The Manchurian Candidate (1962; Frank Sinatra & Janet Leigh), Psycho (1960; Janet Leigh), Seven Days in May (1964; Burt Lancaster & Fredric March), Sweet Smell of Success (1957; Burt Lancaster), The Public Enemy (1932; James Cagney & Jean Harlow), Scarface (1932; Paul Muni & George Raft), Casino (1995; Joe Pesci & Sharon Stone), Angels With Dirty Faces (1939; Cagney & Bogart), The Roaring Twenties (1939; Cagney & Bogart), Viva Zapata (1952; Marlon Brando & Anthony Quinn), Viva Villa (1934; Wallace Beery & Fay Wray), Key Largo (1948; Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, & Lionel Barrymore), White Heat (1949; Cagney), Seconds (1966), A King in New York (1957; Chaplin), Planet of the Apes (2001; Tim Roth), Each Dawn I Die (1939; Cagney & Raft), The New Maverick (1978; James Garner & Jack Kelly, included mainly because of my devout reverence for the 1957 television show upon which it was based), Some Like It Hot (1959; Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920; John Barrymore & Martha Mansfield), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931; Fredric March & Miriam Hopkins), Far From Heaven (2002; Julianne Moore), The Bowery (1933; Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray, & Pert "the first Alice in the Honeymooners" Kelton), The Big Trail (1930; John Wayne & Tyrone Power, Sr. in the first wide-screen film and Wayne's first leading role, at age 23), Witness For the Prosecution (1957; Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, & Charles Laughton), The Island of Lost Souls (1933; Charles Laughton & Bela Lugosi), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977; Burt Lancaster & Michael York), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935; Boris Karloff & Elsa Lanchester), The Black Cat (1933; Karloff & Lugosi), Mark of the Vampire (1933; Lionel Barrymore & Bela Lugosi), The Old Dark House (1933; Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey, & Gloria "Titanic" Stuart), It's A Wonderful Life (1946; James Stewart & Donna Reed).

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