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‘If I should die,’ said I to myself, ‘I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have lov’d the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember’d.’ - John Keats

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Asker americanfish Asks:
10 movies that I need to see right now because they're just that dang good?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

The first three are ones to seek out in theaters, the next seven are the first seven to pop into my head that made me go WOW as soon as they were over:

  • Boyhood
  • Life Itself
  • We Are The Best!
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Raging Bull
  • The Red Shoes
  • Bright Star
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Children of Paradise
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Asker eternalness Asks:
top 10 woody allen films?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Stardust Memories
  • Annie Hall
  • Manhattan
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Broadway Danny Rose
  • Bullets Over Broadway
  • Deconstructing Harry
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
Asker movienut14 Asks:
Movies/TV shows that will ALWAYS make you cry
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

obviously the Jess/Rory part of Gilmore Girls kills me. that part in Grey’s Anatomy when Denny dies. 

as for movies: The English PatientBright StarMoulin Rouge!The Constant GardenerNever Let Me Go, October Sky, Gone With The Wind, Now Voyager, Random Harvest, Days of Wine and Roses, Children of Paradise and I’m sure many more. I’m a big crier. 

Hello, with all the Jess & Rory that was on my dash I'm really in need of a movie where the great couple Actually get together in the end. Maybe something like When Harry Met Sally and 13 going on 30 any recommendations are welcomed though. Thank you
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

I’m gonna list you some of my favorite rom coms/romances with great OTPs and also suggest you follow this blog.

  • Valley Girl
  • Baby Boom
  • Working Girl
  • It Could Happen To You
  • Only You
  • Moonstruck
  • the Before trilogy 
  • Beginners
  • Ever After
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Wicker Park
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Sliding Doors
  • As Good As It Gets
  • Inventing the Abbotts
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Reality Bites
  • Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • What’s Up, Doc?
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Tall Story
  • Picnic
  • The Moon Is Blue
  • Holiday Affair
  • Dear Heart
  • Holiday
  • It Happened One Night
Asker eternalness Asks:
who are your top 10 directors and what is your favorite film from each director?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

oh my god I don’t know if I can answer that! here’s a giant list of directors I love.

I’m going to go with the first ten directors whose work I watch over and over:

  • Terrence Malick - The Thin Red Line
  • Jane Campion - Bright Star
  • Martin Scorsese - After Hours
  • Billy Wilder - Sabrina
  • Orson Welles - Citizen Kane
  • Alfonso Cuarón - Children of Men
  • David Lynch - The Elephant Man
  • Cameron Crowe - Vanilla Sky
  • Pedro Almodóvar - Hable con ella
  • Woody Allen - Stardust Memories
Asker spirited-me Asks:
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête
  • Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante
  • Alain Resnais’s L’Année dernière à Marienbad 
  • Albert Lewin’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Mitchel Leisen’s Death Takes A Holiday
  • William Dieterle’s The Devil and Daniel Webster and Portrait of Jennie
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Alexander Hall’s Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • René Clair’s I Married A Witch
  • Powell and Pressburger’s A Matter of Life and Death
Asker rossbirks Asks:
Who are your favourite filmmakers?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

This is really in no order and totally incomplete:

  • Orson Welles
  • Jane Campion
  • David Lynch
  • Federico Fellini
  • Terrence Malick
  • Jim Jarmusch
  • Pedro Almodovar
  • Francois Truffaut
  • Alfonso Cuaron
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Nicholas Ray
  • Woody Allen
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Wong Kar Wai
  • Susan Seidelman 
  • Noah Baumbach
  • Wes Anderson
  • Wim Wenders
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Richard Linklater
  • Spike Jonze
  • John Ford
  • George Cukor
  • Billy Wilder
  • Buster Keaton
  • Gillian Armstrong
  • Steven Soderbergh
  • Sidney Lumet
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Otto Preminger
  • Ernst Lubitsch
  • Preston Sturges
  • Baz Luhrmann
  • David Cronenberg
  • Alex Cox
  • Frank Borzage
  • Raoul Walsh
  • Frank Capra
  • Sofia Coppola
  • Julie Delpy
  • Tim Burton
  • the Coen Bros
  • Peter Bogdanovich
  • Cameron Crowe
  • David Fincher
  • Ang Lee
  • Alexander Payne
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Jason Reitman
  • Steve McQueen
  • Andrea Arnold
  • Nora Ephron
  • Nancy Meyers
  • Anton Corbijn
  • Hal Ashby
  • Herbert Ross
  • Paul Mazursky
  • Roman Polanski
  • Gregory La Cava
  • George Stevens
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Robert Altman
  • Elia Kazan
  • William Wyler
  • Neil Jordan
  • Stanley Kramer
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Sergio Leone
  • William A. Wellman
  • Arthur Penn
  • Gus Van Sant
  • Josef Von Sternberg
  • Michael Curtiz
  • William Friedkin
  • Mike Nichols
  • King Vidor
  • Paul Schrader
  • Maya Deren
  • Ridley Scott
  • Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Elaine May
  • John Sayles
  • Fritz Lang
  • F. W. Murnau
  • Paul Thomas Anderson
Asker allysouu Asks:
What are your favorite coming of age films? When done well they're one of my favorite types of film to watch.
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Stand By Me
  • Adventureland
  • My Girl
  • Kes
  • Harold and Maude
  • This Is England
  • Fish Tank
  • An Education
  • Gregory’s Girl
  • Georgy Girl
  • Running On Empty
  • Vision Quest
  • White Oleander
  • Frances Ha
films that are the most influential to you personally
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Little Women (1994)
  • Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
  • Pretty in Pink
  • G.I. Jane
  • October Sky
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Ever After
  • Adventureland
  • The Punk Singer
  • Bright Star
Asker bananaleg Asks:
Out of curiosity, do you have any pre-1975 villains you would add to that list in mind?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Charles Laughton as Capt. Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Humphrey Bogart as Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936)
  • Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca (1940)
  • Bette Davis as Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes (1941)
  • Barbara Stanwyck as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter in It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Richard Widmark as Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947)
  • Orson Welles as Harry Lime in The Third Man (1949)
  • Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington in All About Eve (1950)
  • Robert Mitchum as Rev. Harry Powell in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Yul Brynner as Rameses in The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • Burt Lancaster as J.J. Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  • Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Psycho (1960)
  • Bette Davis as Baby Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962 film)  
  • Angela Lansbury as Mrs. John Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  • Robert Mitchum as Max Cady in Cape Fear (1962)
  • Lee Van Cleef as Angel Eyes in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  • Henry Fonda as Frank in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • John Huston as Noah Cross in Chinatown (1974)