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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

“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.” - Kurt Vonnegut

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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)
Asker amuseheidie Asks:
Can you please recommend old classics available on Netflix? I feel like I'm having the hardest time searching.
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Double Indemnity
  • Sunset Blvd
  • Witness For The Prosecution
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Duck Soup
  • Charade
  • The Invisible Man
  • The African Queen
  • The Apartment
  • The Long Hot Summer
  • All About Eve
  • Roman Holiday
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • The Lady Eve
  • Raw Deal
  • Carmen Jones
  • Scarlet Street
  • She Done Him Wrong
  • Gentlemen’s Agreement
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Seven Year Itch
  • Young Mr. Lincoln
  • West Side Story
  • You Only Live Once
  • Of Human Bondage
  • Nosferatu
  • Black Girl
  • Nothing Sacred
  • Imitation of Life
  • The General
  • The Big Knife
  • Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
  • White Zombie
  • Our Town
  • Seven Chances
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • The Blue Angel
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • The Bicycle Thief
  • Never On Sunday
What are your favorite queer-related movies?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Desert Hearts
  • To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newman
  • The Birdcage
  • The Crying Game
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Cabaret
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Another Country
  • Beginners
  • Orlando
  • Any Day Now
  • Keep The Lights On
  • Longtime Companion
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • Puccini For Beginners
  • Ma vie en rose (My Life in Pink)
  • Chasing Amy
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • In & Out
  • Ed Wood
  • Gia
  • Far From Heaven
  • Velvet Goldmine
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Pariah
  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Philadelphia
  • Liquid Sky
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Asker femgarden Asks:
What are some films you think everyone should see that not many people have seen?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

oh man, I’m gonna base this on checks on iCheckMovies because I’ve seen a lot movies where I’m like the only person who has ever “checked” the film. I went with my favorite films that had 50 checks or less:

  • The Girls in the Band
  • The Golden Fleecing
  • Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992
  • Suddenly, It’s Spring
  • Valet Girls
  • The Baroness and the Butler
  • Spring Parade
  • Stars and Bars
  • Anna (1987)
  • Flannel Pajamas
  • Get Crazy
  • Untamed
  • Dear Heart
  • Three Wise Girls
  • Summer and Smoke
  • Girlfriends
  • Lydia
  • The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna
  • Modern Girls
  • The Punk Singer
  • Stepping Out
  • Rope of Sand
  • The Subject Was Roses
I'd like to read more books on film in the coming year - what would you recommend?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
  • Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman
  • In The Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch
  • The Film That Changed My Life by Robert K. Edler
  • The Films in My Life by François Truffaut
  • The Logic of Images by Wim Wenders
  • Lynch on Lynch
  • anything in the BFI Film Classics essay series
Hi, I'm not sure if you still do film recommendations, but if you do, would you mind listing some must see silent films? :)
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Man With A Movie Camera
  • Wings
  • Sunrise
  • 7th Heaven
  • Metropolis
  • The Big Parade
  • The Crowd
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Gold Rush
  • City Lights
  • Modern Times
  • The General
  • Pandora’s Box
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Flesh and the Devil
  • Nosferatu
  • Show People
  • The Docks of New York
  • Broken Blossoms
  • Underworld
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • He Who Gets Slapped
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Safety Last!
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • The Cameraman
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • Lucky Star
  • One Week
  • The Kid
  • The Mark of Zorro
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Go West
  • The Kiss
  • It
  • Sparrows
  • The Goose Woman
  • The Immigrant
  • Napoleon
  • The Unknown
  • Un chien andalou
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • The Navigator
  • Steamboat Bill Jr.
  • My Best Girl
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Our Dancing Daughters
  • Our Modern Maidens
  • Lady of the Night
  • Stella Dallas
First, I've admired your blog for so long and congratulations on winning your tickets! Second, I was wondering if it wouldn't be too much trouble for you to maybe do a "must see" list going into awards season?? I don't wanna miss anything, and I regard you as an expert! If it's too much trouble though, it's no biggie :)
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

if you wanna see all the movies that will get Oscar nods (not just BP, but in most of the categories), see:

  • Her
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Saving Mr. Banks (I still haven’t)
  • The Wolf of Wall St.
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • All Is Lost
  • Philomena (watching it this weekend)
  • Gravity
  • Nebraska
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Rush
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Before Midnight
  • August: Osage County
  • The Butler (haven’t seen this either)
  • Fruitvale Station

but you should also see these because they’re fucking great and won’t get the recognition they deserve:

  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • The Great Beauty
  • Short Term 12
  • Frances Ha
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Much Ado About Nothing
okay my friend and i need good tearjerkers. what do you think we should watch, we are gonna watch Casablanca but we don't know what else..!helllp!
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

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