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I too would struggle to get through The Godfather. I enjoyed the book, but don't ask me to watch the movie. As a child I probably saw Gone with the Wind, but I have no great desire to sit through it again.

The one ancient blockbuster I could watch over and over is Dr Zhivago, which I am now reading for the first time. So far, I hate to say, the movie is winning.
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On Apr 21, 2015, Chessmann wrote:
My wife enjoys movies, but only if they are in color.


That's a shame Chessmann. Some of my favorite movies are from the old black & white days. The good ones have better plots, better acting, better music, better directing, better cinematography, etc. than most of the "modern" films I've seen. Plus I love the intriguing use of shadows and darkness and light in the old b&w noir and horror films.

As regards Gone With The Wind: It is an epic film, but I can't say I'm a big fan.
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I guess when, Gone with the Wind, was made, people still had living memories of the civil war from parents and so on. Art is often loved in its time if people can relate to it.


I seem to remember at the premiere, they brought a couple of actual veterans from the Civil War!

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ED, I'll add one of my favorites: The Third Man.
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They used to show Gone With The Wind on TV every year when I was a kid. I remember this because for several years every time it came on my mother made me watch it claiming, "It is a classic movie and you have never seen it." Being a young boy, and wanting to do anything but watch this movie, the forced viewings led me to despise it.

Years later I decided to watch it as an adult and see if my tastes had changed. It's a pretty good movie. I'll never go out of my way to see it again, but for the time it was made and the story it's an okay flick. The scene that sticks out most to me from when I was a kid was not the "give a ***" speech that this movie is so famous for; it was the soldier getting his leg cut off by the army doctor. Pretty brutal and frightening for a kid to watch.

When it comes to chick flicks that I can really dig the Sound Of Music has to take top prize. I probably won't watch it again any time soon because I've seen it several times, but I think it's a great, fun movie. Any movie that has nuns removing car parts has to have some redeeming value. Smile

Also on the topic of chick flicks, Pride and Prejudice and Anne Of Green Gables are pretty great as well.
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Seeing a movie in 1939 is much different then today. I fell asleep during Fidller on the Roof.
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Gone with the Wind, it was before World War II, when men weren't gay.
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You might want to look up the story of why George Zukor was fired as director.
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Well frankly Scarlet, I don't give a ***.
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Never watched it, but then I saw the Godfather movies last week.
Kept falling asleep trying to see one through the years.


You really fell asleep trying to watch the Godfather movies? Did you try and watch them all in one sitting? That would be difficult. However I cannot imagine not getting involved and taken into the content of the films as I personally thought they were every bit as good as the books.


IMHO, The Godfather and The Godfather 2 are among the top ten films of all time. They were far better than the book upon which they were based.
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Never watched it, but then I saw the Godfather movies last week.
Kept falling asleep trying to see one through the years.


You really fell asleep trying to watch the Godfather movies? Did you try and watch them all in one sitting? That would be difficult. However I cannot imagine not getting involved and taken into the content of the films as I personally thought they were every bit as good as the books.


IMHO, The Godfather and The Godfather 2 are among the top ten films of all time. They were far better than the book upon which they were based.


Strongly agree with the first sentence, but not the second.
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Never watched it, but then I saw the Godfather movies last week.
Kept falling asleep trying to see one through the years.


You really fell asleep trying to watch the Godfather movies? Did you try and watch them all in one sitting? That would be difficult. However I cannot imagine not getting involved and taken into the content of the films as I personally thought they were every bit as good as the books.


IMHO, The Godfather and The Godfather 2 are among the top ten films of all time. They were far better than the book upon which they were based.



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^ ^ +1

Also, three of my top ten favorites with Godfather 1&2 (not 3): One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Saving Private Ryan, The Sting.
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