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Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-29-16
Replies: 66
Good Movies That Did More BAD Than Good
Posted By uconjack
Gone with the Wind portrayed a positive view of...

Gone with the Wind portrayed a positive view of the slave system and helped establish the myth of positive race relations in the South. The movie may actually have delayed full enfranchisement of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-25-16
Replies: 55
Movie Trivia You Think Is Interesting?
Posted By uconjack
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In the baptism scene in The Godfather (1972), the son of Connie Corleone, Michael Francis Rizzi, was played by Sofia...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-24-16
Replies: 55
Movie Trivia You Think Is Interesting?
Posted By uconjack
Re: Movie Trivia You Think Is Interesting?

Because he admired it so much and thought he could learn from it.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-24-16
Replies: 55
Movie Trivia You Think Is Interesting?
Posted By uconjack
Orson Welles watched Stagecoach (1939) over 40...

Orson Welles watched Stagecoach (1939) over 40 times before making Citizen Kane.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-24-16
Replies: 55
Movie Trivia You Think Is Interesting?
Posted By uconjack
To get himself in to the movie Lifeboat (1944),...

To get himself in to the movie Lifeboat (1944), Alfred Hitchcock had images of himself placed in the newspaper William Bendix was reading for a Reduco weight loss ad.
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Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-21-16
Replies: 71
Best twist ending in a movie?
Posted By uconjack
Lone Star (1996)

Lone Star (1996)
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 05-18-16
Replies: 20
Most Consistent Director?
Posted By uconjack
Most Consistent Director?

My pick - William Wyler

How about the last 25 movies of his career all being ranked 7.0 or higher on IMDB?

And some really good ones including Ben-Hur, The Big Country, Friendly Persuasion, The...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-16-16
Replies: 271
Top 5 Westerns
Posted By uconjack
Checking back on my picks from almost 12 years...

Checking back on my picks from almost 12 years ago!
1. The Searchers
2. Unforgiven
3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
4. Red River
5. High Noon

Today I'd go with
1. The Searchers
2....
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 10-20-13
Replies: 72
Top 10 American Directors?
Posted By uconjack
Re: Top 10 American Directors?

It is semantics and whether Kubrick and Hitchcock are American or English directors can be argued either way.

But when you look at the settings of Hitchcock's great films - Mount Rushmore, the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 10-20-13
Replies: 72
Top 10 American Directors?
Posted By uconjack
Re: Top 10 American Directors?

I'm stunned that some people wouldn't consider Billy Wilder an American director.

Born in 1906, came to America in 1933. Became a citizen in 1934.

All of his good movies, and there were many,...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 10-19-13
Replies: 72
Top 10 American Directors?
Posted By uconjack
Top 10 American Directors?

1. John Ford
2. Alfred Hitchcock
3. Stanley Kubrick
4. Billy Wilder
5. Howard Hawks
6. Steven Spielberg
7. Francis Ford Coppola
8. Charlie Chaplin

After that I struggle between :
Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-16-13
Replies: 23
Racism movies
Posted By uconjack
Re: Racism movies

In the Heat of the Night

To Kill a Mockingbird

Pleasantville

Glory

Malcolm X
Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-12-13
Replies: 1
Movie Trivia
Posted By uconjack
Movie Trivia

Hi - I'm starting to write a movie trivia game at :

http://filmsmatrix.com

It's a work in progress and I would appreciate any one pointing out any errors (and I know there are more than a few)...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 06-19-12
Replies: 3
The Story Behind the Story; Favorite Metaphors in Films
Posted By uconjack
I've really like The Crucible (1996) which took a...

I've really like The Crucible (1996) which took a look at the Salem witch Trials of 1692, but was really discussing the events surrounding Senator Joe McCarthy and by the House Committee on...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-19-11
Replies: 25
Best Indian Movie
Posted By uconjack
Copy and Pasted My List from My Web Site ...

Copy and Pasted My List from My Web Site

http://www.jacknilan.com/nativeamerican/index.html
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-19-11
Replies: 25
Best Indian Movie
Posted By uconjack
Last of the Mohicans (1992) Atanarjuat : The...

Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Atanarjuat : The Fast Runner (2001)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Black Robe (1991)
Cabaza de Vaca (1991)
The New World (1995)
Little Big Man (1970)
Ulzana's...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-13-11
Replies: 24
The Best- Best Picture of the Decades
Posted By uconjack
1920's - Sunrise 1930's - The Rules of the Game...

1920's - Sunrise
1930's - The Rules of the Game
1940's - Citizen Kane
1950's - The Searchers
1960's - Dr. Strangelove
1970's - The Godfather
1980's - Blade Runner
1990's - Unforgiven
2000's...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-31-10
Replies: 40
25 More Films Added To U.S. National Film Registry
Posted By uconjack
Re: 25 More Films Added To U.S. National Film Registry

Actually it's more interesting to look at his life in four stages. When he was known as Malcolm Little, Detroit Red, Malcolm X, and el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz.

Personally, I loved this movie. One of...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 12-18-10
Replies: 24
Orson Welles
Posted By uconjack
Re: Orson Welles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBNlL23sUGI&NR=1&feature=fvwp

"You know what the fellow said in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-21-10
Replies: 23
Daniel Day-Lewis will be playing the role of President Abraham Lincoln
Posted By uconjack
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I'm very excited about this. I think Daniel Day-Lewis is the perfect pick for this role.

Team of Rivals, on...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 06-03-10
Replies: 34
Hollywood Classics That Should Never Be Remade
Posted By uconjack
Re: Hollywood Classics That Should Never Be Remade

I would love to see Gone with the Wind remade from the view point of the slaves. Not as a farce, but as a real movie.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 06-03-10
Replies: 16
Who Dances With Wolves ?
Posted By uconjack
Some of my favorites Last of the Mohicans...

Some of my favorites

Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Atanarjuat : The Fast Runner (2001) (Inuits)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Black Robe (1991)
Cabaza de Vaca (1991)
The New World (1995) ...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 05-28-10
Replies: 11
Al Pacino's worst.
Posted By uconjack
Re: Al Pacino's worst.

I'll second Scent of a Woman, just didn't get it. Although the performance stays with me, I cringe when I think of it.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-16-10
Replies: 52
Best Irish Films
Posted By uconjack
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Waking Ned Devine
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-16-10
Replies: 52
Best Irish Films
Posted By uconjack
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