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markgpearse

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Top 5 1930s Starter Pack
« on: March 22, 2020, 09:57:05 AM »
Thanks for the Ninotchka recommendation.  I had never seen it before.

Melvyn Douglas was 38 playing a 35 year old.  He looked 65!

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Re: Top 5 1930s Starter Pack
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 11:34:28 AM »
One of the sillier, but fun Garbo films I've seen, I too really enjoyed that one.
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Re: Top 5 1930s Starter Pack
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 11:47:34 AM »
I like this phrasing, which I take to mean my favorites from the general consensus picks.

1. The Adventures of Robin Hood
2. You Can't Take it With You
3. Young Mr. Lincoln
4. Duck Soup
5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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Re: Top 5 1930s Starter Pack
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 02:30:00 PM »
I take it more as a challenge to make a top 5 that is somehow representative of the 1930s in film. The issue here is that I'm pretty clueless re: 1930s cinema outside of the US and France (and it's not like I'm that knowledgeable about these either), but my attempt would be:

La grande illusion
Modern Times
Make Way for Tomorrow
The Thin Man
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Re: Top 5 1930s Starter Pack
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 02:31:39 PM »
I like this phrasing, which I take to mean my favorites of general consensus picks.

1. The Adventures of Robin Hood
2. You Can't Take it With You
3. Young Mr. Lincoln
4. Duck Soup
5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Sub out number 3 & 4 with Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Pygmalion, and you have my recommendations for a starter pack.
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Re: Top 5 1930s Starter Pack
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 02:33:37 PM »
I take it more as a challenge to make a top 5 that is somehow representative of the 1930s in film. The issue here is that I'm pretty clueless re: 1930s cinema outside of the US and France (and it's not like I'm that knowledgeable about these either), but my attempt would be:

La grande illusion
Modern Times
Make Way for Tomorrow
The Thin Man
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All good choices, but I do think Make Way for Tomorrow is way too depressing for a starter pack of films.
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Re: Top 5 1930s Starter Pack
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 03:20:44 PM »
You say depressing, I say moving. I think it's a shining example of a weepie done right.
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