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It seems, at times, as if everybody else on the planet has seen them except you!
So what are the films, hailed as out and out classics, that you have yet to actually see?
It's not shocking for me. I have seen only the first part and never felt inclined to watch the rest. For me those are just "must see" films I would only watch out of duty if I have enough spare time and nothing else more interesting.There's a lot of classics I haven't seen. I guess the most "shocking" for everybody would be The Godfather trilogy.
I really enjoyed THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT, but I am a fan of Gregory Peck.I've been watching classic films for many years, thanks to TCM, and AMC before that. But there are still many classic films I've missed. One I've never seen is The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956). Just recently, I got a chance to see a really big one that had escaped me for years: All About Eve (1950), which was broadcast on TCM.
I guess if I watch TCM long enough, I'll eventually catch all the big ones that I've missed.
I think there are a good number of overrated Hammers (including The Horror of Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Devil Rides Out, all of which, after the first few scenes, I found rather dull and bereft of atmosphere or mood-building), but there are quite a few excellent Hammers as well. I'd recommend The Brides of Dracula, Kiss of the Vampire, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Night Creatures, Scream of Fear (psychological thriller, not Gothic horror), and (especially) Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. Indeed, in terms of their Gothic horror pictures, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed is my absolute favorite (in terms of all of their output, it's Scream of Fear). If you like plot, as I do too, I believe you will quite like FMBD and Scream of Fear.While I love Vintage Horror films, I have yet to watch the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Trilogy. I also avoid a lot of the HAMMER films. Too much emphasis on "bodice ripping", and not enough on really GOOD plots.
I completely understand that, Carol. There are films that my father and I stayed up late to watch together, and I look upon them very fondly as well. Thanks for sharing your story.Salzmank - every Hammer horror was a victory in my cherub infancy - it meant I'd successfully stayed up through Match of the Day with my dad to be allowed to watch it. And in later life, with the new telly, when it turned out they were in COLOUR all along - streuth. I would add Universal (really in black and white) and Roger Corman's contributions to that sublime staying-up-really-late scenario - bliss!