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31 Day Meme - Day 2 
22nd-Apr-2015 08:41 pm
James - Moonshot, Moonshot

Another very hard choice, as I have loads of favourites, and a lot depends on what mood I am in.  I love 40/50's films ... musicals especially.  And I have favourite actors like Cary Grant, Doris Day, Danny Kaye,etc. I do also love Will Hay films and The Marx Brothers films ... yes, I'm a bit mad!

Some of my favourite films are -
Guys and Dolls
Arsenic and Old Lace.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Fiddler on the Roof.
Carry on ... Up The Khybur/Screaming/Cleo
Passport to Pimlico

And, of course, one actor I must mention is James Marsters.  I love all his work, but am especially fond of Moonshot, as I remember standing in our back garden watching Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon!  (I do also love Appollo 13, which never fails to grip me with the story)

23rd-Apr-2015 04:22 am (UTC)
I love Guys and Dolls <3

My favorite movie though will always be Forrest Gump. There's just something so special about that movie to me. Its such a beautiful story.
9th-May-2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
I really must rewatch Guys and Dolls. Such a great film, on so many levels.
28th-Apr-2015 12:01 pm (UTC)
Clearly you have excellent taste!

Apollo 13 was a very fine, gripping film - I'm glad I went to see it at the theater with my mum and siblings to get the proper effect of the overwhelming claustrophobia.

I grew up watching old black and white films and musicals on the tv when no one else was (this was a bit before TCM, etc so I was a bit ahead of the curve I like to think) but I confess that several on your list I have not seen. Guys and Dolls, Walter Mitty and Fiddler on the Roof are particularly glaring examples.

Arsenic I watched many times as a little girl - LOVED it. I tried to get my sweetie to appreciate the humor but alas, not her cup of lapsang.

Edited at 2015-04-28 12:02 pm (UTC)
9th-May-2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
I remember watching both Apollo 11 + 13 in RL. I heard James say when he was filming that the suits gave all 3 actors claustrophobia.

There are some brilliant old films ... great acting. Some of the modern films are more computer than actor.
17th-May-2015 01:02 am (UTC)
There are some brilliant old films ... great acting. Some of the modern films are more computer than actor.

I saw a little bit of a special feature on one of those Tom Cruise movies and the production team was so proud of how much of it had been "faked" with computers. UGH

There are some great actorly films out there but it seems harder to find them (I live only a couple of hours from New York City, where EVERTYHING plays, but I might as well be in Iowa for all that makes it to my neck of the woods.)

The stuff that gets all the studio support costs millions of dollars and is designed for teenage boys - sex and violence and stuff getting smashed.
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