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Old yet glorious and obscure movies

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cafenoirbiscuit Fri 13-Oct-17 20:59:16

I've always loved The Amazing Mr Blunden but am amazed so few people have heard of it.
Anyone else have old yet glorious and obscure movies they love?

LittleHearts Fri 13-Oct-17 21:22:19

The Purple People Eater.

Frith1975 Fri 13-Oct-17 21:29:06

Motorcycle Diaries. It’s hardly ever on TV.

Pastacube Fri 13-Oct-17 21:30:18

tons, the amazing mr blunden does have a cult following, you can buy the dvd now. loved that film.!

I love mostly old creepy 70s/80s tv horror, last one I watched was this

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 13-Oct-17 21:32:45

I Know Where I'm Going. I love all the Powell/Pressburger films, but perhaps this one especially.

Sunday Bloody Sunday. I saw this one for the first time when I was about 17. It has the most glorious piece of music on the soundtrack which I didn't recognise at the time. Years later I heard it on Radio 3 and learned it was the trio from Act 1 of Cosi Fan Tutte. Now my favourite piece of music of all time. The film has a lot going for it besides that, though.

redexpat Fri 13-Oct-17 21:34:56

Clue. Very funny.

AllMyFriendsAreHeathens Fri 13-Oct-17 21:37:45

Monster Squad

Flight of the Navigator

Mac and Me

The People Under the Stairs

Little Monsters

ImSoUnoriginal Fri 13-Oct-17 21:38:48

My Grandma used to record films for us and The Amazing Mr Blunden was one of them. There were a few others she recorded but I'm sure I've forgotten most of them, though some would fit this list. I must go off and have a think.
I also liked Clue but I've always thought Tim Curry was rather marvellous.

LittleHearts Fri 13-Oct-17 21:39:52

Agree with Flight of the Navigator. smile

ImSoUnoriginal Fri 13-Oct-17 21:40:26

Flight of the navigator...... omg that brings back memories. My brother would watch it every night after school. He also watched the original Tron.

elQuintoConyo Fri 13-Oct-17 21:41:04

The Wicked Lady (perhaps not that obscure, depending who you're talking to).

A Carnival of Souls - haunting b/w film. I got hooked on films watching Alex Cox's Moviedrome, and this was one of his films one week.

Flight of the Navigator - quirky sci-fi film suitable for children.

imjustanerd Fri 13-Oct-17 21:41:15

The boy who could fly

allegretto Fri 13-Oct-17 21:41:31

It's a documentary but I love it: The London Nobody Knows

CraftyYankee Fri 13-Oct-17 21:41:32

The African Queen...Bogie and Hepburn...sigh halo

elQuintoConyo Fri 13-Oct-17 21:41:59

Brilliant - cross posted with half the thread re: F of the N grin

ShotsFired Fri 13-Oct-17 21:43:08

The million pound note, Gregory Peck, 1953. Lovely film!

And Robin and the seven hoods, Rat Pack caper in the style and time of the original Ocean's 11.

ImSoUnoriginal Fri 13-Oct-17 21:43:12

The original 40's, French, Beauty and the Beast. Haunting and wonderful.

maddiemookins16mum Fri 13-Oct-17 21:43:22

The Amazing Mr Blunden is one of my all time favourites. Diana Dors was fabulous in it. The oldest girl actually married Peter Sellers I think (I could be wrong).

LittleHearts Fri 13-Oct-17 21:44:17

Drop Dead Fred smile

ChampagneSocialist1 Fri 13-Oct-17 21:45:01

Splendour in the grass - Warren Betty and Natalie Wood in their prime

justdontevenfuckingstart Fri 13-Oct-17 21:48:49

I have The Amazing Mr Blunden on dvd, wonderful film. I absolutely love it.

ChinkChink Fri 13-Oct-17 21:48:55

I'm also a big fan of Powell & Pressburger films Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g and IKWIG is one of their best. My favourite is A Matter of Life and Death.

I love old movies and the flavour they give of the time they were made.

Obscure wouldn't apply to my other favourite film maker, Alfred Hitchcock, nor to Ealing Films - eg Passport to Pimlico and The Ladykillers, but for today's audience perhaps the Margaret Rutherford Miss Marples might be regarded as such. Great fun and a great theme, though Agatha herself hated them. for the theme

allegretto Fri 13-Oct-17 21:52:07

The Wicked Lady but only the 1940s version.

ChinkChink Fri 13-Oct-17 21:53:00

The African Queen isn't obscure! shock

Speaking of Diana Dors, she was a surprisingly good actress, particularly in Yield to the Night.

I've just remembered another great oldie that pops up sometimes on telly, The Seven Faces of Dr Lao. Look out for it.

IrenetheQuaint Fri 13-Oct-17 21:53:18

"I Know Where I'm Going. I love all the Powell/Pressburger films, but perhaps this one especially."

Yes! Though I've gone off IKWIG slightly since reading an article the other week about how good it was by Michael Gove, of all people.

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