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A_man_called_CHIOG

A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London
6-Jan-2019 10:20 Message #4732848
I was checking out freeview tv when it was pointed out to be that just freeview alone shows hundreds of films every month with several channels devoted to particular genres. I was surprised how many old films are shown and wondered how many still enjoyed old films from the 50s and 60s and whether youngsters take an interest.
tumbled

tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
6-Jan-2019 10:36 Message #4732850
I really enjoy a lot of the old stuff. Some are not my genre, but that is said for all generations of films.

A selection of ones I love watching are the old Ealing comedies, Will Hay films ( with Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt ), the Carry On's, Old Westerns, 60's spy films, I could go on and on.
Blue-Poppy

Blue-Poppy  Female  East Yorkshire
6-Jan-2019 11:20 Message #4732857
Like Tumbleweed I love lots of the old ones. I don't watch much TV but I do sometimes watch TPTV and that is ALL old films. It's on freeview 81, Sky 328 and freesat 306.
wonderoushen

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
6-Jan-2019 11:43 Message #4732860
I very rarely watch a film, I much prefer a series, I find with a film I've just started to get to know the characters and the story then its over.
Madness102

Madness102  Female  South Yorkshire
6-Jan-2019 18:27 Message #4732890
I "blinkin" love old B+W films - those were REAL stories . . . In fact I have only just watch The Scarlwt Pimpernel (c1925 ish?) It was brilliant !!
persona_non_grata

persona_non_grata  Male  North London
8-Jan-2019 08:12 Message #4732948
I love old movies. This is a fairly recent thing which happened after I watched African Queen and got the bug.
I might have my indoor swimming pool taken out and a small cinema put in its place.
Aely

Aely  Female  Hampshire
9-Jan-2019 21:12 Message #4733084
I watched "The L shaped Room" (Leslie Caron) and one of my favourites, "Passport to Pimlico", on Talking Pictures this last week. I still have "In which we Serve" and "There's a Girl in my Soup" waiting on my TIVO box. I have also kept "Boy on a Dolphin" (Sophia Loren and Alan Ladd) and "The African Queen" to watch again. Christmas time I watched the original "Dunkirk" (John Mills), better than the recent version in my opinion, and "Crooks Anonymous" (Julie Christie and Leslie Philips).
HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
24-Oct-2020 09:49 Message #4795901
Casablanca and Citizen Kane. I watched Three Coins in Fountain and that didnt hit the spot lol.
MrQuiet_aka_MrD

MrQuiet_aka_MrD  Male  Northamptonshire
24-Oct-2020 13:09 Message #4795939
Lawrence of Arabia is very good.
Colonel_Blink

Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
28-Oct-2020 13:37 Message #4796266
Recently watched The 39 Steps. Still very good.
tumbled

tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
28-Oct-2020 13:53 Message #4796267
Thieving vandals have nicked a load of the steps for their patio.......so it's only The 13 steps now.....
persona_non_grata

persona_non_grata  Male  North London
28-Oct-2020 17:23 Message #4796276
I watched Miracle on 34th Street with my grandkids which was very much as expected but I was told about the original in black & white (or maybe there was one even earlier?).
Same story but so different ... the stranger sitting with a neighbour's young child on his lap while he smoked (a pipe I think) and then he took the child to the park without the mums knowledge and she is really pleased when she found out what the "nice man" had done. Very different times!
NeverSayNever

NeverSayNever  Female  Avon
28-Oct-2020 18:38 Message #4796278
I love old black and white movies.
Colonel_Blink

Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
3-Nov-2020 23:24 Message #4796740
Me too.

persona_non_grata

persona_non_grata  Male  North London
4-Nov-2020 07:51 Message #4796746
I watched The Flying Squad (1940). I'm becoming an addict to old films.
HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
5-Nov-2020 07:41 Message #4796833
I "blinkin" love old B+W films - those were REAL stories

You have a way with words.
MrQuiet_aka_MrD

MrQuiet_aka_MrD  Male  Northamptonshire
6-Nov-2020 22:43 Message #4797036
I'm watching a channel Talking Pictures TV. It seems to have some good old stuff.
FirmButFair-TrollPatrol

FirmButFair-TrollPatrol  Male  North Yorkshire
22-Nov-2021 14:23 Message #4847767
I watched The Man Who Would Be King last night.
MrQuiet_aka_MrD

MrQuiet_aka_MrD  Male  Northamptonshire
22-Nov-2021 18:44 Message #4847815
After watching the first few minutes of a black and white film you no longer notice.
Neros1954

Neros1954  Male  Devon
22-Nov-2021 21:07 Message #4847834
There are very few new westerns and they rarely depict the battles between cavalry and Indians.
HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
23-Nov-2021 07:23 Message #4847906
Not politically correct.
Andromeda

Andromeda  Female  Berkshire
23-Nov-2021 11:45 Message #4847954
Some of the acting appears very dated but at the same time some of the modern acting is far too slick and unrealistic.
Kallone_1

Kallone_1  Female  Devon
23-Nov-2021 21:45 Message #4848024
Stephen King's Secret Window was on tonight with Johnny Depp which is very good
HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
24-Nov-2021 07:12 Message #4848048
They made a lot of romantic films in the days of black and white which you don't see much of these days.
Andromeda

Andromeda  Female  Berkshire
24-Nov-2021 07:58 Message #4848063
I saw The Wizard of Oz advertised this morning. 1939. That was a while ago.

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