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Apropos the date, which is your choice as the most 'american' movie? No real criteria that I can frame for you. Maybe humor, history, pride, only in America, culture, social comment, character, politics, western frontier, hero, artistry.
Have some serious fun. Obscure is no barrier to suggestion. Your supporting comments appreciated. A few initial suggestions of my own. The styles are completely opposite but I think that the underlying theme is unifying... the quest for a better life.
The Wizard of Oz
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye". The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, pilot and author, lost on mission, July 1944, Med Theatre.
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"When in danger or in doubt, run in circles scream and shout" R.I.P. R.A.H.
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|Unapologetic Old |
- "This town reminds me of something in the bible."
- "Which part?"
- "The part right before god gets angry"
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The first movie that came to mind, for me, was “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Jimmy Stewart, WWII bomber pilot, respected actor and gentleman. The beautiful, Donna Reed. Great character actors. Feel good story about a man who thinks he’s a failure, but most certainly is not.
A worthy nomination, at least
The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.
- Martin Luther King
|Little ray |
Animal House. Where else could that movie be set, or made?
The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
The Deer Hunter immediately popped into my mind.
"Please do not send me back to the culture I nostalgically praise; please let me stay in the culture that I ignore or deprecate."
You have balls!
I like balls.
And for me... "Sgt York" immediately came to mind.
from the abyss
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy." Winston Churchill
|women dug his snuff|
and his gallant stroll
Shaving Ryan’s Priva... err, Saving Private Ryan
|Casuistic Thinker and Daoist|
In that same vein: Woodstock
No, Daoism isn't a religion
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|Shit don't |
Enjoy your EXTRA BIG ASS FRIES!!!
Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?
They Were Expendable.
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
I have the DVD. We should have watched it tonight.
On the other hand, I just mentioned this thread to my girlfriend, and she said "Yankee Doodle Dandy". A fine idea, and another movie we own.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-- H L Mencken
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outta the oven!
How The West Was Won.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Yes, it is an Italian film, but it has 3 iconic American Western movie actors in the leading roles. The film is about the American Frontier as seen through the eyes of a foreigner: The Myth of The American West.
It is every man for himself. Alliances are tenuous. Violence is the best form of negotiation. There is an ongoing civil war in-between. The West is a no-man's land. Money is the answer, if you are smart enough to get it first.
Our strength is in ourselves, not in our soil. Farmers and miners are fools. Pick up a gun instead and really play the game: A zero-sum game.
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