”At pretium libertatus“
امّا شما مشخص خواهد شد كه با همه شما را ملاقات کنند
|Cold Ass Honkey|
The Grapes of Wrath.
"You don't fuck with the eagles unless you know how to fly." - John "Bluto" Blutarsky
God Father 2
It shows how America can transform a small immigrant in to a man of means.
SIGmond the Sea Monster
(apologies to Sid and Marty Krofft)
mr k, when you said obscurity is no hindrance, you meant it.
IIRC America is barely seen in the movie--it's all about getting there and what it means, to Elia Kazan. This was the "date movie" my bride of 49 years and I saw on our first date.
As for my choice, I would have to say it has to be a western because that was an entire genre that America gave the world. And among the thousands of those, I will pick True Grit--either version.
“Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.”--Adam Smith, born June 16, 1723
I'll have to disagree, Grapes of Wrath was built on a socialist foundation.
Set the controls for the heart of the Sun.
Last of the Mohicans
Off finding Galt's Gulch
The French connection
For me its "The Right Stuff".
Americans riding on a rocket, brave very brave.
Let all Men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly: Men freely ford that see the shallows.
The Deer Hunter
The Right Stuff
12 Angry Men
Edit: Open Range.
Watched it again and it hit me, this is a VERY American movie. Common man standing up to the bully. Regular guys doing the right thing and standing up for the little people: call them minorities, new-comers, men/women, children. Everyone working to make it while dealing with a unforgiving environment.This message has been edited. Last edited by: corsair,
I'll second this.
"Ninja kick the damn rabbit"
|The air above the din|
Jennifer Frickin’ Connelly
I vote with my all time favorite, Casablanca. Because Bogie.
No matter where you go, there you are
|Rumors of my death|
are greatly exaggerated
Jimmy Stewart. Mr. Smith goes to Washington
"Someday I hope to be half the man my bird-dog thinks I am."
born on the fourth of July ?
Safety, Situational Awareness and proficiency.
Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
Lincoln (the recent one)
Independence Day (cheesy but...)
Band of Brothers (mini series but it's about as good as WWII movies get)
Can't get, Fast Times at Ridgemont High out of my head.
God bless America...and no one else
|addicted to trailing-throttle oversteer|
Easy Rider and Dirty Harry, the two films that I see personify the up yours, non-conformist individualist anti-hero the best, and says what it should be to be an 'American' the strongest for me. None of this team building, group hugging, around-the-campfire, participation trophy, 'we' crap. Every film before and after is just a pale second, if that.
Paint Your Wagon.
Any movie that features Clint Eastwood singing has to be on this list.
Don't believe everything you think.
NRA Benefactor/Patriot Member
|Slayer of Agapanthus|
Lee Marvin's song 'Wandering Star' was No. 1 in England for 16 weeks. This inspired his friend Lee Van Cleef (the King of the Spaghetti Westerns) to demand that he must have a song in one of his movies. Thence the movie 'Captain Apache'.
And from left-field... lets put the all black cast film 'Cabin in the Sky' in contention. Louise Armstrong, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, angels, devils, tap dancing, jazz, a church hymn, a revolver, a tornado, temptation, redemption; a beautiful if neglected film.
"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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