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Some of the remastered classics in HD are mindblowing. Casablanca is truly a classic. If you enjoyed the look/feel of it you may want to delve into a specific genre. Go for some Film Noir titles:

http://tehparadox.com/forum/f56/film-noir-movies-collection-%5Beasy-share%5D-307363/

This thread has a TON of wicked classics:

http://tehparadox.com/forum/f56/classic-movies-megapost-will-updated-16528/

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Just when you thought that maybe the dust had gotten so thick they wouldn’t move forward with a Three Stooges movie, we get word today that Sean Penn is back in as Larry. Half of the Farrelly Brothers team, Bobby, told the Boston Harold. You may have read that Sean Penn has had some marital problems with wife Robin Wright Penn and has been AWOL from Hollywood while he tried to work it out. It looks like he’s ready to get back in the game. As far as anyone knows, Benicio Del Toro is still on board to play Moe, but no deal has been signed. Jim Carrey was most recently mentioned to play Curly, but he dropped out a while ago.

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I remember watching classic films as a kid on Saturday Night at the Movies with Elwy Yost in the late 70s early 80s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elwy_Yost

Do a Hitchcock fest ... the man was a master. Everything in his frame was deliberate and meant something. You can also look for his brief cameos, as he always got in front of the camera at some point in most of his films ;)

His run of films in the 50s are spectacular. I'm particularly fond of North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much.

# Strangers on a Train (1951)

# I Confess (1953) - full review!

# Dial M for Murder (1954)

# Rear Window (1954)

# To Catch a Thief (1955)

# The Trouble with Harry (1955)

# The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

# The Wrong Man (1956)

# Vertigo (1958)

# North By Northwest (1959)

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I just found this site and it could prove to be a valuable resource for you:

http://www.classicfilmguide.com/index.php?s=home

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Cool KK. I have been reading good things about Sunset Blvd and Vertigo.

I really liked the B&W feel and the language of Casablanca.

Excellent. Just be sure to watch in B&W if it was filmed in B&W. Fuck you Ted Turner for colourizing classics :( B&W filming is such an art in itself, to colourize it is to kill it. There's a reason Hitchcock filmed Psycho in B&W when colour was readily available at the time.

Once you start to see the craftmanship in many old classics, you'll start to be disgusted by how some are being remade for today's audiences. They just don't live up to the standards of yore ;) Reimagining is a different story and can be a real treat when done well.

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