Great Movies of Talkbeer -- 1945-49

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  1. quirk6

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    Each Friday (typically) we'll introduce a new year from 1929 through 2017. Each member selects a movie released in that year with a few lines (or more) on why you picked it/enjoy it. Your selection does not have to be the most important release or the most admired release of that year (though it certainly can be), simply a movie that grabs you and that you really love.

    However, once a movie is selected by a member, you must choose a different movie.


    This week--the movies of 1945-49

    Honorable mentions begin on Tuesday

    Here are the movies released in 45-49

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1945_in_film
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1946_in_film
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1947_in_film
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_in_film
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1949_in_film
     
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  2. lurchingbeast

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    The Lost Weekend

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    Billy Wilder is one of the greatest filmmakers ever. It's amazing that what is one of the best 15 movies of all time might not even be his best work. It's my favorite though. This was peak Brackett/Wilder screenwriting, along with a legendary performance by Ray Milland. A must watch.
     
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  3. quirk6

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    A man in pursuit of his stolen bicycle that he needs for his livelihood and to support his family. An emotional masterwork.
     
  4. SAISON FUCK

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    My first Film Noir love is The Big Sleep. Raymond Chandler, Bogart and Hawks. Man. Such a great movie. There may be better Noir out there, but this always scratches the itch.
     
  5. thebandit1

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    Holy shit.

    I was shopping at Home Depot and was going to post this but figured no one would. Even considered waiting until honorable mentions thinking it would still be around.

    Absolute desert island movie for me. First saw it on TCM in 2000 or 2001 when in law school and living in a crappy studio in Wrigleyville. Seen it at least a hundred times since. So ahead of its time in both the way it was shot and the subject matter.

    Still shocked it was picked.
     
  6. thebandit1

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    Going with one of my all time favorite movies. Screen play is unreal. Action is fantastic. Acting is wonderful.

    And the last scene is one of the best in Hollywood history.
     
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  7. thebandit1

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    Jumped the gun. Came out in 1941.
     
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    Oops :(
     
  9. lurchingbeast

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    I feel like we have similar tastes and after the first two weeks, I have you penciled in as the front runner to win some beer.
     
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    A masterpiece.
     
  11. lurchingbeast

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    I like it only a little better than Lego Star Wars miniature builds. ;)
     
  12. kuemmelbrau

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    Lol. The kiddo had the tablet last. For some reason it never properly loads the URL on youtube the first time you pull up a video. this isn't the first time I've done this. Good catch.
     
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  13. landrewg

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    Plus 1 on the Billy Wilder bandwagon. So many great movies and such variety. Hard to pick the best for sure.
     
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  14. landrewg

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    My Mom was a big movie fan. We used to watch "old" movies (30's, 40's, 50's) and she got me to appreciate them.
    I always hated the musicals though. It wasn't until years later that I started liking a lot of them.
    I'll always watch this one, at least for a while, every time I see it on.

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    Love the last line of this trailer.

     
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  15. mattafett

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    Movies from this time don’t really interest me much. But they very much interest my wife. And this is her favorite from this period. I have seen it in bits and pieces because she watches the same movies over and over and over. But now that this series is happening she will be able to find new things to watch over and over and over
     
  16. Espeer

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    Really need a single year. This is too hard
     
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  17. quirk6

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    You get 1947. GO!
     
  18. Espeer

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    Desert Fury. A collection of very strange relationships (Wendell Corey and John Hodiak, plus Mary Astor and Liz Scott) and excellent cinematography. Plus a noir set in the desert with a female protagonist is unique.

    Two memorable parts: topless John Hodiak sunbathing with a great mustache and the fact that Liz Scott just got kicked out of finishing school but appears to be in her mid 20s.

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  19. Espeer

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    I've got 4 honorable mentions for 1947.
     
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    Also: I love these old posters where someone was probably contractually obligated to be put on there but it didn’t fit with the art, so Claude Rains, you live in the corner!