The Great Movies of Talkbeer--1950-1959

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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 the '50s. I drew 1954 and looked at the movies released. There were some good movies, but not a lot. I figured a broader range would be better.

    Honorable mentions begin on Tuesday

    Here is a list of the movies release in the '50s

    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1950
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1951
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1952
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1953
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1954
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1955
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1956
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1957
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1958
    https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/year/1959
     
  2. MordorMongo

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    Well that’s a lot to choose from haha!

    I’d have to go with High Noon. Not a huge Gary Cooper fan overall but just a great movie that really was very different in the way it builds the story compared to most westerns of the era. A lot more emotion and dialogue vs just multiple shoot outs and violence. Haven’t watched it in a while but will find some time to revisit thanks to this thread!

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  3. MooseLang

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    This was released in the United States in 1950. That's all that matters. It is one of my favorite movies of all-time:

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    The storyline, the Welles' Cuckoo Clock speech, the zither, the lighting...it's damn near perfect.
     
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  4. lurchingbeast

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    1954 is one of the most stacked years in the golden age of cinema. the 1950's contain about 20 of the greatest 50 movies ever made. This choice is really tough...


    On the Waterfront (1954)

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    Elia Kazan's biggest directorial achievement about the union busting organized crime mobs starring a top three all time actor Marlon Brando in his greatest role and the film debut of the great Eva Marie Saint. It's one of the greatest movies ever made and certainly in my top 5 all time.
     
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  5. flexabull

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    First one that came to mind for me.

    12 Angry Men - 1957

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    Henry Fonda and a great supporting cast. "explodes like 12 sticks of dynamite" is a pretty apt description.
     
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  6. SAISON FUCK

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    Oh fuck, I can't wait for honorable mention day. I will make my first pick later today.
     
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  7. elkhunter36

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    Wow there were some great movies from the 50's. Two of them stand out to me.

    I have watched this movie numerous times and I still enjoy watching it.

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  8. flexabull

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    This thread is a reminder about how beautiful and cool movie posters used to be.
     
  9. quirk6

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    Before the big heads took over.
     
  10. thebandit1

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    Yikes! Way too many good movies to not break this down by year.

    Still going with maybe one of my two or three favorites.

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    Love everything about this movie. It’s shot gorgeously. The story still resonates today. It’s absolutely perfect.
     
  11. pen15clubmember

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    My favorite Hitchcock is Rear Window. Such unique storytelling and it takes place entirely on one massive set. I saw a thing once on the making of it, but unfortunately can't find it on youtube. Also Grace Kelly is so so fine in it. Not surprising she went on to be a real-life princess.

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  12. thebandit1

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    Every single movie named so far is in the running for Greatest Movie of All Time.
     
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    Also inspired a great Simpsons episode.
     
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  14. lurchingbeast

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    Not even exaggerating, the 1950's might take up 25% of any top 100 list I could put together. I looked at my top five from 1954 and every movie was so good, I laughed out loud.
     
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    Rivaled only by the 70s. Three of my top five are in the 50s. And the other two from the 50s haven’t been named yet but I can’t imagine them lasting long.
     
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    Opened the first link, saw this and boom, I'm going for it. A great kids movie!
     
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  17. quirk6

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    It was the quantity, not quality that made me go with a block of years. Perhaps I should've gone with a smaller block. 30s and 40s will probably also be blocks but after that it'll be by year.
     
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  18. Lutter

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    Gotta go with my favorite movie of all time, which happens to be from 1959:

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  19. Lutter

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    The Criterion Blu-ray (and restoration) of this one is so fantastic. Highly recommended pickup.
     
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    I'm going to go with...

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    Toss up between that and Alice in Wonderland but the boy who never grew up wins.
     
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