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Tim Dirks
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96% Horse Feathers (1932) Horse Feathers (1932), the fourth comedy masterpiece from the Marx Brothers, is an anarchic parody of higher education and a subversive attack ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% American Graffiti (1973) Young George Lucas' influential hallmark film American Graffiti (1973) recreates the feel, landscape, and sounds of early 60s ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% GoodFellas (1990) Warner Bros.' GoodFellas (1990) is director Martin Scorsese's stylistic masterpiece - a follow-up film... ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% Mildred Pierce (1945) Mildred Pierce (1945) is a classic flashback film noir mixed with typical soap-operish elements of the woman's picture or "weeper," and with ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90% She Done Him Wrong (1933) She Done Him Wrong (1933), from director Lowell Sherman, is Mae West's star-making, most famous film role as a liberated, racy woman ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% To Have and Have Not (1944) To Have and Have Not (1944) was director Howard Hawks' wartime adventure masterpiece - a minor film classic loosely based upon part of Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% Vertigo (1958) Vertigo (1958) is one of Alfred Hitchcock's most powerful, deep, and stunningly beautiful films (in widescreen 70 mm VistaVision) - it is a film noir ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) is director John Ford's most famous epic drama - the classic adaptation of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning, widely-read 1939 novel. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% The Lady Eve (1941) The Lady Eve (1941) is a sophisticated romantic/sex comedy (with light romance and mock seduction scenes) - a classic screwball film, ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is the filmic retelling of T. E. Lawrence's heroic, autobiographical account of his own Arabian adventure, published in "The Seven Pillars ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Frankenstein (1931) The classic and definitive monster/horror film. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Splendor in the Grass (1961) Splendor in the Grass (1961) is another of director Elia Kazan's dramatic, hyperbolic films with daring and controversial content for its times - sexual repression ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) is one of the most taut, suspenseful, psychological thrillers ever produced. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90% I'm No Angel (1933) In the comedy classic, I'm No Angel (1933), one of Mae West's three best films, she is reunited with supporting star Cary Grant following their success in ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) is a much-loved, critically-acclaimed, classic trial film, a dramatic tour-de-force of acting, a portrayal of childhood innocence, and ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% Roman Holiday (1953) Roman Holiday (1953) is a delightful, captivating fairy-tale romance shot entirely on location in Rome, and produced and directed by one of Hollywood's most ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Star Wars (1977), (aka Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope) is one of the most popular, profitable, entertaining, and successful science fiction/action - adventure films ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% Alien (1979) Alien (1979) is 20th Century Fox's extremely suspenseful, space science-fiction horror film about a menacing, unstoppable, ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) The Lady from Shanghai (1948) is an imaginative, complicated, unsettling film noir who-dun-it thriller, with fascinating visuals and tilting compositions, luminous ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% An American in Paris (1951) An American in Paris (1951) is one of the greatest, most elegant, and most celebrated of MGM's 50's musicals, with Gershwin lyrics and musical score ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Red River (1948) Red River (1948) is a classic western (considered by many critics to be one of the ten best westerns ever made), a sweeping, epic story about a cattle drive ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Bride of Frankenstein (1935), a classic masterpiece of 1930s horror films, appeared as a superior sequel to the original Frankenstein (1931). ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% The Big Sleep (1946) The Big Sleep (1946) is one of Raymond Chandler's best hard-boiled detective mysteries transformed into a film noir, private detective film classic ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90% Blazing Saddles (1974) One of Mel Brooks' funniest and most popular films, an unsubtle spoof or parody of all the cliches from the time-honored genre of westerns ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% The Manchurian Candidate (1962) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is director John Frankenheimer's prophetically tragic, chilling, brilliant, blackish (film-noirish) Cold War thriller about brain-washing, ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% Gilda (1946) Gilda (1946) contains the most famous role and peak performance of WWII's GI "love goddess," the beautiful, alluring, and provocative, ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
74% The Jazz Singer (1927) Warner Bros.' The Jazz Singer (1927) is an historic milestone film and cinematic landmark. [Most people associate this film with the advent of sound pictures.] ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Cleopatra (1934) The master showman Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra (1934) is a modernistic 1930s costume spectacle that reshapes the Cleopatra story ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% Little Caesar (1931) One of the most well-known and best of the early classical gangster films is Warner Bros.' Little Caesar (1930) - often called the grandfather of the modern crime film ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The Shawshank Redemption (1994) is an impressive, engrossing piece of film-making from director/screenwriter Frank Darabont... ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Destry Rides Again (1939) Destry Rides Again (1939) is a popular, marvelous Western comedy spoof/farce from Universal Pictures. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% Network (1976) Network (1976) is director Sidney Lumet's brilliant criticism of the hollow, lurid wasteland of television journalism where entertainment value and short-term ratings ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% The More the Merrier (1943) The More the Merrier (1943) is a delightful romantic comedy of the homefront at wartime, exploring the problems of housing-bed-man shortages. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Dark Victory (1939) Dark Victory (1939) is a sentimental, tragic and moving melodrama ("woman's picture") from Warner Bros. studios ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% Elmer Gantry (1960) An entertaining melodrama with memorable performances. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% My Darling Clementine (1946) My Darling Clementine (1946) is one of the greatest classic Westerns of all time, directed by one of Hollywood's most honored directors, John Ford. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Singin' in the Rain (1952) Singin' in the Rain (1952) is one of the most-loved and celebrated film musicals of all time from MGM, before a mass exodus to filmed adaptations of ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% Being There (1979) Being There (1979), subtitled "a story of chance," is a provocative black comedy -- a wonderful tale that satirizes politics, celebrity, media-obsession and television. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% Body Heat (1981) The plot twist at the conclusion is a knockout surprise. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), the memorable, epic World War II adventure/action, anti-war drama, was the first of director David Lean's major ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% The Killing Fields (1984) The Killing Fields (1984) is based upon a true story, and follows the historical events surrounding the US evacuation from Vietnam in 1975. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% Pygmalion (1938) Pygmalion (1938) is the non-musical film version of George Bernard Shaw's 1912 stage play, a socio-economic drama based on the Cinderella story, ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Sons of the Desert (1933) Sons of the Desert (1933) is a classic Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy - the fourth of their full-length feature films, and possibly their funniest ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% Casablanca (1942) The classic and much-loved romantic melodrama Casablanca (1942), always found on top-ten lists of films, ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% Halloween (1978) Halloween (1978) is a genuinely scary, stylistic and tasteful, extremely well-crafted slasher/horror classic from young film director John Carpenter ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) is the first full-length animated feature (83 minutes in length) in color and with sound, one of Disney's greatest films, ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) is a tour de force of W.C. Fields off-beat humor, double-takes, and priceless lines and sketches. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% West Side Story (1961) West Side Story (1961) is an energetic, widely-acclaimed, melodramatic musical - a modern-day, loose re-telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tragedy, ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Basic Instinct (1992) Basic Instinct (1992) is a suspenseful, cat-and-mouse erotic thriller with psychosexual overtones. ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% Gone With the Wind (1939) The most beloved, enduring and popular film of all time is Gone With The Wind (1939) - its script by Sidney Howard was derived from Margaret Mitchell's ‐ Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Posted Jan 1, 2000