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Title: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Pitspitr on September 07, 2017, 05:19:35 pm
Mine are (in no particular order);
Legends of the Fall
You Know My Name
Untouchables
Bonnie and Clyde
Sand Pebbles
Lawless (in spite of all the gun grabbing hypocrites in the cast)
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Fury


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Scattered Thumbs on September 07, 2017, 07:19:03 pm
Like all of those.

But. You are missing..."Last man standing"  and "Road to perdition", just for starters.  ;D

And, even though is not a theatrical movie "Boardwalk empire"


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Baltimore Ed on September 07, 2017, 08:11:04 pm
I'll back way up and say 'The Roaring 20s' with Cagney and Bogart is a good one but my favs are Last Man Standing and The Untouchables.


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Drydock on September 07, 2017, 09:21:00 pm
Any list of this type that does NOT include "The Maltese Falcon" is wrong.

Also, "To have and have not"  Bogart and Bacall at their steamiest.  Walter Brennan steps out in a Tragic role.


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Forty Rod on September 07, 2017, 11:45:09 pm
Pocket full of miracles.


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Scattered Thumbs on September 08, 2017, 01:58:57 am
Have to include "Public enemies" and "The public enemy"  ;D

And "The Cotton Club"

And "Mobsters"

And "The Valachi papers"

There is a big list of favourites, they are slowly coming to mind.  ::)

PS. And yes "Roaring twenties" also gets my vote. And The "Maltese falcon" of course


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Pitspitr on September 08, 2017, 11:54:17 am
I can't believe I forgot the Godfather Series.

Thanks for the tips yous guys


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Scattered Thumbs on September 08, 2017, 02:17:38 pm
I can't believe I forgot the Godfather Series.

Thanks for the tips yous guys

Aaaarrrrghh! :-[

So did I.  ;D

So, we have also "The big  sleep", the one with Bogart.

"Miller's crossing". That scene with the Thompson with "Danny boy"  as a background music is spectacular.

And there is more...They'll come back from the back of my mind. ::)

PS. As I was typing, just remembered "Once upon a time in America.

And although it's a tv series. "Marlowe" with the late Powers Booth.



Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Good Troy on September 08, 2017, 05:34:50 pm
ST...you beat me to it...
Once upon a time in America. 


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Niederlander on September 08, 2017, 05:58:35 pm
"O Brother, Where Art Thou"

"You sold your soul to the Devil?!"

"I wasn't usin' it........"


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Scattered Thumbs on September 08, 2017, 07:10:24 pm
"City heat"


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Scattered Thumbs on September 10, 2017, 09:11:50 am
People never paid much attention to this one but I liked it

"The Rocketeer"


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Bat 2919 on September 10, 2017, 11:41:13 am
They didn't need to necessarily have a gangster theme to be great for for era costuming and customs.

Chinatown (one of my favorites)

The Two Jakes (China town squeal)

The Great Gatsby (I prefer the 1974 version)

1926 W/Warner Baxter (Silent)
1949 W/Alan Ladd
1974 W/Robert Redford
2000 W/Toby Stephens (TV)
2013 W/Leonardo DiCaprio



Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Scattered Thumbs on September 10, 2017, 02:03:51 pm
They didn't need to necessarily have a gangster theme to be great for for era costuming and customs.

Chinatown (one of my favorites)

The Two Jakes (China town squeal)

The Great Gatsby (I prefer the 1974 version)

1926 W/Warner Baxter (Silent)
1949 W/Alan Ladd
1974 W/Robert Redford
2000 W/Toby Stephens (TV)
2013 W/Leonardo DiCaprio



You beat me to "Chinatown" and "The Two Jakes"



Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Bat 2919 on September 10, 2017, 06:46:34 pm
In light of current events how could we forget Key Largo, Bogie and Bacall trapped in a hurricane with Edward G. Robinson as the heavy.


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Pitspitr on September 11, 2017, 04:57:58 am
Oh and how could I have forgotten. The Sting


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Good Troy on September 11, 2017, 05:27:09 am
Would Legends of the Fall qualify?  It was WW1 and post.  Regardless, it was a great movie.


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Pitspitr on September 11, 2017, 06:09:15 am
Would Legends of the Fall qualify?  It was WW1 and post.  Regardless, it was a great movie.
But it starts Pre-Prohibition in the Indian Wars Period and goes all the way through the early 1960's. Most of it is set during prohibition

Besides it has some of the sexiest movie stars ever; the Henry, A rolling block, a 1873 Winchester,the Single Action Army, the Lee-Enfield, The Webley, the Police Positive, and 1908 Colt, a Couple of Smith & Wessons including a L-frame snubby, the 1874 Sharps, a Holand and Holand double rifle, and the Thompson. With all that sex appeal it's my kind of movie!  ;D


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Scattered Thumbs on September 11, 2017, 12:13:57 pm
But it starts Pre-Prohibition in the Indian Wars Period and goes all the way through the early 1960's. Most of it is set during prohibition

Besides it has some of the sexiest movie stars ever; the Henry, A rolling block, a 1873 Winchester,the Single Action Army, the Lee-Enfield, The Webley, the Police Positive, and 1908 Colt, a Couple of Smith & Wessons including a L-frame snubby, the 1874 Sharps, a Holand and Holand double rifle, and the Thompson. With all that sex appeal it's my kind of movie!  ;D

You forgot the P.08 Luger. :o


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Good Troy on September 11, 2017, 02:08:22 pm
My favorites were the Sharps that Decker used, and the Thompson...But I didn't like the guy with the Thompson....


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Pitspitr on September 11, 2017, 02:46:35 pm
My favorites were the Sharps that Decker used, and the Thompson...But I didn't like the guy with the Thompson....
Me too, but I think the cop with the Thompson was a good guy...after he was on the receiving end of the Col.'s double.


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Good Troy on September 11, 2017, 03:04:58 pm
Me too, but I think the cop with the Thompson was a good guy...after he was on the receiving end of the Col.'s double.
Yep..the Col could't have picked a better target. 
The first time I saw the movie was on video..yes...video, at home.  I had no clue who made the final shot..I was up from the chair screaming "who shoot???  who made that shot????"....The '73 certainly did a fine job there!


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Forty Rod on September 11, 2017, 06:55:20 pm
"City heat"

Yayuhh!  That was a ripper.  I gotta see that again and count the guns that Eastwood pulled out in the garage.


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Drydock on October 16, 2017, 07:31:10 pm
One I've just been reminded of:  "Lucky Lady"  1975,  Liza Minelli, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman.  Rum running on the high seas.  The Battle at the end alone is worth the price of admission.  (A magnificent round up of ocean going Ner-do-wells to inspire y'all) but Liza's singing is damn fine as well.  And she does look good in those flapper outfits.  Some great Lewis Gun footage too!


Title: Re: What are your favorite Zoot era movies?
Post by: Forty Rod on October 16, 2017, 07:41:27 pm
Also Thoroughly Modern Millie.

You might notice I don't take most movies very seriously.