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Added by Stehako on 15 Aug 2009 04:52
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Best Films of 1959

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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
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Director: Frank Capra
His 39th movie
My 9th movie watched from the director


This was kind of a dull movie for Sinatra. His kid in it was annoying, and actually Sinatra's character is annoying, too. Makes it tough to really enjoy what is actually not a bad story, for the time period.

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Songs More Famous Than Their Movie
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Location: Miami, FL, USA
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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Pillow Talk (1959)
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
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Director: Fred Zinnemann
His 15th movie
My 8th movie watched from the director


This was apparently a controversial movie, so I was expecting a more controversial story or scenes... then again, I shouldn't have considering it was 1959 in a still-very Christian/Catholic USA. It basically just painted the church and nuns as imperfect and not so squeaky clean. Still, Hepburn pulled off a hell of a performance, one of her best. Director Zinnemann handled the story well and crafted a pretty decent film, considering the rather uninteresting subject matter.

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Nun of These Movies are Bad
Top Ten Performances - Audrey Hepburn
Top Ten Performances - Peter Finch
Top Ten Films - Fred Zinnemann

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Location: Belgium, The Congo River/Jungle
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People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
On the Beach (1959)
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Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
His 16th Movie
My 10th movie watched from the director


Incredible acting, impressively adapted, and a movie that seemed ahead of its time. Some of the editing was weird and it gets melodramatic (it is Tennessee Williams after all) but those things don't take from its emotional impact.


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Top Ten Films - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Top Ten Performances - Elizabeth Taylor
Top Ten Performances - Montgomery Clift
Top Ten Performances - Katherine Hepburn (Honorable Mention
A Movie for all Seasons
Iconic Dresses of Cinema - Black
Who's Really Insane?

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Locations: Garden District, New Orleans, LA, USA
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Great War (1959)
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People who added this item 1435 Average listal rating (871 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Ben-Hur (1959)
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People who added this item 615 Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Rio Bravo (1959)
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People who added this item 2613 Average listal rating (1641 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1214 Average listal rating (743 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
The 400 Blows (1959)
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People who added this item 1913 Average listal rating (1259 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3


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This list is created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

The decade ends with another Hitchcock film at the top, and this one is my favorite of his...

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