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What’s the greatest American film of all time? Can’t decide? Well then, what’s your favorite movie? Do you love the classics, or ignore anything before 1980? Comedies, courtroom dramas, casts of thousands – we have them all at Great American Things.

Film: Field of Dreams

Posted by on Jun 13, 2009 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Field of Dreams

“If you build it, he will come.” One of the most memorable lines in all of movie history, it’s what everyone knows about...

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Film: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Film | 1 comment

It’s perhaps the most quotable movie of all time. Fabulous writing, outstanding music. But, rather than use this post to talk about...

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Film: The Best Years of Our Lives

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Film | 1 comment

It’s amazing that this movie was made in 1946. It’s remarkable that the country could face such subject matter so soon...

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Film: To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Film | 4 comments

With this entry in the list, I celebrate both a book and a movie. Both have moved so many people, affected so many lives. And the movie was...

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Film: Gone with the Wind

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Film | 3 comments

Did you know that Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler? Oh, yeah. He even said, “Gone with the Wind is going to be the...

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