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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: All the President's Men

Posted by on Oct 7, 2010 in Film | 2 comments

  Typically, when you’ve read a book and then see the movie adaptation of that book, the film leaves much to be desired. So much...

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Film: The Natural

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: The Natural

Robert Redford was at his best as Roy Hobbs, the “natural” baseball player whose career was changed forever by an encounter...

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Film: Rear Window

Posted by on Sep 6, 2010 in Film | 1 comment

Alfred Hitchcock was at his very best during the period of time in which he made Rear Window. In a six-year period, he also made Dial M for...

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Film: The Hope and Crosby "Road" Movies

Posted by on Aug 15, 2010 in Film | 1 comment

There were seven produced: The Road to Singapore (1940), The Road to Zanzibar (1941), The Road to Morocco (1942), The Road to Utopia...

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Film: Rocky

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in Film | 2 comments

As the fight ends, an exhausted Apollo Creed says, “Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” An equally weary Rocky Balboa answers,...

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Film: The Caine Mutiny

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: The Caine Mutiny

I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone who was clinically paranoid. But if I ever meet someone with that mental illness, I do...

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Film: Jaws

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in Film | 1 comment

Since so many of my friends are either at the beach now or will be soon, it’s only fitting that we remind them about the movie that...

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Film: Best in Show

Posted by on Jun 15, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Best in Show

Somehow, you always knew the world of professional dog shows had to be inhabited by some rare breeds, and I’m not talking about the...

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Film: Singin' in the Rain

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in Film | 1 comment

For some folks, musical comedy is a film genre they just can’t tolerate. That’s too bad, because Hollywood hasn’t made...

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Film: The Lion King

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Film | 1 comment

Walt Disney Studios was on quite a roll, with each feature becoming more sophisticated in its animation, themes, and music. The Little...

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