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Poets' Favorite Movies

Austin Straus

8 1/2
The 39 Steps
The 400 Blows

All About Eve
All My Sons
All the King's Men
Asphalt Jungle

Babette’s Feast
The Bad Seed
Being There
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Big Sleep
Der Blaue Engel
(1930, Marlene Dietrich)
Black Narcissus
Born Yesterday
Bullets Over Broadway

The Caine Mutiny
Captain’s Paradise
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Citizen Kane
Cool Hand Luke
Cyrano De Bergerac
(Jose Ferrer, 1950)

The Damned
Day of The Locust
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Death of a Salesman
(Lee J. Cobb & Dustin Hoffman versions)
Death Takes a Holiday
(1934, Fredric March)
Dial M for Murder
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
(Spencer Tracy & Fredrick March versions)
Dr. Strangelove

Elmer Gantry
Les enfants du paradis
The Entertainer

Fanny & Alexander
From Here to Eternity

Gentleman’s Agreement
Glengarry Glenn Ross
The Godfather (Trilogy)
The Gold Rush
The Graduate
Grand Illusion
The Great Dictator

High Noon (1952)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(1923 and 1939)
The Hustler

Il Postino (The Postman, 1994)

Judgment at Nuremburg (1961)

Key Largo
Kind Heart & Coronets
King of Comedy
Kiss of Death
(Richard Widmark, 1947)

La Dolce Vita (Fellini 1960)
La Strada
Lady in the Lake
The Lavender Hill Mob
(both versions)
Lost Horizon

The Maltese Falcon (1941, Bogart version)
Mildred Pierce
Modern Times
My Dinner with André


On the Waterfront
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A Place in the Sun
Portrait of Dorian Gray
The Postman Always Rings Twice

Radio Days
(Kurosawa 1950)
Raging Bull

The Seven Year Itch
The Servant
Shadow of a Doubt
Some Like It Hot
Sorry Wrong Number
Strangers on a Train
A Streetcar Named Desire
Sunset Blvd.
The Swimmer


The Third Man
A Thousand Clowns
The Triplets of Bellville
This Gun for Hire
Touch of Evil
Treasure of Sierra Madre

Utu (1981)


Witness for The Prosecution
White Heat
White Squall


Austin Straus is a poet (Drunk with Light, Red Hen Press, 2002), painter, and former political activist and retired English professor; now concentrating on painting and staying healthy.


Speechless Spring 2007
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Tebot Bach