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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
(1950)

Babette’s Feast
The Bad Seed
(1956)
Being There
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Big Sleep
(1946)
Der Blaue Engel
(1930, Marlene Dietrich)
Black Narcissus
Born Yesterday
(1950)
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
(1975)
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
(1945)
The Entertainer

Fanny & Alexander
From Here to Eternity

Gaslight
Gentleman’s Agreement
Gilda
Glengarry Glenn Ross
(1992)
The Godfather (Trilogy)
The Gold Rush
The Graduate
Grand Illusion
The Great Dictator

High Noon (1952)
Humoresque
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
(Fellini)
Lady in the Lake
Laura
The Lavender Hill Mob
Lolita
(both versions)
Lost Horizon

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

Niagara

On the Waterfront
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Pi
Pixote
A Place in the Sun
Portrait of Dorian Gray
(1945)
The Postman Always Rings Twice
(1946)

Radio Days
Rashomon
(Kurosawa 1950)
Raging Bull
Rebecca

The Seven Year Itch
The Servant
Shane
Shadow of a Doubt
Some Like It Hot
Sorry Wrong Number
(1948)
Spellbound
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
(1942)
Touch of Evil
Treasure of Sierra Madre

Utu (1981)

Vertigo

Walkabout
Witness for The Prosecution
White Heat
White Squall

Zelig

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.

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Speechless Spring 2007
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