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FAV FILMS
1)THE MAN
FROM
LARAMIE
2)JAWS
3)LAURA
4)VIOLENT
SATURDAY
5)CANYON
PASSAGE
6)ANATOMY
OF A
MURDER
7)THE BEST
YEARS OF
OUR LIVES
8)THE
FEARMAKERS
9)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA
10)DOCTOR
ZHIVAGO

FAV FILM NOIR
FOLLOWING
THOSE ON THE
LIST UP ABOVE
1)FALLEN ANGEL
2)THE BIG HEAT
3)WHERE THE
SIDEWALK ENDS
4)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
5)SUNSET
BOULEVARD

GUMSHOE NOIR
1)MURDER MY
SWEET
2)KISS ME
DEADLY
3)CHINATOWN
4)THE LONG
GOODBYE
5)MALTESE
FALCON
MAFIA GANGSTER
1)GODFATHER II
2)GOODFELLAS
3)GODFATHER
4)ROARING
TWENTIES
5)AL CAPONE
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FAVORITE ACTORS
1)DANA ANDREWS
2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)GENE HACKMAN
4)MARLON BRANDO
5)ORSON WELLES
6)PETER O'TOOLE
CULT ACTORS
1)CHARLES
BRONSON
2)TOM
COURTENAY
3)VICTOR
MATURE
4)MALCOLM
MCDOWELL
5)LAWRENCE
TIERNEY
6)TIMOTHY
CAREY

FAVORITE DIRECTORS
1)RICHARD FLEISCHER
2)JACQUES TOURNEUR
3)STANLEY KUBRICK
4)OTTO PREMINGER
5)ORSON WELLES
6)DAVID LEAN
7)ALFRED
HITCHCOCK
8)JOHN LANDIS
9)SAM PECKINPAH
10)MICHAEL WINNER
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CULT FLICKS

1)THE
CROWDED SKY
2)CURSE OF
THE DEMON
3)CORVETTE
SUMMER
4)HOT CARS
5)THE ONLY
GAME IN
TOWN
6)AIR
PATROL
7)THE
DRIVER
8)ASH
WEDNESDAY
9)KING
OF THE
MOUNTAIN
10)OTLEY

ALTERNATIVE
FAVORITES
1)STRAW DOGS
2)HARDCORE
3)BIG WEDNESDAY
4)RAIDERS OF THE
LOST ARK
5)FIVE EASY PIECES
6)AMERICAN GRAFFITI
7)FORCE TEN FROM
NAVARONE
8)LONELINESS OF
THE LONG
DISTANCE RUNNER
9)SON OF KONG
10)THE LONG
GOODBYE
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