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  1. 6 points
    Conjunction Junction from Schoolhouse Rock
  2. 5 points
    CNN‏Verified account@CNN President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced yet again this week, this time covered by wooden bars affixed with industrial, double-sided tape https://cnn.it/2NvIbdC
  3. 5 points
    Jon Ralston‏ @RalstonReports "He's a deep, deep genius, he's a deeply spiritual man, deeply devoted to God." -- rally-goer who said he has been to six MAGA rallies, interviewed just now about Trump. Can't I just wake up next to Suzanne Pleshette and this will be over?
  4. 5 points
    If you don't tune to it, you don't tune to it. What it has (Sweet Smell...) for me is also a nostalgia ingredient in the formula, I as a small kid imprinted on that New York, I crossed that bridge many times, the street with Bogard's was on 59th Street just a couple of storefronts up from where a friends brother had a waterbed store in the 60s. That whole New York is not there now but it was on it's last crumbling legs in 1957 and some of the ruins are still around today, if you know where to look. If you don't tune strongly to that particular ingredient it may not click. That NYC was on TV, Toots Shor's and 21 Club were talked about on The Ed Sullivan Show, or later Johnny Carson. Add that to the of the slimy tabloid journalism/promotion business and it's accompanying Zeitgeist, and the great acting of Curtis and Lancaster. For me the Noir films have to have a good story, good locations, great characters, good cinematography, good sound/music and good actors. Some time the shear weight of one of those parts can buoy up where a film is lacking in others. The Crooked Way has great cinematography good locations/sets, OK actors, good story, and I don't remember much about the sound or music. Which maybe back then wasn't the point on a "B" picture, mostly studio mill music, but then somebody figured a soundtrack tie in. now the music is a more potent ingredient. Just think if they could have used say Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" (1955) as diegetic music blaring over a car radio during a chase scene in any late fifties Noir, or just real popular music playing in the background. Some Noirs actually have great enough sound design that you actually notice it as an extra dimension. Some times the actors and the script are so good that the whole film can take place in a few rather uninteresting sets. like say the you've seen it a billion times Hollywood Hotel Room in The Maltese Falcon. Some you tune to some you don't
  5. 4 points
    POLITICO‏Verified account @politico Beto O'Rourke is on pace to have one of the most prolific fundraising quarters of almost any Senate candidate in history https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/21/orourke-raised-nine-million-online-836358
  6. 4 points
    The Daily Beast‏Verified account@thedailybeast Ben Carson reportedly said Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her is part of a socialist plot to change the United States https://www.thedailybeast.com/ben-carson-says-fords-allegations-are-part-of-socialist-plot
  7. 4 points
    Went With the Wind sketch from The Carol Burnett Show
  8. 4 points
    The Bride Wore Black, François Truffaut, France Shame, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden The Gendarme Gets Married, Jean Girault, France The Enemies, Hugo Claus, Belgium Black Lizard, Kinji Fukasaku, Japan Memories of Underdevelopment, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba Hour of the Wolf, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden Les Biches, Claude Chabrol, France The Little Bather, Robert Dhéry, France Les Cracks, Alex Joffé, France
  9. 4 points
    1968 Shame, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden Hour of the Wolf, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden Kill!, Kihachi Okamoto, Japan Zatoichi and the Fugitives, Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Japan Fando & Lis, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico Destroy All Monsters, Ishiro Honda, Japan Ohyaku: The Female Demon, Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Japan Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell, Hajime Sato, Japan Spirits of the Dead, Federico Fellini & Louis Malle & Roger Vadim, France/Italy The Living Skeleton, Hiroki Matsuno, Japan I Am Curious (Blue), Vilgot Sjoman, Sweden Black Jesus, Valerio Zurlini, Italy I've also seen: The Rape of the Vampire, Jean Rollin, France Genocide, Kazui Nihonmatsu, Japan Gamera vs. Viras, Noriaki Yuasa, Japan The Belle Starr Story, Piero Cristofani & Lina Wertmuller, Italy The Killer Likes Candy, Federico Chentrens & Maurice Cloche, Italy White Comanche, Jose Briz Mendez, Spain Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen, Ruggero Deodato, Italy This Man Can't Die, Gianfranco Baldanello, Italy Superargo and the Faceless Giants, Paolo Bianchini, Italy 1001 Movies You Must See Hour of the Wolf, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden Lucia, Humberto Solas, Cuba** Memories of Underdevelopment, Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba Shame, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  10. 4 points
    I was thinking: memorable 'windy' scenes: Steamboat Bill, Jr. Twister The Seven Year Itch
  11. 4 points
    My top FF films of 1968 of the 19 that I have seen are …. 1. Je T’aime, Je T’aime (1968) Alain Resnais, France 2. Stolen Kisses (1968) Francois Truffaut, France 3. The Hour of the Wolf (1968) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden 4. Shame (1968) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden 5. Les Biches (1968) Claude Chabrol, France 6. Kuroneko (1968) Kaneto Shindo, Japan 7. Black Lizard (1968) Kinji Fukasaku, Japan 8. The Bride Wore Black (1968) Francois Truffaut, France 9. Teorema (1968) Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy. [I may have seen the English dubbed version] 10. The Boys of Paul Street (1968) Zoltan Fabri, Hungary One Fine Day (1968) Ermano Olmi, Italy The Castle (1968) Rudolf Noetle, Germany Spirits of the Dead (1968) Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, France/Italy Anyone Can Play (1968) Luigi Zampa, Italy. [dubbed] and I’ve also seen … Capricious Summer (1968) Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia Partner (1968) Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy The Hour of the Furnaces (1968) Fernando Solanas, Argentina Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968) Nagasi Oshima, Japan Monsieur Hawarden (1968) Harry Kumel, Belgium
  12. 4 points
    As a woman, all I could say is they would change their mind if that had happened to them at 15 years of age.
  13. 4 points
    Philip Bump‏Verified account@pbump "ABC News has also learned that Cohen is also cooperating with a separate probe by New York state authorities into the inner workings of the Trump family charity and the Trump Organization"
  14. 4 points
    ABC News Politics‏Verified account@ABCPolitics EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen has participated in multiple interview sessions lasting for hours with investigators from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, sources tell @ABC. https://abcn.ws/2DdzfoC
  15. 4 points
    The Daily Beast‏Verified account@thedailybeast French far-right leader Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation https://www.thedailybeast.com/french-far-right-leader-marine-le-pen-ordered-to-undergo-psychiatric-evaluation
  16. 4 points
    At one point heavy metal rocker/movie director Rob Zombie was the host, but I'm not sure how long he lasted. It wasn't too long, and I honestly don't recall any of his intros/outros, although I'm sure I saw a few back then. I enjoyed Sandra Bernhard when she hosted Reel Wild Cinema back in the mid 1990's. It was basically TCM Underground but with commercial breaks and brief interviews. I'm not sure how "camera ready" he is, but Michael Weldon, of The Psychotronic Movie Guide fame, would certainly be an authority on the subject matter. It's a shame Mike Vraney, founder of Something Weird Video, died in 2014. He would have been a good, off-beat host for TCMU.
  17. 4 points
    I'd like to travel back in time to 1933 New York City and hang around the theater where the musical 42nd Street takes place, then travel forward to 1960 Rome and accompany Marcello Mastroianni's character to observe the glitterati in La Dolce Vita. I'm choosing safe places. As much as I love film noir, I don't want to take my chances with a femme fatale.
  18. 4 points
    The Daily Beast‏Verified account@thedailybeast Roy Moore: GOP must "take a stand" and support Brett Kavanaugh https://www.thedailybeast.com/roy-moore-gop-must-take-a-stand-and-support-brett-kavanaugh
  19. 4 points
    Danger!! Death Ray - Scientist Jean Karl Michael invents a death ray, but insists it's for peaceful purposes only. Some bad guys steal the death ray and kidnap the scientist. Enter Bart Fargo (Gordon Scott), super secret agent and friend to all the ladies. The choreography and effects are terrible in this one with the helicopters and submarines very clearly being literal toys. Production wise this is a 3/10 but from enjoyment it's an 8/10. It's just too terrible to pass up. I recommend it.
  20. 4 points
    Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station (1896) Twentieth Century Terror by Night (Sherlock Holmes) Silver Streak Lady on a Train Broadway Limited Terror Train The Lady Vanishes
  21. 4 points
    Two Men in Manhattan (1959) - French noir mystery from Gaumont and writer-director Jean-Pierre Melville. Melville also stars as Moreau, a French reporter in NYC who is tasked one night with finding a missing French United Nations diplomat. Moreau enlists the aid of Delmas (Pierre Grasset), a fellow Frenchman and news photographer with a knowledge of Manhattan's seedier nightspots. Also featuring Christiane Eudes, Ginger Hall, Colette Fleury, Monique Hennessy, Glenda Leigh, Jean Darcante, and Michele Bailly. This low budget effort has cool, jazzy atmosphere to spare. The characters move about the city from Broadway to a cheap stripclub to a smoky jazz bar to Times Square in all of its neon glory. There's quite a bit of NYC location cinematography, and a loose, cynical story that more than makes up for the occasional amateurish performance or cheap set. Melville reminded me a bit of a cleaned up Paul Giamatti. (7/10) Source: FilmStruck
  22. 4 points
    The Cocoanuts The Palm Beach Story Girl Happy Body Heat Matinee The Ghost Goes West Where the Boys Are
  23. 4 points
    Josh Greenman‏Verified accoun@joshgreenman Josh Greenman Retweeted Lindsey Graham Says a senator who kept a vacancy open for more than a year on the chance his party would win the presidency.
  24. 4 points
    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt‏Verified account @NBCNightlyNews 31m31 minutes ago BREAKING: Attorney for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford says in letter to Senate Judiciary chairman that "a full investigation by law enforcement officials" should take place before any hearing on allegation against SCOTUS nominee Judge Kavanaugh. https://nbcnews.to/2QHT5LE
  25. 4 points
    Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) New York Tail Fin Noir A Manhattan press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) and his sleazy climb to the top of the manure pile. With Burt Lancaster, Marin Milner, Susan Harrison, Emile Meyer, Sam Levine, Barbara Nichols, Sam Levine, and Jay Adler. Made by Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions (Vera Cruz, Marty,) and released by United Artists. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick (The Ladykillers) Writing Credits Clifford Odets (screenplay) and Ernest Lehman (screenplay), Ernest Lehman (novella), Alexander Mackendrick (uncredited). The New York Street Cinematography was by James Wong Howe. The Crime Jazz Music was by Elmer Bernstein and also the Chico Hamilton Quartet. Great story great dialog and cinematography. Here's a rare Noir where nobody gets killed. 10/10 Full review with some screen caps here in Film Noir/Gangster.

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