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#1 fredbaetz

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:10 PM

HELLO Mr. Grey... 

 

Sounds like a challenge!

 

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha... To quote Mr. T.. "I pity the fool" who would try. :D 

 

No, it's true.  Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) in Shadow of a Doubt is basically a vampire.  The opening tips us off with that.  Not in the strictest of sense, mind you.  He does cavort in the daytime.  But he's certainly a bloodsucker (widows).  Jack Graham (Macdonald Carey) basically plays "Van Helsing".  Here's the "plague" coming to town.  Notice the shot differences:

 

Now that you put it that way, I totally get it. I think you are drawing a good comparison. He was definitely a monster, to be sure. 

 

How are you related

 

Ha. HOW indeed!! I used to ask myself that question ALL the time (when I was a teenager) :D 

 

More films I have watched

 

I have seen at least a few from your newest batch: 

 

The Story of Mankind (1957    Saw it several years ago. Not a big fan. (to borrow from you.. tedious is a good word, if I am remembering it correctly) 

 

Of Mice and Men (1939)  I have not seen this version, but I saw a more modern one several years ago. Not sure I could handle sitting through the telling of that particular tale all over again.  Once more, I will agree with you (don't get used to it.. ha) "Sad and Dark" are perfect words for it. It is a hard story to watch play out. 

 

Samson and Delilah (1949) Meh. I often like Demille (at least more than some folks) but this particular one is not too high on the list for me. (I do like the big crashing moment at the end.. but hey! That is not because of Demille. He just had good material work from) :D 

 

The Mating Game (1959) Not my MOST favorite Debbie movie.. but I do like it. It's fun. (and funny!) And I like seeing Tony Randall get a chance to be "the hero" usually he plays the "born loser" or the "weasel" :D 

 

The Last Starfighter (1984) It's a good "popcorn" movie. Just sit down and have fun with it.. and then walk away. ha. Can't say it's a "great" movie, but I do enjoy watching it just for fun. Not often, but will pull it out, maybe once every 10 or 15 years. We watched it with the kidteen several months ago. She thought it was a fun story.. but she was NOT impressed with the 80's technology special effects. (ha. she kept comparing it to poor Benny in the Lego Movie.. "Spaceship, spaceship") :D 

 

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) I have only seen this movie one time. (and this is another one that for me would be too hard to watch again. At least that is how I remember it) I really struggled with some of it, anyway.  I agree that Telly Savalas was very sympathetic. But boy.. he was about the only one I remember feeling that way toward. But to be fair.. I really have no strong memory for much of the story (or the characters) I had even forgotten that Thelma was in it. I just remember the impressions that certain parts of the story line gave me (at least with regard to the main character) and that is likely why I was not as much of a fan of this film as others might be. (that and the fact that I am just not too huge on Burt in general, so that might have had some effect on things too.) But the QT is a fan. He's seen it several times. And we DO quote a line from this movie around here once in a while. Every so often, the QT will say "Don't mash him" sometimes when he is handing me something fragile to carry.. ha. In fact that is WHY I saw this movie in the first place, because he used to say that line to me every now and then, and he would say it was from Birdman of Alcatraz.. so then I had to watch it just to hear that line in context.   :D 

 

The Paleface (1948)  Saw this when I was a kid.. I remember thinking it was funny THEN.. but I don't really remember it NOW,  so I honestly can't say why. :D 

 

Superman II (1980) - I've seen most of this film before but never from start to finish.  Terence Stamp is clearly the attraction here.  He's a strong super villain, showing the perfect narcissism that is needed.  Also loved Sarah Douglas and Jack O'Halloran as Zod's (Stamp) comrades.  The film is much more romantic than your typical superhero pic.

 

This film came out my Senior year of highschool and I can remember going to the theater to watch it. (woo.. I am OLD) ha. I can't say Superman II was AS good as the FIRST Superman movie (of this series) but I DID like it well enough. You are right, Zod was menacing (and so were his cohorts) They were probably the best part (for me) The romance  I would have to say was not so big a deal (to me) I liked it better when she did NOT know who he was for sure. (but maybe that is just me) But I think the reason I liked #1 better is I just loved Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor. He MADE that movie for me.. ha. So it was hard for me to get as much enjoyment out of the second movie because I really wanted him to be the main bad guy again. He just wasn't as much fun (to me) in this one.  But I guess as sequels go.. this one lives up ok to the first movie, overall.  I would say if you watch number one and two together.. they match up pretty well. But alas, I made the sad.. so very sad mistake of watching number three. Shoulda stopped at number two. ha. (it went downhill...wwaaaaaaaay, waaaaaaay down hill after that) 

 

RE: your revisit of Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - Kurt Russell playing the "Duke".   Hahahahaha... maybe in some sort of whacked out alternate universe. But hey, if I remember this movie correctly.. THAT is not so far fetched after all. All things considered.   :D 

I was working at a local TV station in L.A. in the mid 70's and directing a interview show called "The Movie makers". Well, Our guest on one show was Irwin Allen. After the interview I went into the studio and the host introduced me to Irwin Allen. He told Allen that I had worked as film consultant on the just released Warner Bros. 50th anniversary albums. Mr. Allen looked at me and said "I though they could have been better".  Not thinking, I replied "I though the same about "The Story of Mankind". Mr. Allen just looked at me, turned and walked away....



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:55 AM

HELLO Mr. Grey... 

 

Sounds like a challenge!

 

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha... To quote Mr. T.. "I pity the fool" who would try. :D 

 

No, it's true.  Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) in Shadow of a Doubt is basically a vampire.  The opening tips us off with that.  Not in the strictest of sense, mind you.  He does cavort in the daytime.  But he's certainly a bloodsucker (widows).  Jack Graham (Macdonald Carey) basically plays "Van Helsing".  Here's the "plague" coming to town.  Notice the shot differences:

 

Now that you put it that way, I totally get it. I think you are drawing a good comparison. He was definitely a monster, to be sure. 

 

How are you related

 

Ha. HOW indeed!! I used to ask myself that question ALL the time (when I was a teenager) :D 

 

More films I have watched

 

I have seen at least a few from your newest batch: 

 

The Story of Mankind (1957    Saw it several years ago. Not a big fan. (to borrow from you.. tedious is a good word, if I am remembering it correctly) 

 

Of Mice and Men (1939)  I have not seen this version, but I saw a more modern one several years ago. Not sure I could handle sitting through the telling of that particular tale all over again.  Once more, I will agree with you (don't get used to it.. ha) "Sad and Dark" are perfect words for it. It is a hard story to watch play out. 

 

Samson and Delilah (1949) Meh. I often like Demille (at least more than some folks) but this particular one is not too high on the list for me. (I do like the big crashing moment at the end.. but hey! That is not because of Demille. He just had good material work from) :D 

 

The Mating Game (1959) Not my MOST favorite Debbie movie.. but I do like it. It's fun. (and funny!) And I like seeing Tony Randall get a chance to be "the hero" usually he plays the "born loser" or the "weasel" :D 

 

The Last Starfighter (1984) It's a good "popcorn" movie. Just sit down and have fun with it.. and then walk away. ha. Can't say it's a "great" movie, but I do enjoy watching it just for fun. Not often, but will pull it out, maybe once every 10 or 15 years. We watched it with the kidteen several months ago. She thought it was a fun story.. but she was NOT impressed with the 80's technology special effects. (ha. she kept comparing it to poor Benny in the Lego Movie.. "Spaceship, spaceship") :D 

 

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) I have only seen this movie one time. (and this is another one that for me would be too hard to watch again. At least that is how I remember it) I really struggled with some of it, anyway.  I agree that Telly Savalas was very sympathetic. But boy.. he was about the only one I remember feeling that way toward. But to be fair.. I really have no strong memory for much of the story (or the characters) I had even forgotten that Thelma was in it. I just remember the impressions that certain parts of the story line gave me (at least with regard to the main character) and that is likely why I was not as much of a fan of this film as others might be. (that and the fact that I am just not too huge on Burt in general, so that might have had some effect on things too.) But the QT is a fan. He's seen it several times. And we DO quote a line from this movie around here once in a while. Every so often, the QT will say "Don't mash him" sometimes when he is handing me something fragile to carry.. ha. In fact that is WHY I saw this movie in the first place, because he used to say that line to me every now and then, and he would say it was from Birdman of Alcatraz.. so then I had to watch it just to hear that line in context.   :D 

 

The Paleface (1948)  Saw this when I was a kid.. I remember thinking it was funny THEN.. but I don't really remember it NOW,  so I honestly can't say why. :D 

 

Superman II (1980) - I've seen most of this film before but never from start to finish.  Terence Stamp is clearly the attraction here.  He's a strong super villain, showing the perfect narcissism that is needed.  Also loved Sarah Douglas and Jack O'Halloran as Zod's (Stamp) comrades.  The film is much more romantic than your typical superhero pic.

 

This film came out my Senior year of highschool and I can remember going to the theater to watch it. (woo.. I am OLD) ha. I can't say Superman II was AS good as the FIRST Superman movie (of this series) but I DID like it well enough. You are right, Zod was menacing (and so were his cohorts) They were probably the best part (for me) The romance  I would have to say was not so big a deal (to me) I liked it better when she did NOT know who he was for sure. (but maybe that is just me) But I think the reason I liked #1 better is I just loved Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor. He MADE that movie for me.. ha. So it was hard for me to get as much enjoyment out of the second movie because I really wanted him to be the main bad guy again. He just wasn't as much fun (to me) in this one.  But I guess as sequels go.. this one lives up ok to the first movie, overall.  I would say if you watch number one and two together.. they match up pretty well. But alas, I made the sad.. so very sad mistake of watching number three. Shoulda stopped at number two. ha. (it went downhill...wwaaaaaaaay, waaaaaaay down hill after that) 

 

RE: your revisit of Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - Kurt Russell playing the "Duke".   Hahahahaha... maybe in some sort of whacked out alternate universe. But hey, if I remember this movie correctly.. THAT is not so far fetched after all. All things considered.   :D 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:44 PM

Woo! Bronxgirl AND Miss Goddess.. this IS a nice (and welcome) surprise!! :) 

 

 


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

Thanks so much, Scottie.  Mom and I are hanging in there.

 

THIS IS THE NIGHT -- Thelma Todd cheating on Cary Grant with Roland Young and Charlie Ruggles??  Sounds like a science fiction film, lol.

 

I don't remember LITTLE GIANT too well and should revisit it, but for me the most unique A&C teaming is THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.  Bud and Lou both play double roles in different centuries.  Marjorie Reynolds is charming as "Mistress Melody" and there are a lot of picturesque moments but then, I'm a sucker for Early American history and ghost stories.

 

HARD, FAST AND BEAUTIFUL reminds me of another Ida Lupino movie, but not as a director -- THE HARD WAY, where Ida plays a frustrated housewife who tries to realize her ambitions through a younger sister.  Same "stage mother" plot in both, but I find HARD, FAST AND BEAUTIFUL pretty trite  I've never seen Claire Trevor give a bad performance but here she's none too subtle and, if I remember correctly, actually arches her eyebrows before every new ruthless machination.

 

I haven't seen the 1935 SHE, but its Hammer remake is very dull.  Christopher Lee is relegated to a rather muted supporting role.  Peter Cushing just seems to be going through the motions.  Ursula Andress is appropriately icy and seductive, but can't act.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:49 PM

The Wheeler Dealers (1963) - Reminiscent of Breakfast for Two.  Not as good, though.  Still, it's hard to dislike James Garner and Lee Remick.

 

 

I like this as a good example of 1960s romantic comedy. I find it a nice break from: Doris Day and Rock Hudson movies. 

 

 

 

The Secret of NIMH (1982) - Quite a strange animated film that proved to be darker than I expected.  I'm still not sure what it was really all about.  But the feel of the film worked for me.  Loved hearing John Carradine as "The Great Owl".  Always love Dom DeLuise.
 

 

I like this movie very much. I feel it is excellent animation and a good story. I feel there is not an allegory or moral which it is "all about". The story has several plotlines weaving in and out. I find it sad that it is often mistaken for a children's movie. I doubt that most young children could follow the events well. It is on my list of movies for which I wish to find a good DVD at reasonable cost.  


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:51 AM

Hello strangers!
Count me as a fan of The Barbarian. I think it's Myrna's most erotic film. It seems inspired from the thrilling silents made by Rudolph Valentino. Capra's Bitter Tea of General Yen and Garbo's Wild Orchids fall into this interesting romantic film type.
A good film to watch --- It's even better in the dark. Don't let the "real" world intrude to really enjoy it.

 

Hello MissGoddess

 

I purposely and cowardly avoided the word "erotic" in my mention of The Barbarian, maybe because it might inspire others to think that it was a baser nature of mine that drew me to the film or that it may have been somehow intrusive to emphasize it. I'm glad you mentioned it because when I first saw it I had thoughts of Wertmuller's Swept Away, although TB pales in comparison. In the latter we get a small taste of that kind of thing whereas SA quite wallowed in it. I count SA as one of the most erotic films ever.

 

Scott, I liked your list and for a change there a few I've seen. Seen but not remembered I saw them way back when they first came out (50s and 60s). But I'm glad you mentioned The Act of Love, a movie I remember thoroughly  enjoying. A revisit is in order. I had forgotten it even existed. The most vivid memory that arises is the spectacle of Dick Van Dyke running in slow motion. I think he was drunk, yes? Hilarious. The movie was consistently funny as I do recall.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:09 AM

That should read "The Glass Wall" not "The High Wall" with Gloria Grahame. I like both films, actually.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:53 PM

More films I have watched:

 

The Wheeler Dealers (1963) - Reminiscent of Breakfast for Two.  Not as good, though.  Still, it's hard to dislike James Garner and Lee Remick.

 

The Widow from Chicago (1930) -- Eddie G's jumping off point for Little Caesar. Not much to it, though. Alice White is the focus.

 

Swamp Water (1941) - Jean Ford.  That's Renoir mixing his sensibilities with John Ford's.  It's mostly good.  The cast is stellar.  It's the Ford players (John Carradine, Ward Bond, Russell Simpson, Mae Marsh) meeting Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Dana Andrews, and Anne Baxter.  Brennan is top-notch.

 

She (1965) - A pale comparison to the 1935 film version, which is wonderful.  Even the presence of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing couldn't elevate this Hammer production.

 

Fathom (1967) - Ludicrous fun with Raquel Welch in a Bond knock-off flick.  It's very "60s" fun.  Check out the clothes for Raquel.  And the bathing suits!

 

In Society (1944) - I'm looking to watch all of Abbott & Costello's films, so their presence is fairly heavy in what I'm watching.  This one is more "Three Stooges" than A&C.  I love the Stooges but it doesn't work as well with Bud and Lou.  Still, it's a decent pic.

 

Romance in Manhattan (1935) - A later film that reminded me of this was The High Wall with Gloria Grahame.  It's about an illegal immigrant who jumps ship in NYC to avoid deportation.  In the Gloria role is a lovely Ginger Rogers.  The later film has more of a kick. This one is softer.

 

The Defiant Ones (1958) - A very "Stanley Kramer" pic.  I like Kramer but he sometimes shoves story aside for social commentary.  This can cause his films to lag some.  After a cold start with Tony Curtis, I'm warming up to him.  I'll be looking to watch more Sidney this year.  I like him.  He's terrific, here.

 

Trapeze (1956) - I avoided this film for a while because the subject matter didn't really attract me.  Good thing Burt Lancaster is the star, because he's sensational.  Yep, this is Burt and Tony Curtis before the acidic NYC journey to come.  Loved Gina Lollobrigida.

 

The Story of Mankind (1957) - Tedious film despite the wonderful set-up of Ronald Colman battling Vincent Price (Mr. Scratch) in a celestial court about Mankind.  All-Star film with small historical bits for each.  Groucho is funny, as usual.

 

Of Mice and Men (1939) - Very impressed by this sad, dark film.  Lon Chaney, Jr. puts on a show.  I haven't see Betty Field this way before.  Quite a turn.  Roman Bohnen ("Candy") was the best, to me.

 

The Pick-Up Artist (1987) - Very much a 30s picture dressed in 80s clothing.  I really enjoyed it.  Quite a surprise.

 

Shootout at Medicine Bend (1957) - An underrated western that's quite entertaining.  It features comedy and good suspense.  Randolph Scott, James Garner, and Gordon Jones go undercover as Quakers to figure out who raided their town  Their search ends up in Medicine Bend.

 

Samson and Delilah (1949) - Not as bad as I expected it to be.  DeMille surprises me by making the film out to be a doomed romance.  And that worked for me.  The relationship between Samson (Victor Mature) and Delilah (Hedy Lamarr) is rather similar to "Rhett and Scarlett".

 

How Sweet It Is! (1968) - A fun romp that features an oversexed James Garner and Debbie Reynolds behaving naughtily.  They are parents of a teen boy and make some assumptions about him and other teens based on their own paranoia, making this a generational comedy... somewhat.  But, oh, Debbie Reynolds!  Never saw her more sexy.

 

The Mating Game (1959) - More Debbie.  Here she's the feisty but cute farm girl.  Basically an extension of "Tammy". Love Paul Douglas in this pic.  My kind of guy.  And it's impossible not to like stuffy Tony Randall.

 

Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) - More Bud and Lou.  This one is also middle-of-the-road, which still makes it good.  The surreal?  Seeing Lou play basketball... as a girl.  Crazy!

 

Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943) - Painful.  Turn-of-the-20th-Century musicals sure ain't my thing.  It's basically "A Star Is Born" with a happy ending.

 

Judge Hardy's Children (1938) - I've started watching "Andy Hardy".  It's off to a poor start.  This definitely feels like the first television sitcom, at least.

 

The Last Starfighter (1984) - Sci-fi 80s cheese at its finest.  It's more sweet than involving.

 

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) - I kept putting this film off because I do not go for prison flicks.  It's such a limiting world.  Well, this one is different.  Once the birdies showed up, I was interested.  Loved seeing and hearing the birds.  Can't say many people were likable in this, including darling Thelma Ritter!  Telly Savalas was one of the few that was sympathetic. Great looking film.  John Frankenheimer is an excellent director.

 

The Act of Love (1965) - A pleasant surprise!  Dick Van Dyke and James Garner in a goofball comedy directed by Norman Jewison.  Van Dyke is given free reign and he puts on a comedic show.  Angie Dickinson has a recurring bit that kills me.  Plus there's "guillotine!".

 

Thanks for the Memory (1938) - A rather mundane comedy from Bob Hope. Shockingly.  It's basically a "Mr. Mom" for Bob... minus his being a father.

 

The Paleface (1948)  - I never thought I'd see someone upstage Bob Hope, but Jane Russell does in this.  She's amazing!  She has a "Gilda" quality to her.

 

Silver Streak (1976) - A Hitchcock film with Hope & Crosby.  Yeah, it's really good.  And it's more action/suspense than comedy.  That really surprised me.  Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor are such an underrated comedic team.

 

Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) - Oh, Ida.  I was very disappointed in this tennis picture.  It's basically Claire Trevor's "The Little Foxes".  It just never comes off.

 

This Is the Night (1932) - A racy pre-code with a messy, comedic situation.  Cary Grant is married to Thelma Todd whose lover is Roland Young and whose liason is Charlie Ruggles.  Enter Lili Damita, who quickly catches the eye of Cary.

 

Rampage (1963) - A rather ridiculous film that attempts to be The Macomber Affair.  Robert Mitchum is the "trapper", Jack Hawkins is the "hunter", and the prey is Elsa Martinelli.  Yeah, Elsa is back with the "animals".

 

Bengazi (1955) - Richard Conte and Victor McLaglen seek gold in a Sahara mosque.  The only problem is, so do others.  The film has a bit of a "Lost Patrol" feel... minus the great psychological study.

 

Torchy Blane... Playing with Dynamite (1939) - The last in the "Torchy" series finds Jane Wyman playing "Torchy" and Allen Jenkins playing "Steve".  And they are good.  The story has a nice "Torchy" feel.  You get wonderful comedy from Gahagan (Tom Kennedy) and a good crime story.  It's a good swan song.

 

Little Giant (1946) - Without a doubt, the most unique Abbott & Costello that I've seen.  Bud and Lou are not paired together.  Instead, Lou is a greenhorn salesman and Bud plays his boss... twice over.  Yep, it's a dual role for Bud.  The film starts slow but the comedy picks up and the emotion is rather excellent.  Very surprising.

 

The Secret of NIMH (1982) - Quite a strange animated film that proved to be darker than I expected.  I'm still not sure what it was really all about.  But the feel of the film worked for me.  Loved hearing John Carradine as "The Great Owl".  Always love Dom DeLuise.

 

Pepe (1960) - A three-hour "All-Star" pic about the journey of a guy to get his horse back?  I kept putting this one off.  Well, I was wrong to do so.  It's such a fun, loving film.  It's basically Around the World in Eighty Days with heart.  Shirley Jones is lovely in this. Debbie Reynolds has a funny bit.  Judy Garland sings a song.  Although she's not in the film.  The Rat Pack cracks jokes.  Eddie G. stirs the pot.  And Maurice Chevalier sings AND dances.  Lots of good vibes.

 

Polly of the Circus (1932) - A sassy Marion Davies challenges the reverend... Clark Gable?  Uh-huh.  Funny and sweet to start, with a dramatic turn in the second half.

 

13 Rue Madeleine (1946) - Henry Hathaway is back with another espionage docu-drama.  James Cagney is our lead and he certainly brings some needed energy to the dry proceedings.  The first half is predictably slow and boring.  The second half kicks into gear.  The ending was a surprise.

 

Superman II (1980) - I've seen most of this film before but never from start to finish.  Terence Stamp is clearly the attraction here.  He's a strong super villain, showing the perfect narcissism that is needed.  Also loved Sarah Douglas and Jack O'Halloran as Zod's (Stamp) comrades.  The film is much more romantic than your typical superhero pic.

 

7th Cavalry (1956) - A disappointing Randolph Scott western.  Scott leads a hodge-podge group of volunteers into Sioux territory to retrieve the bodies from Little Big Horn, namely General Custer.

 

Revisits

 

Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - Kurt Russell playing the "Duke".

Slap Shot (1977) - The Wild Bunch of hockey.  I didn't realize that until this viewing.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:55 PM

Hello strangers!
Count me as a fan of The Barbarian. I think it's Myrna's most erotic film. It seems inspired from the thrilling silents made by Rudolph Valentino. Capra's Bitter Tea of General Yen and Garbo's Wild Orchids fall into this interesting romantic film type.
A good film to watch --- It's even better in the dark. Don't let the "real" world intrude to really enjoy it.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:22 PM

Nice to see you, Bronxie!  I hope all is well.

 

Bonjour, SansFin -- My insignificant other discovered a review describing the main character as: 'orphaned mute vampire.' He wished to find and watch it so as to ascertain how many adjectives/tropes/stereotypes were truly heaped into that one character. I liked it more than he did. "Trashy fun" is a wonderful description. I admit that I have a fondness for camp French surrealism and examples are relatively rare.

 

We all have our "weaknesses". :D

 

Hola, Lafitte -- Not at all. The move doesn't phase me. I am indifferent about it. I did, however, vote against financing the proposed new stadium. When the Chargers were not in contention, I lost all interest. When they were good and in the playoffs I was intensely interested and very serious about it and when they lost the crucial games I actually suffered (in that way we do in sports). I will never get over the 2006 loss to the Patriots (both teams had first-round byes) and the subsequent firing of Schottenheimer. Sad thinking over the history of the franchise. One Superbowl ('94) and they lost it. I do feel a sadness. The Chargers are now back where they started. The first year of their existence, they were the Los Angeles Chargers.

 

Ohhhh, many of my favorite teams resemble the Chargers.  I "waste" lots of energy on them, too.  I often ask myself why.  Sports diehards (me) are idiotic.

 

I should have said miniseries. DVDs that were originally shown on television. They have proliferated mightily in the last 10 years or so. I'm zoned into BBC productions but I get out into the real world sometimes and take in the kitschy stuff as well.

 

That seems to be a favorite zone for many on the TCM board.  Can't say that I've ever got into them.

 

Do you publish your reviews on the site? I haven't thoroughly navigated LETTERBOXD yet so I don't know. I can see your imprint as your fave film has been SS as long as I can remember here ... and so there it is, in the top spot. I would fain know my ultimate preference but it seems destined to remain undetermined.

 

I got burned out on writing reviews.  I prefer discussion versus reviews.  I enjoy talking to people versus talking at them.  But it's difficult to make that work, at times.

 

Incidentally, The Accused reminds me of another film I would see soon if I could, The Barbarian (1933), similar in the way that we have another of our beloved good girls finding herself in an unusual-for-her-persona predicament. Myrna Loy is an English woman who is abducted by the eponymous rascal (Ramon Navarro) and is treated none to well as they travel together over desert sands. Nothing heinous, but English ladies have dignity. She shouldn't be made to roll in the dirt on the whim of a captor :-O. Myrna wasn't established at this time but we know of course the persona to be. Myrna has an arresting bathing scene in that film that I believe is on youtube. I looked on youtube for the whole movie and see that there is going to be a live streaming of The Barbarian on June 17. I didn't know they did that sort of thing.

 

I noticed the "live streaming" at YouTube just last week.  I've never done such a thing.  I have The Barbarian recorded, so I shall watch it.  I love Myrna.

 

How do, Ma Stone -- Ha.. maybe it is one of those things like "greatness" You know.. some are born slobs, some achieve slobhood.. and others have slobbery thrust upon them?? No wait.. that doesn't work.. well, not exactly. ha. Or maybe it DOES.
 
I'd say I have achieved it.  Woohoo!
 
HA!! Just let them try. If they even get NEAR me with that scrub brush, I could make Veta look like a walk in the PARK! :D

 

Sounds like a challenge!

 

Well, it is a vampire pic, so after hours works!

 

???????????????????? (Shadow of a Doubt???????) Well... that Uncle Charlie guy IS pretty creepy.. ha. Or did  you accidentally mix your reply to me with  your reply to SF?) 

 

No, it's true.  Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) in Shadow of a Doubt is basically a vampire.  The opening tips us off with that.  Not in the strictest of sense, mind you.  He does cavort in the daytime.  But he's certainly a bloodsucker (widows).  Jack Graham (Macdonald Carey) basically plays "Van Helsing".  Here's the "plague" coming to town.  Notice the shot differences:

 

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I am not surprised (too much) that you liked this one. But I WAS surprised you liked this (and BeetleJuice) so much. (that they were you favorites among all those classics you recently watched as well)

 

I'm big on the 80s.  The classics represent who I am today, more so.  The 80s represents my youth.

 

Ha.. NOT. I was being kind. I really hated that movie if you want to know. (but my younger brothers loved it)   :D

 

How are you related? :P

 

Yeah, I know. Still can't say I liked it much. The creepy villain was just too.. creepy. And those alligators.. or were they crocodiles. Whatever. I stand by the "meh" ha.  

 

Creepy is good, though!



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:56 PM

Hello Mr. Grey.
 
That's why I choose to be a slob.
 
Ha.. maybe it is one of those things like "greatness" You know.. some are born slobs, some achieve slobhood.. and others have slobbery thrust upon them?? No wait.. that doesn't work.. well, not exactly. ha. Or maybe it DOES. 
 

 

You need a good scrubbing!

 

HA!! Just let them try. If they even get NEAR me with that scrub brush, I could make Veta look like a walk in the PARK! :D

 

Well, it is a vampire pic, so after hours works!

 

???????????????????? (Shadow of a Doubt???????) Well... that Uncle Charlie guy IS pretty creepy.. ha. Or did  you accidentally mix your reply to me with  your reply to SF?) 

 

Attempting to average two new classics a day through March.  Then my time goes away.

 

Woo.. yeah. That is a WHOLE lotta movie watching. But if anyone could do it, it'd be you, sir. Wowsa. 

 

 

It is a fun pic.  Winona made me laugh.  Burton mixes sweet with vulgar.

 

That's a great way to say it. It seems to be his method (at least for a lot of his films) Though to be honest, I have only seen just a few. Most of his stuff is too.. um.. uh.. bizarre for my movie watching tastes, ha. I did also like Batman (the first one, with Micheal Keaton. (Jack Nicholson was really good as the Joker) 

 

An American Werewolf in London (1981)   

 

That was funny!  Certainly memorable.  Loved the feel of the film.  The opening is excellent.

 

I am not surprised (too much) that  you liked this one. But I WAS surprised you liked this (and BeetleJuice) so much. (that they were you favorites among all those classics you recently watched as well)

 

I'd say it's Rod Steiger's best performance.  Love the intermixing of the Nazi concentration camps with NYC.  Brilliant.

 

Well to be fair.. I would really have to watch it all over again to comment TOO much more. I do remember what you are referring to (about the intermixing of the concentration camps with NYC) but mostly I just remember that ending.. Agh! But I was in college when I watched this.. ha.. and we saw it in class over a couple of days, so mostly I remember just not liking it as much as some of  the others we viewed in that class, and just being glad when it was OVER!! ha. 

 

The Accused (1949) 

 

It's hard to track down.  I don't believe TCM has played it.  Or if they did, it was a while ago.  I had to get the DVD to view it.  

 

Ok then.. it must have been some other film that I looked into, because whatever it was.. I THINK TCM showed it recently.. at least in the last month, and I was not able to catch it. Wish I could remember what it was. (but alas.. I am old and very forgetful these days) 

 

The Bad News Bears (1976)  (meh)

 

Blasphemous!

 

Ha.. NOT. I was being kind. I really hated that movie if you want to know. (but my younger brothers loved it)   :D

 

The Rescuers (1977)  (meh) 

 

Hey!  Sweet Bob and Eva!

 

Yeah, I know. Still can't say I liked it much. The creepy villain was just too.. creepy. And those alligators.. or were they crocodiles. Whatever. I stand by the "meh" ha.  

 

So of your lists.. do you have any new favorites? And for the ones I have not seen, what do you recommend?

 

The hidden gem is Four Hours to Kill!, which is on YouTube.  It's more of a JackFavell flick because it's similar to Union Depot.  It has one of the better endings I have seen from that era.

 

I have not seen either movie but I looked up the one you watched (FHTK) and am glad to hear it is on youtube.  I may have to see if I can get to it soon (I hope) but probably will not be able until at least later next week . (alas this coming week is already filling up faster than I like to think) 


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 03:58 AM

Bonjour, Lafitte - Are you still a Chargers fan after the move?  I'm not a fan of it, of course.

 

Not at all. The move doesn't phase me. I am indifferent about it. I did, however, vote against financing the proposed new stadium. When the Chargers were not in contention, I lost all interest. When they were good and in the playoffs I was intensely interested and very serious about it and when they lost the crucial games I actually suffered (in that way we do in sports). I will never get over the 2006 loss to the Patriots (both teams had first-round byes) and the subsequent firing of Schottenheimer. Sad thinking over the history of the franchise. One Superbowl ('94) and they lost it. I do feel a sadness. The Chargers are now back where they started. The first year of their existence, they were the Los Angeles Chargers.

 

What shows?  It seems like many are watching television shows.  I'm the opposite.  I'm sports and movies.  That's it.

 

I should have said miniseries. DVDs that were originally shown on television. They have proliferated mightily in the last 10 years or so. I'm zoned into BBC productions but I get out into the real world sometimes and take in the kitschy stuff as well.

 

Do you publish your reviews on the site? I haven't thoroughly navigated LETTERBOXD yet so I don't know. I can see your imprint as your fave film has been SS as long as I can remember here ... and so there it is, in the top spot. I would fain know my ultimate preference but it seems destined to remain undetermined.

 

Incidentally, The Accused reminds me of another film I would see soon if I could, The Barbarian (1933), similar in the way that we have another of our beloved good girls finding herself in an unusual-for-her-persona predicament. Myrna Loy is an English woman who is abducted by the eponymous rascal (Ramon Navarro) and is treated none to well as they travel together over desert sands. Nothing heinous, but English ladies have dignity. She shouldn't be made to roll in the dirt on the whim of a captor :-O. Myrna wasn't established at this time but we know of course the persona to be. Myrna has an arresting bathing scene in that film that I believe is on youtube. I looked on youtube for the whole movie and see that there is going to be a live streaming of The Barbarian on June 17. I didn't know they did that sort of thing.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:53 PM

Hola, SansFin -- It is a French film by: Jean Rollin who was France's answer to: Roger Corman in that he made low-budget horror movies. Surrealism and nudity are staples of his movies. This movie is of a clothing-challenged orphaned mute vampire being studied so that an industrialist can learn the secret of immortality. His son interferes and falls in love with her. 

 

Sounds like trashy fun. You watch some interesting films. :D

 

 

My insignificant other discovered a review describing the main character as: 'orphaned mute vampire.' He wished to find and watch it so as to ascertain how many adjectives/tropes/stereotypes were truly heaped into that one character. I liked it more than he did. "Trashy fun" is a wonderful description. I admit that I have a fondness for camp French surrealism and examples are relatively rare.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:28 PM

Hola, SansFin -- It is a French film by: Jean Rollin who was France's answer to: Roger Corman in that he made low-budget horror movies. Surrealism and nudity are staples of his movies. This movie is of a clothing-challenged orphaned mute vampire being studied so that an industrialist can learn the secret of immortality. His son interferes and falls in love with her. 

 

Sounds like trashy fun. You watch some interesting films. :D

 

I display my credentials as a staid traditionalist by stating: Frankenstein. He taps into primal fears. He displays also how far from ideal a first creation can be and reminds us that even God had to have a do-over to create a perfect human.

 

Excellent choice.  He would be second for me.  Although I do have an affinity for the Wolf Man.  The Mummy is my favorite Universal monster.  The slow, painful, scary walk of love.

 

The movies you have watched of recent are quite eclectic. I do not discern a theme nor a trend in the list.

 

I basically pick a performer, director, writer, or cinematographer and watch something from their filmography.  I also watch an equal amount of films from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.  It keeps me from getting into comfort zones too much.  Also, some are suggested films from Butterscotch and Miss G.

 

The ones which I like very much are:

 

Men Are Not Gods (1936) - Rather interesting film.  I was quite surprised by it.  A precursor to A Double Life.

 
5 Steps to Danger (1956) - Kind of a hodge-podge film noir with WWII aftershocks.  The pairing of Sterling Hayden and Ruth Roman was very different.
 
The Fatal Hour (1940)
Phantom of Chinatown (1940) - I'd say the Mr. Wong pics are the weakest when compared with Chan and Moto.  Still, I enjoy seeing Boris Karloff.  Even though, he's basically playing himself, it seems.  Phantom of Chinatown was wonderful because it had Keye Luke in the lead.
 
The Italian Job (1969) - I had to watch it twice because I didn't get it after the first viewing.  Once I realized it was satire, it played much better.
 
Walk Don't Run (1966) - I didn't know it was a remake of More the Merrier until right before viewing it.  Definitely lesser than the original, but still entertaining.
 
An American Werewolf in London (1981) - I was impressed by this one.  Love the mix of horror and comedy.
 
The Vikings (1958) - More visually interesting than story.
 
 
How do, Quiet Gal -- HELLO Mr. Grey.  I don't have ANY room to talk about poor housekeeping ha. We did a BIG day of cleaning only just over a week ago. And well.. alas.. you couldn't tell it NOW. ha. I am sure this weekend we will dive back into the fray once more. Cleaning.. bah. It's a never ending thing. 
 
That's why I choose to be a slob. :D

 

Ha.. well. I am going to say.. "restful" but to be honest, I try to stay AWAY from the rest. I am too afraid they will latch on to me and try to put me in the tub. :D

 

You need a good scrubbing!

 

Meanwhile.. the kidteen had not ever seen this one. So it was FUN to watch it with her for the first time. She really enjoyed it. 

 

Kudos to her!

 

Oh yeah. Certainly  one of my fave (if not MOST fave) Hitchcock movies ever. What's not to love. It really does just have to be watched, whenever it comes on. It is just that good. It came on late this time (as I recall) Or maybe I was just really tired and it FELT late..  ha. But whatever the case,  I practically had to tape my eyelids open to watch it.. but it was well worth the blurry eyes the next day just to get a chance to see it again.

 

Well, it is a vampire pic, so after hours works!

 

Good grief man.. all those movies in ONE month. Ha.. that was not a gorge.. it was a feeding frenzy. :D

 

Attempting to average two new classics a day through March.  Then my time goes away.

 

Working Girl (1988)  meh.. not a huge favorite.. but I did enjoy Siguorney Weaver. ("I am after all.. me.") :D

 

Yeah, can't say I liked this "chick flick".

 

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)  (hate it. Are you surprised?) :D

 

Ha!  I didn't love it but I liked it.

 

Beetlejuice (1988)  (I have seen this movie.. um.. way more times than I would EVER admit. but to be honest.. I won't call it a favorite, but I do have to admit, it was fun.) 

 

It is a fun pic.  Winona made me laugh.  Burton mixes sweet with vulgar.

 

An American Werewolf in London (1981)  I am no big fan of big scary awful bloody movies like this.. but I DID like this one. ha. At least as far as I could stand to watch it. ha. I loved the decomposing friend giving him advice all the way through the story. (That was probably my favorite part) 

 

That was funny!  Certainly memorable.  Loved the feel of the film.  The opening is excellent.

 

The Pawnbroker (1964) Watched this a LONNNGGG time ago in a college film literature class.. I mostly remember that I just wish I hadn't. :D

 

It's really good!  I'd say it's Rod Steiger's best performance.  Love the intermixing of the Nazi concentration camps with NYC.  Brilliant.

 

The Accused (1949)  I looked this one up.. it sounds like one I was checking into a while back.. but I don't think I saw it.. but I could be wrong.

 

It's hard to track down.  I don't believe TCM has played it.  Or if they did, it was a while ago.  I had to get the DVD to view it.

 

The Bad News Bears (1976)  (meh)

 

Blasphemous!

 

The Rescuers (1977)  (meh) 

 

Hey!  Sweet Bob and Eva!

 

So of your lists.. do you have any new favorites? And for the ones I have not seen, what do you recommend?

 

I'd say An American Werewolf in London and Beetlejuice were the two films I liked the most.  The Pawnbroker and Super Fly are up there.  The hidden gem is Four Hours to Kill!, which is on YouTube.  It's more of a JackFavell flick because it's similar to Union Depot.  It has one of the better endings I have seen from that era.

 

I'd say Men Are Not Gods and It's Always Fair Weather were the surprises for me.

 

 

Bonjour, Lafitte - Are you still a Chargers fan after the move?  I'm not a fan of it, of course.

 

Hello FrankGrimes et al, I write to disabuse myself of the notion that you reviewed Shadow of a Doubt some time back and distinctly did not like it. You panned it, in fact. It's possible that a movie with a similar title might be the one and that I am mistaken. No biggie, of course, just curious.

 

Ha!  No, that wasn't me.  It's a big favorite of mine.  It's top ten Hitch and top 100 overall for me:

 

https://letterboxd.c...fred-hitchcock/

 

https://letterboxd.c...e-classic-film/

 

I saw The Accused ('49) on AMC back in the day and was taken by it. The sexual tension between a student and the usually proper Loretta was a surprise. Much of the rest of the film is a blur or not mentioned to avoid a spoiler. I have variously searched this film and concluded that it was simply rare or hard to get. After your mention I see it can be purchased but not on Netf nor youtube.

 

You are correct on all accounts.  It's a rather shocking film and a good role for Loretta Young.  It hearkens back to a 30s film of hers: The Unguarded Hour.  And it's true, it's an elusive film.  It was one of the last of the quintessential film noir list of 250 at They Shoot Pictures that I needed to see.  TCM never aired it.  But it finally came to DVD late last year.

 

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Your prolific viewing habits are impressive, you must do 1-2 a day at least.

 

Yes, I'm hoping to average two new classics a day in the winter. Basically, through March.

 

You used to publish capsule reviews on here a bunch of the time which indicates that you are not just piling up the numbers (numbers for numbers sake) but really taking them in, so incisive your reviews are.

 

Thank you.  Yeah, I ran out of energy writing.  I decided just to watch.

 

I have immersed myself of late in television shows and BBC movies (or the like) which are perennial faves of mine, though I have indulged in some of the more kitchy muliple-seasoned story arcs as well. These last are vaguely, guilty pleasures, but pleasures they can be.

 

What shows?  It seems like many are watching television shows.  I'm the opposite.  I'm sports and movies.  That's it.

 

I doubt I am a full-fledged Rambler of the kind that occupy these pages but I can join the fray on occasion and do have a penchant for the more elaborate takes on the subject matter.

 

Of course you are!

 

A hearty Ahoy to the three of you in what I hope may augur in a Ramble Redux. I'm fired up about The Accused, if I can find it. I'm not a collector so I probably won't purchase it. I should get back to the Classics, come on laffite.

 

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:36 PM

Hello FrankGrimes et al, I write to disabuse myself of the notion that you reviewed Shadow of a Doubt some time back and distinctly did not like it. You panned it, in fact. It's possible that a movie with a similar title might be the one and that I am mistaken. No biggie, of course, just curious.

 

I saw The Accused ('49) on AMC back in the day and was taken by it. The sexual tension between a student and the usually proper Loretta was a surprise. Much of the rest of the film is a blur or not mentioned to avoid a spoiler. I have variously searched this film and concluded that it was simply rare or hard to get. After your mention I see it can be purchased but not on Netf nor youtube.

 

Your prolific viewing habits are impressive, you must do 1-2 a day at least. You used to publish capsule reviews on here a bunch of the time which indicates that you are not just piling up the numbers (numbers for numbers sake) but really taking them in, so incisive your reviews are.

 

I have immersed myself of late in television shows and BBC movies (or the like) which are perennial faves of mine, though I have indulged in some of the more kitchy muliple-seasoned story arcs as well. These last are vaguely, guilty pleasures, but pleasures they can be.

 

I doubt I am a full-fledged Rambler of the kind that occupy these pages but I can join the fray on occasion and do have a penchant for the more elaborate takes on the subject matter.

 

Fun to see this thread get a long and overdue bump.

 

A hearty Ahoy to the three of you in what I hope may augur in a Ramble Redux. I'm fired up about The Accused, if I can find it. I'm not a collector so I probably won't purchase it. I should get back to the Classics, come on laffite.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:58 PM

Howdy, Quiet Gal -- Who lets this house get so dirty, after all?

 

HELLO Mr. Grey.  I don't have ANY room to talk about poor housekeeping ha. We did a BIG day of cleaning only just over a week ago. And well.. alas.. you couldn't tell it NOW. ha. I am sure this weekend we will dive back into the fray once more. Cleaning.. bah. It's a never ending thing. 

 

Harvey, eh?  How are things at the Rest? 

 

Ha.. well. I am going to say.. "restful" but to be honest, I try to stay AWAY from the rest. I am too afraid they will latch on to me and try to put me in the tub. :D 

 

Meanwhile.. the kidteen had not ever seen this one. So it was FUN to watch it with her for the first time. She really enjoyed it. 

 

Love Shadow of a Doubt.

 

Oh yeah. Certainly  one of my fave (if not MOST fave) Hitchcock movies ever. What's not to love. It really does just have to be watched, whenever it comes on. It is just that good. It came on late this time (as I recall) Or maybe I was just really tired and it FELT late..  ha. But whatever the case,  I practically had to tape my eyelids open to watch it.. but it was well worth the blurry eyes the next day just to get a chance to see it again. 

 

The winter months provide me with time to gorge on films.  I've watched plenty this month, already:

 

Good grief man.. all those movies in ONE month. Ha.. that was not a gorge.. it was a feeding frenzy. :D 

 

First-Time Watches

 

Believe it or not, I have actually SEEN a few of these (though I do confess.. most of the ones I have seen would be 80's movies) The ones on your list that I am sure I have seen 

 

Working Girl (1988)  meh.. not a huge favorite.. but I did enjoy Siguorney Weaver. ("I am after all.. me.") :D 

 

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)  (hate it. Are you surprised?) :D 

 

Beetlejuice (1988)  (I have seen this movie.. um.. way more times than I would EVER admit. but to be honest.. I won't call it a favorite, but I do have to admit, it was fun.) 

 

An American Werewolf in London (1981)  I am no big fan of big scary awful bloody movies like this.. but I DID like this one. ha. At least as far as I could stand to watch it. ha. I loved the decomposing friend giving him advice all the way through the story. (That was probably my favorite part) 

 

The Pawnbroker (1964) Watched this a LONNNGGG time ago in a college film literature class.. I mostly remember that I just wish I hadn't. :D 

 

 

I MAY have also seen these three.. but would have to really check them out to be sure. 

The Old Acquaintance (1943)

A Man Alone (1955)

It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

 

 

The Accused (1949)  I looked this one up.. it sounds like one I was checking into a while back.. but I don't think I saw it.. but I could be wrong. 

 

Out of your  Revisits I have seen: 

The Bad News Bears (1976)  (meh) 

Rocky (1976)  (yay!!!!!!! this is one of my all time favorites, as you well know) 

Murder by Death (1976)  (Fun.. but not fabulous. Alec Guiness and Nancy Walker were my favorite part) 

The Rescuers (1977)  (meh) 

 

So of your lists.. do you have any new favorites? And for the ones I have not seen, what do you recommend? 


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:00 AM

I thank you for your kind words.

 

The "Nude Vampire"?  What is that?

 

 

It is a French film by: Jean Rollin who was France's answer to: Roger Corman in that he made low-budget horror movies. Surrealism and nudity are staples of his movies. This movie is of a clothing-challenged orphaned mute vampire being studied so that an industrialist can learn the secret of immortality. His son interferes and falls in love with her. 

 

 

 

If you had to pick one Universal monster as your favorite, who would you select?  I'm not asking favorite film, but monster.

 

 

I display my credentials as a staid traditionalist by stating: Frankenstein. He taps into primal fears. He displays also how far from ideal a first creation can be and reminds us that even God had to have a do-over to create a perfect human.

 

The movies you have watched of recent are quite eclectic. I do not discern a theme nor a trend in the list. The ones which I like very much are:

 

Men Are Not Gods (1936)

5 Steps to Danger (1956)
The Fatal Hour (1940)
Phantom of Chinatown (1940)
The Italian Job (1969)
Walk Don't Run (1966)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Vikings (1958)

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:24 PM

Hi, SansFin -- Of course you're a "Rambler"!  You watch lots of diverse pictures and bring great insight.  And you have a good sense of humor.

 

No cable?  That's a kick in the pants!  That would most affect me with sports and recording TCM.  My personal film library is ridiculous, so I'd have plenty of options to hold me over... forever.

 

Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)

Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1975)

Africa Screams (1949)

Black Sunday (1960)

The Nude Vampire (1970)

Pygmalion (1938)

The Inspector General (1959)

 

That's quite a mix!  The "Nude Vampire"?  What is that?  Africa Screams is on my "hit" list.  I expect to watch it in a couple months.  I'm looking to watch all of Abbott and Costello. I love Creature from the Black Lagoon.  And I also go for The Kentucky Fried Movie.  Love ZAZ.

 

If you had to pick one Universal monster as your favorite, who would you select?  I'm not asking favorite film, but monster.

 

Howdy, Quiet Gal -- Who lets this house get so dirty, after all?

 

Harvey, eh?  How are things at the Rest?  Love Shadow of a Doubt.

 

The winter months provide me with time to gorge on films.  I've watched plenty this month, already:

 

First-Time Watches

 

City Girl (1930)

Westworld (1973)

Timbuktu (1958)

One Million B.C. (1940)

Men Are Not Gods (1936)

5 Steps to Danger (1956)

Working Girl (1988)

The Fatal Hour (1940)

The Fireball (1950)

Sergeants 3 (1962)

Doomed to Die (1940)

Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

The Crooked Road (1965)

The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Storm Center (1956)

The North Star (1943)

The Thrill of It All (1963)

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

An American Tragedy (1931)

The Golden Hawk (1952)

Super Fly (1972)

The Iron Sheriff (1957)

Ten Days to Tulara (1958)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

The Accused (1949)

Wise Girl (1937)

The Old Acquaintance (1943)

The Italian Job (1969)

No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Walk Don't Run (1966)

Storm Fear (1955)

Pardon My Sarong (1942)

A Man Alone (1955)

The Keyhole (1933)

I Found Stella Parish (1935)

The Pawnbroker (1964)

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)

Do Not Disturb (1965)

The Feathered Serpent (1948)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

The Vikings (1958)

Frenchman's Creek (1944)

A Family Affair (1937)

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

You're Only Young Once (1937)

Run of the Arrow (1957)

Four Hours to Kill! (1935)

It Ain't Hay (1943)

The Running Man (1963)

 

Revisits

 

The Bad News Bears (1976)

Rocky (1976)

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Murder by Death (1976)

The Rescuers (1977)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:30 PM

So what have you watched lately, Ramblers

 

Wait... what?? WHO is this stranger emerging from the shadows about us??  Here.. let me brush some of the DUST off of this thread for you.. ha. :D

 

Nice to see you out and about Grey Dude. Hope the New Year is treating you well. :)

 

To answer your question, the sad truth is.. not much. Too many irons in the fire, the last few weeks. I HAVE been able to watch a few old favorites here and there (the only ones that come to mind off the top of my head would be Shadow of a Doubt, Harvey, Johnny Belinda... maybe a few others too)  But not anything new, alas.

 

We did go see Rogue One at the theater a couple of weeks ago. That's about it for moving watching, of late. 

 

And you, sir??  






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