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#21 film lover 293

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 04:58 AM

"1941" (1979)--Spielberg's comedy of destruction and chaos has aged fairly well.  I enjoyed this rewatch.  Film is loud and unsubtle, but there are funny moments all the way through the film.  John Belushi as a gonzo pilot, Christopher Lee as a Nazi officer feuding with the Japanese officers on a lost Japanese submarine are especially good.  The jitterbug contest that turns into a brawl was my favorite scene.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:08 AM

Just finished watching "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" (1979).  First time I saw it, I saw it right after "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972).  The idiocies of the plot weren't as glaring this  time.  Still, there are things to watch for, like stairs that are right side up, a bed, table and lamp and bookshelves that are right side up, etc.  I couldn't believe how many little details were messed up by the continuity staff.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:11 PM

Sleeping Beauty, which SpeedRacer also recently watched. I wish I had understood how beautiful the film was when I was a kid. The backgrounds alone make it look so stunning. It's almost like looking at a medieval tapestry.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:06 PM

I've been watching yet another silent movie, but at 9:00 PM EST I'll be watching the season finale of Game of Thrones. Extra long running time (80+ minutes), but followed by the melancholy of knowing that it will be another year before a new episode.

 

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:49 PM

This is what I'm watching right now:

 

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I'd forgotten how good it is.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:22 PM

​Love is a Ball ​(1963)--fair rom-com, featuring Charles Boyer as a matchmaker who profits from finding single heiresses to pair up with cash poor royalty.  In this case, the madcap heiress is Hope Lange, who fancies herself a free spirit destined to be a race car driver, and the royalty is Ricardo Montalban, a Duke with little left but the title.  Montalban needs training to be a convincing romeo, so Boyer hires a whole host of fellows to tutor him, including Glenn Ford (who is supposedly a champion race car driver, yet no one seems to know who he is).  Ford needs cash to keep his boat afloat, and becomes the chauffeur for Lange...you see where this is going, right?  Yes, Lange and Ford bicker themselves right into love...but the situation is pretty evident early on, and that's the trouble with the film.  Montalban is really pretty good as the nice guy who just happens to be a Duke, but Telly Savalas as Lange's uncle is a strange choice..he  doesn't do the 'softer scenes' that well.   Average, but nice scenery from the south of France.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:47 PM

I rewatched an episode of Emmerdale and now I'm looking at episodes of The Doctors.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:26 AM

Now I've moved onto 101 Dalmatians.  The animation (at least the backgrounds) look less polished than predecessors like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella; but I find the animation style charming.  I like the monochrome backgrounds and the painting outside the lines.  This movie also has a cool jazz score that I really like.  


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

I'm continuing my preparation for my trip to Disney next week.  Last night I watched Cinderella.  Now I'm watching Sleeping Beauty. 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:43 PM

I'm watching a great British crime drama from 1956. It's on YouTube.

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:11 PM

Tight Spot​, with Ginger Rogers--started remembering it after about fifteen minutes--sometimes similar films begin to merge in my mind.. ;)

 

"Men!  They oughta trade themselves in for something a girl really needs"   hehe..good one, Ginger..

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

Working on my review for THE EYE OF THE STORM.

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

Watching today's episode of Emmerdale.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:25 PM

1947's Possessed with a smashing performance from Joan Crawford.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:50 PM

Tight Spot​, with Ginger Rogers--started remembering it after about fifteen minutes--sometimes similar films begin to merge in my mind.. ;) 

 

"Men!  They oughta trade themselves in for something a girl really needs"   hehe..good one, Ginger..



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:16 PM

Episodes of The Doctors. Classic soap.


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 05:13 PM

I've been watching Cary Grant all day on TCM.  I started with Mr. Lucky and now I'm watching The Philadelphia Story.  I love the opening scene with Katharine Hepburn breaking Cary Grant's golf club and Grant, using Hepburn's face, pushes her down flat on her back.  
 
Re: I Was a Male War Bride.  I'd seen this movie once before and for whatever reason, I didn't like it.  After re-watching it again, I re-evaluated my opinion and found it entertaining.  For some reason, I remember Cary Grant in drag and for whatever reason seemed to think that that was the main premise of the film, that's all I remembered.  But Grant is only in drag for maybe 10-15 mins.  I loved that Eleanor Audley was the assignments officer.  I didn't remember her being in the film, but as soon as I heard her voice, I immediately thought of the Wicked Stepmother and Maleficent.


Not to mention playing the disembodied Madame Leota in The Haunted Mansion ride at Disney theme parks.
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Posted 20 August 2017 - 05:08 PM

I've been watching Cary Grant all day on TCM.  I started with Mr. Lucky and now I'm watching The Philadelphia Story.  I love the opening scene with Katharine Hepburn breaking Cary Grant's golf club and Grant, using Hepburn's face, pushes her down flat on her back.  

 

Re: I Was a Male War Bride.  I'd seen this movie once before and for whatever reason, I didn't like it.  After re-watching it again, I re-evaluated my opinion and found it entertaining.  For some reason, I remember Cary Grant in drag and for whatever reason seemed to think that that was the main premise of the film, that's all I remembered.  But Grant is only in drag for maybe 10-15 mins.  I loved that Eleanor Audley was the assignments officer.  I didn't remember her being in the film, but as soon as I heard her voice, I immediately thought of the Wicked Stepmother and Maleficent.  

 

 


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:38 PM

I'm watching BLANCHE FURY. Honestly, I watch this movie about once a month. I never get tired of it.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:16 PM

My husband and I are going to Disneyland in two weeks, so I'm getting into the Disney spirit.  We're also going to Monterey too, so I guess my first film got me into the spirit for that too!

 

I just finished watching the original 1961 version of The Parent Trap and fell in love with Brian Keith's Monterey ranch all over again.  Now I'm watching Aladdin. 

 

ooo lucky--Monterey area is (or was..years since I've been there) lovely...Hitchcock loved it too--filmed Suspicion and Rebecca ​in the county...


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