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JUNE 19 TCM FILM NOIR DISCUSSIONS FOR #NOIRSUMMER FOR ALL 13 FILMS


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#161 goingtopluto

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

I agree Crack-up moved slow. But the cinematography is beautiful in places. The scenes at the railroad station, shipyard, and city skyline we're almost like black and white still photography.

Did anyone else think that the scenes on the train were reminiscent of the old Twilight Zone episode "A Stop at Willoughby"? I wonder if this movie inspired anything about that episode. kymzg on Twitter
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#162 ThePaintedLady

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:14 AM

Gilda. I love this film, and I've seen it too many times to count. However, I tried the "fresh eyes" approach, and I never realized how much disdain I had for Johnny Farrell. Before I had always viewed him as a type of wise guy, but in reality, he's a total loser who is too big for his britches. Gilda definitely was too good for him. I felt quite a bit of empathy for her as she truly was a good woman yet jilted by her former lover. It really isn't surprising that she reacted as catty as she did.

 

I think I paid most attention to Uncle Pio, and I had a new found respect for him. He definitely is the eyes and ears of the casino and perhaps the only one with a sense of ethics.

 


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Let us read and let us dance; two amusements that will never do harm to the world.

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:00 AM

Crack-up,  i really tried with this one.. it  started off well, but for me , it got boring even with claire trevor and herbert marshall

 

Agreed. At first I thought it was because I wasn't fully awake (I'm on the West Coast).


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Let us read and let us dance; two amusements that will never do harm to the world.

-Voltaire

 

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#164 MyMoll

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 10:55 AM

Crack-up,  i really tried with this one.. it  started off well, but for me , it got boring even with claire trevor and herbert marshall


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I'm NOT blogging #NoirSummer because it's over,
But I'm still blogging classic movies and Noir because
JOY LOVES OLD MOVIES
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#165 Dr. Rich Edwards

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 10:44 AM

This is the discussion topic for the Summer of Darkness lineup for June 19, 2015. For a quick synopsis on each film, please visit the Summer of Darkness Viewing Guide in Canvas: https://learn.canvas..._item_id=130636

 

Let the discussions begin! We have a terrific slate of films to discuss. 


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Instructor: TCM Presents: The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (2017)

Instructor: TCM Presents: Painfully Funny: Exploring Slapstick in the Movies (2016)

Instructor: TCM Presents: Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir (2015)

 

 




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