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  1. redriver

    There is Doris Day and Then There is Doris Day

    If you are a person who can read (I am), you will note that my comments were in response to a post (by you) about the role not being a stretch. Of course, I know what ACTING is. To say something is not a stretch is not a tribute to one's skills as a thespian. It's the antithesis of that. Had I previously seen Bancroft in such a role? No. Were we talking about that? No. That doesn't mean we've questioned her ability to pull it off. That's called ACTING! Furthermore, I went out of my way to address you respectfully and with gentility. This is the way you reply? That's called ACTING LIKE AN IDIOT!
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    Film noir runneth over on the schedule lately

    I, myself, am working on a story about my college days. THE WAGES OF BEER!
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    Film noir runneth over on the schedule lately

    When I saw THE WAGES OF FEAR, I was watching the scene where the board of directors meets. Halfway through the scene, I realized there were no subtitles. "Oh, wait. They're speaking English!" Most of the men were American. I have a confession to make. I like William Friedkin's SORCERER at least as much as the French film. It's more suspenseful. There's a higher level of emotion. To be honest, neither movie is a great favorite.
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    Neo Noir of the late 60s/early 70s

    You're right about P. J. Even I missed it. And I went to a lot of movies! It was marketed as a throwaway. I'm familiar with most of the movies you mentioned because I saw them upon release. The fine MADIGAN does deserve more attention. COUNTERPOINT? Not so much. THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY should be shown to torture political prisoners! But I don't think your point was, these are all good movies. They're forgotten. Except by those of us who were there. What about NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY? THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST? The westerns FIVE CARD STUD and ROUGH NIGHT IN JERICHO? Sorry to veer from the topic at hand. Just sharing recollections with somebody who obviously logged a lot of theatre time in the same era!
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    "Yes we can can!" said Little Nicola.

    I like Hank Snow, but I'm not familiar with the song you cited as his most famous. I know "I've Been Everywhere," "Golden Rocket," "Hello, Love." "I'm Moving On" just never made it into my world. Hank did the best, maybe first, rendition of the classic "Now and Then, There's a Fool Such As I." To this day, one of my favorite tunes.
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    "Yes we can can!" said Little Nicola.

    The scene does have an "inserted" look to it. It comes from out of nowhere. There may well be prints that don't have it. In fact, I'm only assuming it was released that way because that's the way I've always see it. As Charles Barkley said, "I may be wrong. But I doubt it!"
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    ?Five Graves to Cairo? late tonight 1/4-5/00

    What is it with DVD? The movie was on VHS ages ago. This concerns me. Will our grandchildren miss out on all these classics?
  8. This is one of O'Toole's best performances. (There weren't many bad ones!) He achieves that special level of sensitivity unique to only the very best actors in their very best roles. He accomplishes this beautifully in "Mr. Chips," a film that I agree is not good. But if you want to see a magnificent actor at his most brilliant...
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    Nicholas Ray in October

    I think that's what the director intended.
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    Film noir runneth over on the schedule lately

    I've seen THE BEATLES AT ALGIERS. A little known noir, ahead of its time, it features Richard Conte as John, Dan Duryea as Paul, and Elisha Cook, Jr in a dual role as George and Ringo.
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    Neo Noir of the late 60s/early 70s

    These are fine movies. A good genre never dies.
  12. To be honest, I didn't know who that was. But I looked him up.
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    "Yes we can can!" said Little Nicola.

    Purple eyes in the canyon. That's where I long to be. With my sweet good companion. Just my rifle, my pony and me. That was mostly Dean, with Ricky on harmony. Rick's number was "Get Along Home, Cindy," accompanied by Dean and Mr. Brennan. The "Purple Eyes" melody was also the theme for RED RIVER. I've never seen a print that didn't include the famous "Singing In the Jail" scene. Not even on commercial TV. It's an awkward break. Clearly, a selling point to fans of the singers. It slows down an already too long movie. But there it is, and there it should stay. I'll take my classic movies as released, thank you.
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    The Clock

    This is a fine movie. Most of us are too young to know how people felt during WW2. The film is sentimental, but not offensive to the intelligence. Movie goers today are too callous for their own good. I'd rather be naive and happy!
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    There is Doris Day and Then There is Doris Day

    I'll defer to your expertise. I recall Doris as a fairly wholesome sexy. Not an amoral, predatory, self serving alcoholic.

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