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    Kick in the crotch

    Is anyone ELSE sick of seeing people being kicked in the privates ? This act, usually in mostly witless movies has replaced the pie in the face and pants falling down as the ultimate cheap "laff". I mean how many times do we need to see this? You just KNOW that the writers are out of ideas when you see this stuff!
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    Horror or Sci-fi?

    Many nominally sci-fi films such as "Alien", "Invasion of the Body Snachers","Predator" and "the Thing" are horror films with a Sci-fi SETTING. "2001", "The Day the Earth Stood Still", and "Close Encounters" are TRUE Sci-fi. A very few films such as "The Terminator" blend both. I like 'em ALL.
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    Worst Movie Musical Ever Made!

    How has this thread gone 3 pages w/o a mention of "Can't Stop the Music" that Village Idiots errr...Village People vehicle with Bruce Jenner and Valerie Perrine? I'll bet that I could have stopped the music!!! Even if it took a bazooka and a flamethrower!
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    Favorite Action or Adventure Film

    Or MAYBE it was careless, sloppy writting...pgm80s, when I saw this in the theatre I looked around frantically to see if anyone else was as nonplussed as myself and all I saw were slack-jawed faces rythmically chewing their popcorn cud. I would like to believe that I'm not the only person who knows that a person can't hold their breath for more than a week... in sub-zero water no less! If only the passengers on the Titanic could have known this technique...
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    for a switch--annoying voices

    How in the name of God did this topic grow to 3 pages with absolutely NO MENTION of Butterfly McQueen??!! " I ain't know nutthih' 'bout birthin' no babies Miz Scarlett." Her voice would have annoyed Helen Keller!
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    Favorite Action or Adventure Film

    I'd like to ask Indiana Jones fans to explain to me how old Indy was able to hang onto the Nazi sub's periscope when it submerged in the Med off the Egyptian coast and didn't resurface until it was in the Artic Ocean which was a short 1500 miles away. To quote Jim Hutton's character "TV" in "Where the Boys Are".... "What Lungs!"
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    Movies I Love To Hate

    Tracey, tell your son to be careful. Those ballet dancer guys can be some pretty tough hombres. Why just last year I told dancer from "Cats" that the ensemble he was wearing was just too "busy" and that his accessories were on the "flouncy" side. Whereupon he screeched "We all know where YOU'Ve been!" and proceeded to slash my gorgeous new taupe chintz curtains and melted all my Bette Middler records in the microwave!
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    OSMOND MOVIES PETITION

    I don't know why you're so keen to see these movies on TCM dos... after all you have all 3 movies in both video AND dvd versions which you watch endlessly, while drinking milk and brushing your teeth.
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    Charles McGraw

    Best known as the gladiator trainer who was drowned in the soup by Spartacus and as Robert Blake's father in "In Cold Blood", McGraw was able to carry a film as well. He played the lead in a good number of late 40's noir films including "The Armored Car Robbery" and "The Narrow Margin" which I happened to catch on Flix last week. I have never seen him mentioned on this forum and was wondering if anyone else enjoyed his gravelly-voiced performances. BTW way, he could have served as the model for the "tough-guy" graphics the TCM often employs as it's logo.
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    What do you quote?

    Use this quote from "Sweet home Alabama" at Mrs Asterbuilt's next soiree: "Why don't you go back to your double-wide and FRY something??!!"
  11. Well Lux I almost agree with you but I think I can top it...It was a scene in which a woman slaps all THREE of the boyz ...wack wack wack! and then gets them all on the other side of their faces...wack wack wack! Although it IS hard to imagine a woman being irritated with the lads....
  12. What is unique about the credits at the beginning of of "Farenheit 451"? (which is on this week-end btw)
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    STERLING HAYDEN

    After watching "Johnny Guitar" for the first time recently, I am reminded how much I have enjoyed the quirky acting and career of Sterling Hayden. He was great in the Kubrick films "THe Killing" and "Dr Strangelove". His General Jack D. Ripper is supremely scary and frightening at the same time. The only comparable performances are Mitchum in "Cape Fear" and Joe Peschi in "Goodfellas". (" Funny? Funny how? I'm here to amuse you?")And he was unforgetable as he corrupt NYC police captain in "Godfather". Even his military career was quirky. He won the silver star as a Marine commando running weapons to Tito's partisans in WWII. His brief flirtation with Tito's brand of communism, created ramifications which haunted him after he recanted and testified before the HUAC during the red scare. A hugely underated actor.
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    STERLING HAYDEN

    err.... that should read FUNNY and frightening at the same time.
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    Paul Winchell

    Ahh yes. "Clutch Cargo"....Spinner and Paddlefoot. Even as a kid I thought this was wretched dreck. But I watched for TWO reasons. 1)It appeared on the same show that also showed the Stooges.2)at that time there were a whole THREE channels to choose from.
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    MOVIE QUOTES

    Larry refering to their doctor;"This guy's a QUACK." Moe: "And that means duck!"
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    NOBODY LEAVE THE ROOM! Missing threads.

    Err am ah ...it seems there are TWO threads for movie quotes...Once again to quote Emily Litella: "Never mind."
  18. It seems that all my Stooges quotes from "Favorite Movie Quotes" are missing. Aha! but there's EVIDENCE. Click on my name and go to my latest entry there and VIOLA!...there they are. See I TOLD you the stooges get no respect!
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    Your Favorite Movie Lines

    Back to the Stooges! Our favorite trio is a society party trying to pass as "gentlemen." As they re introduced to the ladies they each try to be suave and debonaire. To the Countess: Moe: "Delighted" Larry "DEvestated." Curly "Dilapidated" To Mrs Gottrocks: Moe "Enchanted" Larry "Enraptured" Curly "Embalmed."
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    Your Favorite Movie Lines

    Just to show I'm not just about the Stooges I offer this gem from "Duck Soup" and the Marx Bros... Rufus T. Firefly: " I say we give him 10 years in Levenworth. Or maybe 11 years in Twelveworth." Chico: "I'll take 5 and 10 at Woolworth."
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    Your Favorite Movie Lines

    Where are the last 3 WEEKS of posts from this thread? April 29 thru yesterday are MISSING. What GIVES?
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    MOVIE QUOTES

    I've always thought Moe Howard's parodys of Hitler compared favorably with Chaplin's. Moe is impersonating Hitler, spewing psuedo-German in a towering rage, when his fake mustache flies off and lands on a Nazi. He reaches over and retrieves it, speaking in his regular voice: "Hey Buddy; couldja let me have my personality back?" and resumes his tirade. Shemp to tough guy: "Them's FIGHTIN' words in MY country!" Tough guy: "Well???" ..."Well we're not in my country." Larry in an old west saloon orders a glass of milk. When the bartender and other patrons smirk at him he snarls: "And put it in a dirty glass!!!" as Moe and Curley pat him on the back. Larry to Moe in a haunted castle "I'm not scared. I'm merely aprehensive." Moe: what's 'aprehensive'?" Larry: "That's scared with a college education."
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    Ethnicity in WWII films.

    I always loved the way many of the WWII films(esp. those made during the war) showed the diversity of the U.S. in the military.There was always the Italian, the Jew and the Irish guy(usually these 3 were from NYC); there was the Mexican, & the Hick and the Native American. Always the "Kid" was a WASP. SOMETIMES there was an African American but not often. The one group NEVER shown was Asians...except as bloodthirsty, buck-toothed "Japs". This reflected American reality and the memory of a "buddie" from a different ethnic group may have helped the civil rights movement along in the 50's &60s. I'd like to think so.
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    FAV COMEDY LEGAND

    Bing!!? That lousy, orange juice pushing so and so why I...no no no. I actually thought Bob was a show biz great! I only fear that young people having only seen him when he was in his 3 decade unfunny period will think that if they watch his old movies they will just see a younger guy trowling out the same corn. He was a GREAT comedian. NO ONE could make cowardice into a humorous art form like Bob. OMG "Paleface" ... I'm smiling as I type....
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    Ethnicity in WWII films.

    Jalanna has corectly identified it. Oh, and if you're ever in Cody Montana just ask for Wild Bob.

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