SansFin

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  1. I found the final scene of: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) to be both perfect and perfectly unexpected. We are brought to question if she will run away with him after a new robbery or if she will inform the police and effect his capture. The choice between: "Steve McQueen, millions of dollars, and a life of globetrotting" or: "keeping her job" seems rather obvious to any normal individual. We are recoiling from witnessing the worst possible decision ever portrayed in any movie when we are brought to question his reaction to being arrested. He is the consummate gentleman and so might accept the situation with a noble grin and a tip of the hat for a game well played. Or it may be that the betrayal will break his spirit and reveal his base and violent side. The scene with the glider early in the movie revealed that he is not averse to the philosophical benefits of not surviving an incident and so might select an alternative to a life in jail. His solution is so true to his persona that it should have been obvious but it was truly one of the most unexpected moments in any movie.
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    Forced Perspective

    I am sorry to say that nearly all that I know of forced perspective in movies is that it is the technique used to make characters appear as if they are greatly different in size as in: Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). My favorite such use is: Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series. I can not recall noticing any examples of: anamorphosis in a movie. I suspect it would not represent well. I do know that Vaux-le-Vicomte appeared in at least one James Bond movie and the gardens there are perhaps the largest and most famous example of the use of the technique. I have watched all movies in the series but I am sad to say I do not recall in which movie it appeared or if the gardens were shown in detail or if the unusual perspective was apparent. You may find this of interest: https://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi310090777
  3. "'Open Mike Night' sounded like a lot of fun until I realized I'd been invited to an autopsy." - @Diversion50
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    What Are You Watching Now?

    I have finished now watching four seasons of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes which originally aired on BBC. I feel that his performances were in many ways superior to Basil Rathbone's performances. The writing of this series was superior to the movie versions and allowed him to display a greater range but I feel that does not explain fully why he was so much better. His expressiveness and living within the role clearly showed he was a better choice. This is after watching six seasons of David Suchet as Hercule Poirot. I have watched few other portrayals of this character and never found any of them to be comparable. He owns this role in all ways. I have casually watched a few episodes of John Nettles as DCI Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders and had planned to watch this series in its entirety next but they have added two seasons of QI to the menu and will watch them first. All of these are on Britbox which is the only paid channel to which we subscribe on our Roku.
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    Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

    David Ogden Stiers (1942–2018) I will remember him for all time in The Cheap Detective (1978).
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    Looking for Hitman!

    Nikita Steyr AUG A1 - 5.56x45mm - Austrian Army Version Very beautiful weapon
  7. Your schedules are at all times delightful! Charles Coburn is wonderful in all his movies. You selected several of my favorites. I am not personally sure that I would wish to travel with Daphne. I feel the purpose of a vacation is to escape tasks but to keep 'her' out of trouble would be quite a lot of work! It is interesting that you choose also to really get away by traveling far from Earth. Burt Lancaster movies are an ideal way to end a week!
  8. I like this schedule very much! I have waited long for TCM to air: That Darn Cat! (1965) and 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962). I can only hope that your using it in your entry prompts TCM Programmers to take notice.
  9. This is a quite wonderful schedule! Thelma Ritter is an excellent choice for: Star of the Month! She is at all times quite lively and adds zest to her movies. It is interesting that you choose to honor women feisty, romantic and dangerous! I like very much your: Bizarre Brides for: TCM Underground and after!
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    Pregnancy in classic movies

    Is this the wrong thread in which to mention that: Bed and Sofa (1927) contained a ménage à trois, two men kissing and the wife becoming pregnant? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018505/?ref_=kw_li_tt
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    Something for Haruo Nakajima

    That is a very interesting and informative article. I thank you for posting it.
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    Share Your Airline Nightmares

    https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/flying
  13. Sean Connery and a wrestler who I believe may have appeared also in a movie or two.
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    One of a Kind Movies

    I can not claim that it is truly unique but camp French surrealistic movies involving the undead's sexuality are thin on the ground and so: The Nude Vampire (1970) is at least in the neighborhood of being one-of-a-kind. It is by: Jean Rollin who was France's answer to: Roger Corman in that he made low-budget horror movies. Nudity and surrealism are staples of his movies and he was a fine hand with them. 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. I found it to be a very nice little movie for what it is. I can not honestly say that I will wish to watch it again soon or often but I believe watching it once was time well spent. Kondom des Grauens (1996) is quite unusual. I can not off the top of my head think of any other German movie set in NYC concerning certain 'intimate-use gloves' being weaponized as part of a nefarious plot by a mad scientist. I freely admit that: The Pillow Book (1996) may not be the only surrealistic movie to celebrate the sensual pleasures of calligraphy but I feel that its superb quality on many levels certainly set it apart from the others.

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