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    in honor of cindy hyde-smith's victory...

    Stars in My Crown would be a much better choice.
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    Hyde-Smith vs. Espey, MS Senate race

    Yes, it says that the Dem LOST by a lesser margin. Which at the end of the day isn't really saying much. If anything it will help 'train' future GOP candidates that they need to mask their racism in these deep south states to ensure they win (or in the case of Moore not be a child predator). E.g. In 2020 these deep south states will still elect mostly GOP politicians. Now here in CA where Dems won every House district that was held by the GOP where Clinton received more votes than Trump, the question is "can the Dems hold these seats"; E.g if Trump is NOT running for the GOP will moderate voters in these districts that have typically voted GOP, continue to vote Dem. I think so; I.e. if Trump doesn't run for re-election in 2020 I can see the GOP re-gaining most of the districts, but if Trump runs, the GOP will lose them yet again.
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    Bernie Sanders bashes Trump while promoting new book

    The above comments from Sanders sound like BS to me. If Hillary Clinton really wanted to work with Sanders and 'accepted' him as a legit member of the Dem party, she would have picked him as her V.P. running mate, and we wouldn't be talking about that moron Trump.
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    HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

    I'll be interested in your comments after seeing The Outlaw. As for His Kind of Woman; This is my second favorite Mitchum film, but yea, Price does somewhat steal the picture. Also some nice music in the film.
  5. Montgomery played a much different type of character than he had previously and that always get more attention by academy members so to me the nomination was justified. Note that Spencer Tracy also played an 'outside' type character and that lead to him winning. As for Muni; Yea, playing an historical figure always gives an actor a 'leg-up' on the competition but to me the Tracy performance was a winner.
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    Noir Alley

    That is one un-intentional funny scene. The only one I can like of where the Cook character gets picked on more, with jokes that are very demeaning, is by Spade in 1941's, The Maltese Falcon.
  7. Obama was tougher on illegal immigration during his first term than GWB. But yea, once Obama became a lame-duck he changed policies.
  8. Night Must Fall. That one is a no-brainier (and I assume you get the joke).
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    That's ONE way to put it I've not heard before...

    Yes, it is common for people to frame issues into binary camps and view them from that perspective. I view this as non-nuanced and pedestrian. But yea many like to be lemmings.
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    That's ONE way to put it I've not heard before...

    I assume you're taking about the 'children noir' thread; I laughed at that because I wasn't sure you were joking or not when you appeared to assume that 'children noir' meant a dark film made for children (i.e. made to be viewed by mostly children). To me that was NOT what the OP meant; instead children noir meant dark films that included children in a significant role (which is why I mentioned Night of the Hunter). PS: As for Night of the Hunter; I said the film has noir elements. I try to stay away from saying a film is a 'noir' because I wish to avoid the yapping gums of the 'that isn't noir' camp.
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    That's ONE way to put it I've not heard before...

    Nope not buying that line. I see more then only two camps on this forum. Anyhow have at it.
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    That's ONE way to put it I've not heard before...

    If you think there are only two-camps when it comes to noir (or any discussion of something complex), you need to go back to school.
  13. Is the Dem party a big enough big-tent party to include DSA members? E.g. will these members ever get committee assignments from the leadership? (of course maybe this isn't a problem since certain DSA members of Congress don't even understand how the Federal government functions!). But seriously it will be interesting to see how inclusive the establishment wing of Dem party is especially when it comes to the Dem primaries in 2020.
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    Little Big Shot - 1935 - Sybil Jason

    I agree that Little Big Shot was a mess and WB didn't know what type of film they wished to make. Now I like the gritty parts but then I generally don't like 'cute kid' movies. This was a cute-kid film that lost its footing and therefore didn't appeal much to any type of movie viewer.
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    Christmas noir and children's noir

    The Night of the Hunter would be my choice for a film with noir elements that revolves around children.
  16. Obama and Pelosi were the ones that didn't support removing for-profit private insurers from the U.S. Healthcare system. Of course Obama is irrelevant but has Pelosi really changed her POV on the subject? Can she with all the funds she helps Dems receive from those same insurers?
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I also believe this; Trump doesn't wish to go out a loser. From a historical perspective Trump would rather be known as a by-choice one-term President that won his election with a major upset than a one-term President that lost their re-election bid because after seeing Trump as President enough voters don't wish him to remain in office. (but it could be that Trump's inflated ego makes him believe polling data and approval ratings are fake news and so he will continue to believe he will win).
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Thanks for finding that. Yea, Jack was even more clueless than Jimmy the Greek. I can see fans of Jack classifying this as him reflecting the view of 'the times' or 'his generation' but to me that is BS.
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    & then there's the rest of the WORLD...

    You're right that I could have said 'what are foreign myths to a native culture' since that is what I was getting at.
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    Women respond to misogyny and sexual predators with power

    And the Dem party is welcoming to white men????? Look at the accusation Pelosi made regarding white male House members that didn't wish to vote for her. OR Clinton's deplorable comment (and she didn't only mean racist ones,,,, that was just here try-to-clean-this-up post comment which totally disingenuous). Identity politics is NOT welcoming to ALL Americans.
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Do you any evidence of that???? I searched the web and I couldn't find where Jack ever made such a comment or said that in one of his many books.
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    Leave Him To Heaven-- the presidential hate of drumpf aka trump

    I really don't understand why Trump-haters can't see that. Instead people like me, someone that is clearly NOT a Trump supporter, get accused of somehow being a closet Trump backer, because I point out what to me is obvious. Oh well, hate often does blind one to truth.
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    Detective Story

    While watching that scene my wife yell out something like "I can't stand to watch this 'A'". (characters like this really bug her and that is understandable), but we continued watching and she was satisfied with how things ended. To me the character needed someone like Douglas but it would be interesting to see how a much more low key actor handled such material. I.e. would the same dialog delivered by such an actor elicit that sort of response??? I highly doubt it.
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    Noir Alley

    I became addicted about 10 - 12 years ago when they were on T.V. at 10 PM (if I recall correctly), and I believe I have seen most of the B&W series. They are now on ME-TV at 11:30 PST, which is a little late for me to watch a one hour program, but if I haven't seen one OR there is one I really liked (e.g. Martha Vickers from The Big Sleep was in one last week), I'll stay up. I enjoy the show a lot but sometimes the endings are just a little to 'out-there' with Mason always being able to get the guilty one to admit they did the deed.

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