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    Seminal Noir

    I also had to look up seminal when I first came across this thread. Agree that the cinematography, night scenes, etc. might be noirish, but I don't think this influenced later noir, but then again what do I know. Couldn't you say the same thing about a lot of mystery and horro movies? It just did not seem to flow very well.
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    Seminal Noir

    No. Ironically Out of the Past is not one of my favorites. Although it is very good and I can understand why so many think of it as the classic Noir movie.
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    Favorite Robert Mitchum Movie

    Mine would be The Big Steal (1949) with Jane Greer and William Bendix. His Kind of Woman is probably second, but the ending fight sequence is a little too long for me. Farewell My Lovely ranks up there. Others: Thunder Road; El Dorado; Holiday Affair; Macao; Out of the Past; The Grass is Greener; Cape Fear; The Wonderful Country. The problem is that there are just too many roles that he did so well.
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    Seminal Noir

    Just watched Strange on the Third Floor. Boring. Had to force myself to watch it. Not very well crafted and too many gimmicks. Not the least of which is the heroine finding Peter Lorre and then him confessing just as he dies. Not my idea of Noir.
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    SCOTUS battles

    If it was a laugh, Kavanaugh, Trump, McConnell, Grassley and the entire Republican Party would not be so concerned about it. Who knows, with enough pressure Kavanaugh or his friend may confirm it. Beginning to suspect you may have something in your past.
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    SCOTUS battles

    How do you know an investigation won't reveal anything? Appears that you want to rush to get Kavanaugh confirmed before due diligence occurs. Sounds like a Trump Republican to me. While it may indeed be difficult and it may never be decisively determined, it should be addressed by the Judiciary Committee. You don't sweep it under the rug in this situation.
  7. Before we get too far astray. I only suggested that in a "better government..." I never said we were going to get one. Regardless, as I noted the Senate can change the rules for how many senators must vote for approval of judiciary and many other things. It is not in the Constitution; it is in the Senate's rules. While it would be difficult to amend the Constitution, it has been done 27 times, including the Bill of Rights.
  8. You missed the point because of your inherent bias. I clearly stated in a better government. Are you saying the United States can never hope to have a better government? Incidentally, it would not take much for the Senate to permanently adapt the 60 and 66 vote rules. In fact, up until Harry Reid and then Mitch McConnell played politics, they did require 60 votes. Under Reid they still required 60 for Supreme Court. As I noted, Kavanaugh bragged about it. It is not about using alcohol or going to parties. It is about his attitude toward them as a 17 year old. While he may have been a teenager, at 17 he could join the military and decide whether or not to kill people. He was fully capable of knowing right from wrong. You seem to ignore that this is a 40+ year appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The standards should be very, very high.
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    SCOTUS battles

    The bottom line remains and always will be: Kavanaugh is being appointed to a 40+ year term to the United States Supreme Court. This is not a position with a re-election in the future. Everything he has ever done and said is relevant. If he made a mistake, did some wrong, etc.; own up to it. The fact that he bragged in his high school year book about abusing alcohol, partying, etc. lends credence to the allegations and suspicion as to his fitness for Supreme Court. In a better government, the confirmation would require 66 votes of for Supreme Court and 60 for all other judicial appointments.
  10. The bottom line remains and always will be: Kavanaugh is being appointed to a 40+ year term to the United States Supreme Court. This is not a position with a re-election in the future. Everything he has ever done and said is relevant. If he made a mistake, did some wrong, etc.; own up to it. The fact that he bragged in his high school year book about abusing alcohol, partying, etc. lends credence to the allegations and suspicion as to his fitness for Supreme Court. In a better government, the confirmation would require 66 votes of for Supreme Court and 60 for all other judicial appointments.
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    Noir Alley

    Out of the Past is on Tuesday, Sep 18 at 11:15 AM. Actually several good movies on which may not be Noir, but may satisfy your "mystery" needs.
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    Seminal Noir

    On the 18th, there is also the classic Out of The Past. So a good comparison can be made between Stranager and Out of the Past.
  13. Sep 18, Tuesday, 6:15 AM: The Gay Falcon. First of the Falcon movies(?). Definitely first with George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Edward S. Brophy. Not the best, but a good one. Incidentally Gay is his first name, as in Gay Lawrence. At 10:00 AM, The Seventh Victim with Tom Conway who later takes over as the Falcon. Conway and Sanders were brothers.
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    DEBATES WHY POLITICIANS ARE ALLOWED TO LIE

    Actually there are many who would like to tell the truth. However, it usually doesn't get reported because they never get elected in first place. Or they are quickly un-elected.
  15. The issue is that someone made a viable complaint about Kavanaugh's conduct when he was 17. At that age he could have joined the military and decided whether or not to shoot people. Therefore, he should have known that he was assaulting a woman who was intoxicated. His being drunk is irrelevant. As for the 65 women, that sure was created very quickly. In addition, it merely states that liked him and were not aware of any behavioral problems. Probably a lot of guys on death row could come up with 65 women who were not aware they had any problems either. Bottom line, there is sufficient doubt as to his fitness for a life-time appointment to the Supreme Court. Based on this event and everything else that has come out about him. Then there are the things that the Republicans are hiding. He needs to withdraw.
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    DEBATES WHY POLITICIANS ARE ALLOWED TO LIE

    Politicians lie because the people expect it. They do NOT want to hear the truth.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    She's from Maine, why would voting for Kavanaugh hurt her?
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    Noir Alley

    Thanks for concern. Dodged the bullet in northwestern SC. Only got 1/2 inch of rain and some wind, but not enough to knock down trees & power lines. Appears N.C. and eastern S.C. are getting the brunt of the storm. Main concern for eastern NC and SC will be flooding as the rivers begin to rise.
  19. Obviously a Trumpist. It is important that as a 17 year old, he would do something such as this. I sure as hell never did anything such as alleged and nor did any males that I knew. In fact, never even attended parties where this type activity might occur.
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    Noir Alley

    Have seen Angel Face and Where Danger Lives (actually recorded both to DVD). But don't watch either that often. Big fan of Robert Mitchum, but somehow these movies just don't come together for me. Interesting that Faith Domergue (WDL)was another one of Howard Hughes' "protegees." Wonder what backstory Eddie Muller would have on her and Hughes. As for top 5 femme fatales, always have a problem with rankings such as this. Just too many variables to limit it or to even try to rank. Also, if I have ever seen Decoy, I don't remember it. Looked it up and not familiar at all.
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    SCOTUS battles

    But in the end, she will still vote to confirm him. Need to get it done before the November elections to force some Dems to vote for confirmation, as well as any reluctant GOPers. If they hear from Dr. Ford, it will be interesting to see how quickly the GOpers cut off what she has to say. I don't see any GOP senators who will not vote for confirmation. Colins, Murkowski, Flake and Corker will all toe the party line in the end.
  22. So you are saying the CA professor is just as honest as Kavanaugh (attorney)?
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    SCOTUS battles

    Long article, but the woman alleging the attack by Kavanaugh has come forward. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/california-professor-writer-of-confidential-brett-kavanaugh-letter-speaks-out-about-her-allegation-of-sexual-assault/2018/09/16/46982194-b846-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b633195f855c
  24. Long article, but the woman alleging the attack by Kavanaugh has come forward. As for Feinstein, she did her duty. Someone provided her with relevant information and she shared it. Politics - you bet. But the GOPers play even dirtier. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/california-professor-writer-of-confidential-brett-kavanaugh-letter-speaks-out-about-her-allegation-of-sexual-assault/2018/09/16/46982194-b846-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b633195f855c
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    Noir Alley

    Angel Face. I actually recorded it to DVD several years ago, but haven't watched it since. Mitchum and Simmons are good, as are the other cast members. Screenplay is not bad. But somehow it just does not click with me all that much. Watched it primarily for Eddie's intro and outro. The intro got me hooked into watching it again. I liked Eddie's description of Mitchum's acting style and how it was misunderstood and criticized at the time. Forgot the exact expression. Others called it sleep walking through roles or something? We would now term it easy going or laid back or something. It does fit him though and it was a very effective acting manner. Spoiler for Eddie's comments: Jean Simmons wears wigs because she cut her hair off before filming began. Howard Hughes kept harassing her about it so she just cut it off. Also Mitchum slapping Preminger and then telling him to back off his ill-treatment of Simmons. The whole Hughes-Simmons (any woman) scenario is really interesting.

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