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  1. I posted this in the 'I Just Watched' thread in Aug 2017: La Otra, or The Other One is a 1946 Mexican noir starring Dolores Del Rio. I wasn't long into it when I had the feeling that this would make a good Bette Davis film. It then twigged that this was indeed remade with Bette Davis as Dead Ringer (1964). The remake follows the original screenplay very closely but only Rian James' story is given credit in the latter. It's hard to beat Bette Davis but Del Rio and co-star Augustin Irusta are better suited for the parts. They are younger for starters and I found Karl Malden a bit annoying in Dead Ringer. But the real star of La Otra is the cinematographer, Alex Phillips. Phillips was from Renfrew, Ontario but moved to Mexico in 1931 to work on their first sound film and stayed there until his death in 1977 (source, imdb). There are many lovely B&W noir shots. This is worth tracking down for fans of the genre and Del Rio.
  2. Racism in Trump's America

    From this week's Globe and Mail ... The Quebec mosque shooter said he wished he had killed more people Alexandre Bissonnette, who pleaded guilty to murdering six men last year, once confided to a social worker his desire to have killed more people in the attack. That was one new detail revealed during his sentencing hearing, which is now in its second week. In the year leading up to the shooting, Bissonnette obsessively followed Donald Trump’s Twitter feed, and news on the U.S. President’s Muslim travel ban. He also visited the website of the far-right Breitbart News the day of the attack. The man who was paralyzed in the shooting, Aymen Derbali, spoke in court yesterday. Derbali says he wakes up in the morning thinking the entire shooting was a nightmare. “But it wasn’t a nightmare,” he told the court, “it was real.”
  3. The 1947 Academy Awards gave an honorary award to … Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica, Italy
  4. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Meathead says it much better than I ever could. But the fact that some people don't regard this as news any longer is even a sadder state of affairs.
  5. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Was the empty chair beside Melania at Barbara Bush's funeral meant for the guy who was tweeting vile unhinged rants in between holes when golfing?
  6. The President And The Porn Star

    Though we may never know the exact chain of events that lead Muller to hand over the Cohen case to New York and then precipitate the 'raid' we do know that two democrats, Lieu being one wrote and asked the DOJ to begin an investigation into the Stormy Daniels payoff. So it could just turn out that Stormy ends up bringing down the entire cabal.
  7. The President And The Porn Star

    Don't you think that there is good reason that Cohen and Trump have not dropped the case with stormy Daniels? Trump's infidelity is baked into the cake with his supporters so defending his "honor" (if that is at all possible) is not the reason. Surely they wanted to intimate Stormy to go away before the illegality of the funding of the payment comes to light. Now it is Pandora's box.
  8. Sunday, April 22/23 2:45 a.m. Tampopo (1986). I haven’t seen this one in 30 years. It was quite a hit then. I wasn't that blown over by it at that time but it is worth another look.
  9. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump doesn't mention that it would be impossible for Michael Cohen to flip on him if he himself was not guilty of some crime. Interesting!
  10. My top FF films of 1946 of the 8 that I have seen are …. 1. Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica, Italy 2. Beauty and the Beast (1946) Jean Cocteau, France 3. Paisan (1946) Roberto Rossellini, Italy 4. The Other One (1946) Roberto Gavaldon, Mexico 5. Devil and the Angel (1946) Pierre Chenal, France 6. Crisis (1946) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden 7. Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan and I’ve also seen … No Regrets For Our Youth (1946) Akira Kurosawa, Japan
  11. De Sica's Doorway to Heaven was behind three other very good films as my fourth place choice. It is the story of a train full of religious pilgrims on their way to a shrine in Italy. The story behind the making of the film which was recounted in notes given out at the screening I attended would make for an even better film. De Sica cast many Jewish persons as extras in the film to prevent their deportation. He then delayed the film's completion until the arrival of the Allies.
  12. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    If only he practiced what he preached ...
  13. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    It is still worthy of a news clip for a couple of minutes for one day rather than cover up the story. And besides Trump impersonating his own PR man is funny. Your criticism of the news agencies was unfounded. Did you lose your remote?
  14. Saturday, April 21 10 a.m. Popeye - Sock-A-Bye Baby (1934). Open a can of spinach. It’s Popeye on a Saturday morning!

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