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    Classic Movies...daaaah. ;) Motorcycles, Cars, Tennis.

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  1. Dargo

    Favorite Rapid Fire Insult Movies

    And, just now noticing the OP of this thread said the above (over two years ago now...gee, I wonder whatever happened to Dialogfan?...but I digress) I'll offer this one from my previously mentioned(from over two years ago now TOO) Thin Man couple... "Who's that on the phone, my love?" -"Oh, you wouldn't know them, Dear. They're respectable."
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    Favorite Rapid Fire Insult Movies

    Did it ever get any more "rapid fire" than this?... "Well, that covers a lot of ground. Say, you cover a lot of ground yourself. You better beat it, I hear they're going to tear you down and put up an office building where you're standing. You can leave in a taxi. If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff. You know, you haven't stopped talking since I came here?! You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle." -Groucho Marx in Duck Soup
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    Martin Scorsese's Favorite Films

    Gotta say you'd think a guy responsible for making some of the better films in the past 4 decades or so would have better taste than this. (...as it seems his taste in films runs pretty similar to mine overall, and I'm about as "middlebrow" as they come)
  4. Yep, all, AND of course how it's become known that "going negative" works whenever balloting is involved in any process. (...otherwise known as either the "Lee Atwater or Karl Rove Method", and which predates any of those present movements you've mentioned here)
  5. Dargo

    Noir Alley

    It's what James Ellroy makes a living at writing about.
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    Noir Alley

  7. Dargo

    I Just Watched...

    Yeah, she does. And when she's first introduced in the film, backstage at the Burlesque club, she's doing the best Marilyn Monroe impression I've seen in some time. She also reminded me a bit of Ginger Rogers occasionally throughout the picture, too. What is it about Casey Adams/Max Showalter that's always made him unlikable, I wonder? And regardless whatever stage name he decided to use. (...and, during the final chase scene through that electrical plant, I waited for Chaney just before being "re-electrocuted" to say "Top o' the World, Ma!", but it was never to be...probably some sort'a rights issue, I suppose)
  8. Well, that sort'a thing IS a growing problem in the world today, ya know Sarge. Too many people having opinions they're inclined to share with others BUT which they later can not support with actual facts. (...and then when pressed about them, usually resort to that tired old reply of, "I have the right to my own opinion, don't I?")
  9. I don't know if that proves anything here, Sarge. Seems to me you're kind'a stuck in some sort'a traditional gender role kind'a thing here, if you ask me. Remember here, a person regardless their gender can be into machinery AND still be pretty good at the art of hair styling, ya know. Take Warren here on his Triumph in the movie Shampoo for instance...
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    Disliked Movie Settings or Story Types

    Yep CJ, it seems to me that most times Teal played a cop, not only was he "manipulable", but he was usually also a little slow on the ol' uptake, too. (...and besides, I guess you couldn't have him bein' smarter than any of the Cartwrights, huh...nope, not even Hoss)
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    Hagiographies vs. Unvarnished Truth

    I suppose that could be one reason for one's preference in watching a biopic or reading a book about a famous person which solely mentions their more positive attributes, slayton. However, my preference in this regard would be one that would in a evenhanded manner present all their various personality aspects, experiences and actions, and thus making the subject more human, more discernible and in some cases even more appreciable in my eyes than would be any two-dimensional portrait of their lives. (...I always believe way too many people have successfully used those types of hagiographical "two-dimensional portraits" of certain famous people that they admire in self-serving ways and for and to their own means, and to often support some hidden agenda they might wish to push upon those who are ignorant of the true facts of some famous person's life, and something I think can often be dangerous to the concept of "an informed public")
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    NOW I'M REALLY MAD ! ! !

    Funny you mentioned this, Sarge. Because I'd be an American of a certain age, and because for years she didn't know what had become of me once she gave me up for adoption, she told me she always worried about with me being a Yank, I might have been drafted during the Vietnam War and perhaps had been sent over there and never to return. (...that's when I told her I pretty much lucked out in this regard, and in 1970 when I turned 18 my Draft Lottery birthday date was not pulled until the 360th time out of that pool, hence no chance of being drafted...I'll never forget how happy my parents were about this too)
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    NOW I'M REALLY MAD ! ! !

    LOL No Sarge. "Ma" as I'd come to call her (my unwed Canadian birth mother) traveled down to Los Angeles with her parents in 1952 and gave me up for adoption to two of the most wonderful parents anyone could have ever asked for, after my birth in L.A. (...nope, this would be YEARS before some jerk head of state of our country would somehow think doing that sort of thing a "good" immigration policy)
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    NOW I'M REALLY MAD ! ! !

    Hey! I thought MY jokes were of more the supportive nature here anyway, MissW?! Yeah, but in THIS regard, nobody mentioned another of my favorite Canadian recording artists...Gordon Lightfoot. I think of him every time I pass by the I-17 exit for Carefree Highway here in AZ and while driving people down and back to Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport on that little part-time shuttle driving job I have in my retirement now. (...oh and btw...just two weeks ago I was in your beautiful country again, but unfortunately this time not for any pleasant reason...you may remember my birth mother lived in Kelowna B.C. and I'd fly up to visit her every year or so since making contact with her about a decade ago...well, she passed away at age 86 on this past Christmas Eve, and so I flew up there to attend her memorial service on Jan.2...it was a nice affair, and as usual her family treated me as one of them and with open arms...I even gave a little speech at it and about how much all my "Canadian family" has been so welcoming to me since the day I made that contact with her...it was well received by all)
  15. Dargo

    That's a nice car!

    Yep, it was a Lotus Seven alright, Gordie...

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