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    I Just Watched...

    Me, either.
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    Recently Watched Westerns

    Vittorio Gassman did get around.
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    Il Bidone (1955)

    An overlooked film, definitely, perhaps, in time, it will gain a more substantial reputation.
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    Hot TV Guys

    I will miss James Norton.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    "Ice Follies of 1939" cannot be missed. James Stewart, Lew Ayres and Joan Crawford - on skates?
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    I Just Watched...

    At the time of its' filming, this film produced parades of angry protesters throughout Greenwich Village. It is hard to believe that the man who directed "The Boys In The Band" directed this piece of incendiary cinema. The interesting cast is still the one reason to visit this film. Yes, at the end of the film, it does look like the Al Pacino character had discovered his bisexuality - and was not too happy about it. The death of the Don Scardino character is the film's defining moment.
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    I Just Watched...

    Pierre Clementi - it's too bad that TCM can't do a tribute to this great character actor -
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    He's an actor with a very singular presnce. His acting in an early film,"Night Must Fall", is still very magnetic.
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    I Just Watched...

    Pierre Clementi - a great charactor actor - "Belle de Jour" was a stunning debut -
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    I Just Watched...

    B So much of Harold Pinter takes place just under the surface. It's never plot-driven, it moves along by implication. Whenever a Pinter play made it to Broadway, it was only for a limited run. But the big question in "Accident" is what question was Michael York going to ask Dirk Bogarde? He didn't have the time; he had a fatal accident. Was it - am I right in marrying this woman or should I leave her? Bogarde who wanted her for himself probably would have said "no".
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    mark frechette zabriskie point

    It's one of those films that gets better with age. It doesn't play to Antonioni's strengths, but it is still very much a Michelangeo Antonioni film. The visual design of the film is gorgeous. It's very anti-American, though. That sentiment might have done it in at box offce. Despite their lack of acting experience, Frechette and Halprin do have charisma.
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    I Just Watched...

    "House of the Damned" - Maury Dexter - 1963 - starring Ronald Foster and Merry Anders and Richard Crane - Low-budget horror film from 20th Century Fox that is basically a hackneyed script - but the film has three things going for it - an extremely atmospheric set (Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills) - the properly perplexed performances of its' stars - and a highly unexpected ending that will send shivers down your spine -
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    mark frechette zabriskie point

    An iconic image from the film that has never died -
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    mark frechette zabriskie point

    He was trying to make a movie with a foreign director - that's why he became involved in that bank robbery.
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    I Just Watched...

    I think that the girl is meant to be an enigma.
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    Handsome men who did not become movie stars

    Mark Frechette - only 27 years old at the time of his death -
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    Classic Films with a Gay Twist

    You've got to turn one of your ideas into a screenplay.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    I did, but the screenplay isn't terribly convincing, either.
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    International films with LGBT themes

    It's a great film. The two stars carry it off - beautifully. The ending could not be sadder.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    "Agatha" with Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman is such a dreadful film.
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    I Just Watched...

    The stage adaptation was a major castastrophe on Broadway. It starred Shirley Knight.
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    I Just Watched...

    They became engaged - was she pushing herself on him?
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    mark frechette zabriskie point

    The Mark Frechette story is a very sad story indeed. He did have the potential to be a movie star. But, from what I read, he wouldn't have wanted it. He was a political animal.
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    I Just Watched...

    This is an important scene in the film - and, yet, its' presentation seems so casual - We are being led down a very dark path. Three men are in love with the same young woman. And she seems to be "up for grabs". Is the female deadlier than the male?
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    Tom Hanks really "morphed" into a major movie star.

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