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    I Just Watched...

    Believe me, I can understand your POV. It's amazing how much of it takes place "under the surface". But its' negativity would be a turn-off for a lot of viewers, I think.
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    I Just Watched...

    It's a highly unusual film. It did receive the BAFTA Award for Best Motion Picture of 1967. It is definitley not for everyone.
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    I Just Watched...

    "Accident" - Joseph Losey - 1967 - starring Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York, Vivien Merchant, etc. This film has haunted me for many years - but to talk about it would be equivalent to giving away its' secrets - it's such a polished piece of work - and such an idiosyncratic piece of work - but its' view of human beings is just so negative - like being unable to turn away from "an accident" - becoming fascinated by it - superbly written, directed and acted - it really does stand alone -
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    I Just Watched...

    I enjoyed the book, but the film was dreadful.
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    I Just Watched...

    Phillips Holmes entered World War II via Canada and was killed in a mid-air plane crash. His beauty is almost indescribable.
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    I Just Watched...

    This one was based on a stage double bill - "The Typists and The Tiger". It was a personal project for Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson.
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    I Just Watched...

    Somehow, this one gets better with time. Mark Frechette went to prison due to his involvement in a bank robbery. He died in prison under mysterious circumstances. A recent memoir by an activist who was involved with Frechette identifies him as gay. He had a bit of a career in Italy.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    "Accident" by Joseph Losey cannot be missed.
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    "Agatha"

    This 1979 atrocity looks like an art film - sounds like an art film - but is a demeaning speculation about the never-explained disappearance of Agatha Christie. Vanessa Redgrave gives a very weird "non-performance" - perhaps she thought that writers can only fully express themselves on the page. Dustin Hoffman works really hard to fit himself into a role that couldn't be more ill-fitting. The director, the very talented Michael Apted, carries on like he's handling one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Everyone who was connected with this one - should've been sent to their room without dinner! IS IT LOVE? - IS IT CONSTIPATION? -
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    Yes, as a singer, she is - glorious.
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    I Just Watched...

    It was a very big hit on Broadway. Maybe if they had used the original Broadway cast.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    So much of her work is dominated by a sense of SELF that seems to cancel out the existence of others. It's "Look at me". "I am enough." Her EGO is off-putting.
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    I Just Watched...

    Gene Raymond had the kind of handsomeness that washed up over you. And he did have charm, too. When he was on screen, you watched him - closely. His smallest gesture could be worth a thousand words. If it wasn't a "divine presence", he came pretty close.
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    I Just Watched...

    In "Ex-Lady", and other films, Gene Raymond could easily qualify as "dreamy".
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    International films with LGBT themes

    It looks like an interesting film.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    His late-career performance in "White Heat" is just so impressive.
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    I Just Watched...

    It's one of those not-so-hot films that you're fascinated by. Roddy McDowall is giving a one-of-a-kind performance. And Gil Peterson and Debbie Watson cannot be missed. The fact that it was directed by Gene Nelson saves it from the trash heap.
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    I Just Watched...

    "Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man" should have a much better reputation. The entire cast is excellent, including Paul Newman in a small role. The film should have made Richard Beymer a star.
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    I Just Watched...

    Anything with Tommy Kirk is worth a visit.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    After his long movie career, it's interesting that he would even attempt a television career.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    I don't remember any of his TV outings. I prefer him in the 40's and 50's. "A Stolen Life" will always be a favorite.
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    Alan Turing to be featured on new 50 pound note

    "The Imitation Game" was a fine introduction to his heartbreaking story. So was the stage play, "Breaking The Code".
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    He was a big, big star at MGM for a long, long time. His "underplaying" can be annoying.
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    I Just Watched...

    "Romeo and Juliet" - George Cukor - 1936 - starring Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard - I can't tolerate this film. I can't even get through it. The principal actors are much too old. Leslie Howard was in his forties and Norma Shearer was in her thirties. The most recent film version that starred Douglas Booth is easily the best.
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    I Just Watched...

    I love chicken pot pies - out of the supermarket - Marie Callender's.

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