Det Jim McLeod

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    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

    TCM showed this last night and I love it, rate it 8/10. It seems to me to be a more graphic version of a Rock Hudson/Doris Day type sex comedy updated to later 1960s movie trends. The last Day/Hudson film ("Send Me No Flowers") was only 5 years before but could not be further from this one. The comedy scenes are just as funny however. Robert Culp and Natalie Wood are ideal as the new "hip" modern couple. The scenes in the encounter group may seem dated today but I found them pretty funny, the actors downplay it but I still think there is some satire going on there. Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon get the funniest lines as the more strait-laced couple, and they are the two who got Oscar nominations. Gould provides a lot of laughs with his discomfort with the new sexual revolution going on. Cannon has a hilarious scene with her psychiatrist. Some people were disappointed with the ending but I think it worked quite well. Plus I love the use of Jackie DeShannon's hit "What The World Needs Now Is Love". What do you think of this one?
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    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Edward G Robinson was in All My Sons with Burt Lancaster
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    Name the comedy

    Our Relations Next-Clint Eastwood
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    Adapt Ability

    The Picture Of Dorian Gray Next-Lillian Hellman
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    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

    Totally spot on and exactly what I was thinking. Especially the encounter group sequence, where everyone is encouraged to tell their "true feelings", and scream and have group hugs. It seems to be doing this with a straight face but really just sets up many comedic scenes later on.
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    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

    But did you think it was funny? I know I laughed quite a bit.
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    Double Feature

    Two more with Adam Baldwin: My Bodyguard Next-Full Metal Jacket
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    Adapt Ability

    From Here To Eternity Next-Ed McBain
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    Name the Western

    Desert Passage Next-Sean Connery
  10. These are the last lines spoken by the characters portrayed by Best Actor and Best Actress winners, no supporting winners. How many can you name? 1. "Hello, Clara?"-answered by shutoo-Ernest Borgnine in Marty 2. "I am, George...I am"-answered by shutoo-Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf 3. "Well come see a fat old man sometime!" answered by Liam Casey-John Wayne in True Grit 4. "Mother Of God, pray for me"answered by shutoo Jennifer Jones in The Song Of Bernadette 5. "The son of a ***** is here, I saw him, I'm gonna get him"answered by Liam Casey-Gene Hackman in The French Connection 6. "I felt it. Perfect. It was perfect"-answered by shutoo-Natalie Portman in Black Swan 7. "Where the devil are my slippers?"-answered by Lonesome Polecat-Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady 8. "Assassin! Assassin!" answered by shutoo-Maggie Smith in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie 9. "What have I done?"answered by Liam Casey Alec Guinness in Bridge On The River Kwai 10. "How do you know?" answered by Arsan404-Susan Hayward in I Want To Live
  11. This is a book i own, complied by Kenneth Von Gunden and Stuart H. Stock published in 1982. I have finally seen all of them (Things To Come was the final one). There are ones you would expect like Day The Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet and 2001. But there are little known ones like Magnetic Monster and Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Surprisingly, no Star Wars films were included. What do you think of this list? Things To Come (1936) Destination Moon (1950) The Thing (1951) The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) The Man In The White Suit (1951) Donovan's Brain (1953) The Magnetic Monster (1953) Invaders From Mars (1953) The War Of The Worlds (1953) Them (1954) This Island Earth (1955) Forbidden Planet (1956) Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) Village Of The Damned (1960) Dr Strangelove (1964) Robinson Crusoe On Mars (1964) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) The Mind Of Mr Soames (1969) Colossus-The Forbin Project (1970) A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Cedric Hardwicke was in The Ghost Of Frankenstein with Lon Chaney Jr
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    Name the Western

    The Undefeated Next-Fred MacMurray
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    I Just Watched...

    He did not mention the 1967 Peter Cook/Dudley Moore comedy "Bedazzled" which I liked very much. He did say there were some of his films he did not like, I wonder if this was one of them.
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    Final Lines By Oscar Winning Characters

    Sally Field in Norma Rae
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    Actor Richard Erdman 1925-2019)

    Unfortunately it takes the death of celebrity (especially character actors) to get anyone to mention them. Erdman was someone I always noticed because he appeared in film with icons like Marlon Brando (The Men) and William Holden (Stalag 17). The first time I remembered him was as Dog-face Dolan in the Martin and Lewis comedy "Jumping Jacks". The fact that he was even still alive in 2019 seemed like big news. As for musicians, we are seeing that with the passing of Dick Dale. I had never even heard of him until "Pulp Fiction" but I am sure many followed his career from the beginning, even though he never had a top 40 hit.
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    Supporting Ladies only please

    Carol Lynley was in Bunny Lake Is Missing with Anna Massey
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    Name the comedy

    Christmas In Connecticut Next-Liza Minnelli
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    Final Lines By Oscar Winning Characters

    Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl?
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    Sadly Neglected Performances by Children

    Vivendi company released the full series (only 17 episodes) in 2011. I got it at Barnes and Nobles about 4 years ago.
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    Adapt Ability

    The Call Of The Wild Next-William Inge
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    I Just Watched...

    I actually liked this Roger Corman movie! And the ending was the best part!
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    Starring Madeline Kahn

    My favorite memory of her was seeing her in a revival of "Born Yesterday" on Broadway in 1989. She played opposite Ed Asner and it was great. Although I think the 1950 movie version is OK, I felt it worked much better on stage.
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    Sadly Neglected Performances by Children

    I just saw this on TCM on demand. It is very entertaining with a fine cast. It's sort of a whimsical Irish version of "Night Of The Hunter" with two kids being pursued by a villain for money. Ron Moody has a flashy role as the wicked uncle who uses disguises. There is a St Patrick's day parade that seems to be an homage to the "Who Will Buy" scene from "Oliver!". Jack Wild did a few more films in this period that I would like to see. There is the movie version of "Pufnstuf" (I already own the DVD of the TV show) and "The Pied Piper" featuring Scottish folksinger Donovan in the title role.
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    Sadly Neglected Performances by Children

    Thanks, unfortunately both seem equally hard to find.

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