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About Hoganman1

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  • Birthday 01/26/1950

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    Golf, Reading, and, of course; Movies.

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  1. Hoganman1

    Noir Alley

    I like LADY IN THE LAKE too. Obviously, the first person technique is interesting and effective. It's also interesting that we never actually see the "the lady" or "the lake". I've seen it several times now, and it was my first introduction to Audrey Totter too. She has become one of my favorites from this era.
  2. Hoganman1

    Noir Alley

    You're probably right about Eddie's intro. I guess comparing it to Looney Tunes was a bit much.
  3. Hoganman1

    Noir Alley

    I too, am glad Eddie and Noir Alley are back. While it wasn't one of my favorites, today's offering, D.O.A., was entertaining. Like johnniedoo I think Eddie's comments before and after each film are great. Knowing the Hollywood back story of these movies really adds to my enjoyment. Today marks the beginning of the third year of Noir Alley. Happy Birthday, Eddie and here's wishing you many, many more.
  4. Hoganman1

    Noir Alley is Back

    It looks like Eddie is back this coming weekend. I looked for the Noir Alley thread (not very hard, mind you) but couldn't locate it. So I'm starting a new one. I love these movies and my wife is getting on board too. She's not a fanatic like me, but actually asked why Noir wasn't on in February. I was afraid that these old flicks would lose popularity over time, but the MOVIES channel and FXM Retro show them now as well.
  5. Hoganman1

    I Just Watched...

    You're right. I guess the pipe did soften him a bit. Very few "tough guys" smoked a pipe in Noir films. Barton Keyes smoked a pipe, but he was more tenacious than tough. Oops! My mistake. Barton Keyes actually smoked cigars; not a pipe.
  6. Hoganman1

    I Just Watched...

    I just watched CROSSFIRE. I'd never seen it before and it was pretty good. Robert Ryan always plays a great "bad guy" and Mitchum was good too. I watched Robert Young as Jim Anderson on FATHER KNOWS BEST so many times in my youth it was interesting seeing him as a hard boiled cop.
  7. Hoganman1

    Noir Alley

    Ha! I dress for the occasion too. I have a suit with wide lapels, a trench coat, and a great fedora. I sit at my desk with a small glass of Scotch, light a cigarette by scratching a match, and start typing. PS I like Eddie!
  8. Hoganman1

    Noir Alley

    I totally agree with you on this. The assumption that everyone is on Facebook and/or Twitter drives me crazy. I'm on this site and a couple of golf forums, but that's it. I have no desire whatsoever to join those sites. My guess is that because there are ads on those forums we are all encouraged to join. I know a lot of people love social media because it allows them to easily communicate with friends and family. However, there is so much garbage out there one has to be very careful. My wife is on Facebook mainly to keep up with our children and grandchildren. Every day she shares with me some outlandish story that is circulating and masquerading as "news".
  9. Hoganman1

    Noir Alley

    I like MMS too and also wondered why they changed the name. Bogart has always been one of my favorite actors, but I'm not so sure he would have been as good as Dick Powell in this particular film. Also, I thought Claire Trevor was great. I had just seen her earlier this week in KEY LARGO. Of course she was older and the role was quite different, but it really showed her range as an actress.
  10. I just think some films should stand alone. I'm fine with prequels and sequels. Although some fall short, many are quite good. It seems the trend of making movies out of old TV shows is popular now. Obviously, money is a big factor in this. I remember hearing George Clooney once say he participated in films like OCEAN'S ELEVEN just so he could afford to make movies like GOOD NIGHT and GOOD LUCK which wasn't successful at the box office, but was truly a great movie. It's just my opinion. You're certainly entitled to disagree.
  11. Sorry. I really like Spielberg, but I think some movies should not be re-made and West Side Story is one of them. I know Hollywood does this all the time. Also I'm sure it will be a good movie. Sometimes the re-make is better than the original (ie. The Man Who Knew Too Much and The Maltese Falcon). There are other's that, in my opinion, just don't measure up (ie. The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Magnificent Seven). Obviously this is a done deal and many of you will disagree with me, but I'm still not a fan.
  12. Hoganman1

    I Just Watched...

    I just watched Hands of a Stranger. Unfortunately, I'll never get that hour and a half of my life back. The only person I recognized was Sally Kellerman. It was a bit part for the actress who would later play "Hot Lips" Hoolihan in the movie M*A*S*H. I guess expecting every movie on TCM to be great is asking a little too much. I could have changed the channel, but couldn't resist seeing how it ended. Also, I'm tired of all the bad news that's on cable news these days. TCM is a great escape from what's happening in our country and the world.
  13. Hoganman1

    Noir Alley

    Well, I'm glad we got all that settled.
  14. It's really hard to pick just one. I love every movie Hitchcock directed. If I have to narrow it down to one I guess it would be TO CATCH A THIEF with THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH a close second.
  15. Hoganman1

    "Summer of 42"

    Wow! I was hopelessly in love with Jennifer O'Neill too. She and Katherine Ross were my top two in the late 60s and early 70s. I cannot believe they are both over 70 now. As for THE SUMMER OF 42, I saw it right before I was drafted into the US Army in 1972. It was a good movie and though it was sad, it pretty much outlined the ultimate dream of almost every teenage boy of that time.

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