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    Highly Unlikely Pairings!

    I always thought that Paul Newman and Bruce Willis was an odd pairing in Nobody's Fool. After Moonlighting ended Willis became a decent action movie star and Newman was one of the best actors of the last fifty years. They both did a pretty good job, but the movie just wasn't that good in my opinion.
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    Goldfinger, the best Bond film?

    I have to agree that Goldfinger probably was the best Bond film. I would rate Thunderball as #2. For me, Live and Let Die was the best song. It just edged out Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger and Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me. However, my personal favorite movie will always be Dr. No. As far as Bond stars go: I rank Connery first, Brosnan second, Moore third, Dalton fourth, and Craig fifth. I actually thought Lazenby wasn't bad but didn't rank him since he only did one movie. I like Daniel Craig as an actor, but he's just not suave enough to be Bond. I really hope they keep the franchise going and I think the more recent films (SPECTRE and Skyfall) are better that the earlier Craig movies. I've heard Craig is doing one more. It will be interesting to see where they go after he retires from playing 007.
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    I Just Watched...

    I just watched A Summer Place from 1959. While it was somewhat cheesy by today's standards it was quite controversial for it's time. It's amazing how much the times and social moires have changed since the late 50s. Of course the music is great and the theme song has become iconic.
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    Must See Movies

    My top ten must see classic movies are: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Laura, The Maltese Falcon, Vertigo, Gone with the Wind, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Dial M for Murder, It's a Wonderful Life, and The Thin Man in no particular order (except for Casablanca which is my all time favorite
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    Noir Alley

    I liked ACR as well and as I've said before; Eddie's comments before and after each Noir Alley presentation are great. I'm so glad they still show these old films on TCM. Hopefully, they're getting some younger viewers who appreciate these great B&W movies. I sometimes worry that today's movies with super heroes, special effects, and computer generated images are all the younger audiences want to watch. I've only seen a couple of this years Academy Award nominees. So far The Post has been my favorite. I'm finding the shows on Netflix and Prime are more interesting. Goliath, Bosch, and The Fall are some of my favorites and actually remind me of some of the old films. Of course the language and the sex are much more explicit, but That is just because the times have changed.
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    on svengoolie tonite

    I've never watched Svengoolie, but I love old horror films. Back in the 60s I would stay up late to watch them on Shock Theater on an old snowy B&W TV. I'll have to start recording these on Saturdays. I'm betting I've seen many of them, but would enjoy seeing them again.
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    "Best"/worst TV or movie detectives...

    As a real Bogart fan, I too vote for Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe. On TV I liked Peter Gunn and Magnum. I see they're bringing Magnum back. I can't see that working, but apparently Hawaii 5 O has or had a following. I'm not sure about the worse. I never watched either of the McGiver shows. Was he supposed to be a detective?
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    Strangest Musical Moments on film, 1928-1960

    I've always like the movie The Third Man, but found the music extremely irritating. I know it was the late 40s, but for me it really distracts from what is otherwise a great film.
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    Movie Mythinformation

    I guess I should have said "many" instead of "most" people. I don't think it was a hoax. The film certainly wasn't a hoax. I followed the Garrison investigation in real time primarily in Life Magazine (remember that) and the film was very accurate. Like you said, some of Garrison's conclusions were based on questionable facts from unreliable sources. I think this is why he failed and why some thought it was a "hoax". It was, however; very interesting and still is today.
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    Movie Mythinformation

    How would you classify the movie JFK by Oliver Stone? It was fairly accurate describing what happened during Jim Garrison's investigation, but most people think it was a hoax. I don't know whatever happened to Clay Shaw (aka Clay Bertrand), but he was a very interesting character. Was he involved in the assassination? It's still a mystery to me.
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    Movie Mythinformation

    Wow! I'd never heard that story before now. It kind of reminds me of the Orson Wells radio show of "War of the Worlds" on Halloween back in the late 30s. People went nuts. Many actually thought the Martians were actually attacking us.
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    Men You Love to Hate in the Movies!

    I always thought Neville Brand was a great villain Especially when he appeared in Westerns. It's interesting that my favorite villain of all time was actually played by two people. The body of David Prowse and the voice of James Earl Jones created Lord Darth Vader.
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    Movie Mythinformation

    There are many movies based on historical people and/or events that have altered the facts to make the film more interesting. One of my favorite flicks is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I've read everything I could find about them and like the phrase on the screen said "most of what follows is true". Historical movies tend to romanticize the events. Movies about sports seem to exaggerate the most. Rudy, Brian's Song, and Hoosiers all took some literary liberties. Whenever I watch a movie "based on a true story", I do some research to make sure I know what really happened. Luckily, that does detract from my enjoyment of the film.
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    Noir Alley

    I thought it was OK. I hadn't seen it before Sunday. I actually thought Greenstreet was very good. I'm a huge Bogart fan, but prefer it when he's the good guy. Like Eddie said the plot was similar to The Two Mrs. Carrolls. Also, they didn't do much to develop Alexis Smith's character. Clearly it wasn't one of Bogart's best films, but still I found it entertaining.
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    "Obscure" reference?

    This doesn't exactly fit your topic, but I used to watch NCIS all the time because I really liked Michael Weatherly (as Tony Dinozzo) and his old movie references. I'm sure many young viewers had no idea what some of his references were. Though they weren't really that obscure, most were from older movies that he supposedly saw with his mother when he was very young. Once Weatherly moved on to Bull I lost interest in the show.

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