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  1. I was looking for a thread that I could adopt for a general question. Didn't see one right away, so let's go with a new thread. Very simple. Answer the question correctly, then pose a question of your own. First Question: Name a movie that is associated with my screen name?
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    Noir Alley

    Unlike the rest of the universe, I don't see David Sutton to be a despicable cad. Everybody gets him so wrong.
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    Noir Alley

    ...accompanied of course by that anemic, squiggly little melody as the main theme. Yes, I know, it's rather retrograde to criticize good ole Max.
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    Movies You Want to End Differently

    In the 80s, the BBC did a good C&P miniseries with John Hurt as Rasky and a wonderful actor named Timothy West (who spent a long career doing primarily Br TV) as Inspector Porfiry. West has sharp, menacing facial features but doesn't intimidate on that front, rather it's his deft cat-and-mouse game he does with his suspect that makes him so formidable. Both are excellent though. Recommended.
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    Movies You Want to End Differently

    Although Russia had finally escaped the tyranny of the Church (so much so, that prior to D's century, there was virtually no literature at all in Russia was so medevially religious) Still, it is evident that Rasky's path of redemption must be through Christianity if for no other reason than convention. His audience would have accepted nothing less. There was no redemption other than turning to God at this time. That might not satisfy (some of us) today but it was the "true" ending lest the novel be taken out of context, the period in which it was written. Dosty did not cop out.
  6. Speaking of blood, have never understood so little of it going down the drain in that iconic shower scene we all either love or hate.
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    Extra Credit Credits Question

    Not that long ago closing credits would begin with a cast list. Has that been thrown out in more modern times? I don't want to wait for all the other credits that precede it. Never mind going to the Database, I know that i can do that, but there is satisfaction in seeing the list immediately after the movie is over. Wah !!!
  8. ...and quite often not draw a drop of blood.
  9. You checked with Al, right? Nice that we have another Cat thread. The other one is getting old.
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    High Class Pornographic Films

    The first movie to come to mind was Swept Away, (Wertmuller), which has an element of eroticism. I would not call it pornographic though, so it may not fit here.
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    I Just Watched...

    Nice try, though
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    Movies You Want to End Differently

    What? yeah, hey when they were standing on that foot bridge and she had the gall to admit she liked chocolate a lot, a real guy woulda rejected her immediately for a real guy woulda not wanted some girl with rotten teeth, in fact a real man woulda pushed her off the bridge a little bit
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    Movies You Want to End Differently

    You missed it.
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    Hooked on...The Letter!

    Bette's little effusion meets the definition of blurt but the word doesn't satisfy me in this case. Blurt can often mean something innocuous but this was quite an admission and the emotional quality seems to me more like an outburst. IMO.
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    Hooked on...The Letter!

    You declare that the movie is offensive and disgusting and for everyone no less, but don't bother to say what exactly you find offensive or disgusting about it.
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    I Just Watched...

    Was waiting for Port of Call (1946), Ingmar Bergman's second film. Some of his early films get short shrift because they are nearly always unfavorably compared to the later stuff, and although that's not surprising, care should nevertheless be taken not to under value them IMO. The movie is a zinger for me. I would like to say what I like about it and I will later on.
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    Hooked on...The Letter!

    I don't recall that a "blurts out" thing, it was rather an emotional effusion out of sheer distress for perhaps not being able to live a lie, something along that order. I don't think it was out of spite. was it? All this might be wrong but that's how I'm remembering it.
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    Which One Is The Best?

    "He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?" She named this as her favorite of all she uttered
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    I Just Watched...

    Wow, a rare 10 !!! Is this a must see, or what? Thanks, Lawrence, I'm all over it. (available on the flix).
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    SPORTS

    It sounds a bit like him, but I'm leaning toward it's not.
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    SPORTS

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    Classical Music

    Don't everyone post at once, now. This thread of course will get lots and lots and lots and lots of hits, but we don't want to glut the bandwidth, now, do we? (please, no responses saying 'no, we don't'.) As we all know, unless one is hopelessly averse, that folks generally like CM to varying degrees. Those who are not necessarily ebullient about it may still have a perennial favorite they would like to share. Others who would rather attend a rock concert still may like CM to a degree and may have more selections at their beck. And then there those who are maniacal about it but I don't know who they are. Any closet maniacs out there? If you of the averse (see above) and who regard CM with unbridled HATE I would respectfully request that you refrain from coming over here for the purpose of duck shooting. And that means those (who know who they are :-p who like to use cryptic little messages that consist of single letters separated by forward slashes, which I like to call The Attack of the Millennials, though they can be used by later generations as well, ahem!) Now that the preamble is over I think it only fitting to debut this thread with a sprightly overture. Here is one of the most sprightliest:
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    Classical Music

    Gersh, I am curious about your previous avatar, the woman. Who is she? Thanks.
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    SPORTS

    Henry Aaron, hands down. I adopted the Milwaukee Braves in the 50s and he became my favorite player. Long before any notion of ultimate home run fame. He had the most beautiful swing in the game, for me anyway. It might have lacked the absolute perfection of Williams but it was so fluid and exhibited great form, which is significant with regard to his unusual ability to continue hitting so many homers late in his career.Other faves are Clemente and Berra, both "bad-ball" hitters, hmmm, interesting that. I always liked the spunkiness of Dykstra but all his problems are a bit withering. Predictable is that Warren and Lew are my favorite pitchers. Those early influences are hard to shake. One of the contributors on Twitter listed Barry Bonds and Pete Rose, #1 and #2 respectively, there's a guy who loves controversy. Barry Bonds is a fabulous hitter and it's a shame we cannot know how good he actually was. If they tabulate votes I wouldn't be surprised if Pete Rose was on top. Jake, I love some of this baseball stuff you put up here.

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