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  1. nakano

    I Just Watched...

    Josephine and Men 1955 produced by John Boulting directed by his brother Roy Boulting.I do not know if it was ever shown on TCM.Nice British romantic comedy with very good cast:Glynis Johns,Peter Finch and a very funny performance by Jack Buchanan.Awesome Technicolor by Gilbert Taylor,Glynis Johns is very beautiful in the pastels of Technicolor. 7/10
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    Noir Alley

    it is excellent as everything Ken Burns does on film,i watched it all, I was fascinated by Earl Scruggs who I knew of by name, my knowledge of Bluegrass is minimal,iam a baby boomer with great knowledge in rock,blues,folk but never bought a country record,except the 1st Johnny Cash lp on Sun more rockabilly than country,i agree with what you post,except less Yoakam as is importance and more Waylon Jennings would have been appreciated.As usual Peter Coyote does a great jobas a narrator,he has a marvellous voice,he is now part of Ken Burns's stock company I would say he did the Vietnam War,Prohibition etc 3 or 4 movie for Burns,Coyote has a lot of gigs as a narrator, his voice embellish every documentary he is narrating.
  3. nakano

    Noir Alley

    it was straight from John Huston's eulogy for Bogie,i used the last phrase myself for a friend of mine who died too soon15 years ago.i liked the last phrase we were both young 'He is quite irreplaceable. There will never be another like him.' — from John Huston’s eulogy for Humphrey Bogart
  4. I did the same but I used fast forward for Hotel Monterey,i hoped to see Greta Garbo coming out the elevator dressed as a bag lady going for her walk...
  5. Im Labyrinth des Schweigens 2014 Le Labyrinthe du Silence German film with French subtitles showed at 2 American festivals as Labyrinth of Lies, not released in the USA, limited release in Canada.Very good film story happens between 1958 and 1963,there in no timeline per se.Prosecutor starts a case on Nazis by fluke,discover nobody in Germany is aware of Auschwitz,was not really aware himself...very good story based on real people and facts.8/10
  6. nakano

    Noir Alley

    Before the showing of Woman on the Beach tonight I hope Eddie Mueller will mention this thing in last week's Nocturne, the movie playing in Nocturne at the Pantages-WOTB-was not out for a year.Due to many reshoots asked by RKO,it was released during the summer of 1947 almost a year after Nocturne..
  7. I think we have not seen everything by Mrs Akerman Hotel Monterey tonight has a lot of promises I found a synopsis. 'The film consists of a series of silent long takes shot in a hotel in New York City. Shots are meticulously staged to create visual patterns and optical illusions as the film slowly explores several different parts of the hotel, ranging from austere and claustrophobic basement corridors to busy skylines shot from the rooftop. '.Wow I think I will record it and see it in fast forward, the film is 62 minutes,it should not be in the Essentials, Silent Sunday was a perfect match...incredibly dreadful movies,terrible..
  8. I did the same thing ,it saved a lot of precious time,movie lasted like 45-55 minutes...
  9. But by Akerman it would be mesmerizing...
  10. Eddie Mueller does fantastic work on a subject he knows very well and I think he is great,but he has less intros to do....the other mc,s -Ben and mr.Karger -not sure of his name- just do regular stuff,what Ben adds on is fairly predictable.What I liked about Robert Osborne,he never repeated an intro for the same movie,he always added new tidbits about it,Ben and others should compile the Osborne intros in TCM vaults if there is such a thing,it should be reused again so TCM could save on writers
  11. nakano

    I Just Watched...

    La Mort en ce Jardin AKA Death in the Garden by Luis Bunuel 1956 very accessible film by Bunuel with great cast Simone Signoret,George Marchal Michel Piccoli and Charles Vanel, excellent cinematography,a bank robber flee through the jungle in South America with 3 others,the army is after them.8/10
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    I Just Watched...

    La Beauté du Diable 1949 by René Clair story of Faust with perfect performances by Michel Simon & Gerard Philippe. René Clair gave us I married a Witch,another great fantasy-comedy,this one is top notch great special effects. 9/10
  13. nakano

    I Just Watched...

    le Doulos 1962 aka the Fingerman Jean Pierre Melville excellent film Noir tribute with Jean Paul Belmodo,Serge Reggiani both excellent,great unpredictable storymEddie Mueller should present this in the TCM Imports or Noir Alley,a must for every Film Noir buff.8/10
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    I Just Watched...

    La Bandera 1935 Julien Duvivier with Jean Gabin in a star making performance,Annabella and a very good cast.A restored version very clean quite surprising for 1935! I wonder if it was showed in the USA... murderer flees France and join Spanish Foreign Legions before this Gabin goes to a transvestites-gay club in Spain,with a real female naked dancer,goes to a whorehouse and goes to Morrocco with Legion,we discover a love street near the military quarters,a soldier gets a tattoo on his face that is a complete skull- zombie man 80 years ago,a very good movie 8/10
  15. nakano

    I Just Watched...

    Totally agree,my 2 favorite performances by her ,I discovered her about 10 years ago while watching Dodsworth for the 1st time,i always though she was British.In Dodsworth she is about 45 or 46,she looks fantastic with a stunning figure,with great tight fitting dresses,like she says she was worth an 'escapade'
  16. nakano

    Noir Alley

    I had seen Nocturne before,i watched it again last night,because of Eddie Mueller,i think Mueller does the best job I have seen for the intros at TCM.while watching the film i noticed a scene with Raft crossing the street to go at a movie window,from the outside pretty sure it shows the last letters for the Pantages theatre in Hollywood,the movie playing on the marquee is Woman on the Beach ! we also see when Raft is at the window the 3 prices for admission! 60 cents and 50 cents could not see the other one.Interesting enough Woman was supposed to be released BEFORE Nocturne, it came out in summer 1947,Renoir was forced to do major editing and reshoots by RKO over a long period of time,Woman… is playing Noir Alley next week.
  17. nakano

    The four watchable Bond movies.

    favorite theme song 'You only live twice' by Nancy Sinatra,on HMSS John Barry some segments in the score are really very very good,among the best he did.
  18. nakano

    I Just Watched...

    Great movie,with Amanda Donohoe- a revelation for me then,i saw the movie at the Montreal World film festival in 1988, sort of camp movie by Russell, a must see.
  19. nakano

    Replace SUTS with WUTS

    Errol was crazy about Sauternes a very good French dessert wine
  20. According to William Wellman Brian Donlevy began his day with a morning ritual when preparing to face the cameras on a set: insert dentures don toupee struggle into corset lace up “elevator” shoes. I have seen many of his films, he was widowed by Bela Lugosi's ex wife Lillian
  21. nakano

    I Just Watched...

    Yes la Nuit de Varennes is very good ifeel so -so about Michel Simon but I must rely on Sacha Guitry,as a prologue to La Poison he introduces all the cast and the techs of Simon,Guitry saisd you are the greatest living actor,we cannot see when you stop being yourself and you acted,we cannot see the welding something like that a great compliment anyway. I saw La mort de LOUIS XIV(death of … )2016 last week very good, with jean pierre léaud presented at Cannes another good one from 2019 I think Ils ont jugés La Reine a tv film but high quality with real documents and very good acting.
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    striking similarity with a product manager at Polygram-now Universal but she was Italian and not famous.... I would see a bit of similarity with a VERY early Talia Shire-not now of course- but the young lady here is better looking "She has that "man wanted" look in her eyes" ...
  23. nakano

    I Just Watched...

    totally agree my least favorite film by either Melville or Cocteau
  24. nakano

    A United Artists Retrospective Scrapbook: 1953

    in the French release of Act of Love.

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