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Posts posted by TikiSoo

  1. 3 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    Tom is doing some fine write-ups of films I haven't seen.     Great job!  

    Yeah, but finding them free to watch! Some posts here are a real tease!



    6 hours ago, midwestan said:

    If you thought Ralph Meeker was hot in "Jeopardy", you should see him in "Shadow In The Sky"

    See what I mean?

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  2. 21 hours ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

    i'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest that THERE IS A SLIGHTLY GAY UNDERTONE TO THIS STORY.

    Uh, gays don't have a monopoly on enjoying male undercupping. Let's not get into a fight over it!


    13 hours ago, Hoganman1 said:

    Just finished JEOPARDY On the MOVIES network. It isn't bad. They billed it as noir, but I don't think it really qualifies.

    It's one of MrTiki's & my favorite movies-we saw it as a complete comedy- almost every aspect of it was ridiculous-

    A kid on a treacherous dock? You don't go out towards him (you're heavier) you have him walk towards you, but some people panic.

    Only a RUBE puts a gun in a car's glove box. We couldn't stop laughing at that one.

    And yeah, Meeker is HOT! I made this photo into a refrigerator magnet -makes me laugh every time I see it


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  3. 1 hour ago, NipkowDisc said:


    Hot Spell 1958 NTSC Region 0


    Enough birthday candles on that cake? Looks like a forest fire.

    7 hours ago, cmovieviewer said:

    And to clarify, I don't think this is a case of the comments providing ‘context’ for the film.  I don’t think the specific failures of the studio executives have much to do with the content of a 70 or 80-year old musical.

    I agree. It just goes to show our society still considers this predatory behaviour as a typical topic for discussion. It's not unlike calling out long dead actors as "racist" in their private lives.  Not much we can do about it now.

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  4. 52 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

    Man!  The equipment used to project that medium onto a big screen must be FANTASTIC, and costly too! 

    There is no comparison watching a WB cartoon on 35mm projected by a carbon arc light and digital projected Blu-Ray. I think most theaters have installed the costly DVD conversion only to have been replaced by "streaming" movies. I much prefer seeing a beautiful film print, even with flaws, it always looks more "real".

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  5. 28 minutes ago, txfilmfan said:

    A lot of people think they just buy the DVD or Blu-Ray at Wal-Mart, pop it in a player and send it out over the airwaves or down the cable to their TV, not realizing how complicated lawyers and legislatures have made it.

    While performing some restoration work on a 1925 classic movie theater, I overheard the new owner saying exactly that, "I want to show a 3 Stooges short, then a WB Bugs Bunny cartoon then a classic feature film like TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, just like going to the movies used to be like. I have a huge collection of Blue Ray disks-it'll be GREAT!"

  6. 12 hours ago, 28Silent said:

    It was half baked cause they only played the movies they have played before. They could of have taken opportunity to introduce never before broadcast fox classic films 

    Another poster who does not understand broadcast "packaging" of films. Networks don't always have control of what they are licensed to broadcast by availability, cost & "bundled" packages offered by distributors.

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  7. On 1/12/2021 at 11:59 PM, hamradio said:

    There's a down to Earth explanation for just about every thing.

    All those things humans wish for: life after death, mental telepathy, not being alone in the universe. 

    Interesting picturing the alien hovering above a paralyzed person....not unlike a ghost or prey animal.

    Throughout my life, I've been plagued by "ghosts" mysteriously touching or speaking to me when there's no one there. It was terrifying until a neurologist linked these events with migraine headaches. Thankfully, they rarely happen anymore. The worst hallucination was seeing a silvery water splashing down on my head....


  8. 42 minutes ago, Det Jim McLeod said:

    The Remains Of The Day (1993) TCM On Demand 10/10

    Thanks-I saw this in the theater too & don't recall much of it, except liking it.

    All I can think of is Corky St Clair in WAITING FOR GUFFMAN suggesting a "Remains Of The Day" lunchbox, lol.

    Also THANKS to Lorna for your observations of NASHVILLE, a film I've always wanted to see but now won't be upset if I never do.

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  9. On 12/28/2020 at 12:21 AM, hamradio said:

    Just learned some trivia on TCM, the Maltese Falcon here was made of solid lead and weighed about 50 pounds which was dropped by accident  on Humphrey Bogart's toe   OUCH!!

    I have an early (ca 1970) plaster casting of the Black Bird used in the movie and it weighs over 25lbs, plenty heavy to break a toe.  It's hard for me to believe a 50 lb film prop would be made or used on set. I lift 50 lb bags of feed all the time and can't imagine having to schlep that kind of weight and ACT without straining, losing my breath.

    Here's my photo:


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  10. 10 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

     I also find something about her sexy,,,,  but that is of course personal taste.

    I gave a good friend of mine a gorgeous cheesecake photo of Angela Lansbury to gaze upon in his deathbed. Don't know what happened to it, but recall she was reclining in a gown with a leg showing.  Lansbury was and continues to be an absolutely beauty-packed with brains & big talent.

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  11. I just finished the documentary on Netflix FIVE CAME BACK, the 2017 documentary about the involvement of great Hollywood directors making oversea films chronicling WW2. It's shown in 3 parts:

    1. The Mission Begins: this concerns the war department hiring Hollywood studio Directors to make propaganda films. It explains the Government's reasoning & the reactions of the Directors John Huston, William Wyler, Frank Capra, George Stevens & John Ford. Huston is assigned to chronicle everything that happens at the Midway Islands & Frank Capra assigned a "Why We Fight" series that explains in detail all the events leading up to war.

    2. Combat Zones: Mostly concentrates on the subject matter requested by the gov't and the Director's reactions & end product. Mostly concentrates on racism and indignities within our war machine and how each director's dealt with it. Wyler visits his home town in Germany for the first time since immigrating to US. As any of us who have seen these films know, the film crews were RIGHT THERE. Amazing.

    3. The Price Of Victory: Filming WW2 takes an emotional toll on each man. This chapter concentrates mostly on the effect these films had on Americans, and the effect they had on the war effort. It then shows the direction their lives took after returning home & the films they subsequently made. This film even addressed the camera crew's need of therapy after witnessing the horrors of war, not just the directors.

    For once I completed a documentary that I enjoyed immensely from beginning to end. I am familiar with the Hollywood Directors in WW2 and have seen most of the finished films. (thank you Library!) This documentary is only about those who actually went overseas - as many of you know, Disney & WB animation studios were kind of "taken over" to create instructional films for troops. (causing Disney's anti-Semitic remarks)

    This was very well written & very well told with great footage & interviews by contemporary directors. NO dramatizations, no actors nor silly opinions-this was done seriously, factually and respectfully (yay!) While I typically dislike "celebrity" comments, having a scene of a person speaking alone in a studio breaks up (relief) all the intense battle action footage shown. Based on a book which I'm sure is good reading.

    Although I am familiar with this chapter in American/Hollywood history, this documentary did everything I wanted-it fleshed each director's involvement & their respective films in a fascinating, often brutal but easy to follow narrative. 


    OK, now it's time to watch some Shirley Temple or Fred Astaire.

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  12. 2 hours ago, txfilmfan said:

    I met one of Rue's ex-husbands while we were both waiting on our cars to be serviced. 


    She was really an amazing talent that I think went unnoticed & for granted until the GGs. I spotted her in an early film lampooned by MST3K, she looked about 18-20. Like Bettie White (and Dick Clark) Rue McClanhan NEVER AGED, she was always beautiful & a wonderfully talented charactor actress.

    I loved her as the "swinger" in an All In The Family episode - Edith naively answered a "lonely couple looking for friendship" ad in a magazine!



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  13. 15 hours ago, txfilmfan said:

    63 Up was split up into multiple episodes.   I was able to see the first one, but not the other two.

    Where did you find 63 UP? After waiting 7 years, I so much want to see it.

    It was only released here theatrically before the shutdown. I usually wait for my library to get new releases, but obviously libraries haven't been buying anything.

    I agree with your assessment about the repeated footage. The 7 year old "I'd like to work in a flower shop" always reminds me of Eliza Doolittle. That's why it's great to watch on DVD & just ff through those parts. 

    Apted sure had a wide variety of projects. Rest In Peace, thank you for your work.

  14. Sorry to come to this late...but I came across this on YT and thought the comments were perfection:

    It made me want to see this movie! I always notice when older charactors wear fashions of their youth vs fashions of the day, often age inappropriate. And the color & detail of costuming (& hair/make up) are astoundingly good-no wonder it won the costuming Oscar.

    I was amazed at the scene "on top" of the pyramid, but I gave up after PlutoTV interrupted several times with the same commercial! I understand similar ilk MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a bit better.

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  15. On 10/14/2018 at 3:50 PM, Sgt_Markoff said:

    Wasn't the movie the inspiration for 'All in the Family'?

    Not really, British "Til Death Do Us Part" was the original germ, but JOE influenced the Archie Bunker charactor.

    I just requested this from the library. I love Peter Boyle & want to see everything he's in. Let's hope I can stomach the violence/tawdry situations.

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  16. Last night I watched 1935's THE GILDED LILY starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray & Ray Milland- obviously,  a love triangle comedy.

    MacMurray & Colbert are normal working class friends who meet in the park every week & visit. Colbert happens upon a chance meeting with Milland, who is a British Nobleman "slumming" in America. Of course, she falls for him but circumstances lead to a misunderstanding before he sails home.  The rest of the story is typical  and is told pretty typically, nothing really outstanding. 

    It's beautifully photographed with great costumes for Colbert and some pretty cute dialogue. Free MacMurray is an unlikely romantic lead, he's just a little too goofy, not very romantic but more a sincere every guy. Ray Milland is drop dead gorgeous and he plays aristocracy better than romance, he's a bit cold. I have a love/hate relationship with Colbert- on one hand I really like her physicality with her acting, especially adept at faining interest and/or being offended. She works those big eyes to perfection and her body gestures expresses her feelings visually. That said, I always found her course features kind of homely and cartoonish excentuated by extreme make up.

    Here, she's a solid nice girl who gets stars in her eyes missing the gem right in front of her. This was a relaxing, cute trifle of a movie containing little surprise, just an 80 minute fun romp of a story featuring some really bad rear projection:


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  17. Well, last night I watched the noir TOO LATE FOR TEARS '49 for the first time. Someone here had talked about it here & my library had a newly restored version-yay! 

    This movie had me from the very beginning- a married couple is driving down the road when someone in another car tosses a sachel into the back seat of their convertible! They stop, look & the bag is full of MONEY! Realizing the mistake, another car chases them, but they lose him & drive home to discuss what to do.

    The husband is adamant they turn the money over to the police, but the wife gets a gleam in her eye...let's keep it! The entire movie now revolves around the wife's greed in keeping the money and not allowing anyone to get in her way. 

    The story takes twists & turns that surprise me all the way through, but it is the performances that really elevate this movie to greatness. The star is Lizabeth Scott -a favorite- and boy is she outstanding in this one. Scott never looked prettier wearing a smooth platinum bob and a great wardrobe, oh and that smoky voice! 

    Second tour-de-force is Dan Duryea who plays his typical gangster role but really gets to expand his repertoire with fabulous snappy dialogue & unusual emotion. Yeah, he's the cold, hardened gangster but Scott's charactor is so bad, she has HIM scared! I just loved Duryea's portrayal, especially when roughing up Scott. Some of the lines between them made me howl out loud!

    Honorable mentions go out to Arthur Kennedy as the husband and Kristine Miller as the husbands sister who lives next door. I couldn't take my eyes off her long bouncy hair! Don DeFore was outstanding as the "old Army Buddy" of the husband (Kennedy) who gets involved after taking a liking to his friend's sister & mistrusting his friend's wife (Scott) All strong performances that completely supported the story.

    The story. It takes all sorts of twists & turns, but never confuses. (I'm easily confused) You think you know how she's going to "get away" with it, then something unexpected happens. There was never a dull minute in this movie, it really was just a perfect noir. I'd say the quintessential noir.

    Watching classic movies for over 4 decades, I'm so afraid to have "seen them all". It was so wonderful to be excited over seeing & being surprised by a great movie for the first time!! So rarely happens.



    (one thing I noticed is how TINY Lizabeth Scott was-both in size & stature.  Most notable in close ups, she had a tiny face compared to everyone else)

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    20 hours ago, sylviagm said:

    Anyway, glad to be here.

    Welcome to the board...and we're GLAD to have you!


    People reading posts here appreciate your use of full sentences for better comprehension & engagement.

    Nothing is more frustrating than a newbie posting fragmented sentences with symbols assuming readers can understand their intention. It's what separates a newbie from a noobie.

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  19. 10 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

    Yeah, so I started going to movies again around Thanksgiving. Sounds like the AMC chain, which has been my primary movie house for at least the last 10 years, is about to go away forever, so I'm trying to sneak in a few more visits.

    Was watching a live walking tour of NYC (oh how I miss the crowded streets & grand department stores) and was shocked to see a completely boarded up AMC multiplex theater.

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  20. 16 hours ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

    you should consider checking out THE MINIVER STORY (1951?)-  a sequel that was not a success, but which I find a lot more interesting than MRS. MINIVER. (The ending is a real surprise.)

    Thank you! I requested that as well as ROAD HOUSE from my library. I rely on opinions expressed in this thread. Especially ones that lead me to avoid stinkers, like JAGGED EDGE.

    When I was 14, my brother was 26 and our Mother was 46. He was a honeymoon baby & I am the "mistake".

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  21. 15 hours ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

    It is one of the few films (other than It's a Mad... World) Dick Shawn being in.

    (Sic) I too just adore Dick Shawn....wish there were more examples of his talent captured on film for the ages.


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