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  1. *The Lonely Man* is a personal favorite of mine and perhaps one of Palance's best performances on screen. This film was released the same year as *The Tin Star* (1957) and an interesting look at back to back western roles for Anthony Perkins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gIInmPsXcw
  2. double post. Edited by: Arkadin on Nov 5, 2010 6:12 PM
  3. Thanks. I'm out of the loop right now, so I sometimes miss who said what, but I'm all for giving credit where credit is due. BTW MissG, I recorded *Vengeance Valley*, but have not had time to watch yet. What I saw of the opening after finalizing the disc looks quite promising.
  4. > {quote:title=CineMaven wrote:}{quote}"Now I need to get to The Bravados...you just watched that recently didn't you Chris? > Anyone else have it to watch? I want to revisit it after all these years in view of Arkadin's earlier commetns about its influence on Leone and the "spiritual" aspects of the story.I just remember this western made a big impression on me in my early movie watching." > > I saw "THE BRAVADOS" on Arkadin's suggestion and enjoyed it very much. Recorded it on VHS tape. Then I rewound the tape and went to watch it again. Of course, the tape broke inside the c
  5. > {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote} And thanks for the comments on The Night of the Hunter and Sergeant York. I do expect the latter to be a propaganda film, but I understand the reasons why. Even Hitch and Lang, my two favorite directors, made their prop films during that time. I didn't mean propaganda in a good or bad sense (and yes, there are good forms of propaganda). I just meant that aspect overrode the religious connotations for me.
  6. > {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote} > Hi, Arkadin! I know you are busy, but you can see *Hell's Hinges* here of you care to (it's very short).: > > http://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/hell-s-hinges-1916 Thank you, I will watch it soon (I hope!).
  7. > {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote}I don't remember the spiritual dimension of The Bravados too well, except for something at the end. I really need to re-watch it. It used to be my very favorite Peck western. Still is one of my favorites because his character is so relentless, not something i'm used to from him. Much of it has to do with Peck's refusal to submit to the idea that vengeance does not belong to him (Romans 12:19/ Leviticus 19:18). His desire to find his wife's killers fractures his life and relationships in both the physical and spiritual sense. We see this in t
  8. I've had some rare time to sit down and do a bit of reading and found the whole religion in film conversation quite interesting. I haven't seen *Hell's Hinges*, but I personally find *Night of the Hunter* full of Christian messages and symbolism. I'm not a fan of *Pvt. York*, but not because of any religious aspects--I just didn't care for the movie. If anything, it can easily be viewed as a propagandistic effort to encourage enlistment in the second world war. Having said that, *The Bravados* (1958) will be appearing on FMC this week (Thursday), and is an interesting tale of spiritual
  9. Double post---AGAIN! Edited by: Arkadin on Aug 22, 2010 10:15 AM
  10. First of all, the film is titled *You Only Live Once* (the other title is a James Bond movie). Secondly, I would not call it a better film than *Gun Crazy*. It's a very different film, notably in the the way that fatalism and choice are established. The relationships of the married couples are also quite different in that *YOLO* is a romanticized view, where *GC* plays with many sexual themes. There are many more contrasts, but Mr. ChiO will probably be here soon and I'll let him preach the evils of *GC* on this beautiful Sunday morning. For what it's worth, when I had to choose b
  11. > {quote:title=CineMaven wrote:}{quote} Say Arkadin...how's the l'il shaver?? I'll send ya some pics!
  12. Double post. Edited by: Arkadin on Aug 18, 2010 11:03 PM
  13. While Bradbury's book is a brilliant piece of moral ideology, Disney's film was a rough ride for me, due to the poor screenplay (which Bradbury adapted) and the way the film was altered from the book (the ending did not make any sense from my perspective). Nevertheless, the performances are extremely well done and Pryce deserved an Oscar nomination at the very least for what he was able to achieve. Pam Grier was also great as the Dust Witch . This scene copies the book pretty much word for word and Pryce is everything Mr. Dark should be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmRdHVkqS_k
  14. *WKRP in Cincinatti* A classic scene involving the Pink Floyd tune, Dogs :
  15. We discussed Sweet Smell of Success and its noir eligibility at SSO awhile back: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2442
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