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  1. Nice poster of *Paranoia* AKA *Orgasmo* (1969). Someone has a Carroll Baker fetish. Other Gialli films you might enjoy with Ms. Baker: *Sweet Body of Deborah* (1968) *The Fourth Victim* AKA *Death at the Deep End of the Swimming Pool* (1971) *Knife of Ice* (1972) *Baba Yaga* (1973) *The Flower with Petals of Steel* AKA *The Flower with a Deadly Sting* (1973)
  2. TCM has never shown *The Spook Who Sat by the Door* (1973), but it is available on DVD: http://www.amazon.com/Spook-Who-Door-Lawrence-Cook/dp/B00013F2OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1296621354&sr=1-1 The print looks OK and has some decent extras. Other early 70's choices for Feb.: *Ganja and Hess* (1973) *Across 110th Street* (1972) *Bone* (1972)
  3. http://www.amazon.com/Rod-Serlings-Patterns-Ed-Begley/dp/B0046ZCXSC/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1296349352&sr=1-2 I did a write up for the film some time back: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1827
  5. > {quote:title=dodger wrote:}{quote} > Why make this guy the star of the month. > He offers bad acting and usually a bad script and to top it off he is a blow hard that claims he was responsible for everything good in Hollywood. Including discovering Sammy Davis Jr. While I won't argue the last point, I would suggest you take a closer look at Rooney's credits. Certainly the man's been in his share of clunkers and the Andy Hardy films were no stretch on acting style, but if this is all you've seen, you're missing out on some great performances and films. This week has several of my favorite Rooney flicks, including his best noir performance *Drive a Crooked Road* (1954), the hilarious *Pulp* (1972) (with scoring by George Martin), and the boxing tour de force *Requiem for a Heavyweight* (1962). I invite you to check out these films and give Mick another chance. He's an incredible talent and I'm sure Clooney would be the first to admit it.
  6. *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
  7. double post. Edited by: Arkadin on Nov 5, 2010 6:12 PM
  8. 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.
  9. > {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 case and just kept spinning around and around and around. > > Ooooh, I HATE VHS tapes now. But I enjoyed the film. Gregory Peck < ( :x ) >. It will be reshowing on FMC: 11/18 12/8 12/29 Glad you enjoyed this one. It's definitely an under the radar western.
  10. > {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.
  11. > {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!).
  12. > {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 the beginning when he is unable to walk into the church and participate in mass, which brings him full circle at the end of the film. Have I already said too much?
  13. 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 spirituality and vengeance that I think most of you guys would enjoy.
  14. Hi, Miss G. I've been out of the loop lately, but saw some of your pix and thought I'd add a few since I've had little time to post lately. *The Bravados* is a personal favorite of mine, but for some reason it rarely makes lists (maybe because it doesn't show on TCM?). Great cinematography and a dark tale of revenge: *Viva Zapata!* is another favorite, but did not generate much interest when it played on TCM recently, perhaps because it got lumped in with the other Mexican Revolution films. The other two are Italian westerns: *Cemetery Without Crosses* (1969): *The Big Gundown* (1966):
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