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Everything posted by Arkadin

  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 we
  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 c
  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 t
  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 spiritual
  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 Cross
  15. *Act of Violence* has much in common with the 1981 noir, *Cutter's Way*. Here's a little comparison I did awhile back (in a thread dedicated to the former). If you like the 1948 film, you might also enjoy this later movie: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?p=56202#p56202
  16. > {quote:title=bklynrose wrote:}{quote} > My only question is how could he make such a great film like Kane and six years later make a terrible one called The Lady from Shanqhai????????? > cat *Kane* is the only film where Welles had complete control and authority. The rest of his films have been cut, edited, or were taken out of his hands at some point.
  17. To answer your question in a simple statement, yes. *Kane* is definitely the greatest film of the talking era, as it not only broke technical ground, but married those techniques to innovative storytelling, creating a work that places impetus on its viewers instead of a single creators vision. This is not a film for passive viewing. It's also not a one-watch film. Every time we see Kane we find something different about him and discover something also about ourselves. The first couple of scenes are designed to take us out of our comfort zone, where we are hit with three different scen
  18. While it usually takes time and reflection (say, 20 years) for me to separate the wheat from the chaff, here are some movies I've enjoyed in 2K and beyond: *Downfall (2004)* *The Deep End (2001)* *Blind Spot (2002)* *Momento (2001)* *Last Orders (2001)* *Gran Torino (2008)* *Wendy and Lucy (2008)* *No Country for Old Men (2007)* *Dark Days (2000)* *Thrilla in Manilla (2009)* *Joyeux Noel (2005)* *Oldboy (2003)* *Cache (2005)* *Flowers for Algernon (2008)* *A Christmas Tale (2008)* *The Piano Teacher (2001)* *The Ninth Day (2004)*
  19. *The Stunt Man* was released to DVD in a nice 2 disc set, but is already OOP with prices hovering around the $40.00 mark on Amazon, so yes, recording this film is a must if you don't have it. I'm also a fan of *The Ruling Class*, but that film is a hard sell with some people. I wish TCM could have shown my favorite O'Toole movie *Murphy's War* (1971), but it's on DVD, so I guess I'll cue up the player tonight instead.
  20. Here's a thread from SSO where we discussed a bit of Japanese (and other Asian) film: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2841 Another about the recent Kurosawa festival on TCM: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4114
  21. Double post---AGAIN! Edited by: Arkadin on Aug 22, 2010 10:15 AM
  22. 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
  23. > {quote:title=CineMaven wrote:}{quote} Say Arkadin...how's the l'il shaver?? I'll send ya some pics!
  24. Double post. Edited by: Arkadin on Aug 18, 2010 11:03 PM
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