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Posts posted by Hibi

  1. 9 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

    Three years after it began its criminal investigation of Donald Trump’s Trump Organization and its executives, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is reportedly expected to charge the ex-president’s company and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, with tax-related crimes on Thursday, according The Wall Street Journal. Obviously this marks a major escalation of the probe, and Trump will presumably respond to the news by lashing out like a man increasingly concerned that prison may be in his future.

    read here

    ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. On 10/18/2021 at 4:18 PM, LornaHansonForbes said:


    My mind might change thirty seconds after meeting him, but


    (At ALL stages of his career)

    See the source image

    Yes, before he went to pot...........

  3. 36 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

    copied and pasted from wikipedia:

    In a Variety piece published on December 11, 1969, it was announced a project named Burnt Offerings would be directed by Bob Fosse (!!!!!) from a screenplay by Robert Marasco; Turman Films and Cinema Center Films would be producers and Lawrence Turman executive producer.[4] Although it never materialized, a novel of the same name by Marasco was published in 1973.[4] The American Film Institute inductively reasoned the book may have been written based on the un-produced screenplay.[4]

    Burnt Offerings was directed by Dan Curtis, most known for television horror works such as the series Dark Shadows (1966–1971) and films like The Night Stalker (1972). It was the only theatrical feature he ever directed.[5] When offered to do the project, he found the novel uninteresting, particularly what he called its "nothing" ending, and joked to himself, "I bet some idiot who doesn't know what he's doing will come along and make this."[6]

    William F. Nolan removed the first third of the book where the family was in New York City, finding it didn't work, and the chauffeur was conceived by him and unique to the film.[5]

    Filming took place in August 1975 at the Dunsmuir House located in Oakland, California.[7]Burnt Offerings was the first movie to be filmed at the Dunsmuir House. According to a commentary with Dan Curtis, William F. Nolan, and Karen Black, Curtis reveals that his rationale for the fog machine was to shoot "motes."[8]

    Bette Davis reportedly had conflicts with Karen Black, feeling that Black did not extend to her an appropriate degree of respect and that her behavior on the film set was unprofessional.[9]

    I remember in a Rex Reed interview at the time (after the film had been made) Bette was dissing both Karen Black and Oliver Reed. If I remember correctly, Karen would go off and change her make up in the middle of shooting a scene, Reed was drunk half the time........

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  4. 11 minutes ago, misswonderly3 said:

    I figure she ran off and found the cops and told them what was going on,  but opted not to return with them...why would she want to go back there? But I always thought it was she who alerted the police about the situation.  Maybe she went home  ( she must have had a home apart from Lee J . Cobb's "cottage"  )  made herself a nice cup of tea,  and collapsed into an armchair.  Job well done.

    But the cops already knew what was going on, so it's not clear if Card had ever reached them by that point.

  5. If I remember correctly, she only became a recluse in the last year of her life when her health started to fail. She spent summers in Europe and could be spotted around the East Side. Most people left her alone.

  6. 4 hours ago, Mr. Gorman said:

    I like BURNT OFFERINGS.  I recall reading that Dan Curtis cut 15 minutes out from the beginning of the movie prior to release; apparently that footage was Ollie and Karen searching around for just the right house to rent.  Curtis thought it too boring so it was cut to speed up the pacing.  Admittedly, it's a slow-moving movie anyway but think of how slow it would've been with those 15 minutes more of "house hunting" at the beginning.  (Of course, since I like the movie I'd watch the extra 15 minutes if it still existed and was put back into the film!  But it's probably long gone).  

    WOW. The film was slow even without that. A good move on his part.




    It's funny, Cobb cures Holden. But after killing 3 people, you KNOW he's going to the chair. LOL. Why bother?

    The film would've been better with Eddie's ending with Holden being shot by the police. The prologue beginning with Cobb was dumb as it gave away the fact that Cobb survived the ordeal. No suspense there.

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  8. On 10/17/2021 at 5:01 PM, misswonderly3 said:

    Third viewing for me of The Dark Past.  It's ok,  but will never be right up there in the pantheon of Great or even Pretty Good noirs.  And as some have observed,  it's more a "psychobabble" drama than a noir -- not that I get bogged down in labels.

    I always like William Holden, so that's a plus in this film.   I also like Nina Foch.  For some reason,  I sometimes get her mixed up with Patricia Neal, even though they don't really look alike.  Something about them both being good actresses and attractive women, both were in some fine movies,  but never made it to "A List" Hollywood actresses -- maybe by choice.

    I rarely enjoy filmed plays; you can always tell, they're so static.  Everything set in one room  ( or two, as in TDP.)  Maybe because I was already familiar with the story,  I paid attention to little details I hadn't noticed on my other viewings.

    For  one thing,  I get a kick out of the set details,  things like that ceramic dog that's used as a bookend.  And for some reason I think it's kind of funny that despite the tension of the situation,  it's sort of cozy,  what with the chess game and the fire.  A cozy fire while the escaped convicts hold everyone prisoner.   They should have had home made soup and French bread to complete the scene.  But then, the people who could provide the comfort food were locked in the basement.

    And  what's up with that?  How come the two servants were whisked away apart from everyone else?  Of course, to give them the opportunity to escape unnoticed...at least,  the stronger of the two did.  I don't think they needed to present the other servant as so hysterical and annoying. I think the "strong" servant was Kathryn Card.  The other servant,  the whiney one,  is not even credited on wiki, even though I have seen this actress many times, she was just doing what the script called her to do.  Anyway,  I just think it's funny that even the thugs were "classist" and separated the "help" from the rich people.   Upstairs Downstairs.

    I do sometimes tire of all those "psychology" dramas so beloved by producers in the '40s and '50s.  It all seems so dated now,  and as others have mentioned,  they make for very talky films.   I also doubt that Holden's character,  even if not shot down by the police  ( as in Blind Alley)  would have been allowed to live and undergo psychological counselling -- he shot that warden in the back,  in cold blood, and I don't think claiming he imagined it was his father would have been an acceptable defence to a judge or jury.  

    Too bad the kid was caught after he tried to escape...I was rooting for him.  But at least the cook had better luck.

    Oh,  one other "detail" I observed...One of the female guests  ( Adele Jergens?) , the one who was flirting with another guest in front of her husband...how come she's dressed to the nines like that?  Black evening gown, high heels, and jewellery,  this in a country  "cottage" supposedly for a relaxing weekend playing chess and hunting  (  while,  maybe not her ).  The outfit seems so incongrous to the situation.  Oh well,  she did have to look good for the guy she was flirting with,  even though the script makes him look weaker than her husband - that whole thing was like a little subplot,   just a little extra something to think about.


    Ellen Corby was the whiny servant. Odd, that Card escapes and we never see her again. What happened to her? LOL. She doesn't come back with the cops.

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  9. 5 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

    Too much information, Mr. President?

    'I'm not into golden showers': Trump brings up Steele dossier at private dinner with donors and GOP senators and says Melania 'didn't believe' pee tape allegations made against him 


    Former President Donald Trump delivered a speech to donors at a Florida retreat organized by a group dedicated to getting more Republicans elected to the Senate on Thursday night.


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  10. 20 hours ago, ElCid said:

    Actually that came up during the discussion about this new recommendation by Trump.

    You have more confidence in Trump's intelligence than I do.  I don't think he is thinking very deeply about it at all.  He is just throwing wild comments out there to see what sticks.  

    Another facet is that at this time, what quality of advisors does he have?  Probably no where near what he had when he was president or running as the Republican nominee.

    You may be right.  As usual it is all about Trump.

    Would be interesting to see what would happen if the GOPers lost big in 2022 and McConnell and McCarthy couldn't stop the Dem agenda.  What would happen if GOPers lost a lot of state and local races in 2022 and Dems ended up controlling the blue and purple states?

    IF ONLY.........

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  11. I assume they (he) have watched the film recently to have some fresh comments about it. Am sure they dont watch it during those recorded wrap arounds. Am sure Eddie films many of those in one day as do the other hosts.

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  12. Yes, I'm not really sure how her estate was handled or her will. She was still married to her last husband at the time in 1990. She had 4 daughters. I imagine some of her stuff was auctioned off. How lucky for you to get the book! 3 of her daughters are still alive. The oldest, Diana, died this past summer (at 93!)

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