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  1. Oh man. Fred was a straight shooter and I will miss him. No more words. He would get upset if I got mushy now.
  2. Hi everyone! First, let me say I'm sorry for jumping in excitedly a couple of weeks ago, then disappearing right after! I don't even have an excuse for not getting back here in a timely fashion. Now to the Summer of Darkness Wouldn't that phrase sound great bellowed out by Raymond Burr in an echo chamber? Miss G - I'm so glad you like Lady Without a Passport! Atmospheric is definitely the right word for it. I love The Bribe as well for its moodiness and the non-judgmental treatment of the characters- Ava, John Hodiak and Robert Taylor all do things that seem wrong, and yet they h
  3. Thanks, Frank! That's really nice. I have no idea why some films are striking me right and others (Cause for Alarm - acckkk!) aren't. I think....dare I say it? I just can't stand movies that are too 'black and white' I like a little grey area in my noir. Sorry, Ro!
  4. Oh darn I've seen Cause for Alarm already. Please tell me someone else is watching today!
  5. OMG! Rewatched Tension and am bowled over at how much better it is the second time around! The acting is uniformly good, but especially Basehart, Totter, and oddly, Barry Sullivan, who I barely noticed at all last time around. He's basically Sam Spade, and he does a great job of luring Totter in... making her feel comfortable enough to slip up. He's an actor I am liking a lot lately, wish all of Wendell Corey's roles had gone to Sullivan.???? Basehart is so good here, he's great at making you feel uncomfortable and yet he's terribly sympathetic. When he actually finally slaps Totter,
  6. Did someone say fried chicken?!! My mom used to make baked beans from scratch. Oh man, sometimes I dream of those... She always added molasses. I made BBQ beef a few weeks ago in the crock pot, and added hickory smoke and a touch of molasses, and it came out just like Mama's baked beans! Was I in heaven. For some reason, I can never quite sit through D.O.A. I promised myself I would watch it straight through this time, but my attention wandered, and suddenly it was over and I didn't even know how it ended! RED LIGHT SPOILERS Red Light was really fun to watch. I LOVED the endin
  7. Well, we are off on our trip! Bringing hard boiled eggs and nuts! Seriously. ????
  8. Oh, guys! It's so great seeing you all here again sharing your thoughts! I want to reply to everyone but life just keeps getting in the way.... We are getting ready for a weekend vacation, and I don't think there is going to be wi-fi. I will be sitting in a big field, listening to all kinds of music with a bunch of other crazy people and my family at the Green River Festival. It's going to be 90 degrees on Sunday so send out some cooling vibes please! Cody = Godzilla, lol! The Atomic connection! Cody/Roy Earle - you can think of these two characters as related to one another, but they
  9. Someone here really IS Miss Total Recall!
  10. Hey, Bronxie! Great to chat with you again! Love what you said about Verna's music! Ha! I had a small epiphany about Verna the other day, I think from coming in on a scene cold, without watching the movie from the start. It was at a point least halfway through. Verna had been cooped up in the house waiting for Cody, day after day after day, while he's out buying gasoline trucks and Trojan horses,lol. She begs, literally begs Cody to take her with him, and Cody says (and I'm paraphrasing here) something like, " Naww, honey, why don'you stay here and play with your radio". Like she was a lit
  11. If you are on the lam, DON'T go to the mountains! From High Sierra to Gun Crazy, it always ends badly. I liked the beginning and the end of The Window. Yes! The fire escape parts worked well. The parents looked hot and tired all the time, unglamorous, busy. They even made Barbara Hale look kind of hausfrau! A miracle I think.???? A lot of these noirs seem to me to be veiled cautionary tales - "parents,pay attention to your kids, even if you are harried and poor". Geez, M was more of a template for this type of film than I realized. It would also make a good double bill with Carol Reed's T
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