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Everything posted by SansFin

  1. I have seen *Short Circuit* (1986) only once. It was part of mindbend. Esso had me watch it and then watch *High Art* (1998) to see Ally Sheedy as naive greenie and then as junkie lesbian artiste. Is MO's name a play on Omnibot 17mu? -I am sorry I do not know how to put Greek letter into post but mu is English version of Greek letter used in name.- MO does not look like Omnibot 17mu but there is similarity to Omnibot 5402 as if it could be ancestor before species evolved very high foreheads: I saw connection between Wall-E and Buster Keaton. Sad eyes and fidgety hands. Always seeming
  2. Most of the recent movies I like are animation. It may be because they follow traditional storytelling techniques. It strikes me that good animation needs to make watchers identify with something which is not human and so does much more towards characterization than live-action movies do. Wall-E is defintely a character! I am chuckling now because I remember frustration of little brush robot trying to clean up after Wall-E. I will have to watch this movie tomorrow.
  3. Horror The Black Cat (1968) Throne of Blood (1957) The Haunting (1963) 13 Ghosts (1960) Cat People (1942)
  4. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > But I don't ever see someone who creates art or entertainment as " having a job" in terms of depicting anything specifically moral or immoral. I believe that is part of any job description for creating content for Hallmark Channel Some of their movies have been very good but I do not believe they are memorable or truly influential.
  5. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > You mean you want to teach kids with movies that its ok for them to kill or lynch people who make their lives miserable? So you think its ok for husbands to kill nagging wives, irritating bosses, rude school teachers, etc.? What is being shown is concept they may be killed if they are a bad person. This is shown very often in real life. I have not seen it but have heard of a movie called *Burning Bed* which is based on true story. I am sure there are many others.
  6. > {quote:title=C.Bogle wrote:}{quote} > Maybe some classic movie fans are so enamored of these films that they think they > play a huge part in a person's intellectual and moral development. Guess again. I have seen interviews with staff at NASA and Goddard saying they became rocket scientists because of sci-fi movies and television shows. I very much believe art does not have great influence on extreme behavior. It is more likely that people with violent tendencies will prefer movies with depictions of violence than they will like movies about bunny rabbits making friends
  7. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > When kids see movies like this on TV, they think its ok to kill someone if the person is bad, like Rebecca was supposed to have been. It is same as western morality of killing man in black. Children learn robbers and murderers get shot by man in white. Faithful-to-book version of *Rebecca* may teach them that making spouse's life miserable carries same penalty as claim jumping. Different people take different things from same story. Classic example is *Cinderella* Cinderella slept in a wood bin. She dressed in rags. She had to work ve
  8. Is it permitted to speak of movies less than ten years old? I suppose I have to just risk it. I did the book and repeating movie thing with Prisoner some weeks ago. I found as many overlaps with it as with Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets That is: while I was reading the same scene was playing and I could see structure of scene being used intact. Most significant change I noticed was: in book Scabbers was found in Hagrid's hut and in movie Hargrid had found Scabbers and kept him for Ron. All other changes I saw were justified or required by print-into-images translation. It is bette
  9. > {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote} > Could it be that these women, save for Hallie, marry as a security measure more than love? I do not think those women married for security more than for love. That those men represented security made it easier for women to fall in love with them. It is like: "Lorelei Lee: Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?"
  10. > {quote:title=talkietime wrote:}{quote} > That routine would become a chore for me. Most time on my job is spent sitting with nothing to do. Watching classic movies is better than watching plain television.
  11. > {quote:title=markfp2 wrote:}{quote} > How are you choosing the order you're watching them in? Are you trying to watch a specific number a day/week or just watching them when you're in the mood? With so many films to watch, I can see where you might reach a saturation point and need to take a break from it for a few days. I have tried many orders. Best seemed to be to sort list by type - comedy, mystery, crime etc. - then by last letter of director's name then by date total - 1939 = 19+39 = 22 - and choose every seventh title. It produced very varied mix. That carried me through Ap
  12. I like Film Noir very much but I do not seek out movies just because they are that. I tend to find they are either excellent or lousy with no middle ground. I can not recall a single so-so film noir. That may be because either they draw me into dark underworld or they seem very superficial.
  13. If I stay with my schedule I will watch movie number one thousand next week. This is in addition to movies new to me I have watched on TCM during this time. I think it would be nice to have one thousandth movie be special but I am past all ones I know. I wish I had thought of some things sooner. It was not until end of July I realized I should be marking DVDs I want to watch again and those I really like. Watching so many each day has led to some confusion. It is almost like those in Vole thread. At end of day I seem to remember John Wayne fighting Martians while Doris Day in blackfac
  14. I believe Harry Potter books are very well constructed in plot, pacing and other technical issues. They do not seem special to me on word-and-sentence level of writing. That may be why they work so well in being made into movies. Their structure is what is important and that can be translated from print to visual. I am currently doing thing where I put movie in DVD player on repeat and have it on while I read. There are instances where I am reading exact passage being shown in movie. It is easy to see how they moved from one medium to other. They were able to reproduce structure very well.
  15. > {quote:title=LoveFilmNoir wrote:}{quote} > 7.) If a film is in the public domain, who has the right to get it out of there, or is this even possible at all? I do not believe it is possible to remove a film from public domain unless it can be proven in court it should not have been given that status. There is the niche problem I find interesting. A film may be in public domain while its source material may still be copyrighted. When the copyright on a film expires the film moves into public domain. Anyone with a print of the film may sell it, distribute it, copy it, license it
  16. > {quote:title=rohanaka wrote:}{quote} > One of us would probably backhand the dragon and possibly slit its throat without thinking when it tried to interrupt us. > > Ha.. well.. at least it would still be dead. (there is more than one way to kill those rotten dragons, ha) It has not even the remotest connection to any film but - When my esso was in hospital he was working on a scene for his novel. The nurse went into his room and found him having an argument with a dragon. He told her he was a writer and showed her a tape recorder he was using to dictate the scenes.
  17. > {quote:title=rohanaka wrote:}{quote} > For me and my money.. it is WAY more rewarding (in a relationship) to tackle the dragon as a TEAM. The QT has HIS strengths.. and he brings them to the table.. and I have mine.. and I bring those to the table.. and then it's "DRAGON WATCH YOUR BACK" We are one team working together.. and that is a beautiful thing. I believe it is a matter of where you are in your life. My first husband was very much my knight in shining armor. He was military pilot and so very handsome in his uniform. No dragon could have stood against him. It was grand unt
  18. I wait for credits to roll but not because I want to see name of the caterer's therapist's dry-cleaner. I wait because by time they end there is no crowd to push and shove.
  19. *Kagemusha* is a masterpiece everyone should know. *The Last Metro* is excellent. *Sonezaki shinju* is too little known. It is very touching. *Rough Cut* is movie I want to like more than I do. There is nothing wrong with it. The stars are wonderful. Script is better than book. Still there seems to be no magic in it. It is dull and lifeless.
  20. I guess this means I am also a schlub since I am very much liking this week's programming.
  21. Not all movies were filmed in widescreen format. There are many ratios. I am sure others can list most common ones. Also not all movies are available in original format. What TCM shows depends on what a film's owners can or will make available. Edited by: SansFin on Sep 9, 2010 6:46 AM
  22. > {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote} > It is beautiful the way everyone moved from "Wake Of The Red Witch" to "Wuthering Heights" so seamlessly. They are different versions of the same story. Ralls is Heathcliff. Angelique is Catherine. He rose from obscurity. They fell in love despite the difference in their stations in life. They were separated because of Sidneye/Hindley's persecution. They met just in time to declare their love for each other before death took them. She died before him. He was reunited with her after death. Sidneye is also Edgar Linton. He found a p
  23. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > (Don't you hate it when people don't get your jokes?) Always. It makes me feel very stupid. What about Mortimer Snerd and Charlie McCarthy? They should at least have walk-ons.
  24. You give me far too much credit. I was doing a rift on 'splintered' with a actor named 'wood'. I do not know how to spell the first name of actor who played Frodo in *The Lord of the Rings* so I went with Woody Allen. I do like *Sleeper* but it was far from my mind. Edited by: SansFin on Sep 5, 2010 9:44 PM
  25. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote} > *Love is a Many-Splintered Thing* Did Woody Allen have a cameo? Edited by: SansFin on Sep 5, 2010 8:04 PM
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