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  1. Under Suspicion 1937. Jack Holt. When auto magnate Robert Bailey announces he is going to retire and turn his plant over to the employees he incurs the enmity of K.Y. Mitchell, a large stockholder in the company. 2000. Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman. A wealthy attorney in San Juan comes to the police station for "10 minutes" of follow-up questions to finding a 12-year-old girl's body in a park. Above Suspicion 1943. Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray. Two newlyweds spy on the Nazis for the British Secret Service during their honeymoon in Europe. 1995. Christoph
  2. Uh oh, almost poaching. But great minds think alike.
  3. Down to Earth 1947. Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks. Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. 2001. Chris Rock. After dying before his time, an aspiring black comic gets a second shot at life - by being placed in the body of a wealthy white businessman. The Hurricane. 1937. Dorothy Lamour, John Hall. A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor. And a hu
  4. 1958 T-B in------we won't go there.
  5. '57 T-B in Daddy-O (1958): The American Friend (1977): The Birdcage (1996): in Dragstrip Girl (1957): in Unwed Mother (1958):
  6. 56 T-B in: Lost, Lonely and Vicious (1958): in American Graffiti (1973): in I Bury the Living (1958):
  7. There is always the potential, when discussing cars, of doctrinal disputes. Competing Texts are marshaled, with ultimate resorting to the Apocrypha. To return to the matter at hand: 1955 T-B in It's a Bikini World (1967): 1955 T-B in À bout de souffle (1960): 1955 T-B in Zazie Dans le Métro (1960): 55 T-B in Purple People Eater (1988):
  8. Uf. I satisfy my masochistic tendencies in other ways. Those pick-ups, are they nice?
  9. Though we are getting away from movies (anyone have a favorite T-bird appearance in a movie?) I will observe: The name stayed around, not the car. The evolution of car design is not a phenomenon of the public consciousness, which has not a clue about design. It is a marketing strategy developed by car manufacturers to promote sales by making it possible for new-car buyers to prove they had a new car and not an old model that was well-kept. Not educated about the car industry in general, and the marketing history of the T-Bird in particular, I can't comment about its sa
  10. Even moviemakers have enough sense not to soak a Ferrari (notwithstanding the outrage perpetrated in The Italian Job, 1969). Still, I believe I cringe more seeing the Triumph awash than I would the Ferrari, perhaps because the Triumph is more within my reach.
  11. I dare not. I only dislike its application to that car, which I said I could consider nice with a different name (Hey!: a car by any other name would be as nice!). This: is a Thunderbird. Why is it, I wonder, that car companies, when they hit on a special design, something surpassing in elegance, sportiness and sexiness, feel compelled to adulterate, and ultimately ruin it? Consider what happened also to the 240 Z and the Miata. They started out as exciting, sporty fun vehicles, but ended up as bloated, steroidal megamorphs.
  12. But are there any nice cars in it? 1963 Ford Thunderbird. I might say it's nice, if it weren't called a Thunderbird.
  13. Aaaaaaa! There, that's better. Though it's not a very nice car.
  14. Let's just say I tossed them in the air, and whoever wants can catch them.
  15. Ya gotta set your rules and stick to 'em. If everything is big, nothing is big. If everything is noir, nothing is noir. If everything is nice, nothing is nice.
  16. Do the movies aside from Van Nuys Blvd. (1973) have scenes of cruising?
  17. Schwinn. Now that's something. But I never got an Apple Crate. . . .(sniff).
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