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Everything posted by slaytonf

  1. *Sigh* Well, I guess you hadda get your bike fix in. I'll just have to bide my time. Discussion will come back to the center of gravity, which is cars, which are nicer than bikes--except maybe Triumphs or Indians. (Oh, maybe I shouldna said that). But to trend back to movies. We have one movie with cruising, American Graffiti (1973), but are there more? Wasn't there a movie titled Cruising?
  2. It was one of the supreme cinematic moments for me. I'd read a book by Thomas Helm (Shark! an inflammatory ill-informed, even for it's time, polemic against the creatures) so I was familiar with the species. But there's nothing like seeing a set of jaws scraping the flimsy metal tubes of a shark cage on a seventy-foot tall screen to make an impression. Notwithstanding Ron and Valerie Taylor's, two of the great natural photographers and naturalists, involvement, the movie has an outdated prejudice against 'em. That takes away from my continued enjoyment of the movie.
  3. Yeah, and what about all those vanished silent movies? Why doesn't TCM show them, either?
  4. I remember there was somebody else who directed movies, but I can't recall the name.
  5. I didn't know Alfred Hitchcock was a national holiday.
  6. But really, what do you think of the movie?
  7. He's in Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959). Also in New Orleans (1947), with Billie Holiday! He was in a bunch of movies early on that also featured bunches of great musicians such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Dandridge, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Lionel Hampton, and Danny Kaye; in movies like Pennies From Heaven (1936), Birth of the Blues (1941), Cabin in the Sky (1943), and Jam Session (1944).
  8. Maybe it's trying to tell you something.
  9. To save space, you can get a player that plays dvds from multiple regions.
  10. No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) was shown last year? Can't imagine how I missed it. MovieCollector's invaluable list says the last time it aired was back in 2012.
  11. Glad to see Setsuko Hara get recognition. My favorite of hers is No Regrets for Our Youth (1946). Will we see Barbarella? The spelling is Ramon Novarro, But it's easy to mistype.
  12. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=region+2+dvd+player&t=newext&atb=v255-1&ia=web
  13. I've heard that before. But like your point. At any one point in time, a movie that does not appeal at first, will not appeal at all. But if your perspective changes, then the movie can appeal. I'm sure there are movies I didn't like that I like now, and vice versa. I can't think of any right now, but I'll let you know when I come up with any. The rest of your observation goes to places that are too deep for me. Excellent example of how you should not get your history from movies.
  14. I say this mostly from a filmmaking perspective. When you take a picture, you are also not taking a picture of what is not in the frame. Even in the most detached cinema verité, someone is pointing the camera. That means they are making a choice, and that is an opening for bias. Though interpretation of history changes over time, a book lists sources. Even if the sources are affected by the authors bias, it is still better opportunity to get at history than a film. I made the comment because occasionally someone will post about how a movie is historically inaccurate. The recourse
  15. Oh, nice sure is. But I've posted the E-type (The Most Beautiful Car Ever in the World) a couple of times in this thread, so I felt hesitant about mentioning it. But that doesn't mean I'm not happy to see others post it.
  16. Got around to watching the movies. Ken Russell holds true to form in them. In Lisztomania (1976) Ken Russell, having seen he created something extravagant, felt irresistibly compelled to create something more extravagant. And he went on, piling extravagance on extravagance, striving for Olympian heights. The movie, as far as I can make out, depicts the development of romantic music in the nineteenth century as an allegorical conflict between Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner, posing Liszt as champion of true artistic virtue and Wagner as the evil genius, whose philosophies were responsibl
  17. It's on the other side. Audrey's adorable, too.
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