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Posts posted by slaytonf

  1. Yeah, Claudette Colbert.  Yeah, Norma Shearer.  No, not George Brent.  Or Don Ameche.  Tantillizing, but I can't place da faace.

    But you do get a boatload of points for what surely must be the longest title of a thread ever in the world.

    I mean, what used to be the longest title of a thread ever in the world.

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Mr. Gorman said:

    There's THE LAST COMMAND (1928) with Emil Jannings and then THE LAST COMMAND (1955) with a plot about the Alamo; safe to say the silent '28 movie starring Emil as a former Russian general who escapes to the U.S. and then works on a movie about the Russian Revolution doesn't go hand-in-hand plotwise with Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett at The Alamo. 

    Yep.  That's different.

  3. 16 minutes ago, hamradio said:

    or could  do a simple web search. -_-


    The rationale being:  "If I went to the trouble of searching for movies with the same title, but radically different plots, then everybody else must do the same.  I'm giving them the damn titles, after all.  The least those lazy bums can do is get off their figurative butts and look them up on IMBD."

  4. 24 minutes ago, Bronxgirl48 said:

    I've concluded that Ben can only be amusing and witty paired with Eddie Muller.

    His solo Feature Movie intro's are just....terrible.    No other way to say it.   The pointless "edgy" sarcasm has just got to go.  Serves no purpose and is highly embarrassing in my opinion.  I think Mankiewicz wants to distinguish himself from wooden, lifeless Dave Karger but coming across as some "hip" wise-acre is not the way to do it.

    Just think of him as making dad jokes, only for movies.

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  5. 13 minutes ago, Dargo said:


    Because every 20 to 30 years, people tend to party a little differently.

    Like say in '29 it was with bootleg/bathtub gin, in '56 it was probably with a Manhattan or a Tom Collins, in '75 it was probably with cocaine and/or some weed, AND in 20??...well...I'm not sure.

    (...and because Vautrin didn't specify the year here!)


    But a little different is not more different.

    What we need is a few words about the plot to show how one movie is light years away from the other. 

  6. 5 minutes ago, SansFin said:

    What surprises me is how many people did not notice it. My fuzzy is a writer and so I have learned that poofreading is not an exact science.

    "Accordion to a recent survey, replacing words with the names of musical instruments in a sentence often goes undetected."


    Ukulele that a common occurrence?  

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  7. Baby Doll

    1956.  Eli Wallach, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden.  An immature child bride holds her anxious husband at bay while flirting with an amorous Sicilian farmer.

    2020.  Marina Orlova, Dana Agisheva, Bonba Lia.  Three beautiful Russian best friends travel to Los Angeles in search of the Hollywood dream, but after falling in with the wrong crowd, they get more than they bargained for.


    Pretty Baby

    1950.  Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake.   A working girl rises in an ad agency after impressing a baby-food client with her lifelike dolls.

    1978.  Keith Carridine, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Frances Fay.  A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.
    Million Dollar Baby
    1934.  Arline Judge, Ray Walker.  A husband-and-wife vaudeville team disguise their young son as a girl so he can enter a contest run by a movie studio that's looking for "a new Shirley Temple".
    2004.  Hillary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman.  A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.
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  8. 48 minutes ago, SansFin said:

    I am having great difficulty in comprehending the meaning of the title of this thread. I can not find the third word in the title in any online dictionary and reading the entire thread does not reveal if it is an inside joke.

    Uf.  Another prob.  Seems I should spend more time porfing my tittles.  I have corrected.

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  9. 2 hours ago, hamradio said:

    Bad Boys (1983) and Bad Boys (1995)

    The Avengers (1998) and The Avengers (2012)

     Rush (1991) and Rush (2012)

    Crash (1996) and Crash (2004)

    Frozen (2010) and Frozen (2013)

    Independence Day (1983) and Independence Day (1996)

    Drive (1997) and Drive (2011)

    Heat (1987) and Heat (1995)

    How can we tell they couldn't be more different?

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  10. It's a Date

    1940.  Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis.  An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part.

    2018.  Tammy Townsend, Darrin Dewitt Henson.  Anastasia Reese is the owner of a dating service who falls in love with one of her customers.

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