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Posts posted by slaytonf

  1. 6 minutes ago, NoShear said:

    By the way, Dargo, I'm having to practice tremendous self-control here: I almost went lookin' for a photo of McQueen on a Husky!



    There, that's better.  Though it's not a very nice car.

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  2. 11 minutes ago, Dargo said:

    Well SURE, and thanks to all this off-topic banter that's been goin' on in your thread here these last few hours!

    (...and it would've been even HOTTER if you'd just break down and allow MOTORCYCLES to be discussed in it TOO, ya know)  ;)


    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.

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  3. 56 minutes ago, Mr. Gorman said:

    Admittedly, I'm not going back all 36 pages of this thread to look . . . but how many of you have seen the movie VAN NUYS BLVD. (1979)?  

    One of those "Crown International Pictures".   A blast from the not-too-distant past.  There's also movies like MALIBU BEACH, THE BEACH GIRLS, DOUBLE NICKELS, CALIFORNIA DREAMING, SUNSET COVE, THE VAN, THE CARHOPS, STARHOPS, LOVE TRUCK [aka:  "Blue Summer"], GIRLS ON THE ROAD, THE YOUNG CYCLE GIRLS, OUTSIDE IN [aka:  "Red, White and Busted"] et cetera. 

    These all give a feeling of Southern California -or- takin' a road trip 1970s-style or, like, whatever else ya want it to be. 


    Do the movies aside from Van Nuys Blvd. (1973) have scenes of cruising? 

  4. *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?


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  5. 29 minutes ago, NoShear said:

     "BLUE WATER, WHITE DEATH" became the CINERAMA dome's first general admission release, and the 1971 documentary likely introduced many to the existence of Carcharodon carcharias

    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.

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  6. 58 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:


    i was trying to think of the lowest cash amount I would accept to sit through this film in its entirety and settled on $600.00


    19 minutes ago, TikiSoo said:

    <----$600 and a decent dose of valium.

    But really, what do you think of the movie?

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  7. 7 hours ago, Hibi said:

    I thought I'd seen him in that, but wasn't sure. Might be others.

    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).

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  8. 35 minutes ago, Classic aficionado said:

    Hmm, I stand corrected.      2012?    I thought it was last aired more recently than that.      Still, I was right about one thing.    TCM has aired it at least 7 or 8 times.  This film is certainly not one of TCM's  one-night-only films.         I still believe that there's a good chance that TCM will include it this August. 

    Here's hoping.

  9. 2 minutes ago, Classic aficionado said:

    I think TCM probably will get Paramount to loan out "No Way to Treat A Lady" for George Segal's day.    TCM has aired that movie a number of times over the years since the late 1990s all the way up to  last year.   

    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.

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