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Everything posted by slaytonf

  1. Obviously piggy-backing on my inventiveness. How are the movies different?
  2. Thanks for the info. The car makes few notable appearances. They include: Night Must Fall (1964) Father of the Bride (1991) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Murder at the Gallop (1963), if you want to call that notable.
  3. I like the tone of this thread to be celebratory and upbeat, and--well, you know. That's why I generally steer clear of criticism beyond saying something is not nice. The Countach offers easy opportunity for biting satire, but I resist (something for which I will feel quite superior for all next week). Instead I will deflect people's attention from conflict to areas of ready agreement. And movies. Apropos of Cutter's Way (1981), a movie good enough to hold my attention for about an hour, we get a 1966 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8: Hm, not a great pic, but no loss, as Bone's Healey
  4. Just because one car is nice doesn't mean another car can't be nice--or wouldn't be nice if it were in a movie.
  5. This: is nice. Or would be, if it were in any movies, which it isn't. Too bad.
  6. Powerful. Technologically sophisticated. Intimidating. Obscenely expensive. But, no, not nice.
  7. I didn't list it because I felt it was a little too similar to the 1939 movie. I'd substitute it, though.
  8. Whirlpool 1934. Jack Holt, Jean Arthur. Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight After a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter, Rankin forges a letter from the warden's office informing her he drowned while attempting to escape. Twenty years later Rankin, released from prison, becomes a nightclub owner with ties to the mob. Helen's daughter Sandra, a reporter cognizes Rankin from a photo her mother kept, and father and daughter have a tearful reunion. Now Rankin must decide what to do: testify at a trial, exposing Helen as an unin
  9. Who would have thought a movie by Eric Rohmer, by intention exercises in extended philosophizing, would be a source of nice cars. But look, in La Collectionneuse (1967) you get: 1957 Bentley S1 Continental, which, yes, is a nice car: and 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider (not a good picture): and a variety of MGs, including 1964 Midget MkII: Rohmer's movies never make any sense to me. Maybe that's why I like them.
  10. Risky Business 1939. George Murphy, Dorothea Kent. Radio commentator Dan Clifford takes desperate chances to save the life of a young girl who has been kidnapped. 1983. Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay. A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. Safe 1995. Julianne Moore. An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity. 2012. Catherine Chan, Jason Statham. Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself purs
  11. Sitting Pretty. 1933. Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Ginger Rogers. Chick Parker and Pete Pendleton are songwriters that are en route from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Dorothy, a lunch wagon proprietor, joins them. 1948. Robert Yourn, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb. A family that hires a live-in babysitter is surprised when he turns out to be a man who's a quirky genius.
  12. Skyscraper 1928. William Boyd, Sue Carol, Alan Hale. A man pretends to be interested in his fellow steel worker's sweetheart, in order to help the man recover his spirit and come out of depression. 2018. Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell. A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.
  13. Party Girl 1958. Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse. Lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career defending crooks in trials. He has never realized that there is a downside to his success, until he meets the dancer Vicki Gaye. 1995. Parker Posey. Party girl Mary gets bailed out of jail by her librarian godmother. She starts working at the library, slowly fills her empty brain.
  14. Please don't take offense. But the idea of scientifically analyzing hairlines in celebrities to determine the identity of a caricature in a cartoon struck me as too absurd. But you go ahead.
  15. Mr. Brent's hair--(I cant' believe I'm participating in this conversation)--on the side of his head Oh, this is just too ridiculous.
  16. I mean all the plots. Because if they weren't, why not post a few words telling what some different ones were, and a couple of the stars, too?
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