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Everything posted by slaytonf

  1. Moses to Pharaoh: Let my people go. Pharaoh to Moses: You will have to pry them from my cold, dead hands.
  2. Maybe it was Agar who needed the paycheck. But seriously, how did you do that copyright symbol? So cool.
  3. You can search the other actors' names and find photos of them to see which is the one you are looking for..
  4. We don't see his movies so much now as some years ago. Weren't most of his movies at Paramount? Maybe that's why. I'm sure lots of them can be seen on other venues, paid or not.
  5. Wasn't he always cookin'?
  6. Another movie, like Frankenstein (1931), that is a victim of its own success. It spawned an entire genre of take-offs and sequels, fun enough to watch in their own right, but which were essentially campy exploitation that robbed the original of due respect for its more sober elements. A fine movie, exciting, well-crafted, and at times moving. The identification of the scientist (Dr. Serizawa) who develops the doomsday weapon with the monster, who both share the same fate, sends a powerful cautionary message. Its open discussion of atomic weapons and parallels with Hiroshima and Nagasaki mu
  7. With so much anxiety-inducing wokeness all around, it was regrettable you were expending any on a false perception. It was my aim to ally your fears so none of your anxiety would be wasted on faux-wokness, so that you may more appropriately direct it at real sources of woke concern.
  8. I wonder if he won't read any books before then. Or look at sculpture or painting before then. Are Boccaccio, Chagall, Cervantes, Twain, Raphael, and--oh, yes, Shakespeare--hieroglyphics?
  9. The Song of Envy. Wait, a non-conservative will die, and you can be hateful, too.
  10. Ilsa tells Rick in his office that night that she will never have the strength to leave him again. She intends to stay with him, because the pull of her love for him is too strong. Up to the last moment, she expects to stay in Casablanca with Rick, which is the basis for his hill-of-beans speech.
  11. Re the airing of Casablanca (1942) yesterday. I actually watched it. I end up doing so about once a year, because despite the adulation it gets, it's actually a good movie. Something makes me wonder, though. I think there's little doubt Rick and Ilsa slept together in Paris. A vital love like theirs cannot grow or be maintained otherwise. And it's hard to imagine Rick plunging into such an abyss of disillusion from something solely platonic. But the night they reunite in his office in Casablanca, we see them kiss, but would that be all? We see the tower with the rotating searchlight, n
  12. Pity. So much beauty devoted to interests outside of conservatism.
  13. Lucky dog. Not everybody has such a great source of guilt.
  14. I got it down to four: https://forums.tcm.com/topic/261447-the-four-basic-story-schematics/
  15. Movies over the years have shown a combination of both new material and adaptations of literature and theater. It's a lot easier to make an argument for lack of creativity by pointing to the movies that are original--and bad, than to point to the instances where works have been adapted.
  16. Dag! It's one of mine, too. How could I have forgot it? Thanks for reminding!
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