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  1. > Are 30's gangster movies on your 'banned' list? > Murder is "being used a device for cinematic entertainment" in those films as well. > Murder is "being used a device for cinematic entertainment" in those films as well. Murder in those films is not so graphic or gratuitous so I have no problem with the gangster films. I love 'em.
  2. > Terrance Malick does not present the couple as sympathetic or likable in any way (Martin Sheen can't help it that he was jaw-droppingly good-looking in the film.) He does not romanticize these two people; maybe what's confusing you is, he does depict Kit and Holly as romanticizing themselves.It is they who glorify themselves, who see themselves as romantic anti-heroes (although I doubt either had heard that term.) There is a key difference between a filmmaker glorifying loathsome characters and his showing those characters glorifying themselves. Very well said, misswonderly. I am at a los
  3. > Hi misswonderly. > I don't understand why posters here are attacking BADLANDS as a "lie" when it is a fictional account, not a film depicting the facts of the Starkweather case. Yes, the story in BADLANDS was inspired by the Starkweather and Fugate case, but a great many movies are inspired by real people and real events. BADLANDS is not like, say, BONNIE AND CLYDE or ARGO or COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER (to use another film with Sissy Spacek) where actors are portraying real people. Kit and Holly in BADLANDS are not Starkweather and Fugate. There was, however, a movie made for TV in the
  4. > For anyone who may be viewing Starkweather and Fugate with any sympathy and to those who viewed the utter whitewash of a film called Badlands and derived some sympathy to the "characters" portrayed in this movie. Read about the true rampage. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2 Charming and so misunderstood...methinks not.
  5. > The film tries to engender sympathy for Perry with lines like "I thought that Mr. Clutter was a very fine gentleman...I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat". I can't recall now who that quote was from, Fly, but I know it wasn't you, so calm down. I'm sure who posted this knew Blake's line was a direct quote from Capote's novel. I never looked at it as trying to engender sympathy as much as trying to illuminate the puzzling nature of people like that. And while the movie might have injected some strong "anti-death penalty" sentiment towards the end, I don't recall the novel
  6. > "In Cold Blood" is most certainly a very chilling though well made film and one in which the use of B and W rather than color made it even more so. As one who does not oppose the death penalty for utterly horrific crimes I don't like portraying actual evil murderous killers in any kind of sympathetic light. Nor do I. I find most morally misguided.
  7. > One only has to look at the smiling evil photo of Starkweather/Fugate to see how these sociopaths really felt. The director/writers took a rather horrific liberty of portraying how S and F might have viewed themselves in Badlands. I can feel some slight sympathy for the real Bonnie and Clyde after reading their true tale in and of the Great Depression but none for the real In Cold Blood killers and none for Starkweather/Fugate. I can also feel sympathy for the average German WW2 soldiers caught up in the carnage simply through an accident of their birthplace but much much less than zero f
  8. I had absolutely no interest in seeing anything based on the monstrous Charles Starkweather case. Charles Starkweather who among other things bludgeoned a toddler to death in her playpen with a club! Terrence Malick can go blank himself.
  9. We all have our individual favorites but the one that comes first in my mind is *BUS STOP*. It is pretty hilarious almost from start to finish. Now if it had been advertised to the public back in 1956 as this great romantic comedy it coulda round up as best picture! Anyways I love it. Don Murray is a hoot! *YeeeeeHaaaahhhhhh!* She's the filly for him.
  10. Yes, but the RCA CT-100 has a uh...*FlyBack Transformer*. :)
  11. Edward G. Robinson was a very cultured man who spoke 7 languages fluently. Not too shabby.
  12. MGM was saved from bankruptcy by *House of Dark Shadows* in 1970.
  13. Is this the one Kim did before she took off for the farm to raise llamas?
  14. Personally, I think Bogart had a streak of arrogance. Since the early days of hollywood, movie stars have easily acquired affluence and wealth thanks to the constant mass of movie-goers and yet Bogart said the only thing he owed the public was a good performance. Yeah right, mansions and pools and money are after all mere nothings.
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