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  1. Nope. No overstatement. Not at all. One of the greatest ever. "Competent"? Well...If your eyesight is so occluded, perhaps you should take off the shades, Mr. Blue, and watch again. The "Indianapolis monologue" is brilliant. But it's the little parts of his performance that really give it the nuance that elevate it above the very good. For instance, after Quint destroys the radio like a raving beast, he stands there as Brody berates him as he would a child, and for a second Quint reacts like one, flinching, then standing and scratching at the kerchief around his head as Brody winds d
  2. Legendary star of vaudeville, film and radio, George Burns, should not have won the Oscar awarded in 1977 for his work in "The Sunshine Boys". There's nothing wrong with his performance, it's wonderful. But the man that should have won the statuette wasn't even nominated: As Quint in "Jaws", Robert Shaw turned in one of the greatest performances in screen history.
  3. The stands I worked at as a lad used relish, onion, mustard and occasionally catsup. I'm pretty sure I'm missing something here besides whatever meat product is utilized, but, oh well. Still, no matter what one thinks about Hot Dogs, they're still a more appealing entree than Coney Island Whitefish.
  4. Seducing men. Yes. 1. Why wouldn't we count Nino? 2. Aren't you forgetting MISTER Dietrichson?
  5. I'm sorry, DB. But the Peoria K-Mart has been shuttered. Like the "Blue Light Special" references that they themselves rendered obsolete, K-Mart gags must be reworked to suit modern sensibilities.
  6. Simply brilliant. I can feel you cringing in his stead.
  7. See- It's a matter of perspective as to where one sees the more egregious faults. Bad acting and preposterous theatrical scenarios and stilted dialogue make you guffaw. Totally disingenuous human interaction leaves us (my Better 90% and me) stupefied. And then there is that bugaboo about becoming aware of a certain performer's machinations. Mannerisms and gimmicks they carry over from role to role, to which we become stylistically sentient. We dedicated movie viewers all see them, and it's up to us whether we can inure ourselves to the affect, or if we fall about the place laughing...eve
  8. I can't agree with that. Both films have their strengths and weaknesses. I feel the Johnson story in Douglas Sirk's version is strong, as is the component of casual ignorance even in the presence of love.
  9. Except that in the case of Phyllis, we're talking a wig that most drag queens wouldn't be caught dead in. I have no idea how she was so successful seducing men. But then, I guess we don't make it all that hard, do we...?
  10. The ad was for "Willer beer". It was part of the Kentucky Fried Movie, an early film by the makers of, yes, Airplane!
  11. Well, I think, too, that Walter Neff and Frank Chambers were simply suckers for a naked ankle (or in the case of Walter, a scantily clad ankle).
  12. Yeah...but...Barry's "Baby" was more of a "Can't get enough of your love" baby, while Film Noir is more like an "I'm gonna help you kill your husband and get away with it" baby.
  13. What are you getting out of this? You asked me to elaborate. I showed you proof that Roman Polanski acknowledged committing a crime. Joseph Brooks did not. I was not excusing Polanski, I was demonstrating that there was a difference between how these two men dealt with their allegations. The end. You're behaving as if I am some Polanski apologist. I am not. I'm glad that you have the time to work yourself up into a pique of righteous indignation, and I hope that one day it helps you take action when you might actually be able to make a difference. But, dammit, that day ain't now.
  14. How about this: "As a result of the plea bargain, Polanski pleaded guilty to the charge of "Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a minor,"[119][120] and was ordered to undergo 90 days of psychiatric evaluation at California Institution for Men at Chino.[121] Upon release from prison after 42 days, Polanski agreed to the plea bargain, his penalty to be time served along with probation." No denial. No "Not guilty". He abided by the plea bargain. But because he wasn't your garden variety sex offender, but a Hollywood sex offender, that wasn't enough- and it shouldn't have been, except for th
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