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Everything posted by LawrenceA

  1. FOXES - (6/10) - Four teenage girls deal with life issues, such as dating, absentee parents, high school, drugs, and the law, circa 1980. The girls are Jodie Foster, Marilyn Kagan, Kandice Stroh, and former Runaways singer Cherie Currie. Also with Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid, Lois Smith, and a 13-year-old Laura Dern. The movie sometimes seems to be a "Kids these days!"-type harangue, while at other times comes across more like an indictment of their Boomer parents. Mostly it's just a dated adolescent soap, best viewed as a time capsule of music, fashions, and lingo. Feature-film d
  2. Zarkov, Hans - Chaim Topol in FLASH GORDON
  3. Dean Martin was in THE WRECKING CREW with Chuck Norris
  4. Tom Tryon was in I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE with Maxie Rosenbloom
  5. Bogie, good choices as usual. I haven't seen NEVER GIVE... or YOU'LL NEVER... but I know of them. If I want to see TOBACCO ROAD in real life, I just go to the next county east. That was another film trotted out as an example of anti-American communist propaganda by HUAC and their right-wing cronies. I guess my takeaway from your and Top's comments is that I have terrible taste. Just kidding! I think part of my issue with KANE goes to my anti-authoritarian tendencies. I was told, in books and documentaries etc,for so many years that CITIZEN KANE was unquestionably the greatest achievement i
  6. THE FOG - (8/10) - John Carpenter's underrated big-screen follow-up to 1978's mega-hit HALLOWEEN. The small coastal town of Antonio Bay is gearing up to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the town's founding when a mysterious fog starts rolling in each night, leaving dead townsfolk in its wake. Can the survivors discover the true nature of the malignant mist, or will the whole town be swept out to sea? Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Loomis, George "Buck" Flower, and Hal Holbrook as an alcoholic priest. John Houseman cameos in th
  7. I guess I haven't seen this one. After all your clues, I checked my "seen" list and nothing matches up. I'm really curious now, since I thought I'd seen all of the horror films from that period.
  8. Great job politicizing a tragic event. I thought you said only liberals do that?
  9. 1941 - 72 films seen 1. THE MALTESE FALCON 2. CITIZEN KANE 3. THE WOLF MAN 4. THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER 5. SERGEANT YORK 6. HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY 7. THE LADY EVE 8. SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS 9. HERE COMES MR. JORDAN 10. BALL OF FIRE Runner-ups: HIGH SIERRA, 49th PARALLEL, THE DEVIL & MISS JONES, SUSPICION, and DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE. Humphrey Bogart is my favorite film star of all time, and THE MALTESE FALCON is my second favorite Bogart film. I love every aspect of it; the performances, the dialogue, the cinematography, everything. It just gets to me more than
  10. The point I was trying to make is, if you've seen enough films, or read enough about them and their creation, or attended some kind of film school(I did not), or worked in film (I did not), you can determine if a film is better made in the sense of production value, quality of performances, use of editing, camera set-ups, sound design, quality and depth of the screenplay, etc. But all of those superlatives don't necessarily add up to an experience that moves you on a personal, emotional level. I was saying I chose films that move me in that fashion, as opposed to movies that may be technically
  12. I love SHOCK WAVES! In the larger-than-expected sub-genre of Nazi Zombie horror films, it was the first and, imho, still the best. Peter Cushing played the creator of the zombies, living like a hermit in the big abandoned hotel on the island. The movie has loads of atmosphere that make up for the budgetary shortcomings. I've seen TROLL a few times, many years ago, and TROLL 2 once, probably when it first came out on tape. I recall it being terrible, but not amazingly so. Since then, it's gathered a reputation as being the "best worst movie ever." A documentary about its making was
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