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Everything posted by Notan

  1. Jimmy Lydon ws in Death of a Gunfighter (1969) with Dub Taylor. Dub Taylor was in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) with Paul Newman. Next: Harriet Andersson
  2. In no particular order: Active War Zulu (1964) Breaker Morant (1980) Where Eagles Dare (1968) Twelve O'Clock High (1949) The Train (1964) Cold War Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Ice Station Zebra (1968) WarGames (1983) Fail-Safe (1964) The Hunt for Red October (1990) Warlike Films Re-interpreting Works of Literature Apocalypse Now (1979) Throne of Blood (1957) Ran (1985)
  3. Judith Anderson was in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) with Paul Newman Next: Lon Chaney (Sr.)
  4. Gilbert Roland was in Cabo Blanco (1980) with Jason Robards Jason Robards was in All the President's Men (1976) with Robert Redford Robert Redford was in The Sting (1973) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) with Paul Newman Next: Beatrice Lilli
  5. To Live (Huo Zhe) 1994 After being away from home for a year or so (after unexpectedly being impressed into the Chinese Nationalist army, and then into the Chinese Communist army), Fugui returns home in the dark of the early morning to find his wife and little girl working on a dimly lit street, selling hot water to make what money they can to survive. He first sees a little girl walking from one door to another, gathering wicker-insulated water bottles, and collecting the money beneath them. “Fengxia?” he says, but she doesn’t respond. “Fengxia!” he says a little louder, as she t
  6. Yes. That particular politician was foremost in my mind when I mentioned Yale and the upper-echelons of politics.He is also a product of Harvard Business School.
  7. I certainly wouldn’t say that everyone mispronounces this word, but I am always intrigued by how frequently it is mispronounced as NEWK-ya-ler, rather than NEWK-lee-er, by people who have degrees from reputable schools (Yale, for example), or who have advanced degrees from any school, or who are in the upper-echelons of business or politics. It’s pro’ly the word I hear mispronounced the most.
  8. Felicity Jones was in The Tempest (2010) with Helen Mirren Helen Mirren was in The Mosquito Coast (1986) with William Newman William Newman was in Brubaker (1980) with Robert Redford Robert Redford was in The Sting (1973) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) with Paul Newman Next: Timothy Bottoms
  9. 454 Howard the Duck comes to dollar night at the drive in.
  10. I think one might successfully argue that Giulietta’s use of her facial expressions was somewhat mime-like, in some ways on par with Lon Chaney. Although I am not as enamored with La Strada as I am with Nights of Cabiria, I always enjoy Giulietta’s performance in that as well.
  11. Perhaps to my discredit, I had never heard of Phillip K. Dick until you mentioned him. For the most part, my Sci-Fi reading stopped with Arthur C. Clarke and Asimov’s Foundation trilogy. Several of Dick’s themes sound right up my alley. I’ll have to add one of his books to my reading list. Is there a particular book of his that you recommend? Thanks.
  12. I certainly see your point, and as far as **** sapiens is concerned, I completely agree with you. With the Morlocks and Eloi, however, Wells suggests the possible evolution of H. sapiens into either an additional species (Morlock) or, better yet, into two entirely new species (Morlock and Eloi). It would be with a potentially misplaced optimism that I would hope that whatever selective pressure exerted itself on humanity would have eliminated the learning disorder [tongue in cheek] gene from the Eloi, and that they would have the genetic inclination to use our world history as a cautionary
  13. Since TCM showed The Time Machine tonight, I’ll pose the question: If you were George, returning to the future of the Eloi and the Morlocks, which three books would you take? I’d take a book about agriculture, a book about medicine, and a book about engineering. The engineering book might be overkill for George the inventor, but maybe not. If I knew all he needed to know about engineering, then the third book I'd take would be a book on the history of the world. (I used the search to see if this question had been posed in the past, but the first two or three pages of the results did
  14. I absolutely agree with you about Charlie's body of work having "...more emotional depth of character..." if for nothing else than the speech he wrote and performed in The Great Dictator. I can't say that any of Buster's work achieved that depth.
  15. Thanks, Frank! I'm glad to be here!
  16. Between Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, who is your favorite? With all deep respect due to Mr. Chaplin, for me, it is Buster Keaton. The subtlety, simplicity, and cerebral nature of his humor never fails to elicit a belly laugh from me that comes straight from my core. I am also more sympathetic and empathetic with Buster’s characters than I am with most of Charlie’s characters. Yes, I fully agree with those who suggest that Charlie was, in fact, the greater overall talent, had a greater breadth and depth of work, made more influential and iconic films, had greater longevity, and pe
  17. Marisa Monte e Paulinho da Viola: Carinhoso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IhqXDQkWpQ&list=PL15DED39668A0B1BC&index=9
  18. I am so tempted to post a list of all of the world films that I have to watch every time they’re on, but I’ll narrow it down to 12 – couldn’t do it in 10 -- (in no particular order): Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) 1959 To Live (Huo Zhe) 1994 Seven Samurai (Shichinin No Samurai) 1954 Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jô) 1957 The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) 1959 Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) 1955 The Cranes Are Flying (Letyat Zhuravli) 1957 Wings (Krylya) 1966 Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i En Spegel) 1961 Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria) 1957 The Grand Illusion (La Grande Illu
  19. Nights of Cabiria is such a good film! Although one might initially think that Anna Magnani would have been better suited to play a street-wise prostitute, I’m not sure that she could have effectively portrayed the contrasting innocent optimism that Giulietta Masina did so well. It is because of Giulietta’s ability to portray innocence so believably that one is all the more saddened by her character’s despair (I’m not sure that I could suspend my disbelief to think that Anna Magnani would ever despair, either), and, in turn, all the more heartening when her character finds the inner strength t
  20. I can only truly rank the first two. The rest are in their approximate orders, but they could change depending on my mood: who I wanted to see, what kind of story I wanted to see, cinematography, etc. Shane Hud My Darling Clementine Gunfight at the O.K. Corral The Far Country The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Hombre The Ox-Bow Incident Fort Apache Stagecoach
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