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About ThePaintedLady

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    Vintage apparel, antiques, film noir, swing dancing, tattoos

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  1. I have ATT U-verse. I tried watching some programming on TCM app, through my Fire Stick but I keep getting an error message. Nothing will play. So I tried the Watch TCM app on my web browser and it says that it can't verify my account. What's the deal here?
  2. Same. Except I woke up super early (California) only to meet a blackout screen with "Content Unavailable". Moments like these make me hate Sling. I've also seen Force of Evil before.
  3. You're not the only person. I, too, am a HUGE Hitchcock fan, and I border on "not caring for" and "hating" Vertigo. I love the cinematography, the set location (I'm a San Franciscan), and the fashion. I just really hate the plot and the idea that a man has that much control over a woman to fulfill his selfish desire. I actually come out of the theatre angry each time I see it. My top Hitchcock films: Rear Window Foreign Correspondent Shadow of a Doubt Strangers on a Train Why do I stop at 4? Because the fifth one often changes.
  4. It has been a long time since I posted. I hadn't been watching too many modern films as of late. Let me clarify, I haven't been watching any modern, American films as of late. I've been on a Korean drama kick, and I just watched one film that blew me away. I would add this title to the list of international neo-noir. Inside Men (Korea, 2015) Director Woo Min-ho This film stars Lee Byung-hun, who has crossed over into Hollywood films (Terminator Genisys and Magnificent Seven). I might add he is one handsome man. He stars as the thug/gangster in the film. Cho Seung-wo
  5. My Top 5: 1. Rear Window 2. Shadow of a Doubt 3 Foreign Correspondent 4. The Trouble with Harry 5. Sabotage
  6. I generally watch Noir Alley on TCM's On Demand. I'm on the west coast, so it's hard to be completely coherent at 7am to give the program my full attention and critical analysis. I wish it'd air on Sunday nights. Like you, I too, have seen most of the films on the Noir Alley bill, and I've long given my analyses during the Summer of Darkness a couple years ago. I generally contribute more to that forum which is still active under the Neo-Noir thread. What I like about Noir Alley is Eddie Muller's insight and presentations before/after the film. I also follow the twitter feed. I love the qu
  7. Watching Robert Osborne on Private Screenings (w/Alec Baldwin), I must admit that I've been shedding quite a few tears. He was such a wonderful man. Top class.
  8. Rear Window Vertigo Niagara Leave Her to Heaven Bad Day at Black Rock These are the ones I know of and have seen. There are probably more.
  9. I'm so incredibly heartbroken to hear of Robert's passing. My dad and I are avid fans of TCM since its inception back in the mid 90s. It was just before my high school graduation in '94 that I began watching TCM (after AMC went mainstream with commercials) not only for its classic film content, but also for the classic aesthetic. Classic films is how I learned to dress, apply make-up and create my updo's; it has also been my inspiration for home decor as I dress up my 100 year old house in antiques. It was Robert Osborne that has given me the knowledge and passion I have for classic film t
  10. John Wick (2014) Dir. Chad Stahelski John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a former hitman grieving the loss of his wife, Helen. Shortly before her death, she had arranged a special delivery to arrive after her burial; a puppy to help cope with his loss. The film follows Wick as he seeks vengeance against those who, after a chance encounter at a gas station, attacked him at his home, stole his classic car, and killed his puppy. ***Warning! Spoilers abound!*** I hadn’t heard of this film until I saw a trailer for the sequel. Family and friends told me to watch it because 1. I’d enjoy it, and
  11. Nocturnal Animals (2016) Dir. Tom Ford A writer, Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), sends his former wife, art curator Susan Morrow (Amy Adams), a manuscript of his new novel entitled Nocturnal Animals. The novel’s plot is an integral part of the film and it makes a profound effect on Susan making this film an example of psychological revenge through literary art. I’ve read reviews of this film; most are very positive. However, among the negative, I get a sense that these reviewers are unfamiliar with the noir/neo-noir genre. I truly believe one needs to be well attuned to the charac
  12. I'm going to have to completely disagree here. Whether or not you want to call it neo-noir is up to the observer, and I won't argue that. But the film definitely had many of the characteristics that you mark as n/a. The green text is my response. I would give the the film 10/16 Great acting yes, but I did not like the film very much. I left the theatre feeling really depressed.
  13. Raven - Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire
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