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  1. I did enroll, but I'm not sure that I enrolled on Canvas. I did it through the TCM board. Darn I'm not going to get a certificate. Maybe there will be another class.
  2. Similar to The Postman Always Rings Twice, in that here is a pair of lovers having a clandestine meeting in the parking lot. After that we see Anna's interaction with her husband, whom I think owns the club. So the husband is highly suspicious of his wife and gives her the "third degree" concerning her whereabouts. I think the husband knows there is something going on, only he can't find any proof of it. I think he feels like his wife is cheating on him, but he has yet to catch her at it. Anna is apparently pretty good at covering herself. Steve is ever willing to be there for her. It m
  3. Do I have to create an account on Canvas? Or is my login info here on TCM board sufficient? Sorry folks, but I'm new to this and I do want to get a certificate of completion.
  4. Now I know the reason for the cruel and unusual punishment laws. That is really nasty. Which goes to show how people can be drunk with power and they abuse it very well. Munsey uses the record to both heighten the thrill he gets from being so powerful and to cover his dirty deeds with the loudness of music. It's really cowardly of the rest of the prison staff to just sit there and not say anything. They could easily be in these prisoners shoes and they would want someone to show them mercy. It is interesting that the piece chosen is something that is beautiful. Could it be that Munse
  5. He was looking right at a witness and giving him the death stare. It's a good thing that someone can pick someone out of a line up today behind protected glass. To have to identify a criminal up close like that, especially someone who isn't afraid to kill, had to be utterly terrifying. There is no city name given. Dix and this incident can be anywhere in the world. The films title says that the city is it's own kind of jungle. There are predators and prey in a city as there are in small towns and suburbs. Everywhere you go in a city, there is action. There is good happening and bad
  6. Interesting. The two lovers are planning something over the phone. He has to be at work and she is in a phone booth somewhere. I'm not sure if it's a murder or if she's just planning to run away with him, never to be seen again. Kind of like Romeo and Juliette in the sense that they are obviously in love and want to be together with nothing to stop them. Also like the doomed "star crossed lovers" of Shakespeare's story, they will not have such an easy time of things I think. For every plan there is a wrench thrown in to complicate matters very nicely. There may be a husband and children
  7. Poor Howard. How awful to find your employer dead like that. And he runs, not only away from the scene, but out of the town, as if he had something to hide. Maybe he did do it and his mind doesn't remember it. It could be that he has had similar trouble in the past and he runs thinking that everyone will blame him for it. Howard is finished cleaning up for his employer. She left his wages for him, but she doesn't answer when he calls her to let her know that he's done for the day. Then he finds her dead. Maybe he blames himself for her death and that's also why he runs away. He may ha
  8. Isn't that sad? It's true that when film makers lose their inspiration they go back and hijack elements from previous genres, meaning they start the remake years. This film does open with a rather bland chit chat between the two men. They appear to be tough and average men. One is older and the other is roughly mid 30's. They both are wearing the same outfit, except that the older man's attire is darker in color. There is nothing that really pulls the audience into the film from the start, as is a classic trait of noir films. Something has to happen from the get go to reel in the audien
  9. Here time is of the essence. If this person doesn't get the timing of people and incidents down right, then when he goes to rob the bank, he can be sure to be caught quickly. If there is no one else involved in the intended heist, it will only be this man and he has to have every t crossed. Every move he makes has to be perfect or his robbery won't happen. He is obviously planning to be something of a "gentleman" thief, meaning he wants to walk in, get his money, and walk out as if nothing happened. Like it was a normal day at the bank. If he does that, not drawing any undue attention to
  10. It starts off showing the first punch, up close and personal, so the audience can almost feel it when Steve gets punched. After that, the rest of his beating is seen through the swinging light. The audience gets the idea that this poor guy is being turned black and blue all over. You can hear each punch being given and hear what the end result is, when Steve makes the sounds of someone getting their butt kicked. You don't get to see all of it. I mean you can hear it going on, but you only see that it's two against one with the other two men watching, waiting for Steve to give the right ans
  11. Hello there fellow classic film lovers. I missed the first quiz because I couldn't find it. Are they here on the TCM message board? I would love to get a certificate of completion.
  12. Boxing scenes in films show more of everything than a televised fight does. All you get on a tv screen is the movement and maybe how the two fighters hurt one another, but you don't see the wounds happen so well, so close up, on tv as you do in film. I feel sorry for Ernie. He is watching this replay of this last fight and about ready to climb the walls. He had his hand on the prize and lost it to the fight being stopped by the doctor. Although, the doctor didn't do it to him to be mean, he feels cheated some how. And his wife makes it known that she feels cheated in her own way, by havi
  13. I can see that Sam and Walter start off friendly, but not real friends. They try to be friendly, remembering old days, but Walter is a little nervous around Sam. And then Sam pretty much twists Walter's arm in an effort to get him to help a friend of his out of jail. I can tell from that part of the scene that Sam has something on Walter. And that Walter wants to keep things quiet. Then Martha enters the scene. And after she hears a familiar call, she remembers who Sam is. I can see Walter seething quietly in the back ground. He is jealous of Sam. I would go so far as to say that Walt
  14. In this film, the innocent couple are given a bag full of money that was intended for someone else. And that person is chasing them in his car. It is a car chase at night and Jane did beautifully driving and managing to lose the other car. In Kiss Me Deadly, someone is after Christina and she's running for her life down a near deserted road at night. In The Hitch-Hiker, two friends pick up a lone man who seems to be harmless, but also on a deserted road at night. And In Strangers on a Train, two men meet, possibly by chance, possibly not, but this one is during the day. The mystery and s
  15. In Kiss Me Deadly, Christina was in a panicked hurry. She was escaping and wanting to get as far as possible from the place she was being kept, either as a patient or prisoner. In the Hitch-Hiker, the hitcher is the one who is in a hurry, though he doesn't look it. He quickly gets the upper hand on two men, with just one gun. And in this opening sequence, all the people are in a hurry to get on the train. No one wants to miss it. I think that Bruno was always looking for Guy though. I think he may have been following him a little. And when they are in the same car together, Bruno strik
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