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  1. Watching some English mid-1950's movies for a research project a friend is working on, which will expand into a book. We are consulting with his relative who was in the British forces for more information on field movements and the veracity of the films of the time relative to what was really happening with ground forces.

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  2. 23 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47745071

    German hard rock group Rammstein has provoked outrage with a video featuring the band dressed up as Nazi concentration camp prisoners.

    An Israeli official has described it as "shameful and uncalled for".

    The nine-minute-long film for the single Deutschland includes scenes of the band with nooses around their necks.

    Critics accused Rammstein of a cynical publicity stunt playing with Nazi-era imagery to generate media hype.

    In the video, the band assumes different roles during eras of German history.

    At least one band member appears to be wearing a yellow Star of David of the type Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. The video then shows the prisoners shooting people who appear to be SS guards in the face.

    Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry, tweeted:

    world-europe-47745071

    Felix Klein, the German government's commissioner for anti-Semitism, said that if the Holocaust imagery in the video was just used to promote sales, then it was "a tasteless exploitation of artistic freedom".

     

    Rammstein are no strangers to controversy.

    The band has built its image around dark militaristic aesthetics, and in a 1998 video used footage from Leni Riefenstahl's 1936 Nazi propaganda film Olympia.

    Their videos, lyrics and album artwork have included references to ****, sado-**** and sexual violence.

    Despite the backlash, many have also been speaking out in support of the video, pointing out that the band was simply depicting German history.

    "It's definitely calling out for learning from past mistakes," tweeted one user.

    Hadn't read an article with this information.

  3. 16 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

    Don Junior's "I love it" was all the Russians had to hear as far as having the Trumps on board.  So is this open season on American elections now?  North Korea, if you are listening ...

    He will keep saying "No collusion" till the cows come home though.

  4. 20 hours ago, mr6666 said:

    Alexandria Ocasio-CortezVerified account @AOC 19h19 hours ago

     

    You know, instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith, & concertgoers to prep for being shot, we could just:

    -Pass Universal Background checks (#HR8!)

    -Disarm domestic abusers

    -Mandate safe storage

    -Ban bump stocks, semiautos, & high cap mags designed to kill people

    <_<

    Just saw online that one of the Parkland survivors killed herself. I guess there is always an aftermath of such tragedies.

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  5. 15 hours ago, MovieMadness said:

    Robert Mueller submits Russia report

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has concluded, and he has now submitted his long-awaited report on the findings of that probe to Attorney General William Barr, as required by the special counsel law.

    A senior Justice Department official has told CBS News that Mueller is not recommending any further indictments. The Justice Department also confirmed that the "principal conclusions" of the report will be made public.

    Barr will now summarize Mueller's report for lawmakers, also in accordance with the law. It is not clear whether the report or any part of it will be made public -- that's left to Barr's discretion. In a letter to top lawmakers on the judiciary committees, Barr said he anticipated that he might be able to advise them of Mueller's principal conclusions "as soon as this weekend."

    Special counsel spokesperson Peter Carr said in a statement that Mueller will be concluding his service in the coming days. A small number of staff will remain to assist in closing the operations of the office for a period of time.

    A White House official confirmed that White House attorneys Emmet Flood and Pat Cipollone are with President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

    *******************************************************

    Too bad for the Democrats, there was no collusion and no further indictments. Crying will now commence.

    Looking forward to full disclosure, since "principal conclusions" semantically sounds a bit restricted.

  6. On 2/10/2019 at 1:09 PM, JeanneCrain said:

    Woke up this morning believing my recorder captured “The Madness of King George” (1994) only to find “Calamity Jane” (1953). :blink:

     

    Duped again. 👎

     

    💋

     

    Is your recorder set in the same time zone as you...LOL!

  7. On 2/8/2019 at 9:16 PM, cigarjoe said:

    I enjoy hearing archaic expressions in films of the past, some are decipherable some to me at least are not. 

    If you are old enough you'll know the origins of these two:

    "I kick started the jalopy", or "I stepped on the starter."

    I heard one character telling another that "I'll do him like Dempsey." If you didn't know who Dempsey was you may not get the reference. 

    "Jack" Dempsey, nicknamed "Kid ****" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.

    here are a few more:

    double clutch

    smoke wrench

    ice box

    now you're cooking with gas

    dressed to the nines

    no-talent hack

    slaphappy

    do a Brodie

    I'll think of others and post them here.

    Now how about the rest of you out there, got any?

    I always got a kick out of the saying "It's better than sliced bread." Boy, that must be from way back. Great topic by the way.

  8. Not that they have to correspond in all ways, just like Craven's, Last House on the Left was shall we say, a wee bit different from Bergman's, The Virgin Spring, which was also slightly unique from its 13th century predecessor, but it's interesting to see how many similar themes can be the basis for very different movies.

    One fun example would be 1962's British film, All Night Long which starred Patrick McGoohan [not No. 6 or a Prisoner this time] but the film was based on Shakespeare's, Othello in the palimpsest version with much rubbed out, from the original. Still it made a great film with wonderful jazz sequences by people like Dave Brubeck, though I heard no Take 6 or even 7 from the soundtrack.

    Got another, please post it.

  9. 21 hours ago, rayban said:

    And, as far as 3-D goes, what is more effective than "House of Wax" in 3-D?

     

    Saw that way back at a theater and it had some of the best 3-D effects of all time. Much better than Andy Warhol's foray into horror with 3-D chunks of human flesh thrust out over the audience in some sequences. As silly as it was, I even enjoyed the ridiculous paddle ball scene in HOW.

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  10. On 2/10/2019 at 1:21 PM, speedracer5 said:

    Even though I often find Gary Cooper dull and stiff, I do find times when his robot persona works.  I would agree with you on him being perfect in Mr Deeds Goes to Town.  He's supposed to be a small town everyman type and it works.  I also think he's great with Barbara Stanwyck in Meet John Doe and Ball of Fire.  I also love him in Design For Living.  

    I would agree that he's attractive, but sometimes he's too pretty which I find off-putting? Does that make sense? It's like in Another Dawn with Errol Flynn and Kay Francis.  I don't know what they did to my boy Errol, but he almost looks like a porcelain doll and I don't find him as attractive.

    I have that book from the 1970's about Errol and write-ups on all his films, with loads of photos of him with Lily Damita, and his dad and sometimes it looked like Warner Brothers wanted to make him look like a kewpie doll, with a slight lipstick put on and curled and peroxided hair, which looked foppish. Is not this guy good looking enough, that he could play the Earl of Essex without hair dye and a marcelled wave look? I will say the improvement done to his choppers though was an improvement. 

  11. 16 minutes ago, Michael Rennie said:

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    What a wonderful movie! And Wilder's attention to detail by even the artwork, like using Rousseau's painting, The Sleeping Gypsy over the bed in which Miss Kubilek [sp?] was ensconced was so marvelous. Thanx, Michael Rennie. I sure hope those two ended up in a happy and long relationship. Mr. Sheldrake was a rat and a bum to Fran.

  12. 18 hours ago, Michael Rennie said:

    Do checkout Jerry Lee Lewis getting married to a 13 year old cousin.

    Now let's be fair, Michael...Myra was The Killer's third cousin, which might make it all alright except in England when you are on tour. What was the old joke "How do you find dates down south. Go to a family reunion!"

    I wonder if cousin, Jimmy Swaggart married them? By the way, I have a nice, unplayed Jimmy Swaggart album for sale if anyone is interested called "I Cried in the Chapel [when the police arrested me for sexual importuning]".

  13. 3 minutes ago, MovieCollectorOH said:

    You mean like this? http://moviecollectoroh.com/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-ufo.gif   http://moviecollectoroh.com/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-twisted.gif

    Seriously, one of the neatest things is their experimental aircraft museum on the base.

    I heard the important military all lie there about reverse engineering, as we might expect and the only way to get the truth is to talk to anyone who worked the janitorial staff and was privy to underground areas. Thanx!

  14. 57 minutes ago, jakeem said:

    Are you sure Newman's song wasn't somehow about the Wright Brothers, who were products of Dayton? The town's environment was conducive to their landmark experiments in flight. By the way, they met with success in December 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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    You'd think so but as I recall, Newman says no, it had no bearing on his song title, though he admits there might have been some subliminal sense of it. Thanx.

  15. 1 hour ago, Solafide said:

    Are we talking about Dayton, OHIO as the title indicates...I've lived in this town for the last 25 years.

    Really? What is it like there? Are there little green men living perfectly normal lives that came from Hangar 18 and the Rosewell crash. Are you related to Wilbur and Orville or at least Jonathan Winters? Did you go to Dirty John's wedding in 1990? Did the guy who owned NCR actually coin the word "Fired" when he put an employee's possessions on the lawn and set them afire, and that guy went on to found IBM? Is Dayton on a vortex or ley line formation? Looking forward to your answers...

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  16. 1 hour ago, Michael Rennie said:

    Sorry, can't help you GordonCole. I haven't even been to Dayton, Nevada. Perhaps you recall Saturday Night In Toledo Ohio, by John Denver?

    While some don't like it, I enjoy the slightly larger font.

    You're a stalwart man and a gentleman.

    I salute you and your appreciation of new font sizes. One of my favorite acting in all of movies was when you picked up the music box [at Aunt Bea's where you had rented the room as Mr. Carpenter] and bemusedly smiled as you realized it played a tune. Ya shoulda won an Oscar just for that scene as the world's handsomest alien, and the one where you told the other renters that they were misjudging the Space Man. Good show, MR!

  17. For me, it's always been Clyde Fitch. I think his plays, particularly any one with the esteemed and renowned Mojeska were superb and speak for themselves.

    Now some may like things a bit more modern like those of David Belasco, who brought such realism to the stage, or Chekhov, who if he put a gun in a play, you were sure to hear it go off, as in the wonderful Uncle Vanya with the suicide attempt.

    Name your favorite playwright whose works still work in movies.

  18. 34 minutes ago, Dargo said:

    Oh, right off the top of my head I can think of at least one instance in which the Van Dyke show used a THEN topical pop culture reference, and given enough time I'm sure I could cite many others, but right now I'm off to the tennis courts.

    And so before I go, does the line, "You SLEPT through The Guns of Navarone?!" ring a bell to ya, sir?! ;)

    (...as just one example)

    Ya got me. I did go into a stupor during The Guns of Navarone, and then it went into coma, when I saw James Darren [aka Jimmy Ercolani] come on the screen amidst all those manly actors. I kept wondering when Gidget was gonna show up to save the military forces and if Darren would be singing love songs to her in the Big Kahoona's shack. This is probably why that topical reference got lost in my brain due to PTSD.

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