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Everything posted by papyrusbeetle

  1. Thanks folks for your input. But I am only ever going to watch the FREE broadcast MOVIES! channel, or see films/tv-series which are on DVD. Just have to miss: "Hunters", Al!
  2. Thanks so much for your reply. Big losers are the directors, crew, and most importantly, the STARS of these "dissolving" features. Sorry, Al Pacino, we want to view your artistry in years, decades, to come (or even THIS year), but corporate profits come first, I guess. At least we have Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers-FOREVER!
  3. Help! I don't have a streaming service, and never will. But I hate to think that all the "streamed" series will be impossible to see! Most importantly, the controversial one making headlines right now, HUNTERS. Any experts know if they will, someday, be available to everyone in dvd format? thanks !!!
  4. If you love her, you will LOVE her "film noir" starring role in THE DARK CORNER (1946). Lucy is stunning in black and white, and just about steals the film from Mark Stevens, William Bendix and Clifton Webb. Fantastic costuming, too! Lots of info on Lucy in the commentary track on the dvd!
  5. THE BIG COMBO (1955) Brian is terrific in this "noir of all noirs" - unfortunately, he has a hearing aid and his crime boss, Richard Conte, turns it against him.
  6. Thanks so much for this LINK. Other cool theories about this movie are in the mystery novel MURDER ON THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, by Stuart Kaminsky, one of his series of "Toby Peters" mysteries.
  7. This film is filled with "Disney" stars. It's also a trip into 1962, just before the world changed forever. Along with that, it's a laid-back and interesting family vacation to France (Paris and the Riviera). The times change, the world changes, people change, but strangely enough, Paris never changes. This film is silly---but it's also thoughtful.
  8. Not in a movie, but..... "Timeless" (tv-series, season 2) in just about their best episode-- "The Kennedy Curse" Young Jack Kennedy is kidnapped in the time machine (for his own safety, in 1934) and brought to the present. He escapes the "time machine" bunker and runs into the night, ending up at a brightly-lit, very modern 2018 gas station/fast food store.
  9. Many women are behind the scenes in Alfred Hitchcock's films---writing the source material, be it plays, novels, or short stories: THE LODGER (1926) Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes DANGEROUS VIRTUE (1926) Rudolf Besier and May Edginton DOWNHILL (1927) Ivor Novello and Constance Collier (who also stars in ROPE) MURDER! (1930) Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson YOUNG AND INNOCENT (1937) Josephine Tey THE LADY VANISHES (1938) Ethel Lina White JAMAICA INN (1939) Daphne DuMaurier REBECCA (1940) Daphne DuMaurier SUSPICION (1941) Frances Iles UNDER CAPRICO
  10. Thanks for your organized "noir" list! but I think: SHACK OUT ON 101 belongs to the "Commie" noir group, along with : I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI (also with Frank Lovejoy), WALK EAST ON BEACON, and WALK A CROOKED MILE.
  11. Yes, it's today.I love him so much! 2 movies I could watch again and again: ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES and ONE, TWO, THREE.
  12. JFK is one of my fave films of all time, even without the conspiracy theories we all love so much. But the 2-disc dvd version has the most horrific English subtitles I have ever seen---incorrect, without ANY of the profanity, and just plain STRANGE. This film has one of the best scripts ever---it is tragic that the subtitles can't re-create it.
  13. FDR: D-day Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
  14. It's like happiness has taken a permanent vacation from films. How can there be sunshine and love WITHOUT Doris Day?
  15. re: BOURNE IDENTITY (2002) Yes, Matt Damon looked cool jumping from one window into a window in ANOTHER BUILDING, but Alain Delon did it first, in THE SICILIAN CLAN (1979). And probably without CGI, which hadn't been invented yet!
  16. Help, "Rockford Files" fans! Anyone know if the "intro" phone calls to Rockford's answering machine are indexed anywhere, so we can find the actual episode? Or, perhaps a fan knows them by heart!? I am searching for the "intro" where a veterinarian's office calls Rockford, telling him the stray cat he dropped off there has just had kittens, and when was he planning to pick them all up and pay the vet bill? THANKS, fans!
  17. Don't miss ANTON in "The Crown" as Prime Minister Harold MacMillan. A cruel and ironic subplot in his episodes is that Mrs. MacMillan is having an open affair with another man. She is played by Sylvestra Le Touzel, who also played "Mrs. Pettybon" the morals reformer in the "Endeavour" episode "Canticle." !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Just watched one of the classiest and most existential pop videos ever made---Dionne Warwick singing: WALK ON BY. About 1 minute, 10 seconds in, does Alain Delon (one of the classiest and most gorgeous actors ever, IMHO) walk by her, making a cameo? What's your opinion, fans? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjYAsVfJE8c
  19. Saw this movie when it came out, in the theatre---(so huge you just about have to see it there). Impossible to finance without filming in Black and White---and so much better because of this, IMHO. Talk about tracking shots---the helicopter shots of the French army attacking the Casino are stupendous. And, in the final scenes we get up close with Richard Burton and Richard Beymer, (2 of the most adorable actors who ever lived) for their scene together lost in the wilderness of France. Jeffrey Hunter gets the scene that all heroes would want to be remembered for, and is unfo
  20. Thanks very much! I am SO GLAD Anton Lesser is still with the series----he sort of steals each show. It's really a battle between Shaun, Roger Allam, and he for who is the "COOLEST" cop, IMHO!!!
  21. Help!~! Anyone seen Season 6 of "Endeavour" (Morse has a mustache) ????? Where has Morse been stationed, if he has to "return" to Oxford? Are they ever going to solve the murder of Police Constable FANCY during the gang shootout? Has Chief Supt. "Bright" (Anton Lesser) left the show? thanks fans, if you know!!!!
  22. gotta go DEATH ON THE NILE and SPARTACUS. Batiatus: "There I was, better than a millionaire in the morning and a penniless refugee by nightfall with nothing but these rags and my poor flesh to call of my own. All because of Crassus decides to break his journey at Capua with a couple of capricious, over-painted nymphs! These two daughters of Venus had to taunt the gladiators, force them to fight to the death and before I knew what had happened, *revolution* on my hands!" ..................
  23. I like it as entertainment because this sort of story is DARNED HARD to make correctly. It's also TRUE! As true as the "book of Ruth" in the Bible is. VERY hard to show some of the insane corners of religion, any religion, without making a mockery out of all religions. Great details on some of the "issues" in Judaism later in the story too. This film gives us all perspectives----people that love idols, and people that hate idols. People can change and grow---we watch it happening. Any way you look at it, this is DRAMA - with a heart and conscience.
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