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Posts posted by papyrusbeetle

  1. 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!

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  2. 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.

  3. 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 CAPRICORN (1949) Helen Simpson

    STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) Patricia Highsmith

    THE BIRDS (1963) Daphne DuMaurier



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  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

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  6. 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!


  7. 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 unforgettable.

    The Nazi who first sees the ships coming says "there must be 5,000 ships out there"---actually, there were 7,000, on D-DAY.

  8. 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!"


    Love you, Peter!

  9. 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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