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  1. On that note, has anyone here seen Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989), based on the novel by the same author as Requiem for a Dream? I never see any mention of it in discussion boards.
  2. It would be really great if theaters screened this film and nobody showed up to watch it, and if broadcasters showed it but nobody tuned in. Then it would be consigned to the dustbin of cinema history without fanfare. Arguments in the face of losing money on a business decision usually end up losing in America. lol
  3. Who has seen, and remembers, The Sacrifice? I have some questions. Feel free to answer/comment on any, or branch off into a different topic concerning the movie. The film was awarded a BAFTA for best foreign-language film, and won the grand prize and an award for cinematography at Cannes (also was a nominee for the Palm d'Or, which went to The Mission). Tarkovsky's last film--he died at 54 from cancer just a few months after the film's release. Yet it's not discussed much it seems, outside of certain circles, I suppose. SPOILERS (1) Was Alexander (Erland Josephson's chara
  4. Whether TCM shows it or not, anybody who likes political dramas really should see Washington: Behind Closed Doors. It really puts Netflix's House of Cards to shame. Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood and the assorted characters in House of Cards seem very artificial, just soap-opera characters dreamed up by some Hollywood or New York writers by comparison to the characters in Washington: Behind Closed Doors. The characters in WBCD seem about as close to a fictional account of Washington and the real White House during the Nixon era as you can get while still being fictional. Plus, it features
  5. Thanks for sharing. I think that for my generation, James' was the definitive **** Southern sheriff. (Andy Griffith's was another iconic sheriff, but not really "****" and definitely not as deep-fried Southern.) Funny to see that he was from Oregon and lived most of his adult life in New York. I was also surprised to see that he had been in several films that I had not recognized him in, or remembered him being in, including The Untouchables, Bonfire of the Vanities, and Cool Hand Luke. edit: I guess the forum does not allow you to use the pejorative that starts with red- and ends
  6. Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, there are some freaky murals or paintings hanging on the wall in the hidden passageway to the Castavets' apartment. A scandalous portrait painting figures prominently in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. A possibly forged painting is at the center of How to Steal a Million. Hitchcock's Psycho would not have been Psycho without Norman Bates' favorite painting. Interest in paintings leads Angie Dickinson to cheat on her husband in Dressed to Kill. Apparently, although the scene was set at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, it was filmed at the Philade
  7. Yeah, don't even have to go back to the 1920s.
  8. And therein lies one of the reasons a miniseries of the sort proposed in the original post would not be feasible. The n***** word is liberally employed throughout the novel. The Klan was described as, as quoted in an article in The Atlantic, "a tragic necessity." Thank heaven we've moved beyond those horrible points of view. Recall that the 1977 Roots miniseries is still one of the most-viewed tv shows ever broadcast.
  9. Except that it would be more accurate to say that about half of that nation are outraged by the notion of wiping the Confederate flag off the face of the earth. And about a third of that nation would like to see the Confederacy rise again.
  10. Gary Oldman has played some pretty nasty villains, such as Stansfield in Léon: The Professional and Drexl Spivey in True Romance.
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