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About Hoganman1

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  • Birthday 01/26/1950

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    Charlotte NC
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    Golf, Reading, and, of course; Movies.

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  1. I liked his performance in JAWS. It wasn't Oscar worthy, but I liked the movie.
  2. When is Noir Alley coming back?
  3. I read A TIME FOR MERCY last month. It is really good. I enjoyed getting to know Jake Brigance again. There's talk about a movie with Matthew McConaughey playing the role one more time. Apparently there's a third book featuring Brigance. It's named SYCAMORE ROW. I hope to read it soon.
  4. I don't know why, but I'm not a big fan of musicals. I don't hate them and tend to agree they're better on stage than on film. WEST SIDE STORY is probably my favorite and I enjoyed FIDDLER ON THE ROOF as well as PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. I know there are some classics that people really love. I cannot explain why I'm so luke warm because I love music and many of the songs from these classic musicals are wonderful. I guess I'm just weird. Maybe I'd like them better "IF I WERE A RICH MAN!"
  5. I just watched THE POISON ROSE on Prime. It's a pretty good neo-noir with John Travolta and Morgan Freeman. It takes place in the late 70s and has many elements of classic noirs. There are some flaws and serious noir fans may find it predictable, but I thought it was entertaining.
  6. I didn't scroll through this entire thread so my apologies if someone else mentioned this book. I just finished FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep. It's a fascinating book and a must read for fans of Harper Lee. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD has always been one of my favorite novels and I loved the movie as well. FURIOUS HOURS explores the mysteries surrounding Ms. Lee and offers some explanations as to why there was never a second novel. It's by far the best thing I've read in years.
  7. Yep, I missed it. I guess I should read the whole yarn all the way through before I post.
  8. Maybe I missed it but no one has mentioned James Dean. He died just as his career was starting to peak.
  9. While I wouldn't necessarily consider his life "tragic", I think it is sad that Bogart died at 57. Apparently, from what I've read; he was so happy with Bacall and their children. My guess is though his career was winding down his personal life was still flourishing.
  10. I've always liked the theme from BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. Obviously, it was overshadowed by "Raindrops" with **** Thomas. I also like the song "Smiling" from MAN ON FIRE.
  11. I take it you didn't like THE UNTOUCHABLES. Granted there were some flaws. For instance having Frank Nitti die was historically incorrect. He actually ran the crime organization while Capone was in prison. However, whether it happened or not, I thought the scene in the train station when Capone's people were trying to get the accountant out of Chicago was fantastic. My favorite part was when Ness said to Stone (while Stone was holding the baby carriage); "Ness- You got him? Stone -Yea, I got him. Ness-take him!". I watch the movie every time it's on just for that sequence.
  12. There's an old saying that people should not discuss religion or politics with friends and/or family. It seems to me that social media has altered the meaning of the word "friends". Full disclosure, I'm a life long Democrat. However, I've always tried to respect the opinions of Republicans and Libertarians. Today that has become increasingly harder to do. Maybe I'm over generalizing, but it appears to me most the Republican politicians are no longer in step with the majority in our country. My evidence is they are lockstep against voting rights, affordable healthcare, sensible gun control, rep
  13. I always like Cotton and Wells together. CITIZEN KANE is my favorite, I actually was waiting for Harry to accidentally call Holly Jedidiah while they were on the Ferris Wheel.
  14. Thanks for posting those clips. I loved the large shadows on the buildings. That was truly noirish (if that's a word).
  15. I think I had more sympathy for Holly. Once he saw the suffering caused by his life long friend, he summoned up the courage to help the authorities. That image of the nurse throwing that child's teddy bear in the trash did it for me. I'm sure it affected Holly in the same way. Also, watching Sergeant Paine die after being shot by Harry was obviously the last straw.
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