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  1. Another ten directors: 1. Woody Allen: Purple Rose of Cairo 2. Roger Corman: A Bucket of Blood 3. Andre DeToth: Crime Wave 4. Blake Edwards: Victor/Victoria 5. David Fincher: Seven 6. Sam Fuller: Pickup on South Street 7. Mervyn LeRoy: Gold Diggers of 1933 8. Penny Marshall: A League of Their Own 9. Norman Z McLeod: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 10. Ronald Neame: Hopscotch If I did this on a different day, I might go for The Masque of the Red Death for Roger Corman instead. When I first read through the names, I thought Woody Allen would
  2. It doesn't help. I think a movie can still have a big age gap between the lead and their love interest if there are other aspects that contribute to the actor seeming their age. The example that comes to my mind first is the Fast & Furious movies. The men in that series are still a few years younger than Cruise, but it is noticeable that the new male characters are getting older while the new love interests remain the same age. Except for Vin Diesel's character, it seems like men are supposed to be about the same age as the actor that plays them. They do interact with women over 40, and th
  3. For me, in an action film, I think it depends on if the character is written to be the same age as the actor or actress. Sticking to the Tom Cruise example, I believe that he can physically do the things he does in movies. What works less for me is how so many of his characters are ageless blank slates. The movies wouldn't be any different if the character was 30. I find someone like Liam Neeson more believable, and the main reason is that his characters seem like they had a life before the movie started.
  4. I watched this video from Vegas Film Critic about Native Son with Jacqueline and Eddie after posting. It is much longer than the intro, so they can go into more detail. They even talk about how it was difficult to do this intro because they felt that there were elements of the movie that needed to be explained for people to understand what they were watching.
  5. I happened to read a news article that mentioned the Supreme Court case relating to this today, so here's a Wikipedia article. According to this, the Supreme Court okayed states making people get vaccinated in 1905. They ruled that schools could require vaccinations in 1922. I think I'm more confused after reading that than I was before.
  6. It could be either one. There are also a few things about the publication that would let them move faster than usual. Arcade is an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, and they can bring a book out fast. I've used reference books from them that they had formatted and released in a month, and it doesn't seem like the pandemic has slowed them down much. It looks like the ebook was released a month ahead of any physical copies, which helps. If people do notice errors, they will have time to fix them. They also seem to have mostly skipped over getting semi-professional reviews from book bloggers which
  7. Just Lemmon: Some Like It Hot Days of Wine and Roses The Apartment It Should Happen to You or Mister Roberts Even though I made this lineup, I think I would complain about it if it were real. The first three films are aired often enough that I think the order would be based on which one had the primetime spot least recently. Mister Roberts might be the better pick, but I really like It Should Happen To You. I usually like when they include one of their first roles, but I also think it would help balance \all the newer movies that will be shown later in the month.
  8. 1. Robert Aldrich: Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte 2. William Castle: House on Haunted Hill 3. Ida Lupino: Outrage 4. Walter Hill: Southern Comfort 5. Lewis Milestone: All Quiet on the Western Front 6. Mike Nichols: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 7. Alexander Payne: Election 8. Vincent Sherman: All Through the Night 9. George Sidney: Kiss Me Kate 10. Don Siegel: The Beguiled Ida Lupino and Lewis Milestone were the hardest for me. If I saw this thread on a different day, I might have picked something else. I was set to pick The Drowning Pool for Wa
  9. I watched that last week, too. I agree with your assessment. I did love the mostly silent opening scene. It was really suspenseful. The movie had some other tense and scary moments, but it couldn't match that opening scene. It is definitely not my least favorite movie of the week, because I watched some of Piranha. To be fair, I don't even like animal horror films, so it didn't stand much of a chance. My favorite was Born Yesterday. I love Judy Holliday. It is somehow believable that Billie is both ditzy and capable of outsmarting the other characters. The message of the film could e
  10. As much as I love the experience of going to a movie theater and want to agree with him, I think it might be too expensive for me to. In the first article he mentions liking Parasite, which I watched on Hulu. I would be able to get two and a half months of Hulu for just the cost of a ticket to see it in theaters. Even if I bought it on DVD from Amazon, it would cost more than a month of Hulu. If the Criterion Channel would make the app available on more devices, I absolutely would have put the money that I couldn't spend on going to the movies towards a subscription and been much more cultured
  11. I'm not saying that Allen should not be allowed to publish his book. I quoted you because you theorized that Allen's book would be a bestseller, which is not possible. Your perspective is one way of looking at things. Since this isn't a forum about publishing nonfiction books, that side of it hasn't really been considered here. It could be that they feared backlash from publishing Allen's book, but it could also be an entirely monetary decision. They already had a relationship with an author with a steady output who recently released one of their biggest hits. Woody's book doesn't make that mu
  12. Our bias as fans of classic film is definitely showing here. Ronan Farrow was able to object to his publisher releasing a book by Woody Allen because his previous book was a massive hit. It made the top twenty on The New York Times bestseller list of nonfiction books released in 2019. It made loads of best books of the year lists. Woody was never going to make the publisher as much money as Ronan did. Very few celebrity memoirs would. He had won Pullitzer and is one of the biggest names in investigative journalism. Ronan is already much more powerful than Woody.
  13. I do agree that Eddie could have done a better job emphasizing what makes it a noir film, but I think it pretty easily fits the genre once a crime is committed. Their emphasis seemed to be on explaining why the movie is so weird. I thought Jacqueline's comments about the cinematic qualities of the novel were interesting but could have been saved for after the movie. It is a good point, but some of the scenes that come to mind aren't actually in the movie. (Since I'm already comparing the book and the movie, I did like everything with Bessie better in the movie.) Overall, I think I liked
  14. The Academy Awards were moved to April 25 for this year due to the pandemic. TCM will be showing their Oscars programming in April instead of February to match when the ceremony is going to be held.
  15. I like the alphabetical format. Even though a lot of the movies are ones TCM shows often, at least they're going to be at different times. I spotted a few foreign films on during daylight hours.
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