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Everything posted by moviegeek

  1. Film noir festivals are one of the best things about American cinema. Wish I could've hit this up. I wasn't far away(in LA), but was crazy busy with my writing.
  2. They're (21) titles. I bought the final one I needed last night(Boomerang), but I don't believe they're planning on releasing too many more. Maybe (3) more titles, and that's all they have to release.
  3. A Bronx Tale is an outstanding gangster film from the 90's.
  4. I feel good about gangsters in films. I've got a fat collection of classic gangster DVDs from White Heat to Pretty Boy Floyd.
  5. Very excited about seeing it. This will be my first time viewing as a matter of fact.
  6. > I am new to the Boards, and this argument, but for > my money, noir is noir, and knows no time, place or > film stock! Why distinguish noir from neo-noir, and > how do we define these terms? 60's-80's is > considered "Neo-noir"? What about the 90's-2000's? > Anyway, if we're talking noir that happened to be > made in the 80's, don't forget the Don Johnson gem > "The Hot Spot"! In a manner of speaking you're right on the money. Film Noir in the classic sense(1940-1958)was the style and tone of the crime films being made during and after WW2. Tha
  7. Kiss Me Deadly may be my favorite counterculture noir picture. There's a quote from the film, it's classic(by Dr. Soberin): "Lie still. Why torment yourself? Who would you see? Someone you do not know, a stranger. What is it we are seeking? Diamonds, rubies, gold? Perhaps narcotics? How civilized this earth used to be. But as the world becomes more primitive, its treasures become more fabulous. Perhaps sentiment will succeed where greed failed. You will die, Mr. Hammer. But your friend, you can save her. Yes you can. The young lady you picked up on the highway. She wrote you a letter.
  8. Stanwyck was my favorite easily. Double Indemnity & The Strange Love of Martha Ivers being her best. I rate Ava up there with DeCarlo. Lizabeth Scott(Too Late For Tears & Dead Reckoning), Joan Crawford(Possessed & Mildred Pierce), Marie Windsor(Force of Evil, The Killing, & Double Deal), Claire Trevor(Murder, My Sweet, Born to Kill, & Raw Deal), and Rita Hayworth in Lady From Shanghai are all excellent too.
  9. Nah ken, I'm more a Independent Conservative, so I'm not very far right. I'm sort of part left and part right...somewhat of a loner in my political views.
  10. > Anyone else found this film a bit confusing? Apart > from that, I have to say it was enjoyable and John > Hodiak did a great job. Happens a lot with amnesia films. Hodiak was strong, but yeah the story lacks clear-cut direction in some parts. That's part of its appeal though I suppose.
  11. I've got so many movies I still haven't watched within the box sets I picked up recently. Forbidden Hollywood-Great set! Watched all three films last night, and enjoyed Babyface the most. I was blown away by how good that movie was. Superb set. Paul Newman Collection-I'm one film into the set, but have seen most of the films already, so it's no biggie. Tennessee Williams Collection-Haven't even busted the seal yet. I've seen all of those except for Night of the Iguana & Sweet Bird of Youth. Sam Peckinpah's West-Watched all four classic Westerns and now am suffering from gri
  12. One of the last true film noir pictures is perhaps the most sharply written screenplay out of all noir films. This has been a favorite of mine ever I saw it for the first time. It's so dynamic and tension-filled, that I'll venture to say that if you don't like this one: you're boring. Elmer Bernstein's score sets the tone perfectly in each scene, and Burt Lancaster's performance as J.J. Hunsecker is-in my eyes-his most menacing and powerful portrayal. Tony Curtis is excellent too as Sidney Falco. Seedy and corrupt are the characters and their environs; thus making for one hell of a cy
  13. A nice mention. That's actually an underrated Bogart gem that needs a DVD release.
  14. Nicholas Ray's films often have that 'different' feel to them. He was truly an autuer,
  15. One of my favorite Bogart film noir pieces. A violent Dixon Steele makes for a tricky love affair with Gloria Grahame. The story is a bit jumpy at times, but the characters' struggling to cope with one another makes this an all time favorite. The film is also visually appealing in the film noir tradition; creating a unique atmosphere that is both lonely and chic.
  16. The Warriors Johnny Guitar Ms. 45 Valley of the Dolls Motor Psycho Lorna 2000 Maniacs Venus In Furs Switchblade Sisters
  17. > Arrgh! Are they pirated? Yes they are. Don't buy in to the ebay deals. The only disc of EL TOPO is said to be only laserdisc burns onto a CD. Bad picture. Bare minimum.
  18. IMDB has this posted in the FAQ section: Is this going to be a musical? Yes. Tim Burton himself has confirmed that this will be an adaptation of Sondheim's musical. End of story. This was posted one week ago.
  19. Looking forward to that one. Is that one going to be a musical, or just based on the musical?
  20. Here's some of the films he will be doing: The Rum Diary(2007-2008) Begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary details the life and events of Paul Kemp, a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction. Thompson delivers a potent story that pushes the sometimes brutal truth of human relations into your face in such a way
  21. Yeah, I don't think he had the right roles this year, but he'll start taking quality roles again after the Pirates of the Caribbean series is over. I thought he was going to take it for Finding Neverland two years ago, but he was denied.
  22. Christian Bale would be another one, liz. He began acting at a very young age, and is now able to carry his movies. Johnny Depp is the best of the best right now in my opinion. He's out of all male actors league right now, and the great part about him is his refusal to star in bad movie blockbusters. I think he'll win (2) Oscars before it's all said and done.
  23. www.rmfilms.com Most of Russ Meyer's films are on sale for the holiday season. Sale ends January 5, 2007.
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