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The Essentials: The Brad Bird Era begins May 2


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On 6/13/2020 at 12:40 AM, jakeem said:

 

One of my top ten films and I watched it again last night, I had it hooked up to a good sound system so I could get the full effect of Alfred Newman's score. 

I agree about this being a "screwball" adventure. Cary Grant was getting a reputation at this time for being a screwball comedian in films like Topper, The Awful Truth and Bringing Up Baby. He has some of his funniest moments in this film such as the one with Annie the elephant on that rickety bridge and his reaction to the gold temple. 

I recall seeing this film at revival theater years ago and when it started there was some people snickering at serious beginning, but when the comedy bits started they were frustrated that it was now  intentionally funny so they could not ridicule it.  

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7 hours ago, Det Jim McLeod said:

One of my top ten films and I watched it again last night, I had it hooked up to a good sound system so I could get the full effect of Alfred Newman's score. 

I agree about this being a "screwball" adventure. Cary Grant was getting a reputation at this time for being a screwball comedian in films like Topper, The Awful Truth and Bringing Up Baby. He has some of his funniest moments in this film such as the one with Annie the elephant on that rickety bridge and his reaction to the gold temple. 

I recall seeing this film at revival theater years ago and when it started there was some people snickering at serious beginning, but when the comedy bits started they were frustrated that it was now  intentionally funny so they could not ridicule it.  

It must have been impressive to watch the climactic scenes while your sound system blasted the British regiment's rendition of "Bonnie Charlie (Will ye no' come back again?)"

 

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

It must have been impressive to watch the climactic scenes while your sound system blasted the British regiment's rendition of "Bonnie Charlie (Will ye no come back again?)"

Yes it did, thanks I never knew the title of the song.

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

It must have been impressive to watch the climactic scenes while your sound system blasted the British regiment's rendition of "Bonnie Charlie (Will ye no come back again?)"

 

Okay jakeem! Now why on earth would you want to make me start tearing up all over again and like I always do whenever I watch Jaffe doin' his hero thing here, HUH?!

;)

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1 hour ago, Dargo said:

Okay jakeem! Now why on earth would you want to make me start tearing up all over again and like I always do whenever I watch Jaffe doin' his hero thing here, HUH?!

;)

Well, Dargo, I guess Jaffe always had an emotional pull on us. I still get misty eyed whenever Dr. Zorba explains it all at the beginning of "Ben Casey" episodes.

 

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#KimHunter and #DavidNiven in #AMatterofLifeandDeath (on @tcm @ 8pm ET). An extraordinary Powell/Pressburger film in Technicolor (on earth) and monochrome (in heaven). As a film scholar said, "Many movies believe in love at first sight, this one in love before seeing." Thoughts?
 
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