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I sure wish theyd've run this schedule on a Saturday - instead of all musicals. I could really dig a Saturday like this. Ya know, man..

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I agree Dabb, we have similar tastes. 

I quite like "time travel" as a fantasy theme and saw TIME AFTER TIME first in the theater, on a date. Despite Malcolm McDowell's incredibly weird face, I liked the story a lot and found it well paced, well acted and good looking.

 

Never seen BERKELEY SQUARE ...worth a look?

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I sure wish theyd've run this schedule on a Saturday - instead of all musicals. I could really dig a Saturday like this. Ya know, man..

1znn9rs.jpg

 

I agree Dabb, we have similar tastes. 

I quite like "time travel" as a fantasy theme and saw TIME AFTER TIME first in the theater, on a date. Despite Malcolm McDowell's incredibly weird face, I liked the story a lot and found it well paced, well acted and good looking.

 

Never seen BERKELEY SQUARE ...worth a look?

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I agree Dabb, we have similar tastes. 

I quite like "time travel" as a fantasy theme and saw TIME AFTER TIME first in the theater, on a date. Despite Malcolm McDowell's incredibly weird face, I liked the story a lot and found it well paced, well acted and good looking.

 

Never seen BERKELEY SQUARE ...worth a look?

Malcolm McDowell, in my estimation, is on a par with Vincent Price in how they give everything to their role - no matter how insignificant it may be. Masters at work, and any film about any thing is all the better for their contributions.

 

Berkeley Square.. Leslie Howard is yet another of those actors I just described. I think you'll like this one, although I think the ending is a bit off.. I can't put my finger on why, just doesn't resolve quite as I'd like it to.. think it should. It's not a flashy special effects film, it's a "you must do the math in your head" kind of film.

 

A good love story, to boot, with a tinge of sadness at the end.

 

If I could return in time, I would prevent Leslie Howard's being snuffed out of existence. He's my favorite actor. I often imagine what films he would have made..

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Yeah, but now Commander Queeg is a judge?

No way I'm going into his courtroom.

 

LOL

 

Yeah, looks as if actor Liam Dunn is doin' a little homage to Bogie there, huh.

 

(...I wonder if that was his idea or Bogdanovich's there???)

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Malcolm McDowell, in my estimation, is on a par with Vincent Price in how they give everything to their role - no matter how insignificant it may be. Masters at work, and any film about any thing is all the better for their contributions.

 

Berkeley Square.. Leslie Howard is yet another of those actors I just described. I think you'll like this one, although I think the ending is a bit off.. I can't put my finger on why, just doesn't resolve quite as I'd like it to.. think it should. It's not a flashy special effects film, it's a "you must do the math in your head" kind of film.

 

A good love story, to boot, with a tinge of sadness at the end.

 

If I could return in time, I would prevent Leslie Howard's being snuffed out of existence. He's my favorite actor. I often imagine what films he would have made..

 

I didn't know that Howard was also your favorite actor.    Yes,  it was sad that he died helping the cause.   I think he was the type of actor that would have done great work as an older gentleman. 

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Malcolm McDowell, in my estimation, is on a par with Vincent Price in how they give everything to their role - no matter how insignificant it may be. Masters at work, and any film about any thing is all the better for their contributions.

 

Anyone see Ken Russell's O LUCKY MAN with Malcolm McDowell? I saw it when it came out and remember liking it. I remember it made me think of Voltaire's book CANDIDE. 

With such a terrible memory, I do not recall anything about the movie except that I was impressed by it. Can't find a copy anywhere. 

Anyone?

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Malcolm McDowell, in my estimation, is on a par with Vincent Price in how they give everything to their role - no matter how insignificant it may be. Masters at work, and any film about any thing is all the better for their contributions.

 

Anyone see Ken Russell's O LUCKY MAN with Malcolm McDowell? I saw it when it came out and remember liking it. I remember it made me think of Voltaire's book CANDIDE. 

With such a terrible memory, I do not recall anything about the movie except that I was impressed by it. Can't find a copy anywhere. 

Anyone?

The movie is available here in the TCM Shop as a two-disc special edition DVD set - on sale, too! $12.99

 

I believe this was on TCM a week or so ago and I missed it. There are several Malcolm McDowell movies I haven't seen in their entirety, or at all, and this is one... so we're both looking. I don't buy or rent DVDs, so that's out - I'll wait for it to come around again.

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Woodrow Strode - - Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode

 

Go ahead. Say that ONCE fast. Dare ya.

 

I saw his name on the opening credits of Lion Hunters (1951) this morning on TCM (thank you, TCM), starring Johnny Sheffield (Tarzan's "Boy"). Woodrow Strode.. hmmm..? Could it be? Might this be..? "Woody" Strode.. of John Ford Troupe famosity? Why, heck yeah!

 

This is one good supporting and character actor. He's great in any part, big or small, and is also one of those rare actors who puts everything into their role, no matter how insignificant it may be. A thouroughly enjoyable professional.

 

This is only, I believe, his fifth film. It's fun to see stars in their early years.. I caught a good one this morning.

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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) is on TCM at 4:15 PM today. I want everybody to stop what they're doing and sit down while this is on. Nobody moves.. nobody gets hurt..

 

:P

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Is anyone brave or better crazy enough to put the article to the test?dead.gif

I took the liberty.. hope you don't mind.

 

Your appointment is Tuesday June 2nd next, at the Center for Ham Control

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I post this link here, not in an effort to solicit funds, but to inform you of the dire situation my hometown theater, and many others around the world, are facing with the elimination of celluloid film as a medium.

 

For my theater, it's do or die in the next 30 days.

 


 

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Oh Dabb, the idea of a vintage theater in trouble breaks my heart. For a theater to be successful, it has to consistently entertain and become a "family habit" to bring in dollars. In my opinion, marketing is the heart of a successful theater.

Wish I could help the Polk more than my best wishes. 

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I don't know if I mentioned this in THIS thread, or another, but I'll repeat---

 

The PARK THEATER here in Lincoln Park, MI, at which I saw plenty of long loved movies, and spent many a saturday summer afternoon cooling off in it's air conditioned comfort, over the years has gone through many a transformation.

 

After it quit showing first run movies, and tried making money by lending itself out to rock concerts, it finally, and sadly went the way of too many other old movie houses and started showing porn.

 

After years of this, it finally shut down for good.  Seems sort of sad, but----

 

Some group of investors bought the building before the city had it razed and converted the "guts" into LOFTS as rental property.  AND, they've restored it's original facade!  Looks good, and still kind of warms the heart.

 

Sure, they're not showing movies there anymore, but the SIGHT of it was sort of iconic to a few generations of Parkers, and we still love seeing it there!

 

 

Sepiatone

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Oh Dabb, the idea of a vintage theater in trouble breaks my heart. For a theater to be successful, it has to consistently entertain and become a "family habit" to bring in dollars. In my opinion, marketing is the heart of a successful theater.

Wish I could help the Polk more than my best wishes. 

Thank you, Tiki

:)

 

I don't know if I mentioned this in THIS thread, or another, but I'll repeat---

 

The PARK THEATER here in Lincoln Park, MI, at which I saw plenty of long loved movies, and spent many a saturday summer afternoon cooling off in it's air conditioned comfort, over the years has gone through many a transformation.

 

After it quit showing first run movies, and tried making money by lending itself out to rock concerts, it finally, and sadly went the way of too many other old movie houses and started showing porn.

 

After years of this, it finally shut down for good.  Seems sort of sad, but----

 

Some group of investors bought the building before the city had it razed and converted the "guts" into LOFTS as rental property.  AND, they've restored it's original facade!  Looks good, and still kind of warms the heart.

 

Sure, they're not showing movies there anymore, but the SIGHT of it was sort of iconic to a few generations of Parkers, and we still love seeing it there!

 

 

Sepiatone

My theater does have concerts, as well as local productions and gatherings. I don't know if that will be enough to keep the doors open. I fear things will go the way of your Park Theater.

 

I'm pledging a sizeable amount which will, if their target is hit, come with two free passes per month for the first year of digital operation, as well as free admission to the digital grand opening screening in September this year (hopefully).

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Bela Lugosi and Fred Astaire have never appeared together in film..?

 

I think Bela could have used a good music number. Might have picked up his spirits a little. No..?

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