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Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25680 on: March 18, 2017, 05:19:12 PM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25681 on: March 19, 2017, 05:34:22 AM »
This Hitch I have not seen:



1927 thriller will be released by Criterion in June.  I would definitely need to preview and really enjoy before popping for this one, but hardcore Hitch fans I am sure will be thrilled.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25682 on: March 19, 2017, 05:40:10 AM »
Last night:



After a gentle prod by Ken, I revisited this one that is on almost every top 10 noir list I can find.  I crept 9/10 after this viewing and enjoyed it more than the previous watching.  It has all the noir elements one can ask for, but the "grime" that I look forward to on stories like this was missing.  Not that I always need this element (Maltese is a 10/10), but with the likes of Mitchum (or like Lancaster) it just makes them pop!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25683 on: March 19, 2017, 09:21:28 AM »
Last night:



After a gentle prod by Ken, I revisited this one that is on almost every top 10 noir list I can find.  I crept 9/10 after this viewing and enjoyed it more than the previous watching.  It has all the noir elements one can ask for, but the "grime" that I look forward to on stories like this was missing.  Not that I always need this element (Maltese is a 10/10), but with the likes of Mitchum (or like Lancaster) it just makes them pop!
Still the best Jacques Tourneur movie that I have watched.  It has two french titles "pendez moi haut et court" or the gentler "La griffe du passé/ L'Étreinte du passé".  I havent seen it in 6 years, probably too long.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25684 on: March 19, 2017, 10:09:47 AM »
Still the best Jacques Tourneur movie that I have watched.  It has two french titles "pendez moi haut et court" or the gentler "La griffe du passé/ L'Étreinte du passé".  I havent seen it in 6 years, probably too long.

I just popped it again. About to let the commentary run while I do some things around the house.  Try to see it on HD, the print is amazing.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25685 on: March 19, 2017, 11:04:37 AM »
Last night:



After a gentle prod by Ken, I revisited this one that is on almost every top 10 noir list I can find.  I crept 9/10 after this viewing and enjoyed it more than the previous watching.  It has all the noir elements one can ask for, but the "grime" that I look forward to on stories like this was missing.  Not that I always need this element (Maltese is a 10/10), but with the likes of Mitchum (or like Lancaster) it just makes them pop!
:)

I need to see it again soon, but I do want to see the BluRay restoration. Is that what Amazon streams? Is there a way to tell?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25686 on: March 19, 2017, 12:18:37 PM »
:)

I need to see it again soon, but I do want to see the BluRay restoration. Is that what Amazon streams? Is there a way to tell?

It says HD on the rental for $3.99.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25687 on: March 19, 2017, 12:34:58 PM »
This Hitch I have not seen:



1927 thriller will be released by Criterion in June.  I would definitely need to preview and really enjoy before popping for this one, but hardcore Hitch fans I am sure will be thrilled.

I like Hitchcock but I'm going to pass on this one. Will be checking Criterion's June release of Ugetsu though.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25688 on: March 19, 2017, 12:45:19 PM »
Last night:



After a gentle prod by Ken, I revisited this one that is on almost every top 10 noir list I can find.  I crept 9/10 after this viewing and enjoyed it more than the previous watching.  It has all the noir elements one can ask for, but the "grime" that I look forward to on stories like this was missing.  Not that I always need this element (Maltese is a 10/10), but with the likes of Mitchum (or like Lancaster) it just makes them pop!

I have this blu ray .. it really didn't do much for me on the first pass - will have to re-visit.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25689 on: March 19, 2017, 12:53:51 PM »
I have this blu ray .. it really didn't do much for me on the first pass - will have to re-visit.

This one took three or four viewings before it caught me, James.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25690 on: March 19, 2017, 01:04:15 PM »
This one took three or four viewings before it caught me, James.

Thx .. though I have to admit that the films & TV shows that really stay with me blow me away from the get go and have an almost magical ability to suck me in and keep me very involved with what is going on, every step of the way .. so I doubt multiple viewings of something that doesn't even remotely come close to that will change much. I'll see what happens, despite this trend.
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« Reply #25691 on: March 19, 2017, 02:16:31 PM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25692 on: March 19, 2017, 05:35:18 PM »
Because I have to:


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25693 on: March 19, 2017, 05:48:07 PM »
Because I have to:




I saw that as a little kid, in a Drive-In. Scary!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25694 on: March 19, 2017, 05:50:28 PM »
I saw that as a little kid, in a Drive-In. Scary!

Would it even be of slightest surprise to you that it's one of my favorite movies?  :P
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25695 on: March 20, 2017, 04:31:36 AM »
Courtesy of Mirror Image: Stravinsky in Hollywood

I admit it:  I always find film footage of Игорь Фëдорович touching.  I learnt some new things, and quite a few things I already knew, were illustrated more fully.  The superimposition of the second movement of the Symphony in Three Movements with footage from The Song of Bernadette (Stravinsky had been approached to write the score, but it was one of several film score projects to fall through) is very interesting;  it would have come off as fully art-house, I think – not Going Hollywood, at all, at all.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25696 on: March 20, 2017, 04:35:58 PM »
The restoration is spectacular. It's a wholly different movie.



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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25697 on: March 20, 2017, 05:57:55 PM »
Because I have to:




One of my all time favorites as a kid.  I loved the entire run except for the third one (not enough action). 
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25698 on: March 22, 2017, 12:12:10 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #25699 on: March 22, 2017, 04:01:01 AM »
Split between Sunday and Tuesday nights (well, only the last ten minutes remained for last night), The Lady Vanishes, for the second time (not counting a viewing with the accompanying commentary).  What a great flick.  Was it Ken who encouraged me to seek this out?  Cecil Parker's misplaced trust in others/the situation when he exits the train.  Michael Redgrave forgetting the tune which he had been humming to himself for a day and a half (two days and a half?)  The cricket test match cancelled because of floods.
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