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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31940 on: October 14, 2021, 07:31:36 AM »
The Hound Of The Baskervilles - Rathbone, Bruce, Atwill and others, 1939, MPI DVD-2004.
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« Reply #31941 on: October 14, 2021, 07:43:05 AM »
The Hound Of The Baskervilles - Rathbone, Bruce, Atwill and others, 1939, MPI DVD-2004.
A classic!  ;D

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31942 on: October 14, 2021, 06:02:21 PM »
A classic!  ;D

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Thanx so much. I am revisiting the book right now too. That DVD has a very interesting commentary by a fellow named David Stuart Davies-who has (among other things)some not so complimentary remarks about the later Hammer 'Hound...' :).
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31943 on: October 14, 2021, 06:23:38 PM »
A Woman's Face (1941, dir. George Cukor) - Fun noir melodrama with Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas. Don't expect anything profound. (But fun.)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31944 on: October 14, 2021, 06:35:06 PM »
The Lady From Shanghai.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31945 on: October 14, 2021, 06:43:18 PM »
The Lady From Shanghai.

Just saw that recently (only the second time) and thought it was kind of extraordinary. (And not just the fabulous mirror scene.)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31946 on: October 14, 2021, 06:56:03 PM »
Just saw that recently (only the second time) and thought it was kind of extraordinary. (And not just the fabulous mirror scene.)

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Second time for me, as well: Marvelous!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31947 on: October 14, 2021, 10:57:46 PM »
Maybe a "lesser" Leigh film but not really, not if you like the small things. Leigh does some strange things sometimes. Here he uses some of the elements of filmmaking I hate the most: flashbacks and lots of dated extradiegetic music. Yet the film still comes off as sincere and it still moved me.
Another thing that's jarring in the beginning is the theatricality of the performances. But, like adjusting your eyes to a somewhat bright room after being in the dark, you do get used to it. This is a warm film about human-ness. Not Humanity. Not the big stuff. The little stuff. 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31948 on: October 15, 2021, 07:49:28 AM »
The Lady From Shanghai.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31949 on: October 15, 2021, 07:54:11 AM »
Maybe a "lesser" Leigh film but not really, not if you like the small things. Leigh does some strange things sometimes. Here he uses some of the elements of filmmaking I hate the most: flashbacks and lots of dated extradiegetic music. Yet the film still comes off as sincere and it still moved me.
Another thing that's jarring in the beginning is the theatricality of the performances. But, like adjusting your eyes to a somewhat bright room after being in the dark, you do get used to it. This is a warm film about human-ness. Not Humanity. Not the big stuff. The little stuff.

That's a nice description of a lot of Mike Leigh's work I think.

Haven't seen Career Girls, though Katrin Cartlidge was also in Naked, a film that won him Best Director award at Cannes and deeply impressed me when I saw it in the 90's. I put it on again recently and had to turn it off after about 30 mins, as post #MeToo etc, even with the knowledge that Mike Leigh is implacably on the side of the downtrodden and disenfranchised, and wants drama to reflect life as it is, and although the main character (David Thewliss) has a brilliantly unforgettable working-class Wildean savagery, he's also so unrelentingly and brutally misogynistic I ultimately found it all a bit much to stomach.
Maybe it was a mood thing, but not sure.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31950 on: October 15, 2021, 08:10:38 AM »
San Francisco (1936) w/ Gable, MacDonald & Tracy - short synopsis below (more at the link); I've had an old DVD for years - rather poor quality, BUT the new 1080p restoration is spectacular (see ratings below from HERE) - instead of the physical package, I bought the Amazon Prime Video HD version which looked great on my 4K HDTV.  Now the story can be rather convoluted at times and the very ending has a religious tone that may not please all (if interested, read the blu-ray review linked above), BUT the earthquake specials for the times are outstanding (you need to wait through 3/4 of the film -  ???).  Nominated for 6 Oscars and winner of one, 'Best Sound Recording' - looking at the 9th Oscar Presentations, I don't see a category for 'special effects'?  Bottom line - recommended.  Dave :)   P.S. a cheap rental in HD on Amazon Prime Time (film cost me $7).  P.S.S. if you rent in HD and do not have a HDTV, then the film will be shown in SD (like my DVD).

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San Francisco is a 1936 musical-drama disaster film directed by Woody Van Dyke, based on the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The film stars Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald and Spencer Tracy. The very popular singing of MacDonald helped make this film a major hit, coming on the heels of her other 1936 blockbuster, Rose Marie. Famous silent film directors D. W. Griffith and Erich von Stroheim worked on the film without credit. Griffith directed some of the mob scenes while von Stroheim contributed to the screenplay. (Source)

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31951 on: October 15, 2021, 10:02:33 AM »
Thumbs Up!   8)  Dave

I'm pretty sure you pointed me to the Blu-ray, Dave, I'm glad you did!
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« Reply #31952 on: October 15, 2021, 10:45:14 AM »
I'm pretty sure you pointed me to the Blu-ray, Dave, I'm glad you did!

Hi Karl - just checked Amazon and I bought the BD of that film in 2015 for $9 (still same price for those interested?) - Dave :)

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31953 on: October 15, 2021, 06:58:30 PM »
True Lies. No idea why this does not seem to be available as a Blu-ray, so I'm glad of my DVD. Fear is not an option.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31954 on: October 16, 2021, 12:01:40 AM »
True Lies. No idea why this does not seem to be available as a Blu-ray, so I'm glad of my DVD. Fear is not an option.

It seems to be released on Blu-ray in Spain (Mentiras Arriesgadas). It is region free. Why only in Spain? Well, Cameron just doesn't want to release True Lies and The Abyss before he has trimmed the colors perfect for both movies and he needs 14 hours per movie, but he is too busy to have 28 hours of his time for these movies...  :-\

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31955 on: October 16, 2021, 01:23:14 AM »
The Rite





Any film featuring Anthony Hopkins is a good enough recommendation for me and this proved the point for me yet again. The film features the topic of exorcism and, yes, it does give a nod in the direction of That Film. However, this film has a take of its own on the subject and it is an interesting one. If this is your genre I would certainly recommend it to you.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31956 on: October 16, 2021, 02:07:12 AM »
Count me in as a fan of 'The Lady from Shanghai'. I like Film Noir as a genre and my favourite films are 'Double Indemnity' (original version) and 'Murder My Sweet' + The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca (especially for Sydney Greenstreet's performances). Dick Powell being my favourite screen Philip Marlowe.
Last night my wife and I watched this most enjoyable ITV version of the 39 Steps on DVD:

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31957 on: October 16, 2021, 04:25:53 AM »
Showed my wife Mad Max: Fury Road for the first time, she gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up!



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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31958 on: October 16, 2021, 04:59:53 AM »
It seems to be released on Blu-ray in Spain (Mentiras Arriesgadas). It is region free. Why only in Spain? Well, Cameron just doesn't want to release True Lies and The Abyss before he has trimmed the colors perfect for both movies and he needs 14 hours per movie, but he is too busy to have 28 hours of his time for these movies...  :-\

https://www.amazon.es/True-Lies-Blu-ray/dp/B089GHS1KM?tag=bluraycom06-21&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1&m=A1AT7YVPFBWXBL


Interesting, thanks.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31959 on: October 16, 2021, 05:47:24 AM »
A classic!  ;D

And welcome to the forum!

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+1 on both counts.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).