Last Movie You Watched

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LKB

'53 War of the Worlds rocks.

My first viewing was on TV around the age of nine, it was some sort of special " movie of the week " on one of the big three. The machines were awesome, and nothing was scary... until the scene where Ann Robinson gets that not- so-friendly " hand " on the shoulder. Made my eyes pop, that did.  :laugh:
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

SonicMan46

Well, another update - old DVD > Amazon streaming HD:

The Exorcist (1973) - synopsis and cast below - cannot believe this film is nearly 50 years old (released the same year our son was born!) - this film stills packs a scary punch and the specials are well done for the times - there are many ratings of 'horror films' - but HERE, this one comes out No. 2 of 25 (The Shining first which I've not seen since release and do not own (have seen most of the films on this list but rarely make purchases in this genre).  Dave :)

QuoteThe Exorcist is an American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and written for the screen by William Peter Blatty, based on his 1971 novel of the same name. It stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran (in his final film role), Jason Miller and Linda Blair. It follows the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother's attempt to rescue her through an exorcism conducted by a pair of Catholic priests. (Source)

 

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: SonicMan46 on October 01, 2022, 02:33:52 PM
Well, another update - old DVD > Amazon streaming HD:

The Exorcist (1973) - synopsis and cast below - cannot believe this film is nearly 50 years old (released the same year our son was born!) - this film stills packs a scary punch and the specials are well done for the times - there are many ratings of 'horror films' - but HERE, this one comes out No. 2 of 25 (The Shining first which I've not seen since release and do not own (have seen most of the films on this list but rarely make purchases in this genre).  Dave :)

 

Big fan of both this 'un and The Shining, Dave!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

George

"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

LKB

Last night at work ( shh, don't get me fired... ) I was watching reactions to 2007's  The Mist, which l had never seen.

Holy crap.

The darkest, most despairing and depressing ending of any movie l'd seen since 1963 or so.

If anyone is interested in the film but has never seen it,  be warned: it is very, very dark.
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

k a rl h e nn i ng

The restored (or, rather, miraculously as-restored-as-it-can-be) Metropolis. What a feat! And great score. Unlike, in particular, Giorgio Moroder's 1984 "version."
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Madiel

A few nights ago: Swimming Pool



Um... Look, I rather like Charlotte Rampling. And at first this is kind of interesting. But it takes a really rather weird turn about two-thirds of the way through that I didn't find satisfying. From what I've read, I get the impression the director didn't especially care whether the last part made sense. I can go with weird logic, but not with a lack of logic altogether.
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k a rl h e nn i ng

Last night I revisited John Carpenter's The Thing.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

LKB

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 03, 2022, 10:04:28 AM
Last night I revisited John Carpenter's The Thing.

Saturday night, l kept myself awake at work by watching reactions to the same.  ;)
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: LKB on October 03, 2022, 10:15:53 AM
Saturday night, l kept myself awake at work by watching reactions to the same.  ;)

(* chortle *)

I also watched (what, rather mysteriously, I'd never actually seen before) Frankenstein (1931)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

SonicMan46

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 03, 2022, 10:04:28 AM
Last night I revisited John Carpenter's The Thing.

Hey Karl - I was thinking about upgrading my DVD of the 1951 version of The Thing with James Arness of Gunsmoke fame (Rotten Tomatoes, RT: 86% critics; 73% audience) - $10 for the HD streamer; then you mentioned the 1982 re-make which I saw on release but do not own - reviewing the plots below from RT, certainly different (their ratings 83% & 92%) - maybe I need to watch the newer one again?  Dave :)
QuoteThe Thing (1951) - when scientist Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) reports a UFO near his North Pole research base, the Air Force sends in a team under Capt. Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) to investigate. What they find is a wrecked spaceship and a humanoid creature (James Arness) frozen in the ice. They bring their discovery back to the base, but Carrington and Hendry disagree over what to do with it. Meanwhile, the creature is accidentally thawed and begins wreaking havoc. (Source)
QuoteThe Thing (1982) - in remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one. (Source)

 

j winter

Last night, easily the best movie about giant scorpions I've ever seen... now giant praying mantises, of course, is another matter...  ;)

The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

SimonNZ




also half way through watching the full 4-hour version of The Executioners Song. Will almost certainly be reading the book shortly after.


k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: SonicMan46 on October 03, 2022, 11:30:03 AM
Hey Karl - I was thinking about upgrading my DVD of the 1951 version of The Thing with James Arness of Gunsmoke fame (Rotten Tomatoes, RT: 86% critics; 73% audience) - $10 for the HD streamer; then you mentioned the 1982 re-make which I saw on release but do not own - reviewing the plots below from RT, certainly different (their ratings 83% & 92%) - maybe I need to watch the newer one again?  Dave :) 

 

Hi, Dave! I enjoy both the original and Jn Carpenter's remake (with special effects by Rob Bottin, who also worked a few times with Paul Verhoeven.) Own both on blu-ray.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

relm1

Quote from: SonicMan46 on October 03, 2022, 11:30:03 AM
Hey Karl - I was thinking about upgrading my DVD of the 1951 version of The Thing with James Arness of Gunsmoke fame (Rotten Tomatoes, RT: 86% critics; 73% audience) - $10 for the HD streamer; then you mentioned the 1982 re-make which I saw on release but do not own - reviewing the plots below from RT, certainly different (their ratings 83% & 92%) - maybe I need to watch the newer one again?  Dave :) 

 

Love both of these as well.  As well as the soundtracks!  They are both so eerie and moody!

k a rl h e nn i ng

Just because I'd never seen it: Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice.

The really funny thing: I learnt of the movie by reading Mad Magazine's parody as a teenager, and I feel like I pretty much got whatever the movie itself has to offer from Mad.
The score by Quincy Jones and the curious choice of the Hallelujah Chorus for the opening music aside. Definitely of its era.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

milk

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 04, 2022, 08:08:07 PM
Just because I'd never seen it: Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice.

The really funny thing: I learnt of the movie by reading Mad Magazine's parody as a teenager, and I feel like I pretty much got whatever the movie itself has to offer from Mad.
The score by Quincy Jones and the curious choice of the Hallelujah Chorus for the opening music aside. Definitely of its era.
I love that movie. Closing music is great also but it'd be a spoiler to say what it is.

Pohjolas Daughter

The Great Escape with Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Donald Pleasance, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and others.

Classic WWII movie directed by John Sturges based on the non-fiction book by Paul Brickhill.  Music by Elmer Bernstein (no relationship to Leonard).

Hadn't watched in quite some time; still a favorite of mine.  :)



PD

aligreto

Sahara:





This film follows the adventures of an obsessive search for the wreck of a legendary American Civil War battleship and the conflicts that this search embroils the protagonists in. It was quite entertaining and was certainly worth the watch.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.