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Quote from: LKB on June 07, 2023, 05:01:26 PMI can't let Kirk Douglas Day go by without recommending Seven Days in May:https://a.co/d/3Zss8PPStrong performances with a screenplay by Rod Serling. The plot used to come off as somewhat farfetched, but since 1/6/21... not so much.
Quote from: SonicMan46 on June 06, 2023, 07:05:06 PMHey Karl - not sure if I ever saw the film but bought the Amazon HD after looking at reviews; Susan and I watched tonight and really enjoyed - thanks for the recommendation! Dave
Quote from: Papy Oli on June 07, 2023, 08:48:59 AMAt long last, I was in the right frame of mind for a first viewing of Schindler's List.Dramatic and incredible story, even if I was somewhat perplexed at times by the portrayal of some characters' evolution or interactions. Also attempted a viewing of Birdman with Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. Lasted 30 min before I gave up.
Quote from: relm1 on June 08, 2023, 05:32:26 AMNever heard of it but it hits a lot of checkboxes.* Rod Serling: Check* Kirk Douglas: Check* Burt Lancaster: Check* Political turmoil and intrigue: Check
Quote from: LKB on June 08, 2023, 06:23:34 AMIt's not a perfect film. Ava Gardner is under-utilized, and I've always felt that one of the military roles was somewhat miscast. But it remains relevant nearly sixty years on, and the actors clearly believed in it.
QuoteMurder, My Sweet is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor and Anne Shirley. The film is based on Raymond Chandler's 1940 novel Farewell, My Lovely. It was the first film to feature Chandler's primary character, the hard-boiled private detective Philip Marlowe. Murder, My Sweet is, along with Double Indemnity (released five months prior), one of the first films noirs, and a key influence in the development of the genre. (Source)
QuoteMrs. Miniver is an American romantic war drama film directed by William Wyler, and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Inspired by the 1940 novel Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther, about the life of an unassuming British housewife in rural England is affected by World War II. Produced by MGM; supporting cast includes Teresa Wright, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Richard Ney and Henry Wilcoxon. It was a critical and a commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1942 and winning six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Garson), and Best Supporting Actress (Teresa Wright). (Source)
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Quote from: brewski on June 09, 2023, 09:17:32 AMComing in July, two versions of The Killers (1946 and 1964, dir. Robert Siodmak and Don Siegel, respectively), available with registration here. Haven't seen these either
Quote from: Karl Henning on June 09, 2023, 05:10:28 PMHat-tip to @LKB Seven Days in May.
Quote from: Karl Henning on June 09, 2023, 09:07:03 PMI really enjoyed this. Score by Jerry Goldsmith, too.
Quote from: George on May 24, 2023, 05:15:53 PMJohn Wick 4 - Disappointing. Not as bad as 3, but not as good as 1 and 2.
Quote from: Karl Henning on June 10, 2023, 04:35:38 PMWatching Chapter 2 now.
Quote from: Daverz on June 10, 2023, 05:39:32 PMI wish I could get that time back. I've got some bare walls to stare at that would have been time better spent.
Quote from: Karl Henning on May 29, 2023, 07:06:00 PMWell, if I had seen this in the theatre, I expect I should have cried.
Quote from: SonicMan46 on June 06, 2023, 11:14:34 AMCouple of Kirk Douglas films now in my collection as Amazon HD streamers:The Man from Snowy River (1982) w/ Douglas in a dual 'twin' role - synopsis below - the scenery, especially with the horses is one of the best parts of the movie for me, and I do like Kirk as the Spur character. Ratings: 85%, Rotten Tomatoes; 7.2, IMDB - recommended if the plot and characters are of interest. Lust for Life (1956) - biopic on Vincent van Gogh the post-impressionistic artist - a favorite of ours - amazing that his paintings in his life time went for 'peanuts' but "The Starry Night painting, highly esteemed for decades has reached $100 million, following its $50 million sale in 1990. (Source)". Summary and awards below - a must see if a fan of this era of art. Dave
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