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Quote from: BWV 1080 on May 29, 2023, 12:00:09 PMWow, guess that was how they did things in the 70s
Quote from: Karl Henning on May 29, 2023, 12:03:23 PMAm I merely stating the obvious if I say, that seems to make it worse?
Quote from: drogulus on May 29, 2023, 02:36:00 PMRecently I watched The End Of The Affair, a 2000 Neil Jordan film from the novel by notorious spook Graham Greene. The ideology is lathered on a bit too thick to ignore, however the film is well done and features fine performances from Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea and Ian Hart. It's sad that the movie business for adult drama has collapsed to the point that it's inconceivable that a film like this could be made today.
Quote from: BWV 1080 on May 29, 2023, 11:29:05 AMLesser known 70s noir w 18yo Melanie Griffith (kind of uncomfortable how much of 18Yo Melanie Griffith you get to see). Good film though
Quote from: Karl Henning on May 29, 2023, 02:11:14 PMTD: for Memorial Day, and as a result of a half-derailment of the Herrmann thread: Saving Private Ryan.
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.
QuotePatton is an American biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott as Patton and Karl Malden as General Omar Bradley, and was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a script by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, who based their screenplay on Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and Bradley's memoir, A Soldier's Story. Patton won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Scott also won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of General Patton, but declined to accept the award. The opening monologue, delivered by Scott as General Patton with an enormous American flag behind him, remains iconic. (Source)
Quote from: SonicMan46 on May 30, 2023, 08:21:41 AMPatton (1970) - our last Memorial Day film - Susan left at intermission (nearly a 3-hour movie) but I watched to the end - story and cast below - Oscars for Best Picture & Best Actor (and more) - Scott did not accept the award (why? check HERE) - highly recommended esp. for Scott's portrayal of Patton. Dave
QuoteDial M for Murder is an American crime thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, Anthony Dawson, and John Williams. Both the screenplay and the successful stage play on which it was based were written by English playwright Frederick Knott. The play premiered in 1952 on BBC Television, before being performed on stage in the same year in London's West End in June, and then New York's Broadway in October. (Source)
Quote from: SonicMan46 on May 31, 2023, 08:18:26 AM...curious about 'rankings' of Hitch's films - lists vary but below the top 18 from Rotten Tomatoes (* are the ones I own) - Alfred does not appear 'live' in this film but he is in a photograph that hangs on the wall (third pic, bottom left). Dave P.S. click on the 'list' to enlarge, if interested.
Quote from: Cato on May 31, 2023, 09:06:49 AMInteresting ranking! I would have thought that Vertigo or Psycho might be #1. To be sure, not much separates the top 10 movies!Curiously, Shadow of a Doubt was the first Alfred Hitchcock movie I ever watched. (I knew his T.V. show and liked it very much (not as much as The Twilight Zone, however). Shadow of a Doubt was on television one Sunday afternoon in the late 1950's, and I recall watching it with my father, who had of course seen it less than 15 years earlier in the theater.I recall being immediately hooked by it, even though our television set's screen was small (probably under 20 inches). Joseph Cotton's languid menace in the rented room was palpable: there is something very wrong here!When Teresa Wright reads the newspaper article in the library, and the music by Dmitri Tiomkin blasts a dissonant chord to start a rather demonic version of The Merry Widow Waltz, a literal chill did go down my spine!So, I can agree that it is #1!
Quote from: SonicMan46 on May 31, 2023, 08:18:26 AMDial M for Murder (1954) w/ cast below, Kelly & Milland especially good! Just purchased as an Amazon HD streamer - curious about 'rankings' of Hitch's films - lists vary but below the top 18 from Rotten Tomatoes (* are the ones I own) - Alfred does not appear 'live' in this film but he is in a photograph that hangs on the wall (third pic, bottom left). Dave P.S. click on the 'list' to enlarge, if interested.
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