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Other Films / Re: Ride Lonesome (1959)
« on: Yesterday at 07:44:00 PM »
My boxset took forever to come. Amazon.co.uk mailed it with Royal Mail, no tracking, so there was no way for me to know what was going on with the package. Finally, well after the date it was supposed to arrive, I requested and received a refund. This was several weeks ago. Well the package just arrived yesterday. I emailed Amazon and they told me to just keep it. So, you were right, DJ - the mail to Westchester was indeed faster than the mail to New York Ė but I ended up getting mine for free ;-)

I watched the 20-minute Frayling piece. He is great, as always.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951)
« on: July 15, 2018, 04:04:13 PM »
I recall Eddier Muller once saying something like: In the 1940s, noir was about the cinematography; in the 1950s, it was more about the locations.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951)
« on: July 15, 2018, 05:32:13 AM »
Seems like film noir was going out of style in the 50s in Hollywood. They just couldn't seem to film these stories the way they had been done in the forties.

Once they started using real locations, they didnít do much of the noir cinematography.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Ace in the Hole (1951)
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:41:40 PM »
The plight of the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave for 3 weeks sure brought back memories of this film !!!

Yeah, I thought of that too!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Shoah (1985)
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:17:45 PM »
do the supplements include the rest of the Jan Karski interview? I read somewhere that Lanzmann recently released the rest of that interview, calling it "The Karski Report." Is it all included on the Criterion dvd or blu ray?

Note: "The Karski Report" can be viewed for free here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ7Y1dc6sbQ

Just to summarize what we've discussed and linked to above: Lanzmann interviewed Polish Resistance hero Jan Karski over a two-day period. he only included the first day's interview in "Shoah." The second day's interview he only released years later as a separate film; it is called "The Karski Report" and is included as a supplement on the BRD. And can be viewed here for free, as part of a presentation in Israel.

Note: If you want to skip the speaker introduction, start the video at 6:15 - that is where Lanzmann's opening remarks begin, and IMO that is important, for he explains here why he did not include this part of the Karski interview in "Shoah." Then the movie ends at 1:05:11, followed by Q&A, but I'd shut it off there. The Q&A is not very interesting, and in fact is somewhat cringe-worthy, as Lanzmann IMO does not seem to properly understand some audience questions. So I'd just watch the video from 6:15 until 1:05:11

It is best to watch this video only after you've seen the initial interview in "Shoah." It is available on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0stF1Rld3Q

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Shoah (1985)
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:05:18 PM »
Lanzmann's final film, "Four Sisters," about 4 women who survived the Holocaust, was released shortly before his death, in French cinemas

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/four-sisters-hippocratic-oath-review-1078648

https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2017/films/four-sisters-baluty/


It's yet another film made from the unused material compiled for "Shoah."

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Shoah (1985)
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:06:03 PM »
Claude Lanzmann has passed away at the age of 92.

Rest in peace.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951)
« on: July 07, 2018, 08:15:03 PM »
I've never seen it and I missed it this go round, I figured I'd watch it on demand, and it wasn't on the on demand list. :-(

It is a 50ís noir, which means it has the noir storyline and characters, and nice locations, but not much of the noir cinematography.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Pitfall (1948)
« on: July 07, 2018, 08:10:32 PM »
Thank you very much for all the Muller intros.

Pleasure 😀

Great stuff by Eddie, as always!


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Armored Car Robbery (1950)
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:29:53 PM »

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Armored Car Robbery (1950)
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:29:07 PM »
saw this movie again, on TCM Noir Alley. I give it a 7/10

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Pitfall (1948)
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:27:30 PM »
Eddie Muller's intro https://youtu.be/t0GTdmCloFU


Eddie Muller's afterword https://youtu.be/XzdArHygW98

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951)
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:57:58 PM »
Eddie Muller's intro https://youtu.be/VDu-0kMxK0g

Eddie Muller's afterword https://youtu.be/J7hQuh_BoQs

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951)
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:56:56 PM »
Just saw this on TCM Noir Alley; first viewing. This is pretty good. I give it a 7.5/10.

Jane Wyatt is crappy as a femme fatale (!) Eddie Muller was pretty harsh on the casting overall. IMO Lee J. Cobb (if perhaps not so believable as a swinging ladies man) gives a very good performance. John Dall, I thought he was good in ROPE and awful in GUN CRAZY. Here he's ok.

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