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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 17, 2020, 04:37:25 PM »
The Ballad of Cable Hogue 6.5/10
What a weird one. Itís as flawed as it gets, with many insufferable and unfunny comedy with that horrible fast forward effect. But itís also charming and touching as hell. Iíll make sure to rewatch it once in a while.

Agree pretty much with the rating, it's like Peckinpah's foray into the Comedy Western in the very small subgenre I call the "Music Video" Comedy Western, where a modern music video is sort of inserted into the film.  Others were...

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean, and The Dutchess And The Dirtwater Fox. There may be a few others.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 16, 2020, 04:26:23 PM »
BoJack Horseman - is it on Netflix?

A Fistful of Dollars / Re: Deleted FISTFUL OF DOLLARS scene
« on: February 16, 2020, 03:47:09 AM »
Very cool thanks.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2020 Awards Season (for 2019 movies)
« on: February 14, 2020, 02:38:55 PM »
I gave Parasite an 8/10. BTW the father played the "Tuco" character in The Good The Bad And The Weird

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Beautiful Day for a Ballgame
« on: February 02, 2020, 03:36:55 PM »
Just turned it on

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Film-Noir Discussion/DVD Review Thread
« on: February 02, 2020, 03:35:08 AM »
For anybody about to  go through Noir withdrawals during 31 days of Oscar here are the Noirs, Transitional Noirs and Neo Noirs that did get Oscar nods that are going to be shown:

2/2/020 - 12:00 PM The Maltese Falcon (1941)

2/4/2020 - 2:00 AM White Heat (1949)

2/6/2020  - 9:15 AM Caged (1950)

2/6/2020 -  1:15 AM Crossfire (1947)

2/7/2020 - 3:30 AM Mister Buddwing (1966)

2/8/2020 - 10:00 PM Atlantic City (1980)

2/9/2020 - 6:45 AM Mystery Street (1950)

2/10/2020 - 4:15 AM The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

2/12/2020 - 10:15 AM The Harder They Fall (1956)

2/15/2020 - 10:00 PM Key Largo (1948)

2/15/2020 - 4:45 AM Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

2/16/2020 - 12:45 AM Taxi Driver (1976)

2/19/2020 - 6:00 PM The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

2/20/2020 - 8:00 PM Dr. Strangelove (1964)

2/21/2020 - 4:15 AM Pennies From Heaven (1981)

2/22/2020 - 12:45 AM A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

2/27/2020 - 6:30 AM Johnny Eager (1942)

2/27/2020 - 10:00 PM Kiss of Death (1947)

3/2/2020 - 2:30 PM The Window (1949)

3/2/2020- 4:00 PM Strangers on a Train (1951)

3/2/2020 - 8:00 PM Laura (1944)

Update - cigarettes

1812 tinplate canned goods began to be manufactured, in the West in the 1800's were referred to as "airtights".

1830's Gaslights, towns with central manufactured gas plants begin to appear and spread to the West. Open flame type (mantles didn't appear until the turn of the century) I've seen pictures of the Leavenworth Kansas in 1867 with a large Gas tank along the Missouri waterfront.

1836 in the United States, Alonzo D. Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts, obtained a patent for "manufacturing of friction matches" and called them locofocos. The danger problem was not resolved until the invention of amorphous (red) phosphorus in 1845. Carl Lundstrom of Sweden introduced the first red phosphorus "safety" matches in 1855. Joshua Pusey invented book matches in 1889.  He was a well-known lawyer in Pennsylvania before the turn of the century. He smoked cigars.

1847 Cigarettes - The first patented cigarette-making machine was invented by Juan Nepomuceno Adorno of Mexico However, production climbed markedly when another cigarette-making machine was developed in the 1880s by James Albert Bonsack.

1856 Kerosene Lamps early ones were dead flame type in 1868 the development of hot blast & cold blast improved the brightness of the flame.

1851 Telegraph long distance lines began appearing after 1851.

1871 Steam Cars

1880 Electric power lighting systems began to replace gaslights.

1885 Telephone long distance networks began to spread out from the East and major cities in the US.

1892 Phonographs tin foil cylinder type,  Gramophone wax cylinder type sold for $150, by 1899 for $20 with a small version called the "gem" for $7.50.

1895 The Gramophone record type player, by 1901 mass produced.

1900 Internal combustion Gas autos

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 27, 2020, 05:45:28 PM »
Wow, thanks, CJ. I'll check it out.

UPDATE: Just watched it and Holy Shit, what a great film. Not like that crap they make these days. Thank you, CJ.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Well if you liked that you should definitely check out another that I liked a lot.

The Red Lanterns with Tzenni Karezi (below)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 27, 2020, 03:43:04 AM »
Czlowiek na torze ( aka Man on the Tracks)  (1957) Commie Railroad Noir - directed Andrzej Munk (Eroica (1958)). The film was written by Andrzej Munk and Jerzy Stefan Stawinski and based on Jerzy Stefan Stawinski's story.

The film functions as a mystery as the railroad official try to figure out the facts of the incident. The film also is a fascinating study of life and social changes behind the iron curtain, along with being a nice eye opener into the lives of railway workers and their important and very specific functions. The films flashback structure will remind you of Rashomon, its American remake The Outrage, Citizen Kane, and many, many Classic Film Noir.

A Masterpiece 10/10

Watch (in Polish with English subtitles) a good print here -

Off-Topic Discussion / Try And Get Me (aka - The Sound Of Fury) (1950)
« on: January 25, 2020, 03:42:06 AM »
Directed Cy Endfield (as Cyril Endfield), written by Jo Pagano based on his novel. The film stars Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, and Lloyd Bridges.

On TCM tonight, looking forward to finally seeing a good copy.

Off-Topic Discussion / The Captive City (1952)
« on: January 19, 2020, 04:15:43 AM »
Directed by Robert Wise, written by Karl Kamb and Alvin M. Josephy and based on a story by Alvin M. Josephy Jr.
Stars: John Forsythe, Joan Camden, Harold J. Kennedy and Reno, Nevada. It's a Newspaper story with editor Forsythe investigating corruption after a private detective who contacted him is murdered. Some nice cinematography. 7/10

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Big Sleep (1946)
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:21:37 AM »
The film by Michael Winner is pretty mediocre in every respect.

I give it a 7/10 it's nothing special but far from mediocre.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 17, 2020, 04:14:44 AM »
Female Trouble (1974) A spoiled schoolgirl with a bouffant hairdo, runs away from home on Christmas Day. She hitchhikes to Baltimore, gets laid and pregnant. Starts working first as diner waitress, then stripper then hooker finally ending up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

Written and directed by John Waters. Starring Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and the rest of the Waters/Baltimore acting company.

Mindless entertainment with some bizarre sequences. 5-6/10.

Currently ON Demand on TCM.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Big Sleep (1946)
« on: January 17, 2020, 04:01:53 AM »
I've decided I must read the novel now. I've just watched the Jimmy Stewart clip from the movie on You Tube. Sitting in his plant house. It looks as though You Tube don't run the full movie. But I must see the 1978 version again as well.

Robert Mitchum is really good in those You Tube clips. I can hardly believe he was 61 when he made the film.

I just wished they would have kept it as period piece and in Los Angeles like they did for Farewell My Lovely. I believe, just a guess though, that it was UK financiers/studios involved in that change.

Other Films / Re: Nevada Smith (1966)
« on: January 17, 2020, 03:54:18 AM »
Thanks brother. Even when I enjoy Hathaway's stuff I find the pacing to be way off -- Garden of Evil. Maybe if I stumble into this I'll watch it.

If you get Turner Classic Movies on cable, they play it a few times a year it seems.

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