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31  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Tall T (1957) on: November 28, 2017, 04:47:44 PM
Thanx. I will look at those western titles that you just posted.

Only Rio Conchos and Hombre are available on DVD, Drums was on TCM not too long ago.
32  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: November 28, 2017, 02:21:07 PM
CJ, I'll check it out and also on youtube is Double Deal with Marie Windsor and Richard Denning. Unfortunately Windsor plays the good girl here, but still a nice time waster.

Yea I watched it also just in the last week in fact, but it wasn't anything to really recommend other than as you say a time waster.  Wink
33  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 28, 2017, 02:12:33 PM
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Smiley

Thanks I did.
34  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Tall T (1957) on: November 28, 2017, 02:11:41 PM
I had false impressions of these two movies going in. First, i thought they were in black and white.  Second, i really don't like Scott as a cowboy for some reason. Lastly, I just didn't like these two movies, particularly the tone. Both Richard Boone and Pernell Roberts belong in television, and thats the tone i got from both films...

Pernell Roberts yea, but Richard Boone was just hitting his stride in 1957, this was the year he began  Have Gun, Will Travel his classy gun for hire character Palladin. Im my opinion he's got three good Westerns after the Tall T under his belt, each is better than the last, A Thunder of Drums (1961), Rio Conchos (1964) and then what is probably his best Western film role in Hombre (1967) which is a bonafide classic.
35  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Jubal (1956) on: November 28, 2017, 02:02:14 PM
This film has a underground following.  Criterion even has a release of it. I might just check this out...

Rent it first, it's not a must have. In my opinion anyway.
36  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Jonah Hex (2010) on: November 28, 2017, 02:01:02 PM
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Yeah, this is pretty bad. They didn't transfer much of the original character on screen, unfortunately, though Brolin is rather good here. Despite showing flashes of entertainment, the script is overall stuff for simpletons. Not much originality, the story and characters seem unfinished on the top of that. Was mighty interesting to see the usually stable John Malkovich giving such an uninspired and struggling performance. Maybe he spent too much time with Megan Fox...

Anyway, why am I writing so much about this nonsense?

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(around a) 3/10

Yea just watched this, over the top to say the least.
37  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: November 28, 2017, 10:58:19 AM
Phantom Thread (2017) - 8/10
PT Anderson strikes again. I think most people including myself will like this more than Inherent Vice.

Yea I was underwhelmed by Inherent Vice.
38  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Tall T (1957) on: November 28, 2017, 10:56:40 AM
I can't get into Randolph Scott or his movies. I purchased a boxset featuring this and Ride Lonesome because Scott is suppose to be a good western actor. I didn't even bother to watch the other movies in the set after sitting thru The Tall T and Ride Lonesome.  5 out of 10...

Was it the Boetticher set or something else?
39  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Ride Lonesome (1959) on: November 28, 2017, 10:55:26 AM
Like i said in the Tall T thread, i'm not feeling Randolph Scott westerns... 5 out of 10...

Well do this, put them aside and watch them (the Boetticher Westerns) again after you get your fill of the vast majority of mediocre Westerns that came out of the 40s and 50s. They may click for you then. 
40  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Hour of the Gun (1967) on: November 28, 2017, 10:49:05 AM
Re watched this today, I like it it's good but not great. Some sequences are magnificent others so so very uneven. The courtroom scenes aren't as tedious this go round, lol, that's what happens when you compare it to recent stuff like Meek's Cutoff, some of these older Westerns are looking like almost masterpieces by comparison. Still a 7-7.5/10

The shootout sequence at the railway station/rail yard in Tucson is a gem, I think it has the only tank rail car I've ever seen in a Western, though they had wrought iron tank cars on railroads since 1869.
41  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Duel at Diablo (1966) on: November 28, 2017, 06:30:50 AM
And Poitier, after two days fighting and running in the desert should have at least his shirt not immaculate...
Anyway this movie has great outdoor scenes, on a big screen they are really something to gape at. The minuses are the Andersson-Weaver story and the score which is good but most of the times doesn't fit with the images (expecially during the indian camp scenes: Hefti probably never saw a western before this one in his life). A pity, anyway I give it 7\10.

Yes. rewatching as I type a 7/10 is about right.
42  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Night and the City (1950) on: November 27, 2017, 04:46:55 PM
It's a 9/10 for me. Skip the atrocious remake.
43  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: November 27, 2017, 04:44:28 PM
CJ, I saw No Man's Woman a while ago and agree. It was good as long as Windsor was alive, after that not so much. This is what I wrote last time:

This is (quasi) Noir only by virtue of Marie Windsor’s presence. In the best Crawford and Davis tradition of gloriously over-the-top bitchiness, Windsor hams it up for all it’s worth and could give those two a run for their money. The movie is not nearly in the same league as the brilliant The Narrow Margin or The Killing, but Windsor obviously had fun playing the part though her performance verges on cartoonish occasionally. She’s a Bad Bad girl, a “witch...whichever way it's spelled” and gets herself killed for her antics. Once she’s dead though, the fun and excitement come to an abrupt halt, because the rest of the cast can’t compete in the ham and cheese department. Unfortunately, the script writers didn’t get the memo that says you shouldn’t kill off the most entertaining character halfway through. Watch it for Windsor.


 Afro It was a bit of a time waster, check out The Fat Man (Youtube) it was a little better.
44  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: November 27, 2017, 07:27:49 AM
No Man's Woman (1955) Marie Windsor double-crosses five people and is murdered by one of them. Nothing special 6/10
45  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What whodunits did you see/hear/read? on: November 27, 2017, 04:28:51 AM
That is a nice cast, for sure. Maybe I'll head the radio play first. Thanks for posting!

It's on Youtube.
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