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1  General Information / Trivia Games / Re: A Classic that had a major similarity with Leone's Westerns on: September 01, 2005, 01:25:03 PM
This b' a toughie, cigar joe. any clues for a one eyed fat-man?  Wink
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Just saw a little William Holden perspective on: August 30, 2005, 05:00:48 PM
Groggy, you gotta catch all of STALAG 17. It's terrific! Holden steals it but PETER GRAVES (Five Man Army, Mission Impossible tv series) gives a career best performance. Can't rate this movie high enough. The way it is shot and the ensemble playing moves like a night at live theatre! Grab a copy!
3  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Just saw a little William Holden perspective on: August 30, 2005, 02:32:38 PM
TCM did a little William Holden day this past Sunday saw a couple of good films,  two cavalry pieces "Escape From Fort Bravo" (1953) and the "Horse Soldiers" (1959 both were pretty good films both dealing with the Civil War, the former even had a prison camp band (CSA) like GBU.


It also showed "Bridge Over The River Kwai" and a few other good films.
I think Holden was a terrific screen presence. I can't get enough of his westerns. Alongside THE WILD BUNCH; I have always enjoyed, RACHEL AND THE STRANGER , THE MAN FROM COLORADO (both1948); WILD ROVERS (1971) to name but a few! And indeed, the ones you mention above.
4  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: F.W. Murnau! on: August 28, 2005, 06:35:03 PM
Faust is in some ways like a 1920s Matrix - showcasing all the special effects of the age. Although it's also a lot more intelligent than that - some brilliant use of lighting, lots of the startling imagery you'd associate with the German Expressionist period.

There's about a fifteen minute comic relief section about 2/3rds through, which is very at odds with the rest of the film. You will probably either love or hate that.

As to comparisons to Nosferatu... well it's a lot more abstract, with a lot more symbolism. It's entirely constructed sets whereas Nosf. was mostly location. Bloody impressive sets though I have to say. And like I said it is more or less one long special effect, most of which looks very dated of course, but some is still impressive today. The acting is better than Nosf. - all three lead players are superb.

Oh and it's also somewhat a romantic tragedy... might put you off I don't know.

In other news, this is my 500th post - I've joined the elite!  Grin
Nice review, redyed! Congrats on the 500th! Looking forward to the next 500.  Wink
5  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Definitive Movies about Movies on: August 28, 2005, 03:27:13 PM
Nice one, cigar joe! Forgot all about it. Very funny movie. Victor Mature in top form!
6  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / F.W. Murnau! on: August 27, 2005, 05:40:58 PM
Just watched MURNAU's FAUST (1926). Powerful beyond words! Grab a copy!
7  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Definitive Movies about Movies on: August 27, 2005, 05:36:57 PM
Another one springs to mind;
STAND IN (1937).LESLIE HOWARD, HUMPHREY BOGART, JOAN BLONDELL. Sweet!
8  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: New Nissan Navaro advert on: August 25, 2005, 07:47:23 AM
Just caught it ! COOL AS CAN BE!  Cool Cool Cool The effect of listening made me sit down and watch the movie again! Heaven!
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Danny Aiello on: August 22, 2005, 06:00:14 PM
Have any of you been to Danny's official site at http://www.dannyaiello.com?  If not, check it out.

Also, see if we can get some discussion at their message board:

http://dannyaiello.com/phpbb2/index.php

I'm PoliceChiefAiello, natch.  Hopefully I'll see some of you there!
Groggy, check out a movie, if you haven't seen yet with Aiello, called FINGERS! Sweet!
10  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Les pétroleuses (1971) on: August 22, 2005, 05:52:49 PM
Hey, Joe, you ever catch MICHAEL J. POLLARD in DIRTY LITTLE BILLY? A lost classic. Saw it it back in the 70's and it blew me away! Ain't come across it since.
By the by, great still of the two gal's!
11  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Definitive Movies about Movies on: August 22, 2005, 05:10:56 PM
Forgot to mention:
14     THE LAST TYCOON (Kazan: 1976)
12  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Definitive Movies about Movies on: August 22, 2005, 02:06:00 PM
Great thread!
My favs are;
1     Day for Night (Truffaut:1973)
2     Living in Oblivion (DiCillo: 1995)
3     Singing in the Rain (Donen/Kelly: 1952)
4     The Last Movie (Dennis Hopper: 1971)
5     The Big Knife (Robert Aldrich: 1955)
6     Ed Wood (Tim Burton: 1994)
7     The Day of the Locust (John Schlesinger: 1975)
8     Two Weeks in Another Town (Minnelli: 1962)
9     The Bad and the Beautiful (Minnelli: 1952)
10   Man of a Thousand Faces (Pevney: 1957)
11   The Stunt Man (Rush: 1980)
12   Shadow of the Vampire (E. Elias Merghige: 2000)
13   Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon: 1998)

.....to name but a few  Wink
13  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Edda Dell'orso on: August 15, 2005, 01:28:49 PM
Anybody come across this release? Worth grabbing?
http://www.musicfromthemovies.com/review.asp?ID=5550
14  General Information / Trivia Games / Re: Kid Brother on: August 13, 2005, 01:35:01 PM
GIAN MARIA VOLENTE?
15  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Something to do with dubbing on: August 08, 2005, 07:24:19 PM
Good point(s). The same could apply to EASTWOOD as in; Young people I meet and talk to about SW's and EASTWOOD; mostly they will /would say he act's from the neck up and the cigar he chews on is the only attempt he makes at character study! It's all relative and the actor is in the eye of the beholder! Different generations have different screen heroes and I'm just thankful I'm old enough to have seen Clint and Burt in thier first throes and am not waiting for CRUISE or PITT'S next release!
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