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16  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Third Man (1949) on: February 28, 2017, 06:30:27 AM
Hardly ...

... and the score is excellent. When I first watched it I needed half an hour to get used to that unusual music for this dark thriller, but then I loved it.

Everybody will  like the same movies..Smiley   I just couldn't find anything about that script that was solid.  The whole premise was stupid.  The director wanted SOMETHING that would last long enough to set up the chase scene at the end, which was the ONLY good thing about that movie outside of some pretty solid cinematography... The guitar clucking was pretty awful also...
17  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Third Man (1949) on: February 28, 2017, 05:45:46 AM
I would not quite go as low as 3/10, but this is indeed an extremely overrated movie.

I HAD high expectations because Orson Welles is in it.  Seemed like the whole script just winged it just to set up the sewer chase scene.  Nothing else mattered in that movie...
18  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Stagecoach (1939) on: February 27, 2017, 08:51:53 PM
After giving this movie some more thought, i will increase my rating to a 7 out of 10.  It was a pretty good movie.
19  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Third Man (1949) on: February 27, 2017, 08:44:55 PM
I didn't like this movie at all.  The plot was stupid.  I hate to use that word, but nothing else fits.  That guitar constantly clucking was worse.  

3 out of 10...
20  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Strangers on a Train (1951) on: February 26, 2017, 04:40:23 PM
Now, this is how you make a movie.  I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Let me get right to it:

Cinematography.  A gorgeous film.  The set pieces, the scenery. The lighting and shadows.  It was excellent. 

Script.  Very good.  Everytime the script would venture off into the implausible or silly, it would rescue itself.

Acting.  Robert Walker was fantastic.  Farley Granger was hit and miss.

Musical Score.  It was ok. It would build the tension perfectly when needed, and set a lighter mood as needed.

Overall.  Very good film by Alfred Hitchcock.  I saw this on Turner Classics. I will be ordering the Blu Ray or DVD. 

I rate this a solid 8 out of 10...
21  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Maltese Falcon (1941) on: February 26, 2017, 05:35:27 AM
What he said, but the visuals are really lacking in this film, I prefer I Wake Up Screaming released just a few weeks after The Maltese Falcon it's what I like to call a "Gateway" Noir. Noir is like The Death Star from Star Wars, you got to find the chink in the armor once you find a combo of style and visuals that you like you'll get into it. Here below are some of the Darkest Noir, if you don't get a jonze from one of these. Noir may not be the genre for you.  Afro

Armored Car Robbery
The Asphalt Jungle
The Big Combo
Black Angel
Crime Wave
Criss Cross
The Crooked Way
Crossfire
The Dark Corner
Dead Reckoning
Detour
Double Indemnity
Edge of Doom
Fallen Angel
He Walked By Night
Killers Kiss
The Killers
The Killing
Kiss Me Deadly
The Narrow Margin
Night And The City
99 River Street
The Phantom Lady
Raw Deal
Red Light
Scarlett Street
The Strange Lives of Martha Ivers
Sudden Fear
Storm Warming
T Men
The Set Up
They Live By Night
They Made me a Fugitive
Touch Of Evil
Where Danger Lives
Where The Sidewalk Ends
The Window



Thanx for the list. I'm pretty sure i will find some in this list that i will enjoy.  I liked The Lady from Shanghai.  It had the fast dialogue, but i was able to get with it after a while because it wasn't as dialogue heavy as The Maltese Falcon.  It has great visuals also...
22  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Maltese Falcon (1941) on: February 26, 2017, 05:32:43 AM
Snappy dialogue and people breathing cigarette smoke rather than oxygen are two typical characteristics of noir

lmao...  So fast dialogue is standard...
23  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Stagecoach (1939) on: February 26, 2017, 05:30:49 AM
Watch the '66 version an see what you think.  Wink

I will do that. 
24  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Stagecoach (1939) on: February 26, 2017, 02:34:34 AM
Watch it again sometime. This movie is a classic. And one that so many other Westerns were based on.

( stanton will kick and scream everytime I say this)  this is generally considered the first great sound Western. The movie is great. Certainly not perfect - I do not like the stationary camera (Ford rarely moved his camera),  and I do not like rear projections.

But this is a great, great movie.

Its not a bad movie.  The problem is i'm basing it on movies that came after it.   For its time, yes, its a great movie.  If you compare it to the classics that came after it, then it drops off a great bit.  I'm basing my comments on my very limited knowledge of Westerns.
25  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Film Noir did you see: February/March Edition. on: February 26, 2017, 02:03:41 AM
Maltese Falcons.  Did not like...
26  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Maltese Falcon (1941) on: February 26, 2017, 02:03:00 AM
This is often considered the first noir, but I also find it overrated.

In some ways it sets a template for some of the noir characteristics - the PI, the femme fatale, the sleazy characters - but it has none of the noir visuals. It is far from a quintissential noir

IMO it is an overrated movie. But it is far from terrible, either.  Certainly not the type of movie that I would want to turn off once I started watching it. Watch it again all the way through sometime.

p.s. Noir is not a genre; it's a style. A style of crime drama. Yeah I know, some people may disagree. Whatever  Wink

Anyway, if you want to watch quintissential noir, watch Out of the Past, and Double Indemnity. Those are noir films through and through, have just about every feature of noir that there is, and are great films. Also you can try The Big Sleep. Another Bogart PI noir. I don't find it as great as some other people do, but it is pretty good.

The movie seemed to be trying to be too cute.  The dialogue was too fast.  There was too much dialogue. It felt like a dialogue heavy play.  Too many cigarettes were getting lit up.  It seemed to be trying to be too cute.  I didn't like this at all. I think 3 watchings and i still will not like it.

I'm gonna watch the other recommended movies.
27  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Maltese Falcon (1941) on: February 25, 2017, 11:01:07 PM
Turned this off halfway thru. Whats suppose to be soo good about it?  Please tell me that Film Noir is better than this.  Again, i'm new to the genre.
28  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Stagecoach (1939) on: February 25, 2017, 09:24:09 PM
Its a ok movie. Hit and miss with me.

Cinematography. It was ok. I saw this on Turner Classics. I have to see a Blu Ray copy.  I had no problem with any of the camera angles. The set pieces were pretty good. The stagecoach scenes were pretty good.

Script.  It was ok. I thought the build up to the action was pretty long though.

Acting.  Pretty good. Nobody stood out in particular.

Musical Score.  Pretty solid and fit the mood of the film.

Overall.  A pretty good movie.  Not as good as i expected, but not bad either. I rank it a 6 out of 10...
29  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The best movie ever made... on: February 24, 2017, 01:29:36 PM
It is indeed a great film. But I tend to think GBU is a better over all film. Maybe it is the pacing or the story and the fact that Tuco steals the film. I am also partial towards Eastwood and would have liked to have seen him as Harmonica. Anyway, still a cool flick, even with Bronson.

Once Upon a Time in the West is a better movie...
30  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Film Noir did you see: February/March Edition. on: February 24, 2017, 06:23:16 AM
If you're interested in more recommendations, I'm happy to help out. I've seen a lot of noir!

Sure, i would appreciate that. Smiley
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