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31  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Tall T (1957) on: November 28, 2017, 10:43:38 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...
32  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Alfred Hitchcock Discussion Thread on: November 27, 2017, 07:42:36 PM
I acquired the movie Suspicion as part of a Hitchcock boxset that had other titles that i wanted.  I didn't know what to expect for that reason.  The cinematography was great. The acting was superb. Everything else was atrocious.  Everytime i got interested, the movie would pull back and go off in a direction that left you wanting. It would never fulfill any of the ideas it would present.  The ending of the movie was like the icing on the whole incomplete case.  It was bad. All build up and all you got was a little speech from Johnny and a quick turn around of the vehicle and the ending credits...   I rate this a 5 out of 10 and possibility the worst Hitchcock film i have watched thus far...
33  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Unsuspected (1947) on: November 27, 2017, 06:56:54 PM
I saw the very end of this movie. It looked like it was pretty good. Might just check it out...
34  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Night and the City (1950) on: November 27, 2017, 02:05:05 PM
This is a very underrated Film Noir.  It has one of my favorite Richard Widmark performances in it.  I rate this one a 8 out of 10...
35  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Strangers on a Train (1951) on: November 27, 2017, 02:03:42 PM
I thought i commented already on this one. This is one of my favorite Hitchcock Films.  This was a VERY well done film.  Robert Walker was very good in this.  I can see a lot of later movie influences that came from this movie.  Farley Granger was ok in this one.  The cinematography, the music, the acting, the plot and the directing were all stellar in this. I rate it a solid 8.5 out of 10...
36  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Casablanca (1942) on: November 26, 2017, 02:40:13 PM
Pretty good write up. I didn't know what was going on in my one watch of the movie. Gonna purchase this and give it another look...
37  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Bob le Flambeur (1956) Laissez les bons temps rouler on: November 26, 2017, 10:01:53 AM
I just can't do subtitled films. I know there are a ton that i would love. I'm gonna try Bicycle Thieves because its real good...
38  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Little Caesar (1931) on: November 24, 2017, 11:09:37 AM
Edward G. Robinson as the original O.G. ? I'm purchasing this based just on that... lol
39  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: House of Strangers (1949) on: November 24, 2017, 10:56:46 AM
Gonna check this one out also. I'm on a Edward G. Robinson roll...
40  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Manpower (1941) on: November 24, 2017, 10:51:28 AM
I can't find a thread on this one. I have seen it mentioned in other threads.  Starring Edward G. Robinson and George Raft.  The basic premise is they fight each other over Marlene Dietrich.  Looks like it is a pretty good movie. I will rate it after i watch it...
41  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Naked Street (1955) on: November 23, 2017, 03:19:13 PM
I just might pick this one up too.  Anthony Quinn and Farley Granger.  How can they mess this up?
42  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Pickup on South Street (1953) on: November 23, 2017, 03:09:07 PM
Richard Widmark. Check..  Samuel Fuller...  Check... I gotta check this out...
43  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Post 1979 Westerns on: November 23, 2017, 11:45:34 AM
Bone Tomahawk, The Revenant, The Homesman, and to some extent, the Mag7 remake, were all pretty good. I haven't seen True Grit.  I think you omitted Silverado by mistake. It was a pretty good western.  I'm not feeling Quentin Tarantino anymore.  Too over the top unnecessary violence in his films.

I think you have to look at the " modern westerns" as a whole new animal all to themselves. Hollywood isn't interested in making " classic " movies anymore.  Its all about the bottom line with fast bucks. Hollywood spent $250 million dollars to make that garbage they called the Lone Ranger. After getting burned by it, they STILL think the way is to throw a ton of money at a superhero themed western. ( Mag7). Thats not how you make a western.

 It would have to be a independant film maker who has to make the " next" classic western. Heck, Hollywood was DONE with westerns right about the time that Leone came along and helped create the sphagetti western genre which basically kept alive the whole western genre in general. Its THE reason that Lee Van Cleef made all those sphagetti westerns. 
44  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Furies (1950) on: November 22, 2017, 04:18:17 PM
I liked what I saw hence the 6.5/10 even now though I couldn't tell you what it was about, I just don't recall liking it enough to buy it so I would recommend you either see if it's on Youtube or get a used DVD.

I saw a couple of Youtube clips. Gonna go back and look at some more. Those Criterion releases ain't cheap, lol..

What the Heck, i saw a couple more clips. I think i'm gonna purchase
45  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Hang 'Em High (1968) on: November 22, 2017, 04:16:51 PM
I thought i would've already commented on this.  This was a great movie.  I tend to almost lump this movie, along with High Plains Drifter, into the 3 westerns that Eastwood made with Leone. Pale Rider is very similar also.  The plot of this movie is what stood out. Simple, revenge.  It was straight to the point and didn't try to be cute.  Not as popular as most Eastwood westerns, but i think its one of his best. It kinda reminds me of The Oxbow Incident, which MIGHT be the inspiration behind this movie because Eastwood said The Oxbow Incident is his favorite western...
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