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« #90 : February 02, 2017, 07:54:17 AM »

A lot of people i've found out, don't like the fact that the Marshall had to go around and ask the townsfolk for help.  A lot of folks don't like the fact that the Marshall was afraid.
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« #91 : February 02, 2017, 08:12:02 AM »

I liked that Van Cleef was first face in the film, that he played a harmonica, and never said a single word.

I feel Cooper was way too old for the part, and too old for Grace Kelly.

I didn't like Katy Jurado.

We were told in film class - might be true - that pre-screenings of this film were a flop; then the clock stuff and the music/lyrics beefed up.  I liked the build up of the music where it ends with the train whistle.

Waiting a while, or a day, for the train was likely commonplace back then.  Nowadays folks get peeved when a flight is 10 minutes late.

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« #92 : February 02, 2017, 09:22:46 AM »

I liked that Van Cleef was first face in the film, that he played a harmonica, and never said a single word.

I feel Cooper was way too old for the part, and too old for Grace Kelly.

I didn't like Katy Jurado.

We were told in film class - might be true - that pre-screenings of this film were a flop; then the clock stuff and the music/lyrics beefed up.  I liked the build up of the music where it ends with the train whistle.

Waiting a while, or a day, for the train was likely commonplace back then.  Nowadays folks get peeved when a flight is 10 minutes late.

I like Katy Jurado. All the performances are good - just about the only thing I like about this movie


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« #93 : February 02, 2017, 01:00:49 PM »

I like Katy Jurado. All the performances are good - just about the only thing I like about this movie

Come on, Zinemann's directing and the photography and the editing and the score are excellent. And the action scenes belong to the best in 50s films.

It's funny that Zinnemann and Stevens are better in that regard than most if not all of the Hollywood professionals.


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« #94 : February 02, 2017, 01:36:38 PM »

Come on, Zinemann's directing and the photography and the editing and the score are excellent. And the action scenes belong to the best in 50s films.

It's funny that Zinnemann and Stevens are better in that regard than most if not all of the Hollywood professionals.

the story doesn't interest me at all


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« #95 : February 03, 2017, 08:36:00 AM »

One of the best movies ever. The simplicity of it is the brilliant part...

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« #96 : February 03, 2017, 11:56:02 AM »

a guy running around and around looking for help. blah blah blah  ::)


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« #97 : February 03, 2017, 12:19:14 PM »

Come on, Zinemann's directing and the photography and the editing and the score are excellent. And the action scenes belong to the best in 50s films.

It's funny that Zinnemann and Stevens are better in that regard than most if not all of the Hollywood professionals.

Exactly. Beautiful picture. I can't wait to get the Blu Ray version...

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« #98 : February 03, 2017, 01:35:41 PM »

the story doesn't interest me at all

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« #99 : February 03, 2017, 01:36:46 PM »

a guy running around and around looking for help. blah blah blah  ::)

some guys sitting around and not looking for help. blah blah blah  ::)


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« #100 : February 03, 2017, 01:47:11 PM »

a guy running around and around looking for help. blah blah blah  ::)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disagrees.  Cooper won best actor award...

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« #101 : February 03, 2017, 06:44:58 PM »

We were told in film class - might be true - that pre-screenings of this film were a flop; then the clock stuff and the music/lyrics beefed up.

You mean that whole clock thing was a lot shorter in the pre-screenings?

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« #102 : February 21, 2017, 05:46:05 PM »

I heard an interview with the author on NPR today. I had no idea that it was an allegory for the McCarthy Blacklist:

https://www.amazon.com/High-Noon-Hollywood-Blacklist-American/dp/1620409488/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487724244&sr=1-1

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« #103 : February 22, 2017, 05:44:07 AM »

High Noon is a masterpiece. I can't wait to get the Blu Ray of this movie...

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« #104 : February 22, 2017, 07:27:05 PM »

My awesome wife came home today with the book as a gift for me! She had separately been listening to the NPR interview and thought I would like it :)

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