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« Reply #7875 on: April 26, 2010, 06:38:59 AM »

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In spite of the title this always put me to sleep
 

Lol, Yea I took 3 nights to watch this with the wife we kept falling asleep, (not from boredom but from just the late hour we'd start watching it at)  and then starting over from what ever that last scene we collectively remembered was, but nevertheless it was an interesting story.

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« Reply #7876 on: April 26, 2010, 07:53:22 AM »

The Call of the Wild (1935) dir by William Wellman, with Clark Gable as Jack Thornton, Loretta Young as Claire Blake,  the great  Jack Oakie   as Shorty' Hoolihan
with Reginald Owen    as pompous English villian, Mr. Smith and Frank Conroy   , Katherine DeMille, Sidney Toler.  Its more end of the frontier a sub genre Western similar to the Zapata in that respect, the Klondike/Alaskan Gold Rush Western in line with "The Far Country", "North To Alaska", the last of which that is borderline being "Death Hunt".

Not bad not great watchable here is the synopsis from Imdb,

"Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon. En route to the Yukon with Shorty Houlihan -- who spent time in jail for opening someone else's letter with a map of where gold is to be found -- Jack rescues a woman whose husband was the addressee of that letter. Buck helps Jack win a $1,000 bet to get the supplies he needs. And when Jack and Claire Blake pet Buck one night, fingers touch."

The English villain gets a memorable comeuppance, 6.5-7/10

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« Reply #7877 on: April 26, 2010, 08:00:07 AM »

If I remember well (I saw the movie at a theatre in the early '70's and again on tv in the '80's. I've got the dvd but still to watch) there's a murder and a mystery about what happened to the corpse. But I may be wrong.
There is no murder. You may be thinking of one of the other sailing films. Plein Soleil, perhaps?

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« Reply #7878 on: April 26, 2010, 08:46:17 AM »

There is no murder. You may be thinking of one of the other sailing films. Plein Soleil, perhaps?

No, I remember much violence between the husband and the boy and the fact that one of the two vanishes and is thought dead (I may be wrong about that,  yes). But reading some reviews at IMDB (and even the classification of the movie) the words "suspense" and "thriller" are not only mine.


 

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« Reply #7879 on: April 26, 2010, 09:57:35 AM »

The boy does pretend to drown at one point, but there is no actual killing. And certain tensions are present among the characters (which intensify and then slacken, and then intensify again) but matters never rise to the level of murder or even attempted murder. To call this a thriller would be the same as calling Crime and Punishment a policier.

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« Reply #7880 on: April 26, 2010, 10:08:39 AM »

Kind Hearts and Coronets - 8/10 - 2nd viewing. Enjoyed it a bit more than the first time around, though I still prefer Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers. Sir Alec's octuple role aside, Dennis Price is the real star. A bit too much time is spent on our protagonist's romantic foibles for my taste though it serves a purpose.

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« Reply #7881 on: April 26, 2010, 01:12:54 PM »

A bit too much time is spent on our protagonist's romantic foibles for my taste though it serves a purpose.
Every scene with Joan Greenwood is exquisite and essential.

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« Reply #7882 on: April 26, 2010, 09:08:32 PM »

Even accepting this as so, that still leaves every scene with Valerie Hobson.

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« Reply #7883 on: April 26, 2010, 10:43:20 PM »

The boy does pretend to drown at one point, but there is no actual killing. And certain tensions are present among the characters (which intensify and then slacken, and then intensify again) but matters never rise to the level of murder or even attempted murder. To call this a thriller would be the same as calling Crime and Punishment a policier.

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« Reply #7884 on: April 27, 2010, 02:37:26 AM »

Sherlock Holmes (2009) - 7/10
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« Reply #7885 on: April 27, 2010, 06:20:06 AM »

The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) - 4/10. The plot--something like the one for Kind Hearts and Coronets, but without the humor--turns out to be not very interesting, the gimmick with the rubber masks wears thin quickly, too much time is spent on fox hunting, and George C. Scott is nobody's idea of an Englishman. On the plus side: the fabulous black-and-white photography of Joe MacDonald. Another visually interesting failure from John Huston.

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« Reply #7886 on: April 27, 2010, 10:56:24 AM »

Daredevil (2003) I saw that this was particularly criticized. Can't see why: I think that is just as good (or bad) as the other Marvel based movies. 6\10

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« Reply #7887 on: April 27, 2010, 11:08:39 AM »

Daredevil (2003) I saw that this was particularly criticized. Can't see why: I think that is just as good (or bad) as the other Marvel based movies. 6\10

Maybe so. That doesn't mean it's any good.

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« Reply #7888 on: April 27, 2010, 12:06:46 PM »

A Man Called Horse (1970) - 8/10
I could make it 8.5/10...

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« Reply #7889 on: April 28, 2010, 05:11:38 PM »

Daredevil (2003) I saw that this was particularly criticized. Can't see why: I think that is just as good (or bad) as the other Marvel based movies. 6\10

I thought that what I saw was a bit ore stupid than the average Marvel movie and instead of being just not inventive on the technical aspects (acting, cinematography, action scenes...), it just REALLY sucks. Last, it looks cheap.

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