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« #10080 : January 20, 2012, 06:21:47 PM »

The Train (1964) was playing on TCM last night. I only caught the last hour or so, but it was terrific.

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« #10081 : January 21, 2012, 05:22:45 AM »

Haywire (2012) - 8/10. Steven Soderbergh re-imagines the 70s thriller with 21st Century furnishings, and David Holmes, not for the first time, provides the film score of the year. Gina Carano plays an operative who, on a seemingly routine mission, gets burned by her highers. She then has to get out from under, find out what's going on, and deliver pay-back. And she has to do it the old fashioned way--with martial arts scenes shot wide and without a superabundance of cuts. In the process Gina gets to meet and kill Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, and (presumably) Antonio Bad-ass. Once the plot finally pieces itself together it appears a fairly pedestrian story--but that's pretty much beside the point. Clearly, the subject of the film is its own retro style. This feels like the start of a franchise, or maybe even the pilot of a (really, really good) TV series.



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« #10082 : January 21, 2012, 03:54:58 PM »

3:10 to Yuma (1957) - 8/10 - 3rd viewing.



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« #10083 : January 21, 2012, 05:05:05 PM »

The Constant Nymph (1943) - 7/10. Joan Fontaine plays Tessa, the nymph of the title (which should really be "The Constant-Hearted Nymph"). She's supposed to be 14, and looks it. She's in love with composer Charles Boyer, who looks like he's about 50. He's unaware of Tessa's feelings, although she lives in the same household, and is married to icy Alexis Smith. In spite of Alexis's best intentions, she is impeding Boyer's creativity; only Tessa understands him, and only she can help him write his great symphonic poem "To-morrow." She becomes his muse, sending Ms. Smith into paroxysms of jealousy. Eventually Boyer realizes what's up with Tessa and begins reciprocating her feelings (his story could be titled "The Inconstant Nympholeptic"). But it's too late! Did I mention that Tessa has a heart condition, and keeps having these increasingly serious attacks? (which, oddly, no-one in the film seems very worried about). Girls, get out those hankies, you're gonna need at least 3!



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« #10084 : January 22, 2012, 05:40:31 AM »

Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) 3/10

what a piece of crap; terrible direction by Boetticher with a screenplay that actually had potential if directed properly. Easily the worst of the Ranown Cycle (okay, technically it may not be part of the Ranown Cycle, so let's say "worst of the Boetticher/Scott Westerns"  ;) )


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« #10085 : January 22, 2012, 06:07:52 AM »

Technically not part of the cycle? Why?

It is a Brown production directed by Boetticher and starring Scott.


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« #10086 : January 22, 2012, 03:04:33 PM »

Technically not part of the cycle? Why?

It is a Brown production directed by Boetticher and starring Scott.

In the special features, Taylor Hackford says it is technically not part of the cycle.


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« #10087 : January 22, 2012, 03:06:33 PM »

Then don't believe him.

He probably was talking about Westbound ;)


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« #10088 : January 23, 2012, 07:45:27 AM »

So you are unwilling to adopt a hypothetical position? I've heard of lawyers who can never take time off, but that's ridiculous.

I just have trouble with impossibilities, when you are supposed to "believe" a drama. That's  why Myth Bysters exists.

And,Lawyers? Don't start with me on that. I am facing 4 years in prison, my lawyer Better not take time off! This arguement seems So petty compared to four in Florence.

Getting off topic, aren't you? What's your last movie?

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« #10089 : January 23, 2012, 07:51:38 AM »

Mine was "Uncle Buck".

A Lot better than I thought. John Candy's best acting that I've seen. No,  he wasn't just an eccentric slob of an Uncle, he was living his life the way he wanted and Loving it. He  told off  some people in that movie  that really deserved it. Wish I could get away with that! He  had what was best in mind for the kids, too. Rare  that a batchelor has that father instinct. Wish there were a sequel.

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« #10090 : January 23, 2012, 10:03:11 AM »

And,Lawyers? Don't start with me on that. I am facing 4 years in prison, my lawyer Better not take time off! This arguement seems So petty compared to four in Florence.

I don't think he was talking to you.



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« #10091 : January 23, 2012, 01:33:56 PM »

I was talking to the lawyer on the board.



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« #10092 : January 24, 2012, 01:53:04 AM »

I knew there was something I liked about you. O0

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I really like how, at the end of The Train,

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they intercut the dead bodies with the paintings. Is it really worth it? Hell No, IMO (hey, that rhymes!)

All I know is I wouldn't risk my life to save every friggin' Monet and Manet ever made. Call me uncultured, uncivilized, or just plain selfish (and you're prolly correct on all counts  ;))

Also, I read (on wikipedia, but they cite a Frankenheimer interview on the History Channel, so I hope it's reliable) that Lancaster's character getting shot in the leg and limping at the end of the film was worked into the script when Lancaster stepped into a hole while playing golf and injured his knee so severely that he could not walk without a limp

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« #10093 : January 24, 2012, 04:38:59 AM »

Serpico - 8/10 - Excellent crime film that handles a tricky topic without devolving into grandstanding. Al Pacino gives possibly his best performance in this one. Lots of interesting actors in the supporting cast (M. Emmett Walsh, Jack Kehoe, F. Murray Abraham, Judd Hirsch).



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« #10094 : January 24, 2012, 04:41:31 AM »

I really like how, at the end of The Train,

SPOILER ALERT


they intercut the dead bodies with the paintings. Is it really worth it? Hell No, IMO (hey, that rhymes!)

All I know is I wouldn't risk my life to save every friggin' Monet and Manet ever made. Call me uncultured, uncivilized, or just plain selfish (and you're prolly correct on all counts  ;))

Any more ridiculous than sacrificing oneself for an abstract concept like patriotism? Which is the film's point.



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