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We are getting the worst of the smoke here in NYC

Web Site Announcements / Re: Apostrophe issue
« on: June 04, 2023, 08:15:06 PM »

Ahaaa, hahaha.... Now I get the whole picture: loose anal sphincters - You we're drinking Bud Light! ;D

Dont you know there is a nationwide boycott of Bud Light?

(Notice I DID NOT use any apostrophes)

Web Site Announcements / Re: Apostrophe issue
« on: May 31, 2023, 09:41:35 PM »
Still. He laughed way to much to Drink?s fake farts videos. I told him he overacted and gave him a bad tip.

Was I playing fart videos for you guys? I don?t remember much after those McSorley?s beers ?

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Blu-ray to be released Dec 2013
« on: May 22, 2023, 07:19:38 PM »
Re: politics: Leone can probably best be described as a left-libertarian.

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Blu-ray to be released Dec 2013
« on: May 22, 2023, 07:16:28 PM »
It's really only the opening scene - from the quotation of Marx thru the crash of the coach - that Leone is blatantly poking fun at the leftist directors then working in Italy. They probably deserved to have their pretensions deflated a bit, but Leone didn't handle the matter with much subtlety or wit. I grew up with the American version so much of this subtext was missing until the original version was released.

What was missing in the beginning from the American version?

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Blu-ray to be released Dec 2013
« on: May 22, 2023, 10:59:26 AM »
(the other flaw being Leone not being as smart as he thought he was politically speaking)

i.e., not sufficiently Left for our comrade n_l

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Kiss The Blood Off My Hands (1948)
« on: May 05, 2023, 04:52:20 AM »
Would anyone here like to know what the porn version of this film would be called?

DJ gives a BJ

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Kiss The Blood Off My Hands (1948)
« on: May 02, 2023, 10:59:42 AM »
I just saw this. (DVR off TCM Noir Alley; it played in February, but I am way backed up. (Been watching lotsa sports lately. But now that the Rangers are knocked out of the playoffs and the Yankees are awful with injuries to Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, I may be watching nuthin but movies till football season.)

It's decent. Reminds me a lot of Port of Shadows: the foggy atmosphere, the guy on the run, he meets a girl who can rescue his dreary life, there's a guy who knows his secret, he tries escaping at the end by sneaking onto a ship ......... I actually thought it might be an official remake, but no, apparently it's a 1940 British novel.


I guess I'll try hooking up the wife when the Netflix DVD runs out.

 ;D I meant WIFI  ;D

I got this email from Netflix DVD today:

For 25 years, it's been our extraordinary privilege to mail movie nights to our members all across America. On September 29th, 2023, we will ship our final iconic red envelope.

While times have changed since our first shipment in March 1998, our goal has remained the same: to provide you with access to the broadest collection of movies and shows possible, delivered directly to your door, with no due dates or late fees.

As the DVD business continues to shrink, it?s going to become increasingly difficult to achieve that goal. In our final season, we?ll continue providing you the best service possible, all the way to the very last shipment.

You may have some questions, and we've tried to answer them in our Final Season FAQ - and if you want to share something with us, you can send feedback here

We sincerely thank you for joining us on this amazing journey. We could never have shipped more than 5 billion discs without movie lovers like you. It's been a genuine privilege to share movie nights with you.

Pop the popcorn, fire up your player, and enjoy this final season of red envelopes.

The Netflix DVD team

I'm sad about this. I (am one of the very few people who) still use this service.

I don't like the streaming service, as it has very few classic movie titles. (Also, having discs is better, because sometimes I want to see the bonus features.) Search for any classic movie in the streaming, and I'd estimate you have a 5% chance that Netflix has it. Search for the title on Netflix DVD site, and I'd estimate you have a 75% chance of them having it. 

I never want to buy discs before viewing the movie, so what I typically did was rent the movie from Netflix, and if I really like it to the extent that i want to rewatch and own it, then I'd buy it from Amazon.

truth is, I have not used the service much lately -- I've been paying monthly subscriptions despite probably making no more than one or two exchanges a year for the past two years! (may have been cheaper for me to cancel the service and just buy the occasional disc blindly) - because I have lots of movies from TCM stored on my dvr and don't have much time to watch movies lately and I'm trying to clear space n my dvr so when I do get a chance to watch a movie, I typically watch the dvr rather than a Netflix disc. Anyway, I've pretty much seen all the movies that I am dying to see; my Netflix queue currently has something like 44 movies, none of which I am absolutely dying to see.

But I was happy to have the service there, knowing that if I ever wanted to rent a disc, it was available.

There is a streaming service that has most titles available: iTunes, or Apple TV as it's now called, but I have that on my 15-inch laptop, not my 42-inch TV. I think I probably could get iTunes streaming on my TV, though I always hesitated to hook the wife up there -- I am a privacy nut and have heard about hackers or gov't using people's own internet-enabled smart TV's to spy on people. Also, I presume the streaming with wifi is not as reliable as a disc.

I could also try using Amazon streaming on my TV.

I guess I'll try hooking up the wife when the Netflix DVD runs out.


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam
« on: April 29, 2023, 07:50:02 PM »

Jerry Springer, politician turned TV ringmaster, dies at 79

when I was in high school, I'd record his show on VHS tapes and watch them in the evening when I got home from school.


For a Few Dollars More / Re: Eastwood's Hat
« on: April 27, 2023, 10:48:05 AM »
Poncho, vest, and hat were one of a kind items.  Eastwood took his outfit back to the hotel with him every night, didn't trust the Italian crew.  He told same to Van Cleef and Wallach, and also told them to write down what they'd said, to make sure they'd get it right during dubbing.

Clint has the poncho and other stuff (including the rattlesnake handle revolvers that he'd purchased after outlaw used them in Rawhide episode 3). These were all on display at the Leone Exhibition in Los Angeles 2005-2006, I saw them there.  Clint wore the poncho in a parade a few years ago, see the holes.

is that the same hat? NO WAY. It looks gray

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Eastwood's Hat
« on: April 27, 2023, 04:41:50 AM »
Typical out-of-sequence shooting; holes were made by Mortimer in the street "duel" than sewn up for closer takes or re-shoots.

Similar to the sewn-up bullet holes in the poncho from Ramon's bullets being visible earlier in the film, where Eastwood or continuity person failed to reverse the poncho to hide the sewn holes from the camera.  In a few scenes in FDM and GBU the sewn-up holes in the poncho can be seen.

I guess it was a one-of-a-kind poncho they could not find another one for FAFDM!

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