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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: House of Strangers (1949)
« on: November 30, 2022, 04:32:08 PM »
Saw it again. Still a terrific movie. Still has no blu-ray release here.

So I just ordered the French blu-ray

I got the French Region B blu ray

I took a look at a few moments here and there. It appears the image is better than the DVD, though not great. Still appears to be very dark blacks, a bit too dark for me.

There are French subtitles that are not removable

There is a bonus feature (maybe two?) but it?s in French and no English subtitles.

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Off-Topic Discussion / The Killer Is Loose (1956)
« on: November 30, 2022, 12:55:10 AM »

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049405/

The Killer Is Loose (1956)


An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle. (IMDB)

cast (wikipedia)
    Joseph Cotten as Det. Sam Wagner
    Rhonda Fleming as Lila Wagner
    Wendell Corey as Leon 'Foggy' Poole
    Alan Hale Jr. as Denny, Detective (as Alan Hale)
    Michael Pate as Det. Chris Gillespie
    John Larch as Otto Flanders
    Dee J. Thompson as Grace Flanders
    John Beradino as Mac, Plainclothes Cop
    Virginia Christine as Mary Gillespie
    Paul Bryar as Greg Boyd




Eddie Muller's intro https://youtu.be/v-NYMm6MdO8

Eddie Muller's outro https://youtu.be/iN0Xha_aQLw

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I'm betting this doesn't happen . . . which would be for the best: https://variety.com/2022/film/news/easy-rider-reboot-dennis-hopper-peter-fonda-kodiak-1235444396/

No use for the original and would not watch a new version

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: House of Strangers (1949)
« on: November 27, 2022, 12:11:49 AM »
Saw it again. Still a terrific movie. Still has no blu-ray release here.

So I just ordered the French blu-ray

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: November 22, 2022, 04:42:00 PM »
I saw Bertrand Tavernier's My Journey Through French Cinema (2016) on TCM. Enjoyable watch.

I did not know that Jean Renoir had spoken in favor of the Vichy government. According to Tavernier, there is a letter Renoir wrote to a Vichy official, not sure if German or French, in which Renoir bemoans the proliferation of Jews in the movie industry (Tavernier never says the word "Jews," he uses a word like "them" but it's obvious who he is talking about). Also, either Tavernier or one of the others in this movie says that before Renoir went to America in 1940, he said that when he arrives in America he is going to try to convince authorities of the merits of the Vichy government. No discussion of whether he actually tried doing that.



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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Bullitt (1968)
« on: November 22, 2022, 04:22:24 PM »
Bullitt is a truly terrific movie. 2 things I did not like: a) the woman absolutely does not belong in the film; b) the writing for Vaughn's part wasn't good. What should have happened was that his character would pretend to be a good guy, and then at the end it would come out that he is a sleaze only interested in personal glory; I think it is a bit unrealistic and caricature-like to have the politician as such a blatant sleazeball from the beginning. But otherwise this is a wonderful movie, I'd give it a 9 out of 10

btw, Roger Ebert's review of Bullitt is particularly great http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19681223/REVIEWS/812230301/1023

I just re-read this post of mine from 2011 due to this thread being bumped. I don?t think this movie is a 9/10 anymore. But it?s still good. I?d say 8/10. I wish there were a way to cut all the scenes with the girlfriend.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: For Love of Art
« on: November 15, 2022, 08:51:31 PM »
Hey, Mr. Klimt Fanatic, any comment on this: https://www.barrons.com/news/eco-protesters-pour-black-liquid-on-klimt-painting-in-vienna-museum-01668511209

Haha Miss Baltimore and I were talking about it beforehand, if some crackpot is gonna do sumthin there.

Lauder is strict about bringing drinks in ? not even a sealed bottle of water allowed in a backpack.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: For Love of Art
« on: November 14, 2022, 08:38:32 PM »
Sorry, man, I'm heading to Seattle tomorrow and I'll be gone about 3 weeks. Mid-December is the earliest I can do anything around here.

Lemme know when you get back. Have fun!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: For Love of Art
« on: November 14, 2022, 01:06:25 PM »
Hey, man, have they got the new 4K UHD edition on disc? I hear that's really good (but I'll stay pat with my blu-ray steelbook from the UK).

I believe I have these two blu-rays http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews56/casablanca_blu-ray.htm (just the discs, not all the boxset with the tchotchkes).

Anyway, how about we spend a day at the museums -- Lauder & the Whitney. Maybe a movie at night if Film Forum is playing something good.

I can go on a Sunday -- maybe Thanksgiving Sunday or the following week.

cj is a Hopper guy -- maybe he'll wanna join, too?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: For Love of Art
« on: November 13, 2022, 09:47:52 PM »
Miss Baltimore was in town today.

We'd wanted to go to the Whitney exhibit "Edward Hopper's New York," but you gotta get passes in advance, it seems to be quite popular. So I'll have to do that another time.

Also we didn't have much time.

Instead we went to Ronald Lauder's Neue Galerie - I like to go every once in a while, to visit the Woman in Gold and some of the other nice Klimts. The museum was made for German/Austrian art of the 20th century, but it turns out they are now showing a bunch of stuff from Lauder's personal collection unrelated to that genre. For example, lots of knight armor and statues I don't care about - but upstairs I walked into this little corner room and almost dies: it's an entire room dedicated to Casablanca! It's mostly posters/lobby cards, etc. - I counted something like 60 of 'em -- and also the famous LETTERS OF TRANSIT! (passports for Bergman and Henreid). And in the room you hear Sam playing AS TIME GOES BY. No photography is allowed in the Neue Galerie so I could'?t take any pics. There is a catalogue of the exhibit available for $75, I did not get it https://shop.neuegalerie.org/collections/bookstore-current-exhibitions/products/the-ronald-s-lauder-collection-selections-of-greek-and-roman-antiquities-medieval-art-arms-and-armor-italian-gold-ground-and-old-master-paintings-austrian-and-german-art-and-design

I am not sure if they have all the posters in there.

But if you are a Casablanca fan -  and who the fuck isn't - check this out. The exhibit runs through Feb. 13

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Carnegie Hall (1947)
« on: October 23, 2022, 01:19:35 AM »
Just saw the movie - thanks for the birthday gift of the dvd!

I enjoyed your review more than the film :)

Not a huge fan of many of the pieces. I have particular taste  ;)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: DJ and D&D Go to the Symphony
« on: October 20, 2022, 09:29:26 PM »
Today its not only d&d and DJ, but also CJ, n_l, and Austin Power. And we?re not going to symphony but going to Coney Island in winter and then McSorley?s. Stay tuned ?.

Short story is dj watched a movie alone while cj, Power and I watched n_l film movie clips in Coney Island. Then we all drank at McSorley?s and other pubs.

They?ll fill in the long story?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: DJ and D&D Go to the Symphony
« on: October 20, 2022, 10:15:04 AM »
Today its not only d&d and DJ, but also CJ, n_l, and Austin Power. And we?re not going to symphony but going to Coney Island in winter and then McSorley?s. Stay tuned ?.

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Sergio Leone News / Re: BOOK: Sergio Leone - Cinema as Political Fable
« on: October 18, 2022, 05:12:02 PM »
Man, this sure sounds like crap. Drink, give us a review and save the rest of us a lot of time.

Yes, it is a piece of crap.

Not commie like I assumed. But one of these "scholarly works" that are impossible to read. Does anyone (other than some nerdy film professor) actually have the ability to read and enjoy these things?

Be glad I wasted my time and money on this so you don't have to.

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