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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Steve McQueen
« on: June 22, 2005, 12:24:49 PM »
the getaway and the great escape are the best movies he's in... but his best performance and a damn good movie, I garantee a steve mcqueen fan will love it, is THE HUNTER... trust me, just see it, no matter what you hear about it.
It is indeed a great performance (The Hunter), but I think equally he delivers the acting goods in TOM HORN (imo, a very neglected western). Anybody ever catch him in the TV half hour Hitchcock classic, can't recall the title but its the one where he plays a game with a nutcase for "fingers". Chilling stuff!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Donald Sutherland
« on: June 16, 2005, 12:01:58 PM »
Sutherland has a wonderful screen presence. Check him out as CHRIST in JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN (1971). Neglected war classic.

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Lord of the Flies
« on: June 14, 2005, 04:15:18 PM »
Not forgeting.....ROD STEIGER'S priest vs. the FLIES FROM HELL in the original AMITYVILLE HORROR!
These damm fly sequences are gonna keep me awake.

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Duck, You Sucker / Re: greatest explosion ever!!!!
« on: June 14, 2005, 04:08:02 PM »
THE TRAIN by John Frankenheimer
Stars Burt Lancaster
Shot in France in 1965 I think

French gov'm't wanted to get rid of an old train station to rebuild it-so the production company blew up the mutha  for 'em as an air raid simulation...


I agree - screw that cgi crap

THE TRAIN is an incredible movie. LANCASTER is beyond words. One of my all time favorites!

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Duck, You Sucker / Re: greatest explosion ever!!!!
« on: June 14, 2005, 02:51:10 PM »
Cagney's swan-song at the climax of WHITE HEAT. MMmmmm, can still feel the blast!

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Lord of the Flies
« on: June 14, 2005, 02:30:50 PM »
Just remembered another one, BRANDO grabbing a fly in, APOCALYPSE NOW! And yet another, didn't DWIGHT FRYE, eat one in DRACULA (1930).....or was that a spider? Sorry, this maybe should be posted in another section but just following on from original  (fly) posting!  ;)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: So, who likes Led Zeppelin?
« on: June 14, 2005, 01:45:58 PM »
Zep are cool! But, the best live concert I ever saw, and I still get goosebumps when I think about it, was, QUEEN. The late great FREDDY MERCURY was the most dynamic rock star I've ever had the pleasure to watch live on stage. Saw him/them back in Dublin in the early 80's. A joy!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sin City
« on: June 14, 2005, 01:04:23 PM »
Saw it the other night, Blueberry, I also was disapointed, for slightly different reasons. I loved the first part with Mickey Rourke and the third part, with Bruce dying hard, but the middle section left me cold. It was wonderful to watch but that middle section, for me, didn't gel. Having said that, I am going to see it again.

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Lord of the Flies
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:42:39 PM »
Ah, flies in movies. However he pulled it off, Mr. Leone's fly sequence is a masterpiece!
It got me thinking about other fly sequences in movies that are memorable. Apart from the obvious, David Hedison turning into one in THE FLY (1958), the only other one of merit I can think of is the wonderfully inventive fly sequence in THE SPIRIT OF St. LOUIS (1957)! Director, BILLY WILDER, had a problem in telling the story of CHARLES LINDBERG'S 3,600 miles non-stop New York to Paris journey, how to keep an audience intrested (cinema wise) with one man in a cock-pit for a huge chunk of the movie without resorting to a voice over. He, pure genius, added a fly to the cock-pit that became a second actor which allowed JIMMY STEWART (Lindberg) to have an ongoing conversation with his tiny passenger. Classic stuff.
Anybody got any favorite fly sequences that may have cropped up since film first came to life on a white sheet?  ;)

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Would give my left arm to get there!  :'(

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: JAMES GARNER..........
« on: June 03, 2005, 12:17:18 PM »
Yeah, Garner is always great, and those are two of his best westerns.
Have always had a soft spot fer' GARNER. He's terrific in DUEL AT DIABLO (66); very funny in SKIN GAME (71) and stunning in a nifty little war thriller called 36 HOURS; also always loved the scene where BRUCE LEE trys to fell him with an over-the-top flying kick in MARLOWE! Have always wondered what LEONE would have done with him (role wise) had he lived (Sergio that is).

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Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Robert de Niro
« on: June 03, 2005, 11:29:58 AM »
Loved him in BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY. Not a great movie but you can see the young DeNiro spreading his wings. I think his worst movie ever is THE LAST TYCOON. Great cast (DeNiro, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Nicholson, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence all directed by ELIA KAZAN with a screenplay by PINTER). Ah, so much talent wasted!  ???

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Off-Topic Discussion / JAMES GARNER..........
« on: June 02, 2005, 02:31:21 PM »
The afternoon flick on Channel 4 today was the hilarious SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER with JAMES GARNER n' CHUCK CONNERS! I swear I haven't laughed so much in years. JACK ELAM'S LEONE LOADED punch line (also the last line in the movie) is a killer. I won't spoil it if some of you haven't seen it. Great craic. If you can rent a copy you won't be sorry.  :)

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Other Films / Re: Chato's Land (1972)
« on: June 01, 2005, 02:17:31 PM »
A MICHAEL WINNER western with BRONSON gets a showing next weekend on BBC2. CHATO'S LAND.

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Web Site Announcements / Re: Board down?
« on: June 01, 2005, 01:19:07 PM »
Well, its good to have the board back again!  Hello to you all once more!!!  Don't  leave me again.
With you, my friend. It's lonely out there!  :'(

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