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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Doors: Perception
« on: December 11, 2006, 09:29:30 AM »
Trivia....From what source did the Doors get their name...from what source did that source get the phrase from which the Doors got their name

That would be "The Doors Of Perception" by Aldous Huxley.
And I believe that it's a phrase from Zen Buddhism.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How cruel.....
« on: December 05, 2006, 03:37:19 PM »
Here's a birthday greeting...from me to you!!!!!!!!!!!
doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo.......doo doo doo doo doo doo!!!!!!!!!!!

Web Site Announcements / Re: Avatar trouble
« on: December 05, 2006, 03:05:33 AM »

The worst part of it was uploading it to Imageshack, because the site was so lazy. ;D

Sometimes Imageshack can be slow...but its usually very fast.

Other Films / Re: The Proposition (2005)
« on: November 28, 2006, 11:10:54 AM »
Oops...just checked a little further..and it's a different "The Proposition"...sorry--->

The Proposition (1998)

330 SHOW: Friday, December 8 1:15 PM
1998, R, **, 01:50, Color, English, United States,

Longing to have a baby, a sterile 1930s Bostonian (William Hurt) hires a man to impregnate his wife (Madeleine Stowe).

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Madeleine Stowe, William Hurt, Neil Patrick Harris, Robert Loggia, Josef Sommer, Blythe Danner, David Byrd Director(s): Lesli Linka Glatter Producer(s): Ted Field, Diane Nabatoff, Scott Kroopf Executive Producer(s): Lata Ryan

Other Films / Re: The Proposition (2005)
« on: November 28, 2006, 07:42:15 AM »
Fri. Dec. 8 1:15 PM  SHOWTIME

Showtime presents some movies correctly...some panned & scanned.
"The Proposition" (2005) is in what used to be, & still is, I guess,  called "Cinemascope".
Panning & scanning will ruin the wonderful cinematography of this excellent Australian Western.
So...if the screen blows up into fullscreen after the opening titles...I suggest that you turn it off & rent the DVD.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Great Monologues
« on: November 22, 2006, 07:46:17 AM »
One of my all time favorites...Anthony Hopkins as John Quincy Adams in "Amistad"------> You could find an could also listen to Hopkins deliver it-->

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: On the Waterfront (1954)
« on: November 21, 2006, 04:58:37 PM »
Still stunned by this film....the performances..the score by Leonard Bernstein...the loveliness of Eva Marie Saint in her film debut...the imagery...the unforgettable ending sequence......& to think...Sinatra almost starred in this...was signed to do Terry Malloy..& got dropped (for which he sued for breach of contract) when Brando became available. Good move.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: On the Waterfront (1954)
« on: November 20, 2006, 04:46:13 PM »
It's on in 1 hour...20 minutes

Off-Topic Discussion / On the Waterfront (1954)
« on: November 20, 2006, 02:07:43 PM »
Tonight............8 P.M.

Cast: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Leif Erickson, Pat Henning, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon, Martin Balsam, Fred Gwynne, Tommy Handley
Director: Elia Kazan

Must See TV.......Powerful.

Deem's best spaghetti western.

A rather dubious, what?...sorta like saying "Chairman Of The Board" is Carrot Top's best role.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Vincent Canby- "it is quite bad"
« on: November 17, 2006, 04:20:45 PM »
You all have to remember that OUTITW and OUTIA were both cut and re-edited when they first debued here.

That's what I figured, too...he saw the trashed version...but it specifically said "165 minutes" in the review..that's why I included it here.
I dunno...........

Other Films / Re: Il mio West (1998)
« on: November 17, 2006, 01:07:36 PM »
I've seen it....middling...mezza..mezza...don't be afraid to watch's not that bad...don't expect it to be spaghetti-ish, it isn't...borders on boring..
you know..old famed gunslinger...returns to his son..stalked by other gunslinger who won't leave him be.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Vincent Canby- "it is quite bad"
« on: November 17, 2006, 05:40:40 AM »
"Once Upon the Time in the West," which opened yesterday at Loew's State 2 and at Loew's Orpheum, is the biggest, longest, most expensive Leone Western to date, and, in many ways, the most absurd."

Once Upon the Time in West'( Running Time- 165 minutes)
 By VINCENT CANBY (New York Times)
Published: May 29, 1969

ONCE upon the time in Italy, there lived a little boy named Sergio Leone who, like all little boys, went to the movies quite a lot, particularly to see Hollywood Westerns. In Italy, people like John Wayne and Gary Cooper spoke Italian slang, which never quite corresponded to their lip movements. As a result, there was always something of a distance between the sound and the image of the movies that enchanted Sergio.

When he grew up, Sergio became a movie director. Because Hollywood had more or less abandoned the Western, he went to Spain where he made his own Westerns with a star cast off from American television. "A Fistful of Dollars." "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" made Leone a fortune, Clint Eastwood a first-class movie star, and created what was, in effect, a new movie genre.

The world of a Leone Western is just as enchanted as it was in the films the director saw as a child, but the values have become confused. Heroes as well as villains are apt to be motivated by greed and revenge, and the environments in which they operate are desolate and godless, though very beautiful. The Leone Westerns are twice removed from reality, being based on myths that were originally conceived in Hollywood studios in the nineteen-thirties. And, because Leone films are usually shot in Italian and later dubbed into English, there is that same distance between sound and image that existed in the John Wayne movies that Leone watched in his youth. One result of this is that the Leone Western may seem even more arbitrarily violent and brutal than it really is.

"Once Upon the Time in the West," which opened yesterday at Loew's State 2 and at Loew's Orpheum, is the biggest, longest, most expensive Leone Western to date, and, in many ways, the most absurd.

It is also the first Leone movie to be shot on American locations (Arizona and Utah), although most of it apparently was photographed in Leone's beloved Spain. Granting the fact that it is quite bad, "Once Upon the Time in the West" is almost always interesting, wobbling, as it does, between being an epic lampoon and a serious hommage to the men who created the dreams of Leone's childhood.

The movie is eclectic in dramatic detail—it contains the plots of at least a half-dozen movies you've already seen—as well as in origin. Among those who are credited with the story and screenplay are Leone himself and Bernardo Bertolucci, one of the most original of the new crop of Italian moviemakers ("Before The Revolution," "Partner"). Credited with having contributed to the English dialogue is none other than Mickey Knox, best known here as a member of Norman Mailer's rat pack.

The movie's narrative outline, which has to do with efforts to grab some land important to the building of a railroad to the West, is simply an elaborate excuse for a series of classic confrontations between classic Western types. Those include Henry Fonda, the kind of killer who will shoot a child at point-blank range; Claudia Cardinale, the hooker from New Orleans (which explains her accent, as it often did when Marlene Dietrich turned up on the frontier); Jason Robards, a gunman with a fondness for widows who look like Miss Cardinale, and Charles Bronson, who plays Leone's favorite Western character, the enigmatic Man With No Name, en route from nowhere to nowhere, a kind of Flying Dutchman of the plains.

Although "Once Upon the Time in the West" has moments of genuine impact, such as an early shoot-out between Bronson and three hired killers at a lonely way station, it is mostly fun for the way it cherishes movie styles and attitudes from the past.

It's no accident that people like Lionel Stander, Jack Elam and Keenan Wynn turn up in supporting roles, or that when Miss Cardinale, newly arrived in the West, takes the carriage to her husband's farm, the route takes her through John Ford's Monument Valley. I also like the kind of pure movie exchange that takes place when Henry Fonda confronts one of his men for having betrayed a confidence.

"You can trust me," says the man. Replies Fonda:

"How can I trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? He don't even trust his own pants."

"Once Upon the Time in the West" thus is a movie either for the undiscriminating patron or for the buff. If you fall somewhere in between those categories, you had better stay home or go see "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium."

29 is pretty good..."Spara..Gringo..Spara."

"The Relentless Four"...not to be any way, shape, or form, with "The Ruthless Four", which is quite an utterly dreadful Primo Zeglio vehicle starring Batman (Adam West). My review--> pungently yucky.

Thanks for the head up..Poggle...this is the schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 23 12:00AM ET 100 Rifles   
  2:00AM ET My Name Is Nobody   
  4:00AM ET The Relentless Four   
  5:40AM ET Roy Colt And Winchester Jack 
  7:15AM ET The Longest Hunt   
  8:50AM ET Vengeance   
  10:40AM ET A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die   
  12:30PM ET Death Rides A Horse   
  2:35PM ET 100 Rifles   
  4:35PM ET The Big Gundown   
  6:15PM ET A Man Called Sledge   
  8:00PM ET My Name Is Nobody   
  10:00PM ET Death Rides A Horse   

The last time they showed  Roy Colt And Winchester Jack, it was letterboxed , in Italian w/English subs.

Death Rides A Horse, & The Big Gundown have always been shown panned & scanned.

My Name Is Nobody should be widescreen.

The others are probably panned & scanned...that's Encore's usual M.O.

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