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 : November 18, 2023, 01:12:58 AM 
Groggy - titoli
The Lodger (1927) Finally I saw it. It is miles above the first one and it shows the influence of german expressionism. Some shots are completely original (for example, the descending hand on the handrail) and the visual continuity is solid, in spite of the weak plot and the 90' which could have been cut by at least 20'.

 : November 17, 2023, 03:01:10 PM 
PowerRR - dave jenkins
Mademoiselle (1966) - 7/10. Tony Richardson invents "slow cinema," and Jeanne Moreau does another turn as a psycho bitch. B&W in 'scope. And the camera never moves. Yeah, baby!
What photography! (David Watkin). Gotta raise this to an "8."

 : November 17, 2023, 09:28:50 AM 
Groggy - titoli
The Pleasure Garden (1925) The first complete movie H. did is a melodrama which bored me after 5 minutes but I forced me to watch it till the end. But there's a sequence which made me almost jump on the seat toward the end: the indian girl goes into the ocean to presumably kill herself after her british married lover has been caught in her, well, legs by the wife and we see the man wading in the water after her. To save her? No: he pushes her head into the water to make sure she dies. At least that's how I interpret the scene.

 : November 17, 2023, 06:19:39 AM 
Cusser - Cusser
Hah! "Wer schiessen will, solte nicht quatschen." Gets me every time.
"Wer schie?en will, der soll schie?en und nicht quatschen."

 : November 16, 2023, 08:27:22 PM 
PowerRR - dave jenkins
High Wall (1947) - 7/10. Hey, Robert Taylor actually did some acting for once. I'm a little disappointed his character wasn't the one to kill that gold-digging tramp he was married to (played with exquisite venality by Dorothy Patrick). She needed killing, and putting it off on squishy Herbert Marshall isn't very satisfying. Still, that moment when RT lands one right in the kisser of the orderly he's forced to pal around with provides a certain amount of compensation. And Frank Jenks as Pinky is a hoot.

 : November 16, 2023, 08:03:55 PM 
Cusser - dave jenkins
Another interesting video, but "auf Deutsch"
Hah! "Wer schiessen will, solte nicht quatschen." Gets me every time.

 : November 16, 2023, 04:25:33 PM 
Cusser - Cusser
Another interesting video, but "auf Deutsch"

 : November 15, 2023, 10:56:10 AM 
boardwalk_angel - titoli
Didn't remember it at all but found the usual cheapie dvd. I don't like Donald Crisp and his son is a bit too old for the part. Stewart is great as usual: I like the voice and his delivery. Arthur Kennedy is a great actor, I'd say perfect. But I don't like his physical appearance: that great forehead doesn't appeal to me at all.
The movie could have been a bit shorter and without some sentimental twist that dates it. Still, for a movie with Indian and women doesn't fare bad. Not as good as Winchester 73 but a must-see anyway. And a movie which makes me keep wondering whether the real poet of the big spaces was  Ford.

Having read the novel I watched it again. I didn't remember a thing about it. Anyway, the movie takes from the literary source the general idea but takes liberty with the story (making it more linear). I think that Crisp is not imposing as it is in the novel and I confirm my opinion on Nicol and I add that is too big: usually the idiot son is small, at least smaller than the hero and his ward. Miscast. And O'Donnell: how she ended up in movies? I mean, I can understand Stewart leaving her in Coronado. But in the end  is 8-9/10

 : November 15, 2023, 07:46:29 AM 
titoli - titoli
The Man from Laramie - T.T. Flynn

It keeps the suspense alive for all of the story, the women do not hinder the pace. 9/10 ^-^

 : November 15, 2023, 06:43:18 AM 
titoli - titoli
Total Recall (2012) I had criticized the sets of the earlier version, looking what they were. Here the sets are much better and the 3 chase scenes are very good. But Farrell is miscast as an action hero and anyway Schwarzenegger is irreplaceable. 7/10

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