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« #10845 : August 31, 2012, 02:57:28 AM »

Bogart starred in The Maltese Falcon and in 4 more films in this year in between (actually nearly 2 years between the releases), and one year was already a long time in the WB calendar.


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« #10846 : August 31, 2012, 03:30:18 AM »

Bogart starred in The Maltese Falcon and in 4 more films in this year in between (actually nearly 2 years between the releases), and one year was already a long time in the WB calendar.

True, but (if that Wikipedia statement is true), why would WB agree to give Henreid co-equal billing as a condition to getting him to take the part? In 2012, I can't know whether or not WB realized in 1942 that they had a potential icon in Bogie; but I'd bet that they didn't, cuz if they had, there's no way they'd have agreed to Henreid's condition -- unless it's just that Henreid was this amazing actor they really loved and were absolutely dying for him to do the part, in which case either: Henreid's capabilities were severely overestimated by WB, or Henreid delivered a vastly subpar performance; or Henreid just had the terrible misfortune of being grouped with Bogie and Bergman (IMO, each would deliver one of the Top 10 performances of all-time by an actor and actress respectively, in Casablanca).

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« #10847 : August 31, 2012, 05:21:26 AM »

I would assume because Heinreid was already an established star.



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« #10848 : August 31, 2012, 06:03:38 AM »

Nah, there is a new model since summer. And of course 1080p Full HD.

Must be different territories then. Here 1080p plasmas start at 50" now. I was looking for a 42 or 46 but ended up having to convince my wife that 50" wasn't too big

Got mine for half the price.

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« #10849 : August 31, 2012, 06:21:44 AM »

That's not true according to nearly everyone I talked with recently. I even started a poll in a forum. Plasma is still the superior technology if you want the best picture quality, especially if you want to watch mainly movies on it. And when I compared TVs in the shops plasma looked indeed more natural than the LCD/LED stuff.
Only disadvantage is indeed a higher power consumption, but that costs only a fly-shit over a year. And you can't get a plasma beneath 42".

So I have bought me a Panasonic 42 " plasma recently.

I read a great description somewhere saying it's basically a Mac vs PC thing. Two completely different technologies trying to do essentially the same thing.

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« #10850 : September 01, 2012, 03:55:44 AM »

Ted (2012) - 7/10
The basic idea is overly simplistic - now I only have to decide if it's genius or underestimating the audience... I was entertained, but also bothered by the notion that the script is formulaic beyond belief. Robert McKee would be proud. Good jokes but a rather stupid plot.


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« #10851 : September 01, 2012, 07:10:42 PM »

Jesse James - 6/10 - Heavy on cliches and old-fashioned silliness, but beautifully shot and well-cast.



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« #10852 : September 01, 2012, 08:35:00 PM »

Jesse James - 6/10 - Heavy on cliches and old-fashioned silliness, but beautifully shot and well-cast.

IMO This is an 8/10 movie.

Stagecoach is often cited as the earliest great sound Western (correctly IMO), but Jesse James -- released about a month earlier -- was the first really good Western, and the first really good color Western.

The color is very poor; I don't know if this film has undergone a serious re-mastering.

I also really liked the sequel with Fonda, The Return of Frank James.


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« #10853 : September 02, 2012, 02:52:12 AM »



Stagecoach is often cited as the earliest great sound Western (correctly IMO),


Ain't that The Virginian (Victor Fleming - 1929)?
Or The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh), or Law and Order, or Billy the Kid (King Vidor), or The Plainsman (Cecil B. De Mille)?

But King's classic Jesse James gets also a 8/10 for me


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« #10854 : September 02, 2012, 05:24:14 AM »

It was Gaumont crime flick day at MoMA yesterday and I bagged the limit.
Serie Noir (1979) 9/10. Alain Corneau adapts a Jim Thompson novel, to great effect. Patrick Dewaere gives a wonderfully over-the-top performance as a homicidal salesman who kills for money and a girl. He doesn't get the money, but maybe things will work out with the girl. At times this resembles a Bertrand Blier film, probably due to the presence of Dewaere, but maybe also because Blier's famous father is in the cast. I wish I were francophone enough to appreciate Georges Perecs' dialog.

36 (2004) 4/10. Olivier Marchal's stab at cop drama. The excellent premise (2 department heads compete, playing both fair and foul, for a promotion) is squandered amidst ever-more ridiculous events and an annoying score that produces bathos.

Les Lyonnais/ A Gang Story (2011) 8/10. A much, much better Olivier Marshal picture, possibly because it's based on a true story, but also undoubtedly due to the fact that structurally it leans heavily on OUATIA. There is even a theme about male friendship and betrayal.



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« #10855 : September 02, 2012, 08:05:26 AM »

It was Gaumont crime flick day at MoMA yesterday and I bagged the limit.
Serie Noir (1979) 9/10. Alain Corneau adapts a Jim Thompson novel, to great effect. Patrick Dewaere gives a wonderfully over-the-top performance as a homicidal salesman who kills for money and a girl. He doesn't get the money, but maybe things will work out with the girl. At times this resembles a Bertrand Blier film, probably due to the presence of Dewaere, but maybe also because Blier's famous father is in the cast. I wish I were francophone enough to appreciate Georges Perecs' dialog.

Deweare killed himself shortly after doing this movie. Claude Lelouche recently stated that Dewaere was probably so emotionaly involved with this movie that he couldn't have got unarmed. I'm not fond of basic psychology but given D's performance, it's very much possible. Anyay, he's the kind of actors that we lack here in France.

36 (2004) 4/10. Olivier Marchal's stab at cop drama. The excellent premise (2 department heads compete, playing both fair and foul, for a promotion) is squandered amidst ever-more ridiculous events and an annoying score that produces bathos.
... you forgot the ridiculous and annoying everything else. Performances, camerawork, dialogues... Which is a shame because when it was released I remember thinking "At last, a French movie that will not look/feel like a TV movie".

Les Lyonnais/ A Gang Story (2011) 8/10. A much, much better Olivier Marshal picture, possibly because it's based on a true story, but also undoubtedly due to the fact that structurally it leans heavily on OUATIA. There is even a theme about male friendship and betrayal.

I have not seen it. If you maintain your 8/0 I'll give it a shot. I really didn't like anything else by Marchal, but if you rate 36 so low, then, I may agree with you on that one.


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« #10856 : September 02, 2012, 01:08:52 PM »

It was Gaumont crime flick day at MoMA yesterday and I bagged the limit.
Serie Noir (1979) 9/10. Alain Corneau adapts a Jim Thompson novel, to great effect. Patrick Dewaere gives a wonderfully over-the-top performance as a homicidal salesman who kills for money and a girl. He doesn't get the money, but maybe things will work out with the girl. At times this resembles a Bertrand Blier film, probably due to the presence of Dewaere, but maybe also because Blier's famous father is in the cast. I wish I were francophone enough to appreciate Georges Perecs' dialog.

36 (2004) 4/10. Olivier Marchal's stab at cop drama. The excellent premise (2 department heads compete, playing both fair and foul, for a promotion) is squandered amidst ever-more ridiculous events and an annoying score that produces bathos.

Les Lyonnais/ A Gang Story (2011) 8/10. A much, much better Olivier Marshal picture, possibly because it's based on a true story, but also undoubtedly due to the fact that structurally it leans heavily on OUATIA. There is even a theme about male friendship and betrayal.

I plan on hitting MoMA sometime this week to see Hopper's wonderful painting New York Movie
http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A2726&page_number=15&template_id=1&sort_order=1


so maybe I'll check out some of those movies  O0


p.s. Frayling says that New York Movie influenced the OUATIA scene where the elderly Noodles meets Carol in the rest home; I wonder if it influenced the Chinese theater as well

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... you forgot the ridiculous and annoying everything else. Performances, camerawork, dialogues... Which is a shame because when it was released I remember thinking "At last, a French movie that will not look/feel like a TV movie".

Yes, on all counts a bad film. I guess my score is too high.

Les Lyonnais is entirely different. Give it a try.



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« #10858 : September 02, 2012, 01:13:53 PM »

Ain't that The Virginian (Victor Fleming - 1929)?
Or The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh), or Law and Order, or Billy the Kid (King Vidor), or The Plainsman (Cecil B. De Mille)?

But King's classic Jesse James gets also a 8/10 for me

I've been searching a long time for that 1932 version of Law and Order, but been unable to find it  :'(


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so maybe I'll check out some of those movies  O0
Sorry, MoMA just plays films once, then they go back in the vault (or something). You can wait years for a title to show up again. Best thing to do is visit the website often and note upcoming films of interest.




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