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« #13035 : January 23, 2014, 05:50:59 AM »

I Walked With A Zombie (1943) A Val Lewton produced Jacques Tourneur directed thriller/horror flick great atmospherics/music. 8/0

Incredible film. I was blown away by it's beauty last time I watched it. And it really can generate a horror feeling. 10/10


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« #13036 : January 23, 2014, 05:57:25 AM »

La vie de boheme (1992) - 10/10. Aki Kaurismäki adapts and updates the famous novel and nods at Puccini en passant. Filmed with high-contrast b&w photography, every frame is a slice of cake. There's plenty of humor baked in, but all the pathos remains. Jean-Pierre Leaud, Louis Malle, and Samuel Fuller provide amusing cameos. Criterion's Blu-ray must be seen to be believed.



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« #13037 : January 23, 2014, 06:08:48 AM »

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 8/10 (2nd viewing)... SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS.... I still have no idea how Tibbs solved the murder - how he connected the girl's pregnancy to the murder, how he knew she would be getting an abortion and that the guy who pays for it is the killer. (And btw, why the hell would the girl get an abortion after the police chief knows she is pregnant? Wouldn't he then know she had an abortion? But that is an unrelated point.) Main thing is I don't see any reason Tibbs would have to connect the impregnation (is that a word?) of the girl to the murder of the businessman, and figure that the businessman must have been killed for $ for an abortion. (or maybe the writers weren't all that concerned with having the solving of the murder make that much sense, since that really is not the point of the movie; it's not a murder mystery, but a racial drama)

Its a great film, caught just a part of it the other day on TCM will have to do a re-watch before I can comment.


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« #13038 : January 23, 2014, 06:48:30 AM »

Drink is right, though. The plot doesn't make sense.



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« #13039 : January 23, 2014, 04:45:40 PM »

I mostly like Heat for Steiger and Poitier. The actual story is pretty dull and the racial angle hasn't aged well.



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« #13040 : January 23, 2014, 06:21:02 PM »

Steiger and Poitier are real good, and so is Warren Oates. I also like how the movie captures the hick town, like the crappy police station (in which the chief makes less in a month than a Philadephia detective makes in a week), the shitty lunch counter, etc.


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« #13041 : January 24, 2014, 01:11:28 AM »

No Other Woman (1933) 7.5/10

I've always love watching Irene Dunne. Wikipedia says she has been described as the best actress never to win an Academy Award, and who am I to argue with Wikipedia?


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« #13042 : January 24, 2014, 03:31:40 AM »

I mostly like Heat for Steiger and Poitier. The actual story is pretty dull and the racial angle hasn't aged well.

Yep, and for that a 6/10er


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« #13043 : January 24, 2014, 03:59:50 AM »

Stanton probably spent the first half of the movie trying to figure out why some people are racists, then spent the second half pitying them.


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« #13044 : January 24, 2014, 05:51:51 AM »

No, I expected some friendly KKK guys solving the Poitier problem and some good guy Nazis solve the crime case with Steiger. And at the end the end they all kiss each other.


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« #13045 : January 24, 2014, 06:11:01 AM »

No, I expected some friendly KKK guys solving the Poitier problem and some good guy Nazis solve the crime case with Steiger. And at the end the end they all kiss each other.
You mean, you were looking for a gay subtext???



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« #13046 : January 24, 2014, 06:27:34 AM »

ya definitely hit a nerve here Joe 
lemme put it this way. I'm 9, my 89 year
old fiddle playing Grandma watch shock
theater in the basement over WLOS in ashville.
the flick is my first val lewton masterpiece called
"bedlam". as it got to be 1 a/m the scene where Boris
is getting bricked in by the other inmates is a zinger.
i really got a depth to how scary / creepy val lewton
truly was.  O0

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« #13047 : January 24, 2014, 07:19:09 AM »

You mean, you were looking for a gay subtext???

Actually yes, after it began to dawn on me that Steiger and Poitier would never become a happy-forever couple I hoped for some sexy Nazis in their shiny, shiny uniforms. What a crap film ..


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« #13048 : January 25, 2014, 12:13:17 AM »

Call Northside 777 - 8/10 - Solid crime drama has reporter James Stewart working to clear Richard Conte of a wrongful murder conviction. There's an ambivalence between docudrama realism and Hollywood contrivance that occasionally grates, but otherwise an excellent show.



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« #13049 : January 25, 2014, 03:08:03 AM »

Edison The Man 8/10
The Magic Box 6/10


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