Jump to content
RPM

TCM's 31 Days of Oscar

Recommended Posts

On 2/2/2019 at 12:33 PM, dogbreath said:

Strangers on a Train on now and then North by Northwest.

Cary Grant was the quintessential leading man.  Not sure there will ever been another like him.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, tantric superman said:

Dang, only caught the tail end of this greatness...

He's crazy, he's high, he's floating on Sneaky Pete wine.

maxresdefault.jpg

Those teachers were pussies. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, RPM said:

Battleground and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon on tonight.

Battleground is a very good movie and very different from most of the WWII films made back then.

Great cast too.

Battleground_(film).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, MAROON said:

Cary Grant was the quintessential leading man.  Not sure there will ever been another like him.  

Most beautiful man I ever saw.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On February 4, 2019 at 11:02 AM, MAROON said:

Cary Grant was the quintessential leading man.  Not sure there will ever been another like him.  

Gregory Peck > Cary Grant

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really good George Segal movie coming on, King Rat. Prisoners in a Japanese prison camp struggle to survive. King Rat (Segal) struggles less because he's a wheeler dealer that knows how to get what he wants. Kind of a mashup of Stalag 17 and Bridge on the River Kwai. Very gritty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Again this year, I have to recommend HDNET, they've got a pretty solid list of Oscar winners running this month.  Quite a few on my "haven't seen that one in forever" list, and they give you plenty of chances over the month to catch them.  

February movie roster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, RPM said:

Really good George Segal movie coming on, King Rat. Prisoners in a Japanese prison camp struggle to survive. King Rat (Segal) struggles less because he's a wheeler dealer that knows how to get what he wants. Kind of a mashup of Stalag 17 and Bridge on the River Kwai. Very gritty.

I watched this yesterday and you are correct.......really good and maybe borderline great.

I had never seen it before.

Interesting character study.

Cool appearance at the end by ole "Family Feud".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/5/2019 at 11:56 AM, WhatTheBuck said:

Gregory Peck > Cary Grant

Yes, the answer is you're on crack. Grant had more range than Peck ever had as an actor.  Same guy in every role from The Guns of Navarone to the man in the grey flannel suit (great flick by the way).  

Grant started as a comedic actor and transitioned right into leading roles in dramatic films.  He was an actors actor.  Able to be more than just a handsome figure on the screen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So with youttubetv, I can record films and am on the lookout for ones that have been overlooked or I haven't seen.  As of now, I've got The Crowd, Dodsworth and Holiday checked.  What other movies should be on the list?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had never seen The Great Dictator until last night.  What a fantastic film.  Being a Chaplin film, there were many laugh out loud moments.  And then it got a little dusty at the end, during the barber's speech.  "Hannah, can you hear me?"  That's one of the great monologues of all time. 

To think that this came out in 1940 certainly added some weight to it; and it sadly still seems relevant today.  Not just because of current DC politics, but general attitudes of hate/love/compassion.

 

Here's the speech:

I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to
rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible - Jew, Gentile - black
man - white.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each
other's happiness - not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one
another. In this world there's room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can
provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned
men's souls - has barricaded the world with hate - has goose-stepped us into misery and
bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that
gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness,
hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need
humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these
qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these
inventions cries out for the goodness in man - cries for universal brotherhood - for the
unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of
despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture
and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say: 'Do not despair.' The
misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear
the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power

they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will
never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you and enslave you - who
regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you -
diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these
unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not
machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts.
You don't hate, only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural!
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St Luke,
it is written the kingdom of God is within man not one man nor a group of men, but in all
men! In you! You, the people, have the power - the power to create machines. The power
to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful
- to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy - let us use
that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give
men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security.
By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not
fulfil that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the
people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away
with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for
a world of reason - a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us unite!
Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah. The clouds are lifting! The
sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming
into a new world - a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed and
their brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is
beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope, into the future, the
glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up, Hannah... look up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, miguelito said:

I had never seen The Great Dictator until last night.  What a fantastic film.  Being a Chaplin film, there were many laugh out loud moments.  And then it got a little dusty at the end, during the barber's speech.  "Hannah, can you hear me?"  That's one of the great monologues of all time. 

To think that this came out in 1940 certainly added some weight to it; and it sadly still seems relevant today.  Not just because of current DC politics, but general attitudes of hate/love/compassion.

 

Here's the speech:

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to
rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible - Jew, Gentile - black
man - white.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each
other's happiness - not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one
another. In this world there's room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can
provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned
men's souls - has barricaded the world with hate - has goose-stepped us into misery and
bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that
gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness,
hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need
humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these
qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these
inventions cries out for the goodness in man - cries for universal brotherhood - for the
unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of
despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture
and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say: 'Do not despair.' The
misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear
the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power

they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will
never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you and enslave you - who
regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you -
diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these
unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not
machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts.
You don't hate, only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural!
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St Luke,
it is written the kingdom of God is within man not one man nor a group of men, but in all
men! In you! You, the people, have the power - the power to create machines. The power
to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful
- to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy - let us use
that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give
men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security.
By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not
fulfil that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the
people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away
with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for
a world of reason - a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us unite!
Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah. The clouds are lifting! The
sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming
into a new world - a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed and
their brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is
beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope, into the future, the
glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up, Hannah... look up!

 

Still a funny movie today.  Maybe one of the greatest speeches ever as a matter of fact.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Hornstrader said:

Pretty good double feature last night with Lawrence of Arabia and Bridge on the River Kwai on back to back

I saw Lawrence on the big screen over at the theater and it was glorious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Hornstrader said:

Pretty good double feature last night with Lawrence of Arabia and Bridge on the River Kwai on back to back

We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning since the world’s been turning...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lifeboat on right now. Great Hitch treatment of Steinbeck. 

Western day starts with The Naked Spur at 3am. Some really good ones lined up. The Westerner, The Ox-Bow Incident, How The West Was Won. Good stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Captains Courageous at 7 tonight. I guess my prime time viewing is pretty well set.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couple of gotta see movies today. 12 Angry Men on at 5:30. The High and the Mighty comes on at midnight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But the strawberries, that's where I had them.

I proved with geometric logic that a duplicate key to the icebox existed.
 

tenor.gif?itemid=8649339

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I watched the back to back mutiny movies last night. I had never had the patience to watch the Brando Bounty version before in one sitting, but I enjoyed it. The ship deck scenes were pretty convincingly done for the time. Really nice camera work overall, and lots of native tropical chick side boob.

Edited by DougO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, DougO said:

I watched the back to back mutiny movies last night. I had never had the patience to watch the Brando Bounty version before in one sitting, but I enjoyed it. The ship deck scenes were pretty convincingly done for the time. Really nice camera work overall, and lots of native tropical chick side boob.

Love the bounty movies. I've got more appreciation for Brandos character now.  It was really good.  His transformation from Fopp to thinking/caring /taking action  man is pretty damn strong 

trevor Howard is one of the great villains in movie history .  He was damned good, meaning he was an evil masochistic bastard .

it actually holds up well for a movie of the  era

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, DougO said:

 The ship deck scenes were pretty convincingly done for the time. Really nice camera work overall, and lots of native tropical chick side boob.

They custom built that ship and it sailed until a couple years ago when some idiot thought it would be a good idea to sail through Hurricane Sandy. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, RPM said:

They custom built that ship and it sailed until a couple years ago when some idiot thought it would be a good idea to sail through Hurricane Sandy. 

I didn't realize that was the ship in the movie.  I thought the ship was just a replica built about 25 years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

War movies today. Started with Glory followed by Sergeant York, They Were Expendable, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, The Young Lions (gotta admit I'm not familiar with this one), The Dirty Dozen and The Story of G.I. Joe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my Top 10 films. Only Angels Have Wings- Carey Grant, (prime)Jean Arthur, (early)Rita Hayworth, Noah Beery, Jr. 6:45 am Friday.

I loved this movie before I ever saw this movie. It was parodied in a Warner Bros cartoon I'd seen hundreds of times before I finally stumbled across the source of the joke and recognized "Calling Barranca!"

Just saw a promo for another of my favorites, The Narrow Margin. Not really a film noir, but a fantastic cops and mob on a train story with some innocent bystanders thrown in for good measure. Great, great flick. Friday at 1pm.

Edited by RPM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last night I watched Little Caesar, with Edward G. Robinson.  Edward was also parodied by some cartoons back in the day, so it's nice to finally watch the inspiration for those Bugs Bunny cartoons.  Key Largo is another good gangster flick. 

 

"Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love Key Largo. Great performances all around, but nobody could have pulled off the role of Rico but Eddie G.

Soldier! Soldier!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, RPM said:

Love Key Largo. Great performances all around, but nobody could have pulled off the role of Rico but Eddie G.

Soldier! Soldier!!!

Peter Falk played a really really good bad guy (see: Murder Inc). He didn't have the Eddie G persona, but could have been a more evil, sociopathic Rico.  

I love E.G. Robinson, but thought he was a bit cartoonish at times, like Cagney and his bad guy characters.  still always fun to watch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Peter Faulk is great, but he would have been way too young to play Rico. George Raft might have worked, but he couldn't carry a scene like Robinson.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, RPM said:

Peter Faulk is great, but he would have been way too young to play Rico. George Raft might have worked, but he couldn't carry a scene like Robinson.

Oh yeah at that time for sure. I never liked George Raft that much. He was kinda boring to me, but he did play the bad guy a lot. 

 

EG Robinson had so much more range, He was a great actor, and a movie star. Raft was the type cast movie star, bad guy type IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plus you're doing scenes with Bogart and Lionel freaking Barrymore. Rico had to be powerful, dominant and oppressive over 2 acting heavyweights and be believable doing it. Eddie G was.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coming up tonight, "Somebody Up There Likes Me," my favorite Paul Newman movie. Yes, I said it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, DougO said:

Coming up tonight, "Somebody Up There Likes Me," my favorite Paul Newman movie. Yes, I said it.

Better than Cool Hand Luke ???!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, DougO said:

Coming up tonight, "Somebody Up There Likes Me," my favorite Paul Newman movie. Yes, I said it.

Cool Hand Luke, Butch & Sundance, Hud, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean... and you pick Somebody Up There Likes Me?

Bold strategy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, DougO said:

Coming up tonight, "Somebody Up There Likes Me," my favorite Paul Newman movie. Yes, I said it.

This is a great movie and it may have been Newman's best performance of his career in my opinion.

Some of the best boxing scenes I have ever seen in a movie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




Football ... Basketball ... Baseball ... Other Sports ... Recruiting ... Gambling ... Movies & TV ... Music ... Hobbies ... Lulz ... Food & Travel ... Daily Texan ... Help ... For Sale ... Politics ... Board Discussion
×
×
  • Create New...