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14 minutes ago, RPM said:

Holy shit, what a line up today: The Great Dictator, Paths of Glory, Twelve Angry Men, Sweet Smell of Success. That's 4 10's in a row.

? (in the queue), 10, 8.5, 10.

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1 minute ago, tantric superman said:

? (in the queue),

Charlie Chaplin's Hitler parody. Came out late 1940. Apparently the had quite the disdain for Herr Hitler.

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8 minutes ago, tantric superman said:

Birdman was directed by John Frankenheimer. 

Frankenheimer directed Ronin.

Ergo: Who gives a shit if Birdman is accurate?

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I'm bored so I'll ask.  Do you not understand the difference between fictional story lines, and biographical movies ?  I know they're multisyllabic words , so.......

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Definitely check out the Great Dictator.  It still seems, uh, relevant today.

But considering the world in 1940, it's very powerful. 

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3 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

I'm bored so I'll ask.  Do you not understand the difference between fictional story lines, and biographical movies ?  I know they're multisyllabic words , so.......

Absolutely no idea what the difference is.

I do know that Harvey Keitel played a wise guy in Last Temptation of Christ though I didn't think anyone from Brooklyn was in the Holy Land.

And the dude below in the coonskin cap?  They Mexicans found him hiding under a bed!  He never blew up half of Bracketville!

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THere are basically three types of biographical/historical movies:

A. Innacurate

B. Wildly innacurate

C. Totally made up bullshit

 

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2 hours ago, RPM said:

Holy shit, what a line up today: The Great Dictator, Paths of Glory, Twelve Angry Men, Sweet Smell of Success. That's 4 10's in a row.

My schedule is set. Cat's in the bag, bag's in the river.

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Forgot to mention Night of the Hunter. Robert Mitchum is creepy AF. 

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Peter Fonda tribute this Saturday night. Ulee's Gold at 7 followed by Easy Rider at 9. Wish they would have worked in a few more films like Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, Race with the Devil and Cannonball Run.

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11 hours ago, RPM said:

Peter Fonda tribute this Saturday night. Ulee's Gold at 7 followed by Easy Rider at 9. Wish they would have worked in a few more films like Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, Race with the Devil and Cannonball Run.

What???

No Outlaw Blues filmed in and around Austin including at Dobie Mall.

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Bogie Alert! A mini Bogey film fest this afternoon and tonight. To Have or Have Not, The Big Sleep and Key Largo. Big Sleep is the lesser of the 3, but the other 2 are excellent.

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Sidney Poitier mini film fest. Watched In The Heat of the Night, The Bedford Incident and Lilies of the Field. 2nd time watching Lilies of the Field in the last week. TCM must have it in high rotation, but I don't care if they do. I've loved this film from the first time I watched it on a grainy 13" B&W tv. Unfortunately it's on the list of films I compulsively have to watch if I see it. Kinda like Cartman and Come Sail Away

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4 hours ago, RPM said:

Sidney Poitier mini film fest. Watched In The Heat of the Night, The Bedford Incident and Lilies of the Field. 2nd time watching Lilies of the Field in the last week. TCM must have it in high rotation, but I don't care if they do. I've loved this film from the first time I watched it on a grainy 13" B&W tv. Unfortunately it's on the list of films I compulsively have to watch if I see it. Kinda like Cartman and Come Sail Away

Lilies of the Field is one of my favorite all time movies.

Great performances all of the way around and the song Amen is a classic.

Also love In The Heat of the Night. Rod Steiger is one of the greatest actors in history.

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Excellent W.C. Fields movie coming on @ 8:30, The Bank Dick. If this movie doesn't make you laugh, you probably subscribe to Stoops newsletter.

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Springsteen guest host Sat Nov 2nd.

Introducing 'The Searchers' and 'A Face in the Crowd.'

Don't know if this is a new thing where Mankiewicz goes to the celebs home to interview them vs bringing them into the studio or Bruce just telling them to come on by. 'A Face in the Crowd' is an excellent choice since it's one of the more overlooked masterpieces. 

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37 minutes ago, GhostOfTomJoad said:

Springsteen guest host Sat Nov 2nd.

Introducing 'The Searchers' and 'A Face in the Crowd.'

Don't know if this is a new thing where Mankiewicz goes to the celebs home to interview them vs bringing them into the studio or Bruce just telling them to come on by. 'A Face in the Crowd' is an excellent choice since it's one of the more overlooked masterpieces. 

Saw Elvis Costello last week. He sat at the piano, and started talking about the man from Riddle, Arkansas, talking about how he wanted to play the role, and then broke into a face in the crowd.  A Face In The Crowd is among my top 10 or 20 movies.

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So, starting tomorrow, Wednesday 11/6 at 7am:

Casablanca

On the Waterfront

North by Northwest

Bridge on the River Kwai

The Searchers

(Image makers: the Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers)

The Grapes of Wrath

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8 hours ago, miguelito said:

So, starting tomorrow, Wednesday 11/6 at 7am:

Casablanca

On the Waterfront

North by Northwest

Bridge on the River Kwai

The Searchers

(Image makers: the Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers)

The Grapes of Wrath

 

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That's 5 of my Top 10 (or so) films. Impressive. The Grapes of Wrath is definitely in my Top 3 (maybe #1).

 

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