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Old 01-29-2007, 10:10 PM
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Blazing Saddles.
Piss on you, I'm working for Mel Brooks.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:12 PM
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:24 PM
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I saw departed and it changed my opinion of DeCaprio - I believe he can act. Also, you didn't mention Tom Hanks, the one current actor who I think could hold his own against the old timers.
Yep Hanks is good, but he's over 50 now, which I guess makes him almost as old school as Jack and the gang.

I think we may have strayed a bit here from the original post which may have been more concerned with the quality of the acting and script than the topics presented or scope of production.
FWIW, I think Peter Jackson's LOTR trilogy was as fine a set of movies as any made. The acting and character development may not have been the stuff of legend, but the result certainly was outstanding. While much of the pap that oozes out of Hollywood isn't worthy of a trailer on Jerry Springer, there still are fine films being made.
Sort of like audio gear and music; you just have to dig for it!
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:31 PM
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"Pretty baby" with Booke Shields as a 12 year old girl (which was her age at the time it was filmed) in a whore house being sold to the highest bidder some of the best kiddy porn ever made for the big screen Full frontal nudity doubt they would do that one again.

And no I have never watched it.
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:05 AM
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The one I watched last night, Lawrence Of Arabia.

Politics aside the scope of the thing is just huge!
Sure they could CGI the scenes of the marching armies and the battles and the desert backgrounds but it just aint the same thing.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:47 AM
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Films that capture the spirit and energy of a place and time. Anyone seen the German film "M" with Peter Lorre, came out in 1931/2? The frantic explosive energy in that couldn't be duplicated, at least not in the US imo. Than there is something quirky like Monty Python & the Holy Grail or Gilliam's Brazil. Who's going to finance Brazil, how was it financed then? Maltese Falcon or Key Largo, the Big Sleep, Seven Samurai, Ran, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Bonny & Clyde. Some movies just should never be remade, like Psycho.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:04 AM
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There is a sad dearth of Character Actors today...You know, the Robert Emhardts, Reta Shaws, Burt Mustins...Those folks who seemingly were in every other TV program in the fifties thru the Seventies..An' a lot of the movies, too....They're all gone...and all the people who play in every backwater TV show & grade-z flick are automatically "BIG STARS"..Gimme a break..
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:04 PM
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Musicals. Sound of Music, South Pacific, On the Town, etc, etc.

If it ain't got sex, violence or drugs people don't wanna see it.

While there are some goods films out there, too many new films are more about shock than anything else and are an insult to my intelligence as well as to others.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:24 PM
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Twelve Angry Men would bomb in this day and age. Dracula with Bela also. The Searchers would close in a week, as would most of the other good westerns.
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Kolberg!

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Kohlberg (1945). This was a German proproganda film made to glorify the Prussian sacrifice during the Napoleonic Wars. Meant as a metaphor for the then current struggle against the Allies in WWII, Kohlberg was intended to rally the people to ever greater feats of heroism. It didn't work. Kohlberg premiered in 1945 as Germany was being pincered from the west by the Americans and from the east by the Russians. In addition to the Bombs dropped by the Allies, Germans were subjected to theatrical indignity as Kohlberg itself was a bomb. In the 60's, German TV attempted to revive the movie but the bitter taste of the war spurred massive protest and Kohlberg bombed again. It is safe to say, this film will never be made again.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036989/
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:03 PM
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Film Noir!

Anybody a fan? Did anybody see the classic, "He Walked By Night" on TCM Sunday Night?
Big Festival in San Fran, http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/...tures/noir.php.
I will have to check and see what's going on at the Senator, and the Hippodrome Theaters. The crowd has become to snooty for me.
And when the hell are they going to release on DVD, "The List Of Adrian Messenger"?

SPECIAL EFFECTS HAVE RUINED FILM!!!
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:07 PM
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"Song of the South"

Make it? Heck, they can't even release it on DVD.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:08 PM
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some of those early deco flicks are pretty amazing:

Metropolis
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:39 PM
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"Song of the South"

Make it? Heck, they can't even release it on DVD.
Want a DVD of this for NADA - Gratis - (free)? PM me. Warning - it has Japanese subtitles.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:09 PM
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Thanks Herb. PM on the way.
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