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Discussion in 'The GatorTail Pub' started by anstro76, Jan 7, 2014.
what was her name lol
And the wind Cries Mary................
Rashomon is one of my favorite movies. Can't recommend it enough.
The Red Shoes is the best movie about ballet ever made. Black Swan borrowed a lot from it.
Have you seen any of these on Blu-Ray yet or all DVD? I'd especially recommend The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
No I use a combo of Netflix, DVD, Vudu, Flixter,And various Roku channels
And I agree with your take on Rashomon
Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Though Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious was produced by David O. Selznick's Vanguard Films, Selznick himself had little to do with the production, which undoubtedly pleased the highly independent Hitchcock. Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia Huberman, who goes to hell in a handbasket after her father, an accused WWII traitor, commits suicide. American secret agent Devlin (Cary Grant) is ordered to enlist the libidinous Alicia's aid in trapping Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), the head of a Brazilian neo-Nazi group. Openly contemptuous of Alicia despite her loyalty to the American cause, Devlin calmly instructs her to woo and wed Sebastian, so that that good guys will have an "inside woman" to monitor the Nazi chieftain's activities. It is only after Alicia and Sebastian are married that Devlin admits to himself that he's fallen in love with her. The "MacGuffin" in this case is a cache of uranium ore, hidden somewhere on Sebastian's estate. Upon discovering that his wife is a spy, Sebastian balks at eliminating her until ordered to do so by his virago of a mother (Madame Konstantin). Tension mounts to a fever pitch as Devlin, a day late and several dollars short, strives to rescue Alicia from Sebastian's homicidal designs. Of the several standout sequences, the film's highlight is an extended love scene between Alicia and Devlin, which manages to ignite the screen while still remaining scrupulously within the edicts of the Production Code. In later years, Hitchcock never tired of relating the story of how he and screenwriter Ben Hecht (who was nominated for an Oscar) fell under the scrutiny of the FBI after electing to use uranium as a plot device -- this before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A huge moneymaker for everyone concerned, Notorious is considered one of Hitchcock's best espionage melodramas. In 1992, Notorious was remade for cable television
^^^^ excellent film, hard to beat Cary & Ingrid as a duo - Claude isn't chopped liver either...
Strangers On A Train
Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Roberta Walker
In one of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classics, tennis pro Guy Haines (Farley Granger) chances to meet wealthy wastrel Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) on a train. Having read all about Guy, Bruno is aware that the tennis player is trapped in an unhappy marriage to to wife Miriam (Laura Elliott) and has been seen in the company of senator's daughter Ann Morton (Ruth Roman). Baiting Guy, Bruno reveals that he feels trapped by his hated father (Jonathan Hale). As Guy listens with detached amusement, Bruno discusses the theory of "exchange murders." Suppose that Bruno were to murder Guy's wife, and Guy in exchange were to kill Bruno's father? With no known link between the two men, the police would be none the wiser, would they? When he reaches his destination, Guy bids goodbye to Bruno, thinking nothing more of the affable but rather curious young man's homicidal theories. And then, Guy's wife turns up strangled to death. Co-adapted by Raymond Chandler from a novel by Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train perfectly exemplifies Hitchcock's favorite theme of the evil that lurks just below the surface of everyday life and ordinary men
Not one of my favorite Hitchcock films but not a bad movie by any means. Did you like it?
Yeah. It was good but I wasn't in the mood for it.
I Grok You
Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates
Filmed intermittently over the course of a five-year period, David Lynch's radical feature debut stars Jack Nance as Henry Spencer, a man living in an unnamed industrial wasteland. Upon learning that a past romance has resulted in an impending pregnancy, Henry agrees to wed mother-to-be Mary (Charlotte Stewart) and moves her into his tiny, squalid flat. Their baby is born hideously mutated, a strange, reptilian creature whose piercing cries never cease. Mary soon flees in horror and disgust, leaving Henry to fall prey to the seduction of the girl across the hall (Judith Anna Roberts). An intensely visceral nightmare, Eraserhead marches to the beat of its own slow, surreal rhythm: Henry's world is a cancerous dreamscape, a place where sins manifest themselves as bizarre creatures and worlds exist within worlds. Interpreting the film along the lines of Lynch's claims that it's the product of his own fears of fatherhood may make Eraserhead easier to digest on a narrative level, if need be
not one that sounds interesting to me, how was it?
David Lynch is a hard watch for me. His cinematography and use of lighting and shadows are true art. But i never get a sense of closure. from any of them! Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, and Mullholland Drive. the exception being Blue Velvet
I Loved Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet, not so much Mullholland Drive.
Having fun keeping up with your cinematic odyssey, but glad you are the one watching them
it's good for me to keep the brain occupied these days. hell i even signed up for an adult education course to relearn the spanish, i forgot since high school.
whatever it takes, keep up the good fight, it is worth it, not easy but in the long run it is better to be in control
good luck on the language front not my forte- I had 2 years in HS, then 4 trimesters/semesters at UF, highest I got was a D because the GA liked me, kept me out of Arts & Sciences, it was required back then - but made me a Journalist
11 months and feeling great
1 more month and 'feliz aniversario'
Gus Van Zant
Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, Wiliam S. Burroughs
The operative word in Drugstore Cowboy is "drug". Matt Dillon plays the leader of a group of dopeheads who wander around the country robbing pharmacies to feed their habits. Dillon's chums include doltish James Le Gros and teen-age junkie Heather Graham; also along for the ride is Dillon's wife Kelly Lynch. Their nemesis is cop James Remar, whom Dillon takes perverse delight in humiliating. When one of the young addicts dies of an overdose, it promps Dillon to try to go straight, a taskcomplicated by wife Lynch's determination to stay high and by the corrupting presence of an ex-priest, played by Naked Lunch author William Burroughs. Drugstore Cowboy was director Gus Van Sant's breakthrough picture
that one might be worth a look, interested in your rating