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  1. Doctor Strange

    DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

    Brilliant SF film model designer Colin Cantwell, who was instrumental in creating Star Wars' X-Wing and TIE Fighters, etc. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/movies/colin-cantwell-dead.html
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    Any modern hat makers who make real Milan and/or Boater hats?

    This appears to be a real boater (not one of those soft-straw fake boaters): https://www.bencrafthats.com/brands/tesi/boater-by-tesi-1343 I haven't handled one myself, but I'm sure others here can chime in on whether it's legit.
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    I finally watched this last year and mostly agree with you. It's interesting, but uneven, and a bit of a creaky antique even for the year it was made. That this awkward flick won Best Picture is representative of the deep, persistent anglophilia of thirties Hollywood.
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Good review, and yeah, it's very representative of the falling-apart early seventies. But come on FF, you forgot to mention the key thing about the film. Scott and Rigg didn't just make up their own dialog. Hack director Arthur Hiller (check his filmography) didn't just invent the plot and...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Piccadilly, a 1929 British silent film via TCM. A (not so great) new score and replacement intertitles were added in an early aughts restoration. It's a fascinating antique set in a fancy London nightclub with a strong performance by Anna May Wong as a dishwasher who's plucked from the...
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    Women's leather jackets

    Agreed. I see vastly more women wearing cross-zip designs - in proper leather, el-cheapo pleather, assorted fabrics - than men. And the same thing with trench coats and multitudes of green "army jackets" derived from the M-43/M-65. I'm mystified how these male military garments became...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    The original Cape Fear is a great, really disturbing flick. Personally, I like it better than Marty's 90s remake. And it's the only other movie where Mitchum is nearly as scary as he is in The Night of the Hunter.
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    DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

    Well, Zombie61, that's exactly why I posted about it. Because I didn't see any mention of Son-O-God in the various obits and appreciations, and it's a fascinating side trip for Neil Adams that's worth checking out. And a reminder of just how outrageously ballsy National Lampoon was back in...
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    DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

    A lot has been said about Neil Adams drawing Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, X-Men, Avengers, but... Adams also illustrated a feature that ran a half-dozen times in National Lampoon magazine about a nebbish who would transform (a la Billy Batson and Captain Marvel) into a superhero Jesus...
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    DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

    Genius comic book artist Neal Adams, who did important work at both DC and Marvel in the sixties/seventies. He was unquestionably one of the top half-dozen Silver Age superhero comics artists, a master storyteller with a sure grip on anatomy and staging. Expect a lot more obits and tributes...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    You're right Lizzie, it's a great book.
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Worf, we're on the same page re Irwin Allen. The b/w first season of Lost In Space is actually largely serious SF. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea started off well too. All of Allen's shows quickly got silly and kiddie-fied. Luckily, Time Tunnel only had a single season, so it didn't...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    The Batman on HBO Eh, two and a half stars. Too long, relentlessly dark and grim (not a single chuckle), Pattinson underplays to the point of being a cipher, and most of the supporting characters (Alfred, Selina/Catwoman, Riddler, mob boss Carmine Falcone) have been better-written and...
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    How many of you owns/buying Lamb leather jacket ?

    This thread's gone a bit off the rails, no? Another happy lambskin jacket owner here. I've had my lambskin Wested Raiders since 2003, and yeah, it did once get torn accidentally early on and needed a repair. But it's held up great for the 16 years since, both the hide itself and the hardware...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    I have to disagree with you Worf, I think the 1953 Titanic is interesting mostly for how many factual things it gets wrong... though I have to admit that its absurdly overwrought melodrama is kind of entertaining. But A Night to Remember has a lot more going for it as a depiction of the events...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    C'mon, C'mon (2021) written and directed by Mike Mills. Mills is one of those filmmakers (like Noah Bumbach) who makes dramatic films in a continuing attempt to come to terms with aspects of his parents and childhood. I really liked his previous film 20th Century Women, so I gave this one a...
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    DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

    George Costanza's mom! https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/estelle-harris-dead-seinfeld-toy-story-1235124023/
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Broken English (2007) with Parker Posey. She plays a NYC boutique hotel customer service specialist who is pretty good at her job, but really bad at relationships. At first, it's just "bad luck with guys", but as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that she has some real issues - mood swings...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    I'm definitely willing to believe it was much more impressive on a big screen with an audience. And yeah, I'm not saying that the casting was wrong for desert folk, just that it seems a lazy way to make this crazy SF story a little more relevant to our own society's problems. Not that that...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    I watched Villeneuve’s new Dune last night. It is NOT better than Lynch’s wacko version from the 80s. Both follow the book closely and mostly hit the same narrative beats. The production design is ugly – huge spaces of colorless, brutalist concrete – and despite 35 years of effects technology...
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