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What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Amy Jeanne, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Maltese Falcon is not perfect like I thought! :mad:

    Spade & Archer's detective agency was supposed to be at 111 Sutter at
    Montgomery Street in San Francisco but the scene was shot in L.A.
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    I moved the bridge back just a tad. Although it's still too close.
    The one in the film is way too close to the windows.

    (Staying at home with nagging cold & too much time or Advil
    makes me cranky... but still love the old buildings of the period.)
     
  2. TimeWarpWife

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    A few years ago I saw an interview with Grant's ex-wife Betsy Drake and she claims he was an amorous heterosexual and they were - and I quote - "*profane expletive* all the time." I have seen the photos of Grant and Scott during the time they lived together and frankly I thought, to borrow from you LizzieMaine, that "the subtext was screaming" something altogether different than what Ms. Drake claims.
     
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  3. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    In the '30s, "AC/DC" didn't just mean a kind of radio.
     
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  4. Doctor Strange

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    I was already aware of Carol Kaye's career for a while too; this film was on my to-see list for years. Thanks, I'll have to check out the Muscle Shoals film. Another worthwhile documentary in this mini-genre is Standing in the Shadow of Motown.
     
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  5. 2jakes

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  6. Touchofevil

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    I gave up on that long ago.
    :D
     
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  7. BobHufford

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    Also 20 Feet From Stardom. http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2396566/
     
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  8. DNO

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    Just re-watched "We're No Angels" with Bogart, Ustinov and Aldo Ray....it's even got Leo Carroll and Basil Rathbone. One of my favourites, I sometimes feel like I'm the only person who's ever seen this delightful movie!
     
  9. Worf

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    Saw this and reviewed it (I think) last year. Fascinating time capsule. I found Glenn Campbell interesting in that he was a studio musician that couldn't read a note. As a bass player I've some problems with Ms. Kaye. I acknowledge a great deal of her work out in L.A. however she also claims that she was a crucial member of "The Funk Brothers" Motown's famed backing musicians. She takes credit for playing on many Motown standards and claims she was never recognized because she was a white woman. She has NEVER produced one shred of evidence... (pay check, original sheet music etc..) to substantiate her claim. I find it amazing that the Wrecking Crew's demise was bands learning to play their own instruments.

    Worf
     
  10. Worf

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    "Atlantis - The Lost Continent" - Enjoyable tripe with special effects by George Pal. I cracked up as all the crowd scenes were glomed from other "Big Budget" gladiator films.

    Worf
     
  11. Stearmen

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    Why does Hollywood rip off good names instead of creating them from scratch? The Wrecking Crew, was the title that went to Harley Davidson, Indian, Excelsior and other motorcycle teams, depending on which team won that year. Over 100mph, no brakes, no throttle, on tracks made of boards set at up to 60 degree banking. Wearing leather helmets, and sweater, incredible. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  13. Fading Fast

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    I regularly lose myself in the old architecture and other period details when watching these old movies to the point that I forget the story is going on. Also, I'll rewind and freeze on a building or a clock or radio or something. Thankfully, my girlfriend is equally into this stuff or I'm sure I'd drive her nuts doing that.

    I hope you feel better soon.
     
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  14. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks...I'm feeling better!

    As far as movies, I usually "lose" myself in favorite films that I have watched many times .


    Big Sleep (1946)

    Scene:
    Bogie finds naughty sister who has passed out on the sofa and takes her home.
    (Notice Bogie looks at the camera after he looks at the sister.)




    Same scene according 2jakes:
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  15. Fading Fast

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    ⇧ well done.

    That said, I'm never sure there is another scene in that movie other than the bookstore one.

    Glad you are feeling better.
     
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  16. Dated Guy

    Dated Guy Familiar Face

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    Last night I ploughed through 'Anne of the Thousand Days' with Genevieve Bujold and Richard Burton amongst others. A quite good film from 1970 all about Anne Boleyn and Henry V111. A sordid story really.!
     
  17. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    Tonight or Never. Nothing Gloria did will compare to Sadie Thompson in my view, but I do like watching her. She did have a face, even in the talkies.
     
  18. 2jakes

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    Thomas Crown Affair.
    So sixties...half-remembered names & faces.

     
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  19. Stearmen

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    I just realized, my other reply makes it sound like I am blaming you for the title! Believe me I am not, and it does sound like a great documentary. Just wish Hollywood would stop recycling names.
     
  20. Stearmen

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    Steve wasn't a pilot at the time, so he did not fly the glider, but it did inspire him to become a pilot. For a short time before his death, he lived the dream, he bought a hanger at the Santa Paula airport. He, along with Barbara, his collection of motorcycles, cars and biplanes, all living in harmony in a few hangers! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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