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Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Amy Jeanne, Aug 5, 2007.
ARGO. Amazing. See. It.
Duck Soup shows how much the brothers resemble each other, when made up in the same way. In this case ala Groucho.
I've seen Duck Soup, and while it was good( mirror scene being CLASSIC) it wasnt as Zany as I tend to like them. Thusfar, my favorite Marx Brothers movie is Horse Feathers, because its so very zany.
Horsefeathers IS a good one. I want to say it has Thelma Todd in it, and a scene where she fell in the water and actually (in real life) couldn't swim. A crew member had to jump in and save her.
This afternoon it was Ed Wood, as my wife didn't remember seeing it.
Then we followed it up with Bride Of The Monster, the MST3K version, since we know the history behind it now.
Ed Wood is such a good movie. And I'm a diehard MST3K fan, and Bride of the Monster is one of the best.
Watched the early John Ford / Will Rogers classic, "Judge Priest". As I understand it, it is a hard movie to find, too many negative racial stereotypes. Film features Stepin Fetchit; not a welcome actor in some circles, but the first African American actor to earn a million dollars. The overall message of the film, namely that we all ought to treat each other right and not act like we are better than those around us, is good.
Also, the early themes and scenes often referred to by Ford in later years are evident. Will Rogers visits his wife's grave with a camp chair (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon). The Civil War is referred to as the "war of the rebellion? No the war for the Southern Confederacy" (several, but Stagecoach comes to mind).
And Ford's brother Francis is one of the jurors.
Into the Abyss - Very good documentary from Werner Herzog where he interviews several people affected by a triple homicide including the young man awaiting execution for the crimes.
Elsker Dig For Evigt (Open Hearts) - Although a familiar story which has been done countless times I found Open Hearts rises above many similar dramas. Excellent heartfelt plausible performances from Paprika Steen and Mads Mikkelsen as the couple whose seemingly happy marriage is torn apart by an accident.
Man on Wire. A fascinating account of the man who tightrope walked between the towers of the World Trade Centre in 1974. Highly recommended!
I always seem to forget how good that movie is.
Saw the last part of Meet me in St Louis…. Ahh, tis nearly Christmas!!!
The Aviator, really well done, love the clothes, cars and planes.
Ever in Oregon? Do take time to visit Evergreen aviation museum,
The Spruce Goose or Hercules plane by Howard Hughes is there and much more.
"The way of the future, the way of the future, the way of the future..."
A lot of great cars in the movie, too bad they didn't use them to prop up the plot.
I like 70's movies anyway.
They did show one of my fantasy cars in it, a 71 Lincoln Mark III. It was being washed.
What car did they show more than that? A Gremlin.
From Dusk Til Dawn. Still holds up seventeen years later. It'll never get the respect it deserves as it's such a genre piece, but Harvey Keitel's performance as the preacher losing his faith who recovers it to fight off true evil (even if he himself ends up sacrificed in the process) simply cannot be bettered.
"Psychos don't explode when sunlight hits them."
Great movie indeed!