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8 hours ago, Strider said:

So how was it? Worth spending money to see? I loved Jon Hamm in "Mad Men" but his movie roles have been uneven. This one looks interesting and I also enjoy Rosamunde Pilke, so I am hopeful.

Enjoyable all around. Recommended.

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12 minutes ago, Badgeholder Still said:

Enjoyable all around. Recommended.

Excellent. Also just found out it was written by Tony Gilroy, who made "Michael Clayton" and "Duplicity" and wrote the Bourne movies.

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Heading into the final weekend of Noir City Fest. This was the past week's delights.

Monday April 16: Charlton Heston's leading-man debut...with the always smoky, sultry Lizabeth Scott.

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Bulldog Charles McGraw tracks down a robbery in his inimitable fashion.

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Tuesday the 17: One of the most-influential noirs, thanks to John Alton's incredible shadowy cinematography on location. The final sequence in the L.A. sewers is iconic...and beat "The Third Man"'s underground tunnel sequence by a year. A young Jack Webb steals his scenes as a forensic specialist. It was while filming this movie that Jack Webb got the idea for "Dragnet".

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Broderick Crawford doing what he does best.

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Wednesday the 18th: Ann Robinson. (she was also in the classic "War of the Worlds") appeared in person on this night for the 1954 film version of "Dragnet". Just the facts, ma'am.

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Noir stalwart Charles McGraw plays an Inspector Javert-type Insurance Investigator dogging Barry Sullivan and Dorothy Malone. It ends at the same Malibu beach house used in "Kiss Me, Deadly".

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Thursday the 19: Inspired by the famous Kefauver hearings. Great footage of Angels Flight and Bunker Hill before it was destroyed.

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This was director Michael Curtiz ("Casablanca", "Mildred Pierce") on the downside of his career. None of the three leads went on to have any kind of career. Tom Tryon was so brutalized by Otto Preminger in his next movie that he gave up acting and became a writer instead. But it does have a Nat "King" Cole scene and a young Elaine Stritch before her Broadway fame.

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"Heading into the final weekend of Noir City Fest."

Man, I wish they'd have something like this locally. Charles McGraw is one of my fave actors. Love his gravelly voice.

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12 hours ago, redrum said:

Man, I wish they'd have something like this locally. Charles McGraw is one of my fave actors. Love his gravelly voice.

Don't you live in the Bay Area? Noir City Hollywood started 20 years ago. It proved so popular they started one four years later at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. It's been running every January-February for 16 years now. There are also Noir City Fests now in Boston, Austin, Chicago, Seattle, and coming soon to D.C.

http://www.noircity.com/

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On 4/21/2018 at 12:56 PM, Strider said:

Don't you live in the Bay Area? Noir City Hollywood started 20 years ago. It proved so popular they started one four years later at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. It's been running every January-February for 16 years now. There are also Noir City Fests now in Boston, Austin, Chicago, Seattle, and coming soon to D.C.

http://www.noircity.com/

No, I'm in Washington state about 40 miles from Seattle, but it's just too much trouble to drive up into that mess. 

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Movie round-up. Saw these the week of Memorial Day and D-Day.

Anybody who voted for "Shakespeare in Love" over "Saving Private Ryan" deserves to go to prison along with Harvey Weinstein.

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Some cool documentaries. Mr. Rogers was one of my favourite people in the world...and "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" packs an emotional wallop. "Mountain" just leaves you with your jaw hanging.

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The new Christopher Nolan-supervised 70mm print of "2001" looked incredible at the Cinerama Dome.

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James Bond last night at the Cinematheque for Father's Day. Lots of dads with their kids.

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Just watched 'A Walk In The Woods.' Nick Nolte was a crackup.

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Touching tribute to a gentle giant!  He always thought of the kids first, what a radical concept, especially the way he took it as far as he could. He was a genius of early childhood development...

 

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Movie : Yojimbo

Director : Akira Kurosawa

Actor : Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa

One of the greatest asiatic movies and samurai movies

 

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15 minutes ago, Remi said:

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Movie : Yojimbo

Director : Akira Kurosawa

Actor : Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa

One of the greatest asiatic movies and samurai movies

 

I started a Kurosawa campaign years ago but never finished it. Ran is my favorite, I was slightly disappointed in Kagemusha. I think Throne Of Blood will be my next one.

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On 6/24/2018 at 9:55 AM, Remi said:

Great movie i saw yesterday

 

 

Yep, that's a great movie.

We watched 'Canadian Bacon' last night. Never saw it before and it was hilarious, especially the scene with Steven Wright. So many funny scenes though. 😆

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On 6/29/2018 at 6:16 PM, gibsonfan159 said:

I started a Kurosawa campaign years ago but never finished it. Ran is my favorite, I was slightly disappointed in Kagemusha. I think Throne Of Blood will be my next one.

"Throne of Blood" is absolutely one of Kurosawa's best. Greatest "Macbeth" film adaptation ever. Better than Polanski's. Better than Welles'. What's fascinating is that technically the film never quotes Shakespeare's exact dialogue but it gets the story and mood so exactly right. Isuzu Yamada, who plays the Lady Macbeth character, is unforgettable.

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It's a 4th of July ritual at the American Cinematheque and it always draws a packed house...and a surprising percentage of first-timers. The very definition of a "summer movie".

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Quint is a character for the ages and his U.S.S. Indianapolis monologue is still my favourite scene. Only glitch...Robert Shaw got the date wrong. It was July 29, 1945 when they delivered the bomb, not June 29. But I give ol' Shaw a pass as he was hammered to the gills when they shot this scene.

 

 

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