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19 hours ago, redrum said:

Dang! Sorry about that. :(

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Speaking of "haunting eyes", besides Clara Bow my favorite "eyes" were Gail Russell's eyes. But she of course had a sad and tragic early death---- basically drank herself to death.

She had the BEST kind of hair too. Thick, dark, and full hair....and then those piercing  blue eyes.  What a knock out!

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5 hours ago, redrum said:

Gail Russell

But she of course had a sad and tragic early death---- basically drank herself to death.

Fucking alcohol.

First film I saw Gail Russell in was "Seven Men from Now" (1956) with Randolph Scott and Lee Marvin (produced by John Wayne).  At the time I thought--- wow what an attractive 40ish woman they got to play the role meant for a younger woman.  Not saying Gail Russell looked old, but there was certainly some "age" in her face. Turned out she was only in her early 30s.  Clearly alcohol was taking its toll on her then. She was dead at age 36 just five years later. Such a shame.

 

 

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2 hours ago, kipper said:

First film I saw Gail Russell in was "Seven Men from Now" (1956) with Randolph Scott and Lee Marvin (produced by John Wayne).  At the time I thought--- wow what an attractive 40ish woman they got to play the role meant for a younger woman.  Not saying Gail Russell looked old, but there was certainly some "age" in her face. Turned out she was only in her early 30s.  Clearly alcohol was taking its toll on her then. She was dead at age 36 just five years later. Such a shame.

 

 

Marvin as bad as ever. I see the old Lone Pine location.

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12 hours ago, redrum said:

Marvin as bad as ever. I see the old Lone Pine location.

YES!  Shot near Lone Pine California in the "Alabama Hills".  If you are ever that way you have to check out the film museum in Lone Pine. Strider has been there several times too, great little museum. 

Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, Owens River (Hot Creek)  are all iconic filming locations which made a western seem so much more dramatic with the interesting views and backgrounds.  A favorite of mine filmed in the Owens Valley was "Nevada Smith" with the king of cool Steve McQueen.

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15 minutes ago, redrum said:

Resuming my task to watch every movie Thelma Ritter appeared in.

I know you know this:

Birdman Of Alcatraz

The Misfits

Natch. I'm going roughly in chronological order. I have completed all her years from 1947-1952. I just started the year 1953 this morning with "Titanic".

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And then for comparison's sake, decided to watch "A Night to Remember" from 1958 (with the recently departed Honor Blackman). A Titanic battle between Hollywood vs. Britain.

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6 hours ago, John M said:

I never got to see this on the big screen.  Amazing film.  Burton and Eastwood.

 

Yeah, I'd like to see it on the big screen too. Watching that I thought of this story:

On December 10, 1946, a flight of six Marine Corps R5C Curtis Commandos took off from MCAS El Toro, California, with over 200 Marines aboard, to NAS Sandpoint in Seattle, WA. Somewhere over southwest Washington the flight ran into a fierce Pacific Northwest storm. 4 of the aircraft turned around and landed at Portland, a 5th aircraft landed at NAS Sandpoint, and the 6th aircraft with 32 souls onboard disappeared.

Although a ground search was started immediately, an air search couldn’t start for two weeks because of the weather. After a week of searching, no debris from the plane could be found. It was determined the plane was pushed off course and crashed into Mt Rainier and there were no survivors.

In June of 1947, wreckage was spotted high on the South Tahoma Glacier and a team was sent to determine if it was the missing plane. Documents recovered indeed revealed it was the missing aircraft. A recovery mission was launched but it was determined that the conditions made impossible to recover the Marines and they were buried in place.

The glacier is still off limits to the morbid types. The memorial park is right across the street from me.

72nd Annual Marine Memorial Ceremony

 

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On 9/9/2020 at 2:12 PM, kipper said:

Speaking of "haunting eyes", besides Clara Bow my favorite "eyes" were Gail Russell's eyes. But she of course had a sad and tragic early death---- basically drank herself to death.

She had the BEST kind of hair too. Thick, dark, and full hair....and then those piercing  blue eyes.  What a knock out!

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Gail Russell, Va Va VOOM! What a gorgeous woman and damn fine actress.

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On 9/9/2020 at 5:01 PM, redrum said:

Gail Russell

But she of course had a sad and tragic early death---- basically drank herself to death.

Fucking alcohol.

Most likely the studio system of the time drove her to drink. Just look at all the broken lives the system was responsible for. A crime IMO.

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On 9/10/2020 at 1:31 PM, kipper said:

YES!  Shot near Lone Pine California in the "Alabama Hills".  If you are ever that way you have to check out the film museum in Lone Pine. Strider has been there several times too, great little museum. 

Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, Owens River (Hot Creek)  are all iconic filming locations which made a western seem so much more dramatic with the interesting views and backgrounds.  A favorite of mine filmed in the Owens Valley was "Nevada Smith" with the king of cool Steve McQueen.

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Were there any movie posters with a shirtless Karl Malden? 

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5 minutes ago, Strider said:

Yes. The gay-porn version of "Streets of San Francisco".

😄 I missed that one. I did see them filming some of it on 6th & Mission Sts. in SF with Michael Douglas.

Is this a pedophile's dream movie?

Matt Walsh on Twitter: "Netflix has a movie called “Cuties” about 11 year  olds in a twerking dance group. Some of the reviews claim it's a  “commentary” on the sexualization of children

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On 9/12/2020 at 8:18 AM, John M said:

I never got to see this on the big screen.  Amazing film.  Burton and Eastwood.

 

Thayer David is in this, who starred in Dark Shadows as the caretaker and many other roles in the series, and in Rocky and The Werewolf of Washington a B horror movie that starred Dean Stockwell.

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On 9/10/2020 at 4:31 PM, kipper said:

YES!  Shot near Lone Pine California in the "Alabama Hills".  If you are ever that way you have to check out the film museum in Lone Pine. Strider has been there several times too, great little museum. 

Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, Owens River (Hot Creek)  are all iconic filming locations which made a western seem so much more dramatic with the interesting views and backgrounds.  A favorite of mine filmed in the Owens Valley was "Nevada Smith" with the king of cool Steve McQueen.

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I haven’t seen this movie since a was a little boy, I need to get it.

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12 hours ago, redrum said:

😄 I missed that one. I did see them filming some of it on 6th & Mission Sts. in SF with Michael Douglas.

Is this a pedophile's dream movie?

Matt Walsh on Twitter: "Netflix has a movie called “Cuties” about 11 year  olds in a twerking dance group. Some of the reviews claim it's a  “commentary” on the sexualization of children

This is a tough one because the movie is not what most people are thinking it is. The movie (French) is actually calling out the hyper-sexualization of children, that is the whole point of the movie. The movie juxtaposes the opening environment of the protagonist (Amy, a Senegalese Muslim) and Amy instead choosing the overt sexualization of a dance group called the Cuties. She then takes the already sick premise and pushes it even further before realizing the hyper-sexualization of the Cuties is just as much wrong as her strict and hypocritical upbringing and leaves the group and again returns to a natural childhood.

However, this is one of those the ends justify the means movies in that to get where it is going it still has to do exactly what it is rallying against and films young girls in an overtly provocative manner. They could have filmed this movie using innuendo and reference without actually showing these girls in such an inappropriate manner.

With all the backlash it is getting I doubt Netflix will air this in the US and rightfully so. The movie is a great idea and a much needed one at that, but the execution is abysmal and so, so wrong.

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On 9/11/2020 at 12:43 AM, redrum said:

Had to watch The Sand Pebbles again. It really is a sad movie.

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Great film, and tragic story. I watch it over again at least a couple of times per year.  Hollywood no longer has the guts to make great films like these. Today everything is about robots, explosions,  titties and other over the top CGI scenes made to titillate the sensibilities of people who's attention span for details or deeper thought are limited to the attention span of someone who gets most of their political or cultural content from a twitter feed.  Most audiences today would be bored by a film like The Sand Pebbles, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, From Here to Eternity, or In the Heat of the Night. Many young people sadly today have zero exposure to great cinema---same way all of their music is CRAP.

Here is a really good synopsis of the film (two parts)

 

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