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On 9/20/2020 at 10:55 PM, kipper said:

flash and bang, car chase and explosion CGI filled made for the  Chinese (China) audience cluster fuck like most of Hollywood's current crap-factory shit.

Nailed it in one, Kipper! 👍 

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Popped my Criterion Blu-Ray of "All About Eve" into my dvd player tonight. "All About Eve" premiered 70 years ago tonight...October 13, 1950. Bette Davis, Thelma Ritter, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, Marilyn Monroe, George Sanders, Gary Merrill. One of the greatest screenplays ever...so many classic quips and one-liners.

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12 hours ago, Strider said:

Popped my Criterion Blu-Ray of "All About Eve" into my dvd player tonight. "All About Eve" premiered 70 years ago tonight...October 13, 1950. Bette Davis, Thelma Ritter, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, Marilyn Monroe, George Sanders, Gary Merrill. One of the greatest screenplays ever...so many classic quips and one-liners.

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Bette Davis eyes. Just watched a snoozer with Jack Palance and Joan Collins.

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Two movies that stand the test of time. Thematically, they sort of tie-in with "The Stranger" and "The Pawnbroker". This is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II so movies about Nazis, the Holocaust, Cold War spies are of high interest to me.

Richard Burton was often hit-or-miss, depending on how drunk he was and what state his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor was in, but "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" is one of Richard Burton's finest. It is the sober, serious antidote to the cartoonish world of James Bond.

As for "Is Paris Burning?", like "The Longest Day", it might be too long for some people...almost three hours. But what an all-star international cast! Music score by Maurice Jarre.

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On 10/16/2020 at 10:17 AM, redrum said:

Had to watch George again.

Amazon.com: Patton: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael  Strong, Carey Loftin, Albert Dumortier, Frank Latimore, Morgan Paull, Karl  Michael Vogler, Bill Hickman, Pat Zurica, James Edwards, Fred J. Koenekamp,  Franklin

They really need to do a movie about Patton encircling the whole Nazi army group in the Falaise Gap, asking Ike to stay in the British zone to close the gap and essentially end German resistance in the SW, and being told to pound sand as Monty demanded Patton's forces retreat back to the American zone which caused the gap and allowed significant German forces to escape.

If Ike and his politics did not win the day and Patton had been allowed to keep the gap closed, the western allied forces would have been in Berlin no later than December 1944.

Thanks Ike.

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3 hours ago, Mr.Bones said:

They really need to do a movie about Patton encircling the whole Nazi army group in the Falaise Gap, asking Ike to stay in the British zone to close the gap and essentially end German resistance in the SW, and being told to pound sand as Monty demanded Patton's forces retreat back to the American zone which caused the gap and allowed significant German forces to escape.

If Ike and his politics did not win the day and Patton had been allowed to keep the gap closed, the western allied forces would have been in Berlin no later than December 1944.

Thanks Ike.

Don't know if it's true or not, but Patton wanted to cut off the Germans at the Battle Of The Bulge but Ike made the Americans counterattack them head on and that cost 75,000 American casualties.

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4 hours ago, redrum said:

Don't know if it's true or not, but Patton wanted to cut off the Germans at the Battle Of The Bulge but Ike made the Americans counterattack them head on and that cost 75,000 American casualties.

It was all politics for Ike, he did not want to rock the boat so he gave in to Monty at every opportunity. Both Monty & Bradley were way to cautious as generals. Patton was more along the lines of Zukov by comparison but with better military intelligence. One of the problems with Patton's persona is that he was the perfect tactical genius, he was not. Patton's greatest gift was finding the best tactical commanders like Truscott and Abrams to work under him, in conjunction with his use of combined airpower and intelligence to ensure he had the most accurate picture of the German troop positions possible. Patton is known as a tank guy but in reality his use of combined airpower and artillery was unmatched by any general on any side in the war. He literally was the first general to do this. Patton was not aggressive just to be aggressive, he was aggressive because he knew beforehand what the enemy was up to and how they were deployed. If somehow a German general ever surprised Patton (which never happened thank god), I doubt Patton would have come out on top due to his extreme reliance on battlefield intel and air support.

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10 hours ago, gibsonfan159 said:

The "I don't need no man" propaganda was a little strong on this one. 

I didn't get that at all. In fact, her husband appears to be a saint.

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21 hours ago, Strider said:

Pretty good Dolly doc on Netflix, although it raises as many questions as it answers.

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Dolly is not only a great musician and performer, but possibly the smartest, best business-person in music hands down.

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