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4 hours ago, RainbowElf said:

State of Grace was great too and based on the Westies, total maniacs.

The Irish gangsters post-1940's were mostly sociopathic knuckeheads who barely eeked out a living. Whereas most of the Italian & Russian gangsters only killed when necessary (mostly, not always) and as a result made considerably more money, the Irish default reaction to pretty much anything was kill, kill, kill. Outside of the Jamaicans, Hattians, and the Central American cartels, the Irish mob was the most brutal, and arguably the least successful.

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4 hours ago, Mr.Bones said:

The Irish gangsters post-1940's were mostly sociopathic knuckeheads who barely eeked out a living. Whereas most of the Italian & Russian gangsters only killed when necessary (mostly, not always) and as a result made considerably more money, the Irish default reaction to pretty much anything was kill, kill, kill. Outside of the Jamaicans, Hattians, and the Central American cartels, the Irish mob was the most brutal, and arguably the least successful.

Did you watch State of Grace? I believe what you say about the Irish mob, true psychopaths. 

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Just now, RainbowElf said:

Did you watch State of Grace? I believe what you say about the Irish mob, true psychopaths. 

I watch ALL the mob movies 😉 Its my favorite genre of movie. The whole concept of giving the middle finger to the "squares" working theirs assess off day in, day out while eating copious amounts of shit just gets me. Yeah, these guys were mostly assholes, violent assholes at that but, the idea of doing what you want when you want while only taking a little shit from a select few sounds pretty damn good to me. Not the violent part, that's why I could never be a G. The thing is though, the mob does no go looking for business, the business comes to them. You go into their world you know what you are signing up for, no sympathy from me from those who wind up in a hole for messing around with the wrong people.

For a serious mob movie, check out Dogs. It's about the Romanian mafia. 

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23 minutes ago, Mr.Bones said:

I watch ALL the mob movies 😉 Its my favorite genre of movie. The whole concept of giving the middle finger to the "squares" working theirs assess off day in, day out while eating copious amounts of shit just gets me. Yeah, these guys were mostly assholes, violent assholes at that but, the idea of doing what you want when you want while only taking a little shit from a select few sounds pretty damn good to me. Not the violent part, that's why I could never be a G. The thing is though, the mob does no go looking for business, the business comes to them. You go into their world you know what you are signing up for, no sympathy from me from those who wind up in a hole for messing around with the wrong people.

For a serious mob movie, check out Dogs. It's about the Romanian mafia. 

It’s my favorite genre too, I grew up around it. I’ll check out Dogs is it in English?

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3 hours ago, Mr.Bones said:

I watch ALL the mob movies 😉 Its my favorite genre of movie. The whole concept of giving the middle finger to the "squares" working theirs assess off day in, day out while eating copious amounts of shit just gets me. Yeah, these guys were mostly assholes, violent assholes at that but, the idea of doing what you want when you want while only taking a little shit from a select few sounds pretty damn good to me. Not the violent part, that's why I could never be a G. The thing is though, the mob does no go looking for business, the business comes to them. You go into their world you know what you are signing up for, no sympathy from me from those who wind up in a hole for messing around with the wrong people.

For a serious mob movie, check out Dogs. It's about the Romanian mafia. 

I posted before about 'Family Enforcer' with Joe Pesci. Funny, but also super violent. The piano bar scene is hilarious.

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12 hours ago, redrum said:

I posted before about 'Family Enforcer' with Joe Pesci. Funny, but also super violent. The piano bar scene is hilarious.

When they were filming Casino on location in Vegas, when Pesci walked into the Stardust (filming location for the fictional Tangiers and actual casino where everything took place), one of the long-time pit bosses almost shit himself as he said Pesci was a dead ringer for Anthony Spilotro (the Nicky Santoro character) and seeing him made the pit boss a wee bit "uncomfortable."

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Continuing my march through Thelma Ritter's filmography and also, October 28 is Edith Head's birthday and Edith whips up some stylish clothes for these two movies. Of course, Grace Kelly would look good in anything.

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5 hours ago, reids said:

Found one of my favorite movies on criterion (remastered in 4K) blu ray today for only $15. ... It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) featuring a ton of comic greats on a mission to find a treasure. 
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0057193/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

R😎

Love that movie and Edie Adams was a super hottie. :) Ernie Kovacs was a lucky guy.

Amazon.com: Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection: Edie Adams,  Ernie Kovacs, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Sammy Davis Jr, Spike  Jones, Bob Hope, Peter Falk, n/a: Movies & TV

A friend told me about this one:

Woman on the Run (Universal International, 1950). Half Sheet (22" X | Lot  #51473 | Heritage Auctions

1950 and most of it filmed in San Francisco that showed a lot of my fave places as a kid. The amusement park scene was filmed in Ocean Park and Santa Monica.

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2 hours ago, redrum said:

Love that movie and Edie Adams was a super hottie. :) Ernie Kovacs was a lucky guy.

Amazon.com: Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection: Edie Adams,  Ernie Kovacs, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Sammy Davis Jr, Spike  Jones, Bob Hope, Peter Falk, n/a: Movies & TV

A friend told me about this one:

Woman on the Run (Universal International, 1950). Half Sheet (22" X | Lot  #51473 | Heritage Auctions

1950 and most of it filmed in San Francisco that showed a lot of my fave places as a kid. The amusement park scene was filmed in Ocean Park and Santa Monica.

Yes. Indeed. Cool 

R😎

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1 hour ago, Strider said:

Starting my Halloween marathon with two of my favourite witches...Veronica Lake and Kim Novak in "I Married a Witch" and "Bell, Book & Candle".

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Funny enough,  I was looking for this Freddy March film

A lot of the search results , were divorce lawyers....😟

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Last night's Halloween monster movie marathon, including the very first film adaptation of Mary Shelley's book "Frankenstein". Produced in 1910 by Thomas Edison. Charles Ogle played the monster and did all the makeup on the film. If you don't have the DVD you can see it if you have the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

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You can't discuss the great decade of American films in the 1970s without grappling with that great big bear of a man, John Milius. He may not be a household name like Spielberg and Lucas and Coppola, but he wrote or had a hand in many movies you've seen without realizing it...Dillinger, Big Wednesday, Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean, Jaws, Apocalypse Now, Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn.

Sadly, there are next to zero books or biographies on Milius. But this documentary is a nice primer and entertaining. Sadly, Milius recently suffered a stroke.

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