It's interesting to watch the different leading men/ladies over time -- comparing Stewart, Bogey, John Wayne, etc.
I must admit that I haven't seen a whole lot of Gregory Peck movies. Where does he rank as far as the best leading men of his time (or ever)?
Gregory Peck was fantastic. He made some outstanding films like Cape Fear, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pork Chop Hill, On the Beach and The Big Country just to scratch the surface. Then later in his career he pounded out even more classics like The Boys From Brazil, The Omen, Old Gringo, and Other People's Money. He's kind of a big deal.
Sure Donna. You can smoke....
I've seen quite a few Wayne and Cary Grant movies. There are several like Peck, Bogart, Cagney, etc. that I haven't seen a lot of. Plenty of great movies left to watch!
The Asphalt Jungle on now. One of the greatest noir/caper films. You can't say enough about the cast and John Huston's direction.
The Bridge on the River Kwai is on tonight at 7
Maltese Falcon starting now. Bogey, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre. Greatness.
Bridge on the River Kwai - pure awesomeness.
Quo Vadis is showing early tomorrow morning, worth the watch
While he wasn't the star, Bogey's turn in The Roaring 20s goes way underrated. As for his best movie, give me The Big Sleep.
Tonight's kinda weak in a way. Obviously some great flicks (Psycho, Ben-Hur, Bullitt), but not much in the way of sleepers (i.e. great flicks that aren't household words).
One of best for today is on now, In Cold Blood. Robert Blake does a superb job, and the film skates impressively between the "too much for me" and good overview of the crimes. One of my good ones.
Tomorrow night's gonna be epic: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Hustler, and maybe the two best Lemmon flicks, The Apartment and The Days of Wine and Roses.
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Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster & Richard Widmark in Judgement at Nuremberg right now. Kick ass flick. Spencer Tracy was just amazing. Judy Garland and William Shatner were in the film. And so was Werner Klemperer, whom I did not know was a refugee from Nazi Germany.
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Spencer Tracy is an actor I learn to appreciate more as I get older. The way he acts is just so subtle. He doesn't take over the screen like some of the other actors I love, but he is perfect in everything he does. Never goes over and is always believable.
And he $#@!ed Katherine Hepburn for a great number of years, so he had that going for him.
Spencer kicks so much ass in Bad Day at Black Rock it's not even funny. It's my personal favorite of his as he's supposed to be playing a one armed man but he plays it as a paralyzed arm and you buy every second of it even in the fight scenes. BDABR also has a strong supporting cast Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Dean Jagger, Anne Francis and Walter Brennan. It's a crying shame the film didn't get nominated for Best Picture that year, but John Sturges did for Best Director, Millard Kaufman for Best Screenplay and Spencer for Best Actor. None won and Spencer lost to his newcomer co-star Ernie Borgnine for Marty. Awkward...
That was a crowded year at the Oscars. BDABR, Rebel Without a Cause, Mister Roberts, Marty, Blackboard Jungle, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Guys and Dolls, The Rose Tattoo, East of Eden... not a bad year for Hollywood.
Can't believe I avoided that film for as long as I did. Watch it if you get the chance.
TCM crapped out here right before the Sand Pebbles came on and was out all night (the HD feed anyway). Oh well, at least I still have Vikings.
Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.
YOU DAMN DIRTY APES!!
On next, ohboyohboyohboyohboy...
When you pry it from my cold dead... oh, wait. Get your stinking paws off of me you damned dirty ape!
Sorry got my Heston hand speeches confused.
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Had this poster hanging on my wall all thru Jr High.
MY DVR is pretty much full just from stuff I have recorded off of TCM this month.
I always liked this scene with the rancher shoeing his horse while the bikers fix the chopper's flat. Nice touch.
Here's to old D.H. Lawrence. Nik,nip,nit.... aaaah... Indians!
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One of the most beautifully photographed movies in history. Nominated but didn't win. Lost to Ryan's Daughter.
Should not have. Symbolic of Patton's view of the beauty of war/combat. For Patton, war was glory/destiny/beauty. The scenery, besides itself being gorgeous (most of it filmed in Spaghetti Western Country in Spain), is starkly dazzling. This to me is the best part of Patton, really. The colors are amazing as well as some of the landscapes.
2001: A Space Odyssey just started. Such a brilliant film. Although the pre-broadcast intro by Manckiewickz (sp) was pretty $#@!ty. It'll be a sad day when Robert Osborne passes on.
I have almost all of today's lineup on DVD. I just got rid of 2010 recently but other than that The Man Who Would Be King is the only one I don't own. I've never seen that one. Sean Connery and Michael Caine? I'm in.
2001 is the most perfectly realized piece of art in modern history.
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