Good night tonight.
Underrated love story (Love Letters) with Jennifer Jones. Then linked by Joseph Cotton to The Third Man. If you haven't ever watched Third Man, do it tonight.
Good looking out. Haven't seen Third Man before.
Tomorrow night is unreal. East of Eden, Cool Hand Luke and The Dirty Dozen and The Wild Bunch.
I get very little done in February. Just an amazing idea/thing. This alone probably is why I bother to keep cable.
Carol Reed's "Fallen Idol" at 11pm today.
I think it's best of the trilogy. "Odd Man Out, Fallen Idol and 3rd Man".
It's got a great and surprising tone.
Cool Hand Luke and The Dirty Dozen on back to back tonight starting at 7PM.
I got a pain
The Dirty Dozen followed by The Wild Bunch. Nice double feature.
He'll never go back to Northfork after that!
Logans Run on Tuesday afternoon.
Monday night is pretty awesome as well. Patton, The Hustler and The Graduate
Steve McQueen night: The Great Escape, Bullitt & Papillon
Never seen Papillon the movie. Reading the book right now and it's pretty awesome.
Watched The Great Escape again last night. Enjoyed it, but the earlier discussion about the authenticity of the Battle of the Bulge left me a little jaded.
Tried watching Cabaret the other night, just couldn't get into it. Young Liza would've gotten the wood back then.
There is a movie called Battleground that's about the 101st airborne in Bastogne that is probably the best Battle of the Bulge movie there is.
There were numbers of these types of escapes, and although prisoners weren't mandated to try (this is one historical myth), many did. The movie kind of downplays the harsher conditions at most of these (it wasn't nearly as relaxed as the movie, and many prisoners lost a lot of weight and developed illnesses), but much of the stuff on ingenuity and bribes (in particular Garner's "Scrounger" character) aren't much fiction at all.
It is true that no Americans escaped, and the American prisoners were held separately. They definitely Americanized the plot and Hollywooded up the role in regards to his part in the escape, but McQueen's character Hilts was based on a real American airman who was on the escape committee specializing in tunnels. But this name wasn't Virgil Hilts. It was David M. Jones, and he was a total fn' badass who was involved in everything from the Doolittle raids, to supersonic test piloting and research, to NASA's manned space program.
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Have to admit, and this is rare, tonight kind of blows. Yeah I get that the movies they're showing are classics, and visually awesome to look at, but man I'm just not a big fan of the Broadwayish 30's movies.
Tomorrow night, half "chick" night (Tootsie, Kramer/Kramer) then half "late night into Sat. morning Real Men Night" (Deer Hunter/Goodfellas).
Oh c'mon. You know you'd do Joan Blondell.
Haven't seen Deer Hunter outside of the russian roulette scene. Looking forward to that one.
Yeah, it was such a crap night on TCM I watched The Blue Max on DVD. Haven't seen it in a long time. Great flick.
Gregory Peck double feature today. The Gunfighter followed by Marooned. Both are top notch films and have always been in my favorites. Marooned particularly. Released the year before Apollo 13 launched, it dealt with a group of astronauts that became stranded in orbit and are unable to repair their spacecraft to return to Earth. The special effects are top notch and won the Oscar that year. Just a great film, especially if you're a NASA nut.
As much as I believe that Raging Bull is about as perfect of a film as has ever been made, I don't know that De Niro wasn't better in The Deer Hunter.
Yeah I think those 2 are his best.
Watching Marooned now, this is damn good.
Watching Kramer vs. Kramer. How the $#@! did this win Best Picture over Apocalypse Now?
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