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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Knight View Post
    he said the verdict not the last boy scout
    He might have been thinking about Nobody's Fool. That was another excellent, excellent Paul Newman role and acting job. Hud, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy all come to mind as well. Probably my favorite actor of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phdhorn View Post
    I think Newman's greatest role is in The Verdict. Even better than Gandorf. His broken down lawyer, especially when trying to foist the image of someone who has it together, is riveting. The plot is a little Hollywood, but it's still pretty good. Milo O'Shea as the judge is a scary SOB too, best role of his ever? But Newman is unforgettable in this. Son, now THAT'S acting!

    Tape/watch at 9:15.
    Watched The Verdict again last night. Just an outstanding film with great performances all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underdog View Post
    Watched The Verdict again last night. Just an outstanding film with great performances all around.
    Timothy Dalton is not credited but I swear that was him on James Mason's staff that had to cancel his carribean vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM View Post
    Blossoms in the Dust on now.
    Not to be confused with Lust In The Dust, right?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phdhorn View Post
    If you haven't ever watched Third Man, do it tonight.
    Great film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM View Post
    Great film.
    The ending is spectacular, cinematically/thematically. Brilliant. No spoiler otherwise.

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    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.

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    I get very little done in February. Just an amazing idea/thing. This alone probably is why I bother to keep cable.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phdhorn View Post
    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.
    that zither theme is absolutely iconic. so awesome.

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    Cool Hand Luke and The Dirty Dozen on back to back tonight starting at 7PM.

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    Lucille....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM View Post
    Lucille....
    Holy mother of God !!!!

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    I got a pain

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    The Dirty Dozen followed by The Wild Bunch. Nice double feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM View Post
    Lucille....
    One of her other epic moments in Hollywood History, with the kid from The Rifleman at the 3 minute mark.

    Last edited by DougO; 02-04-2016 at 11:56 PM.

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    He'll never go back to Northfork after that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM View Post
    He'll never go back to Northfork after that!
    Pa never explained how to deal with 50-foot women.

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    Easy Rider on tonight, 11:30PM.

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    Just because it hasn't been posted, here's the schedule.

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    Logans Run on Tuesday afternoon.

    Monday night is pretty awesome as well. Patton, The Hustler and The Graduate

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    Real Genius is on Starz. It should have won an Oscar.

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    You think the Oscar voters rue the day?

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    Who talks like that?

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    Steve McQueen night: The Great Escape, Bullitt & Papillon

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    Never seen Papillon the movie. Reading the book right now and it's pretty awesome.

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    The movie is pretty damned good.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Player Preferred View Post
    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.
    Very different movies and acting.

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    Tried watching Cabaret the other night, just couldn't get into it. Young Liza would've gotten the wood back then.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBoard View Post
    Very different movies and acting.
    Most definitely - I guess it just seemed different this viewing due to the BotB discussion that I had read earlier, coupled with the announcement in the opening credits about how the characters are composites of real people, but the events depicted were a true story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Player Preferred View Post
    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.
    Actually, The Great Escape is remarkably accurate. Yes some of it was Hollywooded up (the McQueen motorcycle stuff, for instance, and several characters were combinations of real people) but it wasn't too far off. Not only was the movie fairly true to the book, based on Stalag Luft III, but several of the actors were real-life stalag airmen prisoners (Pleasance and at least three others), who lent a lot of stuff from their own experience. A few things were overdone to fit, but not many.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    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.
    Yeah, I caught that last year about this time. It definitely seems a lot less gung-ho than other war movies.

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    Never seen Papillon the movie. Reading the book right now and it's pretty awesome.
    Probably my favorite book alltime. Just incredible what he went thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Continental Op View Post
    Seems like we just did this. I enjoyed plowing through the haul I amassed on my DVR last year and the decks are clear.

    Somewhat related: I stumbled upon this Youtube account which is overflowing with off the beaten path classic stuff. https://www.youtube.com/user/PizzaFlix
    Damn. Well off to costco to get a 6tb hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phdhorn View Post
    Actually, The Great Escape is remarkably accurate. Yes some of it was Hollywooded up (the McQueen motorcycle stuff, for instance, and several characters were combinations of real people) but it wasn't too far off. Not only was the movie fairly true to the book, based on Stalag Luft III, but several of the actors were real-life stalag airmen prisoners (Pleasance and at least three others), who lent a lot of stuff from their own experience. A few things were overdone to fit, but not many.

    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.
    No Americans were in the real escape. Germans split the camp before the escape and the Americans didnt have access.

    But the movie did it to have McQueen in it so I will allow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    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.
    "I found a home in the army"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nole-4-Ever View Post
    Probably my favorite book alltime. Just incredible what he went thru.
    yeah it is freaking awesome. Halfway through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPhlegm View Post
    No Americans were in the real escape. Germans split the camp before the escape and the Americans didnt have access.

    But the movie did it to have McQueen in it so I will allow it.

    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.

    Read more here:


    http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographie...d-m-jones.aspx

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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).

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    Oh c'mon. You know you'd do Joan Blondell.

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    Haven't seen Deer Hunter outside of the russian roulette scene. Looking forward to that one.

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    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.

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    Haven't seen Deer Hunter outside of the russian roulette scene. Looking forward to that one.
    You're in for a treat. Beautiful film.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatTheBuck View Post
    You're in for a treat. Beautiful film.
    Indeed it is. But be warned that the first act (the wedding) is very, very slow. But that's the point; to make the viewer feel like they were part of the family. A critic upon it's release famously quipped that he'd been to real weddings that were shorter than the filmed wedding in the film. But it's worth every second of your time when the cast sings "God Bless America" in the final scene.

    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.

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    Yeah I think those 2 are his best.

    Watching Marooned now, this is damn good.

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    Watching Kramer vs. Kramer. How the $#@! did this win Best Picture over Apocalypse Now?

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