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    Somebody Guest

    Default OT: five favorite movies

    excluding popular blockbusters... obscure or old movies not many have seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc



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    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: OT: five favorite movies

    On Sep 26, 11:46*pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > excluding popular blockbusters... *obscure or old movies not many have seen.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc


    My favorite movies are some of the Our Gang shorts.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rascals
    IMO, the ones with Spanky, but pre-Alfalfa, were the best.

    --Bryan

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Bryan" wrote in message
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    On Sep 26, 11:46 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > excluding popular blockbusters... obscure or old movies not many have
    > seen.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc


    My favorite movies are some of the Our Gang shorts.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rascals
    IMO, the ones with Spanky, but pre-Alfalfa, were the best.

    --Bryan
    *********************
    I occasionally watch the old silents on Turner Classic Movies. It amazes me
    these people were acting (miming, really) on film that early in the 1900's.
    They were speaking dialog we can only imagine until the occasional title
    cards come up. You can make up all sorts of dialog in the meantime, so it
    can get pretty funny even if the movie is supposed to be a drama

    I also like 'Our Gang' and even 'The Little Rascals'. Oh, and I like 'The
    Three Stooges' (Curly, not so much Shemp). I'm told it's odd for a woman to
    like the Stooges. I think they're hilarious!

    As for movies, let's see. 'Gaslight' (Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph
    Cotton and *introducing* Angela Landsbury!). 'Citizen Kane', which I didn't
    see until about 10 years ago. 'Casablanca' is classic (and no one said,
    "Play it again, Sam"). 'To Have and Have Not' (Bogart & Bacall, Walter
    Brennan - "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?"). 'Strangers on a Train'.
    There are too many to limit to simply five. I watched a 1965 version of an
    Agatha Christie mystery, 'Ten Little Indians' last week. I really enjoy
    older films.

    There's a channel I get called MeTV that shows all sorts of old television
    shows. 'Perry Mason' (I saw one last week featuring special guest star
    Bette Davis; Raymond Burr was a *very* minor player in that episode). 'The
    Wild, Wild West'. Goofy shows like 'Lost in Space' ("Danger Will Robinson,
    danger!") which I'd never paid much attention to before. They've been
    showing episodes of Rod Serling's 'Night Gallery'. Some of those episodes
    were pretty darn creepy. Oh! and the channel also shows Boris Karloff's
    'Thriller', which is not something I'd encountered before. Fun stuff

    Jill


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    Somebody Guest

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    "Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    On Sep 26, 11:46 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > excluding popular blockbusters... obscure or old movies not many have
    > seen.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc


    My favorite movies are some of the Our Gang shorts.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rascals
    IMO, the ones with Spanky, but pre-Alfalfa, were the best.

    --Bryan



    I watched Sullivan's Travels yesterday. Billed as a comedy, but that movie
    sure got dark all of a sudden (not just because it was evening)... The
    ending seemed kinda forced and just quickly tacked on. I didn't like the
    ending. I wonder if there's a "director's cut"

    There wasn't much cooking in it. Other than a kinda stereotypical "negro"
    cook. It was 1941. I guess the flour on the face of him was sort of a
    callback/callout reversal to Al Jolson in blackface.

    I'd like to watch some John Huston films. I don't think I've seen any and
    hear they are very good. I'd like to watch "Treasure of Sierra Madre" and
    see the line about stinking badgers in context. Apparently, Humphrey Bogart
    was not a fan of Wisconsin.



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    Somebody Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Bryan" wrote in message
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    > On Sep 26, 11:46 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    >> excluding popular blockbusters... obscure or old movies not many have
    >> seen.
    >>
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc

    >
    > My favorite movies are some of the Our Gang shorts.
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rascals
    > IMO, the ones with Spanky, but pre-Alfalfa, were the best.
    >
    > --Bryan
    > *********************
    >
    > As for movies, let's see. 'Gaslight' (Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer,
    > Joseph Cotton and *introducing* Angela Landsbury!). 'Citizen Kane', which
    > I didn't see until about 10 years ago. 'Casablanca' is classic (and no
    > one said, "Play it again, Sam"). 'To Have and Have Not' (Bogart & Bacall,
    > Walter Brennan - "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?"). 'Strangers on a
    > Train'.


    They had a Hitchcock festival a couple years ago here. We saw Strangers on
    a Train on the big screen at the Palace, and also the one with the
    crop-duster scene. Name escapes me at the moment. (N by NW) Was great
    seeing in an old remodeled theatre on a big screen!

    Did you know Angela Landsbury was nominated for 18 emmys-- but never won
    one.




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    Somebody Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sep 26, 11:46 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    >> excluding popular blockbusters... obscure or old movies not many have
    >> seen.
    >>
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc

    >
    > My favorite movies are some of the Our Gang shorts.
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rascals
    > IMO, the ones with Spanky, but pre-Alfalfa, were the best.
    >
    > --Bryan
    > *********************


    > There's a channel I get called MeTV that shows all sorts of old television
    > shows.


    I get that too... Newhart, Twilight Zone, Mission Impossible. I love the
    last 10 minutes of MI.... I watched a beginning of one the other day and
    it did not have the tape self destruct in five minutes. Instead the guy on
    the tape said destroy it in the usual way and Graves threw it into a barrel
    (acid I assume). I don't remember that opening.



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    Chemo Guest

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    > > On Sep 26, 11:46 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > >> excluding popular blockbusters... *obscure or old movies not many have
    > >> seen.

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    > >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc

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    > > My favorite movies are some of the Our Gang shorts.
    > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rascals
    > > IMO, the ones with Spanky, but pre-Alfalfa, were the best.

    >
    > > --Bryan
    > > *********************
    > > There's a channel I get called MeTV that shows all sorts of old television
    > > shows.

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    > I get that too... *Newhart, Twilight Zone, Mission Impossible. *I love the
    > last 10 minutes of *MI.... *I watched a beginning of one the other day and
    > it did not have the tape self destruct in five minutes. *Instead the guy on
    > the tape said destroy it in the usual way and Graves threw it into a barrel
    > (acid I assume). *I don't remember that opening.


    Pick up the Sci Fi "Dark Star". Pretty funny. Probably cost about $75
    to make. It's turned into a cult classic like the Rocky Horror show.
    Pink Flamingos is pretty bizaroo too!

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Sep 27, 9:13*am, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
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    > > On Sep 26, 11:46 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > >> excluding popular blockbusters... *obscure or old movies not many have
    > >> seen.

    >
    > >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc

    >
    > > My favorite movies are some of the Our Gang shorts.
    > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rascals
    > > IMO, the ones with Spanky, but pre-Alfalfa, were the best.

    >
    > > --Bryan
    > > *********************
    > > There's a channel I get called MeTV that shows all sorts of old television
    > > shows.

    >
    > I get that too... *Newhart, Twilight Zone, Mission Impossible. *I love the
    > last 10 minutes of *MI.... *I watched a beginning of one the other day and
    > it did not have the tape self destruct in five minutes. *Instead the guy on
    > the tape said destroy it in the usual way and Graves threw it into a barrel
    > (acid I assume). *I don't remember that opening.


    Those old Mission Impossibles were great. Cinnamon's clothes were
    classic.

    --Bryan

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    Somebody Guest

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    "Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    Those old Mission Impossibles were great. Cinnamon's clothes were
    classic.

    --Bryan


    They were so cool under pressure. And they would setup the whole first 50
    minutes just so there was 5 minutes of Rube Goldberg/Mousetrap/Dominoes all
    falling into place... Then they would smugly walk out quickly past the
    guards, drive off all in the same car, and start laughing. What a great job
    those people had! And always got the baddies.



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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: five favorite movies

    Somebody <[email protected]> wrote:
    > excluding popular blockbusters... obscure or old movies not many
    > have seen.
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPTbG-43Nc


    Have you ever seen "Troll Massacre"? Three thumbs up, counting the one
    you've got up your butt.



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