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by Mr. Arkadin
July 26th, 2015, 6:02 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with David Meuel, author of The Noir Western
Replies: 31
Views: 2516

Re: The Q & A with David Meuel, author of The Noir Western

Hi David, I know I'm late to the party, but I wanted to ask your thoughts on the legacy of western noir. While the first notable spaghetti western was based on Yojimbo (1961), later films dealt with more revenge type stories, which seemed to borrow quite freely from these movies. Leone's For a Few D...
by Mr. Arkadin
March 10th, 2015, 10:00 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: All alone in this vast wilderness
Replies: 33
Views: 4355

Re: All alone in this vast wilderness

Regarding Facebook, I have never seen the SSO group. The general facebook site which I belong to bores me to tears. I love babies and photos of them but sometimes people get a little carried away with them. Also, if I want to see a recipe, I will look it up on the Food site. I like seeing photos of...
by Mr. Arkadin
March 7th, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: All alone in this vast wilderness
Replies: 33
Views: 4355

Re: All alone in this vast wilderness

It's very simple--the popularity of Facebook has destroyed many forums like this. Other sites where I am a member are suffering the same fate. There are also plenty of movie groups on FB that cater to individual genres & decades, so some are simply moving there. I do try to come back & post ...
by Mr. Arkadin
March 6th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: Giallo
Replies: 169
Views: 26144

Re: Giallo

I've recently been revisiting the work of Umberto Lenzi, who made gialli before the likes of Argento and Fulci, but has never received the same critical praise, or evaluation. Eyeball AKA The Secret Killer (1974) might be his best camerawork and use of visual style, which is somewhat ironic, conside...
by Mr. Arkadin
January 5th, 2015, 9:27 pm
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: Giallo
Replies: 169
Views: 26144

Re: Giallo

Titles: Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1969) --You've seen this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RueTkI-qOhg Six Women for the Killer AKA Blood and Black Lace (1964) --Full movie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQwK17Buqno Seven Bloodstained Orchids (1972) --Full movie!: https://www.youtube.com...
by Mr. Arkadin
January 3rd, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: Giallo
Replies: 169
Views: 26144

Re: Giallo

I love film posters. I found a bunch of these over the last year & whether you're a giallo fan or not, I think you'll find them stunning: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/redsleep/Giallo/1780093_495423207252686_6875533601584121569_o_zpse1e221e0.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/re...
by Mr. Arkadin
December 20th, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 3646

Re: Holiday Films

Two men square off in the street and reach--not for six guns, but each others' hands with the words "Merry Christmas!" on their lips. A Pistol for Ringo (1965) might be the best holiday western, where an unarmed gunslinger plays a game of chicken with bandits, who hold a rancher and his da...
by Mr. Arkadin
December 17th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 3646

Re: Holiday Films

Joel, thanks for pointing out Edward Arnold's presence. I've seen Gremlins a couple of times and overlooked that grace note. I think my eyes were covered during those scenes, wimpette that I am. I did not fully appreciate Gremlins until I realized how it's actually a homage to classic film. Mrs. De...
by Mr. Arkadin
December 16th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 3646

Re: Holiday Films

How about this one? Incidentally, that's Edward Arnold in all the pictures on the wall as Mrs. Deagle's late husband.

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by Mr. Arkadin
December 15th, 2014, 10:06 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 3646

Re: Holiday Films

Noir Xmas:

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by Mr. Arkadin
December 13th, 2014, 11:00 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 3646

Re: Holiday Films

Christmas in the 11th century:

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by Mr. Arkadin
December 12th, 2014, 3:06 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 3646

Re: Holiday Films

Good call on Cash on Demand , Joel. Good retelling of The Christmas Carol. It's a great little film, filled with suspense and fine acting, yet there are so many Christmas themes that emerge from it. My wife did not want to watch a traditional Christmas film this year, so I put this one in and she w...
by Mr. Arkadin
December 11th, 2014, 11:15 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: Giallo
Replies: 169
Views: 26144

Re: Giallo

A handy listing of films with links to imdb.

http://www.listal.com/list/giallo-films ... I.facebook
by Mr. Arkadin
December 10th, 2014, 11:55 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 3646

Re: Holiday Films

I try to vary my list of holiday films every year, but there are some that I constantly return to. Remember the Night (1940), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Christmas in Connecticut (1947) & the wonderful short, The Star (1945) are the traditional films of my childh...
by Mr. Arkadin
December 3rd, 2014, 10:07 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: Giallo
Replies: 169
Views: 26144

Re: Giallo

RIP Giulio Questi--what you lacked in output, you made up for in individuality. Though best known for the ultra-violent spaghetti western Django Kill (1967), Questi's single entry into this genre-- Death Laid an Egg (1968), tops many lists and preceded Argento and Fulci's debuts by a full year. TCM ...

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